North Carolina Law Review

University of North Carolina School of Law

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September 8, 2019

 Both the United States Constitution and the North Carolina Constitution include emoluments clauses, but neither constitution defines the meaning of emoluments. Suits in federal courts against President Donald Trump charging him with receiving prohibited emoluments hav...

September 8, 2019

 97 N.C. L. REV. 1673 (2019) 

 New technologies are expanding schools’ ability to keep students under surveillance—inside and outside the classroom—during the school year and after it ends. Schools have moved quickly to adopt a dizzying array of new tools. These in...

 97 N.C. L. REV. 1625 (2019) 

 North Carolina should abolish its location requirement for making a holographic will. Under the North Carolina holographic wills statute, a handwritten document must be found in an approved location after its author’s death in order t...

September 8, 2019

 97 N.C. L. REV. 1553 (2019) 

 Evidence law in North Carolina senselessly punishes victims of domestic and sexual violence by broadly sanctioning witness impeachment with prior convictions––no matter the implicit prejudice to the witness or how little the convictio...

97 N.C. L. REV. 1497 (2019)

Concerns over patent protection covering new forms of gene editing have largely focused on the intellectual property covering the editing mechanism itself, most notably CRISPR (clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats), but a...

97 N.C. L. REV. 1463 (2019)

Long overpromised and underdelivered, gene therapy has at last achieved clinical validation and, with the advent of improved gene-editing technologies such as CRISPR, seems poised to play a rapidly expanding role in medical care. However, som...

97 N.C. L. REV. 1399 (2019)

Although scientists have been manipulating genomes since the 1970s, the recent discovery of Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats (“CRISPR”) has expanded the possibilities not only for what gene editing might accomplish bu...

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June 25, 2019

When Congress established the position of the administrative law judge (“ALJ”) via the Administrative Procedure Act (“APA”) in 1946, it sought to address concerns that persons hearing administrative cases lacked sufficient independence from the agencies that employed t...

January 17, 2019

97 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 1 (2019)

Modern medicine can extend the dying process so long that a patient dying of a terminal illness may feel trapped in a tortuously slow, lingering decline. Some patients will want to achieve a swifter, gentler end by ingesting medications...

September 20, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 20

Today, “[a] 401(k) is expected by employees in mid-to-large sized firms, but it can be fraught with peril for plan sponsors given the fiduciary responsibility and recent spate of lawsuits.” Imagine a private company voluntarily offers employe...

April 15, 2018

96 N.C. L. Rev. Addendum 1

The terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001 occurred almost seventeen years ago, but their consequences continue to be felt around the world. The United States remains engaged across the globe, particularly in Southwest and Central Asia, in a...

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News and Announcements

September 18, 2017

The North Carolina Law Review is delighted to be hosting "Badge Cams as Data and Deterrent: Law Enforcement, the Public, and the Press in the Age of the Digital Video," a symposium to examine the relationship between law enforcement and those they police, the generatio...

August 28, 2017

We are pleased to announce that registration is now open for our upcoming symposium, Badge Cams as Data and Deterrent: Law Enforcement, the Public and the Press in the Age of Digital Video.

The symposium will be held Friday, November 3, 2017 at the Carolina Club in Chap...

June 2, 2017

The North Carolina Law Review is pleased to announce the selection of our Staff for Volume 96!

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