Marijuana Incarceration Rates by Race

Guest blog submission by the Law Offices of Michael S Rothman, who recently published a resource detailing marijuana incarceration rates by race and the financial impact marijuana legalization could have.

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Pussy Riot Fearlessly Publicizes Human Rights Abuse in Women’s Prisons

A comparative analysis of female incarceration and human rights


Putin’s Ban on U.S. Adoption: A Poorly Designed Diversion

Russia passed a bill early this year banning all United States adoptions of Russian children in response to America’s Magnitsky Act, which imposed travel and financial restrictions on Russian officials suspected of human rights violations. To justify the bill, President Putin has cited the tragic deaths of a few Russian orphans adopted into the U.S. However, the bill and its justifications have received much criticism in both countries leaving open the question of whether Putin’s reasoning leads to a different purpose altogether.


Patriot Games: Is Domestic Legislation Dooming America’s Russian “Reset” Policy?

Recent laws targeted at Russia have put a big chill on America’s “reset” policy towards relations with Russia. Russia and the United States must resist partisan politics, reset the “reset,” and collaborate as strategic partners to advance common policy goals and ensure long-term improvements in U.S.-Russian relations.


Line Drawing in a Time of Change

The United States lags behind world trends in refusing to retroactively apply ameliorative changes in the law for criminal offenders


The E.U.’s Super-Judicial Privacy Regulation Agency: Establishing an international standard for cyber data privacy

The European Commission is expanding its authority in order to protect citizens’ right to online privacy, but in the process is infringing on other sovereign states’ jurisdiction and is making it harder for technological innovators to operate in the E.U.

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THE LAW & GLOBAL JUSTICE FORUM is a student run organization at the University of San Francisco School of Law that seeks to analyze our world based on the principles of equality, solidarity, respect and human rights that encompass our shared humanity. The Forum is comprised of both a blog and article component in which contributors attempt to explore and better understand our increasingly global community from a legal perspective. The mission of the Law and Global Justice Forum is to add to this important global justice conversation.

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LGJF Seeking Article Submissions

The Law & Global Justice Forum is currently seeking submissions of full-length academic articles for publication. Articles must provide a legal perspective on any timely issue relating to global justice.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday, November 9, 2013 at 5:30 pm.� Read More

Introducing Bayview/ Hunters’ Point Community Legal (BHPCL)

A group of recent USF Law alumni are starting a new legal services and community development non-profit up in the Bayview/ Hunters’ Point neighborhood of San Francisco: Bayview/ Hunters’ Point Community Legal (BHPCL).â�¦ Read More

First Staff Meeting, 9/27 at 5:30 pm

This Thursday, September 27th, we will have our first staff meeting.  This is an opportunity to meet your co-editors and authors, begin discussing the expectations and roles of the staff this semester, and take photos for the bulletin board and website.â�¦ Read More

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