FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

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Faculty Highlights: 2020-21 Vol. 4

Todd Aagaard

Presented “Climate (De)Regulation in the Courts: The D.C. Circuit Rejects EPA's Affordable Clean Energy Rule” hosted by the Houston Bar Association Environmental Law Section on February 17.

 

Gilat Bachar

Presented "The Psychology of Secret Settlements" at The Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Consortium hosted by the Ohio State Moritz College of Law Program on Dispute Resolution on March 26.

 

Nadia Banteka

Published “Artificially Intelligent Persons” in Houston Law Review (Vol. 58, Issue 3) on February 8.

 

Andrew Brandt

In the Media: Interviewed on The Dan Patrick Show on January 21.

In the Media: Interviewed for “The Life of Marty Schottenheimer” on Keyshawn, JWill & Zubin on ESPN Radio on February 9.

In the Media: Interviewed on SiriusXM NFL Radio on February 17.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Working the Salary Cap” on Angelo Cataldi & the Morning Team on SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia on February 17.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt Breaks Down the Carson Wentz Trade” on The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic on February 18.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Dan Patrick Show on February 26.

 

David Caudill

Presented “The Crisis of Expertise: Distrust of Consensus Science in Regulatory Contexts” at the virtual International Workshop hosted by The Centre of the Study of Knowledge, Expertise and Science (KES), a research group based in the Cardiff University School of Social Sciences, Wales on February 12.

In the Media: Quoted in “Nelson Wolff: Phipps law firm ‘screwed up’ expert opinion in county’s opioid lawsuit” for MSN News on February 13. 

 

Michelle Dempsey

Published “Coercion, Consent, and Time” in Ethics: An International Journal of Social, Political, and Legal Philosophy (Vol. 101, No. 2) in January.

Participated in “Ethics January Article Discussion Forum” an online colloquium discussion on PEA Soup blog on February 1-3.

 

Diane Edelman

Appointed secretary of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Global Engagement in January.

Moderated the panel “Global Engagement, Co-Sponsored by Teaching Methods, Technology and Law and Legal Education” at the virtual 2021 AALS Annual Meeting: The Power of Word on January 6.

Served as a Legal Specialist Volunteer, virtually presenting how to develop legal writing and oral advocacy courses and assignments to professors and deans in Moldova, as part of the American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative Program on January 25 & February 1.

Moderated “Access to Justice” discussions at the virtual Transnational Conference on the Future of Legal Education, the Practice of Law, and the Judiciary hosted by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School on February 15.

 

Amy Emerson

Elected to the Board of Directors of the Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI) in January.

Presented “How the Process of Building Legal Technology Develops Professional Agility in Law Students” at the virtual Transnational Conference on the Future of Legal Education, the Practice of Law, and the Judiciary hosted by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School on February 18.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Is Arbitration Confidentiality Lost When an Award is Filed?” in The Legal Intelligencer on February 8.

 

Michael Moreland

Published “Giving Embodiment Its Due” in Public Discourse on January 3.

In the Media: Interviewed for “FBI Searches for Rioters Who Stormed Capitol” on NBC Philadelphia on January 7.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Local Reps in Congress Support Removing President Trump From Office” on NBC Philadelphia on January 8.

In the Media: Interviewed for “‘Sending a strong signal.’ Merrick Garland and the Justice Department's new priorities” on KYW Newsradio In Depth podcast on January 8.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Who did Trump pardon and why?” on KYW Newsradio In Depth podcast on January 22.

In the Media: Quoted in “Retiring judges give Biden chance to overhaul federal judiciary” for Washington Examiner on February 9.

Moderated “The Jack M. Templeton Virtual Liberty Series: Civil Liberty and The Rise of Cancel Culture” hosted by The Union League Legacy Foundation on February 18.

Presented “Religious Liberty: COVID-19 and Beyond” for the Federalist Society Evansville, Indiana Lawyers Chapter on February 19.

