Scott Dodson on Jurisdiction in the Trump Era

Published on: Author: Rick Marcus

Scott Dodson is rightly regarded as “Mr. Jurisdiction” among American legal academics. He has written a spate of articles about many different jurisdictional issues that establish him as the leading authority of his generation on these subjects. In Jurisdiction in the Trump Era, a contribution to a symposium with Fordham Law Review, he draws on this expertise to… Continue reading

Binyamin Blum on the Legal History of Forensic Evidence

Published on: Author: Reuel Schiller

At the center of Binyamin Blum’s prize-winning article “The Hounds of Empire: Forensic Dog Tracking in Britain and its Colonies, 1888-1953,” 35 Law and History Review 621 (2017), is a counterintuitive narrative. An uninformed reader (such as yours truly) could be forgiven for believing that modern, “scientific,” forensic techniques—fingerprinting, tool marking, analysis of skeletal remains,… Continue reading

Scott Dodson on Reconceptualizing Jurisdiction

Published on: Author: Zach Price

My colleague Scott Dodson has established himself as one of the country’s leading civil procedure scholars by tackling some of the subject’s trickiest puzzles. In a recent article in the Georgetown Law Journal called “Jurisdiction and Its Effects,” Professor Dodson has done it again, training his sights on the vexed subject of jurisdiction. Professor Dodson… Continue reading

Zach Price on Reliance on Executive Nonenforcement

Published on: Author: Scott Dodson

In “Reliance on Nonenforcement,” appearing in the William & Mary Law Review, my brilliant colleague Zach Price continues his leading work on executive–branch nonenforcement, an issue that has risen to the forefront in an era of divided and polarized politics. The idea of executive nonenforcement is straightforward and has a long pedigree. Has a police… Continue reading

Morris Ratner on Unbundled Legal Services

Published on: Author: Scott Dodson

In a recent colloquium contribution titled “Restraining Lawyers: From ‘Cases’ to ‘Tasks’” published in Fordham Law Review, my colleague Morris Ratner, one of the most incisive voices on the intersection of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure and the actual business model of attorney litigation, dissects the traditional “case” as the unit of measure for… Continue reading

Chimène Keitner on International-Law Immunities in Civil Cases

Published on: Author: Naomi Roht-Arriaza

In a forthcoming book chapter entitled Immunities of Foreign Officials from Civil Jurisdiction, Professor Chimène Keitner takes on one of the more perplexing issues in international law: the immunity of state officials from civil suit. Does the sovereign equality of states—a fundamental rule of the international system—require that state officials be treated like the state… Continue reading

Karen Musalo and Eunice Lee on a Rational Response to Refugees in the Region

Published on: Author: Richard Boswell

In their article, Seeking a Rational Approach to a Regional Refugee Crisis: Lessons from the Summer 2014 “Surge” of Central American Women and Children at the US-Mexico Border, Professor Karen Musalo and Center for Gender & Refugee Studies (CGRS) co-Legal Director Eunice Lee examine refugee policy and regional conditions in the Obama era. Although rhetoric… Continue reading

Naomi Roht-Arriaza on Measures of Non-Repetition After Atrocity Crimes

Published on: Author: Chimene Keitner

Distinguished Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza, author of the pathbreaking monograph The Pinochet Effect: Transitional Justice in the Age of Human Rights and a recently appointed amicus curiae for the Special Jurisdiction for Peace in Colombia, examines the question of Measures of Non-Repetition in Transitional Justice: The Missing Link? in a forthcoming book chapter. The chapter begins… Continue reading

Jodi Short on Globalization, American Firms, and Human Rights

Published on: Author: Jared Ellias

Globalization brings tremendous benefits to developed countries, but it also creates ethical dilemmas. For example, American firms can often reduce their production costs by purchasing inputs from foreign suppliers. Problematically, the comparative advantage of some foreign suppliers might be their ability to avoid the costs associated with protecting their workers from injuries and protecting the… Continue reading