Category Archives: UMLR Posts

The U.S. and the International Criminal Court: failing to lead by example

BRITTANY FINNEGAN—In March, the International Criminal Court (“ICC”) authorized Chief Prosecutor Fatou Bensouda to open an investigation into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan. Bensouda, in her request for an investigation, attributed acts of war crimes and crimes against humanity to United States forces and intelligence personnel, in addition to Taliban and Afghan forces. The ICC, established 15 […]

Fee Splitting: The Ethical Implications of Non-Lawyer Involvement

EVAN ROBINSON—Fee-splitting is a common phenomenon in the legal profession. Typically, fee-splitting occurs between law firms in two ways. The first occurs when two or more law firms work together on a case and split the hourly fees which they have billed the client. The second way occurs, most commonly among plaintiff’s law firms, when […]

Does Amateurism Matter?

MATTHEW ZAWISLINSKI—Life is getting harder and harder for the NCAA these days. With attacks coming from sports media personalities and state legislatures, the NCAA is facing more threats than ever before. While its name, image, and likeness rules have received substantial scrutiny in the last year, the NCAA’s gravest concern should be attacks on its […]

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 […]