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The Pillar: Newsletter Of The St. Mary's University School Of Law Center For Legal And Social Justice, St. Mary's University School Of Law Oct 2020

The Pillar: Newsletter Of The St. Mary's University School Of Law Center For Legal And Social Justice, St. Mary's University School Of Law

The Pillar

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Class Of 2023 Incoming Il Law Students, St. Mary's University School Of Law, St. Mary's University School Of Law Oct 2020

Class Of 2023 Incoming Il Law Students, St. Mary's University School Of Law, St. Mary's University School Of Law

Incoming 1L Photos (Facebooks)

Photographs of incoming law students for the St. Mary’s University School of Law, class of 2023


National, Military, And College Reports On Prosecution Of Sexual Assaults And Victims' Rights (White Paper), David A. Schlueter, Lisa Schenck Aug 2020

National, Military, And College Reports On Prosecution Of Sexual Assaults And Victims' Rights (White Paper), David A. Schlueter, Lisa Schenck

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In response to recent calls for major reforms to the American military justice system, which are apparently based on continuing Congressional concerns about sexual assaults in the military, the authors present statistical data on sexual assaults from a number of sources: national crime statistics; military crime statistics; crime statistics from several states, and statistics from a university. The authors also present information on the tremendous strides that have been made in recent years to protect the rights of military victims of sexual assault, noting that some of those rights are not found in federal or state criminal justice systems. Finally, …


Texas Supreme Court’S Failure To Offer Alternative Licensure Option Unnecessarily Hinders Our State’S Future Lawyers, Michael Ariens Jul 2020

Texas Supreme Court’S Failure To Offer Alternative Licensure Option Unnecessarily Hinders Our State’S Future Lawyers, Michael Ariens

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American Military Justice: Retaining The Commander's Authority To Enforce Discipline And Justice, David A. Schlueter, Lisa Schenck Jul 2020

American Military Justice: Retaining The Commander's Authority To Enforce Discipline And Justice, David A. Schlueter, Lisa Schenck

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This white paper recommends that Congress reject proposals that would remove a commander’s prosecutorial discretion and instead place it in the hands of senior armed forces lawyers. There are currently two proposed legislative provisions that would adversely affect the commander’s prosecutorial discretion and undermine the commander’s ability to enforce good order and discipline. The first proposed provision was included in Section 540F of the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act, where Congress mandated that the Department of Defense report to the congressional armed services committees on the feasibility of creating a pilot program that would remove a commander’s authority to prefer, …


Contract Lore As Heuristic Starting Points, Colin P. Marks May 2020

Contract Lore As Heuristic Starting Points, Colin P. Marks

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What Professor Hillman labels as lore are better thought of as a series of heuristic starting points. I do not label them heuristics in and of themselves as they do not represent shortcuts to the ultimate answer. But, as I explain, all of the areas that Professor Hillman identifies as lore are actually quite nuanced, sometimes filled with exceptions; other times, they simply represent the first step in a long inquiry. Heuristics as a teaching device has been recognized in law and other disciplines as an effective tool in not only conveying information, but also prodding the student to conduct …


Pirates On The High Seas: An Institutional Response To Expanding U.S. Jurisdiction In Troubled Waters, Marshall B. Lloyd, Robert Summers Apr 2020

Pirates On The High Seas: An Institutional Response To Expanding U.S. Jurisdiction In Troubled Waters, Marshall B. Lloyd, Robert Summers

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Collective efforts among governments and regional organizations is a vital part of the fight against piracy that represents a security threat to all nation states with respect to freedom to navigate the high seas. This paper provides a concise overview of piracy, contemporary maritime drug laws, and cases among the circuit courts to illustrate the procedural concerns that affect fundamental constitutional principles of jurisdiction. A possible solution to existing substantive and procedural due process issues is establishment of a regional judicial institution with broad powers to preside over criminal prosecutions that include maritime crimes. The suggestion may be a viable …


