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"Cerd-Ain" Reform: Dismantling The School-To-Prison Pipeline Through More Thorough Coordination Of The Departments Of Justice And Education, Lisa A. Rich Jul 2018

"Cerd-Ain" Reform: Dismantling The School-To-Prison Pipeline Through More Thorough Coordination Of The Departments Of Justice And Education, Lisa A. Rich

Lisa A. Rich

In the last year of his presidency, President Barack Obama and his administration have undertaken many initiatives to ensure that formerly incarcerated individuals have more opportunities to successfully reenter society. At the same time, the administration has been working on education policy that closes the achievement gap and slows the endless flow of juveniles into the school-to-prison pipeline. While certainly laudable, there is much more that can be undertaken collaboratively among executive branch agencies to end the school-to-prison pipeline and the endless cycle of people re-entering the criminal justice system.

This paper examines the rise of the school-to-prison pipeline through ...


Teaching Public Policy Drafting In Law School: One Professor's Approach, Lisa A. Rich Jul 2018

Teaching Public Policy Drafting In Law School: One Professor's Approach, Lisa A. Rich

Lisa A. Rich

This article provides an overview of the Drafting for Public Policy course offered at the Texas A&M University School of Law. The article addresses the theoretical and pedagogical underpinnings of the course, including how such a course easily encompasses the teaching of cultural context and awareness, as well as professional identity, and encourages students to engage deeply in the policymaking process. It also explores the continued relevance of the work of Harold D. Lasswell, as well as that of Myres McDougal and Anthony Kronman. These works, from 1943 and 1993 respectively, resonate now because they called on law schools ...


"Cerd-Ain" Reform: Dismantling The School-To-Prison Pipeline Through More Thorough Coordination Of The Departments Of Justice And Education, Lisa A. Rich Jul 2018

"Cerd-Ain" Reform: Dismantling The School-To-Prison Pipeline Through More Thorough Coordination Of The Departments Of Justice And Education, Lisa A. Rich

Lisa A. Rich

In the last year of his presidency, President Barack Obama and his administration have undertaken many initiatives to ensure that formerly incarcerated individuals have more opportunities to successfully reenter society. At the same time, the administration has been working on education policy that closes the achievement gap and slows the endless flow of juveniles into the school-to-prison pipeline. While certainly laudable, there is much more that can be undertaken collaboratively among executive branch agencies to end the school-to-prison pipeline and the endless cycle of people re-entering the criminal justice system. This paper examines the rise of the school-to-prison pipeline through ...


A History Of Miranda And Why It Remains Vital Today, Roscoe C. Howard Jr, Lisa A. Rich Jul 2018

A History Of Miranda And Why It Remains Vital Today, Roscoe C. Howard Jr, Lisa A. Rich

Lisa A. Rich

Custodial interrogations and how they are conducted in light of Miranda and its progeny are an integral part of the American criminal justice process and a necessary tool for criminal law enforcement, not merely a source of catchy phrases for today's popular television shows, for a very simple reason: The warnings set the ground rules for custodial interrogations and ensure that the interrogator and suspect are on a level playing field. A review of the case law surrounding the Miranda decision reveals that Miranda is a case that has encapsulated the nation's beliefs and, while subject to the ...


A Federal Certificate Of Rehabilitation Program: Providing Federal Ex-Offenders More Opportunity For Successful Reentry, Lisa A. Rich Jul 2018

A Federal Certificate Of Rehabilitation Program: Providing Federal Ex-Offenders More Opportunity For Successful Reentry, Lisa A. Rich

Lisa A. Rich

The purpose of this Article is to propose a new federal certificate of rehabilitation program. The creation of such a program not only would help the thousands of federal offenders released back into their communities every year overcome employment barriers but would also serve as a model for states to use in addressing the need of their own burgeoning population of former offenders. In order to understand the magnitude of the problem, it is essential to understand the pool of offenders affected by their criminal history, the intent of the federal agencies to assist this disadvantaged group, and the barriers ...


Introduction To The Symposium Edition: New Technology And Old Law: Rethinking National Security, Lisa A. Rich Jul 2018

Introduction To The Symposium Edition: New Technology And Old Law: Rethinking National Security, Lisa A. Rich

Lisa A. Rich

Introduction to the Symposium Edition: New Technology and Old Law: Rethinking National Security