Published: Meghan Vumback

We are proud to announce that 3L and Associate Notes Editor Meghan Vumback will be published this spring!


Publication: Law Journal for Social Justice at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law.

Note: Evacuating the Incarcerated: The Intricacies of Keeping Prisoner’s Eighth Amendment Rights Intact During Natural Disasters


Meghan is a third-year student at Syracuse University College of Law. She attended Marist College where she majored in Communications with concentrations in Public Relations and Advertising.

Meghan serves as an Associate Notes Editor for the Syracuse Law Review, a research assistant for Professor Lauryn P. Gouldin, an Academic Success Fellow, and works with the Criminal Defense Clinic.

Published: Michael Varrige

We are proud to announce that 3L and Form and Accuracy Editor Michael Varrige will be published this spring! His Note will appear in Syracuse Law Review.


Publication: Syracuse Law Review, Volume 69, Book 3

Note: Why the FDA’s Policy Deferring Men Who Have Sex with Men from Donating Blood Is Unconstitutional & a Poor Policy Choice


Michael is a third-year student at Syracuse University College of Law and a Master of Forensic Science candidate at the Forensic & National Security Sciences Institute at Syracuse University. He completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he obtained a B.S. in Genetics and Legal Studies with a Criminal Justice Certificate. 

Michael currently serves as Form & Accuracy Editor for the Syracuse Law Review, a legal extern for the Honorable David E. Peebles, Chief Magistrate Judge for the United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, and an Academic Success Fellow at the College of Law.

Michael has previous experience working at the Wisconsin State Crime Laboratory, the National LGBT Bar Association, the Burton Blatt Institute at Syracuse University, DLA Piper, and the Special Narcotics Prosecutor for the City of New York. Michael is excited to begin work this fall at the Appellate Division of the New York State Supreme Court, Fourth Judicial Department as an Assistant Appellate Court Attorney.

Published: Alex Grzebyk

We are proud to announce that 3L and Associate Member Alex Grzebyk will be published this spring! Her Note will appear in Syracuse Law Review.


Publication: Syracuse Law Review, Volume 69, Book 2

Note: The Unconstitutionality of Privatizing Air Traffic Control


Alex is a third-year student at Syracuse University College of Law and a Master of Arts in International Relations candidate at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. She attended Binghamton University for her undergraduate degree.

Alex serves as an Associate Member for the Syracuse Law Review and a research assistant for Professor True-Frost.

Alex was a legal intern at Americans for Democracy and Human Rights in Bahrain, an NGO dealing with human rights law, in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2018.

Published: Katie Hyma

We are proud to announce that 3L and Associate Member Katie Hyma will be published this spring! Her Note will be published in Book 1 of Syracuse Law Review.


Publication: Syracuse Law Review, Volume 69, Book 1

Note: Legislative Ballast: The Case for Repealing 35 U.S.C. § 271(f)


Katie is a third-year student at Syracuse University College of Law.  She earned a B.S. and an M.S. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Michigan State University.  She also earned a Ph.D. in Evolution, Ecology, and Population Biology from Washington University in St. Louis MO.  Prior to joining the legal profession, Katie worked as a scientist at Cornell University’s Institute for Biotechnology.

During the spring semester of her third year, Katie will serve as a Pro Bono Scholar with Volunteer Legal Services Project of Monroe County in Rochester, NY.

Katie currently works at Pepper Hamilton, LLP, in Rochester, NY, as a registered Patent Agent.  She will continue with Pepper Hamilton as an associate upon admission to the New York bar.

 

Published: Amy Johnson

We are proud to announce that 3L and Lead Articles Editor Amy Johnson will be published this spring! Her Note will be featured Syracuse Law Review.


Publication: Syracuse Law Review, Volume 69, Book 2

Note: The Complexity of Copyright: The Highest Court’s Attempt to “Fix” a Nonexistent Problem and a Simple Solution


Amy is a third-year student at Syracuse University College of Law. She received her undergraduate degree from Towson University where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and was a member of the dance team.

Amy serves as Lead Articles Editor for the Syracuse Law Review and a research assistant for Professor Laura Lape. She also works in the College of Law as an Academic Success Fellow.

Amy was a summer associate at Arnold & Porter in Washington, D.C. during the summer of 2018. She will return to Arnold & Porter following graduation this year.

 

Election of Volume 70 Staff

We are proud and excited to announce the election of the Senior Editorial Staff of Volume 70 of the Syracuse Law Review! The new staff will be fully transitioned into their positions by the conclusion of the Spring semester. Please join us in congratulating this talented group of students!

 

Top Ten Articles of 2018

Quite a bit happened in the world of legal news in 2018, and our Editorial Staff members on hand to keep us all updated each week. To reflect on the year that has passed and look forward to the year ahead, we are celebrating our members and their hard work by counting down our most-read articles of 2018!

