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September 2014 News Release Archive | Emory University School of Law

Examining the court's reasoning on same-sex marriage

Examining the court's reasoning on same-sex marriage

Emory Law Professor Michael Perry predicted discord would result from the U. S. Supreme Court's opinion on a 2013 same-sex marriage case. And indeed, a year after the decision, same-sex marriage cases were in progress in five federal appeals courts.

Universal vulnerability should inform public policy

Universal vulnerability should inform public policy

While there has been undeniable progress for women in many areas of law since 1984, when Martha Fineman founded the Feminism and Legal Theory Project, some areas, such as reproductive rights and their relationship to pay equity, are still at issue.

Keeping the peace, distancing ourselves from war

Keeping the peace, distancing ourselves from war

In her upcoming book, Going to War: An American History, Mary L. Dudziak is working to answer how political restraints have atrophied over time, looking beyond the examination of the roles of Congress, the presidency, and the courts, which are the focus of most works.

Can polygamy bans survive a legal challenge?

Can polygamy bans survive a legal challenge?

Professor John Witte, Jr. contends that polygamy laws will likely become the next hot legal topic on the contested borderlines between constitutional law, family law, and religious freedom.

Chen O8L writes for ABA on endangered species

Chen O8L writes for ABA on endangered species

Emory Law alumnus Linus Chen 08L, an attorney with the U.S. Department of the Interior, and David M. Moore, an adjunct professor at Emory Law, both wrote articles for the August 2014 ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources Endangered Species Committee newsletter.

McAvoy to retire after 20 years of championing public interest at Emory Law

McAvoy to retire after 20 years of championing public interest at Emory Law

When Sue McAvoy retires later this summer, the legacy of her 20-year career will be its immense impact on the public interest community in Atlanta and throughout the country. Eighteen years ago, she started the Emory Public Interest Committee Inspiration Awards, which celebrate lawyers who do extraordinary work. The event raises funds to underwrite summer public interest jobs for up to 50 law students annually.