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Lilly Endowment Inc. Dec 2007

Lilly Endowment Inc.

Benefactors

Lilly Endowment Inc. is an Indianapolis-based, private philanthropic foundation created in 1937 by three members of the Lilly family -- J.K. Lilly Sr. and sons J.K. Jr. and Eli -- through gifts of stock in their pharmaceutical business, Eli Lilly and Company.

On December 12, 2007, the Lilly Endowment awarded the law school a $25 million grant enabling the school to attract and retain exceptional teachers and scholars and to establish the School as one of the very best public universities in the country. “[The gift] will help us position our School of Law at the forefront of legal education ...


Women Of Distinction Honored (Photograph) Nov 2007

Women Of Distinction Honored (Photograph)

Lauren Robel (2002 Acting; 2003-2011)

The Girl Scouts of Tulip Trace Council, Inc. 2007 Women of Distinction Awards Dinner held on Friday, Nov. 16. Pictured from front left are Mary Krupinski (Honoree), Lauren Robel (Honoree), Anna Weigand (Honoree), Janet Skillman (Honoree), Jenny Morgan (Honoree), Alisa Wright (Honoree). In the back row from the left are Pam Freeman (Honoree), Ann Shea (WTIU producer-mistress of ceremonies), Deborah O'Brien (Girl Scouts of Tulip Trace Council CEO), Regina Moore (Bloomington city clerk and event co-chair), Sue Wanzer (Girl Scouts of Tulip Trace Council Board president).


Vol. 5, No. 06 (November/December 2007) Nov 2007

Vol. 5, No. 06 (November/December 2007)

Indiana Law Update

No abstract provided.


Clark Memorandum: Fall 2007, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Byu Law School Alumni Association, J. Reuben Clark Law School Nov 2007

Clark Memorandum: Fall 2007, J. Reuben Clark Law Society, Byu Law School Alumni Association, J. Reuben Clark Law School

The Clark Memorandum


The Price Of Misdemeanor Representation, Erica J. Hashimoto Nov 2007

The Price Of Misdemeanor Representation, Erica J. Hashimoto

William & Mary Law Review

Nobody disputes either the reality of excessive caseloads in indigent defense systems or their negative effects. More than forty years after Gideon v. Wainwright, however, few seem willing to accept that additional resources will not magically appear to solve the problem. Rather, concerned observers demand more funds while state and local legislators resist those entreaties in the face of political resistance and pressures to balance government budgets. Recognizing that indigent defense systems must operate in a world of limited resources, states should reduce the number of cases streaming into those systems by significantly curtailing the appointment of counsel in low-level ...


Has A New Day Dawned For Indigent Defense In Virginia?, Robert E. Shepherd Jr. Nov 2007

Has A New Day Dawned For Indigent Defense In Virginia?, Robert E. Shepherd Jr.

University of Richmond Law Review

No abstract provided.


Co-Presenter At New England Clinician's Workshop, Work In Progress: Beyond The Ada: How Clinics Can Assist Law Students With 'Non-Visible' Disabilities To Bridge The Accommodations Gap Between Classroom And Practice, Alexis Anderson Oct 2007

Co-Presenter At New England Clinician's Workshop, Work In Progress: Beyond The Ada: How Clinics Can Assist Law Students With 'Non-Visible' Disabilities To Bridge The Accommodations Gap Between Classroom And Practice, Alexis Anderson

Alexis Anderson

No abstract provided.


Bringing Light To The Halls Of Shadow, Richard J. Peltz-Steele Oct 2007

Bringing Light To The Halls Of Shadow, Richard J. Peltz-Steele

Faculty Publications

Appellate judges operate in the shadows. Though they don’t see it that way. “We are judged by what we write,” said U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy. True too, court proceedings and records are presumptively open to the public. The West Wing of the White House is certainly not so vulnerable to public scrutiny, and the backrooms of legislative chambers are famously smoke-filled. Yet the parts of court activity that we see and hear seem only to whet our appetite for the rest of the process. In this Preface, the author introduces the subject of the journalist and ...


Fall 2007 Oct 2007

Fall 2007

Alumni News

No abstract provided.


Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2007) Oct 2007

Vol. 1, No. 2 (Fall 2007)

Indiana Law

No abstract provided.


