Academic Papers on Current Legal Issues

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A 7 page comprehensive look at Euthanasia (right to assisted suicides for the ill) and its various arguments. Writer concludes that it should be outlawed and provides numerous reasons based upon facts and research cited. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

A 5 page paper that supports the actions of doctors like Jack Kevorkian who have provided compassionate chemical euthanasia to terminally ill patients. This paper considers the actions of Kevorkian as they relate to medical ethics and personal moral issues. Though the issue is controversial, it is clear that there is a need for ...

Illegal immigration, migrant farm jobs and two periods of immigration allowances since the turn of the century have determined large Hispanic communities in the modern West. States like Texas have struggled to define these communities and distinguish between illegal immigrants and the crack down on illegal immigration and the rights of Hispanic-Americans living in ...

A 25 page paper that considers the importance of deconstructionism and CLS in law, and then argues against their use. The writer contends that standard legal practices are more effective than developments supported by deconstructionism. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 5 page research paper on trademarks and copyrights. The writer details what each covers, how it obtained, and international considerations. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

A 6 page paper discussing legal and liability issues related to spectator injuries at sporting events. Bibliography lists four sources.

A 5 page research paper which examines the question of what constitutes liability on the part of a coach or an institution in the event of sports related injury. The writer examines numerous cases and outlines the basics of what the courts expect from coaches and institutions. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Legal Profession

  • 8 page paper

An 8 page paper that discusses different aspects of the legal profession. Topics discussed include: admission to law school; education; recruitment; legal specialties; hierarchies in law firms; stratification of the profession and the social status of lawyers. Bibliography lists 7 sources.

This 8 page paper addresses four popular concerns relating to education and the law, including book banning, state action, constitutional rights of students and teachers and school prayer. Each issue is evaluated and the application of specific laws, including legal elements pertaining to constitutionality, are defined in this paper.

A 5 page paper discussing the history and background of public interest law and uses of technology to further its cause. Various examples and pertinent statistics are provided. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

A 25 page paper that provides an overview of the major elements of malpractice reform, and considers the question of whether there are benefits to reform policies in light of the prominent arguments regarding proposed legislation over the past decade. Bibliography lists 24 sources.

The Gift Tax

  • 7 page paper

In 1997, the Taxpayer Relief Act was passed, the purpose of which was to alleviate taxes for the upper middle class and to simplify some of the more complicated tax laws then in force. The 'gift tax' was one such area. In simple terms, the gift tax is payable by the donor on gift ...

In 3 pages the author discusses why sexual harassment has become such an important national issue.

Sexual Harassment

  • 14 page paper

A 14 page paper which discusses sexual harassment. The primary focus is on the universities and academic institutes of California. Federal regulations such as Title VII and Title IX are discussed as well as individual university policies. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Regulation of Utilities

  • 10 page paper

This 10 page paper focuses on the Public Utilities Holding Company Act of 1935 in a discussion on related regulation. A history of the law's implementation is provided along with a discussion on its ramifications. The significance of monopolies, particularly as it pertains to utilities, is addressed. Bibliography lists 9 sources.

This 7 page paper provides an analytical overview of O'Shea and LaLonde's book Sexual Harassment: A Practical Guide to the Law, Your Rights, and Your Options for Taking Action. This paper assesses the two central components of sexual harassment law as outlined by the authors: quid pro quo and hostile work environment. ...

A 14 page paper that discuses recent changes to antitrust laws in regards to networked health organizations, and also the relaxed antitrust laws on acquisitions and mergers in the industry. The paper introduces potential alternatives to changes in the antitrust laws which may be advantageous to continued competition in the industry, and suggests that ...

A 7 page argumentative paper positing that the general public is continually losing ground when it comes to financial redress in the United States. The current (1998) bugaboo is tort reform. The paper agrees that abuse of the system led to the desire for change in the system; however, based on historical success ...

A 7 page research paper on avalanche predictions, postings, and cleanup in light of federal, state, and torte law. Also considered are contract, negligence and manslaughter. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

A 5 page research paper that examines the changes that have been instituted in this quickly changing industry. The writer discusses how recent legislation has opened up the marketplace regarding energy use and how utilities are meeting these new challenges via Internet technology. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Affirmative Action # 2

  • 16 page paper

16 pages excellently detailing affirmative action, relevant issues, problems, cases, opinion etc; Includes 16 bibliographic references.

A 5 page paper exploring the differences and similarities between affirmative action programs based on race, sex and disabilities (ADA). The paper explores these issues from the viewpoint of public policy. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

This 15 page research paper reports data regarding affirmative action in medical schools and in the delivery of health services. Specific arguments for and against affirmative action admissions policies are discussed. Court cases charging bias against nonminorities are included as are recent legislation and legislative proposals to ban affirmative action policies in university medical school ...

The problem is discussed from a conflict perspective in this 10 page paper. Several sections look at the problem, analyze data and apply theoretical principals to relevant studies. Solutions to the dilemma of affirmative action are discussed in light of polling data as well as sociological theory. Bibliography lists 8 sources.

An 8 page paper that relates the issue of reverse discrimination to the determinations of Melvin Urofsky in his book of same title. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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