Volume 4 Number 2 - Spring 2012
Volume 4 Number 1 - Symposium: Reforming Medical Liability: Global Perspectives - Fall 2011
In this volume of the Drexel Law Review, we are proud to present a rich selection of comparative perspectives on the operation of malpractice litigation and regulation in countries not often examined in the health policy literature—Australia, India, Japan, and Mexico. In spite of our common beliefs in American exceptionalism, it turns out there is much to learn from the struggles of other countries with medical errors and patient injury. We have assembled a first-class group of experts to consider the lessons of comparative approaches, and the authors, and the very capable law review staff, have worked hard to produce this lengthy volume. It makes a substantial and original contribution to the literature of comparative civil liability.
Barry R. Furrow, Professor of Law and Director, Health Law Program, Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University
Volume 3 Number 2 - Spring 2011
Volume 3 Number 1 - Symposium: Business Improvement Districts and the Evolution of Urban Governance - Fall 2010
This symposium issue of the Drexel Law Review provides an in-depth examination of business improvement districts (BIDs) in Philadelphia, including case studies of each BID in the city, commentary on those case studies by law school faculty (Richard Briffault, Gerald Frug, Nicole Stelle Garnett, and Richard Schragger), and essays by three practitioners (Paul Levy, Lawrence Houstoun, and Dan Hoffman) who have worked closely in and around the world of BIDs, both in Philadelphia and elsewhere. In this introduction, I discuss the case studies and commentaries to provide a brief historical overview of the role of BIDs in Philadelphia, and I will suggest how one may see the role of BIDs in the city as part of a process of institutional evolution.
Richardson Dillworth, Associate Professor of Political Science and Director of the Center for Public Policy at Drexel University
Volume 2 Number 2 - Perspectives On Fundamental Rights in South Asia - Spring 2010
This symposium issue of the Drexel Law Review marks the anticipated launch of a new section on Law and South Asian Studies of the Association of American Law Schools, including several contributions that were initially presented during a session of the proposed section at the AALS Annual Meeting for 2010. The proposed AALS section comes at a moment of heightened interest in the region among lawyers, policymakers, and the public at large in the United States, and is part of a rapidly growing constellation of scholarly initiatives on law in South Asia that have emerged internationally in recent years.
Anil Kalhan, Associate Professor of Law, Earle Mack School of Law
Volume 2 Number 1 - Fall 2009
Volume 1 Number 2 - Health Law Symposium Issue - Spring/Summer 2009
We are proud that this Health Law Symposium issue is in the first Volume of the Drexel Law Review. These articles are derived from our first major Health Law conference, the Thirty-First Annual Health Law Professors Conference, held at Drexel last June 2008. A symposium serves a multiplicity of purposes: it educates an audience as to a current legal, social, or political problem; it allows experts to test their ideas in the crossfire of audience and panelist debate and comment; and it provides a published record of this reflection and debate. This issue of the Drexel Law Review serves these purposes well. The papers provide a superb treatment of some of the many topics that can be grouped within the large health law family.
Barry R. Furrow, Professor of Law & Director of the Health Law Concentration, Earle Mack School of Law
Volume 1 Number 1 - Inaugural Issue, Winter/Spring 2009
The founding of the Drexel Law Review marks a noteworthy moment in the institutional life of the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University, already a vibrant center for scholarly inquiry and professional development in the field of law. Like the law school's lecture halls, faculty offices, and corridors, these pages will provide a fresh new forum for some of the intellectual pursuits that are most important to our profession - the exposition of the law and the give-and-take of academic dialogue.
Hon. Anthony J. Scirica, Chief Judge, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit