National Jurist - November 2007 - (Page 7)
FORTHERECORD Awarded The International Association of Criminal Law has awarded Mark Drumbl, a law professor at Washington and Lee University School of Law, its Book of the Year Prize for 2007 for his publication, “Atrocity, Punishment, and International Law.” In the book, Drumbl offers a fresh look at how perpetrators of atrocity crimes should be punished — the first study of its kind. Board of Law Examiners and Software Secure Inc., 400 bar exam takers submitted incomplete essays for July’s exam. The company and board notified the test-takers via email that they should send backup data to Software Secure. Test-takers began complaining of problems with the Cambridge, Mass.-based Software Secure program starting on July 24, the first day of the exam. The company later determined that the software malfunctioned on some laptops when students toggled between answer tabs on their screens. Officials say it is too early to tell if the software problems will cause a delay in grading the test. About half of July’s test-takers used a laptop. A five-year-long fight by Yale Law School to restrict military recruiters from its job fairs has ended. The federal government threatened to withhold $350 million in grants, mostly for medical and scientific research, if the law school did not include the recruiters. An appeals court ruled in favor Controversy According to the New York Daniel Solove, a law professor at George Washington University Law School, offers a fascinating account of how the Internet is transforming gossip, the way we shame others and our ability to protect our own reputations in his new book “The Future of Reputation: Gossip, Rumor, and Privacy on the Internet.” Focusing on blogs, Internet communities, cyber mobs and other current trends, he argues that the unconstrained flow of information on the Internet actually may impede opportunities for self-development and freedom. Solove says the book would be of special interest to law students. “It will be of interest as well as a cautionary tale for law students who blog about how irresponsible blogging might have career consequences,” he said. 7 THE NATIONAL JURIST November 2007
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