Douglas E. Abrams

University of Missouri School of Law

Missouri Avenue & Conley Avenue

Columbia, MO MO 65211

United States

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Scholarly Papers (74)

1.

Reforming Juvenile Delinquency Treatment to Enhance Rehabilitation, Personal Accountability, and Public Safety

Oregon Law Review, Vol. 84, p. 1001, 2005, U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2006-14
Number of pages: 93 Posted: 31 May 2006
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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juvenile delinquency, juvenile detention, juvenile justice, juvenile prisons, juvenile courts, family courts, juvenile, children and the law, family law

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George Orwell’s Classic Essay on Writing: 'The Best Style ‘Handbook’' for Lawyers and Judges (Part I)

Precedent, Vol. 7, No. 4, pp. 23-25, Fall 2013, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-23
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Orwell, style, handbook, lawyers, judges, English, writing

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Effective Written Advocacy Before Generalist Judges: Advice from Recent Decisions

Precedent, Vol. 5, No. 2, pp. 17-19, Spring 2011, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-14
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Jun 2011
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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advocacy, written advocacy, generalist, judges

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Plain-English Drafting for the 'Age of Statutes'

University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-05, Precedent, Vol. 2, No. 1, pp. 20-22, Winter 2008
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 10 Mar 2008 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing

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Plagiarism in Lawyers’ Advocacy: Imposing Discipline for Conduct Prejudicial to the Administration of Justice

47 Wake Forest L. Rev. 921 (2012), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-22
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 17 Jul 2012 Last Revised: 01 Jun 2013
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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plagiarism, advocacy, discipline, prejudicial, administration, justice, brief, attribution, 8.4(c), 8.4(d), 8.4

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Legal Writing: Sense and Nonsense

Precedent, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp. 23-27, Fall 2009, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-35
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 01 Dec 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing, Mellinkoff

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Those Pesky Footnotes - Part I

Precedent, Vol. 1, No. 3, pp. 19-21, Summer 2007, U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-16
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 27 Aug 2007
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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What Great Writers Can Teach Lawyers and Judges: Wisdom from Plato to Mark Twain to Stephen King (Part 1)

Precedent, Vol. 4, No. 4, pp. 16-20, Fall 2010, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-24
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 21 Nov 2010
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Writing, Judges, Lawyers, Plato, Twain, Stephen King

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Confronting the Youth Sports Concussion Crisis: A Central Role for Responsible Local Enforcement of Playing Rules

2 Mississippi Sports L. Rev., Forthcoming, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-26
Number of pages: 53 Posted: 22 Aug 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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“Sports Law, Children and the Law, Law and Medicine

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We are the Products of Editing

Precedent, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 12-14, Spring 2008, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-18
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 28 May 2008 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing

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George Orwell's Classic Essay on Writing: 'The Best Style 'Handbook' for Lawyers and Judges (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 8, No. 1, pp. 29-32, Winter 2014, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-07
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 11 Mar 2014
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Orwell, style, handbook, lawyers, judges, English, writing

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Recognizing the Public Schools’ Authority to Discipline Students’ Off-Campus Cyberbullying of Classmates

New England Journal on Criminal and Civil Confinement, Vol. 37, p. 181, 2011, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-06
Number of pages: 46 Posted: 17 Mar 2011 Last Revised: 18 May 2014
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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bullies, bullying, cyberbullying, cyberbullies, public health, Tinker, speech, first amendment

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One Judge's 'Top Ten Tips for Effective Brief Writing' (Part I)

Precedent, Vol. 8, No. 2, pp. 27-29, Spring 2014 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-17
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 27 Jul 2014
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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judge, brief, writing, advocacy

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Player Safety in Youth Sports: Sportsmanship and Respect As an Injury-Prevention Strategy

Seton Hall Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, Vol. 22, No. 1, Fall 2011, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-11
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 12 Apr 2011 Last Revised: 06 Feb 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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sportsmanship, youth sports, high school sports, safety, sports

