In Chambers, Fall 2017

8 In Chambers | Fall 2017 (Endnotes) 1. Of Counsel, Restructuring and Reorganization Practice Group,Vinson & Elkins, Dallas,Texas office; Chair, Legal History Group, Dallas Bar Ass’n; J.D. & M.A., Univ. of Texas at Austin.The views and ideas expressed in this essay do not necessarily represent those of the law firm or its clients. 2. Alfred Kelly, Clio and the Court , 1965 S up . C t . R ev . 119, 121. 3. Gregory F. Jacob, Using History to Teach Students How to Be Lawyers, 53 A m . J. L egal H ist . 493 (2013). 4. CalvinWoodward, History, Legal History and Legal Education , 53 V a . L. R ev . 89, 120 (1967). 5. Stephen B. Presser, Law and Jurisprudence in American History (1995) at xii. 6. David W. Raack, Some Reflections on the Role of Legal History in Legal Education, 26 D uquesne L. R ev . 893, 907-08 (1988) (“The legal profession... needs to be aware of its past, to understand what has been and what it has done, its successes and its failures.”). See alsoWilliam M.Wiecek, Clio as Hostage:The United States Supreme Court and the Uses of History, 24 C al .W. L. R ev . 227-268 (1988); Gordon Morris Bakken, Promise of American History in Law , 24 C al .W. L. R ev . 277-286 (1988); Peter Irons, Clio on the Stand:The Promise and Perils of Historical Review , 24 C al .W. L. R ev . 337-354 (1988); Neil M. Richards, Clio and the Court:A Reassessment of the Supreme Court’s Uses of History , 13 J. L aw & P olitics 809-892 (1997). 7. Robert M. Jarvis, Legal History:Teaching Skills Practicing Lawyers Need , 53 A m . J. L egal H ist . 498 (2013). 8. Bill Neal, Getting Away with Murder on the Texas Frontier: Notorious Killings and Celebrated Trials (2006). 9. Id., From Guns to Gavels: How Justice Grew Up in the OutlawWest (2008). 10. Id.,Vengeance Is Mine:The Scandalous Love Triangle That Triggered the Boyce-Sneed Feud (2011); id., S ex, Murder, and the Unwritten Law: Courting Judicial Mayhem,Texas Style (2009). 11. Bill Neal, Death On The Lonely Llano Estacado: The Assassination Of J.W. Jarrott, A Forgotten Hero (2017). Neal’s newest book is published by the University of North Texas Press. 12. See, generally, Donald E. Green, Land of the Underground Rain: Irrigation on the Texas High Plains , 1910-1970 (1973). 13. Id. at 88. 14. See , e.g., Henry Nash Smith,Virgin Land: the AmericanWest as Symbol and Myth (1970). 15. See Richard Prassel, TheWestern Peace Officer:A Legacy of Law and Order (1972); id.,The Great American Outlaw:A Legacy of Fact and Fiction (1996). 16. The term “lawyering” has skyrocketed into the vocabulary of lawyers, judges and scholars over the past 50 years. The author’s definition is: “Lawyering” is the work of a lawyer who “invokes and manipulates, or advises about, the dispute-resolving or transaction-effectuating processes of the legal system for the purpose of solving a problem or causing a desired change in, or preserving, the status quo” for a client. Josiah M. Daniel, III, A Proposed Definition of the Term “Lawyering,” 101 L aw L ibr . J. 207, 215 (2009). In its newest edition, the leading legal dictionary has adopted substantially the author’s definition. B lack ’ s L aw D ictionary 1022 (10th ed. 2014) (defining “lawyering”). 17. William Faulkner, Requiem for a Nun 73 (1950). Judicial Resource Liaison Honored Judge Laura Weiser was honored with the MADD Judiciary Services Award at Travis County’s Law En- forcement Recognition Event on Friday, September 22, 2017.  She received the award for her dedication to reducing the number of impaired driving crashes and fatalities on Texas roadways.

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