Category Archives: Notes

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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Better Keep Your on the Wheel in That Autonomous Car: Examining Society’s Need to Navigate the Cybersecurity Roadblocks for Intelligent Vehicles

Envision your future self waking up Monday morning. You check the commute time to work on your app, which has been consistently thirty four minutes, and establish that this is just enough time to look over the materials for your … Continue reading

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The Ongoing Abuse of Unpaid Interns: How Much Longer Until I Get Paid

Anyone who has ever worked in the entertainment industry knows that to make it to the top, you have to start at the bottom. And starting at the bottom means jumping at any internship you are offered in the hope … Continue reading

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Is a “Hit-and-Wait” Really Any Better Than a “Hit-and-Run”?

Imagine a driver making his way home after a long day’s work with his mind on a myriad things. Perhaps he is thinking about the football score, the lottery drawing, the weekend, or any number of things. He comes over … Continue reading

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Stopping Doctor Evil: How to Prevent the Prevalence of Health Care Providers Sexually Abusing Sedated Patients

Susan Hyman went to her dentist, Dr. Marvin Teicher, for a wisdom tooth extraction. Ms. Hyman was skeptical that the Novocaine would alleviate her pain from the procedure, so Dr. Teicher graciously offered Ms. Hyman another alternative; he injected a … Continue reading

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Vulnerable and Inadequately Protected: Solitary Confinement, Individuals with Mental Illness, and the Laws That Fail to Protect

“About seven hundred, eight hundred”—that is the number of days Kalief Browder remembered being in solitary confinement. For three years, Browder was incarcerated at New York City’s Rikers Island jail (“Rikers Island”) before the Bronx District Attorney’s Office informed the … Continue reading

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He Who Comes into Court Must Not Come with Green Hands: The Marijuana Industry’s Ongoing Struggle with The Illegality and Unclean Hands Doctrines

Imagine a hardworking marijuana dispensary owner, Mary Jane. Mary operates her marijuana business legally under the laws of her state. Mary contracts with James Chong for ten pounds of marijuana and pays the amount due, $45,000, in full and up … Continue reading

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Go Fund Me, Please: Crowdsourcing for Bail as an Insufficient Surety

A “modern day bake sale with . . . fewer brownies.” This was an analogy used to describe the newfound use of crowdsourcing websites like GoFundMe.com (“Go Fund Me”) to obtain money for bail. While a bake sale or its … Continue reading

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