‘Off-Channel’ Communications and the SEC

Alexia Mandoeng  Associate Editor   Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. Candidate 2025        The U.S Securities and Exchanges Commission (“SEC”) has targeted its attention toward monitoring and regulating the off-channel communications of its registrants. In the past few years, the SEC has imposed penalties exceeding $2 billion, with the most recent charges being …
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Overseas Human Rights Violations

Ariez Bueno  Associate Editor  Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2025  On January 23, 2024, China’s human rights record was examined in the Universal Periodic Review. The U.N. Meeting included many Western countries raising their concerns over the treatment of Xinjiang Uyghurs. Although Beijing denied any abuse of Uyghurs and other Muslims in China, …
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Health Roulette: The Truth Behind Dietary Supplements

Katherine O’Malley Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, 2025   How safe are dietary supplements such as your average vitamin pill or gummy? Are they tested like a new drug before they hit the market? Or even tested for effectiveness? We do not know how safe or effective dietary supplements are because regulators …
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Preemies and Problematic Probiotics

Delaney Szwed   Associate Editor   Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2024     On September 29, 2023, following the death of a baby that was killed by bacteria linked to a probiotic drug, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released a warning letter regarding the use and risks of probiotics to treat preterm infants. In …
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How can my Biometric Information put my life in danger?

Zaid Dababneh  Associate Editor  Loyola University Chicago School of Law, J.D. 2025       Today, businesses use biometric information to uphold security, better time management, and when granting employees health plans. With the uses of biometric information, comes their vulnerability. Hackers look to access fingerprints, voice-notes, and other information, particularly with a hope of stealing …
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How a ‘door plug’ could change FAA regulations and aid NTSB investigations

Kirsten Brueggemann Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2025 On January 5, 2024, Alaska Airlines’ Flight 1282, a Boeing Model 737-9 MAX from Portland, OR to Ontario, CA experienced a severe structural failure. Shortly after takeoff, a significant portion of the aircraft’s fuselage was torn away, resulting in a gaping hole in …
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Antitrust Regulation Enforcement in Health Care

Anokhi Manchanda Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2025   Many Americans find the rising health care costs to be a cause for concern. The solution could be stronger antitrust enforcement, which would lead to more competition in the health care industry and, subsequently, lowered health care costs. In October 2023, Deputy …
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Web Scraping, What is it and Why Should I Care About it?

Mariam Salmanzadeh Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2025   In today's information-driven world, data is a valuable currency, and businesses continually seek innovative means to obtain, analyze, and harness this resource. One such method involves web scraping, an automated process that extracts website data. However, as web scraping gains wider popularity, …
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Employment Law and Regulatory Changes in 2024

André Moore Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD ‘25   Employment law, an essential aspect of regulatory compliance, is the foundation for the legal relationship between employers and employees. Marked by significant regulatory changes aimed at enhancing worker protections, ensuring fair compensation, and promoting a safe and equitable workplace. These updates span …
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Unpacking BIPA: the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

Sydney Mann Associate Editor Loyola University Chicago School of Law, JD 2025   Illinois has been a leader in enacting state-wide data privacy laws regarding biometric data. Passed unanimously in 2008 by Illinois legislature, the Biometric Information Privacy Act was an initiative led by the ACLU of Illinois. The goal of BIPA, as outlined by …
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