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The High Price Of Poverty: A Study Of How The Majority Of Current Court System Procedures For Collecting Court Costs And Fees, As Well As Fines, Have Failed To Adhere To Established Precedent And The Constitutional Guarantees They Advocate., Trevor J. Calligan 2015 St. Mary's School of Law, Texas

The High Price Of Poverty: A Study Of How The Majority Of Current Court System Procedures For Collecting Court Costs And Fees, As Well As Fines, Have Failed To Adhere To Established Precedent And The Constitutional Guarantees They Advocate., Trevor J. Calligan

Trevor J Calligan

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Using Occam’S Razor To Solve International Attorney-Client Privilege Choice Of Law Issues: An Old Solution To A New Problem, Nathan M. Crystal, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal 2015 Charleston Law School

Using Occam’S Razor To Solve International Attorney-Client Privilege Choice Of Law Issues: An Old Solution To A New Problem, Nathan M. Crystal, Francesca Giannoni-Crystal

Nathan M. Crystal

The practice of law is increasingly becoming “delocalized.” Globalization and the use of technology are two important factors in this fundamental change in practice. Delocalization is affecting almost all areas of practice, including issues involving attorney-client privilege (ACP).

To some extent the choice-of-law rules governing ACP are also – like other fields of the law - being “delocalized,” but in our view only partially. This paper discusses six approaches to choice of law issues governing ACP that are being used by the courts. Aside from the traditional lex loci approach (which simply applies the law of the forum to the claim of ...


Lee’S Atticus Finch Represents A Will To Change, Mary Ellen Maatman 2015 Widener University School of Law

Lee’S Atticus Finch Represents A Will To Change, Mary Ellen Maatman

Mary Ellen Maatman

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Newsroom: Lawyers Under The Nazis, Roger Williams University School of Law 2015 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Lawyers Under The Nazis, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

Available @ http://law.rwu.edu/story/lawyers-under-nazis


The Zombie Lawyer Apocalypse, Peter H. Huang, Corie Rosen Felder 2015 Pepperdine University

The Zombie Lawyer Apocalypse, Peter H. Huang, Corie Rosen Felder

Pepperdine Law Review

This article uses a popular cultural framework to address the near-epidemic levels of depression, decision-making errors, and professional dissatisfaction that studies document are prevalent among many law students and lawyers today. Zombies present an apt metaphor for understanding and contextualizing the ills now common in the American legal and legal education systems. To explore that metaphor and its import, this article will first establish the contours of the zombie literature and will apply that literature to the existing state of legal education and legal practice — ultimately describing a state that we believe can only be termed “the Zombie Lawyer Apocalypse ...


Trending@Rwu Law: Professor Bruce Kogan's Post: Why Mediation?, Bruce Kogan 2015 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending@Rwu Law: Professor Bruce Kogan's Post: Why Mediation?, Bruce Kogan

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Forum Selling, Daniel M. Klerman, Greg Reilly 2015 USC Law School

Forum Selling, Daniel M. Klerman, Greg Reilly

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Forum shopping is problematic because it may lead to forum selling. For diverse motives, including prestige, local benefits, or re-election, some judges want to hear more cases. When plaintiffs have wide choice of forum, such judges have incentives to make the law more pro-plaintiff, because plaintiffs choose the court. While only a few judges may be motivated to attract more cases, their actions can have large effects, because their courts will attract a disproportionate share of cases. For example, judges in the Eastern District of Texas have distorted the rules and practices relating to case assignment, joinder, discovery, transfer, and ...


Newsroom: Margulies On 'Ghostwriting', Roger Williams University School of Law 2015 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: Margulies On 'Ghostwriting', Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

No abstract provided.


Festschrift For Michelle Simon, Harriet R. Feldman 2015 Pace University

Festschrift For Michelle Simon, Harriet R. Feldman

Pace Law Review

While Interim Provost, one of the outstanding ideas Michelle came to me with was to establish the Pace Community Law Practice. The practice would have a dual mission, to employ and continue to build the skills of a select group of graduates and to provide quality, affordable legal services to individuals in need. In view of the employment situation overall and specifically as it affected those new to the profession of law, I thought this was a great idea. I quickly gave my endorsement to move forward. This has become a respectable operation and one that has great merit for ...


Festschrift For Dean Simon, Leslie Garfield, Audrey Rogers 2015 Pace University School of Law

Festschrift For Dean Simon, Leslie Garfield, Audrey Rogers

Pace Law Review

We write together about our dear friend Michelle Simon because of her enormous contribution to our professional and personal lives. Working with someone who becomes more than a colleague, but a friend as well, is a special gift. Michelle not only paved our path, she became a trail blazer in legal education. The professional trajectory of Michelle Simon speaks volumes to her talent, tenacity, and consensus building skills.


A Triumphant Day In Pace Law School’S History: Justice Sonia Sotomayor’S November 12, 2012 Visit To Our Campus, Emily Gold Waldman 2015 Pace University School of Law

A Triumphant Day In Pace Law School’S History: Justice Sonia Sotomayor’S November 12, 2012 Visit To Our Campus, Emily Gold Waldman

Pace Law Review

“Read through and then we can discuss. Don’t forward to anyone,” stated a March 2012 e-mail from Dean Emeritus Michelle Simon to me. The e-mail’s subject line was unremarkable – “FW: Your Pace Visit” – but its actual subject was anything but: Associate Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor had officially agreed to visit Pace Law School. It was time for intensive planning to begin. The fruition of that planning – Justice Sotomayor’s full-day visit to our campus on November 12, 2012, the first-ever visit of a Supreme Court Justice to Pace Law School – was a wonderful highlight of Michelle’s ...


