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Student Commentary
26 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Landriscina, American University Washington College of Law Class of 2012, is a student attorney at the school's UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic. Here she discusses the expulsion of the Chagos Islanders from Diego Garcia, and the need for the US to take responsibility for its … [read more]


Student Commentary
22 Apr 2012

JURIST Assistant Editor Katherine Bacher, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, argues that the US Supreme Court should consider reinstating capital punishment for defendants who committed serious crimes while under the age of 18... (Her opinions are not intended to represent those of JURIST)The death penalty continues … [read more]


Student Commentary
12 Apr 2012

JURIST Associate Editor Yuriy Vilner is a member of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013 and an LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the final entry of a four-part series on the realities … [read more]


Student Commentary
5 Apr 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Martinho Lucas Pires is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the third entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Portuguese sovereign debt management, Pires examines the constitutional dimension of … [read more]


Student Commentary
29 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Rafael Lomenso is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the second entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Portuguese sovereign debt management, Lomenso argues that Portugal is well suited … [read more]


Student Commentary
22 Mar 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Luis Vasconcelos is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In this first entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Portuguese sovereign debt management, Vasconcelos explains the legal constraints and enabling … [read more]


Student Commentary
10 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Caio Abramo, LL.M. candidate at the Graduate School of Law, Economics and Governance at the University of Utrecht, is currently doing preliminary studies in international public law. He discusses Brazil's obligation to prosecute political crimes committed during the rule of the military dictatorship...In 1964, a military coup … [read more]


Student Commentary
7 Feb 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Corrie Thearle, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2012, is a Senior Editor for the Pittsburgh Journal of Environmental and Public Health Law. She discusses the Supreme Court's decision in United States v. Jones and its implications for Fourth Amendment search jurisprudence...The Supreme Court's recent … [read more]


Student Commentary
30 Jan 2012

JURIST Assistant Editor Kimberly Bennett, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, argues that although it will be described as judicial activism, same-sex couples must be granted the same rights as opposite-sex couples under the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment... (Her opinions are not intended to … [read more]


Student Commentary
22 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Perveen Ali, Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Law at the London School of Economics and Political Science, is currently researching issues of international refugee and human rights law. Here she discusses the challenges Iraqi refugees face in returning home safely and with dignity...The 2003 war in … [read more]


Student Commentary
13 Jan 2012

JURIST Guest Columnist Lauren Mack, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law Class of 2012, is the Copyright Chair for the Cardozo Intellectual Property Law Society. She argues that two proposed pieces of legislation that seek to curb Internet piracy through the use of DNS filtering violate the First Amendment...With two … [read more]


Student Commentary
31 Dec 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Maira Sheikh, Notre Dame Law School Class of 2012, is a Research Associate at the Research Society of International Law in Lahore, Pakistan. She discusses Pakistan's new women's rights laws and argues that even if these laws are not properly enforced, they are still valuable for the … [read more]


Student Commentary
3 Nov 2011

JURIST Senior Editor Sarah Paulsworth, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2013, is a Boren Fellow and has lived and worked in Azerbaijan. She writes about the impermissible pressure Azerbaijan's Lawyers' Collegium exerts on independent lawyers who defend dissidents, human rights activists and journalists...The past several months have … [read more]


Student Commentary
29 Oct 2011

JURIST Guest Columnist Jordan Toone, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law Class of 2012, has spent over two years working and studying in the Middle East, including six months as an embedded civilian social scientist with the First Armored Division in Baghdad, Iraq. He writes about some of … [read more]


Student Commentary
24 Oct 2011

Maria Fechter, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the final article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on the need to provide regulations … [read more]


Student Commentary
17 Oct 2011

Melanie Lazarus, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the ninth article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on the need for New York … [read more]


Student Commentary
17 Oct 2011

Sara Gronningsater, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the eighth article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on the conflict between an employee's … [read more]


Student Commentary
10 Oct 2011

Katharine Giudice, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the seventh article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on the failure of the law … [read more]


Student Commentary
3 Oct 2011

Andrew Cali-Vasquez, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the sixth article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. Andrew writes on credit default swap position limits … [read more]


Student Commentary
26 Sep 2011

Farrell Miller, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the fifth article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. He writes on why Facebook users are not … [read more]


Student Commentary
19 Sep 2011

Gil Auslander, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the fourth article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. He writes on pre-conviction DNA collection in the … [read more]


Student Commentary
11 Sep 2011

Lauren Prunty, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the third article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on federal anti-terrorism law and the … [read more]


Student Commentary
11 Sep 2011

Christie Tomm, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the second article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. She writes on the need to maintain a … [read more]


Student Commentary
7 Sep 2011

Laura Frano, University of Pittsburgh Law School of Law Class of 2012, is a certified legal intern at the University of Pittsburgh Environmental Law Clinic. She writes on the growing popularity of natural gas as an energy source and the need to proactively implement international law and policy to regulate … [read more]


Student Commentary
6 Sep 2011

Judd Baroff, St. John's University School of Law Class of 2012, is the author of the first article in a ten part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development under the direction of Professor Leonard Baynes. Baroff writes on reforming US education policy through … [read more]

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