ARCHIVED FACULTY HIGHLIGHTS

Todd Aagaard

Published “Legal Defects in FERC’s War on State Electricity Subsidies” on Common Resources on April 15.

Filed an amicus brief, written with the Stanford Environmental Law Clinic, on behalf of administrative law professors regarding the application of the major questions doctrine to American Lung Association v. U.S. EPA, a D.C. Circuit case challenging EPA's repeal of the Clean Power Plan on April 22.

 

Richard Booth

Published “The Inherent Ambiguity of Out-of-Pocket Damages in Securities Fraud Class Actions” on The FinReg Blog from the Global Financial Markets Center at Duke Law on April 29.

Published “Loss Causation and the Materialization of Risk Doctrine in Securities Fraud Class Actions” in The Business Lawyer (Vol. 75:2) on May 5.

 

Andrew Brandt

Presented “My Life in the Business of Sports” at VaynerX Conference in New York City on March 5.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show on March 20.

In the Media: Interviewed on Angelo Cataldi & the Morning Team on SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia on March 25.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Rich Eisen Show on March 27.

In the Media: Interviewed on Angelo Cataldi & the Morning Team on SportsRadio 94WIP Philadelphia on April 15.

In the Media: Interviewed for “What’s happening in professional sports right now?” on the Pitchfork Economics with Nick Hanauer podcast on April 21.

In the Media: Interviewed for  “Fundamentals: Former NFL executive Andrew Brandt” on the Fundamentals with Ian Thomas, a Front Office Sports digital show on April 21.

In the Media: Interviewed on  The Pat McAfee Show on April 27.

In the Media: Interviewed on “Fallout From the NFL Draft, Rookies of the Year, Most Punchable Face, and Andrew Brandt” for the Again All Odds with Cousin Sal podcast on April 28.

In the Media: Interviewed on The Mike Missanelli Show on 97.5 The Fanatic on April 30.

 

David Caudill

Appointed to the editorial board of the new peer-reviewed Australian journal Law, Technology and Humans in March.

Named to the Advisory Board of TechNomos, a book series on law and technology published by Routledge in April.

Published “Expertise in Political Contexts: Latour avec the Third Wave in Science and Technology Studies” in Law, Technology and Humans (Vol 2:1) on May 5.

 

Diane Edelman

Presented “It's a Small, Small World: Exercises Designed to Bring Lessons Learned in the First Year LRW Classroom to the Global Stage” at the 2020 International Legal Education Abroad and LLM Administrator’s Conference at American University Washington College of Law in Washington, DC on February 21.

Appointed co-chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg “Pursuit of Justice” Legal Writing Competition in March.

Appointed to Villanova University Global Initiatives Steering Committee in April.

 

Amy Emerson

Served on a joint AALS/AALL Task Force to update and rewrite U.S. News & World Report survey questions pertaining to law libraries in May.

 

Abraham Gafni

Published “Arbitrator Impartiality: What Should be Disclosed?” in The Legal Intelligencer on February 10.

Published “Employers: Have You Carefully Reviewed Your Mandatory Arbitration Provisions?” in The Legal Intelligencer on April 13.

 

Michael Moreland

Elected Chair of the AALS Section on Law & Religion in January.

Participated in a panel on “Religious Liberty and Non-Discrimination in Catholic Schools” at the Strategy and Perspective on Transforming Catholic Schools hosted by the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops Committee on Catholic Education and the University of Notre Dame Alliance for Catholic Education in Washington, DC on January 21.

Participated in a manuscript workshop on Vincent Phillip Munoz, "Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment Religion Clauses" at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA on January 31.

Participated in "Law in a Polite and Commercial Society: Adam Smith's Lectures on Jurisprudence and William Blackstone's Commentaries" sponsored by the Federalist Society, the Liberty Fund, and the John Templeton Foundation in Phoenix, AZ on February 8.

Presented "The Founders’ Constitution" for National Review Institute Philadelphia Fellowship at the Union League of Philadelphia on February 10.

Joined an amicus brief in support of petitioners in the U.S. Supreme Court Our Lady of Guadalupe School v. Agnes Morrissey-Berru (Nos. 19-267 & 19-348) on February 10.

Joined an amicus brief in support of respondents in the U.S. Supreme Court Fnu Tanzin v. Muhammed Tanvir (No. 19-71) on February 12.

Moderated a discussion on "Constitutional Interpretation: Living Constitution vs. Originalism" at the Jack M. Templeton Liberty Series at the Union League of Philadelphia on February 19.

Participated in a panel on federal judicial clerkships sponsored by the Federal Bar Association at the Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on February 24.

In the Media: Quoted in “The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Philadelphia dispute over same-sex foster parents” for The Philadelphia Inquirer on February 24.

In the Media: Quoted in “Supreme Court To Hear Dispute Over Philadelphia Catholic Agency That Won’t Place Foster Children With Same-Sex Couples” on CBS Philadelphia on February 24.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Adoption Battle – Supreme Court to Hear Case” on NBC Philadelphia on February 24.

Participated in the lecture “Should We Adopt the Founders’ Natural Rights Constitutionalism of Religious Liberty?” at the Charles E. Test, MD '37 Distinguished Lectures Series: Religious Liberty and the American Founding: Natural Rights and the Original Meaning of the First Amendment's Religion Clauses featuring Vincent Phillip Muñoz at Princeton University on March 4.

