June Faculty Scholarship and Activities


Activities & Accolades

June 2022 

Dale Carpenter was interviewed for the following stories:

  1. SMU constitutional law professor on leaked Roe v. Wade draft opinion: "This is a public relations disaster for the Supreme Court", Jack Fink, May 3rd, CBS DFW;

  2. If Roe v. Wade falls, are LGBT rights next?, Lauren McGaughy, May 4th, Dallas Morning News;

  3. Did conservative justices lie to the country about their stance on abortion cases?, Joseph Morton, May 4th, Dallas Morning News;

  4. What the end of Roe v. Wade would mean for Texas’ past, current and future abortion laws, Maria Mendez & Eleanor Klibanoff, May 4th, Texas Tribune;

Nathan Cortez has joined the new edition of Food & Drug Law: Cases and Materials, the leading casebook in the field. His article, The Disembodied First Amendment, co-authored with Bill Sage of Texas, has been accepted for publication in the Washington University Law Review, and his article, Hortatory Mandates, with Lindsay Wiley of UCLA, has been accepted for publication by the George Washington Law Review. He has been asked to publish an article in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) on "Licensing and Quality Regulation." Since the last update, he has given lectures at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, the Drug Information Association, Texas A&M Law School, Yale Law School, Harvard Medical School, and the Canadian Institute for Advanced Research (CIFAR), with upcoming events in June 2022 at the University of Minnesota Law School and the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law. In February 2022, he hosted a one-day symposium on "Emerging Legal and Ethical Frameworks for A.I. in Medicine" in collaboration with the Tsai Center and Perkins Coie. Also since the last update, he has given media interviews to the Washington Post, USA Today, Houston Chronicle, CBS 11 News, Reuters, The Verge, The Pink Sheet, and The Advocate.

Chris Jenks’ article, Loophole Allows Safe Haven for War Crimes Violators on U.S. Soil was published in InsiderSources on April 27th.

Orly Mazur’s article Can Blockchain Revolutionize Tax Administration? has been accepted for publication in Penn State Law Review.

Pamela Metzger participated in the Advancing Pretrial Policy and Research (APPR) Roundtable to Reimagine Pretrial Support on May 25th. Along with the Deason Center, Pam released the latest publication on May 26th titled Getting GIDEON Right: Eligibility for Appointed Counsel in Texas Misdemeanor Cases. Finally, Pam was interviewed on May 27th for a feature article in the Preston Hollow Advocate regarding the work of the Deason Center.

Pamela Metzger and Andrew Davies participated in 3 sessions of the National Institute of Justice (NIJ) Priority Needs Project on May 19th and 20th to identify the needs of practitioners in indigent defense.

Pamela Metzger, Andrew Davies, and Blane Skiles presented the results of their report titled Getting GIDEON Right: Eligibility for Appointed Counsel in Texas Misdemeanor Cases to the Policy and Standards Committee of the Texas Indigent Defense Commission (TIDC) on May 20th.

Anna Offit’s latest article, Antidiscrimination Law through a Sociolegal Lens, was published in the Alabama Law Review (Invited Symposium). She was also invited to chair a New Legal Realism panel at the annual Law & Society Association meeting and participate in the annual Criminal Justice Ethics Schmooze in New York next month. Anna's book, The Imagined Juror, will be published in August, and she was awarded a Scott-Hawkins Lecture Fund Award from the Dedman College Interdisciplinary Institute to organize a book launch in the late summer.

Carla Reyes attended her first meeting of the Permanent Editorial Board of the UCC on May 19th, 2022 as part of her role as an Associate Research Director for that group. On May 20th, Carla presided over a public hearing of the Texas Work Group on Blockchain Matters. On May 23th, Carla began conducting research onsite at UNIDROIT as part of a seven week research scholarship program. On May 31th, Carla moderated a panel related to Blockchain and IP and served as a juror at the Innovation and IP Forum and Awards in Paris, France.

Eric Ruben presented at the NYU Law on the pending Supreme Court case, New York State Rifle and Pistol Association v. Bruen, as part of a Brennan Center for Justice Roundtable on the Supreme Court. On May 13th, he published a Question and Answer piece regarding the case on the Brennan Center for Justice’s blog. Additionally, Eric’s article “Second-Class” Rhetoric, Ideology, and Doctrinal Change (with Joseph Blocher), was published by the Georgetown Law Journal. Eric was also quoted in or interviewed for the following stories:

  1. Buffalo shooter’s previous threat raises red-flag questions, Lindsay Whitehurst, Michael Tarm, & James Anderson, May 17th, AP News;

  2. SCOTUS could soon overturn New York’s gun law. Here how the state could respond, Annie McDonough, May 25th, City and State;

  3. Interview regarding the Uvalde shooting, May 25th, Times Radio (radio, England);

  4. Coverage of the Uvalde Shooting, May 25th, CTV News;

  5. Uvalde Families Should Take Gunmakers to Court, Timothy L. O’Brien, May 26th, Washington Post and Bloomberg News;

  6. Debate por el control de armas: el callejón sin salidaal que EE.UU. vuelve tras la matanza en Texas, May 26th, El Mercurio;

  7. The NRA won after Sandy Hook, but today the gun lobby is in disarray and gun safety is slowly making gains in states, Kevin T. Dugan, May 26th, New York Magazine (Intelligencer);

  8. Uvalde shooting renews push for ‘red flag’ laws — 4 years after Texas Republicans blocked one, Tyler Kingkade, May 26th, NBC News;

  9. Interview regarding Uvalde Shooting and NRA Convention, May 26th, NBC News Now with Joshua Johnson (television);

  10. Why can’t America fix its gun crisis?, Sherryn Groch & Billie Eder, May 27th, Sydney Morning Herald;

  11. Gun laws, reform following school shooting in Uvalde, Texas, Emilie Burditt, May 27th, Wisconsin Public Radio;

  12. Trump urges mental health initiatives at NRA event, May 27th, NewsNation Prime;

  13. A 'supermajority' of Americans supports gun control, yet there's 'paralysis at the political level', May 27th, France 24;

  14. News segment regarding NYSRPA v. Bruen, May 28th, MSNBC (television);

  15. From concealed carry to eliminating permits, gun restrictions have loosened since Sandy Hook, Jess Bidgood, May 28th, Boston Globe;

  16. America and guns — did it have to be this way?, Josh Glancy, May 29th, The Times.

Marc Steinberg was a visiting scholar during April and May at the law schools of Hebrew and Tel Aviv Universities. While there, he guest-lectured in several classes, including those focusing on corporate governance and securities regulation. In addition, he presented a Ph.D. candidate workshop at Hebrew University. With his coauthor and our colleague, Steve Yeager, Marc and Steve signed the contract with West Academic for the Third Edition of their textbook Inside Counsel: Practices, Strategies, and Insights. In addition, Marc's book SEC v. Cuban -- A Trial of Insider Trading (2019) was highlighted in a New York Times Dealbook article addressing Elon Musk's prospects of acquiring Twitter on April 30th, 2022.

Leo Yu published a new episode on the Podcast “May I Search Your Phone, with Good Faith?” on Plead the Fifth. Collaborating with the Federal Public Defender’s Office, he discussed the Fifth Circuit’s jurisprudence on the Fourth Amendment’s exclusionary rule regarding the search of cellphones. This episode was promoted by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers (NACDL). Leo also received national recognition from the American Constitution Society (ACS). In celebrating the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month, ACS spotlights Leo Yu for his unique American journey – from an international student to a civil rights attorney, then a law professor at his alma mater.