June - July 2017

Todd Aagaard

Participated in workshop of environmental law professors and National Park Service officials in Fairbanks, Alaska, on June 19-22.

Caitlin Barry

Spoke on the plenary panel at the annual CLE conference for the Philadelphia City Law Department, "Immigration Law and Constitutional Principles" on July 27.

Presented her paper "Motions to Suppress and Intersectional Movement Lawyering," on a panel titled "How U.S.-Mexico Migration Debate Shapes the Lived Experiences of Migrants from the Global South," at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Mexico City on June 23.

Andrew Brandt

His article, "Professional Sports Leagues' Big Bet: 'Evolving' Attitudes on Gambling," was published in the Stanford Law and Policy Review's Volume 28, Issue 2.

In the Media: Appeared on Fox News to discuss athletes' finances.

Ben Carlson

Coordinated and moderated the panel session "The Human Equation: What Star Trek Teaches Us about Leadership" at the American Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting in Austin, TX in July.

David Caudill

Taught an intensive Entertainment Law course in the LLM program for the lawyers at the University of Melbourne in Australia in June.

Gave a lecture on U.S. standards of admissibility for scientific evidence on June 7, in the seminar series for the History, Philosophy, and Sociology of Science program at the University of Melbourne.

Presented a paper on the uses of social psychology by U.S. legal academics at the 2017 Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health on July 12 in Prague, Czech Republic.

In the Media: Quoted in The Outline's July 5 article, "Science on Trial."

Steven Chanenson

Chaired a meeting of the Pennsylvania Suggested Criminal Jury Instruction Committee in June.

Spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's 34th Annual Criminal Law Symposium at the session "Using the Criminal Jury Instructions to Your Best Advantage" in June.

Michelle Dempsey

Presented her paper "Consent in Moral, Political and Legal Perspectives" at the University of Munster, Germany at a conference on "Consent: Its Nature and Normative Significance" on June 21 - 23.

In the Media: Quoted in The New York Times article "Why Couldn't the Cosby Jury Reach a Verdict? Legal Expert Assess" on June 17.

In the Media: Quoted in The New York Times article "At Bill Cosby's Trial, 28 Hours of Deliberation and Still No Verdict" on June 14.

Diane Edelman

Taught oral argument to Russian law students attending Jessup Summer School at the Pericles Law Center's Center for International Legal Education in Moscow in July.

Abraham Gafni

In the Media: "Seeking Clarification of an Ambiguous Arbitration Award" appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on July 25.

In the Media: "Consequences of Breaching the Arbitration Agreement" appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on May 19.

Presented "Ethical Problems in Retaining Expert Witnesses" at the Personal Injury Potpourri CLE program presented by the Dispute Resolution Institute in association with the Legal Intelligencer at the Philadelphia Convention Center on April 6.

Acted as moderator of the Jewish Law Day CLE program presented by the Louis D. Brandeis Law Society Foundation in Philadelphia on April 6.

Edward Liva  

Hosted the 2nd Annual Tax Policy Symposium on June 1 at the Law School.

J. Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted on NPR-Marketplace radio segment "Can the Senate rework 18 percent of the economy in three weeks?" on June 13.

In the Media: Quoted in the Bloomberg article "Trump Tax Plan Seen Steering Stampede to Pass-through Status" on May 1.

Michael Moreland

Invited participant in a colloquium in Trento, Italy on tradition and law in American and Russian thought sponsored by the Postsecular Conflicts Project at the University of Innsbruck and the Tradition Project at St. John's University Law School, June 12 - 13.

Joined a letter signed by other law professors submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee supporting the nomination of Amy Coney Barrett to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.

Participated in a panel "A Conversation on the Changing Face of Religion in American Public Life" at the Religious Freedom Annual Review in Provo, Utah sponsored by the International Center for Law and Religion Studies at Bringham Young University, July 6 - 7.

Participated in a retreat of directors of law and religion centers at Sundance Mountain Resort, Utah, sponsored by the International Center of Law and Religion Studies at Brigham Young University, July 7 - 8.

