Professor Stephen Ware speaks at PennState Law's annual symposium

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – The Penn State Law in University Park Arbitration Law Review, a student-run publication, hosted its annual symposium on February 12, 2020, in the Lewis Katz Building. Five experts from across the country joined as guest panelists to discuss a variety of topics under this year’s theme, collective bargaining and adhesive arbitration.

Kansas coronavirus update: 30-day quarantine ordered for KC; state records second death, 55 cases

TOPEKA — Health officials have ordered Kansas City-area residents to stay at home for 30 days, starting Tuesday, in an effort to slow the rapid spread of COVID-19.

The order affects all but essential services for residents in Johnson and Wyandotte counties, as well as Jackson County on the Missouri side.

The area is a hotbed for confirmed cases of the coronavirus, including the only two deaths from the illness so far in Kansas. At least 55 people in Kansas have tested positive for the virus, including 38 in Johnson and Wyandotte counties.

Speedy trial rights are on hold in Kansas. What does that mean for defendants?

As Rontarus Washington Jr. left the courtroom on Oct. 4, 2019, following a hung jury in his murder trial, he told his mother, “Wipe them tears; they can’t keep me forever.”

That was before the coronavirus disease became a global pandemic and the Kansas Supreme Court suspended speedy trial laws “until further order.”

As of March 16, Washington had been in custody of the Douglas County Jail for five years, not counting the roughly two months before he was extradited from Mississippi to Kansas. At age 23, that’s about 26.2% of his life. But who’s counting?

Raj Bhala to deliver keynote address at University of St. Thomas Law Journal Symposium

Sovereignty in a Fragmenting, Globalizing World

University of St. Thomas Law Journal Spring 2020 Symposium

The University of St. Thomas Law Journal invites you to attend our Spring Symposium as we explore issues of sovereignty in the context of a simultaneously fragmenting and globalizing world. Join us to hear thought leaders discuss the implications of recent trends in international trade and law on sovereignty as we have come to know it.

Friday, March 20, 2020 (4 standard CLE credits approved)

This year's speakers include:

Podcast: Kyle Velte discusses how Title IX applies to transgender students

Seg. 1: Title IX + Transgender Students | Seg. 2: A People's History

Segment 1: How Title IX applies to transgender students.

With the background of a couple of court cases currently in progress, a KU law professor has created a guide for using Title IX to protect transgender students from discrimination in schools. 

  • Kyle Velte, associate professor of law, University of Kansas School of Law

Segment 2, beginning at 27:00: Season 1, Episode 4, A People's History of Kansas City.

Trading in for a new deal

Some business sectors will need to study up. Still, most should not expect much to change under the Canada-United States-Mexico Agreement (CUSMA), probably better known as the USMCA or NAFTA 2.0.

Canada is the last partner that has yet to ratify the agreement. Bill C-4, the CUSMA Implementation bill, passed second reading in the House of Commons in February and has been referred to the Standing Committee on International Trade.

Albert Wilson, convicted in Lawrence rape case, could get a new trial

A man who some have argued was wrongly convicted in a Lawrence rape case could see a new trial.

The Kansas Court of Appeals has remanded the case to Douglas County District Court for a hearing to determine whether Albert N. Wilson was deprived of effective counsel.

Wilson, now 24, was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on April 3, 2019, after a jury found him guilty of raping a then-17-year-old girl he met at a bar near the University of Kansas campus.

The government doesn’t know much about LGBTQ people. Here’s what we know about N.J.

The U.S. Census is really bad at counting LGBTQ people.

In fact, the government has never had an accurate counting of states’ lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans or other queer residents.

That means the $675 billion allocated from the federal budget to states each year for anti-poverty programs likely isn’t reaching as many LGBTQ people as it could because the government doesn’t collect accurate data on them. As one of the larger states in the country — and as a state with a significant LGBTQ population — that could mean New Jersey is missing out on funding for its residents.

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