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Volume 23:1 

1. The Pro-Claimant Paradox: How the United States Department of Veterans Affairs Contradicts Its Own Mission  by Benjamin P. Pomerance

2.  The Aftermath of Koontz and Conditional Demands: A Per Se Test, Personal Property, and a Conditional Demand by ames E. Holloway & Donald C. Guy

3. Reconsidering Pennsylvania’s Lustful Disposition Exception: Why the Commonwealth Should Follow Its Neighbor in Getz v. Delaware by Zachary Stirparo

4. Preserving the “Character of Mercy”: Commonwealth v. Williams and the 300-Year History of the Reprieve Power in Pennsylvania by Timothy Kane, Jesse Abrams-Morley, & Eric Motylinski


1. The Remedy of Last Resort by Nicole Haas

2. Resolving an Incoherent Doctrine: Regulating Off-Campus Student Speech with Principles of Personal Jurisdiction by Andrew P. Stafford


Volume 22:1 

1. The Uncertainty of Legal Doctrine in Indirect Expropriation Cases and the Legitimacy Problems of Investment Arbitration by Mojtaba Dani & Afshin Akhtar -Khavari

2. Extending Regulatory Takings Theory by Applying Constitutional Doctrine and Elevating Takings Precedents to Justify Higher Standards of Review in Knootz by James E. Holloway & Donald C. Guy

3. The Separation Document Rule of Fed. R. Civ. P. 58: The History, the Mystery, and the Future by David L. Goodwin

4. The Right to Life Passes Through the Right to a Healthy Environment: Jurisprudence in Comparison by Emma A. Imparato

5. The Laws of Science, Constitutional Law, and the Rule of Law by Professor David Hodas


1.  Criminal Immigration Law: The Reality of Criminal Defense After the Adoption of the Broader Interpretation of Padilla and an Integrated Practice Solution by Johanna Peuscher-Funk

2. Statutory Enhancement of the Judicial Role in the International Extradition of the American Citizen by Randall J. Teti


Volume 22:2 

1. Introduction and Dedication to Judge Alan Cooper by Eleanor Torres

2. Domestic Violence, Children, and Toxic Stress by Allan R. De Jong, M.D.

3. Polyvictimized Children & Intimate Partner Violence: Promoting Healthy Outcomes for Children by Dana Harrington Conner

4. Addressing the Oliphant in the Room: Domestic Violence and the Safety of American Indian and Alaska Native Children in Indian Country by Kelly Gaines Stoner & Lauren Van Schilfgaarde

5. Protecting the Freedom for Women to be Free From Violence: The Violence Against Women Act Endures by Claire M. DeMatteis


Volume 21:1

1. Duty & the Death Penalty by  Leo E. Strine, Jr.

2. A Necessary Supplement: Reinvigorating Civil Rico’s Securities Fraud Predicate by Justin D. Weitz

3. The Categorical Failure of Child Pornography Law by Laura E. Avery


4. The Borgata Babes Case: The Weighty Matter of Appearance Standards by Holly C. Frey

5. Least Restrictive Environment: Fulfilling the Promises of IDEA by  Megan McGovern


Volume 20:2

1. Kids and the Keystone Constitutional Conundrum: Can Pennsylvania Institute a School Voucher Program to Rescue Children from Underperforming Schools? by Sean-Tamba Matthew

2. Leveraging Filial Support Laws Under the State Partnership Programs to Encourage Long-Term Care Insurance by Jamie P. Hopkins, Theodore T. Kurlowicz, & Christopher P. Woehrle

3. The H. Albert Young Distinguished Lecture In Constitutional Law
Constitutional Comparisons: Emerging Dignity Rights at Home and Abroad by Erin Daly

4. The Dangerousness of the Status Quo: A Case for Modernizing Civil Commitment Law by Dan Moon

5. The Wolf at the Door: Filial Responsibility Under Delaware Law by W. Wade W. Scott & Erica L. Sharp


6. Stop the Bleeding: A Call for Clarity to Achieve True Mental Health Parity by Aubrey Chamberlin

7. Balancing Career and Parenthood: The Family Medical Leave Act and Maternity Leave by Nicole L. Magill


Volume 20:1

1. Killing Osama bin Laden: Legal and Necessary by Second Lieutenant Sonny Lee Hodgin

2. Kelly v. United States of America: Creating a Two-Part Test for Immunity Under Pennsylvania’s Recreational Use of Land & Water Act by Debra Wolf Goldstein

