Debating Independence Versus Accountability In Judicial Systems

We generally think of a legal system as something that develops over time, even centuries; a mixture of laws, rulings, interpretations, practices and procedures growing “organically” with many different influences. Often, though, events bring about change at a much faster space, compressing the time frame of “what was” and “what is to be.” It is […]

The Separation of Powers and Addressing the ‘Salad’

Class of ’99 alumnus talks this and more from the West Bank (Illustration by Karen Kurycki) One needs to look no further than the Palestinian Territories to see how a governing body and its people deal on a day-to-day basis with a mixture of international and local laws. Throughout its history, Palestine has been subject […]

Class of 2010 alumna wins first human trafficking case in detained setting; Experience confirms career path

Jacksonville Area Legal Aid attorney Karen Winston shouldn’t have been very confident, or excited, about representing a Mexican client in a human trafficking case. Jailed for an unrelated incident at a Baker County detention facility, her client’s odds for a successful trial were abysmal, to say the least. Despite the odds, she gave the case […]

Alumni News, Fall 2011

1999 Timothy Eves of Huntington, West Virginia, recently succeeded in obtaining a $32 million dollar verdict for a Navy veteran in an asbestos case. Working with local New York counsel, Eves’ successful result was reached after an eight-week trial in Manhattan. Eves is the principal attorney in the Eves Law Firm, LLC, a nationally recognized […]