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Rachel López PARTICIPATORY LAW SCHOLARSHIP 123 Columbia Law Review 1795 (October, 2023) Drawing from the experience of coauthoring scholarship with two activists who were sentenced to life without parole over three decades ago, this piece outlines the theory and practice of Participatory Law Scholarship (PLS). PLS is legal scholarship written in collaboration with authors who have no formal training in the law but rather expertise in... 2023  
Rona Kaufman PATRIARCHAL VIOLENCE 71 Buffalo Law Review 509 (May, 2023) For over a century, feminist theorists and activists have sought equality for women. They have aimed their efforts at the many distinct and related causes of women's inequality, among them gendered violence, sexual violence, domestic violence, and violence against women. Recognizing the need to understand problems in order to solve them, feminist... 2023  
I. Bennett Capers POLICING "BAD" MOTHERS: THE SCHOOL FOR GOOD MOTHERS. BY JESSAMINE CHAN. NEW YORK, N.Y.: SIMON & SCHUSTER. 2022. PP. 324. $17.99. TORN APART: HOW THE CHILD WELFARE SYSTEM DESTROYS BLACK FAMILIES--AND HOW ABOLITION CAN BUILD A SAFER WORLD. BY DOROTHY ROBERT 136 Harvard Law Review 2044 (June, 2023) Jessamine Chan's The School for Good Mothers is not a great book. I don't mean that in the sense the writer Judith Newman did when she wrote in the New York Times Book Review one Mother's Day: No subject offers a greater opportunity for terrible writing than motherhood. Rather, I simply mean The School for Good Mothers isn't great literature. I... 2023  
Avlana K. Eisenberg POLICING THE DANGER NARRATIVE 113 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 473 (Summer, 2023) The clamor for police reform in the United States has reached a fever pitch. The current debate has mainly centered around questions of police function: What functions should police perform, and how should they perform them to avoid injustice and unnecessary harm? This Article, in contrast, focuses on a central aspect of police culture--namely, how... 2023  
Clare Huntington PRAGMATIC FAMILY LAW 136 Harvard Law Review 1501 (April, 2023) C1-2CONTENTS Introduction. 1503 I. The Puzzle of Contemporary Family Law.. 1512 A. Family Law as a Locus of Contestation. 1512 1. Sites of Division. 1512 2. Driving Forces. 1516 3. Risks to Children and Families. 1521 B. Patterns in Family Law that Defy Polarization. 1523 1. Convergence. 1524 2. Depolarization. 1527 3. Nonpartisan Pluralism. 1534... 2023  
Keith E. Whittington PROFESSORIAL SPEECH, THE FIRST AMENDMENT, AND LEGISLATIVE RESTRICTIONS ON CLASSROOM DISCUSSIONS 58 Wake Forest Law Review 463 (2023) Academic freedom enjoys an uncertain status in American constitutional law under the First Amendment. It is particularly unclear how the First Amendment applies when it comes to professorial speech in the classroom. This lack of clarity has grave implications in the current political environment. There is now an unprecedented wave of legislative... 2023  
Marcia L. McCormick PROMOTING CHANGE IN THE FACE OF RETRENCHMENT 17 FIU Law Review 807 (Spring, 2023) I. Introduction. 807 II. Where We Are. 809 III. Steps Forward and Back. 818 IV. Conclusion. 832 2023  
Annabelle Wilmott PROTECTING THE RIGHT TO A MEANINGFUL DEFENSE: CRIMINAL TRIAL STORYTELLING 111 California Law Review 927 (June, 2023) If you only hear one side of the story, you have no understanding at all. --Chinua Achebe The widely accepted Story Model of jury decision-making acknowledges that juries, in large part, base their decisions not on logical or probabilistic reasoning but on the stories they construct at trial. Storytelling thus plays an important role in... 2023  
Anthony V. Alfieri RACE ETHICS: COLORBLIND FORMALISM AND COLOR-CODED PRAGMATISM IN LAWYER REGULATION 36 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics 353 (Summer, 2023) The recent, high-profile civil and criminal trials held in the aftermath of the George Floyd and Ahmaud Arbery murders, the Kyle Rittenhouse killings, and the Charlottesville Unite the Right Rally violence renew debate over race, representation, and ethics in the U.S. civil and criminal justice systems. For civil rights lawyers, prosecutors, and... 2023  
