ARCHIVED FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

Gilat Bachar

Published “The Psychology of Secret Settlements” in Hastings Law Journal (Vol. 73, Issue 1) on January 1.

 

Leslie Book

Appointed to a three-year term as member of the governing council for the American Bar Association, Section of Taxation on January 15.

Presented “Expansion of IRS Math Error Assessments to Situations Beyond Original Purpose: Risks and Developments” at the ABA Tax Section Winter Meeting on February 1.

 

Andrew Brandt

Published “Business of Football: COVID-19 Surge; Brett Favre with John Madden; Antonio Brown’s Antics” for Sports Illustrated on January 5.

In the Media: Interviewed for “More Hub Arkush Reaction, Andrew Brandt” on The Wendy's Big Show on 105.7 WSP The Fan in Milwaukee on January 5.

Published “Business of Football: How Fired Coaches’ Contracts and the End of the NFL Season Work” for Sports Illustrated on January 19.

In the Media: Interviewed for “New Yorkers Spend $150M in Sports Betting’s First Weekend” on Morning in America on NewsNation Now on January 20.

Published “Business of Football: The End of Green Bay’s Aaron Rodgers Era Is Imminent” for Sports Illustrated on February 2.

Published “Business of Football: How Likely Is Brian Flores’s Lawsuit to Bring About Systemic Change?” for Sports Illustrated on February 2.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Brian Flores Vs. The NFL: What We're Learning About Race in Hiring and Firing Coaches” on KYW Newsradio on February 4.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Prop Bets for Super Bowl LVI Run from Anthem to Kickers” on Morning in America on NewsNation Now on February 8.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt: Cover ups?” on Angelo Cataldi and the Morning Team on 94 WIP SportsRadio on February 22.

Published “Tom Brady Spent Years Playing for Less—and We Might Never Know Why” for Sports Illustrated on February 23.

 

Patrick Brennan

Presented “Punishment Among Friends: A Catholic Vision for Criminal Justice Reform” at Catholic Perspectives on Criminal Justice Reform: A Scholarly Colloquium hosted by Lumen Christi Institute's Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network and the Catholic Social and Political Thought Initiative of the UW-Madison Center for the Study of Liberal Democracy on February 11.

 

David Caudill

Published “Trust in Science: The Crisis of Expertise as an Ideological, and Not Only a Scientific, Controversy” in Quinnipiac Law Review (Vol. 40, 2022) on March 10.

 

Diane Edelman

Received the Philadelphia Bar Association "Bar Star" Award for the most innovative CLE, presented to the Bar Association's International Law Committee for its tri-bar program on Good Faith in Contract Cases on November 15.

 

Amy Emerson

Participated in a panel at the 2022 Chapter Advocacy Training presented by the American Association of Law Libraries on January 27.

Published “A Place of One’s Own: How Law Libraries Support Democracy by Protecting Citizens’ Right to Read” in the Law Library Journal (Vol. 114, No. 4) on January 31.

Coordinated the Grant Funding for Law Libraries webinar presented by the American Association of Law Libraries on February 15.

Published “How the Process of Building Legal Technology Develops Professional Agility” in John Marshall Law Journal (Vol. XIV, No. 2) on March 6.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Beware When the Dates to File Motions to Confirm and Vacate Arbitration Awards Conflict” in The Legal Intelligencer on February 7.

 

Michael Moreland

In the Media: Quoted in “5 Cases Discrimination Lawyers Should Watch In 2022” for Law360 on January 3.

Presented “Free Exercise after Fulton v. City of Philadelphia” at St. Mary’s University School of Law on January 24.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Mask mandate temporarily reinstated for Perkiomen Valley School District” on 6ABC Philadelphia on January 25.

Presented “The Constitution and the Common Good” to the Collegium Institute’s Legal Humanities Fellowship Program at the University of Pennsylvania on January 31.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Could School Districts Get Mask Mandate Court Rulings Overturned?” on KYW Newsradio on February 9.

Presented “Religious Freedom and the Boston Flag Case” virtually at St. John’s University School of Law on February 15.

 

Itay Ravid

Presented “Covering Homicide Victims and the Double-Edged Sword of Colorblindness” at the Race, Racism and American Media Virtual Conference presented by the University of Houston Law Center and Georgetown Law School on February 26.

Published “Progressive Algorithms” in University of California, Irvine Law Review (Vol. 12, Issue 2) on March 8.

Presented “Progressive Algorithms” at the Law & Technology Virtual Workshop presented by the Nebraska College of Law Governance and Technology Center on March 9.

