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Law student makes personal interest in infertility a work of ART

Jessica Hoffman, a family law student clinician and juris doctor candidate slated to graduate in December, is an active contributor on the national Assisted Reproductive Technology (ART) scene. She recently produced a session for the ABA’s Family Law section’s Las Vegas conference, and has been asked to help plan and produce another this fall – her fourth for the […]

Pirate [pahy-ruht]: Defined — Searching the Seven Seas for an International Answer

Who, exactly, is a pirate? (by James J. Woodruff II, Associate Professor of Lawyering Process) Stereotypes notwithstanding, the term “pirate” covers a much broader spectrum of activity than swashbucklers swinging from ship to ship, claiming booty as they go. Watching Johnny Depp portray Jack Sparrow or Errol Flynn take the big screen as Captain Blood […]

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 […]