In the Media:  Interviewed for “Abortion access before the Supreme Court” on Radio Times on WHYY on March 10.

In the Media: Quoted in “Yes, the government can force churches to close. Here’s why” for Deseret News on March 21.

In the Media: Quoted in “Schools, libraries and gyms are shut down. Why are some churches still open?” for Deseret News on March 27.

Presented “Landmark Cases for the Free Exercise Clause” for the Legal Humanities Fellowship at the Collegium Institute for Catholic Thought & Culture at the University of Pennsylvania on March 30.

Participated in “Religious Freedom in a Pandemic” tele-forum for The Federalist Society on April 8.

In the Media: Quoted in “Americans Most Likely to Be Infected: the Faithful, Jailed or Old” for Bloomberg on April 11.

In the Media: Quoted in “Justice Department speaks out on church closures, condemns religious freedom violations in new statement” for Deseret News on April 14.

In the Media: Quoted in “Shutdown of religious services in pandemic prompts varied responses” for National Catholic Reporter on April 15.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Who Has the Authority to Reopen Towns Shut Down by Coronavirus?” on NBC Philadelphia on April 15.

Presented “Liberalism, Legal Authority, and the Nations” at the Nationalism, Populism and Protestant Political Thought virtual conference presented by Cambridge Institute on Religion & International Studies on April 15.

In the Media: Quoted in “S.F. attorney sues over California’s coronavirus ban on religious gatherings” for the San Francisco Chronicle on April 17.

In the Media: Quoted in “As states release reopening plans, churches prepare for the future with caution” for Deseret News on April 25.

Joined an amicus brief in support of petitioners in the U.S. Supreme Court Bruni v. City of Pittsburgh (Nos. 19-1184) on April 29.

 

Josephine Nelson

Upcoming chapter, “The Dark Side of Compliance,” from Cambridge Handbook on Compliance (Forthcoming) quoted in “Does compliance have a dark side?” on Conflict of Interest Blog on December 27.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Josephine Nelson on Workplace Surveillance” on the Business Scholarship Podcast on March 30.

Published “The Case for Cryptocurrencies as a New Category of Regulated Non-Sovereign Fiat Currency” on the Just Money blog on March 31.

 

Orli Oren-Kolbinger

Presented “The Error Cost of Marriage” at the virtual 23rd Annual Critical Tax Theory Conference at University of Florida Levin College of Law on April 10.

 

Michele Pistone

Presented “Making Educational Videos” webinar for AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Technology Committee on March 17.

 

Michael Risch

Participated in “Modernizing Copyright Law for the Digital Age” tele-forum for The Federalist Society on March 31.

In the Media: Interviewed on “Contracts All Have Act of God Clauses” for KCBS Radio on April 20.

In the Media: Quoted in “Battle Between Beer Giants Goes Back to Seventh Circuit” for Courthouse News Service on April 28.

In the Media: Quoted in “Seventh Circuit Sides With Budweiser in Advertising Beef With Miller” for Courthouse News Service on May 1.

In the Media: Quoted in “Eighth Circuit Hears Trademark Fight Over Online Mattress Ads” for Courthouse News Service on May 13.

 

Chaim Saiman

Named a distinguished visiting professor at University of Toronto Faculty of Law on January 6.

Served as Shabbat Scholar in Residence at Young Israel of Scarsdale in Scarsdale, NY in February.

Presented “Rabbinical Courts and Secular Law: A Happy Law and Religion Story” at the CLE Seminar: Issues in Contemporary Beth Din Practice at Yeshiva University Center for the Jewish Future in New York City on February 9.

Presented “Why Insurance Needs a Restatement: The Case of Settlement Duties” at the ABA TIPS Section Conference: Hot Topics in Insurance Law on February 28.

Presented “Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law” at Columbia Law School in New York City on March 2.

 

Christine Speidel

Submitted comments on “Implementation of the Taxpayer First Act” to the Internal Revenue Service and U.S. Department of the Treasury, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on March 20.

Submitted comments on “Preliminary Comments on Impact on Taxpayers of COVID-19” to the Internal Revenue Service, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on April 3.

Submitted comments on “Collections-Related Relief in Response to COVID-19” to the Internal Revenue Service, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on April 6.

Presented “Tax Implications of COVID-19: Tax Collection in the Time of COVID-19” for the ABA Section of Taxation webinar on April 9.

Primary responsibility for comments submitted on “Delivery of Economic Impact Payments to Low-Income and Vulnerable” to the Internal Revenue Service, with other ABA Section of Taxation members on April 13.

In the Media: Quoted in “Virus Payments Pose Test For IRS Free File Private Partners” for Law360 on April 14.

Todd Aagaard

Presented “Renewable Energy Credits and the Paradox of Inefficient Additionality” at the Workshop on Environmental Scholarship at the University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law on Feb. 1.

 

Nadia Banteka

Participated in the panel discussion “Intuitions of Justice and the Utility of Desert Revisited” at the University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School on Feb. 21.

 

Leslie Book

Presented “Administrative Burdens and the Tax System” at Stanford Law School on Feb. 25.