3. Opting Out of the Procedural Morass: A Solution to the Class Arbitration Problem by Emanwel Josef Turnbull

4. Preferring the “Wise Man” to Science: The Failure of Courts and Non-Litigation Mechanisms to Demand Validity in Forensic Matching Testimony by Professor Jules Epstein

5. Forensic Science(s) in the Courtroom: Symposium Transcript by Judge Joseph R. Slights, III, Lisa M. Schwind, Gerard Spadaccini, Professor Jules Epstein, Anjali A. Ranadive


Volume 19:2

1. Friending Due Process: Facebook as a Fair Method of Alternative Service by William Wagner, Joshua R. Castillo

2. The Emotion of Disgust, Demand Augmentation, and Wasteful Consumption by Nathan Ostrander

3. Only a Recommendation: How Delaware Capital Sentencing Law Subverst Meaningful Deliberations and Jurors’ Feelings of Responsibility by Ross Kleinstuber

4. The Invasion of Privacy Act: The Disclosure of My Information in Your Government File by Lt. Col. Evan M. Stone

5. Plurarlity Decisions, Implicit Consensus, and the Fifth-Vote Rule Under Marks v. United States by John P. Neuenkirchen


6. Whistleblowers, Tort Fountains, and Line Drawing: Determining the Scope of Liability Under the False Claims Act by Brian McCarthy

7. The Resolution of the “Show Me Your Papers” Circuit Split: Constitutionality and Consequences of Enforcing State and Local Immigration Laws by Erica L. Sharp


Volume 18:2

1. Preliminary – 18:2

2. Foreword: Fitch Forum On Preservation Law by Andrew S. Dolkart

3. 2011 Fitch Forum Part One – Welcome & Introductions Speakers: David Schnakenberg, Andrew S. dokart, Anthony Wood

4. Speech: Keynote Address by Jerold Kayden

5. 2011 Fitch Forum Part Two – Keynote Discussion Moderator: Anne Van Ingen; Panelists: Tersh Boasberg, Paul Emondson, Jerold Kayden

6. The New York City Landmarks Law: Embracing Litigation And Moving Toward A Proactive Enforcement Philosophy by Benjamin Baccash

7. 2011 Fitch Forum Part Three – A Tale Of Three Cities: Preservation Issues Around The Nation Speakers: David Schnakenberg, Tom Mayes

8. Tout Ensemble: Preserving Seattle’s Satterlee House by John Nivala

9. Speech: New York City’s Landmarks Law by David Schnakenberg

10. 2011 Fitch Forum Part Four – New York City’s Landmark Law At Forty-Five: Perpetually Young Or Showing Its Age? Moderator: Anthony Wood; Panelists: Al butzel, Otis Pearsall, Margery Pelmutter, David Schnakenberg, Mark Silverman

11. Protecting Landmarks From Demolition by Neglect: New York City’s Experience by John M. Weiss

12. Albert’s Bard And The Origin Of Historic Preservation In New York State by Carol Clark

13. 2011 Fitch Forum Part Five – Moderators Round Table: What’s Next For Historic Preservation Moderator: Kate Wood; Panelists: Tom Mayes, Anne Van Ingen, Anthony Wood


Volume 18:1


1. The Priest-Penitent Privilege V. Child Abuse Reporting Statutes: How to Avoid the Conflict and Serve Society by Kari Mercer Dalton

2. Circumstances When Medical Treatment May Be Forcibly Imposed Despite a Patient’s Explicit Refusal: A Comprehensive Analysis of Pennsylvania Law by Joseph Anthony Valenti

3. The Pennsylvania Dead Man’s Statute by S. Michael Yeager


4. A Losing Battle With the ‘Machinery of Death’: The Flaws of Virginia’s Death Penalty Laws and Clemency Process Highlighted by the Fate of Teresa Lewis by Melanie L. Crawford

