The diversity of our voices at Lincoln Law School offers insight and creativity beyond expectations – witness the range of topics in this edition of the Voir Dire. It has been fascinating and humbling to learn about the richly varied interests and skills of our contributing authors.
Life and Law
There is little doubt that the decision to become a lawyer is a pivoting point in one’s life. As a result,life gets divided into two parts: before and after law school. There is also little doubt that most people who want to become lawyers also would like to do good things and serve humanity on a pro bono basis as recommended by the Code of Professional Conduct. Sometimes we look at schoolwork as a burden to “real life” and wish to be over soon, so we can finally help our clients and start changing the world for the better. What we often do not realize is the effect our decision to attend law school on others.
Can Dispute Resolution Work Without Face Time?
As ecommerce weaves its way into the fabric of everyday business, It’s not surprising that e-troubles quickly follow.
Lights and Cameras; Tweets and Google
With TV cameras in the courtroom, cutting off jurors from Web searches and social media is proving more difficult.
It’s a Brave New World in Legal Publishing
Eight years ago, Professor Fred Galves envisioned a world in which law review articles would be published online with footnotes linked to animation as an enhanced learning tool. He paved the way for this interactive tool with an article he published in hard copy and CD format in the Harvard Journal of Law and Technology on the admissibility of computer animation.
Paper Chase – Unraveling the Joys of e-Discovery
For Sacramento attorney Grace Bergen, there isn’t a case that comes her way that electronic discovery doesn’t shape.
Professor Fred Galves: Staying Ahead of the Legal Technology Learning Curve
Professor Fred Galves is an innovator. Consider that he started using technology in teaching more than 10 years ago – and has lectured and written for many years about is use in the practice of law. His articles have been cited by state supreme courts and in evidence casebooks. And Galves wrote the first law review article with an accompanying CD-ROM with full-animation video footnotes, titled appropriately: “Where the Not So Wild Things Are: Computers in the Courtroom, the Federal Rules of Evidence, and the Need for Institutional Reform and More Judicial Acceptance. ” 13 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 161 (2000).
Galves on the Cutting Edge of Technology
In the 1990s, Professor Fred Galves notes the resistance of courts to the use of computer-generated exhibits. Some courts found ways, using the rules evidence, to exclude computer animation and elaborate visual depictions at trial.
Street Law Heads into 3rd Year
December 2009 – University of the Pacific / McGeorge School of Law
Street Law Wraps Up In Court and On Court
April 2009 – University of the Pacific / McGeorge School of Law