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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Elections 2016-2017 -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

“Social Worker with a Gun:” The Role of Policing in Harm Reduction Among Addicts -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Pulling Principles Out of Thick Air: The Incorporation of Customary International Law Under the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 After Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Schuette v. BAMN: Moving Toward a Colorblind Constitution -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

American Women in Combat: What Israel and Canada Can Teach the United States About Integration -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Now Accepting Submissions! -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

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Monday, April 25, 2016

The Intersection of Lawlessness and Justice: Police Misconduct -

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

A Recommendation for Eliminating Lifetime Tenure for Federal Judges -

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Admissions Panel A Great Success! -

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Law School Admissions Panel -

Monday, November 3, 2014

VICTORY OF THE MINORITY: The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Fight for Constitutional Rights -

Monday, June 30, 2014

VACATING CONVICTIONS: The Efficacy of One Form of Relief from the Consequences of Conviction -

Monday, June 30, 2014

INTEGRATION AND INTERESTS: The Forgotten Role of Judge Walter Hoffman in Ending Massive Resistance in Virginia -

Monday, June 30, 2014

LEGAL HYPOCRISY AND EXTRAVAGANT POLITICAL THEATRE: Sovereign Immunity and its Effects on Contemporary American Politics -

Monday, June 30, 2014

THROWING STONES AT GLASS HOUSES: A Consideration of Methamphetamine Addiction, Psychosis, and Treatment in Criminal Contexts -

Monday, June 30, 2014

Congratulations to WULR’s new Leadership Team! -

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Bluebook Citations Workshop -

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

ARRESTED FOR EXPERIENCING HOMELESSNESS: The Criminalization of Homelessness in the United States and the Revolution of the Rhode Island Homeless Bill of Rights -

Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Announcements

Article submissions are now open for the Journal! Deadline: December 19!
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    Looking for PR & Finance Directors

    Applications for the Director of Finance and the Director of Public Relations positions for the next school year are now open! Please return your application to wulr@uw.edu by May 6, 2016 at 5pm. Director of Finance Application Director of PR Application Feel free to contact us with any questions! Thank you, WULR Editorial Board

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    Now Accepting Submissions!

    Submissions Are Now Open for Fall Quarter–Get Published Today! The Washington Undergraduate Law Review is now accepting submissions for the Fall quarter edition of the journal as well as for our online blog, The Gavel!  If you have a paper that discusses legal issues or topics, we encourage you to submit! We look for pieces ten pages or longer for publication in our quarterly journal.  The focus of the journal is to publish in-depth articles that vary in subject matter, but engage and inform the reader.  The mission of the Washington Undergraduate Law Review is to foster a community where students come together to…

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“Social Worker with a Gun:” The Role of Policing in Harm Reduction Among Addicts

Apr 26, 2016

Author: Hannah Schwendeman, University of Washington. To be published in Volume IX Issue I, Winter 2016! The relationship between the police and addicts is obviously fraught with tension; however, while the police are seen as an instrument of oppression and aggression to many addicts, they are also representatives of the institution most likely to improve addicts’ circumstances due to their discretion and authority. If we acknowledge that the police are not law enforcers, but agents of security and peace, then it is possible for the police to enact forms of harm reduction. While the police and drug addicts will always…

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Pulling Principles Out of Thick Air: The Incorporation of Customary International Law Under the Alien Tort Claims Act of 1789 After Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain

Apr 26, 2016

Author: Habib Olapade, Stanford University. To be published in Volume IX Issue 1, Winter 2016! This essay conducts a critical analysis of Justice Antonin Scalia’s dissent in Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain. In Sosa, David Souter, writing for six of the justices, held that federal courts could incorporate customary international law (CIL) into their interpretations of the Alien Tort Claims Act (ATCA), § 9(b) of the Judiciary Act of 1789, as long as the custom in question was specific and accepted by the international community. Scalia dissented and maintained that federal courts had surrendered the power to incorporate CIL into their decisions…

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Schuette v. BAMN: Moving Toward a Colorblind Constitution

Apr 26, 2016

Author: Stephanie Haines, Grinnell College. To be published in Volume IX Issue I, Winter 2016! This paper analyzes the recent Schuette v. BAMN Supreme Court decision in terms of social, historical, and legal context and also considers larger implications of the decision.  It argues that this decision continues the Roberts Court shift toward a colorblind Constitution.  This paper was submitted as a final research paper for Professor Rebecca Hamlin’s constitutional law seminar at Grinnell College in the spring of 2014.  

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American Women in Combat: What Israel and Canada Can Teach the United States About Integration

Apr 26, 2016

Author: Dakota Blagg, University of Washington. To be published in Volume IX Issue I, Winter 2016! The United States will rescind its combat exclusion ban on women in 2016. Opponents fear that integration will undermine unit cohesion, weaken combat effectiveness, increase sexual assault rates, and undermine safety through chivalry. Elsewhere, Canada and Israel do not exclude women from combat. Their experiences suggest what are likely to be the effects of ending the combat ban in the United States. This paper examines whether women should be given the right to serve in combat based on the experiences these other countries have…

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VICTORY OF THE MINORITY: The Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Fight for Constitutional Rights

Jun 30, 2014

Spring 2014 : Volume VII : Issue 3 Author: Jong In Yoon, Columbia University The Jehovah’s Witnesses, despite their unpopularity with the public, were able to defend their beliefs and the right to act on them due to their willingness to go against mainstream ideals and opinions. While the most famous Jehovah’s Witnesses’ Supreme Court case might be the Minersville School District vs. Gobitis case regarding flag saluting in public schools, this paper instead takes a closer look at a different set of cases regarding religious solicitation, the most important one being Murdock v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. In Murdock, the…