Pathway: The Newsletter for Law Students, Summer 2017 – Issue 9

In This Issue


Let’s Talk About Sex…Education and the Implications of the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act – Jonathan Milohnić – 2L, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

It’s September and all across the country students are back in school. Unfortunately, most of these students are receiving inaccurate and inadequate sexual education, or in some instances no sexual education at all. Fortunately two United States legislators are attempting to change this and provide comprehensive sexual education to all. On July 27 and 28, 2017 Senator Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) reintroduced the Real Education for Healthy Youth Act in both the Senate and House of Representatives.

New York’s Constitutional Right to a Sound Basic Education A Critique of Aristy-Farer v. State of New York – Jaclyn Millar – 2L, New York Law School

Law school provides students the invaluable opportunity to expose oneself to numerous subjects.  As students, we strengthen fundamental writing skills, exercise critical thinking skills in logic and reasoning, and develop an appreciation for how the law has evolved throughout history.  Since I began law school, I have come to value not only my legal education, but my education from elementary school, high school, and college.  Therefore, when I came across Aristy-Farer v. State of New York, a case which addresses children’s constitutional rights to sound basic education, I was encouraged to share my findings to highlight the need for educational reform.

Pronouns in the Profession: The Rhetoric of Gender in the Legal Field – Chanan Brown – 1L, Syracuse University College of Law

During my orientation to law school, a mere three weeks ago, I attended an alumni panel on a particular practice area of law.  I raised my hand to ask a question and, as I was acknowledged by the moderator, it occurred to me for the first time:  I have no idea how to formally address practicing attorneys.

The Legal Profession – Attorneys & Courts – Bulwark Against Injustice – Michael L. Fox – B.A., J.D., professor at Mount Saint Mary College

Articles have been written about the importance of attorneys and judges in our civil, democratic society.  Speeches have been given.  Protests have been held.  Yet, to this day, attorneys are often scorned, and judges derided, by our citizenry, by our politicians, by our comedians – that is, until they are needed.

Scholarly Articles

EU Tax  Probe, State Aid & the Case Of Amazon – Tomislav Krmek – LLM Georgetown University Law Center

Multinational entities are shifting their profits from jurisdictions with high tax rates to low tax jurisdictions that result in sovereign governments losing millions of dollars and euros. Profits are moved away from the jurisdictions in which the economic activity occurs and sovereign governments face difficulties in exercising their right to taxation.