A critique of an article by Prof. Stephen Schulhofer arguing that Philadelphia bench trials do not necessarily create better outcomes for defendants.
In Depth Reading
Volume 14 Issue 1
Review of constitutional jurisprudence on effective assistance of counsel; proposal of new model that accounts for due process and equal protections guarantees
Critique of Wilson and Mounts approach to reforming public defender system, arguing that focus should not be on judiciary.
The ethical challenges facing criminal defense attorneys are exacerbated by high caseloads and having to work with and against the same players
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.
Article exploring what sexual equality means under the law, analyzing ERISA, NLRA, and other key laws.
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.
Volume 14 Issue 3
Discusses how recent developments/proposals promoting settlement and nonjudicial dispute resolution may curtail judicial fact-finding and undermine its benefits
Overview of how civil rights litigation may be impacted by court decisions and legislation on attorney's fees and fee-shifting
Overview of areas trending towards alternative dispute resolution including custody, family disputes and international trade disputes
Analysis and endorsement of a court-ordered mediation proposal to improve the judicial system's approach to child custody disputes
Volume 14 Issue 4
Book review index, Volume 14
explores the the "moral attitudes" that are used to justify prison sentences in the U.S. and discrimination in the U.S and Great Britain for sodomy
examines ways to defeat sodomy laws on state constitutional right to privacy grounds