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Answering The Call: Flipping The Classroom To Prepare Practice-Ready Attorneys, Alex Berrio Matamoros 2015 SelectedWorks

Answering The Call: Flipping The Classroom To Prepare Practice-Ready Attorneys, Alex Berrio Matamoros

Alex Berrio Matamoros

In the rough and changing landscape of the legal job market, legal employers have called on law schools to prepare “practice ready” attorneys — newly minted members of the bar with better honed practical skills than the first year lawyers of the past. The increasing emphasis on legal skills sheds light on an interesting paradox within legal education; in legal skills courses, those that best lend themselves to active learning experiences, instructors frequently fill valuable classroom time with passive lectures to convey the related theory and best practices. Recently, several legal skills instructors have adopted a flipped classroom model to remedy ...


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxvii—Motions To Reargue And Renew Continued, Gerald Lebovits 2014 SelectedWorks

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxvii—Motions To Reargue And Renew Continued, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Empirical Law And Economics, Jonah B. Gelbach, Jonathan Klick 2014 University of Pennsylvania Law School

Empirical Law And Economics, Jonah B. Gelbach, Jonathan Klick

Faculty Scholarship

Empirical work has grown in importance in law and economics. This growth coincides with improvements in research designs in empirical microeconomics more generally. In this essay, we provide a stylized discussion of some trends over the last two or three decades, linking the credibility revolution in empirical micro to the ascendancy of empirical work in law and economics. We then provide some methodological observations about a number of commonly used approaches to estimating policy effects. The literature on the economics of crime and criminal procedure illustrates the ways in which many of these techniques have been used successfully. Other fields ...


Scholarly Incentives, Scholarship, Article Selection Bias, And Investment Strategies For Today's Law Schools, Dan Subotnik, laura ross 2014 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Scholarly Incentives, Scholarship, Article Selection Bias, And Investment Strategies For Today's Law Schools, Dan Subotnik, Laura Ross

Touro Law Review

No abstract provided.


Books Received, Georgia Journal of International and Comparative Law 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Books Received, Georgia Journal Of International And Comparative Law

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: Sources Of State Practice In International Law, Anne Burnett 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Book Review: Sources Of State Practice In International Law, Anne Burnett

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Book Review: “The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality In The Practice Of Law”, Linda H. Edwards 2014 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Book Review: “The Good Lawyer: Seeking Quality In The Practice Of Law”, Linda H. Edwards

Scholarly Works

In their first collaboration, The Happy Lawyer, the writing team of Nancy Levit and Doug Linder tackled a crucially important subject: how to have a happy life in the law. As part of that project, they interviewed more than two hundred lawyers about what makes them happy in their jobs. Levit and Linder noticed that happy lawyers nearly always talked about doing good work. Curious about the connection, the authors turned to recent research in neuroscience and learned, not to their surprise, that a key to a happy life is, indeed, the sense of doing good work. It is our ...


Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Sarah J. Morath, Elizabeth Shaver 2014 University of Akron

Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Sarah J. Morath, Elizabeth Shaver

Sarah J Morath

This article details efforts to increase the professional workplace skills of law students by teaching professionalism skills in a first-year legal writing course. The article describes a series of videos that demonstrate how a new lawyer’s professional attributes and attitude can create either a positive or a negative impression on a supervising attorney. Nine “what not to do” videos highlight certain types of unprofessional behavior, much of which has been personally observed among students in first-year legal writing courses. The “what not to do” videos are juxtaposed with one “what to do” video that is designed to illuminate exemplary ...


Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Elizabeth Shaver 2014 University of Akron

Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Elizabeth Shaver

Elizabeth Shaver

This article details efforts to increase the professional workplace skills of law students by teaching professionalism skills in a first-year legal writing course. The article describes a series of videos that demonstrate how a new lawyer’s professional attributes and attitude can create either a positive or a negative impression on a supervising attorney. Nine “what not to do” videos highlight certain types of unprofessional behavior, much of which has been personally observed among students in first-year legal writing courses. The “what not to do” videos are juxtaposed with one “what to do” video that is designed to illuminate exemplary ...


Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Sarah J. Morath, Elizabeth Shaver 2014 University of Akron

Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Sarah J. Morath, Elizabeth Shaver

Akron Law Publications

This article details efforts to increase the professional workplace skills of law students by teaching professionalism skills in a first-year legal writing course. The article describes a series of videos that demonstrate how a new lawyer’s professional attributes and attitude can create either a positive or a negative impression on a supervising attorney. Nine “what not to do” videos highlight certain types of unprofessional behavior, much of which has been personally observed among students in first-year legal writing courses. The “what not to do” videos are juxtaposed with one “what to do” video that is designed to illuminate exemplary ...


Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Elizabeth Shaver 2014 University of Akron

Training The Superstar Associate: Teaching Workplace Professionalism In Legal Writing Courses, Elizabeth Shaver

Akron Law Publications

This article details efforts to increase the professional workplace skills of law students by teaching professionalism skills in a first-year legal writing course. The article describes a series of videos that demonstrate how a new lawyer’s professional attributes and attitude can create either a positive or a negative impression on a supervising attorney. Nine “what not to do” videos highlight certain types of unprofessional behavior, much of which has been personally observed among students in first-year legal writing courses. The “what not to do” videos are juxtaposed with one “what to do” video that is designed to illuminate exemplary ...


Uelma: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Marlene Coir, Virginia C. Thomas 2014 Wayne State University

Uelma: The Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act, Marlene Coir, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

At the federal, state, and local levels, primary legal materials are increasingly being made available to the public in electronic format. It is a matter of great concern to attorneys and legal researchers that these electronic resources routinely include caveats and disclaimers regarding their authenticity and official status. Until recently, however, state and local governments have seldom guaranteed that these resources would be updated, maintained, and securely archived for the benefit of their citizens. In July 2011, the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws approved the text of the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act (UELMA). As drafted, this ...


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxvi—Motions To Reargue And Renew, Gerald Lebovits 2014 SelectedWorks

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxvi—Motions To Reargue And Renew, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Alan Watson's Controversial Contribution To Legal Scholarship, Gary Francione 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Alan Watson's Controversial Contribution To Legal Scholarship, Gary Francione

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


One Hundred Nos: An Empirical Analysis Of The First 100 Denials Of Institution For Inter Partes And Covered Business Method Patent Reviews, Jonathan R. K. Stroud, Jarrad Wood 2014 SelectedWorks

One Hundred Nos: An Empirical Analysis Of The First 100 Denials Of Institution For Inter Partes And Covered Business Method Patent Reviews, Jonathan R. K. Stroud, Jarrad Wood

Jonathan R. K. Stroud

Tasked in 2011 with creating three powerful new patent review trial regimes, the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office—through the efforts of their freshly empowered quasi-judicial body, the Patent Trial and Appeals Board—set to creating a fast-paced trial with minimal discovery and maximum efficiency. In the first two years of existence, the proceedings have proved potent, holding unpatentable many of the claims that reach decisions on the merits. Yet a small subsection of petitions never make it past the starting gate, resulting in wasted time and effort on the parts of petitioners—and likely sighs of relief from ...


Experiential Legal Writing: The New Approach To Practicing Like A Lawyer, Adam Lamparello, Charles E. MacLean 2014 SelectedWorks

Experiential Legal Writing: The New Approach To Practicing Like A Lawyer, Adam Lamparello, Charles E. Maclean

Adam Lamparello

Law students engage in various types of “experiential” learning activities while in school, such as clinics and externships, but they graduate without the experience necessary to practice law. This is traceable to a glaring deficiency at most law schools: a writing program that is comprehensive, properly sequenced, and integrated across and throughout the law school curriculum.

First, most graduates have never drafted the documents they will encounter in law practice. Additionally, they have not drafted and re-drafted such documents while also participating in real-world simulations as they would in actual practice. Instead, students graduate having drafted an appellate brief, a ...


Visual Rhetoric: Topics Of Invention And Arrangement And Tropes Of Style, Michael D. Murray 2014 Valparaiso University

Visual Rhetoric: Topics Of Invention And Arrangement And Tropes Of Style, Michael D. Murray

Michael D. Murray

This Article discusses the rhetorical value of visual-graphical devices in legal discourse. Rhetoric, the art of persuasive communication, studies the available means to communicate with an audience in an effective, persuasive manner so as to achieve the author’s purpose in the context of a rhetorical situation. This Article joins a rapidly growing conversation on visual rhetoric—the use of graphic and pictorial imagery for effective, persuasive communication.

This Article will discuss the communicative power of visual-graphical works as rhetorical topics of invention and arrangement and tropes of style within contemporary legal rhetoric and modern argument theory. This work will ...


Reflections On The Life And Times Of Alan Watson, Camilla Watson 2014 University of Georgia School of Law

Reflections On The Life And Times Of Alan Watson, Camilla Watson

Georgia Journal of International & Comparative Law

No abstract provided.


Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxv—Contempt Motions Continued, Gerald Lebovits 2014 SelectedWorks

Drafting New York Civil-Litigation Documents: Part Xxxv—Contempt Motions Continued, Gerald Lebovits

Gerald Lebovits

No abstract provided.


Researching Environmental Justice: A Conversation, Virginia C. Thomas, William W. LeFevre 2014 Wayne State University

Researching Environmental Justice: A Conversation, Virginia C. Thomas, William W. Lefevre

Library Scholarly Publications

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency defines environmental justice as “the fair treatment and meaningful involvement of all people regardless of race, color, national origin, or income with respect to the development, implementation, and enforcement of environmental laws, regulations, and policies.” The concerns that arise in this complex environmental context extend beyond the scope of traditional legal research resources to include historical, social, scientific, and governmental documents that reside in unique archival collections.

Through the conversation that follows, senior archivist William LeFevre of the Walter P. Reuther Library shares his experience and insights on how archival resources can provide essential ...


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