31 Mar 2006

Pascale Duparc Portier [National University of Ireland (Galway) Faculty of Law]: "The French Constitutional Council has now ruled on the constitutionality of Article 8 of the Statute on the Equality of Opportunities (Loi pour l'egalite des chances) dealing with the highly controversial First Employment Contract (CPE, contrat première embauche) which [read more]

13 Mar 2006

Brian J. Foley [Florida Coastal School of Law]: "If U.S. District Judge Leonie Brinkema throws out the government's bid to have the death penalty imposed on confessed al-Qaida conspirator Zacarias Moussaoui, as a result of apparent misconduct by government lawyers in the sentencing hearing, she will be doing the government [read more]

11 Mar 2006

Courtney Murphy [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2L, in New Orleans]: "Like so much in New Orleans, both pre- and post-Katrina, the Juvenile Court system is a dichotomy, its two faces coexisting uneasily. Looking at the system as it is now, I feel hope and also an overwhelming despair.Our [read more]

10 Mar 2006

Andrew Wood [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 1L, in New Orleans]: "Exactly one year ago I was in the southeastern Sri Lankan village of Kirinda wrapping up a three month stint of relief work following the Asian tsunami. Now, as I reflect from New Orleans in the aftermath of [read more]

10 Mar 2006

Candace Stockey [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 3L, in New Orleans]: "This week, I, along with our fearless leader, Elizabeth Seitz (Pitt Law 3L), and Andrew Wood (Pitt Law 1L), volunteered at New Orleans Legal Assistance (NOLAC), a non-profit legal aid center. Personally, I have focused on research for [read more]

9 Mar 2006

Kevin Baum and Ricardo Alvarado [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 3L and 1L, in New Orleans]: "The Pro Bono Project's (PBP) mission is to provide free quality civil legal services to the poor by engaging volunteer attorneys to provide pro bono legal services. The Pro Bono Project has also [read more]

8 Mar 2006

Tahira Bland [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2L, in New Orleans]: "Anne Bryson, Gina Mosley, and I have been assigned to a non-profit law firm, the Justice Center. The primary focus of the Justice Center is to provide indigent criminal defense. Hurricane Katrina caused severe damage to legal institutions [read more]

8 Mar 2006

Frank Swaney [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2L in Gulfport, Mississippi]: "Forgotten largely by national media coverage and private donations, the Mississippi Gulf Coast represents the area hardest hit by Hurricane Katrina. The Mississippi Center for Justice therefore has a 2-fold job on its hands, dealing with the problems, [read more]

7 Mar 2006

Gordon Goldsmith [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 2L, in New Orleans]: "Greetings from the Bayou and the ACORN team, consisting of Hannah Burke, Gordon Goldsmith, Robert Lionel Hawkins, Marni Richman and Pete Vitelli, all 2L and 3L law students from the University of Pittsburgh. ACORN, the Association of Community [read more]

7 Mar 2006

Elizabeth Seitz [University of Pittsburgh School of Law 3L in New Orleans]: "The Student Hurricane Network (SHN) is a national association of law students dedicated to providing long-term assistance to communities impacted by Hurricane Katrina (www.studenthurricanenetwork.org). In December, SHN facilitated sending 240 students from about 50 schools to the Gulf [read more]

7 Mar 2006

Jordan Paust [University of Houston Law Center]: "A DOJ filing in the lawsuit against Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld concerning detainee abuse attempts to defend torture, cruel treatment, inhuman treatment, degrading treatment, and humilitaring treatment of detainees expressly authorized by Secretary of Defense Rumsfeld in at least two memos (e.g., the [read more]

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