WMU-Cooley Law Review
The Western Michigan University Cooley Law Review publishes three issues a year, sponsors a lecture series, an annual symposium, and a distinguished brief award. The Law Review is committed to the highest standards of legal publication.
n Northrup v. City of Toledo Police Department, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit created a bright line rule for unreasonable seizures of citizens who are openly carrying firearms. Read the analysis by J.D. Baldwin with contributions by Prof. Christopher Hastings.
The Law Review publishes three issues a year - This is the Michaelmas 2014 edition. The articles from this issue cover a variety of topics. The first article discusses an important legal issue as technology use becomes rampant: social-media discovery. The next article highlights the forfeiture-by-wrongdoing doctrine and what burden of proof is required for the doctrine to apply. The third article focuses on firearms-identification evidence, and this issue also contains a student-written piece discussing the First Amendment issues with Bradley Manning’s WikiLeaks trial.
In Conlon v. InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, the United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit provided additional direction for the use of the ministerial exception, which precludes application of employment-discrimination laws if the employer is a religious institution and the employee qualifies as a minister. Read the analysis by Scott Sawyer with contributions by Prof. Toree Randall.
In DeBoer v. Snyder, a lesbian couple initially challenged Michigan's ban on adoption by same-sex couples. But this case morphed into an argument about a larger issue; the couple claimed that the State's same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Read the analysis by Candis Najor with contributions by Prof. Schindler.
Greg Coleman, partner at Critton, Luttier, and Coleman, a law firm in West Palm Beach, Florida, and current President of the Florida Bar was interviewed by Law Review member Jerrod Simpson. President Coleman talks about technology, the bar exam, diversity, access to justice, and ethics. Listen to the full interview:
The ABA selected the WMU-Cooley Law Review to write the Media Alerts for the 6th Circuit. Several Law Review members volunteer to write them. The Media Alerts provides reporters, lawyers, educators, and the public with accurate, unbiased analysis of newsworthy and legally significant cases pending in or decided by the federal courts of appeals.
The Law Review publishes three issues a year - This is the 2014 Symposium Edition featuring: State of Madness: Mental Health and Gun Regulations; A Liberal’s Case for the Second Amendment; and Gun Owners, Gun Legislation, and Compromise.