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DISCUSSIONS_Lawyering_And_Social_Change 22 Jan 2009 - 00:52 IanSullivan
The Index is getting crowded. I suggest we gather topics into "header" topics. We could distribute Topics among sub headings, like Justin did. But this idea ...
DRussellKraftFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Just Punishment? By DRussellKraft Some Starting Assumptions This essay is written for my classmates at Columbia Law School. In my argument I assume the following ...
DRussellKraftIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I came to Columbia because I want to be trained. What Eben says about immersion is just about right as to what I wanted and expected; I'd like to not only be fluent ...
DRussellKraftSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
DtRK, I've edited in order to cut down on words so that maybe we can add another skill that I think is crucial to becoming a good lawyer: that is the skill of being ...
DanBryan-SecondPaperTALK 14 Jan 2015 - 22:52 IanSullivan
Talk Page: Swindling The Seller? YMMV (Dan Bryan Second Paper) Linking #8220;If you tell me I will find information about "search engines," you shouldn't just send ...
DanBryanIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 00:52 IanSullivan
I came to law school for a variety of reasons, many of them practical. The flexibility that being a lawyer offers was important to me. Immediately after college ...
DanBryanSecondPaperTALK 03 Feb 2010 - 14:09 AlexAsen
Talk Page: Swindling The Seller? YMMV (Dan Bryan Second Paper) Linking #8220;If you tell me I will find information about "search engines," you shouldn't just send ...
DanKarmelFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Moral Culpability and Punishment By DanKarmel 26 Feb 2010 Moral Assumptions in the Law Our justice system is more than carelessly replete with moral phraseology ...
DanKarmelSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Outline for new version of this paper: Thesis: Borrowers should think about their mortgages as contracts allocating risk, and realize that they expressly pay higher ...
DanielButrymowicz-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:46 IanSullivan
Ready for grading. Maintaining the Constitution Creed By DanielButrymowicz 12 Feb 2008 Introduction Thurman Arnold argues that constitutions are #8220;fundamental ...
DanielButrymowicz-SecondPaper 23 May 2008 - 22:47 DanielButrymowicz
Ready for grading. My Leisure is More Conspicuous Than Yours! (Facebook as a Vehicle for Pecuniary Emulation) DanielButrymowicz 04 Apr 2008 Introduction The ...
DanielButrymowiczFirstPaper 22 Feb 2015 - 15:32 EbenMoglen
Ready for grading. Maintaining the Constitution Creed By DanielButrymowicz 12 Feb 2008 Introduction Thurman Arnold argues that constitutions are #8220;fundamental ...
DanielButrymowiczIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 00:53 IanSullivan
I came to law school for many of the usual cliched reasons. I wanted an intellectual career and I wanted to help people. I have never had any intention of working ...
DanielChungFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Career Lessons from Jeremy Lin By DanielChung 3 May 2012 One of the most important lessons Eben has taught me this semester is that I should build a #8220;practice ...
DanielChungIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction Before I attended law school, I taught English to high school and middle school students in the San Francisco Bay Area. As I've told my students ...
DanielChungSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
The Love Song of Bartleby the Scrivener By DanielChung 04 May 2012 Herman Melville's "Bartleby, the Scrivener: A Story of Wall Street" is a love story a story ...
DanielHarris-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:58 IanSullivan
Enhancing free speech with universal broadband Internet access If you're interested in ideas like this, check out NYCInfoLaw. By DanielHarris 14 Feb 2008 "Positive ...
DanielHarris-SecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Domain Names, Trademarks and Taxonomies Disclaimer This problem, independently conceived, was addressed in ftp://ftp.rfc editor.org/in notes/rfc2352.txt 2352. ...
DanielHarrisIntro 12 Jan 2009 - 22:54 IanSullivan
I applied to law school because I #8217;m interested in law and want a degree that would open diverse opportunities to me. I want to do interesting work, preferably ...
DanielKenkelFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Emotional Justice By DanielKenkel 16 Feb 2012 An increasing number of experiments in the fields of social psychology and economics are giving us greater and greater ...
DanielKenkelIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Hello I am Daniel or Dan or whatever you like, it doesn't much matter to me. There is no one reason I came to law school, and many of my reasons are what are generally ...
DanielKenkelSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
The Music Industry, Indie Comics, and the Legal Profession By DanielKenkel 02 Jul 2012 The State of Creative Industries The Music Industry For the better part ...
DanielKetaniFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Symbolism, Politics, and the Future By DanielKetani 16 Feb 2012 Politics and polytheism Thurman Arnold in #8220;The Folklore of Capitalism #8221; asserts that ...
DanielKetaniIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I came to law school because I thought the law was interesting and that it would be a good career. I think that thinking one can change the world is a form of narcissism ...
DanielKetaniSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Anxiety and the Law By DanielKetani 21 May 2012 The desire for formalism Felix Cohen described the American Law Institute and its #8220;Restatement of the Law ...
DanielMargolskeeFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
Economic Theory and the Rational Study of Law Writing about the study of law, Justice Holmes predicted that, while #8220;the blackletter man may be the man of the ...
DanielMargolskeeIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:18 IanSullivan
I worked for an equity research firm for a few years after college, spending my days modeling the earnings of a few Internet companies. I hated it. Daily, I directed ...
DanielMargolskeeSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
Edited version of MichaelDignanFirstPaper Narrative in Legal Institutions People have a deep psychological need for convincing narratives that justify and explain ...
DanielMargolskeeThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
Alienation, Violence, and the Law By DanielMargolskee 28 May 2009 A lawyer is a person who does things using words. But what the lawyers we #8217;ve encountered ...
DavidAlpertSecondEssay 08 Jun 2017 - 07:04 DavidAlpert
It is awfully nice to walk in New York   What time is it inside you?   It was over. I walked up Central Park West on the last night of finals. It was 4am, and it ...
DavidCaslerIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
There are always strands of law in American society. Nobody goes through their childhood or adolescence without knowing at least a few lawyers. I looked up to the ...
DavidFrydmanFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Morality and the Law: Duty to Rescue Statutes in American Jurisprudence By DavidFrydman 14 Feb 2012 The Bystander Effect Duty to Rescue Statutes The Effect ...
DavidFrydmanIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
My name is David Frydman, I hail from Dayton, Ohio, and made my way to NYC via Chicago. I am definitely a product of the Midwest in my tastes, morals, and general ...
DavidFrydmanSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Cannibalism and the Institutionalized Ritual By DavidFrydman 14 May 2012 Capital Punishment is the Modern, "Civilized" Form of Ritualized Killing Mankind has ...
DavidGarfinkelFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Juvenile Justice By DavidGarfinkel 25 Feb 2010 During one of my summers in college, I served as a volunteer law clerk for one of the District Attorney #8217;s ...
DavidGarfinkelIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
DavidGarfinkel 13 Jan 2010 My name is David Garfinkel. I was at political science major at UC Berkeley. My desire to go to law school was to develop certain knowledge ...
DavidGarfinkelSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Conspicuous Consumption and the Law Student By DavidGarfinkel 16 Apr 2010 Conspicuous Consumption as a Useful Metaphor In The Theory of the Leisure Class , ...
DavidGoldinFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
I took a different approach to this paper while trying to explore the same overall theme. My attempts at generalization were failing for obvious reasons, so instead ...
DavidGoldinIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
DavidGoldin 14 Jan 2010 I came to law school hoping it would help me find a job that is both intellectually satisfying and that will enable me to care for my family ...
DavidGoldinSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
All so I've stuck with the original idea since it means a lot to me but tried to address some of the issues Paul brought up in his comments by making my aims clearer ...
DavidHirschFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Legal Magic and Jury Instructions Democracy I agree that I owe some engagement with the idea that in a democracy, ordinary people from all walks of life should have ...
DavidHirschIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction David Hirsch I grew up in in Oak Park, Illinois, a Western suburb of Chicago. I went to college in Minnesota and stuck around for two years ...
