Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Norman Otto Stockmeyer

Emeritus Professor

A.B. Oberlin College 1960
J.D. University of Michigan 1963

stockmen@cooley.edu

SSRN Publications

Professor Stockmeyer joined the Cooley faculty in 1977 following 12 years as a commissioner and director of research for the Michigan Court of Appeals. He has also taught as a visiting professor at California Western School of Law and Mercer University Law School, and in the "Down Under" Foreign Study Program.

Professor Stockmeyer is an award-winning teacher, prolific author, and active member of the organized bar. A three-time recipient of the Stanley E. Beattie Teaching Award, Professor Stockmeyer was named national Outstanding Professor in 1985 by Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity. He has also received the Socrates Award from the Hellenic Bar Association and the Student Bar Association's first Barrister Award.

Professor Stockmeyer is the editor and co-author of the book Michigan Law of Damages (1989) and is the author of articles in a wide variety of professional journals and newsletters. He is a past president of Scribes -- the American Society of Legal Writers. In 2009 he was named to the ABA Communication Skills Committee. His recent publications are archived at http://ssrn.com/author=80303.

A former president of the Michigan State Bar Foundation, Professor Stockmeyer has also served on the State Bar Board of Commissioners and in the ABA House of Delegates. He is a Life Fellow of the Michigan and American Bar Foundations and was named Professional of the Year by the Michigan Association of the Professions.

Professor Stockmeyer is a former member of the Executive Committee of Michigan's Institute of Continuing Legal Education, and has made numerous CLE presentations. He has also lectured for the Michigan Judicial Institute, the educational arm of the Michigan Supreme Court.

The Lansing State Journal recognized Professor Stockmeyer in 1988 as one of mid-Michigan's "88 Greats" for his service to the community and the legal profession. He was profiled in Michigan Lawyers Weekly as one of Michigan's "Leaders in the Law" in 2005.

Professor Stockmeyer has taught Contracts, Criminal Law, Equity/Remedies, Legal Writing, and Research & Writing.

Bibliography

Articles

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "How to Maximize Your Article's Impact,"  The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 7 (Summer 2012).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Tortuous History of the Mutual-Mistake Defense in Michigan Contract Law," XL Michigan Academician 169 (2011) and Ingham County Legal News (March 28, 2011) at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "An Open Letter to a Colleague Preparing to teach Remedies," 12 Thomas Cooley Journal of Practical and Clinical Law 115 (2010).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. and Steele, Thomas M., "Scribes After More Than 50 Years – A History," 12 Scribes Journal of Legal Writing 1 (2008-2009).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Using Multiple-Choice Questions to Assess Academic Progress and Enhance Student Success," Section on Teaching Methods (newsletter of the Association of American Law Schools) 14 (December 2009) and The Learning Curve (AALS Academic Support Section Newsletter 12 (January 2011)).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "To Err is Human, To Moo Bovine: The Rose of Aberlone Story," 23 T M COOLEY L REV 491 (2008). Reprinted in Stereoscope, Vol. 7 No. 1 (Journal of the Historical Society of the United States District Court for the Western District of Michigan) (Summer 2009) and excerpted in The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The American Society of Legal Writers)(Scribes, Spring 2009).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Using Microsoft Word's Readability Program," 88 Mich B J 46 (January 2009)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Rose of Aberlone," Chronicle, Vol. 31 No. 4 (Historical Society of Michigan, Winter 2009) at p. 12

