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Lively, Donald E.
1991
Debate over the role of the American judiciary is as established and enduring as the American republic. Chief Justice Marshall, in 1803, announced that it was the role of the judiciary to decide "what the law is." In asserting if not arrogating…

Lively, Donald E.
1993
Over the course of two centuries, constitutional law has evolved as both a source and ratification of moral development. The processes of constructing and interpreting the nation's charter have established a unique window through which it is possible…

Panicker, Biju
2016
The present system of worldwide drug control is based upon three international conventions: the Single Convention on Narcotic Drugs as amended by the 1972 Protocol, the 1971 Convention on Pyschotropic Substances, and the 1988 Convention Against…

Patel, Anar
2015
This Article examines computer crime statutes and focuses on their weaknesses to implement statutory modifications. Part I provides an overview on the current federal statute, Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, and specific computer crime statutes from…

Smith, Bonnie
2016
This article raises the issue of social prejudice and the legal challenges that are faced by transgender individuals.

Sanders, Marren
2010
This article examines the “Treatment as a State” (TAS) provision of the Clean Water Act and the requirements that Native nations must satisfy in order to exercise their sovereign right to environmental regulation within the reservation. To gain…

Marren Sanders
2014
Genomic science has generated controversy in the social, legal, and ethical arenas for decades, and indigenous populations continue to be a subject of great interest in this area. This article looks at the recent concept of population genomics, a…

Sanders, Marren
2009
This is a survey of legislation and case law regarding the collection and use of indigenous human remains in the United States, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand. Where available, Indigenous Code and Customary law is included. This piece focuses on…

Sanders, Marren
2013
The history of relations between the United States and Native nations is often divided by scholars into specific eras defined by the Congressional policy in force at the time. Each federal policy had profound consequences for tribes and their…

Sanders, Marren
2008
This article examines tribal sovereignty and resource management in the era of environmental self-determination through the lens of the Cornell/Kalt model of "nation building" in Indian Country. The nation building model holds that tribes can achieve…

Gerst, Stephen
Bahr, Maria
2012
The purpose of this article is to report on Phoenix School of Law's attempt to address the following question: will recent innovations in law school curricula make a significant difference in graduates' readiness to practice law?

Michael D. Jones
2015
Why shouldn’t law school introduce its students to modern, cutting edge theories, concepts, and practical skills? Teaching therapeutic jurisprudence (TJ) to law students accomplishes this goal by exposing students to innovative perspectives that…

Brigham A. Fordham
2010
This is a response to Professor Scott Taylor's lecture at the Ruth McGregor Lecture series on November 5, 2009. I agree that with Professor Taylor that the case method - particularly when narrowly defined and rigidly applied - fails to give students…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
2010
This article documents one law professor’s experience of integrating a practicing litigator’s perspective into a Civil Procedure class. Introducing a real life litigation offered intriguing deposition objections; a motion to dismiss for failure…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
1994
Justice O'Connor's four major free exercise opinions demonstrate that compelling interest analysis is a tool of limited utility to protect religious liberty. Compelling interest analysis arose in the free exercise context as an analytical framework…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
Escobar, Roberto J.
2009
The "Burklow problem" is whether Textron's dictum permits a district court to exercise jurisdiction over a suit for breach of a facially superseded contract alleged to have been procured by fraud. This article will conclude that it does. The Article…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
2010
This article argues that mentally ill mothers face disproportionate legal impediments to reunification with children removed from their care for reasons not of their own making via the juvenile court and child welfare systems. The article concludes…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
2013
A two-tiered status hierarchy of students and teachers based on displays of extreme deference from students to professors is no longer adequate to describe a law school classroom. This article shows ways teaching assistants contribute to building a…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
2010
This Article will argue that pharmacists are well-positioned to serve as a backstop to physicians' prescription decisions when a particular drug is either unsafe or ineffective for a patient with a certain genetic makeup. It will also develop a…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
2008
Stories abound of both women with prescriptions turned away at the pharmacy door and members of the most trusted health care profession losing jobs and running afoul of ethics rules. Pharmacists have an awkward role in the distribution of the Plan B…

Spreng, Jennifer E.
2008
The Food and Drug Administration has approved two new contraceptives, one which induces abortion and the other may have abortifacient properties. Some religious pharmacists have refused to dispense these drugs because of their religious beliefs. …

Ulicki, Jalae A.
2014
This article describes the “newspaper” exercise that was employed in a law class. The author found that this exercise helps students retain more information because the material was presented both orally and visually.

