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Top 10 Law School Home Pages Of 2009, Roger Skalbeck 2010 Georgetown University Law Center

Top 10 Law School Home Pages Of 2009, Roger Skalbeck

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The website home page represents the virtual front door for any law school. It’s the place many prospective students start in the application process. Enrolled students, law school faculty and other employees often start with the home page to find classes, curricula and compensation plans. Home page content changes constantly. Deciding which home pages are good is often very subjective. Creating a ranking system for “good taste” is perhaps impossible.

The ranking report "Top 10 Law School Home Pages of 2009" includes a tabulation of fourteen objective design criteria to analyze and rank 195 law school home pages. The ...


An Autobiography Of A Digital Idea: From Waging War Against Laptops To Engaging Students With Laptops, Diana R. Donahoe 2010 Georgetown University Law Center

An Autobiography Of A Digital Idea: From Waging War Against Laptops To Engaging Students With Laptops, Diana R. Donahoe

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This is an autobiographical account of my attempt to bridge the digital divide to meet students' changing needs. When I first began teaching at Georgetown University Law Center in 1993, I employed many traditional teaching techniques and used printed textbooks. However, laptops soon began peppering my classroom; at first there were only a few, and then suddenly almost every student was hiding behind a laptop. I noticed that my students were looking down at their screens, typing furiously, instead of watching me while I discussed my material written on the blackboard or projected overhead. When I realized that I was ...


Governing Board Accountability: Competition, Regulation And Accreditation, Judith C. Areen 2010 Georgetown University Law Center

Governing Board Accountability: Competition, Regulation And Accreditation, Judith C. Areen

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This article examines the three primary ways in which the governing boards of American colleges and universities are held to account: (1) competition; (2) regulation, including state nonprofit corporation laws, tax laws, and licensing laws; and (3) accreditation. It begins by tracing how lay (meaning nonfaculty) governing boards became the dominant form of governance in American higher education. It argues that governing boards provide American institutions of higher education with an exceptional degree of autonomy from state control and that, together with the shared governance approach that gives faculties primary responsibility for academic matters, they have been a vital factor ...


David Hoffman: Life, Letters And Lectures At The University Of Maryland 1821-1837, Bill Sleeman 2009 University of Maryland School of Law

David Hoffman: Life, Letters And Lectures At The University Of Maryland 1821-1837, Bill Sleeman

Bill Sleeman

David Hoffman was a prominent pioneer in the establishment of university-based legal education. He helped to found the University of Maryland Law School in 1816 and was its first professor. His A Course of Legal Study (1817) and Legal Outlines (1829) played a critical role in the development of law school curricula and provided guidance to hundreds of antebellum law students and attorneys.


Bailment Or Lease: A Legal And Economic Analysis, Wei Zhang 2009 University of California - Berkeley

Bailment Or Lease: A Legal And Economic Analysis, Wei Zhang

Wei Zhang

When customers temporarily deposit their personal properties with a business which collects a fee, either directly or by incorporating the charge into the price of its goods or services (such as a locker at the supermarket, a parking garage, or a bank safe deposit box), it has long been disputed whether a bailment or a lease contract arises between the two parties. In this paper, I tried to approach this problem from a law and economics perspective. Efficiency-oriented judges should establish rules motivating parties to take optimal precautions to minimize the social costs associated with the loss of the property ...


Fitting The Formula For Judicial Review: The Law-Fact Distinction In Immigration Law, Rebecca Sharpless 2009 University of Miami School of Law

Fitting The Formula For Judicial Review: The Law-Fact Distinction In Immigration Law, Rebecca Sharpless

Rebecca Sharpless

The ill-defined law-fact distinction often stands as the gatekeeper to judicial review of an agency deportation order, restricting non-citizens facing deportation to raising only questions of law when appearing before an appellate court. The restriction on review most affects cases whose dispositions typically turn on the resolution of factual issues, including claims under Article 3 of the Convention Against Torture and claims for discretionary relief from deportation like cancellation of removal. Convention Against Torture claims, for example, often involve extensive fact-finding on the part of the immigration judge regarding conditions in the applicant’s home country and the applicant’s ...


