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Securing Public Interest Law’s Commitment to Left Politics

Through an analysis of the challenges facing the “new working class,” this Essay argues that in order to advance their clients’ interests, progressive lawyers must redefine public interest law such that it centers on a commitment to developing left political power.

22 Oct 2018
Labor and Employment LawCivil Rights Law


Religious Exemptions and Antidiscrimination Law in Masterpiece Cakeshop

Conversation about Masterpiece Cakeshop has focused on the Court’s holding that decisionmakers must treat those seeking religious exemptions with respect. This Essay brings to light the case’s broader guidance on religious exemptions under the Free Exercise Clause and what that means for judicial and legislative actors going forward. 

14 Sep 2018
Antidiscrimination LawGender and Sexual OrientationFirst Amendment


The Limits of Professional Speech

This Essay argues that the definition of professional speech should not be expanded beyond the doctrine’s purpose: ensuring that clients receive accurate, comprehensive, and reliable advice in accordance with the insights of the relevant knowledge community. It then examines these limits of professional speech through NIFLA v. Becerra.

05 Sep 2018
First AmendmentConstitutional Law


Brett Kavanaugh’s Note

Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s student Note in Volume 99 of the Yale Law Journal

10 Jul 2018


A Cooperative Federalism Approach to Shareholder Arbitration

Arbitration has begun to take a new form: mandatory arbitration provisions built into corporate charters and bylaws. The debate about the merits of arbitration is well worn, but its application to shareholder claims opens the door to a different set of responses. This Essay provides one, explaining why the overlapping

09 Jul 2018
FederalismCorporate LawSecurities Law


#MeToo and the Future of Sexual Harassment Law

The #MeToo movement has prompted a national dialogue about sexual harassment. This Companion Collection, launched in collaboration with the Stanford Law Review, aims to draw lessons from the #MeToo movement for activists, scholars, policymakers, lawyers, and judges. Across the two journals, the Collection offers twelve scholars’ insights on the

18 Jun 2018
Antidiscrimination LawCritical Race TheoryGender and Sexual OrientationLabor and Employment Law


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