" It is the hope of the Legislative Bureau that ... the publication of NEW DIMENSIONS, will provide a focal point for law reform in a legislative manner. For too long the concept of law reform has been linked with the development of judicial legislation on a case-by-case basis, with reaction setting in to such decisions via the legislative process. Rather, law reform must also be concerned with utilizing the often more satisfactory forums of the legislatures to achieve progressive legislation. Yet too often, burdened by limited budgets, state and local legislators cannot obtain truly independent analysis and drafting of legislative proposals. It is this need which the Notre Dame Legislative Bureau and NEW DIMENSIONS seek to fill.
The Bureau stands ready to assist governmental and private bodies in proposing legislation which is carefully drafted and considered, especially with regard to practical and legal limitations, thus enabling the legislature concerned to more adequately consider the proposal. NEW DIMENSIONS assists in this concept by reaching lawyers, legislators, and private organizations that otherwise would have less ability to consider proposals treated in the pages of NEW DIMENSIONS. Through review of the state of the law, as well as by the proposals for model legislation, NEW DIMENSIONS hopes to have a viable impact upon legislative reform."
The current title of this journal is Journal of Legislation.
Articles from 1972
Ill Effects of a Well-Intentioned Law: The Rights of the Handicapped Overlooked, Robert L. Burgdorf Jr.
Codifying Ordinances of a Small Village, William R. Hamilton
Horse Soring Legislation, John R. Kowalczyk
Privacy v. Security and Discipline at the Academic Institution, Patrick J. McDonough
Public Interest, Convenience, and Necessity: The Myth of the FCC, Patrick J. McDonough
National Emergencies and Taft Hartley, A Need for Incentive, Robert Norton
Jackson v. Indiana, John R. Olsen
Freedom of the Press and the Newsman's Privilege, Michael Alan Schwartz and Allen P. Karen
Myth and Mental Commitment, Thomas L. Shaffer
MESBIC's: The Blend of Private Initiative and Governmental Encouragement, Walter L. Sorg
Proposed Legislation Regarding Admissions to Mental Health Institutions, Mary Southwick
Voluntary Sterilization: Is Legislation Advisable?, Mark J. Treacy
Articles from 1971
Control of Sales of Explosives and Blasting Agents, Russ E. Boltz
From the Editor, Russ E. Boltz
Inherit the Whirlwind: The Illegitimate Child and the Need for Statutory Equal Protection, Russ E. Boltz
Economic Controls: Executive Power and the Delegation of Congressional Authority, Bruce Alan Boyle
Property Tax Exemption Based on Age, John Cowie
Bibliography, New Dimensions in Legislation Editors
Resumes of Contributors, New Dimensions in Legislation Editors
Rights of the Blind, Lee Ford
Willful Concealment of Merchandise, Richard A. Kelly
Revision of the Drainage Code, John R. Kowalczyk
The Status of Sovereign Tribal Immunity of American Indians, Enoch LaPointe
Proposed Draft of an Act for Nomination by Petition and Nonpartisan Primary Election of Candidates for the Office of Supreme Court Justice in Michigan, Notre Dame Law School Legislative Bureau
Housing for Displaced Families, Bernard P. Maloy
Humane Treatment of Stray Pets, Michael P. McWeeny
Equal Protection for the Child in the Womb, Charles E. Rice
Crime in the Fields: The Forgotten American in Michigan, P. Robert Rigney Jr.
Proposed Draft of an Act to Create a Commission on Migrant Affairs and to Prescribe Its Duties and Powers, P. Robert Rigney Jr.
Law Students and Legislation: Report on the Passage of Texas Senate Bill 66, the Texas Law Student Practice Bill, Jeffrey Wentworth and James Alexander