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Faculty Highlights: 2020-21 Vol. 1
Presented “Artificially Intelligent Persons” at the Virtual Cyber Policy series for Yale Law School on June 5.
In the Media: Quoted in “U.S. citizen children with undocumented parents unfairly denied coronavirus relief, federal lawsuit asserts” for The Washington Post on May 5.
In the Media: Quoted in “Rule-Writing Scrutiny Pushes Tax Officials to Explain Themselves” for Bloomberg Tax on June 8.
In the Media: Quoted in “Making sense of the court” for Politico Weekly Tax on June 23.
Participated in the panel “#BlackTaxpayersMatter – COVID-19 and Communities of Color: CARES Act Failures & Constitutional Litigation” for the ABA Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice on June 26.
Presented “Administrative Burdens and the U.S. Tax System: A Rights Based Critique” for the University of Exeter Business School Tax Administration Research Centre on July 15.
Submitted “Brief of the Center for Taxpayer Rights as Amicus Curiae in Support of Petitioner” in the U.S. Supreme Court CIC Services LLC v. Internal Revenue Service, Department of Treasure, United States of America (No. 19-930) on July 15.
In the Media: Amicus brief highlighted in the article “IRS Rules Open To Suit, Captive Insurer Adviser Tells Justices” on Law360 on July 16.
Participated in the panel “Professional Sports Counseling” for Villanova University student-athletes seeking agent representation on May 14.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Episode 12” of the Talking Villanova Basketball with Jay Wright podcast on June 15.
In the Media: Interviewed about the NFL salary cap on The Pat McAfee Show on June 29.
In the Media: Interviewed about the NFL Washington Redskin’s name change on CBS This Morning on July 4.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt says near impossible to get new Redskins name before Week 1” on NBC Sports Washington on July 7.
Published the chapter "Introducing Science and Technology Studies into the Expert Evidence Course" in Teaching Evidence Law: Contemporary Trends and Innovations (Routledge 2020) on July 21.
Presented “Designing Curriculum and Programs in a World of Social Distancing: Sections, Schedules and Changing Circumstances” at Leaning into Uncertainty: Ensuring Quality Legal Education During Coronavirus – Roundtable Conference for Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law on May 25.
Appointed by Gov. Wolf to the Parolee Homicide Review Team, recently created by statute within the PA Department of Corrections in February.
Planned and facilitated Justice Reinvestment Initiative Legislation and Current Events Relating to Sentencing and Punishment, a virtual continuing justice education program attended by more than 100 Pennsylvania judges and co-sponsored by the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the Pennsylvania Department of Corrections and the Pennsylvania Commission on Sentencing on April 30.
Presented “Spreading the Word: Getting Your International Legal Education Materials into Print” at the International Legal Education and Specialist Certification Committee Meeting for the ABA Section on International Law on May 12.
Participated in the panel “Building Global Legal Skills through the Moot Court Experience” at the 2020 Legal Writing Institute Virtual Biennial Conference on July 16.
Presented “Philadelphia Bar Association Resolution Supporting Independence of the International Criminal Court and Freedom from Sanctions and Freedom to Travel of its Members” to the Philadelphia Bar Association Board of Governors, which was unanimously passed on June 24.
Appointed Vice Chair of the Government Relations Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries in July.
Participated in the panel “Bringing Legal Research to Rural Communities” at Unmasking Our Potential: AALL 2020 Reimagined – Virtual Conference on July 16.
Published “Must the Number of Arbitrators Selected by Each Side Be Equal?” in The Legal Intelligencer on June 22.
Facilitated the discussion group “Trauma-Informed Clinical Legal Education” with Frances Kreimer at the 2020 AALS/CLEA Virtual Conference on July 21-23.
Facilitated the discussion group “Trauma-Informed Clinical Legal Education” with Deeya Haldar at the 2020 AALS/CLEA Virtual Conference on July 21-23.
In the Media: Quoted in “Wolf faces 4 p.m. deadline to comply with subpoena for business waiver records. Here are his options” for Spotlight PA on May 8.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Trump's financials argued at Supreme Court” on the VOA News podcast on May 12.
Participated in Virtual Public Affairs, The Constitution and COVID-19 for The Union League Legacy Foundation on May 13.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Will Social Media Executive Order Help Or Hurt President Trump?” on NBC Philadelphia on May 29.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Curfews, stay-at-home orders, and the broad power of local governments” on KYW News Radio on June 5.
In the Media: Interviewed for “How much power do local governments have when it comes to curfews?” on KYW In Depth podcast on June 10.
In the Media: Interviewed for “‘We Had Tommy Guns': Owners' Stories of Saving Stores Amid Looting” on NBC Philadelphia on June 13.
In the Media: Quoted in “Christian conservatives rattled after Supreme Court rules against LGBT discrimination” for The Washington Post on June 15.
In the Media: Quoted in “LGBT equality ruling’s full impact on church ‘yet to be seen,’ some say” for Crux Catholic Media on June 20.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Quarantine for Travelers” on NBC Philadelphia on June 24.
Pro bono brief in opposition to defendant’s motion for Judgment N.O.V prevailed without oral argument in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois: Ivan Torres v. 1964 N. Sheffield, Inc., et al., 2019 L 1490 (Unpub.) (5-20-2020).
