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Questions tagged [law]

On standards or conventions specific to law as an academic discipline, and programs that lead to a degree in this field. Use 'legal-issues', not 'law', for questions on legal issues facing academics.

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How to decide on what citation format to use when writing on legal history?

I am an amateur historian who is considering writing a book about the history of Treason in the United States. I have a dilemma with how to format citations. The book, by nature of being history of ...
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Uni group project being used by companies for profit

Our second semester group project is to bid for, develop, and attempt to "sell" a software solution. Local companies are the customer that provide the brief, and that we attempt to "sell" to. I was ...
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Does it make sense to get an LLM in preparation for “law school?”

Someone I know thinks he wants to go to law school and pursue a career in law. One way for him to "find out" is to pursue a one-year LLM degree after graduating college. He has two reasons for feeling ...
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Practicality of attaining a law degree despite difficulty remembering facts?

I am > 40 years old and have been heavily involved in IT for my adult life. 20-25 years ago I successfully studied 2 years of Information Technology at a polytechnic (I've always been good with ...
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Can I legally pursue DOEACC or AIME in parallel with a regular degree in India?

I'm a regular Ph.D. student and planning to pursue some distance engineering degree. In India, it's Illegal to pursue two degrees simultaneously. Previously, Distance Education Authority of India ...
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Legal protection for the title “university” in California

Some non-academic organizations in United States use "university" as part of their name without official accreditation, and I've been struggling to figure out to what extent the university title is ...
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Choice between A13 Z and E13 for a post-doc position in Germany

I received a post-doc offer in physics from a German University. The position has a fixed three-year term, which might be extended up to three more years. The original position description says that ...
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What are the drawbacks of using an English university’s complaints procedure, rather than starting in court? [closed]

King’s College London (“KCL”) denied my request for everlasting Alternative Venues, and Stage 1 (Local information resolution) failed. They informed me that the next step is Stage 2 (Formal ...
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How future-proof is the arXiv license?

The arXiv license is the "default" license under which most preprints are being submitted to the arXiv at least in my subject. Out of dark curiosity, I am wondering how safe it is at doing what it is ...
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How to organize a work-in-progress workshop for PhD students in the field of law and related social sciences?

I would like to organize a work-in-progress workshop for PhD students at my university. How can I make sure that the participants really profit from the workshop and receive valuable feedback?
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In U.S. universities, do male professors get paternity leave?

Do American universities typically help male professors transition into fatherhood by offering (paid) paternity leave? If so, what is the standard amount of paid time off that is offered? Feel ...
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What automatic citation/bibliography programs are well-designed for law papers?

I have tried Mendeley for citations and bibliography for writing law papers at my university, but it seems not to be designed for legal citations. For example, when I want to add a Case file as an ...
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What type of lawyer (criminal, civil, family, etc.) would I need to help me deal with issues of academic misconduct? [closed]

What can stop a university from doing whatever they want and screwing students over in terms of accusing them unfairly of cheating, plagiarism, or a misunderstanding of professor authorization of ...
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Time waiting for submission to student section of law journals

I have submitted a small piece in two legal Journals, one for the Journal's blog and one for an on-line version of it but haven't heard from them for quite a while. These sections are the only ones ...
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Is a joint science PhD/JD a bad idea if I end up pursuing academic science?

I'm going into my third year as a PhD student in oceanography, and due to a great and growing interest in law, I'm considering applying to the concurrent PhD/JD program at my university. I’m wondering ...
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Applying for PHD programs in FLORIDA. I have a question about legal questions?

On an application form for PhD programs in Florida, they ask: "Have you recieved disciplinary action?" "Have you ever been arrested for, been convicted of, or entered a plea of "guilty" or "nolo ...
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Tax incentives for private companies to fund academic research

I wonder what tax incentives private companies have to fund academic research. As it is sometimes difficult to assess financial impacts of tax laws, I would even more interested to have some numbers ...
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Naming a library or program partially after a school

I have seen several programs and libraries partially named after a school, e.g.: Berkeley Entity Resolution System MIT Information Extraction Stanford CoreNLP To name a library or program partially ...
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Why are lawyers not called “doctor”?

I don't quite understand the education process for lawyers, but I do understand there are a number of different degrees, and one of them is 'JD', the juris doctor. My Latin is quite rusty, but I ...
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Applying to Law school in USA with an Econ BS degree from another country [closed]

My friend moved to Los Angeles a few months ago and she wants to go to law school in here. She got a Bachelor's degree in Economics from another country (she is a resident in USA). The university she ...
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Is it possible to do a research on both Computer Science and Law, without a Law Degree?

I'm currently a computer scientist, with work experience in both academia and industry. I'm starting to get very interested in the intersection of law and computer science. I do think we really need ...
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Can I study and obtain two PhDs in different subjects simultaneously?

I am a student of LLM. After LLM I want to do Ph.D on Waqf family courts. I am also interested in doing a Ph.D on comparative religion from Jamia Milia Islamia, New Delhi. My doubt is can I do a Ph.D ...
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Meaning of “reading law”

In a book recently, I saw a reference to someone "reading law" at such and such a university in England. But I thought "reading law" was a way to bypass law school and still enter the law profession (...
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What relevance do law school grades have on admission to a Master's degree in economics?

I am currently a rising 2L law student who passed up an opportunity to do a joint JD/MS in Economics. I didn't think I was adequately prepared to take on the Economics degree, though. (Not enough math ...
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Retroactively turning down an accepted offer to a professional program from one school in favour of an offer from another school?

If I accept an offer to a professional program from one school (e.g., law, medicine, pharmacy, etc.) and then later get an offer to a better program from a different school, can I retroactively turn ...
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Why are linguistics and law “sciences”?

Why are linguistics and law considered as part of the "sciences" rather than "non-science" academic disciplines like say philosophy, history or engineering? Seeing how both linguistics and law only ...