Announcing JLR’s 2017 Symposium: “Stemming the Breach: Cybersecurity Reform for the 21st Century”

The Michigan Journal of Law Reform is pleased to announce that its 2017 Symposium, “Stemming the Breach: Cybersecurity Reform for the 21st Century,” will take place on February 11, 2017 in Michigan Law School’s South Hall, 625 South State St. Ann Arbor, MI.

The 2017 Symposium will run from approximately 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. and will feature the following panels and panelists:

Civil Liberties: featuring Marcy Wheeler, G.S. Hans, and Harley Geiger

Corporations: featuring Scott Shackelford, Ari Schwartz, and Alan Butler

National Security: featuring Harvey Rishikof, Cindy Cohn, and Ahmed Ghappour

The 2017 Symposium’s Key Note Address will be delivered by Former Congressman Mike Rogers


A detailed schedule of the 2017 Symposium may be found here.

For more information on the Symposium, please contact Peri Tenenbaum, Managing Symposium Editor, at

Volume 50, Issue 1 Fall 2016



Nathanial Grow
Resolving the Divided Patent Infringement Dilemma (pdf)

Jianlin Chen
Optimal Property Rights for Emerging Natural Resources: A Case Study on Owning Atmospheric Moisture (pdf)

Anita Ortiz Maddali
Left Behind: The Dying Principle of Family Reunification Under Immigration Law (pdf)


Shannon Seiferth
No More Quid Pro Quo: Abandoning the Personal Benefit Requirement in Insider Trading Law (pdf)

Jackson Pahlke
It is Time for Washington State to Take a Stand Against Holmes’s Bad Man: The Value of Punitive Damages in Deterring Big Business and International Tortfeasors (pdf)

Volume 49, Issue 4 Winter 2016



Deborah W. Denno
The Firing Squad as “A Known and Available Alternative Method of Execution” Post-Glossip (pdf)

Michael L. Radelet
The Incremental Retributive Impact of a Death Sentence Over Life Without Parole (pdf)

Andrew Novak
Transparency and Comparative Executive Clemency: Global Lessons for Pardon Reform in the United States (pdf)

David T. Johnson
Retention and Reform in Japanese Capital Punishment (pdf)


Stephanie Balitzer
What Common Law and Common Sense Teach Us About Corporate Cybersecurity (pdf)

Hazel Blum
Reforming (But Not Eliminating) the Parental Discipline Defense (pdf)

Volume 49, Issue 3 Winter 2016



John Campbell
Where Kafka Reigns: A Call for Metamorphosis in Unlawful Detainer Law (pdf)

Shawn Bayern
Three Problems (And Two Solution) in the Law of Partnership Formation (pdf)

Jesi J. Carlson, Patrick J. Glen, and Kohsei Ugumori
Finality and Judicial Review under the Immigration and Nationality Act: A Jurisprudential Review and Proposal for Reform (pdf)

Brent Pattison
When Children Object: Amplifying an Older Child’s Objection to Termination of Parental Rights (pdf)


Patrick Myers
Protecting Personal Information: Achieving a Balance Between User Privacy and Behavioral Targeting (pdf)

Volume 49, Issue 2 Winter 2016



Jamie R. Abrams
Debunking the Myth of Universal Male Privilege (pdf)

Mark Glover
Minimizing Probate-Error Risk (pdf)

Kenya J.H. Smith
Charitable Choices: The Need for a Uniform Nonprofit Limited Liability Company Act (UNLLCA) (pdf)

Len Niehoff and Ashley Messenger
Milkovich v. Lorain Journal Twenty-Five Years Later: The Slow, Quiet, and Troubled Demise of Liar Libel (pdf)


Richard Lorren Jolly
Think of the Children: Using IIED to Reformulate Disturbing Speech Restrictions (pdf)

Victoria Peng
Astroturf Campaigns: Transparency in Telecom Merger Review (pdf)


Volume 49, Issue 1 Fall 2015



Carl T. Bogus
The New Road to Serfdom: The Curse of Bigness and the Failure of Antitrust (pdf)

Jessica Mantel
Spending Medicare’s Dollars Wisely: Taking Aim at Hospitals’ Cultures of Overtreatment (pdf)

Erika L. Wood
One Significant Step: How Reforms to Prison Districts Begin to Address Political Inequality (pdf)

Collin Schueler
An Administrative Stopgap for Migrants from the Northern Triangle (pdf)


Nicholas Jackson
When Is an Agency a Court? A Modified Functional Approach to State Agency Removal Under 28 U.S.C. § 1441 (pdf)

JLR to publish five articles in 2016 symposium issue

The Michigan Journal of Law Reform is proud to be publishing five articles written in conjunction with its 2016 Symposium, “At a Crossroads: The Future of the Death Penalty,” in the fourth issue of JLR‘s Volume 49. This issue will be in print during summer 2016.

  • The Firing Squad as “A Known and Available Alternative Method of Execution” Post-Glossip
    • Deborah W. Denno, Arthur A. McGivney Professor of Law and Director, Neuroscience and Law Center, Fordham University School of Law
  • Retention and Reform in Japanese Capital Punishment
    • David T. Johnson, Professor of Sociology and Adjunct Professor of Law, University of Hawaii at Manoa
  • A Legal Obituary for Ramiro
    • Sheri Lynn Johnson, Associate Dean for Public Engagement and the James and Mark Flanagan Professor of Law, Cornell Law School
  • Transparency and Comparative Executive Clemency: Global Lessons for Pardon Reform in the United States
    • Andrew Novak, Adjunct Professor of Criminology, Law, and Society, George Mason University
  • The Incremental Retributive Impact of a Death Sentence over Life Without Parole
    • Michael L. Radelet, Professor of Sociology and Faculty Associate, Institute of Behavioral Science, University of Colorado, Boulder

The 2016 Symposium will take place on Saturday, February 6, 2016, and will run from approximately 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. For more information on the Symposium, please contact Lauren DesRosiers, Managing Symposium Editor, at

Volume 48, Issue 4 Summer 2015



Philip L. Torrey
Rethinking Immigration’s Mandatory Detention Regime: Politics, Profit, and the Meaning of “Custody” (pdf)

Michael Kagan
Immigrant Victims, Immigrant Accusers (pdf)

Kevin R. Johnson
Racial Profiling in the War on Drugs Meets the Immigration Removal Process: The Case of Moncrieffe v. Holder (pdf)

Sabrineh Ardalan
Access to Justice for Asylum Seekers: Developing an Effective Model of Holistic Asylum Representation (pdf)


Claudia Arno
Proportional Response: The Need for More—And More Standardized—Veterans’ Courts (pdf)

Stephen McInerney
Can You Diagnose Me Now? A Proposal to Modify the FDA’s Regulation of Smartphone Mobile Health Applications with a Pre-Market Notification and Application Database Program (pdf)