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The Co-Author Prenup., David A. Schlueter Jan 2013

The Co-Author Prenup., David A. Schlueter

St. Mary's Law Journal

Producing a book or article with co-authors is not an easy task. There are six potential issues one might consider before deciding to co-author a book or article. First, do you really want to be a co-author? Second, how many co-authors are going to be involved in the project? Having more than one co-author can make the departure of a co-author less of an issue, but each co-author needs to have a clearly defined role. Third, what role will each member of the team perform and what are those roles? Fourth, what should the co-author “marriage” look like? Multiple scenarios …


Looking Back In Time: Sixteenth Century Wherefores And Therefores As Part Of The Continuum Of Western Legal Thought, George T. Anagnost, Richard C. Jensen Jan 1994

Looking Back In Time: Sixteenth Century Wherefores And Therefores As Part Of The Continuum Of Western Legal Thought, George T. Anagnost, Richard C. Jensen

Seattle University Law Review

Surrounded with the conveniences of a word processor, form book, and facsimile machine, the modern-day attorney might be tempted to equate the advent of sophisticated commercial transactions with the advent of the electronic age. Just as form follows function, it seems only logical to assume that the use of lengthy, carefully-drafted agreements is reflective of successive generations of sharper, more knowledgeable business clients. Curiously, however, the lesson that history teaches us is different. Looking back in time to the year 1511 at a proposal for the sale of alum between the City of Venice and a banker from Rome, one …