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Feature Article 1:
How to Build a Cadillac Research Memorandum: A Reprise
In 1991 I published the article
Legal Research and Writing: How to Build a
Cadillac" (1991), 13 The Advocates
Quarterly 232, which I will now take the
opportunity to reprise for these LESA Advanced
Legal Research seminars.
In reviewing my 1991 article, I
was struck by how quaint the article had become
in the intervening years, with its discussion of
the role of secretaries in the preparation of a
legal research memorandum, and its assumption
that all research lawyers would, at the outset,
roll up their sleeves and get into a library.
Times have changed, but many of
the basic tenets regarding the research process
and the preparation of a Cadillac research
memorandum still resonate. Let me update these
for you here.
In this paper I refer to the
role of the "research lawyer", but I use this
designation in a broad sense to encompass all
lawyers who find themselves tasked with the
preparation of a legal research memorandum.
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Feature Article 2:
A Thesis Regarding The Civil Liability of Directors for Criminally or Near Criminally Culpable Acts
E. Cotton and William E. McNally
There is much academic and judicial discussion of the potential liability of directors for tortious and other acts, but little focus on the potential liability of directors for criminally or near criminally culpable acts. (These “near criminally culpable” acts are frequently in the nature of intentional torts.) This article will therefore seek to provide this focus.
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