ARE SPEECH POLICIES PUTTING FREEDOM OF EXPRESSION AT RISK ON COLLEGE CAMPUSES?

Is the First Amendment under attack on college and university campuses? Many free speech advocates and watchdog groups seem to think so. Commentators have recently expressed concern that colleges and universities, instead of serving as havens of free intellectual discourse,…

Evening the Scales: The Acceptance of the GRE in Law School Admissions

Ask any prospective, current, or former law student and they will all say the same thing—an applicant’s score on the Law School Admissions Test (LSAT) is the single most important factor in law school admissions. A high score seemingly guarantees…

Highly Skilled International Students With No Work Visa Option After Graduation

For an International student studying in America, graduation brings difficult questions and decisions. Upon graduation, the International student must decide whether or not to pursue a career in America. America is known as the land of opportunity and can present…

Cloudy with a chance of theft: implications of a data breach at a law firm

Law offices store large quantities of secrets in one place. While clients are likely to have their secrets mixed together with more mundane and less valuable information, a law office is more likely to be warehousing highly valuable secrets of…

New law purports to protect Californians from secret recording by their smart TVs

For all those who had immediate privacy concerns about the implementation of voice recognition features in home televisions, the recent passage of Assembly Bill 1116 may dispel some of your concerns, but it may leave you with new questions about…

Removing the Slaughterhouse Veil

Most of us have seen them, or rather, consciously tried not to see them — the videos depicting horrific abuse of farmed animals at animal agricultural sites. While these videos exposing systematic abuses and unthinkable treatment of farmed animals often…

Who Ordered That? California's Peculiar Holding in 'People v. Chiu'

In 1934, theoretical and particle physicists had been anticipating the existence of elementary subatomic particles that they believed existed but had yet to observe. When the mu meson particle was first detected, the discovery was so curiously incongruous with the…

Desalination and the Future of Water

On Monday December 14, 2015, the largest desalination plant in the United States opened in Carlsbad, California.[1] The private development company Poseidon Water built the desalination plant, named the Claude “Bud” Lewis Carlsbad Desalination Plant,[2] over the last three years.[3]…

Suppressing Patent Suppression

In the 1960s there was a story of a carburetor that allowed full-sized trucks to get 50 to 100 miles per gallon but was quickly and unscrupulously suppressed by oil companies in fear of lost profits.1 Although it is doubtful…

Is Tesla All It Is Made Out to Be?

Tesla is a manufacturer of only electric vehicles. It currently has only one new model available for sale, the Model S. Tesla is different from almost all other electric and hybrid vehicles that can be seen on the road today…