Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017


Faculty Highlights:

Dec. 2016 - Jan. 2017

Todd Aagaard

Participated in drafting an amicus brief on law professors defending the Army Corps Engineers and EPA's Clean Water Rule in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit.

Participated in amicus briefs in the U.S. District Court and Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on behalf of law professors regarding the standing of the State of Washington and State of Minnesota to challenge President Trump's executive orders on immigration.

Caitlin Barry

In the Media: Interviewed by 6ABC and CBS Philadelphia on Jan. 30 regarding her work with immigrants impacted by President Trump's travel ban.

In the Media: Interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer on Jan. 29 on her work with refugees and immigrants impacted by the travel ban.

In the Media: Included in Philadelphia Inquirer article "As advocates debate Trump's 'sanctuary city' order, Philly's undocumented immigrants fear crackdown," on Jan. 27.

In the Media: Quoted in the PRI article, "In sanctuary cities, immigrants find themselves with few real protections from federal officials," on Dec. 29.

Patrick McKinley Brennan

Spoke at the annual Convocation of Fellows of the Dominican School of Philosophy and Theology (Berkley) on the topic "Law's Stewardship of Human Knowledge: 'A Slow, if Not a Bloody Entrance."

Michael Campbell

In the Media: Quoted inThe Pittsburgh Post-Gazzette's Jan. 26 article, "Experts: Rollback of Obamacare would undermine mental health coverage for many."

In the Media: Discussed potential changes to health law during Trump's presidency on NBC10 on Nov. 14.

Steve Chanenson

In the Media: His Philadelphia Inquirer op-ed "Commentary: Society must not forget those it incarcerates" was published on Dec. 26.

David Caudill

Re-elected to executive committee of the Evidence Section of the American Association of American Law Schools (AALS) at the annual meeting on Jan. 6.

His chapter, entitled "Emerging Rights in Live Spectacles and Other Ephemera," was published in Research Handbook on Intellectual Property in Media and Entertainment, eds. Richardson & Ricketson (Edward Elgar Publishing, Jan. 2017).

Lori Corso

Presented a CLE webinar, "Work Smarter, Not Harder: Using Free Software to Turbocharge Your Practice," to the Pennsylvania Bar Institute on Jan. 27.

Presented a CLE program, "Internet Reserach for Real Estate Attorneys," at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 20th Annual Real Estate Institute on Dec. 8.

Michelle Madden Dempsey

Presented her work-in-progress, "Authority, Justification and Obedience: Two Puzzles" at the Fordham Legal Theory Workshop on Jan. 25.

Presented her book chapter, Domestic Violence in the US Criminal Justice System, in Changing Contours of Criminal Justice (Oxford University Press, Nov. 2016) at the University of Oxford's Centre for Criminology's 50th Anniversary celebrations in Oxford, England on Dec. 5.

Diane Edelman

Re-appointed as Co-Chair of the Philadelphia Bar Association International Law Committee.

J. Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in Bloomberg's Dec. 7 article, "Americans Are Paying Apple Millions to Shelter Overseas Profits."

Abraham Gafni

In the Media: His article, "Six Arbitration Agreements—And No Arbitration," appeared in The Legal Intelligencer on Jan. 20.

Michele Pistone

In the Media: Included in The Week's article, "The blatant failings of America's asylum system," on Jan. 9.

Participated in a panel on "Disrupting Law School: Using Technology in Assessment and Course Design" for the AALS' new program on technology, law and legal education on Jan. 5 in San Francisco.

Elected chair of the new section on technology, law and legal education of the AALS.

In the Media: Included in PRI's article, "20 years ago, asylum seekers were not automatically put in immigration detention," on Dec. 15.

Featured speaker at Villanova University's 4th Annual Vigil for Refugees and Migrants hosted by the Villanova Partnership with Catholic Relief Services on Dec. 7.

Shea Rhodes

In the Media: Quoted in The Tribune-Democrat article, "Police: Human trafficking is 'absolutely here': group building response network," on Jan. 21.

In the Media: Her op-ed with Allison Crowe and Sarah Robinson, "Support this effort to fight childhood sexual exploitation," was published by Penn Live on Jan. 19.

In the Media: Quoted in the Reading Eagle article, "Stephanie Weaver: Conviction a first in Berks for sure," on Dec. 16.

Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted in MLex article, "Apple spearheading litigation surge by SEP licences," on Jan. 31.

In the Media: Discussed ruling in 'Star Trek' Fan Film Dispute on Bloomberg Radio on Jan. 13.

In the Media: Quoted in Corporate Counsel article, "Patent Bar Braces for Game-Changing Supreme Court Case," on Dec. 15.

His blog post "Unreasonable Royalties" was featured on the Patently-O blog.

In the Media: His blog post on Samsung v. Apple was included in the "Thursday round-up" on the SCOTUSBlog on Dec. 8.

In the Media: Included in "Happening in SCOTUS and Other Courts" in Bloomberg Law Business' Dec. 8 article.

In the Media: Quoted in Bloomberg News' Dec. 7 story, "Supreme Court Weighs in on Apple-Samsung Fight."

In the Media: Quoted in CNNMoney's Dec. 6 article, "Supreme Court sides with Samsung in Apple patent case."

His blog post, "Samsung v. Apple: Driilling Down on Profit Calculations," was published in Written Description on Dec. 6.