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "To Err is Human, To Moo Bovine: The Rose of Aberlone Story," The Green Bag (Almanac of useful and entertaining tidbits for lawyers for the year to come 2009 & Reader of good legal writing from the past year 2008, selected by the luminaries and sages on our board of advisors), 2009 at 406.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Damages for Breach of Contract, Measurement and Limitations", 82 Mich B J 32 (October 2003)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Beloved are the Storytellers," 18 T M COOLEY LAW REV 1 (2001). Reprinted in 81 MICHIGAN BAR JOURNAL 54 (2001) and in 19 IN BRIEF 29 (2002), and excerpted in THE SCRIVENER (Scribes, Fall 2001).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Compensatory Contempt," 74 MICH B J 296 (March 1995). Reprinted from 11 T M COOLEY L REV 853 (1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Hail to the Chiefs: A Tribute to America's Women Chief Justices," 80 WOMEN LAW J 9 (September 1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Compensatory Contempt," 11 T M COOLEY L REV 853 (1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Damages for Unlawful Eviction," 21 MICH REAL PROP REV 157 (Fall 1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Kowalski, Leonhard J., and McCarty, Dawn F., "Contempt of Court in Michigan," 4 COOLEY L REV 411 (1987).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. and Stenger, John H., "The Michigan Commissioner System," 59 JUDICATURE 389 (1976).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Office of Commissioner of the Michigan Court of Appeals and its Role in the Appellate Process," 48 FRD 355 (1970) (with others). Excerpts reprinted in APPELLATE JUDICIAL OPINIONS by Robert A. Leflar. St. Paul: West (1974) at p. 274.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. and Lesinski, T. John., "Prehearing Research and Screening in the Michigan Court of Appeals: One Court's Method for Increasing Judicial Productivity," 26 VAND L REV 1211 (1973). Excerpts reprinted in EFFICIENCY AND JUSTICE IN APPEALS: METHODS AND SELECTED MATERIALS by ABA Task Force on Appellate Procedure (1977) at p. 135; APPELLATE JUSTICE; 1975 Advisory Council for Appellate Justice sponsored by the National Center for State Courts and the Federal Judicial Center, Vol. II at p. 115; ON LAW CLERKING: A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW for the Law Clerk Institute, sponsored by the Appellate Judges Conference of the ABA Division of Judicial Administration and the Institute of Continuing Legal Education of Louisiana State University (1974) at p. 103; APPELLATE JUDICIAL OPINIONS by Robert A. Leflar. St. Paul: West (1974) at p. 276.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Rx for the Certiorari Crisis: A More Professional Staff," 59 ABA J 846 (1973).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Michigan's New Court of Appeals: An Introduction," 43 MICH B J 49 (August 1964).

Books and Chapters in Books

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Using the Problem Method to Engage Students and Stimulate Law Practice, Teaching Law Practice: Training the Next Generation of Lawyers, 33-41 (Miller, Nelson P., et al. eds.), (Vandeplas Pub. Co. 2013).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., co-editor. MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES, 3d ed., (cum supp) Ann Arbor: ICLE (2011).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., co-editor. MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES, 3d ed., (cum supp) Ann Arbor: ICLE (2010).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., co-editor. MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES, 3d ed., (cum supp) Ann Arbor: ICLE (2008).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., co-editor and contributor. MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES, 3d ed., (cum supp) Ann Arbor: ICLE (2006).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., co-editor and contributor. MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES AND OTHER REMEDIES, 3d ed. Ann Arbor: ICLE (2002).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., editor and co-author. MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES, 2d ed. Ann Arbor: ICLE (1989).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES, (cum supp) Ann Arbor: ICLE (1987).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. "Appendix B: Central Research Staff in the Michigan Court of Appeals," in APPELLATE COURTS: STAFF AND PROCESS IN THE CRISIS OF VOLUME. St. Paul: West (1974).

Book Reviews and Other Short Works

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Studying Law In the Land Down Under," Michigan International Lawyer, Vol. 26 No. 1 (International Law Section, State Bar of Michigan) (Winter 2014) at 7.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "From High School to Lawyer in 4½ Years…and No Bar Exam," The Ingham County Legal News (February 14, 2013).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Tips for Presenting a Paper." The Scrivener (newsletter of Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Leg. Writers) (Fall 2012) at 8.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Enhancing Instruction with Online Limericks." 18 LAW TEACHER 22 (Fall 2012).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Meet Google Scholar Citations." The Scrivener (newsletter of Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Leg. Writers) (Winter 2012) at 5.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Meet Scribes: A Society That Promotes Legal-Writing Excellence," Michigan Bar Journal, March 2011, at 40 and in Illinois Bench & Bar, May 2011, at 9.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Do You SSRN?" The Scrivener (newsletter of Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Leg. Writers) (Winter 2011) at 4.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Calling All Scribes," Labor and Employment Lawnotes (Journal of the State Bar of Michigan, Vol. 20, No. 3) (Fall 2010) at 6.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Summon Your Inner Kingsfield," The Scrivener (newsletter of Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Leg. Writers) (Summer 2010) at 6.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Scribes Law-Review Award -- George Washington's Law Review Is a Repeat Winner," The Scrivener (newsletter of Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) (Spring 2010) at 4.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "America's First Merit-Selection Judge," The Scrivener (newsletter of Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) (Winter 2010) at 4.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Road Trip! A look at the places and personalities made famous by Sherwood v. Walker," Society Update (newsletter of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society) (Summer 2009) at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Using Microsoft Word’s Readability Program," The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects)  (Spring 2007) at 7.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 2 (Spring 2007).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 1 (Winter 2007).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 1 (Fall 2006).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 1 (Summer 2006).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 2 (Spring 2006).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 2 (Winter 2006).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 1 (Fall 2005).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., President’s Column, The Scrivener (newsletter of the Scribes – The Am. Socy. of Writers on Leg. Subjects) 2 (Summer 2005).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Newspapers Should Identify Appellate Judges, Says Professor," EAST LANSING TOWNE COURIER, August 8, 2004, at 10.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "T. John's Court and More," a review of A Matter of Right: A History of the Michigan Court of Appeals by Charles E. Harmon, BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) May 2004 at 7.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "T. John's Court, A Reminiscence in the Form of a Book Review," a review of A Matter of Right: A History of the Michigan Court of Appeals by Charles E. Harmon, THE MENTOR: the Newsletter of the Senior Lawyers Section (State Bar of Michigan) Spring/Summer 2004 at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "T. John's Court, A Reminiscence in the Form of a Book Review," 8 APPELLATE PRACTICE SECTION NEWLETER 9 (Fall - Winter 2003 - 2004) Reprinted in CASA QUARTERLY (Winter 2006) http://www.abanet.org/jd/ajc/casa/newsletter/06winter/t_john.html

