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Keeping Up With Legal Technology: Five Easy Places, Jennifer L. Behrens 2010 Duke Law School

Keeping Up With Legal Technology: Five Easy Places, Jennifer L. Behrens

Faculty Scholarship

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Leveraging A Library Collection Through Collaborative Digitization Ventures, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro 2010 Duke Law School

Leveraging A Library Collection Through Collaborative Digitization Ventures, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro

Faculty Scholarship

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The Durham Statement On Open Access One Year Later: Preservation And Access To Legal Scholarship, Richard A. Danner 2010 Duke Law School

The Durham Statement On Open Access One Year Later: Preservation And Access To Legal Scholarship, Richard A. Danner

Faculty Scholarship

The Durham Statement on Open Access to Legal Scholarship calls for US law schools to stop publishing their journals in print format and to rely instead on electronic publication with a commitment to keep the electronic versions available in “stable, open, digital formats.” The Statement asks for two things: 1) open access publication of law school-published journals; and 2) an end to print publication of law journals. This paper was written as background for a July 2010 American Association of Law Libraries conference program on the preservation implications of the call to end print publication.


A Wise Man Of The Law, Anthony J. Scirica 2010 University of Pennsylvania Law School

A Wise Man Of The Law, Anthony J. Scirica

Faculty Scholarship at Penn Law

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Quality Of Academic Law Library Online Catalogs And Its Effect On Information Retrieval, Georgia Briscoe 2010 University of Colorado Law School

Quality Of Academic Law Library Online Catalogs And Its Effect On Information Retrieval, Georgia Briscoe

Articles

Quality in online catalogs is generally presumed to be high. Ms. Briscoe examined a number of online catalog entries and documented the accuracy of selected bibliographic records. After finding a high level of errors, she surveyed reference librarians to determine if they believed that these errors would affect their ability to answer reference questions.


Telling Through Type: Typography And Narrative In Legal Briefs, Derek H. Kiernan-Johnson 2010 University of Colorado Law School

Telling Through Type: Typography And Narrative In Legal Briefs, Derek H. Kiernan-Johnson

Articles

Most legal authors today self-publish, using basic word-processing software and letting the software’s default settings determine what their documents will look like when printed. As these settings are not optimized for legal texts, they do so at their peril. The default font Times New Roman, for example, as Chief Judge Frank Easterbrook warns, is "utterly inappropriate for long documents [such as] briefs."

Commentators have started urging a more deliberate approach to legal typography. Their suggestions, however, have been content-neutral, intended for all legal texts and focused on goals such as legibility and readability.

Typography, however, has much greater potential ...


Leveraging A Library Collection Through Collaborative Digitization Ventures, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro 2010 Cornell Law School

Leveraging A Library Collection Through Collaborative Digitization Ventures, Femi Cadmus, Fred Shapiro

Cornell Law Faculty Publications

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Researching Georgia Legislative History, Carol Watson 2010 University of Georgia School of Law Library

Researching Georgia Legislative History, Carol Watson

Articles, Chapters and Online Publications

Attorneys often seek Georgia legislative history when trying to clarify a vague statute, determine the intent of the legislature or trace a law’s amendments over time. Although sometimes difficult to compile, Georgia legislative history tidbits can be gathered by consulting a variety of resources.


Discipline-Building And Disciplinary Values: Thoughts On Legal Writing At Year Twenty-Five Of The Legal Writing Institute, J. Christopher Rideout 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Discipline-Building And Disciplinary Values: Thoughts On Legal Writing At Year Twenty-Five Of The Legal Writing Institute, J. Christopher Rideout

Faculty Scholarship

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Legal Writing: The View From Within, J. Christopher Rideout, Jill J. Ramsfield 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Legal Writing: The View From Within, J. Christopher Rideout, Jill J. Ramsfield

Faculty Scholarship

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Tributes To Mary S. Lawrence, Chris Rideout 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Tributes To Mary S. Lawrence, Chris Rideout

Faculty Scholarship

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Individuals And Community, Discipline Building And Disciplinary Values: The First Twenty-Five Years Of The Legal Writing Institute, Chris Rideout 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Individuals And Community, Discipline Building And Disciplinary Values: The First Twenty-Five Years Of The Legal Writing Institute, Chris Rideout

Faculty Scholarship

In this article Professor Rideout is the speaker at the Luncheon Speech during the Symposium “The Legal Writing Institute: Celebrating 25 Years of Teaching & Scholarship”. Professor Rideout examines what the faculty and community in legal writing has been doing in the last twenty-five years that renders legal writing a discipline. Professor Rideout explains that in their work in legal writing, along with creating a community, faculty are also creating a discipline—one that has its own practices and that has its own embedded epistemologies, ideologies, and values. The underlying values constitute the legal writing community as a discipline—of legal ...


Penumbral Thinking Revisited: Metaphor In Legal Argumentation, Chris Rideout 2010 Seattle University School of Law

Penumbral Thinking Revisited: Metaphor In Legal Argumentation, Chris Rideout

Faculty Scholarship

In the modern jurisprudence of the United States Supreme Court, the controversy over the place of metaphor came directly into the spotlight in Griswold v. Connecticut. Justice Douglas, writing for the majority and relying in part on metaphoric reasoning for his argument, located a right to privacy in the penumbral area formed by emanations from specific guarantees in the Bill of Rights. The various opinions in Griswold represent a divide regarding the place of metaphoric reasoning in legal argument. Justice Douglas employs metaphoric reasoning, while several of his fellow justices either avoid it or reject it. Because the case has ...


