Stephen Fields

Tales of self-litigants don't support ideals of access to justice, law researchers discovering

It was Abraham Lincoln who once famously remarked “He who represents himself has a fool for a client.”

That may have been conventional wisdom back in the days when Honest Abe was U.S. President and a former attorney himself, but these days, growing numbers of individuals are opting out of hiring a lawyer when they go to court and choosing instead to represent themselves.

Student mixes love of history with passion for muscle cars

Evan Suntres is astute enough to see the irony in the research path he’s chosen.

A master’s student in history, he is studying a phenomenon which he suggests saw conservative males turn to muscle cars as a way of expressing their masculinity in reaction to such social upheavals of the 1960s as the anti-war and women’s liberation movements.

A self-described political moderate, he’s also in the process of restoring his own 1973 Ford Mustang fastback.