By Amelia Trello, Staff Writer This Halloween, the US Supreme Court revisited the long held precedent concerning affirmative action. After decades, there is now a strong likelihood that the current conservative Supreme Court will overrule this precedent. The Court is considering whether universities can continue to take race into account […]
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Law Students Reflect on Virtual Learning
by Kay Will, Staff Writer For students currently in the latter half of law school or those who have recently earned their degree, it is likely that virtual learning shaped at least part of their experience. News articles in the past two years have portrayed a mainly negative narrative about […]
PA Students Given Option to Repeat Grade by “Act 66”
By Jacob Schramm, Staff Writer. In December 2020, Valerie Strauss of The Washington Post asked whether it was “fair to give kids regular A-F grades when nothing has been regular about the way they are living and learning since March  and won’t be for some time?” Earlier that year, the Pennsylvania (PA) […]
Local Real Estate Based Taxes as the Primary Means of Public-School Funding: The System that Fuels Education Inequality in Pennsylvania
By Elizabeth Fitch, Feature Editor Since the 1960s, educational equality concerns have sparked litigation in nearly all 50 states. While some plaintiffs have been successful, and some defendants have been successful, no side has ever truly won. In some instances, litigation has prompted specific policy changes, school funding formulas, and […]
The Condition of a Law Student
By Anthony Hassey, Contributor Amazingly, over 100 years and across international borders, it is easier to recognize Vasilyev, the protagonist in Anton Chekhov’s 1889 “Attack of Nerves” than it is some of the people with whom I grew up. I have never considered the “condition” of a law student […]
A 2017 Supreme Court Case to Watch: What is a Quality Education?
By Alyssa Lazar, Staff Writer Court watchers all over the country are engrossed in the outcome of a case known as Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District, which ranks as one of the top 10 Supreme Court cases to watch in 2017. The decision the Court will render […]
Freedom of Speech in the Social Media Age
Freedom of Speech in the Social Media Age By: Kristin Hoffman The First Amendment protects our fundamental right to the freedom of speech. However, freedom of speech is not absolute and has limitations, student speech especially. The case law surrounding this issue points to an increasing trend of schools […]