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2020 Fellowship Topic Announcement, National Association Of Administrative Law Judiciary Dec 2019

2020 Fellowship Topic Announcement, National Association Of Administrative Law Judiciary

Journal of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary

No abstract provided.


Reflections On Emerging Practices And Developments In The Field Of Law Reporting: Lessons From Kenya, Teddy J.O. Musiga Dec 2019

Reflections On Emerging Practices And Developments In The Field Of Law Reporting: Lessons From Kenya, Teddy J.O. Musiga

Southern African Journal of Policy and Development

Many users and/or consumers of law reports grapple with two major questions. The first question revolves around the issue why some judicial decisions are referred to as reported decisions, while others are referred to as unreported decisions. This question therefore deals with the dichotomy between reported judicial decisions and unreported judicial decisions. The second question flows from the first and relates to which categories of decisions appear in law reports (and therefore are classified as ‘reported’) and which ones do not (and therefore are classified as ‘unreported’). Put the other way around, that second question becomes: what are the criteria …


Let's Gossip About Glossip: The Supreme Court's Misguided Adoption Of An Unsurpassable Standard For Method Of Execution Challenges Under The Eighth Amendment, Tenia L. Clayton Nov 2019

Let's Gossip About Glossip: The Supreme Court's Misguided Adoption Of An Unsurpassable Standard For Method Of Execution Challenges Under The Eighth Amendment, Tenia L. Clayton

Belmont Law Review

No abstract provided.


An Argument For Restricting The Blue Pencil Doctrine, Griffin T. Pivateau Nov 2019

An Argument For Restricting The Blue Pencil Doctrine, Griffin T. Pivateau

Belmont Law Review

No abstract provided.


What The Revealed-Preferences Ranking Fails To Reveal, Jerome M. Organ Nov 2019

What The Revealed-Preferences Ranking Fails To Reveal, Jerome M. Organ

Belmont Law Review

No abstract provided.


Criminal Disenfranchisement: Deconstructing Its Justifications And Crafting State-Centered Solutions, Neely Baugh-Dash Nov 2019

Criminal Disenfranchisement: Deconstructing Its Justifications And Crafting State-Centered Solutions, Neely Baugh-Dash

Belmont Law Review

No abstract provided.


Law's Religious Awakening: Cincinnati's Bible War, The Concept Of Religious Neutrality, And Its Role Today, Timothy A. Campbell Nov 2019

Law's Religious Awakening: Cincinnati's Bible War, The Concept Of Religious Neutrality, And Its Role Today, Timothy A. Campbell

Belmont Law Review

No abstract provided.


The 2019 Revealed-Preferences Ranking Of Law Schools, Christopher J. Ryan Jr., Brian L. Frye Nov 2019

The 2019 Revealed-Preferences Ranking Of Law Schools, Christopher J. Ryan Jr., Brian L. Frye

Belmont Law Review

No abstract provided.


City Of San Antonio Presents Official Congratulations On The 50th Anniversary Of The St. Mary’S Law Journal, Ron Nirenberg Nov 2019

City Of San Antonio Presents Official Congratulations On The 50th Anniversary Of The St. Mary’S Law Journal, Ron Nirenberg

St. Mary's Law Journal

City of San Antonio Presents Official Congratulations on the 50th Anniversary of the St. Mary’s Law Journal.


Lee Hargis Lytton Iii: A Most Extraordinary, Interesting And Instructive Life, Robert Summers Nov 2019

Lee Hargis Lytton Iii: A Most Extraordinary, Interesting And Instructive Life, Robert Summers

St. Mary's Law Journal

Tribute to Lee Hargis Lytton III, a professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.


My Friend—Lee H. Lytton, Leo Womack Nov 2019

My Friend—Lee H. Lytton, Leo Womack

St. Mary's Law Journal

Tribute to Lee H. Lytton, a professor at St. Mary's University School of Law in San Antonio, Texas.


Contemporary Issues In Environmental Law, Jenny Howard, Amanda Garcia, Bart Kempf Oct 2019

Contemporary Issues In Environmental Law, Jenny Howard, Amanda Garcia, Bart Kempf

Belmont Law Review

No abstract provided.