10. USSF: Playing Money or Soccer?

This March article, written by Nicholas Constantino, explores soccer leagues in the United States and discusses the NASL’s decision to cancel its season after its request for a preliminary injunction was not granted.

 

9. Georgia Tax Bill Clear for Takeoff While Second Amendment Grounds Delta’s Exception

This March article, written by Erika Simonson, explores the intersection between a $50 million tax cut and the national gun control debate, and its affect on Delta airlines.

 

 

8. What RBG Says (Or Doesn’t Say) Goes: Understanding the Debate Over the Ginsburg Standard’s Application in the Upcoming Confirmation Hearings of Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh

This August article, written by Nicolette Zulli, explains the “Ginsburg Standard” and explores how the standard may be used in upcoming Supreme Court confirmation hearings.

 

7. Understanding Securities Laws: Why Elon Musk Might be in Hot Water After Tweeting About Taking Tesla Private

This September article, written by Nolan Kokkoris, explores a controversial tweet sent by Elon Musk, and explained how his company, Tesla, could be held liable for the message.

 

 

6. Closed Chambers: Sexual Misconduct in the Federal Judiciary

This January article, written by Nicolette Zulli, discusses the federal judiciary’s move to reform its reporting and investigation policies for sexual misconduct by federal judges.

5. Reevaluating Cross-Racial Identification: NY Juries to Be Informed of Potential for Inaccuracy

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This January article, written by Caitlyn Buckman, discusses a New York Court of Appeals decision holding that some cross-racial identifications can force a jury instruction on the “cross-race effect.”

4.  Facebook Faced with Data Breach Controversy

This March article, written by Amy Johnson, discusses the major Facebook data breach and the potential legal consequences that could follow.

 

 

3. Gorsuch and Sotomayor Criticize the Court for Not Hearing a 6th Amendment Right to Confrontation Issue

This November article, written by Julia Gorski, discusses a Supreme Court dissent criticizing the Court’s decision not to grant certiorari in a case regarding the right to confront one’s accusers.

2. Victim Impact Statements and the Case of Larry Nassar

This January article, written by Briannie Kraft, discusses the legality of victim impact statements at criminal sentencing hearings, using the case of former gymnastics doctor Larry Nassar as a prime and relevant example.

 

1. The Molineux Rule: How this Exception to the Rules of Evidence Could Impact the Harvey Weinstein Trial

Our most popular article of 2018 is this June article written by Sara Lupi, which discusses how a New York exception to the rules of evidence could be used in the sexual assault trial against disgraced former film producer Harvey Weinstein.

Congratulations, Class of 2018

It is with great pride and excitement that we introduce you to Syracuse Law Review‘s graduating Class of 2018!


On May 11, 2018, our 3L’s crossed the stage and officially completed their legal education. We are incredibly grateful for their hard work and for the knowledge and tools they have passed on to the Class of 2019.


We will miss them in the office next year, but we cannot wait to see where they go next! Read on to meet the graduates and learn where you might find them this fall.

Published: Elizabeth Snyder

We are proud to announce that the Law Review Note of 3L and Executive Editor Elizabeth Snyder will be published!


Publication: Syracuse Law Review, Volume 68, Book 1

Article: “Faceprints” and the Fourth Amendment: How the FBI Uses Facial Recognition Technology to Conduct Unlawful Searches

 

Published: Veronica Ramirez

We are proud to announce that the Law Review Note of 3L and Executive Editor Veronica Ramirez will be published!


Publication: Syracuse Law Review, Volume 68, Book 2

Article: Fashion Statements Turned Endorsements: How FTC Enforcement Could Cripple the Internet’s Trendsetters


While in law school, Veronica served as an Executive Editor for the Syracuse Law Review and Logistics Director of the Moot Court Honor Society. She was also an arguing member of the ABA Appellate Team, a semifinalist of the Lionel O. Grossman Trial Competition and Mackenzie Hughes Appellate Advocacy Competition, and a quarterfinalist of the Bond, Schoeneck & King Alternative Dispute Resolution Competition.

Veronica Ramirez is originally from Miami, Florida and attended the University of Miami where she earned her Bachelors in Political Science and Public Relations. After her first year in law school, Veronica interned at the New York State Attorney General’s office in Rochester, New York. She continued to gain practical experience into her second year of law school, externing at the United States Attorney’s Office in the Northern District of New York. Veronica then spent her second summer at Coughlin & Gerhart in Binghamton, New York and will return as an associate after graduation. Currently, Veronica is externing for the Honorable Therese Wiley Dancks.

In addition to being selected for publication in Volume 68, Veronica also earned the Samuel J.M. Donnelly Publication Award and scholarship.