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Watch Out For Whistleblowers, Leslie C. Griffin Apr 2005

Watch Out For Whistleblowers, Leslie C. Griffin

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Book Review: "The Birth Of Surrogacy In Israel", Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2005

Book Review: "The Birth Of Surrogacy In Israel", Stacey A. Tovino

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Instead of analyzing Israel’s Surrogate Motherhood Agreements Act from a purely legal or theoretical perspective, D. Kelly Weisberg weaves individuals, events, and other factors into a fascinating story about the Israeli legislative process. A case in point: Weisberg begins by exploring the private lives of Rachel and Benjamin, the biological parents of twin babies carried by Sarah, the first surrogate moth to carry a baby under Israel’s surrogacy law. Weisberg also explores the story of Naomi and Dan, the biological parents of a baby boy carried by Hanna, the second surrogate mother to carry a baby under the ...


Class Actions And Limited Vision: Opportunities For Improvement Through A More Functional Approach To Class Treatment Of Disputes, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jan 2005

Class Actions And Limited Vision: Opportunities For Improvement Through A More Functional Approach To Class Treatment Of Disputes, Jeffrey W. Stempel

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This Article describes the evolution of the perception of the modern class action from populist darling to greedy lawyer pariah, including recent passage of CAFA. It then examines the degree to which different types of cases present different potential benefits and detriments of class action treatment and explains why investor class actions, including those brought by institutional investors, are particularly likely to benefit from class treatment, are resistant to many of the perceived problems of class actions in other contexts, and should receive a warmer welcome from courts, both in absolute terms and relative to other types of class actions ...


Incorporating Literature Into A Health Law Curriculum, Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2005

Incorporating Literature Into A Health Law Curriculum, Stacey A. Tovino

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Literature has had a long relationship with medicine through literary images of disease, literary images of physicians and other healers, works of literature by physician-writers, and the use of literature as a method of active or passive healing. Literature also has had a long relationship with the law through literary images of various legal processes, lawyers, and judges, works for literature by lawyer-writers, and the use of literature as therapy. At last count, eighty-four law schools in the United States and Canada reported offering some variations of a “law and literature” course and recent scholarship demonstrates that literature increasingly is ...


Redressing Colonial Genocide: The Hereros' Cause Of Action Against Germany, Rachel J. Anderson Jan 2005

Redressing Colonial Genocide: The Hereros' Cause Of Action Against Germany, Rachel J. Anderson

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In February 2003, the Herero People's Reparations Corporation filed a complaint against Germany in the District Court of the District of Columbia alleging violations of international law, crimes against humanity, genocide, slavery, and forced labor before, during, and after the German-Herero War (1904-07). The German government, modern scholars, and other commentators have long taken the position that genocides committed by colonial governments in the nineteenth century did not violate international law at that time. Arguments for this position rely, inter alia, on the belief that all forms of genocide were first criminalized and made punishable by the 1948 U ...


Judging The Tournament, Jay S. Bybee Jan 2005

Judging The Tournament, Jay S. Bybee

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The United States Constitution provides that the President has the power to appoint federal judges with the advice and consent of the Senate. The Constitution does not specify the criteria that the President should use in selecting judicial nominees or that the Senate should employ in reviewing them. In recent years, the process of nominating and confirming candidates for the federal bench, and especially the Supreme Court, has become increasingly political and contentious. Professors Choi and Gulati criticize the apparently growing role ideology plays in choosing and evaluating judicial nominees and propose a bold alternative. Their “Tournament of Judges” purportedly ...


Justice Miriam Shearing: Nevada's Trailblazing Minimalist, Mary E. Berkheiser Jan 2005

Justice Miriam Shearing: Nevada's Trailblazing Minimalist, Mary E. Berkheiser

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Nevada Supreme Court Justice Miriam Shearing retired at the end of her second term on January 4, 2005. Over the nearly thirty years of her very public life on the bench, many have written of her accomplishments as the firs woman to enter the brotherhood of the Nevada judiciary. With Justice Sharing’s retirement, the time is ripe for an examination of her judicial decisions during the twelve years she served on the Nevada Supreme Court. The analysis here provides one perspective on her body of work. It begins, as it must, with a glimpse into the person behind the ...


