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Clinical And Experiential Learning In Canadian Law Schools: Current Perspectives, Gemma Smyth, Samantha Hale, Neil Gold 2018 Faculty of Law, University of Windsor

Clinical And Experiential Learning In Canadian Law Schools: Current Perspectives, Gemma Smyth, Samantha Hale, Neil Gold

Law Publications

What are some of the challenges and possibilities animating modern Canadian clinical and experiential learning in law? This question was the starting point for our research, which examined two sets of data. In the first part of this project, we analyzed available information on existing clinical and experiential learning programs in Canadian law schools. This data revealed a growing quantity and variety of programs across the country. We then held qualitative interviews with deans, professors, and clinicians across Canada regarding their views of clinical and experiential learning. While the interviews suggested that many of the same financial and curricular challenges ...


Report Of The Maine Commission On Gender, Justice, And The Courts, Maine Commission on Gender, Justice, and the Courts 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Report Of The Maine Commission On Gender, Justice, And The Courts, Maine Commission On Gender, Justice, And The Courts

Maine Law Review

The Commission on Gender, Justice, and the Courts was established by the Maine Supreme Judicial Court in January 1993, pursuant to a resolution adopted by the Conference of Chief Justices in 1988 urging the creation of task forces to study gender bias and minority concerns within court systems. In recent years, forty-one states, the District of Columbia, and two federal circuits have established task forces on gender bias in the courts as part of a continuing effort to achieve equality for women and men in American society. These jurisdictions recognized that access to a neutral and unbiased court is essential ...


Representing The Powerless: Lawyers Can Make A Difference, Alvin J. Bronstein 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Representing The Powerless: Lawyers Can Make A Difference, Alvin J. Bronstein

Maine Law Review

The Fifth Annual Frank M. Coffin Lecture on Law and Public Service was held on October 8, 1996. This year’s lecturer, Alvin J. Bronstein, the founding Executive Director of the National Prison Project of the American Civil Liberties Union, presented “Representing the Powerless: Lawyers Can Make a Difference.”


A Matter Of Interpretation: Federal Courts And The Law, Charles R. Priest 2018 University of Maine School of Law

A Matter Of Interpretation: Federal Courts And The Law, Charles R. Priest

Maine Law Review

Justice Scalia's engaging essay, “Common-Law Courts in a Civil-Law System: The Role of United States Federal Courts in Interpreting the Constitution and Laws,” and the four comments it provokes, should provide lawyers, judges, and other lawmakers with an interesting evening. Instead of presenting a theoretical view of the role of the federal courts in interpretation, Justice Scalia sketches out a case for “textualism.” “Textualism” is one of several currently contending methods of interpreting statutes and the United States Constitution, and is currently popular among federal judges who see their role as restricting government's powers to those expressly stated ...


To Be The Change: Finding Higher Ground In The Law, Paula A. Franzese 2018 University of Maine School of Law

To Be The Change: Finding Higher Ground In The Law, Paula A. Franzese

Maine Law Review

The law is the cornerstone of our society, one of the pillars of civilization, the very “witness … of our moral life.” In the words of former Chief Justice Earl Warren, “[t]he greatest issue before the world today is law.” He continued: “But throughout history, and never more than in our own day, the great question has been whether that law was to be compatible with the basic instinct of all human beings for freedom, for opportunity, for dignity and for peace.” At a time when the challenge to realize this essential congruity has never been more pronounced, the soul ...


Then And Now: A Perspective, Caroline D. Glassman 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Then And Now: A Perspective, Caroline D. Glassman

Maine Law Review

I am very pleased to have been asked to speak to you tonight for it gives me, in the first instance, an opportunity to compare the status of women in the law when I entered law school with that in more current times. I do this without fear of contradiction for I can safely vouch for the fact that there is no other person present here tonight who was a woman law student 50 or so years ago.


Keeping Students Awake: Feminist Theory And Legal Education, Martha Minow 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Keeping Students Awake: Feminist Theory And Legal Education, Martha Minow

Maine Law Review

I am not exactly sure why, but when I turned to think about legal education for today's conference, Mary Shelley's Frankenstein came to mind. It was not because of my own nightmares that my chosen profession as law professor involves turning ordinary people into monsters, although that's a thought we can explore perhaps over drinks. It was because of this comment Shelley makes in the book: “If the study to which you apply yourself has a tendency to weaken your affections, and to destroy your taste for those simple pleasures in which no alloy can possibly mix ...


