In this new edition of The Commentary: Law Students, Mental Health, and COVID-19 Challenging the Old Ways of Music Royalties in the Digital Age: Good or Bad? Loss of an Icon: The Notorious RBG Epic is Trying to Take a Bite Out of Apple Lionel Messi’s Contract Dispute with FC Barcelona From the Bright Lights of the NBA to the Law School Classroom: One NBA … Continue reading Fall 2020, Issue #1 (9/27/2020)
By Anya Witmer
2020 has been both an unprecedented year, and a modern tragedy: from new, deadly global pandemics and an amazing resurgence in social revolution, to the loss of an icon, warrior, and a pop culture hero.
On September 18, 2020, after decades as a prominent protagonist for women’s rights, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg lost her battle with cancer. The world will never be the same. Continue reading “Loss of an Icon: The Notorious RBG”
By John Coffey
Over the summer COVID 19 prevented many people from heading out on vacations. For the video game industry having a literal captive audience saw new heights both in sales and finding new audiences, desperate for some entertainment with theaters, bars, restaurants, and amusement parks still closed. Nintendo’s quarterly sales tripled over the same period last year and Animal Crossing: New Horizons which released at the same time most states were implementing stay at home orders has sold over 22 million copies in the 6 months since it’s release, becoming the 2nd highest selling game on the three-year-old system. With a public willing to spend millions on electronic entertainment other tech companies have wanted to secure a larger portion of the pie for themselves. Continue reading “Epic is Trying to Take a Bite Out of Apple”
By: Jason Sancen
After another failed season by Spanish soccer team, FC Barcelona, Lionel Messi, their star player who is widely regarded as the best player in the world, was looking to jump ship. Continue reading “Lionel Messi’s Contract Dispute with FC Barcelona”
By Poras Siganporia
March 11, 2020. It was on this somber day that one of biggest professional sports leagues in all of America came to a dramatic standstill. This was a day that, unfortunately, will be etched in the memories of all basketball-loving fans for many years to come. Continue reading “From the Bright Lights of the NBA to the Law School Classroom: One NBA Player’s Dreams and Aspirations of Becoming a Lawyer”
Hi California Western,
For many law students across the country, 2020 has been anything but smooth. From the spread of COVID-19, to the ongoing fight for racial justice, and now the passing of our beloved Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, we are living in challenging, uncertain times. The SBA recognizes these are trying times and is dedicated to improving your law school experience while navigating difficult circumstances. Here are a few updates. Continue reading “SBA Monthly Article – September 2020”
In this new edition of The Commentary: Arbitration, Contracts, and Quirks in America’s Pastime Mark Your Calendar, Barrister’s Ball is Around the Corner! The Sovereign Nation of Hip-Hop More Than an Athlete: A Kobe Bryant Tribute Top 5 Legal Movies You Should See Before You Graduate To learn how to contribute to The Commentary this trimester, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org for submissions and questions/story ideas. Tandis … Continue reading Spring 2020, Issue #1 (2/9/20)
By Matthew D. Batista
It has been about three months since the Major League Baseball (MLB) baseball season ended. Only about 2 months of darkness remain until the next MLB season officially begins. There is no law school offseason to find revitalization. However, hope springs eternal during the MLB offseason. So, as a brief break from the reality that we are all back in the swing of legal education, here are some interesting legal notes from the world of baseball for law students, baseball nerds, casual fans, and anyone that needs some baseball knowledge to drop on a client while attending a game.
Leading off, this article will detail MLB’s unique arbitration process. On deck, the article will look at the small contracts in baseball. In the hole, the article will look at the big contracts in baseball. Hitting clean-up is Bobby Bonilla’s legendary MLB contract (with a Bernie Madoff cameo).
By Vincent Chiaverini
Pick out an outfit, grab a ticket, and snag a date for Barrister’s Ball! Barrister’s Ball is an annual, school-wide, formal gathering that CWSL puts on in style. With previous events at night clubs and yachts with open bars, this is an event no student should miss.
By Daniel Inacio
In honor of the 92nd Annual Academy awards, I felt it pertinent to share some of the best Hollywood depictions of the legal world. And while studying law may not always be the most exciting way to occupy your time, watching it in films certainly is. Unfortunately, many law students have not seen any legal movies beyond Legally Blonde. I have included a list below of legal movies that take you to all over, from jury deliberation rooms and English Inns of Court, to military tribunals and toxic tort battles against big chemical companies.