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "SPELL Your Way to Goof-Proof Writing," THE SRIVENER (Scribes) Fall 2003, at 4.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Course Website Use and Law School Grades," I AALS CONTRACTS (Section on Contracts of the Association of American Law Schools) Fall 2003, at 6.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Link Between TWEN Use and Grades Confirmed," 21 MICHIGAN COMPUTER LAWYER (State Bar of Michigan Computer Law Section) Sept. - Oct. 2003 at 16; and in THE JURIST http://jurist.law.pitt.edu/lessons/lesnov03.php (accessed Dec. 23, 2003)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of A Matter of Right: A History of the Michigan Court of Appeals by Charles E. Harmon, New Citizens Press, Oct. 19 - Nov. 1, 2003, at 3, and in 10 THE DOCKET at 17.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Precomplaint Interest on Damages in Contract Lawsuits, 22 GEN PRAC 2 (August 2001) (State Bar of Michigan).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Avoid Litigation Over Contract Damages with a Liquidated - Damages Clause," 22 GEN PRAC 2 (May 2001) (State Bar of Michigan).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Measuring Damages for Construction Defaults, Defects and Delays," 22 GEN PRAC 2 (April 2001) (State Bar of Michigan).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of LEGAL LANGUAGE by Peter M. Tiersma, 45 CLARITY 36 (December 2000).

