Past Issues

Previous issues of MJR&L are now available at the MLaw Journal Repository

Volume 21.2 (Winter 2016)

Content titles link to full text on the MLaw Scholarship Repository.


Foreword: Innocent Until Proven Poor

Sara Zampierin, Senior Staff Attorney, Southern Poverty Law Center


Keynote Remarks

Vanita Gupta, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Head of the Justice Department’s Civil Rights Division

Keynote Remarks: How the Criminalization of Poverty has Become Normalized in American Culture and Why You Should Care

Sarah Geraghty, Managing Attorney, Impact Litigation Unit – Southern Center for Human Rights (SCHR)


Online Case Resolution Systems: Enhancing Access, Fairness, Accuracy, and Efficiency

Maximilian A. Bulinski, Research Fellow, University of Michigan Law School, and

J.J. Prescott, Professor of Law, University of Michigan Law School

Making a Buck While Making a Difference

Alphonse A. Gerhardstein, Civil Rights Attorney, Cincinnati, OH

The Price of Carceral Citizenship: Punishment, Surveillance, and Social Welfare Policy in an Age of Carceral Expansion

Reuben Jonathan Miller, PhD, Assistant Professor of Social Work, Faculty Associate in the Population Studies Center, and Faculty Affiliate in the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies – University of Michigan and

Amanda Alexander, JD/PhD, Assistant Professor of Afroamerican and African Studies – University of Michigan, Postdoctoral Scholar – University of Michigan Law School

Closing the Gap Between What is Lawful and What is Right in Police Use of Force Jurisprudence by Making Police Departments More Democratic Institutions

Jonathan M. Smith, Associate Dean of Experiential and Clinical Programs of the UDC David A. Clarke School of Law, Former Section Chief of the Special Litigation Section of the Civil Rights Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (2010-2015)


Legal Aid’s Once and Future Role for Impacting the Criminalization of Poverty and the War on the Poor

Aneel L. Chablani, Director of Advocacy, Advocates for Basic Legal Equality, Inc. (ABLE)

Pretextual Sanctions, Contempt, and the Practical Limits of Bearden-Based Debtors’ Prison Litigation

Colin Reingold, Litigation Director, Orleans Public Defenders

The Ohio Model for Combatting Debtors’ Prisons

Jocelyn Rosnick, Assistant Policy Director, ACLU of Ohio, and

Mike Brickner, Senior Policy Director, ACLU of Ohio