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Australian Journal of Legal History     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 18)
Ave Maria Law Review     Free   (Followers: 3)
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Baltic Journal of Law & Politics     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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Bond Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 18)
Boston College Environmental Affairs Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
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Catalyst : A Social Justice Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 9)
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Conflict Resolution Quarterly     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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Cornell Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Criterio Jurídico     Open Access  
Critical Analysis of Law : An International & Interdisciplinary Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Cuadernos de Historia del Derecho     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Cuestiones Juridicas     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Current Legal Problems     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 26)
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Deakin Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Democrazia e diritto     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Denning Law Journal     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 8)
DePaul Journal of Women, Gender and the Law     Open Access   (Followers: 3)
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Der Staat     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 14)
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Derecho y Ciencias Sociales     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Die Verwaltung     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 11)
Dikaion     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Dike     Open Access  
Diké : Revista Jurídica     Open Access  
Direito e Desenvolvimento     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
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Diritto penale contemporaneo     Free   (Followers: 2)
Diritto, immigrazione e cittadinanza     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
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Droit et Cultures     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
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Drug Science, Policy and Law     Full-text available via subscription  
Duke Environmental Law & Policy Forum     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Duke Forum for Law & Social Change     Open Access   (Followers: 8)
Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 17)
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Duke Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 26)
DULR Online     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
East Asia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
ECI Interdisciplinary Journal for Legal and Social Policy     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Ecology Law Quarterly     Free   (Followers: 3)
Edinburgh Law Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 21)
Education and the Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
El Cotidiano     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
Election Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 24)
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Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Environmental Policy and Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 15)
ERA-Forum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Espaço Jurídico : Journal of Law     Open Access   (Followers: 1)
ESR Review : Economic and Social Rights in South Africa     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Ethnopolitics     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 4)
Ethos: Official Publication of the Law Society of the Australian Capital Territory     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 4)
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European Energy and Environmental Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 16)
European Journal for Education Law and Policy     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 9)
European Journal of Comparative Law and Governance     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 6)
European Journal of Law and Technology     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
European Journal of Psychology Applied to Legal Context     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
European Law Journal     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 152)
European Public Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 37)
European Review of Contract Law     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
European Review of Private Law     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 32)
European Yearbook of Minority Issues Online     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 5)
Evaluation Review     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 12)
Evidence & Policy : A Journal of Research, Debate and Practice     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 10)
Faulkner Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 1)
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Federal Law Review     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 22)
Federal Probation     Full-text available via subscription   (Followers: 2)
Feminist Legal Studies     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 16)
feminists@law     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fiat Justisia     Open Access  
First Amendment Studies     Hybrid Journal  
Florida Bar News     Free  
Florida Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Florida State University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 4)
Fordham Environmental Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 5)
Fordham Intellectual Property, Media and Entertainment Law Journal     Open Access   (Followers: 19)
Fordham Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 15)
FORO. Revista de Ciencias Jurídicas y Sociales, Nueva Época     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Fundamina : A Journal of Legal History     Open Access   (Followers: 7)
Geoforum     Hybrid Journal   (Followers: 23)
George Washington Law Review     Free   (Followers: 8)
Georgia Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)
Georgia State University Law Review     Open Access   (Followers: 2)

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  • Researching Georgia Law (2015 Edition)

    • PubDate: Wed, 04 Oct 2017 20:24:28 PDT
  • 2016-2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium: Exploring the
           Right To Die In The U.S.

    • Authors: Margaret Pabst Battin
      Abstract: This transcript is a reproduction of the Keynote Presentation at the 2016–2017 Georgia State University Law Review Symposium on November 11, 2016. Margaret Battin, is a Distinguished Professor of Philosophy and Adjust Professor of Internal Medicine at the University of Utah.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:26 PDT
  • Unbefriended And Unrepresented: Better Medical Decision Making For
           Incapacitated Patients Without Healthcare Surrogates

