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WaderBiermannGermanProtest 07 Jan 2010 - 22:50 IanSullivan
Wader West German protest singer we heard singing the Internationale today Biermann East German protest singer and exiled by Honecker No, this confuses ...
WalkerNewellFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:12 IanSullivan
Make a Choice By WalkerNewell 17 Apr 2009 Introduction A law student, Ruth, is at the start of her 3L year, trying to decide whether to accept an offer from the ...
WalkerNewellIntro 08 Jan 2010 - 17:26 IanSullivan
WalkerNewell 21 Jan 2009 I hope to learn better self discipline and work ethic in law school. Ideally, I would like to develop far more effective work habits, especially ...
WalkerNewellSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:28 IanSullivan
WalkerNewell 11 Apr 2009 LEFF, LAWYERING, AND LAW SCHOOL Originally by Will King Intro In the conclusion of Swindling and Selling, Arthur Leff proposes a model ...
WalkerNewellThirdPaper 20 Sep 2009 - 20:34 EbenMoglen
After reading Daniel Margolskee's first paper a week ago, I realized that my third paper covers almost the exact same ground. Therefore, I've written a new one to ...
WalkingAway 17 Apr 2010 - 19:07 NonaFarahnik
David Streitfield, Help in Sight, More Homeowners Walk Away , New York Times, February 2, 2010 I saw the above in the New York Times and figured this would be a good ...
WardBenson-FirstPaper 12 Jan 2009 - 23:08 IanSullivan
Does Sharia Have a Place in the British Legal System? By WardBenson 14 Feb 2008 When the Archbishop of Canterbury claimed that it is #8220;unavoidable #8221; ...
WardBenson-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 02:25 IanSullivan
WardBenson 04 Apr 2008 A Modest Proposal: Smile A police officer I know once complained about animosity towards cops in the community. What especially bothered him ...
WardBensonIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 02:25 IanSullivan
WardBenson 19 Jan 2008 Like some who have already posted, my decision to come to law school was in many ways more about preserving options than choosing a specific ...
WatchThisIfYouHaveTheTime 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
JessicaCohen 26 Feb 2010 Oscar nominated Short film called "Logorama." IP violations are hilarious. And it's really, really good. Before it's taken down! Quick ...
WeAreAllKin 10 Mar 2010 - 14:56 DevinMcDougall
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WendyCaiFirstEssay 28 May 2016 - 16:36 EbenMoglen
Evaluating Happiness: Rejecting Cognitive Dissonance in Law School The Rationalization Since beginning law school, I #8217;ve constantly been asked, #8220;How is ...
WendyCaiSecondEssay 13 Jun 2016 - 20:33 WendyCai
Blameless By WendyCai 15 Apr 2016 Survival. Insanity. Ambition. Ignorance. Biology. All of these are explanations for human behaviors. Based on a reason, we excuse ...
WendyFrancoisFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
Seams Illogical By WendyFrancois 26 Feb 2010 We are often told that going to law school will not teach us how to be a lawyer . It will teach us how to think like ...
WendyFrancoisSecondPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:34 IanSullivan
Hey Wendy, Thanks for this really informative piece. I was aware of the international relief effort, but wasn't aware of the criticism levied upon American forces ...
WendyHuangIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 02:26 IanSullivan
I came to law school after a few years in finance because I thought it would teach me a valuable skill set that opened a wide variety of doors. While my work as an ...
WenweiLaiFirstPaper 13 Jan 2012 - 23:14 IanSullivan
The Use of Foreign Sources in Supreme Court Decisions: Why Is It an Issue Today? By WenweiLai 25 Feb 2010 After 2002, suddenly justification is needed for the ...
WenweiLaiIntro 13 Jan 2012 - 23:19 IanSullivan
As Charles Dickens said in Oliver Twist, "The law is an ass." I'm here trying to disprove it. However, it's like quantum physics: the harder you try to disprove it ...
WenweiLaiSecondPaper 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 ...
WestlawKiller 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
Ok maybe not, but has anyone used Google Scholar to search for legal opinions? It's still quite primitive, but it has "how cited" similar to shepard's and keycite ...
