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Faculty Blog

Faculty Blog

The Marquette University Law School Faculty Blog

http://law.marquette.edu/facultyblog/
  • Jun 28

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 24

    The Benefits of Bar Association

    The Benefits of Bar Association
    Picture this: you have finally been accepted as a member of the Bar in your respective state. Job offer in hand, you anxiously await the first day of the rest of your life – your first full time law position. The Sunday night before…
  • Jun 23

    Bill Cosby and American Popular Culture

    Bill Cosby and American Popular Culture
    Bill Cosby has made two distinctly different splashes in American popular culture.  He starred in “The Cosby Show” (1984-92), a sitcom that was America’s most highly rated television show for five consecutive…
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ADR Prof Blog

ADR Prof Blog

By Andrea Schneider, Michael Moffitt, Sarah Cole, Art Hinshaw, Jill Gross, Cynthia Alkon, Paul Kirgis and Jennifer Reynolds.

http://www.indisputably.org
  • Jun 27

    Introduction to the Stone Soup Project Mini-Course

    Introduction to the Stone Soup Project Mini-Course
    This is the first installment of an online mini-course about social science research methods relevant to the Stone Soup Dispute Resolution Knowledge Project.  When considering whether to develop a database, some people expressed concerns…
  • Jun 25

    2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon

    2017 Securities Dispute Resolution Triathlon
    From WFOI Elayne Greenberg: The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution at St. John’s School of Law and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) invite you to participate in the ninth annual Securities Dispute Resolution…
  • Jun 22

    Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn

    Challenges in Motivating Law Students to Learn
    I write occasionally for the Best Practices in Legal Education blog and I recently posted the following: This post riffs on this post, which describes benefits of formative assessments and suggests some ways to do them.  It cites…
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Life Sentences Blog

Life Sentences Blog

Tracks new legal developments and research relating to long prison sentences. By Marquette University Law School Professor Michael O'Hear.

http://www.lifesentencesblog.com/
  • Jun 27

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back

    Right to Counsel: One Step Forward, Two Steps Back
    As part of its end-of-term flurry, the U.S. Supreme Court issued three notable decisions in the past week on the criminal defendant’s right to effective assistance of counsel. The results were a mixed bag. First, the step forward:…
  • Jun 21

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert

    Supreme Court Dodges Long-Running Dispute Over Defendant’s Right to Psychiatric Expert
    Three decades ago, in Ake v. Oklahoma, the Supreme Court held that indigent criminal defendants have a constitutional right of access to a psychiatric expert in some cases. More specifically, the Court stated, “[W]hen a defendant…
  • Jun 19

    Race and Risk Assessment

    Race and Risk Assessment
    Risk-assessment has become all the rage in American criminal justice. In jurisdictions across the country, criminal-justice officials are utilizing increasingly sophisticated risk-assessment tools, which can be used to predict a given…
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Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Jun 24

    4th Circuit Rules in Favor of NFL Player Disabled by Repeated Hit

    4th Circuit Rules in Favor of NFL Player Disabled by Repeated Hit
    Many thanks to Jon Harkavy (Patterson Harkavy) for forwarding yesterday's decision by the Fourth Circuit in Solomon v. NFL Player Retirement Plan. Here's Jon's description of the case: [T]he context is a retired NFL player's challenge to a…
  • Jun 23

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace

    Eisenstadt and Geddes on Uber and the Workplace
    Congrats to Friends-of-blog Leora Eisenstadt and Deanna Geddes (Temple) who have a fascinating op-ed in The San Francisco Chronicle on the troubles at Uber and the law's contribution to the creation of angry workers and unhealthy workplaces.…
  • Jun 23

    The Conservative Case for Union

    The Conservative Case for Union
    Jonathan Rauch has written The Conservative Case for Unions in the Atlantic. Congratulations to Matt Dimick (Buffalo) for a prominent mention, and for Rauch's discussion of Dimick's work on the Ghent System. Here's an excerpt from the…
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Ratio Juris

Ratio Juris

Offers perspectives on judicial decisionmaking and the legal process. By Professors Jim Chen, Alfred Brophy, Stefanie Lindquist, R.J. Lipkin, Chad M. Oldfather, Lori A. Ringhand, and Elizabeth Weeks.

http://ratiojuris.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 19

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (2)
    The epigraph is germane to our third maxim from La Rochefoucauld below.“The argument for the promising rule goes by appeal to the value that the practice of promising has for us as members of a society. The chief value of the practice…
  • Jun 17

    Beyond Illusions & Delusions: Knowledge of Ignorance and the Disposition to Truth

    Beyond Illusions & Delusions: Knowledge of Ignorance and the Disposition to Truth
    Propositions pivotal to the “default liberal optimism about human welfare:”People tend to fare best when they possess, more or less, the greatest possible freedom to live as they wish. Exceptions will be marginal. Ideally, people…
  • Jun 17

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)

    La Rochefoucauld’s Maxims (introductory post)
    Several years ago I occasionally posted on my Facebook page selections from La Rochefoucauld’s (Tr. Leondard Tancock) Maxims (Penguin Books, 1959, first published in 1665) and I thought perhaps Ratio Juris readers might enjoy them as…
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