 

Michael Risch

Participated as a senior commentator for the 2021-2022 Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship final meeting on January 20.

Presented “Worse than Human?” at the Law and Social Science Workshop presented by the University of Virginia School of Law on February 1.

In the Media: Quoted in “Hytera Indictment May Set New Path For Trade Secrets Cases” for Law360 on February 10.

 

Tuan Samahon

Taught a series of lectures on U.S. constitutional law in comparative context at the Department of Law, University of Verona in Italy, as a Fulbright grant specialist in February.

 

Michael Semes

Published “PA High Court Tax Refund Ruling Leaves Questions” for Law360 on January 12. 

Andrew Brandt

Published “Business of Football: Aaron Rodgers Criticism, Roger Goodell’s Salary, Trade Deadline Dud” for Sports Illustrated on November 10.

Published “Business of Football: Packers’ Stock, the Rams’ Experiment and Thanksgiving Memories” for Sports Illustrated on November 24.

Interviewed Patrick Rische, Director of the Sports Business Program & Professor of Practice in Sports Business at Washington University in St. Louis Olin Business School, for “Washington University Sports Economist: Patrick Rishe” on Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on December 1.

Interviewed Andrew Zimbalist, Robert A. Woods Professor of Economics at Smith College, for “The MLB Lockout with Sports Economist Andrew Zimbalist” on Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on December 6.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt: "The owners want a little more certainty…the players want a little more free market” on Ben & Woods on 97.3 The Fan on December 7.

Published “Business of Football: Mixed Feelings on St. Louis Settlement; Don't Compare Antonio Brown to Aaron Rodgers” for Sports Illustrated on December 8.

Interviewed Matthew Futterman, Sports Journalist for The New York Times, for “NY Times Matt Futterman re: Chinese Tennis Star Peng Shuai” on Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on December 13.

Published “The Top 10 Business of Football Stories of the Year” for Sports Illustrated on December 21.

Posted “Brandt's Rants: Omicron in Pro Sports” on Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on December 23.

 

David Caudill

Drafted three questions for the California Bar Exam on December 3.

Appointed as Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne to teach one course each year for a three-year term on December 7.

Presented "The Impact of Reformational Philosophy on Legal Theory and Practice" for the virtual international conference Philosophy in the Reformed Tradition 2021: Celebrating the Heritage, Facing the Challenges, and Embracing the Future on December 9.

Presented "Response to Jadi Lima's 'Christian Neo-Fascism'" for the virtual international conference Philosophy in the Reformed Tradition 2021: Celebrating the Heritage, Facing the Challenges, and Embracing the Future on December 11.

 

Michelle Dempsey

Presented “The Normative Force of Consent: In Moral, Political, and Legal Perspective” virtually for the Max Planck Institute in Berlin on November 5.

Presented “Sex and Coercion” virtually to the Jerusalem Review of Legal Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem on December 15.

Published “Authority, Obedience, and Justification” in the University of Cincinnati Law Review (Vol. 90, Issue 2) on December 16.

 

Amy Emerson

Served as the Law Library Director on an ABA Reaccreditation Site Team in November.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Are the ADR Provisions in Your Contract and Subcontract Consistent?” in The Legal Intelligencer on December 13.

 

J. Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in “Corp. AMT Plan May Blur Line Between Tax, Financial Data” for Law360 Tax Authority on November 24.

 

Christine Mooney

Participated in the virtual panel “Making a Lateral Move to a Law-Related Career” for the Considering a Lateral Move? series presented by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Alumni Relations on December 16.

Presented “Negotiation Skills” to practice groups at DLA Piper on January 19.

 

Michael Moreland

Moderated the panel “Dignity and Human Rights: A Cross-Disciplinary Dialogue Between Ethics and Law” at the 'I Have Called You by Name': Human Dignity in a Secular World Fall Conference hosted by the de Nicola Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame on November 12.

In the Media: Interviewed for “The Supreme Court weighs the right to abortion” on WHYY’s Radio Times on December 2.

In the Media: Interviewed for “California guns and Texas abortion: how the states are testing the federal courts” on KYW Newsradio In Depth on December 15.

 

Diane Penneys Edelman

Taught a virtual course on oral advocacy for the Jigme Singye Wangchuck School of Law in Bhutan on November 22 and 29.

Presented “Integrating International and Comparative Legal Issues into Legal Skills Classes: Their Importance in Everyday Law Practice” virtually for the European Legal Practice Integrated Studies (ELPIS)/U.S. Law Schools Transatlantic Legal Lectures on December 14.

