Journal of Law and Education: Year in Review - 2013

This year was a tremendous for the Journal of Law and Education!

This year, the Journal invited 23 candidates to join the staff for the 2013-2014 year. Our candidates come from a variety of backgrounds and experiences and add a wealth of skill and knowledge to our staff. 

After setting ambitious goals for increased writing quality through effective editorial feedback, each Board member worked dilligently to not only provide clear and direct feedback to candidates but also to continually refine their own practices. Reflecting as a team, the Board was able to establish guidelines for future Editorial Boards that will help direct consistency between publications.

Each of our candidates has had their work published! The Journal published nearly 500 case and article abstracts in 2013, all written by our candidates. 

Finally, the Journal published 8 student written Notes (our Chalk Talks) in 2013 and plans to publish 3 - 4 per issue in 2014.

  • Winter 2013:
    • Elizabeth Richardson - Homeschooling Laws (or lack thereof) in New Jersey-Are Children Slipping through the Cracks? 42 J.L. & Educ. 173

    • Ryan Driskill - Rose v Williams: Wrongly Decided? 42 J.L. & Educ. 165
  • Spring 2013:
    • Cassiopia Blausey - Bold Reform or Flash in the Pan: Parent Empowerment and the Parent Trigger,
      42 J.L. & Educ. 363
    • Whitney Kramer - Brazil and the Law of Social Quotas: An Analysis of Whether Brazil's Recent Affirmative Action Law Would Survive Review Under U.S. Constitutional Standards, 42 J.L. & Educ. 373
  • Summer 2013:
    • Drew Eckman - Rethinking Lawsuits Against Law Schools: Graduates Must Overcome Significant Hurdles to Prevail Against Alma Maters, 42 J.L. & Educ. 575
    • Sharon Wright - Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: The Kentucky Education Reform Act a Generation Later, 42 J.L. & Educ. 569
  • Fall 2013:
    • Kaitlyn Jones - #zerotolerance #keepingupwiththetimes: How Federal Zero Tolerance Policies Failed to promote Educational Success, Deter Juvenile Legal Consequences, and Confront New Social Media Concerns in Public Schools, 42 J.L. & Educ. 739
    • Jessica Williamson - Because of My "Status", My Status is Unemployed: Recommendations for Implementing Regulations on Social Media Use by Public Elementary and Secondary School Faculty, 42 J.L. & Educ. 731
  • Forthcoming in Winter 2014:
    • Paige Hamby Barbeauld - "Don't Say Gay" Bills and the Movement to Keep Discussion of LGBT Issues Out of Schools
    • Hallye Bankson - Maintaining the Schoolhouse Gate: Why Public Universities Should Not Regulate Online, Off Campus Communications Through Student Handbooks

On behalf of the Journal of Law and Education, please have a very safe and happy New Year!

Be on the lookout for more JLE news in early January!