 

Richard Booth

Published The Red Herring: Newsletter of the AALS Section on Business Associations (SOBA) (Vol. 39, Fall 2019) in December 2019.

Published “Limited Liability and the Efficient Allocation of Resources: Twenty-Five Years Later” on the Northwestern University Law Review blog, NULR Of Note, on Feb. 17.

 

Andrew Brandt

Taught the short course “The Business of Sports: The View from the Front Office” at the University of Miami School of Law in January.

Participated in “Watching the Game with Andrew Brandt” during the NFL AFC Championship Game at the 40/40 Club in New York City on Jan. 19.

Presented the keynote address at the Hawai'i Pacific University Sharks Dinner Club at Wai’alae Country Club in Honolulu, HI on Feb. 6.

Presented “What the Moorad Center is All About” at the Villanova University School of Business on Feb. 19.

 

Doris Brogan

In the Media: Co-authored “Get Politics out of Public Defender System” with Steve Chanenson, Michelle Dempsey and Teri Ravenell in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Mar. 15.

 

David Caudill

Moderated the panel “Protecting Your Brand” at the Sixth Annual Fashion Law Symposium at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Feb. 21.

Published “The Dutch Effect: Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism in Professor Cochran’s Scholarship” in the Pepperdine Law Review (Vol. 47: 419, 2020) on Mar. 6.

 

Steven Chanenson

In the Media: Co-authored “Get Politics out of Public Defender System” with Doris Brogan, Michelle Dempsey and Teri Ravenell in the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review on Mar. 15.

Participated in the Vera Institute of Justice's Sentencing Values and Sentencing Reform workshop on Mar. 24.

 

Brittany Deitch

Participated in the panel “Race and Progressive Prosecution” at the Journal of Criminal Law and Criminology 2020 Symposium – Progressive Prosecution: Legal, Empirical, and Theoretical Perspectives at Northwestern Pritzker School of Law in Chicago on Feb. 28.

 

Michelle Dempsey

Authored the chapter “Prostitution” in The Palgrave Handbook of Applied Ethics and the Criminal Law in December 2019.

Organized a workshop on contributions to From Morality to Law and Back Again: Liber Amicorum for John Gardner at All Souls College, University of Oxford, England on Dec. 16-17.

Presented “Getting to Blame” at the workshop on contributions to From Morality to Law and Back Again: Liber Amicorum for John Gardner at All Souls College, University of Oxford, England on Dec. 16.

Co-authored the chapter “Where’s the Justice in Criminal Justice?” with Shea Rhodes in Routledge International Handbook of Human Trafficking: A Multi-Disciplinary and Applied Approach in January.

In the Media: Quoted in “Harvey Weinstein's Trial is Closely Tracking Bill Cosby's. But There's 1 Major Difference” on CNN on Jan. 28.

Published “The Public Realms: On How to Think About Public Wrongs” in Law, Ethics and Philosophy (LEAP) (Vol. 7:9, 2019) in February.

In the Media: Quoted in “Witnesses at Harvey Weinstein Trial Show How #MeToo Has Changed Whose Voices Matter” on CNN on Feb. 9.

In the Media: Quoted in “The Harvey Weinstein Jury Deliberations So Far, Explained” on Vox on Feb. 21.

In the Media: Quoted in “Harvey Weinstein Convicted on Rape and Criminal Sexual Act Charges” on Vox on Feb. 26.

In the Media: Quoted in “House Passes Bill to Reverse Supreme Court Decision to Permit Forced Exams of Rape Victims” in The Herald-Dispatch on Mar. 4.

 

Jason Iuliano

In the Media: Quoted in “Upending Bankruptcy ‘Myths,’ Judge Erases $220,000 Student Loan Debt” in The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 8.

In the Media: Quoted in “Law Grad Wins Discharge of His Student Debt in Opinion Criticizing 'Punitive Standards'” in ABA Journal on Jan. 9.

In the Media: Quoted in “Law Grad's $221K Loan Discharge Has Bankruptcy Bar Buzzing” on Law.com on Jan. 9.

In the Media: Quoted in “'I Have a Chance Now to Have a Life': Navy Vet Who Won Watershed Student Loan Ruling Tells His Story” in Yahoo! Finance on Jan. 12.

In the Media; Quoted in “Student Debtor Forgiven $220,000 in School Loans” on Voice of America on Jan. 17.

In the Media: Quoted in “Student Loan Servicer Appeals Landmark $220,000 Bankruptcy Ruling” in Yahoo! Finance on Jan. 12.

In the Media: Interviewed for “Myth Busted: Turns Out Bankruptcy Can Wipe Out Student Loan Debt After All” on NPR’s Morning Edition on Jan. 22.

In the Media: Interviewed for the episode “'It Was a Constant, Daily Stressor': This Law Grad Got $221K in Student Loans Wiped Out. Who's Next?” of Legal Speak podcast from Law.com on Jan. 24.

In the Media: Quoted in “Top New York Bankruptcy Judge Pushes Mediation For Student Loans” in The Wall Street Journal on Jan. 28.

In the Media: Quoted in “Reset Button is Approaching Student Debt from a New Angle” on TechCrunch on Feb. 12.

In the Media: Quoted in “New Startup Aims to Help Student Loan Borrowers Declare Bankruptcy” in Yahoo! Money on Feb. 12.

