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Meek Mill’S Trauma: Brutal Policing As An Adverse Childhood Experience, Todd J. Clark, Caleb Gregory Conrad, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Amy Dunn Johnson Jul 2021

Meek Mill’S Trauma: Brutal Policing As An Adverse Childhood Experience, Todd J. Clark, Caleb Gregory Conrad, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Amy Dunn Johnson

Faculty Scholarship

Meek Mill’s life and career have been punctuated by trauma, from his childhood lived on the streets of Philadelphia, through his rise to fame and eventual arrival as one of hip hop’s household names. his 2018 track "Trauma," Meek Mill describes, in revealing prose, just how the traumatic experiences he endured personally impacted and harmed him. He also embodies a role as narrator in describing the same traumas and harms that impact the daily lives of countless similarly situated young Black people in the United States. As a child, Mill’s lived experience was one of pervasive poverty ...


One Of The Good Guys: The Making Of A Justice–Reflections On My First 94 Years, Jamal Greene Feb 2021

One Of The Good Guys: The Making Of A Justice–Reflections On My First 94 Years, Jamal Greene

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


“Remarkable Influence”: The Unexpected Importance Of Justice Scalia's Deceptively Unanimous And Contested Majority Opinions, Linda L. Berger, Eric C. Nystrom Feb 2021

“Remarkable Influence”: The Unexpected Importance Of Justice Scalia's Deceptively Unanimous And Contested Majority Opinions, Linda L. Berger, Eric C. Nystrom

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


The End Of An Era? Abolishing The Abstract Requirement For Arkansas Appellate Briefs, Jessie Wallace Burchfield Feb 2021

The End Of An Era? Abolishing The Abstract Requirement For Arkansas Appellate Briefs, Jessie Wallace Burchfield

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


The Robed Tweeter: Two Judges' Views On Public Engagement, Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Bridget Mary Mccormack Feb 2021

The Robed Tweeter: Two Judges' Views On Public Engagement, Stephen Louis A. Dillard, Bridget Mary Mccormack

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


May It Please The Court–Or Not: Appellate Judges' Preferences And Pet Peeves About Oral Argument, Margaret D. Mcgaughey Feb 2021

May It Please The Court–Or Not: Appellate Judges' Preferences And Pet Peeves About Oral Argument, Margaret D. Mcgaughey

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


Ave Atque Vale, Nancy Bellhouse May Feb 2021

Ave Atque Vale, Nancy Bellhouse May

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


The Contract Interpretation Policy Debate: A Primer, Joshua M. Silverstein Feb 2021

The Contract Interpretation Policy Debate: A Primer, Joshua M. Silverstein

Faculty Scholarship

Contract interpretation is one of the most significant areas of commercial law. As a result, there is an extensive academic and judicial debate over the optimal method for construing agreements. Throughout this exchange, scholars and courts have advanced a wide array of conceptual, theoretical, and empirical arguments in support of the two primary schools of interpretation— textualism and contextualism—as well as various hybrid positions. This Essay is intended to serve as a primer on those arguments.


Tomorrow's Law Libraries: Academic Law Librarians Forging The Way To The Future In The New World Of Legal Education, Jessie Wallace Burchfield Jan 2021

Tomorrow's Law Libraries: Academic Law Librarians Forging The Way To The Future In The New World Of Legal Education, Jessie Wallace Burchfield

Faculty Scholarship

This article briefly discusses the historical development of academic law libraries and reviews observations, analyses, and predictions of leading law librarians, examining recent changes and continuing trends. It examines academic law libraries in light of two of the drivers of change identified by Susskind: the “more-for-less” challenge and information technology. It briefly discusses one academic law library's experience with these drivers of change and gives a few examples of academic law librarians who are technology leaders. It notes the initial effects of an ongoing global pandemic that changed the face of public school, undergraduate, and postgraduate education–including legal ...


