Category Archives: Symposium

PTSD, TBI, and OTH Discharges: A Case Study of a Young Service Member

At the April 2016 conference, “Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of Our Nation’s Veterans,” hosted by the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy (“Gitenstein Institute”) at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra … Continue reading

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Burden of Mental Illness Among Veterans Seen in VA Primary Care and the Positive Effects of Recent VHA Initiatives

In addition to the behavioral health collaborative care model, fellow panelists Keith Grant, Veterans Coordinator, Nassau County Department of Human Services, and the author explored some of the stressors facing our service members today both on and off the battlefield, … Continue reading

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Hofstra Mission Critical: The Unified Behavioral Health Center

In April 2016, the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University hosted a conference entitled “Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of Our Nation’s Veterans.” Experts … Continue reading

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Health Care Issues for Veterans

As of September 2015, there were almost twenty-two million veterans living in the United States. A small percentage of these veterans have seen combat, and a much larger group have supported that combat effort. Almost all veterans, depending upon their … Continue reading

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Foreword, Mission Critical Veterans Health Summit: Addressing the Invisible Wounds of our Nation’s Veterans

The articles in this Symposium reflect the presentations of panelists at an April 2016 conference, developed by the Gitenstein Institute for Health Law and Policy (“Gitenstein Institute”) at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and by … Continue reading

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Duty of Outrage: The Defense Lawyer’s Obligation to Speak Truth to Power to the Prosecutor and the Court When the Criminal Justice System Is Unjust

For decades, scholars, lawyers, and judges have spotlighted what is now recognized as a permanent state of crisis in the system of public defense in the United States. More than fifty years after the watershed decision in Gideon v. Wainwright … Continue reading

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Hard Questions and Innocent Clients: The Normative Framework of The Three Hardest Questions, and the Plea Bargaining Problem

In almost any area of legal counseling and advocacy, the lawyer may be faced with the dilemma of either betraying the confidential communications of his client or participating to some extent in the purposeful deception of the court. What makes … Continue reading

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Do Prosecutors Really Matter?: A Proposal to Ban One-Sided Bail Hearings

The inspiring story of Gideon v. Wainwright gives lawyers and law students alike the impression that indigent people will be provided with defense counsel when they are charged with a crime. What few people realize, however, is that in about … Continue reading

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Monroe Freedman and the Morality of Dishonesty: Multidimensional Legal Ethics as a Cold War Imperative

Well before the turn of the last century, Monroe Henry Freedman’s place in the history of legal ethics had been established. Often, he would be introduced by reference to professional honors. Audiences would be told, for instance, that he had … Continue reading

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Candor in Criminal Advocacy

[I]t is precisely when one tries to act on abstract ethical advice that the practicalities intrude . . . . – Monroe H. Freedman Monroe Freedman’s 1966 article on the three hardest ethics questions for criminal defense lawyers has lost … Continue reading

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