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The Pesky Serial Comma

73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 212 (July - Aug 2017), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-28
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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comma, serial comma, oxford comma, harvard comma, statutes, liberal construction, O'Connor, wage and hour

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But 'Will it Write'? How Writing Sharpens Decision-Making

Precedent, Vol. 3, No. 2, pp. 61-63, Spring 2009 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-07
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 16 Jun 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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writing, decision-making, Rule 52(a), Forness, Charles Evans Hughes, Jerome Frank, legal writing, legal research and writing

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What Great Writers Can Teach Lawyers and Judges: Wisdom from Plato to Mark Twain to Stephen King (Part 2)

Precedent, Vol. 5, No. 1, pp. 21-23, Winter 2011, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-02
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 04 Mar 2011
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Writing, Judges, Lawyers, Plato, Twain, Stephen King

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Those Pesky Footnotes - Part II

University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-20, Precedent, Vol. 1, No. 4, pp. 20-23, Fall 2007
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 06 Dec 2007 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing

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A Coordinated Public Response to School Bullying

OUR PROMISE: ACHIEVING EDUCATIONAL EQUALITY FOR AMERICA'S CHILDREN, Carolina Academic Press, 2009, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-21
Number of pages: 28 Posted: 31 May 2008 Last Revised: 21 Jun 2010
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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bullying, school bullying, educational equality, children, cyber bullying

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America's Founding Editors

Precedent, Vol. 2, No. 3, pp. 12-14, Summer 2008, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-26
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 09 Sep 2008 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing

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Judges and Their Editors

Precedent, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 32-36, Winter 2010 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-07
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 22 Feb 2010
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, judges, editors, judicial writing

Judges and Their Editors

Albany Government Law Review, Vol. 3, p. 392, 2010, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-18
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 26 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 16 May 2020
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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law clerks, central staff clerks, reporters of decisions, judge's opinions, judges

Judges and Their Editors

74 Journal of the Missouri Bar 194 (July-Aug 2018), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-29
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 12 Sep 2018
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Jones, judges, editors, New York, appeals, writer, judicial, ethical

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Plagiarism in Lawyers’ Written Advocacy (Part 1)

Precedent, Vol. 7, No. 2, pp. 34-37, Spring 2013, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-09
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 06 May 2013
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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plagiarism, advocacy, lawyers, Sypher, 8.4, 8.4(c), 8.4(d)

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Bullying as a Disability in Public Elementary and Secondary Education

Missouri Law Review, Vol. 77, Summer 2012, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-07
Number of pages: 36 Posted: 07 Apr 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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bullying, disability, public, elementary, secondary, IDEA, cyberbullying

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The Writer's Theater

U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-12, Precedent, Vol. 1, No. 2, pp. 26-27, Spring 2007
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 17 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing

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One Judge's 'Top Ten Tips for Effective Brief Writing' (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 8, No. 3, pp. 15-17, Summer 2014 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-24
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 08 Sep 2014
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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judge, brief, writing, advocacy

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How Not to Seek an Award of Attorney's Fees

Precedent, Vol. 3, No. 3, pp. 36-40, Summer 2009, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-25
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 03 Sep 2009 Last Revised: 04 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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attorney's fees, award, fees, legal writing, legal research and writing

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Long Ideas, Short Words

72 Journal of the Missouri Bar 148 (May-June 2016), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-15
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Jun 2016
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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ideas, words, writing

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Historian Barbara W. Tuchman on the 'Art of Writing' (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 9, No. 1, pp. 18-21, Winter 2015, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-05
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Mar 2015
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Tuchman, writing

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Historian Barbara W. Tuchman on the 'Art of Writing' (Part I)

Precedent, Vol. 8, No. 4, pp. 24-27, Fall 2014 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-27
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 11 Nov 2014
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Tuchman, writing,

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The Cuban Missile Crisis, Historian Barbara W. Tuchman, and the 'Art of Writing'

