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Minority And Women Entrepreneurs: Building Capital, Networks, And Skills, Michael S. Barr Mar 2015

Minority And Women Entrepreneurs: Building Capital, Networks, And Skills, Michael S. Barr

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The United States has an enviable entrepreneurial culture and a track record of building new companies. Yet new and small business owners often face particular challenges, including lack of access to capital, insufficient business networks for peer support, investment, and business opportunities, and the absence of the full range of essential skills necessary to lead a business to survive and grow. Women and minority entrepreneurs often face even greater obstacles. While business formation is, of course, primarily a matter for the private sector, public policy can and should encourage increased rates of entrepreneurship, and the capital, networks, and skills essential …


Empowering Distributed Autonomous Companies, Houman B. Shadab Feb 2015

Empowering Distributed Autonomous Companies, Houman B. Shadab

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May A Bankruptcy Court Award Fees To Debtor's Counsel For Its Work Defending Its Fee Application: Baker Botts V. Asarco (14-103) [Notes], Marshall E. Tracht Feb 2015

May A Bankruptcy Court Award Fees To Debtor's Counsel For Its Work Defending Its Fee Application: Baker Botts V. Asarco (14-103) [Notes], Marshall E. Tracht

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The Bankruptcy Code authorizes the retention of lawyers and other professionals to provide necessary services to the trustee or debtor in possession. The lawyers and other professionals must submit fee applications itemizing their work for approval by the bankruptcy court, and those applications can be challenged by creditors and other parties in interest. This case asks whether a bankruptcy court has the authority to award fees to a law firm to cover its work in defending against challenges brought to its fee applications.


Images Of Harassment: Copyright Law And Revenge Porn, Ari Ezra Waldman Jan 2015

Images Of Harassment: Copyright Law And Revenge Porn, Ari Ezra Waldman

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Nonconsensual pornography, commonly known as “revenge porn,” usually occurs when an individual (usually a man) publicly posts online sexually explicit images of his former partner (usually a woman). Although normally the stuff of tort law, revenge porn offers copyright attorneys opportunities to help victims, as well: the offending images are often selfies taken by the victim and thus covered by the victim’s copyright. There is, to date, no Second Circuit case law on the subject, making this area uniquely suited to creative social impact litigation. Until state legislatures or Congress pass well-drafted criminal revenge porn statutes, copyright law remains a …


5th Circuit Likely To Strike Down Gay Marriage Bans: An Analysis Of The Hearing, Ari Ezra Waldman Jan 2015

5th Circuit Likely To Strike Down Gay Marriage Bans: An Analysis Of The Hearing, Ari Ezra Waldman

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No Religious Out For Firefighters Staffing Engine In Pride Parade, Arthur S. Leonard Jan 2015

No Religious Out For Firefighters Staffing Engine In Pride Parade, Arthur S. Leonard

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Lesbian Palimony Claim Can Proceed In Illinois, Arthur S. Leonard Jan 2015

Lesbian Palimony Claim Can Proceed In Illinois, Arthur S. Leonard

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It’S Time To End Dirty Back Rooms Of Injustice, Joanne Doroshow Jan 2015

It’S Time To End Dirty Back Rooms Of Injustice, Joanne Doroshow

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State’S Highest Bench Approves Reduced Charges For Hiv Transmission, Arthur S. Leonard Jan 2015

State’S Highest Bench Approves Reduced Charges For Hiv Transmission, Arthur S. Leonard

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Introductory Remarks: The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities And The Treatment Of Institutionalized Forensic Patients, Michael L. Perlin Jan 2015

Introductory Remarks: The Convention On The Rights Of Persons With Disabilities And The Treatment Of Institutionalized Forensic Patients, Michael L. Perlin

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Strange Bedfellows: How Child Welfare Agencies Can Benefit From Investing In Multidisciplinary Parent Representation, Vivek S. Sankaran, Patricia L. Rideout, Martha L. Raimon Jan 2015

Strange Bedfellows: How Child Welfare Agencies Can Benefit From Investing In Multidisciplinary Parent Representation, Vivek S. Sankaran, Patricia L. Rideout, Martha L. Raimon

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This is the second of a series of articles that examines the role that advocates for parents and families can play in furthering the wellbeing and safety of children. This article highlights emerging parent representation models that expedite the safe reunification of children already in foster care.