Law in Contemporary Society

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JInduObiofumaSecondEssay 04 Apr 2016 - 06:07 JinduObiofuma
JinduObiofuma 04 Apr 2016 The performance of protest has become a proxy for actual social change. One could say this has come about largely without comment, but the ...
JInduObiofumathird 05 May 2016 - 18:43 JinduObiofuma
Black women are never supposed to be angry. Sassy? Absolutely. Funny? But of course. Shady? Maybe just a touch, but no more than that otherwise people start to get ...
JStHill-FirstTopicEdit 07 Jan 2010 - 22:39 IanSullivan
Thank you for your comments Professor Moglen. I think you touched on a key issue that I am struggling with: why am I willing to sacrifice aspects of my personal ...
JStHill-ThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:45 IanSullivan
I. Introduction: Homelessness. Living in New York City among 8 million people: 110,000 of them are homeless in 2008 (Source: New York Times). When I see a homeless ...
JStHillFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:08 IanSullivan
I. Introduction In class, we have discussed the idea(l) of practicing law that is meaningful for us. For many of the black (and minority) students, the definition ...
JStHill_SecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Reading Uchenna and Alfain #8217;s essay and edits on the investment relationship between China and Africa, I wanted to offer my insight #8212;and maybe play the Devil ...
JacksonAlbertsIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
I already did this, but I didn't save it properly I suppose. Technology is what makes me most uncomfortable in this class. I know the world is changing, and worry ...
JacksonAlbertsSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Some Bad Men Just Are By JacksonAlberts 06 Apr 2013 An imaginative writer can contemplate scenarios as far removed from his own existence as human experiences ...
JacobGodshallFirstEssay 31 May 2017 - 17:47 JacobGodshall
Ke Garne? We walk among the ruined temples of Durbar Square, and Manoj falls into his tour guide shtick telling me Hindu epics of sex and murder, secrets of the Kumari ...
JacobGodshallSecondEssay 08 Jun 2017 - 02:59 JacobGodshall
Four Summers By JacobGodshall 07 Jun 2017 Building Blocks My dad builds houses. I used to work for him during the summers when I was in high school. I carried ...
JacquelineRiosFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
The Violence Against (Some) Women Act Creating Options Marianna was only 33, but years of abuse made her look much older. I sat and listened to her story, stopping ...
JacquelineRiosIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction I am an idealist. I came to law school to advance social justice. I realize it's an imperfect mechanism, but it's the one I've chosen to address ...
JacquelynHehirFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Applying a Lesson Learned as a Teacher By JacquelynHehir 27 Feb 2010 Starting with what I know: the essential quality of a good teacher The best teachers start ...
JacquelynHehirIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I decided to attend law school because I #8217;d spent the last three years teaching in under resourced public schools and saw many of the difficulties faced by both ...
JacquelynHehirSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
A Solution That Misses the Mark By JacquelynHehir 17 Apr 2010 Just this week, School Chancellor Joel Klein and United Federation of Teachers union president Michael ...
JamesCrowleyFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Government, the Thinking Man, and the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act JamesCrowley 16 Feb 2012 Introduction In the introductory chapter of The Folklore ...
JamesCrowleyIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction I'm James. I grew up and went to college in Rhode Island where I studied politics, philosophy and history. I came to law school partially because ...
JamesCrowleySecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
John Brown and Oliver Wendell Holmes on Justice through Force JamesCrowley 31 May 2012 The Path to Civil War In the run up to the Civil War, many Northerners ...
JamieGottliebFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:03 IanSullivan
Community, Class and the Estate Tax Economically Perverse Opposite to the Estate Tax: A Conventional Account I think you meant "Opposition," but it's hard ...
JamieGottliebIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
I worked at a law firm for two years after college. The main thing that I took away from that experience is an understanding of how important it is to be engaged emotionally ...
JamieGottliebSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:33 IanSullivan
Obama: The Embodiment of a Message By AnjaliBhat Edited by JamieGottlieb Barack Obama was widely perceived as a uniquely inspirational candidate, one who appealed ...
JamieGottliebThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:48 IanSullivan
The e Book and Thoughtful Readership By JamieGottlieb 15 May 2009 The delivery of most mainstream media has been revolutionized by the internet. People listen ...
JamilaMcCoy-Intro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
When I leave law school, I want to be in a position to remedy the social and economic issues plaguing inner city communities, especially African American communities ...
JamilaMcCoyFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:08 IanSullivan
A Starting Point for a Social Activist Lawyer By JamilaMcCoy 19 April 2009 A Moving Experience in Bangalore As my friends and I shuffled through the crowds on ...
JamilaMcCoyPaper3 08 Jan 2010 - 22:48 IanSullivan
Big Law Needs You, You Don't Need It My main takeaway from class has been that I will benefit from approaching my legal career with an independent and entrepreneurial ...
JamilaMcCoySecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Edit of Jenai St. Hill's first paper. I. The Double Consciousness of the Black Lawyer In class, we have discussed practicing law in a way that is personally meaningful ...
JanePetersenFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Navigating the Path of the Law According to Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr., the task of the lawyer #8211; the good lawyer, at least #8211; is to predict. Accurate prediction ...
JanePetersenSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Courageuse By JanePetersen 03 May 2012 Courage, it seems, is a necessary component of being a good lawyer. In reading about and discussing Martha Tharaud, Sandra ...
January26Notes 03 Feb 2010 - 00:31 ChristopherCrismanCox
01.26 Generally, redistributing income to your client helps your client. If you want to maximize your utility according to what you think utility is in the world, ...
JaredBaumgart-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:58 IanSullivan
Transcendental Nonsense: The Creation and Disintegration of Abortion Rights By JaredBaumgart 11 Feb 2008 Introduction Transcendental nonsense in Roe v Wade suggests ...
JaredBaumgart-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 01:18 IanSullivan
Two weeks after a callback interview with a New York firm, the hiring partner called to tell me they could not extend me an offer for the summer. Everyone had liked ...
JaredBaumgartIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:18 IanSullivan
I came to law school because I need things to be logical. I hope that law school would hone my reasoning skills, because these are skills that are necessary far beyond ...
JaredMillerFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
The Power of Law: The Problems of the Freedom to Assemble By Main.JaredMiller 16 Feb 2012 At 1 a.m. on November 15, hundreds of New York Police Department ...
JaredMillerIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction In one respect, how people see me and how I see myself couldn #8217;t diverge more wildly. When people learn of the things I #8217;ve done since ...
JaredMillerSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Sending a Message: The Importance of the Admissions Interview to Reforming the Legal Profession When a Columbia Law School admissions officer looked over my resume ...
JasonLissyIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
My general objectives for this course are to enhance my understanding of law practice #8217;s possibilities and to use this knowledge to challenge the ways I conceptualize ...
JasonLissySecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Individual Narrative Legal Narrative Originally by MichaelDignan Unwilling to accept irresolution about the how #8217;s and why #8217;s of life, humans instinctively ...
JasonLissyThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:48 IanSullivan
Attorney Privilege Violation of the Law This paper investigates two prompts: is it ethically permissible for attorneys to violate the law without legally recognized ...
JasonPykeIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I grew up in Tobago. I moved to the US for college, intending to move back right after graduation, but I never did. I still can #8217;t pinpoint the moment I ...
JasonsQuestion1Unity 07 Jan 2010 - 22:49 IanSullivan
I'm breaking Jason's original Post into two this is on the issue of unity, the other will be on the use of fictive legal constructs in argument. I have left the ...
JasonsQuestion2LegalConsructs 07 Jan 2010 - 22:49 IanSullivan
This is the second part of Jason's earlier post, also edited. I have retained the original post. Both Cohen and Holmes believe lawyer should work not with fictive ...
JayunKoo-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:58 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 ...
JayunKooIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:18 IanSullivan
Many legal issues and their impacts were evident in many of the interdisciplinary courses that I took in college, and I found the philosophical, economic, political ...
JeffKaoFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Not on innovation alone: Politics and the Regulation of Television White Space On November 4, 2008, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) commissioners voted ...
JeffKaoIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
In a former life, I was an engineering major. I came here because I viewed law school as a way to understand society, and as a way to obtain the knowledge and authority ...
JeffKaoSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Jeff I'm going to give you edits on the paper as you wrote it, and then write my own version at the end. Let me know if you have any questions! Nate Should we recognize ...
JeffreyPanFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
A First Amendment Dilemma: Keeping the Bible in Public Schools By JeffreyPan 26 Feb 2010 The First Amendment and the idea of the separation of church and state ...
JeffreyPanIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
There are many reasons why I am in law school, but here are two of the more important ones: 1. Atticus Finch inspired me in 10th grade American Literature class with ...
JeffreyPanSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
International Religious Freedom: A Cause Not Just for the Religious By JeffreyPan 12 Apr 2010 The International Religious Freedom Act In 1998, Congress passed ...
JeffreySchatzFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
The Invisible Fist
JeffreySchatzIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I have always had an unfortunate fascination with history. I still waste countless hours reading Wikipedia articles about various historical events which have no obvious ...
JeffreySchatzSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Is Familyism Any Different Than Racism? By JeffreySchatz 15 Apr 2010 A pair of conversations Imagined Interview with a white supremacist Interviewer (I): What ...
JenniferAndersonFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Time Waits for Nothing Entering a profession where time is both literally and figuratively of the essence, I have realized that how much success I achieve in my life ...
JenniferAndersonIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I was born and raised in Los Angeles. I decided to leave the warmth of my home and strive for more personal and intellectual independence in the northeast at Brown ...
JenniferBurke-FirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
But footnotes are the wrong way to link in the web anyway. Why not turn the footnotes into live links in the paper? All but two of your sources are cited by URL ...
JenniferBurke-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 01:18 IanSullivan
In Their Own Shadow: How Women Perpetuate Female Invisibility By JenniferBurke 04 April 2008 In #8220;Cerriere #8217;s Answer, #8221; Martha Tharaud says #8220 ...
JenniferBurkeIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:19 IanSullivan
JenniferBurke 19 Jan 2008 My interest in becoming a lawyer comes not from a desire to practice law but from a desire to know the framework of the law and the way that ...
