Faculty Highlights - October/November 2013

Faculty Highlights:

December 2013 - February 2014

Andrew Brandt 

In the Media: Featured as a guest on the February 24 edition of WHYY's Radio Times with Marty Moss-Coane.

In the Media: Appeared on the February 20 episode of ESPN’s Olbermann.

Patrick Brennan 

Participated as a Fellow-Designate in the annual Convocation of the College of Fellows of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkeley). The topic of the Convocation was "To Think with the Church."

Prepared an invited paper for presentation at a plenary session of a conference on "Love and Law" at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Presented an invited paper, "Implementing Religious Law in Contemporary Nation-States: A Catholic Perspective on the Project," at a conference on implementing religious law, as understood from Christian, Jewish and Islamic perspectives, at Boalt Hall, U.C. Berkeley.

David Caudill 

Elected as Chair of the Evidence Section of the American Association of Law Schools.

His article, “Economics and/of Science: The Meanings(s) of Financial Bias and the Ideal of Interest-Free Science in Law,” was in 16 SMU Science and Technology Law Review 247 (2013).

Appointed as a Senior Fellow on the faculty of the University of Melbourne Law School, Australia, for 2014; he will teach a course in Expert Evidence there in July 2014.

Candace Centeno 

Presented "Designing a Meeting with the Supervising Attorney Exercise to Teach Both Rule Synthesis and Skills for Meetings in Practice" at the LWI One Day Workshop held at Drexel Law School.

Steve Chanenson 

Presided over the December 2013 quarterly meeting of the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing. He is a gubernatorial appointee to the Commission and is currently the unanimously elected Chair of the Commission.

Joseph Dellapenna 

Taught a course on International Trade and the Environment at the University of Macau, December 2-13.

Gave a public lecture on “Lessons for Chinese Environmental Law from European, American, and International Environmental Law” at the South China University of Technology School of Law on December 8, in Guangzhou, China.

Spoke on “Climate Change and the Obsolescence of Most Groundwater Legal Regimes” at the Workshop on Groundwater and Climate Change: Comparative and International Law and Policy Dimensions: Lesson for India,” at the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London on January 24.

Participated in the Leadership Council Meeting of the Environment and Water Resources Institute of the American Society of Civil Engineers in Austin, TX on February 8.

Michelle Dempsey 

At the invitation of the US Department of Justice, the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and AEquitas: The Prosecutor's Resource on Violence Against Women, she participated in a roundtable discussion on the topic, "Valuing Prosecutorial Performance Beyond Conviction in Sexual Assault Cases," on January 30-31.

Elected Chair of the American Association of Law Schools' Section on Scholarship.

Elected Chair-Elect of the American Association of Law Schools' Section on Jurisprudence.

At the invitation of UCLA's Legal Theory Workshop, she presented her paper, "Authority, Obedience and Justification: Two Puzzles," at UCLA Law School on November 21.

Keith Fogg 

His article, “Taxation with Representation: The Creation and Development of Low-Income Taxpayer Clinics,” was published in 67 Tax Law. 3 (2014).

His article co-authored with Rachel Zuraw ’12, “Financial Disability for All,” was published in 62 Catholic University Law Review 965 (2013).

His article, “A Calendar Call Success Story,” was included in 33 ABA Tax Section NewsQuarterly 13 (2014).

Moderated a panel discussion on Attorney’s Fees and Qualified Offers at the ABA Mid-Winter meeting on January 25.

Abraham Gafni 

In the Media: His article, "Are There Restrictions on the Arbitrator Serving as Mediator?” appeared in The Legal Intelligencer on January 21.

In the Media: His article, "When Are Arbitration Agreements Preempted by the FAA," was published inThe Legal Intelligencer on December 17.

Presented a talk on "Judicial Activism" at a Continuing Legal Education Program, under the auspices of the Dispute Resolution Institute in association with The Legal Intelligencer, on December 10.

Presented a program, titled "Ethics in ADR," sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Institute and the Philadelphia Bar Association Alternative Dispute Resolution Bar Committee on December 4.

Richard Harvey 

In the Media: Quoted in Law360’s February 3 article, “GOP Anti-FATCA Stance Lacks Legs, Officials Say.”

James Maule 

Bloomberg BNA Tax Management, Inc. published his 560-3rd, Income Tax Basis: Overview and Conceptual Aspects.

Michael Moreland 

In the Media: Quoted in the February 7 LA Weekly article, Why the Vergara Trial in DTLA Could Upend Public Education.

In the Media: Quoted in the January 28 Christian Science Monitor article, "Vergara v. California: Do state laws protect teacher jobs over students?"

Joined an amicus brief of law and religion scholars in the US Supreme Court's pending case Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores.

Delivered the Arthur J. Schmitt Lecture at the University of Notre Dame on December 3 on "Justice and Technology in the Liberal Tradition."

Participated in a panel, “Natural Law and Natural Rights,” on January 4 at the Federalist Society Faculty Conference in conjunction with the AALS annual meeting in New York.

Delivered a paper, “Love and Justice in the Law,” on February 8 at a conference “Love and Law” sponsored by the Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics at Pepperdine University School of Law.

Delivered a webinar “Legal Issues in Church Management” for the Villanova University School of Business Center for the Study of Church Management on February 19.

Michele Pistone 

In the Media: Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer’s December 19 article, “Villanova law students help gay Russian win asylum.

Michael Risch 

In the Media: Quoted in the January 24 Before It’s News article, “How Patent Reform is Lethal.

In the Media: Quoted in The Litigation Daily’s January 22 article, “Will Tiffany Regret Suing Costco?”

Spoke at the Journal of Technology and Entertainment Law symposium, entitled “Patents 101: Eligibility from Computer Code to Genetic Codes,” at Vanderbilt Law School on January 24.

In the Media: His guest post, “Acquired Patent Licensing,” was featured on Patently-O, on January 14.

In the Media: Quoted in Neon Tommy’s December 22 article, “Aereo Welcomes Supreme Court Case, Continues Expansion.”

Mary Ann Robinson 

Her article co-authored with Alison D. Kehner of Penn Law, “Two IS Company: Producing Joint Scholarship,” was published in the Winter 2014 issue of The Learning Curve, A Publication of the AALS Section on Academic Support.


Contact: Kate Johnston
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Email: kate.johnston@villanova.edu