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Social Justice, Law, and STEM: Bridging Traditional, Legal Pursuits with Science and Technology

By: Earvin Poon Traditionally, law students who wish to pursue a career focused on social justice would restrict their legal specialization in areas such as criminal or constitutional law. Areas such as science and technology are viewed as too business-focused, but these traditionally overlooked areas are the forefront of today’s social justice issues. No one... Continue Reading →

Language Minority Citizens and Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act

By:  Noah Gabrielsen Five years after Congress amended the Voting Rights Act to protect illiterate English speakers from literacy tests, it amended the law again, this time to protect language minority citizens with limited English proficiency (LEP).[1] Explicitly recognizing that “citizens of language minorities have been effectively excluded from participation in the electoral process,” section... Continue Reading →

Kids will be Kids: The Changing State of Juvenile Sentencing & Some Implications

By: Nicolas Jesús Monarrez The phrase “kids will be kids” is thrown around colloquially without much thought. A teen gets in trouble at school for passing notes. Two toddlers fight over blocks until someone cries. That cliché applies to most children, but what do we say about a child who commits a crime? Is a... Continue Reading →

Her Body, Their Choice

By: Annabelle Abel Abortion Rights in the Age of Kavanaugh, Gorsuch, and June Medical Services, LLC v. Gee On October 4, 2019, the Supreme Court granted certiorari to hear June Medical Services, L.L.C. v. Gee, a Louisiana case asking the court to decide the legitimacy and legality of state mandated burdens on the professionals and... Continue Reading →

The Non-Indian Problem

By: Jens Camp Note: When I use the term Tribes, I mean the indigenous nations which are currently considered federally-recognized Indian Tribes by the United States.  These Tribes are incredibly diverse—currently there are 573 federally recognized Tribes, each with their own unique cultures and systems of governance—so anything I express about them is intended to... Continue Reading →

The Fight for Climate Reform in the Courts: The Public Trust Doctrine and Climate Change

By: Natalie Kilker The clock is ticking on meaningful climate change action. Earth’s land has already reached a critical warming of more than 1.5 degrees Celsius, and should fossil fuel burning continue business-as-usual, the IPCC warns of the future consequences—and the ones that are already here.[1] From the increased frequency and intensity of heat-related events,... Continue Reading →

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