Participated in the roundtable discussion “Evaluating Cryptocurrencies & Other Market Developments” at the Law and Society Association 2020 Annual Meeting on May 30.
Participated in the paper session “The Limitations of Corporate Law” at the Law and Society Association 2020 Annual Meeting on May 30.
Awarded the Hayek Fund for Scholars by the Institute for Humane Studies at George Mason University in June.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Episode 10” of the Breaking the Fever podcast on June 2.
Published “5 Ethical Challenges During COVID-19 That Businesses Need to Meet” on Ethical Systems blog from NYU Stern School of Business, Business & Society Program on June 3.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Professor J S Nelson on Surveillance” of The Human Risk Podcast on June 4.
Published “5 ethical challenges employers will face as they reopen” on HR Dive on June 17.
Presented “Cryptocommunity Currencies” at the 2020 National Business Law Scholars Conference on June 19.
Presented “Autonomy-Threatening Workplace Surveillance” at the 2020 National Business Law Scholars Conference on June 19.
In the Media: Quoted in “Straight Talk About the Business Ethics of Workplace Surveillance” on Ethical Systems blog from NYU Stern School of Business, Business & Society Program on June 21.
Published “Global Pandemics and Economic Uncertainty: The Importance of Error-Correction Mechanisms in Crisis” on the Procedurally Taxing blog on June 8.
Presented “Tax Judges’ Responses to Economic Crises: A Normative Analysis” at the 2020 National Business Law Scholars Conference on June 18.
Presented “Designing Educational Programs for Legal Paraprofessionals” for the Utah State Committee on Paraprofessionals on May 21.
Presented “Top 5 Tips for Teaching Law Online” for AALS Section on Technology, Law & Legal Education on June 3.
Presented “Teaching Law Online” at a faculty collegium for Albany Law School on June 10.
Presented “Online Education and Making Educational Videos” at a faculty collegium for Washington and Lee University School of Law on July 9.
Presented “Top 5 Tips for Teaching Clinic Online” at the 2020 AALS/CLEA Virtual Conference on July 23.
Presented “Policing Symmetry” at a faculty colloquium for Rutgers Law School on Feb. 10.
Participated in the virtual discussion “A History of Violence: Institutional Racism in Our Criminal Legal System” for the American Constitution Society, the National Bar Association and the Society of American Law Teachers on June 5.
In the Media: Quoted in “These Cities Replaced Cops With Social Workers, Medics, and People Without Guns” for Vice on June 12.
In the Media: Interviewed for “What could real police reform look like in America?” on KYW In Depth podcast on June 15.
Published “Safe Policing for Safe Communities: Trump’s Non-Reformist Order” on ACS Expert Forum: Law and Policy Analysis on June 17.
In the Media: Quoted in “Phila.'s Civil Payments From Police Abuse Have Been on the Rise. That's Likely to Accelerate” for The Legal Intelligencer on June 22.
Appointed to the 21st Century Policing Working Group, part of the Delaware County Criminal Justice Reform Task Force, in July.
In the Media: Quoted in “Experts Say Legal System Impedes Police Reform” for Urban Milwaukee on July 7.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Michael Risch on Booking.com Trademark Rights in Otherwise (Arguable) Generic Domain Names” on The Valley Current®️ ComputerLaw Group LLP podcast on July 1.
Presented “Cancelling Contracts Due to Pandemics: The Jewish and American Law Views” for the National Academy of Continuing Legal Education on April 21.
Published “In Rejecting the Zoom Seder, What Did Orthodox Jews Affirm?” for Mosaic Magazine on May 4.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Chaim Saiman on the “Zoom Seder” and Its Discontents” on The Tikvah Podcast on May 20.
Published “The Zoom-Seder Ruling Reveals New Fractures and Coalitions in the World of Jewish Orthodoxy” for Mosaic Magazine on May 28.
In the Media: Interviewed for “Chaim Saiman: Is Talmud the Jewish Constitution?” on 18Forty podcast on June 19.
Elected to The American Law Institute in July.
In the Media: Interviewed for “The Big Gadol Debate - Does Modern Orthodoxy Have Gedolim?” on The Koren Podcast on July 6.
Presented “Shots Not Fired in the Culture War: The Case of Contemporary Rabbinical Court Arbitration” at the Conference on Democracy, Markets and Religion on July 8.
Awarded the Diane E. Ambler ’78 Faculty Scholarship Impact Award from Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on July 15.
Presented “The Freedom of Information Act and the Social Security Administration” at a training session for Community Legal Services of Philadelphia on July 9.
In the Media: Interviewed for “What the Supreme Court's Electoral College decision means for the 2020 election” on KYW In Depth podcast on July 10.
In the Media: Quoted in “Airbnb, Expedia Face Room Tax Collection Rule in West Virginia (1)” for Bloomberg Tax on March 12.
Presented the CLE/CPE webinar “CARES Act, NOL Rules, IRS Guidance: Critical Tax Considerations and Mitigation Planning for Taxpayers” for Strafford on June 2.
Published “INSIGHT: New York Tax Tribunal Doesn’t Defer to Agency Interpretation” in Bloomberg Tax on June 24.
Published “INSIGHT: ‘D&R Sports’ Decision Impacts All Pennsylvania Tax Cases” in Bloomberg Tax on July 10.
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