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Professor Cornelius J. Peck: A Man Of Many Talents, Ralph W. Johnson Apr 1994

Professor Cornelius J. Peck: A Man Of Many Talents, Ralph W. Johnson

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Outstanding teacher, authoritative writer, master winemaker, successful labor arbitrator, durable bicyclist, avid gardener, occasional portrait painter, and more. Meet University of Washington School of Law Professor Emeritus Cornelius J. Peck. Born in Calumet, Michigan, he attended public schools in Iron Mountain, Michigan, and found his way east to Harvard, where he received a B.S. degree in 1944 and an LL.B. in 1949. He was a Harvard National Scholar while he worked on his B.S. and law degrees. He held two jobs with the U.S. Department of Justice and one with the National Labor Relations Board before ...


Relational Practices And The Marginalization Of Law: Informal Financial Practices Of Small Businesses In Taiwan, Jane Kaufman Winn Jan 1994

Relational Practices And The Marginalization Of Law: Informal Financial Practices Of Small Businesses In Taiwan, Jane Kaufman Winn

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This article looks at one component of Taiwan's development experience, the informal financing techniques used by small businesses, to clarify the interaction between the formal Republic of China (ROC) legal system and the network structure of Taiwanese society. The ROC legal system has supported the economic development process directly by regulating economic activity, and indirectly by facilitating the networks of relationships that also regulate economic activity.

The relational structure of traditional, rural Chinese society has survived in a modified form in modem Taiwan, and this modem form selectively blends elements of the modem legal system, networks of relationships, and ...


Protection Of Biodiversity Under The Public Trust Doctrine, Ralph W. Johnson, William C. Galloway Jan 1994

Protection Of Biodiversity Under The Public Trust Doctrine, Ralph W. Johnson, William C. Galloway

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The public trust doctrine is an ancient Roman legal doctrine that has been applied in both England and the United States. The doctrine traditionally addressed questions of public access to and use of commercially navigable waters for navigation, fisheries and various other uses of the underlying seabeds, lake bottoms, and riverbeds. In recent years, the public trust doctrine has been invoked to protect birds and other wildlife, water quality, ecological and environmental values, and different types of recreation. Although no public trust case has applied the doctrine to protect biodiversity per se, it seems clear by analogy to existing case ...


The Seven Statutory Wonders Of U.S. Environmental Law: Origins And Morphology, William H. Rodgers, Jr. Jan 1994

The Seven Statutory Wonders Of U.S. Environmental Law: Origins And Morphology, William H. Rodgers, Jr.

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Students from around the world often ask my opinion on the most influential or effective of the United States environmental laws. I offer an opinion based on two criteria: What laws have contributed most to protection of the natural world and what laws have been most emulated? The second criterion is obviously an indicator of output, not of direct consequence. However, a linkage between the spread of strong laws and degree of environmental protection is assumed.

In theory, of course, the questions of "how much protection" and "how many laws" can be answered empirically. But this story is available only ...


If Anybody Asks You Who I Am: An Outsider's Story Of The Duty To Establish Paternity, Lisa Kelly Jan 1994

If Anybody Asks You Who I Am: An Outsider's Story Of The Duty To Establish Paternity, Lisa Kelly

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This story is fictional but true. There is no one particular Minerva Copeland, James Walker, or Judge Jennings. Lake Village and Helena also are intended to be fictional places. I chose a format using endnotes instead of footnotes in an effort not to disrupt the flow of the narrative. The endnotes, however, are an integral part of this article and serve to provide the reader with the background necessary to understand the legal and social context in which this piece operates.