Elected to assistant secretary of the Philadelphia Bar Association on January 1.

Designated as the chair-elect of the AALS Section on Global Engagement on January 1.

 

Michael Risch

Presented “Worse than Human?” at the AALS Section on Internet and Computer Law: AI and the Academy on January 9.

 

Chaim Saiman

Appointed a visiting professor at the University of Haifa Faculty of Law on December 1.

Published a review essay, “The Status of the Halakhic State,” in Tradition (Vol. 53, Issue 4) on December 15.

 

Michael Semes

Participated in the panel “Maryland and the Expanding Map for Digital Advertising Taxes” at the Bloomberg Tax Leadership Forum: Navigating the Future of Tax on November 17.

Participated in the panel “The M&A 'Dirty Dozen' Sub C, Sub K, and SALT Issues” with Joy Mullane for a Villanova University Graduate Tax Program webinar on December 9.

Published “Pennsylvania Greenwood Gaming Decision Could Have a Big Impact” for Bloomberg Tax on December 21.

In the Media: Quoted in “Taking the risk out of tax season” on Accounting Today on January 4.

 

Stephanie Sena

In the Media: Featured in “Homeless advocate creating a shelter from the ground up in Upper Darby” for The Philadelphia Inquirer on December 27.

In the Media: Interviewed for “After 12 People Died in a Fire in Philadelphia Public Housing, Expert Says It Could Happen Anywhere” on LX News on January 7.

 

Christine Speidel

Presented “Taxpayer First Innocent Spouse Adjudication” for the Mid-Atlantic Clinicians Writing Workshop on November 12.

Presented “Reimagining Tax Adjudication for Family Benefit Programs” at the Reimagining Tax Administration: Social Programs Through the Tax Code online workshop on November 15. 

Todd Aagaard

Presented the keynote address, “Climate, Controversy and Courts,” for the Federal Practice Institute 2021 cohosted by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law and the Pennsylvania Bar Association’s Federal Practice Committee on October 15.

 

Gilat Bachar

Presented “The Psychology of Secret Settlements” at the Legal Theory Workshop at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law on September 23.

Presented “The Psychology of Secret Settlements” at the New Directions in Law and Society Virtual Graduate Student and Junior Scholar Workshop presented by the Center for Justice, Law, and Societies at University of Massachusetts, Amherst on October 8.

Presented “Tort Victims’ Disclosure Duties” at the 14th Annual AALS ADR Works in Progress Conference hosted by Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law on October 8.

 

Leslie Book

In the Media: Quoted in “The Latest IRS Headache for Taxpayers: 11 Million ‘Math Error’ Notices” published in The Wall Street Journal on September 3.

Presented “Taxpayer Rights Impact Statements and Taxpayer Burden” at the Tax Policy Colloquium hosted by LMU Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on September 20.

Review of Tax Administration and Racial Justice: The Illegal Denial of Tax Based Pandemic Relief to the Nation’s Incarcerated Population, 72 S. Carolina L. Rev. (2021) was published in “Racialized Frictions in Tax Administration” on the Tax Jotwell blog sponsored by the University of Miami School of Law on September 23.

Co-authored Comments Concerning Form 911, Request for Taxpayer Advocate Service Assistance (And Application for Taxpayer Assistance Order) submitted to the American Bar Association Section of Taxation on October 25.

 

Richard Booth

Previously published article, Stockholders, Stakeholders, and Bagholders (or How Investor Diversification Affects Fiduciary Duty), 53 Bus. Law. 429 (1998), was published in The Best of The Business Lawyer: 75 Years of Corporate Law on July 22.

Article “What’s a Nice Company like Goldman Sachs Doing in the Supreme Court? How Securities Fraud Class Actions Rip Off Ordinary Investors–And What to Do About it” published in Villanova Law Review (Vol. 66, Issue Tolle Lege, 2021) was posted on Stanford Law School Securities Class Action Clearinghouse on November 11.

 

Andrew Brandt

In the Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt: Sixers and Eagles” on Angelo Cataldi & the Morning Team on SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia on September 2.

Published “Business of Football: 10 Predictions for the 2021 Season” for Sports Illustrated on September 7.

Published “Business of Football: The Hidden Risk of Lamar Jackson’s Negotiating His Contract Without an Agent” for Sports Illustrated on September 22.

Published “Business of Football: The NFL Is Losing Its Lawsuit Against St. Louis, But Has Been in Situations Like This Before” for Sports Illustrated on October 13.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Dan Patrick Show on October 13.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Do 76ers have leverage? Sports contract expert weighs in on Ben Simmons saga” on NBC Philadelphia on October 20.

