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The Quest For A New Generation Of Labor Chapter In The Ttip, Michele Faioli Sep 2015

The Quest For A New Generation Of Labor Chapter In The Ttip, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

The TTIP (Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Agreement) may be key for the EU-US forthcoming vision of labor and industrial relations. More in general, it may be key for idea of a possible common Western labor legal system. The TTIP may be turned into a occasion to ground a new generation of labor chapters in investment/partnership treaties. In line with preliminary outputs, a practical proposal is introduced. This essay is also aimed at analyzing, under a critical legal approach, why, to what extent and how the TTIP labor chapter may be set up. By means of a de-constructive method ...


Evidence Summarized In Attorney’S Closing Arguments Predicts Acquittals In Criminal Trials Of Child Sexual Abuse, Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Thomas D. Lyon Jun 2014

Evidence Summarized In Attorney’S Closing Arguments Predicts Acquittals In Criminal Trials Of Child Sexual Abuse, Stacia N. Stolzenberg, Thomas D. Lyon

Stacia N. Stolzenberg

Evidence summarized in attorney’s closing arguments of criminal child sexual abuse cases (N = 189) was coded to predict acquittal rates. Ten variables were significant bivariate predictors; five variables significant at p < .01 were entered into a multivariate model. Cases were likely to result in an acquittal when the defendant was not charged with force, the child maintained contact with the defendant after the abuse occurred, the defense presented a hearsay witness regarding the victim’s statements, a witness regarding the victim’s character, or a witness regarding another witnesses’ character (usually the mother). The findings suggest that jurors might believe that child molestation is akin to a stereotype of violent rape, and that they may be swayed by defense challenges to the victim’s credibility and the credibility of those close to the victim.


Young Children’S Difficulty With Indirect Speech Acts: Implications For Questioning Child Witnesses, Angela D. Evans, Stacia Stolzenberg, Kang Lee, Thomas D. Lyon Jan 2014

Young Children’S Difficulty With Indirect Speech Acts: Implications For Questioning Child Witnesses, Angela D. Evans, Stacia Stolzenberg, Kang Lee, Thomas D. Lyon

Stacia N. Stolzenberg

Prior research suggests that infelicitous choice of questions can significantly underestimate children’s actual abilities, independently of suggestiveness. One possibly difficult question type is indirect speech acts such as “Do you know…” questions (DYK, e.g., “Do you know where it happened?”). These questions directly ask if respondents know, while indirectly asking what respondents know. If respondents answer “yes,” but fail to elaborate, they are either ignoring or failing to recognize the indirect question (known as pragmatic failure). Two studies examined the effect of indirect speech acts on maltreated and non-maltreated 2- to 7-year-olds’ post-event interview responses. Children were read ...


Children's Memory For Conversations About Sexual Abuse: Legal And Psychological Implications, Thomas D. Lyon, Stacia N. Stolzenberg Jan 2014

Children's Memory For Conversations About Sexual Abuse: Legal And Psychological Implications, Thomas D. Lyon, Stacia N. Stolzenberg

Stacia N. Stolzenberg

No abstract provided.


Autonomia Collettiva E Concorrenza Nel Sistema Riformato Della Vendita Della Stampa Quotidiana E Periodica, Michele Faioli Mar 2013

Autonomia Collettiva E Concorrenza Nel Sistema Riformato Della Vendita Della Stampa Quotidiana E Periodica, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

This paper examines the relationship between collective autonomy and competition in the newspaper industry, particularly in the light of the revived trend towards liberalisation. The analysis considers the sale of newspapers and periodicals and the competing interests of the parties involved (vendors, distributors, and publishers). Emphasis is placed upon workers and on a more practical approach to the exercise of their right to organize.


Facing 21st Century Realities, Judith L. Maute Jan 2013

Facing 21st Century Realities, Judith L. Maute

Judith L. Maute

No abstract provided.


La Lex Mercatoria Contextualisée: Tracer Son Parcours Intellectuel, Dave De Ruysscher Dec 2012

La Lex Mercatoria Contextualisée: Tracer Son Parcours Intellectuel, Dave De Ruysscher

Dave De ruysscher

Lex mercatoria is, as a label for contemporary transnational commercial law, well known from legal literature regarding international markets . Some arguments with respect to that concept have historical implications: a medieval body of commercial law is often considered as the predecessor of the lex mercatoria of today. Yet, legal historians have recently questioned whether a medieval commercial law existed in a uniform sense in different locations. As a result, the intellectual history of the concept of lex mercatoria is the more interesting. In this article, it is demonstrated that this notion was introduced in legal literature on international markets in ...


