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"From The Editor"


Dear Readers:

"Spring is the time for plans and projects." So wrote Leo Tolstoy in his influential novel Anna Karenina. He was speaking of a farmer, a hefty man in tall boots and a cloth jacket, entering his farmyard with tremendous industry on his mind. Yet he easily could have written these words about law students, for whom spring is always one of the busiest and most project-oriented seasons of the year. Final exams, term papers, preparations for summer work -- the list goes on and on.

And here at The Law Student Connection, we bring to you the fruits of many plans and projects: our Spring 2012 edition, filled with insightful articles written by student-members of the New York State Bar Association. Our contributors this month come not only from several New York State law schools, but also from educational institutions outside the state where New York State Bar Association members are currently receiving an education. It is a pleasure to bring to you the work of so many dedicated contributors for such a wide geographic range.

As you have come to expect, this edition is filled with articles that focus on a wide variety of legal topics. For readers interested in corporate work and business organizations, we provide two in-depth offerings: a look at an "experiment" in Delaware allowing sitting judges to hear arbitration cases and an analysis of the possible corporate consequences of amendments to the federal Rule 14a-8. For those who are interested in environmental concerns or international wealth disparity issues, we have an examination of U.S. foreign policy regarding the exportation of hazardous waste.

Students, practitioners, and scholars of Family Law will want to check out the article on the danger of integrating religious law in secular legal systems. Anybody working with Health Law and related fields should read the work about possible legal ramifications of the newest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, and individuals interested in protections against unreasonable searches and seizures should check out our look at the consequences of the United States Supreme Court's recent decision in U.S. v. Jones. And people with interests in all areas of law and policy should pay heed to our study of alternative dispute resolution and its impact on the current legal climate.

We hope that you enjoy the products that our plans and projects have created this spring. So before you launch into your own plans and projects for the season, take a few minutes to peruse the offerings of our latest edition, and enjoy.

Sincerely,

Benjamin Pomerance

Editor-In-Chief

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