In the Media: Interviewed for “We’re Talking Ben Simmons” of Court Radio with Dean Weitzman on October 23.

Published “Business of Football: Leaked Washington Football Team Emails Show How NFL Sausage Is Made” for Sports Illustrated on October 27.

 

Doris Brogan

In the Media: Quoted in “Leadership as a Law School Class: Understanding What It Is and What It Is Not” for The Legal Intelligencer on November 8.

 

David Caudill

Presented “We Live in Two Different Worlds: The Crisis of Expertise as an Ideological Controversy” at the virtual Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting 2021 on October 6.

Presented the CLE “Ambulance Chasing in Upstate New York: Ethical Issues in Russel Banks’ The Sweet Hereafter” for the Law and Literature Symposium at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, Virginia on November 5.

 

Michelle Dempsey

Provided commentary for “The Decline of Natural Law: How American Lawyers Once Used Natural Law and Why They Stopped” presented by The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on September 21.

Presented “Authority, Obedience, and Justification” for the Oxford Seminars in Jurisprudence on October 4.

 

Amy Emerson

Moderated the 2021 American Association of Law Libraries (AALL) Virtual Legislative Advocacy Training webinar on September 21.

 

Ann Juliano

In the Media: Quoted in “Explainer: New York Governor Andrew Cuomo's legal woes far from over” for  Reuters on August 13.

In the Media: Quoted in “Are employers legally required to post job openings?” for Marketplace on August 24.

In the Media: Interviewed for “COVID-19 vaccine mandate deadlines arrive, as some workers learn the hard way” on 6 ABC Philadelphia September 29.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Satanists convince Delaware County, Pennsylvania school district to alter dress code” on 6 ABC Philadelphia on October 26.

In the Media: Interviewed for “President Biden's vaccine mandate must go into effect January 4” on 6 ABC Philadelphia on November 4.

 

Michael Moreland

In the Media: Interviewed for “How The Supreme Court Reached The Decision To Uphold Texas' Law Restricting Abortion” on NPR News on September 2.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Texas' new abortion law — why the Supreme Court didn't do anything, and the future of Roe v. Wade” on KYW In Depth on September 5.

Participated in “Electoral College: Yea or Nay? Historical, Constitutional, and Comparative Perspectives” for the virtual 2021 Constitution Day Roundtable presented by King’s College on September 16.

Joined an amicus brief in support of the petitioner in the U.S. Supreme Court in Ramirez v. Collier (No. 21-5592) on September 27.

Elected Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California on October 2.

In the Media: Interviewed for “The U.S. Supreme Court term begins with several high-profile, controversial cases on the docket” on WITF Smart Talk on October 11.

Presented “Friendship as the Primary Purpose of Law” at The Legacy of John Finnis: Contemporary Engagements and Developments conference presented by the University of Notre Dame’s London Global Gateway in London, England on October 16.

 

Michael Risch

Co-authored “Worse than Human?” (Arizona State Law Journal, Forthcoming, Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 21-22) which was presented at the virtual 49th Research Conference on Communications, Information and Internet Policy hosted by American University Washington College of Law on September 22.

Participated as a senior commentator for the Center for Intellectual Property x Innovation Policy (C-IP2) at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School on September 24.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Trump making another attempt to get back on Twitter” on KCBS Radio on October 3.

Co-published “When do consumers prefer algorithmic versus human decisionmakers?” on Brookings TechStream on November 10.

 

Mary Ann Robinson

Participated in “Accentuate the Positive – Eliminate the Negative: Pandemic Pedagogy Wins” webinar hosted by AALS Section on Teaching Methods on October 6.

 

Christine Speidel

Published “Supreme Court Agrees to Decide Whether the CDP Petition Filing Deadline Is Jurisdictional” on Procedurally Taxing blog on September 30.

Served as a judge at the 2021 Quaker Classic Tournament, a national mock trial competition hosted by the University of Pennsylvania on October 23.

Todd Aagaard

Co-authored Practicing Environmental Law (West Academic Press, 2021), published on June 1.

Co-authored “Texas Power Crisis Suits Bring Market Price Questions” for Law360 on July 28.

Co-authored “FERC 101: Electricity Regulation and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission” for Resources for the Future on August 12.

Co-authored “FERC 102: FERC’s Role in Grid Decarbonization” for Resources for the Future on August 12.

