TLR Blog

Temple Law Review’s Blog features interviews, video presentations, and short essays that provide succinct, timely analysis of current legal developments. We welcome submissions from faculty, practitioners, alumni of the Law Review, and current editors/staff. To submit an essay, please email with the subject heading “Submission for TLR Blog.”

Posts on the TLR Blog are not edited by Law Review staff. All errors are the author’s own. 

Posted on December 4th, 2023

Author: Jasnoor Hundal In early August 2023, the Supreme Court stayed the Second Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision, In re Purdue Pharma L.P., and granted certiorari to hear oral argument in December of 2023. The parties were asked to brief and argue “[w]hether the Bankruptcy Code authorizes a court to approve, as part of a […]

Posted on September 1st, 2023

Thomas Nachbar, University of Virginia Thomas Nachbar is the F.D.G. Ribble Professor of Law at the University of Virginia School of Law. After earning his undergraduate degree in history and economics, Tom Nachbar spent five years as a systems analyst, working for both Andersen Consulting and Hughes Space and Communications before entering law school, where […]

Posted on October 18th, 2022

Randy Kominsky is a member of Temple Law’s Class of 1979. Mr. Kominsky was a staff editor for Volume 51 and an associate research editor for Volume 52 of Temple Law Review. His case note, Housing Discrimination – The Appropriate Evidentiary Standard for Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968, was published in 1978.[1] After graduating, he moved […]

Posted on April 9th, 2020

Disrupting Hierarchies In Legal Education: Increasing Access By Supporting First Gen Success Katharine Traylor Schaffzin, Dean and Professor of Law, University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law The first-generation college students of Generation Z will challenge all of higher education, including legal education, to reconsider the delivery of education.  Fortunately, undergraduate institutions have been […]

Posted on April 2nd, 2020

Musings on Disrupting Hierarchies in Legal Education Elaine D. Ingulli, Professor of Business Law, Emerita, Stockton University As far back as I can remember, my deepest instincts have been anti-hierarchical. Yet I struggled to find a way to contribute to this symposium. The call for papers, while prompting writers to address important hierarchies, is so […]

Posted on March 26th, 2020

Hierarchy? What Hierarchy? Why Legal Education Is the Most Egalitarian Form of Higher Education Professor John Hasnas, J.D., PhD., LLM., Professor of Ethics, McDonough School of Business, Georgetown University; Professor of Law (by courtesy), Georgetown Law Center; and Freedman Law and Humanities Fellow, 1989-91.  People become attorneys for a wide variety of reasons. But only […]

Posted on March 20th, 2020

Unsinkable? The College Admissions Scam was the Tip of the Iceberg Kerri Lynn Stone, Professor of Law, Florida International University The recent college admissions scandal that rocked Hollywood (and U.S.C., among others) and dominated the headlines has all the makings of a splashy, made-for-TV movie. But was it the tip of an enormous iceberg that […]

Posted on March 13th, 2020

Legal Education in Search of a New Meritocracy and Values for Admissions, Grading, and Pedagogy: A Personal Reflection on the Importance of the Temple Graduate Fellow Program Paul J. Zwier, Professor of Law, Emory University Throughout its history, including through its placement of Graduate Fellows into the ranks of higher education professors, and even in its […]

Posted on February 21st, 2020

Temple Law Review is pleased to announce that this year, the TLR Blog will feature blog posts written by several speakers from our Fall Symposium, Disrupting Hierarchies in Legal Education, in addition to our annual symposium issue. The posts will touch on issues discussed during the symposium and will be available weekly beginning in March. […]

Posted on May 29th, 2019

This audio recording is from a panel discussion that took place during Temple Law Review’s 2018 Fall Symposium, “Taxpayer Rights in the United States: All the Angles.”