Bennett Capers RACE, GATEKEEPING, MAGICAL WORDS, AND THE RULES OF EVIDENCE 76 Vanderbilt Law Review 1855 (November, 2023) Introduction. 1855 I. Race-ing Evidence. 1857 II. Frye, Daubert, Rule 702, and Magical Words. 1862 III. Reimagining Rule 702. 1872 Conclusion. 1876 2023  
Keith H. Hirokawa RACE, SPACE, AND PLACE: INTERROGATING WHITENESS THROUGH A CRITICAL APPROACH TO PLACE 29 William and Mary Journal of Race, Gender, and Social Justice 279 (Winter, 2023) The Civil Rights Movement is long past, yet segregation persists. The wider society is still replete with overwhelmingly white neighborhoods, restaurants, schools, universities, workplaces, churches and other associations, courthouses, and cemeteries, a situation that reinforces a normative sensibility in settings in which black people are... 2023  
Bennett Capers , Gregory Day RACE-ING ANTITRUST 121 Michigan Law Review 523 (February, 2023) Antitrust law has a race problem. To spot an antitrust violation, courts inquire into whether an act has degraded consumer welfare. Since anticompetitive practices are often assumed to enhance consumer welfare, antitrust offenses are rarely found. Key to this framework is that antitrust treats all consumers monolithically; that consumers are... 2023  
Yuvraj Joshi RACIAL EQUALITY COMPROMISES 111 California Law Review 529 (April, 2023) Can political compromise harm democracy? Black advocates have answered this question for centuries, even as most academics have ignored their wisdom about the perils of compromise. This Article argues that America's racial equality compromises have systematically restricted the rights of Black people and have generated inequality and distrust,... 2023  
Jennifer S. Hunt , Stephane M. Shepherd RACIAL JUSTICE IN PSYCHOLEGAL RESEARCH AND FORENSIC PSYCHOLOGY PRACTICE: CURRENT ADVANCES AND A FRAMEWORK FOR FUTURE PROGRESS 47 Law and Human Behavior 1 (February, 2023) Police killings of Black civilians have brought unprecedented attention to racial and ethnic discrimination in the criminal justice and legal systems. However, these topics have been underexamined in the field of law--psychology, both in research and forensic--clinical practice. We discuss how a racial justice framework can provide guidance for... 2023  
Jessica Dixon Weaver RACIAL MYOPIA IN [FAMILY] LAW 132 Yale Law Journal Forum 1086 (4/30/2023) ABSTRACT. Racial Myopia in [Family] Law presents a critique of Family Law for the One-Hundred-Year Life, an Article that claims that age myopia within family law fails older adults and prevents them from creating legal bonds with other adults outside the traditional marital model. This Response posits that racial myopia is a common yet complex... 2023  
Nantiya Ruan RACIAL PAY EQUITY IN "WHITE" COLLAR WORKPLACES 88 Brooklyn Law Review 519 (Winter, 2023) The racial wealth gap in America is wide and persistent. Long-standing and substantial wealth disparities between households in different racial and ethnic groups are simply staggering. In 2019, the typical White Family ha[d] eight times the wealth of the typical Black family and five times the wealth of the typical Hispanic family. Tellingly,... 2023  
Jessica M. Eaglin RACIALIZING ALGORITHMS 111 California Law Review 753 (June, 2023) There is widespread recognition that algorithms in criminal law's administration can impose negative racial and social effects. Scholars tend to offer two ways to address this concern through law--tinkering around the tools or abolishing the tools through law and policy. This Article contends that these paradigmatic interventions, though they may... 2023  
