Kathleen Clark Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law The U.S. Department of Justice has a long history of interpreting the Constitution’s Foreign Emoluments Clause (the “Clause”) to protect the government against foreign influences. Over the course of a century and a half, the Department has issued more than fifty opinions interpreting the Clause […]More
Students seek to bust the curve in law school. The law faculty’s job is to ensure that in doing so, students will be well positioned for success in life and the profession. In a constantly changing economy and society, the faculty does its job by keeping ahead of the curve itself.
The written submissions from Upward! combine to relate a story of law school curricular, student body, and course design that responds to the changing needs and realities of the profession and student demand.
I pondered the question that their faculty at the law school had already answered—what role should the personal ethics and morality of a law professor play in teaching?More
by Tyler J. Haston, 2L Note Candidate Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton? While some voters were robust supporters of one of these candidates, the common response from several people in this country during the last election was, “Neither!” While roughly half of the country supported Donald Trump and felt that Hillary Clinton would trample on […]More
by Yaniv Shmukler, 2L Note Candidate In his recently published article, Can Congress Play a Role in Remedying Dysfunctional Political Partisanship?, Professor Mark Rosen discusses how voting rights, gerrymandering, and political campaigns lead to increased polarization in today’s political climate. He notes that most rules-of-the-road are state law, although Congress has the power to displace […]More