The dramatic rise of income inequality since 1970 has largely been caused by advances in marketing, says a law professor at Washington University in St. Louis. He is the author of the forthcoming book “Rents: How Marketing Causes Inequality.”
The School of Law has launched a new immigration clinic, aimed at helping students learn how to handle immigration matters affecting low-and moderate-income people.
Peter Joy, the Henry Hitchcock Professor of Law and director of the Criminal Justice Clinic, has been elected one of 34 new members of the American Law Institute.
Susan Appleton, the Lemma Barkeloo & Phoebe Couzins Professor of Law, has been awarded a Dukeminier Prize from the Williams Institute at the UCLA School of Law for her writing on family law.
When she was 10, Shirley Padmore Mensah survived a coup in her native Liberia. Due to that and encouragement from her father, Mensah studied at Washington University’s School of Law eventually becoming a judge in Missouri with a deep appreciation of the rule of law.
Quotes faculty experts provided to various news outlets on a variety of topics including the Zika virus, gay olympians and nepotism in the Trump administration.
President Donald Trump on June 20 directed his administration to detain migrant families together instead of separating parents from their children, but one of the nation’s leading immigration experts argues that jailing migrant families is still “cruel and unnecessary” under U.S. law.
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 14 struck down a ban on clothing with political messages being worn inside polling places. Greg Magarian, professor of law at Washington University in St. Louis and an expert on free speech and the law of politics, says the court’s decision in the case was very narrow.
Brian Z. Tamanaha has been named the John S. Lehmann University Professor at Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. He was installed Feb. 21 at a ceremony in the Bryan Cave Moot Courtroom in Anheuser-Busch Hall.
The U.S. Supreme Court on June 11 upheld Ohio’s efforts to purge its voter rolls. The move spreads voting discrimination across America, argues a constitutional law expert at Washington University in St. Louis.