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“Would You Mind if I Copied Your Hard Drive?” S.T.I.R. Talk

In News & Notes on October 29, 2013 at 2:09 pm

Professor John Lenich’s talk “Issues in Electronic Discovery: Would You Mind if I Copied Your Hard Drive?” from October 24th is now available. Schmid Law Library hosts S.T.I.R. Talks, the College of Law’s version of TED talks. Each speaker has fifteen minutes to present their scholarship to a friendly audience of fellow faculty, students and staff. The next STIR talk is scheduled for November 7th.

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The 2nd Annual S.T.I.R. Talk Program is Here!

In News & Notes on October 3, 2013 at 2:39 pm

Schmid Law Library’s second year of S.T.I.R Talks kicked off on September 19th. Based on the concept of TED talks, S.T.I.R. provides faculty members with a  casual setting in which to share their research with students in a 15 minute presentation in the Student Lounge.

Professor Brian Lepard presented: “Humanitarian Intervention in Syria: Is it Legal under International Law?”  In his talk, Professor Lepard examined the history of military intervention to protect human rights victims, drawing on the case studies from his book, “Rethinking Humanitarian Intervention.” In light of this history, he reviewed arguments for and against the legality under international law of unilateral air strikes by the U.S. against Syria in response to its recent use of chemical weapons  against its own civilian population.

The next S.T.I.R. talk is scheduled for Thursday, October 24th. Last year’s S.T.I.R. Talks are also available on YouTube.

STIRring It Up One Last Time

In Check This Out on April 16, 2013 at 4:26 pm

 

“STIRring It Up” is a distillation of the 15-minute presentations in the law college from the S.T.I.R. Talks series at the law college.

The presentations are recorded and made available in YouTube at the STIR Talks channel. http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlzVk61w41Le-ZdSlemOD6OgcEchyB6Xw

Please visit the YouTube channel for this and other S.T.I.R. talks.

Professor Kristen Blankley: “Unbundled Legal Services” http://law.unl.edu/facstaff/faculty/resident/kblankley.shtml

Unbundled legal services, or “limited scope representation,” allows attorneys more flexibility in working with clients. Limited scope representation is permitted by ethics rules, as long as fees and representation are reasonable. This can help previously “unrepresentable” clients obtain legal assistance.

Professor Blankley encourages us to explore limited scope representation that focuses on settlement options, not litigation options, as this provides advantages for negotiated settlement, and collaborative lawyering. This approach can help reduce excess court workload from pro se actions, helps ease the burden on legal aid offices, and positively impact law clinics. In a nutshell it introduces satisfying client interests with limited attorney time. It turns “nobodys client into your client.”

To read her research, go to her SSRN pages: http://ssrn.com/author=1537930.

The April 9 talk was the final S.T.I.R. talk for the academic year.

By Professor Brian Striman

STIRring It Up

In Uncategorized on March 25, 2013 at 2:38 pm

“STIRring It Up” is a distillation of the 15-minute presentations in the law college from the S.T.I.R. Talks series at the law college.
The presentations are recorded and made available on YouTube at the STIR Talks channel.

Please visit the YouTube channel for this and other S.T.I.R. talks.

Professor Jessica Shoemaker
“No Sticks in My Bundle: the Indian Land Tenure Problem”
[Talk given March 12, 2013]

Professor Shoemaker started off her main portion of the presentation with the fastest history overview of federal Indian law ever recorded; in less than 5 minutes. The meat of her presentation covered the special property rules that apply only to Indian lands and Indian land owners in this country and particularly how these special property rules adversely impact the social and economic opportunities in Indian communities, including right here in Nebraska and the Great Plains. Professor Shoemaker pointed out that these special property rules are at the root of many of the social and economic issues that we see on many Indian reservations today – poverty, unemployment, housing shortages, lack of basic services, even health and safety concerns. At least some of this is a legal problem with possible legal solutions.

Some of the issues involved include: lack of any real use/possession right, no realistic access to credit, bureaucratic trust status, and incentives for landowner action. Possible solutions to these are: tribal property norms, authorize informal use and possession, redistribute incentives to prefer local resident landowners in land use, maintain accounting and basic land use services (eliminate appraisals), and tribal financial institutions.
By Brian Striman, Professor of Law Library

S.T.I.R. Talks now on YouTube

In Check This Out on February 20, 2013 at 5:17 pm

Schmid Law Library began hosting S.T.I.R. Talks during the Fall 2012 semester. These brief talks by the University of Nebraska College of Law faculty members are the library’s version of TED Talks.

Check the Law College calendar for the next STIR talk (March 5th) AND enjoy catching up with the previous talks on a wide range of topics.