A Dean For All Seasons, Steven H. Goldberg 2015 Pace University School of Law

A Dean For All Seasons, Steven H. Goldberg

Pace Law Review

The average tenure of a law school dean in the United States is three years, in large part because the task is both eclectic and difficult. Michelle Simon, the longest tenured Dean at our law school, was able to surpass that average because she was a dean for all seasons: Leadership and care of faculty; attention to student concerns; financial acumen; curricular relevance; keeping the day-to-day operation of a multi-faceted institution on track; maintaining a close but arms-length relationship with the university; and managing external relations on all fronts.


Festschrift For Dean Simon, Jay C. Carlisle 2015 Pace University School of Law

Festschrift For Dean Simon, Jay C. Carlisle

Pace Law Review

Others in the Festschrift will list Dean Simon’s many decanal accomplishments and initiatives, and I join them in their praise. I understand and accept the principle that law school faculty should be primarily engaged in teaching and scholarship, but I will always remember Dean Simon’s commitment to encouraging and supporting faculty involvement in outreach activities that benefit legal reform, the bench and bar, and the citizens of our community and state. I hope her successors will continue her outreach work and wish my old friend and valued colleague Dean Michelle Simon many more years of professional success and ...


Franz Kafka’S “Before The Law”: A Parable, Geoffrey L. Brackett 2015 Marist College

Franz Kafka’S “Before The Law”: A Parable, Geoffrey L. Brackett

Pace Law Review

Despite Francis Bacon’s cautionary note, I have always been a fan of parables, and perhaps the most poignant one to speak for perils of the legal profession is Franz Kafka’s “Vor dem Gesetz” (“Before the Law”), one of the relatively few works to be published in his lifetime. It was seen first in the almanac Vom Jüngsten Tag: Ein Almanach Neuer Dichtung in December 1915 before it was included in his novel Der Prozess (The Trial), which was unpublished in his lifetime. He wrote it at one sitting on December 13, 1914, and in fewer than 650 words ...


Toward A New Language Of Legal Drafting, Matthew Roach 2015 Stanford University

Toward A New Language Of Legal Drafting, Matthew Roach

Matthew Roach

Lawyers should write in document markup language just like web developers, digital publishers, scientists, and almost everyone else.


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xliii—Motions For Attorney Fees, Gerald Lebovits 2015 Columbia, Fordham & NYU Law Schools

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xliii—Motions For Attorney Fees, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

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Putting The Plug In The Jug: The Malady Of Alcoholism And Substance Addiction In The Legal Profession And A Proposal For Reform, Alexander O. Rovzar 2015 University of Massachusetts School of Law

Putting The Plug In The Jug: The Malady Of Alcoholism And Substance Addiction In The Legal Profession And A Proposal For Reform, Alexander O. Rovzar

University of Massachusetts Law Review

To members of the legal profession, and many of those familiar with it, the high rate of chemical dependency among practitioners is not a secret. Moreover, there is a strong correlation between chemically dependent attorneys and ethical violations across the nation. Over the past thirty years, the legal profession has generally dealt with the alarming amount of professional misconduct rooted in an attorney’s alcoholism or substance addiction by imposing discipline. With the exception of some state-led movements toward rehabilitating the addicted attorney, little has been done on the national level to address chemical dependency among practicing attorneys. Drawing from ...


Trending@Rwu Law: Professor Diana Hassel's Post: Providence, Here We Come!, Diana Hassel 2015 Roger Williams University School of Law

Trending@Rwu Law: Professor Diana Hassel's Post: Providence, Here We Come!, Diana Hassel

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Toward A Writing-Centered Legal Education, Adam Lamparello 2015 Indiana Tech Law School

Toward A Writing-Centered Legal Education, Adam Lamparello

Adam Lamparello

The future of legal education should bridge the divide between learning and practicing the law. This requires three things. First, tuition should bear some reasonable relationship to graduates’ employment outcomes. Perhaps Harvard is justified in charging $50,000 in tuition, but a fourth-tier law school is not. Second, no school should resist infusing more practical skills training into the curriculum. This does not mean that law schools should focus on adding clinics and externships to the curriculum. The focus should be on developing critical thinkers and persuasive writers that can solve real-world legal problems. Third, law schools should be transparent ...


How To Create A Less-Stressful Workplace, Michele Benedetto Neitz 2015 Golden Gate University School of Law

How To Create A Less-Stressful Workplace, Michele Benedetto Neitz

Publications

Imagine leading a staff meeting at your company. A deadline is looming and your staff is behind schedule.

But instead of feeling stressed, your fellow employees feel relaxed. Instead of exhibiting a sense of being overwhelmed, your colleagues are showing signs of being energized. As a result, everyone in the room is focused and attentive, and the work is ultimately completed well.

Law schools and legal professionals are turning to meditation training and relaxation responses to reduce anxiety.


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