Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

Hello Buffalos, we must be going,

The William A. Wise Law Library wants to share 10 articles that came out last week that we hope you find interesting. All articles were pulled from the ABA Newsletter, the AALL Newsletter, or the vLex Newsletter. Enjoy!

Introduction: “Sometimes a break from your routine is the very thing you need. Here are eight things you can do during your breaks to feel more energized.”

Introduction: “Assistant Professor Elizabeth Reese, who is Nambé Pueblo, joined the Stanford Law School faculty as its first Native American member in June 2021. Her new article, published in the Stanford Law Review, analyzes the way United States legal institutions systematically ignores the legal structures created by tribal governments. She recently spoke with Felicity Barringer about why she chose to study these ellipses in legal history, what harm the practice has done and what mainstream legal systems have missed.”

Excerpt: “Of the more than 650 cases stemming from the Jan. 6 riot at the U.S. Capitol, at least five defendants have decided to go down that complicated path. And though legal experts told NPR that representing oneself in court can be exceptionally risky, they acknowledged that politically motivated defendants might logically take that option, which is guaranteed by the U.S. Constitution. One might expect that prosecutors would relish the opportunity to face off against a defendant with zero legal experience. Not so. When defendants represent themselves in court, the results are often unpredictable and can lead down distracting rabbit holes that have little to do with the relevant legal questions. Prosecutors find it difficult, if not impossible, to negotiate plea agreements with a self-represented defendant, [said Laurie Levenson, professor at Loyola Law School].”

Excerpt: “Eight hours of ambient chillout music over images pulled from NASA’s photographic archive of nebulas, galaxies, planets, and other celestial objects? Sure, I’m in.”

”This outline examines the relevant statutes in the nine jurisdictions that have authorized the use of electronic wills. (11 minutes to read ∙ 2400 words)”

“Along with rights to online video clips, nonfungible tokens can be used to represent ownership of all sorts of original digital items, including images, audio clips, collectible e-cards—even a copy of William Shatner’s tooth X-ray.”

Excerpt: “Halloween is fast approaching, and what better way to continue the spirit of openly accessible resources than to explore and share with you some of our favorites from the public domain!”

Introduction: “Newly-released data by the Law School Survey of Student Engagement (LSSSE) examines the impact of the COVID disruption on law students and legal education. Data from this report, The COVID Crisis in Legal Education, draw from the responses of over 13,000 law students at 61 law schools that participated in LSSSE in 2021.”

Summary: “Get into the Halloween spirit with our best stories on the holiday. No tricks, only treats: all stories contain free links to the supporting academic research on JSTOR. Happy Halloween!”

Introduction: “In June, the Supreme Court finally resolved a debate about how to read the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). The Van Buren opinion was a win for cybersecurity because it provided clarity on issues of cybercrime. For more than a decade, lower federal courts had struggled with hacking cases as disparate as violating a workplace use policy, using a new guest account when a previous account had been suspended, and obtaining information from public websites in ways the website owners had not anticipated or discouraged. Orin Kerr’s article “Norms of Computer Trespass” contains an excellent analysis of a range of CFAA cases.”