    • Authors: Thaddeus Mason Pope
      Abstract: The purpose of this Article is to help improve the quality of healthcare decision making for the unbefriended. I hope that this comprehensive and systematic explanation of both the problem and the available solutions will empower both public and clinical policymakers to develop more informed and more circumspect policies and procedures
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:23 PDT
  • Ending-Life Decisions: Some Disability Perspectives

    • Authors: Mary Crossley
      Abstract: This Essay considers the challenges to end-of-life decision-making that disability poses. I am perhaps an odd choice to offer the disability perspective on this or any topic, as I am able bodied and of sound mind, at least for the moment. For the past thirty years, however, I have puzzled over how people with disabilities experience the health care system in this country and how the health care system experiences people with disabilities.This essay does two things. First, it briefly describes the nature of and basis for disability concerns about the liberalization of ending life decisions. This account is largely descriptive and explanatory, summarizing the reasons for the apprehension that many in the disability community experience surrounding treatment termination and physician-aided dying. I offer this account recognizing both that I am not a person with a disability and that people with disabilities have diverse views on these issues.Second, this essay considers how recent conversations about racial justice issues in policing and criminal justice, promoted by the Black Lives Matter movement, among others, might offer parallels to the concerns of disability advocates. To my mind, these parallels help explicate the concerns of disability activists and reveal them as deeply imbued with social justice commitments
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:20 PDT
  • Distinctive Factors Affecting the Legal Context of End-Of-Life Medical
           Care For Older Persons

    • Authors: Marshall B. Kapp
      Abstract: Current legal regulation of medical care for individuals approaching the end of life in the United States is predicated essentially on a factual model emanating from a series of high-profile judicial opinions concerning the rights of adults who become either permanently unconscious or are clearly going to die soon with or without aggressive attempts of curative therapy.The need for a flexible, adaptable approach to medically treating people approaching the end of their lives, and a similar openness to possible modification of the legal framework within which treatment choices are made and implemented, are particularly important when older individuals are involved. Of the approximately 2.5 million people who die each year in the U.S., about three-quarters of deaths occur among persons aged sixty-five and older. As stated succinctly by historian Jill Lepore, “[t]he longer we live, the longer we die.”This article outlines a few of the most salient clinical and social factors that distinguish the large and growing cohort of older persons, in potentially legally and policy relevant ways, from other population groups for whom end-of-life medical treatment choices may come into play. Some practice and policy implications are alluded to briefly.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 09:00:17 PDT
  • HB 927 - Supreme Court, Appellate Court Efficiencies

    • Authors: Bryan Janflone et al.
      Abstract: The Act expands the jurisdiction of the Georgia Court of Appeals and increases the number of Supreme Court Justices from seven to nine to alleviate the overly burdened Supreme Court of Georgia. The Supreme Court had exclusive appellate jurisdiction over cases involving title to land, wills, and divorce. The Act allows the Court of Appeals to hear appeals on these matters.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:59 PDT
  • HB 768 - Georgia Achieving A Better Life Experience (ABLE)

    • Authors: Amy Patterson et al.
      Abstract: The Act creates a tax-exempt savings account program for persons with disabilities in order to help them live independently. It creates an ABLE Program Corporation whose board is authorized to implement and administer the program.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:55 PDT
  • HB 801 - Postsecondary Education: HOPE Scholarship

    • Authors: S. Umarah Ali et al.
      Abstract: The Act amends provisions of the HOPE scholarship by allowing students who choose to take more rigorous courses to have a weighted grade point average for the evaluation of their HOPE scholarship disbursement.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:51 PDT
  • SB 367 - Comprehensive Reform for Offenders Entering, Proceeding Through,
           and Leaving the Criminal Justice System

