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Law Review Student Symposium 2012

Wednesday, November 21, 2012   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Eva Seidelman
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On November 13, 2012, the UDC-DCSL Law Review held its annual Student Journal Symposium. Introduced last year, the Student Journal showcases the work of David A. Clarke law students in an annual online publication edited by the Law Review. Student papers are recommended for publication by professors of elective seminars and the selected authors have the opportunity to present at the Symposium. Over 70 people attended this year.

This year Kristen Walker, 3L, presented on "Eyewitness Identification in Colorado" from Professor John Terzano’s Death Penalty Law seminar; Elisabeth Fernandez-Kimmel, 3L, presented "Criminalizing Sex Work as a Violation of Civil and Human Rights;" Amanda Aubrey, 3L, presented "Are You My Mother, Too?: Parental Rights of Non-Biological Same-Sex Partners in the United States" from Civil Rights in the 21st Century class taught by Professors John C. Brittain and Wade Henderson; Rachel Lawrence '12 presented "Resale Restrictions in D.C - In Violation of the Fair Housing Act" and Emily Citkowski, 3L, presented "No Justice, Just Peas: Why Wal-Mart Will Not End D.C.’s Food Deserts" from Race and the Law taught by Professor Mawakana; and Jamie Stevens '12 closed with "The Unreviewable Irredeemable Child: Why the District of Columbia Needs Reverse Waiver" from Professor Andrew Ferguson’s Social Justice seminar. Author John Benjamin was not able to present at the Symposium but his paper on Citizens United v. FEC and electoral corruption was recommended by Professor Crisarla Houston from her Advanced Legal Writing seminar.

Student Journal Editor Eva Seidelman, 3L, and Dean Shelley Broderick made opening remarks and the presentations ended with a number of intelligent questions from the audience. The 2013 Student Journal should be published on the UDC-DCSL Law Review website by the end of spring semester. For more information about the UDC-DCSL Law Review visit


Elisabeth Fernandez-Kimmel, 3L, presenting her article, "Criminalizing Sex Work as a
Violation of Civil and Human Rights"


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