Participated in a panel on “Restructuring Legal Education” at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2019 Conference in Boca Raton, FL on Aug. 3.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Appointed as a founding member of the Council on Criminal Justice and named to the Council's Federal Priorities Task Force in July.
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.
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.
Included among the Best Lawyers in America for Philadelphia in the fields of Arbitration and Mediation for 2020 as of August 2019.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.