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volume 29


ISSUE 1                                                        Fall 2022

ISSUE 2                                               Winter 2023

ISSUE 3                                                Spring 2023

Volume 29 Issue 1
Fall 2022 Articles


Calli Schmitt

Special Immigrant Juvenile Status (“SIJS”) is a form of immigration relief created by Congress to protect vulnerable noncitizen children. This protection offers a path to lawful permanent residency for juveniles who the courts determine have a history of abuse, neglect, or abandonment by one or both parents; and who are in the United States without lawful immigration status. Most other forms of immigration relief are adjudicated by a federal immigration agency, the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (“USCIS”). However,  SIJS  involves  an  additional  unique  step  where  the juvenile must ask a state court to make factual determinations on their history of abuse, neglect, or abandonment. The juvenile cannot proceed with their Special Immigrant Juvenile (“SIJ”) petition and apply for relief from USCIS until  the  child  obtains...

Hannah R. Kramer

For decades, advocates have highlighted a public education system fraught with inequality and mistreatment of students of color. This long-standing plight is chiefly apparent in special education classrooms today, where minority groups are frequently routed at a higher rate than their white peers. Scholar Lloyd Dunn was one of the first to address the correlation between special education and students of color. In a 1968 essay, Dunn determined that between sixty and eighty percent of students in the United States’ “mild mental retardation classes”—Dunn used this phrase at the time to reference the intellectually disabled—were low-income or students of color.5 In  another  work  published  the  same  year,  Dunn  criticized  the placement  of  students, many  of  whom  came  from  culturally  or socioeconomically disadvantaged backgrounds, into special education...

Most Recent Essays

Redistricting: Federal Law, State Constitution, and the Courts

Arisha Andha

Gerrymandering through the method of redistricting poses a grave threat to our democracy. Redistricting is the redrawing of voting districts to reflect the census data collected every decade. . .

You Do Not Have the Right to Remain Silent: The Lack of Miranda Within "Child Welfare"

Jane Weiss

Reform within the "child welfare" system is widely discussed due to the systems prejudicial nature. The system is called many names: the family policing system, the family regulation system, and the family destruction system . . .

Landlord Duties to Combat Tenant-on-Tenant Discrimination under the Fair Housing Act

Nicholas Cinquina

Congress passed the Fair Housing Act (FHA) during the Civil Rights movement, seeking to dispel discriminatory practices in the United States housing market . . .

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