College of Law News

The College of Law Celebrates the International Day of Persons with Disabilities

Monday 12/3/2018

Each year, since 1992, the United Nations International Day of Persons with Disabilities has been observed on December 3. This year’s theme is “Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality.” Here at the College of Law, we are committed to the recruitment, inclusion, and empowerment of students with disabilities. The College’s Disability Law and Policy Program (DLPP) was founded in 2005 not only to foster the inclusion and acceptance of students with disabilities but also to train future lawyers in the emerging field of domestic and international disability law ...

Arlene Kanter

BBI's Peter Blanck and Larry Logue Pen "PTSD and Suicide" OpEd for Stars and Stripes

Friday 7/20/2018

July observances are more about patriotism and independence than soldiering, but the two are never far apart. This past Independence Day, you may have seen the two concepts dovetail on yard signs notifying revelers that “A COMBAT VETERAN LIVES HERE — PLEASE BE COURTEOUS WITH FIREWORKS.” These signs have engendered a lively debate about veterans’ mental health and the public’s proper response, but what is less debatable (and what is assumed by the signs) is that veterans are a class apart. They are men and women whose exploits are at once admirable and unfathomable, especially when it comes to the psychological wounds of war ...

Burton Blatt Institute

Shubha Ghosh on the EU's Delay of "New Media" Copyright Legislation

Thursday 7/5/2018

The European Union (EU) parliament has rejected proposed legislature that would have imposed a tax on tech companies such as Facebook that linked to content (a “link tax”) and would have required companies to implement technology to screen copyrighted content from being uploaded to their platforms ...

Shubha Ghosh

Arlene Kanter Pens OpEd for The Jerusalem Post

Monday 7/2/2018

Why are so many countries (other than Israel) working so hard to promote inclusion over segregation? Because inclusion works. It is good for students with and without disabilities ...

Arlene Kanter

Gassing International Law

Tuesday 11/7/2017

(Re-published from The Jurist | Nov. 6, 2017) The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) should not ignore or walk away from the alleged use of any prohibited weapon, such as chemicals, as it signals it is permissible to violate the Chemical Weapons Convention (CWC) and erodes international norms related to such weapons. Further, it signals that countries with deep ties to P5 (U.K., U.S., France, Russia, China) are outside the scope of UNSC authority, therefore creating a bigger issue of eroding the international authority of the UNSC and jeopardizing the foundation of international law ...

David Crane

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