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Blog Posts by Katherine Kirk

Harvard Law Blog Features University of Denver's Lawyering Process Program

Katherine Kirk
Harvard Law School's “Case Studies Blog” recently featured the University of Denver Sturm College of Law's Lawyering Process Program as one that helps students begin to develop their identities as lawyers in the first year of law school. Lawyering Process retains all of the traditional research and writing instruction...

University of Miami's Health and Elder Law Medical Legal Partnership Featured in Local News

Katherine Kirk
Earlier this year, a local news channel praised the University of Miami's Health and Elder Law Medical Legal Partnership in a piece entitled "Joining Forces.” The clinic, run in part by JoNel Newman of the University of Miami School of Law (an ETL Consortium school), takes an innovative approach to treating the legal...

New National Judicial College President Praised for Efficiency and Innovation

Katherine Kirk
Chad C. Schmucker, former state court administrator and circuit judge of Jackson County, Michigan, will become the 8th president of the National Judicial College in 2014. As president, he will work to provide innovative judicial education and improve the competency of judges across the nation. Judge Schmucker’s...

Delaware Looking Into Possibility of Opening Family Court Proceedings to Public

Katherine Kirk
The Delaware Legislature recently passed a resolution requesting a study to examine the possibility of opening Family Court proceedings to the public. Delaware's legislature has shown a long history of interest in opening such proceedings, beginning in 1992. The review must be complete by February 15, 2014.

Montana Legislature Directs Review of Family Law and Domestic Relations Matters

Katherine Kirk
At the direction of the Montana Legislature, the Montana Law and Justice Interim Committee met last month with the objective of finding ways to improve the Montana family court and domestic relations proceedings. To facilitate their analysis, the committee plans to examine three issues in particular: the current cost...

“Wedleases” Offered as a Suggestion to Reduce High Divorce Rates

Katherine Kirk
A recent article in the Washington Post suggests that our current concept of marriage needs to adapt to the high divorce rate in the United States. As a solution, the author borrows a concept from property law and suggests that couples enter into “wedleases”—agreements in which couples commit to one another for a set...

ETL Fellow Roberto Corrada Named One of the “Best Law Teachers” in the Country

Katherine Kirk
According to a new book entitled “What the Best Law Teachers Do,” ETL Fellow and Professor Roberto Corrada of the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (an ETL Consortium school) is among the ranks of the twenty-six best legal educators in the United States. Each chapter of the book focuses on a how these...