 

Mitchell Nathanson

Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original was selected as runner-up for the 2020 CASEY Award for Best Baseball Book of the Year presented by Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine on January 20.

Bouton: The Life of a Baseball Original was selected as a finalist for the 2021 Dr. Harold and Dorothy Seymour Medal presented by the Society for American Baseball Research on February 22.

 

J.S. Nelson

Co-organized and moderated the “Behavioral Ethics: The Science” and “Lessons Learned from Research” panels and presented the concluding remarks at the virtual Annual Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium: "Practical Ethics in Corporate Law: The Science, Instruction and 'Real-World' Application" hosted by the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on February 19.

 

Orli Oren-Kolbinger

Presented “Judges' responses to economic crises: the present and the desired” for a seminar at Sapir Academic College School of Law in Israel on December 15.

Presented “Error Costs of Marriage” at the New Voices in Taxation panel at the virtual 2021 AALS Annual Meeting: The Power of Word on January 9.

 

Teressa Ravenell

Participated in the panel “Police Misconduct: Enforcing Civil Right Protections for Victims of Racist Police Violence” at the 14th Annual Northeast Region Fair Housing & Civil Rights Virtual Conference hosted by Western New England University School of Law on October 1.

Participated in “Protecting Police: Is Qualified Immunity Unjust?” for the Federalist Society at Cornell Law School on October 1.

Presented “Breonna Taylor: The Criminal Case and Civil Settlement” to the Black Law Students Association (BLSA) and the Criminal Law Society at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on October 12.

Presented expert testimony at the marijuana ordinance public hearing in Delaware County, PA on October 14.

Presented “Suing Multiple Police Officials” to the Federal Bar Association at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on October 15.

Participated in “Qualified Immunity: Unreformed Utility or Unqualified Impunity?” hosted by The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law on October 20.

Presented “Qualified Immunity: Primer and Problems” for the American Constitution Society’s State Attorneys General Project on October 23.

Published “Police Liability Reimagined: Vicarious Municipal Liability for Constitutional Deprivations” in What’s the Big Idea? Recommendations for Improving Law & Policy in the Next Administration and in the States a collection of essays published by the Constitution Society in December.

Co-published “Policing Symmetry” in North Carolina Law Review (Vol. 99, No. 2) on January 1.

In the Media: Interviewed for “House Passes National Police Reform Bill Eliminating Qualified Immunity for Law Enforcement” on NBC Philadelphia on March 5.

 

Itay Ravid

Published “Judging by the Cover: On the Relationship Between Media Coverage on Crime and Harshness in Sentencing” in Southern California Law Review (Vol. 93, No. 6) on February 19.

 

Tuan Samahon

Participated in “Judging Pennsylvania’s Courts” hosted by Cabrini University and the League of Women Voters on February 11.

 

Michael Semes

Published “Maryland’s Proposed Digital Advertising Gross Revenues Tax Should Not Be Enacted” in Bloomberg Law on February 4.

Published “Maryland’s Digital Advertising Tax Is Unworkably Vague” in Tax Foundation on February 10.

 

Christine Speidel

Contributed to formal comments submitted by the ABA Tax Section concerning the IRS's administration of Individual Taxpayer Identification Numbers on February 10.

In the Media: Quoted in “Don’t know whether to file taxes early or wait? 5 questions to help you sort it out” for MarketWatch on February 12.

Presented “Disaster Relief under IRC §7508A: Administrative and Litigation Updates” to the ABA Tax Section Administrative Practice Committee on February 17.

Presented “When Tax Procedures Meets COVID-19: An Uneasy Relationship” with Leslie Book at the virtual 3rd Annual UCI Law – A. Lavar Taylor Tax Symposium: “Taxation in a Time of Crisis” hosted by the University of California, Irvine School of Law on February 22.

In the Media: Mentioned in “IRS and Taxpayer Argue Over Disaster Extension Provision’s Reach” for Tax Notes Today Federal on February 23.

     

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