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. 32, No. 5, September

A Model of Abstract Cooperation in Games of Uncertainty
I. INTRODUCTION Sir Ronald Fisher remarked that it was "Darwin's chief contribution, not only to Biology but to the whole of natural science, to have brought to light a process by which contingencies a priori improbable, are given, in the process...
Felon Disenfranchisement: Law, History, Policy, and Politics
INTRODUCTION George W. Bush became the forty-third President of the United States when he won the state of Florida by 537 votes in the 2000 election. (1) Because the election was so close, hotly-contested, and divisive, aspects of our electoral...
Footing the Bill for a Sound Basic Education in New York City: The Implementation of Campaign for Fiscal Equity V. State
"In whatever way a man sets out in his education, such accordingly will be its consequences." (1) INTRODUCTION A democratic society has a vested interest in a well educated populous. Educated citizens are capable of forming a productive workforce...
From Poverty to Abuse and Back Again: The Failure of the Legal and Social Services Communities to Protect Foster Children
"I don't know what to say. We just picked the kid up from one crack house and dropped her off at another." (1) Stephanie's life ended as it began, her tiny body wrapped in a plastic bag and left on a New York City street. (2) When her parents dumped...
The Use of Pilot Financing to Develop Manhattan's Far West Side
INTRODUCTION On January 19, 2005, the Bloomberg Administration revealed the details of a plan to transform Manhattan's Far West Side. (1) The plan authorizes the extension of the Number Seven subway line and the construction of new office space,...
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