Attorney Practice

Sung Hui Kim, Naked Self-Interest? Why the Legal Profession Resists Gatekeeping

63 Fla. L. Rev. 129 (2011)| | | | ABSTRACT :: This Article asks and answers the following question: why does the legal profession resist gatekeeping? Or, put another way, why do lawyers resist duties that require them to act to avert harm to their corporate client, its own shareholders, and-possibly-the capital markets? While acknowledging […]

Andrew Blair-Stanek, Twombly is the Logical Extension of the Mathew v. Eldridge Test for Discovery

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: The Supreme Court’s 2007 decision in Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly has baffled and mystified both practitioners and scholars, casting aside the well-settled rule for evaluating motions to dismiss in favor of an amorphous “plausibility” standard. This Article argues that […]

Jennifer Lynch, The Eleventh Amendment and Federal Discovery: A New Threat to Civil Rights Litigation

62 Fla. L. Rev. 203 (2010) |   |   |   | ABSTRACT :: Lawyers for the State of California have argued recently in several federal civil rights cases that the state sovereign immunity doctrine bars all discovery issued to the state, its agencies, and its employees. While courts agree that sovereign immunity generally […]

Allison Sirica, The New Federal Pleading Standard: Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 129 S. Ct. 1937 (2009)

62 Fla. L. Rev. 547 (2010) |   |   |   | CASE COMMENT :: In the wake of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks, Javaid Iqbal, a Muslim citizen of Pakistan, was arrested and detained in a maximum security prison in the United States as a person of “high interest.” As a detainee, […]

Lisa Eichhorn, Sense of Disentitlement: Frame-Shifting and Metaphor in Ashcroft v. Iqbal

62 Fla. L. Rev. 951 (2010) | | | | INTRODUCTION :: Judicial opinions analyzing civil procedure issues are unlikely sources of rich imagery. Recent legal scholarship on metaphor has focused on sexier areas of the law, such as constitutional interpretation or the regulation of new technologies. Nevertheless, beneath the superficially arid terrain of civil […]

Benjamin H. Barton, Against Civil Gideon (and for Pro Se Court Reform)

62 Fla. L. Rev. 1227 (2010)| | | | INTRODUCTION :: “Civil Gideon” is a short-hand name for a concept that has been the white whale of American poverty law for the last forty years-a constitutional civil guarantee to a lawyer to match the criminal guarantee from Gideon v. Wainwright. This Article argues that the […]