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Thursday April 20, 2017 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 to 1:00 PM

Classroom v. Courtroom: Law School Reform & Reform in the Courts

1 Hour of Free General Participatory MCLE Credit


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Litigation in Practice - Curtis Karnow
Call Number: KF8915 .K37 2017
ISBN: 1946074047
Publication Date: 2016-12-15
"[The author], courtroom strategies and...insights of the trial process, offering courtroom do's and don'ts that every new trial lawyer and student needs in understanding that law is what happens in the courtroom. Other sections provide advanced practical guidance for settlement, case management, using case precedent, and expert testimony."-- Provided by publisher.

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What's Your Weirdest Case? - Curtis Karnow
Call Number: K184 .W53 2012
ISBN: 9781479308842
Publication Date: 2012-11-08
The first section of the book includes judges' answers to questions posed by a host of elementary and middle school visitors to the Superior Court of California, in the County of San Francisco. The questions range from how the courts work, treatment of prisoners, and what it takes to become a lawyer and a judge. The questions are serious, some light hearted, a few of them odd. Some were difficult to answer. The second section of the book collects a series of columns written for the California Council for the Social Studies. These address in a more systematic way the operation of the courts. Teachers will find them useful as they seek to augment their curricula and integrate an understanding about the courts into other course work, such as that in English, Social Studies, and History. The essays are also aimed at adults looking for a solid introduction to the courts, the role of judges and juries, appeals, family and juvenile courts, alternative dispute resolution and constitutional rights, among other topics.The book is designed to help our young and older citizens, our future voters and leaders of the state of California, have a good understanding of the critical role our courts play in the guarantees of a free, open, and democratic society. If we do not understand how our courts work, we will not be able to protect them; and without effective, independent courts, the promises of the Constitution are nothing but faint words on old paper. Every generation must learn anew the genius that is the American system of government, including the crucial role of the third branch of government-the courts-where rights are guaranteed, disputes resolved, and the law is enforced.


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Courtroom v. Classroom: Law School Reform & Reform in the Courts

Thursday, April 20, 2017, 12:00 to 1:30 PM 

Classroom v. Courtroom: Law School Reform & Reform in the Courts

Presented by the Honorable Curtis E. A. Karnow

Judge of the San Francisco Superior Court

1 Hour of Free General Participatory MCLE Credit


Curtus Karnow, a judge on the Superior Court of San Francisco, on the occassion of his new book, Litigation in Practice, discusses reforms in law school classrooms and law journals - reforms needed to help lawyers, and the courts, better do their work.


Related Law Review Articles

You can find all of the following articles written by Judge Karnow on HeinOnline, an online database available for free in the library:

  • Archaeology of Error: Tracing California's Summary Judgment Rule, 24 Pac. L. J. 1845 (1992-1993)
  • Complexity in Litigation: A Differential Diagnosis, 18 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 1 (2015-2016)
  • Conflicts of Interest and Institutional Litigants, 32 J. Legal Prof. 7 (2008)
  • The Encrypted Self: Fleshing out the Rights of Electronic Personalities, 13 J. Marshall J. Computer & Info L. 1 (1994-1995)
  • Launch on Warning: Aggressive Defense of Computer Systems, 7 Yale J.L. & Tech. 87 (2004-2005)
  • Liability for Distributed Artificial Intelligences, 11 Berkely Tech. L.J. 147 (1996) 
  • Rhetoric of Academe, 41 U.S.F. L. Rev. 135 (2006-2007)
  • Setting Bail for Public Safety, 13 Berkeley J. Crim. L. 1 (2008)


Litigation in Practice

You might also be interested in Judge Karnow's new book:

Author of Rutter's Civil Procedure Before Trial (West/Thomson Reuters), Superior Court Judge Curtis E. A. Karnow's Litigation in Practice provides invaluable tips, court room strategies and helpful insights of the trial process, with a no-nonsense writing style, offering "court room do's and don'ts" that every new trial lawyer and student needs in understanding that "law is what happens in the courtroom."  Other sections provide advanced practical guidance for settlement, case management, using case precedent, and expert testimony.  -Publisher



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