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La DisposicióN De Los Bienes Conyugales Es De InteréS Familiar, Enrique Varsi, Dr. 2016

La DisposicióN De Los Bienes Conyugales Es De InteréS Familiar, Enrique Varsi, Dr.

Enrique Varsi Rospigliosi

Conclusiones y recomendaciones en el VIII Pleno Casatorio Civil.
Artículo 315 del Código civil


Trial And Error: Lawyers And Nonlawyer Advocates, Anna E. Carpenter, Alyx Mark, Colleen Shanahan 2016 University of Tulsa College of Law

Trial And Error: Lawyers And Nonlawyer Advocates, Anna E. Carpenter, Alyx Mark, Colleen Shanahan

Anna E. Carpenter

Nonlawyer advocates are one proposed solution to the access to justice crisis and are currently permitted to practice in some civil justice settings. Theory and research suggest nonlawyers might be effective in some civil justice settings, yet we know very little, empirically, about nonlawyer practice in the United States. Using data from more than 5,000 unemployment insurance appeal hearings and interviews with lawyers and nonlawyers, this article explores how both types of representatives learn to do their work and what this means for their effectiveness. Building on recent research regarding the importance of procedural knowledge and relational expertise as ...


Lawyers, Power, And Strategic Expertise, Anna E. Carpenter, Colleen F. Shanahan, Alyx Mark 2016 University of Tulsa College of Law

Lawyers, Power, And Strategic Expertise, Anna E. Carpenter, Colleen F. Shanahan, Alyx Mark

Anna E. Carpenter

This empirical study analyzes what the parties and lawyers described above experience – a party’s power, representation, and the strategic expertise they bring to a dispute. These factors clarify how representation may solve the access to justice crisis for low-income Americans. We find that a representative helps most parties most of the time, but the representation on the other side of the dispute and the representative’s strategic expertise are also significant factors for understanding representation for civil litigants.

This study analyzes a database of 1,700 unemployment insurance appeals in the District of Columbia over a two-year period, the ...


Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, yehezkel Margalit 2016 SelectedWorks

Bridging The Gap Between Intent And Status: A New Framework For Modern Parentage, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the conceptualization and methodologies of determining legal parentage in the U.S. and other countries in the western world. Through various sociological shifts, growing social openness and bio-medical innovations, the traditional definitions of family and parenthood have been dramatically transformed. This transformation has led to an acute and urgent need for legal and social frameworks to regulate the process of determining legal parentage. Moreover, instead of progressing in a piecemeal, ad-hoc manner, the framework for determining legal parentage should be comprehensive. Only a comprehensive solution will address the differing needs of ...


From Baby M To Baby M(Anji): Regulating International Surrogacy Agreements, yehezkel Margalit 2016 SelectedWorks

From Baby M To Baby M(Anji): Regulating International Surrogacy Agreements, Yehezkel Margalit

Hezi Margalit

In 1985, when Kim Cotton became Britain’s first commercial surrogate mother, Europe was exposed to the issue of surrogacy for the first time on a large scale. Three years later, in 1988, the famous case of Baby M drew the attention of the American public to surrogacy as well. These two cases implicated fundamental ethical and legal issues regarding domestic surrogacy and triggered a fierce debate about motherhood, child-bearing, and the relationship between procreation, science and commerce. These two cases exemplified the debate regarding domestic surrogacy - a debate that has now been raging for decades. Contrary to the well-known ...


"Immigrants Are Not Criminals": Respectability, Immigration Reform, And Hyperincarceration, Rebecca Sharpless 2016 University of Miami School of Law

"Immigrants Are Not Criminals": Respectability, Immigration Reform, And Hyperincarceration, Rebecca Sharpless

Rebecca Sharpless

Scholars and law reformers advocate for better treatment of immigrants by invoking a contrast with people convicted of a crime. This Article details the harms and limitations of a conceptual framework that relies on a contrast with people—citizens and noncitizens—who have been convicted of a criminal offense and proposes an alternate approach that better aligns with the racial critique of our criminal justice system. Noncitizens with a criminal record are overwhelmingly low-income people of color. While some have been in the United States for a short period of time, many have resided in the United States for much ...


How To Get Away With Career Murder: The Unconstitutional Blueprint For Systematically Purging Whistleblowers From U.S. Law Enforcement, Zena D. Crenshaw-Logal, Dr. Andrew D. Jackson, Dr. Sandra Nunn 2015 National Judicial Conduct and Disability Law Project, Inc.

How To Get Away With Career Murder: The Unconstitutional Blueprint For Systematically Purging Whistleblowers From U.S. Law Enforcement, Zena D. Crenshaw-Logal, Dr. Andrew D. Jackson, Dr. Sandra Nunn

Zena D. Crenshaw-Logal

Obviously U.S. state or federal prosecutors can be among the conspirators subjecting any given law enforcement whistleblower to retaliatory criminal prosecution.  In most instances such misdeeds are only under the color of law, i.e., they are the handy work of rogue government agents and do not constitute sovereign acts. However, according to the authors, an official or sovereign choice to “prefer” these oppressors is made each time a U.S. government agency opts not to thoroughly investigate their alleged whistleblower retaliation. The authors submit that all related convictions are accordingly void.  In addition to the “sworn public officer ...


