The Harbinger: Volume 41

Iván Espinoza-Madrigal∞ From a lecture delivered October 25, 2016 ¡Buenas noches! Good evening! I want to thank the Latinx Rights Scholars Program for inviting me to speak tonight. I also want to thank the Latino Law Students Association, OUTLaw, the

Akiesha Anderson∞ “Today, education is perhaps the most important function of state and local governments. . . . [I]t is doubtful that any child may reasonably be expected to succeed in life if . . . denied the opportunity of an education.”[1] Abstract It

Max R. Selver∞ I. Introduction New York Family Courts routinely admit “validation testimony” in cases involving allegations of child sexual abuse. Validation testimony consists of a mental health professional’s opinion that a child’s behavior is consistent with the occurrence of

Matthew I. Fraidin∞  This is a transcript of a speech given by Professor Fraidin at the N.Y.U. Family Defense Clinic’s 25th Anniversary Celebration Symposium, held on April 7, 2016. This is the life of a family defense lawyer: A 17-year-old

Stephen M. Nickelsburg, Adam C. Goldstein, Emily Maw, and Keith Nordyke∞   By ruling in January that “Miller announced a substantive rule that is retroactive,”[1] the Supreme Court ensured that individuals previously sentenced to mandatory life without parole for crimes

Megan G. Crane, Shobha L. Mahadev & Scott F. Main∞ The opportunity for release will be afforded to those who demonstrate the truth of Miller’s central intuition—that children who commit even heinous crimes are capable of change. Children—even children who