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This is Real Law: Thoughts and Prayers: The Role of Faith and Moral Beliefs in Jury Selection

Those “Twelve Angry Men” should not have surprised anyone with their verdict. That observation is made while acknowledging that anything substantially different in their story would deprive audiences of a powerful and thought-provoking drama . Still, there is a legitimate point of instruction...

This Is Real Law: Expert Witness Malpractice: Making The Case For—And Against—Civil Liability

Captain Corcoran was never, never sick at sea. Well, hardly ever —as audiences familiar with Gilbert and Sullivan’s beloved 1878 comic opera H.M.S. Pinafore know so well. Indeed, they eagerly await the moment early in the opera when, challenged in song by his gallant crew, the ship’s...

This is Real Law: Risky Business: More IPOs Could Lead to More Litigation

Few public entertainers have topped the showmanship of Jean François Gravelet-Blondin. The 19th-century French tightrope walker and acrobat was famous for many astounding feats, including crossing Niagara Falls numerous times—while blindfolded, pushing a wheelbarrow, on stilts and even carrying...

This is Real Law: The Future of Law Librarianship: An Interview with Mike Timpani

Technology is changing the role of law librarians. That reality recently prompted LexisNexis to hold a Twitter contest asking law librarians 10 questions about their profession for the chance to win a trip to the Presidential Library of their choice. We received many insightful answers from law librarians...

This Is Real Law: Critical Tasks For Succeeding In Medical Malpractice Cases

Misfortune is a venerable teacher. Whenever an accident or mistake occurs, or someone suffers a defeat, those affected by the outcome may be prompted to ask why it happened and what can be done to avoid repeating it. Those in the legal profession certainly know the merits of questioning how they might...

This is Real Law: 6 Critical Tasks for Succeeding in Medical Malpractice Cases

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Misfortune is a venerable teacher. Whenever an accident or mistake occurs, or someone suffers a defeat, those affected by the outcome may be prompted to ask why it happened and what can be done to avoid repeating it. Those in the legal profession...

This is Real Law: 5 Critical Tasks to Thoroughly Vet Expert Witnesses

Brought to you by the Real Law Editorial Team Most of the people we now see in movie crowd scenes are not real. They aren’t created with digital special effects, either. In fact, a popular alternative to human extras is to use plastic, inflatable mannequins —as many as 30,000 for some...