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Human-Animal Chimeras

On September 30, 2018 By

Scientists from the Salk Institute engineered a human-pig hybrid in the lab, apparently the first successful human-animal crossbreed. Injecting human stem cells into animal embryos, they created what is called a chimera, or a creature that consists of cells from two individuals from the same or distinct species. Through their research, scientists […]

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During the days of Prohibition, an unlikely coalition formed between bootleggers and Baptist. Both groups supported the Eighteenth Amendment, albeit for very different reasons. Baptist saw alcohol as a vile intoxicant that ruined families; bootleggers were able to exact higher prices for their illicit liquor without competition from legal retailers.

Today, another unlikely coalition is […]

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JETLaw Keeps Climbing in W&L Journal Rankings

On February 20, 2014 By

JETLaw moves up 33 spots!


In the annual law journal rankings compiled by Washington & Lee University School of Law, JETLaw has risen another thirty-three spots — to No. 167, our highest rank ever!

We thank our exceptional authors for contributing high-quality scholarship and congratulate them for the warm […]

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This week, Eastman Chemical is taking a chance on a lawsuit in an attempt to redeem the safety reputation of its plastic products. In response to strong consumer demand for safer water bottles and baby products, Eastman created one of the first BPA-free plastics, called Tritan. Recent studies by a small Texas company, Certichem, […]

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Can’t Touch This

On February 9, 2011 By

Law school has all but ruined my love for the prime-time law drama. No one ever follows the rules. Not only do these shows run fast and loose with the law, but they take great liberties with forensic science. Detectives solve complicated, outrageous crimes quickly and neatly, usually after some geek in a lab coat […]

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The story unfolds like a hybrid horror or science fiction film: a serial killer called the Grim Sleeper preys on prostitutes and drug addicts, murdering them and disposing of their bodies in dumpsters and alleyways in a south Los Angeles neighborhood. The deranged man kills at least seven women in the mid-1980’s and then […]

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San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?

There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors […]

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Patenting Nature? District Court Judge Says No

On April 22, 2010 By

The United States District Court for the Southern District of New York faced a difficult question at the intersection of law and biotechnology last month: can one patent nature? On Monday, March 29, United States District Court Judge Robert W. Sweet said no, and invalidated seven patents related to the BRCA1 and BRCA2 genes, the […]

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There are little inaccuracies in nearly every film we watch. In fact, some websites are dedicated solely to picking out these small, sometimes amusing mistakes. But what happens when we accept these inaccuracies as fact?

Science in film has always been a tricky business, and oftentimes it’s difficult for the masses to separate […]

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