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Recent Articles

An Apple a Day Keeps Educational Malpractice Lawsuits at Bay: Applying Principles of Medical Malpractice’s “Locality Rule” to Deconstruct the Academic Abstention Doctrine

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1105 (2022)

By Madeline Bergstrom*
Education serves as one of the most impactful and purposeful tools in American society. However, the United States education system suffers from many ...

Character Copyrightability in Chaos: How Unclear Character Copyright Tests Lead to Improper Results

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1145 (2022)

By Kathleen Hanley*
Copyright law for fictional characters has been inconsistent since the first character copyright case in 1930. The lack of explicit statutory protecti ...

When a Second Chance Gets a Second Chance: Reasonableness Review Reigns for Motions Under Section 404(B) of The First Step Act on Appeal

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 1183 (2022).

By Patrick W. Riley*
The First Step Act of 2018 was an historic criminal justice reform bill that, among its many provisions, retroactively reduced the disparity in senten ...

Faulty Pipeline and the Holey Shale: The Fundamental Trespass of Fracking

71 Am. U. L. Rev. F. 95 (2022).

By J.E. Mills*
Anglo-American courts, perhaps more than any others, hold property rights in extremely high regard. Of those rights, the right to exclude others is th ...

Harnessing the Wind: A Framework for PISC Accountability

71 Am. U. L. Rev. F. 71 (2021).

By Stacey Lee*, Jacobo Guzman**, Gladys Johnson***
* Associate Professor of Law and Ethics, Johns Hopkins Carey Business School. J.D., University of Maryland School of Law; B.B.A., Loyola University. ...

Speaking Femicide

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 377 (2021).

By Caroline Davidson*

Ordinary Clients, Overreaching Lawyers, and the Failure to Implement Adequate Client Protection Measures

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 447 (2021).

By Leslie C. Levin*

The Corporate Contract and the Internal Affairs Doctrine

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 501 (2021).

By Mohsen Manesh*

The Pocketbook Next Time: From Civil Rights to Market Power in the Latinx Community

71 Am. U. L. Rev. 579 (2021).

By Rachel F. Moran*


71 Am. U. L. Rev. 649 (2021).

By Charles A. Sullivan*