Author Archives: mbolling

Does Fifty Shades of Grey Glamorize Domestic Abuse?

BY STACY MATEU – Between 2001 and 2012, 6,488 American troops lost their lives overseas in Afghanistan.[1]  During that same time period, 11, 766 American women also lost their lives, except they were not fighting a war abroad; these women were victims of domestic violence right here, within our own borders.[2]  Domestic abuse occurs when […]

The Central Park Five Exonerees Speak at Miami Law

The Race & Social Justice Law Review, in association with the Criminal Law Society, Innocence Clinic, and the Trial Team sponsored a screening of the film The Central Park Five and a discussion with the exonerees. By Catherine Skipp – On April 19, 1989, five black and Latino teenagers were arrested for the rape, sexual assault, and attempted […]

Reversing Roe: State Imposition of a Theory of Life Under Gonzales

BY KRISTY ALVAREZ – Abortion is one of the most polarizing issues that society has been grappling with since the enactment of criminal abortion laws in the 19th century.[1] Pro-life and pro-choice advocates, with matched vigor and determination, proclaim to speak the absolute truth on the matter. Ultimately, these differing views have been slowly seeping […]

Relief May be Coming for the Neglected Mentally Ill: The Helping Families In Mental Health Crisis Act

BY CLAIRE WHEELER – It has been called a “man-made disaster.”[1] The U.S. mental health system is in tatters. A third of adults with a serious mental illness received no treatment in 2013.[2] With nowhere to turn, the mentally ill end up in our prisons and city streets.[3] “The lucky ones find homes with family. The […]