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    Book Discussion on Teaching Law

    Professor Robin West, author of Teaching Law, talked about the issues facing law schools today, including high costs, outdated curriculums, and the lack of job opportunities upon…

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    Book Discussion on Taking the Stand

    Alan Dershowitz talked about his book, Taking the Stand: My Life in the Law, in which he chronicles becoming a lawyer and the many cases he has handled over the past 50…

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    Book Discussion on Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned

    John Farrell talked about his book, Clarence Darrow: Attorney for the Damned. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was an event in the History and Biography Pavilion…

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    Book Discussion on Clarence Darrow: Attorney for The Damned

    John Farrell recounted the life and career of attorney Clarence Darrow (1857-1938). The author examined the defense attorney’s many noted cases, including his representation of…

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    Book Discussion on Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast

    Andrew Kersten talked about his book Clarence Darrow: American Iconoclast in conversation with Art Winslow. He responded to questions from members of the audience.
    This was an event in…

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    Book Discussion on Schools For Misrule

    Walter Olson reports that many political leaders who influence what the author considers poor national policy are graduates of the nation’s premiere law schools. Mr. Olson…

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    Book Discussion on Masters of the Game

    Legal journalist Kim Eisler profiles the five partners of D.C. law firm, Williams & Connolly. The author reports on the inside the Beltway connections of the firm, from their the…

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    Book Discussion on Masters of the Game

    Kim Eisler talked about his book Masters of the Game: Inside the World’s Most Powerful Law Firm. In his book, veteran legal issues reporter Kim Eisler goes behind the scenes in mega…

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    Book Discussion on The Fall of the House of Zeus

    Curtis Wilkie tells the story of Mississippi attorney Richard “Dickie” Scruggs, brother-in-law of Senator Trent Lott, who made a fortune suing tobacco and asbestos…

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    Biographers Mimi Clark Gronlund and J. Roderick Heller

    From the 2010 Fall for the Book, Mimi Clark Gronlund, author ofSupreme Court Justice Tom C. Clark: A Life of Service, and J. Roderick Heller, author ofDemocracy’s Lawyer: Felix Grundy…

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    Economic Change in the Legal Profession

    Lawyers spoke about the changing economy of law practice. Attorneys from law firms, corporations, and law schools talked about the way that the recession has affected the way they do…

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    After Words with Carl Cannon

    Mr. Cannon details the story of William Lerach, a corporate crime attorney who sued countless members of the Fortune 500 list, before engaging in criminal behavior himself for which he…

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    Book Discussion on Scoundrels in Law

    Cait Murphy presents a history of the law firm Howe and Hummel, which played a significant role in the courtrooms of post-Civil War New York City. William Howe and Abraham Hummel…

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    Book Discussion on Jailhouse Lawyers

    Former Black Panther Party member and death row inmate presented the practices and cases of prisoners defending other prisoners in the U.S. court system. He was calling from prison to…

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    Public Defender System

    The Department of Justice held a symposium on the public defender system. Attorney General Eric Holder gave the keynote address. In his remarks he promised the Justice Department…

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    Lawyers and Torture Memos

    Participants spoke about the legal reasoning behind the Bush administration detainee program. Panelists spoke about a number of issues including the use of torture techniques during…

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    Legislative and Executive Branch Attorneys

    Panelists talked about the practice of law, and particularly the ethical requirements of a legal practice concerning sensitive or national security issues. They also responded to…

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    Women in the Legal Profession

    Four female chief justices of state supreme courts talked about their careers at the forefront of the wave of female law school graduates as the “concrete ceiling” changed into…

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    After Words with Philip Howard

    Phillip Howard talked about his book Life Without Lawyers: Liberating Americans from Too Much Law (W.W. Norton and Co.; January 12, 2009). Howard uses the stories of real people to explain…

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    Book Discussion on Last Rights

    Rev. Joseph Ingle talked about his counseling of death row inmates in the American South. He argued that racial and economic discrimination played a role in death row…

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