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Letter From The Editor

Dear Readers:

Two-and-a-half years ago, I wrote that we were attempting a reincarnation. The Law Student Connection, which lay dormant for a substantial period, was being revived.

Since that time, we have published multiple articles by student contributors from virtually every New York State law school. We have received thoughtful praise and comments from practitioners and scholars. We even were cited by one of the United States Courts of Appeals in a major decision. All in all, the reincarnation has created something lasting.

Now, it is time to say good-bye.

But only for me. I am no longer a law student, so I must leave. Yet the Law Student Connection will continue on after I go in the capable hands of another student editor-in-chief. The quality content -- all of it produced by New York law students -- that you have come to expect from this publication will continue long into the future.

Before I go, though, I am proud to announce our latest slate of articles. We begin with a look at an upcoming Supreme Court case that could re-shape a major aspect of First Amendment law. Next, Daniel J. Slomnicki argues for a significant change in New York's Penal Law, calling for New York to recognize "rape by fraud" as a crime. Continuing with the Criminal Law exploration, Samuel Yellen examines the "big data" at the hands of law enforcement agencies and the constitutional implications at stake when officials utilize this information.

In another controversial topic, Benjamin Kern looks at the Stockbridge-Munsee casino proposal, analyzing the unique areas of the law at issue in this dispute. Nicholas M. Herubin demands that fiduciary duties attach to brokers, stating that this is only fair for financial consumers. And Tracy J. Weinstein examines something that sounds like a product from a science-fiction novel: 3-D printing, with all of the legal concerns that this innovation entails.

I will end as my mother taught me: with a thank-you note. Thank you to Megan O'Toole, Barbara Beauchamp, and everyone else at NYSBA headquarters who took a chance on this publication and a chance on me. Thank you to every student who wrote remarkable articles for us, and to those students who will write articles in the near future. Lastly, thank you to all of you, our readers. Without your support, this reincarnation never would have happened. Yet it has -- and it is here to stay.


Benjamin Pomerance


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