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Women In The Legal Academy: A Brief History Of Feminist Legal Theory, Robin West 2018 Georgetown University Law Center

Women In The Legal Academy: A Brief History Of Feminist Legal Theory, Robin West

Fordham Law Review

Women’s entry into the legal academy in significant numbers—first as students, then as faculty—was a 1970s and 1980s phenomenon. During those decades, women in law schools struggled: first, for admission and inclusion as individual students on a formally equal footing with male students; then for parity in their numbers in classes and on faculties; and, eventually, for some measure of substantive equality across various parameters, including their performance and evaluation both in and in front of the classroom, as well as in the quality of their experiences as students and faculty members and in the benefits to ...


Essay: Developing Appropriate Standards For Achieving Diversity In Faculty Appointments, Guido Calabresi 2018 U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Essay: Developing Appropriate Standards For Achieving Diversity In Faculty Appointments, Guido Calabresi

Fordham Law Review

I am writing today to talk about diversity within law school faculties. And when I say “diversity,” I mean all sorts of diversities, not just the ones that most of those who address the issue tend to focus on. I have, for many years, been thinking about the different types of diversities that seem crucial to a law school, and the appropriate ways of achieving them. Part I lists the categories of diversity that I think are important to considering diversity within law school faculties. It then indicates a problem that inheres with this list. Part II suggests how different ...


Executive Power, Drone Executions, And The Due Process Rights Of American Citizens, Jonathan G. D'Errico 2018 Fordham University School of Law

Executive Power, Drone Executions, And The Due Process Rights Of American Citizens, Jonathan G. D'Errico

Fordham Law Review

Few conflicts have tested the mettle of procedural due process more than the War on Terror. Although fiery military responses have insulated the United States from another 9/11, the Obama administration’s 2011 drone execution of a U.S. citizen allegedly associated with al-Qaeda without formal charges or prosecution sparked public outrage. Judicial recognition that this nonbattlefield execution presented a plausible procedural due process claim ignited questions which continue to smolder today: What are the limits of executive war power? What constitutional privileges do American citizens truly retain in the War on Terror? What if the executive erred in ...


The War(S) On Christmas In The Law Books, Kurt X. Metzmeier 2018 University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law

The War(S) On Christmas In The Law Books, Kurt X. Metzmeier

Kurt X. Metzmeier

This piece takes a reference to a December 25, 1823, session of the Kentucky Senate as a starting point to discuss the legal history of Christmas in America and specifically Kentucky from the Puritan era when it was banned, to the early 1800s when it was officially ignored, to the late 19th century when it was raised to a legal holiday (and when many of the day's tradition were created).


Journal Staff, 2018 Duke Law

Journal Staff

Duke Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Electoral Due Process, Sarah Milkovich 2018 Duke Law

Electoral Due Process, Sarah Milkovich

Duke Law Journal

Elections and their aftermath are matters left to the states by the U.S. Constitution. But the Supreme Court has made clear that the right to vote is federally protected, and fiercely so. When an election failure takes place and deprives citizens of their votes, challengers must resort to state law remedies. Many states have procedural requirements for election challenges that are stringent to the point of being prohibitive.

This Note argues that the due process concerns raised by these burdensome state procedures are amplified by their voting rights context. Where a voter must take to the courts to vindicate ...


The Data Breach Dilemma: Proactive Solutions For Protecting Consumers’ Personal Information, Daniel J. Marcus 2018 Duke Law

The Data Breach Dilemma: Proactive Solutions For Protecting Consumers’ Personal Information, Daniel J. Marcus

Duke Law Journal

Data breaches are an increasingly common part of consumers’ lives. No institution is immune to the possibility of an attack. Each breach inevitably risks the release of consumers’ personally identifiable information and the strong possibility of identity theft.

Unfortunately, current solutions for handling these incidents are woefully inadequate. Private litigation like consumer class actions and shareholder lawsuits each face substantive legal and procedural barriers. States have their own data security and breach notification laws, but there is currently no unifying piece of legislation or strong enforcement mechanism.

This Note argues that proactive solutions are required. First, a national data security ...


Deviancy, Dependency, And Disability: The Forgotten History Of Eugenics And Mass Incarceration, Laura I. Appleman 2018 Duke Law

Deviancy, Dependency, And Disability: The Forgotten History Of Eugenics And Mass Incarceration, Laura I. Appleman

Duke Law Journal

Three widely discussed explanations of the punitive carceral state are racism, harsh drug laws, and prosecutorial overreach. These three narratives, however, only partially explain how our correctional system expanded to its current overcrowded state. Neglected in our discussion of mass incarceration is our largely forgotten history of the long-term, wholesale institutionalization of the disabled. This form of mass detention, motivated by a continuing application of eugenics and persistent class-based discrimination, is an important part of our history of imprisonment, one that has shaped key contours of our current supersized correctional system. Only by fully exploring this forgotten narrative of long-term ...


Legitimate Yet Manipulative: The Conundrum Of Open-Market Manipulation, Gina-Gail S. Fletcher 2018 Duke Law

Legitimate Yet Manipulative: The Conundrum Of Open-Market Manipulation, Gina-Gail S. Fletcher

Duke Law Journal

Is manipulation possible in the absence of misconduct? This is the foundational inquiry at the heart of open-market manipulation. Open-market manipulation captures the attention of lawmakers and courts because it is market manipulation effected entirely through facially legitimate transactions. Whereas traditional, well-accepted forms of market manipulation involve deception, fraud, and monopolistic prices, open-market manipulation involves no objectively bad acts and, instead, is accomplished through permissible transactions executed on the open market. As enforcement of this form of manipulation increases, the question arises—when, if ever, is a legitimate transaction manipulative?

