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Government Code 800: Reimbursement Of Counsel Fees, Gayle Posner May 2013

Government Code 800: Reimbursement Of Counsel Fees, Gayle Posner

Pepperdine Law Review

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New Challenges To Investor's Counsel: Legal Risk Analysis And The Work-Out Perspective In Ldc Investment, Allen P.K. Keesee May 2013

New Challenges To Investor's Counsel: Legal Risk Analysis And The Work-Out Perspective In Ldc Investment, Allen P.K. Keesee

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Justice For All, Patricia Kay Oliver Feb 2013

Justice For All, Patricia Kay Oliver

Pepperdine Law Review

Fourteen years into her career at a top U.S. law firm, no one would have imagined that Patricia K. Oliver would walk away from her private practice to return to the world of her poverty-filled childhood in Compton. But in 2011, she left her practice to serve as the President and Executive Director of Christian Legal Aid of Los Angeles (CLA-LA). This is the story of her journey, which she was honored to share at the Pepperdine Law Review's The Lawyer of the Future symposium.


A Blueprint For Change, William D. Henderson Feb 2013

A Blueprint For Change, William D. Henderson

Pepperdine Law Review

This Article discusses the financial viability of law schools in the face of massive structural changes now occurring within the legal industry. It then offers a blueprint for change - a realistic way for law schools to retool themselves in an attempt to provide our students with high quality professional employment in a rapidly changing world. Because no institution can instantaneously reinvent itself, a key element of Professor Henderson's proposal is the 12% solution: approximately 12% of faculty members take the lead on building a competency-based curriculum that is designed to accelerate the development of valuable skills and behaviors prized ...


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

The Future Of Legal Education Reform, James E. Moliterno

Pepperdine Law Review

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 ...


Legal Education: Rethinking The Problem, Reimagining The Reforms, Deborah L. Rhode Feb 2013

Legal Education: Rethinking The Problem, Reimagining The Reforms, Deborah L. Rhode

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Whether or not law schools are in a crisis, it is certainly true that legal education currently faces a number of significant challenges. The fundamental problem is a lack of consensus over what the problem is. Legal educators and regulators are developing well-intended but inadequate responses to the symptoms, not the causes of law school woes. In addition to identifying the problem, this Article discusses potential reforms. Financial issues represent a significant source of much of the current criticisms face by law schools today. Tuition rates have increased at a pace far outstripping the steep hikes seen at universities as ...


How To Make Rules For Lawyers: The Professional Responsibility Of The Legal Profession, Stephen Gillers Feb 2013

How To Make Rules For Lawyers: The Professional Responsibility Of The Legal Profession, Stephen Gillers

Pepperdine Law Review

When considering the professional responsibilities of American lawyers, two questions often arise: (1) whether a particular rule strikes the right balance among the multiple interests it purports to reconcile and (2) whether in a particular circumstance a lawyer's or law firm's behavior complied with the governing rules. This article explores a third question. What is the responsibility of the profession itself when, through its various institutions and especially bar associations, it asks courts, lawmakers, or agencies to adopt particular rules governing the conduct of lawyers? Rather than exploring the discussing the conduct of individual lawyers or the correctness ...


Louis D. Brandeis And The Lawyer Advocacy System, Robert F. Cochran Jr. Feb 2013

Louis D. Brandeis And The Lawyer Advocacy System, Robert F. Cochran Jr.

Pepperdine Law Review

The law practice of Louis Brandeis serves as an appropriate vehicle for examining both the history of the legal profession in the United States and the role of lawyers as philanthropists. Brandeis was one of America's most successful and innovative lawyers at the turn of the twentieth century, and serves as a role model for lawyers in his dedication to public service. Brandeis, of course, is best known for his work as a Justice on the United States Supreme Court; however, he is less well known for his work as a lawyer-though he practiced law for 40 years before ...


The Lawyer Of The Future, Deanell Reece Tacha Feb 2013

The Lawyer Of The Future, Deanell Reece Tacha

Pepperdine Law Review

This piece introduces the Pepperdine Law Review symposium issue for Volume 40, publishing articles derived from the April 20, 2012 The Lawyer of the Future: Exploring the Impact of Past and Present Lawyers and the Lessons They Provide for Future Generations symposium, which explored the role of the lawyer in American society-past, present, and future.


