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Faculty Highlights:

May - August 2015

Todd Aagaard

In the Media: Quoted in the July 7 Times-Tribune article, “Different laws, attitudes at work in states’ approaches to shale gas.”

Richard Booth

In the Media: Quoted in the May 5 Proactive Investors article, “Show Me the Stocks, Not the Cash, Say Optimistic CEOs.” This article was also published on May 3 in Valuewalk.com.

Andrew Brandt

In the Media: Appeared in Bloomberg TV’s story, “FIFA's Pervasive Corruption Charges,” on May 27.

In the Media: Quoted in the May 15 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Even Eagles not immune to NFL’s ‘over-discipline.’”

In the Media: Quoted in the April 29 Digital Journal article, “Lawsuit Loans Company, Direct Legal Says NFL May Be LIABLE for $1 Billion for Traumatic Brain Injury Cases Associated with Concussions.”

Michael Campbell

Participated in a task force of the ABA Health Law Section to prepare and submit a proposed rule, representing the first major revision to federal Medicaid and CHIP managed care regulations in more than a decade.

David Caudill

Gave a paper on the past and future of psychoanalytic jurisprudence at the 34th International Congress on Law and Mental Health held July 12-17 at Sigmund Freud University in Vienna.

Gave a presentation on publicity rights in the U.S., on July 1, to the board members of the Centre for Media and Communications Law at the University of Melbourne.

Co-taught Entertainment Law (with Professor Megan Richardson) at the University of Melbourne, Australia, in June.

Co-taught international sports law (with Andrew Brandt) at the 2015 Villanova Law Rome Summer Program.

Drafted two questions for the State Bar of California: one on legal ethics for the summer 2015 California Bar Exam and one on contracts for the 2015 First Year Law Student’s Examination.

Gave a paper on attorney experts in legal malpractice lawsuits at the annual Studies in Expertise and Experience Conference held at Cardiff University in Wales on May 10.

Published “Controversial defenses to Legal Malpractice Claims: Are Attorney-Experts Being Asked to Be Advocates?” in 5 St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics 312 (2015).

Published “Law, Science, and the Economy: One Domain?” in 5 U.C. Irvine Law Review 393 (2015).

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  

Lectured for two weeks on American Legal Systems at the China University of Political Science and Law the Changping District of Beijing, PRC, from Aug. 3 to Aug. 13.

Spoke on Legal Ethics in the United States at the International Conference on Legal Ethics held at the China University of Political Science and Law on Aug. 1.

Spoke on Patterns of Water Law at the Third International Conference on Water, sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and Research in Athens, Greece, on July 13.

Spoke on Law and Water for Energy and for Life at the Annual Meeting of the Global Ecology Integrity Group in Parma, Italy, on June 29.

Spoke on Water Law Changes and Challenges at the Fifth Symposium on Advanced Legal Topics in Land Conservation, sponsored by the Land Trust Alliance in Indianapolis, Indiana on June 11.

Michelle Dempsey

Published “The Future of Criminal Law - Working Papers from the Robina Institute Institute of Criminal Law & Criminal Justice" (Dempsey, Duff, Hoskins, and Jain, eds) through University of Minnesota Law School. Her paper, “Decriminalizing Victims of Sex Trafficking,” was one of twelve published in the volume.

Accepted a position on the editorial board of the newly founded international journal, Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation.

In the Media: Quoted in the May 8 Newsworks article, “Council hearing discusses sexual consent at Philly area colleges.”

John Dobbyn

Signed a contract with Oceanview Publications for the fifth novel in the Michael Knight and Lex Devlin series.

The screenplay for his first novel, Neon Dragon, was completed and accepted by Amber Productions.

Abraham Gafni  

Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 22nd edition of the The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of Arbitration and Mediation.

In the Media: His article “Rights and Obligations of Nonsignatories in Arbitration: Part II” appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on Aug. 18.

In the Media: His article "Rights and Obligations of Nonsignatories in Arbitration: Part I” appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on June 16.

Dick Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in the July 29 Bloomberg Business article, “Look Out, Washington: Goldman-Busting Senate Panel Now Sets Sights on Government.” His quote was also picked up in TaxProf Blog’s article, “Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations Shifts Focus From Business To Government.”

In the Media: Quoted in the May 26 Yahoo! article, “Amazon drops popular tax avoidance strategy.”