JenniferClark-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:58 IanSullivan
Magic in Our Society as the Difference between Interdependence and Self Reliance By JenniferClark 14 Feb 2008 The Nature of Magic In Modern Legal Magic, Jerome ...
JenniferClark-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 01:19 IanSullivan
Transforming Communities By JenniferClark 04 Apr 2008 In order to produce a society full of healthy people it is necessary to produce one full of healthy communities ...
JenniferClarkIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:19 IanSullivan
JenniferClark 17 Jan 2008 I decided to go to law school primarily because a law degree is one of the most flexible degrees one can attain. This aspect of a JD is very ...
JenniferCoffey-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:58 IanSullivan
By JenniferCoffey 14 Feb 2008 Criminal Trials: Regulating Anxiety about Crime One purpose of the criminal trial other than fact finding is to regulate levels of ...
JenniferCoffeyIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:22 IanSullivan
I came to law school because I enjoy writing and language and have observed both to be central to the work of a lawyer. With that in mind, I think that I could be ...
JenniferDoxeyFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Also On Bullshit By JenniferDoxey 14 Feb 2012 What It Is An expert on the subject (Frankfurt, following Cohen and Frank) said that the essential thing about bullshit ...
JenniferDoxeyIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction I'm a California Mormon. Family of nine. Growing up with six siblings gives you a pretty good preference for justice and the rule of law. I came ...
JenniferDoxeySecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Learning About Learning The Law By JenniferDoxey 10 May 2012 1. Choice less ness. Taking seriously the premise that law school is an imagination test, what might ...
JenniferGreenFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
A Lesson in Morality By JenniferGreen 26 Feb 2010 An Antiquated System The intellectual transformation that marks the beginning of one #8217;s journey to ...
JenniferGreenIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
JenniferGreen 14 Jan 2010 I came to law school under the advisement and belief that a law degree is a passport to the unimaginable. With a law degree, it is often ...
JenniferGreenSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
The Foster Care System: A Charted Path By JenniferGreen 16 Apr 2010 Comments are on the original, the re write will be below. You took on a really tough topic ...
JenniferLiFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
First revision: I'm sorry to have taken so long to get to this, I just got back to the US from traveling abroad (where there was unexpectedly poor internet access ...
JenniferLiIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
JenniferLi 14 Jan 2010 I studied a great deal of political and social theory throughout college. Although I found the classes academically stimulating, they often ...
JenniferLiSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Sex Offenders: Let's Talk About It By JenniferLi 17 Apr 2010 At the risk of making this a VERY long post, I'm posting another draft of my paper here. I may move ...
JeremyChangFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
First Paper By JeremyChang 26 Feb 2013 What is Legal Creativity? What is legal creativity? It can be thought of as the ability to come up with new ways of solving ...
JeremyChangIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction My name is Jeremy and I come from South Korea. I studied business as an undergrad, and served in the military for two years as a journalist for ...
JeremyChangSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
How the law school experience changed me By JeremyChang 08 Apr 2013 If someone asks me why I came to law school, I would not have a good answer. After a year in ...
JesseCreed-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:59 IanSullivan
A Tempest in a Teapot The Symbolic Function Marion True, the former Getty curator, was charged for conspiracy in violation of the cultural patrimony laws for allegedly ...
JesseCreedIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:22 IanSullivan
I came to law school to maximize creative expression #8211; broadly defined though, in particular, literary expression #8211; in the constitutional and intellectual ...
JessicaCohenFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
What the Realists Are Missing By JessicaCohen 25 May 2010 Arnold #8217;s Deficit As American society underwent a radical shift in the time of the New Deal, American ...
JessicaCohenSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
The Hollow Concept of Judicial Empathy By JessicaCohen 06 Apr 2010 Obama's Litmus Test? I have to say, as a Conservative, i don't necessarily agree with how ...
JessicaCohenSecondPaperREWRITE 17 May 2010 - 20:47 MikeAbend
The Hollow Concept of Judicial Empathy By MikeAbend 16 May 2010 Obama's Litmus Test? About a month ago, our Constitutional Law class arrived at Roe v. Wade. After ...
JessicaGuzikFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
By JessicaGuzik 26 Feb 2010 Why I Don't Like the Criminal Law System How our criminal law system fits in with what I have learned thus far in law school Before ...
JessicaGuzikSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Jess: I saved this under a new revision. My comments are still in the original. I hope this is faithful to the points you wanted to make. Jeffrey A friend of ...
JessicaHallettFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Following All of the Rules By JessicaHallett 25 Feb 2010 Joseph Stack In a letter written before his death, Joe Stack wrote of the tax activities that led to ...
JessicaHallettIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I came to law school hoping to give myself the chance to have a career that was fulfilling and in which I could do something good and effect change. What that #8220 ...
JessicaHallettSecondPaper 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 ...
JessicaRoFirstEssay 01 Jun 2017 - 06:33 JessicaRo
What can and should I do in order to sustain a drive in the pursuit of justice? By JessicaRo 31 May 2017 In my first draft, I asked what role faith would play ...