In the Media: Quoted in “Getting Rid of Student Debt in Bankruptcy is Tough. A New Company Wants to Change That” on Money on Feb. 20.

In the Media: Quoted in “How Will Trump’s Supreme Court Remake America?” in The New York Times Magazine on Feb. 27.

 

Josephine Nelson

Published “The Potentially Toxic Combination of Management Culture and Modern Surveillance” on The CLS Blue Sky Blog on Jan. 29.

Published “A Warning About the Combination of Management Culture & Surveillance” on The FinnReg Blog on Feb. 3.

Published “How Cryptocurrencies Should Be Regulated as Non-Sovereign Fiat Currencies” on The FinnReg Blog on Feb. 18.

Published “Why Cryptocurrencies Should Be Evaluated As Fiat Money” on The CLS Blue Sky Blog on Feb. 27.

 

Michele Pistone

Organized TEDxVillanova: The Struggle to Stay Human at Villanova University on Feb. 19.

Presented “Conversations with Refugees” at Villanova University on Feb. 19.

Presented the keynote address “Immigration: Past and Present” as part of Mission Week at Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School in Gwynedd Valley, PA on Mar. 9.

 

Michael Risch

Served as a Senior Commentator at final meeting of the 2019-20 Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property’s (CPIP) Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship in Miami on Jan. 23-24.

In the Media: Quoted in “Motorola’s Trade Secrets Win Shows U.S. Law’s Potential Reach” in Bloomberg Law on Feb. 25.

 

Tuan Samahon

Presented “The Trump Impeachment” at Widener University Commonwealth Law School Federalist Society on Feb. 5.

Sworn in as a member of the Board of Directors for the Asian Pacific American Bar Association of Pennsylvania on Feb. 6.

Published “FOIA and the National Security Scholar as Fire Alarm Oversight” in Intelligence and National Security on Mar. 20.

 

Christine Speidel

Presented “The Search for an Equitable Backstop in Tax” at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law Faculty Workshop on Jan. 23.

Moderated “Innocent Spouse Litigation Under the Taxpayer First Act: The Administrative Record, Newly Discovered Evidence, and Other Challenges” at the Section of Taxation 2020 Midyear Tax Meeting in Boca Raton, FL on Feb. 1.

Nadia Banteka

Published “A Network Theory Approach to Global Legislative Action” in Seton Hall Law Review (Volume 50, Issue 2) on Dec. 3.

Published “Cities and International Law” for the Workshop on Cities, Geopolitics, and International Legal Order at the University of Pennsylvania Perry World House on Dec. 6.

Quoted in the report “Notes on a Perry World House Workshop: Cities, Geopolitics, and the International Legal Order” by Kristian Taketomo on Dec. 6.

 

Heather Baum

Presented “Is the Future of Legal Writing Bright or Bleak?: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Skills Education and the Practice of Law” with Amy Emerson and Jessica Webb at the Legal Writing Institute Workshop at Rutgers Law School on Dec. 13.

 

Leslie Book

Thomson Reuters published a revised 2019 cumulative update to the treatise IRS Practice and Procedure in November.

In the Media: Named one of Forbes’ “Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Accounts For 2020” on Dec. 31.

 

Richard Booth

Thomson Reuters published the 2020 edition of Financing the Corporation in December 2019.

 

Andrew Brandt

Participated in “Opening Fireside Chat with Andrew Brandt” at FanVest Philadelphia 2019 on Nov. 7.

Participated in “A Conversation with Andrew Brandt” at the Wharton Sports Business Summit at the University of Pennsylvania on Nov. 8.

 

Doris Brogan

Presented “Comparison of the Obligations of Lawyers and Journalists Who Come into Possession of Sensitive or Confidential Information” at the National Liberty Legal Department CLE on Nov. 11.

 

David Caudill

Presented “Contempt for Science and Lack of Expertise in the Trump Administration” at the Annual Meeting of the Law, Literature, and Humanities Association of Australasia in Queensland, Australia on Dec. 2.

Presented the keynote speech, “Climate Change and Expertise: Latour and the Third Wave in Science a Technology Studies” at the 2019 Workshop on Law, Technology, and Humans: What is Real about Law and Technology at the Queensland University of Technology in Brisbane, Australia on Dec. 9.

 

Candace Centeno

Presented “Incorporating Short Writing Exercises into Traditional Exam Courses: How to Do It & How to Encourage Others to Do It Too!” at Dismantling the Separate but Equal Paradigm: Integrating Legal Research and Writing into the Law School Curriculum at Penn State Dickinson Law on Dec. 6.

Elected to the executive board for the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research in January 2020.

Moderated the panel “Finding Their Voices: Student Participation in Live Law Making” at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting – Pillars of Democracy: Law, Representation & Knowledge in Washington, DC on Jan. 4.

 

Steven Chanenson

Appointed to the Criminal Justice Working Group for the Delaware County Transition in the wake of the November 2019 election.

Elected the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Prison Society in January 2020.

 

Diane Edelman

Appointed Treasurer of the newly-formed Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Global Engagement in January 2020.

Co-moderated the panel “Teaching Abroad: For Visitorships, Sabbaticals, Retirement and Summer Programs” at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting – Pillars of Democracy: Law, Representation & Knowledge in Washington, DC on Jan. 5.

