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Sorting: Legal Specialization And The Privatization Of The American Legal Profession, Michael S. Ariens Jan 2016

Sorting: Legal Specialization And The Privatization Of The American Legal Profession, Michael S. Ariens

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Beginning in the 1950s, legal specialization was promoted to the majority of the American legal profession, small firm and solo practice lawyers, by the elite of the bar as the future of legal professionalism. Legal specialization was a form of sorting lawyers, and sorting was contrary to the traditional understanding of an undivided legal profession. Over the course of the next thirty years, this effort succeeded. This new understanding of legal professionalism emphasized the idea of competence based on a deep but particularized knowledge of law. This resulted in a slipping away of the beliefs that law was a public ...


Tribute, Rehnquist, Innsbruck, And St. Mary’S University, Vincent R. Johnson Jan 2006

Tribute, Rehnquist, Innsbruck, And St. Mary’S University, Vincent R. Johnson

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William H. Rehnquist served as the seventeenth Chief Justice of the United States. During this time, the Chief Justice taught for St. Mary’s University School of Law over four summers, two weeks each July in 1991, 1994, 1998, and 2000. Chief Justice Rehnquist lectured on the Supreme Court in United States History as part of the law school’s Institute on World Legal Problems in Innsbruck, Austria. Chief Justice Rehnquist felt welcome in Innsbruck, and had earned the St. Mary’s faculty’s fond regard and the students’ admiration.

The memories of the summers spent in Innsbruck with Chief ...


Justice Tom C. Clark’S Legacy In The Field Of Legal Ethics, Vincent R. Johnson Jan 2005

Justice Tom C. Clark’S Legacy In The Field Of Legal Ethics, Vincent R. Johnson

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Justice Tom C. Clark served as this nation’s Attorney General and as a Supreme Court Justice during a pivotal time in this nation’s history; however, his greatest legacy is the tremendous impact he and the Clark Report, whose development he oversaw, has in the area of lawyer discipline and ethics. Prior to the Clark Report, there existed a “scandalous situation” with respect to lawyer discipline; however, in the subsequent decades, revolutionary change has occurred. That change is largely attributable to Justice Clark, whether directly or indirectly, as was found in 1992 by the American Bar Association in its ...


The Effect Of 8 U. S. C. 1324(D) In Transporting Prosecutions: Does The Confrontation Clause Still Apply To Alien Defendants, Donna F. Coltharp Jan 2003

The Effect Of 8 U. S. C. 1324(D) In Transporting Prosecutions: Does The Confrontation Clause Still Apply To Alien Defendants, Donna F. Coltharp

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Writing In The Margins: Brennan, Marshall, And The Inherent Weaknesses Of Liberal Judicial Decision-Making (Essay), Donna F. Coltharp Jan 1997

Writing In The Margins: Brennan, Marshall, And The Inherent Weaknesses Of Liberal Judicial Decision-Making (Essay), Donna F. Coltharp

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Up In Smoke: Fourth Amendment Rights And The Burger Court, Gerald S. Reamey Jan 1992

Up In Smoke: Fourth Amendment Rights And The Burger Court, Gerald S. Reamey

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When Warren Burger was appointed Chief Justice in 1969, he was expected to lead the Supreme Court away from its liberal, value-laden approach to constitutional adjudication. Indeed, a retrospective of the court’s work during the seventeen years Warren Burger served as Chief Justice reveals the expected conservative trend of the Chief Justice himself, as well as the Supreme Court generally. It does not, however, reflect wholesale rejection of the most controversial civil liberties decisions rendered by the Warren Court. It is also unclear that Chief Justice Burger was responsible for the Court’s retrenchment on civil liberties where it ...


Dutiful Justice (Book Review), Michael S. Ariens Jan 1991

Dutiful Justice (Book Review), Michael S. Ariens

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Sheldon Novick’s biography, Honorable Justice: The Life of Oliver Wendell Holmes, is a traditional biography of one of the most important public figures in the United States since the Civil War.

Although the author disclaims it, Honorable Justice is a defense of Holmes. Novick writes of some of Holmes’ faults, but too often Holmes’ human imperfections are defended as strengths. It appears that Novick was trying hard to defend Holmes from late twentieth century critiques. This defense of Holmes seems a misguided attempt to re(de)ify Holmes to a group of readers which will likely include a large ...