JessicaRoSecondEssay 08 Jun 2017 - 04:28 JessicaRo
Same same but Different By JessicaRo 08 Jun 2017 1L Beyond I did not particularly enjoy my first year of law school. It was rough. The majority of the time ...
JessicaRogersFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
Use the Law School Experience More Broadly The premise of this paper is that the disciplined and Socratic thought process, along with the advocacy skills learned ...
JessicaRogersIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
I went to Columbia undergraduate because I loved the vitality of NYC. I wanted to stay for law school for the same reason. I was always attracted to the study of law ...
JessicaWirthFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
By JessicaWirth 16 Apr 2012 I've Seen the Other (White) Shoe Drop In December, 2008, my brother, then in his 3L year at another New York law school, got a terse ...
JessicaWirthIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I find it immensely difficult to describe myself without using the stand in social currency of where I went to school, grew up, and claim to want to do with my life ...
JessicaWirthSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
International Law as Social Control (or Not) By JessicaWirth 21 June 2012 A Misplaced Belief I came to law school because of an abiding interest, since my first ...
JiMinShinFirstEssay 09 Jun 2016 - 13:37 EbenMoglen
Lawyers #8217; Metamorphosis: A Tragedy? By JiMinShin 19 Feb 2016 In Metamorphosis by Kafka, the main character changes into a vermin, something like a cockroach ...
JiMinShinSecondEssay 09 Jun 2016 - 13:49 EbenMoglen
Defending the Theatre of Public Humiliation: Why I Would Still Go to the EIP By JiMinShin 30 Mar 2016 It is true that the EIP will probably not be the best moment ...
JiadaiLinFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Rethinking the Law School Approach By JiadaiLin 23 Feb 2010 Introduction and a Purpose In the early hours of April 20, 1989, a white Ivy League educated woman ...
JiadaiLinIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
Before this (law school), I didn #8217;t know much about the law. I knew that it controlled me in many ways. I knew that it could be my friend or it could make me ...
JiadaiLinSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
By JiadaiLin 16 Apr 2010 Parental Custody Cases: A Balance of Rights Introduction Justice Scalia begins the opinion of Michael H. v. Gerald with #8220;The facts ...
JieunPaikFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Limiting the Subjective By JieunPaik 16 Feb 2012 Law as a Science In Courts on Trial: Myth and Reality in American Justice, Jerome Frank writes about the subjective ...
JieunPaikIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction By JieunPaik 19 Jan 2012 I like the idea of learning about the law from non legal practitioners #8217; perspectives, such as those of an ...
JinduObiofumaFirstEssay 05 Jun 2016 - 21:22 EbenMoglen
The performance of protest has become a proxy for actual social change. One could say this has come about largely without comment, but the irony of the situation is ...
JinduObiofumaSecondEssay 17 Jun 2016 - 05:21 JinduObiofuma
Black women are never supposed to be angry. Sassy? Absolutely. Funny? But of course. Shady? Maybe just a touch, but no more than that otherwise people start to get ...
JobResearch 07 Jan 2010 - 22:39 IanSullivan
I feel dumb asking this question (like I should have asked it before coming to law school) Can anyone recommend good resources to learn about what lawyers do in ...
JobsAsComplicity 17 Apr 2010 - 18:07 NonaFarahnik
One reason Eben gave for not working at a firm was that firms do morally undesirable work, and that in working for a firm, one's work would actively be contributing ...
JocelynCazaresFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:43 MarkDrake
What voices do you listen to when choosing your path? Voices. Your own. By JocelynCazares 13 Mar 2015 Choices As people we encounter an infinite array of ...
JocelynCazaresIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:17 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By JocelynCazares 29 Jan 2015 From law school I gain the tools, and knowledge I need to pursue my dream. Through the knowledge, practice ...
JocelynCazaresSecondEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 22:00 MarkDrake
JocelynCazares 02 Jun 2015 Is Law School Failing? Law School The Pitch Want to be a lawyer? Go to law school! They will teach you all you need to know. It will ...
JocelynGreerFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
Which Path of the Law? By JocelynGreer 8 April 2013 Introduction When I think about what kind of lawyer I want to be, the decision to dedicate my career to fighting ...
JocelynGreerIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
My decision at a young age to become a lawyer was chiefly a product of my viewership of endless hours of Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. Thus, my career choice ...
JocelynGreerPaper2 16 Jun 2013 - 13:43 EbenMoglen
What's on Your Mind? By JocelynGreer 8 April 2013 Introduction Since beginning to study law, I #8217;ve been confronted with how unfair our nation #8217;s policies ...
JocelynGreerSecondPaperDraft2 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
What's on Your Mind? By JocelynGreer Introduction Since beginning to study law, I #8217;ve been struck by how unfair our nation #8217;s policies are and, on top ...
JoeTeresiFirstEssay 31 May 2017 - 06:26 JoeTeresi
My Comfortable Vanity By JoeTeresi 10 Mar 2017 As a lawyer, I'll be unhappy in the future because I don't care about justice. I'm much more worried about this ...
