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NULR 1L Writing Competition: Dred Scott v. Sandford (Dissent)

NULR 1L Writing Competition: Dred Scott v. Sandford (Dissent)

Photo by Álvaro Serrano on Unsplash The idea of diversity has influenced some of our country’s most important judicial decisions. We asked Northwestern 1Ls to write about a case they studied in their first year of law school that has affected their opinion about diversity in the legal system. Walter was one of the winners. History will not look kindly upon this Court’s ruling. Nor should it. The short of the matter is that Mr. Dred Scott has been denied his basic sense of humanity,…

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NULR 1L Writing Competition: Fong Yue Ting v. United States (Critique)

NULR 1L Writing Competition: Fong Yue Ting v. United States (Critique)

Photo by Miko Guziuk on Unsplash The idea of diversity has influenced some of our country’s most important judicial decisions. We asked Northwestern 1Ls to write about a case they studied in their first year of law school that has affected their opinion about diversity in the legal system. Meher was one of the winners. Of the cases covered in Constitutional Law tracing the expansion of federal power, none is more germane to the current national discussion on immigration and race…

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