June 23, 2018


Looking for PR & Finance Directors -

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

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

Congratulations to WULR’s new Leadership Team!

Congratulations to the new Editorial Board for the 2014-2015 school year! Editor-in-Chief: Ashley Kuhn Executive Editors: Austin Wolfe, Adam Khan, Adam Kinkley, Roy Taylor Director of Public Relations: Emily Grimmius Director of Finance: Alex Avakiantz Online Executive Editor: Annie Schlossman

Bluebook Citations Workshop

Editors! Bluebook Citations Workshop and Training will be held May 7, 2014 in SMI 211 at 530PM  

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

Winter 2014 : Volume VII : Issue 2 *Author: Cristina Semi, Hamline University *Public order laws that criminalize life-sustaining behaviors when performed in public systematically disadvantage unsheltered individuals experiencing homelessness because they are compelled by their situation to necessarily perform such conduct in public. Historically, vagrancy laws were used to legally eliminate the presence of individuals experiencing homelessness from the public streets. Since courts have largely overturned these unconstitutional laws, many cities have resorted to criminalizing basic, life-sustaining behaviors, such as sleeping, sitting, lying, and camping. Though these laws utilize neutral language that applies to all citizens, the punitive value of…

INSTITUTIONALIZED SILENCE: The Problem of Child Voicelessness in Divorce Proceedings

Winter 2014 : Volume VII : Issue 2 *Author: Brandon Sadowsky, The Ohio State University *By and large, children are not represented in divorce proceedings. Moreover, when children do receive a representative, this person tends to be bound by that child’s best interests rather than being bound by that child’s expressed wishes. The question is, why are we so hesitant to give children a meaningful voice in the legal proceedings that so greatly affect their lives? This paper argues that issues concerning child representation are fundamentally underpinned by two conflicting intuitions: our paternalistic impulses and our value, or respect for…

JUDGMENT WITHOUT JUSTICE: The Evolution of Civilian Trials Under Military Commissions

Winter 2014 : Volume VII : Issue 2 *Author: John Moreland, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign *Military commissions were first used in American history during the American Revolution by the Continental Army. They were again used in the War of 1812 and the Mexican-American War. Perhaps the most expansive use of military commissions was during the Civil War, including the famous trial of the Lincoln assassination conspirators. This article examines the use and change of trials of civilians by military commissions from the American Revolution to the post-9/11 United States. It does so by canvasing three landmark military commissions: the trial…


Winter 2014 : Volume VII : Issue 2 *Author: Nathan Brickman, University of Michigan *This paper will examine presidential power in the context of President Harry Truman’s steel mill seizure in 1952. The purpose is to show the key factors surrounding this incident and explore the various reasons for the Supreme Court’s decision to rule the seizure unconstitutional. This case is a critical lesson in understanding the importance of presidential authority, and this article disagrees with the Court’s ruling and will explain what went wrong during the President’s defense. Additionally, this paper will analyze and redevelop Justice Jackson’s three-tiered system…