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Demetri Martin, the Almost Esquire

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Law students frequently develop a ‘sixth sense’ with which, instead of seeing dead people, they see lawyers, everywhere. Or sometimes we see people who almost became lawyers. That can be just as frightening.

Exhibit A: Demetri Martin

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60 Minutes on Eyewitness Testimony and the Case of Ronald Cotton

Leslie Stall had a great piece on Ronald Cotton case in 60 Minutes, following the path of his wrongful conviction and the steps it took for a woman to identify the wrong man as her rapist. Elizabeth Loftus, who is well known for her research on memory, particularly as it applies to criminal law, appears in the second half. The full episode is embedded below.

60 Minutes, Part 1

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Part II

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Courtoons: Empirical Study of a 1L Gunner

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Courtoons: How bar examiners think law is practiced

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From the irrepressible David Mills at Courtoons, dedicated to the survivors of the February bar.

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Speech, Privacy, and the Internet: The University and Beyond (University of Chicago)

Chicago Law has made media available from a conference organized by Martha Nussbaum and Cass Sunstein entitled “Speech, Privacy, and the Internet: The University and Beyond.” Video of Lawrence Lessig’s keynote speech appears below:

An aside: Whatever Lessig’s impact on our legal thinking, which is considerable – does he not also deserve a hallowed place in the pantheon of powerpoint presenting? This is another example of clear, lucid, thought-provoking communication equally dependent on the visual and audio elements. Simply powerful – but I digress.

A description of conference appears below:

The current rise in invasive personal gossip, much of it anonymous and much of it directed at students, often by other students, creates an atmosphere that threatens to disrupt the climate of instruction. On the other hand, restrictions on such internet sites raise delicate free speech issues. What challenges do these developments raise on campus, and what direction should universities take to meet these challenges?

Dangers and excesses of Cyber-Gossip

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Anonymity, Information

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Privacy, Gossip, Free Speech

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Gender and Cyber-Insults

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Reputation and Cyberspace

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