Law Graduate Attributes In Australia : Leadership And Collaborative Learning Within Communities Of Practice, Susanne Owen, Gary Davis 2009 University of South Australia

Law Graduate Attributes In Australia : Leadership And Collaborative Learning Within Communities Of Practice, Susanne Owen, Gary Davis

Dr Susanne Owen

University outcomes are increasingly focused on generic skills, as well as ensuring students meet specific professional competencies and knowledge. Many academics have little educational background and training in planning curriculum including learning activities and assessment tasks aligned to explicit criteria in relation to outcomes such as teamwork, communication and ethics. Some research on successful professional development approaches for legal academics has occurred in specific universities, but there has been little research about shared learning across Australian university law schools. Learning within communities of practice involving ongoing joint activity has been shown to be effective in supporting professional learning and sustained ...


Studying And Teaching "Law As Rhetoric": A Place To Stand, Linda Berger 2009 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Studying And Teaching "Law As Rhetoric": A Place To Stand, Linda Berger

Linda L. Berger

This article proposes that law students may find a better fit within the legal culture of argument if they are introduced to rhetorical alternatives to counter narrowly formalist and realist perspectives on how the law works and how judges decide cases. The article makes a two-part argument: first, introducing law students to rhetorical alternatives allows them to envision their role as lawyers as constructive, effective, and imaginative while grounded in law, language, and reason. Second, offering rhetorical alternatives allows law professors to enrich their own study and teaching and to develop a more nuanced understanding of the law school classroom ...


Levinas, Law Schools And The Poor: They Stand Over Us, Marie Failinger 2009 Hamline University School of Law

Levinas, Law Schools And The Poor: They Stand Over Us, Marie Failinger

Marie A. Failinger

The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas has written about the ethics of the Face and our responsibility to the Other who is standing over us, demanding that we respond to his need and his welcome. This essay, which is written in Levinasan style, challenges the complacency of most American law schools in response to the plight of the poor. It proposes ways in which the law school curriculum, space and programs can be re-configured to bring the poor into community with legal educators and students.


Cómo Se Consiguen Las Buenas Calificaciones, Leonardo Jaramillo 2009 Universidad EAFIT-Departamento de Humanidades

Cómo Se Consiguen Las Buenas Calificaciones, Leonardo Jaramillo

Leonardo García Jaramillo

No abstract provided.


Professional Responsibility, James Moliterno 2009 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Professional Responsibility, James Moliterno

James E. Moliterno

No abstract provided.


The Law Professor As Counterterrorist Tactician, Lawrence Rosenthal 2009 Chapman University School of Law

The Law Professor As Counterterrorist Tactician, Lawrence Rosenthal

Lawrence Rosenthal

This essay responds to Professor Aziz Huq's provocative article, "The Signaling Function of Religious Speech in Domestic Counterterrorism." Professor Huq contends that current counterterrorist doctrine overemphasizes the use of religious speech as a "signal' for incipient terrorist violence. He argues that the costs of this approach for religious liberty are significant, and its reliability suspect. Professor Huq's assessment of costs, however, overlooks that current doctrine permits only initiation of an investigation on the basis of religous speech, while even Professor Huq's suggested reforms would require consideration of a potential investigative subject's speech if they were operationalized ...


Teaching With Emotion: Enriching The Educational Experience Of First-Year Law Students, Grant Morris 2009 Univerisity of San Diego School of Law

Teaching With Emotion: Enriching The Educational Experience Of First-Year Law Students, Grant Morris

Grant H Morris

Through the case method and Socratic dialogue, first year law students are taught to develop critical legal analytic skills–to “think like a lawyer.” Those skills, however, are primarily, if not entirely, intellectual. This article discusses the need to address emotional issues in educating law students. Unlike other articles, my article does not merely urge professors to raise such issues in their classes and discuss them analytically. Rather, I want students to actually experience emotion in the classroom setting as they discuss various fact situations and the legal principles involved in the resolution of disputes involving those facts. Law students ...


