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Contingent Fee Litigation In New York City, Eric Helland, Daniel M. Klerman, Brenda Dowling, Alexander Kappner 2017 Claremont McKenna College

Contingent Fee Litigation In New York City, Eric Helland, Daniel M. Klerman, Brenda Dowling, Alexander Kappner

University of Southern California Legal Studies Working Paper Series

Since 1957, New York courts have required contingent fee lawyers to file “closing statements” that disclose settlement amounts, lawyers’ fees, an accounting of expenses, and other information. This article provides preliminary analysis of these data for the period 2004-2013. Among this article’s findings are that settlement rates in New York state courts are very high (84%) relative to previous studies, that very few cases are resolved by dispositive motions, that litigated cases and settled cases have almost exactly the same average recovery, that median litigation expenses, other than attorney’s fees, are 3% of gross recovery, that claims are ...


Rock, Paper, Scissors... Loot!, Michael Mogill 2017 Penn State Dickinson Law

Rock, Paper, Scissors... Loot!, Michael Mogill

Nevada Law Journal Forum

As teachers, we always try to inspire our students. That inspiration can be kindled in many forums, whether in the classroom, our offices, our communities—or, more rarely, in front of an entire graduating class. This article reflects the remarks I delivered to my students, our graduating class, on such a rare occasion, now several years past. The genesis of my speech, a simple child’s game (one we all know), led me through the reflections I offered to the class of 2014 and now offer to a much larger audience. I began writing these remarks with a question in ...


Vol. 53, No. 05 (September 18, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 53, No. 05 (September 18, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Vol. 53, No. 04 (September 11, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 53, No. 04 (September 11, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Eying The Body: The Impact Of Classical Rules For Demeanor Credibility, Bias, And The Need To Blind Legal Decision Makers, Daphne O’Regan 2017 Michigan State University College of Law

Eying The Body: The Impact Of Classical Rules For Demeanor Credibility, Bias, And The Need To Blind Legal Decision Makers, Daphne O’Regan

Pace Law Review

This Article focuses on law students and attorneys, not parties, witnesses, experts, and others. Part I briefly provides background: the pivotal role of classical rhetoric in western education, including the United States, the dispositive position of demeanor credibility in oral trial, and the persistent doubts about its reliability—doubts turned into certainty over two decades of research. Part II compares modern and ancient manuals to explain the rules of elite demeanor and its ideological claim to truth. Part III compares ancient and modern understanding of popular delivery; that is, choices in non-verbal communication that run counter to the elite rules ...


The Decline Of The American Republic: The Legal System As Prolegomenon, Peter J. Riga 2017 St. John's University School of Law

The Decline Of The American Republic: The Legal System As Prolegomenon, Peter J. Riga

The Catholic Lawyer

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The Pro Bono Collaborative Project Spotlight 09-06-2017, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

The Pro Bono Collaborative Project Spotlight 09-06-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Pro Bono Collaborative Staff Publications

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Vol. 53, No. 03 (September 4, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 53, No. 03 (September 4, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Volume 1, Issue 1.1, 2017 James Madison University

Volume 1, Issue 1.1

International Journal on Responsibility

Contents:

1 – 4 Terry Beitzel, Who is Responsible to do what for Whom? A letter from the Editor-in-Chief.

5 – 20 Arun Gandhi, What Does Responsibility Mean to Me?

21 – 37 Bhikhu Parekh, Moral Responsibility in a Democratic Society.

38 – 59 T.Y. Okosun, Political Flip-flopping, Political Responsibility, Current Governance, and the Disenfranchised.

60 – 71 Hal Pepinsky, Resolving the Paradox of Holding People Responsible.

72 – 87 Sabiha Shala & Gjylbehare Muharti, Who is Responsible for Ethical Legal Education, for what and to whom? Case of Kosovo.

88 Acknowledgments.

89 - 90 Call for papers for forthcoming issues of the International Journal on Responsibility ...


