Law in Contemporary Society

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TEDJohnnyLee 07 Jan 2010 - 23:01 IanSullivan
Here is some language about TED from their website: "TED stands for Technology, Entertainment, Design. It started out (in 1984) as a conference bringing together people ...
TEDTalksWhyYouWillFailToHaveAGreatCareer 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
I watched video yesterday and thought some of you might also find it relevant to our discussions in class about "splitting" specifically and our career goals more ...
TWikiGuestIntro 05 Feb 2015 - 20:36 CarolineCima
I went to law school because I value the sanctity of intellectual property. I believed there was a genuine need to better compromise between ownership of ideas and ...
TWikiGuestSecondEssay 15 Jun 2017 - 20:01 DavidManadom
TWikiGuestThirdPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 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 ...
TaeSangYoo-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 23:08 IanSullivan
Drawing Parallels between the Criminal Trial and Levitical Sacrifices: Criminal Trial as a Ritual of Restoration By TaeSangYoo 14 Feb 2008 Introduction #8211 ...
TaeSangYooIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 00:19 IanSullivan
My main reason for coming to law school is practical: I came to law school because I thought that a legal education would be the best way to overcome any disadvantages ...
TakeThatJoneses 22 Jan 2009 - 02:16 IanSullivan
doesn't quite cover it I know this isn't useful discussion, but just wanted to share for the "wow" factor of it. It is pure marketing genius. Totally useless, incredibly ...
TalkAboutQuestionsThatNeedAnswers 11 Jan 2010 - 16:56 IanSullivan
This page is a page for organizing the questions from our third assignment, QuestionsThatNeedAnswers. On Wednesday I am going to take a crack at organizing these ...
TamarLisbonaFirstEssay 05 Jun 2016 - 14:14 EbenMoglen
The Viability of Surrogacy By TamarLisbona 19 Feb 2016 Traditionally, and even biblically, surrogacy has been characterized by a woman carrying her own biological ...
TamarLisbonaSecondEssay 16 Jun 2016 - 09:46 TamarLisbona
Journal Entry, June 2016 By TamarLisbona 16 Jun 2016 Introduction My first paper in this course was about the commoditization of the human body in the form of ...
TamaraOFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
I come from a family full of lawyers. Both my parents went to law school (my dad dropped out), and of my ten aunts and uncles, five are legal professionals. My mother ...
TamaraOIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Before law school, I was a copy editor at a legal reference book publisher in Houston. I figured if I still thought law was interesting after working there, I should ...
TamaraOSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
"Rape is bullshit," said Nick. "Everyone says all these girls are getting raped all the time, but I don't think it's true. Like, if both people are drunk, they're ...
TanyaSehgalFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:11 IanSullivan
Finding a Sense of Purpose By TanyaSehgal 20 April 2009 (the original paper follows this revised version) The Ideal At this year #8217;s Lawyering conference ...
TanyaSehgalIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:26 IanSullivan
TanyaSehgal 27 Jan 2009 TanyaSehgal 27 Jan 2009 I hope to understand how the law can be used as a force to unleash human potential instead of a force to restrict ...
TanyaSehgalSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:28 IanSullivan
This is a revision of "Law School and Contemporary Society" by KristineVanHamersveld. Her first and second drafts follow. Law School and Contemporary Society The ...
TanyaSehgalThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:43 IanSullivan
Trusting the Process By TanyaSehgal 18 May 2009 I had intended on writing this paper on the ways that elite schools subtly move their students into the more "prestigious ...
TatsuyaSagawaIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Before coming to CLS, I engaged in intellectual property law in Sony. Through the opportunities to be involed in American law related matters during that time, I ...
TatsuyaSagawaSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:28 IanSullivan
TatsuyaSagawa 20 Apr 2009 LEFF, LAWYERING, AND LAW SCHOOL Originally by Will King Intro In the conclusion of Swindling and Selling, Arthur Leff maintains that ...
TaylorMcGowan-TheCulpabilityOfTheMiddleClass 14 Jan 2015 - 22:12 IanSullivan
The Culpability of the Middle Class Too often in class, an important point that has been stifled before it can be developed is the culpability of the middle class ...
TaylorMcGowanFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
The Revolutionary Lawyer By TaylorMcGowan 26 Feb 2010 The Need for Revolutions According to Thurman Arnold, altering organizations supported by a society #8217 ...
TaylorMcGowanIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:19 IanSullivan
I expected law school to be just that schooling centered around the subject of law. But while my simple expectations have been surpassed when classes really engage ...
TaylorMcGowanSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Rethinking the Holy See's Sovereign Immunity By TaylorMcGowan 26 Feb 2010 Starting Point: O'Bryan v. The Holy See Soon, the Holy See will be haled back into the ...
TedKreit-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 23:08 IanSullivan
Reshaping the "War on Drugs" Narrative Peter !McWilliams Intro Convincing the public Using the language of war Countering the #8220;fear #8221; language of drug ...
TedKreitIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 02:17 IanSullivan
I came to law school primarily to earn a salary that will permit me the possibility of buying a house and raising a family where I grew up (the Bay Area). I also ...
TedKreitSecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 02:18 IanSullivan
A Problem in Privilege II A continuation of this discussion. Facts of the case Thesis: The attorneys took the best course of action under the circumstances. The ...
TedSmithIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 02:18 IanSullivan
I decided to go to law school last year. I was living in Japan, coming off several years of software engineering. Witnessing the operation of a society externally ...
TemiAdenijiFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Gongo Aso By TemiAdeniji 26 Feb 2010 Goodluck Jonathan was sworn in as Acting President of Nigeria #8212;incidentally a country with not much good luck to speak ...
TemiAdenijiSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Post Colonial? Post Nothing. In the Theory of the Leisure Class, Veblen discusses conspicuous consump¬tion, leisure, and waste, as the ultimate expression of the pecuniary ...
TextDiscussionCohenandFrank 22 Jan 2009 - 02:18 IanSullivan
Text Discussion Cohen and Frank I thought to start text explications/discussions of phrases and sections of this weeks readings as Eben suggested. I will link the ...
ThaliaJulme-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 23:08 IanSullivan
#8220;For the rational study of the law the black letter man may be the man of the present, but the man of future is the man of statistics and the master of economics ...
ThaliaJulme-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 02:18 IanSullivan
Veblen #8217;s conspicuous consumption and Marx #8217;s commodity fetishism: two theories of value By ThaliaJulme 03 Apr 2008 Introduction According to Veblen ...
ThaliaJulmeIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 02:18 IanSullivan
As an undergrad, I seriously considered three courses of graduate studies: med school, law school, and sociology grad work. I decided to go to law school because I ...
TharaudDangerousWoman 22 Jan 2009 - 02:18 IanSullivan
I don #8217;t think we fully captured the role of gender in Tharaud's life. Our focus was on the indignities, but there was another thread in there as well. The ...
The99PercentVotes 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
Hello class of '14 students I took this class three years ago, and I've actually followed through on a brain wave partially started here (see BottomUpIdea). Like ...
TheAffordableCareActAndHIV 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
As the Supreme Court wraps up oral arguments about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act, we are afforded an opportunity to understand the benefits provided ...
TheBox 17 Apr 2010 - 20:33 NonaFarahnik
Mike, Your hypothetical reminds me of Richard Matheson's collection of short stories in The Box . The first story, Button, Button , which is fully readable here ...
TheChargeOfTheLightBrigade 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
When I was reading A Plea for Captain John Brown, I was curious about the reference to "the momentary charge at Balaclava, in obedience to the blundering command, ...
TheEuropeanDream 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
This weekend I found two articles that are relevant to our on and off line discussions about employment security and fear, and perhaps tangentially related to our ...
TheFearFromDifferentAngles 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
The discussion brewing in Loving Memory spurred me to begin writing. It surrounds the issue of #8220;the fear #8221; that we discussed in class, unionization, and ...
TheFirstLawOfRobotics 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
Today I came across a article based on a brief phone interview with Eben. The focus was on internet security, specifically in the context of mobile technology. As ...
TheFolkloreOfFinancialRegulation 07 Jan 2010 - 23:02 IanSullivan
Those as smitten with Thurman Arnold as I am might want to read an essay in the current Atlantic that touches on how it became an article of faith in Washington ...