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

The Case For "Higher Law", John Warwick Montgomery

Pepperdine Law Review

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Evaluation Of Judicial Performance: A Tool For Self-Improvement, Richard L. Aynes Feb 2013

Evaluation Of Judicial Performance: A Tool For Self-Improvement, Richard L. Aynes

Pepperdine Law Review

The quality of our judicial system, like other institutions, is a function of the work performed by those who are afforded major roles in the dispensation of justice. Unmistakably. judges, jurors and lawyers assume key roles in this process. Professor Aynes, who is a member of the A.B.A.'s Evaluation of Judicial Performance Committee, recognizes that both judges and lawyers, unlike jurors, are professionals expected to bring more to the bench than honesty, good faith and diligence. The author observes that while efforts to improve the daily performance of attorneys have been well under way since the early ...


Up Or Out And Into The Supreme Court: A Forecast For Hishon V. King And Spalding , Linda Randlett Kollar Jan 2013

Up Or Out And Into The Supreme Court: A Forecast For Hishon V. King And Spalding , Linda Randlett Kollar

Pepperdine Law Review

The author presents an extensive analysis of Title VII in an effort to forecast the forthcoming Supreme Court decision of Hishon v. King and Spalding. Included are the issues presented to the Court, the legislative history of Title VII, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals' decision, and a historical inquiry of the applicable decisions of the Burger Court. Although the outcome of the case has yet to be decided, the author's informed prediction will guide commentaries in the future.


Guiding The Invisible Hand: The Consumer Protection Function Of Unauthorized Practice Regulation, Elizabeth Michelman Jan 2013

Guiding The Invisible Hand: The Consumer Protection Function Of Unauthorized Practice Regulation, Elizabeth Michelman

Pepperdine Law Review

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Sanctions Under California Code Of Civil Procedure Section 128.5: How To Avoid Eating A Piece Of Humble Pie, Tara A. Flanagan Jan 2013

Sanctions Under California Code Of Civil Procedure Section 128.5: How To Avoid Eating A Piece Of Humble Pie, Tara A. Flanagan

Pepperdine Law Review

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Sequencing And Allocating Attorney Time To Cases, Stuart S. Nagel Jan 2013

Sequencing And Allocating Attorney Time To Cases, Stuart S. Nagel

Pepperdine Law Review

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The Grand Jury Subpoena: Is It The Prosecutor's "Ultimate Weapon" Against Defense Attorneys And Their Clients?, Tara A. Flanagan Jan 2013

The Grand Jury Subpoena: Is It The Prosecutor's "Ultimate Weapon" Against Defense Attorneys And Their Clients?, Tara A. Flanagan

Pepperdine Law Review

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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

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Mandatory Disclosure: California Bar Refuses To Adopt Proposed Rule To Confront Client Perjury , David B. Wasson Jan 2013

Mandatory Disclosure: California Bar Refuses To Adopt Proposed Rule To Confront Client Perjury , David B. Wasson

Pepperdine Law Review

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Mandatory Pro Bono: The Path To Equal Justice, John R. Desteiguer Jan 2013

Mandatory Pro Bono: The Path To Equal Justice, John R. Desteiguer

Pepperdine Law Review

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Response To "One Year After Dondi: Time To Get Back To Litigating?", Thomas M. Reavley Jan 2013

Response To "One Year After Dondi: Time To Get Back To Litigating?", Thomas M. Reavley

Pepperdine Law Review

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One Year After Dondi: Time To Get Back To Litigating?, William A. Brewer Iii, Francis B. Majorie Jan 2013

One Year After Dondi: Time To Get Back To Litigating?, William A. Brewer Iii, Francis B. Majorie

Pepperdine Law Review

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Sanctions - Stepchild Or Natural Heir To Trial And Appellate Court Delay Reduction?, Fred Woods Jan 2013

Sanctions - Stepchild Or Natural Heir To Trial And Appellate Court Delay Reduction?, Fred Woods

Pepperdine Law Review

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Rambo Litigators: Pitting Aggressive Tactics Against Legal Ethics, Thomas M. Reavley Jan 2013

Rambo Litigators: Pitting Aggressive Tactics Against Legal Ethics, Thomas M. Reavley

Pepperdine Law Review

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Introduction, Ronald F. Phillips Jan 2013

Introduction, Ronald F. Phillips

Pepperdine Law Review

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