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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/
  • Feb 26

    Costs Of Misconduct

    Costs Of Misconduct
    The Washington State Supreme Court has imposed a six-month suspension of an attorney for pervasive neglect of a personal injury matter. The court Rather than challenge the factual basis of the Washington State Bar Association's (WSBA)…
  • Feb 26

    The Young And The Meritle

    The Young And The Meritle
    An attorney who improperly sought a default in an employment discrimination case on behalf of a former Special Assistant Attorney General was suspended for one month by the Rhode Island Supreme Court. The misconduct We find it inconceivable…
  • Feb 26

    Thefts From Elderly Client Draws Disbarment

    Thefts From Elderly Client Draws Disbarment
    The Rhode Island Supreme Court accepted the consent disbarment of a convicted attorney. WRPI.com reported An East Greenwich attorney has been disbarred by order of the Rhode Island Supreme Court after she pleaded no contest to charges of…
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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/
  • Feb 26

    Plagiarism and students as consumer

    Plagiarism and students as consumer
    The latest issue of the Journal of Legal Education contains a provocative article about plagiarism. Law Student Plagiarism: Contemporary challenges and Responses, 64 J. Legal Educ. 416 (Feb. 2015). Professor Robin Hansen (pictured at right)…
  • Feb 26

    Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writer

    Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writer
    The National Board of Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers – is holding its annual board meeting this weekend at the University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas. Scribes publishes an amazing journal (past issues have...
  • Feb 25

    Congratulations, Nancy Burkoff

    Congratulations, Nancy Burkoff
    Professor Nancy M. Burkoff of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law has been appointed as the next Dean for Academic Affairs at that school. She has taught legal writing to first year students at Pitt, advanced legal writing as...
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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/
  • Feb 20

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.

    It's exciting to see something on my fees wishlist become a reality.
    I've written about developing behavioral prompts to encourage lawyers to bill timely and accurately, and LinkedIn just pointed me to an article (here) discussing software that helps lawyers do that. 
  • Feb 18

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.

    Best line in today's NYT op-ed about the value of college.
    The op-ed is here.  And my favorite bit?That brought [Professor] Hall to her own answer about college’s mission: “It is for developing the muscle of thoughtfulness, the use of which will be the greatest pleasure in life and…
  • Feb 16

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.

    R.I.P, Marvin Chirelstein.
    Just heard the sad news.  Marvin Chirelstein made Federal Income Tax comprehensible for me when I was a lost law student, trying to figure out how "philosophy of tax" (interesting, and the bulk of the course that I took) meshed with…
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