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The Integrated Law School Curriculum, Adam Lamparello Nov 2015

The Integrated Law School Curriculum, Adam Lamparello

Adam Lamparello

In January 2014, the American Bar Association’s Task Force on the Future of Legal Education stated that “[a]n evolution is taking place in legal practice and legal education needs to evolve with it.” To this end, the Task Force recommended that the law school curriculum “needs to shift still further toward developing the competencies and professionalism required of people who will deliver services to clients.” In fact, the Task Force emphasized that “[a] graduate’s having some set of competencies in the delivery of law and related services, and not just some body of knowledge, is an essential ...


Unleashing The Leader In You: Our Aall Leadership Academy Experience, Meg Butler, Trina Holloway Nov 2015

Unleashing The Leader In You: Our Aall Leadership Academy Experience, Meg Butler, Trina Holloway

Margaret Butler

No abstract provided.


For Law Review Citations, Are All Citators Created Equal? A Comparison Of Four Citators, Pamela C. Brannon Nov 2015

For Law Review Citations, Are All Citators Created Equal? A Comparison Of Four Citators, Pamela C. Brannon

Pamela Brannon

No abstract provided.


Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For November 2015, Roger Williams University School Of Law Nov 2015

Legal Beagle's Blog Archive For November 2015, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


That's Just The Way It Is: Langille On Law, Allan C. Hutchinson Oct 2015

That's Just The Way It Is: Langille On Law, Allan C. Hutchinson

Allan C. Hutchinson

This article is a defence of the sceptical critique of the legitimacy of law and adjudication. It is a direct reply to the arguments of Professor Brian Langille, whose article "Revolution Without Foundation: The Grammar of Scepticism and Law" appeared in Volume 33 of this Journal. In that article, Langille defended the viability of law, legal discourse and legal critique primarily by attacking the claim that scepticism based on the "indeterminacy of language" can be grounded in the philosophy of Ludwig Wittgenstein. Professor Hutchinson concentrates his spirited response on the indeterminacy of language. He contends that law fails to meet ...


Law Library Blog (October 2015): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Oct 2015

Law Library Blog (October 2015): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Igniting The Conversation: Embracing Legal Literacy As The Heart Of The Profession, Laura J. Ax-Fultz Oct 2015

Igniting The Conversation: Embracing Legal Literacy As The Heart Of The Profession, Laura J. Ax-Fultz

Faculty Scholarly Works

Law librarians are experts in instruction, databases, scholarship, and more. This broad expertise has exacerbated an identity crisis in the profession. The author argues that law librarians must develop a core identity, such as legal literacy, to navigate an ever-changing legal landscape that questions the future necessity of law librarians.


A Quartet Of Essays On Scholarship, David Barnhizer Sep 2015

A Quartet Of Essays On Scholarship, David Barnhizer

David Barnhizer

Regardless of academic rhetoric, universities are powerful institutional systems that are as doctrinaire and hidebound in their behavior as any other institution whose beneficiaries are seeking to protect vested interests or simply defend that with which they are most familiar and on which their training is based and reputations sustained. This is consistent with Keynes’ conclusion that most university faculty are little more than “academic scribblers” who live their lives content to operate within the safe confines of the ideas and reward system in which they were initially indoctrinated and from which they extract benefits. While the ideal of the ...


Toward A Writing-Centered Legal Education, Adam Lamparello Sep 2015

Toward A Writing-Centered Legal Education, Adam Lamparello

Res Gestae

The future of legal education—and experiential learning—should be grounded in a curriculum that requires students to take writing courses throughout law school. Additionally, the curriculum should be one that collapses the distinction between doctrinal, legal writing, and clinical faculty, as well as merges analytical, practical, and clinical instruction into a real world curriculum.

The justification for a writing-intensive program of legal education is driven by the reality that persuasive writing ability is among the most important skills a lawyer must possess and a skill that many lawyers and judges claim graduates lack. Part of the problem is that ...


Law Schools And Learning Outcomes: Developing A Coherent, Cohesive, And Comprehensive Law School Curriculum, Anthony S. Niedwiecki Sep 2015

Law Schools And Learning Outcomes: Developing A Coherent, Cohesive, And Comprehensive Law School Curriculum, Anthony S. Niedwiecki

Anthony S. Niedwiecki

No abstract provided.


Law Library Blog (September 2015): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law Sep 2015

Law Library Blog (September 2015): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

No abstract provided.


