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Beyond Gilson: The Art Of Business Lawyering, Praveen Kosuri Jan 2015

Beyond Gilson: The Art Of Business Lawyering, Praveen Kosuri

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

Thirty years ago, Ronald Gilson asked the question, “what do business lawyers really do?” Since that time legal scholars have continued to grapple with that question and the implicit question of how business lawyers add value to their clients. This article revisits the question again but with a more expansive perspective on the role of business lawyer and what constitutes value to clients.

Gilson put forth the theory of business lawyers as transaction cost engineers. Years later, Karl Okamoto introduced the concept of deal lawyer as reputational intermediary. Steven Schwarcz attempted to isolate the role of business lawyer from other ...


Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished Or Mission: Underway? A Survey And Analysis Of Current Trends In Professionalism Education In American Law Schools, Alison Kehner, Mary Ann Robinson Oct 2012

Mission: Impossible, Mission: Accomplished Or Mission: Underway? A Survey And Analysis Of Current Trends In Professionalism Education In American Law Schools, Alison Kehner, Mary Ann Robinson

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

This Article identifies common characteristics of effective professionalism instruction to provide guidance in how to design innovative professionalism instruction. After introducing the topic in Part I, Part II of this Article describes the origins and development of the professionalism education movement in American Law schools. Part III of this Article explains our methods for collecting information and identifies and summarizes the predominant trends, and provides examples of noteworthy programs or initiatives. Part IV concludes by describing our method for assessing successful programs and identifying the characteristics of effective professionalism instruction.


“Impact” In 3d—Maximizing Impact Through Transactional Clinics, Praveen Kosuri Nov 2011

“Impact” In 3d—Maximizing Impact Through Transactional Clinics, Praveen Kosuri

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

In speaking about “impact” clinical legal education, it is almost always exclusively as litigation—innocence projects, representing Guantanamo detainees, human rights concerns, environmental issues. Though these clinical efforts target different societal ills, all try to use the legal system as a catalyst for change. Rarely do clinicians invoke the word “impact” in the same manner in discussing transactional legal work much less transactional clinics. Yet transactional clinics can and do perform impact work. This article describes the current landscape of transactional clinics, the distinct evolution of community economic development clinics from small business and organizations clinics and argues that both ...


What Will Our Future Look Like And How Will We Respond?, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2011

What Will Our Future Look Like And How Will We Respond?, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Not Since Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone: For Geoff Hazard At 80, Stephen B. Burbank Apr 2010

Not Since Thomas Jefferson Dined Alone: For Geoff Hazard At 80, Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2010

A Time-Honored Model For The Profession And The Academy, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


A Dean's Perspective On Ed Baker, Michael A. Fitts Jan 2010

A Dean's Perspective On Ed Baker, Michael A. Fitts

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The General Counsel Of A Nonprofit Enterprise: Some Questions, Edward B. Rock Jan 2009

The General Counsel Of A Nonprofit Enterprise: Some Questions, Edward B. Rock

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Practice Of Teaching, The Practice Of Law: What Does It Mean To Practice Responsibly?, Howard Lesnick Jan 2008

The Practice Of Teaching, The Practice Of Law: What Does It Mean To Practice Responsibly?, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Too Long Neglected: Expanding Curricular Support For Public Interest Lawyering, Louis S. Rulli Jan 2007

Too Long Neglected: Expanding Curricular Support For Public Interest Lawyering, Louis S. Rulli

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Why Pro Bono In Law Schools, Howard Lesnick Jan 1994

Why Pro Bono In Law Schools, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Being A Teacher, Of Lawyers: Discerning The Theory Of My Practice, Howard Lesnick Apr 1992

Being A Teacher, Of Lawyers: Discerning The Theory Of My Practice, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Infinity In A Grain Of Sand: The World Of Law And Lawyers As Portrayed In The Clinical Teaching Implicit In The Law School Curriculum, Howard Lesnick Jan 1990

Infinity In A Grain Of Sand: The World Of Law And Lawyers As Portrayed In The Clinical Teaching Implicit In The Law School Curriculum, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Introduction: "Plus Ca Change...?", Stephen B. Burbank Jul 1988

Introduction: "Plus Ca Change...?", Stephen B. Burbank

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


The Integration Of Responsibility And Values: Legal Education In An Alternative Consciousness Of Lawyering And Law, Howard Lesnick Jan 1986

The Integration Of Responsibility And Values: Legal Education In An Alternative Consciousness Of Lawyering And Law, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.


Reassessing Law Schooling: The Sterling Forest Group, Howard Lesnick May 1978

Reassessing Law Schooling: The Sterling Forest Group, Howard Lesnick

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

No abstract provided.