February 2017


Salman v. United States: Gifts of Inside Information to Close Friends or Relatives Constitute a “Personal Benefit” to Tipper under Dirks v. SEC

Written by: Harrison R. Jones Member, The American Journal of Trial Advocacy On December 6, 2016, the U.S. Supreme Court took a stance on insider trading and settled a split between the Second and Ninth Circuit Courts of Appeal. The decision concerned whether a tipper – an insider who has…


Presidential Power and Immigration Policy

Written by: Jillianne C. Pierce Member, The American Journal of Trial Advocacy With immigrant families comprising twenty-six percent of the U.S. population,[1] and undocumented immigrants in the U.S. estimated at a record high of over eleven million people, immigration has become a pertinent topic in the United States.[2]  Over the course…


Climate Change in the Courtroom: Temperatures Rise Outdoors and Inside the Courtroom

Written by: Adelaide McGraw Member, The American Journal of Trial Advocacy Climate change has become an increasingly hot topic in today’s national and international conversation. Federal courts and agencies are confronting the decision of recognizing climate change as a legitimate scientific occurrence while setting regulations. Alaska’s Artic climate has become the…