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The University of Kansas School of Law is a community of scholars devoted to developing and disseminating legal knowledge through research activities that report, explain, interpret, and criticize the law and legal developments with the aim of improving the law and legal institutions. The work of the School of Law faculty includes doctrinal, theoretical, and interdisciplinary publications in traditional academic journals or scholarly presses; pragmatic scholarship designed to assist the legal profession, such as treatises and bar journal articles; and instructional materials, such as casebooks, designed to improve the education of law students. The School of Law also supports student research activities through such publications as the Kansas Law Review and the Kansas Journal of Law and Public Policy.

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  • A 20th Century Debate About Imprisonment for Debt 

    Ware, Stephen (American Journal of Legal History, 2014-06)
    In the early twentieth century, Parliament debated whether to abolish imprisonment for debt. Parliament’s Select Committee on Debtors (Imprisonment) of 1909 heard testimony from witnesses and issued a report recommending ...
  • The Silver Lining of Downsizing 

    Reeve, Allison C.; McCray Pearson, Joyce A. (2014)
    Downsizing can have a silver lining - if you look for it. All types of work settings are experiencing it. How do you make it a positive experience? A silver lining may come in the form of fulfilling the work needs and ...
  • Overcoming Service Barriers: Effectively Meeting the Needs of International Law Students 

    Reeve, Allison C. (2014-07-15)
    Law schools admitting international students to J.D. and other advanced degree programs find that international students in those programs come to American legal institutions with diverse skill sets and varied information ...
  • Diversity within Unity: Import Laws of Islamic Countries on Haram (Forbidden) Products 

    Bhala, Raj; Keating, Shannon (The International Lawyer, 2014-05-15)
    How do Muslim countries treat importation of goods that Islamic Law (Sharı’a) considers Haram (forbidden), namely, alcoholic beverages and pork products? Why do they do so? What might Muslim countries do, in accordance ...
  • Restraints on Plain View Doctrine: Arizona v. Hicks 

    Jensen, Steven (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1988-01-01)
    Before criticizing President Reagan's recent nominations of conservative judges to the Supreme Court, one should note a recent Supreme Court decision authored by Justice Scalia, a Reagan appointee. Those who fear that a ...
  • Defining Interrogation Under Miranda: Arizona v. Mauro 

    Toth, W. Scott (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1988-01-01)
    The United States Supreme Court has continuously attempted to define the scope of allowable police interrogation practices. One question that frequently arises is whether particular police conduct amounts to interrogation ...
  • Applying the Good Faith Exception to the Particularity and Execution of Search Warrants : Maryland v. Garrison 

    Smith, David R. (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1988-01-01)
    Few social problems in the last decade have raised the public's conscience like illegal drug use and abuse. Television documentaries, advertising campaigns, and drug literature denouncing drug abuse have become commonplace ...
  • Preventive Detention: United States v. Salerno 

    Gunya, Stacey Janssen (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1988-01-01)
    Our constitutional form of government is a delicate balance between two important principles: the protection of individual liberty interests and the preservation of society as a whole. United States v. Salerno represents ...
  • The Kansas Death Penalty Debate 

    Tonkovich, Emil A. (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1988-01-01)
    The death penalty has been fiercely debated in Kansas for more than ten years. During this period, the Kansas Legislature passed four bills that would have reinstated the death penalty. Former Governor Carlin, however, ...
  • The Threatened Future of Peremptory Challenges – Batson v. Kentucky 

    Cattaneo, M. Christine (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1987-01-01)
    The United States Supreme Court has rendered numerous decisions in its effort to eliminate racial discrimination from the selection of juries. In Strauder v. West Virginia, an 1879 case, the Supreme Court first considered ...
  • Interrogations and Police Deceptions – Moran v. Burbine 

    Wright, Bryan L. (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1987-01-01)
    The United States Supreme Court recently addressed the issue of whether police officers' failure to inform a suspect of his attorney's efforts to reach him would deprive the suspect of information essential to his ability ...
  • Aerial Surveillance and the Fourth Amendment – California v. Ciraolo 

    Corse, John (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1987-01-01)
    Law enforcement officials have increasingly turned to aerial surveillance as a means of combating crime. Aerial surveillance often enables police to view areas that they otherwise would be unable to view without a warrant. ...
  • Survey of Trends in Search and Seizure Law 

    Tonkovich, Emil A. (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1987-01-01)
    This article surveys significant trends in search and seizure law. Recent United States Supreme Court decisions are reviewed. The scope of this survey is limited to the following four areas: (1) fourth amendment protected ...
  • Kansas Criminal Procedure Review, Volume 5 

    Unknown author (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1988-01-01)
  • Kansas Criminal Procedure Review, Volume 4 

    Unknown author (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1987-01-01)
  • Kansas Criminal Procedure Review, Volume 3 

    Unknown author (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1986-01-01)
  • Kansas Criminal Procedure Review, Volume 2 

    Unknown author (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1985-01-01)
  • Kansas Criminal Procedure Review, Volume 1 

    Unknown author (University of Kansas School of Law, Criminal Justice Clinic, 1984-01-01)
  • Bringing Standards to Life: Synthetic Biology Standards and Intellectual Property 

    Torrance, Andrew W.; Kahl, Linda (Santa Clara High Technology Law Journal, 2014)
    In aspiring to become a true engineering discipline for the biological sciences, the field of synthetic biology has a unique opportunity to create and encourage the widespread adoption of standards to enhance innovation ...
  • Trans-Pacific Partnership or Trampling Poor Partners? A Tentative Critical Review 

    Bhala, Raj (Manchester Journal of International Economic Law, 2014-04)
    The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) could be the most economically and politically significant free trade agreement (FTA) in the Asia-Pacific region. Conceived in 2006 by just four small countries, it now embraces 12 that ...

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