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UMLR Member Selected For Iron Arrow

 

 

UMLR‘s Articles and Comments Editor, Suzanne M. Aldahan, has been selected for membership in the Iron Arrow Honor Society. Iron Arrow is the highest honor attained at the University of Miami. Based on Seminole Indian tradition, Iron Arrow recognizes those individuals in the University of Miami community who exemplify the five qualities of Iron Arrow: Love […]

 

 

UMLR Member Develops Legal Citation App

 

 

One of UMLR’s 3L members, Tuvia Sandler, has developed a new app for Macs called “Legal Cite” that eliminates the time required to format bluebook citations by automating the process. This new app brings some relief to the lives of busy law students and is now available on the app store. Law students will no […]

 

 

UMLR INSIGHTS

 

 

Hedge It: The Rise of Litigation Financing

 

 

DANIEL NARCISO—On January 17, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California announced changes to its Standing Order that requires automatic disclosure of third-party funding agreements for proposed class-action lawsuits. In short, the court has made it a requirement that any outside party funding a proposed class action will have to disclose […]

 

 

I Did Not Have Communications with That Russian Diplomat: A Quick Look into Perjury

 

 

KARLA UTSET—In 1998, the House of Representatives approved two articles of impeachment against then President Bill Clinton. The charges included obstruction of justice and lying under oath to a federal grand jury. The perjury charge was regarding statements made by President Clinton during Paula Jones’ sexual harassment suit against Clinton and in connection with the […]

 

 

Charter Schools: The Key to Our Children’s Success?

 

 

JILLIAN KOVLER—Every day, we wake up to news stories about controversial cabinet appointments and highly contested subjects being debated in Congress. But House Bill 610 is especially worrisome for parents and public school advocates alike. This bill establishes an educational voucher program in which the states distribute funds to local educational agencies (LEAs). These LEAs […]

 

 

A Feud of Property and Procedure: A Planned Parenthood Affiliate’s Win in the Florida Supreme Court

 

 

LAURA CONNOR—On Thursday, February 23, an Orlando-area Planned Parenthood affiliate won a procedural victory in the Florida Supreme Court. The Court overturned two lower-court decisions that had temporarily blocked the Kissimmee Health Center, a Planned Parenthood affiliate, from providing abortions. The dispute, however, arose from property restrictions that were implemented over three decades ago. In […]

 

 

Privacy Problems for Surveillance in the Workplace

 

 

MELISSA SCOTT—Most employees in the workplace can expect to be monitored to a fair extent. The use of company internet and email suggests a level of oversight. A 2002 survey by the Bentley College Center For Business Ethics discovered that 92% of American businesses with ethics officers monitor their employees’ email accounts. However, businesses have […]

 

 

Rent-to-Own Contracts – Enabling the American Dream of Homeownership, or Exploiting the Working Class?

 

 

LAUREN SABELLA—Homeownership has long been a part of the idea of the “American Dream” and is associated with upward mobility and entering the middle class. However, after the housing bust and the financial crisis, that dream has become unattainable for millions of Americans. Since peaking in 2005, the national homeownership rate has dropped 5%, a […]

 

 

The Rise of the Right to Be Forgotten

 

 

JUAN OLANO—“Civilization is the progress toward a society of privacy. The savage’s whole existence is public, ruled by the laws of his tribe. Civilization is the process of setting man free from men.” – Ayn Rand While that may have been the case when it was written in the 1960s, the opposite seems true today, […]

 

 

 

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