Faculty Forum – July 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 Unsung Latino Entrepreneurs of Appalachia was chosen as Immigration Article of the Day on ImmigrationProfBlog.

As a part of a scholarship panel at the Legal Writing Institute’s biennial conference at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, Academic Success Director Renee Allen presented The Fifth Discipline: The Learning Organization & Legal Education. This work in progress rethinks legal education by applying workplace learning theory to law school operations. Director Allen was also selected to co-chair the inaugural LWI Academic Support Committee for the next two years.

Professor Becky Jacobs was a Gender Studies Session Chair and a presenter at the European Conference on Sustainability, Energy & the Environment in Brighton, England in July. Her presentation topic was “Sisters in Sustainable Living: Gender-Driven Agricultural Initiatives Promoting Social, Environmental, and Cultural Sustainability.” Professor Jacobs also served as a Senior Reviewer for the conference.

Professor Lucy Jewel’s article, The Biology of Inequality has just been published at 95 Den. L. Rev. 609 (2018).

Professor Michelle Cosby participated on an Ethics Panel at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries earlier this month. She covered transparency v. confidentiality. Professor Cosby also received a Presidential Certificate of Appreciation at the Annual Meeting. Presidential Certificates are awarded to individuals that make substantial contributions to the Association.

Professor Cosby authored the chapter Trustworthiness and the Millennial Leader, recently published in Millennial Leadership in Libraries.

Professor Glenn Reynolds’s articles Splitsylvania: State Secession and What to do About it? and The Attack on American Cities were identified by Ilya Somin as two of the best works of recent scholarship relating to Constitutional Law, in his review titled “Should Local Governments Have Greater Autonomy from State Governments?” The review was published in Jotwell: The Journal of Things We Like (Lots).

Professor Reynolds was interviewed by Bill Martens for a segment on Wisconsin Public Radio titled “The Case for More Supreme Court Justices” that aired on July 17. In the interview, Professor Reynolds “explains the problem he sees with the current setup of the court and why he says 59 may be the magic number.”

Professor Maurice Stucke was quoted in the Wired.com article “Don’t Expect Big Changes from Europe’s Record Google Fine.” In the article, Professor Stucke noted that although European regulators fined Google $5 billion for anti-competitive behavior, “Google has basically won. . . . They already dominate mobile. . . . There’s no way you’re going to have another operating system that is going to threaten that.” Professor Stucke was also quoted in a Bloomberg article on the same subject, titled “Google Fined Record $5 Billion by EU, Given 90 Days to Stop ‘Illegal Practices’.” In that article Professor Stucke pointed out that the fine is “still relatively miniscule” for a company Google’s size, but the requirement that Google stop the illegal practice within 90 days “can have more teeth.”

Professor Valorie Vojdik’s article comparing the approach of the U.S. and South Africa constitutional law on gender violence and inequality has been republished as a chapter in Catherine Mackinnon’s new three volume set, Gender in Constitutional Law, published by Edgar Elgin Press. The article, titled Conceptualizing Intimate Violence and Gender Equality: A Comparative Approach was originally published in the Fordham International Law Journal and is included in the section on Gender-Based Violence with four other scholarly articles, including Kimberle Crenshaw’s foundational work, Mapping the Margins.