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New Thomas Jefferson Law Review Issue

May 6, 2011

Law Review

The latest issue of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review is now available and features articles, some authored by TJSL professors and students, on a number of interesting topics.

The lead article, by TJSL Professor Aaron Schwabach discusses issues related to Thomas Jefferson’s relationship to slaves and slavery.

As stated in the Thomas Jefferson Law Review this article attempts to describe Jefferson’s relationship to the institution of slavery, both as a slave owner and as a political figure; as much as possible, it presents Jefferson’s views on slavery and on race in his own words. This article also sets forth some of the notable features of the law of slavery in Jefferson’s time and attempts to measure Jefferson’s impact on slavery.

This issue also contains articles on “Law, Force, and Resistance to Disorder in Herman Melville’s Billy Budd” by Lawrence Friedman. “Deference to the ‘Law of Nations’: The Intersection between the New York Convention, the Convention Act, the McCarran-Ferguson Act, and State Anti-Insurance Arbitration Statutes” by David A. Rich. And a note by Brian Link on “Drawing a Line in Alternate Universes: Exposing the Inadequacies of the Current Four-Factor Fair Use Test through Chanslash.”

This issue of the Thomas Jefferson Law Review, can be found at the library on the 4th floor, opposite the circulation desk.