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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 Journal.

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 Reenforces 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