WhatCanWeDoWithThisIdea 07 Jan 2010 - 22:50 IanSullivan
We are continually asked this question but I am increasingly unsure of what can be done with "the idea." Is the question merely asking what kind of understanding can ...
WhatILearnedFromJoeStack 17 Apr 2010 - 14:50 NonaFarahnik
As Eben so quietly pointed out in class, it is easy to damn Joe Stack. Flying an airplane into a building and killing someone is wrong. Was Joe Stack a bad person ...
WhatKindOfLawyerDoIWantToBe 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
A bad lawyer can achieve results under perfect conditions. A mediocre lawyer can triumph under good conditions. My kind of lawyer can realize justice under the worst ...
WhateverHappenedToDarfur 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
Whatever Happened to Darfur? Just a topic that #8217;s been on my mind. Simply because it #8217;s no longer in the popular media doesn #8217;t mean the problem is ...
WhenIHeardTheLearndAstronomer 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
Walt Whitman (1819 #8211;1892). Leaves of Grass. 1900. When I heard the Learn #8217;d Astronomer WHEN I heard the learn #8217;d astronomer; When the proofs, the figures ...
WhenTheEmptinessSwallowsYouWhole 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
So I found this article "When the Emptiness Swallows You" on abovethelaw.com today. It was written by a former big firm lawyer who went to NYU law school and now is ...
WhichWasteToDispatch 07 Jan 2010 - 22:47 IanSullivan
Our discussion about Veblen and conspicuous waste reminded me of this article, which ran before things started to get really bad on Wall Street. Are these lifestyle ...
WhiteSupremacyAndIndividualPsychology 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
In today's lecture, we discussed the distinction between white supremacy and racism. In doing so, we made the distinction between institutionalized perception of ...
WhoSReallyToBlame 22 Jan 2013 - 20:05 IanSullivan
On Sunday, June 10, I, along with the thousands of other University of Virginia graduates, received a cryptic e mail announcing the dismissal of the university president ...
WhyArePeopleAfraidOfTalkingAboutRape 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
When we went over rape in our criminal law class, I made a comment about the role gender plays in our society in determining the definition of "rape". While I still ...
WhyChooseCLSoverPublic 07 Jan 2010 - 22:47 IanSullivan
Note: This is a new topic that originated here. KeithEdelman 30 Mar 2009 I would like to address the issue regarding the following inquiry: "Prof. Moglen today ...
WhyICareAboutGrades 17 Apr 2010 - 14:59 NonaFarahnik
After our discussion on Thursday I thought it would be helpful to explain why I care so much about my grades. Grades have caused me a tremendous amount of #8220 ...
WhyIWillNeverPawnMyLicense 29 Apr 2010 - 21:09 JohnAlbanese
In 2007, I worked for John Edwards for President in New Hampshire as a Field Organizer. I decided to work for him because I believed in the causes that he was promoting ...
WhyTableMannersExist 26 Feb 2015 - 18:37 IsaacLara
Why Do Table Manners Exist? Luke Reilly said in LukeReillyIntro, "I want to learn the reasons that legal structures and rules and decisions exist. I want to understand ...
WhyThreeBulletPointsOnAPieceOfPaperAndSilenceMayNotWork 17 Apr 2010 - 14:42 NonaFarahnik
So by now, many of you have probably heard of Mr. Chuck. Mr. Chuck is a 3L at NYU Law School. He has been referred to as #8220;Rosencrantz #8221; on Abovethelaw.com ...
WhytneBrooks-SecondPaper 22 Jan 2009 - 02:26 IanSullivan
Maybe Med School Is Less Suffocating? I finally get it. I wish someone would have told me that when I accepted a seat at Columbia Law School, I would be assigned my ...
WhytneBrooksIntro 22 Jan 2009 - 02:26 IanSullivan
The joke in my family was that I should go to law school so I could defend my cousin, who is a surgeon, when she gets sued for malpractice. I never took it as more ...
WilliamCoombsFirstEssay 29 May 2016 - 12:44 EbenMoglen
Ali in Wonderland By WilliamCoombs 19 Feb 2016 #8220;Impossible is just a big word thrown around by small men who find it easier to live in the world they #8217 ...
