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Studying And Teaching "Law As Rhetoric": A Place To Stand, Linda L. Berger 2010 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Studying And Teaching "Law As Rhetoric": A Place To Stand, Linda L. Berger

Linda L. Berger

This article proposes that law students may find a better fit within the legal culture of argument if they are introduced to rhetorical alternatives to counter narrowly formalist and realist perspectives on how the law works and how judges decide cases. The article makes a two-part argument: first, introducing law students to rhetorical alternatives allows them to envision their role as lawyers as constructive, effective, and imaginative while grounded in law, language, and reason. Second, offering rhetorical alternatives allows law professors to enrich their own study and teaching and to develop a more nuanced understanding of the law school classroom ...


Law School Revisited: Reflections On Being A 1l, Mary Dolores Guerra 2010 Phoenix School of Law

Law School Revisited: Reflections On Being A 1l, Mary Dolores Guerra

Mary Dolores Guerra

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Legal Fictions And Juristic Truth, Nancy J. Knauer 2010 Temple University School of Law

Legal Fictions And Juristic Truth, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

This Essay cautions against the revisionist trend in legal scholarship to dismiss discredited legal regimes and burdensome statutory schemes as mere "legal fictions." In the first instance, the expansive view of legal fictions employed in this new scholarship dilutes the analytic force of the classic definition proposed by Lon L. Fuller. More importantly, it misapprehends the constitutive power of law and the nature of juristic truth. The classic legal fiction is a curious artifice of legal reasoning. In a discipline primarily concerned with issues of fact and responsibility, the notion of a legal fiction should seem an anathema or, at ...


Gay And Lesbian Elders: Estate Planning And End-Of-Life Decisionmaking, Nancy J. Knauer 2010 Temple University School of Law

Gay And Lesbian Elders: Estate Planning And End-Of-Life Decisionmaking, Nancy J. Knauer

Nancy J. Knauer

This Article addresses the three areas of core concern for gay and lesbian elders -- chosen family, financial insecurity, and anti-gay bias in the context of estate planning. The first section provides an overview of the current generation of gay and lesbian elders, including a summary of pre-Stonewall history and existing demographic information. The second section outlines the challenges associated with drafting an estate plan that favors chosen family over next of kin. The third section engages the topic of financial insecurity, discussing various benefits and government programs, such as social security and Medicaid planning. The fourth and final section discusses ...


Back To Color-Blindness: Recent Developments In Race Discrimination Law In The United States, Marcia L. McCormick 2010 St. Louis University School of Law

Back To Color-Blindness: Recent Developments In Race Discrimination Law In The United States, Marcia L. Mccormick

Marcia L. McCormick

The United States has a long and somewhat conflicted history of espousing egalitarian values and yet tolerating a certain level of subordination of particular groups to a greater or lesser extent at the same time. Like many countries, it struggles with reconciling the goals of equality, pluralism, and liberty, and the balance has been struck differently at different times. In the current wave of such efforts, the Supreme Court is marking an increasingly formalist approach to the question of discrimination, while Congress appears to be pushing a slightly more substantive approach to discrimination.

The commitment to racial equality is very ...


In The Name Of International Peace And Security: Reflections On The United Nations Security Council's Legilative Action, Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz 2010 Osgoode Hall Law School - York University

In The Name Of International Peace And Security: Reflections On The United Nations Security Council's Legilative Action, Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz

Marco A. Velásquez-Ruiz

This article seeks to illustrate how the United Nation´s Security Council is entailing a sort of hegemonic capability to act as a legislator, having as a premise the absence of such figure under international law, provided the apparent structure and dynamics of the Law of Nations. Thus, basing its actions on the UN Charter´s mandate to maintain international peace and security, the Council has adopted such kind of measures on the fight against terrorism ‑through Resolutions 1373 (2001) and 1540 (2004). The effects of the Council´s action are analyzed through two yardsticks; legality vis-à-vis the UN Charter ...


El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

El Futuro De La Economía Es "Austriaco", Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Martin Rhonheimer: Cristianismo Y Laicidad, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Señal Que Ya Es Un Clásico: Su Actualidad. Road To Serfdom Amazon Nº1, 2010, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Sobre Las Causas Morales De La Crisis Económico-Financiera, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


Enriqueciendo Con Saber Económico La Vida Diaria. Entrevista A Peter J. Boettke, Mario Šilar 2010 University of Navarra

Enriqueciendo Con Saber Económico La Vida Diaria. Entrevista A Peter J. Boettke, Mario Šilar

Mario Šilar

No abstract provided.


. Groping Along Between Things Real And Things Personal: Defining Fixtures In Law And Policy In The Ucc, 78 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 1437 (2010), Marc L. Roark 2010 University of Missouri - Columbia

. Groping Along Between Things Real And Things Personal: Defining Fixtures In Law And Policy In The Ucc, 78 U. Cincinnati L. Rev. 1437 (2010), Marc L. Roark

Marc L. Roark

The law of fixtures under the Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) is helplessly tied to the various state laws dictating real estate. The natural impact of explicitly tying a UCC doctrine to multiple state law variations is loss of uniformity. At the center of the fixtures discussion in the UCC is a definition that does not define, and more importantly, does not limit doctrinal extension. Because the UCC offers a nondefining definition, this Article considers the function of the fixtures definition. Specifically, this Article argues that the fixtures definition in UCC Section 9-102(a)(41) performs a function just as important ...


