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If you want to help students imagine things like behind-the-scenes lawyer decisions or strategies, you can also use Xtranormal to create short animations. (I'm still trying to decide if this is helpful or just a fun toy.) I tried one to try to raise ethical issues and highlight the tension between heightened pleading rules and Rule 11(b). See http://www.xtranormal.com/watch/12649950/heightened-pleading-meets-rule-11?page=1.
Hip Hop also came up in our Lawtalk research on "rap." In addition to its legal meanings, by the 1800s “rap” had become a term for “talk.” In the latter half of the twentieth century that use became particularly linked to African-American culture and a specific stylized repartee. This in turn evolved into rap and hip-hop music. The two raps came together beautifully in 2007. Responding to criticisms that rap music is a source of racist speech, one newspaper headline asked this question: “Is hip-hop getting a bum rap?”
Toggle Commented Nov 3, 2011 on Hip Hop and the Law at The Faculty Lounge
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