Hospital Chaplaincy Under The Hipaa Privacy Rule: Health Care Or "Just Visiting The Sick?", Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2005

Hospital Chaplaincy Under The Hipaa Privacy Rule: Health Care Or "Just Visiting The Sick?", Stacey A. Tovino

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Approximately seventy-nine percent of Americans believe that praying can help people recover from illness, injury or disease, and nearly seventy-seven percent of American patients would like spiritual issues discussed as part of their care. Despite Americans' strong beliefs in the health-related benefits of religious and spiritual practices and traditions, the preamble to the federal Department of Health and Human Services' ("HHS") health information privacy rule (the "Privacy Rule") explains that health care "does not include methods of healing that are solely spiritual" (the "preamble"). The preamble concludes that, "clergy or other religious practitioners that provide solely religious healing services are ...


Book Review: "Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal And Extra-Legal Dimensions", Stacey A. Tovino Jan 2005

Book Review: "Jewish Biomedical Law: Legal And Extra-Legal Dimensions", Stacey A. Tovino

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Three extra-legal themes—the influence of morality upon Jewish law (halakhah), the growing awareness and implementation of the value of patient autonomy, and the role of scientific progress in the shaping of halakhic decisions—distinguish Daniel Sinclair’s work from other sin the field of Jewish biomedical law. Students and lawyers new to Jewish biomedical law may struggle with Sinclair’s decision to reserve until the final chapter his theories regarding how biomedical halakhah works. However, advanced students and scholars in the field will appreciate the opportunity to understand Sinclair’s three extra-legal themes in context and his decision to ...


Aliens In Our Midst Post-9/11: Legislating Outsider-Ness Within The Borders, Sylvia R. Lazos, Raquel E. Aldana Jan 2005

Aliens In Our Midst Post-9/11: Legislating Outsider-Ness Within The Borders, Sylvia R. Lazos, Raquel E. Aldana

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Three recent books written by Professors Bill Ong Hing, Kevin R. Johnson, and Victor C. Romero provide skillfully crafted roadmaps with which to understand the key emerging issues that will shape immigration law well into the next decade: the relationship of immigration control to national security. This Review captures the insights provided by these three authors to examine the restrictive laws and policies aimed at noncitizens in the name of national security as highlighted by the current efforts to federalize driver’s licenses. As this Review explains, these three books map the current antagonistic attitudes towards noncitizens post 9/11 ...


Making Work Pay: Promoting Employment And Better Child Support Outcomes For Low-Income And Incarcerated Parents, Ann Cammett Jan 2005

Making Work Pay: Promoting Employment And Better Child Support Outcomes For Low-Income And Incarcerated Parents, Ann Cammett

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The New Jersey Institute for Social Justice prepared this report in response to concerns about child support debt—in particular as it creates a barrier to employment for low-income parents and works at cross-purposes with the goals of the child support program. Drawing on examples from other states, this report identifies a range of policies that inform child support practice in New Jersey and offers administrative, legislative, and programmatic solutions to address child support arrears owed by low-income and incarcerated parents.


Book Review, Michael Kagan Jan 2005

Book Review, Michael Kagan

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There is a frequent critique of the UN High Commissioner for Refugees’ protection role, which goes like this: as UNHCR has grown as a humanitarian aid delivery agency, law and human rights have lost currency. In Rights in Exile: Janus-Faced Humanitarianism, Guglielmo Verdirame and Barbara Harrell-Bond (with Zachary Lomo and Hannah Garry) take this as a starting point from which to reach a far more searing conclusion: UNHCR itself directly violates the human rights of the people it is supposed to protect. Detailed, direct and at times passionate, this book should be required reading for anyone who wants to know ...


Legal Reform: The Role Of Public Institutions And Legal Culture, Ruben J. Garcia Jan 2005

Legal Reform: The Role Of Public Institutions And Legal Culture, Ruben J. Garcia

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In this symposium held at California Western School of Law, Professor Garcia comments on the presentations of other participants and provides his own reflections about the role that legal cultures and legal institutions play in emerging democracies and in our very own.


