Buffalo Law Review

About The Docket

The Docket is an online extension of the Buffalo Law Review designed to promote scholarly legal discourse. To that end, the Editorial Board of the Buffalo Law Review invites members of the legal community to submit short responses to articles recently published in the Review. In addition to showcasing such response pieces, The Docket provides a platform for authors to respond to pieces published in other journals, or to publish shorter original works, such as essays. By extending the dialogue beyond the four corners of our printed pages, we hope that The Docket will serve as a platform for furthering legal discussion. Responses selected for publication will be professionally edited by the staff of the Buffalo Law Review and permanently available on our website.


Paul Larkin's article on the implications of changing marijuana laws was featured in his testimony to the Canadian Parliament on the same subject matter. Paul had a particular focus on how, as governments are legalizing marijuana in different ways, and at different rates, there are coordination issues when citizens have freedom to travel between the jurisdictions of those governments. His full statement can be found here.

Brendan Conley's comment was selected from our 2016–17 Note & Comment competition. It focuses on the transient legal setting in which fantasy sports betting has been developing. Concurrent with its publishing, the Supreme Court made its decision in the case he follows. As expected, the Court ultimately did rule in favor of New Jersey on May 14, 2018, striking down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act in Murphy v. NCAA, 584 U.S. ___, Nos. 16-476, 16-477, 2017 WL 684747 (2018). More on Murphy can be found here.

[View more Noteworthy]

Copyright © 2024 Buffalo Law Review. All Rights Reserved.