Past Senior Research Projects

2016-17 Senior Research Projects

Supervising Faculty Student Project Topic
Allen, Henry Osebreh, Kwaku Is Population Health the Savior of the Hospital Merger?
Barsa, Michael Jeong, Jessica Cultural Property Law: Challenges & Potential Reforms
Barsa, Michael Khezri, Sarah Mythicizing Climate Change
Bedi, Sheila Prochazka, Julia Juvenile Detention Centers: A Study of Current Issues and Policy Recommendations
Black, Bernard Liles, Nathan Does state tort law effect the conditional distribution of Medical Malpractice lawsuits by specialty and year
Calabresi, Steven Hirji, Shams What History, The States, and Social Science Can Teach About Supreme Court Institutional Design
Carrel, Alyson Micek, Kristen Technology and Innovation in the Legal Field
Carrel, Alyson Silins, Sarah How Does Alternative Dispute Resolution Intersect With the Needs of Court-involved Children?
Dana, David Schwiebert, Alexander Legal Issues Around Crowd Funding in Real Estate
DeSanto, Jason Tremitiere, Beau Constitutional Crisis in the Public Sphere
Foster, Mary Eveloff, Daniel Whistleblowers in Sports
Gandert, Daniel Demos, Gabriela The Unfortunate Truth about America's Favorite Pastime
Gandert, Daniel Duffy, Brendan College Scholarships, Taxation, and the Implications of O'Bannon v. NCAA
Gandert, Daniel Jang, Justin The Future of NCAA Student Athlete Status
Gandert, Daniel Jang, Justin Consumer cord cutting trends and implications on NCAA TV rights and student athlete compensation battle
Horwich, Allan Martin, Dana Insider Trading and Third Party "Pump and Dump" Schemes
Jacobi, Tonja Berlin, Ross Supreme Irrelevance
Jacobi, Tonja Nezianya, Ngozi The Right to Vote by Popular Democracy
Jacobi, Tonja Schweers, Dylan Justice, Interrupted: What Listening to Oral Arguments May Tell Us about Gender and the Court
Kleinfeld, Joshua Burman, Diahndra The Ethics and Legality of Targeted Killings
Kleinfeld, Joshua Frawley, John A Case for Removing the Prosecutor
Kleinfeld, Joshua Hogle, Charles Empirical and Normative Arguments for Eliminating the Office of the Dedicated Prosecutor
Kleinfeld, Joshua LeBuhn, Mac Normative Reconstruction and Constitutional Criminal Procedure
Kleinfeld, Joshua Ryan, Victoria Empowering Judicial Expungement
Lawsky, Sarah Johnson, Tyler Seeking Corporate Tax Transparency? Ask for Provisions, Not Returns
Lawsky, Sarah Lew, Jeong Hwa Application of technology in the legal industry
Lindgren, James Choy, Edwin The Merits and Costs of Allowing Trust Decanting in lieu of Judicial Modification
Llorente, Monica Faugas, Woodger Voices from Behind the Wall: On Deconstructing the Educational Experiences of Formerly Incarcerated Youth & Immigrants with Disabilities
Lubet, Steven Amato, Dana Justice Thomas's Originalism v. The Original Sources
Lutz, Karl Fortes Lobo, Alessandra Helene Challenges in Cross-Border Data Flows: Data Sovereignty and Cybersecurity
Markell, Bruce Yu, Edward [Company] Issues in Chapter 11
