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. 43, No. 3, April

Dealing with Illegal Housing: What Can New York City Learn from Shenzhen?
Introduction 714 I. Illegal Housing in New York 715 A. Legal Enforcement: Too Many to Fail 716 B. Legalization: Uncertain Effects ...
Disrupting the Path from Childhood Trauma to Juvenile Justice: An Upstream Health and Justice Approach
Introduction 426 I. Adverse Childhood Experiences and Their Impact 428 A. The ACEs Studies 431 B. The Impact of ACEs on Children:...
Frontlines: Policing at the Nexus of Race and Mental Health
ABSTRACT The last several years have rendered issues at the intersection of race, mental health, and policing more acute. The frequency and violent, often lethal, nature of these incidents is forcing a national conversation about matters which many...
"Had to Be Held Down by Big Police": A Therapeutic Jurisprudence Perspective on Interactions between Police and Persons with Mental Disabilities
Introduction 685 I. Current State of Affairs 696 II. Therapeutic Jurisprudence 701 A. What Is Therapeutic Jurisprudence?...
Homelessness and the Impossibility to Obey the Law
Introduction 742 I. The Importance of Being Able to Obey the Law 744 A. Impossibility, Autonomy, and Self-Determination 744 B. Impossibility, Dignity, and Opportunities...
Insanity Acquittees in the Community: Legal Foundations and Clinical Conundrums
ABSTRACT This Article will provide an in-depth discussion of legal cases that have shaped American policy dealing with individuals found not guilty by reason of insanity (NGRI) and deemed fit to return to the community. This Article will discuss...
Legal Capacity for All: Including Older Persons in the Shift from Adult Guardianship to Supported Decision-Making
Introduction 495 I. Adult Guardianship After Recent Reforms 500 A. The Mechanism of Guardianship 500 B. Recent Reform Efforts ...
Petitioning for Protection: Without Repeal or Reform of Article 17a, Can Practitioners Maintain Ethical Guardianship Practices While Simultaneously Protecting the Rights of Persons with Intellectual Disabilities?
ABSTRACT Despite calls for reform of Article 17A guardianships for more than twenty-five years, the statute remains unchanged and New York routinely subjects adults with intellectual disabilities to open-ended, plenary guardianships with few, if...
Stops and Stares: Street Stops, Surveillance, and Race in the New Policing
ABSTRACT The use of proactive tactics to disrupt criminal activities, such as Terry street stops and concentrated misdemeanor arrests, are essential to the "new policing." This model applies complex metrics, strong management, and aggressive enforcement...
The Psychotherapist-Patient Privilege in Prison Litigation: How Can You Claim "Garden Variety" Emotional Distress When the Flowers Are Made out of Steel?
Introduction 916 I. Civil Rights, Evidentiary Privileges, and the Psychotherapist- Patient Privilege 919 A. Mass Incarceration and Mental Illness...
There Are Cracks in the Civil Commitment Process: A Practitioner's Recommendations to Patch the System
Introduction 790 I. The Government's Power to Confine, Minimal Due Process Protections, and the Remaining Void of Due Process Protections ...
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