Stockmeyer, N.O. Jr., "State's High Court Justices DO Make Law," THE DETROIT NEWS (October 5, 2000) at 15A.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Drafting a Killer Motion to Dismiss," THE SCRIVENER (Scribes) Spring 2000, at 9.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Using 'Plain English' in Proxy Proposals,"  14 MICH LAW WKLY 975 (May 2000).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Where to Find Law Book Reviews," IN BRIEF (Legal Secretaries International Inc.) July 1997, at 19.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Drafting Jury Instructions on Damages," THE SCRIVENER (Scribes) Spring 1997, at 6.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Obtaining a Temporary Restraining Order," THE SCRIVENER (Scribes) Spring 1996, at 2.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Contempt of Court: Its Use and Abuse," BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) May 1996 at 15.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of CONTRACTUAL GOOD FAITH by Steven J. Burton. 15 LEGAL INFO ALERT 12 (February 1996).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "What's Hot in Law Books & Video Tapes," 100 THE PAPER BOOK (Delta Theta Phi L Frat) 4 (Spring 1995).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Preparing for a General Practice at California Western," 25 COMMENT. 15 (1995)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Checklist: Temporary Restraining Orders," 12 THE COMPLEAT LAWYER 41 (Spring 1995).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Ten Reasons to Start Contracts with 'Hairy Hand'," 2 LAW TEACHER 3 (Spring 1995).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The ABA's Top Ten Titles," 5 BIMONTHLY REV OF L BOOKS 13 (November-December 1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Reviewing the Law Book Reviewers," 35 LAW OFF ECON & MGMT 280 (1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O. Jr., "Class Attendance and Grades: Is There a Correlation?" 23 COMMENT. 7 (1994)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Part II: Recent Developments in the Law of Damages," BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) December 1994, at 8.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Part I: Recent Developments in the Law of Damages," BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) November 1994, at 8.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Statutory Damages for Unlawful Eviction of Tenants," MICH LAW WKLY, October 17, 1994 at 26. Adapted from MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES, Chapter 24, "Statutory Actions," (Institute of Continuing Legal Education) and reprinted from MICHIGAN REAL PROPERTY REVIEW (Fall 1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "A Model Curriculum for General Practitioners," MICHIGANDER (Newsletter of the State Bar of Michigan Law Student Section) Fall 1994, at 2.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. and Weston, William I., "Academics are Lawyers, Too," ON THE ROAD (State Bar of Michigan) July 1993, at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. and Weston, William I., "Academics are Lawyers, Too," 10 GP LINK (ABA General Practice Section) Spring 1995, at 5. Reprinted from ON THE ROAD (State Bar of Michigan) July 1993.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Bibliography," 10 THE COMPLEAT LAWYER 39 (Winter 1993).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of LITIGATING THE COVERAGE CLAIM: DENIAL OF COVERAGE AND DUTY TO DEFEND, 20 LAW BOOKS IN REV 124 (1993).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of EVALUATING ECONOMIC DAMAGES: A HANDBOOK FOR ATTORNEYS, 20 LAW BOOKS IN REV 39 (1993).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of THIRD PARTY LEGAL OPINIONS: EVALUATION AND ANALYSIS, 12 LEGAL INFO ALERT 12 (May 1993).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Measuring Damages for Injury to Personal Property," 6 COLLEAGUE (Michigan Judicial Institute) May 1993, at 19. Adapted from Chapter 16A, "Injury to Personal and Intangible Property," of MICHIGAN LAW OF DAMAGES, 2d ed, ICLE (1989).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of DRAFTING LICENSE AGREEMENTS edited by Michael A. Epstein. 4 LEGAL PUBLISHING REV 48 (1992)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of HOW TO HANDLE YOUR OWN CONTRACTS, 19 LAW BOOKS IN REV 162 (1992).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Guides to Publishing Opportunities in Legal Periodicals," THE SCRIVENER (Scribes) Spring 1992, at 3.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Hot Topics - The ABA's Best Sellers," THE SPREADSHEET (Michigan Law Practice Management Section) Winter 1992, at 2.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "An Introduction to Multiple Damages Statutes," BAR BEAT (Genesee County Bar Ass'n) November-December 1992, at 12.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Do's and Don'ts of Drafting a Liquidated Damages Clause," MICH LAW WKLY October 5, 1992 at 21.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Laurance M. Hyde of Missouri: The Rest of the Story," 15 PARASCOPE 13 (1992) (ABA Council of App Staff Attys)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "ABA State Bar Rep Says 'Women's Role Improving', " FOCUS (Women Law Ass'n of Mich) February-March 1992, at 6.