Fordham Urban Law Journal

A bimonthly legal book published by the law school at Fordham University. Each issue focuses on a single topic, and publishes original research, critical pieces, and long-form essays related to that topic.

Articles from Vol. 30, No. 4, May

Dedication John D. Feerick
We all have just a few moments on this earth to have some meaning and to make some contribution. Dean Feerick spoke these words to a standing room only crowd at the 2002 Annual Fordham Alumni Luncheon. From his humble perspective, perhaps, he has...
Edison Schools and the Privatization of K-12 Public Education: A Legal and Policy Analysis
If you were asked to advise today's leaders, what do you think is the greatest single problem facing the United States today? I don't have any doubt: The greatest problem facing our country is the breaking down into two classes, those who have and...
Expanding Latino Participation in the Legal Profession: Strategies for Increasing Latino Law School Enrollments
INTRODUCTION Increasing minority representation in the legal profession has concerned the bar since the civil rights movement. Yet the numbers remain appallingly low. (1) In 1999, William G. Paul, the former President of the American Bar Association,...
From Equity to Adequacy: The Legal Battle for Increased State Funding of Poor School Districts in New York
INTRODUCTION Lawsuits challenging New York State's public elementary and secondary school funding formulas have followed, in several respects, the school finance litigation trends in other state and federal courts. The most notable linkage lies...
Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Terrorists: An In-Depth Analysis of the Government's Right to Classify United States Citizens Suspected of Terrorism as Enemy Combatants and Try Those Enemy Combatants by Military Commission
INTRODUCTION The September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks drastically changed attitudes about personal freedom. (1) Fear that a terrorist could strike at anytime, anyplace made individuals more willing to put up with inconveniences, such as longer lines...
The Impact of 9/11 and Its Aftermath on Substance Use and Psychological Functioning: An Overview
Like Pearl Harbor six decades previously, the tragic events of September 11, 2001 transformed this nation. In some respects, however, because the events occurred in the electronic age, and in the nation's capitol and its largest city, these events...
The USA PATRIOT Act: Civil Liberties, the Media, and Public Opinion
The new millennium was not yet one year old when it was rocked by the terrorist attack of September 11, 2001. The attack was unprecedented in many ways; it was immense, unexpected, cunning, ferocious, and devastating. For millions of Americans, it...

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