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DLR Blog

The DLR Blog features short essays discussing current legal issues and topics and keeps in touch with DLR’s alumni through the Blog’s “Where Are They Now?” segments. DLR welcomes submissions from current staff members of DLR, faculty, alumni of DLR, practitioners, and students of Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law. Please email with any questions or to submit an entry.

DLR: Where Are They Now? - Jordan L. Fischer, Esq.

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By Christopher Mullen

Jordan L. Fischer, Esq. graduated from the then-Earle Mack School of Law in 2013 summa cum laude and completed a prestigious clerkship with the European Court of Justice of the European Union in Luxembourg before entering the private practice of law in Philadelphia. During her time at the Earle Mack School, Jordan served as Executive Editor of Drexel Law Review and founded the symposium program as the first Symposium Editor.

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A House Divided: The Fall of the Federal Election Commission

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By Gabrielle Gesek, Associate Editor

It may come as no surprise that many Americans believe the political system is broken. Extreme partisanship, a disinterested electorate, and lack of congressional accountability contribute to the current political swamp. But, perhaps, the most pervasive issue undermining the modern political system stems from campaign finance law. How can we move towards more transparent election politics?

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Hardly a Fait Accompli: Federal Rule 106

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By Professor Veronica Finkelstein

The overriding goal of the Federal Rules of Evidence is to ensure fairness throughout the trial process. Yet a rule designed to promote fairness, Rule 106, is being applied in ways that may seem unfair. Have courts gone astray in their application of Rule 106?

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DLR: Where Are They Now? - Diana Silva

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By Kristen Mowery, Managing Editor

Diana Silva, a 2011 graduate from what was then the Earle Mack School of Law, is currently a partner at Manko, Gold, Katcher & Fox and works in environmental litigation and regulatory compliance.

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Without a Purse or a Sword: Defending the Independent Judiciary

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By Danielle Russ, Associate Editor

Lawyers and law students must stand up for the independence of the judiciary and must speak on behalf of the judges falling under attack.

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DLR: Where Are They Now? - Michelle Paznokas

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By Kristen Mowery, Managing Editor

Michelle Paznokas, a 2017 Kline School of Law graduate, spent her time on Drexel Law Review working diligently as Notes Editor and contributing to the journal in a variety of ways.

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In re LJB

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By Professor David S. Cohen

Women have been charged with all sorts of crimes, including drug use, for their actions during pregnancy when every medical expert agrees that the best course of action is to get better and more accessible medical care. This short essay discusses this issue as well as the Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s recent decision holding that the state law governing child abuse does not apply to actions taken by pregnant women before birth.

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