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The Value Of Online Law Review Supplements For Junior And Senior Faculty, Steven W. Bender 2017 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

The Value Of Online Law Review Supplements For Junior And Senior Faculty, Steven W. Bender

Touro Law Review

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99 Problems And The Bitchin' Is One: A Pragmatist's Guide To Student-Edited Law Reviews, Joëlle Anne Moreno 2017 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

99 Problems And The Bitchin' Is One: A Pragmatist's Guide To Student-Edited Law Reviews, Joëlle Anne Moreno

Touro Law Review

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Long Live The Student-Edited Law Review, Mary Garvey Algero 2017 Touro College Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center

Long Live The Student-Edited Law Review, Mary Garvey Algero

Touro Law Review

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Law Library Blog (January 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School of Law 2017 Roger Williams University

Law Library Blog (January 2017): Legal Beagle's Blog Archive, Roger Williams University School Of Law

Law Library Newsletters/Blog

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Service Within And Beyond Our Walls, Mary Whisner 2017 University of Washington School of Law

Service Within And Beyond Our Walls, Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

With the growth of the Internet, the typical patron base that reference librarians serve has increased to a much wider group of people who use various electronic means of communication to seek assistance. Ms. Whisner examines how technology has expanded these service borders and discusses the ramifications for the modern reference librarian.


Lexicographer For A Day, Mary Whisner 2017 University of Washington School of Law

Lexicographer For A Day, Mary Whisner

Librarians' Articles

Ms. Whisner shares her love of learning about new words and phrases, and details how she investigates their origins and usages in dictionaries and full-text databases.


Basic Bluebooking In Legal Documents, Cynthia Pittson 2017 Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University

Basic Bluebooking In Legal Documents, Cynthia Pittson

Pace Law Faculty Publications

Three tip sheets on basic Bluebooking in legal documents presented as tables. The tables include the relevant rules, formulas for the basic citations, and examples for federal and state cases, federal and state statutes, and secondary sources (law review articles, newspaper articles, books and treatises, and other frequently used sources). These were developed for use in the first-year Legal Skills course at the Elisabeth Haub School of Law at Pace University.


Fostering Student Authorship, Amy R. Mashburn, Sharon E. Rush 2017 University of Florida Levin College of Law

Fostering Student Authorship, Amy R. Mashburn, Sharon E. Rush

UF Law Faculty Publications

In this essay, we suggest that law schools may provide every student with the opportunity to become involved in the process of producing a publishable paper by establishing on-line repositories for student publications. We describe what such a program, which we call "student authorship," might look like and further explore several primary benefits that such a program would confer upon students.


The Law Review Article, Pierre Schlag 2017 University of Colorado Law School

The Law Review Article, Pierre Schlag

Articles

What is a law review article? Does America know? How might we help America in this regard? Here, we approach the first question on the bias: As we have found, a growing body of learning and empirical evidence shows that genres are not merely forms, but forms that anticipate their substance. In this Article, then, we try to capture this action by undertaking the first and only comprehensive “performative study” of the genre of the law review article.

Drawing upon methodological advances and new learning far beyond anything thought previously possible, we investigate “the law review article” qua genre. What ...


Is Legal Scholarship Worth Its Cost?, Paul Campos 2017 University of Colorado Law School

Is Legal Scholarship Worth Its Cost?, Paul Campos

Articles

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Every Algorithm Has A Pov, Susan Nevelow Mart 2017 University of Colorado Law School

Every Algorithm Has A Pov, Susan Nevelow Mart

Articles

When legal researchers search in online databases for the information they need to solve a legal problem, they need to remember that the algorithms that are returning results to them were designed by humans. The world of legal research is a human-constructed world, and the biases and assumptions the teams of humans that construct the online world bring to the task are imported into the systems we use for research. This article takes a look at what happens when six different teams of humans set out to solve the same problem: how to return results relevant to a searcher’s ...


The Algorithm As A Human Artifact: Implications For Legal [Re]Search, Susan Nevelow Mart 2017 University of Colorado Law School

The Algorithm As A Human Artifact: Implications For Legal [Re]Search, Susan Nevelow Mart

Articles

The results of using the search algorithms in Westlaw, Lexis Advance, Fastcase, Google Scholar, Ravel, and Casetext are compared. Six groups of humans created six different algorithms, and the results are a testament to the variability of human problem solving. That variability has implications both for researching and teaching research.


Introducing Govinfo: A New Source For Federal Government Documents Online, Erik Beck 2017 University of Colorado Law School

Introducing Govinfo: A New Source For Federal Government Documents Online, Erik Beck

Articles

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Race And Law School: The Intersection Of Obstacles For Aspiring Black Lawyers, Hope Smith 2017 University of Pennsylvania

Race And Law School: The Intersection Of Obstacles For Aspiring Black Lawyers, Hope Smith

Summer Program for Undergraduate Research (SPUR)

Recent data of the legal profession have raised red flags about the lack of diversity in the field as compared to other career choices. Due to the fact that 4 of 5 lawyers are white, this leaves very little room for black lawyers to fill jobs in their desired positions. This paper first establishes the literary origins of the black lawyer and succinctly follows the progression made to the emergence of corporate law as an attractive legal sector for black lawyers and further analyzes the connection of the two. Using the survey data, the paper gathers and explains lived experiences ...


