Stanford Law & Policy Review

Articles from Vol. 24, No. 2, Spring

Advisory Initiatives as a Cure for the Ills of Direct Democracy? A Case Study of Montana Initiative 166
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. EXPLAINING ADVISORY INITIATIVES AND EVALUATING THEIR USE II. CHARTING THE DEVELOPMENT OF MONTANA I-166 III. ADVISORY INITIATIVES--A CURE FOR THE ILLS OF DIRECT DEMOCRACY? INTRODUCTION On November 6, 2012, Montana...
Crises, Crisis Rhetoric, and Competition in Legal Education: A Sociological Perspective on the (Latest) Crisis of the Legal Profession and Legal Education
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE GREAT DEPRESSION'S RHETORIC OF CRISIS IN THE LEGAL PROFESSION II. RECENT CRISIS RHETORIC: A RECURRING PATTERN III. NEW LEGAL REALISM ABOUT THE VALUE OF A LAW DEGREE IV. TUITION, THE MARKET FOR LEGAL EDUCATION,...
Foreword
"Progress," said Ogden Nash, "may have been all right once, but it went on too long." (1) That seems to be the conventional wisdom about American legal education. Over the last century, "progress" has brought a longer period of study and more expensive...
Getting Real about Globalization and Legal Education: Potential and Perspectives for the U.S
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. DOES GLOBALIZATION MATTER FOR LEGAL EDUCATION? II. CHALLENGES TO EDUCATING FOR GLOBALIZATION III. THE LAW SCHOOL CONTEXT FOR INTERACTION IV. DESIGNING INTERACTION V. COMPETING TO BE GLOBAL CONCLUSION INTRODUCTION...
Knots in the Pipeline for Prospective Lawyers of Color: The LSAT Is Not the Problem and Affirmative Action Is Not the Answer
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE SIZE OF THE PIPELINE II. THE FIRST AND MAJOR LEAK IN THE PIPELINE: ADMISSIONS A. Leakage at Test-Taking Stage (Those Who Take the LSAT and Do Not Apply to a Law School) B. Leakage at the Application...
Law School Training: Bridging the Gap between Legal Education and the Practice of Law
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION A. Efforts to Reform Legal Education Are Not New B. A Dual Perspective I. CHANGE: BOTH A CHALLENGE AND AN OPPORTUNITY FOR LAW SCHOOLS A. Basic Competence Out of the Starting Blocks is Required B....
Making an Urban Agriculture Small Business Sector Feasible in San Francisco: A "Williamson Act" for California's Cities
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE BENEFITS DERIVED FROM URBAN AGRICULTURE II. BARRIERS TO URBAN AGRICULTURE: PROPERTY TAX AND ZONING CODES III. A HISTORY OF DIFFERENTIAL TAX SUPPORT TO PRESERVE AGRICULTURE IN THE UNITED STATED IV. APPLYING...
No Law Student Left Behind
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. ECONOMIC VALUE OF A LEGAL EDUCATION II. TEACHING TO THE TEST III. TEACHING TO STUDENT NEEDS IV. TEACHING TO THE PROFESSION V. TEACHING TO THE NEEDS OF THE NATION AND WORLD VI. TEACHING TO THE FUTURE INTRODUCTION...
Not in My Digital Backyard: Proposition 35 and California's Sex Offender Username Registry
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE CASE ACT IN CONTEXT II. PRESENTING THE CASE ACT TO THE VOTERS OF CALIFORNIA III. POLICY ANALYSIS OF THE CASE ACT A. The Chances of Getting Caught B. The Punishments for Getting Caught C. Activities...
Regulating Lawyers in a Liberalized Legal Services Market: The Role of Education and Training
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. REGULATING LAWYERS--INTO THE STORM? II. THE NEW REGULATORY ENVIRONMENT IN ENGLAND AND WALES III. REGULATING LEGAL EDUCATION IN ENGLAND IV. RETHINKING REGULATING LEGAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING CONCLUSIONS INTRODUCTION...
The Economics of Legal Education: A Concern of Colleagues
May 2012 The recent chorus of complaints about the "crisis" in legal education has brought new urgency to longstanding concerns. While "crisis" may not be the most appropriate term, law schools are operating in a difficult climate, characterized...
The Failure of Crits and Leftist Law Professors to Defend Progressive Causes
TABLE OF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION I. THE COST OF ATTENDING LAW SCHOOL II. THE CRITS III. SOCIETY OF AMERICAN LAW TEACHERS (SALT) IV. LIBERAL LAW PROFESSORS V. ELITE LAW SCHOOLS AND THE TUITION-SCHOLARSHIP MATRIX VI. WHY THIS HAPPENED INTRODUCTION ...
Things That I Learned during My First Year on the Bench That I Wish I Had Known as a Trial Lawyer
My service as a trial court judge began on June 30, 2011. Since then, I presided over several jury and bench trials (some civil and some criminal), ruled on numerous motions and other matters, and served as a settlement judge in numerous cases. I also...