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "A Guide to UCC Damages for a Buyer's Breach of Contract," 30 INTER ALIA 6 (1992) (Mich Young Law Sec).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Bar Commissioners Play Active Role in Appointment Process," MICH LAW WKLY January 13, 1992, at 5.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Liberty Bell Award - Symbol of Law Day," 71 MICH B J 20 (January 1992).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Mitigation of Damages: An Overlooked Defense?" MDTC/ACTC NEWS BRIEFS November 1991, at 12.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "How Appointments to Boards, Commissions Are Made: An Inside Look at the Process," BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) September 1991, at 5.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Drafting and Enforcing Liquidated Damages Clauses," LACHES (Oakland County Bar Assn) July 1991, at 16.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Measuring Damages for Nonconforming Goods," 13 MICH BUS LAW J 1 (First Quarter 1991).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "A Primer on Penalty Interest," 25 MTLA Q 8 (March 1991).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Double Damages Available for Tenant's Waste," MICH LAW WKLY, February 25, 1991, at 18.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of HOW TO REVIEW A FEDERAL CONTRACT & RESEARCH FEDERAL CONTRACT LAW by James F. Nagle. 3 LEGAL PUBLISHING REV. 21 (Jan - Feb 1991)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of FEDERAL RULES OF EVIDENCE MANUAL 5th ed. by Stephen A. Saltzburg. 2 LEGAL PUBLISHING REV. 146 (July - Aug 1990)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of MURRAY ON CONTRACTS by John Edward Murray. 2 LEGAL PUBLISHING REV. 193 (Sept - Oct 1990)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Treble Damages for Injury to Land," 17 MICH REAL PROP REV 135 (Fall 1990).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Michigan's Consumer Protection Act: Recovery of Damages and Attorneys Fees," 15 GEN PRAC 6 (1990) (State Bar of Michigan).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Liability Under Michigan's Freedom of Information Act: Attorneys Fees, Costs and Punitive Damages," PUB CORP L Q (State Bar of Mich) July 1990, at 39.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Damages for Loss of Use of Chattels," 3 COLLEAGUE 25 (April 1990).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of PLAIN AND ACCURATE STYLE IN LAWSUIT PAPERS, NEWSLETTER (AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research) April 1986, at 6.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of PLAIN AND ACCURATE STYLE IN LAWSUIT PAPERS by Irwin M. Alterman. XII LAW BOOKS IN REVIEW 44 (1985).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Lawyers get New Guide on Plain English Style," reviewing PLAIN AND ACCURATE STYLE IN LAWSUIT PAPERS by Irwin M. Alterman. 57 SIMPLY STATED (Document Design Center, Am Inst for Res) July 1985, at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Michigan State Bar Foundation: Profiles in Leadership," 64 MICH B J 92 (Special Commemorative Issue; August 1985).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of LAW SCHOOL EXPERIENCE: CONVERSATIONS WITH STUDENTS, 5 AV/MICROGRAPHICS NEWS 1 (AALL) December 1984, at 2.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Lawyers Endorse Court Reform," 18 PROFESSIONAL MONITOR 1 (1984) (Mich Assn of the Professions)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Beware the Weasel Words, The Squinting Modifiers..." BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) November 1983, at 4.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Michigan State Bar Foundation: Thirty-five Years of Public Service ... Through Education, Research, and Publicity," 61 MICH B J 970 (1982).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Joy of Publishing," THE SCRIVENER (Scribes), Winter 1982, at 7.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Commentary: 'Brickley Amendment' Deserves Support," 16 LEGIS MONITOR 3 (1981)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. and Krsul, John A., "Dean S. Lewis: Forty-Sixth President of the State Bar of Michigan," 59 MICH B J 682 (October 1980).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "They Can't Write," 85 THE PAPER BOOK 2 (Spring 1980) (Delta Theta Phi L Frat)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Review of TREATISES FOR JUDGES: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY by Albert Tate. 60 JUDICATURE 503 (1977).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Young Lawyer's Guide to Handbooks on Legal Research and Writing Techniques," 12 INTER ALIA 5 (1974) (Michigan Young Lawyer Section)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Law Clerks' Bookshelf," 13 JUDGES' J. 35 (April 1974). Excerpts reprinted in APPELLATE JUDICIAL OPINIONS by Robert A. Leflar. St. Paul: West (1974) at p. 289.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Know Your State Bar Foundation," 52 MICH B J 251 (April 1973).

