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Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Elections 2016-2017 -

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Why the ERA Failed: Comfort Over Content in the Fight for Women’s Rights -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

The Extent to Which Parents Should Regulate Their Children’s Abortions -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Human Rights in a Reclusive Context: North Korea -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Separation without Justification: Parental Rights of Pregnant Juveniles in Correctional Facilities -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

U.S. Asylum after September 11: Failures of the PATRIOT and ID Acts -

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Genomicare: The Affordable Care Act of 2023 -

Thursday, May 5, 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

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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

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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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Why the ERA Failed: Comfort Over Content in the Fight for Women’s Rights

May 5, 2016

Author: Cameron Smith, Stanford University. Published in Volume VIII Issue II.   In the late 1970s, after an arduous journey of more than half a century, the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) was on the verge of becoming an amendment to the United States Constitution. The ERA had been approved in both houses of Congress—by far more than the requisite two-thirds vote—and it needed ratification from only three more states in order to satisfy the constitutional requirement. Yet, the ERA never managed to fulfill the ratification requirement. Given its overwhelming support in Congress, the ERA’s failure was largely unexpected, and remains…

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The Extent to Which Parents Should Regulate Their Children’s Abortions

May 5, 2016

  Author: Peter Li, Stanford University. Published in Volume VIII Issue II. This paper examines the extent to which parents should regulate their children’s abortions in the United States. It is a tailored examination of a particular aspect of abortion that sets aside the debate over abortion as a procedure to focus on issues surrounding the fact that children in the United States can acquire abortions. Given the serious implications of the procedure, there is a need to ensure children’s’ competence prior to their obtaining an abortion. Age restrictions with exceptions for abortions are logical protective measures. Currently, judicial bypasses…

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Human Rights in a Reclusive Context: North Korea

May 5, 2016

  Author: Daniel Keum, University of Washington. Volume VIII Issue II. The strategies transnational federations have undertaken in confronting the North Korean human rights crisis are inadequate and have exacerbated cases of state violence against the North Korean people. This paper will explore human rights violations in the context of international and domestic law to further understand Pyongyang’s political calculus. From this understanding, changes are suggested to the original approach international regimes have adopted to tackle the North Korean crisis. Ultimately, this paper will suggest international regimes to situate Pyongyang in a context of political instability and anxiety to understand…

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Separation without Justification: Parental Rights of Pregnant Juveniles in Correctional Facilities

May 5, 2016

  Author: Victoria Kalumbi, Stanford University. Published in Volume VIII Issue II. Adolescent females are a rapidly increasing population within the juvenile justice system, a number of whom are pregnant or mothers while held in detention facilities. Under the current system, pregnant adolescents have few, if any, rights to parenthood and face significant barriers in receiving adequate physical and mental health treatment. This paper argues that adolescent mothers have specific rights that cannot be infringed upon or limited by the state while incarcerated; chief of these rights is the right to be a parent. The denial of this right is…

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U.S. Asylum after September 11: Failures of the PATRIOT and ID Acts

May 5, 2016

Author: Miriam El Nemr, University of Washington. Published in Volume III Issue II.  After September 11, the United States focus turned to securing the country and preventing future threats. Although two major pieces of legislation, the 2001 PATRIOT Act and the 2005 Real ID Act aimed to enhance security, both ultimately weakened the asylum system instead by increasing judicial discretion. Especially impacted are women and children as a result of the legislation. This article investigates the post-September 11 acts and their impact on asylum-seekers in the United States, highlighting their negative consequences.