Category Archives: News

Write-On Interview Series: Esther Ponce de Leon

Over the weeks leading up to the 2020 Writing Competition, we will be posting interviews with some of our members who wrote on to UMLR in the 2019 Writing Competition. This series will look at the best practices for competitors to follow during the Competition and what pitfalls to avoid. The first in this series is an […]

COVID-19: Uncertainty Surrounding Coronavirus Impacts on the United States’ Prison System

MACY NIX—With the rapid increase of confirmed cases of COVID-19 (“Coronavirus”) and the uncertainty surrounding its containment, measures suggested to combat Coronavirus have had a rippling effect on both everyday life and the United States’ legal system. On Tuesday, March 17th, Florida Supreme Court Chief Justice Charles Canady set forth an administrative order, ordering the […]

Wash Your Hands, and Keep an Eye on Congress

JACOB STEMER—The Covid-19 pandemic has led to over two million infected people and over 150,000 deaths world-wide (as of April 19, 2020). In the United States, there are over 750,000 confirmed cases and over 40,000 confirmed deaths related to the novel coronavirus. Additionally, the pandemic has caused a near-complete shutdown of the “non-essential” aspects of […]

Misunderstanding by Delay

GIDEON LEVY—In an atmosphere of growing bar passage rates, law student enrollment, and demand for law professors, law school exams are sure to (continue to) remain a hot button issue for years to come. Students and professors alike know the practice of exam taking and making as a “necessary evil.” But in the right hands, the final exam […]

Importation vs. Negotiation: How Differing Healthcare Policy Stances Affect the “Bipartisan” Issue of High Drug Prices

KATIE BLACK—Prescription drug prices in the United States are untenably high. So much so, in fact, that constituent concerns over skyrocketing drug costs have led to bipartisan support for the current solution: importing prescription drugs from Canada. Attempted legislation regarding drug importation is not new. In 2019, Senators Grassley and Klobuchar co-sponsored a bipartisan bill […]