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Introducing Students to Ethics and Professionalism Challenges in Virtual Communication Transactions: The Tennessee Journal of Business Law (2022)
As the practice of law, and the conduct of business generally, focuses increasingly on virtual communication, the ethics and professionalism challenges inherent in email, videoconference, text, and telephone communication continue to evolve. These challenges are ...
Recent Attacks on Judicial Independence: The Vulgar, the Systemic, and the Insidious German Law Journal (2021)
This article offers an opening to Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) situation and attacks against the judiciary in this region since 2010. The focus is not primarily on historical path dependence like the rest of ...
The New-Breed, “Die-Hard” Chinese Lawyer: A Comparison with American Civil Rights Cause Lawyers Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice (2019)
In times of social upheaval, lawyers can mark the way toward social change. In particular, when lawyers become more aggressive than traditional lawyers in the cause of fighting injustice, they face backlash from multiple sources, ...
Why Lawyers Do What They Do (When Behaving Ethically) St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics (2014)
Since the early 1990s, when David Wilkins published his influential paper “Who Should Govern Lawyers” in the Harvard Law Review, legal ethics scholars and professors have paid attention to the range of processes and devices ...
Ethics 20/20 Successfully Achieved Its Mission: It "Protected, Preserved, and Maintained" Akron Law Review (2014)
The legal profession tends to look inward and backward when faced with crisis and uncertainty. The legal profession could make greater advances by looking outward and forward to find in society and culture the causes ...
The Future of Legal Education Reform Pepperdine Law Review (2013)
The article discusses the criticism raised against legal education including high cost, disconnection between law schools and profession, and lack of employment opportunities. It examines the role of the bar examinations and reflects that the ...
Can Law Schools Prepare Students to be Practice Ready? CHAP. L. REV. (2013)
The transcription of 2013 Chapman Law Review Symposium: “The Future of Law, Business, and Legal Education: How to Prepare Students to Meet Corporate Needs”. Professor Rankin, along with James E. Moliterno, R. Michael Cassidy, and ...
The Trouble with Lawyer Regulation Emory Law Journal (2013)
The American legal profession has been a backward-looking, change-resistant institution. It has failed to adjust to changes in society, technology, and economics, despite individual lawyers' efforts to change their own practices and entrepreneurs' efforts to ...
The Federal Government Lawyer's Duty to Breach Confidentiality 14 Temple Political and Civil Rights Law Review 633-648 (2005) (2005)
The lawyer's duty of confidentiality springs from the lawyer-client relationship and its parameters are determined by the nature of that relationship. The federal government lawyer's client is like no other. The uniqueness of representing the ...