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Submissions from 2015

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Lyrical Lies: Examining the Use of Violent Rap Lyrics as Character Evidence Under FRE 404(b) and 403, Ashley G. Chrysler

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Montejo’s Impact—Six Years Later, Brandon Eckerle

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Moo-ving for Reliable Animal Welfare Certification on Dairy Farms: Aligning the Interests of Consumers, Farmers, and Animal Advocates in the Dairy Industry, Emily Eldred

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Speak Now or Forever Hold Your Peace: The Constitutionality of States Prohibiting and Not Recognizing Same-Sex Marriages, Jessica Hoff

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A Goat Too Far?: State Authority to Translocate Species On and Off (and Around) Federal Land, Devin Kenney

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Leveling the Playing Field: Increased Protection for NCAA Student-Athletes via Collective Bargaining, David M. Klevorn

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Dower: Reigniting Equal Protection Claims in Response to the Legalization of Same-Sex Marriage and the Resulting Changes to Property Rights, Alicia Kreh

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Could or Must?: Apprendi’s Application to Indeterminate Sentencing Systems After Alleyne, David Loudon

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Am I My Brother’s Keeper?: The Moral and Economic Costs of Criminalizing Mental Illness, Michael Maahs

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Balancing Fairness and Predictability: An Analysis of Proposed Modifications to Standards Regarding the Enforcement of Prenuptial Agreements, Morgan McAtamney

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Not Going Gently, or Alone, Into that Good Night: Why Nations Should Enter into an International Space Convention for the Furthering of Cooperation in Space Exploration, Jourdan Rasmussen

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Fifty States, Thirteen Circuits, and One “Clearly Established Federal Law”—Why the Supreme Court is the Only Relevant Arbiter of Federal Law for Qualified Immunity, Kevin Stokes

Submissions from 2014

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The Future of Patient Decision Aids Post-Affordable Care Act Implementation: Whose Decision Is It Anyway?, Mary C. Aretha

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Perfectly Reasonable: The Overextension of Fourth Amendment Privacy Protections to Students and Their Cell Phones, Daniel L. Eyer

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Equity Crowdfunding under the JOBS Act and SEC Proposed Rules: an Ineffective Compromise, Kevin Hogan

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Picking the Right Tools: Why Regulation of Greenhouse Gases under the Clean Air Act’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards Is Statutorily Compelled, But Not a Practical Tool in the Combat Against Climate Change, Megen E. Miller

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The God Squad II: An Analysis of the Financial Stability Oversight Council and the Designation of SIFIs, Scott Corey Milligan

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Crowdfrauding: How Michigan’s Crowdfunding Security Exemption Fares for Small Business Owners, Natalie O'Keefe

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When Plans Go Unpaid: A Look at the Defalcation Exception as Applied to Pension-Plan Sponsors and Underfunded Plans, Rachael Roseman

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Starting Over: Mass Surveillance and a Factual Approach to the Fourth Amendment, Emily Rucker

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When Secrecy Breeds Injustice: Preventing Discriminatory Convictions through Limited Pre- Verdict Judicial Access to Jury Deliberations, Heidi Williams

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He's Pushin' the Rock, Pullin' the Trigger, and Perpetuating Fear: Why the Use of Gang Expert Testimony Should be Substantially Limited in Criminal Trials, Carly Zagaroli

Submissions from 2013

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Appreciating the Invention: A Proposal to Reform Claim Amendment Practice, Reid A. Baldwin

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Setting Fire to the Devil’s Chair: Using a Uniform Rochin Approach To Protect Pretrial Detainees, Victor Balta

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States of Confusion: Solidifying Federalism by Recognizing Secession As a Legitimate Last Resort, Andy Buss

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Michigan’s Revocation of Paternity Act: The Plight of the Putative Father, Samantha Cook

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Camera Shy and Unaccountable: The Constitutional, Statutory, and Democratic Ramifications of Police Seizing and Deleting Photos and Video Taken in Public, Laura Danielson

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Gender, Leadership, and Addiction in the Legal Profession, Katie Darcy

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Expanding Brady: Pretrial Detainees’ Rights to Exculpatory Information, Atea Duso

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Prophylactic Preemption of State Laws for the Mandatory Labeling of Genetically Modified Foods: An Argument for Paternalism, Tyler Ernst

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Understanding Law Review Success: An Analysis of Factors that Impact Citation Counts, Lisa Hackett