McGinnis, John White, Christopher Exposing the Role of Regulation in Merger Analysis
Mulaney, Ellen Feuerborn, Rachael Data Analytics in Law Firm Management: Alternative Fee Structures
Nzelibe, Jide Keo, Sothie International Investment Arbitration and Corruption: The Legitimacy of Arbitration Claims from Investments founded on Corruption
O'Hare, John Duffy, Brendan How Ride-Sharing Companies Can Win the Battle for Drivers and Not Run Afoul of the Securities Laws
Owen, Robert Abernathy, Cassandra This User No Longer Exists: Competing Interests in Prisoner Social Media Access
Peery, Destiny Scinteie, Richard The Resurgence of an Old Problem: Young Lawyers, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Issues
Peery, Destiny Zollar, Branden The Police Misconduct Crisis In Chicago – A Comparative Analysis
Pfander, James Lee, Moon Hee An Alternate Approach to the Public Rights Doctrine through the Lens of "Murray's Lessee"
Redish, Martin Fisher, Matthew Terrorist Internet Speech and the First Amendment
Redish, Martin Hoverman, Abigail Constitutional Common Law: A Dangerous Oxymoron
Redish, Martin Rodheim, Andrew Voices from Behind the Wall: On Deconstructing the Educational Experiences of Formerly Incarcerated Youth & Immigrants with Disabilities
Reed, Stephen Chen, Daniel US-EU Data Privacy: Beyond the Safe Harbor
Reed, Stephen Mickel, Jennifer Angel Investors, Founders, and Venture-Backed Companies: Investor Terms, Founder Protections, the Startup Market, and Related Issues
Reed, Stephen Mickel, Jennifer Contemporary Issues in Entrepreneurship: Recent Developments in Entrepreneurial Law
Sawyer, Stephen Lucisano, Leo (Il)legal Engagement: Artificial Intelligence on the Battlefield
Scheffer, David Waterhous, Julia Corporate Compliance: Human Rights as a New Compliance Area?
Schmidt, John Goodman, Phillip Evaluation of Recent Public Private Partnership (Formal Title Forthcoming)
Schwartz, David Tucker, Conor Out of the Shadows: The Influence of the Economic Espionage Act on interpretation of the Defend Trade Secrets Act
Schwartz, David Tucker, Conor Interstate Trade Secrets
Shapiro, David Bianchi, Evan Tweet from a Birmingham Jail: Speech and the Internet in Prison
Sheffield, Jeffrey Thoumaked, Kymberly Subpart F Policy Paper
Shoked, Nadav Vandervoort, Christopher Comparison of West Coast Cities' Response to Rapid Growth
Sorensen, Juliet Park, Josephine Non-Economic Barriers to Seeking Treatment for Cleft Lip and Palate in India
Sorensen, Juliet Tariq, Farzeen Addressing Legal, Health, and Economic Barriers Faced by Syrian Refugees in Lebanon
Speta, James Dilts, Andrew Determining the Applicable Regulatory Framework for Urban On-Demand Passenger UAS Transportation
Spies Roth, Susan Ebo, Adanne The Game of Thrones Syndrome: A Legal History and Social Analysis of Television and Film Rating Systems
Tuerkheimer, Deborah Ross, Rebecca Constitutional or Unconstitutional?: The Impact of Civil Commitment of Sex Offenders on the Criminal Justice System

