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Category: Issue 4


Lawyers’ Abuse of Technology

Cheryl B. Preston, Edwin M. Thomas Professor of Law, Emerita, J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University

The Article is a thorough analysis of how the current scheme for regulating lawyers has failed to adapt to technology and why that failure is disastrous. It discusses (1) why technology, electronic communications, and social media require specialized attention in lawyer regulation, (2) what mechanisms can be harnessed to meet this need, and (3) the…

Jul 2020


Divide & Concur: Separate Opinions & Legal Change

Thomas B. Bennett, Associate, Kellogg, Hansen, Todd, Figel & Frederick, P.L.L.C.

Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Andrew D. Martin, Chancellor, Washington University in St. Louis, School of Law

Susan Navarro Smelcer, Assistant Professor of Law, Georgia State Law

To the extent concurring opinions elicit commentary at all, it is largely contempt. They are condemned for muddying the clarity of the law, fracturing the court, and diminishing the authoritative voice of the majority. But what if this neglect, or even disdain, of concurring opinions is off the mark? In this article, we argue for…

Jul 2020


The Maternal Dilemma

Noya Rimalt, Professor of Law, University of Haifa.

This article questions the sufficiency of contemporary parental policies in undermining the gendered division of care-work at home. It reveals that despite the optimistic expectations that accompanied the enactment of gender-neutral leave legislation such as the FMLA, and the provision of equal care opportunities for men, a marked gap separates the law’s target of equal…

Jul 2020


“Making America Safe Again”: The Proper Interpretation § 1101(A)(43)(S) of the Immigration and Nationality Act From both Immigration and Nationality Act From both a Chevron and a Public Policy Perspective

Jon Derenne

A recent Ninth Circuit decision, Valenzuela Gallardo v. Lynch, has created a three-pronged circuit split over the proper interpretation of statutory language in the Immigration and Nationality Act (INA). In Gallardo, the government initiated a deportation action against a Mexican alien residing in the U.S. due to his conviction as an accessory after the fact…

Jul 2020


Benefit Corporations: A Proposal for Assessing Liability in Benefit Enforcement Proceedings

Jaime Lee

There has been a growing trend of more socially conscious consumption as a new generation of consumers and business leaders rises to the forefront. This trend has elicited a response from existing corporations and entrepreneurs starting new businesses such that socially-minded goals are taken into account in addition to profit-maximizing goals. Because the traditional corporation…

Jul 2020

The Thirteenth Amendment: An Epilogue on the Questions of Reach, Freedom, and Equality

Michele Goodwin

The Banality of Slavery The Thirteenth Amendment served as a corrective to a vile, but strangely normalized, practice—human slavery. An institutionalized practice so common that at one point 40% of New York’s inhabitants were slaves.11. Michele Goodwin, The Thirteenth Amendment: Modern Slavery, Capitalism, and Modern Incarceration, 104 CORNELL L. REV. 899, 1021(2019). Thus, on one hand, slavery’s reach…

Sep 2019