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Closing Argument, James H. Seckinger Nov 2013

Closing Argument, James H. Seckinger

James H. Seckinger

No abstract provided.


Presenting Expert Testimony, James H. Seckinger Nov 2013

Presenting Expert Testimony, James H. Seckinger

James H. Seckinger

No abstract provided.


A Golden-Age Of Civil Involvement: The Client-Centered Disadvantage For Lawyers As Law Makers, James E. Moliterno Oct 2013

A Golden-Age Of Civil Involvement: The Client-Centered Disadvantage For Lawyers As Law Makers, James E. Moliterno

James E. Moliterno

None available.


2013 Distinguished Service Award Ceremony Program Sep 2013

2013 Distinguished Service Award Ceremony Program

Distinguished Service Awards

No abstract provided.


The Anniversaries Of The Right To Counsel And Thecreation Of The Public Defender’S Office,, Robert Sanger Jun 2013

The Anniversaries Of The Right To Counsel And Thecreation Of The Public Defender’S Office,, Robert Sanger

Robert M. Sanger

There has been much celebration this year of the 50th Anniversary of the Gideon decision1 rendered by the United States Supreme Court in March of 1963. Gideon guaranteed that indigent persons accused of crime would be entitled to representation. It has been said for some time now, that the full promise of Gideon has never been realized. Nevertheless, the right to counsel in criminal cases is an important constitutional right.

2013 also marks the 120th Anniversary of the first public proposal of a public defender system which was introduced in Chicago in 1893. It also marks the 99th anniversary of ...


Bringing Light To The Halls Of Shadow, Richard J. Peltz-Steele Jun 2013

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

Richard J. Peltz-Steele

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 ...


Institutional Bridging: How Large Law Firms Engage In Globalization, John Flood May 2013

Institutional Bridging: How Large Law Firms Engage In Globalization, John Flood

Boston College Law Review

This Article introduces the “Born Global” concept into the discussion of law firms and lawyers. Born Global firms are companies that globalize at an accelerated rate. This Article illustrates that English and American law firms are the precursors to Born Global companies and highlights how the common law facilitated this process. It also demonstrates, through modern case studies, how lawyers and the common law continue to have a globalizing effect in the business world. Last, the Article argues that the disparity between U.K. and U.S. law firms created by the U.K. Legal Services Act of 2007 may ...


American Legal Education: Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Going?, Daniel R. Coquillette Apr 2013

American Legal Education: Where Did It Come From? Where Is It Going?, Daniel R. Coquillette

Law School Publications

Keynote address delivered to the National Conference of Bar Examiners on April 19, 2013.


Oh, The Treatise!, Richard A. Danner Apr 2013

Oh, The Treatise!, Richard A. Danner

Michigan Law Review

In his foreword to the Michigan Law Review's 2009 Survey of Books Related to the Law, my former Duke colleague Erwin Chemerinsky posed the question: "[W]hy should law professors write?" In answering, Erwin took as a starting point the well-known criticisms of legal scholarship that Judge Harry Edwards published in this journal in 1992. Judge Edwards indicted legal scholars for failing to engage the practical problems facing lawyers and judges, writing instead for the benefit of scholars in law and other disciplines rather than for their professional audiences. He characterized "practical" legal scholarship as both prescriptive (aiming to ...


Cause Judging, Justin Hansford Mar 2013

Cause Judging, Justin Hansford

Justin Hansford

Building on the framework of “cause lawyering” scholarship, this Article explores the fact that, in a similar tradition as a “cause lawyering” law practice animated by dedication to a cause, “cause judging” exists as well. This insight has implications for judicial ethics norms. The hyper-partisan nature of modern American life has already cast doubt on the possibility that politically appointed judges can ever truly attain the “appearance of impartiality” demanded by judicial recusal standards. Instead, judicial ethics norms should embrace the fact that judges have moral and political ideals that inform their rulings when they exercise judicial discretion, and that ...


Louisiana's Division Of Administrative Law: An Independent Administrative Hearings Tribunal , Ann Wise Mar 2013

Louisiana's Division Of Administrative Law: An Independent Administrative Hearings Tribunal , Ann Wise

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Accountability In The Administrative Law Judiciary: The Right And The Wrong Kind, Edwin L. Felter Jr Mar 2013

Accountability In The Administrative Law Judiciary: The Right And The Wrong Kind, Edwin L. Felter Jr

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

This article discusses and evaluates several forms of accountability in the administrative law judiciary, and compares them with prevalent forms of accountability in the judicial branch. Felter argues that codes of judicial conduct, as well as formal enforcement mechanisms, work together to maintain a balance of independence and accountability in the administrative law judiciary. The article analyzes the "right kinds" of accountability as distinguished from the "wrong kind" of accountability, i.e., political accountability. The article maintains that decisional independence is the cornerstone of any properly functioning adjudication system. The price of decisional independence is accountability to concepts and mechanisms ...


Greater Independence For Aljs Plus Cost Savings For Agencies: The Coast Guard Model, Walter J. Brudzinski Mar 2013

Greater Independence For Aljs Plus Cost Savings For Agencies: The Coast Guard Model, Walter J. Brudzinski

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Custom And Practice Unmasked: The Legal History Of Massachusetts' Experience With The Unauthorized Practice Of Law, Alexis Anderson Mar 2013

Custom And Practice Unmasked: The Legal History Of Massachusetts' Experience With The Unauthorized Practice Of Law, Alexis Anderson

Alexis Anderson

Through educational barriers, occupational licensing, and bar association activities, American lawyers have endeavored to achieve a monopoly on the practice of law. One tool that has helped cement their ability to define lawyer-only turf is the unauthorized practice of law (“UPL”) doctrine.

This Article, which explores Massachusetts’ attempts to bar lay practitioners, reveals that the state’s unauthorized practice of law movement took hold relatively recently. It has been marked by fits and starts, by active proponents and by equally determined naysayers, by headline grabbing politicians and bar leaders, and by increasingly assertive judges. Perhaps most importantly, this account also ...


The United States Constitution And Its History Through The Barristers And Political, Allen E. Shoenberger Mar 2013

The United States Constitution And Its History Through The Barristers And Political, Allen E. Shoenberger

Allen E Shoenberger

No abstract provided.


Custom And Practice Unmasked: The Legal History Of Massachusetts' Experience With The Unauthorized Practice Of Law, Alexis Anderson Mar 2013

Custom And Practice Unmasked: The Legal History Of Massachusetts' Experience With The Unauthorized Practice Of Law, Alexis Anderson

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

Through educational barriers, occupational licensing, and bar association activities, American lawyers have endeavored to achieve a monopoly on the practice of law. One tool that has helped cement their ability to define lawyer-only turf is the unauthorized practice of law (“UPL”) doctrine.

This Article, which explores Massachusetts’ attempts to bar lay practitioners, reveals that the state’s unauthorized practice of law movement took hold relatively recently. It has been marked by fits and starts, by active proponents and by equally determined naysayers, by headline grabbing politicians and bar leaders, and by increasingly assertive judges. Perhaps most importantly, this account also ...


The Case For "Higher Law", John Warwick Montgomery Feb 2013

The Case For "Higher Law", John Warwick Montgomery

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Short Road To Statehood, A Long Road To Washington, Rachel J. Anderson Feb 2013

A Short Road To Statehood, A Long Road To Washington, Rachel J. Anderson

Scholarly Works

This article documents the election in 2012 of the first African-American to represent Nevada in the U.S. Congress, Steven Horsford. It is part of "A Special Series on African Americans in Nevada Politics - Past and Present" on pages 16-21 of the issue." Sources are on page 21 of the issue.


A Comment On The Instruction Of Constitutional Law, William H. Rehnquist Jan 2013

A Comment On The Instruction Of Constitutional Law, William H. Rehnquist

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Introduction, Ronald F. Phillips Jan 2013

Introduction, Ronald F. Phillips

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Constructing Modern-Day U.S. Legal Education With Rhetoric: Langdell, Ames, And The Scholar Model Of The Law Professor Persona, Carlo A. Pedrioli Jan 2013

Constructing Modern-Day U.S. Legal Education With Rhetoric: Langdell, Ames, And The Scholar Model Of The Law Professor Persona, Carlo A. Pedrioli

Faculty Scholarship

This article explains how lawyers like Christopher Columbus Langdell and James Barr Ames, a disciple of Langdell, employed rhetoric between 1870, when Langdell assumed the deanship at Harvard Law School, and 1920, when law had emerged as a credible academic field in the United States, to construct a persona, that of a scholar, appropriate for the law professor situated within the university. To do so, the article contextualizes the rhetoric with historical background on the law professor and legal education, draws upon rhetorical theory to give an overview of persona theory and persona analysis as a means of conducting the ...


A Good Step In The Right Direction: Illinois Eliminates The Conflict Between Attorneys And Guardians, 38 J. Legal Prof. 161 (2013), Alberto Bernabe Jan 2013

A Good Step In The Right Direction: Illinois Eliminates The Conflict Between Attorneys And Guardians, 38 J. Legal Prof. 161 (2013), Alberto Bernabe

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Jurisprudence, Interpretation, And Relevance: How Relevant Is Jurisprudence In Modern Practice?, David C. Bell Jan 2013

Jurisprudence, Interpretation, And Relevance: How Relevant Is Jurisprudence In Modern Practice?, David C. Bell

David C Bell

Jurisprudence and statutory interpretation are distained by law school students and in legal circles outside the academic realm, but both are an integral part of the legal process and as such should be included in all law school education in an effort to turn out practice ready lawyers. This paper will look at the different theories of statutory interpretation, breaking down how the individual theories go about interpretation. The different theories to be analyzed include hermeneutics, textualism, purposive interpretation, dynamic interpretation, liberal interpretation, legal process theory, moral theory, and active liberty. Then the paper will analyze parallels between the interpretation ...


