Forum 1 Legal Research and Writing 250 words bluebook format:
Please read, the following case:
Obergefell v. Hodges, 576 U.S. __ (2015).
Then listen to the oral argument available at:
To spark an interesting and balanced discussion on this Supreme Court case, I would like everyone with the last names from A to J to post an initial post that defends the state laws in question. Simply put, for those of you who will be defending the state laws, you will be arguing that same-sex marriages conducted in other states should not be recognized and that the states which prohibited same-sex marriage should not be required to perform such marriages. For those of you with last names from K to Z, please post an initial post that challenges the state laws in question.
After you have posted your initial post, we will discuss the following question. From a legal standpoint, do you agree or disagree with the ruling? Why or why not? Remember to support your answers. Cite all sources in The Bluebook format and remember to it is ok to disagree in a respectful manner.
Forum Post 2 Legal Ethics 500 words bluebook format:
Here is the ABA model rule on solicitation of clients: http://www.americanbar.org/groups/professional_res…
Here is an article about text messaging with solicitations: http://www.abajournal.com/news/article/lawyers_may…
What is your state Bar’s rule about attorney solicitation? Do you think it is too restrictive, too lax, or appropriate? Why? Can you find any cases where attorneys went overboard soliciting and got into trouble?
Forum Post 3 Paralegal Seminar 250 words bluebook format:
. Please share the most helpful online tool/ resource that you have found for conducting legal research. Please include the link for the class. Please explain why this tool is helpful to legal research.
2. Please share the most helpful online tool/ resource that you have found pertaining to legal writing. Please include the link for the class. Please explain why this tool is helpful to legal writing.
Below are some resources that you may find helpful to writing in general.
Now, let’s share some challenges on this topic…
What do you find most challenging when conducting legal research and writing?
Please respond to one another with helpful advice or guidance to these challenges.
Forum Post 4 History of Peacekeeping 1988-present 250 words with peer-reviewed works cited:
In our last forum we explored some of the peacekeeping operations which led to serious reexamination of UN operations. Additionally, after 2000, the doctrine of Responsibility to Protect began to take shape within the UN. In retrospect, how might R2P have been useful as a tool for humanitarian intervention in either the case for El Salvador (1980-92) or Cambodia (1975-79)? Would its use have changed the nature of the later peacekeeping operation and its outcome?