VLS Faculty Highlights

Faculty Highlights: August 2013

Leslie Book  

Launched a blog, Procedurally Taxing, with Keith Fogg and Stephen Olsen.

Andrew Brandt 

In the Media: Quoted in the August 2 Philadelphia Inquirer article, “Can Cooper stay with Eagles after slur?

In the Media: His column for Sports Illustrated’s new football website, The MMBQ, launched in July.

Patrick Brennan 

Co-taught the course, "Catholic Social Thought: A Critical Investigation," at U.C. Berkeley. Offered under the aegis of the Lumen Christi Institute at the University of Chicago, the week-long course's enrollment comprised graduate students from a range disciplines at leading American and international universities.

Michelle Dempsey 

In the Media: Quoted in the 360Law August 20 article, "Fracking Gag Orders For Kids Go Too Far."

Keith Fogg 

In the Media: Quoted in the August 13 Tax Notes story, “Proposed Regs Follow Through on Equitable Innocent Spouse Relief.”

Wrote a review of Joni Larson’s A Practitioner's Guide to Tax Evidence for TaxProf blog.

Launched a blog, Procedurally Taxing, with Leslie Book and Stephen Olsen.

Abraham Gafni 

In the Media: His article, "Flexibility of Arbitrators in Shaping Creative Remedies," appeared in the Legal Intelligencer on August 20.

Richard Harvey 

His article, “Apple Hearing: Observations from an Expert Witness,” is the 4th most downloaded recent tax article on SSRN.

Beth Lyon 

Presented on the Value of Immigration Scholarship at the Emerging Immigration Law Scholars Conference, University of California at Irvine Law on June 13.

Published Global Issues in Immigration Law with Raquel Aldana, Won Kidane, and Karla McKanders.

Presented with 3L Lany Villalobos about the Farmworker Legal Aid Clinic and experiential education via Skype to the clinic students of the Universidad Católica Boliviana and the Universidad Salesiana de Bolivia on July 22.

Cathryn Miller-Wilson 

In the Media: Her letter to the editor was published in the August 2013 issue of the ABA Journal.

Her article, “Harmonizing Current Threats: Using the Outcry for Legal Education Reforms to Take Another Look at Civil Gideon and What it Means to be an American Lawyer,” was cited in Albany Law School’s Best Practices for Legal Education Blog and the Society for American Law Teacher’s (SALT) blog.

Michael Moreland 

Joined an amicus brief in the US Supreme Court's pending legislative prayer case (Town of Greece v. Galloway) by Gerard Bradley (Notre Dame) as well as Mary Ann Glendon (Harvard), Robert George (Princeton), Steven Smith (San Diego), and Helen Alvare (George Mason).

Michael Risch 

In the Media: Interviewed for KCBS Radio on August 5.

In the Media: Interviewed for The Think Tank with Garland Robinette (WWL Radio – New Orleans) on July 17.

Tuan Samahon 

Co-authored and filed an appellate brief before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit on behalf of low-income taxpayers. The case raises a novel separation-of-powers issue concerning the scope of presidential removal authority over the U.S. Tax Court judges.

Taught an introduction to constitutional law for the Philadelphia Diversity Law Group on August 7.

In the Media: Quoted in the August 14 Delaware Business Court Insider story, "Complexity, Possible Dissent May Be Stalling Arb Opinion."

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Email: kate.johnston@villanova.edu