Amica Legis

By Rachel Konieczny


"How do you say your name?" I get that a lot. Then I have to spell my last name. "Where are you from?" Pittsburgh. Actually, I live 45 minutes directly north of the city. It's really not a city—Butler is... Continue Reading →


Legal community must be reactive to gene-editing technology

It's no secret that technology develops at a rate incomparable to that of law. As the legal community grapples to regulate AI, the music industry, and social media, another industry seeks legal attention: gene editing. The gene-editing company CRISPR Therapeutics,... Continue Reading →

Freedom of speech or offensive trademark?

There's a band calling themselves "The Band Who Must Not Be Named" due to an ongoing Supreme Court case. The Asian-American rock group The Slants went to trial on Jan. 18 to decide whether the Supreme Court would allow their... Continue Reading →

The music industry, intellectual property, and Trump walk into a room

Today, I was frustrated that American media outlets seemingly focused more on Kanye West's meeting with President-elect Donald Trump than the crisis in Aleppo, Syria. As a journalist, certain stories should take priority. As readers, we need to better prioritize what news we consume. However, West may have... Continue Reading →

#DAPL reactions

With federal officials announcing this afternoon that they would not approve permits allowing construction of the Dakota Access Pipeline beneath a section of the Missouri River, several legal minds and government leaders have voiced their opinions on the decision. Here are... Continue Reading →

The AI takeover

In my last post, I explained my worries as a female law school applicant entering the legal profession. But I neglected to mention how one invention may change nearly everything about how the job market functions. I think the advent... Continue Reading →

Worries from a law school applicant

I'm worried. But my concern doesn't stem from the upcoming finals week, law school applications, or that first episode of the Gilmore Girls revival that I just watched (Rory, is that you?!). Rather, I'm worried about my future employment prospect... Continue Reading →

Best of the best: legal blogs

For the tenth consecutive year, the ABA Journal has released a list of the top 100 law blogs. After taking a look, here are some of my favorites: Excess of Democracy Derek T. Muller, professor at the Pepperdine University School of Law,... Continue Reading →

Sonia Sotomayor on Thanksgiving

In searching for an appropriate legal-themed Thanksgiving quote, I found Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's statement to be representative of my own feelings on Thanksgiving Day. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours. "I am an ordinary person who has been blessed... Continue Reading →

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