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Going to the Mattresses for Alcohol

Follow Going to the Mattresses for Alcohol by Yaniv Nahon In one of the most shared Above the Law articles I have ever seen—filed under the tags “BAD IDEAS,” “DRINKING,” “LAW SCHOOLS,” and, my favorite, “RANK STUPIDITY”—the CADE policy that has caused so much uproar this semester...
Posted On Apr 03 2014

It’s Not Just the NSA: Our Information is in the Hands of Private Corporations, too

Follow It’s Not just the NSA: Our Information is in the Hands of Private Corporations too. by Lauren Shinn In Minority Report (2002), holographic advertisements accost Chief John Anderton (Tom Cruise) by name as he wanders through a crowded shopping center. The displays identify...
Posted On Apr 03 2014

New York and Arizona: Forerunners in the Shifting Legal Market

Follow New York and Arizona: Forerunners in the Shifting Legal Market by Andrew Bellwoar With employers looking for real world experience and debt looming for many after graduation, it’s hard not to feel trapped in law school as a 3L student. But what if that third year was...
Posted On Apr 03 2014

Banzhaf Reads New ABA Policies to Offer Paid, For-Credit Externship Opportunities

Follow Banzhaf Reads New ABA Policies to Offer Paid, For-Credit Externship Opportunities by Jonathan Horn The well-known expression about legal education—“the first year they scare you to death, the second year they work you to death, and the third year they bore yo...
Posted On Apr 02 2014

Our Modern Mockingbirds

Follow Our Modern Mockingbirds by Jerry Stenquist In celebration of the last leg of law school, and my newly born son (whose middle name is Atticus), I cracked open Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird. While most people see the book as a legal or civil rights novel, the novel is...

Not All Guns Are Bad.

Follow Not All Guns Are Bad. by Chris Turek Gun control is a hot button issue for many Americans. Those in favor of greater restrictions on gun ownership are most vocal during times of tragedy, pointing to mass shootings and gun violence as reasons for limiting the rights of an...
Posted On Apr 02 2014

Changing DC’s Criminal Landscape: Is Jail-time for Marijuana Up in Smoke?

Follow Changing DC’s Criminal Landscape: Is Jail-time for Marijuana Up in Smoke? by Jeevan Rampersad With advocates pressing the DC Board of Elections to add marijuana legalization to the DC Ballot, allowing voters to decide the issue of legalizing marijuana in the nation’s...
Posted On Apr 02 2014

Peer Advising Launches at GW Law

Follow Peer Advising Launches at GW Law by Jesssica Kamish Stressed? Worried what classes to take next semester? Still trying to figure out exactly where the “hard lounge” is located? Students can now turn to Peer Advisors to help answer some of the hard (and soft) questions...
Posted On Apr 02 2014

GW Law Students Seek Health Coverage

Follow GW Law Students Seek Health Coverage by Viviana Lowe For many law students who are older than 26 and no longer covered by their parent’s health care plan, the urgency to find affordable health insurance has become a real concern. GW’s Hatchet recently reported in December...
Posted On Apr 02 2014

Guns: The New Normal?

Follow Guns: The New Normal? by Sydney Allen, 1L Never has the glorification of guns in America been at such an all time high, from the newly released video game Grand Theft Auto V, to the weapon centric season opening of Sons of Anarchy. The American public is becoming...
Posted On Apr 02 2014

Aid and Egypt: Does Law Trump Policy?

Follow Aid and Egypt: Does Law Trump Policy? by Warren Bianchi After what many have called a coup d’état in Egypt, President Obama faces a potentially risky shift in foreign policy with decisive legal considerations. Section 508 of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (FAA) and...
Posted On Apr 02 2014

Pandora’s Box, Re-Opened

Follow Pandora’s Box Re-opened by Hersh Acharya In a recent case involving Pandora—the internet radio service delivering 1.5 billion hours of music a month to 70 million users—a Federal District Court in Manhattan has now ruled that Pandora must pay 1.85% of its revenue to the...
Posted On Apr 01 2014

Just Get a Job! A Report on GW Law’s Career Center

Follow Just Get a Job! A Report on GW Law’s Career Center by A.J. Sutton The Law Revue video “Just Get a Job” seems to sum up students’ sentiments towards the Career Center. But are these feelings justified? What has the Career Center actually accomplished this past year? As the...
Posted On Apr 01 2014

#SOS: Where Is The News?

Follow #SOS: Where Is The News? by Robert Holup By now, most of us have probably heard of “something” happening in countries such as Ukraine and Venezuela. Though we see these countries’ names in passing, the majority of us are not fully aware of what that something entails....
Posted On Apr 01 2014

The Mysterious Non-Existent Article 314 of the Mexican Constitution

Follow The Mysterious Non-Existent Article 314 of the Mexican Constitution by Ary Sergio Dib Dias Filho José Carlos Barbosa Moreira, one of the best civil procedural masters in Brazil recently explained the strange phenomenon of legal interpretation that occurs when new law is...
Posted On Apr 01 2014

A Case for Anti-Anti-Piracy

Follow A Case for Anti-Anti-Piracy by Lauren D. Shinn Imagine that your first grade teacher chooses you to draw the “coolest, most awesome character you can think of” on the white board. Upon completing your character, Teenage Mutant Ninja Batman, you discover that your teacher...
Posted On Apr 01 2014