This Article suggests two new ways of conceptualizing what constitutes “meaningful feedback.” The first is that for feedback to be meaningful, it must be accompanied by metacognitive reflection. The second is that feedback takes on meaning when prefaced by the deconstruction and abstraction, or “naming,” of legal thinking processes. Both insights emerge only upon a holistic examination of metacognitive theory and practice as they have developed across disparate sectors of the legal curriculum.
12 Drexel L. Review 227
This Article develops a strategy for improving physician-patient relationships. I suggest that enhancing physicians’ interpersonal skills can improve physician-patient rapport and mitigate the negative consequences resulting from placing too much weight on simplistic metrics. The strategy provided here is not a panacea for the broader problems posed by overemphasizing certain metrics. But, this Article can inform a larger project aimed at becoming wiser about how data and metrics are used in all aspects of medicine and health care.
12 Drexel Law Review 287
This Note proposes a legislative approach to an assault weapons ban that would consider the prevalence of semi-automatic AR-15 rifles in mass shootings as well as the mechanics of the rifle that make it particularly lethal. There is a time and place for weapons of certain qualities. Our gun laws must reflect a respect for the distinction between modern warfare and an orderly civilian society.
12 Drexel Law Review 331
Abused women are waiting this very moment in the U.S., not knowing if they have a reasonable likelihood of succeeding in their asylum claims. This Note argues that it is time for such uncertainty to be lifted, rather than waiting on the courts to do something further. The American legal system has already spoken, recognizing domestically abused women, and even abused immigrant women, as deserving special recognition and protection under the law. The policy of asylum law specifically must catch up to this standard, to recognize female victims of domestic violence as a particular social group.
12 Drexel Law Review 377
Instead of standard ICE detention, mentally ill migrants should be detained in the least restrictive setting decided on a case-by-case basis, as modeled by the placement of Unaccompanied Alien Children. There, a team of staff members can work toward a variety of goals, including restoration of competency and the collection of documents necessary to the individuals’ removal proceedings to both care for the migrant and assist the already overburdened immigration courts. We must do better to protect the least among us, including this vulnerable group, and the first step in doing so is to secure their safety and wellbeing throughout the immigration process.
12 Drexel Law Review 417