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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 Company, 2019 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.