Faculty Forum: March 2018

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

Professor Eric Franklin Amarante’s article The Perils of Philanthrocapitalism will appear in Volume 78 of the Maryland Law Review.

Professor Amarante’s Community Economic Development Clinic was mentioned in a WBIR story on the clinic’s client Smiles for Hope, a nonprofit that helps women and children receive free dental care.

Professor Wendy Bach presented her paper Prosecuting Poverty / Criminalizing Care at the Appalachian Justice Conference on February 23.

Professor Teri Dobbins Baxter presented her article Child Marriage as Child Abuse and Constitutional Violation at Saint Louis University School of Law as part of their Faculty Workshop Series. The article, which is forthcoming in Volume 19 of the Nevada Law Journal, was also featured on the Family Law Prof Blog.

Professor Zack Buck presented his paper States of Emergency: Illegal Pharmaceutical Pricing, at the University of Kentucky College of Law as part of the Faculty Exchange Program on February 27.

Professor Buck was part of a panel titled The Opioid Epidemic:  Regulation, Responsibility, and Remedies, as part of the Tennessee Journal of Law and Policy Symposium “Healing Appalachia: The Role of Professionals in Solving the Opioid Crisis.” The Symposium was held at the University of Tennessee College of Law.

Professor Buck published Preeminent Work on Health Reform and Preemption, Review of Elizabeth Y. McCuskey, Agency Imprimatur & Health Reform Preemption, on Jotwell on March 5.

Professor Buck’s invited symposium article/speech: The Affordable Care Act and the Chronic Challenge of Cost Control, Symposium: NFIB v. Sebelius at Five: The Future of the Affordable Care Act and the Role of the Federal Government in Healthcare Reform, was recently published at 11 U. St. Thomas J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 98 (2017). The article is also available here on SSRN.

At the recent Santa Clara Law School symposium on Advancing Leadership in the Legal Profession, Professor Doug Blaze gave a presentation on “Law Student Motivation, Satisfaction and Well-Being: The Value of a Leadership and Professional Development Curriculum.”  An article by the same title will be forthcoming in the Santa Clara Law Review.  

Professor Blaze is also serving on the executive committee of the new AALS Section on Leadership.  Deborah Rhode (Stanford) is the chair.

Professor Eliza Fink and Professor Emma Babler (Wisconsin) hosted a webinar titled “Effective Educational Technology Products for VARK Learning Styles” on March 22nd. The webinar, sponsored by the Academic Law Libraries section of the American Association of Law Libraries, covers using various learning tools such as Quimbee, Powernotes and Adobe Spark to aid students in preparing for formative and summative assessment based on their learning styles.

On March 15, the Wills, Trusts & Estates Blog featured Professor Iris Goodwin’s article Access to Justice: What to Do About the Law of Wills, 2016 Wis. L. Rev. 947 (2016).

Professor Michael Higdon’s article Biological Citizenship and the Children of Same-Sex Marriage will appear in Volume 87 of the George Washington Law Review.  The article was also selected as “Immigration Article of the Day” by Immigration Prof Blog on March 16.

The Hill published an op-ed by Professor Lucy Jewel and her co-author Mary Campbell (UT College of Art) titled “The dangers of Trump’s violent rhetoric in America’s not-so-distant past.” The article draws upon their law, race, and visuality project. The interdisciplinary project combines an art history perspective and a legal rhetoric perspective, and seeks to identify and analyze the connections between law, race, and visual imagery, looking back into history and forward into the present moment. Professors Jewel and Campbell also presented their work on this project at the American Society for Law, Culture, and Humanities conference at Georgetown Law School on March 17

The Fox News article “Are some states headed for Splitsville? Movement grows to allow sections of states to break away” discussed Professor Glenn Reynolds’s article Splitsylvania: State Secession and What to Do About It. The article will appear in Volume 94 of the Notre Dame Law Review and is ranked #1 on the list of Recent Top Papers for the SSRN Legal Scholarship Network.

The Journal of Law & Education, edited jointly by the University of South Carolina and University of Louisville Law Schools, recently published Professor Dean Rivkin’s article, The Paradoxes of Law Reform Litigation at 47 J. L. &. Ed. 123 (Winter 2018).

Professor Jonathan Rohr’s article with Professor Aaron Wright (Cardozo), Blockchain-Based Token Sales, Initial Coin Offerings, and the Democratization of Public Capital Markets will appear in Volume 70 of the Hastings Law Journal.

Professor Greg Stein’s Op-Ed article, “Covering the latest school shooting? Here’s a model story for journalists,” appeared in the Baltimore Sun on Sunday, March 4.  Prof. Stein’s article offers a template to be used by journalists covering future school shootings.

Professor Maurice Stucke was quoted in the CNN Money article “AT&T-Time Warner trial: Why Corporate America is watching it so closely.” Professor Stucke noted that while “[t]he AT&T—Time Warner merger is significant,” lawyers are also watching other mergers, including Bayer’s bid to buy Monsanto.

The Harvard Business Review published Professor Stucke’s article “Here Are All the Reasons It’s a Bad Idea to Let a Few Tech Companies Monopolize Our Data” on March 27. In the article, Professor Stucke defines “data-opolies” as “companies that control a key platform” through which “a significant volume and variety of personal data flows.” He explains why he believes “[d]ata-opolies pose tremendous risks, for consumers, workers, competition, and the overall health of our democracy.”

The Politico article “When Margrethe Vestager takes antitrust battle to robots” quotes Professor Stucke and discusses his paper Algorithmic Collusion: Problems and Counter-Measures (with Professor Ariel Ezrachi).