Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Law Commons

Open Access. Powered by Scholars. Published by Universities.®

Series

Legal Profession

1999

Institution
Keyword
Publication

Articles 1 - 30 of 71

Full-Text Articles in Law

Liberating Lawyers: Diverging Parallels In Intruder In The Dust And To Kill A Mockingbird, Rob Atkinson Dec 1999

Liberating Lawyers: Diverging Parallels In Intruder In The Dust And To Kill A Mockingbird, Rob Atkinson

Scholarly Publications

Professor Atkinson hopes William Faulkner’s Intruder in the Dust will replace Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird as our favorite story of lawyerly virtue. In both stories, a white male lawyer and his protégé try to free a black man falsely accused of a capital crime. But below these superficial similarities, Professor Atkinson finds fundamental differences. To Kill a Mockingbird, with its father-knows-best attorney, Atticus Finch, celebrates lawyerly paternalism; Intruder in the Dust, through its aristocratic black hero, Lucas Beauchamp, and his lay allies, challenges the rule of lawyers, if not law itself. The first urges us to ...


Interview With E. Norman Veasey, Andrew Edelstein, E. Norman Veasey, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Nov 1999

Interview With E. Norman Veasey, Andrew Edelstein, E. Norman Veasey, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

For transcript, click the Download button above. For video index, click the link below.

E. Norman Veasey (L '57) practiced at the firm of Richards, Layton & Finger from 1958 to 1992. In 1992 he was appointed Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Delaware, where he served until 2004.


Interview With David Rudovsky, Lisa H. Hernandez, David Rudovsky, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Nov 1999

Interview With David Rudovsky, Lisa H. Hernandez, David Rudovsky, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

For video index, click the Download button above

David Rudovsky, one of the nation’s leading civil rights and criminal defense attorneys, practices public interest law with the firm of Kairys, Rudovsky, Messing & Feinberg. He became a Senior Fellow at Penn Law in 1988 and teaches courses in Criminal Law, Constitutional Criminal Procedure and Evidence.


William Burnett Harvey Nov 1999

William Burnett Harvey

William Harvey (1966-1971)

No abstract provided.


Writing Labs: Commenting On Student Work-In-Progress, E. Joan Blum Nov 1999

Writing Labs: Commenting On Student Work-In-Progress, E. Joan Blum

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Audiotaped Critiques Of Written Work, Elisabeth A. Keller Nov 1999

Audiotaped Critiques Of Written Work, Elisabeth A. Keller

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Interview With Gilbert F. Casellas, Lake Srinivasan, Gilbert F. Casellas, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Oct 1999

Interview With Gilbert F. Casellas, Lake Srinivasan, Gilbert F. Casellas, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

For transcript, click the Download button above. For video index, click the link below.

Gilbert F. Casellas (L '77) is a lawyer and businessman. He is Chairman of OMNITRU, a Washington, D.C. area investment and consulting firm, a director of Prudential Financial, trustee of the University of Pennsylvania, and advisor to Toyota Motor North America and Comcast Corporation. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and the American Law Institute. From 1994 to 1998 he served as chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.


Interview With Regina Austin, Randy Lee, Regina Austin, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Oct 1999

Interview With Regina Austin, Randy Lee, Regina Austin, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

For transcript, click the Download button above. For video index, click the link below.

Regina Austin (L '73), William A. Schnader Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania, pursues her interest in the overlapping burdens of race, gender, and class oppression in traditional legal scholarship, as well as in her work on documentary films. She is the director of the Penn Program on Documentaries & the Law, which holds an annual Visual Legal Advocacy Roundtable for public interest lawyers, hosts screenings of law-genre documentary films throughout the year, and maintains a national repository of dozens of clemency videos as a ...


Fall 1999 Oct 1999

Fall 1999

Bill of Particulars

No abstract provided.


