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Published Staff Members

Members of the Law Journal have covered topics ranging from white-collar crime to domestic assault in recent issues of the Saint Louis University Law Journal.

Published Staff Members in Volume 68 
  • Brian Ahle--The Play on the Field is Under Further Review: An Argument in Favor of Federal NIL Legislation
  • Beatrice Connaghan--A New Tool in Police-Civilian Mediations: Conflict Coaching and Its Potential Benefits
  • Grant Gamm--Artificial Intelligence and the Practice of Law: A Chat with ChatGPT
  • Manni Jandernoa--Prioritizing Student Well-Being in Name and Pronoun Policies in K-12 Schools
  • Miranda Nolan--Prada Bag or Fraud-A Bag: The Impacts of Knockoffs and Counterfeits on the Fashion Industry
  • Joe Retzer--The Clean Water Act Section 401 Water Quality Certification Improvement Rule and Why It Deserves Chevron Deference
  • Mary Webb--The Role of Historical Preservation in St. Louis Vacancy Solutions
  • Josh Zoeller--Status to Be Determined: Analyzing Indian Status Within the General Crimes Act in a Post-Castro-Huerta Landscape
Published Staff Members in Volume 67 
  • Chandni Challa--Yes, We Klan: Reviving the Ku Klux Klan Act to Punish Insurrectionists
  • Brianna Coppersmith--What Cash Bail Left Behind: St. Louis’ Bail System, Three Years After Reform
  • Olivia Dixon--The Constitutionality of DACA: Balancing the Rights of Undocumented Individuals and Constitutional Considerations
  • Colleen Essid--To Tax or Not to Tax: Internal Revenue Code 162(f), Tax Loopholes, and Unjust Enrichment
  • Mary Fletcher--Preventing Gamesmanship: BIPA Class Action Litigation in the State and Federal Forums
  • Katie Hoffecker--The Heat is On: Will Climate  Change Suits Pressure the Supreme Court to Evolve Its Federal Question Jurisdiction?
  • Mikayla J. Lewison--Consequentialist Retribution’s Real-World Ramifications and How It Impacts Judicial Credibility
  • Glenn Lutzky--Covid and Consequences: How the Pandemic Changed Contract Interpretation and Litigation
Published Staff Members in Volume 66
  • Jenna Koleson--The Duty to Correct Another’s Material Misrepresentations: A Contextual Approach for Analyzing Fraudulent Behavior Under Rule 10b-5 
  • Jeff Becker--Missouri’s Chance at Low-Cost Renewable Energy ‘Gone with the Wind’?
  • Patrick Ganninger--The Future of the ADA: Understanding Title III’s Application to Websites
  • Blake Stocke--Turning Over Stones: Advocating for Stronger Reporting Requirements for Opportunity Zones 
  • Alex Beezley--A New Kind of MMA Fight: Balancing Statutory Damages for Works in Compilations After the Music Modernization Act and the Rise of Streaming Services 
  • Jacquelyn Sicilia--Pretrial Release in Domestic Violence Cases: How States Handle the Notoriously Private Crime 
  • Lauren Sullivan--Breaking the Cultural Cycle of Sexual Harassment in the Professional Sports Industry: Time to Step Up Prevention & Punishment 
  • Josef Nilhas--Legislative Push Towards Supersession in Missouri: Why the State Attorney General Should Not Be Statutorily Granted Concurrent Jurisdiction with Locally Elected Prosecutors 
Published Staff Members in Volume 65
  • Chioma Chukwu-Smith--The International Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Racial Discrimination: An Analysis of Article 4’s Implementation on Hate Speech in the United States, Japan, and Germany 
  • Ben Davisson--Exodus from the Land of Confusion: Why Hughes v. United States Supports the Overruling of the Unworkable Marks Doctrine and a Change in Court Practice
  • Van DeGregorio--Reversing Progress: The Trafficking of Cuban Baseball Players Continues After Cancellation of MLB-FCB Agreement 103
  • Hannah Hope--Leveling the Playing Field for Remote Sellers: Missouri’s Response in a Post-Wayfair World 
  • Tiffany Light--Data Privacy: One Universal Regulation Eliminating the Many States of Legal Uncertainty 
  • Michael McMahon--Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Litigation in Federal Courts: Evaluating the Standing Doctrine in Privacy Contexts 
  • Zackary C. Nehls--Death is Certain but Probate is Optional: How to Transfer Wealth and Dodge Creditors Using a Revocable Trust 
  • Shontee M. Pant--Calculating the Gender Gap in Legal Scholarship: An Empirical Study
  • Kristen S. Spina--Missouri’s Path Towards “A Meaningful Opportunity for Release.” Should Remedying Unconstitutional Sentences Permit Judicial Review of Parole Board Decisions? 
Published Staff Members in Volume 64
  • Daniel Blair--One Step Away: How Hernández II Signals the Elimination of Bivens 
  • Onalee R. Chappeau--Trusting the Tribe: Understanding the Tensions of the Indian Child Welfare Act 
  • Maysa Hassan Daoud--America’s Continued Fair Housing Crisis and the Ignored Solution: The Affirmatively Furthering Fair Housing Rule 
  • Jessica Gottsacker--Waging War Against Prior Pay: The Pay Structure That Reinforces the Systemic Gender Discrimination in the Workplace
  • Katherine Hubbard--Breaking the Myths: Pain and Suffering Damage Caps 
  • Zachary W. Langrehr--Can Tax Sales Be Avoided in Bankruptcy Cases? 
Published Staff Members in Volume 63
  • Tyler Ash – Can All Murders Be ‘Aggravated’? A Look at Aggravating Factor Capital-Eligibility Schemes
  • Megan Crowe – Can You Relate? Bristol-Myers Narrowed the Relatedness Requirement but Changed Little in the Specific Jurisdiction Analysis
  • Carter Gage – Removing a Splinter by Amputating the Limb: How the SEC Misses the Mark (Again) on Executive Compensation with the Pay Ratio Disclosure Rule
  • Maggie Hummel – Missouri’s Ag-Gag Laws Know No Constitutional Bounds
  • Edward Radetic – State v. Prince: A Standard of Application for Mo. Art. I, §18(c) or An Evidentiary Trump Card?
  • Brian Sableman – Holding Private Military Contractors Accountable Under the Alien Tort Statute in the Wake of Jesner v. Arab Bank
  • Jake Schmidt – Not Your Grandparents’ Intellectual Property: How Rightsholders Are Using License Agreements to Avoid Exhaustion and Ensure Their Products Stay Out of the Secondary Market
  • Breanna Wexler – Let’s Call It What It Is: Sexual Orientation Discrimination Is Sex Discrimination Under Title VII
Published Staff Members in Volume 62
  • Keegan J. Shea – Tweaking the Twenty-First Amendment: An Argument Against Durational-Residency Requirements for Alcohol Beverage Wholesalers and Retailers
  • Claire Mispagel – Resolving a Copyright Law Circuit Split: The Importance of a De Minimis Exception for Sampled Sound Recordings
  • Brad TharpeFTC v. AT&T: Black Mirror Brought to Life?
  • Caitlin Fagan – Corporate Social Responsibility and Foreign Contractors: Corporate Accountability for Worker Safety Abroad
  • Travis R. McLain – The Constitutionality of Fish and Wildlife Related Searches and Seizures Conducted by Conservation Agents in Missouri
  • Charlie Rosebrough – The Voluntary Act Requirement in Prison Contraband Cases
  • Melissa Powers – Drifting Away from Terrorism: Downward Departure from the Terrorism Enhancement in Cases of Mental Illness
  • Maureen Hanlon – Biased Adults, Brash Youth, and Uneven Punishment: The Need for Increased Legal Protections for Youth
Published Staff Members in Volume 61
  • Taylor Essner – Insider Trading in Flux: How the Second Circuit Erred in United States v. Newman and Why the Supreme Court Should Correct that Error in United States v. Salman

