Online Forum

Temple Law Review’s Online Forum seeks to provide succinct, timely analysis of current legal developments. We welcome submissions from faculty, practitioners, alumni of the Law Review, and current editors/staff. To submit an essay, please email with the subject heading “Submission for Online Forum.”


TLR News: Frank Weber (Editor, Volume 86) cited in brief before the Montana Supreme Court

Posted on March 12th, 2015

Congratulations to Frank Weber, whose comment from TLR Vol. 86.1 [“COMPLYING WITH THE CONFRONTATION CLAUSE IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY: GUIDANCE FOR COURTS AND LEGISLATURES CONSIDERING VIDEOCONFERENCE TESTIMONY PROVISIONS“] was recently cited in a brief for the state of Montana. See Montana v. Curry, 2015 WL 581808 (Feb. 6, 2015).

TLR News: Please save the date (5/13/15) for Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony

Posted on February 18th, 2015

Please save the date for Temple Law Review’s Spring 2015 Alumni Banquet and Awards Ceremony Wednesday, May 13, 2015 ● 6:30 PM ● Shusterman Hall More details and RSVP information to follow!

TLR News: Peter Veloski (Editor, Volume 86) cited by Supreme Court of Kentucky

Posted on January 16th, 2015

Congratulations to Pete Veloski, whose comment from TLR Vol. 86.2 [“BARGAIN FOR JUSTICE OR FACE THE PRISON OF PRIVILEGES? THE ETHICAL DILEMMA IN PLEA BARGAIN WAIVERS OF COLLATERAL RELIEF“] was recently cited in a decision by the Supreme Court of Kentucky! See U.S., ex rel. U.S. Attorneys ex rel. E., W. Districts of Kentucky v. Kentucky Bar […]

TLR News: Supreme Court to hear Zivotofsky arguments Nov. 3

Posted on October 31st, 2014

Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State has spurred debate about the “Recognition Power,” or the ability to decide which foreign states the United States will recognize. The issue sits at the intersection of the Executive and Legislative branches, where foreign policy, politics, and constitutional law collide. It is unclear how the Court will rule—it may actually sidestep the […]

Symposium: A Compilation of Bill Whitford’s Contributions to Legal Scholarship

Posted on September 7th, 2014

Bill Whitford (Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Wisconsin Law School) has written extensively on contract law, consumer protection, and bankruptcy. In advance of its 2014 Symposium—to be held in his honor on October 24—Temple Law Review has compiled many of Professor Whitford’s significant contributions to legal scholarship. Please explore the extensive—albeit non-exhaustive—list of Professor Whitford’s writings below. It is organized […]

The 2014 Kohn Lecture presented by Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr. – “Regular (Judicial) Order As Equity: The Enduring Value Of The Distinct Judicial Role”

Posted on August 21st, 2014

On Thursday, October 9, 2014 at 4:00 PM, Chief Justice Leo E. Strine, Jr.—the 8th Chief Justice of the Delaware Supreme Court—will present “Regular (Judicial) Order As Equity: The Enduring Value Of The Distinct Judicial Role” as the inaugural speaker in the Harold E. Kohn Lectureship. This event marks what would have been the 100th […]

3rd Circuit Case Note: “FAPE Not So Free: Parents Denied Tuition Reimbursement in Munir v. Pottsville Area School District”

Posted on January 25th, 2014

I.                   Introduction In a case arising under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA),[1] the Third Circuit in Munir v. Pottsville Area School District[2] considered whether a student’s parents were entitled to reimbursement for the student’s placement in therapeutic residential treatment programs following several suicide attempts.[3] The court also considered whether the school district violated IDEA by failing to provide […]

3rd Circuit Case Note: “It’s in the Game: Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc. Rejects Video Game Producer’s First Amendment Defense to College Athletes’ Right-of-Publicity Claim”

Posted on November 27th, 2013

I. Introduction In a case of first impression, the Third Circuit in Hart v. Electronic Arts, Inc.[1] considered whether the First Amendment protected the use of a collegiate football player’s likeness, represented in a digital avatar.[2] The Third Circuit unanimously agreed that the transformative use test is the proper test to balance the player’s right of publicity with […]

3rd Circuit Case Note: “Going Off the Rails? Third Circuit Provides Preemption Analysis Under the 2007 Amendments of the Federal Railroad Safety Act and Clarifies Evidentiary Privileges: Zimmerman v. Norfolk Southern Corporation”

Posted on April 9th, 2013

Federal preemption analysis under the 2007 Amendments of the Federal Railroad Safety Act’s (FRSA) 49 U.S.C. § 20106 (2006 & Supp. I 2009) contains two steps as articulated by the Third Circuit in Zimmerman v. Norfolk Southern Corporation, 706 F.3d 170 (2013). The court must first determine whether the defendant allegedly violated either a federal standard […]

Revisiting ZF Meritor, LLC v. Eaton Corp.: An Interview with Salil Mehra

Posted on March 22nd, 2013

We sat down with Professor Salil Mehra to discuss the Third Circuit’s recent decision in ZF Meritor, LLC v. Eaton Corp., how it compares to their earlier decision in LePage’s Inc. v. 3M, and the Third Circuit’s antitrust jurisprudence generally. Audio Interview by: Alison Stohr and Jared DeBona