Sunday, January 22, 2017

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 22, 2017)

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Sunday, January 15, 2017

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 15, 2017)

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Sunday, January 8, 2017

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 8, 2017)

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Sunday, January 1, 2017

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Jan. 1, 2017)

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Sunday, December 25, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week

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Sunday, December 18, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 18, 2016)

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The University of Akron invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Law

The University of Akron invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of the School of Law, with an anticipated start date of July 1, 2017.  Review of applicants will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 

The University of Akron School of Law is a public law school of approximately 450 students, with both full-time and part-time programs, and opportunities to begin study in either the Fall or the Spring.  The school offers the J.D., five joint-degree programs, an LL.M. in Intellectual Property, and various certificate programs for both J.D. and non-J.D. students.  Since its founding in 1921, the school has graduated over 6,300 men and women.  The school has historically embraced a strong commitment to teaching and public service in the community. 

Akron Law has recently experienced tremendous upward trajectories in admissions in terms of applications, selectivity, yield, and the size and quality of the incoming class.  The employment rate for graduates is above the national average. The school boasts several Centers with opportunities for students to distinguish themselves in their education and practice-ready preparation: a Center for Intellectual Property Law and Technology; a Constitutional Law Center, one of only four such centers established by Congress; and the Joseph G. Miller and William C. Becker Institute for Professional Responsibility.  The Akron trial advocacy program also consistently ranks among the top in the nation.  Clinical programs in a wide variety of areas have won awards recently for their excellence and innovation, and new clinical programs continue to be added under growing faculty numbers and associations with outside practitioners.

Akron Law and its programs have been showered over the past year with national recognition, including a #7 ranking for training prosecutors and public defenders, an “A” grade for our Intellectual Property program, a Top 50 ranking in 2015-16 from Above The Law, a Top 25 recognition for bar exam preparation, and a Top 8 rating for affordable living and quality of education.  Akron Law also continues to be recognized as a Best Value school.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 11, 2016)

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Sunday, December 4, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Dec. 4, 2016)

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Sunday, November 27, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Nov. 27, 2016)

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Sunday, November 20, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Nov. 20, 2016)

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Friday, November 18, 2016

Call for Proposals: “Teaching Cultural Competency and Other Professional Skills Suggested by ABA Standard 302”

The following comes to us from Prof. Kelly Terry, Co-Director, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning.  Submit proposals to her at ksterry@ualr.edu by 2/1/17 .

Call for Proposals for the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning’s Summer 2017 Conference, “Teaching Cultural Competency and Other Professional Skills Suggested by ABA Standard 302.” The conference will take place July 7-8, 2017 at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.

The Institute invites proposals for workshop sessions addressing how law schools are responding to ABA Standard 302’s call to establish learning outcomes related to “other professional skills needed for competent and ethical participation as a member of the legal profession,” such as “interviewing, counseling, negotiation, fact development and analysis, trial practice, document drafting, conflict resolution, organization and management of legal work, collaboration, cultural competency and self-evaluation.” The conference will focus on how law schools are incorporating these skills, particularly the skills of cultural competency, conflict resolution, collaboration, self-evaluation, and other relational skills, into their institutional outcomes, designing courses to encompass these skills, and teaching and assessing these skills. The deadline to submit a proposal is February 1, 2017.

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Sunday, November 13, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Nov. 13, 2016)

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Nov. 6, 2016)

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Sunday, October 30, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 30, 2016)

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Sunday, October 23, 2016

AALS 2017 Annual Meeting: Overview of Socio-Economics Programs

 

The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting will be held Tuesday, January 3 – Saturday, January 7, 2017, in San Francisco.  Readers of this blog who may be interested in programs associated with the AALS Section on Socio-Economics & the Society of Socio-Economics should click on the following link for the complete relevant schedule: 

Download Socio-Economic AALS Participants + Descriptions 161018

Specifically, I'd like to highlight the following programs:

On Wednesday, Jan. 4:

9:50 - 10:50 AM Concurrent Sessions:

  1. The Future of Corporate Governance:
    How Do We Get From Here to Where We Need to Go?
    andre cummings (Indiana Tech)                            Steven Ramirez (Loyola - Chicago)
    Lynne Dallas (San Diego) - Co-Moderator        Janis Sarra (British Columbia)
    Kent Greenfield (Boston College)                        Faith Stevelman (New York)
    Daniel Greenwood (Hofstra)                                 Kellye Testy (Dean, Washington)
    Kristin Johnson (Seton Hall)                                 Cheryl Wade (St. John’s ) Co-Moderator
    Lyman Johnson (Washington and Lee)
  2. Socio-Economics and Whistle-Blowers
    William Black (Missouri - KC)                                 Benjamin Edwards (Barry)
    June Carbone (Minnesota) - Moderator             Marcia Narine (St. Thomas)

1:45 - 2:45 PM Concurrent Sessions:

1. What is a Corporation?
Robert Ashford (Syracuse) Moderator                             Stefan Padfield (Akron)
Tamara Belinfanti (New York)                                             Sabeel Rahman (Brooklyn)
Daniel Greenwood (Hofstra)

On Thursday, Jan. 5:

3:30 - 5:15 pm:
Section Programs for New Law Teachers
Principles of Socio-Economics
in Teaching, Scholarship, and Service
Robert Ashford (Syracuse)                                                     Lynne Dallas (San Diego)
William Black (Missouri - Kansas City)                             Michael Malloy (McGeorge)
June Carbone (Minnesota)                                                     Stefan Padfield (Akron)

On Saturday, Jan. 7:

10:30 am - 12:15 pm:
Economics, Poverty, and Inclusive Capitalism
Robert Ashford (Syracuse)                                                     Stefan Padfield (Akron)
Paul Davidson (Founding Editor                                          Delos Putz (San Francisco)
Journal of Post-Keynesian Economics)                             Edward Rubin (Vanderbilt)
Richard Hattwick (Founding Editor,
Journal of Socio-Economics)

October 23, 2016 in Business Associations, Conferences, Corporate Governance, Corporate Personality, Corporations, Current Affairs, Financial Markets, Law and Economics, Law School, Marcia Narine Weldon, Research/Scholarhip, Stefan J. Padfield, Teaching | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Colesanti & Eng on Federal Arbitration Act Vacatur in the Second Circuit

The following post comes to us from Prof. J. Scott Colesanti and a former student of his, Karen Eng. Scott is a Professor of Legal Writing at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, a former co-editor of this blog, and author of "Legal Writing, All Business."

F.A.A. VACATUR IN THE SECOND CIRCUIT: NOW THAT TOM BRADY HAS SAT, WHERE DO WE STAND?

By J. Scott Colesanti and Karen Eng (October 12, 2016)

  1. Introduction

Late in the summer, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady announced that he would not further appeal the discipline imposed against him by the National Football League ("NFL"). That decision ended an 18-month ordeal which highlighted, among other things, the unpredictability of sports league sanctions, in general, and the finality of penalties under NFL Collective Bargaining Agreement ("CBA") Article 46, in particular. This article examines the resulting state of the law in the Second Circuit regarding review of arbitrations under Sections 10(a)(2) and (3) of the Federal Arbitration Act ("F.A.A."), which provided – in part - the means for Brady's appeal.

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Sunday, October 9, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 9, 2016)

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Sunday, October 2, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Oct. 2, 2016)

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

ICYMI: Tweets From the Week (Sep. 25, 2016)

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