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Washburn Law Journal Blog

We are currently accepting submissions to the Washburn Law Journal Blog. We are seeking responses to regional and statewide legal issues, rulings, and trends. Though preference will be given to regional topics, pieces with a national or international scope may also be accepted.

Submissions should not exceed 1,500 words and citations should be made in-line with no footnotes. For further guidance on formatting, please reference previous posts. Submissions can be sent to journalblog@washburnlaw.edu. In addition to a Word document with the body of the piece, you are welcome to include a picture of yourself, your place of work, title, and a short biography.

Questions can be sent to journalblog@washburnlaw.edu.

Recent Posts

Photograph: Gillian Chadwick (left) and David Rubenstein.The Other Birthright Citizenship Question – Who Decides? by Gillian Chadwick & David S. Rubenstein | November 3, 2018
President Trump sparked a frantic response from advocates and scholars this week when he announced that he could terminate birthright citizenship for children of undocumented parents with an executive order. The bulk of that response has focused on the question of what the Constitution means with respect to birthright citizenship. The other question raised by Trump's assertion is structural: who gets to decide what the Constitution means with respect to birthright citizenship?

Photograph: Lori McMillan. Taxes and Donald Trump by Lori A. McMillan | October 17, 2018
President Trump’s taxes have been a controversy since he made the decision to not reveal his tax returns while running for President. Recently, in a blockbuster article, the New York Times investigated several issues surrounding gift and estate tax matters with regard to the Trump family. This post examines several of the key allegations contained in the article.

Photograph: Joseph Schremmer. The Curious Policy Implications of In re SemCrude: Do Crude Oil Markets Need a Volcker Rule? by Joseph A. Schremmer | September 4, 2018
Considers the need to regulate high-risk trading in the downstream crude oil market following the Third Circuit’s decision in In re SemCrude, which cast serious doubt on the efficacy of nonuniform Article 9 and statutory lien provisions intended to secure payment for crude oil and gas sold by producers.

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The Washburn Law Journal Blog aims to provide timely content from a variety of viewpoints. We use an abbreviated editing process for Blog posts as compared to the traditional process used for print and online content. The views expressed on the Washburn Law Journal Blog belong to the individual authors alone and should not be construed to be those of the Washburn Law Journal, Washburn University School of Law, individual editors, other authors, or the institutions with which authors are affiliated.