ARCHIVED FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

Todd Aagaard

Presented “24/7 Clean Energy” at the Section Works-in-Progress session of the 2022 AALS Annual Meeting on January 5.

Co-authored Electricity Capacity Markets (Cambridge University Press, 2022) published in February 2022.

Moderated “Lead in Drinking Water” at the 2022 Villanova Environmental Law Journal Blank Rome LLP Symposium on February 11.

Presented “24/7 Clean Energy” at Resources for the Future academic workshop on February 14.

Presented “24/7 Clean Energy” at the Seton Hall Law School faculty workshop on February 23.

Co-authored “Why Capacity Market Prices Are Too High” published in Utilities Policy (Vol. 75) in April.

Moderated “Climate (De)Regulation in the Courts” alumni panel hosted by the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Office of Alumni Relations on April 27.

 

Gilat Bachar

Participated in the panel “Lay Perspectives on Settlements” at the Settlement in the 21st Century conference hosted by the University of Illinois College of Law Anderson Center for Advocacy and Professionalism on April 1.

 

Leslie Book

Presented “Subregulatory Guidance and Audits” at the ABA Tax Section in Washington, DC on May 15.

Participated in the panel “A Taxpayer Rights/Human Rights Framework for Tax Collection Practices” at the 7th International Conference on Taxpayer Rights: Tax Collection & Taxpayer Rights in the Post-COVID World hosted by Harvard Law School on May 23.

Published “Republican Scare Tactics About IRS Funding Are Becoming Increasingly Dangerous” on NBC News on August 20.

 

Andrew Brandt

In the Media: Interviewed for “Why Aaron Rodgers & Packers are Likely to Part Ways” on The Rich Eisen Show on March 2.

Published “Aaron Rodgers’s Return to the Packers Went Against Two Years of Clues” for Sports Illustrated on March 8.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Packers-Rodgers Aren't Committed Beyond One Year Despite Deal Terms” on The Rich Eisen Show on March 10.

Published “The Early Top 10 Business of Football Stories for 2022” for Sports Illustrated on March 23.

Interviewed Joe Banner, former president of the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, for “Joe Banner: The Future of Guaranteed NFL Contracts” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on March 24.

In the Media: Interviewed for “I Don't See How Watson Plays a Significant Part of this Year” on The Ken Carman Show with Anthony Limia on 92.3 The Fan Cleveland on March 30.

Interviewed AJ Perez, senior reporter at Front Office Sports, for “AJ Perez: NFL Visiting Team Shared Ticket Revenue” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on April 5.

Published “Bills Signed the Best Deal in Sports Business History; Impact of Deshaun Watson Contract” for Sports Illustrated on April 12.

Published “Derek Carr’s Contract Didn’t Take Advantage of Deshaun Watson’s New Precedent” for Sports Illustrated on April 26.

Posted “The Business Side of the 2022 NFL Draft” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on April 28.

Published “NFL Had Precedent for a Longer Deshaun Watson Suspension, Even with New Disciplinary Process” for Sports Illustrated on August 1.

In the Media: Interviewed for “The MMQB’s Andrew Brandt on Whether Big Contracts for WRs Is Money Well-Spent” on The Rich Eisen Show on August 9.

Published “Watson and the NFL Settled on a Suspension, but There Are No Winners” for Sports Illustrated on August 19.

Interviewed Joe Banner, former president of the Cleveland Browns and Philadelphia Eagles, for “Joe Banner: Watson Settlement” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on August 22.

Published “Russell Wilson’s Contract Is a Huge Win for NFL Owners” for Sports Illustrated on September 1.

Interviewed Sports Agent Mark Rodgers for “Mark Rodgers: Russell Wilson's Agent” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on September 5.

Published “Why Lamar Jackson’s Contract Stalemate with the Ravens Will Continue Another Year” for Sports Illustrated on September 14.

Interviewed Andrew Marchand, sports media columnist for the New York Post,  for “Andrew Marchand: The NFL's TNF Streaming Deal With Amazon” on The Business of Sports: NFL Business Podcast on September 19.

Published “Jalen Hurts’ Contract the NFL’s Most Undervalued at $1 Million a Year” for Sports Illustrated on September 27.

Participated in “Moral and Legal Considerations of the Deshaun Watson Case” with Shea Rhodes, hosted by the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law Office of Alumni Relations on September 28.

 

Patrick Brennan

Organized the 16th annual John F. Scarpa Conference on Law, Politics and Culture: Citizenship and Discipleship in Disintegration: Legal, Theological and Spiritual Perspectives on Catholic Life Today" and presented the paper "What Happens When All Human Conflict is Ultimately Theological" on May 2.

