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December 3 – 2013 | One Comment

Putin and the New World Order
With the growth of China and India the world is currently undergoing an unprecedented shift in economic power from West to East. As a corollary, a similar yet less visible shift is occurring geopolitically. In the last decade this latter shift accelerated as Vladimir Putin, Russia’s autocratic President, pivoted from Western integration to Eastern expansion.
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Letter to the Editor: Michael Garza

April 10 – 2013 |

In his letter to the Record earlier today outgoing SBAVP, Albert Suh, phrased the problem we are now facing best, “the SBA is at once both not as powerful and not as powerless as many students imagine.”  As a candidate in this election I struggled to find the appropriate method to target voters with a wide range of views.  While …

Editorial: We Need Substance in SBA Elections

April 10 – 2013 | 25 Comments

This year’s Student Bar Association election is one of the most robust in years, with no clear front-runner and vibrant campaign efforts. Unfortunately, many candidates do not seem to be taking the election as seriously as we expect student leaders should. Calls for toilet action plans and better coffee in the cafeteria are not solutions to the real challenges the …

Ex Officio: Kid Gloves

April 9 – 2013 |

–Austen Ishii, Illustrator

Law Review: Jurassic Park: An IMAX 3D Experience

April 9 – 2013 | One Comment

Since its inception, this column has endeavored to provide thoughtful analysis of legal issues in works of popular culture while candidly evaluating the artistic merits of each work. Sadly, no journalism is completely free of bias, and this column is no different. Your humble correspondent must confess that one word in the English language causes him to lose any semblance …

Why is the Rum (Red Bull) Gone?

April 9 – 2013 | One Comment

As we creep closer and closer to final exams, most Fordham Law students are preparing to spend the late hours of the night in the library. One provision no try-hard law student can do without during exam period is a massive stash of unhealthy caffeinated beverages. Probably one of the most popular of these pick-me-ups among law students is Red …

SBA Mandates Anonymous “Masquerade” Theme for 2013 Barristers’ Ball After Shitshow that was 2012 Barristers’ Ball

April 8 – 2013 | One Comment

In response to overwhelming reports of lost dignity, unbearable shame, and uncontrollable fits of self-loathing from last year’s attendees, Fordham Law’s Student Bar Association has announced that no student will be admitted to the greatly anticipated 2013 Barrister’s Ball without wearing an ornate mask or headpiece that properly conceals that student’s identity.
Students are prohibited from removing their masks at any point in …

From the Editors: 2013 SBA Elections

April 2 – 2013 |

Dear Fordham Law,
Today, April 2, marks the official beginning of this year’s SBA election campaign. As your student newspaper, we wanted to help bring you more information about who’s running. We have asked the candidates to submit letters that explain why they are running and why they should be elected to the SBA. The letters we received will be featured …

Fordham OUTlaws Shows Support for BC’s Lambda Law

April 2 – 2013 | 2 Comments

On April 2, Fordham OUTlaws, in solidarity with a group of Fordham Law faculty members, sent a care package of baked goods and a card signed by various members of the Fordham Law community to Boston College Law School’s Lambda Law Students Association, where vandals defaced the walls of Lambda Law’s office by scribbling homophobic and racist phrases across the …

Stateless in the Dominican Republic

March 31 – 2013 | One Comment

On March 12 and 13, protestors, drum circles and reporters lined the road facing La Plaza de la Bandera, one of the main traffic hubs of Santo Domingo and the patriotic symbol of the Dominican Republic. It is a simple, imposing  arc monument surrounded by Dominican flags. La Plaza faces the Junta Central Electoral, the Dominican Republic’s Civil Registry building, …

Why Don’t We Change If We Are So Unhappy?

March 29 – 2013 | 2 Comments

It’s no secret that law students are unhappy. Since the early 1990s, several studies have found that lawyers and law students are alarmingly prone to depression, alcohol and drug abuse, relationship problems, and suicide. One of these studies found that 32 percent of law students were depressed by the end of their first year and a staggering 40 percent of …