5. Caught in the Cycle of Sexual Violence: The Application of Mandatory Registration and Community Notification Laws to Juvenile Sex Offenders by Jenna Rae Kring


SYMPOSIUM: Health Law and the Elderly: Managing Risk at the End of Life

Volume 17:2


An Introduction to the Symposium by Thaddeus Mason Pope


1. Speech: A Perspective from the Bench by Edward D. Reibman

2. Death by Voluntary Dehydration: Suicide or the Right to Refuse a Life-Prolonging Measure? by Judith K. Schwarz

3. Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life by Thaddeus Mason Pope, Lindsey E. Anderson

4. The Clinical Realities of Advance Directives by Donna A. Casey, David M. Walker

5. Hospice and Health Care Reform: Improving Care at the End of Life by Kathy L. Cerminara

6. Landmark Legislation in New York Affirms Benefits of a Two-Step Approach to Advance Care Planning Including MOLST: A Model of Shared, Informed Medical Decision-Making and Honoring Patient Preferences for Care at the End of Life by Patricia Bomba


Volume 17:1


1. The Limits of Lex Americana: The Holocaust Restitution Litigation as a Cul-De-Sac of International Human-Rights Law by Michael Thad Allen

2. Breach: The National Security Implications of Human Trafficking by Arthur Rizer and Sheri R. Glaser

3. Granholm v. Heald: Wine In, Wit Out by Noah J. Stanzione

4. Net-Widening In Delaware: The Overuse of Registration and Residential Treatment for Youth Who Commit Sex Offenses by Chrysanthi Leon, David I. Burton and Dana Alvare

5.Litigation, Settlement, and the Public Welfare: Lessons from the Master Settlement Agreement by Frank Sloan and Lindsey Chepke


6. The Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and it’s Commerce Clause Implications by Jennifer Iacono

7. Computer Hackers on the Cul-De-Sac: Myspace Suicide Indictment Under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act Sets Dangerous Precedent by Caroline Jones

8. Utilizing Nonlawyer Advocates to Bridge the Justice Gap in America by Daniel C.W. Lang

9. “Market” Regulation: Confronting Industrial Agriculture’s Food Safety Failures by Nathan M. Trexler


Volume 16:2

SYMPOSIUM: The Child Witness


1. Foreword: Why “The Child Witness” Now? by Jules Epstein

2.Distrusting Young Children Who Allege Sexual Abuse: Why Stereotypes Don’t Die and Ways to Facilitate Child Testimony by Myrna S. Raeder

3. The Child Declarant, the Confrontation Clause, and the Forfeiture Doctrine by Clifford S. Fishman

4. Documentation and Assessment of Children’s Forensic Interview Statements by Amy Russell

5. A Search for the Truth or Trial by Ordeal: When Prosecutors Cross-Examine Adolescents How Should Courts Respond? by Frank E. Vandervort

6. Viewing Child Witnesses Through a Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Lens: How Attorneys’ Ethical Duties Exacerbate Children’s Psychopathology by William Wesley Patton


Volume 16:1


1.  The Greenpeace of Cultural Environmentalism by Jyh-An Lee

2.  Evidence for Homeschooling: Constitutional Analysis in Light of Social Science Research by Tanya K. Dumas, Sean Gates, Deborah R. Schwarzer

3. Cyberbullying and Other Student Technology Misuses in K-12 American Schools: The Legal Landmines by Kathleen Conn, Ph.D., J.D., LL.M.

