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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 ...


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.


Risks, Goals, And Pictographs: Lawyering To The Social Entrepreneur, Alicia E. Plerhoples 2015 Georgetown University Law Center

Risks, Goals, And Pictographs: Lawyering To The Social Entrepreneur, Alicia E. Plerhoples

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

Scholars have argued that transactional lawyers add value by mitigating the potential for post-transaction litigation, reducing transaction costs, acting as reputational intermediaries, and lowering regulatory costs. Effective transactional attorneys understand their clients’ businesses and the industries or contexts in which those businesses operate. Applied to the start-up social enterprise context, understanding the client includes understanding the founders’ values, preferences, and proclivity for risk. The novel transactions and innovative solutions pursued by emerging social entrepreneurs may not lend themselves well to risk avoidance. For example, new corporate forms such as the benefit corporation are untested, yet appeal to many social entrepreneurs ...


Book Review: International Encyclopedia Of Comparative Law Xi Torts (1983), Thomas A. Eaton 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Book Review: International Encyclopedia Of Comparative Law Xi Torts (1983), Thomas A. Eaton

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Encouraging Engaged Scholarship: Perspectives From An Associate Dean For Research, Sonia K. Katyal 2015 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Encouraging Engaged Scholarship: Perspectives From An Associate Dean For Research, Sonia K. Katyal

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Scholarship With Purpose: The View From A Mission-Driven School, Christine N. Cimini 2015 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Scholarship With Purpose: The View From A Mission-Driven School, Christine N. Cimini

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Associate Dean For Research In The Age Of The Internet, B. Jessie Hill 2015 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

The Associate Dean For Research In The Age Of The Internet, B. Jessie Hill

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Supporting And Promoting Scholarly Life In Turbulent Times, A. Benjamin Spencer 2015 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Supporting And Promoting Scholarly Life In Turbulent Times, A. Benjamin Spencer

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Future Of Scholarship In Law Schools, Fabio Arcila Jr. 2015 Touro Law Center

The Future Of Scholarship In Law Schools, Fabio Arcila Jr.

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne 2015 University of Kentucky

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

James M. Donovan

Open access legal scholarship generates a prolific discussion, but few empirical details have been available to describe the scholarly impact of providing unrestricted access to law review articles. The present project fills this gap with specific findings on what authors and law reviews can expect.

Articles available in open access formats enjoy an advantage in citation by subsequent law review works of 53%. For every two citations an article would otherwise receive, it can expect a third when made freely available on the Internet. This benefit is not uniformly spread through the law school tiers. Higher tier journals experience a ...


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 ...


The Open Access Advantage For American Law Reviews, James M. Donovan, Carol A. Watson, Caroline Osborne 2015 University of Kentucky

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

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

Open access legal scholarship generates a prolific discussion, but few empirical details have been available to describe the scholarly impact of providing unrestricted access to law review articles. The present project fills this gap with specific findings on what authors and law reviews can expect.

Articles available in open access formats enjoy an advantage in citation by subsequent law review works of 53%. For every two citations an article would otherwise receive, it can expect a third when made freely available on the Internet. This benefit is not uniformly spread through the law school tiers. Higher tier journals experience a ...


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

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

Gerald Lebovits

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.


Breaking Bad Facts: What Intriguing Contradictions In Fiction Narratives Can Teach Lawyers About Coping With Harmful Evidence, Cathren Page 2015 Barry University

Breaking Bad Facts: What Intriguing Contradictions In Fiction Narratives Can Teach Lawyers About Coping With Harmful Evidence, Cathren Page

Cathren Page

Abstract: Breaking Bad Facts: What Intriguing Contradictions in Fiction Narratives Can Teach Lawyers About Coping with Harmful Evidence

by Cathren Koehlert-Page

Walter White is the “nerdiest old dude” that Jesse Pinkman knows. His students ignore him and whisper and laugh during class. They make fun of him at his after school job at the car wash where he is forced to stay late. His home décor and personal fashion could best be described as New American Pathetic.

And yet by the end of the hit television series, Breaking Bad, White is a feared multi-million dollar drug lord known as Heisenberg ...


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxix—Motions To Vacate A Default Judgment Continued, Gerald Lebovits 2015 Columbia, Fordham & NYU Law Schools

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxix—Motions To Vacate A Default Judgment Continued, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Dunning-Kruger And You: Evaluating Your Technological Competence With The Legal Tech Audit, Jason Tubinis 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Dunning-Kruger And You: Evaluating Your Technological Competence With The Legal Tech Audit, Jason Tubinis

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

There’s an enormous skill set you must develop as an attorney. One skill that is too often neglected, though, is the ability to utilize technology to ease the burden of all your tasks for the benefit or your firm, your client, and most importantly, yourself.

This paper is a public service announcement, a reminder to question your preconceptions about what you do and how you do it. It’s a cautionary warning, the one discussed previously about the new ABA comment regarding an attorney’s duty of competence regarding technology. Just because you’re doing fine with technology doesn ...


Getting Geared Up With Google: Searching Beyond The Search Box, Wendy Moore 2015 University of Georgia

Getting Geared Up With Google: Searching Beyond The Search Box, Wendy Moore

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

We have grown accustom to having information readily available via the Internet. Searching is easy; so much so, that you can be surprised when the desired information is not retrieved in the first few search results when doing a basic Google search. When you are trying to retrieve information needed to conduct business or assist a client, you want to find the best results with the least amount of time spent. A basic Google search, while a good place to begin, should not also be the end of your search.

This paper gives you search strategies to apply when a ...


From Attorney To Detective: Investigative Web Research, Carol A. Watson 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

From Attorney To Detective: Investigative Web Research, Carol A. Watson

Continuing Legal Education Presentations

As a lawyer, it’s not unusual to be called upon to help a client with personal investigation matters. You might find yourself needing to provide advice on topics ranging from whether a businessman is legitimate to assisting with a search for missing heirs. Since everything is on the internet now that should be a simple task, but it may not be as simple as it seems. If you’ve got the time, you can usually find much investigative information on the web such as criminal records, business records, property ownership, and professional licenses, but you’ll have to be ...


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