Juvenile Crime: A Call for Rehabilitation, Not Recidivism By Shomik Gibson Imagine yourself in a middle school hallway walking with your best friend when suddenly an intimidating, older student begins to physically bully your best friend. You can choose one of three options: one, find a teacher; two, stand idly by while your friend is … More Juvenile Crime: A Call for Rehabilitation, Not Recidivism
KFC Sued Because Chicken Isn’t Finger-Licking Overflowing: The Problems of Scant Complaints and a New Civil Procedure By Stephanie Criscione This past week, a customer filed a lawsuit against Kentucky Fried Chicken (“KFC”) claiming the television ads KFC released for its “$20 Fill-Up” promotion were false advertising. Anna Wurtzburger, the plaintiff and a woman from … More KFC Sued Because Chicken Isn’t Overflowing: The Problem of Scant Complaints and a New Civil Procedure
The Failure of United States Asylum Law: Women Fleeing Domestic Violence Sent Back to Their Persecutors By Samantha Poon Ms. Garcia is a young Honduran woman who went out for a night of dancing with her friends. There, she met a seemingly nice man and they soon after began dating. Eight months later, the nice … More The Failure of United States Asylum Law: Women Fleeing Domestic Violence Sent Back to Their Persecutors
Debating the Right to Debate: The Third Party’s View By Grayson Lowery Does the First Amendment guarantee presidential nominees the right to speak at a presidential debate? Gary Johnson and Jill Stein certainly thought so. The Libertarian and Green Parties recently brought an action against the Commission on Presidential Debates (“Commission”) “claiming that the rules … More Debating the Right to Debate: The Third Party’s View
Laying Down Arms: Rethinking AR-15 Manufacturer Liability By Anna Armistead A Connecticut judge dismissed a lawsuit brought by the families of the victims of the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting against the seller, distributor, and manufacturer of the gun used to kill twenty-six people in the 2012 mass shooting. The families named as defendants the … More Laying Down Arms: Rethinking AR-15 Manufacturer Liability
Welcome to the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy’s new blog, De Novo! The idea of De Novo began with the Volume 6 Board of Editors and, along with our new website, was implemented by the Volume 7 Board. With the launch of De Novo, we hope to further the Journal’s mission to introduce … More Welcome from the Editor-in-Chief
The end of law is not to abolish or restrain, but to preserve and enlarge freedom. For in all the states of created beings capable of law, where there is no law, there is no freedom.
-John Locke … More Welcome to the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy