McGeorge School of Law

Four Student Comments in McGeorge Law Review

March 12, 2014

Students with published comments

From left: Josh Hunsucker, Rebecca Diel, Theresa Schriever and Myles Taylor

Four McGeorge School of Law, University of the Pacific students recently published Comments in Volume 45, Issue 4 of the McGeorge Law Review.

Theresa Schriever writes on wrongful convictions and the procedural barriers to federal habeas corpus relief for California prisoners in her Comment "In Our Own Backyard: Why California Should Care About Habeas Corpus." She argues that California should modify its own habeas corpus laws to allow for more meaningful remedies at the state level.

In "Buckle Your Chinstrap: Why Youth, High School, and College Football Should Adopt the NFL's Concussion Management Policies and Procedures," Josh Hunsucker argues that the NFL's concussion management practices should be utilized by all levels of football associations in an effort to protect players and institutions alike.

Rebecca Diel addresses railroad liability in her Comment "Derailed: The Locomotive Inspection Act and the Supreme Court's Gift to Plaintiffs." The Comment proposes that the field preemption enjoyed by railroad equipment manufacturers should be extended to products liability claims brought against the railroads themselves.

In "Seeing Clearly? Interpreting Model Rule 1.6(c) for Attorney Use of Cloud Computing Technology," Myles Taylor analyzes a recent amendment to the ethical duty of confidentiality as informed by attorneys seeking to improve their practices with cloud computing technologies. The Comment suggests that Model Rule 1.6(c) currently fails to provide actionable guidance to attorneys.

Issue 4 also contained three scholarly articles: "Waving Goodbye to Non-Waivability: The Case for Permitting Waiver of Statutory Subject-Matter Jurisdiction Defects" by Professor Jessica Berch of Southwestern Law School, "Proving Toxic Harm: Getting Past Slice And Dice Tactics" by lawyer Andrew Lipton, and " 'I Won't Pay Child Support, But I Insist on Visitation.' Should Visitation and Child Support Be Linked?" by Professor John E.B. Myers of McGeorge.

Copies of the McGeorge Law Review Volume 45, Issue 4 are available in the Student Center and Legal Studies Center.

Two McGeorge Law Review editors also recently published articles in outside law journals. Natalie Kuffel published "The Sustainable Municipality: Why Economic Harm is an Environmental Concern" in Volume 37 of the UC Davis Environmental Law and Policy Journal, and Katherine Pankow published "An Equitable Proposal for Injunctive Relief to End Casualties in Cultivation" in Volume 23 of the San Joaquin Agricultural Law Review, for which she received the Stauffer Charitable Trust Award.