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Presenting Expert Testimony, James H. Seckinger Nov 2013

Presenting Expert Testimony, James H. Seckinger

James H. Seckinger

No abstract provided.


Lawyers And Liberations, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Lawyers And Liberations, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

No abstract provided.


Professionalism And Community: A Response To Terrell And Wildman, Robert Rodes Nov 2013

Professionalism And Community: A Response To Terrell And Wildman, Robert Rodes

Robert Rodes

No abstract provided.


Forming An Agenda - Ethics And Legal Ethics, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Forming An Agenda - Ethics And Legal Ethics, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

The law profession is unique in the scope of the mandate it gives those within it to intervene in other people's affairs. As a result of this unique power of intervention, lawyers encounter a number of unique problems. This paper elucidates upon, and applies, the moral standards and intuitions to be used in approaching these problems. It argues that we should form our consciences in dialogue with our clients and that once they are formed we must follow them and limit our representation accordingly. If lawyer and client cannot agree on an agenda with which both are comfortable, the ...


Government Lawyers, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

Government Lawyers, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

No abstract provided.


On Lawyers And Moral Discernment, Robert E. Rodes Nov 2013

On Lawyers And Moral Discernment, Robert E. Rodes

Robert Rodes

Drawing on Jacques Maritain's doctrine of Knowledge through Connaturality, and on other authors including David Hume and Edmond Cahn, this article argues that judgments of right and wrong are arrived at primarily through immediate discernment, and only secondarily through the application of general principles. It is possible, therefore, for lawyers and clients to arrive at agreement on how to handle their cases, even though they do not agree on the general principles that apply.


Crisis Regulation, James E. Moliterno Nov 2013

Crisis Regulation, James E. Moliterno

James E. Moliterno

The article presents information on the regulation of crisis in legal profession. It reflects on the legal profession of the U.S. that has engaged in regulatory reform in response to crisis. It explains that a few changes in the status quo may lead legal profession to react to crisis and discusses it with the help of immigration in the twentieth century, Watergate and globalization. It states that with the wake of the Watergate revelations there is an increase in the crisis in legal profession.


Making Way For A New Standard: Women Redefine The "Ideal Professor", Margaret F. Brinig Oct 2013

Making Way For A New Standard: Women Redefine The "Ideal Professor", Margaret F. Brinig

Margaret F Brinig

No abstract provided.


A Judicial Clerkship 24 Years After Graduation: Or, How I Spent My Spring Sabbatical, Joseph P. Bauer Oct 2013

A Judicial Clerkship 24 Years After Graduation: Or, How I Spent My Spring Sabbatical, Joseph P. Bauer

Joseph P. Bauer

The career path of many law professors includes a judicial clerkship - typically, right after graduation. Almost all law professors have extolled the clerkship experience and have written letters of recommendation for students applying for those positions. While I fall into the latter category, I did not fall into the former - at least not until my recent sabbatical. When I was a law student, I gave no thought to a clerkship, and none of my teachers encouraged me to pursue that route. (In fact, graduating in 1969 at the height of the Vietnam War, I thought mainly - like most of my ...


The Corporate Antitrust Audit - Establishing A Document Retention Program, Sheldon S. Toll, Joseph P. Bauer Oct 2013

The Corporate Antitrust Audit - Establishing A Document Retention Program, Sheldon S. Toll, Joseph P. Bauer

Joseph P. Bauer

No abstract provided.


Courting Power, Anil Kalhan Oct 2013

Courting Power, Anil Kalhan

Anil Kalhan

No abstract provided.


A Tribute To Judge Lazer, Rena C. Seplowitz Oct 2013

A Tribute To Judge Lazer, Rena C. Seplowitz

Rena C. Seplowitz

No abstract provided.


Getting It Right, Eileen Kaufman Oct 2013

Getting It Right, Eileen Kaufman

Eileen Kaufman

No abstract provided.


Leon Lazer: The Giant Among Us, Howard Glickstein Oct 2013

Leon Lazer: The Giant Among Us, Howard Glickstein

Howard Glickstein

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.


The Future Of Legal Education Reform, James E. Moliterno Oct 2013

The Future Of Legal Education Reform, James E. Moliterno

James E. Moliterno

As a historical matter, the legal profession obstinately resists change. Its ponderous, backward-looking and self-preservationist characteristics are embodied in the ABA's Ethics 20/20 Commission, which endeavors to protect, preserve, and maintain. But the profession suffers from such thinking. It must look forward; grow more attuned to outside events and trends; and become a player in how change is assimilated into established ways, and how established ways are replaced by more effective ones. Law schools require reform. The academic focus bears little relation to the reality of practice. Graduates must better able to contribute to clients of law firms ...


The Role Of Ethics Audits In Fortifying The Ethical Infrastructure Of Law Firms, Susan Fortney Sep 2013

The Role Of Ethics Audits In Fortifying The Ethical Infrastructure Of Law Firms, Susan Fortney

Susan S. Fortney

No abstract provided.


Who's Looking For "Free" Access?: Legal Databases At The Chase Law Library, Jennifer R. Mart-Rice Sep 2013

Who's Looking For "Free" Access?: Legal Databases At The Chase Law Library, Jennifer R. Mart-Rice

Jennifer Mart-Rice

No abstract provided.


The Revolution Will Not Be Codified, Melissa Mortazavi Aug 2013

The Revolution Will Not Be Codified, Melissa Mortazavi

Melissa Mortazavi

No abstract provided.


Legal Writing In The Practice-Ready Law School, Gerald Lebovits Aug 2013

Legal Writing In The Practice-Ready Law School, Gerald Lebovits

Hon. Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Foreword To The Conference: The Law: Business Or Profession? The Continuing Relevance Of Julius Henry Cohen For The Practice Of Law In The Twenty-First Century, Samuel J. Levine Aug 2013

Foreword To The Conference: The Law: Business Or Profession? The Continuing Relevance Of Julius Henry Cohen For The Practice Of Law In The Twenty-First Century, Samuel J. Levine

Samuel J. Levine

No abstract provided.


Bill, Baby, Bill: How The Billable Hour Emerged As The Primary Method Of Attorney Fee Generation And Why Early Reports Of Its Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated, Stuart L. Pardau Aug 2013

Bill, Baby, Bill: How The Billable Hour Emerged As The Primary Method Of Attorney Fee Generation And Why Early Reports Of Its Demise May Be Greatly Exaggerated, Stuart L. Pardau

stuart l pardau

No abstract provided.


Coding And Decoding Legal Ethics, Melissa Mortazavi Jul 2013

Coding And Decoding Legal Ethics, Melissa Mortazavi

Melissa Mortazavi

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 ...


Making Sure We Are True To Our Founders: The Association Of The Bar Of The City Of New York, 1970-95, Jeffrey Morris Jun 2013

Making Sure We Are True To Our Founders: The Association Of The Bar Of The City Of New York, 1970-95, Jeffrey Morris

Jeffrey B. Morris

No abstract provided.


The Path Between Sebastian's Hospitals: Fostering Reconciliation After A Tragedy, Jonathan R. Cohen Jun 2013

The Path Between Sebastian's Hospitals: Fostering Reconciliation After A Tragedy, Jonathan R. Cohen

Jonathan R. Cohen

On October 8, 2007, Horst and Luisa Ferrero brought their healthy but short, three-year-old son Sebastian to a university hospital for a “routine” test to determine whether he lacked human growth hormone. Two days later, following a tragic string of errors, Sebastian was pronounced brain dead. Approximately two weeks later, the hospital offered a detailed public apology to the parents for Sebastian’s death. Several months after the apology, the parents began working collaboratively with the hospital to improve patient safety at the hospital and to advocate for a new children’s hospital in their community. This paper is a ...


On The Occasion Of Leon Lazer’S 90th Birthday, Jeffrey B. Morris Jun 2013

On The Occasion Of Leon Lazer’S 90th Birthday, Jeffrey B. Morris

Jeffrey B. Morris

No abstract provided.


Cat, Cause, And Kant, Richard Peltz-Steele Jun 2013

Cat, Cause, And Kant, Richard Peltz-Steele

Richard J. Peltz-Steele

These are precarious times in which to launch a new law school and a new law review. Yet here we are. The University of Massachusetts is now in its first year of operation with provisional ABA accreditation. This text is a foreword to the first general-interest issue of the University of Massachusetts Law Review. Now marks an appropriate time to take stock of what these institutions mean to accomplish in our unsettled legal world.


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 ...


Time For A Top-Tier Law School In Arkansas, Richard J. Peltz-Steele Jun 2013

Time For A Top-Tier Law School In Arkansas, Richard J. Peltz-Steele

Richard J. Peltz-Steele

A simple change in state law could improve the quality of legal education in Arkansas and the quality of legal services available to our consumers - and save significant amounts of taxpayers' money. With an Afterword on academic freedom. Also available from Advance Arkansas Institute website.