Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy


RJLPP REGION IN REVIEW BLOG

Welcome to the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy's Region in Review blog covering regional legal issues. As one of the first law journals to provide online-exclusive commentary, the blog provides fresh and dynamic perspectives on the region's emerging questions of law and policy. We are always accepting contributions that focus on current, region-centric topics. If you are interested in contributing, please email rutgers.jlpp.blog@gmail.com. Submissions should be no longer than 3,000 words.  

-RJLPP Editorial Board

The Increasing Appeal of Private Arbitration and a Brief Look at Some of the Downside

By: Hon. L. Anthony Gibson, J.S.C. (ret.)

April 27, 2015

Choosing to opt out of traditional court controlled litigation in favor of private arbitration, although anything but new, appears to be an increasingly attractive choice to disputing parties and their attorneys. However, even in those cases that are traditionally a good fit for private arbitration there still needs to be a recognition of what one is giving up when making that choice.

2015 Symposium: New Legal Strategies to Prevent Drug Overdoses

Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy was pleased to host the 2015 Symposium: New Legal Strategies to Prevent Drug Overdoses. The editorial board would like to thank the attending speakers: Rosanne Scotti, State Director of New Jersey Drug Policy Alliance; Rebecca Ricigliano, Senior Staff Member of Attorney General Hoffman’s Office; and Harry Earle, Chief of Police of Glouster Township. 

Volume 12, Issue 2: Current Issues in Public Policy

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 12, Issue 2 of the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy. This issue includes articles on a variety of topics such as the need for a copyright standard for characters in a series, misclassifying employees as independent contractors, a legislative solution for orphan works, the online gambling conflict between state laws and the WTO decision, and how insurance companies can mount challenges to a bank-centric designation. 

Trademark Infringement: Third Circuit Offers Guidance on Evidence Needed to Satisfy Irreparable Harm in Preliminary Injunctions

By: Heather Schubert

February 17, 2015

The Supreme Court rulings in eBay and Winter have caused the federal circuit courts to question the presumption of irreparable harm in the trademark context for a preliminary injunction. Recently, the Third Circuit ruled an inference of irreparable harm can be found from the evidence established. Does this ruling help clarify the test or further the growing circuit split?

Volume 12, Issue 1: Current Issues in Public Policy

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 12, Issue 1 of the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy. This issue includes articles on topics such as New Jersey’s Overdose Prevention Act as well as Fourth Amendment implications on the use of night vision goggles by law enforcement personnel. This issue also includes a transcript of the 2014 Rutgers Health Law Society symposium on organ donation.   

Terminable-at-Will Clauses and Executory Contracts in Bankruptcy: An Examination of Third Circuit Treatment and Practitioner Guidance

By: Brett Buterick

January 22, 2015

At present, Third Circuit bankruptcy courts have not addressed the issue of dissolution of an executory contract on the basis of a terminable-at-will provision. How should the Third Circuit bankruptcy courts address this issue? What are practical positions for contracting parties when dealing with terminable-at-will provisions?

Volume 11, Issue 4: Current Issues in Public Policy

The Editorial Board is pleased to announce the publication of Volume 11, Issue 4 of the Rutgers Journal of Law & Public Policy. This issue includes articles on a variety of topics such as population losses in large American cities, antitrust violations of reverse payments, and the enactment of Parent Trigger laws.