Archive for June, 2011
By KRISTOPHER K LEÓN – Most law students do not enter law school with a business degree. Students are coming into law school with degrees in political science, criminal justice, and/or philosophy. It is possible that many of these students have never taken a course in finance. This is where the problem lies. Law schools have a duty to assist these students, who have invested upwards of $100,000 for a three-year legal education, in handling their finances for the next thirty years in the legal profession
By GABRIEL HELOU, LL.M. – The Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad was confident that the wave of change which hit the Arab World – since the outset of this year – would not reach Syria, to the point of labeling his country as “immune” from any calls for freedom and democracy.
Contrary to Al-Assad’s expectations, since mid-March, thousands of peaceful demonstrators took to the streets in different areas of the country – in Daraa, Banias, Nawa, and elsewhere – demanding democracy and human rights
By ANMOL SHARMA – What the Armed Forces Special Powers Act (AFSPA), 1958, is really doing to India, and why it should be repealed… It is imperative for us to understand why a red discontent is growing against this Act of 1958. An analytical approach should be adopted to discern the legacy of AFSPA and to scrutinize the collateral damage of extraordinary powers it confers to the Armed Forces in dealing with “disturbance” in civilian areas