Other Writings

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "What Your Unprepared Note Says About You," THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) June 2013 issue.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "My Encounter with Canned Briefs," 41 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) May 2012 issue at 5.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Your Personal Best on Multiple-Choice Questions" (pts. 1,2, &3) 71 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) March 1 at 3, March 15 at 3, April 1 at 3 (2006).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Fraud" and "Restraining Order" in ENCYCLOPEDIA OF AMERICAN LAW (Facts On File, 2002).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Link Between TWEN Use and Grades Confirmed," 65 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) October 21, 2003 at 10.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Rays of Sunshine," 60 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) March 7, 2002, at 3.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Better Grades @ No Extra Cost," 58 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) June 21, 2001, at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Law School Turns on the Air Conditioning," 58 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) June 7, 2001, at 3. Reprinted from III BENCHMARK 30 (Michaelmas 1981).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Making Sense of Making Law," 56 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) October 19, 2000, at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Ten Reasons to Start Contracts with `Hairy Hand'," XIX THE BENCHMARK 20 (Michaelmas Term, 1997), reprinted from II LAW TEACHER 3 (Spring 1995).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Contempt: An Update on the Law and Procedure. Lansing: Michigan Judicial Inst (1995).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Preparing for a General Practice at Thomas Cooley," 41 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) October 27, 1995 at 1.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Hail to the Chiefs: A Tribute to America's Women Chief Justices," XVII BENCHMARK 6 (Hilary Term 1995). Reprinted from 80 WOMEN LAW J 9 (September 1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Effect of Class Size on Student Performance," 38 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) September 16, 1994, at 10.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Class Attendance and Grades: Is There a Correlation?," 37 THE PILLAR (Cooley Law School) June 13, 1994, at 13. Reprinted from 23 COMMENT 7 (1994)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., editor-in-chief, THE COMPLEAT LAWYER (Magazine of the ABA General Practice Section) 1994-95.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "ABA News," BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) - 31 monthly columns, 1989-92.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Foreward to ANNUAL REPORTS OF THE PRESIDENT 1979-1991 by Thomas E. Brennan. Lansing: Thomas M. Cooley Law School (April 1991).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Damages for Breach of Contract: Measurement and Limitations," XII BENCHMARK 25 (Hilary 1990).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., REMEDIES STATUTES AND COURT RULES - MICHIGAN 1st-4th eds. Lansing: Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1981-1990).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Boardroom Notes," for BRIEFS (Ingham County Bar Association) - 20 monthly columns, 1985-87.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. and Archer, Dennis. Foreword to PLAIN AND ACCURATE STYLE IN LAWSUIT PAPERS by Irwin Alterman. Lansing: State Bar of Michigan (1985).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., TECHNIQUES OF LEGAL DRAFTING; POINTERS, ILLUSTRATIONS, AND EXERCISES, Lansing: Thomas M.Cooley Law School (1984).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Opinion Style of John W. Fitzgerald," 10 THE PILLAR (Thomas M. Cooley Law School) March 1984, at 11.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Joy of Publishing," IV BENCHMARK 13 (Trinity 1982). Reprinted from THE SCRIVENER (Scribes) (Winter 1982).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Evaluation in Depth," IV BENCHMARK 24 (Hilary 1982).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., MATERIALS ON DRAFTING IN PLAIN LANGUAGE. Lansing: Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1982).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., WRITING AS A LAW SCHOOL SKILL. Lansing: Thomas M. Cooley Law School (1981).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Law School Turns on to Air Conditioning," III BENCHMARK 30 (Michaelmas 1981). Reprinted in 58 THE PILLAR (Thomas M. Cooley Law School) June 7, 2001, at 3.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Anyone for Plain English?" 6 THE PILLAR (Thomas M. Cooley Law School) December 1981, at 10.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Law Students' Lament, An Annotated Anthem to the Preparedness Policy," 6 THE PILLAR (Thomas M. Cooley Law School) January 1981, at 3.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Anatomy of a Staff Report" and "Staff Reports Illustrated," 1980 CENTRAL STAFF ATTORNEYS SEMINAR TEXTBOOK Chicago: ABA Appellate Judges Conference (1980).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., SURVEY REPORT: CENTRAL STAFF ATTORNEY PRODUCTIVITY in 2 PARASCOPE 4 (1980) (ABA Council of APP Staff Attys)

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Is the Pen Still Mightier than the Sword?" THE PILLAR (Thomas M. Cooley Law School) April 1980, at 10.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Judging Secondary Authorities," Review of TREATISES FOR JUDGES: A SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY by Albert Tate. 1 ALUMNI MAGAZINE (Thomas M. Cooley Law School) (Fall 1979) at 8.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., MANUAL FOR LAW CLERKS AND PREHEARING RESEARCH ATTORNEYS. Lansing: Michigan Court of Appeals (1972). Excerpts reprinted in ON LAW CLERKING: A COMPREHENSIVE VIEW. Baton Rouge: L.S.U. Institute of Continuing Legal Education (1975).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., REFERENCE MATERIALS: WORKSHOP FOR NEW JUDGES AND STAFF. Lansing: Michigan Court of Appeals (1974).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr. with Ashman, Allan and Alfini, James, EXAMINATION OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OPERATIONS OF THE COURT OF APPEALS OF THE STATE OF INDIANA. D.C.: Criminal Courts Technical Assistance Project, American University (1974).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., editor, INTRA FIDEM (Newsletter of the Ingham County Bar Association) (1974-75).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Message from the Chair," INTER ALIA (Newsletter of the State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section) 6 bimonthly columns (1971-72).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., editor, INTER ALIA (Newsletter of the State Bar of Michigan, Young Lawyers Section) 1969-70.