Ulicki, Jalae
Legal education needs to recognize that the practice of law is changing to meet the needs of a changing clientele who demand more efficiency, the changing needs of the courts that demand more uniformity, and the changing needs of students who need…

Ulicki, Jalae
2013
Law schools are facing a sudden change in teaching methods. The schools are shedding their traditional methods of teaching and embracing the future of the digital world. This Article suggests that one way law professors can do this is to use…

Stetz, Mike
November 2014
While the number of people enrolling in law school continues to drop there is a silver lining, schools are becoming more diverse. This article is a guide to the top schools for diversity. Arizona Summit Law School is ranked in the top ten of these…

February 2015
This article provides coverage of Arizona Summit Law School’s fall 2014 graduation which took place on December 20th. Arizona Supreme Court Justice Rebecca White Berch delivered the commencement address to the 191 graduates. The article provides…

September 2014
This article provides information of the celebration held for all July 2014 bar exam takers. The event was co-sponsored by the MCBA and Arizona Summit Law School.

Martin, Laira
Konstantinovic, Aleksandra
Fall 2014
This article highlights five law schools located in the Southwest. Arizona Summit Law School is one of the schools featured in this article.

Cornelius, Peggi
December 2014
This article recognizes Arizona Summit Law School alum Justin Hernandez as the VLP attorney of the month. Mr. Hernandez volunteers at the VLP clinic on a regular basis interviewing potential pro bono clients. Mr. Hernandez also assisted with the…

Pershon, Amber
March 2015
This article encourages attorneys to be familiar with the Arizona legislature. Lawyers work closely with the law and clients expect them to be knowledgeable on current legislative events. Recommendations on how to keep up-to-date with important…

September 2014
This article introduces Glen Fogerty as the Assistant Dean of Admissions for Arizona Summit Law School.

October 2014
This article welcomes Phoenix Mayor Greg Stanton as a new faculty member of the Arizona Summit Law School.

Cornelius, Peggi
March 2015
This article recognizes Arizona Summit Law School alum Nature Michele Lewis as the VLP attorney of the month. Ms. Lewis volunteers at the VLP clinic on a regular basis. While at the clinic Ms. Lewis counsels tenants imparting the knowledge they…

Willrich, Penny L.
Smith, Pamela M.
2001
In response to unwelcome, unattractive media attention and citizen political pressure, Mayor Cynthia Dunham of Gilbert, Arizona appointed 36 citizens to the Diversity Task Force in September 2000. Its purpose was to make recommendations to the town…

Willrich, Penny L.
2012
Amicus curiae brief filed by Penny L. Willrich, faculty-advisor to the Family Law Pro Bono Project, regarding a child custody case with evidence of domestic violence.

Gonzales, Steven
Hethmon, Michael
July 28, 2010
Two experts in immigration law discuss a Federal Judge’s ruling on Arizona’s Immigration Law and how it will impact the state. Michael Hethmon is general counsel for the Immigration Law Reform Institute and Steven Gonzales teaches constitutional…

Gonzales, Steven
September 26, 2014
United States Attorney General Eric Holder has announced he’s leaving his position. His tenure with the Department of Justice included several clashes with Arizona. Steven Gonzales is a Professor at Arizona Summit Law School and discusses…

Willrich, Penny L.
2009
The central theme of this essay is that the very laws designed to end segregation and bring about equalization in education without regard to skin color have not closed the achievement gap between Black children and White children. Moreover, the…

Willrich, Penny L.
2008
This essay is a call for our leaders of all races to step up to establish concrete goals for inclusion and representation.

Woodley, Ann E.
2010
This article addresses a list of student behaviors and patterns to observe, which are useful sources of information about teaching, included are the author’s views about their likely meaning and suggested methods for improvement. Recommendations as…

Woodley, Ann E.
1995
The summary jury trial (SJT) is a beneficial federal court-annexed settlement device but its use and effectiveness is being threatened. The SJT's intended time and cost reductions have been realized on many occasions,' but during nearly fourteen…

Jones, Michael D.
Wexler, David B.
2013
This Article suggests that jurisdictions that do not provide a criminal settlement conference consider creating-by rule or even by stipulation and agreement of the parties-such a procedure. Once created, judges and attorneys should employ…

Jones, Michael D.
2012
Therapeutic jurisprudence ("TJ") has moved into the traditional courtroom, into the non-problem-solving courts. The next challenge for TJ is to mainstream those TJ practice techniques developed in problem solving courts throughout the court system. …

Dowdell, Stacey A.
1994
The Arizona legislature amended the attorney-client privilege statute and created an overly broad definition of the privilege as applied to corporations. This Article concludes that Arizona's new approach may serve the attorney-client privilege's…

Fordham, Brigham A.
2014
This article documents one law professor’s experience with a personal injury lawyer. This experience was used to create a class exercise on a negligence case. During the exercise students discuss damages and question if litigation is always the…

Jefferson-Bullock, Jalila
2014
This article proposes an alternative federal sentencing model. This paper will not propose the abolition of incarceration; nor will it suggest that, for particularly heinous crimes, some very long prison terms may not be justified. Instead, it will…

Willrich, Penny L.
Ulicki, Jalae
2015
This article discusses mediation as a tool of peacemaking and ultimately a tool of advocacy.

2014
This article announces that attorneys Justin Ackerman and Alejandro Perez have joined Jones, Skelton & Hochuli law firm in Phoenix. Mr. Ackerman was valedictorian of his class at Arizona Summit Law School and received 10 CALI awards for having the…

2014
This article recognizes Kyle B. Fields selection as the clerk to Arizona Supreme Court Vice Chief Justice John Pelander. Mr. Fields an alumnus of Arizona Summit Law School's part-time evening program, graduated summa cum laude and tied for earning…

Willrich, Penny L.
2010
This article presents an academic discourse on teaching and critical thinking. It is meant to contribute to the meaning of teaching and learning. It offers a distinct perspective on skills and substance. It reinforces the practice of critical…

Willrich, Penny L.
1989
This article considers the use of mediation in domestic relations matters and offers perspectives that may be used as tools for legal services advocates. Special attention will be focused on the differences and similarities between conciliation…

Willrich, Penny L.
2009
This article discusses the penalties a person who has been convicted of a criminal offense is subject to after completion of their initial sentence. These penalties are sometimes referred to as collateral consequences.

Mays, Shirley L.
1993
This article discusses the justice in the context of women's claims for legal redress of legitimate complaints of sexual harassment in the work place. The major thesis is that judicially-created remedies have proceeded from a flawed vision of justice…

Mays, Shirley L.
1995
As cities become increasingly desperate to tap new revenue sources and revitalize community pride, many administrations are beginning to consider the privatization of "public services" as an alternative to ruin. Although selected forms of…

Phoenix School of Law Information Resources Staff
April 16, 2010
Program from the 2nd annual Faculty Scholarship Reception held at the Phoenix School of Law. The program includes a brief note of thanks to faculty members from the information resources staff. This is followed by a list of each faculty member and…

Dye, Daniel J.
September 26, 2014
Professor Daniel J. Dye reflects on his experience with the Arizona Summit Law School from its inception to current state. Professor Dye also discusses his teaching style and views of legal education.

Jefferson-Bullock, Jalila
2013
Several years after Hurricane Katrina ravaged the Gulf Coast of Louisiana the overall population demographic of New Orleans returned to pre-Katrina levels; however, the percentage of African Americans registered to vote and participating in elections…

Gerst, Stephen
Hess, Gerald
2008-2009
The traditional model of legal education is to educate the next generation of lawyers in legal theory, doctrine, and analysis. This leaves little room for the education of professional skills and the development of professional values. This article…

Gerst, Stephen A.
Jaksichi, Amanda L.
2012
This article highlights well-established contract doctrines and principles that will be of assistance to practitioners in serving the disadvantaged.

Gerst, Stephen
2013
This article describes the Letter to Student Lawyer teaching method that has been employed in several contracts classes. The author has found that this method has helped students demonstrate a better understanding of legal principles; improve in…

Gerst, Stephen A.
2009
This article documents one law professor’s experience of integrating a four period workshop on negotiation and drafting into a contracts course.

Gerst, Stephen A.
2010
This article contends that the doctrine of forfeiture of the right to assistance of counsel as a sanction for misconduct by a defendant towards the court or his counsel has no constitutional support in the principles that have defined the Sixth…

Gerst, Stephen A.
2010
This article discusses the issue of when and under what circumstances a trial court may close proceedings to the public during the jury selection process and seal the written responses to juror questionnaires.

Gerst, Stephen A.
2009
This article documents the data-gathering and analysis that a trial judge used to help make a sentencing decision.

Gerst, Stephen A.
2005
This article explores the issues that have arisen with the right to jury trial in parental terminations cases in Arizona.

Fordham, Brigham
2011-2012
This Article is a tribute to Chief Justice Christine M. Durham.