An Introduction To The Paris Forum On Transnational Practice For The Legal Profession, Laurel Terry Oct 1999

An Introduction To The Paris Forum On Transnational Practice For The Legal Profession, Laurel Terry

Faculty Scholarly Works

This article focuses on the 1998 Paris Forum on Transnational Practice for the Legal Profession and introduces the papers contained in the Paris Forum Symposium. The Paris Forum was the first meeting of lawyers from around the world devoted solely to the topic of transnational legal practice. Before the Paris Forum, some bar organizations had set aside time during their meetings to discuss the transnational practice of law and issues related to transnational legal services also had been included as topics in general conferences. The multi-day Paris Forum, however, was the first multi-day conference devoted to this topic. This paper ...


Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman Jr. Oct 1999

Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman Jr.

Alfred Aman Jr. (1991-2002)

No abstract provided.


Memorial Service To Honor Former Dean Of Law School, Rachel Justis Oct 1999

Memorial Service To Honor Former Dean Of Law School, Rachel Justis

William Harvey (1966-1971)

No abstract provided.


Br'er Rabbit Professionalism: A Homily On Moral Heroes And Lawyerly Mores, Rob Atkinson Oct 1999

Br'er Rabbit Professionalism: A Homily On Moral Heroes And Lawyerly Mores, Rob Atkinson

Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman Oct 1999

Legal Education, Professionalism, And The Public Interest, Alfred C. Aman

Articles by Maurer Faculty

No abstract provided.


Notable Notes: A Collection Of Law Student Notebooks, Karen S. Beck, Ann Mcdonald Sep 1999

Notable Notes: A Collection Of Law Student Notebooks, Karen S. Beck, Ann Mcdonald

Rare Book Room Exhibition Programs

Exhibition program from a Fall 1999 exhibit presented in the Daniel R. Coquillette Rare Book Room at the Boston College Law Library. The exhibition featured notebooks produced by American and British law students in the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries.


Interview With Judge Arlin M. Adams, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Jul 1999

Interview With Judge Arlin M. Adams, Sarah Barringer Gordon, Arlin M. Adams, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

For transcript, click the Download button above. For video index, click the link below.

Arlin M. Adams (L '47) served as a justice of the United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit from 1969 until his retirement in 1987, when he returned to private practice. He was later involved in a number of significant legal cases. He died in 2015.


Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1999) Apr 1999

Vol. 9, No. 1 (Spring 1999)

Alumni Update

No abstract provided.


Constructions Of Client Competence And Theories Of Practice, Robert Rubinson Apr 1999

Constructions Of Client Competence And Theories Of Practice, Robert Rubinson

All Faculty Scholarship

An entrenched stereotype about the elderly is that they inevitably experience a progressive decline in cognitive function - what the Article calls the "idea of decrement." The vast majority of elderly, however, do not experience declining competence for most or all of their lives. Nevertheless, attorneys interpret much of what elderly clients say and do as the product of cognitive impairment, and sometimes even the elderly themselves construct stories about the world and their circumstances in line with the idea of decrement. These attitudes and social constructions, interacting in complex ways, can distort the ability of attorneys to represent elderly clients ...


The New Casuistry, Paul R. Tremblay Apr 1999

The New Casuistry, Paul R. Tremblay

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

No abstract provided.


Interview With Curtis Reitz, Scott White, Curtis R. Reitz, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School Mar 1999

Interview With Curtis Reitz, Scott White, Curtis R. Reitz, Legal Oral History Project, University Of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Legal Oral History Project

For transcript, click the Download button above. For video index, click the link below.

Curtis R. Reitz (L' 56)is the Algernon Sydney Biddle Professor, Emeritus of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He has represented Pennsylvania for 25 years in the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws, and is chair of the Conference's Committee on International Legal Developments. He also participated in the recent revision of the Uniform Commercial Code.


