Monday, May 16, 2005

Student Comments Chosen for SIU LJ Vol. 30

I am pleased to announce the 2L comments chosen for publication in forthcoming issues of volume 30 (2005-06) of the SIU Law Journal.

1. BEST COMMENT- "Searching for Original Expression: Fan Fiction and the Fair Use Defense" — Mollie Nolan

The others, in no particular order, are:

"Game Over for Minors? The Constitutionality of Illinois' Proposed Restrictions on Violent Video Games" — Todd Chapman

"The Not-So-Organic, Organic Dairy Regulations of the Organic Food Production Act of 1990" — Chad Kruse

"The Supreme Court Lets the Dogs Out: Can Illinois Put Them Back In? Establishing a Reasonable Suspicion Standard for the Use of Drug Canines" — Kyle Hutson

"Does This Home Rule the Courts? Carbondale's Tort Reform Ordinance" — Jim Webb

"The Inclusion of Settling Defendants Under Section 2-1117: The Right Move for the Illinois Courts" — Ed Albin

Alternate- "A Troublesome Good Idea: An Analysis of the Illinois Gestational Surrogacy Act" — Jeremy Richey

As a reminder, the following students had their case comments chosen for publication in volume 30 (2005-06) at the end of the Fall 2004 semester: Claire Sprague (Best Casenote), Mollie Nolan, Lauren Stocks, Chad Kruse, Lizzie Schuerman, Jim Webb, and Brynna Themas (alternate).

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