Ave Maria Law Review

Ave Maria Law Review is a journal published semi-annually by the Ave Maria School of Law and located in Ann Arbor, Mich., which provides articles on researching law with a Catholic perspective and is written for lawyers, law students and law professors.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, Fall

A Spousal Hour
INTRODUCTION It is an honor and a joy for me to address you today, as we gather to celebrate the theological intuitions of Pope John Paul II on the "mystery of woman"--virgin, bride, and mother--twenty years after the publication of the apostolic...
Common Carriage and Liability in the Rail Transportation of Toxic Inhalation Hazard Materials
INTRODUCTION On November 4, 2000, a Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway freight train traveling down the North Platte River Valley in western Nebraska derailed as it passed through the town of Scottsbluff. (1) The hulls of three of the train's...
Communion or Suspicion: Which Way for Woman and Man?
INTRODUCTION In recent decades, the Roman Catholic Church has contributed considerable intellectual resources to the subject of intimate, heterosexual relationships. These resources also feature historically unprecedented attention to the question...
Learning from Mary: The Feminine Vocation and American Law
One of the most significant features of Catholic feminism, setting it apart from more conventional secular feminism, is its conviction that there are fundamental differences between men and women that are not simply biological and are not simply socially...
Mulieris Dignitatem Twenty Years Later: An Overview of the Document and Challenges
INTRODUCTION August 15, 2008, marked the twentieth anniversary of the promulgation of the apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem. (1) This Article provides an overview of Mulieris Dignitatem, looking at some of the key principles Pope John Paul II...
Should Designers Pay the Price? A Look at Contributory Trademark Infringement as It Relates to Different Outcomes of Internet Auction Site Litigation in the United States and France
They fill the streets of New York and Los Angeles; hundreds line the Las Vegas strip--counterfeit goods that is. Not only do counterfeit handbags, sunglasses, and jewelry now line the sidewalks of big cities, but the items are also invading smaller...
"Something Not to Be Grasped": Notes on Equality on the Occasion of the Twentieth Anniversary of Mulieris Dignitatem
INTRODUCTION As a world riving in the wake of that well-known French call to arms, it is almost unthinkable to question the equality of everyone. Everything has been so efficiently equalized, not the less so with postmodernity, which has only distributed...
The Feminine Vocation and the Economy
INTRODUCTION In his apostolic letter Mulieris Dignitatem, Pope John Paul II dedicates chapter six to his meditation on "virginity and motherhood as two particular dimensions of the fulfillment of the female personality." (1) These two dimensions,...
"The Feminine Vocation" in Pope John Paul II's Mulieris Dignitatem
The hour is coming, in fact has come, when the vocation of women is being acknowledged in its fullness, the hour in which women acquire in the world an influence, an effect and a power never hitherto achieved .... .... ... It is a question of...
The Philosophical Notion of Equality
INTRODUCTION This article investigates the meaning of equality. This is not a historical, legal, or sociological study. It is a speculative or philosophical inquiry into the fundamental meaning of equality as it relates to society. It tries to elucidate...