Racial Preference In Law School Admissions: The Public Interest In A Diverse Legal Profession, Robert Allen Sedler Jan 1999

Racial Preference In Law School Admissions: The Public Interest In A Diverse Legal Profession, Robert Allen Sedler

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


I Don't Want To Play God: A Response To Professor Tremblay, Justine A. Dunlap Jan 1999

I Don't Want To Play God: A Response To Professor Tremblay, Justine A. Dunlap

Faculty Publications

In Acting "A Very Moral Type of God": Triage Among Poor Clients, an article in this Symposium issue, Professor Paul R. Tremblay argues for the need for triage in the selection of legal services cases and clients and suggests a formula for making those triage decisions. While many of Professor Tremblay's views are unassailable, there is a part of me that rejects absolutely his hierarchy of case selection. In this musing on Professor Tremblay's meditation, I attempt to sort out the basis for my strong reaction to some of his points. I join others who have rejected a ...


See Jane Graduate. Why Can't Jane Negotiate A Business Transaction?, 73 St. John's L. Rev. 477 (1999), Debra Pogrund Stark Jan 1999

See Jane Graduate. Why Can't Jane Negotiate A Business Transaction?, 73 St. John's L. Rev. 477 (1999), Debra Pogrund Stark

UIC Law Open Access Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


Lies And Law, Robert F. Nagel Jan 1999

Lies And Law, Robert F. Nagel

Articles

No abstract provided.


Response, What The Twins Saw, Paul F. Campos Jan 1999

Response, What The Twins Saw, Paul F. Campos

Articles

No abstract provided.


Muddling Along With The Federal Wealth Transfer Tax: A Survey Of Practitioners And Law School Professors, Wayne M. Gazur Jan 1999

Muddling Along With The Federal Wealth Transfer Tax: A Survey Of Practitioners And Law School Professors, Wayne M. Gazur

Articles

Recent efforts to repeal the wealth transfer tax system have prompted enormous discussion. In this Article, the author presents the results of his survey of members of the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate and Law Section about this issue and other reforms which have been enacted or suggested.


Shareholder Derivative Litigation And Corporate Governance, Mark J. Loewenstein Jan 1999

Shareholder Derivative Litigation And Corporate Governance, Mark J. Loewenstein

Articles

In approving settlements of derivative actions that include fees for plaintiff's attorney, courts typically announce that attorney's fees are approved if a substantial benefit is obtained. In fact, courts, particularly Delaware courts, approve settlements in shareholder derivative actions that included substantial fees for plaintiff's attorney, despite the absence of a corresponding benefit to the corporation. Frequently, the "benefit" obtained is a reform in corporate governance, which is of dubious value to the corporation. To deter frivolous litigation, courts should resist the temptation to approve these settlements just to dispose of the litigation. The paper concludes that fees ...


Do They Practice What We Teach?: A Survey Of Practitioners And Estate Planning Professors, Wayne M. Gazur Jan 1999

Do They Practice What We Teach?: A Survey Of Practitioners And Estate Planning Professors, Wayne M. Gazur

Articles

This article presents the results of a 1998 mail survey sent to members of the American Bar Association Real Property, Probate & Trust Law Section and to law professors teaching estate planning. The principal goal of the survey was to compare the opinions of practitioners and law professors concerning the importance of 31 estate planning issues and techniques. The survey also included an open-ended solicitation of issues deemed significant by the participant.

The survey found consistency between practitioner and professor responses with respect to techniques such as Crummey planning. Legal education appears to be effective in dealing with core principles. More ...


Three's A Crowd: Law, Literature, And Truth, Marianne Wesson Jan 1999

Three's A Crowd: Law, Literature, And Truth, Marianne Wesson

Articles

No abstract provided.


Renewed Introspection And The Legal Profession, Eugene R. Gaetke Jan 1999

Renewed Introspection And The Legal Profession, Eugene R. Gaetke

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

As the twentieth century draws to a close, the legal profession again immersed in a process of self-assessment, reflection, and reform. Operating on several fronts, various constituent elements of the bar have recently completed or have underway significant projects relating to the law of lawyering.

Two efforts stand out in particular. For more than a decade, the American Law Institute has labored in the production of a new Restatement of the Law Governing Lawyers, and the organization stands now on the brink of that monumental work's publication. Equally significant, the American Bar Association has again undertaken a comprehensive review ...