Participated in a meeting with representatives from Iraqi cultural institutions on behalf of the Lawyers' Committee for Cultural Heritage Preservation as part of the International Visitor Leadership Program at the U.S. Department of State at the Institute for International Education in Washington, DC on Jan. 17.

 

Amy Emerson

Presented “Is the Future of Legal Writing Bright or Bleak?: The Impact of Artificial Intelligence on Skills Education and the Practice of Law” with Amy Emerson and Jessica Webb at the Legal Writing Institute Workshop at Rutgers Law School on Dec. 13.

 

Abraham Gafni

In the Media: Published “Employee Acceptance of Handbook Arbitration Provisions: Part 2” in The Legal Intelligencer on Nov. 18.

 

Jason Iuliano

In the Media: Interviewed for “Drowning in Student Debt: Ways for Americans to Deal with What Is Now More than $1.6 Trillion in Loans” on NBC 10 on Nov. 14.

 

Michael Moreland

Published “Comments on Steven Smith, Pagans and Christians in the City” in the Journal of Catholic Legal Studies (Volume 57, Issue 1) in 2019.

Participated in the panel “Religious Rights & Anti-Discrimination” at the 2019 National Association of Attorneys General Capital Forum in Washington, DC on Dec. 9.

In the Media: Quoted in “New Case Tests Big Question: Can Philly Kids Sue After Getting Sick in School Buildings?” on WHYY on Dec. 30.

 

Joy Mullane

Moderated the panel for Villanova University’s Graduate Tax Program “Women in Tax” at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Nov. 6.

 

Josephine Nelson

Published “A Path to Developing More Insightful Business School Graduates: A Systems-Based, Experiential Approach to Integrating Law, Strategy, and Sustainability” in the Academy of Management Learning & Education (Volume 18, Issue 4) on Nov. 7.

Achieved five years of being a top-ten most downloaded author across Social Science Research Network’s entire platform in January 2020.

Presented  “Cryptocommunity Currencies” as part of the Emerging Voices in Securities Regulation section at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting – Pillars of Democracy: Law, Representation & Knowledge in Washington, DC on Jan. 4.

Presented “Management Culture & Surveillance” as part of the New and Emerging Voices in Workplace Law section at the 2020 AALS Annual Meeting – Pillars of Democracy: Law, Representation & Knowledge in Washington, DC on Jan. 4.

Published “Management Culture and Surveillance” in Seattle University Law Review (Volume 43, Issue 2) on Jan. 6.

 

Michele Pistone

Awarded the 2019 J.M.K. Innovation Prize in New York City in November 2019.

Presented “Immigration Advocacy: Innovating the Provision of Legal Services” as a guest speaker at the President's Leaders Forum at Claremont McKenna College in Claremont, CA on Dec. 10.

Presented “Technology and Legal Empowerment” at the UN High Commissioner for Refugees and Bernstein Center for Human Rights at NYU Law School Legal Empowerment Roundtable in San Diego, CA on Dec. 11-13.

 

Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted in “A Seismic Cert – What to Watch Out for Following the Supreme Court’s Decision to Hear Google v Oracle” in IAM Media on Nov. 18.

In the Media: Quoted in “Skilled in the Art: Supreme Court Can CVSG but It Can't Hide from Section 101 + A PTAB Precedent, If You Can Keep It” published on Law.com on Dec. 10.

In the Media: Quoted in “SCOTUS Declines to Revisit Patent Eligibility Despite Fed Circuit's Pleas” in Westlaw Practitioners Insights on Jan. 13.

 

Chaim Saiman

Served as Shabbat Scholar in Residence at Penn Hillel in Philadelphia in November 2019.

Served as Shabbat Scholar in Residence at Kehilat Kesher in Englewood, NJ in November 2019.

Served as rabbinical court judge at Beth Din of America in New York City in December 2019.

Served as Shabbat Scholar in Residence at Congregation Beth Israel in Berkeley, CA in December 2019.

Participated in a seminar on Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law at Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University in New York City in December 2019.

In the Media: A review of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, “Law, Lore, and Theory” was published in the Jewish Review of Books in December 2019.

Participated in “New Books in Jewish Law” at New York University School of Law in New York City on Dec. 4.

Participated in a seminar on Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law at Shalhevet High School in Los Angeles, CA on Dec. 16.

Participated in a seminar on Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law at Boca Raton Synagogue in Boca Raton, FL on Dec. 18.

 

Tuan Samahon

In the Media: Participated in the segment “‘I am asking our chairmen to proceed with articles of impeachment’: Pelosi’s Announcement, Yesterday’s Hearing and More” on NPR’s AirTalk with Larry Mantle on Dec. 5.

In the Media: Participated in a discussion about impeachment on The Jim Bohannon Show on the Westwood One Network on Dec. 13.

 

Christine Speidel

Participated in a panel on “Tax Compliance Strategies: Practitioner Tips” at a new officer training at the IRS Philadelphia Campus on Sept. 26.

Participated in a panel on “Recent Developments in Innocent Spouse Litigation” at the ABA Section of Taxation 2019 Fall Tax Meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 5.

Judged semifinal and final rounds of the Quaker Classic, a mock trial competition for college students hosted by the University of Pennsylvania in November 2019.