Susan Frelich Appleton , Laura A. Rosenbury REFLECTIONS ON "PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY" AFTER COVID AND DOBBS: DOUBLING DOWN ON PRIVACY 72 Washington University Journal of Law & Policy 129 (2023) This essay uses lenses of gender, race, marriage, and work to trace understandings of personal responsibility in laws, policies, and conversations about public support in the United States over three time periods: (I) the pre-COVID era, from the beginning of the American welfare state through the start of the Trump administration; (II) the... 2023  
Janel A. George REFLECTIONS ON THE LAUNCH OF A RACIAL JUSTICE CLINIC AND THE BRAVERY OF LIONS 30 Clinical Law Review 151 (Fall, 2023) This nation is at an inflection point in which the future of a viable, multi-racial democracy stands in the balance. However, this occurrence is not new-- the nation has experienced moments of retrenchment before, during which times of racial progress are quickly followed by retrenchment in the form of legal efforts to rollback hard-won civil... 2023  
Beth Caldwell REIFYING INJUSTICE: USING CULTURALLY SPECIFIC TATTOOS AS A MARKER OF GANG MEMBERSHIP 98 Washington Law Review 787 (October, 2023) Abstract: The gang label has been so highly racialized that white people who self-identify as gang members are almost never categorized as gang members by law enforcement, while Black and Latino people who are not gang members are routinely labeled and targeted as if they were. Different rules attach to people under criminal law once they are... 2023  
Darryl Heller REPARATIONS AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: A PATH TO RACIAL HEALING 20 Hastings Race and Poverty Law Journal 37 (Spring, 2023) C1-2Table of Contents Introduction. 37 Reparations as a response to racial injustice. 39 Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Reparations. 44 Accountability, Reparations, and Restorative Justice. 47 Conclusion. 51 2023  
Darryl Heller REPARATIONS AND RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: A PATH TO RACIAL HEALING 34 Hastings Journal on Gender and the Law 37 (Spring, 2023) C1-2Table of Contents Introduction. 37 Reparations as a response to racial injustice. 39 Restorative Justice: A New Paradigm for Reparations. 44 Accountability, Reparations, and Restorative Justice. 47 Conclusion. 51 2023  
Joseph W. Yockey RESOLVING REGULATORY THREATS TO TENURE 57 University of Richmond Law Review 579 (Winter, 2023) Many lawmakers and public university governing boards are looking to curb faculty tenure. Driven by both ideological and economic motives, recent efforts range from eliminating tenure systems altogether to interfering when schools seek to tenure individual, often controversial scholars. These actions raise serious questions about higher education... 2023  
Thalia González RESTORATIVE JUSTICE DIVERSION AS A STRUCTURAL HEALTH INTERVENTION IN THE CRIMINAL LEGAL SYSTEM 113 Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 541 (Summer, 2023) A new discourse at the intersection of criminal justice and public health is bringing to light how exposure to the ordinariness of racism in the criminal legal system--whether in policing practices or carceral settings--leads to extraordinary outcomes in health. Drawing on empirical evidence of the deleterious health effects of system involvement... 2023  
Angela Onwuachi-Willig ROBERTS'S REVISIONS: A NARRATOLOGICAL READING OF THE AFFIRMATIVE ACTION CASES 137 Harvard Law Review 192 (November, 2023) In law, one of the stories told by some scholars is that legal opinions are not stories. The story goes: legal opinions are mere recitations of facts and legal principles applied to those facts; they are the end result of a contest between opposing sides that have brought the parties to an objective truth through a lawsuit. In these scholars' eyes,... 2023  
Naomi Murakawa SAY THEIR NAMES, SUPPORT THEIR KILLERS: POLICE REFORM AFTER THE 2020 BLACK LIVES MATTER UPRISINGS 69 UCLA Law Review 1430 (September, 2023) Since the unprecedented Summer 2020 uprisings against policing and racism, many elites have embraced an anti-woke politics that openly celebrates law-and-order authoritarianism, heteropatriarchy, and white nationalism. This Article attends to a different but reinforcing response to the George Floyd uprisings: repression through a politics of... 2023  
