2016 Note Selections Announced

Please join us in congratulating the following students for having their notes chosen for publication in the 2016 volume of the University of Illinois Law Review.

Best Note: Heidi Brady, Putting a Thumb on the Scales of Justice: How the Effort to Eradicate Sexual Assault in the Military Unbalanced the Military Justice System

Kristen Bradley, Assisted Reproductive Technology After Roe v. Wade: Does Surrogacy Create Insurmountable Constitutional Conflicts?

Fang Bu, Searching for a Better Constitutional Guarantor for FRE 413–415: The Conflicts Among Circuits in Applying FRE 403 Balancing Test and a New Solution

Amy Ceranowicz, Time to Clean up the Confusion: Reeling in the Extension of CERCLA Contribution to Parties Settling Their State Law Liability

Matt Chang, Mobile Banking: The Best Hope for Cybersecurity Development

Todd Cherry, The Bargain that No One Wants: Why Unionization Should Not Be the Ultimate Goal for Collegiate Athletes

Betsy Farrington, Federally Mandated Discrimination: The Irreconcilability of Civil Rights and Export Control

Tara Feld, States Hold the Sword to Force “Patent Trolls” Back Under Their Bridges

Ben Ganellen, When Marching to the Beat of the Drum Means Beating the Drummer: An Analysis of Hazing in University Marching Bands

Allie Gecas, Gunfire Game-Changer or Big Brother’s Hidden Ears?: Fourth Amendment and Admissibility Quandaries Relating to Shotspotter Technology

Anna Gotfryd, The Safeguards of the Constitution: Fundamental Rights Not Disposable Gifts

Amy Harwath, When Labels Would Mislead: Why Vermont’s Health Justifications of its GMO Disclosure Law Wither Under Zauderer

Libby Martin, Getting a Second Bite at the Apple: The Res Judicata Exception for Seeking Foreclosure Deficiencies in Illinois

Amy Maslar & Prachi Mehta, Is the PTO Taking the Law into Its Own Hands? An Empirical Analysis of Bilski’s Fractured Impact on the Law of Patentable Subject Matter

William Schmitz, A Fix for the Smartphone Glitch: Consumer Protection by Way of Legislative “Kill Switch”

Scott Vail, Slapping the Hand at the Dinner Table: A Practical Tax Solution to Employer-Provided Meal Benefits

Michael Wester, Drawing a Line Between Rambo & Barney Fife: Overhauling the Department of Defense’s Excess Property Program in Order to Halt the Overmilitarization of America’s Police Forces

Volume 2015, Number 2

The Board of Editors is pleased to present Issue 2 of the 2015 Volume of the Illinois Law Review.

Issue 2 brings together bankruptcy scholars in a symposium to discuss Chapter 11 reform, with a particular emphasis on the role of secured credit in business bankruptcies. The following professors and scholars submitted contributions: Robinson, Dammann, Brubaker, Lawless & Tabb, Harner, Walters, Jacoby, Janger, Carlson, Moringiello, Skeel, Schwarcz, Morrison, Mooney, Tabb, Adler, Lubben, Westbrook, and Baird.

Issue 2 concludes with notes by Alex Garel-Frantzen, Brian Enright, and Jamie Nicole Johnson.


Congratulations to the following Law Review Editors who were selected as 2015 recipients of the Rickert Award for Excellence in Academic Achievement:

Anika Hermann Bargfrede, Notes Editor;

Nisha Chandran, Articles Editor;

Sierra Hennings, Associate Editor;

Christopher Jurmann, Managing Internet Editor;

Kyle Kantarek, Associate Editor;

Carson King, Topics Editor;

Nicholas Pesavento, Executive Production Editor; and

Nathaniel Wackman, Articles Editor.