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Faculty Highlights: 2022–23 Vol. 3
Presented “Developments Affecting Lower Income Taxpayers” at the Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update Conference in Washington, DC on January 26.
Presented “Thoughts on Building an Antiracist Tax Administration” at the Race and Tax Symposium at the American Tax Policy Institute in Washington, DC on February 24.
Published “Collection Due Process at Twenty-Five: A Still Important and Needed Check on IRS Collection Power” in Pittsburgh Tax Review (Vol. 20, No. 1) on March 16.
In The Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt Explains How Bears’ Salary Cap Flexibility Helps Them in Many Ways” on the Mully & Haugh Show on 670 The Score Chicago on February 1.
Interviewed Ross Tucker, former NFL Player and founder of RT Media, for “Ross Tucker: Tom Brady Announces Retirement, Sean Payton Traded and More!” on The Business of Sports on February 2.
Published “Eagles’ Howie Roseman Deserves to be Executive of the Year” for Sports Illustrated on February 8.
In The Media: Interviewed for “How Does This Eagles Team Stack Up to Philly’s Previous Championship Squads?” on The Mike Missanelli Podcast on February 8.
Co-presented “Race and the NFL” for a professional development class at Villanova Law on February 14.
In The Media: Interviewed for “NFL Predictions, AI Competitions” for the Motley Fool Monday podcast on February 19.
Published “Big Quarterback Contracts Are Not the Problem. Salary Cap Management Is” for Sports Illustrated on February 22.
Interviewed Don Van Natta Jr., journalist, author and broadcaster, for “Don Van Natta Jr. – Inside Dan Snyder’s Alleged ‘Secret Loan’” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on February 23.
In The Media: Interviewed for “MMQB’s Andrew Brandt Talks Rodgers, Lamar, Daniel Jones, Bears & More” on The Rich Eisen Show on February 24.
Posted “Brandt’s Rants: Aaron Rodgers to New York? Lamar Jackson Gets Non-Exclusive Franchise Tag” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on March 8.
Published “Why the Franchise Tag Still Exists and How It Impacts Free Agency” for Sports Illustrated on March 9.
In The Media: Interviewed for “MMQB’s Andrew Brandt: Why Aaron Rodgers’ & Packers’ Relationship Soured” on The Rich Eisen Show on March 19.
Published “The Aaron Rodgers Era Is Over in Green Bay and It’s Time for the Jets to Go Get Him” for Sports Illustrated on March 20.
In The Media: Interview for “Hour 3 – Andrew Brandt – Sports Business Insider + NFL News & Notes” on OutKick Hot Mic with Hutton and Withrow on March 20.
Presented “An Analysis of Name, Image and Likeness” at the 10th Annual Penn Carey Law Entertainment and Sports Law Society Symposium on March 23.
Presented “The Changing Landscape of Sports Law” at the New York University School of Law Sports Symposium on March 24.
Posted “Brandt’s Rants – NFL Draft Eligibility, Roger Goodell’s Contract Extension” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on April 11.
Authored the chapter “The Forgiveness of Love in Charity: Getting Conversationally Opened Up” in Christianity, Ethics and the Law: The Concept of Love in Christian Legal Thought (Routledge) published on December 30.
Published “Schoolhouse Rock! Rules: Orthodoxies and Unorthodoxies in Congressional Procedure” published in University of Detroit Mercy Law Review (Vol. 100, Issue 1) on March 1.
Presented “Joel Bishop’s Reign as King of the Treatise Writers and What It Means for Persuasive Authority” at the Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School Legal Information Symposium: “The Legal Treatise: Past, Present and Future” on March 24.
Presented “Legal Ethics in Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein” at the 22nd Annual Symposium on Legal Malpractice and Ethics at the St. Mary’s School of Law on January 27.
Presented “The Role of Ideology in the Crisis of Expertise” for a sociology of science class at York University on March 3.
Presented “Expertise in Crisis: Post-Covid Examples” for a sociology of science class at James Madison University on April 14.
Named a finalist in Bloomberg Law’s inaugural Law School Innovation Program for the Leveraging Technology to Promote Access to Justice course in January.
Appointed to the Law Archive Advisory Board at Yale Law School on March 20.
Published “Police-Made Law” in Minnesota Law Review (forthcoming) on March 17.
Co-authored an amicus brief in support of the appellant in United States v. Gilmet (No. 23-0010) on March 24.
Presented “The Difficulty of Distinguishing: How Fear Gave Us Powerful Presidents, Passport Photos and 21st Century Biometrics” at the 2023 American Historical Association Annual Meeting in Philadelphia on January 5.