The Luck Of The Draw: Using Random Case Assignment To Investigate Attorney Ability, David S. Abrams, Albert H. Yoon Oct 2007

The Luck Of The Draw: Using Random Case Assignment To Investigate Attorney Ability, David S. Abrams, Albert H. Yoon

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

One of the most challenging problems in legal scholarship is the measurement of attorney ability. Measuring attorney ability presents inherent challenges because the nonrandom pairing of attorney and client in most cases makes it difficult, if not impossible, to distinguish between attorney ability and case selection. Las Vegas felony case data, provided by the Clark County Office of the Public Defender in Nevada, offer a unique opportunity to compare attorney performance. The office assigns its incoming felony cases randomly among its pool of attorneys, thereby creating a natural experiment free from selection bias. We find substantial heterogeneity in attorney performance ...


Lawyer Deception To Uncover Wrongdoing, Lloyd B. Snyder Oct 2007

Lawyer Deception To Uncover Wrongdoing, Lloyd B. Snyder

Law Faculty Articles and Essays

A Colorado district attorney used deception to get a man who had murdered three people and was threatening to kill again to surrender himself to the police. Following this, the Colorado Attorney Regulation Counsel charged the attorney with violating Rules 8.4(c) and 4.3 of the Colorado Rules of Professional Conduct. This article discusses the Rule 8.4(c) charge. Colorado and Ohio have identical provisions in their Codes of Professional Conduct on dishonesty and violations of professional conduct rules.


Kidsvoice: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Child Advocacy, Scott Hollander, Jonathan Budd Oct 2007

Kidsvoice: A Multidisciplinary Approach To Child Advocacy, Scott Hollander, Jonathan Budd

University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform

There is growing recognition that effective child advocacy requires a broad range of knowledge that often goes well beyond the legal needs of the child. This Essay details the multidisciplinary approach to child advocacy that KidsVoice, a Pittsburgh legal services organization representing almost 5000 dependent children each year, has implemented to better develop uniquely tailored recommendations regarding which placement and services might create better possibilities of success for each child and family.


Why Practice Management?, Gary A. Munneke Oct 2007

Why Practice Management?, Gary A. Munneke

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Today, lawyers must regard the practice of law as a business, inasmuch as they earn their livelihood from the practice of law. The marketplace for legal services is a competitive one; not only has the size of the profession more than quadrupled in the past 50 years, but other professions and businesses have also begun to perform services traditionally restricted to lawyers. For example, accounting firms have encroached on tax litigation, banks in the trusts and estates area, and financial planners in estate planning. In a series of cases, the United States Supreme Court has made it clear that lawyers ...


The Gender Trap: Flexible Work In Corporate Legal Practice, Margaret Thornton, Joanne Bagust Oct 2007

The Gender Trap: Flexible Work In Corporate Legal Practice, Margaret Thornton, Joanne Bagust

Osgoode Hall Law Journal

Despite the fact that women comprise well over 50 per cent of law graduates in many parts of the world, women lawyers continue to be clustered disproportionately in the lower echelons of the profession. This paper considers the role of flexible work as a gender equity strategy and is illuminated by interviews with lawyers in elite corporate firms in Australia. It is argued that far from being a panacea, flexible work is being invoked to confine women to subordinate roles and to restrict access to partnerships. Not only is there a residual suspicion of the feminine in positions of authority ...


Vol. 5, No. 05 (September/October 2007) Sep 2007

Vol. 5, No. 05 (September/October 2007)

Indiana Law Update

No abstract provided.


Class Actions And The Poor, Henry Rose Sep 2007

Class Actions And The Poor, Henry Rose

The University of New Hampshire Law Review

[Excerpt] “Imagine that you are a legal aid lawyer in America whose services are funded by the Federal Legal Services Corporation (LSC). You interview a prospective client and learn that she was recently laid off from her job; she applied for and was denied Unemployment Insurance (UI) benefits by the state; and she is in a desperate financial situation. You accept the client’s case to determine whether she has a legal basis to challenge the denial of her UI claim. You research your client’s problem and form the opinion that the denial of her UI claim was based ...


Convocation On The Face Of The Profession: Judicial Institute On Professionalism In The Law, Stephen J. Friedman Sep 2007

Convocation On The Face Of The Profession: Judicial Institute On Professionalism In The Law, Stephen J. Friedman

Pace Law Review

No abstract provided.


Curriculum Overview: 2007-2008, Boston College Law School Sep 2007

Curriculum Overview: 2007-2008, Boston College Law School

Law School Publications

Describes the curriculum and academic programs of Boston College Law School.