 

Andrew Brandt

Published “Business of Football: The Supreme Court Sends a Message to the NCAA” for Sports Illustrated on June 29.

Published “Introducing the Business of Football Hall of Fame” for Sports Illustrated on July 13.

Published “The Rodgers Resolution” for Sports Illustrated on July 27.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show on July 29.

In the Media: Quoted in “Deshaun NFL Return? Lawyers Hold Court” for Texans Daily on August 10.

Published “Josh Allen’s Contract: Strong for the Player but Also Team-Friendly” for Sports Illustrated on August 10.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Dan Patrick Show on August 11.

Published “Business of Football: NFL Teams Should Just Acknowledge Their Rookie Quarterbacks Are Going to Play” for Sports Illustrated on August 24.

In the Media: Quoted in “No, Patrick Mahomes' mega-contract won't hamper the Chiefs' championship window” for Yahoo! Sports on September 6.

 

Doris Brogan

In the Media: Interviewed for the segment “Giuliani’s law license suspended over ‘demonstrably false’ Pa. election claims” for KYW News Radio on June 24.

 

Lori Corso

Published “From Detective to Curator: The Evolution of the Modern Legal Researcher” in Delaware Lawyer (Spring 2021) on June 1.

 

Michelle Madden Dempsey

In the Media: Quoted in “Agreement not to prosecute Cosby leads to his freedom, exposes prosecution's missteps” for NBC News on June 30.

In the Media: Quoted in “Cuomo violated state and federal laws, report finds, but will he be charged with a crime?” for NBC News on August 4.

Presented “Consent to Bodily Harm: A Response” at the virtual Criminal Law Reform Now Conference hosted by Birmingham Law School on September 3.

 

Amy Emerson

Received the Presidential Certificate of Appreciation from the American Association of Law Libraries for serving as a Subject Matter Expert for the first self-paced course on budgeting on June 22.

Appointed chair of the Government Relations Committee of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 26.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Don’t Ignore the Mandatory Mediation Provisions in Your ADR Agreement” in The Legal Intelligencer on June 21.

 

Michael Moreland

In the Media: Quoted in “Election-related lawsuits that failed on standing or evidence still left Pa. counties with huge legal bills” on WITF on July 1.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Supreme Court wraps up high profile docket with several noteworthy rulings” on WITF Smart Talk on July 9.

Presented “Liberalism, Technology, and Justice” at the Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Religion in Münster, Germany on August 31.

 

Michael Mulroney

Pro bono brief prevailed in a motion for summary judgment in Colby v. Mulroney, et. al. in the Circuit Court of Cook County Illinois, Chancery Division, No. 2018 CH 11854, decided on September 10.

 

Itay Ravid

Co-authored “A Dose of Dignity: Equitable Vaccination Policies for Incarcerated People and Correctional Staff During the COVID-19 Pandemic” with Steven Chanenson for Postscript, an online companion to the Southern California Law Review on September 11.

 

Tuan Samahon

Drafted an amicus brief on behalf of East Goshen Township in the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Friedman v. Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, et al. on July 9.

 

Christine Speidel

Co-authored “Comments on Administration of the Advance Child Tax Credit under the American Rescue Plan Act” submitted by the ABA Section of Taxation to the IRS and Treasury Department on June 4.

Co-edited Effectively Representing Your Client Before the IRS, 8th Edition (American Bar Association Section of Taxation, 2021) published on June 21.

In the Media: Quoted in “Tax Court Delays Hit Unrepresented, Low-Income People Hardest” for Bloomberg Tax on July 30.

Elected secretary of the ABA Section of Taxation on August 13.

In the Media: Mentioned in “Monthly Child Tax Credit Payments Tick Up in Second Month” for Tax Notes on August 23.

Presented “Advance Child Tax Credit” webinar for the Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee of the ABA Tax Section on August 23.

Gilat Bachar

Presented “The Psychology of Secret Settlements: Using an Experimental Design to Assess Lay Attitudes Towards Sexual Harassment NDAs” at the virtual Law and Society Association 2021 Annual Meeting on May 29.

 

Leslie Book

Published “ProPublica's report on tax inequality could hurt Biden's push to make the system better” for NBC News on June 13.

 

Richard Booth

Published “What’s a Nice Company like Goldman Sachs Doing in the Supreme Court? How Securities Fraud Class Actions Rip Off Ordinary Investors–And What to Do About it” in Villanova Law Review (Vol. 66, Issue Tolle Lege, 2021) on July 8.

Published “What's a Nice Company like Goldman Sachs Doing in the Supreme Court?” on Oxford Business Law Blog on July 13.

