The Catholic University of America

Student Scholars Series


The Columbus School of Law Student Scholars Series was instituted by Professor A.G. Harmon in the 2008-2009 academic year to recognize notable legal scholarship produced by members of the student body and to foster the skills associated with presenting and defending that scholarship in a professional conference-style setting.

"Resolving the Split: Independent Contractors and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act"

Tara Beech explained the problems created by the inconsistency of judicial interpretation of the federal Rehabilitation Act of 1973 as is relates to workers with disabilities who are employed as independent contractors.

A New Standard for Reliance in Inefficient Primary Markets"
Emily Rubino traced the history of remedies available to investors who have been defrauded by securities issuers.

Legislation Frozen in Time:  Persistent Problems with Attempts at Uniformity for Social Security Inheritance Rights of Posthumous Children."

Kelsey Darnell noted that the ability of children born after the death of a parent, most often the father, affects their ability to collect future Social Security benefits, a situation both problematic and unfair.