Review of NY eligibility criteria for appointed counsel; discussion of the criteria in relation to a common instinct to turn it into an issue of "indigency"
In Depth Reading
Volume 14 Issue 1
A critique of an article by Prof. Stephen Schulhofer arguing that Philadelphia bench trials do not necessarily create better outcomes for defendants.
A survey of cases such as Cronic, Strickland, and Cooper demonstrating the system-wide burdens on public defenders.
Plea bargaining leads to two serious issues: it incentivizes lawyers to disregard client interests, and it insulates lawyers from necessary scrutiny.
Volume 14 Issue 2
Legal history of tensions and common ground between museums and Native American tribes over artifacts.
Overview of rights of children under the law, including religious identity, family, and public education.
History of "alien" detention in the U.S., beginning with 1950s and focusing on groups from Cuba, Haiti, and other nations, through challenges in the present.
Article exploring what sexual equality means under the law, analyzing ERISA, NLRA, and other key laws.
Volume 14 Issue 3
Explores the uses, benefits and limitations of mediation in family disputes beyond child custody and divorce
Discusses the reasons that arbitration is the preferred ADR method in international trade disputes and the importance of ADR to growth of transnational commerce
Explores the implications of the Supreme Court's Marek v. Chesny decision on civil rights litigation and awarding attorney's fees; provides advice to plaintiffs
Analysis and endorsement of a court-ordered mediation proposal to improve the judicial system's approach to child custody disputes
Volume 14 Issue 4
proposes new judicial standard for analyzing politically motivateas boycotts with potential benefits, a subject SCOTUS has not yet answered
amicus brief that illustrates a model that advocates must strike a delicate balance in their work, characterized by truthful and respectful differing
analyzes goals/ strategies of the Amalgamated Association of Street Car Workers to recognize working class thought and action in structuring early labor law