Issue 3 - March 2020 Contracts and the Constitution in Conflict: Why Judicial Deference to Religious Upbringing Clauses Infringes on the First Amendment

Contracts and the Constitution in Conflict: Why Judicial Deference to Religious Upbringing Clauses Infringes on the First Amendment

Article By: Elica Zadeh 47 PEPP. L. REV. 777 (2020) When a Hasidic person files for divorce under New York law, either party to the marriage may invoke a declaratory judgment action to establish certain rights in a settlement agreement. If children are involved, such an agreement may include a religious upbringing clause, dictating that …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 “Christian Traditions, Culture, and Law”: An Update and A Few Reflections

“Christian Traditions, Culture, and Law”: An Update and A Few Reflections

Essay By: Robert F. Cochran, Jr. 47 PEPP. L. REV. 563 (2020) Using Richard Niebuhr’s description of Christian approaches to culture, this Article examines the way Christians approach law, focusing on developments over the last 20 years. During that time, synthesists have continued to develop natural law, seeking an understanding of law based on shared …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 Jesus Came “Not to Abolish the Law but to Fulfill It”: The Sermon on the Mount and Its Implications for Contemporary Law

Jesus Came “Not to Abolish the Law but to Fulfill It”: The Sermon on the Mount and Its Implications for Contemporary Law

Essay By: David VanDrunen 47 PEPP. L. REV. 523 (2020) This Article interprets Matthew 5:17–48 and argues that, because Jesus came not to abolish but to fulfill the law and the prophets, the Old Testament law takes on a new form for New Testament Christians. The law of God has been refracted through the ministry …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 The Dutch Effect: Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism in Professor Cochran’s Scholarship

The Dutch Effect: Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism in Professor Cochran’s Scholarship

Essay By: David S. Caudill 47 PEPP. L. REV. 419 (2020) One of the obvious influences on Bob Cochran’s scholarship is the Dutch Calvinist tradition, especially as represented in the writings by or about Abraham Kuyper (1837–1920). Even though Cochran was neither Dutch nor a member of a Reformed church, Cochran found inspiration and compelling …

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Issue 2 - March 2020 Celebrating the Work of Professor Bob Cochran: An Introduction

Celebrating the Work of Professor Bob Cochran: An Introduction

Introduction by: Derek T. Muller 47 PEPP. L. REV. iii (2020) Pictured above are Presenters at the Festschrift in Honor of Bob Cochran, February 1, 2019:    Top Row:  Paul Caron (Pepperdine), Ken Elzinga (University of Virginia), Roger Alford (Notre Dame), David Caudill (Villanova).   Middle Row:  Angela Carmella (Seton Hall), Zach Calo (Hamad bin Khalifa …

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Issue 1 - December 2019 Placebo Marks

Placebo Marks

Article By: Jake Linford 47 PEPP. L. REV. 45 (2019) Scholars often complain that sellers use trademarks to manipulate consumer perception. This manipulation ostensibly harms consumers by limiting their ability to make informed choices. For example, holding other things constant, consumers spend more money on goods with a high-performance reputation. Critics characterize that result as …

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