Faculty Forum Activities & Accolades for March 2020


Lack Bloom’s paper, "'LAWYERS’ WORK': DOES THE COURT HAVE A LEGITIMACY CRISIS?", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Public Opinion & the Judiciary (Topic) and LSN: The Judiciary & Judicial Process (Topic).

Lolita Buckner Inniss spoke at the University of Kansas School of Law (Lawrence, KS) on February 27th on “The Trial of James Collins Johnson”.  Her talk was based on her book, The Princeton Fugitive Slave: The Trials of James Collins Johnson (Fordham University Press, 2019).

Anthony Colangelo accepted an offer of publication for his Essay, An International Approach to Maritime Conflicts of Law, from the Arizona Law Review.   Also, the Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability  —with which Anthony partners—has received a grant from the MacArthur Foundation for his idea on a “duty to educate” low level nuclear crewmembers on the facts and the law of a proposed strike.  A conference on the topic will be held in late 2020 in either Oslo or London.

Jeff Kahn was quoted in Svenska Dagbladet (Stockholm) in an article on Russian politics and law, “Putin sätter standarden – så kan demokratin fasas ut” (“Putin sets the standard - then democracy can be phased out”) that is available, in Swedish, here.  He was quoted on February 10th in the Dallas Morning News on the rule of law in the United States.  On February 12th, he participated in a “Rule of Law Town Hall Forum” along with Judge Patrick Higginbotham, former White House Counsel Harriet Miers, and Dallas Morning News editor Mike Wilson.  The event was held at the Bush Institute and co-sponsored by the Law School, the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute, and the International Bar Association.  Also on February 12th, Jeff filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court as amicus curiae in support of the respondents in Tanzin v. Tanvir, a case concerning the No Fly List.  On February 20th and 21st, Jeff gave three lectures at the Law Faculty at the University of Tromsø, Norway, on (1) Russia and the European Convention on Human Rights; (2) The Impeachment of President Trump; and (3) The U.S. No Fly List.

Pam Metzger’s article, “What this law prof has learned about rural justice,” was featured in the online ABA Journal on February 6th. 

Eric Ruben was interviewed live on February 17th on KCBS, the CBS news radio station in San Francisco, about the defeat of an assault weapon and large-capacity magazine ban in Virginia.  On February 19th, he presented his article, An Unstable Core: Self-Defense and the Second Amendment, 180 Cal. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2020) at a Washington, D.C. workshop for state attorneys general and advocates about current and future Second Amendment litigation.  On February 25th, he moderated a discussion with Anna Vasquez, exoneree and Outreach & Education Director for the Innocence Project of Texas (IPTX) and Mike Ware, Executive Director and Lead Legal Counsel of IPTX, after a screening of “Southwest of Salem: The Exoneration of the San Antonio Four.”  The event was co-sponsored by the Deason Center and IPTX.

Marc Steinberg was appointed Visiting Professor at University of Miami School of Law teaching Lawyering and Ethics for the Business Attorney (1 credit) (February 3-8, 2020).  His new book Inside Counsel – Practices, Strategies, and Insights (2nd edition 2020) (West Academic Press) (356 pages) (coauthored with Stephen B. Yeager) has been published.  His latest book Business Enterprises – Legal Structures, Governance, and Policy (4th edition forthcoming summer 2020) (Carolina Academic Press) (coauthored) has been accepted for publication.  Marc was invited to present SEC v. Mark Cuban – A Trial of Insider Trading at the Fisher Island Book Club on February 11, 2020; he was the first law professor invited to present at the book club since Alan Dershowitz several years ago.  Marc was also quoted by Marc Hershberg in Forbes in an article, Despite Losses, Government Declines to Block Broadway Investors (February 1, 2020).

Jenia Turner’s article, Transparency in Plea Bargaining, will be published in Issue 1, Vol. 96 of the Notre Dame Law Review in late 2020.  Jenia’s book chapter, Defense Perspectives on Fairness and Efficiency at the International Criminal Court, is now out in print as part of the Oxford Handbook of International Criminal Law.  This spring, Jenia has been invited to give a lecture on comparative plea bargaining law to University of Bologna LLM students and to deliver the keynote presentation, Managing Digital Discovery in Criminal Cases: A U.S. Perspective, at a conference on digital forensic evidence at the University of Bologna on March 13th.  Jenia has also been invited to give a keynote presentation on Pretrial Fairness and the Role of the Defense at a comparative criminal procedure conference at the University of Hamburg in April.

Jessica Weaver has written a book chapter, Legislative Solutions to Address Disproportionality and Disparities, which will be in print soon in Racial Disproportionality and Disparities in the Child Welfare System (A. Detlaff, ed. 2020).