Participated in “Moral Constitution? A Debate on 'Common Good’ Constitutionalism” for the Philadelphia Lawyers Chapter of the Federalist Society on September 28.

 

Lev Breydo

Published “Russia’s Bond Roulette: May 25 Payment Safe Harbor Expiration Pushes Odds of ‘Nightmare’ $40B Sovereign Default Near 90%” on Business Law Today on May 20.

 

Doris Brogan

Presented “Lawyers as Leaders – How Giving Voice to Values Empowers Lawyers as Value Driven Leaders” at the 2022 Joint Annual Conference hosted by the Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers and the Public Defenders Association of Pennsylvania on April 28.

 

David Caudill

Moderated the panel “Interdisciplinary Insights from Studies in Expertise and Experience” at the Annual Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium: "The Consensus Rule: A New Approach to Admissibility of Scientific Evidence" on March 18.

Published “Covid-19 Policies at Sports Venues: The NFL Should Have Required Attendees to Be Vaccinated” in the Jeffrey S. Moorad Sports Law Journal (Vol. 29, Issue 1) on April 21.

Presented “Law and [In]justice: Ethical themes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” at Villanova Law Reunion 2022 on May 17.

Taught “Expert Evidence,” a virtual five-day intensive course for LLM students at the University of Melbourne, Australia May 17-23.

Presented “The Sexsomnia Defense in Rape Trials: Is Conventional Expertise Adequate?” at the International Academy for Law and Mental Health held at the University of Lyon in France on July 7.

Presented “Ethical Issues in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein” at the 2022 Law and Literature Weekend Seminar hosted by Washington and Lee University on October 14.

 

Candance Centeno

Presented “COVID at 2 Years: Time for a Check Up and a Booster” at the 20th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference hosted by the Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law at Arizona State University on March 5.

Participated in the panel “Leading through Change” at the Villanova University Anne Welsh McNulty Institute for Women's Leadership on March 9.

 

Steven Chanenson

Participated in the panel “The Modern Supreme Court” at the Pennsylvania Supreme Court at 300: Past, Present & Future conference host by the Pennsylvania Bar Association at the National Constitution Center in Philadelphia on May 20.

 

Diane Edelman

Presented “Cultural Heritage Law and Removal of Monuments” at Law Day 2022 hosted by Delaware County Community College on April 26.

Moderated “Innovations in Teaching International Law during the Pandemic – and Beyond” at the American Bar Association International Section Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on April 29.

Moderated “Antiquities Trafficking, Art Crimes and the Law” at Villanova Law Reunion 2022 on May 16.

Presented “Bringing Legal Practice to Life – Hosting Guest Speakers and Alumni in the Classroom” as part of the virtual European Legal Practice Integrated Studies (ELPIS)/U.S. Law Schools Transatlantic Legal Lectures on June 2.

Presented “Building an International Community in Your Legal Writing Class: Benefits and Strategies” at the 2022 Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference hosted by Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC on July 23.

Participated in the discussion “International Committee Programming: International Course Collaborations” at the 2022 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Conference on August 2.

 

Amy Emerson

Presented “So You Want to Teach Law Practice Technology?” at the southeastern chapter of the American Association of Law Libraries on April 7.

Presented “Teaching the Law Tech Teacher” at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries on July 16.

Appointed by the president of the American Association of Law Libraries to participate in discussions with the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) about access to historical federal web records, which will inform NARA’s efforts to develop a new model for the capture, preservation and access to federal websites.

 

Brett Frischmann

Presented the featured address at the 2022 Consumer Law Review Symposium hosted by Loyola University Chicago School of Law on April 1.

Participated in “Scarcity, Regulation and the Abundance Society Roundtable” at Stanford Law School on April 22.

Presented “Friction-By-Design Regulation as Twenty-First Century TPM” at the 2022 Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference on April 30.

Hosted the virtual workshop “Smart Cities Workshop: Data, Tech, Institutions and Trustworthy Governance” on October 9.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Does an Arbitration Provision Survive an Unenforceable Contract?” in The Legal Intelligencer on April 11.

Published “What Is Required When Consent to Mandatory Arbitration Is Sought Online?” in The Legal Intelligencer on June 20.

Published “Are Mandatory Arbitration Clauses Enforceable Against Trustees and Beneficiaries?” in The Legal Intelligencer on August 15.

 

Deeya Haldar

Presented “Trauma-Based Lawyering: How to Effectively Represent Emotionally Traumatized Clients” at the Pennsylvania Bar Association Civil Litigation Section Retreat in Gettysburg, PA on May 1.

 

Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in “Corp. AMT Proposes Controversial Mix Of Tax, Financial Data” for Law360 on August 3.

