Web Extras

31 ABA Journal Web Extras articles.

Oregon law professor plants seeds of change in climate change law

University of Oregon School of Law professor Mary Wood, a former hazardous waste lawyer, never foresaw that she would become a pioneer in climate change law. It wasn’t even an established practice area in 2005 when Hurricane Katrina—which many scientists attributed to global warming—changed the course of her life from more than 2,000 miles away.

Harassment survey respondents see no change ‘till everyone believes’

Thanks to the #MeToo movement, conversations about sexual harassment are happening now with much more frequency, but respondents to a recent survey expressed serious doubt that recent news has created grass-roots effects.

It’s difficult to describe lawyers’ situations in Puerto Rico, but hurricane damage was ‘extreme’

The impact of the hurricanes over the island was not uniform, with some areas suffering extreme devastation. There was greater havoc in the eastern and central parts of the island, so many lawyers in those communities are still without power in their offices.

Survey: Lawyers still think blogging makes an impact

Blogging continues to draw new practitioners into the legal community. The majority responding to an ABA Journal online survey has been blogging for five years or less.

Web Extra: Philippe Sands

Philippe Sands, the author of East West Street: On the Origins of Genocide and Crimes Against Humanity, was interviewed by James Podgers for the ABA Journal. Here is an edited transcript of that interview.

Anatomy of an extensive default judgment
A Pennsylvania federal court case was unusual because of the staggering amount of work the judge put into explaining her reasoning in an otherwise routine default judgment.

Full Transcript of Bryan A. Garner’s Interview with Elena Kagan
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On My Honor

Also see “Catch Me If You Can.”

How did Howard Kieffer pull off his alleged legal impersonation act?

Many say he may have taken…

A Lincoln Reading List

See Abraham Lincoln, Esq.

2009 is the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth, so it’s the perfect year to catch up on reading about what made him…

Best Be Behavin’ in Beijing

See related feature “U.S. Lawyers Go for the Gold!

China’s human rights record has prompted concerns for both Olympic participants and spectators, including…

Inside the Scalia Interview

Like any public building before the crowds come, the U.S. Supreme Court at 8 on a rainy March morning is quiet as a tomb. Two janitors holding Styrofoam coffee cups…

Podcast: Scalia and Garner on Appellate Advocacy

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