Matthew Boaz SPECULATIVE IMMIGRATION POLICY 37 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal 183 (Winter, 2023) This Article considers how speculative fiction was wielded by the Trump administration to implement destructive U.S. immigration policy. It analyzes the thematic elements from a particular apocalyptic novel, traces those themes through actual policy implemented by the president, and considers the harm effected by such policies. This Article... 2023  
Brian Soucek SPEECH FIRST, EQUALITY LAST 55 Arizona State Law Journal 681 (Summer, 2023) Universities have been put in an impossible situation. They are liable under nondiscrimination laws if they allow hostile speech to interfere with someone's education, but they are increasingly said to be liable under the Free Speech Clause if they do anything to stop speech before that point. Put simply, universities are liable for acting until... 2023  
Aneil Kovvali STARK CHOICES FOR CORPORATE REFORM 123 Columbia Law Review 693 (April, 2023) For decades, corporate law scholars insisted on a simple division of responsibilities. Corporations were told to focus exclusively on maximizing financial returns to shareholders while the government tended to all other concerns by adopting new regulations. As reformers challenged this orthodoxy by urging corporations to take action on pressing... 2023  
Pamela Wilkins, Suzianne Painter-Thorne SYMPOSIUM INTRODUCTION 74 Mercer Law Review 797 (Spring, 2023) All of us labor in webs spun long before we were born. Anyone from Mercer University or from Macon, Georgia--indeed, anyone from the American South--should understand the truth of this statement. Markers and reminders of the past are ubiquitous: the Ocmulgee Mounds that were occupied by different Native American cultures for thousands of years;... 2023  
Roy L. Brooks SYMPOSIUM INTRODUCTION: WALKING WITH DESTINY 60 San Diego Law Review 455 (August-September, 2023) C1-2Table of Contents I. Introduction. 455 II. Redress Frames. 461 A. Models of Redress. 462 B. Forms of Reparations. 465 C. Transitional Justice. 466 III. The Interim Report. 468 IV. Framing the Interim Report. 471 V. Conclusion. 478 2023  
Todd A. DeMitchell, Ed.D., Joseph J. Onosko, Ph.D. TEACHER TENURE IN TENUOUS TIMES: A POLICY DISCUSSION OF TENURE'S PUBLIC GOOD 414 West's Education Law Reporter 433 (10/12/2023) Originally enacted to protect against potential evils in state and local employment systems, such as nepotism, arbitrary dismissal, and political favoritism, tenure has become a common expectation of teacher employment. State teacher tenure laws are not a job guarantee but rather protection against arbitrary or politically motivated maltreatment.... 2023  
Sherri Lee Keene TEACHING DISSENTS 107 Minnesota Law Review 2619 (June, 2023) Perhaps the most powerful trick of the human sciences is to decontextualize the obvious and then recontextualize it in a new way. In her dissenting opinion in Utah v. Strieff, Justice Sonia Sotomayor began by describing the majority's holding plainly, in her own words: The Court today holds that the discovery of a warrant for an unpaid parking... 2023  
Carliss N. Chatman TEACHING SLAVERY IN COMMERCIAL LAW 28 Michigan Journal of Race and Law 1 (Spring, 2023) Public status shapes private ordering. Personhood status, conferred or acknowledged by the state, determines whether one is a party to or the object of a contract. For much of our nation's history, the law deemed all persons of African descent to have a limited status, if given personhood at all. The property and partial personhood status of... 2023  
