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Miscellany On The Ucc And Its Primary Drafters, Virginia C. Thomas Jul 2023

Miscellany On The Ucc And Its Primary Drafters, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

This column discusses how the UCC was shaped by monumental legal scholars Llewellyn and Mentschikoff, highlights the historical and archival resources that tell their story, and offers insight into their views on legal education.


Michigan Supreme Court Records And Briefs: New Access To A Historical Resource, Virginia Thomas Apr 2023

Michigan Supreme Court Records And Briefs: New Access To A Historical Resource, Virginia Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

The author describes a successful 3-year collaboration among publishers, academic law libraries and, of course, the Michigan Supreme Court, that resulted in digitizing Michigan Supreme Court records and briefs from 1850 through 2011 and making these items accessible online.


The Made And The Made-Up, Steven L. Winter Walter S. Gibbs Distinguished Professor Of Constitutional Law Dec 2022

The Made And The Made-Up, Steven L. Winter Walter S. Gibbs Distinguished Professor Of Constitutional Law

Law Faculty Research Publications

Truth is an ethical relation. Facts, whether descriptions of the physical world or of historical events, are necessarily mediated by our frames of reference. This contingency opens a space for disagreement that cannot be adjudicated by an absolute standard of truth. For those seeking power or profit, the temptation to exploit this state of undecidability is strong. When many question the institutions that broker meaning – science, the professions, the media – rumors, misinformation, deliberate distortions and falsehoods all proliferate. In the digital age, the ‘made’ is swiftly supplanted by the made-up. The remedy for this predicament is not technological …


Practice Makes Professionalism, Virginia C. Thomas Nov 2022

Practice Makes Professionalism, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

This column highlights three diverse examples of legal professionalism in our community.


Bridges Of Law, Ideology, And Commitment, Steven L. Winter Walter S. Gibbs Distinguished Professor Of Constitutional Law May 2022

Bridges Of Law, Ideology, And Commitment, Steven L. Winter Walter S. Gibbs Distinguished Professor Of Constitutional Law

Law Faculty Research Publications

Law has a distinctive temporal structure—an ontology—that defines it as a social institution. Law knits together past, present, purpose, and projected future into a demand for action. Robert Cover captures this dynamic in his metaphor of law as a bridge to an imagined future. Law’s orientation to the future necessarily poses the question of commitment or complicity. For law can shape the future only when people act to make it real. Cover’s bridge metaphor provides a lens through which to explore the complexities of law’s ontology and the pathologies that arise from its neglect or misuse. A bridge carries us …


Roadside Zoo: A Term In Search Of Legal Definition?, Virginia C. Thomas Mar 2022

Roadside Zoo: A Term In Search Of Legal Definition?, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

This article uses the example of “roadside zoo” to highlight the importance of clear definition for terms used in a legal context.


Where’S The Beef, Turkey, Butter, Cheese, Or Other Animal Ingredient?, Virginia C. Thomas Feb 2022

Where’S The Beef, Turkey, Butter, Cheese, Or Other Animal Ingredient?, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

The author discusses current challenges presented by federal and state labeling laws and standards pertaining to plant-based meat alternative food products.


Research, Interrupted, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen Oct 2021

Research, Interrupted, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


'Who' Or 'What' Is The Rule Of Law?, Steven L. Winter Jun 2021

'Who' Or 'What' Is The Rule Of Law?, Steven L. Winter

Law Faculty Research Publications

The standard account of the relation between democracy and the rule of law focuses on law’s liberty-enhancing role in constraining official action. This is a faint echo of the complex, constitutive relation between the two. The Greeks used one word – isonomia – to describe both. If democracy is the system in which people have an equal say in determining the rules that govern social life, then the rule of law is simultaneously before, after, concurrent and synonymous with democracy: It contributes to the formation of citizens with the capacity for self-governance, serves as the instrument through which democratic decisions …


Does Justice Have A Syntax?, Steven L. Winter Jun 2021

Does Justice Have A Syntax?, Steven L. Winter

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Military Working Dogs: Tracking Their Journey From Equipment To K-9 Heroes, Virginia Thomas May 2021

Military Working Dogs: Tracking Their Journey From Equipment To K-9 Heroes, Virginia Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

The author surveys the history of legislation governing the lives and uses of military working dogs (MWD).


