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Chief Justice William H. Rehnquist: The Courts and the Constitution

Justice Robert H. Jackson: Closing Arguments for Conviction of Nazi War Criminals

An advocate can be confronted with few more formidable tasks than to select his closing arguments where there is great disparity between his appropriate time and his available material. In eight months–a short time as state trials go–we have introduced evidence which embraces as vast and varied a panorama of events as has ever been […]

Honorable Diane P. Wood: The Changing Face of Diversity Jurisdiction

Honorable M. Faith Angell: Cognizing the Second Agenda – The Importance of Acknowledging Perspective When Counseling Clients in Employment Law

The law is rarely black and white, especially in the realm of employment law. In order to achieve fair outcomes in employment law, particularly in the area of wrongful discharge litigation, a variety of perspectives must be considered both by the parties before the court, and by the court itself. This Article highlights the importance […]

Legal Claims of Cities Against the Manufacturers of Handguns

Is the President’s Recognition Power Exclusive?

The Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit (Zivotofsky ex rel. Zivotofsky v. Secretary of State) held last year, in the context of a conflict between an act of Congress and an executive decision, that the recognition of foreign states and governments is an exclusive executive power. Now, the case spurred by a seemingly innocuous passport statute has made its way up to the Supreme Court for the second time.

In this article, Professor Reinstein provides the first in-depth analysis in nearly a century of the historical relationship of the executive and legislative branches to the recognition power. A must-read for those awaiting the Zivotofsky arguments, scheduled for November 3, 2014.

Past Volumes

Volume 80, No. 1, Spring 2007

Volume 80, No. 2, Summer 2007

Volume 80, No. 3, Fall 2007

Volume 80, No. 4, Winter 2007

Volume 81, No. 1, Spring 2008

Volume 81, No. 2, Summer 2008

Volume 81, No. 3, Fall 2008

Volume 81, No. 4, Winter 2008

Volume 82, No. 1, Spring 2009

Volume 82, No. 2, Summer 2009

Volume 82, No. 3, Fall 2009

Volume 82, No. 4, Winter 2009

Volume 82, No. 5, Spring-Summer 2010


Health Disparities, Health Care Reform, Morality, and the Law: “Keep Your Government Hands Off My Medicare”

Did I Do That? An Argument for Requiring Pennsylvania to Evaluate the Racial Impact of Medicaid Policy Decisions Prior to Implementation

African Americans Can’t Win, Break Even, or Get Out of the System: The Persistence of “Unequal Treatment” in Nursing Home Care

From the Streets of Philadelphia: The AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania’s How-To Primer on Mitigating Health Disparities

Nurse Practitioners in Primary Care

Racial Disparities in Injection-Related HIV: A Case Study of Toxic Law


Health Care Reform, the Law, and Eliminating Disparities


Protecting the Nursing Home Industry and the Elderly Following the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005

Competency for Execution in the Wake of Panetti: Shifting the Burden to the Government

Unveiling Debt Collectors: Does the FDCPA Limit “Debt Collector” Liability to Corporate Entities?

The Pragmatic Plea: Expanding Use of the Alford Plea to Promote Traditionally Conflicting Interests of the Criminal Justice System

Volume 83, No. 1, Fall 2010

Volume 83, No. 2, Winter 2011

Volume 83, No. 3, Spring 2011,

Volume 83, No. 4, Summer 2011

Volume 84, No. 1, Fall 2011

Volume 84, No. 2, Winter 2012

Volume 84, No. 3, Spring 2012

Volume 84, No. 4, Summer 2012

Volume 85, No. 1, Fall 2012

Volume 85, No. 2, Winter 2013

Volume 85, No. 3, Spring 2013

Volume 85, No. 4, Summer 2013

Volume 86, No. 1, Fall 2013

Volume 86, No. 2, Winter 2014

Volume 86, No. 3, Spring 2014

Volume 86, No. 4, Summer 2014

Volume 87, No. 1, Fall 2014


The Harold E. Kohn Lecture: Regular (Judicial) Order as Equity: The Enduring Value of the Distinct Judicial Role


Conservatorship, Capacity, and Crystal Balls

The Survival of Nonmarital Relationship Statuses in the Same-Sex Marriage Era: A Proposal


Book Review – “Learning to Love Form 1040: Two Cheers for the Return-Based Mass Income Tax” reviewed by Jay A. Soled


Locked Out: How the Disproportionate Criminalization of Trans People Thwarts Equal Access to Federally Subsidized Housing

From Interstate to Interstellar Commerce: Incorporating the Private Sector into International Aerospace Law

Intercollegiate Concussions: What the NCAA Can Do to Ease the Pain from an Inevitable Headache

Volume 87, No. 2, Winter 2015


Is Fracking the Next Financial Crisis?: A Development Lens for Understanding Systematic Risk and Governance

The Gap Between Rights and Reality: The Intersection of Language, Disability, and Educational Opportunity


The Aereo Loophole: A Retrospective Inquiry into the Legality of Antenna Farms and Internet-Based Television

Treating Professional Athletes Like Wall Street Executives: The Potential for Clawback Provisions in Sports Contracts

Excavating Expungement Law: A Comprehensive Approach

Volume 87, No. 3, Spring 2015


Cost-Benefit Analysis as a Commitment Device

Patent Boundaries


The Ethical Lawyer-Client Arbitration Clause

The Money . . . or the Monet?: Addressing the Monetization of Detroit’s Art Collection in Bankruptcy

Is There a Border Exception to the Exclusionary Rule?

A Cracked Remedy: The Anti-Drug Abuse Act of 1986 and Retroactive Application of the Fair Sentencing Act of 2010

Volume 87, Online


From Benson to Alice: Evolution of Patent Eligibility of Computer-Implemented Inventions Under 35 U.S.C. § 101

The Social Medium: Why the Authentication Bar Should Be Raised For Social Media Evidence


About JLC

  Established in 1975, Juvenile Law Center initially represented individual youth in a wide range of court and administrative proceedings throughout Southeastern Pennsylvania. Over time, Juvenile Law Center expanded its advocacy for children across Pennsylvania and, by the early 1990s, was addressing child welfare and justice system reform nationwide.   Today, Juvenile Law Center plays […]

Fall 2015: JLC Symposium

Celebrating 40 years of successful advocacy, Juvenile Law Center is the oldest non-profit, public interest law firm for children in the country. Juvenile Law Center uses an array of legal strategies and legislative advocacy to promote fairness, prevent harm, ensure access to appropriate services, and create opportunities for success for youth in the foster care and juvenile justice systems. With a staff that is widely published and internationally recognized as thought leaders in the field, Juvenile Law Center’s impact on the development of law and policy on behalf of children is substantial. 

Fall 2014 Symposium – The (Un)Quiet Realist: Building and Reflecting on the Contributions of Bill Whitford

Please save October 24, 2014 for a special event in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, honoring and building on the work of Bill Whitford, Emeritus Professor of Law, The University of Wisconsin Law School. Topics will include corporate reorganization, consumer law (including consumer bankruptcy), and contract law.

Fall 2012: False Confessions—Intersecting Science, Ethics, and the Law

A confession is considered the “golden standard” in a criminal prosecution. Jurors place great weight on evidence that the defendant actually confessed to the crime. Yet the Innocence Project estimates that approximately 25% of their cases resulting in exoneration after examination of DNA evidence involved people who made incriminatory statements about themselves, sometimes outright confessing to the crimes they did not commit. This symposium explored why innocent people confess, which law enforcement methods and techniques may contribute to obtaining false confessions, and potential methods for change to avoid these disturbing results. Details on the event may be found at the following link: Content from the Fall 2012 Symposium appears in Volume 85, Issue 4 (Summer 2013) of the Temple Law Review.

Fall 2010: Evolution of Civil Rights Litigation

Discrimination has become more subtle and complex since the advent of modern day civil rights legislation. Although “smoking gun” evidence of clear, overt racial animus is much rarer than 50 years ago, large-scale statistical analyses of employment outcomes and mortgage originations continue to indicate significant, and troubling, disparities based on race, gender, and other protected characteristics. While the use of social science in the courtroom has sparked controversy for decades, large-scale litigation against employers and lenders has become increasingly reliant on statistical analyses and other forms of social science (including a growing body of social psychology research on “unconscious bias”). In this symposium, the Temple Law Review, presenters, panelists, and attendees explored the increasingly interdisciplinary nature of civil rights litigation in the employment and housing context, including the nature of the evidence being marshaled, and the many legal questions such evidence raises. Contributions from the Symposium were published in Volume 83, Number 4 (Summer 2011) of the Temple Law Review.

Fall 2009: Health Disparities, Financing and the Law—From Concept to Action

The current debate on the need for reform of the U.S. healthcare system has largely ignored the disparities in health and healthcare among Americans in terms of race, ethnicity and gender. Disparities in health based on class have been raised, but usually only to acknowledge that more than 44 million people do not have health insurance. The public has not benefited from a serious debate about why particular groups face disproportionate barriers to obtaining health insurance coverage or why they bear disproportionate burdens of poor hear health. The failure to identify health disparities as critical social, economic and moral problems is disturbing in light of the evidence that exists documenting the disproportionate hardships endured by many individuals and families.

Pennsylvania has now joined the state governments that have acknowledged that the problems related to health disparities have such enormous economic and social consequences that state governments need to begin addressing the issue and has created the Pa. Office of Health Equity. The Office of Health Equity has been compiling information on disparities and best practices aimed at addressing those problems. In the present conference we have the benefit of three speakers who were either involved in the creation of the Office of Health Equity. Dr. Calvin Johnson, our keynote speaker was Secretary of Health and the creation of the Office of Health Equity is due in large part to his leadership. Marla Davis, Esq., currently Executive Director of the Anti-Violence Partnership of Philadelphia served as Dr. Johnson’s Chief of Staff. In addition, one of our panelists, Jamahal C. Boyd, is currently the Executive Director of the Pa. Office of Health Equity.

This conference reviewed and highlighted findings of health disparities, offer explanations of the causes and propose strategies to reduce the disparities. The contributions of the distinguished panelists and contributors to this Symposium were published in Volume 82, Number 5 (Spring-Summer 2010) of the Temple Law Review.