Presentations

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "On the Road Again: A Trip Through the Poetry and Checkered Subsequent History of Sherwood v. Walker," at the 7th International Conference on Contracts, Thomas Jefferson School of Law, San Diego, CA (March 3, 2012).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Tortuous History of the Mutual-Mistake Defense in Michigan Contract Law," delivered at the Michigan Academy of Science, Arts & Letters annual conference at Saginaw Valley State University (March 11, 2011). Recipient of the Academy's 2011 Cohn Prize in Law and Public Policy.

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Case of Rose of Aberlone – Michigan’s Great Contribution to Contract Law," presented at the Historical Society of Michigan Local History Conference, Macomb Community College, Warren MI (March 30, 2010).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "A 'Virtual Roadtrip' Through Sherwood v. Walker," presented at the Spring Conference on Contracts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (February 27, 2010).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Road Trip! A Look at the Places and Personalities Made Famous by Sherwood v. Walker," at the annual membership luncheon of the Michigan Supreme Court Historical Society, Detroit, MI (April 30, 2009), the Thomas M. Cooley Faculty Conference (June 2, 2009), the Kalamazoo County Trial Lawyers Association (August 14, 2009)), and the Ingham County Bar Association (Luncheon Lecture Series) (October 27, 2010).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "How to Achieve Your Personal Best on Multiple-Choice Questions," sponsored by the Caribbean Law Student Association (June 10, 2009).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "The Secret Life of Rose of Aberlone: The Mooving and Udderly True Story Behind the Shame and Redemption of Michigan’s Most Celebrated Cow," remarks at the re-dedication of the State Bar of Michigan’s Legal Milestone historical marker honoring "Rose of Aberlone," Plymouth, MI (May 13, 2008).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "All About Donor-Advised Gift Funds: How Middle-Class Families Can Enhance Their Charitable Giving With Maximum Tax Benefits," at the national YMCA Conference and Training Center, Silver Bay, N.Y. (August 16, 2001). Also presented to the Ingham County Bar Association (Luncheon Lecture Series) (March 20, 2002).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Inside the Pacific Rim: Legal Systems of the South Sea Islands," sponsored by the Asian Pacific American Law Students Association (July 20, 1998, October 21, 1998, and February 7, 2002).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Contempt of Court: Its Use and Abuse," presented to the Ingham County Bar Association (Luncheon Lecture Series) (February 14, 1996).

Stockmeyer, N.O.,  Jr., "Contempt of Court: An Update on the Law & Procedure," delivered at the 1995 Regional Judicial Seminars, Michigan Judicial Institute (March 28, April 18, May 16, and June 7, 1995).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Rays of Sunshine," presented at 1995 Barristers Ball, T.M. Cooley Law School, Lansing, MI (1995).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Remedies Update," presented to the Ingham County Bar Association (Luncheon Lecture Series) (October 12, 1994).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Academics are Lawyers, Too," delivered at the Bar Leaders Workshop, ABA General Practice Section, Boston, MA (February 6, 1993).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Recent Developments in the Law of Damages," presented to the Ingham County Bar Association (Luncheon Lecture Series) (March 25, 1992).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., Faculty Member. National Institute on Appellate Advocacy, ABA Division for Professional Education, San Francisco, CA (May 5-7, 1988).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Appellate Staff Memoranda and Staff Productivity," presented at Central Staff Attorneys Seminar, ABA Appellate Judges Conference, Santa Fe, NM (April 21, 1980).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Comparative Functions of Appellate Court Research Staffs," Colloquium at the National Conference of Appellate Court Staff Counsel Annual Meeting, New York, NY (August 6, 1978).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Caseload Management in Appellate Courts," Panelist at Regional Appellate Judges Conference, Minnesota Supreme Court, Brainerd, MN (July 25, 1976).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Keys to Increasing Judicial Productivity," presented at ABA Appellate Judges Conference Seminar, San Antonio, TX (March 17, 1976).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Effective Brief Writing," presented at Appellate Training Conference, Prosecuting Attorneys Association of Michigan, Lansing, MI (February 26, 1976).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Judicial and Legal Research," presented at Appellate Judges Educational Conference, Supreme Court of Alabama, Montgomery, AL (October 2, 1975).

Stockmeyer, N.O., Jr., "Research Tools and Techniques," presented at Annual Law Clerk Institutes, Louisiana State University Law School, Baton Rouge, LA (1972, 1973, and 1975).

 

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