73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 268 (Sept. - Oct. 2017), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-27
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Lochner v. New York (1905) and Kennedy v. Louisiana (2008): Judicial Reliance on Adversary Argument

Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, Vol. 39, p. 179, Fall 2011, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-17
Number of pages: 14 Posted: 28 Jul 2011 Last Revised: 06 Oct 2011
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Lochner, Kennedy, Louisiana, adversary, argument, Supreme Court, Eighth Amendment, briefs, constitutional law

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A Very Special Place in Life: The History of Juvenile Justice in Missouri

Douglas Abrams, A VERY SPECIAL PLACE IN LIFE: THE HISTORY OF JUVENILE JUSTICE IN MISSOURI, Missouri Juvenile Justice Association, 2003
Number of pages: 12 Posted: 27 Jul 2006 Last Revised: 23 Aug 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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How Not to File a Complaint

Precedent, Vol. 6, No. 3, pp. 52-54, Summer 2012 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-27
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 22 Aug 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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complaint, pleading

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The Right to a Reader

Precedent, Vol. 1, No. 1, pp. 38-39, Winter 2007, U of Missouri-Columbia School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2007-10
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 07 Jul 2007 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing

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Trading in the Marketplace of Ideas: Letters-to-the-Editor and Op-Ed Articles (Part I)

Precedent, Vol. 2, No. 4, pp. 14-17, Fall 2008, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2008-29
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 20 Nov 2008 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, legal research and writing

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Acronyms

Precedent, Vol. 6, No. 4, pp. 44-46, Fall 2012, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-36
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 06 Dec 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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acronyms, courts, judges

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Justice Jackson and the Second Flag-Salute Case: Reason and Passion in Opinion Writing

36 Journal of Supreme Court History 30 (2011), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-01
Number of pages: 26 Posted: 11 Jan 2015
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Barnette, Jackson, flag, rhetoric, First Amendment, West Virginia, flag-salute

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Sanctions for Evading Maximum Page Limits on Court Filings

73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 316 (Nov. - Dec. 2017), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-26
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 07 Dec 2017
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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sanctions, page limits, court, filings

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Sports in the Courts: How Sports References Strengthen Written Advocacy and Judicial Opinions (Part I)

Precedent, Vol. 4, No. 2, pp. 32-41, Spring 2010, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-10
Number of pages: 11 Posted: 29 May 2010
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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sports, legal writing, judicial opinions

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Civility (Part I)

Precedent, Vol. 9, No. 2, pp. 28-30, Spring 2015 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-11
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 19 May 2015
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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civility, incivility, conduct, dignity, professionalism, courtesy

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Civility (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 9, No. 3, pp. 19-21, Summer 2015 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-20
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 03 Sep 2015
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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civility, incivility, conduct, dignity, professionalism, courtesy

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Concussion Safety in Children's Sports: A Central Role for the 'Power of the Permit'

10 Journal of Business & Technology Law 1 (2015), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2014-18
Number of pages: 15 Posted: 27 Jul 2014 Last Revised: 20 Mar 2015
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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concussion, safety, children, child, sports, coaches, athletes

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Legal Writing: Sense and Nonsense

74 Journal of the Missouri Bar 94 (March-April 2018), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-23
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 29 May 2018
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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legal writing, Sierra Club, Mellinkoff, Language of the Law, Path of the Law, Holmes,

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Bullying Victimization as a Disability in Public Elementary and Secondary Education

77 Missouri Law Review 781 (2013), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-24
Number of pages: 25 Posted: 11 Dec 2013
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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bullying, victimization, public, elementary, secondary, education, Columbine, anti-bullying, disability, disabilities

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Plagiarism in Lawyers’ Written Advocacy (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 7, No. 3, pp. 24-26, Summer 2013 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-22
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 05 Dec 2013
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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plagiarism, advocacy, 8.4, 8.4(c), professional

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Sports in the Courts: How Sports References Strengthen Written Advocacy and Judicial Opinions (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 4, No. 3, pp. 20-28, Summer 2010 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2010-21
Number of pages: 10 Posted: 23 Aug 2010
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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sports, opinions