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2015-16 Senior Research Projects

Supervising Faculty Student Project Topic
Allen, Ronald Greenstein, Jordan Women as a Target for Reform in Tanzanian Criminal Procedure
Allen, Ronald Mathai, Anna Comparative Law: Looking at Germany for Ideas on Tanzanian Criminal Procedure Reform.
Barron, Esther Chang, Jesse Startup Partnership Structures
Bedi, Sheila Murphy, Rachel Juvenile Incarceration Reform
Bedi, Sheila Myers, Cassandra The Industrial Prison Complex and the Due Process Paradox
Biehl, Julie Sweigard, Eric Burdened for Life: The Myth of Juvenile Record Confidentiality and Expungement in Illinois.
Delaney, Erin Woodward, Whitney Policing the Partisan State
DeSanto, Jason Abrevaya, Sandra Student education records, privacy rights and potential opportunities
Diamond, Shari Kaiser, Joshua Race and Jury Selection: The Pernicious Effects of Backstrikes
DiCola, Peter Davis, Glenton When Copyright is Not Enough: Deconstructing Why, as the Modern Music Industry Takes, Musicians Continue to Make
DiCola, Peter Ebo, Adanne Is Culture Property?: Cultural Appropriation, Intellectual Property, and Policy Considerations
Fifer, Samuel Wei, William Development of the Right of Publicity, and its interaction with the First Amendment
Frakes, Michael Blatt, Eric Do Heightened Quality Incentives Improve the Quality of Patentability Decisions?: An Analysis of Trend Divergences During the Signatory Authority Review Program
Frakes, Michael Ingram, Heath Population Genomics: An Analytical Review of Past and Current International Projects, International and U.S. Law, and President Obama’s Precision Medicine Initiative
Gandert, Daniel Meissen, Bradley The Legality and Profitability of Public Sports Stadium Financing
Gandert, Daniel Stowe, George Fifty-Fifty Call: An Analysis of the Survivability of Major League Soccer’s Single-Entity Structure in 2015
Horwich, Allan Matheny, Caitlin Is the SEC Too Easy on the Bad Guys? - A Study of Waivers of Automatic Disqualifications and the Invocation of the Contempt Power
Kayes, Thomas Hooks, Daniel Statutory Standing and the Fair Housing Act
Kleinfeld, Joshua Simon, Richard The Role of the Transactional Attorney
Lupo, James Arenstam, Hannah A Mother of a Problem: How the Language of Inequality Affects Maternity Leave Policies and Women in Law Firms
Lutz, Karl Chang, Jesse Alternative Structures for Corporate Venture Capital
Lutz, Karl Prinzivalli, John Clarity in Business Strategy: The Merits of the Verein-Enabled Global Law Firm 
Marcus, Fred Arns, Kevin Sales and Use Tax in the E-Commerce Era: Rethinking the Physical Presence Requirement
Markell, Bruce Clements, Ginger The Taxing Path of Ackers v. Saad Investments: Recognition of Public Law Claims in International Insolvencies
Martin, Christopher Prinzivalli, John Defining Materiality: Drafting Enforceable MAC Provisions in Business Combination Agreements Following IBP v. Tyson
McGinnis, John Cipolla, Richard Ordinary Banking Through Extraordinary Technology: How to Defeat Interest Groups in Banking
McGinnis, John Roche, Kyle Bitcoin’s Potential as a Currency and the Effects of a Shift from Fiat
Peery, Destiny Ahmed, Abir Unfolding the Roles of Restorative Justice
Peery, Destiny Woods, Tania Approaches to Prostitution in the United States
Peery, Destiny Young, Sasha The Affects of Marriage on Standards of Beauty
Pfander, James Cantor, Steven Choice of Law in a Federal System
Pfander, James Formo, Wade Grupo Mexicano: Static Equity in a Fluid World
Pfander, James Helppie-Schmieder, Brenna Bivens and the Extraterritorial Constitution
Redish, Martin Gohl, William The Wandering Doctrine of Constitutional Fact
Redish, Martin Schonfeld, Gabriel State Action, Liberal Democratic Theory, and the Value of Private Choice
Redish, Martin Voils, Kyle False Speech and the First Amendment
Reed, Stephen Betts, Jennifer The Rise of Institutional Activists: Changing Power Dynamics between Shareholders and Corporations
Reed, Stephen Bleyer Cherem Cardoso, Maria Fiduciary Duties of Social Enterprises
Reed, Stephen Ray, Siddhartha Indies Go-go: the Rise of Video Game Start-ups and the Legal Challenges They Face
Sawyer, Stephen Mills, Ivory Emergent International Humanitarian Law in the Context of Cyber Warfare
Sawyer, Stephen Russell, Ming Trans-Pacific Partnership: Economic Trends in Global Trade Reform
Schwartz, David Portis, Jason An Empirical Study of Patent Infringement Trials
Shoked, Nadav Delich, Joseph Regional Approaches to School Funding
Shoked, Nadav Lazarowitz, Danielle A New School Finance Litigation Strategy: Applying Lessons from 45 Years of Inter-District School Finance Reforms to Intra-District Disparities
Shoked, Nadav Perry, William Decentralization and Distrust: An Argument in Favor of Subsidiarity
Silver, Carole Gong, Suk Bae More Local Than Ever: Impact of The 2008 Financial Crisis To The Globalization of U.S. Law Firms
Silver, Carole Park, Injune International J.D. Students: A Snapshot of their Experiences Before and During Matriculation in U.S. Law Schools
Sorensen, Juliet Seymour, Kimberly-Claire Statelessness in the Dominican Republic
Spitzer, Matthew Leach, Jamie Businesses and the Law: a Study of Non-market Pressures
Tuerkheimer, Deborah Bull, Brittany "R" is for Rapist: Scarlet Letters on College Transcripts as the New Sex Offender Registry
Tuerkheimer, Deborah Jastromb, Emily Where’s Plaintiff Going With That Injunction? Reigning In Complicity Claims To Preserve Religious Accommodation

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