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Community Policing In New Haven: Social Norms, Police Culture, And The Alleged Crisis Of Criminal Procedure, Caroline Van Zile May 2011

Community Policing In New Haven: Social Norms, Police Culture, And The Alleged Crisis Of Criminal Procedure, Caroline Van Zile

Student Legal History Papers

Nick Pastore will forever be known as one of New Haven’s most colorful historical figures. The Chief of Police in New Haven from 1990 to 1997, Pastore was well-known for his outrageous comments and unusual antics. New Haven’s chief proponent of community policing, Pastore referred to himself in interviews as “’an outstanding patrol officer,’ a ‘super crime-fighting cop,’ ‘a good cop with the Mafia,’ [and] ‘Sherlock Holmes.’” Pastore, unlike his immediate predecessor, highly valued working with the community and advocated for a focus on reducing crime rather than increasing arrests. Pastore once informed that New York Times that ...


Meaningful Community Participation In Land Use Decision Making Through Ad Hoc Procedures In New Haven, Connecticut, Laura Huizar May 2011

Meaningful Community Participation In Land Use Decision Making Through Ad Hoc Procedures In New Haven, Connecticut, Laura Huizar

Student Legal History Papers

The last few decades have seen efforts to develop community-based planning models and other mechanisms for increased community participation in the land use approval process. Community Benefits Agreements (CBAs), in particular, have risen in popularity across the nation as a tool for ensuring meaningful participation in development. Such agreements generally arise from direct negotiation between community groups and developers where community groups push to secure community benefits in exchange for support. At the same time, however, takings law doctrine may be shifting in a way that could dissuade cities from actively incorporating community groups into planning or negotiating with developers ...


Diffuse Aspirations: Mixed-Income Housing In The Context Of For-Profit Urban Revitalization, Christopher Miller May 2011

Diffuse Aspirations: Mixed-Income Housing In The Context Of For-Profit Urban Revitalization, Christopher Miller

Student Legal History Papers

This paper evaluates the success of mixed-income housing in the context of a for-profit development in New Haven, Connecticut. It takes as its sample the development and the tenants of The Residences at Ninth Square, a mixed-use, mixed-income apartment complex located in the center of the historic city. The early parts of the paper (Parts II-III) tell the story of the neighborhood and contextualize the study in the geography and the history of New Haven, Connecticut. Part IV describes the development in detail. Part V looks to the expectations and commitments undertaken by the developers of The Residences. Part VI ...


Standing In Barack Obama's Shoes: Evaluating The President's Jurisprudence Of Empathy In Light Of James Wilson's Jurisprudence Of “Common Sense”, John Rollert Aug 2010

Standing In Barack Obama's Shoes: Evaluating The President's Jurisprudence Of Empathy In Light Of James Wilson's Jurisprudence Of “Common Sense”, John Rollert

Student Scholarship Papers

This article explains what President Barack Obama meant when he called empathy an “essential ingredient” in judicial decision making and, thus, the outstanding quality he would look for in his Supreme Court nominees. It also provides a comparative study between Obama’s jurisprudence of empathy and Justice James Wilson’s jurisprudence of common sense in order to illustrate the dangers of deciding difficult Supreme Court cases with recourse to unconventional, extra-legal tools.


When Was The Yale Law School Really Founded?, Michael T. Sansbury May 2001

When Was The Yale Law School Really Founded?, Michael T. Sansbury

Student Legal History Papers

In 1874, during the celebration of the Yale Law School's "Semicentennial Anniversary," Theodore Woolsey, a former Yale President and Professor at the Law School, claimed that the Law School had been founded in 1824 when a group of students were listed as "Law Students" in the Yale Catalogue. These students studied in a small proprietary law school started by Seth P. Staples and operated, in 1824, by Samuel J. Hitchcock and David Daggett. Their listing in the catalogue seems to indicate a connection between the Staples-Hitchcock-Daggett school and Yale College. Since 1874, Yale historians and the Yale Law School ...


The Relationship Between Yale's Law School And The Central University In The Late Nineteenth Century, Mark Bartholomew Feb 2000

The Relationship Between Yale's Law School And The Central University In The Late Nineteenth Century, Mark Bartholomew

Student Legal History Papers

This paper describes the Yale Law School in the late 1800s. For most of the period, the school's faculty struggled to gain the attention of an unresponsive university administration. At the same time, the faculty pushed for interdisciplinary study that would tie the Law School to the university's other academic departments.


