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Advanced Legal Research Student Wins Philly Bar Association Writing Competition

by Matthew McGovern

2015 graduate Katherine Tohanczyn won the Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg Pursuit of Justice Legal Writing Competition with the paper she wrote for Advanced Legal Research last spring.  119 more words

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ALR Student's Corner: 4 Chosen - Lessons in Racial Profiling

This documentary is about four young men, one Hispanic, Danny Reyes age 21, and three African Americans, Jarmaine Grant age 24, Rayshawn Brown age 21, and Keshon Moore age 22. 740 more words


ALR Student's Corner: The Lincoln Lawyer & The Rules of Professional Responsibility

“The Lincoln Lawyer” is a story about Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey), a criminal defense attorney in Los Angeles and the criminals he defends. The movie is entitled “The Lincoln Lawyer” because Haller primarily operates from his black Lincoln Town Car. 794 more words


ALR Student's Corner: And Justice for All - A Review

“Don’t you care? Don’t you even care? They’re people you know? They’re just people… He’s dead! Half hour after they put him in the lockup he hanged himself.

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ALR Student's Corner: Amazing Grace: One Man’s Fight Against All Odds

William Wilberforce’s struggle to end slavery was one that required determination, perseverance, and most of all, heart.  Wilberforce’s enduring battle for over fifteen years buttressed him against tremendous odds.  743 more words


ALR Student's Corner: What’s A Good Legal Movie Without A Little Misconduct? Professional Responsibility in The Client

I’ve been a John Grisham fan ever since my grandfather gave me my first copy of The Firm while I was still an undergrad. I was instantly ensnared by Grisham’s fast paced and intricate legal dramas that explore how traditional ideas of right and wrong tend to flex within the constraints of the law. 748 more words


ALR Student's Corner: Erin Brockovich - A Review

As part of the Spring 2015 Advanced Legal Research class, students reviewed legal-themed movies and not only noted violations of rules of evidence, procedure and professional responsibility, but tried to identify instances in which a specific legal resource would have aided the main characters.  1,335 more words