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The Lawyer’S Law School And The Metropolis: Two Law Schools’ Missions, Carlos R. Rosende Aug 2023

The Lawyer’S Law School And The Metropolis: Two Law Schools’ Missions, Carlos R. Rosende

St. Mary's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


On Effective Campus Ministry At A Catholic Law School: The Impact Of Sister Grace Walle At St. Mary’S University School Of Law, Caitlin Hennessy Aug 2023

On Effective Campus Ministry At A Catholic Law School: The Impact Of Sister Grace Walle At St. Mary’S University School Of Law, Caitlin Hennessy

St. Mary's Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Law School Rankings And The Impossibility Of Anti-Racism, Rory D. Bahadur Nov 2022

Law School Rankings And The Impossibility Of Anti-Racism, Rory D. Bahadur

St. Mary's Law Journal

This Article uses the U.S. News law school rankings to illustrate how powerful, invisible, and stubborn systemic racism is. This Article does not level allegations of intentionally blameworthy conduct at U.S. News, or any person or entity. More broadly, this Article does not address conscious and deliberate racism, or the examples of this type of racism with which America’s history is replete. Nor is this Article attempting to undervalue the significant impact of deliberately racist actions in American history on the economic disparity between white people and people of color.

Instead, I make an untrue assumption: All Americans of every …


Professor Bonita K. Roberts—A Colleague And A “Conscience”, Victoria Mather Oct 2021

Professor Bonita K. Roberts—A Colleague And A “Conscience”, Victoria Mather

St. Mary's Law Journal

A tribute to Bonita K. Roberts, a professor at St. Mary's University School of Law.


Tribute To Professor Bonita K. Roberts, David A. Schlueter Oct 2021

Tribute To Professor Bonita K. Roberts, David A. Schlueter

St. Mary's Law Journal

A tribute to St. Mary's University School of Law Professor Bonita K. Roberts.


In Honor Of Professor Bonita K. Roberts, Linda L. Schlueter, Faye M. Bracey Oct 2021

In Honor Of Professor Bonita K. Roberts, Linda L. Schlueter, Faye M. Bracey

St. Mary's Law Journal

A tribute to Professor Bonita K. Roberts of St. Mary's University School of Law.


Ezra, Rehnquist, And St. Mary’S University, Lance Kimbro Apr 2021

Ezra, Rehnquist, And St. Mary’S University, Lance Kimbro

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming.


Reimagining The Philosophy Of Evaluation, Assistance, And Certification (Eac) Project: The Ials Model Reform In Legal Education, Sreejith S.G. Sep 2020

Reimagining The Philosophy Of Evaluation, Assistance, And Certification (Eac) Project: The Ials Model Reform In Legal Education, Sreejith S.G.

St. Mary's Law Journal

In 2017, the International Association of Law Schools (IALS) launched its Evaluation Assistance and Certification (EAC) Project. The Project, essentially meant to enable law schools to raise themselves to international standards in legal education, has not only advanced the work of IALS but also broadened its mandate, giving IALS a new philosophy and outlook. The renewed philosophy of IALS is a philosophy of ambition, solidarity, self-becoming, and the pursuit of excellence. This article, after conceptualizing the modalities of the Project, examines that philosophy, exploring the impact it will have on law school performance and on legal education at large. Finally, …


The Drive To Advise: A Study Of Law Students At A Pro Bono Brief Advice Project, Linda F. Smith Apr 2020

The Drive To Advise: A Study Of Law Students At A Pro Bono Brief Advice Project, Linda F. Smith

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming.


Arthur C. Y. Yao (1906–2004): A Pioneer Chinese Professor At St. Mary’S University School Of Law, Robert H. Hu Jan 2020

Arthur C. Y. Yao (1906–2004): A Pioneer Chinese Professor At St. Mary’S University School Of Law, Robert H. Hu

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming


Lee Hargis Lytton Iii: A Most Extraordinary, Interesting And Instructive Life, Robert Summers Nov 2019

Lee Hargis Lytton Iii: A Most Extraordinary, Interesting And Instructive Life, Robert Summers

St. Mary's Law Journal

Tribute to Lee Hargis Lytton III, a professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.


My Friend—Lee H. Lytton, Leo Womack Nov 2019

My Friend—Lee H. Lytton, Leo Womack

St. Mary's Law Journal

Tribute to Lee H. Lytton, a professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.


