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Why Dennis?, Michal R. Belknap Jan 2013

Why Dennis?, Michal R. Belknap

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This article briefs the legal history and significance of the Supreme Court case Dennis v. United States, 341 U.S. 494 (1951). In Dennis, the Supreme Court upheld the constitutionality of a federal criminal statute, officially known as the Alien Registration Act of 1940, but more commonly referred to as the Smith Act, after its sponsor, Representative Howard Smith (D. Va.). The Smith Act made it a crime to teach and advocate the violent overthrow of the government or to set up an organization that engaged in such teaching and advocacy. In other words, it criminalized a certain kind of ...


William Howard Taft And The Taft Arbitration Treaties, John E. Noyes Jan 2011

William Howard Taft And The Taft Arbitration Treaties, John E. Noyes

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Part I of this Essay explains Taft's interest in international law, placing it in historical context. Part II, outlines key features of the treaties and explores the debate over their ratification. Part III then reflects on the significance of the treaties.


The California Public Defender: Its Origins, Evolution And Decline, Laurence A. Benner Jan 2010

The California Public Defender: Its Origins, Evolution And Decline, Laurence A. Benner

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Justice Roger Traynor Professorship Acceptance, John E. Noyes Jan 2009

Justice Roger Traynor Professorship Acceptance, John E. Noyes

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Acceptance of John Noyes for the inaugural Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law.


Louis B. Sohn And The Law Of The Sea, John E. Noyes Jan 2008

Louis B. Sohn And The Law Of The Sea, John E. Noyes

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Louis B. Sohn significantly influenced the modern law of the sea, as he did other areas of international law. Though a positivist immersed in the human history and process of developing the law, Louis was also a visionary who saw international law as a noble endeavor that could improve or even transform the world. Part I of this essay describes Louis's various roles and character. Part II briefly sets out his vision and his sense of the interconnectedness between the law of the sea and other areas of international law. Part III analyzes how Louis saw the international lawmaking ...


Encouraging Physician-Attorney Collaboration Through More Explicit Professional Standards, Linda Morton Jd, Howard Taras Md, Vivian Reznik Md, Mph Jan 2008

Encouraging Physician-Attorney Collaboration Through More Explicit Professional Standards, Linda Morton Jd, Howard Taras Md, Vivian Reznik Md, Mph

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In this age of multi-layered global problem solving, the skill of working with other disciplines is a necessary tool for any professional. Societal ills can no longer be solved by narrow approaches learned in graduate training but call for interdisciplinary collaboration. Effective collaboration of this nature requires the professions to understand the differences in professional cultures and to bridge the communication gap caused by these differences.

Legal and medical training offer useful, but often conflicting, approaches to problem solving, thus, potentially impeding our abilities to understand and communicate with others regarding a shared issue or problem.

Though each profession has ...