Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 5 No. 3

Dear Readers, Welcome to the tenth print edition—Vol. 5, No. 3—of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy (CJLPP)! After reviewing many highly-qualified submissions, the editorial team is delighted to feature several particularly stimulating papers and two abridged interview articles in this issue. For our digital content as well as submissions from across the…

Letter from the Founding Editor-in-Chief: An Origin Story

By Byron Cohen (CMC ‘16), Founder and Editor-in-Chief Emeritus Professor Areshidze walked slowly around the classroom, a well-worn and aggressively annotated copy of John Locke’s Second Treatise On Government in his hand. Smiling, he read, “[t]he reigns of good princes have been always most dangerous to the liberties of their people: for when their successors,…

Outdated and Ineffective: The Problems with Copyright Law

By Arthur Chang (PO ’20), Senior Editor 1. Introduction The U.S. government introduced the concept of copyright with the intention to promote the progress of “useful arts.” Copyright legislation did this by granting creators a limited monopoly over their works.[1] Though regulations are typically effective during the short period following their inception, the ephemeral nature of…

Letter from the Editor-in-Chief, Vol. 5 No. 2

Dear Reader, Happy New Year, and welcome to the ninth print edition—Vol. 5, No. 2—of the Claremont Journal of Law and Public Policy (CJLPP)! After reviewing many highly-qualified submissions, the editorial team is delighted to feature several particularly stimulating papers and two abridged interview articles in this issue. For our digital content as well as…

The Interplay Between Civil and Criminal Law in Relation to Sports Law in the United States

By: Aman Rastogi, Jindal Global Law School (India) Introduction Imagine while watching the 2017 NBA finals game between the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers, Kevin Durant in the middle of the game punches Lebron James. This conduct is unsportsmanlike, but how will Kevin Durant be punished? An act that is performed while participating in a…

The Promise of Privacy Protections: Rights for Unauthorized Migrants

By Isaac Cui (PO ‘20), Senior Editor Introduction On February 10, Daniel Ramirez Medina was taken by the Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and placed in detention to await deportation proceedings. Having come to the United States at the age of seven, the 24-year-old registered under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.[1] DACA…