Standards Of Review In Texas, W. Wendell Hall, Ryan G. Anderson Nov 2019

Standards Of Review In Texas, W. Wendell Hall, Ryan G. Anderson

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming


The State Of Texas Recognizes The 50th Anniversary Of The St. Mary’S Law Journal, Greg Abbott Oct 2019

The State Of Texas Recognizes The 50th Anniversary Of The St. Mary’S Law Journal, Greg Abbott

St. Mary's Law Journal

The Honorable Greg Abbott, Governor of the State of Texas, issued a certificate in 2019 recognizing the 50th Anniversary of the St. Mary's Law Journal and their contribution to the legal profession.


The Remarkable First 50 Women Law Graduates Of St. Mary’S University: Part One, Regina Stone-Harris Oct 2019

The Remarkable First 50 Women Law Graduates Of St. Mary’S University: Part One, Regina Stone-Harris

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract forthcoming


Turning Points In The History Of St. Mary’S University School Of Law (1980–1988), Vincent R. Johnson Aug 2019

Turning Points In The History Of St. Mary’S University School Of Law (1980–1988), Vincent R. Johnson

St. Mary's Law Journal

St. Mary’s University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas has existed for nearly a century. Thus far, there have been seven important written histories of St. Mary’s University School of Law, but no one has yet attempted to write a comprehensive history of the law school, nor have any members of the faculty published autobiographies. Having taught law at St. Mary’s since 1982, Professor of Law Vincent R. Johnson shares his first-hand account about the life of the law school during most of the 1980s (specifically 1980 to 1988). That period encompasses the bulk of the deanship of James …


Making The Modern American Legal Profession, 1969–Present, Michael Ariens Aug 2019

Making The Modern American Legal Profession, 1969–Present, Michael Ariens

St. Mary's Law Journal

The American legal profession has changed dramatically over the past half-century greatly due to the solution and problem of “scale.” This was most noticeable after the American Bar Association’s adoption of the Code of Professional Responsibility. The reputation of lawyers and the legal community would continue to evolve in the eyes of the public. As such, the demand for lawyers and large law firms who had the capacity and means to handle such vast and varied issues would present itself. The increasing demand from large law firms over the years led to unprecedented growth and impact to the way in …


An Oral History Of St. Mary's University School Of Law (1961–2018), Charles E. Cantú Apr 2019

An Oral History Of St. Mary's University School Of Law (1961–2018), Charles E. Cantú

St. Mary's Law Journal

Dean Emeritus Charles E. Cantú has worked at St. Mary’s University since 1966 when Dean Ernest A. Raba first hired him. He served as the youngest law professor in the nation at the age of twenty-five, and the first full-time Hispanic law professor. After a considerable tenure working at all three locations of St. Mary’s University School of Law and serving under four of the school’s most recent former deans, this article offers his personal recollections and observations of the history of the law school from the 1960s to the present.

This article is the culmination of a ten-hour oral …


50 Years Of Excellence: A History Of The St. Mary's Law Journal, Barbara Hanson Nellermoe Mar 2019

50 Years Of Excellence: A History Of The St. Mary's Law Journal, Barbara Hanson Nellermoe

St. Mary's Law Journal

Founded in 1969, the St. Mary’s Law Journal has climbed the road to excellence. Originally built on the foundation of being a “practitioner’s journal,” the St. Mary’s Law Journal continues to produce quality scholarship that is nationally recognized and frequently used by members of the bench and bar. From its grassroots origins to the world-class law review it is today, the St. Mary’s Law Journal continues to maintain its prestigious position in the realm of law reviews by ranking in the top five percent most-cited law reviews in federal and state courts nationwide.

In celebration of the St. Mary’s Law …


The History, Meaning, And Use Of The Words Justice And Judge, Jason Boatright Aug 2018

The History, Meaning, And Use Of The Words Justice And Judge, Jason Boatright

St. Mary's Law Journal

The words justice and judge have similar meanings because they have a common ancestry. They are derived from the same Latin term, jus, which is defined in dictionaries as “right” and “law.” However, those definitions of jus are so broad that they obscure the details of what the term meant when it formed the words that eventually became justice and judge. The etymology of jus reveals the kind of right and law it signified was related to the concepts of restriction and obligation. Vestiges of this sense of jus survived in the meaning of justice and judge. …


A Status Update For Texas Voir Dire: Advocating For Pre-Trial Internet Investigation Of Prospective Jurors, Luke A. Harle Jun 2018

A Status Update For Texas Voir Dire: Advocating For Pre-Trial Internet Investigation Of Prospective Jurors, Luke A. Harle