Still Writing At The Master’S Table: Decolonizing Rhetoric In Legal Writing For A “Woke” Legal Academy, Teri A. Mcmurtry-Chubb Oct 2019

Still Writing At The Master’S Table: Decolonizing Rhetoric In Legal Writing For A “Woke” Legal Academy, Teri A. Mcmurtry-Chubb

The Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice

When the author wrote Writing At the Master’s Table: Reflections on Theft, Criminality, and Otherness in the Legal Writing Profession almost 10 years ago, her aim was to bring a Critical Race Theory/Feminism (CRTF) analysis to scholarship about the marginalization of White women law professors of legal writing. She focused on the convergence of race, gender, and status to highlight the distinct inequities women of color face in entering their ranks. The author's concern was that barriers to entry for women of color made it less likely that the existing legal writing professorate, predominantly White and female, would problematize the …


You Get What You Pay For: An Empirical Examination Of The Use Of Mturk In Legal Scholarship, Adriana Z. Robertson, Albert H. Yoon Oct 2019

You Get What You Pay For: An Empirical Examination Of The Use Of Mturk In Legal Scholarship, Adriana Z. Robertson, Albert H. Yoon

Vanderbilt Law Review

In recent years, legal scholars have come to rely on Amazon's Mechanical Turk ("MTurk') platform to recruit participants for surveys and experiments. Despite MTurk's popularity, there is no generally accepted methodology for its use in legal scholarship, and many questions remain about the validity of data gathered from this source. In particular, little is known about how the compensation structure affects the performance of respondents recruited using MTurk.

This Essay fills both of these gaps. We develop an experiment and test the effect of various compensation structures on performance along two dimensions: effort and attention. We find that both the …


Expanding Third-Party Standing In Custody Actions: How The Opioid Crisis Has Impacted Lgbtq Parental Rights In Pennsylvania, Jill C. Gorman Oct 2019

Expanding Third-Party Standing In Custody Actions: How The Opioid Crisis Has Impacted Lgbtq Parental Rights In Pennsylvania, Jill C. Gorman

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

Declared a public health emergency by the federal government, the opioid crisis often places children in foster care when parents fatally succumb to their addictions. To unburden the foster care system and to accommodate family members who want to care for these children, Pennsylvania enacted Act No. 21 on July 3, 2018, to expand custody standing to include certain third parties. However, because the legislature has not expanded the legal definition of “parent,” Act No. 21 poses a threat to the legal rights of nonbiological LGBTQ parents.

This Comment begins by explaining how the opioid crisis motivated the Pennsylvania legislature …


Bankruptcy’S Class Act: Class Proofs Of Claim In Chapter 11, Tori Remington Oct 2019

Bankruptcy’S Class Act: Class Proofs Of Claim In Chapter 11, Tori Remington

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

When a business files for protection under Chapter 11 bankruptcy, it must begin to pay off its debt by reorganizing or liquidating its assets. Oftentimes, both processes include terminating employees to reduce the business’s expenditures. As a result of these terminations, former employees might file a “class proof of claim” against the business to preserve any claims of unpaid wages or violations of federal law.

Whether a group may file a class proof of claim against a debtor in bankruptcy remains unclear. The Tenth Circuit has rejected the class proof of claim in bankruptcy. The remaining circuit courts that have …


Distressed Watershed: A Designation To Ease The Algae Crisis In Lake Erie And Beyond, Kenneth K. Kilbert Oct 2019

Distressed Watershed: A Designation To Ease The Algae Crisis In Lake Erie And Beyond, Kenneth K. Kilbert

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

Algae pose a severe problem in many waterbodies nationwide, but the algae crisis is perhaps most acute in Lake Erie. Harmful algal blooms choke the lake every year, causing economic and ecologic damage and threatening public health. Solving the algae crisis in Lake Erie depends on reducing the amount of nutrients entering the lake, especially from agricultural stormwater runoff. Ohio’s recent designation of Lake Erie as “impaired” under the Federal Clean Water Act is a positive step, and the resulting Total Maximum Daily Load (“TMDL”) should be a useful planning tool in the fight against algae. But because the Clean …