Kristine L. Bowman THE (RE)DEFINITION OF FREE SPEECH 38 Journal of Law & Politics 101 (Spring, 2023) The largely unwritten civic constitution is shaped by legislators, judges, bureaucrats, and others including ordinary citizens and social movement groups. I contend that it is also shaped by college and university presidents when they speak publicly about constitutional values such as free speech. Over the past decade, college and university... 2023  
Alexander A. Boni-Saenz THE AGE OF RACISM 100 Washington University Law Review 1583 (2023) This Essay introduces the concept of aged racism, a distinct species of systemic racism characterized by its intersection with age. This subject has yet to receive significant theoretical attention in the legal scholarship, despite the social importance of both age and race and the many ways in which they are embedded in the law and legal... 2023  
Jamila Jefferson-Jones THE ANTI-WOKE AND THE BLACK AMERICAN (WAKING) DREAM 17 Florida A & M University Law Review xv (Spring, 2023) This essay, though not a direct transcript, is based largely upon the keynote address given by the author on February 24, 2023, at the The American Dream Belongs to All of Us Symposium sponsored by the Florida A&M University (FAMU) Law Review and the FAMU Hispanic American Law Student Association (HALSA) at FAMU College of Law. The author... 2023  
Duncan Kennedy THE BITTER IRONIES OF WILLIAMS v. WALKER-THOMAS FURNITURE CO. IN THE FIRST YEAR LAW SCHOOL CURRICULUM 71 Buffalo Law Review 225 (April, 2023) This Article is about the famous contracts case of Williams v. Walker-Thomas Furniture Company, decided in 1965 in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia with an opinion by Judge J. Skelly Wright. Ora Lee Williams, the appellant, was Black and, according to the brief, was a person of limited education and separated from her husband... 2023  
Joni Hersch , Colton Cronin THE CHARTER SCHOOL NETWORK (ALMOST) NO ONE WANTS: MOBILIZING REGULATION AND LITIGATION TO SERVE THE PUBLIC INTEREST 44 Cardozo Law Review 1299 (April, 2023) Publicly funded, independently operated charter schools entered the public sector three decades ago with the promise of innovating public education to better serve students in underperforming schools. Despite limited evidence of improved educational outcomes, charter schools are now an established part of the education system, with around 7,800... 2023  
Tracey Baker THE CLASSROOM BULLY PULPIT: DIVISIVE CONCEPTS LAWS ARE UNDERMINING INSTRUCTIONAL FREE SPEECH 29 Widener Law Review 215 (2023) C1-2Table of Contents I. Introduction. 215 II. Government Speech. 217 III. Free Speech in the Academic Setting. 220 A. Academic Freedom. 220 B. Teachers and Other Public Employees. 221 C. Instructional Speech. 222 IV. Current Legislation. 225 IV. The Effect of Divisive Concepts Laws. 228 A. Undermines Academic Freedom. 229 B. Underminse Established... 2023  
Gregory S. Parks , Etienne C. Toussaint THE COLOR OF LAW REVIEW 103 Boston University Law Review 181 (February, 2023) Of the approximately sixty-five Black law review Editors-in-Chief (EICs) throughout U.S. history, at least thirty-eight--more than half--were elected in the past ten years. What inspired the dramatic increase in the diversity of law review leadership in recent history, and why has it taken so long? This question--what this Article calls law... 2023  
Richard Delgado THE CONSEQUENCES OF SYSTEMIC RACISM: WHITE MEN'S LAW: THE ROOTS OF SYSTEMIC RACISM. BY PETER IRONS. NEW YORK, N.Y.: OXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS. 2022. PP. XIX, 291. $29.95 11 Texas A&M Law Review 175 (Fall, 2023) If you kill a small animal of a certain species or swat an insect, the species itself is apt to survive and even flourish. They may produce more offspring to replace the numbers they lost. They may even benefit from the reduced competition for food. With humans, additional mechanisms come into play. During wartime, if a member of a unit suffers an... 2023  