TheInternationale 07 Jan 2010 - 22:50 IanSullivan
The Lyrics (shamelessly lifted from http://www.wikipedia.org/ Wikipedia): Arise, wretched of the earth Arise, convicts of hunger Reason thunders in its volcano ...
TheInternetAndTheNewRacism 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
Every time I read a news article, a blog post, or anything else on the internet related to the issue of race, I try to avoid reading the user comments. The reason ...
TheLawyerAsConfidenceMan 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
Came across this Law Review article that touches on some themes in Lawyerland. If it's worth peoples' time to read, Meagan, it should be possible to put in a few ...
TheNAPSTERofLegalEducation 07 Jan 2010 - 23:02 IanSullivan
Let's conduct a thought experiment. "If someone you loved were entering as a 1L in September of 2008, how would you help that person do better than you did?" Pretend ...
TheNameOfThePilotIForgot 02 Apr 2016 - 23:18 CharlesRoper
CasidheMcClone 01 Apr 2016 Didn't do much research, but I did clear some stuff up. The name of the pilot who flies Yossarian's plane, and one of Yossarian's better ...
ThePursuitOfHappiness 07 Jan 2010 - 22:50 IanSullivan
I had about half a paper written before class on Tuesday when something was brought up that seemed to conflict with some of the basic assumptions of my thesis. Talking ...
TheRichAreWalkingAway 13 Jan 2012 - 23:28 IanSullivan
Defaulters on Mortgages Are the Rich by David Streitfeld, New York Times, July 8, 2010 It seemed apt to post this article that just came out, given that it relates ...
TheRisksAStateOfMind 11 Jan 2010 - 16:56 IanSullivan
"Every year, I find 2 million dollars and I give it away to other people. You understand what I #8217;m trying to say about the debt? The debt #8217;s a state of ...
TheSemesterInAQuickStudentNote 07 Jan 2010 - 23:02 IanSullivan
DimiaFogam 23 May 2008 Hope everyone is enjoying thier summer. I ran across this Student Note from the Harvard Law Review and thought it was really intersting. It ...
TheTopTen 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
Every morning I wake up and I watch while I eat breakfast. At this point I sort of only half watch it, though, really. It's become a self contained ritual to begin ...
TheWarOnWork 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
I'm a UAW kid. For that reason I'm sure it isn't coincidental that Rowe, host of the television show Jobs, has always been a source of constant fascination for me ...
TheWireHamsterdam 07 Jan 2010 - 23:03 IanSullivan
So I know everyone is busy with finals but I wanted to see people's reaction to this. This past term I got into the HBO series "The Wire" and ended up watching the ...
TheiPad 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
NonaFarahnik 05 Apr 2010 My dad has never made the effort to be fluent in anything more than basic technology. When he wants music on his iPod he asks me or one of ...
TheodorBrueningFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:11 IanSullivan
Inconspicuous Consumption By TheodorBruening 27 Feb 2009 Introduction Veblen argues that the ruling superior leisure class distinguishes itself through wasteful ...
TheodorBrueningIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:26 IanSullivan
Born German, European by choice, I have studied in Oxford, England and Regensburg, Germany. After completing my law degree in England, I worked in a law firm in Los ...
TheodorBrueningSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:28 IanSullivan
The original paper can be found here. #8220;When we put people who murder other people in prisons #8211; where, believe me, many of them, indeed, do belong #8211 ...
TheodorBrueningThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:43 IanSullivan
The Docile Masses By TheodorBruening 22 Apr 2009 Everyone #8217;s a Realist Are you being manipulated? Are the media, culture and current Zeitgeist destroying ...
TheodoreSmith-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 23:08 IanSullivan
Moral Distance and Procedural Legal Systems By TheodoreSmith 21 May 2008 Note: This is not so much a rewrite as it is an entirely new paper. I interpreted Eben ...
TheodoreSmith-SecondPaper 21 Jan 2009 - 22:52 IanSullivan
The Role of Grades in Law Firm Hiring By TheodoreSmith 23 May 2008 Table of Contents Introduction Law school grades are generally understood to be one of the ...
