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We Aren’t Willing to Leave Any Bar Applicants Behind
When we embarked on our law school journeys three years ago, we did so with the knowledge that we would have the same opportunity that so many others have had to be licensed shortly after graduation.COVID-19, unfortunately, changed everything. It (More)
Freedom of Expression in the Sporting Arena
The option to remain apolitical, in the past few decades has been available only for a privileged few. As people around the world are becoming more aware of the rights they possess, and about the injustices prevalent in society, they have started rai (More)
Iran issues arrest warrant for Trump over assassination of Qasem Soleimani
Tehran Prosecutor Ali Alqasimehr announced Monday that Iran has ordered through Interpol the arrests of 36 US political and military officials, including President Donald Trump, who were allegedly involved in the assassination of General Qasem Soleim (More)
An American President's Perilous Misunderstanding of War, Strategy and Survival
“It must not be forgotten that it is perhaps more dangerous for a nation to allow itself to be conquered intellectually than by arms.” - Guillaume Apollinaire, “The New Spirit and the Poets" (1917) In his commencement address at West Point on June 1 (More)
An Open Letter Regarding the Oregon Bar Exam and Diploma Privilege
This statement is in response to the article titled “Oregon’s Law Schools Ask Supreme Court to Waive Bar Exam Due to COVID-19. The Bar Is Not Pleased.” As a 2020 law graduate and someone intending to sit for the July bar, the article seriously lacks (More)
Danger and "Officer Safety" Shape Police Socialization, Practice and Policy
In the weeks since Derek Chauvin killed George Floyd in Minneapolis, protests have spread across the United States. An endless stream of online videos shows officers pushing, beating, pepper spraying, tear gassing, and shooting “less lethal” munition (More)
Flogging as Criminal Punishment in the 21st Century
On 9th January 2015, in front of the Jeddah Mosque, a Saudi activist and blogger named Raif Badawi was publicly given the first fifty out of the thousand lashes he was sentenced with, for ‘insulting Islam through electronic channels.' The disturbing (More)
See No Evil: Sotomayor highlights the Roberts Court’s blind eye to discrimination
Today, the U.S. legal system faces a public that is becoming increasingly impatient with systemic unequal protection of the law. As the peaceful arbiter of disputes in a democratic society, the judiciary cannot stray too far from that public, lest it (More)
Separatists take over Yemen's Socotra
A separatist group in Yemen on Saturday led a coup on the island of Socotra, deposing the government forces previously stationed there. The move represents growing fractures within the broader Saudi-led Coalition to Support Legitimacy in Yemen, whic (More)
International Commercial Arbitration Diversity Part 1: Get Your Knee Off My Neck
Roses are Red Violets are Blue These numbers confess That there's something askew The arena of international commercial arbitration may seem a rarefied arena on which to discuss matters in this time of the murder of George Floyd. International Co (More)