Wednesday, September 19th 2018

Melissa Hayes

Melissa graduated from Indiana University Bloomington in 2001 with a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology, focusing on Middle Eastern Studies and Social Psychology. In 2006, she earned a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, with a concentration in Criminal Law. Currently, she is in the English and Philosophy M.A. program at Purdue University. She teaches composition, rhetoric, criminal law, and ethics. Melissa is also a contributor for an online media magazine. She writes eclectic and humorous music reviews. She is a published author and is now working on critical essays in literature and feminist theory. She is enthusiastic about being part of the LegalFish and Daily Tackle team. You can contact Melissa at


Arizona Immigration: Boon or Bane?

Posted on Monday, May 24th, 2010

What is the crux of Arizona’s new immigration law, Senate Bill 1070?

Justification vs. Justice with Goldman Sachs

Posted on Friday, May 14th, 2010

Goldman Sachs has maintained that the firm has done nothing wrong and that others should have done their homework. Will this decision decide the balance between justification and justice?

Child Sex Allegations, Vatican’s Legal Woes – Part 3: International Criminal Law

Posted on Thursday, April 29th, 2010

Can the Vatican be charged for international crimes?



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