Death Be Not Strange. The Montreal Convention’S Mislabeling Of Human Remains As Cargo And Its Near Unbreakable Liability Limits, Christopher Ogolla Oct 2019

Death Be Not Strange. The Montreal Convention’S Mislabeling Of Human Remains As Cargo And Its Near Unbreakable Liability Limits, Christopher Ogolla

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

This article discusses Article 22 of the Convention for the Unification of Certain Rules for International Carriage by Air (“The Montreal Convention”) and its impact on the transportation of human remains. The Convention limits carrier liability to a sum of 19 Special Drawing Rights (SDRs) per kilogram in the case of destruction, loss, damage or delay of part of the cargo or of any object contained therein. Transportation of human remains falls under Article 22 which forecloses any recovery for pain and suffering unaccompanied by physical injury. This Article finds fault with this liability limit. The Article notes that if …


The Future Of Dairy Cooperatives In The Modern Marketplace: Redeveloping The Capper-Volstead Act, Sarah K. Phillips Oct 2019

The Future Of Dairy Cooperatives In The Modern Marketplace: Redeveloping The Capper-Volstead Act, Sarah K. Phillips

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

Agriculture plays a fundamental role in the U.S. economy as a multibillion-dollar industry that feeds people all over the world. However, over the past decade, the dairy industry in particular has changed from a reliable sector of the greater agricultural industry into an unsettled, politically-charged, and fractured group. Dairy farmers’ consistently receiving low milk prices has facilitated this divide. Tired of being ignored and underpaid, dairy farmers are demanding change in the current dairy market structure.

Federal Milk Marketing Orders and a variety of statutes regulate the dairy industry, but the 1922 Capper-Volstead Act remains the most notable piece of …


Contracting For Healthcare: Price Terms In Hospital Admission Agreements, George A. Nation Iii Oct 2019

Contracting For Healthcare: Price Terms In Hospital Admission Agreements, George A. Nation Iii

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

This article discusses the application of contract law principles to the relationship between hospitals and patients to determine how much patients owe for the health care they receive. For patients who are covered by in-network health insurance the exact nature of the contract created with the hospital usually is not relevant to the patient’s financial obligation because the patient’s contract with the hospital is superseded by the contract between the patient’s health insurer and the hospital. Nevertheless, even in-network patients are financially impacted, via increased insurance premiums, by the contract analysis discussed here, and for the increasing number of patients …


Physical Presence Is In No Wayfair!: Addressing The Supreme Court’S Removal Of The Physical Presence Rule And The Need For Congressional Action, Claire Shook Oct 2019

Physical Presence Is In No Wayfair!: Addressing The Supreme Court’S Removal Of The Physical Presence Rule And The Need For Congressional Action, Claire Shook

Dickinson Law Review (2017-Present)

The Commerce Clause of Article I grants Congress the power to regulate commerce. In the past, an entity had to have a physical presence in a state for that state to impose taxes on the entity. Due to the changing landscape of online businesses, the U.S. Supreme Court decided in South Dakota v. Wayfair in June 2018 to remove the physical presence rule as it applied to the Commerce Clause analysis of state taxation. The Wayfair decision’s ramification is that states can now impose taxes on businesses conducting sales online without having any physical presence in those states. While the …


Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review Sep 2019

Table Of Contents, Seattle University Law Review

Seattle University Law Review

No abstract provided.


The Semisecret Life Of Late Mao-Era International Law Scholarship, James D. Fry, Huang Yining Sep 2019

The Semisecret Life Of Late Mao-Era International Law Scholarship, James D. Fry, Huang Yining

Pace Law Review

This Article is delimited by a focus on international law scholarship during the late Mao era, not on the PRC’s actual approach to or pronouncements on international law, mainly in order to respond directly to the assertion of U.S.-based international law scholars on late Mao-era scholarship. Of course, considerable ambiguity surrounds what constitutes scholarly work; no legal or even consensus definition generally exists. To be clear, definitions might exist in specific contexts such as the Foreign Agents Registration Act (“FARA”) of the United States, which prohibits foreign lobbying except for “bonafide religious, scholastic, academic or scientific pursuits or the fine …


Stylish Legal Citation, Alexa Z. Chew Aug 2019

Stylish Legal Citation, Alexa Z. Chew

Arkansas Law Review

Can legal citations be stylish? Is that even a thing? Yes, and this Article explains why and how. The usual approach to writing citations is as a separate, inferior part of the writing process, a perfunctory task that satisfies a convention but is not worth the attention that stylish writers spend on the “real” words in their documents. This Article argues that the usual approach is wrong. Instead, legal writers should strive to write stylish legal citations—citations that are fully integrated with the prose to convey information in a readable way to a legal audience.


Connecting Prospective Law Students' Goals To The Competencies That Clients And Legal Employers Need To Achieve More Competent Graduates And Stronger Applicant Pools And Employment Outcomes, Neil W. Hamilton Aug 2019

Connecting Prospective Law Students' Goals To The Competencies That Clients And Legal Employers Need To Achieve More Competent Graduates And Stronger Applicant Pools And Employment Outcomes, Neil W. Hamilton

St. Mary's Journal on Legal Malpractice & Ethics

The author’s chapters in the 2018 professional responsibility hornbook, Legal Ethics, Professional Responsibility, and the Legal Profession, discuss the new data available to help law faculties and students understand the competencies that clients and legal employers want. The foundation for many of these competencies—like ownership over continuous professional development and the relational competencies with clients and teams—is the student’s professional identity or moral core. But students need help to understand these connections.

We have seen some very useful new data over the last few months that will help build bridges among the three major stakeholders in legal education: the …


The State Of Texas Concurrent Resolution 19r474, José Menéndez, Four Price Aug 2019

The State Of Texas Concurrent Resolution 19r474, José Menéndez, Four Price

St. Mary's Law Journal

Joint legislative resolution recognizing the St. Mary's Law Journal 50th anniversary in 2019.


Advocacy Before The Eleventh Circuit: A Clerk’S Perspective, Kevin Golembiewski, Jessica Arden Ettinger Jun 2019

Advocacy Before The Eleventh Circuit: A Clerk’S Perspective, Kevin Golembiewski, Jessica Arden Ettinger

University of Miami Law Review

Appellate attorneys must tailor their advocacy to the court hearing their appeal. Each court of appeals has different jurisprudence, rules, traditions, and decision-making processes. Yet there are few articles on appellate advocacy tailored to a particular court. We wrote this article to help fill that gap. As former law clerks for the United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit, we offer advice specifically for attorneys who practice before the Eleventh Circuit. Our advice is based on our experiences as clerks, as well as our analysis of the Eleventh Circuit’s rules, procedures, and public statistics. We offer no inside …


Table Of Contents & Pepperdine Law Review Masthead, Colten Stanberry Jun 2019

Table Of Contents & Pepperdine Law Review Masthead, Colten Stanberry

Pepperdine Law Review

No abstract provided.


Why Legal Writing Is “Doctrinal” And More Importantly Profound, Harold Anthony Lloyd Jun 2019

Why Legal Writing Is “Doctrinal” And More Importantly Profound, Harold Anthony Lloyd

Nevada Law Journal

No abstract provided.


Predicting Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case Outcomes Using The Federal Judicial Center Idb And Ensemble Artificial Intelligence, Warren E. Agin, Gill Eapen Jun 2019

Predicting Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Case Outcomes Using The Federal Judicial Center Idb And Ensemble Artificial Intelligence, Warren E. Agin, Gill Eapen

Georgia State University Law Review

In this project, the authors obtained public data on over 100,000 Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases and used machine and deep-learning methodologies to explore whether models could be designed to predict Chapter 11 case outcomes. The data used was obtained from the Federal Judicial Center’s bankruptcy Integrated Database and included information about case filing dates, the court where the case was filed, the type of business entity, and basic information about assets and liabilities. Using this information, the authors initially sought to predict whether a particular case was dismissed, converted to another Chapter under the Bankruptcy Code, or closed with a …