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AFancyShingle 22 Jan 2013 - 18:08 IanSullivan
This thread has been really interesting and helpful to me. Thanks to everyone who contributed. I thought I would sum up some of our major points for other people who ...
AFewArticlesThatMightBeOfInterest 01 Apr 2015 - 01:30 AbdallahSalam
I recently read the below articles that have reminded me of our class discussions, and I thought I would share them in case someone else finds them interesting as ...
AListOfInterestingLinks 13 Jan 2012 - 21:58 IanSullivan
Readings That Remind Us of Class This topic seems to have taken off a little, which is nice. I'm thinking that in the interest of usability, it might be worthwhile ...
AModernCaptainJohnBrown 22 Jan 2013 - 18:08 IanSullivan
A Modern Captain John Brown I recently read a BBC News article titled, "Argentina's people traffickers." It describes the efforts of one brave woman trying to find ...
ANoteOnCohenAndHobbes 11 Jan 2010 - 16:54 IanSullivan
In the spirit of some concerns posted on the discussion under the rubric of free speech, I would like to turn some ears over to Cohen's conception of the 'state,' ...
APPLvsApple 13 Jan 2012 - 21:58 IanSullivan
This is not meant to incite another tech debate, or to attack mac users (I don't think anybody has time for that nowadays). A friend of mine (who used to ridicule ...
AaronShepardFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:34 IanSullivan
I have put the new paper here, with the original masterpiece below. The original draft and my comments on it are preserved as the prior version, so they don't ...
AaronShepardIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
AaronShepard 14 Jan 2009 I suppose I am here because law school presents the traditional path to the careers I have considered. I can relate to this. The Oliver Wendell ...
AaronShepardSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
This a revision of Anja Havedal First Paper . Hopefully I didn't mess up the formatting. Ambition for Ambition's Sake AaronShepard 17 Apr 2009 Building ...
AaronShepardSecondPaperAttempt 14 Jan 2015 - 22:03 IanSullivan
UchennaIbekwe 20 Apr 2009 On the Grade Reform Debate By AaronShepard 04 Mar 2009 Would changing the grade curve reduce stress, and increase communal willingness ...
AaronShepardThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
Diverse Concepts of Diversity By AaronShepard 15 May 2009 Inspiration Racism is one response for why diversity policies exist. I must remind you again ...
AbbyCosterFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Scale versus Ruler: Achieving Greater Justice through Malleable Legal Standards By AbbyCoster 15 Feb 2012 "Nature versus nurture" was coined by Francis Galton ...
AbbyCosterIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction By AbbyCoster 18 Jan 2012 I'm Abby, a Dutch Irish Polish English kid from Virginia. I really like tennis, live music, crossword puzzles ...
AbbyCosterSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Courage By AbbyCoster 09 May 2012 There #8217;s nothing he loves more than motors. Any kind, really. Cars, planes, my Dad #8217;s rusty John Deere. When he was ...
AbdallahSalamIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:01 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction Men with guns, men with money, and men with ideology are the ones who wield power in Lebanon. Disillusioned with my country, I chose to pursue ...
AbielGarciaFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Hey! Get Off My Copyright! By AbielGarcia 25 Feb 2010 All That Hard Work, Need To Get Paid. I remember the first day I downloaded a song from Napster. It was ...
AbielGarciaIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
Law school to me was just another way to put off the inevitable of becoming an adult. My senior year coming to a close, I realized I was going to have to face the ...
AbielGarciaSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Abiel, I edited your paper and added my comments in blue. Let me know if you have any questions. Two Party Playlets and Risk Profiles By AbielGarcia 14 Apr 2010 ...
AbiolaFasehunFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Unearthing Myths about Urban Education, Unveiling The Power of the Family By AbiolaFasehun 13 June 2012 Introduction There is a myth surrounding urban education ...
AbiolaFasehunIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I began working with children when I was still a child. I've spent my life trying to improve the opportunities available to economically disadvantaged youth through ...
AbiolaFasehunSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Escaping the Noise Through Self Examination By AbiolaFasehun 28 May 2012 Introduction In college I created a community project to address an issue that I witnessed ...
AdamCarlis-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:40 IanSullivan
Combating Obama's Creed By AdamCarlis 4 April 2008 Introduction This season's Democratic primary showcased two gifted politicians, providing insight into how ...
AdamCarlis-SecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:53 IanSullivan
Teaching Lawyers Introduction Columbia is blessed with committed faculty, yet cursed by dreadful instruction. As a former teacher and trainer of teachers, I am confident ...
AdamCarlisIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:53 IanSullivan
I see the courtroom as a place where folks who usually lose can win. Whether it means banding together to create justice (class actions, mass torts, etc.) or standing ...
AdamGold-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:40 IanSullivan
Romney's Plan for 2012? By AdamGold 12 Feb 2008 I. Romney's Approach for dropping out in 2008 Mitt Romney, exemplifying Arnold #8217;s idea that politics uses ...
AdamGold-SecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:53 IanSullivan
AdamGold 03 Apr 2008 The Intangible Losses of the Move to Online Music Acquisition There is no doubt that online music purchasing or sharing sites, such as iTunes ...
AdamGoldIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:56 IanSullivan
AdamGold 18 Jan 2008 Law school seemed to make sense. I have always been interested in reading and writing, and to quote my Civ Pro TA from last semester, #8220 ...
AdinaStohlIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
My name is Adina Stohl and I am a daughter, sister, wife, and aunt. My community defines me and I, in turn, define it. My character does not exist in a vacuum; rather ...
AdmittedStudentSalesDay 07 Jan 2010 - 21:34 IanSullivan
Note: I have refactored this conversation and started a new topic on choosing CLS over a public state school here. KeithEdelman 30 Mar 2009 For a documentation ...
AdmittedStudentsOurDecisions 07 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
Our Experiences at Admitted Students Day This topic is meant to be a documentation of what we experienced at our admitted students day, how we made our decisions to ...
AdrianNtwatwaFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
I have wanted to be a lawyer for a long time. The story of how I came to that realization is a cute one: Harry Potter features prominently, my mother is another main ...
AdrianNtwatwaIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
I was born and raised in Kampala, Uganda. I moved to the United States in 2006, and somewhere along the road I decided to become a lawyer. Part of it was just my mother ...
AerinMillerFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Overlapping Local Law: Muslim Immigration and the European Legal System By AerinMiller 25 Feb 2010 I. Introduction There is a demographic revolution taking place ...
AerinMillerIntroduction 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I worked at a company in which the most savvy, levelheaded employees were the lawyers. I learned quickly that it was possible to do my job, as it was possible for ...
AerinMillerSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Below is an amended draft which has incorporated some of Brook #8217;s considerations (included in his own redraft, below). Just Desserts: Intimate Homicide and ...
AffordableCareAct 22 Jan 2013 - 18:08 IanSullivan
Discussion of statutes begins always with the statutory language. Much water has been flowed under the bridge below before Arlene even mentions the statutory ...
AgnesPetrucioneIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I have an infatuation with New York City that has not abated after over 7 years of living here. I love it in a way I never loved my hometown in Japan, where for 18 ...
AhBartleby 07 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
first paragraph here seems pretty uncharitable to the narrator. If he'd exercised legal authority early on to expel Bartleby, he'd be accused of heartlessness. Trying ...
AilsaChauFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
Paper Title A better title could be found, perhaps.... By AilsaChau Introduction I am currently a law student. I am going to become a lawyer. But ...
AilsaChauIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction By AilsaChau 29 Jan 2013 I was a typical undergraduate student prior to coming to law school. At my alma mater, the University of Toronto ...
AimingAtAimfulness 07 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
I agree with Prof. Moglen that defining aims would help narrow our focus to manageable problems. I'll tentatively propose that one should reconcile three kinds of ...
AjGarciaFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Gay Marriage: Self herding Towards Heteronormative Sociability By AjGarcia 15 Feb 2012 Introduction Gay marriage has become the defining issue for the queer community ...
AjGarciaIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I'm AJ I go by AJ because I dislike people calling me by the anglicized pronunciation of my first name, Aarón. Growing up in the southernmost city of Texas along ...
AjGarciaSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Wasting an Opportunity: The Distraction of Results Driven Cultures in Charter Schools By AjGarcia 02 May 2012 Introduction Charter schools are no tuition primary ...
AjKhandakerFirstPaper 13 Apr 2014 - 11:39 AjKhandaker
AjKhandakerSecondPaper 13 Apr 2014 - 11:39 AjKhandaker
AjaySainiFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
The Lawyer's Craft By AjaySaini 26 Feb 2010 Introduction While working in India, I came to the belief that the needs of every Indian could be met by legislation ...
AjaySainiIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
My name is Ajay Saini and I have an uncontrollable emotional predilection for stability. This is, of course, problematic in a world consistent only in its instability ...
AjaySainiSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Provocation by Shame By AjaySaini 17 Apr 2010 The availability of a provocation defense to lower the degree of homicide from murder to voluntary manslaughter ...
AlexAsenFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Government Levied Fines Should Be Earmarked to Foreign Aid By AlexAsen 23 Feb 2010 Intro "Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor ...
AlexAsenIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I am in law school because I hope when a lot of smart people are put in the same place, interesting ideas will emerge. I hope one of those interesting ideas will ...
AlexAsenSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Thinking About Soccer and Ultimate Frisbee Like a Lawyer By Alex Asen 17 April 2010 Hi Alex. I apologize for not getting this done sooner, but my computer died ...
AlexBuonocoreFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
In class, we frequently discussed the idea of the modern lawyer #8217;s social responsibility. Relevantly, the New York Times reported on May 1st that, starting next ...
AlexBuonocoreIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction My name is Alex Buonocore, and I am a product of Catholic schools in the suburbs of Philadelphia. My approach to law stems from my belief that ...
AlexBuonocoreSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
The Malleability of the Criminal Law Regina v. Dudley Stephens suggests the malleability of the criminal law because non legal considerations may have influenced ...
AlexHuFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:34 IanSullivan
When Ignorance Is Blameworthy By AlexHu 14 Apr 2009 This paper was revised as part of the second paper assignment Why is the layman ignorant of the law? The layman ...
AlexHuIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
AlexHu 15 Jan 2009 I came to law school for a few reasons. Firstly, I enjoy thinking about the origins of law. Laypeople typically respond to a "law" based on their ...
AlexHuSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
The Institution of Monogamous Marriage and Alternatives Original Work by YinanZhang 26 Feb 2009, Edited by AlexHu 15 Apr 2009 Introduction The institution of ...
AlexHuThirdPaper 07 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
A New Standard of Admissions for Law Schools By AlexHu 19 May 2009 Law school admissions are a joke Everyone knows the joke: two numbers measure one #8217;s law ...
AlexKonikFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
The Drug Prisoner #8217;s Dilemma By AlexKonik 02 Jun 2012 The Prisoner #8217;s Dilemma illustrates both the great potential and likely pitfall of some collective ...
AlexKonikIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction I am interested in restricting governmental power, starting with the over criminalization of acceptable human behavior. law comes at the price ...
AlexKonikSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Defaulting Into Education By AlexKonik 03 Jun 2012 America is captured by a creed that education is your ticket up. Investment in education, no matter the school ...
AlexLawrence-SecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:53 IanSullivan
More than any other form of art, architecture requires cash. Especially at the level of large urban architecture, no architect has the means to build for themselves ...
AlexLawrenceIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:54 IanSullivan
AlexLawrence 21 Jan 2008 I came to law school this year because I was at loose ends, and I still don't know what I want to do after law school. I came here with ...
AlexUballezIntro 15 Jan 2009 - 16:09 AlexanderUballez
AlexanderUballez 15 Jan 2009 I came to law school to secure power, influence and respect. I came for my family, for my friends, for my unborn children. I came because ...
AlexWangFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Legal Standards By AlexWang 15 Feb 2012 Justice has never been objective, but we have the pleasing image of it as an immutable Platonic form because we have a ...
AlexWangIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
"Jade cannot be polished without friction, nor a man perfected without trials" is a Chinese proverb that I enjoy, but I'm not sure it says anything about me. Maybe ...
AlexWangSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Digital Expression and Exclusionary Rights By AlexWang 25 Apr 2012 In thinking about digital expression as intellectual #8220;property, #8221; I think there are ...
AlexWeissIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:02 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By AlexWeiss 30 Jan 2015 I want to live a life that's enjoyable. To that end, I want to have a career that I'm passionate about, in which ...
AlexanderBernsteinFirstEssay 26 May 2017 - 22:48 AlexanderBernstein
The Whim of a Judge By AlexanderBernstein 10 Mar 2017 One summer a hundred years ago, some boys went swimming in the Harlem River. They were diving off of a wooden ...
AlexanderBernsteinSecondEssay 08 Jun 2017 - 07:18 AlexanderBernstein
Reflections By Alexander Bernstein 08 Jun 2017 C.S. Lewis said that everything is a subject on which there is not much to be said. This is essentially how I feel ...
AlexanderUballezFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:34 IanSullivan
There was no need to maintain the prior draft of your essay on this page, because it is stored in its original form as versions 1 and 2 of this document. I removed ...
AlexanderUballezIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
AlexanderUballezSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
"Slaves ourselves, it would be a mere pretension to think of freeing others." Gandhi Originally by Sehgal 27 Feb 2009 Rishi Valley School While in India, I had ...
AlexanderUballezThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
Final Thoughts By AlexanderUballez 23 May 2009 End of the line? While we can write about anything, I have the urge to respond to the larger themes of our discussions ...
AlexandraRexFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
What is Catholic? By AlexandraRex 16 Feb 2012 When I was seven I was dismissed from my weekly Catechism class for questioning the teacher's description of purgatory ...
AlexandraRexIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction I came to law school because I find the economics of medical inventions and patents intriguing, especially because medical inventions are presumably ...
AlexandraRexSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Individualized Dualism By AlexandraRex 12 May 2012 Levels of Inherent Discord Bruce Ackerman #8217;s #8220;democracy #8221; theory attempts to define and cohere ...
AlexandriaSchumacherSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Introduction "Skin color remains a vital part of private, perhaps subconscious, classification by citizens and public officials alike . . . it is deeply implicated ...
AlfianKuchitIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
AlfianKuchit 18 Jan 2009 My grandparents migrated from Dutch Batavia in the early 20th century to Singapore which was then under the control of the British Colonial ...
AlfianKuchitSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
China #8217;s Hand in Africa By UchennaIbekwe 27 Feb 2009 (Edited by Alfian Kuchit) Observe calmly; secure our position; cope with affairs calmly; hide our capacities ...
AlfianKuchitThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
Introduction Eben Moglen is the only law professor I #8217;ve met who assigned reading an obituary for his class. The obituary was that of Stallings, a mathematician ...
AliceHendersonFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach: What the Law Did to Japanese Americans During WWII By AliceHenderson 16 Feb 2012 A Personal History On February ...
AliceHendersonIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction By AliceHenderson 19 Jan 2012 I #8217;m here because I grew up picturing my future self working in politics, fighting for social justice ...
AliceHendersonSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Harnessing the Power of Sleepwalking By AliceHenderson 14 May 2012 The Sociality of Bees Early in the semester, we touched on a biological similarity that humans ...
AlisonMoeFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
re write below original Offerors Have no Pure Incentives for Making Unilateral Offers By AlisonMoe 25 Feb 2010 Offerors Have no Pure Incentives for Making Unilateral ...
AlisonMoeIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I am fascinated by language and ideas in a way that is completely divorced from anything concrete and practical. I came to law school because, as an English and Philosophy ...
AlisonMoeSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Circuit Split: Why Federal Courts Should Allow Sentencing Entrapment Defenses, and Exclude Sentencing Manipulation Defenses . Circuits are currently split as to whether ...
AllGreatProblemsComeFromTheStreetsOrTheLaw 22 Jan 2013 - 18:08 IanSullivan
Judge Day tells us that justice on the streets is getting what you deserve: #8220; #8230;all great problems come from the streets. Do you know what the definition ...
AllInThisTogether 17 Apr 2010 - 19:05 NonaFarahnik
of Housing Crisis on an Arizona Street , New York Times, March 23, 2010 I saw this in the paper today and thought it was pertinent to bring up, especially since Eben ...
AllieSFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
#8220;To Be a Lawyer in My Own Estimation is the Key to Happiness #8221; I Want to be a Happy Lawyer Aristotle said, #8220;Happiness is the meaning and the purpose ...
AllisonMcCartyFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
By AllisonMcCarty 16 Feb 2012 A few Sundays ago, I went to Mass, willingly, for the first time in about fifteen years. The circumstances that gave rise to this ...
AllisonMcCartyIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
My name is Allison. I'm from the Pacific Northwest, a place I love a lot and plan to move back to someday. I studied literature and theater in college; now I read ...
AllisonMcCartySecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
An Albino, a Deaf Guy, and a White Girl Walk Into a Chinese Job Fair #8230; By AllisonMcCarty 20 Jun 2012 The other day I followed two of my colleagues, at a careful ...
AmandaBellFirstPaper 31 May 2017 - 01:54 TyCarleton
Who Wants to Chase an Eighteen Wheeler for a Year? By AmandaBell 23 Mar 2010 All labor strikes are difficult in some way. However, American unions sometimes do ...
AmandaBellIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
Before law school, I worked for nine years as a union organizer in Connecticut, Oregon, New York City, Washington DC, the Central Valley of California, North Carolina ...
AmandaBellSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Practice Pickets: solving the problem of no strike clauses before contract expiration The Problem of Fear In 2005, I was an organizer helping union members at a ...
AmandaHungerford-FirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Ready for grading From the Classroom to the Firm By AmandaHungerford 11 Feb 2008 Introduction Nine months after graduating from CLS, of students are employed ...
AmandaHungerford-SecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:54 IanSullivan
Ready for grading Conspicuous Consumption and the Environmental Movement Premise: if we accept, for argument #8217;s sake, that Veblen #8217;s thesis in The Theory ...
AmandaHungerfordIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:54 IanSullivan
I was a sociology major in college, which made me want to be a revolutionary. But as I approached graduation, I looked around and realized that not very many jobs ...
AmandaRichardson-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:40 IanSullivan
The Constitution as a Symbol By AmandaRichardson 12 Feb 2008 Doubt is not a pleasant condition, but certainty is absurd. Voltaire The Constitution in Suburbia ...
AmandaRichardsonIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:54 IanSullivan
I #8217;m interested in public policy in education and human rights, and law school, for me, was a way of exploring the underlying legal framework of those policies ...
AmandaRichardsonSecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:55 IanSullivan
The End of 1L Year By AmandaRichardson 04 Apr 2008 #8220;Whether he be original or plagiarist, man is the novelist of himself. #8230; To be free means to be ...
AmericanSocialism 13 Jan 2012 - 21:59 IanSullivan
American capitalism is a charade. If a years worth of bail outs has not convinced you of that fact, I do not know what will. But, perhaps programs like Social Security ...
AnaCorrea-FirstPaper 31 May 2017 - 01:54 TyCarleton
The Impact of New Media on Presidential Campaigns By AnaCorrea 12 Feb 2008 "Ha Ha! Your medium is dying!" Nelson, mocking a print journalist on The Simpsons ...
AnaCorrea-SecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:55 IanSullivan
Is Beauty in the Eye of the Fee Holder? By AnaCorrea 28 Mar 2008 Introduction I want to examine the tension between owner's rights and artist's rights where ...
AnaCorreaIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:55 IanSullivan
When I was younger, I changed my career objectives monthly or so. In the tenth grade, the law finally won out. At that age, I had the idealistic impression that obtaining ...
AnaVarelaFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
The Future? By AnaVarela 25 Feb 2013 What does it look like? The problems of the current system are myriad, and we have heard them enough in class and seen ...
AnaVarelaIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
My name is Ana Carolina Varela, but you can call me Caro. I was born and raised in Miami, FL. The likelihood that I would become a lawyer was apparent to virtually ...
AnatoleFrance 17 Apr 2010 - 19:05 NonaFarahnik
NonaFarahnik 05 Feb 2010 A few years ago, I read an Anatole France quote that challenged me: "La majestueuse égalité des lois, qui interdit au riche comme au pauvre ...
AncientEstate 07 Jan 2010 - 22:47 IanSullivan
XinpingZhu 23 Feb 2009 read from http://www.chinadaily.com.cn/china/2009 02/04/content 7445706.htm Man, 99 years old, on trial for swindling (Agencies) Updated: 2009 ...
AndreaMetzFirstEssay 02 Jun 2017 - 02:20 AndreaMetz
Essay #1 By AndreaMetz 1 June 2017 Lisa In the mornings, my mother #8217;s room smelled like Calvin Klein perfume, lotion, and hairspray. The scents swirled ...
AndresOFarrellFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
It is strongly recommended that you include your outline in the body of your essay by using the outline as section titles. The headings below are there to remind ...
AndresOFarrellSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Communication and Technology By MichaelPanfil 27 Feb 2009 Edited by Andres O'Farrell Individuals are, at least in part, a product of their environment. This ...
AndresOFarrellThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
The eternal dilemma of the graduating LL.M. 1. Commencement is finally here. Caps and gowns have been picked up; most of my grades are already in; friends and relatives ...
AndrewCasciniFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
A Distinction Without a Substance: The Market Participation Exception By AndrewCascini 24 Feb 2010 A Distinction is Made... The Commerce Power and the Dormant ...
AndrewCasciniIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
My name is Andrew. I enjoy football. I study paleontology as a hobby my favorite ancient animal is the labyrinthodont. It's a big amphibian. I wanted to work in ...
AndrewCasciniSPersonalStatement 15 Apr 2010 - 21:53 AndrewCascini
Here it is. Just like I handed it in. As a history major, I read narratives differently than most students. Unlike other disciplines emphasizing narrative analysis ...
AndrewCasciniSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Andrew, nice essay. The thought process that you describe is one that most law students can relate to, though probably only subconsciously. Incorporate whatever ...
AndrewCaseFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
The Justice Con By AndrewCase 26 Feb 2009 I. The Question Is money at the heart of every con, or can the machinery of the con be used elsewhere? Can the mark ...
AndrewCaseINtro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
In the fifteen years since I graduated from college, I have been a teacher, a government spokesman, and a police misconduct investigator, but mostly I have written ...
AndrewCaseSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:03 IanSullivan
(as I wrote in my comments to the comments on my first pass at this, I think the error of writing a response rather than revising was more grievous than whatever faults ...
AndrewCaseThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
Collaboration in Theatre and the Law In law school, we may be told that lawyers succeed when they collaborate, but we are not taught to work together. At the risk ...
AndrewGradman-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:39 IanSullivan
revision 3 was the last submitted before the deadline; I edit for clarity / pride in my work / classmates' benefit "How a functionalist farce became a modern morality ...
AndrewGradman-HelpAnonymizeMyThirdPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:59 IanSullivan
Whoops. Does anyone know how to delete a thread? AndrewGradman 28 Mar 2008 As currently set up, page deletion requires membership in the Admin group. Which page ...
AndrewGradman-SecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
READY FOR GRADINGopen for commenting Media Res I'm picturing three scenes we have in common, in which my use of the English language was an antagonist: the senate ...
AndrewGradmanIntro 11 Jan 2010 - 16:52 IanSullivan
Like my brother (an engineer) and my dad (a surgeon), I have fun solving problems. I chose law school because I take as my premise that solving WORD problems ...
AndrewHerink-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:38 IanSullivan
Demsetz and Bias By AndrewHerink 10 Feb 2008 In 1967, Harold Demsetz published an article in the American Economic Review , arguing that #8220;new property rights ...
AndrewHerink-SecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:55 IanSullivan
Plunkitt and the Art of Dual Display By AndrewHerink 10 Feb 2008 George Washington Plunkitt, whose musings are documented in William Riordon #8217;s Plunkitt ...
AndrewHerinkIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:56 IanSullivan
Principally, I am at law school because I want to gain the power to affect significant social change. I feel that a J.D. will give me opportunities to do so in a wide ...
AndrewMcCormickFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
Toby : More college kids think they'll see UFOs than Social Security checks. Bartlet : But they don't tell you how many believe in UFOs; that's the number we ought ...
AndrewMcCormickIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
Folks, this was initially posted in the wrong place; here is a second try. What I hope to get from law school: Mostly, two and a half years from now, I hope I can ...
AndrewMcCormickSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
This is a revision of AlexHuFirstPaper, although the template being copied onto is his revision. Please diff back to find the original paper. Thanks Andrew McCormick ...
AndrewMcCormickThirdPaper 07 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
AndrewMcCormick 23 May 2009 A story: I had a Monday, Wednesday, Friday Econ class my freshman year. It took me a week to realize my professor was a hack, and while ...
AndrewMcWhorterFirstEssay 01 Jun 2017 - 07:23 AndrewMcWhorter
What does justice mean? By AndrewMcWhorter 13 Mar 2017 What do we mean when we talk about justice? Merriam Webster, somewhat unhelpfully, says that justice is ...
AndrewNelsonIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction First year law student at Columbia. Graduated March 2012 from UC Davis with a degree in Economics. I grew up mostly in the Capitol of California ...
AndrewWolstan-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:38 IanSullivan
Vengeance, Evolution and the Criminal Justice System By AndrewWolstan 14 Feb 2008 Evolutionary Need for Vengeance The immediate reaction to being harmed is to ...
AndrewWolstanIntro 21 Jan 2009 - 22:56 IanSullivan
AndrewWolstan 19 Jan 2008 I have always enjoyed approaching problems with a process, and I like the logical process involved in the process of the law. As a result ...
AndrewWolstanSecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:56 IanSullivan
Bill Clinton as Richard Nixon (I'm going to likely be revising this for a long time as a paper and as an idea, so I'm willing to listen to any and all commentary ...
AngelNwachukwuFirstEssay 22 Jun 2017 - 03:03 AngelNwachukwu
AngelNwachukwuSecondEssay 22 Jun 2017 - 03:02 AngelNwachukwu
AngelineAndersenFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
By AngelineAndersen 16 Feb 2012 No One Knows, Does Anyone Care? Conclusions from an Attempt to Study Parental Consent and Notification Laws from a Functionalist ...
AngelineAndersenIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction I was born in Minneapolis, and I lived there until August. I am good at waiting tables and playing boggle. I love music, and a lot of my life ...
AngelineAndersenSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Don #8217;t Call Me Crazy How the Reasonable Person Standard as Applied in Self Defense Cases with Victims of Domestic Violence is Based on Faulty Assumptions Criminal ...
AngeloTannuzzoIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:03 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By AngeloTannuzzo 29 Jan 2015 I decided to go to law school because I would like to play a direct and personal role in the criminal justice ...
AnjaHavedalFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
Greed, Justice, Law Progress for the Sake of Progress On a tropical island beach, a fisherman relaxes in the sun, leaning against his overturned boat. Next to him ...
AnjaHavedalIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
I am in law school because I believe law to be the best means of counterbalancing the negative forces affecting democracy, globalization and the environment. In my ...
AnjaHavedalSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
Abandoning the Ultimate Goal This essay is a revision of JasonLissyFirstPaper. Narratives as Stimulants For some students, an intricate personal narrative is crucial ...
AnjaHavedalThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
What appears below is a complete overhaul of my third paper, elaborating on the one interesting idea in my first draft and getting rid of the rest. As of mid July ...
AnjaliBhatFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
The original paper is saved as the first version below the "diffs" link. You don't need it to be part of the new version. That's how wikis work. Note: The original ...
AnjaliBhatIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:13 IanSullivan
AnjaliBhat 19 Jan 2009 I came to law school because I wanted access to the ability to make changes that a law degree provides. I took this class because I thought ...
AnjaliBhatSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
AnjaliBhat 20 Apr 2009 This is a revision of TanyaSehgalFirstPaper. Is law school Socratic? Should it be? This is a question worth asking not only because law schools ...
AnjaliBhatThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
AnjaliBhat 15 May 2009 Lily Bart and the Nuances of Selling Out In this class this semester many of us worried about 'selling out,' by which we meant working at ...
AnneFoxFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Legal Concepts in Our Very Own Wonderland By AnneFox 14 Feb 2012 Eben, I would like to continue editing this paper over the summer. Thank you. Introduction Much ...
AnneFoxIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Chanel once said: #8220;In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. #8221; I don #8217;t deliberately try to distinguish myself from others, but I ...
AnneFoxSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Are We Losing Our Minds? : Studying Memory By AnneFox 28 Apr 2012 The first emotion I remember feeling in life was fear. The aching sound of the piano strings ...
AnneSteinbergFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Law As Social Control in South Africa By AnneSteinberg 16 Feb 2012 Introduction As a future lawyer, I first struggled with the assertion that law is a weak form ...
AnneSteinbergIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction Hi, I'm Annie. I grew up outside of San Francisco. I went to the University of Washington where I studied Human Geography and Geographic Information ...
AnneSteinbergSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Motivation By AnneSteinberg 22 May 2012 I am having a crisis of motivation. As in, I #8217;m not sure that I have any motivation left and I #8217;m not sure where ...
Anonymous-HelpAnonymizeMyThirdPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:56 IanSullivan
Dear class, I need your help. If I write my third paper in my usual style (disorganized, meandering, nonsensical ...), my identity will show through. That's either ...
AnthonyTiberioFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Putting Grades in Their Place By AnthonyTiberio 16 Feb 2012 Grades Are Stupid Eben is correct: grades are stupid. Perhaps not everyone has yet realized this, ...
AnthonyTiberioIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction Hi. I am Anthony and, like Cameron, I read everyone else's personal intro before writing mine. I stay up too late. I over analyze things. Perhaps ...
AnthonyTiberioSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Another Lesson from John Brown By AnthonyTiberio 15 May 2012 John Brown exemplifies courage. John Brown also exemplifies unbridled courage. Fortunately, unbridled ...
AntiRacismDrugs 22 Jan 2013 - 18:08 IanSullivan
I imagine many of us are familiar with Implicit Association Tests, and have probably taken the Skin tone IAT on list. Somewhat less familiar is the advent of a blood ...
ApparentlyGradesMatter 13 Jan 2012 - 21:59 IanSullivan
I guess this post will be syndicated among various !LawContempSoc veterans of the Class of 2012? Hello, Class of 2012. I took this class three years ago. I am a ...
