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Announcing the Notes Selected for Publication in 2016-17

Please join the Board of the Columbia Human Rights Law Review in congratulating the following students for the outstanding Notes that will be published in Volume 48 (2016-17). Their scholarship will be an invaluable addition to the human rights community.

A Force to be Reckoned With: Confronting the (Still) Unresolved Questions of Excessive Force Jurisprudence after Kingsley
Michael (Mickey) DiBattista

Tales of the Boat People: Comparing Refugee Resettlement in the Vietnamese and Syrian Refugee Crises
Justin Hyunh

Challenging Criminal Records in Hiring under the Americans with Disabilities Act
Amanda Johnson

Sex, Drugs, and Advisory Committees: An Analysis of Pharmaceutical Industry Manipulation of FDA Vulnerability to Sociopolitical Influences on Matters of Women’s Health
Mara Sanders

The Right to an Interpreter under Customary International Law
Julia Sherman


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The HRLR publishes and sells A Jailhouse Lawyer's Manual (“the JLM”), a legal resource produced to assist prisoners and others in negotiating the U.S. legal system. With thirty-six chapters on legal rights and procedures including the appellate process, federal habeas corpus relief, the Prison Litigation Reform Act, religious freedom in prison, the rights of prisoners with disabilities, and many more, the JLM is a major legal reference for prisoners and libraries across the country. The HRLR publishes this critical resource and delivers it to some of those individuals whose rights are most threatened in our judicial system yet who often have no access to legal assistance. Our students deliver over a thousand JLMs every year to prisoners, institutions, libraries, and organizations. We also publish a Spanish version of the JLM to serve as a resource to Spanish-language prisoners. Finally, the JLM offers an Immigration and Consular Access Supplement in both English and Spanish language versions.
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