JoeTeresiSecondEssay 07 Jun 2017 - 06:17 JoeTeresi
By JoeTeresi 07 Jun 2017 I did not learn much during my 1L curriculum about what kind of lawyer I want to be. The knowledge I #8217;ve gained about what kind ...
JohnAlbaneseFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
The Creed of the War on Drugs. By JohnAlbanese 25 Feb 2010 17 May 2010 Introduction The War on Drugs is a failure. Read the first edition of this essay for ...
JohnAlbaneseFirstPaperTalk 04 Apr 2010 - 15:35 ConradCoutinho
Why stop at drugs? DRussellKraft 28 Feb 2010 Derek, can you clarify what you mean by this question? Are you referring to other vice crimes? Regardless, I don ...
JohnAlbaneseIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I hope for clarity. I came to law school because most of the people who have careers that I can imagine myself succeeding at and enjoying have law degrees. My hope ...
JohnAlbaneseSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Why So Few People Care About Internet Privacy By JohnAlbanese 17 Apr 2010 The Puzzle In lecture on internet privacy, Eben expresses that he does not understand ...
JohnBarkerFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Challenging the scientific quality of the law By JohnBarker 16 Feb 2012 Introduction By looking at the law as a science in a way that attempts to remove one's ...
JohnBarkerIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I'm John and I'm from Boston. I like pretty much all sports, both playing and watching. I've always wanted to be a lawyer (after giving up my pitching dreams) but ...
JohnBrownDiscussion 22 Jan 2013 - 18:16 IanSullivan
In class today, I was reminded of Dr. King's "Letter from Birmingham Jail" (available here for those who have not read it before: http://www.africa.upenn.edu/Articles ...
JohnBrownandCivilDisobedience 17 Apr 2010 - 14:56 NonaFarahnik
What form can resistance to government by private individuals properly take? Thoreau called John Brown, #8220;the most American of us all. #8221; This made me wonder ...
JohnBrownforPacifists 22 Jan 2013 - 18:16 IanSullivan
One of the class discussions that has given me most cause for thought concerns the legitimacy of John Brown's violence in opposing clearly unjust slavery. For many ...
JohnBrowning 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
In our discussion of Lawyerland, there was a general sentiment of sympathy or disgust for the kid, because his father left him in Rikers to await trial. The father ...
JohnBrownsBody 15 Feb 2010 - 18:46 StephenSevero
I thought that these might be of interest: Pete Seeger performing "John Brown's Body": And Orson Welles on John Brown, Julia Howe and the "Battle Hymn of the Republic ...
JohnDeBellisFirstEssay 29 May 2016 - 14:11 EbenMoglen
I came to law school to work with poor clients, help them navigate the legal system, and fight for their rights. I want to base my career on doing direct legal services ...
JohnDeBellisSecondEssay 13 Jun 2016 - 17:41 JohnDeBellis
Presence/Absence and "Stand Your Ground" Laws Brief History of self defense justification The United States has a long history of allowing and even encouraging the ...
JohnJeffcottFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Concern About Tax Code Complexity Our government has become significantly larger and more complex over the past century to accommodate the growing needs of an industrial ...
JohnJeffcottIntroduction 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I came to law school for two reasons: I thought the LSAT was a cool test, and I wanted to get a job. Any job, really (I was an English major). I think I'd prefer public ...
JohnJeffcottSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Hi John, What an interesting topic! Your rich country poor country issue is the most compelling part of your essay. I therefore moved it up to the beginning of the ...
JohnOMearaFirstEssay 18 May 2016 - 12:14 JohnOMeara
Where Are Prisoners in the Parades? By JohnOMeara 19 Feb 2016 Is This Your Comfort Zone, Sir? If strangers pass the bier to see me in repose, I hope they'd know ...
JohnOMearaSecondEssay 05 Jun 2016 - 20:54 EbenMoglen
Deliberate Indifference By JohnOMeara 09 Apr 2016 Good Men The lawyer who I admire most built his practice on bloodshed and theater. He compels people off ...
JohnSchwabFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
THINKING ABOUT THE CRIMINAL LAW If Holmes was correct and the law is what it does, then the criminal law is a force that imprisons young, poor, male minorities in ...
JohnSchwabIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I spent ten years writing mediocre jokes for mediocre television shows starring (mostly) bad people. I hope that law school will provide me with the skills and opportunities ...
JohnSchwabSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
THIS TITLE HAS BEEN REMOVED DUE TO A COPYRIGHT CLAIM "It's pure theft, stolen from the artists" Joseph Biden, on internet piracy. Increased intellectual property ...
JohnsonDFirstEssay 13 Jun 2016 - 20:50 JohnsonD
Thurman Arnold and the Bernie Sanders Revolution By JohnsonD Getting the dragon out of his cave Bernie Sanders uses the word revolution to define a political ...
JohnsonDSecondEssay 13 Jun 2016 - 20:07 JohnsonD
Fear and Big Law By JohnsonD 13 Jun 2016 1L Fear Every year Columbia 1Ls arrive to campus with dreams of becoming justice producing lawyers. By 1L summer, many ...