ArchivedMaterial 21 Jan 2009 - 23:09 IanSullivan
AreWeThereYet 05 May 2015 - 18:50 LaurenPackard
http://moglen.law.columbia.edu/twiki/pub/Main/LaurenPackard/AreWeThereYet.JPG are we there yet 12" x 15" magazines, rubber cement, gesso, pen LaurenPackard 05 ...
ArgiriosNickasFirstEssay 05 Jun 2016 - 18:57 EbenMoglen
The (Second) Restatement §90(2): A Holmesian Disaster? By ArgiriosNickas 18 Feb 2016 Charity's Unique Role in America The role of charity in American society ...
ArgiriosNickasSecondEssay 13 Jun 2016 - 16:12 ArgiriosNickas
First Days on the Job By ArgiriosNickas 30 Mar 2016 Happy Birthday I #8217;m sitting here on a Thursday night. This Thursday night happens to be my birthday. ...
ArleneOrtizLeytteFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Distraction, Indifference, and Remedies First year students learn that the end game of any case is the remedy. A whole defense is enumerated under the Federal Rules ...
ArleneOrtizLeytteIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction "Who were we? Who were our people? We knew so little. The American experience, the focus on individual achievement, the acquisition of goods ...
ArleneOrtizLeytteSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Quasi Religious Nonprofits and Healthcare on Trial? Skeptical of desperate assurances, my eyebrows raised when I received an e mail from my alma mater last week, Notre ...
ArnoldFolkloreThoughts 07 Jan 2010 - 22:47 IanSullivan
PetefromOz 10 Feb 2009 This post is prompted by reading Chapter XIV of Thurman Arnold's Folklore of Capitalism (1937). In this chapter Arnold argues that to make sense ...
ArnoldPart2 17 Apr 2010 - 14:45 NonaFarahnik
NonaFarahnik 02 Mar 2010 When I was introduced to Realism in Legal Methods, I felt that I had been there before. I guess that I inadvertently incorporated bits and ...
ArtCavazosJrFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Underneath the Mythology The affluence of the rich excites the indignation of the poor Our Institutions The Yes Men are jammers who, posing as World Trade Organization ...
ArtCavazosJrIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I'm not sure what I expected from law school. I suppose I could have thought it would be wonderful, horrible, difficult, inane, enlightening, etc. but none of those ...
ArtCavazosJrSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
It is strongly recommended that you include your outline in the body of your essay by using the outline as section titles. The headings below are there to remind ...
AshleySimpsonFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
The Merits of Increasing Minority Presence in the Criminal Justice System By AshleySimpson 23 Feb 2010 It is important that minorities take positions in the criminal ...
AshleySimpsonIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I expect law school to help me discover the specific legal field that most interests me and the field in which I will practice upon graduation. Right now, I #8217 ...
AshleySimpsonSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Sticks Stones By AshleySimpson 17 Apr 2010 Eight months ago, Phoebe Prince emigrated from Ireland to the United States. Five months later, committed suicide. Initially ...
AtLeastWeDoNotEatThem 22 Jan 2009 - 00:34 IanSullivan
We may be a torturing nation, but at least we aren't eating them ... How long before Bush links this to the war on terror? Taylor and Cannibalism AdamCarlis 13 ...
AttentivenessOrDistraction 07 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
I had trouble with Eben's discussion of Tharaud's attentiveness in Cerriere's Answer . My impression of Tharaud for the first half of the piece was that she seemed ...
AttorneyClientPrivilegeDilemma 22 Jan 2009 - 00:37 IanSullivan
A Problem in Privilege What would you do if you could save an innocent man from a murder conviction, but had to break attorney client privilege rules to do so? my ...
AustenBrandfordFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Draft 3 Dignity Through Defiance Seattle #8217;s Madison Park neighborhood is where some of the world #8217;s wealthiest people own homes. In the middle of the neighborhood ...
AustenBrandfordIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction I grew up in a liberal and diverse family in a liberal and diverse city. I understood the world to be relatively free of judgment or an immense ...
AustenBrandfordSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
The Truth About Role Models On the same day that I finished my first semester of law school, my sister was accepted into the medical school of her dreams. After congratulating ...
AustinPlaneCrash 17 Apr 2010 - 19:06 NonaFarahnik
http://www.cnn.com/2010/US/02/18/texas.plane.crash/index.html?hpt T1 A plane crashed into an IRS building in Austin, piloted by a man named Joseph Stack. It appears ...
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