UMLR Candidate Wins Moot Court Competition



UMLR candidate Jhanile Smith is a member of the Papy Moot Court team that won the National Civil Rights and Liberties Moot Court Competition. The Competition was held last weekend at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Jhanile and her teammate, Andrew Schindler, were coached by Harvey Sepler. Jhanile and Andrew defeated the team from University of Texas […]



Griswold, Geduldig, and Hobby Lobby: The Sex Gap Continues



MAYA MANION,* 69 U. Miami L. Rev. Caveat 17 (2015). In response to Mary Ziegler, The (Non)-Right to Sex, 69 U. Miami L. Rev. 631 (2015). I. Introduction In her article, The (Non)-Right to Sex, Professor Mary Ziegler excavates the fascinating legal history of the “sex gap”—the historical failure to address sexual liberty—in the constitutional canon and offers an important cautionary tale for contemporary advocacy […]






California’s Bacon: The Legal Ramifications of the New WHO Study



A Controversial Study BETH COPLOWITZ—On October 26, 2015, the World Health Organization (WHO) released a study in The Lancet Oncology stating that red and processed meats may cause cancer.  The study was published by the International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC), the agency within the WHO that conducts research into the causes of cancer […]



Do Artists Have Real Copyright Protection Against Political Candidates Using Their Songs on the Campaign Trail, or Should We ‘Dream On’?



PAIGE COMPARATO—In mid-October, Steven Tyler of Aerosmith sent a cease-and-desist letter to Republican Presidential Candidate Donald Trump asking him to stop playing the band’s song “Dream On” at campaign events. The letter stated that the candidate did not have permission to use the song, and “it gives the false impression that [Tyler] is connected with […]



Recreational Drone Regulation: Is the Free-For-All Coming to an End?



ANNIE BRETT—Recreational drone use has exploded in recent years, rising to over 700,000 unit sales in 2015 alone. While this rise has enabled the general public to explore and utilize the nation’s airspace for the first time, concerns have grown about the safety of widespread drone use. Airplane pilots regularly report interference from drones during […]



In an Age of Cooperative Federalism, How Relevant is the Dual Sovereignty Doctrine?



SOGOL GHOMESHI—The Fifth Amendment provides in part that no person shall “be subject for the same offense to be twice put in jeopardy of life or limb.” “The underlying idea, one that is deeply ingrained in at least the Anglo-American system of jurisprudence, is that the State with all its resources and power should not […]



Medication and American Capitalism: Has the Need for Regulating Medication Prices Reached the Doorsteps of the Drug Industry?



Name Your Price: Daraprim Experiences an Up-pricing JEAN PHILLIP SHAMI—With one purchase in August 2015, a 62-year-old drug used to treat a rare and deadly infection called toxoplasmosis experienced a drastic 5,000% price increase from $13.50 a pill to $750 a pill. Daraprim, which AIDS/HIV patients often take because of weakened immune systems, became the […]



The BitCoin Classification Debate Has Come to an End



JHANILE SMITH—BitCoin has attracted the wallets of many savvy investors and captivated the minds of people who are mystified by the “virtual currency” concept. Over the last half-decade, there has been an ongoing debate about whether BitCoin should be regarded as a security, currency, commodity, or classified as something completely new. However, this debate has […]



What Expansion of the L-1B Visa Means for U.S. Companies



BY ROBERT ROGERS—The Department of Homeland Security (“DHS”) and United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”), underneath the DHS umbrella, recently released a memo with relevant information for technology companies hoping to hire foreign employees with specialized knowledge. Read on to learn more about how this could affect you and what it means going forward […]




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