TheodoreSmithLCSPaper1 09 Feb 2008 - 00:40 TheodoreSmith
Topic: If we accept the eventual conclusion of Frank's reasoning, that the human role as truth decider ultimately forecloses the possibility of a consistent system ...
ThirdPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:49 IanSullivan
Paper Assignment Not more than 1000 words. Under any circumstances. Formatting Log In. Clicking here: Create Third Paper will create a page named ThirdPaper2013 ...
ThirdPaper2013 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Paper Assignment Not more than 1000 words. Under any circumstances. Formatting Log In. Clicking here: Create Third Paper will create a page named ThirdPaper2013 ...
ThoughtsOnCohenAndHolmes 07 Jan 2010 - 22:50 IanSullivan
Law, Holmes says, is #8220;the prophecies of what the courts will do in fact, and nothing more pretentious, nothing more and nothing less #8221;. That's not ...
ThoughtsOnCommunity 07 Jan 2010 - 22:50 IanSullivan
I thought Michael D. made a series of great observations in his entry, "Selflessness is Overrated," under WinningTheLottery. In particular, I thought it might be ...
ThoughtsOnConLaw 27 Mar 2015 - 23:57 RobertoRivera2
Random Thoughts Inspired By: #8220;Constitutional Equality #8221;, #8220;Affirmative Action #8221;, and The Fiction of #8220;Reverse Racism #8221; We fight ...
ThoughtsonHolmesCalabresi 30 Jan 2009 - 04:30 EbenMoglen
KahlilWilliams 27 Jan 2009 In the Path of the Law, Justice Holmes distills the calculation of damages in tort law down to a calculation of #8220;how far it is desirable ...
TiffanyKIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I grew up in New York, but sometimes I get tired of the do or die mentality. I'm not a fan of the morning commute, but I do appreciate a 24/7 public transportation ...
TiffanyYoungFirstEssay 07 Jun 2017 - 06:39 TiffanyYoung
Trains By TiffanyYoung 31 May 2017 As I make my daily commute to work, I can #8217;t help but notice a parallel between the train system and my professional path ...
TimelySubmissionOfGrades 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
Days after we finished our finals we received the following email from the Dean of our law school which I am reposting here: Congratulations on finishing your exams ...
ToBeAGoodLawyer 07 Jan 2010 - 23:03 IanSullivan
"It takes two things to be a good lawyer: you have to know exactly what you want and you have to know exactly how to get it." Brevity is the soul of wit, but it often ...
ToddDensenFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:54 MarkDrake
Capitalizing on Knowledge and Education By ToddDensen 13 Mar 2015 The Functional Reality of Law School What function does law school play? Is it to educate the ...
ToddDensenIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:30 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By ToddDensen 30 Jan 2015 I came to law school because I was fascinated by the interaction between law, justice, and morality. I primarily ...
TomaLivshizFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
How I Learned to Stop Worry and Accept that Law is a Weak Form of Social Control By TomaLivshiz 16 Feb 2012 #8220;Legislation is powerless to eradicate racial ...
TomaLivshizIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Toma's Introduction! I was born in Russia, but have spent my whole life in Michigan. While I am not a comrade, I can rock a solid Russian accent when asked. Vestiges ...
TomaLivshizSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Slave Mentality: Where Choice is Key, but Choices are Shackles By TomaLivshiz 03 May 2012 Thin Market For Freedom Last year, I spent Passover visiting a friend ...
TomasPalaciosIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:30 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By TomasPalacios 29 Jan 2015 My motivation for getting into Law School came from seeing small part of the law in action. When I was in high ...
TonbaraEkiyorFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:54 MarkDrake
The Superiority of the Do Gooder By TonbaraEkiyor 31 Mar 2015 Introduction Who knows why most people decide to do #8216;good work #8217;? The more important ...
TonbaraEkiyorIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:32 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By TonbaraEkiyor 30 Jan 2015 I used to research economic policy in small oil producing developing countries, and make periodic recommendations ...
TonbaraEkiyorSecondEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 21:55 MarkDrake
Why Are There No Polling Stations in Prisons? By TonbaraEkiyor 01 Jun 2015 Introduction Over 2.4 million Americans cannot vote during elections because they ...
TorieRecaldeFirstEssay 18 Apr 2016 - 19:16 TorieRecalde
Campaign Finance Post McCutcheon: A Desperate and Naive Hope By TorieRecalde 18 Apr 2016 Ideals Acquired and Quickly Dashed Prior to law school, I spent several ...
TortureAndWholeProof 22 Jan 2009 - 02:28 IanSullivan
This article relates to Eben's point regarding torture/confession as an element of establishing proof in other law systems. The focus in on the Japanese practice ...
ToughLovePedagogy 07 Jan 2010 - 23:03 IanSullivan
The Relative Wisdom of Tough Love Pedagogy Consider the following hypothetical: Imagine a student in our class who has followed the Ivy League track his whole life ...
TragedyOfTheANTI-COMMONSOfLawyers 14 Jan 2015 - 22:05 IanSullivan
As i took a 6 hour train to upstate new york this weekend, I had a lot of time to ponder my property readings from this semester. Then, I had an idea which I immediately ...
TragedyOfTheANTICOMMONSOfLawyers 07 Jan 2010 - 23:03 IanSullivan
As i took a 6 hour train to upstate new york this weekend, I had a lot of time to ponder my property readings from this semester. Then, I had an idea which I immediately ...
TrevorGopnikFirstEssay 10 Jun 2016 - 02:14 TrevorGopnik
In the first draft of this essay I set out to show that a method of constitutional interpretation primarily associated with conservative justices was flat out wrong ...
TrevorGopnikSecondEssay 10 Jun 2016 - 02:41 TrevorGopnik
#8220;It #8217;s become a freelance business, in essence #8212;that #8217;s what it is. #8221; The U.S. housing market suffers from multiple personality nondisorder ...
TrophyWives 07 Jan 2010 - 22:57 IanSullivan
I wonder whether Veblen #8217;s concept of the trophy wives is outdated. Today, there seems to be many wealthy married women that continue to work despite not #8220 ...
TuneIn 17 Apr 2010 - 14:44 NonaFarahnik
I have a much larger post I was going to debut with (an extensive and substantive revision to my curt first posting), but I guess I'll throw this out there. I'm pretty ...
TwikiGuestFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
If you have reached this page, you attempted to use the FirstPaper2010 page creation link without logging in. Please log in and try again. IanSullivan 27 Feb 2009 ...
TwikiSkill 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
TwikiSkill Proficiency in using the "Twiki" medium. RonMazor 14 Jan 2010
TwinTowersCorrectionalFacility 20 Jul 2010 - 07:40 NonaFarahnik
NonaFarahnik 20 Jul 2010 Past my bedtime. Stream of consciousness. How should our society treat a guy who sliced up his roommates and then ate them? A man who would ...
TwoSpacesAfterAPeriod 04 Jun 2012 - 04:45 HarryKhanna
Two Spaces After a Period The Chicago Manual of Style says that one space should be used after a period between two sentences. But Daniel Chung's LPW instructor says ...
TyCarletonFirstEssay 31 May 2017 - 02:06 TyCarleton
Social Media #8217;s Effect on Attitudes Toward Free Speech on College Campuses By TyCarleton 30 May 2017 There is a burgeoning trend in the belief systems of ...
TyCarletonSecondPaper2013 07 Jun 2017 - 23:58 TyCarleton
Lessons in Self Deception By TyCarleton 07 Jun 2017 Unrecognized Burdens I first became a vegetarian at the age of 5. I recall the dinner #8212;chicken. The ...
TylerConwayFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Moving Backwards on the Path to Law In his lecture, The Path to Law, Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. combats the view that law is simply "a system of reason that is a deduction ...
TylerConwayIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I was an English major (creative writing) at Fairfield University. I was out of college four years before starting at Columbia. I worked mostly as a federal consultant ...
TylerCopeFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:55 MarkDrake
Patent law is a huge problem that faces our society faces. While most people merely accept that patents are a part of our lives, a select group of people are abusing ...
TylerCopeIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:33 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By TylerCope 30 Jan 2015 I came to law school because I wanted to learn to be an advocate for those who did not have a voice in the legal ...
TylerCopeSecondEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 21:55 MarkDrake
In this day and age we are seeing events happening that were absolutely not possible as recent as 25 years ago. These are entrepreneurs getting extremely rich very ...
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