Vol. 54, No. 08 (March 5, 2018), 2018 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 54, No. 08 (March 5, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Vol. 54, No. 07 (February 26, 2018), 2018 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 54, No. 07 (February 26, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Federal Law Clerk Hiring, Aaron L. Nielson 2018 Selected Works

The Future Of Federal Law Clerk Hiring, Aaron L. Nielson

Aaron L. Nielson

The market for federal law clerks has been upended. Beginning in 2003, the Federal Judges Law Clerk Hiring Plan was implemented to regulate clerkship hiring. According to the Plan, a judge could not interview or hire a potential law clerk before the beginning of the applicant’s third year of law school. The Plan, however, never worked well, constantly got worse, and has now officially collapsed. Across the country, clerkship hiring once again regularly occurs during the second year of law school. This Article addresses the rise and inevitable fall of the Plan. In particular, it submits that the Plan ...


Vol. 54, No. 06 (February 19, 2018), 2018 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 54, No. 06 (February 19, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Panel Discussion: Ethnographic Evidence, 2018 Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Panel Discussion: Ethnographic Evidence

Northwestern Journal of Law & Social Policy

No abstract provided.


Competing Liabilities: Responding To Evidence Of Child Abuse That Surface During The Attorney-Client Relationship, Alison Beyea 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Competing Liabilities: Responding To Evidence Of Child Abuse That Surface During The Attorney-Client Relationship, Alison Beyea

Maine Law Review

Kevin Adams, a practicing attorney in Maine, represents John Brown in a dispute with Brown's landlord. Brown is facing eviction as a result of his inability to pay the rent. Over the course of the representation, Adams has come to believe that Brown is abusing his son. Brown--who is working two jobs but still cannot pay his rent--has told Adams of the incredible pressure he is facing. Brown has admitted that the pressure is getting to him and that he feels bad that he has been “taking it out on the kid.” Brown also told Adams that he had ...


Towering Figures, Enigmas, And Responsive Communities In American Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Towering Figures, Enigmas, And Responsive Communities In American Legal Ethics, Thomas L. Shaffer

Maine Law Review

The Annual Edward S. Godfrey Lecture at the University of Maine School of Law was held on November 12, 1998. Professor Thomas L. Shaffer, Edward S. Godfry Professor of Law, presented “Towering Figures, Enigmas, and Responsive Communities in American Legal Ethics.”


Vol. 54, No. 05 (February 12, 2018), 2018 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 54, No. 05 (February 12, 2018)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Valedictory, David D. Gregory 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Valedictory, David D. Gregory

Maine Law Review

Since 1998, David was asked by successive graduating classes to speak at their commencement exercises. The valedictory address he delivered on each of those occasions was pure David—brief, seemingly simple, and filled with much wisdom and lots of good cheer. It seemed to many of us at the Law School to be the perfect tribute to David and all he taught us.


Introduction Of The Valedictory, Colleen A. Khoury 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Introduction Of The Valedictory, Colleen A. Khoury

Maine Law Review

Since 1998, David was asked by successive graduating classes to speak at their commencement exercises. The valedictory address he delivered on each of those occasions was pure David—brief, seemingly simple, and filled with much wisdom and lots of good cheer. It seemed to many of us at the Law School to be the perfect tribute to David and all he taught us.


Tribute To David Gregory, Esq., Michael P. Cantara 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Tribute To David Gregory, Esq., Michael P. Cantara

Maine Law Review

The Board and Staff of the Maine Law Review dedicate this issue to the memory of Professor David Doliver Gregory, who passed away on December 9, 2000. The Maine legal community and the University of Maine School of Law mourn the loss of our beloved teacher, advocate, and friend. In the collective memory of his students, Professor Gregory will always be remembered for the Socratic genius that he employed so effectively in class; his keen wit, often accompanied by a knowing smile and a twinkle in his eyes; his passion for ferreting out seemingly elusive legal principles; and his compassion ...


A Tribute To Professor David Gregory, Donald N. Zillman 2018 University of Maine School of Law

A Tribute To Professor David Gregory, Donald N. Zillman

Maine Law Review

The Board and Staff of the Maine Law Review dedicate this issue to the memory of Professor David Doliver Gregory, who passed away on December 9, 2000. The Maine legal community and the University of Maine School of Law mourn the loss of our beloved teacher, advocate, and friend. In the collective memory of his students, Professor Gregory will always be remembered for the Socratic genius that he employed so effectively in class; his keen wit, often accompanied by a knowing smile and a twinkle in his eyes; his passion for ferreting out seemingly elusive legal principles; and his compassion ...


Remembrance Of Professor David Gregory, Arthur R. Dingley 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Remembrance Of Professor David Gregory, Arthur R. Dingley

Maine Law Review

The Board and Staff of the Maine Law Review dedicate this issue to the memory of Professor David Doliver Gregory, who passed away on December 9, 2000. The Maine legal community and the University of Maine School of Law mourn the loss of our beloved teacher, advocate, and friend. In the collective memory of his students, Professor Gregory will always be remembered for the Socratic genius that he employed so effectively in class; his keen wit, often accompanied by a knowing smile and a twinkle in his eyes; his passion for ferreting out seemingly elusive legal principles; and his compassion ...


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