Author Archives: Hofstra Law Review

The Lost Ones of the Interstate Compact on the Placement of Children

Nine-year-old Samantha and her younger brother were removed from their parents’ home by child welfare officials of the State of Washington. Already having gone through the trauma of being torn from their home, the children’s experience would soon worsen.2 That … Continue reading

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I Got 99 Problems and a Warrant is One: How Current Interpretations of the Stored Communications Act Offend International Comity

As of 2012, there were 3.3 billion email accounts in the world and that number is expected to increase by six percent each year, amounting to approximately 4.3 billion accounts in 2016. In 2013, there were approximately 7.137 billion people … Continue reading

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Expunging Statelessness From Terrorist Expatriation Statutes

Concerns over national security and terrorism are escalating as the United States and the United Kingdom, as well as other nations, face the growing threat in the Middle East from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (“ISIS”), among others. … Continue reading

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Contracting in the Age of the Internet of Things: Article 2 of the UCC and Beyond

This Article analyzes the global phenomenon of the Internet of Things (“IOT”) and its potential impact on consumer contracts for the sale of goods. Recent examples of IOT devices include Amazon’s Dash Replenishment Service, which allows household devices to automatically … Continue reading

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Equity’s Leaded Feet in a Contest of Scoundrels: The Assertion of the In Pari Delicto Defense Against a Lawbreaking Plaintiff and Innocent Successors

“While a court of equity will on swift wings fly to relieve the innocent from wrong or injury, it travels with leaded feet and turns a deaf ear, when called on to furnish a cloak of righteousness to cover sin … Continue reading

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Free Speech, Occupational Speech, and Psychotherapy

Psychotherapy, said one of its earliest clients, Anna O, is a “talking cure.” It banishes or lessens mental illness and suffering not with medicine or surgery but with words. This aspect of psychotherapy raises an interesting set of First Amendment … Continue reading

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Monroe Freedman: The Ethicist of the Non-Ideal

Monroe Freedman was a severe critic of “philosophizing” about legal ethics, yet he was one of the most influential theorists in the development of theoretical legal ethics as an academic discipline in the late twentieth century. No philosopher can ignore … Continue reading

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Midtown With Monroe

The second time that I went to law school, the classroom was a car. Campus was a daily grind of gridlock. The professor was my passenger. Professor’s curriculum consisted of intellect and integrity; of laughter and love. Curricular entry points … Continue reading

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The Essential Monroe Freedman, in Four Works

Capturing Monroe’s sixty years in the law, and the fifty years of our friendship, would be impossible. What does it truly mean to be a lawyer? Monroe addressed this question in so many contexts that no summary can do him … Continue reading

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Monroe Freedman’s Influence on Legal Education

Monroe Freedman’s influence on legal education was profound by any measure. He was much more than a gifted scholar and teacher, though he was both of those, as well as an accomplished lawyer. He was also the antithesis of a … Continue reading

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