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Skill acquisition: History, questions, and theories

Craig P. Speelman and Kim Kirsner

in Beyond the Learning Curve: The construction of mind

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2008
ISBN:
9780198570417
eISBN:
9780191708657
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198570417.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Psychology

This chapter presents the history of research into skill acquisition, and reviews the key questions and theories that have framed this research. Issues include the existence of plateaus in learning ... More


The Second Tier

Mary Ann Mason and Eve Mason Ekman

in Mothers on the Fast Track: How a New Generation Can Balance Family and Careers

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780195182675
eISBN:
9780199944019
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195182675.003.0005
Subject:
Sociology, Marriage and the Family

In a sense, the second tier is a practical solution to the thorny problem of work–family balance. This chapter suggests that, for some women, it represents an ideal compromise: it allows them to ... More


When They Were Lawyers

William Domnarski

in Federal Judges Revealed

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
January 2009
ISBN:
9780195374599
eISBN:
9780199871452
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195374599.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter details the lives of judges when they were lawyers. The oral histories portray the practice of law in the decades of the 1940s, 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s, and present a sharp image of ... More


Learned Friends and Gentlemen in England—Beneficiaries of the Glorious Revolution

Michael Burrage

in Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter examines the impact of the revolution on the legal profession in England. It suggests that learned friends and gentlemen were the beneficiaries of the Glorious Revolution. It describes ... More


The learning curve

Anat Ninio

in Language and the Learning Curve: A new theory of syntactic development

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780199299829
eISBN:
9780191584985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199299829.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Cognitive Models and Architectures

This chapter presents arguments in favour of considering syntactic development as a kind of cognitive skill learning, with transfer, generalization, and other practice effects demonstrating the ... More


Economic Skepticism

Aaron James

in Fairness in Practice: A Social Contract for a Global Economy

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199846153
eISBN:
9780199933389
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199846153.003.0002
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy, Moral Philosophy

This chapter challenges economic skepticism about whether the idea of fairness applies in international trade. It argues that the standard economic case for free trade is consistent with, and even ... More


Re-Imagining the Practice of Law: Popular Twentieth-Century Fiction by American Lawyer/Authors

David Ray Papke

in Law and Popular Culture

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199272235
eISBN:
9780191699603
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199272235.003.0015
Subject:
Law, Philosophy of Law

This chapter examines the lives and works of five 20th-century American lawyers/authors. These lawyers/authors are Melville Davisson Post, Arthur Train, Erle Stanley Gardner, Scott Turrow, and John ... More


Before the Bar

Glenn W. LaFantasie

in Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331318
eISBN:
9780199851515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331318.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter examines William C. Oates' return to civilian life after the American Civil War. His first project was to rebuild his law practice in Abbeville, Alabama, which had suffered during the ... More


Stumbling toward Equality

Glenn W. LaFantasie

in Gettysburg Requiem: The Life and Lost Causes of Confederate Colonel William C. Oates

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195331318
eISBN:
9780199851515
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331318.003.0013
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter suggests that William C. Oates remained busy even as he approached his seventieth year. He continued to practice law, wrote his Civil War book, pushing forward his plans for a monument ... More


Particular Aspects of the Relationship Between the Concept of Obligations Erga Omnes and the Concepts of Jus Cogens and Actio Popularis

MAURIZIO RAGAZZI

in The Concept of International Obligations Erga Omnes

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780198298700
eISBN:
9780191707513
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198298700.003.0010
Subject:
Law, Law of Obligations

This chapter compares the concept of obligations erga omnes with those of jus cogens and actio popularis. Moving from the premise that jus cogens refers to norms, while erga omnes refers to ... More


Comparing Professions, States and Civil Societies

Michael Burrage

in Revolution and the Making of the Contemporary Legal Profession: England, France, and the United States

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199282982
eISBN:
9780191700231
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199282982.003.0005
Subject:
Law, Legal Profession and Ethics

This chapter compares the impact of revolution on the legal professions and states and civil societies in France, England, and the United States. It examines the similarities in the revolutionary ... More


Errors and mistakes in child protection in Switzerland: a missed opportunity of reflection?

Brigitte Müller, Kay Biesel, and Clarissa Schär

in Errors and Mistakes in Child Protection: International Discourses, Approaches and Strategies

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781447350705
eISBN:
9781447350965
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447350705.003.0009
Subject:
Social Work, Children and Families

Child protection in Switzerland was not a public welfare issue before the 20th century. After 1912, when the Swiss Civil Code took effect, state authorities were entitled to take children into ... More


Introduction

James Lindley Wilson

in Democratic Equality

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190914
eISBN:
9780691194141
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190914.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This introductory chapter provides an overview of democracy. Democracy draws much of its political and philosophical support from its claim to be the form of government in which citizens rule ... More


The Protection of Non-Traditional Trademarks: Critical Perspectives

Irene Calboli and Martin Senftleben (eds)

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780198826576
eISBN:
9780191865503
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198826576.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Intellectual Property, IT, and Media Law

During the last decades, non-traditional marks have found their way into trademark registers worldwide. Against this background, the time has come to take stock. Which law and practice has evolved ... More


Jewish Barristers 1945‒1990

John Cooper

in Pride Versus Prejudice: Jewish Doctors and Lawyers in England, 1890-1990

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781874774877
eISBN:
9781800340053
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781874774877.003.0015
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter discusses Jewish barristers from 1945 to 1990. Partly because the provisions of the Legal Aid and Advice Act 1949 were starting to take effect, and partly because of the post-war upsurge ... More


Modification of Treaties by Subsequent Practice

Irina Buga

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780198787822
eISBN:
9780191829888
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198787822.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Company and Commercial Law

Treaties must undergo transformation and modernization to reflect changing norms and developments in international law. But treaties can be notoriously difficult to amend by formal means. One crucial ... More


A Transdisciplinary Approach to Public Health Law

Scott Burris, Micah L. Berman, Matthew Penn, and, and Tara Ramanathan Holiday

in The New Public Health Law: A Transdisciplinary Approach to Practice and Advocacy

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780190681050
eISBN:
9780190681081
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190681050.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter introduces the transdisciplinary model of public health law, which rests on the recognition that public health law is not just the work of lawyers. The chapter explains key terms in the ... More


The Basic Governance Structure: Minority Shareholders and Non-Shareholder Constituencies

Luca Enriques, Henry Hansmann, Reinier Kraakman, and Mariana Pargendler

in The Anatomy of Corporate Law: A Comparative and Functional Approach

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198739630
eISBN:
9780191837982
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198739630.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

This chapter examines the legal strategies used by representative “core jurisdictions” to support the interests of minority shareholders, employees, and external constituencies. The starting point is ... More


Reading and Learning

Roderick I. Nicolson and Angela J. Fawcett

in Dyslexia, Learning, and the Brain

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262140997
eISBN:
9780262280662
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262140997.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Disorders of the Nervous System

This chapter discusses reading, learning to read, and the components of skilled reading. It outlines cognitive processes and possible brain mechanisms in understanding spoken and written language. It ... More


Right Man, Wrong Job

Charles C. Bolton

in William F. Winter and the New Mississippi: A Biography

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2014
ISBN:
9781617037870
eISBN:
9781621039488
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781617037870.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter describes Winter’s decision to return to practicing law in 1968; the worsening of racial divisions that dictated the tone of the 1967 gubernatorial campaign; Winter’s efforts to promote ... More


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