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Justice And The Felonious Attorney, Scott Devito Aug 2017

Justice And The Felonious Attorney, Scott Devito

Scott DeVito

No abstract provided.


The Stricter Standard: An Empirical Assessment Of Daubert’S Effect On Civil Defendants, Andrew Jurs, Scott Devito Aug 2017

The Stricter Standard: An Empirical Assessment Of Daubert’S Effect On Civil Defendants, Andrew Jurs, Scott Devito

Scott DeVito

No abstract provided.


The Many Saliences Of Justice Michael D. Ryan: A Comparative Empirical Analysis Of Concepts Of Salience As Applied In State Appellate Courts, Scott Devito Dec 2016

The Many Saliences Of Justice Michael D. Ryan: A Comparative Empirical Analysis Of Concepts Of Salience As Applied In State Appellate Courts, Scott Devito

Scott DeVito

This Essay began as an effort to honor the work of the late Arizona Supreme Court Justice Michael D. Ryan by examining the impact of his work on Arizona law through the lens of his “most important” opinions. As with all things touched by Justice Ryan it has become something greater than its initial purpose. The Author began this project by surveying three hundred seven Arizona judges about Justice Ryan’s published opinions. The results of this survey were quite surprising. Rather than identifying a common core of important opinions, the survey identified two mutually exclusive sets of important opinions: one …


“Doubling-Down” For Defendants: The Pernicious Effects Of Tort Reform, Scott Devito, Andrew W. Jurs Dec 2013

“Doubling-Down” For Defendants: The Pernicious Effects Of Tort Reform, Scott Devito, Andrew W. Jurs

Scott DeVito

No abstract provided.


The Power Of Stories And Images In Law School Teaching, Scott Devito Dec 2012

The Power Of Stories And Images In Law School Teaching, Scott Devito

Scott DeVito

No abstract provided.


Experimenting On Law Students: Why Imposing No Ethical Constraints On Educational Research Using Law Students Is A Bad Idea And Proposed Ethical Guidelines, Scott Devito Dec 2009

Experimenting On Law Students: Why Imposing No Ethical Constraints On Educational Research Using Law Students Is A Bad Idea And Proposed Ethical Guidelines, Scott Devito

Scott DeVito

Under current federal regulations, law school faculties are permitted to engage in human research using students as subjects with little or no ethical oversight. This freewheeling environment runs counter to well-established ethical guidelines for human research and to law professors’ heightened moral duties as members of the Bar and the legal academy. In addition, it exposes students, law faculty, and the legal academy to risks arising out of the use of unregulated human experimentation in law schools. This is inimical to morally good practice. To remedy this ethical problem, this article provides a set of guidelines for law professors who …


The Ontology Of Copyright Infringement: Puzzles, Parts, And Pieces, Scott Devito Dec 2002

The Ontology Of Copyright Infringement: Puzzles, Parts, And Pieces, Scott Devito

Scott DeVito

This Comment derives a formal ontology of American copyright infringement. As part of this project, the Comment shows that the essence of copyright infringement lies in the distinction between “parts” and “pieces.” In addition, the Comment demonstrates that legal solutions to the problem of assessing when a work infringes another provides insight into solving the philosophical Problem of Material Constitution (e.g., the Growing Problem and the Ship of Theseus).