WilliamCoombsSecondEssay 13 Jun 2016 - 02:02 WilliamCoombs
I DON #8217;T OWN A WATCH The need for external validation seems to be an important component of a lot of the internal conflicts with which I struggle. For example ...
WilliamDavidWilliamsFirstPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Angel Eyes By WilliamDavidWilliams 24 Apr 2012 Introduction The United States #8217; pledge of allegiance proclaims #8220;with liberty and justice for all. ...
WilliamDavidWilliamsIntro 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
I want the best of what the world has to offer. It therefore frustrates me that we have not been trained better in law school classes thus far. Maybe my best decision ...
WilliamDavidWilliamsSecondPaper 22 Jan 2013 - 20:10 IanSullivan
Continuation Chronicles By WilliamDavidWilliams 25 Apr 2012 Why Chronicle Now? Martha Tharaud and John Brown both passed the imagination test. With courageous ...
WilliamKingFirstPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:12 IanSullivan
Leff, Lawyering and Law School Second Revision Intro In the conclusion of Swindling and Selling , Arthur Leff offers his opinion about how lawyers think and what ...
WilliamKingINTRO 08 Jan 2010 - 17:26 IanSullivan
I came to law school hoping that by learning the law, I would acquire a better understanding of how our society functions and other principles of human nature. After ...
WilliamKingSecondPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:28 IanSullivan
Reforming the U.S. Penal System Originally by Keith Edelman 19 Apr 2009 Introduction #8220;How about, gangs of murders, rapist, drug addicts, and machine #8212 ...
WilliamKingThirdPaper 08 Jan 2010 - 22:44 IanSullivan
Life After the Storm By WilliamKing 14 May 2009 Intro When Hurricane Katrina hit the southern coast of the United States she made her presence known. Why ...
WilliamKunstler 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
I think I mentioned this in an earlier post, but I'm working for the General Counsel at ORG for the summer. One sort of happy accident of my interning here is that ...
WilliamOmorogievaFirstEssay 01 Jun 2017 - 17:10 WilliamOmorogieva
Civility is dead. Anger is alive and we must use it to our advantage. We live in a nation that claims to be the pinnacle of democracy and a model to the rest ...
WinningTheLottery 07 Jan 2010 - 22:50 IanSullivan
Today, in the midst of the broader discussion of the Arnold reading, Professor Moglen talked about #8220;winning the lottery #8221;. I #8217;ve thought about this ...
WomenInThisBusiness 13 Jan 2012 - 23:32 IanSullivan
When we were discussing Cerriere's Answer today, I thought Jessica brought up an interesting point about how women sometimes worry that they come across as "too ...
WookJinChungFirstEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 20:56 MarkDrake
Next Generation Law Firms. By WookJinChung 18 May 2015 Disruptive force: unhappy lawyers. Innovation disrupts the established order at a fundamental level. Large ...
WookJinChungIntro 29 Jun 2015 - 21:33 MarkDrake
Personal Introduction By WookJinChung 29 Jan 2015 I decided to pursue legal education to broaden my understanding of how societies operate and to develop my own ...
WookJinChungSecondEssay 29 Jun 2015 - 21:56 MarkDrake
Modern form of slavery: undocumented immigrant workers Nothing was said in this piece that justifies the title. If you mean to retain it, you should show it is ...
WyattLittlesFirstPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:15 IanSullivan
Vested Interests and the Perpetuation of American Aristocracy: Capitalism, the Courts, and Criminal Justice Capitalism and It's Consequences The criminal justice ...
WyattLittlesIntro 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
My name is Wyatt Littles, and I #8217;m from Dallas Texas. I chose to come to law school for two reasons. First, I think the type of work I enjoyed doing while in ...
WyattLittlesSecondPaper 14 Jan 2015 - 22:23 IanSullivan
Occupying the Grey Space By WyattLittles 09 Apr 2013 Where We've Been and Where We're Going Our pasts lay the foundation for our future. Having hit the ovarian ...
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