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Overthrowing the Overhaul: An Analysis of the Education Achievement Authority and Michigan’s Proposed Legislation, Cassie J. Hare

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Old School “Wrap”: Exploring Traditional Contract Doctrine and Developing Law that Can Serve to Prevent Websites from Exploiting Online Consumer Data, Christopher Kelley

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Children are Different . . . Sometimes: Science, the Supreme Court, and the Juvenile Brain, Erika N. Marzorati

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Rethinking the Strategy: Using Disaster Law to Combat Climate Change in Indian Country, Cristin Dale Mustillo

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Is Applying a Reasonable Person Standard in the Law School Misrepresentation Cases Unreasonable?, Elizabeth Palmer

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Cyberharassment Is a true Danger: Is the Solution Found in Copyright Law?, Izak J. Post

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Less Is Mo-town: Goals and Tools for “Smart Shrinkage” Land Use Planning in Rust Belt Cities like Detroit, R. Amani Smathers

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The Craigslist Father: Uncertain Law and Outcomes for Known Sperm Donors, Stephen J. Staple

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In the House but out of the Household? Why Congress Needs to Codify a Substantial Support Test for Courts to Use When Calculating a Debtor’s Household Size, Leah G. Stirling

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The End of Arm’s Length: New Laws Force Deep Supply Chain Knowledge, John R. Taylor II

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Know Your Victim: A Key to Prosecuting Human Trafficking Offenses, Sarah Warpinski

Submissions from 2012

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Research Involving Biospecimens: Incorporating a Trust Model into the Common Rule, Kristen M. Burt

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Dying Declarations and the Confrontation Clause, Michael R. Colasanti

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Closing the Gap Between Legal Education and Market Demand, and Closing it Now, Ellen L. Durkee

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Defining the Constitutional Rights of Federal Parolees: Must Warrants for the Revocation of Supervised Release Comply With the Fourth Amendment's "Oath or Affirmation" Requirement?, John Fillmore

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Rethinking Mandatory Detention For Noncitizens, Alec Martin Kempster

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Belton Dodges the Bullet: Entitlement Searches Survive Gant But it is Not Too Late to Set Things Straight, Edmund S. Luggen

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Sex Offender Registries and the Ex Post Facto Clause: an Exception or the New Rule?, Andrea Nester

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Frack Off! Is Municipal Zoning a Significant Threat to Hydraulic Fracturing in Michigan?, Ford J.H. Turrell

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The Changing Face of War: The Stuxnet Virus and the Need for International Regulation of Cyber Conflict, Landon J. Wedermyer

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Treasury Regulations in the Wake of Mayo Foundation and A Possible Attack on Publicly Traded Partnerships, Erica L. Weiss

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Michigan’s Medical Marihuana Act—Parting the Haze, Jeremy Wolfe

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Defining and Implementing Science: Exploring the Science-Based Standard within the Food Safety and Modernization Act, Amanda Zaluckyj

Submissions from 2011

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“Direct and Significant Connection”: The Ramifications of Extraterritorial Derivatives Enforcement under Dodd-Frank and Adopting Antitrust Principles to Create Analogous Enforcement Policies, Joseph M. Caboski

Holding Debtors Freedom for Ransom?: Ransom v. FIA Card Services, Cory Coe

I Can Do Bad All by Myself: A Proposal for Streamlining the Claim Construction Process in Patent Litigation, Staci R. DeRegnaucourt

Targeted Killing Court: Why the United States Needs to Adopt International Legal Standards for Targeted Killings and How to Do So in a Domestic Court, Michael R. Epstein

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Thinking Hypothetically Realistically: Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis and the Legal Landscape, John Gehring

The Court Closes a Door but Leaves an Open Window: The Constitutionality and Ethics of Licensing Lawyers to Advise Designated Foreign Terror Organizations, Elinor R. Jordan

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The New Confrontation Clause, Daniel J. Magee

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High Noon: Will the Disparity Between Arbitration Facts, Arbitration Policy, and Arbitration Law Force a Reevaluation of the Supreme Court’s Pro-Arbitration Bias?, Salina M. Maxwell

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The Nose Knows: What the Supreme Court’s Decision in Matrixx v. Siracusano Says About Pleading Materiality and Scienter in 10(b) Claims, Jason Murdey

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The Obama Healthcare Legislation: Fertile Ground for Alternative Dispute Resolution, Hailey M. Noonan

Delving Deeper into the Issue: The Substantial Effects Prison Privatization Has on Both the Legislative and Judicial Systems in the U.S., Alicia W. Parr