    • Authors: W. Sean McPhillip et al.
      Abstract: The Act provides comprehensive reform for offenders entering, proceeding through, and leaving the criminal justice system. It expands accountability courts and pretrial intervention and diversion programs. The Act provides for students incarcerated in Department of Corrections facilities or incarcerated or committed to Department of Juvenile Justice facilities to receive educational services through a state charter school. It also revises matters and procedures related to school discipline and the regaining of driving privileges for those convicted of certain crimes. In addition, the Act clarifies the responsibilities of, and provides for reorganization within, the Board of Community Supervision and Department of Community Supervision. Next, the Act revises first offender treatment and record restriction and changes provisions relating to misdemeanor probation services. The Act also revises the State Board of Pardons and Parole’s authority regarding certain drug or alcohol offenders. In addition, the Act revises requirements for professional licensing boards to consider certain factors relating to felonies before denying a license to an applicant or revoking a license. The Act also revises eligibility for food stamps under certain circumstances. Finally, the Act provides rules and regulations for governing the transfer of probation supervision of certain juvenile offenders.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:47 PDT
  • SB 331 - Parent and Child Relationship Generally

    • Authors: Corbin Aiken et al.
      Abstract: The Act amends provisions of Georgia’s domestic relations statutes to allow a court to deny a biological father’s legitimation petition or to terminate his parental rights when there is clear and convincing evidence that the child was conceived as a result of rape. If the court denies the biological father’s legitimation petition, the child is still capable of inheriting from the father, but the father is not capable of benefiting from the child.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:43 PDT
  • HB 513 - Civil Practice Act: Anti-SLAPP

    • Authors: Pierre-Joseph Noebes et al.
      Abstract: The Act amends Georgia’s anti-SLAPP statute to expand its coverage from protecting the right to petition to also include protecting the right of free speech in connection with an issue of public interest or concern. Claims brought against those involved in such activities shall be subject to a motion to strike, unless the court determines that the non-moving party has established a probability that the claimant can prevail on the merits. If the moving party succeeds on a motion to strike,the court will award the party attorney’s fees and costs associated with the motion. Any order granting or denying a motion to strike will be immediately appealable.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:39 PDT
  • HB 362 & HB 588 - Controlled Substances

    • Authors: William Fawcett et al.
      Abstract: The Act mandates the installation of real-time electronic tracking systems in all pharmacies that sell products containing ephedrine and pseudoephedrine, which are ingredients used in the manufacture of methamphetamine. When customers attempt to purchase more than the maximum amount of these products, the tracking system blocks the sale by issuing a stop sale alert.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:35 PDT
  • HB 941 - Pretrial Proceedings

    • Authors: Majda Muhic et al.
      Abstract: The Act changes the grand jury proceedings for police officers charged with committing a crime in the course of performing their official duties. Prior to the Act, Georgia police officers were permitted to be present for the entire duration of grand jury proceedings, hear all of the evidence presented against them, and then testify to the grand jury at the end of the proceedings without being subject to cross examination. Grand jury hearings produced no records, so interested parties had no opportunity to find out what transpired in the proceedings. After the passage of the Act, police officers retain the right to testify at the end of grand jury hearings. However, police officers can no longer be present for the other parts of the proceedings. After testifying, police officers will now be subject to cross examination by the prosecutor and the grand jury. Police officers will, however, retain their Fifth Amendment right to refuse to answer questions. The grand jury can draw negative inferences from a police officer’s assertion of his or her Fifth Amendment right. Prosecutors may also call forward other witnesses to refute a police officer’s testimony. Finally, a court reporter will be present to transcribe what is said in the proceedings, and these transcripts will be made public.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:32 PDT
  • HB 727 - Regulation of Fireworks

    • Authors: Tim Henshaw et al.
      Abstract: HB 727 establishes provisions to allow local governments to restrict the usage of fireworks. It also changes regulations for the following: the sale and use of fireworks, temporary consumer fireworks sales stands, fire department requirements, firefighter qualifications, pyrotechnics exhibits, consumer fireworks distributor licenses, fireworks contraband, limitations on the timing of firework detonations, and illegal sales of fireworks. HB 727 revises provisions regarding the lawful use and ignition of fireworks and prohibits the following: use of fireworks near any public transportation routes, ignition of fireworks under the influence of alcohol or drugs, sale of fireworks to any person under 18 years of age, as well as other prohibitions on usage of fireworks near certain buildings. Finally, HB 727 grants certain powers to the Safety Fire Commissioner.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:28 PDT
  • SB 255 - Garnishment Proceedings

