EXPERT ANALYSIS OF GLOBAL LEGAL DEVELOPMENTS.

International commercial arbitration prides itself on constituting an efficient and less expensive dispute resolution method for clients. While arbitration has been promoted under this premise, in reality, some parties have used arbitration agreements to implement standard terms or one-sided arbitration clauses in order to discourage the other party from initiating a dispute. It has been [...]

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“All people…who dare not defend themselves when they know they are in the right, who submit to punishment not because of what they have done but because of who they are, are already dead by their own decision; and whether or not they survive physically depends on chance. If circumstances are not favorable, they end [...]

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Voter suppression, which represents the dark underbelly of the American experiment, has reared its head throughout our history, particularly beginning at the cession of the Civil War. After the passage of the Fourteenth and Fifteenth Amendments, former slaves got an all-too-fleeting taste of emancipation when they not only came out to vote in droves, but [...]

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After postings on several listservs many of the pieces written here on JURIST and other seemingly relevant information for legal education, one of us was contacted by the listserv administrators of several listservs about the germaneness of the postings to dispute resolution, contracts, or other academic topic areas. Those administrator contacts usually came after someone [...]

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In his inaugural address at a conclave on “Transformational Reforms in Higher Education under National Education Policy”, Prime Minister Narendra Modi recognized the importance of mother tongue. He stated that, “There is no dispute that children learn faster in the dialect they speak at home. This is a major reason for the National Education Policy, [...]

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Since March 2020, the American legal community has been upended by the COVID-19 pandemic. As the nation sits on the brink of financial and housing, healthcare, election, and immigration crises, state supreme courts and bar examiners insist on implementing the bar exam, further delaying the licensure of thousands of incoming attorneys. Their ostensible reason? To [...]

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The death of Iranian major general Qasem Soleimani, on January 3, 2020, revived the discussions and interpretations regarding national security on the international scene, the “right to protect”, the legitimate defense and the legality of the attack that caused his death through the United States’ unilateral intervention. This is an old worldwide discussion, with countless [...]

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On July 28, the University of Pittsburgh invited Professor Angela Davis, a world-renowned social justice educator and activist, to participate in a conversation on social justice and racial discrimination as part of the University of Pittsburgh’s 2020 Diversity Forum. Provost Ann Cudd and Senior Vice Chancellor Kathy Humphrey facilitated the thought-provoking conversation, and I had [...]

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Facial Recognition Technology embodies a software that is capable of identifying and authenticating the identity of an individual by recognizing the physical traits of their face. The underlying technology, machine learning, characterizes a subject based on relative facial features and expressions from a photograph, video or in real-time. The technology has advanced at an alarming [...]

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