Rodrigo's Riposte: The Mismatch Theory Of Law School Admissions, Richard Delgado Aug 2007

Rodrigo's Riposte: The Mismatch Theory Of Law School Admissions, Richard Delgado

University of Pittsburgh School of Law Working Paper Series

The chronicle proceeds as a dialogue between the fictional alter ego, Rodrigo Crenshaw, and an older professor. After meeting in Rodrigo’s city, the two friends, joined later by “Giannina,” go out to dinner. Rodrigo, who is on his law school’s admissions committee, has been thinking about affirmative action.

Prompted by his conservative colleague “Laz,” Rodrigo has formulated a several-pronged attack on Sander’s premise that “stairstep” admissions (and, later, law firm hiring) just hurts the cause of black lawyers.

The professor presses Rodrigo to defend his views, and the arrival of Giannina requires him to articulate them even ...


La Cesión De Derechos En El Código Civil Peruano, Edward Ivan Cueva Jul 2007

La Cesión De Derechos En El Código Civil Peruano, Edward Ivan Cueva

Edward Ivan Cueva

La Cesión de Derechos en el Código Civil Peruano


Vol. 5, No. 04 (July/August 2007) Jul 2007

Vol. 5, No. 04 (July/August 2007)

Indiana Law Update

No abstract provided.


Moral Judgment And Professional Legitimation, W. Bradley Wendel Jul 2007

Moral Judgment And Professional Legitimation, W. Bradley Wendel

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

In this essay I would like to consider the nature of the role of lawyers from the point of view of both jurisprudence and the sociology of professions. From this perspective it is apparent that the judgment characteristic of lawyers' expertise is not primarily the exercise of ethical discretion. Rather, it is the application of legal norms, which may incorporate moral principles by reference, but which are analytically distinct from morality. The task of legal education, and specifically of legal ethics education, might include training lawyers to be better at making moral judgments. In fact, there has been a fairly ...


Texas Access To Justice Foundation Presenter, Charlotte Hughart Jun 2007

Texas Access To Justice Foundation Presenter, Charlotte Hughart

Charlotte Hughart

No abstract provided.


Obtaining The Skills Required For Performing Tax Process Outsourcing, William Byrnes May 2007

Obtaining The Skills Required For Performing Tax Process Outsourcing, William Byrnes

William H. Byrnes

No abstract provided.


School Is In Session For Summer Associates, Joyce Manna Janto May 2007

School Is In Session For Summer Associates, Joyce Manna Janto

Law Faculty Publications

Law students who are starting summer associate positions often need a “reality check.”

Whether these aspiring lawyers are moving from the casual summer employment of their college days, or switching professional fields, they will have to understand and adapt to the culture of a law firm.

New summer associates need to understand the mores of their own firm and the locale’s legal culture, and master practical matters such as the firm’s billing system. Legal research that is “more or less accurate” is not accurate enough, and may be too costly, for a law firm’s clients.


Vol. 5, No. 03 (May/June 2007) May 2007

Vol. 5, No. 03 (May/June 2007)

Indiana Law Update

No abstract provided.


Algunos Apuntes En Torno A La Prescripción Extintiva Y La Caducidad, Edward Ivan Cueva May 2007

Algunos Apuntes En Torno A La Prescripción Extintiva Y La Caducidad, Edward Ivan Cueva

Edward Ivan Cueva

No abstract provided.


Surfing The Next Wave Of Outsourcing: The Ethics Of Sending Domestic Legal Work To Foreign Countries Under New York City Opinion 2006-3, Keith Woffinden May 2007

Surfing The Next Wave Of Outsourcing: The Ethics Of Sending Domestic Legal Work To Foreign Countries Under New York City Opinion 2006-3, Keith Woffinden

BYU Law Review

No abstract provided.


Outsourcing And The Globalizing Legal Profession, Jayanth K. Krishnan May 2007

Outsourcing And The Globalizing Legal Profession, Jayanth K. Krishnan

William & Mary Law Review

The issue of outsourcing jobs abroad stirs great emotion among Americans. Economic free-traders fiercely defend outsourcing as a positive for the U.S. economy, while critics contend that corporate desire for low wages, alone, drives this practice. In this study Professor Krishnan focuses on a specific type of outsourcing, one which has received scant scholarly attention to date-legal outsourcing. Indeed, because the work is often paralegal in nature, many see the outsourcing of legal jobs overseas as no different from other types of outsourcing. But by using case studies of both the United States and India, the latter of which ...