The Review

January 2015, Vol. 115, No. 1

Timing Brady

By:  Miriam H. Baer


Criminal discovery reform has accelerated in recent years, triggered in part by the prosecution’s widely perceived failure to abide by its constitutional obligation, articulated in Brady v. Maryland, to disclose exculpatory evidence. Practitioners and academics, disillusioned by ...READ MORE


By:  Gideon Parchomovsky & Alex Stein


It is a virtual axiom in the world of law that legal norms come in two prototypes: rules and standards. The accepted lore suggests that rules should be formulated to regulate recurrent and frequent behaviors, ...READ MORE

Dodd–Frank’s Failure to Address CFTC Oversight of Self-Regulatory Organization Rulemaking

By:  Derek Fischer


Since its formation, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) has taken a hands-off approach with respect to its oversight of the futures industry. It has relied on self-regulatory organizations (SROs)—namely, exchanges such as the Chicago Mercantile Exchange and ...READ MORE


The Federal Government’s Hand-Me-Downs: The Possibility of Protecting Fashion at the State Level

By:  Brittany Lamb


For decades, American fashion designers have been fighting, to no avail, for a federal law that protects their designs. In light of this inaction at the federal level, this Note explores the possibility of making use of the ...READ MORE


Columbia Law Review Notes Selected for Publication

Please join the Columbia Law Review in congratulating the following student authors on their selection for publication in Volumes 115/116 of the Review. . . READ MORE

Announcing the Review's 2015–2016 Administrative Board

Congratulations to the Review’s new leadership! . . . READ MORE