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“locked together / in this small hated space”: Recognizing and Addressing Intimate Partner Violence Between Incarcerated Women

Intimate partner violence between incarcerated women has been largely invisible in legal scholarship and advocacy work. This Note attempts to assess the incidence and quality of intimate partner violence between incarcerated women from the incomplete and occasionally biased available data and then examines potential methods for reducing such violence. Considering several of the legal strategies […]

The Multiracial Option: A Step in the White Direction

It is estimated that within fifty years, the white race will lose its stronghold as the majority racial group in the United States. In recent years, this prediction has induced anxiety in everyone from lay citizens to conservative politicians. But this prediction may not come to fruition if the definition of whiteness expands as needed. […]

A Right To Rational Juries? How Jury Instructions Create The “Bionic Juror” In Criminal Proceedings Involving DNA Match Evidence

This Note explores the intersections of science and the law in trials involving DNA evidence. The DNA match process is a forensic technique used to identify unknown individuals by the characteristics of their DNA. This procedure is extremely useful in criminal cases where the identity of the perpetrator is in question. While use of DNA […]

Federalism 3.0

  Presented at the Brennan Center Jorde Symposium on October 20, 2016 (University of California, Berkeley) and March 1, 2017 (New York University).

A Roadmap for Autonomous Vehicles: State Tort Liability, Automobile Insurance, and Federal Safety Regulation

Driver error currently causes the vast majority of motor vehicle crashes. By eliminating the human driver, autonomous vehicles will prevent thousands of fatalities and serious bodily injuries, which makes a compelling safety case for policies that foster the rapid development of this technology. Major technological advances have occurred over the past decade, but there is […]

Foxes at the Henhouse: Occupational Licensing Boards Up Close

The dark side of occupational licensing—its tendency to raise prices to consumers with dubious effects on service quality, its enormous payout to licensees, and its ability to shut many willing workers out of the workforce—has begun to receive significant attention. But little has been said about the legal institutions that create and administer this web […]