St. Mary's Law Journal

The Internet provides trial attorneys an additional tool to investigate the backgrounds of prospective jurors during voir dire. Online searches of a person’s name and social media accounts can reveal information that could be used as grounds for a challenge for cause or to facilitate intelligent use of peremptory strikes. Texas lawmakers have not yet provided any official guidance as to whether attorneys can investigate prospective jurors online or how they might do so, should it be allowed. Texas’s current voir dire structure, judicial opinions, and ethics opinions, together, support the notion that Texas trial attorneys should be given opportunities …


In Memory Of Roderick Glen Ayers, Jr. (1947–2017), Professor Of Law, St. Mary's University School Of Law, Craig A. Gargotta, William R. "Dick" Davis Jr. Jan 2018

In Memory Of Roderick Glen Ayers, Jr. (1947–2017), Professor Of Law, St. Mary's University School Of Law, Craig A. Gargotta, William R. "Dick" Davis Jr.

St. Mary's Law Journal

On September 27, 2017, Glen Ayers, a former professor at St. Mary’s School of Law, passed away suddenly and unexpectedly. Two St. Mary's alumni—Bankruptcy Judge Craig A. Gargotta (1989) and William R. “Dick” Davis, Jr. (1983)—have provided this tribute to an icon of San Antonio’s bankruptcy bar.


In Memory Of Thomas Bowman Black (1928–2016), Professor Of Law, St. Mary's University School Of Law (1974–1988), David Dittfurth Jan 2016

In Memory Of Thomas Bowman Black (1928–2016), Professor Of Law, St. Mary's University School Of Law (1974–1988), David Dittfurth

St. Mary's Law Journal

Tribute to Thomas Bowman Black (1928–2016), Professor of Law, St. Mary's University School of Law (1974–1988).


Settlement Strategy, Evaluation, And Brochures Lawyer's Forum - Settlements - New Perspectives., James L. Branton Jun 1980

Settlement Strategy, Evaluation, And Brochures Lawyer's Forum - Settlements - New Perspectives., James L. Branton

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract Forthcoming.


Assistance Of Counsel In Texas., Sam Houston Clinton, Brian William Mar 1980

Assistance Of Counsel In Texas., Sam Houston Clinton, Brian William

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract Forthcoming.


Legal Opinion Letters And Texas Usury Laws., Albert H. Hiller, G. Christopher Scruggs Dec 1979

Legal Opinion Letters And Texas Usury Laws., Albert H. Hiller, G. Christopher Scruggs

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract Forthcoming.


A Source Of Revenue For The Improvement Of Legal Services, Part I: An Analysis Of The Plans In Foreign Countries And Florida Allowing The Use Of Clients' Funds Held By Attorneys In Non-Interest-Bearing Trust Accounts To Support Programs Of The Organized Bar., Taylor S. Boone Sep 1979

A Source Of Revenue For The Improvement Of Legal Services, Part I: An Analysis Of The Plans In Foreign Countries And Florida Allowing The Use Of Clients' Funds Held By Attorneys In Non-Interest-Bearing Trust Accounts To Support Programs Of The Organized Bar., Taylor S. Boone

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract Forthcoming.


A Source Of Revenue For The Improvement Of Legal Services, Part Ii: A Recommendation For The Use Of Clients' Funds Held By Attorneys In Non-Interest-Bearing Trust Accounts To Support Programs Of The Texas Bar Association And An Analysis Of The Federal Income Tax., Taylor S. Boone Mar 1979

A Source Of Revenue For The Improvement Of Legal Services, Part Ii: A Recommendation For The Use Of Clients' Funds Held By Attorneys In Non-Interest-Bearing Trust Accounts To Support Programs Of The Texas Bar Association And An Analysis Of The Federal Income Tax., Taylor S. Boone

St. Mary's Law Journal

Abstract Forthcoming.


Legislative Ethics, 1973., James R. Nowlin Sep 1973

Legislative Ethics, 1973., James R. Nowlin

St. Mary's Law Journal

Approaching the 63d Regular Session of the Texas State Legislature, the need to establish new standards of ethical conduct for the attorney-legislators had increased substantially in public support. The “Sharpstown” Bank scandal and the recent indictments of several present and former state legislators, on numerous counts of theft of state funds, had severely eroded public confidence in the moral turpitude of state lawmakers. This study examines the Texas state legislative process and the conflicting interests that arise in the task of drafting and passing bills in the House of Representatives and the Senate. There were several attempts, prior to 1973, …