Terrible Touhy: Navigating Judicial Review Of An Agency's Response To Third-Party Subpoenas, Zoe Niesel Apr 2020

Terrible Touhy: Navigating Judicial Review Of An Agency's Response To Third-Party Subpoenas, Zoe Niesel

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The question of judicial review of a federal agency's response to a third-party subpoena is highly litigated and yet barely addressed in academic literature. For seventy years, this issue has been governed by the Supreme Court's holding in United States ex rel. Touhy v. Ragen, a case that spawned its own vocabulary, its own legal doctrine, and its own circuit split. The confusion has left four circuit courts entrenched, the remainder waffling, and the district courts largely on their own to sort out a workable standard.

This Article establishes that the circuit courts' approaches to judicial review of an agency's …


A Comparative Study Of Trademarks: Usmca (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) And Nafta (North American Free Trade Agreement), Roberto Rosas Apr 2020

A Comparative Study Of Trademarks: Usmca (U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement) And Nafta (North American Free Trade Agreement), Roberto Rosas

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The definition of a trademark has expanded under the U.S. -Mexico-Canada Agreement ("USMCA "'), which provides more protection for rights holders. Currently, these three countries are bound by the North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA"'), which has a narrow definition for trademarks. The North American Free Trade Agreement ("NAFTA"'), which came into effect on January 1, 1994, was a significant agreement between some of the largest, strongest, and well-developed economies in the world: United States and Canada. It also helped to invigorate Mexico's future economic development. NAFTA's broad purpose was to regulate the exchange of capital, goods, and services across …


Loopholes For The Affluent Bankrupt, David R. Hague Jan 2020

Loopholes For The Affluent Bankrupt, David R. Hague

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Recent bankruptcy cases are exposing a problem. Affluent individuals filing for bankruptcy are treated more favorably under the Bankruptcy Code than those debtors with little to no means of financial sustenance or income. Did Congress intend this result? The legislative history is unclear. But one thing seems certain: The United States Bankruptcy Code contains a set of loopholes that appear to be designed for the well-to-do segment of society. Courts throughout the United States are either overlooking these provisions or simply condoning their utilization under the defensible conviction that the Bankruptcy Code permits it.

In this Article, I argue that …


The Army's G-Rap Fiasco: How The Lives And Careers Of Hundreds Of Innocent Soldiers Were Destroyed, Jeffrey F. Addicott Jan 2020

The Army's G-Rap Fiasco: How The Lives And Careers Of Hundreds Of Innocent Soldiers Were Destroyed, Jeffrey F. Addicott

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The purpose of this article is three-fold. First, this article seeks to explore the legal and policy ramifications of the CID's multi-year criminal investigation, which targeted vast numbers of innocent Army National Guard and Army Reserve personnel for alleged criminality as contract employees in the G-RAP or AR-RAP.

Second, this article aims to highlight the CID's longstanding practice referred to as "titling"-of refusing to delete from their system of records those individuals that are subsequently cleared of any wrongdoing by their commands. This highly dubious administrative practice was particularly devastating to the hundreds of innocent and fully exonerated participants in …


Machine Learning And The New Civil Procedure, Zoe Niesel Jan 2020

Machine Learning And The New Civil Procedure, Zoe Niesel

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There is an increasing emphasis in the legal academy, the media, and the popular consciousness on how artificial intelligence and machine learning will change the foundations of legal practice. In concert with these discussions, a critical question needs to be explored-As computer programming learns to adjust itself without explicit human involvement, does machine learning impact the procedural practice of law? Civil procedure, while sensitive to technology, has been slow to adapt to change. As such, this Article will explore the impact that machine learning will have on procedural jurisprudence in two significant areas-service of process and personal jurisdiction.