4. Ensuring Enforceability and Fairness in the Arbitration of Employment Disputes by Stacy A. Hickox


5. Legal Rights of Young Adults with Autism: Transitioning into Mainstream Adulthood by Malynn Kuangparichat

6.  After Gonzales v. Raich: Can RICO Be Used to Prosecute Intrastate Noneconomic Street Gang Violence? by Kristina A. Miller


Volume 15:2

SYMPOSIUM: Living With Climate Change: Legal Challenges in a Warmer World


1.  Diminishing the Divine:  Climate Change and the and the Act of God Defense by Kenneth T. Kristl

2.  The Politics and Psychology of Gasoline Taxes:
An Empirical Study
 by Shi-Ling Hsu

3.  A Common Morality:  Toward a Framework for Designing Fiscal Instruments to Respond to Global Climate Change by Eleanor Weston Brown

4. Global Climate Disruption and Water Law Reform by Joseph W. Dellapenna

5. Massachusetts v. EPA: Is the Promise of Regulation Much Ado About Nothing?  Deconstructing States Special Solitude Against an Evolving Jurisprudence by Dr. Saby Ghoshray

6. Adaptation to the Health Consequences of Climate Change as a Potential Influence on Public Health Law and Policy:  From Preparedness to Resilience by Lindsayl F. Wiley

7. A Public Health Perspective on Sea-level Rise: Starting Points for Climate Change Adaptation by Robin Kundis Craig


Global Warming and Agribusiness:  Could Methane Gas from Dairy Cows Spark the Next California Gold Rush? by Deanne M. Camara-Ferreira


Volume 15:1


1.  Pan-Prostestantism and Proselytizing:  Minority Religions in a Protestant Empire by Michael Newsom

2.  The Pragmatically Virtuous Lawyer? by Robert f. Blomquist

3.  Hi Superman, I’m a Lawyer:  A Guide to Attorneys (and Other Legal Professionals) Portrayed in American Comic Books:  1910-2008 by William A. Hilyerd

4.  Dilemmas of Redistricting in a Partial-Covera VRA State:  An Empirical Reconsideration of the North Carolina Supreme Court’s Stephenson Opinion by John C. Kuzenski

5.  Taking Duncan Kennedy Seriously:  Ironical Liberal Legalism by Motoaki Funakoshi

6.  Lawyers as Problem-Solvers, One Meal at a Time:  A Review of Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Ariana R. Levinson


Dining in Good Faith on Poisonous Fruit? by Janine L. Hochberg


Volume 14:2

SYMPOSIUM: Cross-Examination: The Great Engine (?)


3. What’s Reliability Got to Do with the Confrontation Clause After Crawford?Josephine Ross

4. Cross-Examination: Seemingly Ubiquitous, PurportedlyOmnipotent, and “At Risk”Jules Epstein

5. Fair Process and Fair Play: Professionally Responsible Cross-Examination John Nivala

6. Impact of Television on Cross-Examination and Juror “Truth” Kimberlianne Podlas


Volume 14:1


1. What’s Wrong With Judicial Supremacy? What’s Right About Judicial Review? by Robert Justin Lipkin

2. The Interrelationship Between International Law and Constitutional Theory
by Simcha Herzog

3. The Literary Effect of Sovereignty in International Law by John Hilla

4. What Helps Law Professors Develop as Teachers? An Empirical Study
by Gerald F. Hess and Sophie M. Sparrow

5. I’m Sorry: Exploring the Reasons Behind the Differing Roles of Apology in American and Japanese Civil Cases By Mitchell Stephens

6. Reading Mohammed in Charleston: Assessing the U.S. Courts’ Approach to the Convergence of Law, Religion, and Commerce by Marc. L. Roark

7. The United States Supreme Court’s Decision in eBay v. MercExchange: How Irreparable the Injury to Patent Injunctions? by Richard B. Klar

8. Book Review: The Protection of Free Exercise of Religion for Minority Faiths in Bruce Ledewitz’s American Religious Democracy by Gary S. Gildin


Taming Cyberspace: Broadcasting as a Model for Regulating The Internet by Lauren L. Hackett

From the Garage to the Internet Superhighway: Tax Consequences For Individual eBay Users and IRS Policy Towards the Online Marketplace by Trevor J. Mohr