Objective Punishment, Anthony M. Dillof Jan 2021

Objective Punishment, Anthony M. Dillof

Law Faculty Research Publications

Should the punishment fit the criminal as well as the crime? The article argues that idiosyncratic features of the criminal that might affect subjective punishment experience should not be considered when assessing the severity of the punishment for proportionality purposes.


Sex Offenders And The Free Exercise Of Religion, Christopher C. Lund Jan 2021

Sex Offenders And The Free Exercise Of Religion, Christopher C. Lund

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Confrontation In The Age Of Plea Bargaining [Comments], William Ortman Jan 2021

Confrontation In The Age Of Plea Bargaining [Comments], William Ortman

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Michigan Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, Jan B. Bissett Jan 2021

Michigan Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography, Jan B. Bissett

Library Scholarly Publications

One of 40 state-specific practice materials bibliographies published in the 20th anniversary of the title, State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies, Christina Glon, Editor. Published by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.


Balancing Services And Safety During The Pandemic: One Law Library’S Story, Virginia C. Thomas Dec 2020

Balancing Services And Safety During The Pandemic: One Law Library’S Story, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

Michigan’s academic law libraries, which have provided access to their extensive collections to legal professionals and pro per patrons alike, have had to rethink how to do so in effective, but contactless, ways. In the middle of this pandemic, how can we continue to get legal information to those who need it— and safely?


Bankruptcy Law Resources, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen Jun 2020

Bankruptcy Law Resources, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


The Defender General, Daniel Epps, William Ortman Jan 2020

The Defender General, Daniel Epps, William Ortman

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Keeping Faith With Nomos, Steven L. Winter Jan 2020

Keeping Faith With Nomos, Steven L. Winter

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Bankruptcy And The Deceased Debtor: Rule 1016 In Practice, Laura B. Bartell Jan 2020

Bankruptcy And The Deceased Debtor: Rule 1016 In Practice, Laura B. Bartell

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


When Plea Bargaining Became Normal, William Ortman Jan 2020

When Plea Bargaining Became Normal, William Ortman

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Wto Reform: Multilateral Control Over Unilateral Retaliation - Lessons From The Us-China Trade War, Julia Ya Qin Jan 2020

Wto Reform: Multilateral Control Over Unilateral Retaliation - Lessons From The Us-China Trade War, Julia Ya Qin

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Reconsidering Thornton V. Caldor, Christopher C. Lund Jan 2020

Reconsidering Thornton V. Caldor, Christopher C. Lund

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


An Argument For Explicit Public Health Rationale In Lgbtq Antidiscrimination Law As A Tool For Stigma Reduction, Heather A. Walter-Mccabe, Killian M. Kinney Jan 2020

An Argument For Explicit Public Health Rationale In Lgbtq Antidiscrimination Law As A Tool For Stigma Reduction, Heather A. Walter-Mccabe, Killian M. Kinney

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Title Ix & The Civil Rights Approach To Sexual Harassment In Education, Nancy Chi Cantalupo Jan 2020

Title Ix & The Civil Rights Approach To Sexual Harassment In Education, Nancy Chi Cantalupo

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


#Livingwhileblack: Blackness As Nuisance, Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Taja-Nia Y. Henderson Jan 2020

#Livingwhileblack: Blackness As Nuisance, Jamila Jefferson-Jones, Taja-Nia Y. Henderson

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


Contract Consentability: Autonomy Threats, Benefits, And Framing, Eric A. Zacks Jan 2020

Contract Consentability: Autonomy Threats, Benefits, And Framing, Eric A. Zacks

Law Faculty Research Publications

No abstract provided.


From The Horse’S Mouth: What Research And Other Lawyering Competencies Do New Law Graduates Need To Be Successful?, Virginia C. Thomas Oct 2019

From The Horse’S Mouth: What Research And Other Lawyering Competencies Do New Law Graduates Need To Be Successful?, Virginia C. Thomas

Library Scholarly Publications

Insights from a diverse group of accomplished legal professionals addressing the questions: What are the research and other lawyering skills that new lawyers need to be successful in the profession? What competencies are expected of them in different areas of practice?


Tribal Law Resources And American Indian Law Research Guides, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen Aug 2019

Tribal Law Resources And American Indian Law Research Guides, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.


Evolving Research: Habits, Skills, And Technology, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen May 2019

Evolving Research: Habits, Skills, And Technology, Jan B. Bissett, Margi Heinen

Library Scholarly Publications

No abstract provided.