At Bat for Miranda

It's important to remember to never assume anything when it comes to Miranda. Police Officers will often state that they read Miranda to your client, typically from a pre-printed card. When working “triage”, it's easy to gloss over that fact and assume that because it's pre-printed that the rights are full, complete, and correct. Your client will admit that Miranda was read and...

Property Rights in a Virtual World

I.               Introduction Once upon a time, Rex Ruby decided that he wanted to make a little extra money. Using his skills as a designer, he carefully designed, crafted, and built a furniture collection that he decided to sell in a little boutique shop. Rex decided that he would expand his sales demographic by going online and making his furniture available for purchase. On...

Making Leadership Count

This past weekend I had the pleasure of speaking on a panel for an American Bar Association Law Student Division Super Circuit Meeting. It's a lot of words that boils down to a group of law student leaders getting together to find out how they can boost their chances and make things happen as a law student. It was a bit surreal considering that less than two years ago, I was in...