Volume 20, Issue 2 (Spring 2023)

Breaking Up With the American Adversarial Approach in Criminal Domestic Violence Adjudication Tess Berkowitz This paper takes the position that for survivors of domestic violence to be properly served by the legal system, such legal service must be made accessible through trauma-informed care.  This includes trauma-informed care for both for the survivor and the abuser…. continue reading

Volume 20, Issue 1 (Fall 2022)

THE STABLE LEGAL FOUNDATION OF COMMERCIAL RENT STABILIZATION Guy Yedwab Although some accept that excessive rents are just part of the cost of doing business in an urban area, others cry out “the rent is ‘too damn high.’”   In the face of vacant storefronts and constant churn, small business advocates are increasingly turning to… continue reading

Volume 19, Issue 2 (Spring 2022)

THE INTERGENERATIONAL EFFECTS OF THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM AND THE LEGAL OBLIGATION TO RECTIFY THEM Eliana Schachter, J.D. & Elizabeth Kroll, M.A. The American Association of Pediatrics asserted that separating a child from her family “can cause irreparable harm, disrupting a child’s brain architecture and affecting his or her short- and long-term health. This type… continue reading

Volume 19, Issue 1 (Fall 2021)

LEGALIZING PROSTITUTION: PROVIDING PROTECTION FROM THE LAW. Madison Rupert In recent years, representatives from several different states have proposed legislation and policies at the national, state, and local levels of government that aim to afford increased protection to individuals who sell sex. This increase in proposed legislation suggests that politicians have begun taking seriously the harms… continue reading

Volume 18, Issue 2 (Spring 2021)

TITLE IX LIABILITY FOR ONLINE PEER- ON-PEER SEXUAL HARASSMENT. Bunyad Bhatti Sexual harassment is generally defined as unwelcome advances of sexual nature, “requests for sexual favors”, or any physical or verbal “conduct of a sexual nature”. The conduct can occur during employment, education, or in a living environment, and the refusal or acceptance of such… continue reading

Volume 18, Issue 1 (Fall 2020)

HEALTHCARE’S BIGGEST LITTLE LIE: RAMPANT HOSPITAL DRUG DIVERSION HIDDEN BEHIND STETHOSCOPES AND WHITE COATS. Wellesley Anna DuBois The opioid epidemic is widely recognized as one of the most dangerous issues facing America today. Opioid overdose accounts for approximately 130 deaths every day. While the majority of the country is focused on preventing patient misuse, hospital-based… continue reading

Volume 17, Issue 2 (Spring 2020)

WHY THE LEGAL CLASSIFICATION OF CRYOGENICALLY PRESERVED PRE-EMBRYOS MATTER Tara Carlin The rapid growth of assisted reproductive technology (ART) has created an increase in the number of pre-embryos that exist in the world outside of the female body. With the numerical increase in pre-embryos in existence, comes the question of how to legally classify these… continue reading

Volume 17, Issue 1 (Fall 2019)

A CIVIL RIGHTS MOVEMENT IN NORTHERN IRELAND AND THE UNRESOLVED LEGACY ISSUE Edward M. Neafsey In his First Inaugural Address, President Abraham Lincoln said: “Wherever [the people] shall grow weary of the existing government, they can exercise their constitutional right of amending it, or their revolutionary right to dismember and overthrow it.”  These insightful words… continue reading

Volume 16, Issue 2 (Summer 2019)

NEW JERSEY’S EXCESSIVE AND UNPRECEDENTED EXPANSION OF MARYLAND V. CRAIG Bridget Devlin Cases where children are key witnesses – especially those involving child abuse – are among the most challenging facing our justice system.  The line between protecting children and preventing the wrongful conviction, or the wrongful termination of parental rights, of an alleged abuser can… continue reading