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Legal Profession Blog

Legal Profession Blog

Edited by S. Alan Childress, Michael S. Frisch, Jeffrey M. Lipshaw and Nancy B. Rapaport.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/
  • Apr 17

    Briefly Reprimanded

    Briefly Reprimanded
    The Wyoming Supreme Court has ordered a public reprimand of an attorney for misrepresentations in an appellate brief The Formal Charge arising from Mr. Custis’s representation of Gilbert Ortiz, Jr. stemmed from a brief filed by Mr. Custis…
  • Apr 17

    Client Conduct Negates Malpractice Claim

    Client Conduct Negates Malpractice Claim
    The Nebraska Supreme Court overturned the grant of a new trial to the plaintiff in a legal malpractice case and reinstated the verdict in favor of the defendant law firm. Thomas Balames, filed this legal malpractice action against Robert…
  • Apr 17

    Imagine A Reversal

    Imagine A Reversal
    The Vermont Supreme Court reversed a criminal conviction in a lewd behavior against a minor case in light of the improper closing argument of the prosecutor Viewed in their entirety, the prosecutor’s statements—exhorting the jury to…
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Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Nancy Rapoport's Blogspot

Covers governance in higher education and in law firms, bankruptcy ethics, popular culture and the law, Enron and other corporate fiascos, and professional responsibility generally. By Nancy Rapoport, a law professor at UNLV's Boyd School of Law.

http://nancyrapoport.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 13

    Man, I wish I could go to this conference....

    Man, I wish I could go to this conference....
    The 15th annual workshop on Conducting Empirical Legal Scholarship, co-taught by Lee Epstein and Andrew D. Martin, will run from June 15-June 17 at Washington University in St. Louis. The workshop is for law school faculty,…
  • Mar 22

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?

    Aha! A new problem w/Congressional politics--or is it?
    I like what Crescent Hardy is saying about Yucca Mountain ("let's explore if there's any scenario in which having Yucca Mountain be the nuclear waste repository might make sense for Nevada"), but I can't reach him via email because I don't…
  • Mar 14

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.

    Another news clip about my talk(s) in Bogota.
    Here, and here's the original post.  I'm still just amazed that I was asked to speak, and I'm so grateful to Superintendent Reyes!
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Legal Writing Prof Blog

Legal Writing Prof Blog

Edited by Nancy Soonpaa, Mark E. Wojcik, Judith D. Fischer, Dustin Benham, Lori D. Johnson and Kristen E. Murray.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legalwriting/
  • Apr 16

    Professor Marilyn Walter to Receive 2015 Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education

    Professor Marilyn Walter to Receive 2015 Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education
    Professor Marilyn Walter of Brooklyn Law School was announced as the 2015 recipient of the Burton Award for Contribution to Legal Writing Education. She will receive her award at the Library of Congress in Washington D.C. on June 15, 2015....
  • Apr 16

    LWI Writers' Workshop

    LWI Writers' Workshop
    The twelfth Legal Writing Institute Writers Workshop will take place on July 24-July 26, 2015. The workshop will give up to twelve Legal Writing faculty the opportunity to spend time working on their academic writing projects and improving…
  • Apr 15

    Congratulations to Joan Rocklin

    Congratulations to Joan Rocklin
    Professor Joan Rocklin was announced as the recipient of the Orlando John Hollis Faculty Teaching Award, the highest award given to faculty by the University of Oregon. The nomination letter submitted by 22 of her students described Professor…
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