Over a thousand people are killed by fatal force in the US every year. Yet, according to Mitchell Crusto, professor of law at Loyola University New Orleans College of Law, despite the high number of fatal police shootings officers are rarely prosecuted. In this interview, Crusto discusses his research on the use of fatal force and proposals for stronger regulation.
Deborah Farringer, assistant professor of law at Belmont University College of Law, discusses her recent article on Electronic Health Record vendor liability and whether EHR vendors are being held accountable for how their software impacts the quality of patient care.
Leora Eisenstadt, assistant law professor at Temple University, discusses her research on flaws in the way the legal system handles assault and harassment cases, which cause many victims to feel suppressed from seeking justice, and ways to bring about reform.
Gary Lucas, professor of law and executive associate dean for administration and finance at Texas A&M University, discusses his research and recommendations around quantitative legal scholarship assessments.
In the wake of Elsevier's takeover of the Social Science Research Network (SSRN), LawArXiv has emerged as an alternative community-led repository for scholars to archive legal scholarship. In this interview members of its Legal Scholarship Advisory Board share how they got the repository started and how they're working to expand it.
Are the copyright policies of some law reviews limiting the open access and fair use potential of legal scholarship? Brian L. Frye, Associate Professor at University of Kentucky College of Law explores.
Where can you go to stay up-to-date on the most pathbreaking legal research in your field? JOTWELL compiles short-form reviews of the newest legal scholarship.
At present few law school students will need to consider Islamic finance in their future work as lawyers, but that doesn't mean studying it isn't useful.
Since the dawn of social networking website Myspace in 2003, trial attorney John Browning has been researching and writing about the impact of social media in the law.
LegalEd is helping professors free up class time for practice-based learning by turning lectures into homework assignments.