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An Intersection Of Gender, Race, And Sports: Guidelines For Universities Determining Whether Athletes Accused Of Title Ix Violations Should Be Removed From Their Teams, David A. Grenardo Jan 2020

An Intersection Of Gender, Race, And Sports: Guidelines For Universities Determining Whether Athletes Accused Of Title Ix Violations Should Be Removed From Their Teams, David A. Grenardo

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Sexual assault on college campuses remains an epidemic. As universities attempt to handle Title IX complaints regarding sexual misconduct, they must protect the academic environment and integrity of their schools. Since athletes are three times more likely to be accused of sexual assault than non-athletes, and schools have historically mishandled complaints against athletes, the proposed guidelines in this Article provide an equitable approach for determining when an athlete should be removed from his team based on accusations of a Title IX violation. The guidelines are based on the newly implemented Title IX regulations and take into account the interests and …


Public Rights After Oil States Energy, Adam J. Macleod Jan 2020

Public Rights After Oil States Energy, Adam J. Macleod

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The concept of public rights plays an important role in the jurisprudence of the Supreme Court of the United States. But as the decision in Oil States last Term revealed, the Court has often used the term to refer to three different concepts with different jurisprudential implications. Using insights drawn from historical and analytical jurisprudence, this Article distinguishes the three concepts and examines how each of them is at work in patent law. A precise reading of Oil States also bears lessons for other areas of law that implicate both private rights and duties and the administration of public regulatory …


There Oughta Be A Law: What Corporate Social Responsibility Can Trach Us About Consumer Contract Formation, Colin P. Marks Jan 2020

There Oughta Be A Law: What Corporate Social Responsibility Can Trach Us About Consumer Contract Formation, Colin P. Marks

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The Restatement of Consumer Contracts has been a controversial project since its inception. Some have argued that the project is unnecessary as there is no separate law of consumer contracts. Others have argued that the project is more appropriate for a Principles of Law project than for a Restatement. Substantively, the project has also drawn criticism from both consumer and business advocates. Consumer advocates have argued that some of the sections, in particular section 2 which addresses standard terms, favor businesses and subject consumers to terms and conditions that they never truly assented to.9 Business advocates have argued, among other …


Confucius And The Chinese Legal Tradition, Chenglin Liu Jan 2020

Confucius And The Chinese Legal Tradition, Chenglin Liu

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More than two thousand years ago, Confucius transformed and perfected an institution for governing Chinese people, which has been religiously replicated by subsequent dynasties. Within the Confucian institution, the King, at the pinnacle of the pyramid, held absolute authority; regional lords were loyal to the King; and commoners were submissive to the privileged. Confucius held that peace and order could only be achieved when people acted according to their hierarchical worth assigned by the ruler. This article offers an overview of the transformation of Confucianism. It then examines competing schools of thought-Legalism and Taoism-and explains why Confucianism triumphed to become …


2020-2021 School Year, St. Mary's University School Of Law Jan 2020

2020-2021 School Year, St. Mary's University School Of Law

The Witan

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Arthur C. Y. Yao (1906-2004): A Pioneer Chinese Professor At St. Mary's University School Of Law, Robert H. Hu Jan 2020

Arthur C. Y. Yao (1906-2004): A Pioneer Chinese Professor At St. Mary's University School Of Law, Robert H. Hu

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The Case For The Rodeo: An Analysis Of The Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo's Inverse Condemnation Case Against The City Of Houston, Emilio R. Longoria Jan 2020

The Case For The Rodeo: An Analysis Of The Houston Livestock Show And Rodeo's Inverse Condemnation Case Against The City Of Houston, Emilio R. Longoria

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This Article will explore questions at the frontier of eminent domain law using the Houston Rodeo's 2020 closure as its case study. In doing so, it will attempt to clear the muddied waters of the Court's jurisprudence on compensable takings. Because of the Rodeo's location, and because of the Supreme Court's recent decision in Knick v. Townshjp of Scott, this analysis will be done using both federal and Texas law. However, since many state jurisdictions either parallel federal takings law or have made their respective takings statutes more stringent - finding compensable takings more easily than Texas or the federal …