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References to Baseball in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy

72 Journal of the Missouri Bar 268 (September - October 2016), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-28
Number of pages: 7 Posted: 25 Oct 2016
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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baseball, opinions, advocacy, written, legal writing, references

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Trading in the Marketplace of Ideas: Letters-to-the-Editor and Op-Ed Articles (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 3, No. 1, pp. 25-29, Winter 2009, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-03
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 04 Mar 2009 Last Revised: 09 Sep 2009
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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letters-to-the-editor, op-ed, legal writing, marketplace of ideas, legal writing, legal research and writing

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How Written Advocacy Shapes Doctrine (Part I): Did Bad Briefing Decide Lochner v. New York?

Precedent, Vol. 6, No. 1, pp. 24-27, Winter 2012, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-03
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 09 Mar 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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advocacy, doctrine, briefs, brief, briefing, Lochner

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Reason and Passion: Justice Jackson and the Second Flag Salute Case (Part I)

Precedent, Vol. 5, No. 3, pp. 22-26, Summer 2011, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-19
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 02 Sep 2011
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Jackson, flag, salute, Barnette, Jehovah's Witnesses, West Virginia

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Respectful Identifiers

72 Journal of the Missouri Bar 214 (July-August 2016), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-19
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 16 Aug 2016
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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statutes, legislation, regulations, identifiers

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Tips About Written Advocacy From the North Dakota Supreme Court

74 Journal of the Missouri Bar 28 (January - February 2018), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-15
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 23 Feb 2018
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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writing, legal writing, North Dakota, advocacy

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The Little League Champions Benched by Jim Crow in 1955: Resistance and Reform After Brown v. Board of Education

38 Journal of Supreme Court History 51 (2013), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-02
Number of pages: 24 Posted: 12 Jan 2015
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Brown, children, baseball, civil rights, Supreme Court

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Reason and Passion: Justice Jackson and the Second Flag Salute Case (Part II)

Precedent, Vol. 5, No. 4, pp. 16-20, Fall 2011 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2011-26
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 12 Dec 2011
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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Jackson, flag, salute, Barnette, Jehovah's Witnesses, West Virginia

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'Fear Itself': What Legal Writers Can Learn From FDR's Iconic Moment

74 Journal of the Missouri Bar 148 (May-June 2018), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-24
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 29 May 2018
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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FDR, fear, fear itself, Macron, legal writing, Jefferson, editing, Missouri, Holzer, Lincoln, Roosevelt, Thoreau

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How Written Advocacy Shapes Doctrine (Part II): The 'Spectacle of Sound and Fury' from Kennedy v. Louisiana (2008)

Precedent, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 16-19, Spring 2012 , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2012-16
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 24 May 2012
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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advocacy, doctrine, briefs, brief, briefing, Kennedy, Louisiana, spectacle, sound, fury

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America's Founding Editors: Writing the Declaration of Independence

75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 135 (May-June 2019), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-10
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 21 Jun 2019
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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declaration, independence, editors, founding, Jefferson

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References to Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part I)

75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 25 (Jan. - Feb. 2019) , University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-04
Number of pages: 9 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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television, judicial, opinions, writing, advocacy

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One Judge's 'Ten Tips for Effective Brief Writing' (Part I)

74 Journal of the Missouri Bar 258 (Sept. - Oct. 2018), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-34
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 23 Oct 2018
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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brief, briefs, writing, judge, Michael, tips

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References to Football in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy

73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 34 (January - February 2017), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-05
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 15 Feb 2017
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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judges, football, opinions, decisions, advocacy, writing

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The Twelve-Year-Old Girl's Lawsuit that Changed America: The Continuing Impact of NOW v. Little League Baseball, Inc. at 40

20 Virginia Journal of Social Policy and the Law 1 (Winter 2012), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2013-17
Number of pages: 29 Posted: 20 Aug 2013
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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little league, civil rights, pepe, gender, Title IX, higher education, discrimination

