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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

Announcements

Article submissions are now open for the Journal! Deadline: December 19!
  • 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

  • Elections 2016-2017

    Members elected leadership for next year!

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

Apr 29, 2014

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

Apr 29, 2014

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

Apr 29, 2014

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…

A CHECK ON PRESIDENTIAL POWER AND A FLAWED RULING

Apr 29, 2014

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…

RECESS APPOINTMENTS AND RATIONAL CHOICE IN THE AGE OF PARTISANSHIP

Jan 5, 2014

Fall 2013 : Volume VII : Issue 1 *Author: Elliot J. Mamet, Colorado College Under Presidents William J. Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama, the recess appointment has dramatically emerged as a powerful and frequently used tool. These Presidentshave used various end goals to justify recess appointments: diversifying the federal judiciary, overcoming Senate gridlock, and regulating the financial industry. This paper argues that even if these end goals are normatively valid, modern recess appointment undermine the separation of power inherent in our separation of powers.This paper examines two case studies: President Obama’s recess appointment of Richard Cordray as director…