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Faculty Highlights:

September - October 2015

Todd Aagaard 

In the Media: Quoted in the Oct. 22 PolitiFact article, "Marco Rubio says EPA rule covers 'water barely bigger than a puddle.'"

Presented his paper, "Environmental Regulation and Environmental Rights," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Richard Booth 

Presented his paper, "Veil Piercing and the Liability of Corporate Directors and Officers Under Federal Law," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Andrew Brandt 

In the Media: Quoted in the Oct. 29 PennLive.com article, "NFL player from Harrisburg died too soon — and too late."

Patrick McKinley Brennan

Spoke at the Vatican on "Religious Education versus Secularism?" at the Educating Today and Tomorrow: A Renewing Passion conference on Nov 18-21.

Doris Brogan 

Presented her paper, "Privacy's Place at the Table," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Dave Caudill 

His paper, "An Assessment of the Existence and Influence of Psychoanalytic Jurisprudence in the United States" that he presented in Vienna last summer, will be published in a symposium issue on law and psychoanalysis of the International Journal of Law and Psychiatry.

Presented his paper, "Remembering Pether on Precedent: Crossing (National and Disciplinary) Borders," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Reviewed Adam Benforado's new book, Unfair: The New Science of Criminal Injustice, for The Christian Century magazine.

Contributed a chapter, entitled "Emerging Rights in Live Spectacles and Other Ephemera," for publication in Richardson & Ricketson (eds.), Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment.

Steven Chanenson 

Presented his paper, "Sentencing and Corrections: Our Options Are Still Limited," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Lori Strickler Corso 

Presented "Wearing the Project Manager Hat-with Style!" and co-presented "Redefining Remote Databases: Free, Public, and Academic Resources" with Amy Spare at the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Libraries Association's Annual Institute held at Villanova University School of Law on June 5.

Elected President of the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Libraries Association for 2015-2016.

Joseph Dellapenna  

In the Media: Quoted in the Sept. 24 Globalpost.com article, "Could the Vatican face racketeering charges for harboring abusive clergy?"

Presented his paper, "Constitutional Citizenship under Attack," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Michelle Dempsey 

Presented "The Law of Sexual Relationships" at the Reflections in Honor of the Life and Influence of Professor Alan Wertheimer conference on Nov. 4 at Harvard Law School.

In the Media: Interviewed on Oct. 2 on the Canadian Broadcast Company (CBC) radio program, The Current, regarding the UK sexual assault case, R. v. Newland.

In the Media: Her co-authored op-ed with Shea Rhodes and Mary DeFusco, "Pa. must link trafficking, prostitution," was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Oct. 2.

Presented her paper, "Smith and Hogan at Villanova: Reflections on Mens Rea, Rape, and what America Still Needs to Learn from England," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Elected to the American Law Institute.

Diane Edelman 

Chaired and moderated a panel titled, "It's a Sister Act: Cultivating 'Sister' Bar Association Relationships in a Globalized World," at the American Bar Association International Law Section Fall meeting in Montréal on Oct. 20-24.

Chaired and moderated a panel sponsored by the International Law Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association on Turning Global Educational Experience into Global Legal Practice on Oct. 9.

Presented the Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee’s award for outstanding achievement in international law to Drexel LLM student Julius Mȕller-Auffermann at a reception honoring international LLM students at area law schools.

Vicenç Feliú 

Presented his paper, "Normalizing Copyright Law in the Digital Environment," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Keith Fogg 

In the Media: Quoted in the Sept. 22 Accounting Today article, "In the Blogs: Dreams and Delusions."

Abraham Gafni 

In the Media: His article, "Can Unconscionable Arbitration Provisions Be Waived and Severed?," appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on Oct. 15.

Ruth Gordon 

Presented her paper, "Reflections on the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Lecture Series," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Wrote a chapter titled "Unsustainable Development" in the recently published International Environmental Law & the Global South. She also participated in a panel discussion of the chapter in May.

John Gotanda 

Spoke on damages under the United Nations Convention on the International Sale of Goods at the II Ibero-American Congress of International Business Law "360° of international sales of goods" conference in Bogota, Colombia on Oct. 19-20.

His article was cited by the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in In re Revel AC, Inc.

Richard Harvey 

Ranked 14 among tax professors nationally in the number of times his tax articles have been downloaded from SSRN, according to TaxProf Blog.

His article, "Should APB 23 Permanent Reinvestment be Repealed?," was published in Tax Notes and Tax Notes Today.

Michael Mulroney 

Prepared the ghost-written pro bono in forma pauperis petition in the U.S. Supreme Court case Nancy L. Guardia, Petitioner v. Clinical & Support Options, Inc.

Vincent Nicastro 

Participated in the Rothman Institute's Impact of Sports conference on Nov. 10.

Participated in an international coaching certification program hosted by the University of Delaware and sponsored by the International Olympic Committee, International Basketball Federation and the United States Olympic Committee.

Michele Pistone 

Spoke on "Recent Trends in Asylum Protection in the United States" at the Center for Migration Studies Annual Academic Symposium on Oct. 28 in New York.

Presented, "In Context: Laws of Asylum and Refugee Protection," at the Syrian and Iraqi Refugee Crisis conference on Oct. 21 at Villanova.

Curated and lead the team in organizing TEDxVillanovaU 2015 on Oct. 23, 2015.

Invited to serve as the Law School representative for the Villanova Women's Professional Network.

Invited to renew her term on the Advisory Board to the College of Nursing's Center for Global and Public Health.

Anne Bowen Poulin 

In the Media: Cited in the Oct. 27 The Morning Call article, "Kathleen Kane reassigned agents to search old grand jury materials for emails, other correspondence."

Michael Risch 

In the Media: Quoted in the Nov. 6 Techcrunch article, "Innovating In A World Of Patent Lawsuits."

Presented his paper, "Network Neutrality," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

In the Media: Quoted in the Sept. 17 Reuters article, "Apple wins patent ruling against Samsung in U.S. appeals court." This article was also published in NBC News.

Shea Rhodes 

In the Media: Her co-authored op-ed with Michelle Madden Dempsey and Mary DeFusco, "Pa. must link trafficking, prostitution," was published in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Oct. 2.

In the Media: Quoted in the Sept. 17 NBC 10 article, "Villanova Launches Law Institute to Fight Sex Trafficking."

Mary Ann Robinson 

Her article, "What We Can Learn about Tone from Taylor Swift" was published in the fall 2015 issue of At Issue, a publication of the Young Lawyers' Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.

Tuan Samahon 

Provided a preview, with Professor Michael Dimino, of the 2015 October Term of the U.S. Supreme Court during the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's annual Constitutional Law Conclave on Oct. 19.

Presented his paper, "No Praise for Process Federalism: the Political Safeguards Mirage and the Necessity of Substantive Judicial Review," at the Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Sept 18.

Amy Spare 

Co-presented "Redefining Remote Databases: Free, Public, and Academic Resources" with Lori Corso at the Greater Philadelphia Area Law Libraries Association's Annual Institute held at Villanova University School of Law on June 5.

Jessica Webb 

Was the faculty advisor for the 56th Annual Theodore L. Reimel Moot Court Competition on Nov. 21.

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