Academic journal article Journal of Appellate Practice and Process


Academic journal article Journal of Appellate Practice and Process


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We were surprised and grateful to learn that The Journal has been named by the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers to be the first recipient of the Eisenberg Prize. The award, created by the Academy in honor of Howard B. Eisenberg, the late dean of the Marquette University School of Law, is given to encourage the publication of high-quality articles in the field of appellate practice and procedure. This recognition by the Academy confirms our long-held hope and belief that we could publish a scholarly journal focusing on appellate practice issues that would appeal to a broad audience of diverse interests, including appellate judges, appellate practitioners, and academic specialists.

We are particularly pleased that we were designated as the recipients of the first Eisenberg prize because Howard not only served as a role model for appellate attorneys, but also as dean here at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock School of Law prior to moving to Marquette. He practiced extensively in the United States Courts of Appeals for the Sixth, Seventh, and Eighth Circuits and state appellate courts, particularly in Wisconsin, where he started his practice and served as the state's chief public defender, and he argued before the United States Supreme Court.

The Academy plans to continue this tradition of recognition, a commitment reflected in the announcement regarding the particulars for this year's Eisenberg Prize that appears on the inside back cover of this issue.


We erred in the last issue in misspelling the names of Griffin Bell, who served as Attorney Oeneral in the Carter Administration and as a judge on the Fifth Circuit, and Ernest "Fritz" Hollings, senior United States Senator from South Carolina. Our editors strive to avoid errors, particularly in spelling or identification, but this remains a human enterprise--sometimes to our distress. We thank Professor Stephen Wasby, one of our long-time supporters, who called our attention to these misspellings with the intention of making us better. …

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