July 12, 2011
by Megan McKee
Joseph Schaeffer, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2012, is spending the summer working for a firm specializing in energy law. He writes on Marcellus exploration and the regulation of hydraulic fracturing, specifically considering the implications of Pittsburgh's decision to ban the ...[read more]
April 15, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
David J. Brunell is a 3L at Stetson University College of Law and is president of the school's Lambda Legal Society and chair of the Student Bar Association Diversity Committee... Recently the Department of Justice (DOJ) announced it would no longer defend in court Section 3 of the Defense of ...[read more]
March 30, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Sarah Paulsworth, University of Pittsburgh School of Law '12, writes about the absence of alternative military service in Azerbaijan and of protections afforded to conscientious objectors (COs) under international law... The Imprisoned Activist and condition of CO's in Azerbaijan On March 4, 2011 ...[read more]
March 18, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Anna Mandel, Boston College '11, writes about confidentiality obligations imposed by courts of arbitration and host governments in France and the United Kingdom... Confidentiality has historically been an attractive element of international commercial arbitration because it is paramount for ...[read more]
March 11, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Javier Centonzio, Stetson Law '12, is an Iraq War veteran. He writes about the veterans issues addressed by Veteran Treatment Courts... Throughout our nation's history we have resorted to armed conflict to resolve differences among ourselves and other nations. We have been ready and willing to ...[read more]
February 22, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Ekaterina Sivolobova, a student in the Faculty of Law at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, writes about the failure of the Uruguayan Reparations Law to address Uruguay's responsibilities under international law... One of the legal consequences of failing to protect victims of human ...[read more]
February 8, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Christian Ohanian, University of North Carolina (UNC) Chapel-Hill Law '11, is a certified legal student at the University of North Carolina's Immigration and Human Rights Policy Clinic. He writes about the difficulty confronting asylum applicants from politically controversial states... Iraq has ...[read more]
February 1, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Sara Burhan Abdullah, Pitt Law LLM '08 and JD '11, was a judge at the Iraqi National Rounds for the Jessup International Moot Court Competition. She shares her impressions of Iraqi students and judges' performance... I was invited to judge the Iraqi National Rounds for the Jessup International ...[read more]
January 13, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Brittany Haglund, Widener Law '11, is President of Widener's Military Law Society and a military spouse. She writes about Congress' recent repeal of President Clinton's Don't Ask, Don't Tell Policy... On December 18, 2010, Congress voted to repeal President Clinton's Don't Ask, Don't Tell policy ( ...[read more]
January 6, 2011
by Joseph Schaeffer
Sarah Robison, University of Minnesota Law School '12, writes about the possible deleterious impact of the citizen-contractor loophole on asylum applicants... Individuals applying for political asylum in the United States often believe that applying for asylum will alleviate their fear of ...[read more]

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