The Short History Of Arizona Legal Ethics, Keith Swisher Jan 2013

The Short History Of Arizona Legal Ethics, Keith Swisher

Keith Swisher

This Essay provides a history of Arizona legal ethics: its substance and procedure. A hundred years ago, legal ethics barely existed in Arizona. Fortunately, a century permits significant progress, as captured in this work. Following the lead of the ABA (among others), Arizona slowly but surely adopted a modernized system of ethical regulation. And today, Arizona shows increasing signs of autonomy in legal ethics. These signs can be seen in Arizona’s independent approach to lawyer screening, prosecutorial ethics, and inadvertent disclosure — to focus on just a few of many examples in this “short history.” In Part I of this ...


Globalisation And Legal Scholarship In Colombia: Petit Commentaire On William Twining’S 2009 Montesquieu Lecture, Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz Jan 2013

Globalisation And Legal Scholarship In Colombia: Petit Commentaire On William Twining’S 2009 Montesquieu Lecture, Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz

Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz

This article explores the challenges facing legal education in Colombia from the standpoint of law as an arguable tool for social change. It addresses the following question: Are the reasoning, content and skills transmitted to students at law schools in Colombia suitable for addressing the challenges of social change? The author considers that the ideas introduced by Professor Twining on the implications of globalisation for the discipline of law provide rich insights for the Colombian case. The article assumes that Twining's arguments relating to the need for instrumental assistance in legal education so as to properly deal with globalisation ...


Weeds In The Gardens Of Justice?The Survival Of Hyperpositivism In Polishlegal Culture As A Symptom/Sinthome, Rafal Manko Jan 2013

Weeds In The Gardens Of Justice?The Survival Of Hyperpositivism In Polishlegal Culture As A Symptom/Sinthome, Rafal Manko

Dr. Rafał Mańko

After 1989, the Polish legal elites embraced a transform-ation discourse, presenting modern Polish legal history as a circular journey from Europe to the dystopia of “Communism” and back. As aconsequence, links with the state-socialist past are repressed from thecollective consciousness of the legal community and presented as post-Soviet “weeds” in the Polish gardens of justice. However, the repressedweeds return in the form of symptoms – legal survivals, which lawyerstend to ignore or conceal because they subvert the dominant ideologicalnarrative. In this paper, I focus on metanormative survivals of the So-cialist Legal Tradition in Poland which can all be brought under theumbrella ...


Blacks In The Nevada Legal Profession, Rachel J. Anderson Jan 2013

Blacks In The Nevada Legal Profession, Rachel J. Anderson

Scholarly Works

This article discusses the history of African-Americans in the Nevada legal profession. It is part of "A Special Series on African Americans in Nevada Politics - Past and Present" on pages 16-21 of the issue. Sources are on page 21 of the issue.


Oh, The Treatise!, Richard A. Danner Jan 2013

Oh, The Treatise!, Richard A. Danner

Faculty Scholarship

This foreword to the Michigan Law Review’s 2013 Survey of Books Related to the Law considers the history of the American legal treatise in light of the well-known criticisms of legal scholarship published by Judge Harry Edwards in 1992. As part of his critique, Edwards characterized the legal treatise as “[t]he paradigm of ‘practical’ legal scholarship.” In his words, treatises “create an interpretive framework; categorize the mass of legal authorities in terms of this framework; interpret closely the various authoritative texts within each category; and thereby demonstrate for judges or practitioners what ‘the law’ requires.” Part I examines ...


The "Reason Giving" Lawyer: An Ethical, Practical, And Pedagogical Perspective, Donald J. Kochan Dec 2012

The "Reason Giving" Lawyer: An Ethical, Practical, And Pedagogical Perspective, Donald J. Kochan

Donald J. Kochan

Whether as a matter of duty or utility, lawyers give reasons for their actions all the time. In the various venues in which legal skills must be employed, reason giving is required in some, expected in others, desired in many, and useful in most. This Essay underscores the pervasiveness of reason giving in the practice of law and the consequent necessity of lawyers developing a skill at giving reasons. This Essay examines reason giving as an innate human characteristic related directly to our need for answers and our constant yearning to understand the answer to the question “why.” It briefly ...