Newsroom: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg To Visit Rwu Law 08-31-2017, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

Newsroom: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg To Visit Rwu Law 08-31-2017, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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On Choosing Clients And Careers: A Speculative Essay On The Problems Of Initial Choice, Joseph P. Tomain 2017 St. John's University School of Law

On Choosing Clients And Careers: A Speculative Essay On The Problems Of Initial Choice, Joseph P. Tomain

The Catholic Lawyer

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Vol. 53, No. 02 (August 28, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 53, No. 02 (August 28, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

No abstract provided.


Vol. 53, No. 01 (August 21, 2017), 2017 Maurer School of Law: Indiana University

Vol. 53, No. 01 (August 21, 2017)

Indiana Law Annotated

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Raising Up The Work Of (S)Hero Lawyers, Rachel A. Van Cleave 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law

Raising Up The Work Of (S)Hero Lawyers, Rachel A. Van Cleave

Publications

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A ’70’S Woman’S View Of 40 Years In The Life Of The Law, Drucilla Stender Ramey 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law

A ’70’S Woman’S View Of 40 Years In The Life Of The Law, Drucilla Stender Ramey

Golden Gate University Law Review

In reflecting on 45 years of the life of the law in the Bay Area, it was initially tempting to contrast the grim reality of the new Administration with a seemingly kinder and gentler time. But in truth those halcyon days of memory actually began with the landslide reelection of Richard Nixon, emblematic of a decade here that was scarred by unimaginable violence — from the Zebra killings and the Patty Hearst kidnapping to the assassinations of Mayor George Moscone and gay rights icon Harvey Milk; from the Jonestown massacre of over 900 followers of the Unification Church to the gunning ...


Life As A Civil Rights Lawyer In The San Francisco Bay Area, John L. Burris 2017 John L. Burris Law Offices

Life As A Civil Rights Lawyer In The San Francisco Bay Area, John L. Burris

Golden Gate University Law Review

As a civil rights lawyer for almost 40 years, I have represented over 1,000 victims of police misconduct, thousands in class action employment and toxic tort cases, defendants in many serious criminal cases, and an array of high-profile public figures and professional athletes. During the course of this article, I will write about a selection of cases that are most meaningful and impactful to me. This article also addresses the development of my high-profile status related to my involvement with cases of public interest.


The Office Of The City Attorney Of San Francisco, Louise Renne 2017 Renne Sloan Holtzman Sakai, LLP

The Office Of The City Attorney Of San Francisco, Louise Renne

Golden Gate University Law Review

The San Francisco City Attorney’s Office serves the Mayor, Board of Supervisors, and other elected officials as well as the approximately 100 departments, boards, commissions, and offices that comprise the City and County of San Francisco’s government. In many ways, the office is unique among city attorney offices, both because of the extraordinary scope of activities performed by the City and County of San Francisco’s government, and the scope of the City Attorney’s Office activities within that structure. At the outset, it is important to note that the San Francisco City Attorney is elected — comparatively unusual ...


The Company I Keep, Laurel Beeler 2017 US District Court, Northern District of California

The Company I Keep, Laurel Beeler

Golden Gate University Law Review

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Golden Gate University School Of Law: A Bridge To The Profession In The Heart Of San Francisco, Rachel A. Van Cleave 2017 Golden Gate University School of Law

Golden Gate University School Of Law: A Bridge To The Profession In The Heart Of San Francisco, Rachel A. Van Cleave

Golden Gate University Law Review

An over 115-year San Francisco institution devoted to opening legal education and the profession to people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, Golden Gate University School of Law (GGU Law) has been a cornerstone of the Bay Area legal community. GGU Law’s mission, graduates, and academic leaders have played an integral role to the fabric of the San Francisco Bay Area legal community and that has shaped a progressive use of the law that seeks to protect the rights of those who otherwise lack a strong political or legal voice. These contributions continue to reverberate throughout California and beyond. This ...


Marking The Path From Law Student To Lawyer: Using Field Placement Courses To Facilitate The Deliberate Exploration Of Professional Identity And Purpose, Timothy W. Floyd, Kendall L. Kerew 2017 Mercer University School of Law

Marking The Path From Law Student To Lawyer: Using Field Placement Courses To Facilitate The Deliberate Exploration Of Professional Identity And Purpose, Timothy W. Floyd, Kendall L. Kerew

Kendall L. Kerew

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