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RBG: A life and legacy in the law remembered

September 23, 2020

On March 15, 1933, Celia Bader gave birth to Ruth Bader in Brooklyn, New York. This little Brooklyn girl, born only 13 years after women won the right to vote, would become a symbol of American Democracy, a bulwark against encroachments on civil rights.

Diploma Privilege

Diploma privilege: Compassion in a time of crisis

August 31, 2020

Since the outbreak of COVID-19, it’s a sure thing that every law student in the country now knows what “diploma privilege” is even if they never heard of it before. As if this year hasn’t been hard enough, 2020 graduates and bar exam retakers are now also dealing

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Students take to Twitter to demand racial equality

July 01, 2020

The killings of Ahmaud Arbery, Breonna Taylor, George Floyd, and Tony McDade brought long overdue conversations about anti-Black racism—and police brutality against Black communities—into the mainstream. But at the University of Michigan Law School and Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, it took hundreds of emails from

Concealed Carry

Analysis: Concealed Carry Act steps over states' borders, rights

December 08, 2017

The concealed carry bill passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday would be a massive overhaul of America’s gun laws. It’s being sold as “let people travel with their guns” but it does much, much more. Proponents say the bill is necessary to protect people like

Gerrymandering

Redrawing the country: How will SCOTUS rule on gerrymandering?

September 20, 2017

The Supreme Court recently announced that it will once again risk entering the “political thicket” to consider the question of partisan gerrymandering in American politics. The case, Gill v. Whitford, comes to the Court from Wisconsin, where a panel of three federal judges, in

Trolls

Patent trolls storm the podcasting industry

March 16, 2017

Podcasting has become a lucrative business.  The increasing popularity of podcasts has in its wake advanced an army of patent trolls. Comedian and acclaimed podcaster, Adam Carolla recently commented, during a patent lawsuit, that these trolls “make a business of buying technology that they didn't create and then find

Conservative Liberal

Political disequilibrium on law school campuses

January 12, 2017

During winter break, many law students reflect on their decision to enroll in law school. Full cost may be as high as $85,000 annually for an experience they hoped would teach them new ideas and perspectives. While the legal curriculum exposes them to new concepts, the students will receive it

Uniform Bar Exam Test

The Uniform Bar Exam: An unclear hurdle to licensure

August 01, 2016

Ask any attorney about his or her bar exam experience and you will get a slew of stressful, nerve-racking tales, doubtfully containing any positive tones. For me, personally, I will never forget the awful experience, including an all-nighter before the second day of the exam. When you have to memorize

Antonin Scalia

Analysis: Why replacing Scalia could trigger a Constitutional crisis

February 15, 2016

The death of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia promises to bring one of the most dramatic shifts in judicial power in the last century – taking the 5 to 4 edge away from the conservatives and handing it to the liberals. But what if it simply doesn’t happen?  In fact,