Claire Mendes is a law student at University of Missouri-Columbia. She has a B.A. in English and Philosophy from St. Lawrence University.
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Articles and Video:
Examining Online Hearings in Texas
This article describes an observational study of what happened in Texas courts from March to August 2020, during which there were about 440,000 remote hearings across a variety of types of cases and proceedings. The article focuses on family court cases because they were among the first to utilize remote hearings, and since family courts face the same issues as trial courts, the findings could apply to other courts more generally.
The Potential Rise of Bankruptcy Cases in Arbitration
The authors of The Overlap Between Bankruptcy Court and Arbitration in the United States: Is a Preference for Arbitration the Key to Breaking the Loop? argue that following the coronavirus pandemic, there will be a shift from litigating bankruptcy in courts to resolving it through arbitration.
Policy options when selecting judges for the Multilateral Investment Court
Catharine Titi's article "The nationality of the international judge: Policy options for the Multilateral Investment Court" discusses how the drafters of the statute for the Court could address issues relating to the nationality of the judges, including whether they should include national and ad hoc judges. She recommends that the court should only select judges in its membership, aim for reasonable geographic representation without lowering standards for qualification, and that they should probably not allow national and ad hoc judges.