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Faculty Spotlight: Current Faculty Publications

Curious about what our faculty have been writing about? You can find a list* of faculty articles which have been posted to the Social Science Research Network (SSRN). Here are the latest articles: “A Shifting Equilibrium: Personal Jurisdiction, Transnational Litigation, and the Problem of Nonparties” by Cassandra Burke Robertson and Charles W. “Rocky” Rhodes “Bootleggers, Baptists, …Read the Rest

Taxes: 7 out of 10

I just took the NerdWallet quiz: “How Much Do You Know About Tax Basics?” I only got 7 out of the 10 questions correct. (In my defense I answered the questions off the top of my head without doing any research). My score of 70% was above the curve according to NerdWallet. A score of …Read the Rest

Faculty Spotlight: Enhancing Humans

Right now I am reading Ramez Naam’s Nexus. The book is about a drug that allows humans to be connected to each other’s brains. It also can allow an individual to reprogram and control another person’s brain. Interestingly (well, at least to someone interested in law) essential to the plot is The Chandler Act (the Emerging …Read the Rest

Presidential Documents

In the January 22nd, Federal Register, there were four entries under the heading Executive Office of the President: Executive Order: Federal Support for Local Law Enforcement Equipment Acquisition (80 Fed. Reg. 3451, January 22, 2015) Created a Law Enforcement Equipment Working Group to address issues surrounding the Federal Government’s equipment transfers to State, local, and …Read the Rest

Faculty Spotlight: Writing Requirement Seminars

Welcome back for the spring 2015 semester. Below are articles written by the writing requirement seminars faculty: African-American Lawyers Seminar – Robert Strassfeld “How the Cleveland Bar Became Segregated: 1870-1930″ This article examines the changing perimeters of professional opportunity and the professional choices made by Cleveland’s African American lawyers in the early twentieth century. At …Read the Rest

Supreme Court Lawyers

“The Echo Chamber” is a Reuters’ special report about lawyers who practice before the United States Supreme Court. The report found that 66 of the 17,000 lawyers who have petitioned the Supreme Court were “…at least six times more likely to be accepted by the court than were all others filed by private lawyers …” …Read the Rest