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Raising The Bar: Standards-Based Training, Supervision, And Evaluation, Adele Bernhard Jul 2010

Raising The Bar: Standards-Based Training, Supervision, And Evaluation, Adele Bernhard

Articles & Chapters

In this short Article, I sketch the methodology my colleagues and I at Pace Law School use to incorporate practice standards into our clinical teaching and reflect on how a standards-based teaching paradigm could be adapted to the training, supervision, and evaluation of public defenders. Then, I briefly consider how standards and standards-based teaching assist in the administration of assigned counsel plans and in the evaluation of the performance of public defender organizations. Although this Article does not cover any of these topics in depth, my goal is to introduce the reader to a standards-based approach to teaching and suggest …


Transnational Legal Practice 2009, Laurel S. Terry, Carole Silver, Ellyn S. Rosen Apr 2010

Transnational Legal Practice 2009, Laurel S. Terry, Carole Silver, Ellyn S. Rosen

Faculty Scholarly Works

This article identifies some of the most important U.S. and international developments in transnational legal practice and provides citations for further research. The article begins by briefly reviewing the impact of the recession on legal services. The second section focuses on international developments. It identifies some of the ongoing efforts to implement the 2007 U.K. Legal Services Act, including the issuance of the influential Hunt and Smedley reports. It also provides information about law reform initiatives in France, Scotland and Korea. This section of the article also provides information about Canadian and Australian developments regarding admission of foreign applicants and …


Do Two Wrongs Protect A Prosecutor?, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal Jan 2010

Do Two Wrongs Protect A Prosecutor?, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal

Faculty Publications

May a former criminal defendant bring a civil rights action against a prosecutor who fabricated evidence during an investigation and then introduced that evidence against the defendant at trial? The Seventh and Second Circuits have divided in answering this question. On November 4, 29, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in an Eighth Circuit case raising this question, Pottawattamie County v. Harrington, 547 F.3d 922 (8th Cir. 28), cert. granted, 129 S. Ct. 22 (April 2, 29), and many expected the Court to resolve the circuit split later this term. But on January 4, 21, the Court dismissed the case …


Corporate 'Miranda' Warnings, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal Jan 2010

Corporate 'Miranda' Warnings, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal

Faculty Publications

Administrative agencies and prosecutors have adopted formal and informal measures to push corporations to establish compliance programs, to disclose wrongdoing voluntarily, and to cooperate with government investigations, creating what some commentators refer to as a culture of cooperation. Key to internal investigations are employee interviews by counsel.

Employees, especially senior employees, may assume that the lawyers representing their organizational employers represent them as well in matters relating to their work. To avoid this misunderstanding, both in-house and outside counsel now use “corporate Miranda warnings” or “Upjohn warnings.” In law enforcement interrogation, the Miranda warning is an antidote to the coercive …


Aba Explains Prosecutor's Ethical Disclosure Duty, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal Jan 2010

Aba Explains Prosecutor's Ethical Disclosure Duty, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal

Faculty Publications

The ABA Standing Committee on Ethics and Professional Responsibility recently issued an advisory ethics opinion explaining that the ethical duty of the prosecutor under Model Rule 3.8(d) to disclose exculpatory evidence and information to the defendant is separate from, and more expansive than, the disclosure obligations under the Constitution. This column reviews the opinion and its implications for discovery in criminal cases.


Deceit In Defense Investigations, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal Jan 2010

Deceit In Defense Investigations, Peter A. Joy, Kevin C. Mcmunigal

Faculty Publications

Prosecutors and police routinely employ misrepresentation and deceit in undercover investigations. In cases ranging from drug distribution, prostitution, and sexual misconduct with minors to organized crime and terrorism, police and those cooperating with police deceive suspects and their cohorts about their identities and their intentions in order to gain information to help uncover past crimes and thwart future crimes. Frequently, such deceit helps reveal the truth about what criminals do and think.

May defense lawyers and investigators working for them employ similar tactics? Or should prosecutors be the only lawyers allowed to direct and supervise investigatory deception? In recent years, …


The (Lack Of) Enforcement Of Prosecutor Disclosure Rules, Kevin C. Mcmunigal Jan 2010

The (Lack Of) Enforcement Of Prosecutor Disclosure Rules, Kevin C. Mcmunigal

Faculty Publications

In this Article, I assess the apparent prospects for increased disciplinary enforcement of state ethics rules based on Rule 3.8(d) of the American Bar Association's (“ABA”) Model Rules of Professional Conduct that mandates prosecutorial disclosure of exculpatory information. In particular, I focus on whether it makes sense to view recent ABA Formal Opinion 09-454, in which the ABA gave an expansive reading to Model Rule 3.8(d), as the bellwether of an era of increased enforcement of ethical disclosure rules for prosecutors.


Defense Counsel And Plea Bargain Perjury, Kevin C. Mcmunigal Jan 2010

Defense Counsel And Plea Bargain Perjury, Kevin C. Mcmunigal

Faculty Publications

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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 Carey Law

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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 Carey Law

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It's All About The People: Creating A "Community Of Memory" In Civil Procedure Ii, Part One, Jennifer E. Spreng Dec 2009

It's All About The People: Creating A "Community Of Memory" In Civil Procedure Ii, Part One, Jennifer E. Spreng

Jennifer E Spreng

In Fall 2008, a nascent classroom community emerged among my Civil Procedure students, teaching assistants and I. That term’s adventure eventually became the vital “past” for the fully formed community that would knit students of future classes together as one.

The genesis of this early classroom community was my ideal of “the good lawyer” as the small-firm or small-jurisdiction practitioner I had known as a seven-year solo practitioner in a town of 50,000 people. That ideal was a combination of “the rhythms of the law” that run throughout the specialties; a more respectful and less stratified model of professionalism, and …