 

Andrew Brandt

In the Media: Interviewed for Episode 173 of The Jim Rome Podcast on May 12.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show on June 6.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Pat McAfee Show on June 21.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show on June 22.

 

David Caudill

Presented “Ambulance Chasing in Upstate New York: Ethical Issues in Russell Banks’ The Sweet Hereafter” for the virtual Villanova Law Reunion CLE on June 3.

 

Diane Edelman

Presented “The Classroom Knows No Bounds” at the 2021 Virtual Biennial Empire State Legal Writing Conference hosted by New York Law School on May 14.

Presented “Volens nolens: How to Write a Legal Article” organized by The European Law Students’ Association (ELSA) at Mykolo Romerio University on May 17.

Presented “Developing and Integrating Legal Skills into the Legal Studies Curriculum” with the ABA Rule of Law Initiative on May 20.

Co-planned and co-moderated “Legal Issues in the Olympics and International Sports Law” with Andrew Brandt for the virtual Villanova Law Reunion CLE on June 2.

 

Amy Emerson

Presented “Why Building Hands-on Legal Technology in Law School Creates Lawyers Who Think Differently” at the CALL/ACBD 2021 Virtual Conference organized by the Canadian Association of Law Libraries/Association Canadienne des Bibliothèques de Droit on May 31.

Participated in the panel “Lessons Learned From Teaching An Access To Justice And Technology Course During The Pandemic” at CALIcon21: The Distance Ed Genie is Out of the Bottle organized by The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction on June 4.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Don’t Ignore the Procedural Requirements in Arbitration” in The Legal Intelligencer on June 21.

 

J. Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in “Biden Faces Tough Sell On Corp. Alternative Minimum Tax” for Law360 on June 9.

 

Michael Moreland

Led a discussion on presidential power and mask mandates for the 75th Annual Good Citizen Day presented by the Union League Legacy Foundation in Philadelphia on May 5.

In the Media: Interviewed for “The Supreme Court weighs religious rights vs. LGBTQ rights” on WHYY Radio Times on May 15.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Anti-Abortion Bills Head to the Pennsylvania House” on NBC Philadelphia on May 26.

In the Media: Interviewed for “How a Pennsylvania cheerleader's free speech case made it to the Supreme Court” on KYW Newsradio In Depth on May 27.

In the Media: Interviewed for “High-stakes case load lands on Supreme Court docket” on WITF Smart Talk on June 8.

Moderated “Education in America” presented by The Union League Legacy Foundation in Philadelphia on June 9.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Supreme Court rules in favor of religious freedom in adoption cases” on ABC Philadelphia on June 17.

In the Media: Interviewed for “US Supreme Court sides with Pa. cheerleader punished for Snapchat post full of F-bombs” on KYW Newsradio on June 23.

Commentator on “Church Autonomy After Disestablishment: The Origins of Religious Institutionalism in America – Lael Weinberger” for The Federalist Society's Junior Scholars Colloquium in Annapolis, MD on June 26.

In the Media: Interviewed for “PennEast Pipeline project may have ended if not for Supreme Court decision, expert says” on KYW Newsradio on June 29.

 

Orli Oren-Kolbinger

Presented “How to Get Away with Tax Non-Compliance: Judicial Decision-Making in Equitable ‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ Cases” at the 2021 Michigan Tax Initiative (M-TAXI) hosted by the University of Michigan Ross School of Business Office of Tax Policy Research on June 19.

Presented “Tax Judges’ Responses to Economic Crises: A Normative Analysis” at the Law, Economic, and Empirical Analysis of Law Workshop at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Faculty of Law on June 30.

 

Itay Ravid

Published “Inconspicuous Victims” in Lewis & Clark Law Review (Vol. 25(2) 2021) on April 17.

In the Media: Quoted in “Black Crime Victims ‘Systematically Excluded’ from Victim Rights Efforts” for The Crime Report on April 30.

Presented “Progressive Algorithms” at the virtual Law and Society Association 2021 Annual Meeting on May 27.

Participated in the “Emerging Issues in Law and Media – A Comparative Look” panel at the virtual Law and Society Association 2021 Annual Meeting on May 28.

Participated in the “Comparative Perspectives on Police use of Force” panel at the virtual Law and Society Association 2021 Annual Meeting on May 28.

Co-presented “Judges are Human Too: Recognizing and Combatting Judicial Bias” for the virtual Villanova Law Reunion CLE on June 1.

