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Hearsay

Westminster Law Library's news and updates. Includes legal research tips, updates on resources (books, databases, websites etc.), event announcements and a news feed from Jurist. For the University of Denver's Sturm College of Law community.

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  • Apr 9

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument

    Writing Tip of the Week: Writing the Summary of the Argument
    The Summary of the Argument in a brief is, in a nutshell, a summary of the best reasons your client should win the case.  Judges often read the Summary before they read the brief, so the Summary sets up your argument by giving the judge…
  • Apr 3

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief

    Writing Tip of the Week: Using Topic or Thesis Sentences in a Brief
    As in a legal memorandum, a topic or thesis sentence for a rule explanation in a brief signals your reader that you are introducing new material.  However, unlike a topic sentence in a memo, it is not an objective statement of the rule.…
  • Mar 25

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer

    Writing Tip of the Week: Imply and Infer
    Writers sometimes mistakenly use the word “infer” when they really mean “imply.” Although the two words are related, they are used differently. To imply means to suggest or express indirectly.  To infermeans to…
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Law School 2.0

Law School 2.0

Covers legal education reform. By David Thomson.

http://www.lawschool2.org/
  • Jun 27

    The Future of Higher Education

    The Future of Higher Education
    As I have mentioned here before, I was a member of the University of Denver’s Strategic Issues Panel this year, and the subject was the Future of Higher Education. The SIP program, headed by Jim Griesemer, former Dean of the...
  • May 30

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part II

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part II
    In yesterday's post, I explained some of the background and thinking that went into the Skills & Values Series of hybrid law school textbooks. Today, I provide more information about how they have worked in my classes. So - why...
  • May 29

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part I

    The Future of Law School Textbooks - Part I
    When I wrote Law School 2.0: Legal Education for a Digital Age, now five years ago, I made a fairly audacious claim about the future of law school textbooks. I suggested that if we were going to teach in a...
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The Race to the Bottom

The Race to the Bottom

A faculty-student collaboration on corporate governance. By Professor J. Robert Brown, Jr.

http://www.theracetothebottom.org/
  • Jul 22

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 2)
    DERA (Division of Economic and Risk Analysis) conducted a study of XBRL files to assess the quality. As part of the examination, DERA analyzed the use of "custom tags." The news was at best mixed or, as DERA put it, "[o]ur assessment suggests…
  • Jul 21

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 1)

    Tagging, Extensions, and Ensuring Comparability: The Role of the SEC (Part 1)
    Issuers have been required to "tag" their financial statements since 2009 (although the requirement was phased in for issuers over a number of years, with the last group becoming subject to the requirements in 2011).  Tagging the…
  • Jul 21

    Staff Guidance and Proxy Advisory Firms (Part 1)

    Staff Guidance and Proxy Advisory Firms (Part 1)
    The staff of the Division of Investment Management and Corporation Finance recently issued guidance with respect to proxy advisory firms.  The guidance, in the form of a Staff Legal Bulletin, is here.  The advice provides some…
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Whitcomb Law Blog

Whitcomb Law Blog

Covers government procurement.

http://whitcomblawpc.com/legal-blogs/
  • Jul 22

    Federal Bid Protests-2014 Update

    Federal Bid Protests-2014 Update
    Which Bid Protests Made the News? Bid protests are formal challenges to either the government’s solicitation of a contract for goods or services or the award or proposed award of the contract to a company.  They are a common…
  • Jul 19

    Government Contracting: Lucrative and Complex

    Government Contracting: Lucrative and Complex
    Is Government Contracting Easy Money? A simple scan of the news on any given day reveals that government contracting can be a lucrative business.  “Cray Scores $174M Supercomputer Contract From NNSA,” “DHS…
  • Jul 19

    WTO Issues Mixed Ruling In US-China Case

    WTO Issues Mixed Ruling In US-China Case
    Will WTO ruling intensify or lessen Chinese-U.S. tensions? The World Trade Organization (WTO) Appellate Body issued a decision this week in an appeal by China to overturn a U.S. law, Public Law 112 – 99, as inconsistent with…
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