Making Research A Requirement Of Treatment: Why We Should Sometimes Let Doctors Pressure Patients To Participate In Research, David Orentlicher Jan 2005

Making Research A Requirement Of Treatment: Why We Should Sometimes Let Doctors Pressure Patients To Participate In Research, David Orentlicher

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In this article, Professor David Orentlicher argues that when a patient could be offered one of multiple established treatments, doctors should be able to offer treatment only if the patient agrees to participate in research aimed at determining which of the treatments is most effective. Making treatment conditional on research participation will help researchers complete badly needed studies.


Who Next, The Janitors? A Socio-Feminist Critique Of The Status Hierarchy Of Law Professors, Kathryn M. Stanchi Jan 2005

Who Next, The Janitors? A Socio-Feminist Critique Of The Status Hierarchy Of Law Professors, Kathryn M. Stanchi

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This paper is an invitation to those in the legal academy who self-identify as egalitarian, as feminist, or as otherwise committed to equality in the law and the legal profession. The essay asks feminists and egalitarians to notice and resist the institutionalized and illegitimate status hierarchy operating in American law schools. Like any status hierarchy, its boundaries are well defined and well enforced. Additionally, and perhaps not surprising to feminists, this hierarchy is gendered, with the lowest rank overwhelmingly composed of women and the highest rank overwhelmingly composed of men. The players in this status hierarchy are the faculties and ...


Dealing With Hate In The Feminist Classroom, Kathryn M. Stanchi Jan 2005

Dealing With Hate In The Feminist Classroom, Kathryn M. Stanchi

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The goals of this essay are two-fold. First, by describing the experience I had in Law and Feminism, the essay will show how hateful and harassing speech in a seminar devoted to issues of gender, race and sexuality can rob students of important educational experiences. The story of my class is meant to remind legal educators and administrators of the concrete harm, both personal and educational, of hate speech. Too often the hate speech debate focuses on the theoretical and the abstract; participants forget that the principles at stake have demonstrable consequences for real people.

Second, while this essay does ...


Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Sales, Keith A. Rowley, Carolyn L. Dessin, Larry T. Garvin, Robyn L. Meadows Jan 2005

Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Sales, Keith A. Rowley, Carolyn L. Dessin, Larry T. Garvin, Robyn L. Meadows

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2004 Uniform Commercial Code Survey: Sales.


Between Dependency And Liberty: The Conundrum Of Children’S Rights In The Gilded Age, David S. Tanenhaus Jan 2005

Between Dependency And Liberty: The Conundrum Of Children’S Rights In The Gilded Age, David S. Tanenhaus

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Although legal scholars often assume that the history of children's rights in the United States did not begin until the mid twentieth century, this essay argues that a sophisticated conception of children's rights existed a century earlier, and analyzes how lawmakers articulated it through their attempts to define the rights of dependent children. How to handle their cases raised fundamental questions about whether children were autonomous beings or the property of either their parents and/or the state. And, if the latter, what were the limits of parental authority and/or the power of the state acting as ...


Report Regarding The Pacific Mcgeorge Workshop On Globalizing The Law School Curriculum, Thomas O. Main Jan 2005

Report Regarding The Pacific Mcgeorge Workshop On Globalizing The Law School Curriculum, Thomas O. Main

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Adr: The New Equity, Thomas O. Main Jan 2005

Adr: The New Equity, Thomas O. Main

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Anatomy Of A Disaster Under The Internal Revenue Code, Francine J. Lipman Jan 2005

Anatomy Of A Disaster Under The Internal Revenue Code, Francine J. Lipman

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Attorneys' Perceptions Of Child Witnesses With Mental Retardation, Rebecca Nathanson Jan 2005

Attorneys' Perceptions Of Child Witnesses With Mental Retardation, Rebecca Nathanson

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Children with mental retardation are more likely to be abused than the general population, yet are often denied access to the justice system. Research on children without mental retardation has revealed skepticism as to their reliability as witnesses in the court of law. Even more so, children with mental retardation face the issue of credibility because of their age and disability. This study assesses attorneys' perceptions of child witnesses with mental retardation. Thirty-nine criminal attorneys completed a 33-item questionnaire designed to assess their opinions of the abilities of adults and of children with and without mental retardation to recall and ...


