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Hofstra Law School Memorial Service for Professor Alan M. Resnick: November 17, 2016

My name is Brian Resnick, and I am Professor Resnick’s eldest son, one of two—along with my brother Craig. It is an honor to be here speaking on behalf of my family and to have everybody here. I was born … Continue reading

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Hofstra Law School Memorial Service for Professor Alan M. Resnick: November 17, 2016

I spoke to Alan Resnick almost every day for the last five years, usually while each of us were driving to Hofstra in our separate cars. And the call would always start like this: I would say “ALAAAN,” and he … Continue reading

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Will I Pass The Bar Exam?: Predicting Student Success Using LSAT Scores And Law School Performance

Law schools currently face a difficult climate: fewer applicants with lower incoming credentials are passing the bar exam at decreasing rates. Law schools seek to understand why bar pass rates are dropping, and what can be done to remedy this … Continue reading

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Criminal Minds: The Need To Refine The Application Of The Doctrine Of Objective Chances As A Justification For Introducing Uncharged Misconduct Evidence To Prove Intent

Dean Wigmore once wrote that the hearsay doctrine is the “most characteristic rule of the Anglo-American law of Evidence.” Today, it can be said that the character evidence doctrine is the most characteristic rule of American evidence law. At early … Continue reading

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Forensic Linguistics: Applying The Science Of Linguistics To Issues Of The Law

The well-established science of linguistics analyzes all aspects of human language. Linguistics has many subfields, including the study of language structure, sound patterns, the dynamics of language in interpersonal and intergroup communication, and the interplay of meaning, grammar, and context. … Continue reading

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The Field Of Invention

The balance of power between the administrative state and the federal courts as guardians of the U.S. innovation system is in significant transition. Amid growing dissatisfaction with the expense and opportunity costs of patent litigation and the perceived strategic advantages … Continue reading

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Stalled Patents: Re-Incentivizing Universities To Review Their Portfolios Of Unlicensed Patents To Achieve The Bayh-Dole Act’s Unfunded Mandate

The underlying technology and research that enabled Google’s search engine, Gatorade’s secret formula, and cell phone technologies can all be traced back to college campuses across America. Since World War II, America’s universities—mostly through government research grants—have been at the … Continue reading

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Compulsory Corporate Social Responsibility New York Hoteliers As Mandated Reporters Of Child Sex Trafficking

The American hotel, once thought of as a place of luxurious escape, is now the nation’s hotspot for one of the world’s modern forms of slavery: child sex trafficking. End Child Prostitution and Trafficking (“ECPAT”) is a non-governmental, global network … Continue reading

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“Stark” Raving Mad: Making The Self-Referral Disclosure Protocol Better, Faster, Stronger

“Stark Law” is the popular name for section 1877 of the Social Security Act, which prohibits physician self-referrals of Medicare patients. Congress enacted the law in 1989 due to concern over the increasing rate of Medicare patients referred for testing … Continue reading

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How Can You Defend Those People?

We all are here today because Monroe Freedman (1928–2015) came before us. Like Ellen Yaroshefsky and Abbe Smith, Monroe Freedman was a rare duality—criminal defense lawyer and earthy practitioner in one sphere, while also a distinguished scholar and professor in … Continue reading

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