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Zika Spraying: When the Solution May End Up Becoming the Problem

 

 

LAUREN SWANSON—First it was Swine Flu. Then Ebola. Now Zika. Americans are not new to media creating substantially more fear than necessary when it comes to global health scares. Due to these scare tactics, Americans are usually ready to accept any protective measures to protect themselves. However, this time, instead of embracing the state’s efforts […]

 

 

Ban-the-Box to Ban-the-Résumé

 

 

LAUREN VAN BUREN—As an initial effort to help ex-offenders integrate into the workforce, the “Ban the Box” campaign emerged with the goal of removing from the job application the “check box” that asks if applicants have ever been convicted of a crime. Many activists believed this would increase diversity in the workforce by reducing the […]

 

 

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Zika Spraying: When the Solution May End Up Becoming the Problem

 

 

LAUREN SWANSON—First it was Swine Flu. Then Ebola. Now Zika. Americans are not new to media creating substantially more fear than necessary when it comes to global health scares. Due to these scare tactics, Americans are usually ready to accept any protective measures to protect themselves. However, this time, instead of embracing the state’s efforts […]

 

 

Ban-the-Box to Ban-the-Résumé

 

 

LAUREN VAN BUREN—As an initial effort to help ex-offenders integrate into the workforce, the “Ban the Box” campaign emerged with the goal of removing from the job application the “check box” that asks if applicants have ever been convicted of a crime. Many activists believed this would increase diversity in the workforce by reducing the […]

 

 

UMLR Alumni Advisory Board Member Featured in Daily Business Review

 

 

UMLR would like to highlight one of its Alumni Advisory Board members, Peter Prieto, for being featured in the August 29, 2016 edition of the Daily Business Review. The publication wrote a piece about Prieto in its “Profiles in Law” section. The article is titled, “Prieto Plays at Top of His Profession in High-Profile MDL […]

 

 

UMLR Proudly Presents its Candidate Class for Volume 71

 

 

The University of Miami Law Review is thrilled to welcome the newest candidates to the UMLR family and network. Congratulations to the following candidates, we look forward to working with you: Michelle Armenteros Ian Campa Olivia Castillo* Nicole Chipi Laura Elise Connor Ellen Degnan Christopher Fraga* Summer Galitz Jordan Gray Joshua Gutter Jillian Kovler Jennifer Ledig Whitney […]

 

 

Florida Supreme Court Erroneously Concedes Constitutional Authority to Regulate the Bar in Godinez-Samperio

 

 

INGA IVSAN—In Florida Bd. of Bar Examiners re Question as to Whether Undocumented Immigrants are Eligible for Admission to the Fla. Bar(“Godinez-Samperio”), the Supreme Court of Florida was asked whether an undocumented immigrant was eligible for admission to the Florida Bar. Concluding that a 1996 federal law prevented the State from doing so absent passage […]

 

 

Puerto Rico’s Debt Crisis: Spiraling Towards Statehood?

 

 

ANNELISE DEL RIVERO—The United States’ favorite territory is in trouble: Puerto Rico is currently sinking fast under a crippling debt of over $70 billion dollars. Puerto Rican leadership admitted in 2015 that the territory will be unable to pay its debts and is running out of money.  The outlook on the island is bleak—unemployment is […]

 

 

An Empty Seat: The Consequences of an Eight Justice Court and the Opportunity For An Even Split

 

 

BROOKE PATTERSON—The surprising death of Associate Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia in early February was met with a mixture of shock and surprise. Whether you agreed or disagreed with his arguments or opinions, his death leaves the Court with only eight sitting justices, until a new justice can be confirmed. And while there have been […]

 

 

 

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