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If You Shame Them, Will They Pay?

Susan Scafidi was quoted in a New York Times article about legal protection against counterfeit designs in the fashion industry. In Europe, said Susan Scafidi, the founder of the Fashion Law Institute at Fordham University, “there is protection for design, a lot more extensively than there is in the U.S.” (Ms. Scafidi has been busy

Aung San Suu Kyi: Notably Absent from the Opening of the UN General Assembly

Professor Catherine Powell wrote a blog post about the absence of Myanmar’s de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi from the opening of the United Nations General Assembly, following the recent brutal campaign by the Myanmar military against the Muslim Rohingya, a ethnic and religious minority in the country. Of the few female leaders appearing

Don’t Let Court Squander Online Lenders’ Chance to Reach Underserved

Professor Richard Squire’s co-authored article “How Does Legal Enforceability Affect Consumer Lending? Evidence from a Natural Experiment” was featured in American Banker. Are loans bound by the bank’s “home” state rate cap, or the borrower’s “host” state rate cap? No one knows for sure. This legal uncertainty has caused nonbank investors in these loans to

A Captured American ISIS Fighter Could Undermine the Whole War

Karen Greenberg was quoted in The Daily Beast about the detention of a captured American ISIS fighter by the U.S. military. [K]aren Greenberg, director of Fordham Law’s Center on National Security, pointed to George W. Bush’s seminal Nov. 13, 2001 executive order on detentions, which explicitly says that only someone “who is not a United

EU Seeks to Limit Trade of Torture Instruments

Deborah Denno was quoted in a BBC News article about the European Union’s effort to limit the global trade of torture instruments used to carry out executions. Deborah Denno, a professor at Fordham Law School in New York, said formation of the alliance suggests that more countries are questioning the use of torture and the