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Faculty Highlights:

January - February 2018

Leslie Book

Co-Authored “Insights from Behavioral Economics Can Improve Administration of the EITC” for Virginia Tax Review.

Andrew Brandt

Delivered a competitive advantage presentation, “Life Behind the Curtain: An Inside Look at Working in an NFL Front Office,” at MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference on Feb. 24.

Delivered keynote speech at University of Oregon Sports Law Conference on Feb. 17.

Doris Brogan

Co-planned and twice presented “Legal Ethics, Harassment and Discrimination: The Role of the Rules” with Professor Steven Chanenson, which explored the new model rule. The program was first presented in partnership with Cozen O’Connor for a two-hour CLE program and then again in partnership with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.

David Caudill

Presented “Private Law in Christian Perspective: The Example of Dooyeweerd on Contracts” at the Workshop on Christianity and Private Law at Pepperdine University School of Law on Feb. 2.

Presented “’Dirty Experts’ Ethical Challenges Concerning, and a Comparative Perspective on, the Use of Consulting Experts” at the 17th Annual Symposium on Legal Malpractice and Ethics at St. Mary’s University School of Law on Jan. 26.

Candace Centeno

Appointed to serve on the 2019 AALS Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research Program Committee.

Received the Support Center for Child Advocates 2018 Distinguished Advocate Award.

Steven Chanenson

Co-planned and twice presented “Legal Ethics, Harassment and Discrimination: The Role of the Rules” with Professor Doris Brogan, which explored the new model rule. The program was first presented in partnership with Cozen O’Connor for a two-hour CLE program and then again in partnership with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts.

Presented “The Pennsylvania Mix: Forgiving and Forgetting” at a roundtable conference “Current, and Possible Legislative Approaches to Restoration of Rights and Opportunities,” sponsored by the American Law Institute and the National Conference of State Legislatures in Jan.

The Superior Court of Pennsylvania cited his article "The Next Area of Sentencing Reform," in Commonwealth v. Foust, concerning the sentencing of a juvenile defendant convicted of multiple homicides.

Presented “The New Science Behind Criminal Sentencing” at the University of Missouri Law School.

Abraham Gafni

Published “Who Decides Arbitral Venue- An Arbitrator or the Court” in The Legal Intelligencer on Jan. 19.

J. Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in the NBC News article “Apple lauded for its new multibillion-dollar investments. But were they already part of the plan?” on Jan. 19.

In the Media: Quoted in the Bloomberg article “When Apple’s Cash Comes Home” on Jan. 17.

In the Media: Quoted in The New York Times article “Companies Warn of Hits From Tax Cuts. Don’t Be Fooled” on Jan. 4.

Cathy Lanctot

Presented "Thurgood Marshall:  Attorney At Law" for the Federal Public Defenders’ Office on Dec. 7.

Michael Moreland

Presented “Bioethics and the Law: Physician-Assisted Suicide” at Creighton University School of Law in Omaha, Nebraska on Feb. 21.

Participated in a workshop on "Human Dignity and Diminished Capacity" sponsored by the Las Casas Institute and the Anscombe Bioethics Centre, Blackfriars Hall, University of Oxford, England on Feb. 12.

Participated in a colloquium on "History and Theory in Legal and Constitutional Development," sponsored by the London Law Center, University of Notre Dame, London, England on Feb. 8 -9.

In the Media: Quoted in the Bloomberg Law Big Law Business article “Supreme Court Inaction Could Open New Front in Gerrymandering War” on Feb. 6.

Participated in Book Planning Roundtable on Christianity and Private Law at Pepperdine University on Feb. 2-3.

Presented “The Pre-History of Subsidiarity in Leo XIII” at the Symposium on Christian Legal Thought at St. John’s University School of Law on Jan. 26.

Joined an amicus brief with other legal scholars in support of Petitioner in NIFLA v. Becerra on Jan. 16.

Elected to Program Chair of the AALS Section on Law and Religion on Jan. 3.

In the Media: Participated in NPR’s “Radio Times” from WHYY in Philadelphia on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 12.

