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Protecting The Watchdog: Using The Freedom Of Information Act To Preference The Press (Draft), Erin C. Carroll 2016 Georgetown University Law Center

Protecting The Watchdog: Using The Freedom Of Information Act To Preference The Press (Draft), Erin C. Carroll

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

The fourth estate is undergoing dramatic changes. Many newspaper reporters, already surrounded by a growing number of empty desks, are shifting their focus away from costly investigative reporting and towards amassing Twitter followers and writing the perfect “share line.” Newspapers’ budgets can no longer robustly support accountability journalism and pitching fights against the government. And so, while this busier and noisier media environment may have a desirable democratizing effect—more of us are able to participate in analyzing, debating, and perhaps even making the news—it has not succeeded in filling a role that print journalists have traditionally played well ...


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 ...


An Approach To The Regulation Of Spanish Banking Foundations, Miguel Martínez 2015 Universidad Pontificia de Comillas

An Approach To The Regulation Of Spanish Banking Foundations, Miguel Martínez

Miguel Martínez

The purpose of this paper is to analyze the legal framework governing banking foundations as they have been regulated by Spanish Act 26/2013, of December 27th, on savings banks and banking foundations. Title 2 of this regulation addresses a construct that is groundbreaking for the Spanish legal system, still of paramount importance for the entire financial system insofar as these foundations become the leading players behind certain banking institutions given the high interest that foundations hold in the share capital of such institutions.


Law: A Strategic Tool For Social Engineering, Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo 2015 Lagos State University

Law: A Strategic Tool For Social Engineering, Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo

Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo

The crux of this paper is to examine and accentuate on the fact that the law is a strategic and procedural tool for the engineering and orchestration of the society to meet its various ends.


Legal Xray On The Proposed Electronic Communications Bill In Nigeria, Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo 2015 Lagos State University

Legal Xray On The Proposed Electronic Communications Bill In Nigeria, Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo

Oluwaseun Viyon Ojo

The National Assembly in Nigeria intends to pass the proposed electronic communications bill as brought before it. To start with, the gravamen of the proposed bill is to confer on the Nigerian Communications Commission( the regulatory body in respect of the communications sector) and security agencies the unrestricted powers to intrude into private communications of Nigerians such as telephone calls, email messages and such other electronic exchange of information like short messaging service(SMS) and multimedia applications with a view to enhancing national security, preventing crime and facilitating criminal investigations. It is pertinent to state here that the proposed Electronic ...


A Bibliography Of Faculty Scholarship, Law Library 2015 The Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law

A Bibliography Of Faculty Scholarship, Law Library

Scholarly Articles and Other Contributions

The purpose of this bibliography is to record in one place the substantial body of scholarship produced by the current faculty at the Catholic University, Columbus School of Law. From its humble beginnings under the tutelage of founding Dean William Callyhan Robinson, through its adolescent period when, like so many other American law schools, it was trying to define its pedagogical niche, to its eventual merger with the Columbus University Law School in 1954, the law school at Catholic University has always retained a scholarly and remarkably productive faculty. The sheer quantity of writing, the breadth of research and the ...


Is The Albert H Kritzer Database Telling Us More Than We Know?, Thomas Neumann 2015 Aarhus University, School of Business and Social Sciences

Is The Albert H Kritzer Database Telling Us More Than We Know?, Thomas Neumann

Pace International Law Review

This article is the first in a series of articles attempting to provide a geographical and temporal overview of the application practice of the United Nations Convention on Contracts for the International Sale of Goods (CISG). In this first article, the success of CISG is explored. The article develops the idea of using the Albert H. Kritzer Database to achieve an overview of the success of the Convention in practice. It is argued that the success of the Convention is useful to measure by its uniformity in practice, and therefore a set of criteria relating to the Convention’s application ...


Foreword, Senator Ted Cruz 2015 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Foreword, Senator Ted Cruz

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, Caroline Osburn 2015 University of Georgia School of Law Library

The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, Carol Watson, James M. Donovan, Caroline Osburn

Presentations

Open access within legal academia provides a case study for the effective use of digital formats to promote scholarship. The presenters review the background historical developments in this field, and consider the benefits and rationales for providing open access to legal scholarship, including the special faculty concerns arising from SSRN and its relationship to the institutional repository. Results from the presenters’ recent empirical study of the citation advantage for open access scholarship in American law reviews will be discussed and placed in broader context of the benefits of open access scholarship.


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xli—In Limine, Trial, And Post-Trial Motions Continued, Gerald Lebovits 2015 Columbia, Fordham & NYU Law Schools

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xli—In Limine, Trial, And Post-Trial Motions Continued, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


An Urban Transformation: Oklahoma City University School Of Law Returns To Its Downtown Roots, Lee Peoples 2015 Oklahoma City University

An Urban Transformation: Oklahoma City University School Of Law Returns To Its Downtown Roots, Lee Peoples

Lee Peoples

No abstract provided.


"Response To Book Review", Richard Dale 2015 Brookings Institution

"Response To Book Review", Richard Dale

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Enigma: A Variation On The Theme Of Legal Writing’S Place In Contemporary Legal Education, Ian Gallacher 2015 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Enigma: A Variation On The Theme Of Legal Writing’S Place In Contemporary Legal Education, Ian Gallacher

Journal of Experiential Learning

No abstract provided.


Castle Doctrine And Cohabitants: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography, Luis deBonoPaula 2015 St. Mary's University School of Law

Castle Doctrine And Cohabitants: A Selective, Annotated Bibliography, Luis Debonopaula

Luis deBonoPaula

No abstract provided.


"The Hindrance Of A Law Degree": Justice Kagan On Law And Experience, Laura Krugman Ray 2015 University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

"The Hindrance Of A Law Degree": Justice Kagan On Law And Experience, Laura Krugman Ray

Endnotes

No abstract provided.


Testing The Geographical Proximity Hypothesis: An Empirical Study Of Citations To Nonbinding Precedents By Indiana Appellate Courts, Kevin Bennardo 2015 Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Testing The Geographical Proximity Hypothesis: An Empirical Study Of Citations To Nonbinding Precedents By Indiana Appellate Courts, Kevin Bennardo

Notre Dame Law Review Online

This Article analyzes the citation patterns of the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals from 2012 and 2013. The research underlying this Article involved a study of 1324 opinions from that time period. In those opinions, the Indiana appellate courts cited to out-of-state judicial decisions 738 times. This Article analyzes those citations to test the hypothesis that state courts are more likely to turn to decisions of geographically proximate state courts for guidance when homespun precedent is lacking. The evidence points to the conclusion that, while geographical proximity bears on persuasiveness, it does not cross regional divides ...


The Enduring Value Of Books Related To The Law: A Librarian's Perspective, Linda S. Maslow 2015 Librarian of the Court, Supreme Court of the United States

The Enduring Value Of Books Related To The Law: A Librarian's Perspective, Linda S. Maslow

Michigan Law Review

In the 1979 inaugural issue of the Michigan Law Review’s annual survey of books related to the law, Professor Cavers wrote an enthusiastic and hopeful introduction. He characterized the journal’s effort as a “bold innovation” that would benefit lawyers; law professors, both domestic and foreign; scholars in other disciplines, such as the social sciences; and the marketplace of ideas generally. As the annual survey approached its twentieth anniversary, Professor Schneider provided a fascinating, frank description of the Book Review issue’s origins during his tenure as the Michigan Law Review’s Editor- in-Chief. Happily, this annual Book Review ...


Escape From The Navel-Gazing Academy: A Modest Proposal For Student-Edited Legal Scholarship, Michael Klinger 2015 UC Irvine School of Law

Escape From The Navel-Gazing Academy: A Modest Proposal For Student-Edited Legal Scholarship, Michael Klinger

UC Irvine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Free & Low-Cost Legal Research Options - Presentation Outline, Lee A. Ryan 2015 University of San Francisco

Free & Low-Cost Legal Research Options - Presentation Outline, Lee A. Ryan

Lee A. Ryan

This presentation, created for a first-year Legal Research, Writing & Analysis class, discusses and compares free primary law research sites for United States federal and state law. It also discusses, describes and compares several low-cost legal research options. The accompanying slides are also available on this site.


Free & Low-Cost Legal Research Options - Slides, Lee A. Ryan 2015 University of San Francisco

Free & Low-Cost Legal Research Options - Slides, Lee A. Ryan

Lee A. Ryan

These slides accompany the presentation on free and low-cost research options created for a guest presentation in a first-year Legal Research, Writing & Analysis class. These slides are meant to be used with the outline of the presentation, which are also available on this site.


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