La Disposición De Los Bienes Sociales Por Un Solo Cónyuge. El Lado Oscuro Del Artículo 315 Del Código Civil, Marco Andrei Torres Maldonado, Enrique Varsi Rospigliosi 2015

La Disposición De Los Bienes Sociales Por Un Solo Cónyuge. El Lado Oscuro Del Artículo 315 Del Código Civil, Marco Andrei Torres Maldonado, Enrique Varsi Rospigliosi

Marco Andrei Torres Maldonado

Los autores sostienen que en el Derecho de Familia no se puede establecer a priori una regla general que sirva de pauta normativa para la generalidad de los casos. En tal sentido, considera que en los casos de disposición de los bienes sociales por un solo cónyuge, el remedio debe ser la eficacia suspendida, toda vez que existe una ausencia de legitimidad para actuar; no obstante, en los casos en que se demuestre la mala fe del adquirente, devendrá en nulo, pues el negocio jurídico presenta un vicio de finalidad ilícita (inciso 4 del artículo 219).


Unenforceability By Will. The Widening Of Reciprocity In The Digital Environment, Pablo Salvador-Coderch, Ariadna Aguilera Rull †, Leah Daniels Simon, Sergi Gálvez Duran, Miquel Mirambell Fargas 2015 Universidad Pompeu Fabra

Unenforceability By Will. The Widening Of Reciprocity In The Digital Environment, Pablo Salvador-Coderch, Ariadna Aguilera Rull †, Leah Daniels Simon, Sergi Gálvez Duran, Miquel Mirambell Fargas

The Latin American and Iberian Journal of Law and Economics

There is paid work and unpaid work. The former belongs in the sphere of exchange; the latter, in the sphere of reciprocity. Within the sphere of exchange, contracts are paramount. Contracts are binding promises, that is to say, a legal remedy for breach of contract is warranted by law. Within the sphere of reciprocity, gifts, services rendered gratuitously and non-binding promises thrive. The questions analyzed in this essay relate to the dynamics and overlap between both spheres in the digital environment and are answered by giving workable tests to draw their respective boundaries.

Because contracts are binding promises, a legal ...


Newsroom: Logan On 2015'S Record Settlements, Roger Williams University School of Law 2015 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Logan On 2015'S Record Settlements, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

Also available @ http://law.rwu.edu/story/logan-2015s-record-settlements


Newsroom: Logan On Volkswagen Emissions, Roger Williams University School of Law 2015 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Logan On Volkswagen Emissions, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


"Dama Y Caballero Es Otra Cosa", Luis Cárdenas Rodríguez 2015

"Dama Y Caballero Es Otra Cosa", Luis Cárdenas Rodríguez

Luis Cárdenas Rodríguez

Indecopi sancionó a un centro comercial porque uno de sus vigilantes intentó expulsar a una pareja de hombres por besarse en sus instalaciones.


Incoherencias Y Vacíos En La Sentencia Del Vii Pleno Casatorio, Alan A. Pasco Arauco 2015 Universidad San Marcos

Incoherencias Y Vacíos En La Sentencia Del Vii Pleno Casatorio, Alan A. Pasco Arauco

Alan A. Pasco Arauco

No abstract provided.


Books Received, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Books Received, Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Family Law In The Republic Of Ireland, William Binchy 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Family Law In The Republic Of Ireland, William Binchy

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Palandt, Burgerliches Gesetzbuch. Commentaries On The German Civil Code, 36th Rev. Ed., Hugo Hahn 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Palandt, Burgerliches Gesetzbuch. Commentaries On The German Civil Code, 36th Rev. Ed., Hugo Hahn

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


No.34 - December 2015, Center of Civil Law Studies 2015 Louisiana State University Law Center

No.34 - December 2015, Center Of Civil Law Studies

The Center of Civil Law Studies Newsletter

No abstract provided.


The Efficiency Norm, Brooke D. Coleman 2015 Seattle University School of Law

The Efficiency Norm, Brooke D. Coleman

Boston College Law Review

Efficient is not synonymous with inexpensive. Rather, it refers to an optimal tradeoff between cost and function; a system may simultaneously become less expensive and less efficient, if cost savings are offset by loss of productivity. Yet, this Article argues that if we conceive of the rules and doctrines governing civil procedure as a product, the Judiciary, Congress, and federal civil rulemakers have confused cheap with efficient. They have made this version of “efficiency”—what this Article calls the efficiency norm—the dominant norm of the civil litigation system. This efficiency norm is problematic because institutional actors falsely equate efficiency ...


¿Vale Más Un Mal Arreglo Que Un Buen Juicio?: Apuntes Poco Ortodoxos Sobre El Contrato De Transacción, Jose L. Gabriel Rivera 2015

¿Vale Más Un Mal Arreglo Que Un Buen Juicio?: Apuntes Poco Ortodoxos Sobre El Contrato De Transacción, Jose L. Gabriel Rivera

Jose L. Gabriel Rivera

El autor deconstruye la tradicional noción peruana de "transacción". En primer lugar, considera que el contrato de transacción no genera tan solo el efectode extinguir obligaciones, porque ello sería apreciar parcialmente esta figura; de igualforma, afirma que el contrato de transacción (no homologado) no produce los efectos decosa juzgada porque afirmar ello sería otorgarle la calidad de sentencia judicial; y finalmente,resalta que el incumplimiento de una obligación que deriva de un contrato de transaccióndebe ser derivado al régimen de la responsabilidad civil contractual.


El Rol Del Jurista Y El Espíritu De Hulk, Rómulo Morales 2015

El Rol Del Jurista Y El Espíritu De Hulk, Rómulo Morales

Rómulo Martín Morales Hervias

El Jurista es como Bruce Banner pero también como Hulk cuando cuestiona las soluciones desarrolladas por doctrinas o jurisprudencias sin tomar en cuenta la tradición y la realidad jurídica de las acciones humanas actuales. Se desarrolla el abuso del derecho como pretexto para entender el espíritu de Hulk.


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