Covid-19’S Complications For Family Law Counsel: Domestic Violence And Threats To The Well-Being Of Children, J. Thomas Sullivan Dec 2020

Covid-19’S Complications For Family Law Counsel: Domestic Violence And Threats To The Well-Being Of Children, J. Thomas Sullivan

The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service

No abstract provided.


Till Death Do Us Part: The Legal Remedies Of Sexual Assault In Marriage - Or Lack Thereof, Kaylyn Presley Dec 2020

Till Death Do Us Part: The Legal Remedies Of Sexual Assault In Marriage - Or Lack Thereof, Kaylyn Presley

The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service

No abstract provided.


Business Law–Corporate Purpose And Benefit Corporations–Making Benefit Corporation Legislation Work For Socially Minded Investors, Cody Mckinney Dec 2020

Business Law–Corporate Purpose And Benefit Corporations–Making Benefit Corporation Legislation Work For Socially Minded Investors, Cody Mckinney

The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service

No abstract provided.


Fulton V. City Of Philadelphia, And The Rights Of Faith-Based Adoption And Foster Care Agencies, William G. Mcgrath Dec 2020

Fulton V. City Of Philadelphia, And The Rights Of Faith-Based Adoption And Foster Care Agencies, William G. Mcgrath

The Arkansas Journal of Social Change and Public Service

No abstract provided.


Ethical And Aggressive Appellate Advocacy: The Decision To Petition For Certiorari In Criminal Cases, J. Thomas Sullivan Sep 2020

Ethical And Aggressive Appellate Advocacy: The Decision To Petition For Certiorari In Criminal Cases, J. Thomas Sullivan

Faculty Scholarship

Over the past six decades, United States Supreme Court decisions have dramatically reshaped the criminal justice process to provide significant protections for defendants charged in federal and state proceedings, reflecting a remarkable expansion of due process and specific constitutional guarantees. For criminal defendants seeking relief based on recognition of new rules of constitutional criminal procedure, application of existing rules or precedent to novel factual scenarios, or in some cases, enforcement of existing precedent, obtaining relief requires further action on the Court’s part. In those situations, the Court’s exercise of its certiorari jurisdiction is the exclusive remedy offering an ...


Abolishing Private Prisons: A Constitutional And Moral Imperative, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Robert Craig Jul 2020

Abolishing Private Prisons: A Constitutional And Moral Imperative, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Robert Craig

Faculty Scholarship

No abstract provided.


From “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” To “Trauma”: Adverse Childhood Experiences And Hip Hop’S Prescription, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Caleb Gregory Conrad Apr 2020

From “Mind Playing Tricks On Me” To “Trauma”: Adverse Childhood Experiences And Hip Hop’S Prescription, André Douglas Pond Cummings, Caleb Gregory Conrad

Faculty Scholarship

Over the past two decades, research focused on the causes and the lasting impact of Adverse Childhood Experiences, or ACEs, has been changing the way researchers, healthcare providers, and advocates approach areas like mental health, risky behaviors, and chronic disease. Numerous studies have produced and solidified results that present three undeniable truths:

(1) the vast majority of Americans have experienced some form of trauma in their childhood,

(2) people with low income or educational attainment and people of color experience increased instances of childhood trauma and adversity, and

(3) the more childhood trauma an individual experiences, the higher the risk ...


Contract Interpretation And The Parol Evidence Rule: Toward Conceptual Clarification, Joshua M. Silverstein Jan 2020

Contract Interpretation And The Parol Evidence Rule: Toward Conceptual Clarification, Joshua M. Silverstein

Faculty Scholarship

Contract interpretation is one of the most important topics in commercial law. Unfortunately, the law of interpretation is extraordinarily convoluted. In essentially every American state, the jurisprudence is riddled with inconsistency and ambiguity. This causes multiple problems. Contracting parties are forced to expend additional resources when negotiating and drafting agreements. Disputes over contractual meaning are more likely to end up in litigation. And courts make a greater number of errors in the interpretive process. Together, these impacts result in significant unfairness and undermine economic efficiency. Efforts to remedy the doctrinal incoherence are thus warranted.