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Eleven Years Under Our Belt: The Efficacy of Human Trafficking Law Examined, Alexander W. A. Smarsch

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The Legality of Privately Funded Merit Pay for Public School Teachers., Larry A. "Tony" Smith

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How to Prevent Attorneys from Forcing their Clients out on the Street: Permitting Corporate Investment in Law Firms as a Replacement for Reverse Contingency Fees to Fund Litigation Against Lenders in the Context of the Mortgage Foreclosure Crisis, Alissa VanderKooi

Arrested While Jogging: The Need for a Definition of “High Crime Area” in Fourth Amendment Jurisprudence, Jason L. Wiemann

Needless or Necessary? The SEC’s Recommendation for a Uniform Fiduciary Standard for Broker-Dealers and Investment Advisers, Shara Youles

Submissions from 2010

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The Status of Implied Assertions under Crawford, Morgan R. Cherry

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Creating an American Underclass: the Federal Government's Refusal to Recognize Gay Americans' Fundamental Right to Marry, Catherine Derthick

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The Veto Approach: Disposal Strategies for Disputed Frozen Embryos, Sara C. Gaugier

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Same-Sex Marriage: Analyzing the Role of Courts with Regard to Granting Legal Rights and Effectuating Change that Aims to Be Permanent and Non-Controversial, Scott Gordon

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The Community "Chest": Should Cosmetic Surgery Debt or the Value of Enhancements Be Considered Marital Property upon Divorce, Megan M. Hard

When Is Violating Constitutional Rights in the Best Interests of Society?: Redefining Fourth Amendment "Reasonableness", George L. Howell

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A Divided Interest: The UAW's Current Contradiction of the National Labor Relations Act's Adversarial Model, Jared C. Kosin

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Last One Standing: Michigan's Dower Law, James M. Leiby

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What Makes a Sports Season Disadvantageous? An Argument that Same-Season Sports Compliance Plans Run Afoul of Title IX, Elisa J. Lintemuth

Inherently Transitory Transistors: Legal, Factual, and Policy Issues with "RAM Fixation" in Copyright, Andrew Lloyd

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Hollingsworth v. Perry: The Supreme Court's Renewed Hostility toward Cameras in the Courtroom, Lucas J. Myers

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The Corruption Crackdown: Providing Private Plaintiffs a Direct Role in FCPA Enforcement, Kristen Polanski

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Courtroom Technology and Legal Ethics:Considerations for the ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20, Michelle Quigley

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Your Life is 'Hot News': How Developments in Technology and Law Could Decimate the Law of Defamation, Jeff Rector

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In Re Reilly, Revamping Taylor in Contravention of the Code, Thomas J. Rheaume Jr.

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Everybody Loves a Landlord: Applying the Statutory Duties of a Landlord to Condominium Associations, Lauren Russo

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Teens, Technology, and Sex: Finding the Appropriate Balance and Symmetry when Seeking to Punish the Modern Child Predator, Melody Sabedra

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Autopsy Reports, "Testimonial" or "Non-Testimonial"?, Matthew C. Scarfone

Mandate Schmandate: The Constitutionality of the Individual Responsibility Provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010, Christopher J. Schneider

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The Blaine Taint Ain't Imputed – How Critics of Blaine Amendments Are Grasping at Historically Non-Existent Straws, Todd J. Skowronski

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In Search of a Standard: Why Michigan's Legal Loophole in Sole Legal Custody Situations Should Be Closed, Alessa Thomas

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Smoke on the Horizon: Prospective Application of the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act, Jesse Viau

Submissions from 2009

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A Whole New World: Supporting Socially Responsible Business Through Legislation, Gerald L. Aben

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PICS, or it Won't Happen, Linus Banghart-Linn

Regulating the Inevitable: Understanding the Legal Consequences of and Providing for the Regulation of the Geologic Sequestration of Carbon Dioxide, Christopher Bidlack

Comparing Post-incarceration Sex offender Civil Commitment laws: Is there a Model Worth Following?, Nancy Decker

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The Bilateral State of Nature: Bargaining Power, Social Contract, and the Death Penalty, Brent Lee Domann

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Wright or Wrong? Post-Nuptial Agreements in Michigan's Modern Marriages after Wright v. Wright, Lesley Anne M. Durant

Reinstating Same-Sex Marriage in California: A Strategic Response to Proposition 8, Lauren Foley

Estate Planning in the Recession and under a New Administration, Erica E. L. Huddas