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International Mother Of Mystery: Protecting Surrogate Mothers’ Participation In International Commercial Surrogacy Contracts, Jamie Cooperman 2018 Golden Gate University School of Law

International Mother Of Mystery: Protecting Surrogate Mothers’ Participation In International Commercial Surrogacy Contracts, Jamie Cooperman

Golden Gate University Law Review

The lack of uniform international laws regarding surrogacy exposes all parties involved in surrogacy arrangements to a variety of problems. Challenges include determining the status of children, the rights of intended parents, and the protection of surrogates. Issues regarding the citizenship of babies born to surrogacy agreements tend arise when the child leaves the birth country and enters the intended country of citizenship.

Overall, international surrogacy arrangements present three central problems: (1) the citizenship of children, (2) the rights of intended parents, and (3) the rights and protection of women who serve as surrogates. This Comment focuses on the third ...


Clark Cty. Office Of The Coroner/Med. Exam'r V. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 24. (April 12, 2018) (En Banc), Tamara Cannella 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Clark Cty. Office Of The Coroner/Med. Exam'r V. Las Vegas Review-Journal, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. No. 24. (April 12, 2018) (En Banc), Tamara Cannella

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

Under NRCP 62(d) and NRCP 62(e), state and local government appellants are generally entitled to a stay of a money judgment pending appeal, without needing to post a supersedeas bond or other security as a matter of right.


Kirsch V. Traber, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 22 (Apr. 5, 2018), Landon Littlefield 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Kirsch V. Traber, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 22 (Apr. 5, 2018), Landon Littlefield

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Nevada Supreme Court, applying the Restatement (Second) of Judgments definition of “final judgment,” held that it was proper for the district court to accord preclusive effect to a subsequent final judgment from a foreign court.


Fisco V. Department Of Human Services: The Inequity Of Equitable Defenses In Child Support Arrearage Cases, Rebecca C. Raskin 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Fisco V. Department Of Human Services: The Inequity Of Equitable Defenses In Child Support Arrearage Cases, Rebecca C. Raskin

Maine Law Review

On August 8, 1995, using a federal law targeting the most egregious deadbeat fathers, FBI agents arrested Jeffrey Nichols for failing to pay approximately $580,000 in child support. Although the law is fairly new, the problem of child support enforcement has troubled this country for decades. In the early 1970s, child support enforcement was so inadequate that the federal government spent $7.6 billion annually on welfare to provide for single parents. The government has tried to remedy the problem, but seventy-five percent of custodial mothers in this country continue either to lack child support orders or to receive ...


The Sleepwalker's Tour Of Divorce Law, John C. Sheldon 2018 University of Maine School of Law

The Sleepwalker's Tour Of Divorce Law, John C. Sheldon

Maine Law Review

It's amazing what you can learn about modern divorce law from Nicholas Copernicus and Johannes Kepler. Copernicus was the 16th century churchman who dared to suggest that the sun, not the earth, lies at the center of the solar system. Kepler was the early-17th century mathematician whose three laws of planetary motion provided the foundation for modern cosmology. Neither of these pioneers had a clue what he was doing. A study of recent procedures, decisions, and statutes in Maine divorce law suggests that nothing has changed since Copernicus. Koestler could have written the same book just by attending a ...


Basic Trial Advocacy, Michael W. Mullane 2018 University of Maine School of Law

Basic Trial Advocacy, Michael W. Mullane

Maine Law Review

Mary Crates taught me to “begin as you mean to go on.” Peter Murray's book is a good place to begin for those embarking on a life of trial advocacy. For those of us whose beginnings are distant and often painful memories, it is an excellent reminder of where we meant to go. Trial advocacy is an infinitely complex task. This simple fact is both its joy and curse. Teaching trial advocacy is equally difficult. There is no “never” and no “always.” There is a host of commonly accepted maxims, many of which are contradictory on their face and ...


‘Rule Of Law’ In China: The Confrontation Of Formal Law With Cultural Norms, Larry A. DiMatteo 2018 University of Florida

‘Rule Of Law’ In China: The Confrontation Of Formal Law With Cultural Norms, Larry A. Dimatteo

Cornell International Law Journal

This Article will be one of the first to fully examine the adoption of the first part of China’s long-term quest to enact a grand civil code. It is primarily an examination of the interaction between law and culture— this interaction is most visible when law is transplanted from one legal tradition (Western) into a country of a different legal tradition (Eastern). The General Rules of the Civil Law of the People’s Republic of China took effect on October 1, 2017. This enactment of general principles is the first step in what is expected to take up to ...


Navigating The New York Courts With The Assistance Of A Non-Lawyer, Fern Fisher 2018 Penn State Dickinson Law

Navigating The New York Courts With The Assistance Of A Non-Lawyer, Fern Fisher

Dickinson Law Review

This Article discusses a program implemented by the New York State Unified Court System in order to address the justice gap for unrepresented litigants. Part I of this Article discusses the process behind creating the New York Navigator’s Program (discussed in more detail Part II), a program designed to help non-lawyer “Navigators” to assist unrepresented litigants in a limited capacity when the litigants appear before different types of state courts. The Navigators must complete training before they are able to assist the litigants. This program has been well received, as Part IV discusses, and has helped more and more ...


