THERE CAN BE NO PEACE"
"THERE IS NOTHING MORE POWERFUL
THAN AN IDEA WHOSE TIME HAS COME"
"COMPUTERS WILL NEVER REPLACE LAWYERS,
BUT LAWYERS WHO CAN EFFECTIVELY USE COMPUTERS,
WILL REPLACE LAWYERS WHO CAN NOT"
"WITH GREAT POWER,
COMES EVEN GREATER
and Peter Parker
"STUDENTS MUST HAVE INITIATIVE;
THEY SHOULD NOT BE MERE IMITATORS.
THEY MUST LEARN TO THINK
AND ACT FOR THEMSELVES -
AND BE FREE"
"THE TRUE SIGN OF INTELLIGENCE
IS NOT KNOWLEDGE
Professor Galves is a 1986 graduate of Harvard Law School and was a tenured law professor at Pacific McGeorge School of Law for over twenty years, having recently retired from McGeorge in 2015.
Professor Galves continues to teach at other universities here in the US and abroad. He teaches Evidence, Trial Advocacy, Civil Procedure, and in addition to law classes, he teaches political science classes at the undergraduate level as well. He also writes legal books and articles.
Professor Galves also runs his own business, Galves Consulting, where he combines his expert skills in Pre-Trial Litigation, e-discovery, Civil Procedure, Evidence, and Trial Advocacy to assist attorneys in the modern practice of law. Galves is also heavily involved in Online Dispute Resolution (“ODR”) and is on the Advisory Board of Modria, Inc., the Largest Online Dispute Company in the world.
Professor Galves believes that e-commerce disputes must be resolved efficiently, fairly, and securely so that online buyers and sellers can place full confidence in e-commerce markets. For this to occur, the principles of fairness, accessibility, and equity available in most physical courts must also be within reach for disputes arising out of online transactions.Read more
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EVIDENCE: A CONTEMPORARY APPROACHNEW - 3rd Edition
Evidence: A Contemporary Approach [3rd Edition] is the latest addition to a new breed of casebooks accessible in print and online. It provides a comprehensive, engaging, and effective treatment of evidence presented in a clear and concise format that is accessible to students.
The casebook features a novel visual display and layout that uses text boxes, diagrams, and color/border segregated feature sections for hypotheticals, references to scholarly debates, useful information for students, and questions to provoke thought.
Evidence: A Contemporary Approach, 3rd Edition | Click to purchase from West Academic Publisher | View Publisher Video w/Galves speaking on Textbook | Click to purchase on Amazon | View Table of Contents | View Sample Chapter 4
Professor Galves' Literal & Lightearted Interpretation of the BibleGENESIS RELOADED
Modern and intellectually honest people of many faiths sometimes have difficulty believing in a strict “literal” interpretation of the Bible. As a result, they often wonder whether the Bible, as written, can be true—even if they very much would like for it to be true. Genesis Reloaded thoroughly investigates this ethos, and challenges readers to rationally explore their own faith, or the lack thereof. In doing so, it is important to understand that the interpretation of the Bible, like the interpretation of the US Constitution, is often wrought with personal bias, ideological subjectivity, and manipulative claims of God’s “original intent.”
With that as its main premise, the book questions whether a literal interpretation of the Bible is even possible, let alone objectively meaningful, reliable, or instructive for us today. The book also meticulously analyzes the legal, social, political, and current event issues addressed implicitly, and often explicitly, in the Bible, as well as the eternal religious, philosophical, and scientific questions about the existence of God and our ultimate place in the universe.