Fondi Interprofessionali Per La Formazione Continua, Michele Faioli May 2012

Fondi Interprofessionali Per La Formazione Continua, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Freedom To Achieve: The Future Of Student-Led Organizations Within The Public School System, Braden W. Johnson Apr 2012

Freedom To Achieve: The Future Of Student-Led Organizations Within The Public School System, Braden W. Johnson

Braden W Johnson

On-campus religious organizations have received special protections according to their First Amendment rights and the Equal Access Act of 1984. As more controversial organizations have been incorporated within the public school system, school administrators have found it increasingly hard to control the effects of these groups. This article argues for a revision to the Equal Access Act which strengthen's a school's ability to place restrictions on the formation of controversial clubs.


Could A Hub And Spoke, Homegrown Ceo Strategy Boost The Success Of University Start-Ups?, Brendan O. Baggot, Martin R. Graf Phd Mar 2012

Could A Hub And Spoke, Homegrown Ceo Strategy Boost The Success Of University Start-Ups?, Brendan O. Baggot, Martin R. Graf Phd

Brendan O. Baggot

How can universities make more money with their spinout company (SpinCo)‐suitable technologies? By “growing” their own CEOs to improve both the quality and quantity of startup company leaders available, that’s how. Surprisingly, however, at most universities little or no effort is made to interweave this critical need into tech transfer efforts.


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Sample Unpublished, Joe Cera

Joe Cera

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Sample Article 1, Joe Cera Jan 2012

Sample Article 1, Joe Cera

Joe Cera

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From Whence We Came And Where We Might Go, Judith L. Maute Jan 2012

From Whence We Came And Where We Might Go, Judith L. Maute

Judith L. Maute

No abstract provided.


Back To The Future: Introducing Constructive Feminism For The Twenty-First Century: A New Paradigm For The Family And Medical Leave Act, Arianne Renan Barzilay Dr. Jan 2012

Back To The Future: Introducing Constructive Feminism For The Twenty-First Century: A New Paradigm For The Family And Medical Leave Act, Arianne Renan Barzilay Dr.

Arianne Renan Barzilay Dr. (J.S.D., New York University School of Law)

Abstract: At least ninety percent (90%) of American parents, mothers and fathers, say they are experiencing an acute shortage of time spent with family and an intense work-family conflict. This article provides a history and a theory that should inform our conceptualization of work-family regulation. It points to the neglected history of working-class social feminism. It shows how working-class social feminists at the beginning of the twentieth century advocated for “constructive feminism”—government support, by way of labor regulation, of what this article terms “multidimensionalism”—a life enriched by meaningful dimensions of work, family, civic participation, and culture. The Article ...


Labor Regulation As Family Regulation: Decent Work And Decent Families, Arianne Renan Barzilay Dr. Jan 2012

Labor Regulation As Family Regulation: Decent Work And Decent Families, Arianne Renan Barzilay Dr.

Arianne Renan Barzilay Dr. (J.S.D., New York University School of Law)

It is due time that we understood that regulating the family has been a longstanding goal of labor regulation. This article presents the trajectory of labor regulation as family regulation. It provides a history of the "decent standards" discourse pertaining to wage and hour regulation, and reveals its double meanings: to provide "decent work" and to promote "decent families. " It terms the goal of providing decent standards of work and wages as "productive decency" and the goals pertaining to family decency, proper gender norms, and sexual purity as "repressive decency. " It shows how labor regulation surprisingly began in the Progressive ...