Fordham, Brigham A.
2011
This Article considers the consequences of attempting to hold parents liable in tort for making genetic decisions in favor of socially disfavored physical attributes, such as disabilities.

Fordham, Brigham A.
2007
This Article seeks to introduce legal discourse into the discussion of freak shows and, in the process, to comment on legal approaches to preventing discrimination against persons who are physically different. This investigation not only expands our…

Dye, Daniel J.
2010
This article posits that the Socratic and problem methods are tools that law professors use to achieve a single goal: teaching and training a new generation of lawyers. How effect the law professor is has less to do with the choice of tool and more…

Daicoff, Susan
2014
This article explores a little of the research about the world Millennial attorneys inhabit—and the world they are likely to create.

Daicoff, Susan
1996
There is a belief that there is a professionalism "crisis" in the legal profession today. However, little empirical research has been conducted to determine whether attorneys are indeed behaving less ethically or whether they are actually exhibiting…

Daicoff, Susan
2011
This article will look at what it means to be a butler or an architect? The two fictional main characters of the butler, Stevens, in The Remains of the Day, and of the architect, Roark, in The Fountainhead, illustrate diverse approaches to…

Daicoff, Susan
2008
Part I of this article documents the existence of lawyer distress and dissatisfaction. Part II explores the existing research establishing factors correlated with attorney distress and dissatisfaction, such as general demographic features, attitudes,…

Daicoff, Susan
2006
This article will take a look at the nine vectors that comprise the comprehensive law movement. If followed this movement could change law into a healing profession which has great transformational potential. It could begin to address the…

Daicoff, Susan
2008
The practice of therapeutic jurisprudence is growing, should it be integrated into the legal profession or should it remain separate and distinct? This article will discuss the history and definition of therapeutic jurisprudence and the…

Daicoff, Susan
2011
This article will explore the current state of the legal profession and then discuss its future, given the rise of emerging alternative forms of law practice and adjudication – known as the ‘comprehensive law movement’. In particular it will…

Daicoff, Susan
2012
The legal profession is in the midst of dramatic changes fueled by dissatisfaction within and without the profession and the economic recession. A reevaluation of the competencies needed to be a twenty-first century lawyer seems appropriate. This…

Daicoff, Susan
2004
The skills and vectors that are part of the comprehensive law movement are summarized in this article. The comprehensive law movement outlines the possible future of the legal profession and problem resolution within our society.

Daicoff, Susan
2009
Collaborative law is a non-litigative, non-adversarial mode of dispute resolution that emerged in 1990 as an alternative to existing modes of dispute resolution in family law. This article will describe collaborative law and then place it within the…

Daicoff, Susan
2013
The “comprehensive law movement” is a more humanistic form of practicing, adjudicating, and making the law. This article will define the apology, forgiveness, and reconciliation processes and their benefits. It will then examine the…

April 8, 2011
Photograph from the 3rd Annual Faculty Scholarship Reception held at the Phoenix School of Law (now Arizona Summit Law School). Guest speaker Rebecca White Berch, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice, poses with members of the Law Library staff.

July 2014
This article announces the promotion of Arizona Summit Law School employee Joe Perez to assistant dean of experiential learning.

July 2014
This article honors Arizona Summit Law School faculty members Lawrence Robinson and Chris DeRose who were named to the Phoenix Business Journal’s “Forty Under 40” class of 2014.

Pershon, Amber
July 2014
This article looks at what can be perceived as unlawful by the Federal Trade Commission when practicing green advertising.

Jefferson-Bullock, Jalila
July 11, 2014
An ASU Professor Ersula Ore pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor count of resisting arrest stemming from a much publicized incident. Jalila Jefferson-Bullock teaches criminal law at Arizona Summit Law School, and says the law sets out three ways in which…

Arizona Summit Law School Library
April 15, 2014
Program from the 6th Annual Faculty Scholarship Reception held at the Arizona Summit Law School. The program includes a brief biography of the keynote speaker and a list of publications and activities that faculty members have been involved with…

Daicoff, Susan
1997
This article demonstrates that attorneys and persons choosing to attend law school have specific empirically demonstrable personality characteristics, and that these characteristics are partially responsible for the current crisis in the legal…

Willrich, Penny L.
2004
This article recounts the author’s personal experiences and reflections regarding the landmark decision of United States Supreme Court Brown v. The Board of Public Education of Topeka, Kansas.

Daicoff, Susan
1998
This article looks at the legal profession which appears to be at a crossroads. Public opinion of attorneys and the legal system is low while dissatisfaction among lawyers grows. This article will focus on the “tripartite crisis” that…
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