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A Community Of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure And The Legal Academy, Elizabeth Thornburg, Erik Knutsen, Carla Crifo', Camille Cameron Jan 2013

A Community Of Procedure Scholars: Teaching Procedure And The Legal Academy, Elizabeth Thornburg, Erik Knutsen, Carla Crifo', Camille Cameron

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This article asks whether the way in which procedure is taught has an impact on the extent and accomplishments of a scholarly community of proceduralists. Not surprisingly, we find a strong correlation between the placement of procedure as a required course in an academic context and the resulting body of scholars and scholarship. Those countries in which more civil procedure is taught as part of a university degree — and in which procedure is recognized as a legitimate academic subject — have larger scholarly communities, a larger and broader corpus of works analyzing procedural issues, and a richer web of …


Note On The Measurement Of Governmental Continuity With Its Implications For The Legal Profession, Curtis A. Amlund Dec 1985

Note On The Measurement Of Governmental Continuity With Its Implications For The Legal Profession, Curtis A. Amlund

Dalhousie Law Journal

Because legal practice requires attorneys to apply themselves to the specifics of individual cases, it may be useful to generalize to an idea framework whose object is to measure the level of continuity existing in the legal system within which lawyers function. The relevance is that owing to the nature of the practitioner's work it is necessary that within the governing structure of a country there be present a reasonable level of governmental continuity. The latter is germane to the practice of law, for attorneys can work with adversarial proceedings and cases at suit only if there is certainty about …