Trending @ Rwulaw: Lorraine Lalli's Post: Coming Home, Lorraine Lalli Aug 2015

Trending @ Rwulaw: Lorraine Lalli's Post: Coming Home, Lorraine Lalli

Law School Blogs

No abstract provided.


Shedding The Uniform: Beyond A "Uniform System Of Citation" To A More Efficient Fit, Susie Salmon Aug 2015

Shedding The Uniform: Beyond A "Uniform System Of Citation" To A More Efficient Fit, Susie Salmon

Susie Salmon

This article brings a fresh perspective to the ongoing conversation about legal citation format: By highlighting the costs that the fetishization of "perfect" citation format imposes on legal education, the legal profession, and our system of justice, this article encourages us to seize the opportunity that technology presents to implement a more just, sane philosophy of legal citation. Tracing the history of legal citation from its origins in Rome, this article thoroughly debunks any notions of one citation manual's inherent superiority as a citation tool and instead suggests a return to first principles: an approach to citation that ensures ...


Is Our Students Learning - Using Assessments To Measure And Improve Law School Learning And Performance, 15 Barry L. Rev. 73 (2010), Rogelio A. Lasso Jul 2015

Is Our Students Learning - Using Assessments To Measure And Improve Law School Learning And Performance, 15 Barry L. Rev. 73 (2010), Rogelio A. Lasso

Rogelio A. Lasso

No abstract provided.


The High Price Of Poverty: A Study Of How The Majority Of Current Court System Procedures For Collecting Court Costs And Fees, As Well As Fines, Have Failed To Adhere To Established Precedent And The Constitutional Guarantees They Advocate., Trevor J. Calligan Jul 2015

The High Price Of Poverty: A Study Of How The Majority Of Current Court System Procedures For Collecting Court Costs And Fees, As Well As Fines, Have Failed To Adhere To Established Precedent And The Constitutional Guarantees They Advocate., Trevor J. Calligan

Trevor J Calligan

No abstract provided.


Dear Sir/Madam: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing, 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 62 (2010), Maureen Collins Jul 2015

Dear Sir/Madam: The Lost Art Of Letter Writing, 19 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 62 (2010), Maureen Collins

Maureen B. Collins

No abstract provided.


Toward A New Language Of Legal Drafting, Matthew Roach Jul 2015

Toward A New Language Of Legal Drafting, Matthew Roach

Matthew Roach

Lawyers should write in document markup language just like web developers, digital publishers, scientists, and almost everyone else.


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xliii—Motions For Attorney Fees, Gerald Lebovits Jun 2015

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xliii—Motions For Attorney Fees, Gerald Lebovits

Hon. Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Toward A Writing-Centered Legal Education, Adam Lamparello Jun 2015

Toward A Writing-Centered Legal Education, Adam Lamparello

Adam Lamparello

The future of legal education should bridge the divide between learning and practicing the law. This requires three things. First, tuition should bear some reasonable relationship to graduates’ employment outcomes. Perhaps Harvard is justified in charging $50,000 in tuition, but a fourth-tier law school is not. Second, no school should resist infusing more practical skills training into the curriculum. This does not mean that law schools should focus on adding clinics and externships to the curriculum. The focus should be on developing critical thinkers and persuasive writers that can solve real-world legal problems. Third, law schools should be transparent ...


Teaching Legal Research And Writing With Actual Legal Work: Extending Clinical Education Into The First Year, 12 Clinical L. Rev. 441 (2006), Steven D. Schwinn, Michael Millemann Jun 2015

Teaching Legal Research And Writing With Actual Legal Work: Extending Clinical Education Into The First Year, 12 Clinical L. Rev. 441 (2006), Steven D. Schwinn, Michael Millemann

Steven D. Schwinn

In this article, the co-authors argue that legal research and writing (LRW) teachers should use actual legal work to generate assignments. They recommend that clinical and LRW teachers work together to design, co-teach, and evaluate such courses. They describe two experimental courses they developed together and co-taught to support and clarify their arguments. They contend that actual legal work motivates students to learn the basic skills of research, analysis and writing, and thus helps to accomplish the primary goals of LRW courses. It also helps students to explore new dimensions of basic skills, including those related to the development and ...


Foreword - A Decent Respect To The Opinions Of Mankind, 25 J. Marshall L. Rev. 207 (1992), Michael P. Seng Jun 2015

Foreword - A Decent Respect To The Opinions Of Mankind, 25 J. Marshall L. Rev. 207 (1992), Michael P. Seng

Michael P. Seng

No abstract provided.


