Forum 1 Post 350 words or more details below (History of Peacekeeping):
Please answer the following question. Make sure to integrate the readings for the week. Page numbers are helpful. The form is (Author last name year, page). See more about citation in the Course Materials in the Syllabus.
1. What are the reasons for beginning the study of peacekeeping operations history with the year 1988? Further, why is the year 2000 a watershed in UN peacekeeping reform?
I look forward to reading your posts and providing feedback on the discussions! I may ask follow-up questions after you have presented the initial post, so please revisit your original thread before the week ends.
Instructions: Your initial post should be at least 350 words. Please respond to more than two students’ posts. Responses should be a minimum of 150 words and include direct questions.
Ketcher 2012, “From Cold War to a System of Peacekeeping Operations”
Wallensteen and Sollenberg 1995, “After the Cold War: Emerging Patterns of Armed Conflict”
Brahimi Report 2000
Berdal 2003, “Ten Years of International Peacekeeping”
Megret and Hoffmann 2003, “The UN as a human rights violator?”
Primary Document on UN Peacekeeping History
Forum 2 Post (Legal Writing and Research) 250 words bluebook format:
Learn By Doing: Assignment #1
This week, we will explore how to read a judicial opinion, sometimes referred to as a case or an opinion.
The case will explore a complex issue dealing with how a court can obtain personal jurisdiction over a non-resident defendant.
Before you do so, please read the following handout that describes how to read a case.
Next, read the following case:
Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 582 U.S. ___ (2017).
As you may already know, lawyers do not read cases for fun. Instead, lawyers read cases to address legal questions posed by their client’s legal situations.
Read the following fact pattern.
You work at a large law firm in Birmingham, Alabama as an associate attorney. One of your clients is a large pharmaceutical company with its corporate office in Birmingham, Alabama. The company sells a medicine used to treat pain. In New York, an attorney filed a case action lawsuit on behalf of four hundred plaintiffs. The complaint alleges that the pharmaceutical company manufactured an addictive and dangerous drug that resulted in dozens of overdoses. Of the four hundred plaintiffs, three hundred and fifty are not citizens of New York. Your client wants to file a motion to dismiss the claims of those plaintiffs who are not citizens of New York, arguing that the New York courts lack personal jurisdiction over those plaintiffs. Specifically, the firm’s client argues that the non-New York plaintiffs do not allege that the pharmaceutical company engaged in any tortious actions in New York. Instead, the non-New York plaintiffs allege that the pharmaceutical company engaged in a “nationwide scheme to distribute and sell an addictive and dangerous drug.”
Based on your reading of the case, please assess the merits of your client’s motion to dismiss the claims brought by the non-New York plaintiffs. Based on your reading of Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. v. Superior Court of California, 582 U.S. ___ (2017), what additional facts do you need to know to assess the merits of your client’s motion?
If you need any help with The Bluebook citation, please take a look at the following link that provides examples of various types of sources in The Bluebook citation format:
And, remember that I am here if you need any help or advice.
Post your initial response to each forum by 11:55 pm ET on Wednesday.
Your initial post should be at least (250) words.
Forum 3 (Legal Ethics) 500 words bluebook format:
Use the Internet to research sites to find your state law on professional responsibility.
Post the following information on the Forum:
a. Find the model code for your state and cite that code and the name of the state.
b. Name the predominate state paralegal association or organization.
c. Find a copy of the rules of ethics that apply to the attorneys in your state. What is the name of the rules and which model of the rules do they most closely follow?
In addition, please locate the definition of the unauthorized practice of law in your state.
Post that information on this Forum. Find a case involving the unauthorized practice of law, either in your state or somewhere else. Post the facts and outcome and whether you agree with the court.