JonathanBoustani-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:59 IanSullivan
Law School Numbers By JonathanBoustani 13 Feb 2008 Intro: Form over Substance In truth, there are only two items on a law school application that boards of admission ...
JonathanBoustani-FirstPaperRevised 24 May 2008 - 04:51 JonathanBoustani
JonathanBoustani 24 May 2008 Morality, Media, and Max Mosley (this is actually my 2nd paper revised. i accidentally switched Post titles and can't change it) On March ...
JonathanBoustani-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 01:23 IanSullivan
Morality, Media, and Max Mosley On March 30th, the British tabloid newspaper News of the World reported that Max Mosley, president of the FIA, the governing body ...
JonathanBoustani-SecondPaperRevised 22 Jan 2009 - 01:23 IanSullivan
JonathanBoustani 24 May 2008 Substance and Appearance in the Education System There are only two items on a law school application that boards of admission pay any ...
JonathanBoustaniIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:23 IanSullivan
JonathanBoustani 21 Jan 2008 I first became interested in coming to law school while taking a class on ancient law during undergrad. In the class we read and discussed ...
JonathanBriceFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
The Path Much Traveled By JonathanBrice 16 Feb 2012 The Firm as a Vehicle for Self Fulfillment To me, success can easily be defined by the phrase: #8220;I want ...
JonathanBriceIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Having lived in a lawless country (Haiti in the 90's), I grew to appreciate the importance of America #8217;s legal system. Choosing to pursue a legal career upon ...
JonathanBriceSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 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 ...
JonathanFriedmanFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:08 IanSullivan
The Devalued Practice of Jury Nullification By JonathanFriedman 19 Apr 2009 Introduction One may argue that a criminal defendant's right to a jury trial is primarily ...
JonathanFriedmanIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
My impression is that the practice of law promotes individuality among its participants by encouraging them to engage their interests in critical ways that are unavailable ...
JonathanFriedmanSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Holmes as a Framework for Making Change Through Words Originally "Creative Lawyering " By AndresOFarrell Lawyering is more than prophesizing. Holmes defines lawyering ...
JonathanFriedmanThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:48 IanSullivan
The Case of Don Ayala: The First American Contractor Charged With Murder in The War on Terror By JonathanFriedman 18 May 2009 text The Facts Paula Loyd was an ...
JonathanGuerraFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:08 IanSullivan
Professor Moglen's Untenable Claim of Selective Determinism By JonathanGuerra 28 Feb 2009 Introduction It is a difficult endeavor to sustain a claim that some ...
JonathanGuerraIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
Plumbers apprentice so that they may become well trained and certified master plumbers. I am in law school so that I may gain the qualifications and certification ...
JonathanGuerraSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
The Justice Con Originally by AndrewCase 26 Feb 2009 I found the point to be elusive in the original piece and the style more fitting for a paper article rather ...
JonathanGuerraThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:42 IanSullivan
The Lawyering Trade Introduction Lawyering is like being a plumber, sort of. At the beginning of the semester I made a controversial claim: lawyering is a trade ...
JonathanWaisnorFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Elevating Participation in American Presidential Elections Problems with the Voting System The often repeated goal of the American voting system is to provide each ...
JonathanWaisnorIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
JonathanWaisnor 12 Jan 2010 My name is Jonathan Waisnor, and I enrolled in law school, and Columbia in particular, looking for a group of teachers and fellow students ...
JonathanWaisnorSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Class Action Lawsuits to Enjoin Foreclosure: The Fremont Case (rewrite) Excessive Foreclosures and the Massachusetts Model The Problem The recent financial crisis ...
JosephAveryFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:03 IanSullivan
Distinguishing In this course, we have encountered a recurring proposition: that we should seek meaningful work in addition to adequate compensation. I have, at ...
JosephAveryIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
JosephAvery 23 Jan 2009 I came to law school because I thought it would point me in the direction of a career in which I can excel and for which my educational background ...
JosephAverySecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Economic Theory in the 1L Curriculum This is a revision of the draft by Daniel Margolskee. Transcendental Nonsense in Law and Economics In standard 1L Contracts and ...
JosephAveryThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:42 IanSullivan
A (Nonlinear, Non circular) Two Stop Jaunt A Light Introduction, followed by Willful Mistake Implications: Fear? Q: What should one do when a patient presents with ...
JosephItkisFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Eben's Teaching Style Eben #8217;s teaching method and professor student interaction style differs drastically from anything most, if not all of us, have ever experienced ...
JosephItkisIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction Hi! My name's Joe. I'm obsessed with sports and love all Boston area teams. I never really "wanted to be a lawyer" #8211; I didn't really know ...
JosephLuFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:08 IanSullivan
Speculating about the North Korean Criminal Law System By JosephLu 27 Feb 2009 I have revised this paper as part of the second paper assignment. Introduction ...
JosephLuIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
What I Hope for out of Law School By taking the #8220;right #8221; classes in law school and approaching them in an academic and also self critical manner, I hope ...
JosephLuSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Institutional Creeds, Cons, and Making Choices for Life By KevinChang 27 Feb 2009 This paper was revised by Joseph Lu. People #8217;s choices are limited People ...
JosephLuThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:42 IanSullivan
One Problem Afflicting the Heterogeneous Jury By JosephLu 23 Apr 2009 The problem today Tracking jury composition from then to now would reveal a trend toward ...
JosephMacias-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 01:46 IanSullivan
We Build Borders Here: The Court Imposed Chasm Between Life and Law I. Congress Should Move to Amend Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 Congress should move ...
JosephMaciasIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:46 IanSullivan
JosephMacias 16 Jan 2008 I came to law school to gain a meaningful career. I wanted to work on things that really matter, and did not want to get stuck working in ...
JosephWilliams-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 01:46 IanSullivan
Society needs to be skeptical of the growth of prison industrial complex because it is a threat to public values and individual rights. Between 1987 and 2001, the ...
JosephWilliamsSecondPaperRevised 13 Apr 2015 - 02:12 EbenMoglen
Introduction According to the Federal Bureau of Prison #8217;s population report, more than 200,000 inmates are incarcerated in federal correction facilities, which ...
JosephWilliamsintro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:46 IanSullivan
JosephWilliams 18 Jan 2008 I chose to go to law school because I believed that it would open doors in the business world. I plan to advise small businesses on legal ...
JoshLernerFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Fact Finding in Baseball By JoshLerner 26 Feb 2010 Baseball's Judicial System Introduction to the System Baseball has a judicial system that operates as a two ...
JoshLernerIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I #8217;ve had four jobs in my life. I worked as a sportswriter, at two different real estate companies and most recently as a paralegal at a plaintiff #8217;s class ...
JoshLernerSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Peter, thank you for your comments. They've been very helpful. As you'll see I decided to take this paper in a related although different direction. I decided to ...
JoshuaDivineFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Forgetting Realism I spent some time studying Holmes and Frank in college and entered this first year with realist thought in the back of my mind. I was anxious to ...
JoshuaDivineIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I #8217;m Josh Divine, an overly devoted St. Louisan and Snyder #8217;s pretzel devotee. I lived near downtown St. Louis until college, which brought me to Tulsa ...
JoshuaDivineSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
External Validation and the the Success Trap By JoshuaDivine 22 May 2012 I would like to continue revising this essay throughout the summer. Our class #8217 ...
JoshuaHochmanFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Paper Title By JoshuaHochman 26 Feb 2010 I don't have an exact quote to start with, but Eben said something early in the semester that I felt provided a good ...
JoshuaHochmanIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:18 IanSullivan
I am in law school because I was told that the experience would promote a different kind of thinking. I have this enduring fear that, from around high school until ...
JoshuaHochmanSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Law talk v. Lawyer speak By JoshuaHochman 16 Apr 2010 A little simplification would be the first step toward rational living, I think. 50 Cent You shouldn ...
JoshuaKoenigFirstEssay 01 Jun 2017 - 04:15 JoshuaKoenig
On Canadian Romanticism Global Constitutionalism By JoshuaKoenig 12 Mar 2017 "As Canadian As...?" If you want to see the fear in the eyes of a Canadian, wait ...
JournalTalk 07 Jan 2010 - 22:39 IanSullivan
I imagine that many of us will be considering joining a journal in the coming days. I wanted to open up some space to discuss the various journals and the pros and ...
Jsthill-Intro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:17 IanSullivan
I have a hard time believing that I am capable (and sometimes even worthy) of really getting what I want out of life. I am hoping that law school will give me a certain ...
JuanCoeymansFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:08 IanSullivan
This is the revised version of the JuanCoeymansFirstPaper The end of the world as we know it? The huge impact of the economic crisis throughout the world has raised ...
JuanCoeymansSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
Revision of YejinJennyHanFirstPaper Introduction Knowledge of the law is essential to modern life: it enables people to use the legal system, to change their behavior ...
JuanCoeymansThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:42 IanSullivan
Pandemic Irrationality By JuanCoeymans 15 May 2009 I clearly remember when Professor Moglen, during one of our first classes, talked about the ridiculous amount ...
JudgeDayAndRetributiveJustice 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
I was surprised that Eben characterized Judge Day as someone with absolute power and control. I can see how her awareness that she's going to be a cripple one day ...
JudicialDecisionsandSocialConsequences 07 Jan 2010 - 22:39 IanSullivan
While on the whole I enjoyed Cohen's piece on Transcendental Nonsense and the Functional Approach, I can't help but take issue with his conception of judicial decisions ...
JudicialResistanceandLegalChange 07 Jan 2010 - 22:14 IanSullivan
Reparented this to the original discussion page so that people looking in the index can easily follow the discussion Main.IanSullivan 3 Feb 2009 Two questions were ...
JudithWarnerOnObamaFamilyTalk 07 Jan 2010 - 22:39 IanSullivan
See original item. I hope I am doing this correctly, although somehow I doubt it. You did fine. I retitled the topic, because !ObamaArticle was very general ...
JuliaCataniaFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Rebirth of an Ideal Law school the reality I came to law school to be become a knowledgeable and efficient instrument of change. Not necessarily grand social ...
JuliaCataniaIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
The most influential class I took in college was called U.S. and Mexican borders. This class taught me to think critically about institutional power and the masses ...
JuliaCataniaSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:09 IanSullivan
Eben, I would like to continue to edit this paper. Journey to Justice By JuliaCatania 28 Apr 2012 What is Justice? I spent my undergraduate experience analyzing ...
JuliaS-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:59 IanSullivan
A Speculative Inquest By JuliaS 09 Feb 2008 Prediction markets are aggregations of betting exchanges for contingent future events. On sites like !InTrade ...
JuliaS-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 01:48 IanSullivan
The Pride Placebo One year ago today, I sat barefoot in the north end zone of Virginia Tech's football field, holding my head in my hands, while President Bush us ...
JuliaSzybalaIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:48 IanSullivan
I am interested in the way we organize our society, and to me, that's what the law is all about. I see the law as a conduit of justice, and I think that learning the ...
JulianAzranFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
A Renaissance: Enabling the Meta Culture By JulianAzran 21 June 2013 Prior to the invention of the printing press, the Catholic Church exerted de facto control ...
JulianAzranIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Personal Introduction By JulianAzran 26 Jan 2013
JulianAzranSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Changing the Dialogue on Social Welfare By JulianAzran 21 June 2013 My grandfather is undoubtedly my single most important role model, but there is one topic we ...
JulianBaez-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 22:59 IanSullivan
How Laws Made by Private Groups Affect Us All: The Presidential Primaries For Starters By JulianBaez 12 Feb 2008 Private Law Laws are not simply statutes ...
JulianBaezIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:49 IanSullivan
JulianBaez 16 Jan 2008 I want to be a lawyer because it has always seemed the most interesting way to speak for a living. It allows one to use their voice and their ...
JulieIreneNkodoFirstEssay 18 May 2016 - 18:39 JulieIreneNkodo
The Pursuit of Happiness: Decolonizing My Mind By JulieIreneNkodo 19 Feb 2016 #8220;The revolution will not be televised. #8221; Gil Scott Heron I listen to ...
JulieIreneNkodoSecondEssay 11 Jun 2016 - 21:54 JulieIreneNkodo
Fight or Flight By JulieIreneNkodo 04 Apr 2016 I can acutely remember my conversation with my linesister Esther (see: historically black greek life) when I told ...
JulieParetFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
The Death Penalty: A Connecticut Case Study By JulieParet 25 Feb 2013 Home Invasion My hometown of Cheshire, CT, where I return every Thanksgiving and ...
JulieParetIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
I grew up in a family of doctors and aspiring medical professionals, and was consequently surrounded by never ending chatter involving the ins and outs of the health ...
JulieParetSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
The Kind of Lawyer I Want To Be By JulieParet 19 Apr 2013 Phase I: Good Fortune I never had dreams of working at a top law firm, or even of attending a top law ...
JusticeForThePoor 22 Jan 2013 - 18:17 IanSullivan
Hearing about the Trayvon Martin case, I can't help but think about a past Moglen discussion. His observation that the criminal justice system is just to the poor ...
JustinChungFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 21:08 IanSullivan
note I couldn't figure out what I wanted to say with my previous topic, so this is something completely different. Conspicuous Consumption in the Classroom Intro ...
JustinChungIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:24 IanSullivan
The reason why I came to law school was to give myself more opprotunities to learn, to be able to take part in interesting activities, to have a fairly wide option ...
JustinChungSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:32 IanSullivan
The Case For Change From Without Originally By WalkerNewell 27 Feb 2009 Revised by Justin Chung 14 April 2009 Assume Things Are Really Changing In The Folklore ...
JustinChungThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:48 IanSullivan
The Lazy Genius By JustinChung 17 May 2009 If you watch enough anime, you #8217;ll start to notice that every series uses the same character archetypes. There ...
JustinColannino-FirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Forced pooling as a solution to the tragedy of the anticommmons in patent law The anticommons and its tragedy An anticommons occurs when multiple owners each have ...
JustinColannino-SecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
To see the paper as submitted, including all of Eben's comments, here. To see my responses to Eben's comments, including my goals in revision, here. Just Desert: ...
JustinColanninoIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:49 IanSullivan
During my time in business I knew and worked with a large number of lawyers and their job descriptions varied widely. I liked the idea that with a law degree I would ...
JustinKimIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 01:49 IanSullivan
I wanted to become a lawyer to learn a profession dealing with a legal system which affects much of what I do every day, while at the same time, gaining the means ...
JustinMaffettSecondEssay 16 May 2017 - 00:28 JustinMaffett
After a year of law school, I have come to five conclusions regarding the sort of lawyer I want to be: (1) I actually want to be a layer; (2) I do not want to be a ...
JustinPurtleFirstPaper 22 Feb 2015 - 15:32 EbenMoglen
Fears of a law student Reasonable Doubt Although I have committed myself to be trained to participate in a profession that has traditionally allowed many to live ...
JustinPurtleSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:26 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 ...
JustinPurtleThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:43 IanSullivan
Cannibalism and the Common Law Why Punish? Based on all and any of the basic principles of justification that we are taught in our Criminal Law course, the decision ...
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