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Championing Children's Rights In Nevada, 2000-2015: The Thomas & Mack Juvenile Justice Clinic As Change Agent, Mary C. Berkheiser Mar 2017

Championing Children's Rights In Nevada, 2000-2015: The Thomas & Mack Juvenile Justice Clinic As Change Agent, Mary C. Berkheiser

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Pursuing Gault, David S. Tanenhaus, Eric C. Nystrom Mar 2017

Pursuing Gault, David S. Tanenhaus, Eric C. Nystrom

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Rhetoric & Reality In The Aba Standards, Linda L. Berger Jan 2017

Rhetoric & Reality In The Aba Standards, Linda L. Berger

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The rhetoric of Chapters 3 and 4 of the ABA Standards creates, maintains, and perpetuates hierarchies in law school faculties. Those hierarchies subordinate some categories of faculty members and the courses they teach. Without change in the Standards or their implementation, these hierarchies will remain, and the values and norms of traditionally privileged faculty and subject matters will become even more firmly embedded as representing the best of the legal academy. By adopting the 405(c) “best practices” policy statement, individual law schools and law faculties take upon themselves the power to demonstrate that the ABA Standards are the floor ...


When Less Is More: An Ideological Rhetorical Analysis Of Selected Aba Standards On Curricula And Faculty, Linda L. Berger Jan 2017

When Less Is More: An Ideological Rhetorical Analysis Of Selected Aba Standards On Curricula And Faculty, Linda L. Berger

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This chapter undertakes an ideological rhetorical analysis of several key provisions of Chapters 3 and 4 of the American Bar Association’s Standards for Approval of Law Schools, specifically, the interrelated provisions that regulate the curriculum and specify the required conditions of employment for the faculty of a law school. The analysis of selected ABA Standards regulating curricula and faculty supports rhetorical analyst Sonja Foss’s conclusion that the “dominant ideology controls what participants see as natural or obvious by establishing the norm. . . . [and] provides a sense that things are the way they have to be as it asserts that ...


Pre-Competencies As Precursors: Enhanced Admissions Criteria In The Age Of Seat-Deposit Anxiety, Rebecca Flanagan Sep 2016

Pre-Competencies As Precursors: Enhanced Admissions Criteria In The Age Of Seat-Deposit Anxiety, Rebecca Flanagan

Nevada Law Journal

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Models Of Invisibility: Rendering Domestic And Other Gendered Violence Visible To Students Through Clinical Law Teaching, Elizabeth L. Macdowell, Ann Cammett Jan 2016

Models Of Invisibility: Rendering Domestic And Other Gendered Violence Visible To Students Through Clinical Law Teaching, Elizabeth L. Macdowell, Ann Cammett

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The proliferation of university courses about domestic violence includes clinical courses in law schools in which students represent victims in their legal cases. This essay advocates for a broader approach to teaching about the problem. Using examples from their clinic cases, the authors show how teachers can overcome pedagogical challenges and render domestic and other forms of gendered violence, including state and community violence, more visible to students by intentionally raising and placing it within larger frameworks of structural inequality. In this way, students learn to identify and address gendered violence even when it is not the presenting problem.


Research Instruction And Resources In The Transactional Skills Classroom: Approaches To Incorporating Research Instruction Into Transactional Skills Courses, Lori D. Johnson, Jeanne Price, Eric H. Franklin Jan 2016

Research Instruction And Resources In The Transactional Skills Classroom: Approaches To Incorporating Research Instruction Into Transactional Skills Courses, Lori D. Johnson, Jeanne Price, Eric H. Franklin

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Professors Lori Johnson, Jeanne Price, and Eric Franklin discuss methods of teaching legal research skills in the context of a transactional law class.