Participated in a panel on “Exploring CDP Rights and Procedures in Judicial Proceedings” at the 2019 Low-Income Taxpayers Representation Workshop in Washington, DC on Dec. 3.

Presented “What Public Interest Attorneys Need to Know About Income Taxes and Attorney’s Fees” at the 2019 Public Interest Law Day in Philadelphia on Dec. 11.

Todd Aagaard

In the Media: Quoted in the CNBC article, “Trump Administration Faces Long Odds in Fight with California Over Auto Emissions Waiver” on Sept. 20.

In the Media: Quoted in the Bloomberg News article, “History's on California's Side in Emissions Imbroglio with Trump” on Sept. 20.

Presented “Electricity Capacity Markets” at a faculty workshop at Penn State Law on Oct. 10.

Appointed as a Visiting Fellow at Resources for the Future, a nonpartisan environmental economics think tank in Washington, DC for 2019-2020.

 

Nadia Banteka

Presented “Cities and Diagonal Law Making” at the University of Pennsylvania Perry World House Workshop on Cities, Geopolitics, and International Legal Order on Sept. 5-6.

Published “No Longer Immune? How Network Theory Decodes Normative Shifts in Personal Immunity for Heads of State” in the Virginia Journal of International Law (59 Va. J. Int’l L. 391 (2019)) on Oct. 3.

 

Caitlin Barry

Participated in a panel at the Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law event for the release of Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia's recently published book, Banned: Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump (NYU 2019) on Sept. 12.

Published a cowritten paper, “The Diversity Imperative Revisited: Racial and Gender Inclusion in Clinical Law Faculty,” in the Clinical Law Review (26 Clinical L. Rev. 127 (2019)) on Sept. 25.

In the Media: Quoted in the Law.com article, “Law School Clinical Faculty Ranks Are Slow to Diversify, Study Finds” on Oct. 2.

 

Leslie Book

Participated in a panel on “Collection Due Process Notices: Much Needed Works in Progress” at the ABA Section of Taxation 2019 Fall Tax Meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 4.

Participated in a panel on “Technology-Driven Trends in Tax Law Training” at the ABA Section of Taxation 2019 Fall Tax Meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 4.

Moderated a panel on “Free File: A Failed Public-Private Partnership?” at the ABA Section of Taxation 2019 Fall Tax Meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 4.

Presented “Administrative Burdens and Taxpayer Rights” at the University of Florida Levin College of Law in Gainesville, FL on Oct. 18.

 

Richard Booth

Previously published article, “Minority Discounts and Control Premiums in Appraisal Proceedings” (57 Bus. Law. 127, 151 n.130 (2001)) was cited in a Memorandum Opinion for the Court of Chancery of the State of Delaware In Re: Appraisal of Stillwater Mining Company2019 Del. Ch. LEXIS 320 by Vice Chancellor Laster on Aug. 21.

Presented “The Relevance of Scienter in State Law Securities Litigation” at the Seventh Annual Corporate & Securities Litigation Workshop at Boston University School of Law on Sept. 27.

 

Andrew Brandt

Led a discussion with Christopher Seeger, founding partner of Seeger Weiss LLP and co-lead counsel of the NFL concussion litigation, as part of the 2019 Jeffrey S. Moorad Center for the Study of Sports Fall Speaker Series at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Oct. 3.

Moderated a panel on “Inside Game: A Look Inside the Tim Donaghy Betting Scandal” with cast and crew members of Inside Game at Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA on Oct. 8.

Led a discussion with Tim Donaghy, referee at the center of the NBA betting scandal in the early 2000s and the focus of the upcoming movie, Inside Game as part of the Sports Law and Betting Course at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Oct. 9.

Participated in the Featured Speaker Series for the Kutztown University College of Business Department of Sport Management & Leadership Studies in Kutztown, PA on Oct. 29.

 

David Caudill

Drafted two questions for the State Bar of California exam in October.

Presented “The Judge and the Lawyers in Celeste Ng's Novel Little Fires Everywhere” at the 2019 Law and Literature Weekend Seminar at Washington and Lee University in Lexington, VA on Oct. 25.

Appointed a Senior Fellow at the University of Melbourne, Australia for the 2019-20 academic year on Oct. 31.

 

Candace Centeno

Presented “Encouraging Self Directed Learning in Required Professional Development Courses” at the Self Directedness Workshop at University of St. Thomas School of Law in St. Paul, MN on Oct. 19.

Presented “Implicit Bias Training for Students, Faculty, and Staff” at the Pennsylvania Interbranch Commission on Gender and Racial Equity's Implicit Bias Working Group Meeting on Oct. 23.

 

Steven Chanenson

Facilitated a small group discussion at the Council on Criminal Justice's Inaugural Leadership Summit about Council's Federal Priorities Task Force in Washington, DC on Oct. 17.

Participated in a discussion on “Scandinavian Correctional Exceptionalism in an American Context: Building the Foundations for Actionable Penal Reform” at the International Corrections and Prison Association 2019 Conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina on Oct. 28.

 

Diane Edelman

Appointed to the Interim Board of Directors for Philadelphia Volunteer Lawyers for the Arts, and Co-Chair of the Reimagining PVLA Subcommittee in September.