From Usages Of Merchants To Default Rules: Practices Of Trade, Ius Commune And Urban Law In Early Modern Antwerp, Dave De Ruysscher Jan 2012

From Usages Of Merchants To Default Rules: Practices Of Trade, Ius Commune And Urban Law In Early Modern Antwerp, Dave De Ruysscher

Dave De ruysscher

In sixteenth-century Antwerp, commercial contracts were supported with refined government-made rules that brought techniques, usages and customs practised by merchants to the level of sophisticated law. Because no body of unwritten substantive law on commerce existed and because commercial practices were often too rudimentary from a legal perspective, in the 1500s detailed and balanced normative precepts on contracts of trade came to be crafted. When in the first decades of the sixteenth century more and more foreign merchants visited Antwerp, its rulers gradually started supplementing and upgrading practices of merchants to default rules regarding contracts, with materials and concepts drawn ...


Riforma Pensionistica Monti-Fornero, Michele Faioli Dec 2011

Riforma Pensionistica Monti-Fornero, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Innovating Financial Law In The Early Modern Netherlands And Europe: Transfers Of Commercial Paper And Recourse Liability In Legislation And Ius Commune (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries), Dave De Ruysscher Oct 2011

Innovating Financial Law In The Early Modern Netherlands And Europe: Transfers Of Commercial Paper And Recourse Liability In Legislation And Ius Commune (Sixteenth-Eighteenth Centuries), Dave De Ruysscher

Dave De ruysscher

In this contribution it is demonstrated how in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries Dutch rules concerning negotiable credit instruments (i.e., bills obligatory to bearer and bills of exchange) transformed financial law throughout the European continent. The Antwerp and Amsterdam authorities devised precepts of law on such issues that went against substantial principles of the academic ius commune. In the course of the seventeenth century, the former’s success brought about their insertion into financial legislation of German cities. This phenomenon came along with a new comparative approach of legislators in the whole of Europe, which was typical of that ...


Lavoro E Produttività Nell'economia Globale. La Contrattazione Collettiva Decentrata Dopo La Manovra Di Ferragosto 2011, Michele Faioli, Angelo Pandolfo Aug 2011

Lavoro E Produttività Nell'economia Globale. La Contrattazione Collettiva Decentrata Dopo La Manovra Di Ferragosto 2011, Michele Faioli, Angelo Pandolfo

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Evading Legislative Jurisdiction, Austen Parrish Feb 2011

Evading Legislative Jurisdiction, Austen Parrish

Austen L. Parrish

In the last few years, and mostly unnoticed, courts have adopted a radically different approach to issues of legislative jurisdiction. Instead of grappling with the difficult question of whether Congress intended a law to reach beyond U.S. borders, courts have side-stepped it entirely. Courts have done so by redefining the definition of extraterritoriality. Significant and contentious decisions in the Ninth and D.C. Circuits paved the way by holding that not all regulation of overseas foreign conduct is extraterritorial. And then suddenly, last term, the U.S. Supreme Court breathed life into the practice. In its landmark Morrison v ...


Riforma Fiscale E Redditi Di Lavoro Dipendente: Per Una Fiscalità Volta Verso Il Nuovo Millennio, Michele Faioli Jan 2011

Riforma Fiscale E Redditi Di Lavoro Dipendente: Per Una Fiscalità Volta Verso Il Nuovo Millennio, Michele Faioli

Michele Faioli

No abstract provided.


Resolving Incompatibilities Of Bilateral Investment Treaties Of The Eu Member States With The Ec Treaty: Individual And Collective Options, Ahmad Ali Ghouri Nov 2010

Resolving Incompatibilities Of Bilateral Investment Treaties Of The Eu Member States With The Ec Treaty: Individual And Collective Options, Ahmad Ali Ghouri

Ahmad Ali Ghouri

Bilateral Investment Treaties (BITs) concluded by the EU Member States contain substantially similar clauses, including free movement of capital and investor-to-state dispute resolution. Article 307 EC provides for the primacy of pre-accession treaties over the EC Treaty and simultaneously requires the Member States to eliminate their mutual incompatibilities. The European Court of Justice has declared that free movement of capital clauses of Austrian and Swedish pre-accession extra-EU BITs are incompatible with the EC Treaty as they will impede any restrictions on the movement of capital imposed as future Community legislation. A similar ‘free movement of capital’ clause is present in ...


