UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law Review is proud to announce the publication of its first print issue of the 2020-2021 academic year—Volume 125, Issue 1. The latest issue contains articles written by legal scholars and practitioners, as well as student pieces written by some of the Penn State Law Review’s student editors.
“This year, in particular, presented many unforeseen obstacles to successful publication, and I couldn’t be prouder of my friends and colleagues. They never skipped a beat and took each challenge head on,” said Timothy Ososkie, editor-in-chief of the Penn State Law Review and J.D. candidate, Class of 2021, at Penn State Law in University Park. “The product of that perseverance is a truly fascinating, finely-tuned first issue. I’m confident our readers will find each article and student comment not only interesting, but timely and thought-provoking.”
In addition to being available in print format, the issue will also be available through various online databases, including Westlaw, Lexis, and HeinOnline, and is freely available on the Penn State Law Review website.
The Penn State Law Review is a student-run journal and the flagship publication of Penn State Law in University Park. It publishes a broad range of legal scholarship and does not limit submissions by any specific topic. The Penn State Law Review publishes three print issues per year, in addition to online articles and blog posts through its online companions, the Penn Statim and the Forum Blog.
Articles in this issue include:
- “The Broken Branch: Capitalism, the Constitution, and the Press,” by Luke Morgan, J.D. (’19), Duke University School of Law;
- “Entering the Political Thicket with Nationwide Injunctions,” by Nadin R. Linthorst, a New York licensed attorney who has practiced civil litigation in state and federal courts;
- “The Distinctiveness of Religion as a Jeffersonian Compromise,” by Gilad Abiri, lecturer at Yale Law School and postdoctoral fellow, Yale University; and
- “Artificial Intelligence Inventions & Patent Disclosure,” by Tabrez Y. Ebrahim, associate professor of law, California Western School of Law.
Student comments in this issue are written by J.D. candidates in the Class of 2021 at Penn State Law in University Park:
- “A Bet Against Abetting: Why Medical Marijuana Reimbursement Under Workers’ Compensation Is Not a Federal Crime,” by Jacob P. LaFreniere;
- “It’s Time to Finish What They Started: How Purdue Pharma and the Sackler Family Can Help End the Opioid Epidemic,” by Caitlyn Edgell;
- “Judges Judge Too: Analyzing the Shackling of Criminal Defendants in Nonjury Proceedings,” by Mallory Maxwell; and
- “Blinded by the Leash: Strict Products Liability in the Age of Amazon,” by Thomas Rickettson.
The Penn State Law Review was originally founded in 1897 as The Forum, the fifth-oldest law review in continuous print in the United States. The journal name was changed to the Penn State Law Review in 2003. In 2016, when Penn State Law in University Park became its own separate, accredited law school, it retained the Penn State Law Review.