A Study Of The Housing Patterns Of Yale Law School Students, Masato Hayakawa Oct 1999

A Study Of The Housing Patterns Of Yale Law School Students, Masato Hayakawa

Student Legal History Papers

In 1948, only about one-tenth of the law students lived in what we now term the law student ghetto. By 1997, more law students lived in this neighborhood than in any other - students in this neighborhood outnumbered students living in other off-campus neighborhoods by a margin of two-to-one, and they made up a simple majority of the enrollment.

This paper examines the formation of this concentration. The evidence shows that the law student ghetto did no always exist in its current form, but rather that it is a product of housing developments of the last thirty years. This paper traces ...


The Student View Of Yale Law School 1883-1912: The Shingle, Maureen J. Arrigo Mar 1997

The Student View Of Yale Law School 1883-1912: The Shingle, Maureen J. Arrigo

Student Legal History Papers

During one twenty-year period, the graduating students of Yale Law School published books in which their views of the school (and to a small extent the faculty's views as well) were captured. This series of books - The Yale Shingle - was published from 1893 to 1912.

My goal in writing this paper is profile student life at Yale as reports in the Shingle. Its life spanned an important time in the school's history - a time of significant change.


Public Law And Legal Education In The Nineteenth Century: The Founding Of Burgess' School Of Political Science At Columbia, Alexa S. Bator Oct 1996

Public Law And Legal Education In The Nineteenth Century: The Founding Of Burgess' School Of Political Science At Columbia, Alexa S. Bator

Student Legal History Papers

This paper discusses the founding of the School of Political Science at Columbia University by John W. Burgess in 1880. Burgess established the political science school after failing in his attempts to introduce a program of coursework in political science and public law at Columbia's School of Law. He hoped that the new school would supplement the private-law curriculum of the law school, with the particular aim of preparing students for a career in public service.


The Contracts Notes Of Timothy Merwin: Earliest Evidence Of Instruction At Yale Law School, Peter Stern Jan 1996

The Contracts Notes Of Timothy Merwin: Earliest Evidence Of Instruction At Yale Law School, Peter Stern

Student Legal History Papers

This paper discusses the contracts notes of one of the first students at the Yale Law School. The notes were taken in 1828, making them the earliest known evidence of the method of instruction employed by the law school's founders.


The American Association Of American Law Schools Jurimetrics Committee Report On Scientific Investigation Of Legal Problems, Layman E. Allen Jan 1962

The American Association Of American Law Schools Jurimetrics Committee Report On Scientific Investigation Of Legal Problems, Layman E. Allen

Faculty Scholarship Series

The 1961 report of the Jurimetrics Committee of the American
Association of American Law Schools describes the interests of
the committee in investigating
1. the possible usefulness of programmed self-instructional
materials in legal education,
2. the use of symbolic logic as an analytic tool for detecting
and controlling syntactic ambiguity in written legal documents,
3. the possible use of electronic computers and other methods
of automatic data retrieval as aids in doing legal research,
4. the utility of semantics (including general semantics and
recent development in linguistics) for improving communication
in law,
5. the quantitative analysis of various aspects of ...


From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession Dec 1932

From Indictment To Information -- Implications Of The Shift, George H. Dession

Faculty Scholarship Series

RECALLING Bentham's assertion that the grand jury had been per-forming no useful function since the beginning of modern prosecu-tion, and remarking the unanimity of modern expert studies to the same effect, the Report on Prosecution by the National Commission on Law Observance and Enforcement concludes:

"that under modern conditions the grand jury is seldom better than a rubber stamp of the prosecuting attorney and has ceased to perform or be needed for the function for which it was established and for which it was retained throughout the centuries; that .... an unnecessary work burden upon the administration of justice .... should ...


Criminal Law, George Gould Jan 1830

Criminal Law, George Gould

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By Tapping Reeve, At The Litchfield Law School, Taken In 1794, By Robert Fairchild., Robert Fairchild Jan 1830

Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By Tapping Reeve, At The Litchfield Law School, Taken In 1794, By Robert Fairchild., Robert Fairchild

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

This notebook of lecture notes taken from classes taught by Tapping Reeve consists of 550 pages. Written on the first page is "continuation of a lecture on contracts" indicating that there was a prior notebook. Other topics include Real Property, On Evidence; and, Estates of Deceased Persons.


Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By James Gould At The Litchfield Law School Taken Down By An Unknown Student In 1830., Unknown Student Jan 1830

Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By James Gould At The Litchfield Law School Taken Down By An Unknown Student In 1830., Unknown Student

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Judge Gould's Lecture Notes, Cornelius Dubois Dec 1829

Judge Gould's Lecture Notes, Cornelius Dubois

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


[Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By James Gould At The Litchfield Law School / Taken Down By Hiram Gould Goodwin, 1829-1830], Hiram Gould Goodwin, James Gould Jan 1829

[Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By James Gould At The Litchfield Law School / Taken Down By Hiram Gould Goodwin, 1829-1830], Hiram Gould Goodwin, James Gould

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Reeve's Lectures, Hiram Goodwin, William G. Williams Dec 1827

Reeve's Lectures, Hiram Goodwin, William G. Williams

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

One volume of law notes taken at Tapping Reeve’s Litchfield Law School that cover

various subjects. The subjects are broken down into subcategories that describe legal

technicalities. Typed letter glued to front cover. Also contains moot-court cases

enclosed in front cover.


Gould's Lectures, George C. Woodruff Dec 1826

Gould's Lectures, George C. Woodruff

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

Five volumes of law notes taken at Tapping Reeve’s Litchfield Law School that cover

various subjects. The subjects are broken down into subcategories that describe legal

technicalities. Volume 1: Some mis-numbering, every section starts with page one.

Volume 2, page 11 has “Legal Tree.”; There are two page numbers 361.


Lectures On Law Delivered By The Hon. James Gould At His Law School In Litchfield [Connecticut] / & Transcribed By A. Potter, A.D. [1826]-1827, Asa Potter, James Gould Dec 1825

Lectures On Law Delivered By The Hon. James Gould At His Law School In Litchfield [Connecticut] / & Transcribed By A. Potter, A.D. [1826]-1827, Asa Potter, James Gould

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


[Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By James Gould At The Litchfield Law School, Taken Down By George Flagg Man, 1826-1827], George Flagg Man, James Gould Dec 1825

[Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By James Gould At The Litchfield Law School, Taken Down By George Flagg Man, 1826-1827], George Flagg Man, James Gould

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Gould's Lectures, Origen Storrs Seymour Jan 1825

Gould's Lectures, Origen Storrs Seymour

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Student Notebook, Rutger Bleecker Miller, James Gould Dec 1824

Student Notebook, Rutger Bleecker Miller, James Gould

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Lectures On The Common Law [By James Gould] / Taken By George J. Tucker At Litchfield [Law School], George Joseph Tucker, James Gould Jan 1824

Lectures On The Common Law [By James Gould] / Taken By George J. Tucker At Litchfield [Law School], George Joseph Tucker, James Gould

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Notes Of Lectures On Law By The Hon. James Gould [At The Litchfield Law School / Taken Down By Frederick Chittenden], Frederick Chittenden, James Gould, Charles Bartlett Andrews Dec 1823

Notes Of Lectures On Law By The Hon. James Gould [At The Litchfield Law School / Taken Down By Frederick Chittenden], Frederick Chittenden, James Gould, Charles Bartlett Andrews

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By Tapping Reeve And James Gould, At The Litchfield Law School, Taken In 1821, By William Gould., William Tracey Gould Dec 1820

Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By Tapping Reeve And James Gould, At The Litchfield Law School, Taken In 1821, By William Gould., William Tracey Gould

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Contracts, Anson Bates Jan 1820

Contracts, Anson Bates

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

No abstract provided.


Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By Tapping Reeve, At The Litchfield Law School, Taken Circa 1820., Tapping Reeve Jan 1820

Manuscript Notes Of Lectures By Tapping Reeve, At The Litchfield Law School, Taken Circa 1820., Tapping Reeve

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

Two volumes of notes by Tapping Reeve at his law school in Litchfield, Connecticut. Volume 2 contains the date October, 1820.


Lectures On Law, A. Painter Dec 1816

Lectures On Law, A. Painter

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

One volume of law notes taken at Tapping Reeve’s Litchfield Law School that cover

various subjects. The subjects are broken down into subcategories that describe legal

technicalities. An index card is taped to the front of the volume with a letter from the

previous owner.


A Digest Of Law In A Series Of Lectures Delivered At Litchfield, Conn. By The Hon. Tapping Reeve & James Gould, Esq. And Taken Stenographically By Josiah Houghton., Josiah Houghton Dec 1816

A Digest Of Law In A Series Of Lectures Delivered At Litchfield, Conn. By The Hon. Tapping Reeve & James Gould, Esq. And Taken Stenographically By Josiah Houghton., Josiah Houghton

Litchfield Law School Notebooks

Manuscript notes of lectures by Tapping Reeve and James Gould, at the Litchfield Law School, taken between 1817 and 1818, by Josiah Houghton.

One (of three) volumes of lecture notes from Litchfield Law School.