Patent Busting With Prior Art?, Brendan O. Baggot Mar 2010

Patent Busting With Prior Art?, Brendan O. Baggot

Brendan O. Baggot

Although there are many routes to invalidating a patent, what are the chances of finding prior art missed during U .S. prosecution? What are some of the factors that influence the outcome of a patent search? How can one assess a priori the likelihood of uncovering “new” prior art? How does the specific technology affect the outcome? These and other


Labour Trafficking: Prosecutions And Other Proceedings, Fiona M. David Ms Jan 2010

Labour Trafficking: Prosecutions And Other Proceedings, Fiona M. David Ms

Fiona David

In Australia, three defendants in two cases have been charged and prosecuted for ‘slavery’ or ’trafficking in persons’ under the Criminal Code (Cth), in circumstances where the crimes have allegedly occurred in contexts other than the sex industry. These cases tend to be described as instances of ‘labour trafficking’, even though the parameters of this phrase are far from settled (see further AIC 2009). This brief describes the progression of these two cases through the Australian court system, with varying outcomes.


Migrant Smuggling And Human Rights - Notes From The Field, Fiona M. David Ms Jan 2010

Migrant Smuggling And Human Rights - Notes From The Field, Fiona M. David Ms

Fiona David

Eastern Africa is one of the poorest, most conflict-riddled regions in the world and, within this region, migrant smuggling between countries is commonplace. The following article by Fiona David, a lawyer and researcher in smuggling and trafficking issues, seeks to provide some insights into the drivers and realities of migrant smuggling, and the human rights implications of this trade in human misery.


Building The Infrastructure Of Anti-Trafficking: Information, Funding, Responses, Fiona M. David Ms Jan 2010

Building The Infrastructure Of Anti-Trafficking: Information, Funding, Responses, Fiona M. David Ms

Fiona David

No abstract provided.


Labour Trafficking: Key Concepts And Issues, Fiona M. David Ms Jan 2010

Labour Trafficking: Key Concepts And Issues, Fiona M. David Ms

Fiona David

At the international level, there is no single, clear definition of ‘labour trafficking’. Arguably, the expression can be used to describe those forms of trafficking in persons of which the exploitative purpose relates to a person’s labour. There are, however, debates over the scope and meaning of these terms. This brief provides an introduction to key terms and notes some of the issues that remain less settled.


A Cheap Bill For Deviant Enclosures: Legal Change And The Eighteenth Century Enclosure Movement, Robert Tennyson Aug 2009

A Cheap Bill For Deviant Enclosures: Legal Change And The Eighteenth Century Enclosure Movement, Robert Tennyson

Robert Tennyson

This article considers the question of legal change in the context of the parliamentary enclosure movement of eighteenth century England. While the English court of Chancery had enabled late Tudor and early Stuart enclosures by inserting a controlled uncertainty into the enclosure process, it refused to enforce them where an individual with rights of common held out. The eighteenth century parliament overcame this difficulty by allowing bill suitors to obtain private enclosure legislation in the face of ever-greater numbers of dissenters. This dilution of the unanimous assent standard occurred through the efforts of suitors who were encouraged by parliamentary procedures ...


Duplicative Foreign Litigation, Austen L. Parrish Mar 2009

Duplicative Foreign Litigation, Austen L. Parrish

Austen L. Parrish

What should a court do when a lawsuit involving the same parties and the same issues is already pending in the court of an-other country? With the growth of transnational litigation, the issue of reactive, duplicative proceedings – and the waste inherent in such duplication – becomes a more common problem. The future does not promise change. In a modern, globalized world, litigants are increasingly tempted to forum shop among countries to find courts and law more favorably inclined to them than their opponents. The federal courts, however, do not yet have a coherent response to the problem. They apply at least ...


Us Attacks Inside Pakistan Territory: An Insight On International Law And Use Of Force, Ahmad Ali Ghouri Jan 2009

Us Attacks Inside Pakistan Territory: An Insight On International Law And Use Of Force, Ahmad Ali Ghouri

Ahmad Ali Ghouri

Post September 11, 2001 era gave new dimensions to the use of force under international law. New interpretations of the doctrine of self-defence emerged alongside the invention of the doctrine of pre-emptive strike devising legitimacy for the use of force. Where there are increasing concerns of international community for fully reliable evidence, as opposed to assumptions and probabilities, which may provide basis for a pre-emptive military action, there is fundamental jurisprudential divide among international lawyers over the circumstances that may give a legitimate right to pre-emptive use of force. Although the issue of pre-emptive use of force is equally important ...