Daily Archives: June 26, 2012

Something More than Gut and ‘Brain Science’

On my Facebook news feed, I just received a link to this incisive Slate piece by Judge Richard Posner on yesterday’s Supreme Court decisions.  Having read Miller v. Alabama a few times now, I was most struck (as I discussed in an … Continue reading

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Juvenile Regional Services (New Orleans) Seeks a Managing Director and Staff Attorney

  Juvenile Regional Services is looking to hire (1) a Managing Director; and (2) a Staff Attorney. Both positions and the corresponding application processes are described in greater detail below.   Organizational Overview Juvenile Regional Services (JRS) is a nonprofit … Continue reading

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Children and Family Justice Center (Northwestern Law) Seeks Clinical Fellow

CLINICAL FELLOW POSITION AVAILABLE Northwestern University School of Law Bluhm Legal Clinic Children and Family Justice Center  Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for a clinical fellow position beginning in mid-August 2012 in the Bluhm Legal Clinic’s Children and Family … Continue reading

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The Art of the Judicial Narrative

As a former English major, I try to pay close attention to the language choice, tone, and structure of judicial opinions.  This morning I reread Justice Kagan’s majority opinion in Miller v. Alabama, and I was struck by her strategic … Continue reading

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