 

Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted in “Indian government moves to hold Twitter liable for user-generated content” for Just the News on July 6.

 

Mary Ann Robinson

Published “The Building Blocks of Legal Correspondence” in Proceedings: An Online Journal of Legal Writing Conference Presentations (Vol. 1(3) Summer 2021) on July 6.

 

Chaim Saiman

Presented “The Ethics of Agunah: Social and Legal Perspectives” at The Jewish Center in New York on June 9.

Presented “The ‘Lord’ and the Lawyer: The Impact of the Talmud and Jewish Jurisprudence on American and British Law and Modern Life” hosted by the Institute for Jewish Ethics on June 23.

 

Tuan Samahon

Taught Constitutional Law as a visiting professor at Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China in June. 

Todd Aagaard

Presented “Electricity Capacity Markets” for an online environmental workshop on April 19.

Presented “Climate (De)Regulation in the Courts” virtual CLE hosted by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on April 19.

 

Gilat Bachar

Presented “Socio-legal Surveys and the Psychology of Secret Settlements” at the Empirical Methods in Legal Research - Survey Research hosted by Leiden Law School on April 28.

 

Leslie Book

Published “Tax Administration and Racial Justice: The Illegal Denial Of Tax Based Pandemic Relief To The Nation's Incarcerated” in South Carolina Law Review (Vol. 72, 2021) on February 22.

In the Media: Quoted in “Stimulus bill poised to send $1,400 checks to millions who were left out of the first payments” for The Philadelphia Inquirer on March 9.

Presented “The IRS Right to Offset Refunds” for the virtual ABA Tax Section Fireside Chat on April 6.

Presented “Administrative Burdens and Taxpayer Rights” for Tax Chat! hosted by the Center for Taxpayer Rights on April 13.

In the Media: Quoted in “Indiana man 'begging to be alive' denied stimulus checks because IRS insists he's dead” for WTHR-13 on April 21.

Co-published “Roger Stone's IRS tax troubles highlight a classic rich-person scheme” for NBC News on April 25.

 

Andrew Brandt

In the Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt: GM's perspective” on Angelo Cataldi & the Morning Team on SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia on March 11.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Dan Patrick Show on March 12.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Andrew Brandt, Free Agent Frenzy and #TeamFed” on Le Batard & Friends – STUpodity podcast on March 18.

Moderated “COVID-19 in Sports,” “Name, Image, Likeness & The Amateur Athlete” and “Social Justice in Sports” at the virtual 2021 Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal Symposium: 2021: Entering the News Sports Normal hosted by the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on March 23-25.

Spoke as a guest lecturer for the Sports Management class at Kutztown University on March 25.

Judged the 2021 Villanova NFL Football Negotiation Competition host by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on March 26-27.

Judged and administered the Seventh Annual Moorad Game Day Case Competition on April 10.

In the Media: Quoted in “Packers QB Aaron Rodgers 'disgruntled' with team, does not want to return, reports say” for WTMJ-TV Milwaukee on April 29.

 

Patrick Brennan

Organized and presented at the 15th Annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics, and Culture: "Taking Measure of the 'Biden Effect': American Catholics and The President" hosted by Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on April 23.

Joined the Catholic Criminal Justice Reform Network (CCJRN) of the Lumen Christi Institute at The University of Chicago in May.

In the Media: Interviewed on The World Over with Raymond Arroyo on May 6.

 

John Cannan

Presented “Prologue’s Past: What the Treatise’s History Can Tell Us of Legal Information’s Future” at the Virtual Symposium on Citation and the Law hosted by Yale Law School Lillian Goldman Law Library on April 22.

 

Steven Chanenson

In the Media: Featured in “Hyatt, Andersen, & Chanenson on Prison Cells in Norway and the United States” for Legal Theory Blog on April 12.

 

Diane Edelman

Presented “Teaching Globally with ABA-ROLI” at the Annual International Legal Education Abroad and LL.M. Administrators Conference hosted by American University Washington College of Law on April 7.

Presented “How to Keep It Going: Continuing to Innovate Beyond the Pandemic” at the Spring 2021 Symposium: Innovations in International Legal Education During the Pandemic: Breaking Down Physical Barriers and Borders with Technology and Cutting-Edge Teaching Pedagogies” hosted by Southern Illinois University School of Law on April 9.

 

Amy Emerson

Appointed to the AALS Section of Technology, Law and Legal Education Communication and Collaboration Committee on March 1.

Participated in “Budget Strategies & Methodologies” discussion at the 2021 Virtual NELLCO Symposium: Acquisitions & Collection Development Summit on March 17.