Michael Moreland

Served as Project Leader and participated in the Libertas Project Summer Workshop on Economic Freedom at Villanova University School of Law July 13-15.

Served as Project Leader and participated in the Libertas Project Summer Workshop on Religious Freedom at Villanova University School of Law July 6-8.

In the Media: Quoted in the June 29 Associated Press article, “Religious Liberty is Rallying Cry After Gay Marriage Ruling.”

Presented remarks on “Legal Issues in Church Management” to the seminarians of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia on June 24. He gave a similar talk to the seminarians of the Diocese of Trenton on June 8.

In the Media: Quoted in the June 22 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Health insurance on the line.”

Moderated a conversation at the National Constitution Center with Michael Stokes Paulsen and Luke Paulsen about their new book, The Constitution: An Introduction, on June 11.

Presented remarks on RFRAs and Free Exercise in 2015 to the Philadelphia Lawyers’ Chapter of the Federalist Society at Drinker Biddle & Reath on May 21.

Presented remarks on Freedom of Speech and Compelling Government Interests at a conference on Law and the Culture of Liberty, sponsored by the James Madison Program at Princeton University, on May 19.

Michele Pistone

Her paper, “Law Schools and Technology: Where We Are and Where We Are Heading,” was published in the Journal on Legal Education (2015).

Presented on The Immigration Laws in Context at Home Together: The Church and the Immigrant Family, A Discussion in Advance of the World Meeting on Families on Sept. 1 in Philadelphia.

Participated in Making Educational Videos, a 2-session Workshop, at the AALS Clinical Conference in Rancho Mirage, California on May 5-6.

Participated in Technology and Legal Education at the AALS Clinical Conference in Rancho Mirage, California on May 5.

Shea Rhodes

In the Media: Quoted in the Aug. 1 Trib Live article, “Western Pa. prosecutors zero in on human trafficking; legislation pending.”

Accepted a position on the editorial board of the newly founded international journal, Journal of Trafficking and Human Exploitation.

Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted in the Aug. 4 Motherboard.com article, “How Google Renewed Its fight Against Patent Trolls.”

Spoke on “Do Patent Challenge Rights Lead to Placeholder Lawsuits?” at the IP Scholars Conference at DePaul Law School in August.

Spoke on “Empirical Methods in Trade Secret Law Research at the Research Handbook” in IP Conference at Northwestern Law School in August.

In the Media: Quoted in the July 15 MLex article, “Patent disputes increasingly settled at PTAB.”

In the Media: Quoted in the July 6 Americans.org article, “New Ruling Sounds Warning For Business Social Media Passwords.”

In the Media: Quoted in the July 2 Bloomberg Business article, “Apple May Pay Image Price for ‘Demoralizing’ Worker Searches.”

Participated in a roundtable discussion at the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property Patent Conference in July.

In the Media: His article, “Only patent owners are despicable enough to pierce the corporate veil,” appeared IPWatchdog.com on June 21.

In the Media: Quoted in the June 10 Bloomberg Business article, “Jawbone Takes Second Bite at Fitbit in Pre-IPO Patent Suit.”

Appeared on This Week in Law with Denise Howell on June 5.

Spoke at the Philadelphia Area Cyberlaw Colloquium, hosted by Penn Law School, on May 30.

In the Media: Quoted in the May 19 Tech News Today article, “Apple Gets Partial Victory in Samsung Patent Case.”

In the Media: Quoted in the May 18 Washington Post article, “Apple Gains Edge as Appeals Court Rules Samsung Infringed.”

In the Media: Quoted in the May 18 Bloomberg Business article, “Apple Gets Mixed Ruling in First Samsung Appeal.”

Spoke on Net Neutrality, Competition and ISP Consolidation at the Philadelphia Area Cyberlaw Colloquium at Penn Law School in May.

Spoke about Hana Financial v. Hana Bank at the Federalist Society SCOTUScast in May.

Mary Ann Robinson  

Presented on “Helping our Students Develop the Heart & Soul of a Lawyer: Professionalism Instruction in the 1L Legal Writing Course” at the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ Biennial Conference at the University of Memphis in June 2015.

Led a discussion at the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ Innovative Teaching Workshop on What’s in Your Toolbox? Using Existing Skills in New Contexts.

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.