    • Authors: Amy BeMent et al.
      Abstract: The Act reorganizes and modernizes Georgia’s garnishment code by requiring notice of garnishment exemptions to debtors, providing a process for the resolution of exemption claims, limiting the garnishment period for financial accounts to twenty four hours, requiring service of garnishment summons to be performed upon a registered agent of a corporation, and mandating the use of the forms provided in the Act.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:24 PDT
  • SB 323 - State Printing and Documents

    • Authors: M. Adam Kaye Jr. et al.
      Abstract: The Act exempts economic development project documents, maintained by any state government agency, from public disclosure until the project is secured by binding commitment. The Act also allows any state university’s athletic department ninety days to return open records requests.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:20 PDT
  • HB 859 - Offenses Against Public Order and Safety

    • Authors: David Hsu et al.
      Abstract: The Act would have allowed legal possession of a concealed firearm for individuals with a Georgia Weapons Carry License on property owned or leased by a technical school, college, or university.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:16 PDT
  • HB 757 - Public Lawsuits: Protect Religious Freedoms

    • Authors: Phillip Kuck et al.
      Abstract: The Act purported to protect the free exercise of religion for religious officials and institutions. Religious officials would not be required to perform marriage ceremonies in violation of their legal right to free exercise of religion. Moreover, faith based organizations would have been permitted to deny employment to individuals whose religious beliefs, or lack thereof, are not in accord with the organization. The Act would have further provided that no business may be required, by legislation, to operate on Saturday or Sunday and that sovereign immunity is waived under certain circumstances.
      PubDate: Mon, 14 Aug 2017 08:27:12 PDT
  • Injustice Under Law: Perpetuating And Criminalizing Poverty Through The

    • Authors: Judge Lisa Foster
      Abstract: Money matters in the justice system. If you can afford to purchase your freedom pretrial, if you can afford to immediately pay fines and fees for minor traffic offenses and municipal code violations, if you can afford to hire an attorney, your experience of the justice system both procedurally and substantively will be qualitatively different than the experience of someone who is poor. More disturbingly, through a variety of policies and practices—some of them blatantly unconstitutional—our courts are perpetuating and criminalizing poverty. And when we talk about poverty in the United States, we are still talking about race, ethnicity, and national origin.The majority of poor people in the United States are people of color. Although a substantial plurality are white, 24% of African-Americans and 21% of Hispanics live in poverty. Yet, African-Americans comprise just 12% of the total population, and Hispanics comprise just 18%. The impact of what we have done and continue to do daily in courtrooms throughout the United States is to trap people—including disproportionately people of color—in poverty.In this essay, I will describe how the justice system enforces poverty employing three examples: bail, fines and fees, and access to counsel in civil cases. These are by no means the only ways in which the justice system quite literally imprisons people in poverty, but they are widespread and particularly pernicious. I will also provide a legal framework for analyzing these practices and a brief gloss on their history. I will conclude hopefully with a discussion of successful reform efforts and a way forward.
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:30:39 PDT
  • A Promise Unfulfilled: Challenges To Georgia’s Death Penalty Statute

    • Authors: William Cody Newsome
      Abstract: In Furman v. Georgia, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed with Furman’s counsel. Three Justices agreed that Georgia law, as applied, was arbitrary and potentially discriminatory. Moreover, one Justice challenged the value of the death penalty and doubted it served any of the alleged purposes for which it was employed.Although many challenges subsequent to Furman have been raised and arguably resolved by the Court, the underlying challenges raised by Furman appear to remain prevalent with the Court. Justice Breyer recently echoed the concurring opinions of Furman in his dissenting opinion from Glossip v. Gross, when he stated: “In this world, or at least in this Nation, we can have a death penalty that at least arguably serves legitimate penological purposes or we can have a procedural system that at least arguably seeks reliability and fairness in the death penalty’s application. We cannot have both.”This Note will explore both sides of Justice Breyer’s contention in Glossip.
      PubDate: Fri, 11 Aug 2017 14:30:36 PDT
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