  • Amina Musa – ‘A Motivating Factor’ – The Impact of EEOC v. Abercrombie & Fitch Stores, Inc. on Title VII Religious Discrimination Claims

  • Amanda Porter – Law Enforcement’s Use of Weaponized Drones: Today and Tomorrow

  • Grant Ford – Bringing United States v. Harden to Its Conclusion: How the Flawed Decision Could Unlock Cells in the Seventh Circuit

  • Steven Levitt – The Challenge of Achieving Discovery from Third Party, Non-Retained Experts

  • Kevin Kifer – Law Firms are People, Too? Law Firm Sanctions Under 28 U.S.C. § 1927 and the Strained Reading of “Person”

Published Staff Members in Volume 60
  • Cierra Simpson – Inevitable Horrors: Sexual Assault in Prison

  • Sara RobertsonLane v. Franks: The Supreme Court Frankly Fails to Go Far Enough
  • Lauren N. Rouse – How Templemire v. W & M Welding, Inc. Creates Unfair Job Security
  • Will Clark – Intermediate Scrutiny as a Solution to Economic Protectionism in Occupational Licensing
Published Staff Members in Volume 59
  • Amy Berg – Understanding the Relationship between the Doctrine of Patient Exhaustion and Self-Replicating Technologies after Bowman v. Monsanto Co.
  • Maxwell Murtaugh – The PLRA’s Dividing Language: Statutory Interpretation and Applying the Attorney’s Fees Cap at the Appellate Level

  • Courtney Lang – The Maverick Theory: Creating Turbulence for Mergers

  • Jonathan Hoerner – A Failing School District and a Failing Statute: How Breitenfeld v. School District of Clayton and the Unaccredited District Tuition Statute Nearly Destroyed a Struggling School District and Disrupted the Education of its Students

  • T.J. Mathes – The Armed Career Criminal Act: A Severe Implication Without Explanation

  • Joyce LaFontain – Show-Me the Sun: How Missouri Can Support its Commitment to Renewable Sources of Energy Through Preemption of Local Zoning Ordinances

  • Jenna HuengerUniversity of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar: The Supreme Court’s “Heads the Employer Wins, Tails the Employee Loses” Decision

  • Scott Meyers – Who’s the Boss: The Definition of a Supervisor in Workplace Harassment Under Vance v. Ball State University

  • Jim Ribaudo – Lane Change: The Need to Clarify McHaffie and Accept a Punitive Damages Exception

  • Ray Syrcle – Recess is Over: Narrowing the Presidential Recess Appointment Power in NLRB v. Noel Canning

  • Vincent Heitholt – Meramec River Killing: State v. Crocker and Missouri’s First Foray into the National Debate on Self-Defense

  • Liz Washam – Diffusing Deadly Situations: How Missouri Could Effectively Remove Firearms from the Hands of Domestic Abusers