OUTLaw Hosts Statewide Conference on ‘The March Toward Equality’

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An article I wrote covering the 2013 Midwest LGBT Law Conference with the theme of “The March Toward Equality: Dismantling Discrimination.” Published Summer, 2013.

“After opening remarks by second-year law student and conference chair, Matt Bell, the first speaker for the weekend-long conference was Grant Doty, a staff attorney at the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Eastern Missouri who spoke on “Strategic Litigation.” Unlike some of his colleagues, Doty revealed that his career as a lawyer came later in his life, having first served as a strategic war planner for the U.S. military. From his experiences, Doty remarked that he knew full well that when fighting an uphill battle, a series of smaller victories can help accomplish a larger strategic goal.”

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Law School Celebrates Commencement 2013

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An article I wrote for the school of law in the Spring of 2013.

“Commencement day was heralded in at Washington University School of Law with the trumpeting of brass horns and a flowing river of prospective graduates decked in forest green robes and flat-topped caps. The horns thrummed out the familiar tune of Pomp and Circumstance, as the students marched down the aisle through the audience of excited parents, family members, and well-wishers gathered under the tent on Mudd Field.”

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Vice Dean Martin Installed as Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science

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An article written in the Spring of 2013 detailing a special lecture, “Institutional Empiricism in the 21st Century”

“Vice Dean Andrew Martin discussed ‘Institutional Empiricism in the 21st Century’ during his recent installation as the Charles Nagel Chair of Constitutional Law and Political Science. Martin explored the growing applications and challenges of empirical studies in law and politics, brought on by the new age of technology and data collection. ‘Everything has changed in the last decade,’ Martin said. ‘The future is here, and we’re all struggling to keep up.'”

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Review | Angelopolis by Danielle Trussoni

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Sequels are never easy. Whether it’s in the form of a book, a movie, or a graphic novel, sequels are a place where all expectations and theories are put to the test. However, the one trick that every reader should keep in mind is that it’s not about what the sequel’s story should be, but what the story is. In both cases, Danielle Trussoni’s Angelopolis fell short of its promising beginning.

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Law Students Sweep Competition in Broomball Tournament

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An article written in the Spring of 2014 about the law students’ annual broomball tournament. Quite the interesting sight to see.

“The air was chilly, the ceilings and walls were covered in varying shades of blue and white, and the room was filled with the sounds of cheers and the furious clacking of sticks. Within an icy arena, teams of men and women faced off against one another in order to either taste the sweet flavor of victory or the bitter tang of defeat.”

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Federalist Society Lecture Focuses on the ‘Rise of the Warrior Cop’

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An article I wrote covering a special lecture hosted by the Washington University School of Law in the Spring of 2013.

“Washington University School of Law’s Federalist Society recently hosted a presentation on the ‘Militarization of Police Forces.’ The discussion elucidated the growing number of conflicts brought on by the increased militarization of America’s police, and how it has impacted society’s perception of the police force as a whole. Matthew White, President of the Federalist Society, introduced  lead speaker Radley Balko, senior writer and journalist for The Huffington Post and author of the upcoming book, Rise of the Warrior Cop. Providing additional commentary was Adjunct Professor David Rosen, former Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Missouri.”

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Review | Belka, Why Don’t You Bark? by Hideo Furukawa

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There are lots of stories about men and dogs out there (or women and dogs, or dogs and dogs), but rarely do those stories place the dog in something other than a supporting role. Usually it’s the human’s story, filled with their dramas and their struggles. This does wonders for solidifying dogkind’s role as humanity’s best friend, but what if it were the other way around? What if the dogs had their own interests, and their time spent side by side with humanity had a different purpose than what we imagine? This is a question that few books explore, and none in as interesting a manner as Hideo Furukawa’s Belka, Why Don’t You Bark?

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