Burning Man?

“Burning Man? You’re going to Burning Man?” my sister asked over the phone. I was halfway to the Black Rock Desert with a bunch of engineers, and though I insisted I would be safe, my sister remained nervous. With expectations shaped by media, I entered the event wary of hippies, drugs, and thrill seekers.

Domestic South Asian Gender-Violence

It was a cold afternoon in the middle of December. I entered the subway cart to head back to my apartment after an excruciating week of final examinations. I sat across a couple- a woman, probably a year or two older than me dressed in a black hijab, an ill-fitted jacket, swollen eyes, and

Development of civil society in Uzbekistan based on the strategy “From a strong state to strong civil society”

Abstract
The article analyzes the historical and legal regulation of aspects of the formation and development of CSOs which have been an integral part of reforms and policies undertaken by the government since the independence of Uzbekistan. it addresses the role of CSOs in governing and structural formation of the state past 25 years.

In Uzbekistan

Foreclosures have a detrimental effect on society.

Housing Bubble Burst in late 2007
Foreclosures have a detrimental effect on society. Foreclosures blight neighborhoods, place financial pressure on families and drive down local real estate values. Furthermore, on a macro scale a crippled housing market burdens consumers who are more cautious and forced to spend less freely.
Since the housing bubble burst in late

Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

I. INTRODUCTION
On June 23, 1972, President Richard Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) into law. Title IX is a comprehensive federal prohibition of sex discrimination in any federally funded educational institution. One of the purposes of Title IX is to avoid the use of federal money to support

2017-2018 Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship

The Law Offices of Patel and Soltis would like to announce the 2nd Annual Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship. Each year we plan to award at least $1,000 to the top essay related to law and activism related to our Firm’s core practices. This award is open to all part-time and full-time law students.

Immigration Policy – Winning Essay

Introduction

            With globalization and difficult living conditions around the globe, immigration has become a significantly important and heavily debated political issue in most developed countries, including the United States (U.S.). An estimated 11.5 million unauthorized illegal immigrants live in the U.S. (Department Homeland Security (DHS) 2011; Center for American Progress  (CAP) 2012). Each year

Is federalism a viable model of governance for Aboriginal peoples?

Introduction

In this paper, I critically examine the judicial reasoning in NIL/TU, O Child and Family Services Society v. B.C Government and Services Employees’ Union,[1]  in order to demonstrate how division of powers issues can dilute the substantive issues which motivated the issue to begin with and further complicate federalism’s commitment to reconciling diversity

Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship

The Law Offices of Patel and Soltis would like to announce the formation of the Aaron Swartz Progressive Change Scholarship. Each year we plan to award at least $1,000 to the top essay related to law and activism. This award is open to all part-time and full-time law students. Based on submissions we will