International Commercial Surrogacy And Its Parties, Margaret Ryznar 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

International Commercial Surrogacy And Its Parties, Margaret Ryznar

Margaret Ryznar

When discussing international commercial surrogacy, it is essential to remember that at the heart of this market are women and children, which requires an in-depth analysis of the issues that implicate these parties to a commercial surrogacy. In undertaking such an analysis, this Article considers the rights, interests, and obligations of these parties to a surrogacy, as well as the various opportunity costs of international commercial surrogacy. This framework is particularly relevant today as India, an international surrogacy hotspot for American couples, begins to legislate on the subject, and relatedly, as American states continue to grapple with issues regarding surrogacy.


The Legal Treatment Of Cohabitation In Poland And The United States, Margaret Ryznar, Anna Stępień-Sporek 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

The Legal Treatment Of Cohabitation In Poland And The United States, Margaret Ryznar, Anna Stępień-Sporek

Margaret Ryznar

The increasing popularity of cohabitation, as manifested in the recent American and Polish censuses, has introduced various issues to the courts and legislatures in each country—among the most important being the protection of cohabitants after an unsuccessful cohabitation. However, neither country has recognized a comprehensive law on cohabitation, instead permitting cohabitation agreements and unjust enrichment theories to govern the termination of the cohabitation. Many issues, furthermore, are treated collaterally by the law through, for example, paternity laws. Although there are certain disadvantages to such an approach to cohabitation, these shortfalls need to be balanced against the consequences of the ...


The Proper Guardians Of Foster Children’S Educational Interests, Margaret Ryznar, Chai Park 2010 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit

The Proper Guardians Of Foster Children’S Educational Interests, Margaret Ryznar, Chai Park

Margaret Ryznar

The United States Supreme Court has enumerated a constitutionally protected parental right to control the upbringing of one’s child that includes the right to direct the child’s education. The states, meanwhile, have differed in their interpretation and application of this principle when foster children’s educational interests conflict with their biological parents’ wishes. Specifically, although some states permit the judicial limitation of parental rights over children’s education during foster care placement, others do not. This Article is among the first to consider the benefits and consequences of each approach in the context of parents’ rights and children ...


Levinas, Law Schools And The Poor: They Stand Over Us, Marie A. Failinger 2010 Hamline University School of Law

Levinas, Law Schools And The Poor: They Stand Over Us, Marie A. Failinger

Marie A. Failinger

The philosopher Emmanuel Levinas has written about the ethics of the Face and our responsibility to the Other who is standing over us, demanding that we respond to his need and his welcome. This essay, which is written in Levinasan style, challenges the complacency of most American law schools in response to the plight of the poor. It proposes ways in which the law school curriculum, space and programs can be re-configured to bring the poor into community with legal educators and students.


La Ejecución De Títulos Valores Cambiarios Nulos, Martin Paolantonio 2010 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

La Ejecución De Títulos Valores Cambiarios Nulos, Martin Paolantonio

Martin Paolantonio

A propósito de un fallo plenario de Bahía Blanca, reexamen de una cuestión tratada en trabajos anteriores: la viabilidad en sede ejecutiva de pagarés nulos por defectos de forma


Primer Examen Del Fideicomiso Financiero En El Ámbito Concursal: El Caso "Bonesi", Martin Paolantonio 2010 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

Primer Examen Del Fideicomiso Financiero En El Ámbito Concursal: El Caso "Bonesi", Martin Paolantonio

Martin Paolantonio

Continuación de análisis previos sobre la cuestión, ahora en oportunidad del primer caso judicial que trata sobre la eficacia del fideicomiso financiero en el concurso preventivo, y los derechos del fiduciario ante el incumplimiento del fiduciante y agente de cobro


¿El Consumidor Financiero Es Consumidor?, Martin Paolantonio 2010 Universidad de Buenos Aires (UBA)

¿El Consumidor Financiero Es Consumidor?, Martin Paolantonio

Martin Paolantonio

Análisis de la aplicación de la normativa de defensa del consumidor en las operaciones y contratos del mercado de capitales


El Endoso En Procuración En El Cheque. A Propósito De La Comunicación A 4971 Del Bcra, Martin Paolantonio, Pablo Legón 2010 Universidad de Buenos Aires

El Endoso En Procuración En El Cheque. A Propósito De La Comunicación A 4971 Del Bcra, Martin Paolantonio, Pablo Legón

Martin Paolantonio

Principales cuestiones vinculadas al endoso en procuración, con referencias a la reglamentación del BCRA orientada a la prevención del lavado de dinero


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