In The Media: Quoted in “Should You Really Let Your Browser Save Your Passwords?” for HuffPost on February 1.
Presented “Overcoming Techo-Social Engineering” at the Metropolitan State University of Denver on March 14.
Presented “Common Nonsense about Password Security and the Expert-Layperson Knowledge Gap” virtually at the CyberGreen Institute on March 23.
Presented “Governance Seams” at Harvard Law School on March 31.
Published “Is Your Petition to Compel Arbitration Barred by the Statue of Limitations?” in The Legal Intelligencer on February 6.
Published “Four Joint Insurers – Does an Arbitration Clause Appearing in Only One Policy Control?” in The Legal Intelligencer on April 10.
Presented “Human Dignity and Religious Liberty” at the University of Pennsylvania Collegium Institute Legal Humanities Fellowship on February 6.
Presented “Free Speech and Critical Thinking for Today’s Students” at the Villanova in Hawaii alumni reception in Honolulu on February 17.
Presented “The Establishment Clause: Precedent and History” and participated in the panel “The Supreme Court and the Modern Republic" at St. Anselm’s College on February 22.
In The Media: Quoted in “Biden Loan Forgiveness Has Narrow Path to Victory Via Standing” for Bloomberg Law on March 1.
Presented “The Evolving Establishment Clause” at Augustana University on March 27.
Participated in the panel “Carson v. Makin, Parental Choice, and Religious Liberty” presented by Notre Dame Law School Religious Liberty Initiative on April 14.
Published “The Right to Social Expungement” in American Criminal Law Review (Vol. 60) on March 1.
Named a senior fellow for the Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University in January.
Participated as a senior commentator for the first meeting of the Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship at the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy at the Antonin Scalia Law School of George Mason University on March 10.
In The Media: Quoted in “Bucks County Sues Social Media Companies Over Harm to Kids” for the Delaware Valley Journal on March 16.
In The Media: Quoted in “Is the Manhattan DA’s Case Against Trump Well-Founded or a Political Sham?” for the Delaware Valley Journal on April 6.
Presented “Intellectual Property for Artificial Intelligence” at the Rutgers Law School on April 14.
Appointed vice chair of the Continuing Legal Education Board by The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania on March 13.
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Participated in the panel “Power of Technology & the Governance and Sharing of Data” at the Eighth Annual VU Women in Tech conference at Villanova University on January 27.
Participated in the panel “Health Misinformation and Social Media” at the Annual Health Law Symposium: “Health Misinformation, Social Media and the Medical Profession” hosted by Seton Hall University School of Law on January 31.
Presented her book Vaccines as Technology: Innovation, Barriers and Public Health at DePaul College of Law on February 23.
Presented “Advertising the Start-Up: Vaccine R&D and Intellectual Property” virtually at Syracuse University College of Law on March 1.
Presented “Technology Specificity and the Allocation of Medicines During Transnational Public Health Crisis” at the Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property Symposium at the Northwestern Pritzker School of Law on March 10.
Presented “The Role of UN Institutions in Pandemic Preparedness” virtually at the University of Lisbon Center for Pharmaceutical Law on March 16.
Authored the chapter “The Case for A Liability Rule to Stimulate Investment in Sub-Patentable Innovation” in Improving Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar, 2023) published on March 17.
Presented “Effective Tax Research” at the annual Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic Grantee Conference in Phoenix on December 6.
Co-authored “Comments on User Fees for Private Letter Ruling Requests,” formal comments to the IRS with members of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation on December 21.
Presented “Individual Taxation: The Future of Refundable Tax Credits” at the DC Bar Taxation Community’s Annual Tax Conference: “2023 Tax Legislative and Regulatory Update” on January 25.
Presented “Aligning Adjudication with Remedial Policy Goals” at the First Annual Mid-Atlantic Regional Clinical Conference hosted by the George Washington University Law School on February 4.
Presented “Tax and Bankruptcy: The Usual and Unusual” at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation Mid-Year Meeting in San Diego on February 9.
In The Media: Quoted in “Posts Mislead on Legal Basis for Paying Federal Income Taxes” for FactCheck.org on March 7.
Co-authored “Comments on Form 8857” formal comments to the IRS with members of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation on March 17.
In The Media: Quoted in “Treasury Proposes Rules for Supervisory Approval of IRS Penalties (2)” for Bloomberg Tax on April 10.
Published “Protecting Taxpayer Rights at VITA: When to Put the Brakes on E-Filing” for Prosperity Now on April 11.