 

Ann Juliano

In the Media: Quoted in “Yes, It’s Legal to Not Hire Any Virgos  ” for Marketplace on September 2.

In the Media: Quoted in “Kelly’s Cracks Down on Fake IDs, Students Placed on 'Tagged List'” for The Villanovan on October 5.

 

MarySheila McDonald

Moderated “Intrapreneurship: Building an Entrepreneurial Mindset and Culture Inside Your Organization” hosted by Villanova Law on September 21.

Participated in the CLE “Let's Kill All the Lawyers, said Serial Entrepreneur Bill Shakespeare” hosted by Villanova Law New York City alumni chapter on September 15.

 

Michael Moreland

In the Media: Interviewed for “Federal Judge Lifts Rule that Made Perk Valley Schools the Last in MontCo to Require Masks” on KYW Newsradio on March 14.

Presented “Seeking the Common Good: Catholics in Politics” at the meeting of the American Academy of Catholic Scholars and Artists in Naples, FL on March 25.

Appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Enlightened World Foundation on March 30.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Group Suing City Over Renewed Mask Mandate has a Shot at Winning, Says Villanova Law Prof” on KYW Newsradio on April 18.

Elected chair of the Board of Trustees of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California on April 23.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Villanova Law Professor Speaks on Abortion Rights Battle” for NBC Philadelphia on May 3.

In the Media: Quoted in “Biden Says His Lawyers Are 'Ready' for Ruling Overturning 'Roe.' Legal Experts Say There's Little He Can Do” for The National Law Journal on May 3.

In the Media: Quoted in for “Religious Divide on Abortion Debate Draws Criticism for Biden” for Local12 on May 4.

In the Media: Interviewed for “The Supreme Court’s Draft Opinion Ending Abortion Rights” for WHYY’s Radio Times on May 4.

Presented “Glucksberg at 25: Substantive Due Process and Health Care” at the meeting of the European Academy of Religion in Bologna, Italy on June 21.

In the Media: Interviewed for “What Supreme Court Ruling on Concealed-Carry Permits Could Mean for PA, NJ” on KYW Newsradio on June 23.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Roe v. Wade Overturned” for 6ABC Philadelphia on June 24.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Abortion Laws in PA, NJ, DE: What Happens as Roe v. Wade Is Overturned?” for NBC Philadelphia on June 24.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Supreme Court Backs a High School Coach's Right to Pray on the 50-Yard Line” for NPR’s Morning Edition on June 27.

In the Media: Quoted in “Supreme Court Standing Slips as Politics Creeps Onto the Bench” for U.S. News & World Report on July 1.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Supreme Court to Hear Case Impacting State Elections” on KYW Newsradio on July 4.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Future of Abortion Rights in Pennsylvania” for NBC Philadelphia on July 8.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Vouchers, Prayers and Religion in American Schools” on the We the People podcast from the National Constitution Center on August 10.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Challenges Over 2003 Law Likely as Legality of Biden’s Student Debt Plan Questioned” on KYW Newsradio on August 29.

Delivered the 2022 Constitution Day lecture on “The Supreme Court and Abortion” at King’s College in Wilkes-Barre, PA on September 15.

Participated in “Human Dignity and the Human Future: Law, Religion and Biotechnology” at the meeting of the International Consortium for Law and Religion Studies in Cordoba, Spain on September 19.

 

Jennifer O’Hare

Published “Don’t forget the “G” in ESG: The SEC and Corporate Governance Disclosure” in Arizona Law Review (Vol. 64, Issue 2) on May 2.

Published “Corporate Governance Guidelines:  How To Improve Disclosure and Promote Better Corporate Governance in Public Companies” in Florida State University Law Review (Vol. 49, Issue 2) on September 1.

 

Itay Ravid

Presented “The Right to Social Expungement” at the 2022 Privacy Law Scholars Conference hosted by Northeastern University in Boston, MA on June 2.

In the Media: Quoted in “Economic Fallout from Abortion Bans Will Hit the Poor Hardest” for Financial Times on July 10.

Presented “The Right to Social Expungement” at the 2022 Law and Society Annual Meeting in Lisbon, Portugal on July 14.

 Presented “The Collateral Damage of Colorblindness” at CrimFest 2022 hosted by Cardozo Law School on July 18.

In the Media: Quoted in “Women's Wages Fall By At Least 5% After Abortion Restrictions, New Study Finds” for Axios on August 3.

Presented “The Future of Roe and the Gender Pay Gap” at the 2022 American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Columbia Law School on August 5.

In the Media: Quoted in “Abortion Restrictions Shrink Women’s Income by 5%, Study Finds” for Bloomberg on August 19.