 

Amy Emerson

Appointed to serve on a focus group for the United States Department of Justice Office of Information Policy to provide feedback to improve the FOIA.gov website and forms.

 

Brett Frischmann

In the Media: Appeared in “Episode 11: Re-engineering Humans and Rethinking Digital Networked Tolls – Prof. Brett Frischmann” of the AGI Podcast on Aug. 2.

Published “Retrospectives: Tragedy of the Commons after 50 Years” in the Journal of Economic Perspectives on Sept. 19.

In the Media: Appeared in “Episode 189: Re-Engineering Humanity” of the Talking Politics podcast on Sept. 22.

In the Media: Participated in a live interview for CBC Mainstreet Nova Scotia radio on Oct. 17.

Presented “Being Human in the 21st Century” at the Sir Graham Day Lecture in Ethics, Morality & The Law at Dalhousie University Schulich School of Law in Halifax, Nova Scotia on Oct. 18.

Presented a lecture on “Re-Engineering Humanity” at Columbia University The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Science in New York on Oct. 29.

Participated in a panel on “Misinformation and Manipulation on Digital Platforms” at The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine 38th Meeting of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law in Washington, DC on Oct. 31.

 

Abraham Gafni

In the Media: Published an article in The Legal Intelligencer, “Beware of Waiving ADR in Your Settlement Agreement” on July 25.

In the Media: Published an article in The Legal Intelligencer, “When Does an Employee 'Accept' Employee Handbook Arbitration Provisions?” on Sept. 23.

 

Jason Iuliano

Presented “The Student Loan Bankruptcy Gap” at the Global Bankruptcy Scholars' Work-in-Progress Workshop at Brooklyn Law School in Brooklyn, NY on Sept. 21.

Presented “The Student Loan Bankruptcy Gap” at the Midwestern Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Oct. 18.

 

Michael Moreland

Participated in a panel on “Who’s a Citizen and Why? Constitutional, Historical, and Comparative Perspectives” for King’s College Annual Constitution Day in Wilkes-Barre, PA on Sept. 17.

Presented "Religious Freedom in Our Secular Age" and participated in a roundtable discussion at The Idea of a Christian Society meeting hosted by the De Gasperi Foundation in Rome on Sept. 27.

Presented “In God We Trust: Religion and the First Amendment” at Gettysburg College in Gettysburg, PA on Oct. 17.

In the Media: Quoted in the Delaware County Daily Times article, “Gun Rights Advocate Takes Stand Against New Gun Control Measures” on Sept. 2.

 

Joy Mullane

Participated in a panel on “Retirement: Can Current Policies Afford You One? Legislative Efforts to Alleviate the Gap in Retirement Savings” at the ABA Section of Taxation 2019 Fall Tax Meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 4.

Participated in a panel on “Technology-Driven Trends in Tax Law Training” at the ABA Section of Taxation 2019 Fall Tax Meeting in San Francisco on Oct. 4.

Moderated a panel at “Women in Tax” at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Nov. 6.

 

Josephine Nelson

Previously published articles, “The Intracorporate Conspiracy Trap” (36 Cardozo L. Rev. 3, 969 (2015)) and “The Corporate Conspiracy Vacuum” (37 Cardozo L. Rev. 1, 249 (2015)) were cited in an intercorporate conspiracy doctrine case litigated in the 11th Circuit in September.

Presented “The Future of Capitalism” at Columbia University Law School on Oct. 16.

Presented “Cryptocommunity Currencies” at the Midwestern Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Oct. 19.

Published “A Path to Developing More Insightful Business School Graduates: A Systems-Based, Experiential Approach to Integrating Law, Strategy, and Sustainability” in the Academy of Management Learning & Education on Nov. 7.

 

Orli Oren-Kolbinger

Presented “How to Get Away with Tax Non-Compliance? Judicial Decision-Making in Equitable ‘Innocent Spouse Relief’ Cases” at the University of Oxford Saïd Business School Centre for Business Taxation Doctoral Conference in Oxford, England on Sept. 19-20.

Presented “How to Get Away with Tax Non-Compliance” at the Midwestern Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Oct. 19.

 

Michael Risch

Presented “Signal v. Appropriation: Why do Venture Capitalists Invest in Patenting Firms?” at the Center for Protection of Intellectual Property 2019 Summer Institute in Beaver Creek, CO on July 24.

In the Media: Quoted in the Sports Talk Philly article, “Breaking Down the Dispute Over the Rights to the Phillie Phanatic” on Aug. 3.

Presented “Signal v. Appropriation: Why do Venture Capitalists Invest in Patenting Firms?” at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference 2019 at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago on Aug. 8.

Participated as a Senior Commentator/Mentor at the third meeting of the 2019-2020 Thomas Edison Innovation Fellowship at the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School in Arlington, VA on Sept. 12-13.

Presented “Signal vs. Appropriation Value of Patenting in Venture Funded Firms” at the Midwestern Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on Oct. 19.

Presented “The Relationship Between Identification of Trade Secrets and Patent Claim Construction” at The Sedona Conference Working Group 12 Annual Meeting 2019 in Charlotte, NC on Nov. 5.

 

Mary Ann Robinson

Presented “Opportunities to Incorporate Ethics in Your Legal Writing Class” at the Central States Regional Legal Writing Conference at UIC John Marshall Law School in Chicago on Sept. 14.