Incorporating Social Justice Into The Law School Curriculum With A Hybrid Doctrinal/Writing Course, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 221 (2017), Rosa Castello 2017 John Marshall Law School

Incorporating Social Justice Into The Law School Curriculum With A Hybrid Doctrinal/Writing Course, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 221 (2017), Rosa Castello

The John Marshall Law Review

Educating future lawyers is about more than just teaching them substantive law. We are preparing professionals who will go out into our world and shape and affect it in deep and impacting ways. They will make law, enforce law, determine policy, defend people, advocate, and influence lives and businesses. Therefore, any thorough law school education should teach social justice and encourage students to become more engaged in activism. One way to incorporate social justice into the law school curriculum is to offer specific courses focused on social justice. However, administrators may be concerned about demand for such classes or ability ...


Who’S Gonna Take The Weight: Using Legal Storytelling To Ignite A New Generation Of Social Engineers, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 231 (2017), Camille Lamar Campbell 2017 John Marshall Law School

Who’S Gonna Take The Weight: Using Legal Storytelling To Ignite A New Generation Of Social Engineers, 50 J. Marshall L. Rev. 231 (2017), Camille Lamar Campbell

The John Marshall Law Review

So I ask the rhetorical question: “Who’s Gonna Take the Weight?” to mobilize law professors—the people responsible for shaping students’ professional identities—to use storytelling techniques to overcome the corrosive effects of stereotypes and implicit biases on controversial clients’ access to legal services and on the lawyer’s professional identity as a social engineer. This article precedes in two parts. Part II explores traditional client selection models and endorses a Houstonian approach to client selection, one that acknowledges the challenges of representing controversial clients within a framework that also acknowledges the social justice consequences of denying representation to ...


E. B. White Could Nod Too: Thoughts Occasioned By Reading “Death Of A Pig”, Erik M. Jensen 2017 Case Western Reserve University

E. B. White Could Nod Too: Thoughts Occasioned By Reading “Death Of A Pig”, Erik M. Jensen

Faculty Publications

This is an essay on grammar and writing, with extended consideration of the value of Strunk & White as a guide. Although the essay defends Strunk & White against several of that volume’s strongest critics, it also illustrates that even the best writers—and E. B. White was terrific, as was Antonin Scalia—sometimes make mistakes. (At great, perhaps excessive, length, the essay dissects a problematic passage in White’s “Death of a Pig.”) We should learn from those mistakes, not accept them as inevitable.


James Dewitt Andrews: Classifying The Law In The Early Twentieth Century*, Richard A. Danner 2017 Duke Law School

James Dewitt Andrews: Classifying The Law In The Early Twentieth Century*, Richard A. Danner

Faculty Scholarship

This paper examines the efforts of New York lawyer James DeWitt Andrews and others to create a new classification system for American law in the early years of the twentieth century. Inspired by fragments left by founding father James Wilson, Andrews worked though the American Bar Association and organized independent projects to classify the law. A controversial figure, whose motives were often questioned, Andrews engaged the support and at times the antagonism of prominent legal figures such as John H. Wigmore, Roscoe Pound, and William Howard Taft before his plans ended with the founding of the American Law Institute in ...


Beyond 'The Annals Of Murder': The Life And Works Of Thomas M. Mcdade, Jennifer L. Behrens 2017 Duke Law

Beyond 'The Annals Of Murder': The Life And Works Of Thomas M. Mcdade, Jennifer L. Behrens

Faculty Scholarship

Thomas M. McDade is best known (if not well-known enough) for his seminal 1961 reference bibliography, The Annals of Murder: A Bibliography of Books and Pamphlets on American Murders from Colonial Times to 1900. Beyond that singular text on early American murder trial accounts, though, lies more than 70 additional publications on American legal history, law enforcement, and literature, gathered together for the first time in an annotated bibliography of McDade’s lesser-known writings. The article also examines McDade’s fascinating life and varied career as an early FBI agent, World War II veteran, corporate executive, and true crime chronicler.


Update Your Bookmarks! Great Sites For Effective Research, Nancy E. Vettorello 2017 University of Michigan Law School

Update Your Bookmarks! Great Sites For Effective Research, Nancy E. Vettorello

Articles

There are more than one billion websites available online. Many are useful tools for attorneys, so it makes sense to review and refresh your favorite bookmarks regularly. While none of the many free sites offer the sophisticated search abilities of fee-based research services, a few minutes spent exploring free sites can help researchers significantly narrow their searches once they turn to a fee-based system. Remember to always take advantage of the advancesearch option when available on a free site. Free sites are offering increasingly sophisticated search options, such as Boolean and proximity searches, which were previously exclusive to paid services.


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