Pro Se Appellants: Opportunities For Law Libraries, Liz Reppe 2018 Penn State Dickinson Law

Pro Se Appellants: Opportunities For Law Libraries, Liz Reppe

Dickinson Law Review

This article is part of the 2018 Dickinson Law Review Symposium entitled “Access to Justice: Innovations and Challenges in Providing Assistance to Pro Se Litigants.” The author is the state law librarian for Minnesota who reports to the Minnesota Supreme Court. This article surveys various resources that Minnesota provides to unrepresented clients, including the website resources found here: https://perma.cc/R2DP-K9YB. The bulk of the article, however, focuses on Minnesota’s innovative in-person “Appeals Self-Help Clinics.” See https://perma.cc/Y2VN-H2L3.

The article’s discussion of Minnesota’s Appeals Self-Help Clinics begins by highlighting some of the factors that ...


“Pfa” Record Expungement As A Tool For Settlement: Due Process And The Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act, Kyle Semroc 2018 Penn State Dickinson Law

“Pfa” Record Expungement As A Tool For Settlement: Due Process And The Pennsylvania Protection From Abuse Act, Kyle Semroc

Dickinson Law Review

The Pennsylvania Protection from Abuse Act (PFAA) empowers victims of domestic violence to obtain protection orders through a hearing process. Once the Protection from Abuse (PFA) process is initiated, a statewide registry system automatically generates a civil record. Currently, no statutory language governing the expungement of a PFA record exists in Pennsylvania, and courts have decided that a right to expungement exists only in limited circumstances. The courts are silent, however, on whether a protection order by consent of the parties with no admission of abuse is available for expungement.

This Comment begins by describing the procedure by which a ...


Comstock Residents Ass’N V. Lyon Cty. Bd. Of Comm’Rs, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 19 (Mar. 29, 2018), Steven Kish 2018 University of Nevada, Las Vegas -- William S. Boyd School of Law

Comstock Residents Ass’N V. Lyon Cty. Bd. Of Comm’Rs, 134 Nev. Adv. Op. 19 (Mar. 29, 2018), Steven Kish

Nevada Supreme Court Summaries

The Court held that privately-maintained public records are within the scope of the Nevada Public Records Act (“NPRA”). Accordingly, the district court’s denial of the Comstock Residents Association’s (“CRA”) petition for a writ of mandamus was erroneous.


The Decline Of Anglo-American Civil Jury Trial Practice, William V. Dorsaneo III 2018 Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law

The Decline Of Anglo-American Civil Jury Trial Practice, William V. Dorsaneo Iii

SMU Law Review

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Rwu First Amendment Blog: David Logan's Blog: Weather Forecast For March 25: Stormy On 60 Minutes? 03-18-2018, David A. Logan 2018 Roger Williams University School of Law

Rwu First Amendment Blog: David Logan's Blog: Weather Forecast For March 25: Stormy On 60 Minutes? 03-18-2018, David A. Logan

Law School Blogs

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Spring Break In Puerto Rico: Helping Hurricane Victims 3-7-2018, Michael M. Bowden 2018 Roger Williams University School of Law

Spring Break In Puerto Rico: Helping Hurricane Victims 3-7-2018, Michael M. Bowden

Life of the Law School (1993- )

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Cover, Masthead & Contents, 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Cover, Masthead & Contents

Journal of Civil Law Studies

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The Reluctance Of Civil Law Systems In Adopting The Ucc Article 9 “Without Breach Of Peace” Standard—Evidence From National And International Legal Instruments Governing Secured Transactions, Asress Adimi Gikay, Cătălin Gabriel Stănescu 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

The Reluctance Of Civil Law Systems In Adopting The Ucc Article 9 “Without Breach Of Peace” Standard—Evidence From National And International Legal Instruments Governing Secured Transactions, Asress Adimi Gikay, Cătălin Gabriel Stănescu

Journal of Civil Law Studies

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What Medical Risks Should Physicians Disclose To Their Patients? Towards A Better Standard In American And French Medical Malpractice Law, Alina-Emilia Ciortea 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

What Medical Risks Should Physicians Disclose To Their Patients? Towards A Better Standard In American And French Medical Malpractice Law, Alina-Emilia Ciortea

Journal of Civil Law Studies

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Evelyn L. Wilson, The Justices Of The Supreme Court Of Louisiana 1865-1880, Georgia Chadwick 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Evelyn L. Wilson, The Justices Of The Supreme Court Of Louisiana 1865-1880, Georgia Chadwick

Journal of Civil Law Studies

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The Interaction Of Good Faith With Contract Performance, Dissolution, And Damages In The Louisiana Supreme Court, Jumoke Dara, Olivier Moréteau 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

The Interaction Of Good Faith With Contract Performance, Dissolution, And Damages In The Louisiana Supreme Court, Jumoke Dara, Olivier Moréteau

Journal of Civil Law Studies

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Disobeying Courts’ Orders—A Comparative Analysis Of The Civil Contempt Of Court Doctrine And Of The Image Of The Common Law Judge, Carlo Vittorio Giabardo 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Disobeying Courts’ Orders—A Comparative Analysis Of The Civil Contempt Of Court Doctrine And Of The Image Of The Common Law Judge, Carlo Vittorio Giabardo

Journal of Civil Law Studies

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