Presented “Finding Opportunity in Existing Tools: How one library personalized remote faculty services through private liaison channels in Microsoft Teams” with Lori Corso and Jason Happ at the 2021 Virtual NELLCO Symposium: Acquisitions & Collection Development Summit on March 25.

Participated in Georgetown Law’s Second Annual Iron Tech Lawyer Invitational hosted by the Institute for Technology Law & Policy at Georgetown Law & Justice Lab at Georgetown Law on April 30.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Don’t Forget to Finalize the Mediated Settlement Agreement” in The Legal Intelligencer on April 13.

 

Deeya Haldar

Presented “Preventing and Responding to Vicarious Trauma in Law School Clinics” at the 2021 AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education

 on May 1.

 

J. Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in “Corporate AMT Plan Revives Specter Of Earnings Distortion” for Law360 on April 21.

 

James Edward Maule

In the Media: Interviewed for “145 Million Americans Cannot Afford Another Year Like 2020” for WalletHub on March 18.

 

Michael Moreland

Moderated Educational Freedom in the Age of COVID presented by the Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on March 10.

Presented “Statute of Limitations Issues in Sex Abuse Cases” at Church Today: Responding to the Sexual Abuse Crisis in the Catholic Church hosted by Villanova University on March 20.

Participated in the pop-up discussion “Second Amendment, Gun Violence & Mass Shootings” presented by the Student Bar Association at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on April 5.

Participated in a panel on “Fulton v. Philadelphia and the Future of Religious Free Exercise” at the Fifth Annual Religious Freedom Moot Court Tournament hosted by Notre Dame Law School on April 11.

Published the chapter “A Survey of the United States Supreme Court’s Abortion Jurisprudence” in Abortion: Global Positions and Practices, Religious and Legal Perspectives (Springer; 1st ed. 2021 edition on April 14.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Gun Rights Battle Headed to Supreme Court” on NBC Philadelphia on April 26.

Moderated “Federalism and COVID Restrictions” for the 75th Annual Good Citizen Day at the Union League Legacy Foundation in Philadelphia on April 28.

 

Orli Oren-Kolbinger

Published “Do Tax Judges Think About the Economy?” in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (52, 437 (2021)) on March 26.

Presented “Rethinking Free File” at the 24th Annual Critical Tax Conference hosted by the University of California, Irvine School of Law on April 8.

 

Michael Risch

Participated as a senior commentator at the Edison Fellows Conference hosted by the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School on March 18.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Supreme Court rules in favor of Google in Oracle dispute” on KCBS Radio on April 5.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Latest Case: Google LLC v. Oracle America, Inc. (Copyright)” on The Valley Current®️ ComputerLaw Group LLP podcast on April 8.

In the Media: Quoted in “Should the Supreme Court Be Expanded? Local Legal Scholars Speak Out” for Delaware Valley Journal on April 20.

Participated in the discussion “Courthouse Steps Decision Webinar: Google v. Oracle” hosted by the Federalist Society on April 16.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Is SCOTUS about to abolish assignor estoppel (Minverva Surgical v. Hologic) the way it abolished licensee estoppel 50+ years ago (Lear v. Adkins)?” on The Valley Current®️ ComputerLaw Group LLP podcast on April 28.

 

Chaim Saiman

Presented “COVID, Jewish Law, and the Supreme Court” as scholar in residence at Kehilat Kesher in Tenafly, NJ on February 14.

Presented “Law & Morality: Halakha, Christian Ethics and American Law” at Columbia University Hillel on February 22.

Co-published Insurance Law and Policy: Cases and Materials, Fifth Edition (Wolters Kluwer 2021) on March 1.

Served as an arbitrator for the Beth Din of American in an employment and trade secret dispute on April 26.

 

Tuan Samahon

Presented "Transparency and Accountability Under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act" at the Faculty of Law of the University of Zagreb on April 22.

 

Christine Speidel

Published “Difficulty of Care: Aligning Tax and Health Care Policy for Family Caregiving” in Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (Vol. 52, No. 2, 2021) on March 29.

In the Media: Quoted in “Millions might get a refund with the $10,200 unemployment tax break — but filing an amended return could unlock even more money” for WalletHub on April 14.

Authored the 2020 National Report of the United States for the International Observatory for the Protection of Taxpayer Rights on April 20.

 

Emily Stolzenberg

Presented “Nonconsensual Family Obligations” at the Seventh Annual Junior Scholars Conference hosted by the University of Michigan Law School on April 16.

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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