The goal of this Article is ...


Teaching Social Justice Through “Hip Hop And The Law”, André Douglas Pond Cummings Oct 2019

Teaching Social Justice Through “Hip Hop And The Law”, André Douglas Pond Cummings

Faculty Scholarship

This article queries whether it is possible to teach law students about social justice through a course on hip hop and its connection to and critique of the law. We argue, in these dedicated pages of the North Carolina Central Law Review, that yes, hip hop and the law offer an excellent opportunity to teach law students about social justice. But, why publish an article advocating that national law schools offer a legal education course on Hip Hop and the Law, or more specifically, Hip Hop & the American Constitution? Of what benefit might a course be that explores hip hop ...


Criminal Law—Rush To Judgment: Arkansas's Troubling Interpretation Of Dna Statutory Law, Michael Pollock Apr 2019

Criminal Law—Rush To Judgment: Arkansas's Troubling Interpretation Of Dna Statutory Law, Michael Pollock

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Picture, Nancy Bellhouse May Apr 2019

The Picture, Nancy Bellhouse May

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


The Power Of A Mentor, Marshall L. Davidson Iii Apr 2019

The Power Of A Mentor, Marshall L. Davidson Iii

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


Reflections On The Church/State Puzzle, Kermit V. Lipez Apr 2019

Reflections On The Church/State Puzzle, Kermit V. Lipez

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


Citation Stickiness, Kevin Bennardo, Alexa Z. Chew Apr 2019

Citation Stickiness, Kevin Bennardo, Alexa Z. Chew

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

This Article is an empirical study of what we call citation stickiness. A citation is sticky if it appears in one of the parties' briefs and then again in the court's opinion. Imagine that the parties use their briefs to toss citations in the court's direction. Some of those citations stick and appear in the opinion—these are the sticky citations. Some of those citations don't stick and go unmentioned by the court—these are the unsticky ones. Finally, some sources were never mentioned by the parties yet appear in the court's opinion. These authorities are ...


The Eurojust Joint Supervisory Body’S Contributions To The Development Of Proceedings Before Eu Boards Of Appeal, Xaviar Tracol Apr 2019

The Eurojust Joint Supervisory Body’S Contributions To The Development Of Proceedings Before Eu Boards Of Appeal, Xaviar Tracol

The Journal of Appellate Practice and Process

No abstract provided.


Criminal Procedure—Jurisdictional Limitations On Federal Judges' Ability To Authorize Electronic Surveillance: A Cry For Congressional Guidance, Meredith A. Powell Apr 2019

Criminal Procedure—Jurisdictional Limitations On Federal Judges' Ability To Authorize Electronic Surveillance: A Cry For Congressional Guidance, Meredith A. Powell

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


A Jurisdictional Skirmish In The Arkansas Appellate Courts: Rule 37 Post-Conviction Appeals And The Importance Of Supreme Court Rule 1-2(H), J. Thomas Sullivan Apr 2019

A Jurisdictional Skirmish In The Arkansas Appellate Courts: Rule 37 Post-Conviction Appeals And The Importance Of Supreme Court Rule 1-2(H), J. Thomas Sullivan

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Domestic Constitutional Violence, F. E. Guerra-Pujol Jan 2019

Domestic Constitutional Violence, F. E. Guerra-Pujol

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Cooper V. Aaron And Judicial Supremacy, Christopher W. Schmidt Jan 2019

Cooper V. Aaron And Judicial Supremacy, Christopher W. Schmidt

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Judicial Supremacy In A Federalism Context Through The Lens Of Cooper, Joel K. Goldstein Jan 2019

Judicial Supremacy In A Federalism Context Through The Lens Of Cooper, Joel K. Goldstein

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.


Cooper V. Aaron And Judicial Supremacy, Christopher W. Schmidt Jan 2019

Cooper V. Aaron And Judicial Supremacy, Christopher W. Schmidt

University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review

No abstract provided.