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NewsElect Developer Makes Case for Studying Law and Tech Together
When I tell my friends that I developed an IOS app, they usually respond with a surprised, “I thought you were studying law and politics! Did you change to computer science?” When I explain that I did not switch but instead decided to study both, the (More)
Voices of the Poor Must Be Heard in the Data Privacy Debate
Last month, tenants at a rent-stabilized apartment building called Atlantic Plaza Towers in Brooklyn filed a formal protest against their landlord’s plan to replace key fobs with facial recognition technology. The landlord claimed the new system woul (More)
The Supreme Court Must Stand for Equality in Upcoming Jury-Selection Case
In 2010, District Attorney Doug Evans tried to convict Curtis Flowers of the same murder charges for the sixth—yes, the sixth—time. Before the trial began, Evans did the same thing he had done before each of Flowers’ previous trials: he used his pere (More)
Maritime Labor Convention to go into effect in 12 months
The UN International Labor Organization (ILO) [official website; press release] announced Tuesday that the Maritime Labor Convention, 2006 has received its final two required ratifications and will go into effect in 12 months. The Convention is a c (More)
Philippines ratifies international treaty for domestic workers rights
The Domestic Workers Convention (DWC) was ratified by the Philippines on Monday, giving the international treaty its second ratification and paving the way for the convention to enter full force of law. The International Labor Organization (ILO) c (More)
Accepting Responsibility for the Displacement of the Chagos Islanders
JURIST Guest Columnist Elena Landriscina, American University Washington College of Law Class of 2012, is a student attorney at the school's UNROW Human Rights Impact Litigation Clinic. Here she discusses the expulsion of the Chagos Islanders from Di (More)
Redefining Roper and the Juvenile Death Penalty
JURIST Assistant Editor Katherine Bacher, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, argues that the US Supreme Court should consider reinstating capital punishment for defendants who committed serious crimes while under the age of 18... ( (More)
Legalization of the World's Oldest Profession
JURIST Assistant Editor Elizabeth Hand, University of Pittsburgh School of Law Class of 2014, is the chair of the LGBT committee of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law's National Lawyers Guild. Hand argues that sex workers in the US are curren (More)
Realities and Priorities of Portugal's Debt Management, Pt. III
JURIST Guest Columnist Martinho Lucas Pires is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the third entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Por (More)
Realities and Priorities of Portugal's Debt Management, Pt. II
JURIST Guest Columnist Rafael Lomenso is a LL.M. Candidate at the Católica Global School of Law, a Lisbon-based faculty of the Catholic University of Portugal. In the second entry of a four-part series on the realities and priorities of Portugue (More)
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