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From The Editor: Summer 2011


Summer 2011
Dear New York State Bar Association Readers:

There is a common myth that summer is a season for rest, relaxation, and frequent trips to the nearest beach. Not so for law students, it seems. Instead, summer is a season of internships, research assistantships, preparations for the impending fall semester, and other pressure-driven activities that make it seem as if you'd hardly left the law school behind after your last final exam in May.

Yet in the midst of all of these activities, a group of intrepid researchers and writers have found time to contribute a variety of articles on an incredible range of legal topics for our summer edition. We are fortunate to have law student contributors in this issue from Albany Law School, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Fordham Law School, Syracuse University School of Law, St. Johns University School of Law, and the Touro Jacob D. Fuschberg Law Center.

And the topical range is even wider than the geographic distribution throughout the state. Sports fanatics can learn about the application of the assumption of risk doctrine on the game of baseball. Art lovers can look at the current legal fiasco surrounding the Rose Art Museum at Brandeis University. Fashion mongers can check out an article on the burgeoning field of Fashion Law. People with an interest in free speech issues can check out pieces about Internet-use restrictions in China and the recent U.S. Supreme Court decision regarding the sale of violent video games to minors.

We have an in-depth look at legal issues surrounding the unauthorized practice of law. We have an examination of recent legislation regarding bullying in schools and a detailed assessment of Kendra's law, a noted--and controversial--mental health statute. And on the tenth anniversary of the tragic events of September 11, 2001, we have a survey of cases pertaining to Muslims in New York State and how the law has changed since the terrorist attack a decade ago.

As always, we welcome your feedback about any or all of these articles. And if you're interested in contributing for a future edition of our still-new quarterly publication, please send me an email at bpomerance@albanylaw.edu.

For now, though, enjoy the fruits of this issue. Classes don't start for a couple of weeks, so go read something about law...just for fun.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Pomerance
Editor-In-Chief

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