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Mar 21, 2016

CRITIC’S CORNER: Truth or doubt: Where should the emphasis lie in jury instructions?

In Wisconsin, criminal jury instruction 140 defines reasonable doubt for the jury. Strangely, however, after defining reasonable doubt, the instruction concludes by telling jurors that “you are not to search for doubt. You are to search for the truth.”

Feb 8, 2016

CRITIC’S CORNER: Two rules for educating tomorrow’s lawyers

Our nation’s law schools are facing serious troubles, including widespread allegations of false advertising. One California school, for example, is about to stand trial over accusations that it lured students with bogus graduate-employment statistics. Among other law schools facing similar allegations, many have won pretrial dismissals of their cases; success, however, was sometimes achieved on[...]

Jan 7, 2016

CRITIC’S CORNER: A call to arms (so to speak)

Free speech is under attack — including at our nation’s colleges.


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