 

Chaim Saiman

In the Media: A review of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law was published in the Journal of Law and Religion on Sept. 4.

Served as Rabbinical Court Judge in the Beth Din of America in October.

In the Media: Featured in the Jewish Exponent article, “Villanova Names First Ever Chair in Jewish Law” on Oct. 18.

In the Media: Published an article in The Lehrhaus, “The Inverted Halakhah of Simhat Torah” on Oct. 18.

Featured speaker at “Rabbinic Law as Culture” at Fordham University School of Law in New York on Oct. 31.

Heather Baum

Participated in a panel on “Restructuring Legal Education” at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2019 Conference in Boca Raton, FL on Aug. 3.

 

Leslie Book

Co-authored the special report to Congress “Earned Income Tax Credit: Making the EITC Work for Taxpayers and the Government – Improving Administration and Protecting Taxpayer Rights” in July.

 

Andrew Brandt

Presented “Business Lessons from the Sports World” at the Union League Business Leadership Forum on July 10.

Spoke as a guest lecturer in the Sports Management program at Syracuse University Summer College for High School Students on July 12.

Presented “Business Lessons from the Sports World” at the 2019 SkySprout Summit in Columbus, OH on July 16.

Spoke as a guest lecturer at the University of Oregon School of Law Summer Sports Institute in Eugene, OR on July 29-30.

 

Ben Carlson

Presented “Deep Dive: DIY API: From Inception to (Successful) Implementation” at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting and Conference in Washington, DC on July 14.

 

David Caudill

Presented “Science in the Trump Administration” at the Annual Studies in Expertise and Experience Workshop in Helsinki, Finland on July 13.

Presented “Causes of, and Proposed Solutions for, the Perceived Crisis of Stress and Anxiety in Law Schools” at the 36th International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Rome on July 25.

Presented “Interrupting the Trump Administration's Contempt for Scientific Expertise” at the Society for Social Studies of Science Annual Meeting in New Orleans on Sept. 6.

 

Steven Chanenson

Appointed as a founding member of the Council on Criminal Justice and named to the Council's Federal Priorities Task Force in July.

 

Diane Edelman

Taught Oral Advocacy to Russian law students at the Pericles Center for International Legal Education in Moscow in July.

Participated in a panel on “Globalization & L.L.M. Programs” at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2019 Conference in Boca Raton, FL on Aug. 2.

 

Amy Emerson

Served as a member of the Pennsylvania Delegation of the American Association of Law Libraries and met with Congressional representatives to advocate for federal legislative policy priorities supporting access to, and preservation of, legal information on July 12.

 

Abraham Gafni

Included among the Best Lawyers in America for Philadelphia in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation for 2020 as of August 2019.

 

Jason Iuliano

Participated in a discussion on “Student Loan Crisis (or not)” at the 2019 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference in Spokane, WA on July 23.

Published “Student Loan Bankruptcy and the Meaning of Educational Benefit” in the American Bankruptcy Law Journal on Aug. 1.

 

Michael Moreland

Presented "First Amendment: Establishment and Free Exercise of Religion" at the National Constitution Center Summer Teacher Institute on the First Amendment in Philadelphia on July 30.

 

Michael Mulroney

Argued the pro bono appeal from an adverse summary judgment in the Appellate Court of Illinois First District (Chicago) in a case involving a landlord-tenant dispute over bedbugs:  Anthony Courtney v. 5476 N, Sheridan, LLC, 2019 Ill App (1st) 171595-U.

Argued the pro bono appeal from an adverse summary judgment in the Appellate Court of Illinois Second District (Dekalb County).  The case involved, inter alia, fraud in the inducement on a defaulted jet aircraft loan: First National Bank of Omaha v. Madison, 2019 IL App (2d) 180614-U.

 

Josephine Nelson

Provided opening remarks and moderated the discussions “The State of Business Ethics & Compliance” and “The Dark Side of Compliance” at the 2019 ComplianceNet Conference on Business Ethics at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law on June 3-4.

 

Orli Oren-Kolbinger

Published “Measuring the Effect of Social Background on Judicial Decision-Making in Tax Cases” in Florida Tax Review (Vol. 22, No. 2) on  Aug. 28.

 

Mary Ann Robinson

In the Media: Mentioned in the post “What Are Some Different Approaches to Teaching Transactional Lawyering Skills? Building Business and Financial Literacy in Law Students by Mary Ann Robinson” on the Legal Skills Prof Blog on July 24.

 

Chaim Saiman

In the Media: A review of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, “Greeters of the Law” was published in the Harvard Theological Review (Vol. 112, Issue 3) on July 8.

In the Media: A review of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, “From Doctrine to Devotion: The Jewish Comparative Law Project” was published in The American Journal of Comparative Law on July 31.

In the Media: A review of Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, “The Talmud’s Life and Halakhah’s Empire” was published in Tradition: A Journal of Orthodox Jewish Thought (Vol. 51, No. 3) in August.

 

Christine Speidel

Co-developed “Supplemental Recommendations for the 2019-2020 Department of the Treasury and Internal Revenue Service Priority Guidance Plan,” along with ABA Tax Section Leaders, relating to the Taxpayer First Act on July 18.

Elected Assistant Secretary of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation on Aug. 13.

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