November-December 2018

Faculty Highlights

Leslie Book

Presented on “U.S. Refundable Credits: The Taxing Realities of Being Poor” at the National Tax Association Annual Conference in New Orleans on Nov. 16

Participated in a panel on “IRS Expansion of Automated Compliance and Its Risk to Taxpayer Rights” at the Washington and Lee Journal of Civil Rights and Social Justice’s annual symposium on Nov. 2.

Published “U.S. Refundable Credits: The Taxing Realities of Being Poor” in the Journal of Tax Administration in November.

Richard Booth

Published the 2018-2019 edition of Financing the Corporation in November.

Published “Claim Character and Class Conflict in Securities Litigation” in Research Handbook on Representative Shareholder Litigation in December.

Andrew Brandt

Presented “The Post Murphy v. NCAA World of Sports Betting: What Lawyers Need to Know” in an on-demand CLE through the ABA in November.

Led a sports agency breakout session at the Wharton Sports Business Summit on Nov. 9.

David Caudill

Led a CLE on “Legal Ethics in Rebecca West's ‘Mr. Setty and Mr. Hume’" during the 2018 Reunion on Nov. 3.

Presented “Consulting Experts as ‘dirty,’ Testifying Experts as ‘clean’: A Comparison of Australian and U.S. ethical regimes for preventing bias” at St. Thomas More Society of Central Pennsylvania’s CLE program in November.

Led a panel on "The Vocation of Philosophers of Law," at Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University, in New York City on Dec. 3.

Steven Chanenson

Appointed to the Annotation for Transparent Inquiry Pilot Working Group, which is hosted and coordinated by the Qualitative Data Repository, in November.

Participated as a reviewer in the Annotation for Transparent Inquiry Pilot Working Group in New York City in November.

Appointed to the Villanova University Fellowships Advisory Board in November.

Presented “Probation: Law, Science and Adjudication” at a continuing judicial education program at Villanova Law in October.

Facilitated a roundtable discussion at the Association of Inspectors General Annual Training Conference in Chicago, Oct. 24-26.

In the Media: Quoted in Reuters, “Cosby victim asks only for 'justice' at sentencing hearing” on Sept. 24.

Michelle Dempsey

Appointed editor-in-chief of the international, multi-disciplinary journal, Criminal Law & Philosophy on Dec. 31.

Diane Edelman

Participated in a roundtable on “Creating Appropriate Legal Research and Writing Problems and Materials” at the Global Legal Skills 13 Conference at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia on Dec. 10.

Awarded a 2018 Global Legal Skills Individual Award at the Global Legal Skills 13 Conference at the Melbourne Law School, University of Melbourne, Australia on Dec. 12.

Elected to a three-year term on the Philadelphia Bar Association’s Board of Governors on Dec. 5.

Abraham Gafni

In the Media: Published in The Legal Intelligencer, What Must Parties Understand When Agreeing to Arbitrate?” on Nov. 19.

Richard Harvey

Presented “Selected Tax Observations-Budget Deficits and Potential Future Tax Legislation” to the Naples, FL Rotary Club on Nov. 15.

Michael Moreland

Organized and participated in a conference on “The Value of Tradition in the Global Context” with keynote address from Justice Samuel Alito (co-sponsored by The Eleanor H. McCullen Center for Law, Religion and Public Policy) at Università LUMSA in Rome, Dec. 11-13.

Presented “Catholicism and American Society” to the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council, Archdiocese of Philadelphia on Dec. 1.

In the Media: Quoted in NBC10 Philadelphia story on “Two Local Senators Work to Protect Robert Mueller Amid Investigation” on Nov. 28.

Participated in the Federalist Society’s National Lawyers Convention in Washington, D.C., Nov. 15-17.

Presented a response to Ilya Somin on the topic "Why the Supreme Court Got the Travel Ban Decision Wrong” at Villanova Law’s Federalist Society Chapter on Nov. 7.

Presented “The State and Freedom of Speech” at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture, University of Notre Dame on Nov. 2.

Josephine Nelson

Attended the Women and Corporate Governance: A Conference Exploring the Role and Impact of Women in the Governance of Public Corporations at The George Washington Law School in Washington D.C. in November.

Michele Pistone

Presented on “A Tribute to Juan Osuna: Access to Justice, Due Process and the Rule of Law in the US Immigration System—Present Realities and a Vision for the Future,” organized by the Center for Migration Studies in Washington D.C. on Nov. 15.

Presented “The Cost of Higher Education: Why So Expensive? A Conversation with Richard Vedder,” at Villanova Law’s Federalist Society Chapter on Oct. 24.

Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted in the BloombergLaw.com story, “Roche, Ariosa Defeat Illumina on Prenatal DNA Test Patents,” on Dec. 26.

In the Media: Quoted in the BloombergLaw.com story, “Endo Patent Decision Appeal May Shift Life Sciences Investment” on Dec. 6.

In the Media: Interviewed on KCBS Radio, San Francisco on “Apple App Store Supreme Court Hearing” on Nov. 26.

In the Media: Quoted in the Law.com story, “Skilled in the Art: Data Can Be a Trade Secret, No Matter How Big | Plus, Better Focus Needed on ADHD Patents, and K&L Gates Reprises Carnegie Mellon Suit,” on Nov. 27.

Chaim Saiman

In the Media: A review of his book Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, “Review: Adam Kirsch on “Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law” appeared in Book Post on Dec. 31.

In the Media: A review of his book Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law, “Two Books to Start Your Pile, or to Add to It” appeared in Torah Musings on Dec. 20.

Presented as the scholar in residence to the Congregation Anshei Shalom in Chicago on Dec. 15.

In the Media: Recorded a podcast, “Chaim Saiman on the Rabbinic Idea of Law” on Tikvah.com on Dec. 2.

Presented on his new book, Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law at Cardozo Law School at Yeshiva University in New York City on Dec. 2.

Presented “The Domain of Private Law” at the Centre for Private Law at the University of Cambridge, England, on Nov. 21.

Presented “The Domain of Private Law” to the Oxford Faculty of Law at the University of Oxford, England on Nov. 20.

Presented “The David Patterson Lecture, Oxford Center for Hebrew and Judaic Studies” at the University of Oxford, England on Nov. 19.

Presented on his new book, Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law at the University of Antwerp, Belgium on Nov. 15.

Presented on his new book, Halakhah: The Rabbinic Idea of Law at the Menasseh Ben Israel Institute, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands on Nov. 14.