The Legal Profession Behind Bars: A Balanced Approach To Reforming The Bar Exam And Multijurisdictional Legal Practice, Stephanie Nadler 2009 Emory University

The Legal Profession Behind Bars: A Balanced Approach To Reforming The Bar Exam And Multijurisdictional Legal Practice, Stephanie Nadler

Stephanie A Nadler

At one time there may have been sound reasons for confining a lawyer’s skills and practice to a particular state. But in today’s legal market, that practice is antiquated. This paper will argue that the current state-centered system of legal practice in the United States operates inefficiently, and, due in part to the evolving transnational legal environment, the system requires reform at the national level. While one may expect to find that a particular state competes for applicants to take the bar exam or for attorneys to practice in that state, such competition does not exist. In fact ...


Professionalism Videos, Mary Ann Robinson, Alison Kehner 2009 Villanova University School of Law

Professionalism Videos, Mary Ann Robinson, Alison Kehner

Mary Ann Robinson

A series of short filmed vignettes to be used to teach law students about concepts of professionalism. They are intended to be used to help our students realize that their careers as lawyers commence in law school, and that they must begin to adopt and emulate standards of professionalism in law school that they will carry with them when they become legal professionals. Choices made now not only impact their professional reputations, but also establish patterns that can serve them for the better or for the worse in practice.


Introduction To Law, Law Study, And The Lawyer's Role, James Moliterno, Fredric Lederer 2009 Washington and Lee University School of Law

Introduction To Law, Law Study, And The Lawyer's Role, James Moliterno, Fredric Lederer

James E. Moliterno

No abstract provided.


Professionalism, Mary Ann Robinson, Alison Kehner 2009 Villanova University School of Law

Professionalism, Mary Ann Robinson, Alison Kehner

Alison D. Kehner

A series of short filmed vignettes to be used to teach law students about concepts of professionalism. They are intended to be used to help our students realize that their careers as lawyers commence in law school, and that they must begin to adopt and emulate standards of professionalism in law school that they will carry with them when they become legal professionals. Choices made now not only impact their professional reputations, but also establish patterns that can serve them for the better or for the worse in practice.


Civil Procedures For A World Of Shared And User-Generated Content, Ira Nathenson 2009 St. Thomas University School of Law

Civil Procedures For A World Of Shared And User-Generated Content, Ira Nathenson

Ira Steven Nathenson

Scholars often focus on the substance of copyrights as opposed to the procedures used to enforce them. Yet copyright enforcement procedures are at the root of significant overreach and deserve greater attention in academic literature. This Article explores three types of private enforcement procedures: direct enforcement (cease-and-desist practice); indirect enforcement (DMCA takedowns); and automated enforcement (YouTube’s Content ID filtering program). Such procedures can produce a “substance-procedure-substance” feedback loop that causes significant de facto overextensions of copyrights, particularly against those creating and sharing User-Generated Content (UGC). To avoid this feedback, the Article proposes descriptive and normative frameworks aimed towards the ...


The 90-Minute Memo -- A Summative Assessment That Builds Confidence, Suzanne Ehrenberg 2009 Selected Works

The 90-Minute Memo -- A Summative Assessment That Builds Confidence, Suzanne Ehrenberg

Suzanne Ehrenberg

No abstract provided.


O Critério Da Capacidade Econômica Na Tributação, Julio Pinheiro Faro 2009 Faculdade de Direito de Vitória

O Critério Da Capacidade Econômica Na Tributação, Julio Pinheiro Faro

Julio Pinheiro Faro

This article discuss the economic capacity criterion's established by paragraph 1 Article 145 of the Brazilian Constitution, regarding above all, the distributive justice taxation with the minimum existential requirement of the taxpayer.


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