Seeing Higher Education And Faculty Responsibility Through Richard Matasar's Critiques Of Law Schools: College Completion, Economic Viability, And The Liberal Arts Ideal In Higher Education, John Valery White Jan 2016

Seeing Higher Education And Faculty Responsibility Through Richard Matasar's Critiques Of Law Schools: College Completion, Economic Viability, And The Liberal Arts Ideal In Higher Education, John Valery White

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Professor John Valery White argues that the crisis in higher education has been framed around discomfort with and critiques of changes that have taken place in the last few decades as universities grew and became more complex, and more expensive. These arguments raise valid and significant concerns about higher education and its subcomponents like legal education but on the whole have missed the true challenge to higher education of recent years. He argues that the significant current policy push to improve college attainment has led to the loss of academic authority and leadership by higher education institutions, their administrators, and ...


The Humanities In The Law School Curriculum: Courtship And Consummation, Linda H. Edwards Jan 2016

The Humanities In The Law School Curriculum: Courtship And Consummation, Linda H. Edwards

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Today the humanities occupy a small corner of the law school curriculum. Might they instead become a more vibrant partner in legal education? Might law and humanities scholarship escape the pages of law reviews and teach us something important about how to read and understand the law?

Despite the long theoretical dominance of legal realism in scholarly circles, much of legal education as we know it has remained mired in Langdell's formalist vision of the law—a vision of a narrow, abstract, impersonal system bereft of human meaning and value. But we can do better. We can approach law ...


Finishing The Job Of Legal Education Reform, Mary Beth Beazley Jan 2016

Finishing The Job Of Legal Education Reform, Mary Beth Beazley

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In this article, Professor Beazley advocates for the extension of tenure to skills faculty for the good of law faculty and of legal education. She argues that extending tenure to legal writing and other skills faculty will help to advance the goals of education reform in a variety of ways. First, equalizing the power of skills faculty will allow law schools to get the full benefit of their teaching and scholarship, a benefit that is currently blunted by ignorance and bias. Second, fair treatment of skills faculty will advance the values of equality, diversity, and inclusion: law students will benefit ...


Integrating Skills And Collaborating Across Law Schools : An Example From Immigration Law, Jennifer Lee Koh, Anna Welch Sep 2015

Integrating Skills And Collaborating Across Law Schools : An Example From Immigration Law, Jennifer Lee Koh, Anna Welch

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Tilting At Stratification: Against A Divide In Legal Education, Rebecca Roiphe Sep 2015

Tilting At Stratification: Against A Divide In Legal Education, Rebecca Roiphe

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


With Every Curse There Comes A Wish: Legal Education In A Time Of Change, Olympia Duhart, Ruben J. Garcia Sep 2015

With Every Curse There Comes A Wish: Legal Education In A Time Of Change, Olympia Duhart, Ruben J. Garcia

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching Remedial Problem-Solving Skills To A Law School's Underperforming Students, John F. Murphy Sep 2015

Teaching Remedial Problem-Solving Skills To A Law School's Underperforming Students, John F. Murphy

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


How Teaching About Therapeutic Jurisprudence Can Be A Tool Of Social Justice, And Lead Law Students To Personally And Socially Rewarding Careers: Sexuality And Disability As A Case Example, Michael L. Perlin, Alison J. Lynch Sep 2015

How Teaching About Therapeutic Jurisprudence Can Be A Tool Of Social Justice, And Lead Law Students To Personally And Socially Rewarding Careers: Sexuality And Disability As A Case Example, Michael L. Perlin, Alison J. Lynch

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Call For Lawyers Committed To Social Justice To Champion Accessible Legal Services Through Innovative Legal Education, George Critchlow, Brooks Holland, Olympia Duhart Sep 2015

The Call For Lawyers Committed To Social Justice To Champion Accessible Legal Services Through Innovative Legal Education, George Critchlow, Brooks Holland, Olympia Duhart

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Psychology And Lawyering: Coalescing The Field, Jean R. Sternlight Mar 2015

Psychology And Lawyering: Coalescing The Field, Jean R. Sternlight

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


The Emotionally Attentive Lawyer: Balancing The Rule Of Law With The Realities Of Human Behavior, Randall Kiser Mar 2015

The Emotionally Attentive Lawyer: Balancing The Rule Of Law With The Realities Of Human Behavior, Randall Kiser