DavidKellamFirstEssay 01 Jun 2017 - 03:05 DavidKellam
Return to the West By DavidKellam 31 May 2017 Our modern acceptance of online surveillance may irreversibly displace any feeling of entitlement that humankind ...
DavidKellamSecondEssay 08 Jun 2017 - 00:33 DavidKellam
By DavidKellam 07 Jun 2017 An hour ago, I was walking on the beach, thinking about this essay and hoping to use the last few minutes of sunlight to find another ...
DavidManadomSecondEssay 15 Jun 2017 - 20:02 DavidManadom
I have relearned that I am more than capable of using the law to fight on behalf of impoverished/ oppressed persons in the U.S. I use the word #8220;relearn #8221 ...
DavidMehl-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 00:53 IanSullivan
A Letter To My Fellow 1L'S Like it or not, the vast majority of us will end up working for a BIG LAW firm directly out of school. As much as we have heard about the ...
DavidMehlIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 00:53 IanSullivan
My goal in life, first and foremost is to be a good dad and husband. Law is a field that interests me greatly, and practicing law will provide me with the means to ...
DayoOshilajaFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
What do Commercials, the Idiot Box and Law School have in Common? Law a Weak Form of Social Control Insecurity Television: The Idiot Box Television Commercials Law ...
DayoOshilajaIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Nigerian. American. Black. Woman. New Jerseyan. Dukie. Columbia Law School. At the intersection of all these identities is me, Dayo Mariam Oshilaja. My goal is to ...
DeWolfe 10 Jun 2016 - 13:48 SamParnell
SamParnell 10 Jun 2016 This aspect trying to prompt a hyperlink just because the man's name includes two capital letters of twiki annoys me.
DearProfessorMoglenAnOpenLetter 17 Apr 2010 - 14:38 NonaFarahnik
Dear Professor Moglen, I am writing this letter because I think you provide a vital voice to the Columbia Law School community, and because the time you devote to ...
DeathOfAPartner 07 Jan 2010 - 22:19 IanSullivan
WalkerNewell 23 Apr 2009 The New Yorker published an article about the murder of the Cravath partner that is referenced in "Transactional". You can't access it without ...
DeathOfUSPrisonSystem 07 Jan 2010 - 22:19 IanSullivan
I thought we quickly moved through an incredibly complex topic yesterday. Maybe we'll talk more about it this afternoon. But challenging the Prison Industrial Complex ...
DeathofGiantFirms 11 Jan 2010 - 16:52 IanSullivan
The marginal return to transactional work of an investment in legal education will certainly diminish. Ivy educated lawyers will be only slightly more valuable, and ...
DeathofGiantFirms2 28 Jan 2008 - 16:15 EdwardNewton
I started this new topic to reply to EdwardNewton, since I sensed we both wanted to move away from the topic of BalancingWork. EdwardNewton never consented to this ...
DecidingInThePresent 22 Jan 2013 - 18:09 IanSullivan
It is very easy, with the benefit of hindsight, to admire a man like John Brown who was willing to put his life in real danger to free slaves, even when this involved ...
DeepThoughts 13 Apr 2014 - 11:39 AjKhandaker
DeficiencyJudgments 17 Apr 2010 - 19:03 NonaFarahnik
Returning to the question from the first few classes: Why don't more people strategically default? http://money.cnn.com/2010/02/03/real estate/foreclosure deficiency ...
DevinMcDougallFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Climate Change, Creeds, and Expertise I. A problem: Climate change is a priority justice issue There is international scientific consensus that climate change is ...
DevinMcDougallSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
There's room to expand, subtract, etc. as you think appropriate. Basically, I tried to spell out all the assumptions and reasons I thought were floating around in ...
DianaSidakisFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:35 IanSullivan
Holmes and the Universal Holmes #8217;s defense of jurisprudence in the final paragraph of #8220;The Path of the Law #8221; echoes Shelley #8217;s #8220;Defence ...
DianaSidakisIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:18 IanSullivan
DianaSidakis 20 Jan 2009 I want to be a lawyer for two reasons, although I suppose the two are parallel. First, I want to better understand the world; I want to understand ...
DianaSidakisSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:31 IanSullivan
Law School and Contemporary Society By KristineVanHamersveld 26 Feb 2009, edited by Diana Sidakis 20 April 2009 If it is true that law school doesn #8217;t teach ...
DianaSidakisThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:46 IanSullivan
Presence The first night I slept in Istanbul I woke up at 4:30AM to the call to prayer. For the last ten months I woke up to the electronic melody of my cell phone ...
DimiaFogam-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:58 IanSullivan
Barack: The Great Black Hope? By DimiaFogam 14 Feb 2008 Intro Over the last several months, many magazine and newspaper editors have seen fit to dub Barack Obama ...
DimiaFogam-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 00:54 IanSullivan
Economic Inequality and Poverty. Two Sides of the Same Coin? America as a country is wealthier than it has ever been, and as a population we continue to become more ...
DimiaFogamIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 00:54 IanSullivan
DimiaFogam 17 Jan 2008 I am less interested in interpreting the law, than I am in eventually shaping and changing the law. From my perspective, the law is the single ...
DiminishedIndividualCulpability 17 Apr 2010 - 19:03 NonaFarahnik
I just noticed this case that I thought presented an interesting take on individual culpability. If I understand the case properly, Butler sold people high risk subprime ...
DiscussionContinued 07 Jan 2010 - 22:19 IanSullivan
I became uncomfortable at the same moment as Julia but for a different reason. Rather than thinking Eben's proposition was unfairly tough on politicians I felt it ...
DiscussionsInTheFuture 07 Jan 2010 - 22:19 IanSullivan
Over the past semester we've all used this wiki to discuss class readings, the legal field, and law school in general. I've enjoyed reading what everyone on here ...
DoNotesMatter 13 Jan 2012 - 22:04 IanSullivan
We're encouraged to write notes, but do they really do anything worthwhile? Granted, they will have an effect on the note writer herself, if at all taken seriously ...
DoWeBelieve 07 Jan 2010 - 22:19 IanSullivan
WalkerNewell 26 Feb 2009 We are all coming to class twice a week, listening to Eben's version of what is going on in the world around us, nodding our heads, challenging ...
DoYouDoAnythingDifferently 07 Jan 2010 - 22:19 IanSullivan
Inspired by the love discussion and trying to come up with an idea for a second paper, I started thinking about what effect this class has on people. Unlike classes ...
DoingGoodWork 22 Jan 2009 - 00:55 IanSullivan
I have a pretty good idea of the kind of public interest work I want to do, and certainly I'm not looking to get rich. But as my first wave of summer job rejections ...
DoingWrongByNotDoing 27 Apr 2010 - 20:47 NovikaIshar
I keep thinking back to something Eben brought up in class last week (Tuesday) namely, the idea that if you see a problem, or something that you don #8217;t think ...
DrinkingFromAFirehose 07 Jan 2010 - 22:19 IanSullivan
Concerning today's discussion on reading/listening to internalize the material rather than forget it: is it possible that under some circumstances, there's simply ...
DudleyAndMorality 07 Jan 2010 - 22:20 IanSullivan
Dudley and Morality When reading the excerpt for today's class, and when I finished reading Regina v. Dudley and Stephens in Criminal Law for that matter, I kept thinking ...
DudleyAndStephens 17 Apr 2010 - 14:53 NonaFarahnik
I thought I would get some discussion of Dudley and Stephens going, because I feel a little conflicted about certain issues that the case and Simpson piece bring up ...
DudleyAndTheWhales 13 Apr 2015 - 20:33 MattBurke
Dudley and the Whales When a different storm rose over a different sea, the frightened sailors cast lots to determine whose god had called it. The lots fell on a groggy ...
DutyandResponsibility 22 Jan 2009 - 01:02 IanSullivan
I'm actually really glad no one used the words "duty" or "responsibility" in their introductory statements. I don't believe in the concept of altruism. No one does ...
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