Tag Archives: Volume 39 Issue 4

Behind Prison Walls: The Failing Treatment Choice for Mentally Ill Minority Youth

I. INTRODUCTION On the night of November 12, 2007, Khiel Coppin, eighteen, was killed in a hail of fifteen bullets fired by New York City Police Department (―NYPD‖) officers in front of his family‘s home in Brooklyn, New York. Many … Continue reading

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Horseshoes and Hand Grenades: The Dodd-Frank Act’s (Almost) Attack on Credit Rating Agencies

I. INTRODUCTION The economic crisis that culminated in panic in 2008 has brought both Wall Street and Main Street to their knees. Three of the largest Wall Street investment banks collapsed in a span of six months. Housing prices in … Continue reading

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Opt-Out Voting

I. INTRODUCTION Imagine for a moment that you are a registered voter casting a ballot in the U.S. presidential election. What generally happens in such an election today is that you acquire a ballot—either by making the journey to a … Continue reading

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Out of the Channel and into the Swamp: How Family Law Fails in a New Era of Class Division

June Carbone I.INTRODUCTION Carl Schneider’s 1992 article in the Hofstra Law Review, The Channelling Function in Family Law, is part of the canon of family law. It has earned a lasting place in the family law constellation, at least in … Continue reading

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Risky Business: Liability of Product Sellers Who Offer Safety Devices as Optional Equipment

Richard C. Ausness I. INTRODUCTION Manufacturers often offer their products in different grades of quality or provide some features as optional equipment. Motor vehicles provide a good example of this marketing practice. Typically, a consumer can choose from a wide … Continue reading

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The Future of the Legal Profession: The New York City Corporation Counsel’s Perspective on the Challenges and Opportunities Ahead

Michael A. Cardozo I. INTRODUCTION The legal profession is going through a profound change, one which will significantly alter both current and future lawyers’ careers, and one which the profession as a whole has yet to fully understand or address. … Continue reading

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