Feb. - March 2017

Todd Aagaard

In the Media: Quoted in Bloomberg article, "Trump Administration Seeks Halt to Clean Power Plan Review," on Mar. 28.

In the Media: Quoted in Digital Journal article, "Trump faces an uphill battle in dismantling climate protections," on Mar. 29.

Caitlin Barry

In the Media: Appeared on Radio Times on WHYY on Feb. 23.

Participated as a panelist in the "Regional Spotlight Session: Immigration in Philadelphia" at the Eastern Sociological Society Conference on Feb. 25.

Heather Baum

Published her article, "Inward Bound: An Exploration of Character Development in Law School," in the Fall 2016 edition of the University of Arkansas at Little Rock Law Review.

Leslie Book

Presented "Thinking About Taxpayer Rights and Behavioral Economics to Improve Tax Administration" at the University of Indiana Maurer School of Law in Feb.

Gave a talk on "Taxpayer Rights as Human Rights: The Example of Refundable Credits" at the Second International Taxpayer Rights Conference at the University of Vienna.

David Caudill

His article co-authored with Adjunct Professor Mark Pressman, "Somniloquy as Evidence: The Recurring Appearance of Outdated 'Sleep Talk' Expertise," will be published in volume 53 of the Criminal Law Bulletin, a peer-reviewed Thomson Reuters journal.

Michelle Dempsey

Published her article, "What Counts as Trafficking for Sexual Exploitation? How Legal Methods Can Improve Empirical Research," in 3(1) Journal of Human Trafficking 61 (2017).

Published a book chapter co-authored with Matthew Lister, "Applied Political and Legal Philosophy," in Blackwell Companion to Applied Philosophy (Wiley & Sons 2017).

In the Media: Quoted in "Called 4 times, police never arrest boyfriend in case that ends in murder" in The Morning Call.

Ruth Gordon

In the Media: Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer's Mar. 23 article, "Septa approves contract for new rail cars."

Catherine Lanctot

Delivered a lecture on Thurgood Marshall in celebration of the 50th anniversary of his appointment to the Supreme Court at Radnor Middle School as part of the faculty community lecture series held to mark the 175th anniversary of Villanova University on Mar. 22. She also delivered the lecture at the Law School on April 1.

Michael Moreland

Delivered remarks on "The Philosophy of the Founders" and participated in "Liberty Weekend," a program for pre-law students sponsored by the Foundations of the Union League of Philadelphia on Jan. 5 - 7.

Participated in a workshop on "The Rule of Law" at Captiva Island, Florida, sponsored by the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School on Jan. 20 - 22.

In the Media: Quoted in the Catholic News Agency's story "Supreme Court Pick Wins Applause from Religious Freedom Advocates," on Feb. 1.

Invited to participate in a panel on "Executive Power in the Age of Trump" at the U.S. Courthouse in Philadelphia, sponsored by the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Chapter of the Federal Bar Association on Feb. 9.

Joined an amicus brief in Washington v. Arlene's Flowers, decided by the Washington Supreme Court on Feb. 16.

Delivered a paper on "The Moral of Torts" at a conference, "Religious Critiques of Law," sponsored by the Nootbaar Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law, Malibu, California on Mar. 9 - 10.

Joined a letter signed by other law professors submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting the nomination of Judge Neil Gorsuch to the U.S. Supreme Court on Mar. 17.

Conducted a public interview of Justice Samuel Alito on "The U.S. Constitution" at the Union League of Philadelphia on Mar. 23.

Invited participant to a book manuscript colloquium on Steven D. Smith's "Pagans and Christians in the City" at Notre Dame Law School on Mar. 24.

Invited participant to a conference "Rationalism, Pluralism, and Freedom," sponsored by the Liberty Fund, Indianapolis, Indiana on Mar. 30 - 31.

Joy Mullane

Wrote an article on Law360.com "Tax Reform Perspectives: Death, Taxes and Uncertainty."

Michele Pistone

Her scholarship was among the top 10 percent for downloads on SSRN in the months of February and March 2017.

Her article, "Ruels are Made to be Broken: How the Process of Expedited Removal Fails Asylum Seekers," 20 Georgetown Immigration Law Journal  1679 (2006), cited in a brief to the Supreme Court.

In the Media: Included in NBC 10's "Journey to America" on Feb. 14.

Presented on "Developing a New Educational Model for Legal Education, Competencies-based Legal Education" at the Stakeholder Meeting, Benjamin's Desk in Philadelphia on Feb. 24 - 25.

Presented on "Embed Social Entrepreneurism in Higher Education" at the AshokaU Exchange, Legal Changemakers, Mar. 2 - 4.

Presented on "The Future of Legal Education" at Seton Hall School of Law's Faculty Workshop on Pedagogy on Mar. 22.

Presented "How Will Technology Change Legal Education" at Artificial Intelligence, Technology and the Future of Law at University of Toronto Faculty of Law's Center for Innovation Law and Policy on Mar. 25. 

Presented "Protecting Refugees" to Villanova Faculty Congress' Teach-In on Mar. 31.

Mary Ann Robinson

Published "When Spell Check Is Not Your Fiend" in the spring 2017 issue of At Issue, a publication of the Young Lawyers' Division of the Pennsylvania Bar Association.