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Causation: Criminal Law vs. Torts – Leslie Yalof Garfield

April 22nd, 2010 · 1 Comment · All Posts, Criminal Law, Lawdibles Audio, Torts

In this Lawdible, Prof. Leslie Yalof Garfield of Pace Law School discusses the principles of causation, a concept addressed in several first year courses. Professor Garfield points out the difference and similarities between proving causation in Tort and proving causation in Criminal Law. The discussion clearly highlights how the two concepts should be treated in […]

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Character Evidence: Evidence law’s anti-propensity inference rule and its exceptions. – Arthur Best

April 20th, 2010 · 2 Comments · All Posts, Evidence, Lawdibles Audio

Why does so much evidence about a defendant’s character get admitted, even though the law supposedly rejects the propensity inference? This question highlights a fundamental problem in evidence law – the shaky rationale for the anti-propensity rule, and the complications surrounding the many exceptions to the rule. Professor Arthur Best will address these issues and […]

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How to select case law when writing a legal memo on a state law issue – Karin Mika

April 12th, 2010 · 1 Comment · All Posts, Lawdibles Audio, Legal Writing

Writing a memo on a state law issue involves understanding the nature of jurisdiction and judicial hierarchy.  In case selection, the researcher is confronted with selecting the best cases that explain the law as well as selecting supplemental cases that provide for the best factual analogies. In this Lawdible, Professor Karin Mika of Cleveland-Marshall College […]

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Suspect’s Right to Counsel – Edwin Butterfoss

March 10th, 2010 · Comments Off on Suspect’s Right to Counsel – Edwin Butterfoss · All Posts, Criminal Law, Criminal Procedure, Lawdibles Audio

Both the fifth and the sixth amendments’ rights to legal counsel may apply when authorities are seeking information from a suspect. But how are these rights different? And in what situations do either of these rights apply? In this Lawdible, Suspect’s Right To Counsel, Professor Edwin Butterfoss of Hamline University gives you a very straightforward  […]

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Legal Issues in Cohabitation of Unmarried Couples – Len Biernat

March 2nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Legal Issues in Cohabitation of Unmarried Couples – Len Biernat · All Posts, Contracts, Family Law, Lawdibles Audio

How can unmarried adults protect their interests when living together outside of marriage? In this Lawdible, Professor Len Biernat answers this question and other legal issues involved in the cohabitation of unmarried couples. Along the way, he covers issues of family law and contract law that go along with this situation. Audio: Legal Issues involving […]

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Hearsay: Truth of the Matter Asserted Questions – Arthur Best

February 23rd, 2010 · 1 Comment · All Posts, Evidence, Lawdibles Audio

The standard, broad definition of hearsay is “an out-of-court statement offered to prove the truth of whatever it asserts.” The last part of the hearsay definition (“the truth of the matter of whatever it asserts”) is essential to understanding hearsay, but that part can be tricky for law students who first learn the hearsay rule. […]

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Can Simple Attorney Negligence Equal Incompetence? – Barbara Glesner Fines

February 22nd, 2010 · Comments Off on Can Simple Attorney Negligence Equal Incompetence? – Barbara Glesner Fines · All Posts, Lawdibles Audio, Professional Responsibility, Torts

In this Lawdible, Prof. Glesner Fines discusses a common question students have in her Professional Responsibility course: can a simple mistake, amounting to nothing more than negligence on the part of the attorney, equal incompetence and leave an attorney open to disciplinary action? We know that simple negligence (for example, a missed filing deadline) can […]

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