Meeting Students’ Demand For Models Of Good Legal Writing, Patricia Grande Montana 2010 St. John's University School of Law

Meeting Students’ Demand For Models Of Good Legal Writing, Patricia Grande Montana

Faculty Publications

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First-year legal writing students always plead for model examples of the types of writing we teach. Though most legal writing texts include an appendix of sample legal documents, the students invariably ask for more. They insist that a multitude of samples are needed to fully grasp the structure and organizational approach that is expected of them. Their reasons for wanting models of good legal writing are not without merit. Interoffice memoranda, trial and appellate briefs, as well as the other kinds of legal documents we teach in the first-year writing curriculum are unlike anything our law students have previously ...


Doctorado Académico En Derecho, ¿Un Vehículo Para Los Transplantes Jurídicos?, Gail J. Hupper 2010 Boston College Law School

Doctorado Académico En Derecho, ¿Un Vehículo Para Los Transplantes Jurídicos?, Gail J. Hupper

Boston College Law School Faculty Papers

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Feminism As Liberalism: A Tribute To The Work Of Martha Nussbaum Symposium: Honoring The Contributions Of Professor Martha Nussbaum To The Scholarship And Practice Of Gender And Sexuality Law: Feminism And Liberalism, Tracy E. Higgins 2010 Fordham University School of Law

Feminism As Liberalism: A Tribute To The Work Of Martha Nussbaum Symposium: Honoring The Contributions Of Professor Martha Nussbaum To The Scholarship And Practice Of Gender And Sexuality Law: Feminism And Liberalism, Tracy E. Higgins

Faculty Scholarship

In this essay, I revisit and expand an argument I have made with respect to the limited usefulness of liberalism in defining an agenda for guaranteeing women's rights and improving women's conditions. After laying out this case, I discuss Martha Nussbaum's capabilities approach to fundamental rights and human development and acknowledge that her approach addresses to a significant degree many of the objections I and other feminist scholars have raised. I then turn to fieldwork that I have done in South Africa on the issue of custom and women's choices with regard to marriage and divorce ...


The Vitality Of The American Sovereign, Todd E. Pettys 2010 University of Iowa College of Law

The Vitality Of The American Sovereign, Todd E. Pettys

Michigan Law Review

The proposition that "the people" are the preeminent sovereign in the United States has long been a tenet of American public life. The authors of the Declaration of Independence characterized the American people's sovereignty as a "self-evident" truth when announcing the colonies' decision to sever their ties with Great Britain, the delegates to the Philadelphia Convention in 1787 invoked the people's sovereignty when framing the nation's Constitution, and Americans today exercise their sovereignty each time they cast their ballots on Election Day. Yet what prerogatives, precisely, does the people's sovereignty entail? In modern America, where neither ...


An Autobiography Of A Digital Idea: From Waging War Against Laptops To Engaging Students With Laptops, Diana R. Donahoe 2010 Georgetown University Law Center

An Autobiography Of A Digital Idea: From Waging War Against Laptops To Engaging Students With Laptops, Diana R. Donahoe

Georgetown Law Faculty Publications and Other Works

This is an autobiographical account of my attempt to bridge the digital divide to meet students' changing needs. When I first began teaching at Georgetown University Law Center in 1993, I employed many traditional teaching techniques and used printed textbooks. However, laptops soon began peppering my classroom; at first there were only a few, and then suddenly almost every student was hiding behind a laptop. I noticed that my students were looking down at their screens, typing furiously, instead of watching me while I discussed my material written on the blackboard or projected overhead. When I realized that I was ...


Visionary Pragmatism And The Value Of Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Danielle Keats Citron, Leslie Meltzer Henry 2010 University of Maryland School of Law

Visionary Pragmatism And The Value Of Privacy In The Twenty-First Century, Danielle Keats Citron, Leslie Meltzer Henry

Michigan Law Review

Part I of our Review discusses the central premises of Understanding Privacy, with particular attention paid to Solove's pragmatic methodology and his taxonomy of privacy. We introduce his pluralistic approach to conceptualizing privacy, which urges decision makers to assess privacy problems in context, and we explore his view that meaningful choices about privacy depend on an appreciation of how privacy benefits society as a whole. We also describe how Solove's taxonomy aims to account for the variety of activities that threaten privacy. In Part II, we analyze the strengths of Solove's pragmatism by demonstrating its functionality and ...


Before They Even Start: Hope And Incoming 1ls, Barbara Brunner 2010 Penn State Law

Before They Even Start: Hope And Incoming 1ls, Barbara Brunner

Journal Articles

Newly-accepted law school 1Ls often express interest in how they should spend the summer before starting their fall courses in order to be best prepared for success in their first semester. This desire to have a "leg up" on law school success leads those of us teaching first-year courses to think more deeply about what constitutes a "good preparation" for the unique experiences that new law students will face, and what skills are really necessary to increase their possibilities of success, especially in the first semester.

Over the past few years, I have compiled a list of activities which I ...


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