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Teaching Emotional Intelligence To Law Students: Three Keys To Mastery, William S. Blatt Mar 2015

Teaching Emotional Intelligence To Law Students: Three Keys To Mastery, William S. Blatt

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Using A Communication Perspective To Teach Relational Lawyering, Susan L. Brooks Mar 2015

Using A Communication Perspective To Teach Relational Lawyering, Susan L. Brooks

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Using Principles From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Reduce Nervousness In Oral Argument Or Moot Court, Larry Cunningham Mar 2015

Using Principles From Cognitive Behavioral Therapy To Reduce Nervousness In Oral Argument Or Moot Court, Larry Cunningham

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Redefining Attention (And Revamping The Legal Profession?) For The Digital Generation, Lauren A. Newell Mar 2015

Redefining Attention (And Revamping The Legal Profession?) For The Digital Generation, Lauren A. Newell

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio Mar 2015

Addressing Barriers To Cultural Sensibility Learning: Lessons From Social Cognition Theory, Andrea A. Curcio

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Getting Students Psyched: Using Psychology To Encourage Classroom Participation, Marybeth Herald Mar 2015

Getting Students Psyched: Using Psychology To Encourage Classroom Participation, Marybeth Herald

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Implicit Bias And The Legal Profession's "Diversity Crisis": A Call For Self-Reflection, Nicole E. Negowetti Mar 2015

Implicit Bias And The Legal Profession's "Diversity Crisis": A Call For Self-Reflection, Nicole E. Negowetti

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: Students, Scholars, And Sources In The Law Library, Jeanne Price Jan 2015

You Make Me Feel Like Dancing: Students, Scholars, And Sources In The Law Library, Jeanne Price

Scholarly Works

No abstract provided.


Book Review: “The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality In The Practice Of Law”, Linda H. Edwards Oct 2014

Book Review: “The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality In The Practice Of Law”, Linda H. Edwards

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In their first collaboration, The Happy Lawyer, the writing team of Nancy Levit and Doug Linder tackled a crucially important subject: how to have a happy life in the law. As part of that project, they interviewed more than two hundred lawyers about what makes them happy in their jobs. Levit and Linder noticed that happy lawyers nearly always talked about doing good work. Curious about the connection, the authors turned to recent research in neuroscience and learned, not to their surprise, that a key to a happy life is, indeed, the sense of doing good work. It is our ...


The Trouble With Categories: What Theory Can Teach Us About The Doctrine-Skills Divide, Linda H. Edwards Jan 2014

The Trouble With Categories: What Theory Can Teach Us About The Doctrine-Skills Divide, Linda H. Edwards

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We might not need another article decrying the doctrine/skills dichotomy. That conversation seems increasingly old and tired. But like it or not, in conversations about the urgent need to reform legal education, the dichotomy’s entailments confront us at every turn. Is there something more to be said? Perhaps surprisingly, yes. We teach our students to examine language carefully, to question received categories, and to understand legal questions in light of their history and theory. Yet when we talk about the doctrine/skills divide, we seem to forget our own instruction.

This article does not exactly take sides in ...


The Sincerest Form Of Flattery: Examples And Model-Based Learning In The Law School Classroom, Terrill Pollman Jan 2014

The Sincerest Form Of Flattery: Examples And Model-Based Learning In The Law School Classroom, Terrill Pollman

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Responding to a changing landscape of law practice, law schools are searching for ways to structure the classroom experience and broader curriculum to promote more efficient and better learning outcomes. Although imitation, modeling, and the use of examples have become pre-eminent features of modern legal education, these pedagogies have remained largely unexamined. This article shows the power of teaching with examples in both the traditional and legal writing classroom, as well as how skillfully to limit the use of such pedagogy for maximum effect. Specifically, this article applies the findings of cognitive load research and composition theory to show that ...


A Timely Proposal To Eliminate The Student Loan Interest Deduction, Victoria J. Haneman Sep 2013

A Timely Proposal To Eliminate The Student Loan Interest Deduction, Victoria J. Haneman

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.