In the Media: Participated in NPR’s “On Point” from WBUR in Boston on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on Dec. 6.

Delivered remarks on “Freedom of Speech and Religion in 2017” at a luncheon sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee of the Union League of Philadelphia, Dec. 5.

In the Media: Quoted in an article on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission at Law360 on Dec. 1.

In the Media: Participated in a podcast on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission for the National Constitution Center on Nov. 30.

Participated in a colloquium “Evangelicals and Catholics: Yesterday and Today” as part of the fall Board of Trustees meeting of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, Nov. 16-17.

Moderated a panel and participated in the conference “Through Every Human Heart” sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, Nov. 9-11.

Participated in the colloquium “Tradition, Culture, and Citizenship” sponsored by the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University, Nov. 2-4.

Josephine Sandler Nelson

Workshopped “Disclosure Driven Crime” as part of “Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation” at the 2018 AALS Conference in Jan. 2018.

Co-founded a new section in the Academy of Legal Studies in Business on “Law & Management” in Feb.

Michele Pistone

Presented “Technology Matters” at the AALS Annual Meeting - CARES, in Jan.

Appointed Expert by the Holy See Mission to the United Nations in Feb.

Presented commentary on “Global Compact on Migration” at the Meeting of Experts, Holy See Mission to the United Nations in New York on Feb. 13.

Presented “Share the Journey: Catholic Social Teaching on Migration” at St. Thomas of Villanova in Rosemont, PA on Feb. 6.

Shea Rhodes

Participated in “Open Your Eyes to Sex Trafficking” at Pennsylvania Association of Student Assistance Professionals Conference in State College, PA on Feb. 26.

In the Media: Quoted by KYW News Radio in article “Advocate for Sex Trade Victim Reacts to new bail policy” on Feb. 22.

Participated in WOAR’s “Speaker Symposium on Sexual Violence” which covered sex trafficking in Philadelphia on Feb. 6.

Spoke at "Project Dawn: Philadelphia’s Stand against Human Trafficking" on Feb. 20 at the Union League.

Participated in “Stand Up to Sex Trafficking: Awareness, Implementation, Networking (SUSTAIN) Series” at Jefferson University Hospital on Jan. 20.

Participated in “I am Jane Doe” screening and panel for Transitions, Inc. in Lewisburg, PA on Jan. 10.

Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted by Reuters in “IBM lawsuit casts diversity in starkly competitive terms” on Feb. 14.

In the Media: Quoted by Bloomberg News in “The Waymo-Uber Trial Begins” on Feb. 5.

Acted as senior commentator for CPIP Edison Fellows Program on Jan. 20.

Published “(Un)Reasonable Royalties” in Boston University Law Review on Jan. 20.

Published “Recalibrating Patent Venue” with Colleen Chien of Santa Clara University Law School in Maryland Law Review on Jan. 20.

Presented “Sue First, Negotiate Later” at PatCon 8 at University of San Diego Law School.

Chaim Saiman

In the Media: Interviewed on the podcast the Crackers and Grape Juice, Episode 139 “Chaim Saiman: Fact Checking Star Wars” in reference to his article for The Atlantic “Why The Last Jedi Is More ‘Spiritual’ Than ‘Religious’” on Feb. 16.

Presented on Religious Legal Systems at Duke University School of Law on Feb. 8.

In the Media: Interviewed on the podcast Give and Take, Episode 76 “Why The Last Jedi is more ‘Spiritual’ than ‘Religious’ with Chaim Saiman” on Jan. 16.

Served as Rabbinical Court Judge in the Beth Din of America in Jan.

Served as Scholar in Residence at Yale University's Shabtai Society in Jan.

Served as a Scholar in Residence at Yeshiva University in Dec. 2017.

Presented on Fiduciary Duties in Classical Jewish Law at Harvard Law School in Nov. 2017.

Presented “The Domain of Private Law: A Comparative Common Law Analysis” at the 14th International Contacts Conference in Orlando, FL.