Faculty Forum: October 2019

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

Professor Brad Areheart, presented at Tulane Law School his article “Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination” that will be published in a 2020 edition of the Minnesota Law Review. The presentation was part of  Tulane’s regulation and coordination workshop series.

Professor Zack Buck spoke at the Indiana Health Law Review Symposium at Indiana University McKinney School of Law in Indianapolis. His paper was titled “‘Null’ Preemption and Drug Pricing, Getting Real About Health Care for All.”

Professor Buck also spoke to WVLT about the opioid crisis and recent litigation settlements, and presented, “The Meaning of ‘Medicare-for-All,’” as part of a symposium workshop at the University of Houston. The symposium was entitled “Health Care Reform Part 2: Is ‘Medicare-for-All’ the Answer?”  

Professors Brian Krumm and Maurice Stucke presented at the Tennessee Bar Association’s International Law & Practice Section. The discussion focused on “International Law, Trade & Investment.” Professor Stucke shared his perspectives on international competition, and Professor Krumm on international entrepreurship.

Professor Lucy Jewel presented her work at the Biennial LatCrit conference at Georgia State University School of Law. Drawing upon her published papers on the topic as well as a work in progress, Professor Jewel theorized a new discipline, comparative legal rhetoric, as a method for interrogating and remediating flaws within traditional legal rhetoric. 

Professor Alex Long presented a paper titled “The Statutification of Tort Law Involving the Workplace” at the 14th annual Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. 

Professor Glenn Reynolds spoke on social media and the attention economy at Princeton University, in a discussion organized by Princeton’s James Madison Program in American Ideals and Institutions.

Professor Greg Stein was a presenter as part of a plenary panel at the American College of Real Estate Lawyers’ annual meeting in Montreal, Canada. Stein’s panel, “Where Will They Come From? Challenges and Opportunities in Training Tomorrow’s Real Estate Attorneys,” focused on the reduction in training in real estate in today’s law schools. He and his co-presenters also led two breakout sessions following the panel. Stein’s related article has been published in The ACREL Papers.

Professor Maurice Stucke’s book (with co-author Ariel Ezrachi) Competition Overdose: How Free Market Mythology Transformed Us from Citizen Kings to Market Servants can now be pre-ordered from Harper Collins. Another of Professor Stucke’s books (also with co-author Ariel Ezrachi), titled Virtual Competition, was listed in nature.com’s list of books it deemed the “highlights of this season’s releases.” 

The U.S. House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary invited Professors Stucke and Ezrachi to submit thoughts on the role of data and privacy as part of its ongoing hearings on Online Platforms and Market Power. Their submission was ultimately made part of the recordProfessor Stucke later spoke to WUOT about his involvement, and that transcript can be found here.  

Professor Stucke was the keynote speaker at the 17th Annual Competition Law and Economics Workshop hosted by The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission & the University of South Australia in Adelaide, Australia. He discussed his current research project, “Policy Responses to Address the Risks of Data-opolies,” and took part in a panel titled “Consumer Data as a Competition Issue.” 

Professor Val Vojdik has been appointed to the faculty advisory board to the UT Office of the Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion for the 2019-2020 year.