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Mincing No Words: When the Court's Opinion Criticizes an Advocate's Writing

76 Journal of the Missouri Bar 77 (March - April 2020), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-13
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Apr 2020
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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writing, court, advocate, criticize

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References to Movies in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Part I

75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 244 (Sept-Oct 2019), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-21
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 02 Dec 2019
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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opinions, movies, movie, advocacy, writing, Novato, NLRB

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One Judge's 'Ten Tips for Effective Brief Writing' (Part II)

74 Journal of the Missouri Bar 305 (Nov. - Dec. 2018), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2018-37
Number of pages: 4 Posted: 10 Dec 2018
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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brief, briefs, writing, judge, Michael, tips

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Reforming High School American History Curricula: What Publicized Student Intolerance Can Teach Policymakers

Texas Journal on Civil Liberties and Civil Rights, Summer 2015, Forthcoming, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2015-12
Number of pages: 23 Posted: 01 Jun 2015
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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history, literacy, illiterate, school, schools, curricula, curriculum, lynching, diversity, Schlesinger, McCullough, educators, multicultural, multiculturalism

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Generalist Judges and Advocates' Jargon

76 Journal of the Missouri Bar 27 (Jan-Feb 2020), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2020-07
Number of pages: 3 Posted: 20 Feb 2020
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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writing, jargon, judges, advocates

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References to Movies in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy, Part II

75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 297 (Nov-Dec 2019), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-22
Number of pages: 8 Posted: 20 Dec 2019
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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movies, opinions, writing, film, advocacy, judicial

68.

References to Television Shows in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy (Part II)

75 Journal of the Missouri Bar 85 (March-April 2019), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2019-06
Number of pages: 5 Posted: 20 Jan 2020
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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writing, advocacy, television, judges, opinions

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References to Spring’s Championship Sports in Judicial Opinions and Written Advocacy

73 Journal of the Missouri Bar 168 (May - June 2017), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2017-15
Number of pages: 6 Posted: 05 Jun 2017
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law
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sports, opinions, written, writing, advocacy, references

70.

Effective Legal Writing: A Guide for Students and Practitioners

Douglas E. Abrams, Effective Legal Writing: A Guide for Students and Practitioners, West Academic, 2016, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2016-18
Posted: 27 Jun 2016
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law

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writing, legal writing, research, persuasive, professional responsibility, judges, lawyers

71.

Sports in the Courts: The Role of Sports References in Judicial Opinions

Villanova Sports and Entertainment Law Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, 2010, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper No. 2009-19
Posted: 26 Jul 2009 Last Revised: 23 Feb 2010
Douglas E. Abrams
University of Missouri School of Law

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sports, sports references, sports analogies, Rule 1.3

72.

Contemporary Family Law

Contemporary Family Law, West Academic Publishing (4th ed. 2015), University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Posted: 24 Aug 2006 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2018
University of Missouri School of Law, George Washington University - Law School, George Washington University - Law School, Tulane University - Law School and Boston University - School of Law

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family law

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Children and the Law in a Nutshell, 6th ed. West Academic Publishing (2018)

CHILDREN AND THE LAW IN A NUTSHELL, 6th Edition, West Academic Publishing, 2018, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Posted: 04 Nov 2001 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2018
Douglas E. Abrams, Susan Vivian Mangold and Sarah H. Ramsey
University of Missouri School of Law, Juvenile Law Center and Syracuse University - College of Law

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children and law, family law, abuse and neglect, foster care, juvenile delinquency

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Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice 6th

Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice, 6th ed., West Academic Publishing, 2017, University of Missouri School of Law Legal Studies Research Paper
Posted: 17 Dec 1999 Last Revised: 10 Jul 2018
Douglas E. Abrams, Susan Vivian Mangold and Sarah H. Ramsey
University of Missouri School of Law, Juvenile Law Center and Syracuse University - College of Law

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children