Verónica C. Gonzales-Zamora THE COVID CEILING 39 Chicana/o-Latina/o Law Review 105 (2023) Throughout the pandemic, Mother-Scholars, one of many types of super-moms, have persisted despite the burdens of gender inequity in academia and the challenges of bearing the bulk of the domestic duties at home. The deep networks of help and social capital, referred to as familismo in Latina/x/o parenting discourse, that have historically helped... 2023  
Denise Wallace THE DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE AND THE U.S. CONSTITUTION: A POLICY-ORIENTED ANALYSIS 18 Intercultural Human Rights Law Review 207 (2023) Seminal events in American history - indeed the history of the world - are measured by dates: August 1619; July 4, 1776; January 1, 1863; June 19, 1865; December 6, 1865; June 13, 1866; February 3, 1870; 1954; 1964. These are a few of the dates etched into the annals of American life that hold resonance and provide starting and end points for... 2023  
Caitlin Millat THE EDUCATION--DEMOCRACY NEXUS AND EDUCATIONAL SUBORDINATION 111 Georgetown Law Journal 529 (March, 2023) Many believe that American democracy is in critical danger. These heightened concerns about democracy's survival have spurred conversation about the role public education can and should play in American life. At the same time, a wave of legislation has emerged that not only threatens to minimize public education's democratizing and equity-enhancing... 2023  
Kathryn L. Cantu THE EYES OF TEXAS ARE UPON YOU: WILL AFFIRMATIVE ACTION IN TEXAS SURVIVE ITS ENDLESS CONSTITUTIONAL AND LEGISLATIVE ATTACKS? 25 Scholar: St. Mary's Law Review on Race and Social Justice 11 (2023) Introduction. 12 I. History. 17 A. Affirmative Action in the Supreme Court. 17 B. The Texas Top Ten Percent Rule. 25 II. Analysis. 32 A. The Supreme Court's Mandates on Universities are Burdensome. 32 B. Citizen Opponents to Affirmative Action are Gathering Momentum.. 36 C. The Top Ten Percent Rule Was Not Really Considered by the Supreme Court..... 2023  
Alyce Hammer THE FAILURE TO PROTECT FREE SPEECH IN HIGHER EDUCATION: A NONPARTISAN RIGHT WITH BIPARTISAN CONSEQUENCES 37 Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy 469 (2023) Free speech has been a cornerstone of American democracy--and a subject of great debate--since before the thirteen colonies even declared independence. In fact, the journey toward free speech in the United States began forty years before the commencement of the Revolutionary War with the case known as Crown v. John Peter Zenger. Zenger, an American... 2023  
Paul J. Larkin , GianCarlo Canaparo THE FALLACY OF SYSTEMIC RACISM IN THE AMERICAN CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM 18 Liberty University Law Review 1 (Fall, 2023) Critics of the criminal justice system have repeatedly charged it with systemic racism. It is a tenet of the war on the War on Drugs, it is a justification used by the so-called progressive prosecutors to reject the Broken Windows theory of law enforcement, and it is an article of faith of the Defund the Police! movement. Even President... 2023  
The Honorable Timothy Downing THE FUTURE OF EDUCATION 35 Regent University Law Review 455 (2022-2023) Well, I have to agree--or disagree--with something that was said earlier. I think it is entirely appropriate to begin by thanking the audience and people here, and so I want to do the same. Thank you to all the Law Review students, all the students in Regent Law. I know there is a lot of campus support here as well, the people that are not from the... 2023  
Courtney Garrett THE MUFFLED VOICE OF MINORITY LAW STUDENTS: HOW LAW JOURNALS HAVE SUCCUMBED TO UNSOLICITED BIASES AND LIMITED THE PROGRESSION OF DIVERSITY IN LAW SCHOOLS 24 Rutgers Race & the Law Review 185 (2023) What does it take to be a published law student in America's current system? The answer: a selection from a journal cabinet which normally consists of current students at the journal's respective law school. The overall process is supervised by a faculty member to ensure that the operation is following the school's standards. However, why would... 2023  
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