Creating a “Great Pro Bono Practice”

Pro bono at big law firms is often viewed as an altruistic way for attorneys to give back to society. But when big law firms partner with public interest law organizations (PILOs) to do pro bono work, conflicting interests among the parties involved may interfere with the aims of pro bono work. In this Note, […]

The Means and the End: Understanding the Right to Vote as a Tool in Protecting the Right to Representation

The right to vote and the right to representation are often, to each of their detriment, conflated. But to combat voter disenfranchisement most effectively and honestly, we must conceive of these as two separate rights with a distinct relationship. Part I defines representative government. It then highlights the differences between the right to vote and […]

Terrorism and the Inherent Right to Self-Defense in Immigration Law

The Immigration and Nationality Act (INA) deems an individual inadmissible to the United States for having engaged in terrorist activity. Both “engaged in terrorist activity” and “terrorist activity” are terms of art that are broadly defined under the INA to include activity that courts, scholars, and advocates agree stretches the definition of terrorism. An individual […]

Hiding Homelessness: The Transcarceration of Homelessness

Cities throughout the country respond to homelessness with laws that persecute people for surviving in public spaces, even when unsheltered people lack a reasonable alternative. This widespread practice—the criminalization of homelessness—processes vulnerable people through the criminal justice system with damaging results. But recently, from the epicenter of the homelessness crisis along the West Coast, the […]

The Big Data Regulator, Rebooted: Why and How the FDA Can and Should Disclose Confidential Data on Prescription Drugs and Vaccines

Medicines and vaccines are complex products, and it is often extraordinarily difficult to know whether they help or hurt. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) holds an enormous reservoir of data that sheds light on that precise question, yet currently releases only a trickle to researchers, doctors, and patients. Recent examples show that data secrecy […]

(Not) Just Surrogacy

Scholars have long debated whether surrogacy furthers or inhibits equality and reproductive liberty. What has gone almost entirely unremarked upon, however, is whether and to what extent the ways U.S. jurisdictions regulate surrogacy further these principles. This oversight is produced and re-produced by existing scholarship that focuses on the threshold question of whether to ban […]

Our Colleague Stephen Sugarman: Teacher, Scholar, and Policy Entrepreneur

This piece is a part of a Festschrift that celebrates the long and impactful career of Professor Stephen D. Sugarman. The Festschrift contains three other pieces: School Finance Reform and Professor Stephen D. Sugarman’s Lasting Legacy Stephen Sugarman and the World of Responsibility for Injurious Conduct Professor Sugarman’s Contribution to Public Health Scholarship   Steve […]

Professor Sugarman’s Contribution to Public Health Scholarship

This piece is a part of a Festschrift that celebrates the long and impactful career of Professor Stephen D. Sugarman. The Festschrift contains three other pieces: School Finance Reform and Professor Stephen D. Sugarman’s Lasting Legacy Stephen Sugarman and the World of Responsibility for Injurious Conduct Our Colleague Stephen Sugarman: Teacher, Scholar, and Policy Entrepreneur […]

Stephen Sugarman and the World of Responsibility for Injurious Conduct

This piece is a part of a Festschrift that celebrates the long and impactful career of Professor Stephen D. Sugarman. The Festschrift contains three other pieces: School Finance Reform and Professor Stephen D. Sugarman’s Lasting Legacy Professor Sugarman’s Contribution to Public Health Scholarship Our Colleague Stephen Sugarman: Teacher, Scholar, and Policy Entrepreneur     I. […]

School Finance Reform and Professor Stephen D. Sugarman’s Lasting Legacy

This piece is a part of a Festschrift that celebrates the long and impactful career of Professor Stephen D. Sugarman. The Festschrift contains three other pieces: Stephen Sugarman and the World of Responsibility for Injurious Conduct Professor Sugarman’s Contribution to Public Health Scholarship Our Colleague Stephen Sugarman: Teacher, Scholar, and Policy Entrepreneur     Once, […]