Published a book chapter, "Justice, Love, and Duties of Care in Tort Law," in Agape, Justice, and Law, eds. Robert F. Cochran and Zachary R. Calo (Cambridge University Press, 2017).

Published a co-authored book chapter, "Religious Freedom and the Physician-Patient Relationship," in Spirituality and Religion within the Culture of Medicine: From Evidence to Practice, eds. Michael Balboni and John Peteet (Oxford University Press, 2017).

Josephine Sandler Nelson

Her paper, "Paper Dragon Thieves," was published in Georgetown Law Review Volume 105, Issue 4.

Her paper "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Corporate Crime" won both the Holmes-Cardozo Award and Distinguished Proceeding Prize at the 2017 Academy of Legal Studies in Business.

Spoke on all-Academy panel for the 10,000+ person Academy of Management meeting on the topic of "Law, Management, and Strategy: Collapsing Boundaries and Managing the Interstices."

Included on program for five panels before the national Academy of Legal Studies in Business meeting, including three paper panels, Corporate Governance panel and Interdisciplinary Cooperation panel.

Published an invited blogpost for Columbia Law School's Blue Sky corporate law site on "'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' Corporate Crime."

Michele Pistone

Participated in Leading Edge, a convening of thought-leaders on the future of education, in Chicago on July 10 - 12.

Was the luncheon speaker at the AALS Workshop for the New Law Professors on the Future of Legal Education in Washington, D.C. on June 23.

Participated in conference, "Rethinking the Global Refugee Protection System," on June 16.

Teri Ravenell

Spoke at the Pennsylvania Bar Institute's Civil Rights Symposium in July about Section 1983, qualified immunity and the Back the Blue Act of 2016.

Shea Rhodes

Presented three panels at the Nationalities Services Center Conference on June 8.

Presented to over 200 law enforcement and private partners for the Delaware Valley Intelligence Center on June 23.

Participated on two separate panels at the People's Light and Theater for the Project Dawn Play.

Presented a webinar for "Demand Abolition: A Look at State Prostitution Laws: Why Laws on Bullying and Selling Should be Separate," the first webinar in Demand Abolition's new policy forum series.

In the Media: Quoted in the Philly.com article "Are 2 Philly teen girls criminals - or sex-trafficking victims?" on June 21.

Michael Risch

Presented "(Un)Reasonable Royalties" at the Center for the Protection of Intellectual Property Summer Institute in July.

In the Media: Quoted in the Aug. 7 Bloomberg BNA article, "East Texas Court Patent Complaints Continue to Tumble."

In the Media: Participated in a segment "Apple Takes on Trademark Sleuths Worldwide," on Bloomberg Law radio on Aug. 1.

In the Media: Quoted in the ABA Journal article "Supreme Court makes venue shopping harder for patent trolls" on July 1.

His "Recalibrating Patent Venue" co-author, Colleen Chien, discussed their scholarship as part of the House Subcommittee on Courts, Intellectual Property and the Internet's hearing examining the Supreme Court's decision in TC Heartland v. Kraft Foods. 

Chaim Saiman

In the Media: His piece, "How Halakhah Changes: From Nahem to the 'Tisha be-Av Kumzitz" was published in The Lehrhaus on July 30.

His essay, "Jewish Law in Modernity," was published in the Encyclopedia of the Bible and its Reception (Verlag Walter de Gruyter) in 2017.

In the Media: His article, "The Nature of Halakhic Civil Law," was published in The Lehrhaus in June.

Dveera Segal

Included in the Pennsylvania Bar Association Commission on Women in the Profession "Report Card" as one of their Women in Academia.

Louis Sirico

Presented "How Law Employs Historical Narratives: The Great Compromise as an Example" at the Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Washington D.C. on July 12.

His article, "The Trial Lawyer and the Reptilian Brain: A Critique," was published in 65 Cleveland State Law Review 411 (2017).