To the Securities Exchange Commission and the Commodity Futures Trading ...


Canada’S Legal Traditions: Sources Of Unification, Diversification, Or Inspiration?, Rosalie Jukier 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Canada’S Legal Traditions: Sources Of Unification, Diversification, Or Inspiration?, Rosalie Jukier

Journal of Civil Law Studies

Quebec, the only province within Canada to follow the civil law tradition, is an ideal microcosm for the study of unity and diversity within legal orders. The question of whether Quebec’s civilian legal tradition should be interpreted and applied so as to be in unity with the common law or, rather, adhere to its own distinct legal culture has pervaded doctrine and jurisprudence for over a century. Inter-estingly, the pendulum has swung widely. Quebec has seen moments when the philosophy of the Supreme Court of Canada was one of unification and harmonization of Quebec law with the common law ...


Early 20th Century Perceptions Of Civil Law-Common Law Difference: F.L. Joannini’S Spanish-English Civil Code Translations In Context, Seth S. Brostoff 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Early 20th Century Perceptions Of Civil Law-Common Law Difference: F.L. Joannini’S Spanish-English Civil Code Translations In Context, Seth S. Brostoff

Journal of Civil Law Studies

The proper method for translating Spanish and Portuguese civil law concepts into English was a topic of debate among civil law scholars and comparatists at the turn of the last century. This article examines the translation approaches of three Americans (Clifford Walton, F.L. Joannini, and Joseph Wheless) who independently translated the Spanish, Colombian, Argentine, and Brazilian Civil Codes during the period 1899-1920. Specifically, Walton’s (1899) Spanish Civil Code translation’s use of common law English is con-trasted with Joannini’s Colombian (1905) and Argentine (1917) Civil Codes translations’ preference for a “civilian” legal lexicon, including substantial borrowing from ...


The Organization Of American States’ Model Law On Simplified Corporations, Francisco Reyes Villamizar 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

The Organization Of American States’ Model Law On Simplified Corporations, Francisco Reyes Villamizar

Journal of Civil Law Studies

Colombian Law 1258 of 2008 introduced the Simplified Corpo-ration (Sociedad por Acciones Simplificada or SAS). This type of business entity included modern corporate law features such as sim-plified incorporation proceedings, full-fledged limited liability for its shareholders, and broad freedom of contract for the definition of housekeeping and governance rules. It also reduced old-fashioned prohibitions pertaining to shareholders and managers activities and reduced transaction costs. The SAS’s “opt-in” approach also has allowed for private parties to draft the most suitable agreements. The enabling provisions of Law 1258 have been the starting point for the preparation of at least three Model ...


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

Cover, Masthead & Contents

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Central America - A First Approach To Tort Liability In The Central American Civil Codes, Claudia María Castro Valle 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Central America - A First Approach To Tort Liability In The Central American Civil Codes, Claudia María Castro Valle

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Germany - 2017: An Eventful Year In German Family Law, Saskia Lettmaier 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Germany - 2017: An Eventful Year In German Family Law, Saskia Lettmaier

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Dan E. Stigall, The Santillana Codes: The Civil Codes Of Tunisia, Morocco, And Mauritania, Agustín Parise 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Dan E. Stigall, The Santillana Codes: The Civil Codes Of Tunisia, Morocco, And Mauritania, Agustín Parise

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


Complete V.11 No.1, 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

Complete V.11 No.1

Journal of Civil Law Studies

No abstract provided.


The Impact Of Harmonized European Private Law And The Acquis Communautaire On Spanish Law, Luz M. Martínez Velencoso 2018 Louisiana State University Law Center

The Impact Of Harmonized European Private Law And The Acquis Communautaire On Spanish Law, Luz M. Martínez Velencoso

Journal of Civil Law Studies

Globalisation has seen the development of a body of autono-mous legal rules of international trade that bridge the gap between the two main legal families (common law and civil law). These new rules focus on the function rather than on the dogmatic origin or legal tradition behind a particular norm or principle. In Europe, there are various texts that harmonize private law and which con-form to this model, such as the PECL, the DCFR or the CESL. Within the European Union, this process of informal and decentral-ized rulemaking has not yet resulted in the enactment of a European Civil Code ...


#Metoo & Tax, Margaret Ryznar 2018 Indiana University McKinney School of Law

#Metoo & Tax, Margaret Ryznar

Washington and Lee Law Review Online

Recently, legislative efforts have taken aim at sexual harassment in the workplace. Among these may be a surprising but effective approach—disallowing tax deductions for sexual harassment settlements subject to non-disclosure agreements. This Essay analyzes such a 2017 tax reform provision.


Arms And The Man: Strategic Trade Control Challenges Of 3d Printing, Arjun Banerjee 2018 University of Tennessee Knoxville

Arms And The Man: Strategic Trade Control Challenges Of 3d Printing, Arjun Banerjee

International Journal of Nuclear Security

3D printing is on the verge of confronting Customs and other security agencies with a whole new set of mind-boggling problems. With the tremendous reach of the Internet worldwide, virtual blueprints to weapon parts, components and accessories of drones, narcotic drugs and psychoactive substances, all strategic trade items, as well as other restricted items such as pornographic material, can be proliferated and printed out swiftly by any individual or organization with access to a 3D printer. Intellectual Property Rights are also endangered by these machines. Technology is forever outpacing fast antiquating legal institutions, and security systems, which require revamping to ...


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