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Faculty Highlights

 

Todd Aagaard

Published “Agencies, Courts, First Principles, and the Rule of Law” in the Administrative Law Review in January.
 
Leslie Book

Participated in a panel on “Administrative Burden and Taxpayer Compliance: How to Improve the Taxpayer Experience” at the American Bar Association’s 2019 Midyear Tax Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Jan. 19.
 
Richard Booth

Published “Sense and Nonsense about Securities Litigation” in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law in February.
 
Andrew Brandt

Taught a short course on “The Business of Sports: The View from the Front Office” at the University of Miami School of Law in January.
 
Participated in a panel on “The Secret to Successful Sports Programs” for the Villanova University Alumni Association in Washington, DC on Jan. 17.
 
Participated in the Sixth Annual Brain Health Summit at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta, GA on Feb. 2.
 
Presented the keynote address "Is There An ‘I’ In Team? The Modern Athlete's Quest for Individuality" at the Sixth Annual Penn Law Sports Symposium at the University of Pennsylvania Law School on Feb. 22.
 
Presented the keynote address at the Sports and Recreation Law Association (SRLA) 32nd Annual Conference in Philadelphia on Feb. 28.
 
Participated in a panel on “The Secret to Successful Sports Programs” for the Villanova University Alumni Association in New York, NY on Feb. 28.
 
David Caudill

Presented "The Influence of Abraham Kuyper and Neo-Calvinism in the Scholarly Writings of Bob Cochran" at the conference Celebrating the Work of Robert F. Cochran, Jr. at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA on Feb. 1.
 
Candace Centeno

Appointed to the Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research (LWRR) Program Committee for The Association of American Law Schools 2020 Conference in February.
 
Steven Chanenson   
  
Led a panel on “AALS Hot Topic Program - Criminal Justice Reform Consensus?” at The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Jan. 5.
 
Amy Emerson

Published chapters on Connecticut and Delaware in the academic book Negligence Purpose, Elements, and Evidence: The Role of Foreseeability in Each State in July 2018.
 
Abraham Gafni    
      

In the Media: Published in The Legal Intelligencer, “Waiving or Forfeiting the Right to Arbitrate—Recent Cases Tackle Issue” on Jan. 17.
 
Michael Moreland

Named the Chair-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools Section on Law and Religion in January.
 
Organized and moderated the panel “Free Exercise of Religion and Freedom of Speech” at The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Jan. 5.
 
Presented at a symposium on Steven D. Smith’s Pagans and Christians in the City: Culture Wars from the Tiber to the Potomac at St. John’s University School of Law in New York, NY on Feb. 1.
 
Moderated a panel on "Implications of The Rabbinic Idea of Law for Law and Religion and Law and Theology" at the 2019 Villanova Law Review Norman J. Shachoy Symposium on Feb. 15.
 
In the Media: Interviewed by 6ABC on the Michael Cohen hearing on Feb. 27.
 
Joy Mullane

In the Media: Quoted in the U.S. News & World Report story “8 Ways for Retirees to Avoid Tax Scams” on Feb. 27.
 
Josephine Nelson

Participated in a panel discussion on “Insider Trading and Cryptoassests: The Future of Regulation in the Blockchain Era” at The Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans, LA on Jan. 3.
 
Participated in a panel on “Social Media and the Freedom of Speech” at the 21st Annual Federalist Society Faculty Conference in New Orleans, LA on Jan. 3.
 
Moderated a panel on “Corporate Law and Governance” at the Lynn Stout Memorial Conference at Cornell Law School on Feb. 1.
 
Published “Disclosure-Driven Crime” in UC Davis Law Review on Feb. 25.
 
Mitchell Nathanson

Appointed to serve on the Pennsylvania Bar Association Plain English Committee in January.
 
Jennifer O’Hare

Published “Private Ordering and Improving Information Flow to the Board of Directors: The Duty to Inform Bylaw” in the University of Richmond Law Review on Feb. 15.
 
Michele Pistone

In the Media: Quoted in the National Catholic Reporter story on “Legal Representations for Detained Migrants Hindered by Access Issues” on Dec. 21.
 
Spoke on “Preparing for Legal Education’s Future” at the faculty retreat for the University of Oklahoma School of Law on Jan. 26.
 
Presented on “The State of the Law on Refugees, Asylees and Stateless Persons in the Year 2019” at the Christianity and the Law of Migration Book-writing Workshop on Feb. 7.
 
Participated in a panel on “Causes of Migration” at the Migration and Border Crossings Conference at the Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, GA on Feb. 8.  
 
In the Media: Quoted in the Philly.com story “A Long Walk to a New Life: Ragged Sneakers Remind Cherry Hill Immigration Lawyer What’s at Stake for Asylum-Seekers” on Feb. 17.
 
Judged the Refugee Simulation at the NASPAA-Batten Student Simulation Competition at Villanova University on Feb. 23.
 
Shea Rhodes

In the Media: Quoted in the WITF.org story “Human Trafficking Crackdown Continues in PA” on Jan. 7.
 
Spoke at a press conference announcing House Bill 12 "Buyer Beware Act" sponsored by State Representative Seth Grove in Harrisburg, PA on Jan. 9.
 
Participated in a panel on human trafficking for Community Day in Action at The Agnes Irwin School in Rosemont, PA on Jan. 22.         
 
Participated in the “Human Trafficking and Healthcare” event at Jefferson College of Nursing in Philadelphia on Jan. 23.
 
Spoke on “Commercial Sexual Exploitation: Legal Issues and Ethical Considerations” at The University of Northern Colorado College of Humanities and Social Sciences on Feb. 27.
 
Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted in the BloombergLaw.com story “GE Gets Patent on Medical Data ‘Bedside Machine’ Canceled” on Feb. 26.
 
In the Media: Quoted in the Law.com story “Skilled in the Art: Everything IP” on Mar. 1.
 
In the Media: Quoted in the Law.com story “SCOTUS Will Decide if USPTO Can Collect Legal Fees” on Mar. 5. 
 
In the Media: Quoted in the BloombergLaw.com story “Genentech Wins Limits on JHL Biotech in Cancer Trade-Secret Case” on Mar 6.
 
In the Media: Quoted in the Bloomberg.com story “Huawei Suit Tries to Go Where Russian Firm Failed” on Mar. 7.
 
Mary Ann Robinson

Published “What Are Some Different Approaches to Teaching Transactional Lawyering Skills? Building Business and Financial Literacy in Law Students” in The Tennessee Journal of Business in February.
 
Christine Speidel

Participated on a panel on the “Tax Treatment of Payments for In-Home Care” at the 2018 Low-Income Taxpayer Grantee Conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 4.
 
Participated on a panel on the “Impact of Tax Reform on Low-Income Taxpayers” at the 2018 Low-Income Taxpayer Grantee Conference in Washington, D.C. on Dec. 6.
 
Co-authored formal comments to the IRS on behalf of the American Bar Association Section of Taxation about recent changes to the Transcript Delivery System on Dec. 13.
 
In the Media: Quoted in the BloombergTax.com story “Tax Court, IRS to Talk Shutdown with Practitioners” on Jan. 19.
 
In the Media: Quoted in the PrepareandProsper.org story “MLEX US Tax Watch: Low-Income Advocates Concerned About Postcard-Sized Tax Forms” on Feb. 11.
 
Participated in a panel on “Ethical Pitfalls in Representing Spouses” at Selected Topics in Government and Consumer Law for the Delaware State Bar Association in Wilmington, DE on Feb. 28.