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Posted on in Business Organizations/Tax/Volume II

TCJA Section 199A Means Business—But What Kind?

By Claudia Fendian Introduction The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (“TCJA”) offers no shortage of changes to U.S. tax law, but perhaps most notable is the Section 199A Deduction (commonly referred to as the “20% Deduction” or the “Pass-Through Deduction”). Understanding the requirements and implications of the 199A Deduction can be challenging.[1] Thus, this article… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Technology/Volume II

How the Compulsory Licensing System Has Impacted Sampling in Today’s Music Industry and Potential Calls for Reform

By Bruce Fan Sting recently sued up-and-coming rapper Juice WRLD for copyright infringement because Juice WRLD’s hit song “Lucid Dreams” used samples from Sting’s “Shape of My Heart.” Sampling occurs when composers “manipulate a recorded fragment of sound from a pre-existing recording and then use it as a part of a new composition.”[1] Juice WRLD’s… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Employment/Public Policy/Volume II

Mandatory Arbitration in United States Employment Law

By Samantha Delbick Introduction: Why Workers Getting Their Day in Court Matters   In the workforce, U.S. laws guarantee the right to a safe workplace, the right to overtime pay, the right to equal treatment regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, and so much more.[1] However, in the past three decades, the Supreme Court has allowed… Keep Reading

Posted on in Government/Public Policy/Volume II

Is Immigration Enforcement Good for Business? A Look Inside GEO Group, Inc.

By Ashley Zavala Spotlight – The Geo Group, Inc. Since his inauguration, President Trump has posted tweets and has implemented executive orders and immigration policies that have been extensively covered by the American news media. With politics so heavily publicized and debated, certain factors often go overlooked, such as how these immigration policies are carried… Keep Reading

Posted on in Technology/Volume II

Predicting the Legal Personhood of AI through the Fate of Two Chimpanzees in the Matter of Nonhuman Rights Project, Inc. v. Lavery

By Eun Suk Yang Often, a “best friend” inherits a fortune.[1] Thus, some may imagine a future in which people will wish to bequeath their fortune to a humanoid robot whom they consider their “best friend.” Thinking that “[w]ell you seem like a person, but you’re just a voice in a computer,” one may think… Keep Reading

Posted on in Social Media/Technology/Volume II

Don’t Copystrike This Article: How YouTube’s System for Handling Copyright Continues in Contention with Its Creators

By Krisha Mae Cabrera YouTube creators Ethan and Hila Klein, together known as “h3h3,” have over 6.2 million subscribers on their main channel “h3h3Productions,” 2.1 million subscribers on their secondary  “Ethan and Hila” channel, and an additional 1.8 million subscribers for their podcast channel.[1] The creators attribute their rise to fame to their parodies, skits,… Keep Reading

Posted on in Business Organizations/Capital Markets/Technology/Volume II

The AT&T and Time Warner Merger: A Microcosm of a Changing M&A Industry

By Conner Morris An Introduction to the AT&T and Time Warner Merger and the DOJ Appeal  On June 12, 2018, a federal judge approved AT&T and Time Warner’s $85 billion merger, one of the largest mergers in the media and telecom industry history.[1] The merger will combine Time Warner’s content (HBO, CNN, Warner Bros, etc.)… Keep Reading

Posted on in Public Policy/Real Estate/Volume II

Hey, Government! Smart Growth is Smart for Business and Curbing Climate Change

By Paulina Knotts Introduction At alarming rates, America’s growing population, industrialization, and consumerism are depleting its finite land and natural resources, while simultaneously accelerating global warming.[1] [This acceleration is largely due to heightened greenhouse gas emissions, which inefficient and unplanned “sprawl” development has increased.[2]  Sprawl is a modern “form of urbanization distinguished by leapfrog patterns… Keep Reading

Posted on in Cybersecurity/Social Media/Technology/Volume I

The Digital Gold Rush

By Johnson Fu  Personal information holds economic value incentivizing private companies to collect information on customers. Many businesses—from grocery chains, to investment banks, to the United States Postal Service—employ a “predictive analytics” department that investigates a consumer’s shopping habits in order to uncover information they then use to target their advertising.[1] But problematic in this… Keep Reading

Posted on in Capital Markets/Government/Trade/Volume I

Investing in China in 2018: What Are the Risks?

By Jingchao (Diana) Gong China has been attracting global investors for its growth in recent years. According to data from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) in 2016, China made up “28 percent of global GDP growth – a greater share of global growth than the US, Europe and Japan combined.”[1] Meanwhile, many risks exist when investing… Keep Reading

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