In the Media: Quoted in “Abortion Restrictions Widen the Gender Pay Gap and Can Have Big Impacts on Income, According to a New Study” for Fortune on August 19.

In the Media: Quoted in “State Abortion Bans Will Harm Women and Families’ Economic Security Across the U.S.” for American Progress on August 25.

Presented “Renegotiating Theories of Punishment” at the University of Illinois Law Review Criminal Law in Virtual Spaces workshop on October 14.

 

Luke Repici

Published “Bringing Twenty-First Century Law Practice into the Classroom” in Proceedings: Online Journal of Legal Writing Conference Presentations (Vol. 2, Issue 3) on April 18.

 

Michael Risch

Participated as a senior commentator for the 2022-23 Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship meeting at George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School on March 24.

Participated in “Patent-Litigation Lessons for Copyright Cases” hosted by the Copyright Society of the USA on April 6.

In the Media: Quoted in “How Amazon's One-Click Checkout Patent Gave the Company an E-Commerce Edge the Competitors Like Bolt and Shopify Are Still Trying to Overcome” for Business Insider on April 28.

Presented “Fairly Using Fair Use” at the PA State Office of General Counsel on May 5.

Presented “Identification of Trade Secrets” at the 2022 Sedona Conference on Trade Secrets on May 9.

Presented “Growth of Trade Secrets in Patent Cases” at the 2022 Intellectual Property Scholars Conference hosted by Stanford Law School on August 11.

Participated as a senior commentator for the 2022-23 Thomas Edison Innovation Law and Policy Fellowship meeting at George Mason University on September 16.

In the Media: Quoted in “Uber Executive’s Conviction Puts Spotlight on Secrecy About Hacking” for Bloomberg on October 11.

 

Ana Santos Rutschman

In the Media: Quoted in “Pfizer Isn’t Sharing COVID Vaccines with Researchers for Next-Gen Studies” for StatNews on September 6.

Authored the chapter “Patent Law” in Laws of Medicine (Springer, 2022) published on September 8.

Presented “Vaccines as Technology” at the Health Law Distinguished Speaker Series hosted by Saint Louis University School of Law on September 20.

 

Michael Semes

Presented “The Perils of Maryland's Tax on Digital Advertising” at the Virtual 2022 American Bar Association/Institute of Tax Professionals Advanced Tax Seminar on March 14.

In the Media: Quoted in “States Content to Watch and Wait on Digital Ad Tax, Practitioner Says” for Tax Notes on March 16.

In the Media: Quoted in “PA Justices Told Tax Dept. Sourcing Undercut by Texas Ruling” for Law360 on April 6.

Co-authored “Is Attracting the Best Talent Worth the Employment and Tax Law Compliance Burdens of Remote Work Arrangements?” for Thomas Reuters on April 27.

Moderated “As Remote Work Evolves, How Will Taxing Jurisdictions Keep Up?” hosted by the Villanova University Graduate Tax Program on May 3.

 

Christine Speidel

Presented “‘Taxpayer First’ Innocent Spouse Adjudication” at the 17th Annual Junior Tax Scholars Workshop hosted by University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on June 7.

Presented “Tax Compliance for Refugees” co-sponsored by the ABA Tax Section on June 15.

Presented “Taxpayer First Innocent Spouse Relief” at the Mid-Atlantic Clinicians Writing Workshop on July 8.

Presented “Taxpayer First Innocent Spouse Relief” at the Seventh Global Meeting on Law and Society hosted by the Law & Society Association in Lisbon, Portugal on July 13.

Co-authored an amicus brief in Thomas v. Commissioner (No. 12982-20) on July 22.

Presented “Communicating with Refugees about Tax Matters” at the American Bar Association Section of Taxation Pro Bono and Tax Clinics Committee on August 16.

In the Media: Quoted in “Spreading the Word on Penalty Relief Could Spare IRS Headaches” for Tax Notes on August 26.

Presented “Innocent Spouse Relief” at the California Low Income Taxpayer Clinic Network Annual Conference on September 16.

 

Emily Stolzenberg

Presented “Nonconsensual Family Obligations” at the 13th Annual Feminist Legal Theory Conference: Applied Feminism and "The Big Idea” hosted by the University of Baltimore Center on Applied Feminism on April 8.

 

Arthur Traldi

Published “Soldiers, Not Soldiers of Fortune” for Lawfare on July 19.

Appointed to the American Bar Association's Central European and Eurasian Law Initiative Council on August 10.

 

Jane Voegele

Presented “The Revolving Door of Feedback” at the 2022 Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference hosted by Georgetown University Law Center on July 22.

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. 

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