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Monthly Archive for September, 2010

This was originally posted in July of 2008: Jeff Lipshaw, a professor at Suffolk Law School has a nice post about choosing a litigation or transactional career here. He explains things in a way that lots of professors really can’t.

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Exam taking

This originally appeared in May of 2008: I know it’s completely unhelpful for the exams just finished, but yesterday, at Prawfsblawg, Rick Hills had an interesting post on essay exam writing–his advice was to focus on the facts more, and I agree wholeheartedly. In my classes, I’ll keep giving similar advice, but feel free to […]

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Federal Courts issues are everywhere!

This originally appeared in May of 2008: Today’s New York Times has a story about improperly appointed judges. The judges are patent judges and the issue is not whether they may be article I judges. That is settled because of the plenary power Congress has over patent issues. The issue instead is about the appointments […]

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Sick of politics?

This originally appeared in December of 2007: Try this if you like philosophy.

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Learning: just in case v. just in time

This originally appeared in March of 2010: One of the frustrations of law school that many students have is that the model of school (and to some extent the model of law practice) was built at a time in which the information available to make a decision was much less. The strategy that was taught […]

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More civil rights

This originally appeared in February of 2010: Why is it that now that I don’t teach civil rights anymore I see all of these interesting civil rights cases? Here’s one about malicious prosecution. In Parish v. City of Chicago, the Seventh Circuit reaffirmed prior precedent that had held that malicious prosecution cases under § 1983 […]

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John Grisham’s off the hook

This originally appeared in January of 2010: This has nothing to do with my usual subjects, although loosely it’s related to civil rights and con. law, but this is an interesting opinion from the 10th Circuit. As you may know, John Grisham wrote a nonfiction book published in 2006 about a wrongful conviction. He painted […]

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This one originally appeared in March of 2007: This abstract came across my e-mail, and it looks great. I haven’t read this one, but I saw the author present on a prior study a few years ago. She also is one of the authors of Just Writing, one of the best style/writing manuals, and one […]

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Resources for Law Students

This originally appeared in March of 2007: As a law professor, I’m always looking for good resources to help students make sense of what it is they are learning and to figure out how to understand what we are doing. Here are links to abstracts for two great ones that I ran across today. The […]

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This originally appeared in February of 2007: I ran across this abstract recently, and it relates strongly to discussions in my Employment Law class on work/life balance, gender discrimination, and being a lawyer. You might find it interesting.

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