Volume 13:2

SYMPOSIUM: Envisioning a More Democratic Global System


Introduction: Considering Global Democracy by Andrew Strauss

1. What Comes After Wesphalia: The Democratic Challenge by Richard Falk

2. Democracy in the Americas by Heraldo Muñoz

3. Internationalizing National Politics: Lessons for International Organizations by Gregory H. Fox

4. Can Democracy Be Exported? by Daniele Archibugi

5. The Perils of “Dumb” Democracy by Kimon Valaskakis

6. The E-Parliament: Global Governance to Serve the Human Interest by Robert C. Johansen

7. On the First Branch of Global Governance by Andrew Strauss

8. Hegemony, Terrorism, and War–Is Democracy the Antidote? by Chandra Muzaffar

9. Speech: One Man One Vote or One Man One Goat: Reflections on Democracy in the Global Arena by Thomas Franck

10. Rethinking Global Parliament: Beyond the Indeterminacy of International Law by Heikki Patomäki

11. Speech: Assessing the Proposal for a Global Parliament: A Skeptics View by David Kennedy

12. Towards a General Assembly of Peoples: Notes for Conversation by Upendra Baxi

13. America and the Future of Global Democracy by Zaid Ibrahim


Islam and the Iraqi Constitution by Brett Eric Bendistis


Volume 13:1


1. Some Preliminary Statistical, Qualitative, and Anecdotal Findings of An Empirical Study of Collegiality Among Law Professors by Michael L. Seigel, Kathi Miner-Rubino

2.Lawyers and Learning: A Metacognitive Approach to Legal Education by Anthony S. Niedwiecki

3. Dependent Relative Revocation Has Gone Astray: It Should Return to its Roots by Frank L Schiavo

4. Comparative Trademark Law: Fair Use Defense in the United States and Europe – The Changing Landscape of Trademark Law by  Uche U. Ewelukwa

5. The Financial Action Task Force: A Study in Balancing Sovereignty with Equality in Global Administrative Law by Jared Wessel

6. Comment: Preconceived Notions: “Regarded As” Disabled Employees and the Right to Reasonable Accommodations Under Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act by Matthew Hauber

7. Comment: Long-Term Care Alert: An Analysis of Delaware’s Approach to Medicaid Planning Techniques and Why Curbing Medicaid Planning Will Not Solve The Nation’s Long-Term Care Problem by Karla Levinson


Volume 12:2


1. Tri-State Vagaries: The Varying Responses of Delaware, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania to the Phenomenon of Mistaken Identifications by Jules Epstein

2.  A Fine Line Between Chaos & Creation: Lessons on Innocence Reform From the Pennsylvania Eight by John T. Rago

3. Improving Teaching and Learning in Law School: Faculty Development Research, Principles, and Programs by Gerald F. Hess

4.The Man Who Declines to be Socrates: Justice Scalia, Truth, and the Jurisprudence of Tradition by David M. Wagner

5. Seeking Consensus on Homeland Security Standards: Adopting the National Response Plan and the National Incident Management System by William C. Nicholson

6. Dismissal Under Forum Non Conveniens: Should The Availability Requirement Be a Threshold Issue When Applied To Nonessential Defendants by John P. Dobrovich, Jr.

7. Accepting a New Genre of Federal Criminal Laws? How the Supreme Court’s Sabri Decision Increases Avenues of Congressional Authority Without Providing Adequate Safeguards for States and Individuals by Philip M. Schreiber

8. Comment: Heeding the Equal Protection Clause in the Case of State v. Limon and in Other Instances of Discriminatory Romeo and Juliet Statutes by Nancy Bourke

9. No Child Left Behind: Admirable Goals, Disastrous Outcomes by Thomas Rentschler



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Volume 12:1 Regulating for Patient Safety: The Law’s Response to Medical Errors
Volume 11:2  Readings of Lawrence v. Texas
Volume 11:1  Culpability and the Death Penalty: The Intersection of Law and Psychology
Volume 10:2  Envmt’l Citizen Suits at 30-Something: A Celebration and Summit II
Volume 10:1  Envmt’l Citizen Suits at 30-Something: A Celebration and Summit I
Volume  9:2   Combating Terrorism in the Environmental Trenches
Volume  9:1   The Louis L. Redding Civil Rights Symposium
Volume  8:2   Preservation Law Symposium: Re-inventing the Past
Volume  8:1   Conflicts of Interest in Clinical Research:  Legal and Ethical Issues

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