Book Review, Walking A Gantlet: Nielsen’S License To Harass, Lynne Henderson Jan 2005

Book Review, Walking A Gantlet: Nielsen’S License To Harass, Lynne Henderson

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Diversity: A Fundamental American Principle, David Orentlicher Jan 2005

Diversity: A Fundamental American Principle, David Orentlicher

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In this article, Professor David Orentlicher argues that following the U.S. Supreme Court's affirmative action decisions in June 2003, both the Court in its defense of diversity and the commentators in their critiques of the diversity rationale have misjudged the public interest in diversity . Rather than having insufficient weight to justify affirmative action or reflecting a limited educational interest, diversity is a critical principle for much of American constitutional and social structure. In particular, the federalist system of government rests in large part on the belief that a diversity of approaches by the fifty states will lead to ...


Lawyers, Justice And The Challenge Of Moral Pluralism, Katherine R. Kruse Jan 2005

Lawyers, Justice And The Challenge Of Moral Pluralism, Katherine R. Kruse

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The debate over whether it serves or undermines the interests of justice for lawyers to temper the zeal of their advocacy based on considerations of morality or justice has largely been polarized between two camps: traditionalists and moralists. Traditionalists defend the amoral role of lawyers, arguing that lawyers should remain moral neutral in their representation of clients. Moralists propose alternative social justice lawyering models, which urge lawyers' morally engagement in their choice of clients, their interpretation of law, and their counseling of clients.

This article revisits the debate by recasting the question at its center. Instead of inquiring what a ...


Capitalizing Adolescence: Juvenile Offenders On Death Row, Mary Berkheiser Jan 2005

Capitalizing Adolescence: Juvenile Offenders On Death Row, Mary Berkheiser

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Taking as its sample group the 2005 population of seventy-two juvenile offenders on death row, this article examines the roles of peer influence and group offending in the murders committed by those now awaiting execution. Based on that examination, the article suggests certain reforms in the capital trials of juveniles. To set the stage, the article first marshals the evidence supporting the “group crime” theory of youth violence and then discusses the critical role of peers in adolescent development and group offending of a violent crime.


Decanal Haiku, Nancy B. Rapoport Jan 2005

Decanal Haiku, Nancy B. Rapoport

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Musings on the life of a law school dean.


Enron And The New Disinterestedness - The Foxes Are Guarding The Henhouse, Nancy B. Rapoport Jan 2005

Enron And The New Disinterestedness - The Foxes Are Guarding The Henhouse, Nancy B. Rapoport

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Discussion of the 2005 amendments to the U.S. Bankruptcy Code as those changes relate to conflicts of interest of investment bankers.


Discrimination In Our Midst: Law School's Potential Liability For Employment Practices, Ann C. Mcginley Jan 2005

Discrimination In Our Midst: Law School's Potential Liability For Employment Practices, Ann C. Mcginley

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Studies and articles examining tenured, tenure-track and contract faculty in law schools have exposed the inequalities that women face when compared with their male counterparts. This article asks the legal academic community to consider these conditions in light of established Title VII doctrine which forbids discrimination because of sex. This article offers a hypothetical about the fictitious National Law School, whose labor relationships mimic those of many real law schools in a number of ways. Based on the facts in this hypothetical, the article explores different possible causes of action, either systemic or individual, that employees could reasonably win against ...


Lawyers, Democracy, And Dispute Resolution: The Declining Influence Of Lawyer-Statesmen Politicians And Lawyerly Values, Jeffrey W. Stempel Jan 2005

Lawyers, Democracy, And Dispute Resolution: The Declining Influence Of Lawyer-Statesmen Politicians And Lawyerly Values, Jeffrey W. Stempel

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This Comment reviews the shrinking presence of lawyers in the arena of macrocosmic public policy. It also discusses the declining statesmanship of lawyer-politicians as part of a general decline of lawyer professionalism in the face of social and economic pressures tending to undermine lawyer professionalism. Furthermore, it addresses how the net impact of these factors undermines the potential of lawyers to act as a positive force for public policy dispute resolution.