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What Is Criminal Law About?, Guyora Binder, Robert Weisberg Jan 2015

What Is Criminal Law About?, Guyora Binder, Robert Weisberg

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In a recent critique, Jens Ohlin faults contemporary criminal law textbooks for emphasizing philosophy, history and social science at the expense of doctrinal training. In this response, we argue that the political importance of criminal law justifies including reflection about the justice of punishment in the professional education of lawyers. First, we argue that both understanding and evaluating criminal law doctrine requires consideration of political philosophy, legal history, and empirical research. Second, we argue that the indeterminacy of criminal law doctrine on some fundamental questions means that criminal lawyers often cannot avoid invoking normative theory in fashioning legal arguments. Finally ...


The Gift Of Milner Ball, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 2007

The Gift Of Milner Ball, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Histories Of American Law Schools, Alfred S. Konefsky, John Henry Schlegel Feb 1982

Mirror, Mirror On The Wall: Histories Of American Law Schools, Alfred S. Konefsky, John Henry Schlegel

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David Hoffman's Law School Lectures, 1822-1833, Thomas L. Shaffer Jan 1982

David Hoffman's Law School Lectures, 1822-1833, Thomas L. Shaffer

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Learning The Law-Thoughts Toward A Human Perspective, Thomas L. Shaffer, Robert S. Redmount Jan 1976

Learning The Law-Thoughts Toward A Human Perspective, Thomas L. Shaffer, Robert S. Redmount

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Some Professorial Fallacies About Rights, John M. Finnis Jan 1972

Some Professorial Fallacies About Rights, John M. Finnis

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Why do students usually get into a muddle when analysing legal situations in Hohfeldian terms? What is the use of trying to straighten out the muddles, and of teaching Hohfeldian analysis at all? The short answer to the first question is that Hohfeld was clear-headed in applying his scheme, but because of his writing style and his odd views about definition was regrettably gnomic about the meaning and inter-relations of the terms of that scheme. The short answer to the second question is that clear-headed familiarity with Hohfeld's scheme can bring with it an awareness of the questions regularly ...


History Of The Notre Dame College Of Law, Thomas Frank Konop Jan 1930

History Of The Notre Dame College Of Law, Thomas Frank Konop

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In the summer of 1868 the Board of Trustees of the University passed a resolution "for the opening of a course in law at Notre Dame." At that time there were very few law schools in the country and the profession was almost wholly recruited from the law-offices. As a matter of fact there was great doubt among the lawyers at that time as to the advisability and the possibility of acquiring training for the bar at a university. There were even prejudices at that time against the study of law at law schools. It was during such doubts and ...