Law And The Argumentative Theory, 90 Or. L. Rev. 837 (2012), Timothy P. O'Neill May 2015

Law And The Argumentative Theory, 90 Or. L. Rev. 837 (2012), Timothy P. O'Neill

Timothy P. O'Neill

Like many law professors, I have coached my share of moot court teams. As you probably know, in most competitions students either choose or are assigned one side of the case to brief. But for the oral argument segment of the competition, students must argue both sides of the case, “on-brief” and “off-brief,” often in alternate rounds. At the end of a competition, with their heads still swimming with arguments and counterarguments, students will sometimes ask, “OK, so can you tell us which is the correct side?” I always say, “Of course I can. . . . The correct side is always the ...


Embracing Diversity Through A Multicultural Approach To Legal Education, 1 Charlotte L. Rev. 223 (2009), Julie M. Spanbauer, Katerina P. Lewinbuk May 2015

Embracing Diversity Through A Multicultural Approach To Legal Education, 1 Charlotte L. Rev. 223 (2009), Julie M. Spanbauer, Katerina P. Lewinbuk

Julie M. Spanbauer

No abstract provided.


An Urban Transformation: Oklahoma City University School Of Law Returns To Its Downtown Roots, Lee Peoples Apr 2015

An Urban Transformation: Oklahoma City University School Of Law Returns To Its Downtown Roots, Lee Peoples

Lee Peoples

No abstract provided.


"The Hindrance Of A Law Degree": Justice Kagan On Law And Experience, Laura Krugman Ray Apr 2015

"The Hindrance Of A Law Degree": Justice Kagan On Law And Experience, Laura Krugman Ray

Laura K. Ray

No abstract provided.


"The Hindrance Of A Law Degree": Justice Kagan On Law And Experience, Laura Krugman Ray Apr 2015

"The Hindrance Of A Law Degree": Justice Kagan On Law And Experience, Laura Krugman Ray

Maryland Law Review Online

No abstract provided.


Meet My Mentors -- Janet Wallin And Caroline Heriot, Edmund P. Edmonds Mar 2015

Meet My Mentors -- Janet Wallin And Caroline Heriot, Edmund P. Edmonds

Edmund P. Edmonds

In this article, Dean Ed Edmonds describes his relationship with two people who mentored him in his career as a legal librarian.


Risks, Goals, And Pictographs: Lawyering To The Social Entrepreneur, Alicia E. Plerhoples Mar 2015

Risks, Goals, And Pictographs: Lawyering To The Social Entrepreneur, Alicia E. Plerhoples

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Scholars have argued that transactional lawyers add value by mitigating the potential for post-transaction litigation, reducing transaction costs, acting as reputational intermediaries, and lowering regulatory costs. Effective transactional attorneys understand their clients’ businesses and the industries or contexts in which those businesses operate. Applied to the start-up social enterprise context, understanding the client includes understanding the founders’ values, preferences, and proclivity for risk. The novel transactions and innovative solutions pursued by emerging social entrepreneurs may not lend themselves well to risk avoidance. For example, new corporate forms such as the benefit corporation are untested, yet appeal to many social entrepreneurs ...


Closing One Gap But Opening Another?: A Response To Dean Perritt And Comments On The Internet, Law Schools, And Legal Education, Michael Heise Feb 2015

Closing One Gap But Opening Another?: A Response To Dean Perritt And Comments On The Internet, Law Schools, And Legal Education, Michael Heise

Michael Heise

No abstract provided.


Breaking Bad Facts: What Intriguing Contradictions In Fiction Narratives Can Teach Lawyers About Coping With Harmful Evidence, Cathren Page Feb 2015

Breaking Bad Facts: What Intriguing Contradictions In Fiction Narratives Can Teach Lawyers About Coping With Harmful Evidence, Cathren Page

Cathren Page

Abstract: Breaking Bad Facts: What Intriguing Contradictions in Fiction Narratives Can Teach Lawyers About Coping with Harmful Evidence by Cathren Koehlert-Page Walter White is the “nerdiest old dude” that Jesse Pinkman knows. His students ignore him and whisper and laugh during class. They make fun of him at his after school job at the car wash where he is forced to stay late. His home décor and personal fashion could best be described as New American Pathetic. And yet by the end of the hit television series, Breaking Bad, White is a feared multi-million dollar drug lord known as Heisenberg ...