December 2016
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JURIST Guest Columnist Fuad Rafidi of Valparaiso University School of Law, Class of 2018, discusses safe spaces on college campuses... Do safe places belong on college campuses? On November 22, 2016, Yue Zhang wrote a critical piece about colleges not having safe spaces. Yue personally believes safe spaces only spoils …

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November 2016
2 Nov 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Mohit Gupta, an International Law Masters student at South Asian University discusses an October ICJ ruling against the Marshall Islands concerning India's failure to meet customary international law concerning halting developments of nuclear weapons ...On 5 October, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruled in favor of …

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October 2016
9 Oct 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Fahira Brodlija of University of Pittsburgh School of Law, LLM Class of 2017, discusses the recent referendum and court decisions regarding Republic Srpska... The specific constitutional framework of Bosnia and Herzegovina (BH) and the governmental structure which arises out of it has provided for a constant need …

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September 2016
29 Sep 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Dayna Jones, a law student at Lewis and Clark Law School, discusses the intersection of law and environmental justice concerning the the Standing Rock Sioux Nation and the Dakota Access Pipeline... The largest multi-tribal gathering of indigenous peoples in North America in over a century is happening …

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June 2016
11 Jun 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Mahmudul Hasan, an LLM student at the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh, discusses the impact of climate change on vulnerable world populations and its relation to international migration and refugee situations...As global climate change and the resulting implications on ecosystems and livelihoods affect the viability of traditional lifestyles …

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May 2016
25 May 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Christina Alam of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses the negative effect corporate mergers have on preserving American jobs... While some public figures paint horror stories of how immigrants steal American jobs, subtler, but yet powerful forces leave thousands of American employees jobless. These forces …

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March 2016
2 Mar 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Rogendy Toussaint of St. John's University School of Law Class of 2016, is the twelfth author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Toussaint discusses whether the disparate impact of international aid in Haiti... As a seemingly routine afternoon faded …

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February 2016
24 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist John W. Klinker of Loyola University Chicago School of Law discusses how the decision in Montanile potentially creates a precedent that could affect the funding of welfare benefit plans... A common term in welfare benefit plans establishes an agreement whereby the plan will pay covered medical expenses …

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17 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist Katharine Suominen of St. John's University School of Law, Class of 2016, is the eleventh author in a twelve-part series from the staffers of the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. Suominen discusses the dangers of the court's decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby...Imagine Occupy Wall Street …

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12 Feb 2016

JURIST Guest Columnist James Tugee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law discusses how Rwandan President Paul Kagame can save his legacy by retiring, despite recent amendments extending his term limits... On December 18, 2015, Rwandans voted in a referendum to approve various amendments that had been proposed by …

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