Faculty Notes: February 2017

Faculty Notes, compiled and written by Teri Baxter, is a monthly feature highlighting the achievements of faculty at UT Law including publications in academia and the media, speaking engagements, interviews, awards, and other accomplishments.


Professors Douglas A. Blaze and Joy Radice’s book Developing Professional Skills: Criminal Law is now available from West Academic Publishing.  The book is designed to help students master Criminal Law through real legal problems. According to the book’s description, “Working with these exercises, students will tackle difficult criminal law questions to increase their understanding of the course topics while simultaneously developing skills in client interviewing and counseling, legal drafting, negotiation, and advocacy. These exercises also make it easier to integrate skills training into a traditional criminal law course.”

Professor Robert Blitt presented his draft article on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s approach to nondiscrimination and equality in the context of women’s rights in New York last week during a workshop sponsored by the American Society of International Law’s International Organizations Interest Group. His article, Equality and Nondiscrimination Through the Eyes of an International Religious Organization: The Organization of Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Response to Women’s Rights, will be published in volume 34 of the Wisconsin International Law Journal.

Professor Zack Buck’s article Overtreatment and Informed Consent: A Fraud-Based Solution to Unwanted and Unnecessary Care was published in volume 43 of the Florida State Law Review. The abstract is available here.

Professor Paula Schaefer spoke at the University of St. Thomas School of Law’s February 17th symposium on professional formation in legal education. The symposium marked the twenty-five year anniversary of the MacCrate Report and the ten year anniversary of Best Practices for Legal Education and Educating Lawyers. The focus of the symposium and related workshop was on defining steps to foster institutional change toward professional formation of law students. Professor Schaefer’s talk was titled: “Building on the Professionalism Foundation of Best Practices for Legal Education.” Her article will be published in the University of St. Thomas Law Journal.

Professors Maurice Stucke and Ariel Ezrachi’s book Virtual Competition and the collusion scenarios it presents were discussed in the Mexican newspaper, El Economista.