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On The Leiter Side: Developing A Universal Assessment Tool For Measuring Scholarly Output By Law Professors And Ranking Law Schools, Robert E. Steinbuch Oct 2011

On The Leiter Side: Developing A Universal Assessment Tool For Measuring Scholarly Output By Law Professors And Ranking Law Schools, Robert E. Steinbuch

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Looking Through The Class And What Alice Found There : A Frustrated Analysis Of Law School Admissions Policies And Practices, Robert E. Steinbuch Oct 2011

Looking Through The Class And What Alice Found There : A Frustrated Analysis Of Law School Admissions Policies And Practices, Robert E. Steinbuch

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Post Racialism?, André Douglas Pond Cummings Aug 2011

Post Racialism?, André Douglas Pond Cummings

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The 2008 election of President Barack Obama represents a halcyon moment in U.S. history. President Obama’s election begs a critical question: whether his nationwide landslide victory catapulted the United States, with its sordid racial past, into a truly post-racial place as many claim. While Obama’s election was possible due to important changes that have taken place in the United States in the past fifty years, the reality is that profound disparities continue to exist between minority and white Americans that show no sign of dissipating during this Obama presidency. Of these profound disparities, some of the most ...


Improving Legal Education By Improving Casebooks: Fourteen Things Casebooks Can Do To Produce Better And More Learning, Michael Hunter Schwartz Apr 2011

Improving Legal Education By Improving Casebooks: Fourteen Things Casebooks Can Do To Produce Better And More Learning, Michael Hunter Schwartz

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White Male Heterosexist Norms In The Confirmation Process, Theresa M. Beiner Jan 2011

White Male Heterosexist Norms In The Confirmation Process, Theresa M. Beiner

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Justice Sonia Sotomayor's confirmation hearing took a controversial turn when commentators picked up on a reference in the New York Times to a portion of a speech she gave in 2001. In that speech, then Judge Sotomayor opined that, "I would hope that a wise Latina woman with the richness of her experiences would more often than not reach a better conclusion than a white male who hasn't lived that life." That statement, along with her participation in the per curiam decision in Ricci v. DeStefano, caused a minor storm during her confirmation. More recently, former Harvard Dean ...


No Paradise To Regain: Comments On Russell G. Pearce And Eli Wald, The Obligation Of Lawyers To Heal Civic Culture: Confronting The Ordeal Of Incivility In The Practice Of Law, Kenneth S. Gallant Jan 2011

No Paradise To Regain: Comments On Russell G. Pearce And Eli Wald, The Obligation Of Lawyers To Heal Civic Culture: Confronting The Ordeal Of Incivility In The Practice Of Law, Kenneth S. Gallant

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This piece responds to Russell G. Pearce and Eli Wald, The Obligation of Lawyers to Heal Civic Culture: Confronting the Ordeal of Incivility in the Practice of Law (presented at the 2011 Altheimer Symposium, UALR Bowen School of Law). It agrees with their view that arguments from "relational self-interest" (viewing self interest as necessarily connected to the interests of others) can address issues of incivility in the American politics and the practice of law in ways that other arguments cannot.

It disagrees with them on a few specific points:

1. The so-called Ordeal of Incivility in American politics, culture and ...


Some Thoughts On The State Of Women Lawyers And Why Title Vii Has Not Worked For Them, Theresa M. Beiner Jan 2011

Some Thoughts On The State Of Women Lawyers And Why Title Vii Has Not Worked For Them, Theresa M. Beiner

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This essay discusses why women lawyers have not been as successful in large firms in spite of graduating from law school in large numbers over the last twenty years. It begins by giving a snapshot of the state of women lawyers, including women lawyers of color. It includes stories and studies of women’s struggles at these firms. It also describes why Title VII has not worked to solve the problems associated with being a successful woman in a law firm. Finally, it suggests some potential solutions that may help women be more successful in these environments.


Brady-Based Prosecutorial Misconduct Claims, Buckley, And The Arkansas Coram Nobis Remedy, J. Thomas Sullivan Jan 2011

Brady-Based Prosecutorial Misconduct Claims, Buckley, And The Arkansas Coram Nobis Remedy, J. Thomas Sullivan

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Teaching Contracts From A Transactional Perspective, Michael Hunter Schwartz Jan 2011

Teaching Contracts From A Transactional Perspective, Michael Hunter Schwartz

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A Primer On The History And Proper Drafting Of Qualified Domestic-Relations Orders, Terrence Cain Jan 2011

A Primer On The History And Proper Drafting Of Qualified Domestic-Relations Orders, Terrence Cain

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The divorce rate in the United States is slightly more than one-half the marriage rate. Divorce is a fact of life in this country, and will likely be so for the foreseeable future. On August 23, 1984, the divorce lawyer’s job got more complicated when Congress created the Qualified Domestic Relations Order ("QDRO") as part of some significant amendments to ERISA. QDROs are necessary because before those 1984 ERISA amendments, a lot of divorced persons discovered that they could be deprived of their marital or community property interest in their former spouses' retirement plans. For most divorcing couples, the ...


Why Reparations To African Descendants In The United States Are Essential To Democracy, Adjoa A. Aiyetoro Jan 2011

Why Reparations To African Descendants In The United States Are Essential To Democracy, Adjoa A. Aiyetoro

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