Faculty Forum: November 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 Teri Dobbins Baxter presented at the 10th annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola University Chicago. Her topic was “The Private Cost of Public Investigations.”

Professor Doug Blaze delivered the keynote address, “Leadership Challenges,” for a district wide training for the US Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of Tennessee. Professor Blaze also presented recently on “Leadership and Well-Being” for KBA to the New Lawyers Section. 

Professor Blaze served on the planning committee and participated in a conference in New York on Leading Differently Across Difference: A National Conference on Training Lawyers as Leaders, organized by the Freedman Institute at Hofstra University School of Law.

Professor Robert Blitt spoke at the Global Awareness Lecture Series on the topic “Overlapping Jurisdictions, Human Rights, and the Migration Crisis in Greece.” The discussion focused on the various jurisdictional and rights-based challenges tied to addressing asylum claims.

Professor Blitt’s contribution to the recently published Religion During the Russian-Ukrainian Conflict, “The United States International Religious Freedom Act, Nonstate Actors, and the Donbas Crisis,” is now available. 

Professor Blitt has been invited to participate on a panel at the upcoming International Studies Association Annual Meeting. The panel, “The Geopolitics of Religious Soft Power,” will examine the role of religion in the foreign policy conduct of various states commonly described as “emerging powers.” 

Professor Zack Buck at the Poucher Lecture, an annual event organized and hosted by the Florida Law Review.His topic was “Beyond the Campaign Slogans: Exploring the Legal and Policy Implications of Heath Care Reform.”

Professor Sherley Cruz  presented her work-in-progress, “#TimesUp for #MeToo – Amplifying the Voice of Low Wage Immigrant Women Facing Sexual Harassment”  and led a roundtable discussion, “Encuentros: Translating Scholarship in Pursuit of Community” at the 2019 Biennial LatCrit Conference.

Professor Joan Heminway’s coauthored symposium article (with Adam Sulkowski), “Blockchains, Corporate Governance, and the Lawyer’s Role,” was just published in the Wayne Law Review.  It can be found here.

Professor Heminway recently commented on fairness and U.S. Insider trading regulation as part of a panel at an annual conference on “Investors and the Rule of Law” hosted by the Institute for Investor Protection at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.  The topic for the panel was “In Search of a Level Playing Field: Insider Trading.”  

Professor Joan Heminway presented her essay, Women Should Not Need to Watch Their Husbands Like [a] Hawk: Misappropriation Insider Trading in Spousal Relationships, as part of a panel at the Tennessee Journal of Law & Policy’s recent symposium, “Insider Trading: Stories from the Attorneys.”  .

Professor Joan Heminway was quoted in an article by Women’s Wear Daily entitled “What Under Armour’s Accounting Inquiry Means for Apparel Brands.

Professor Lucy Jewel served as an invited speaker at Stetson Law School’s Reimagining Advocacy conference. As part of a plenary panel devoted to teaching advocacy in the field, Professor Jewel discussed  her work with the law school’s Appellate Litigation Clinic. 

Professor Bill Mercer’s latest article, “The Last Days of the Marshall Court,” has been published in the Journal of Supreme Court History, Vol. 44, No. 2 (2019).

Professor Briana Rosenbaum was an invited faculty member at the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s Symposium, Class Actions, Mass Torts and MDLs: The Next 50 Years. The symposium brought together leading academics, practitioners, and jurists to discuss the future of aggregate litigation, mass torts, and social justice litigation.  

Associate Dean Paula Schaefer was selected to be a fellow in the 2019-2020 SEC Academic Leadership Development Program. Each SEC school selects four fellows who receive leadership training, complete in a service project, and gather at other SEC schools to participate in programming.  

Professor Maurice Stucke was a featured speaker at the World Bank’s Law, Justice and Development Week 2019. He was interviewed by Rory Macmillan, a partner at Macmillan Keck; Gordon Myers, the chief counsel at the International Finance Corporation; and David Satola, Lead Counsel at the World Bank on the topic, “Is Data Protection the New Competition Regulation?” 

Professor Stucke spoke at The First Amendment and an Informed Society symposium, organized by the University of North Carolina Law School’s First Amendment Law Review and the UNC Center for Media Law & Policy. 

Professor Stucke spoke at UNC Hussman School of Media and Journalism’s event “Thwarting the Growth of News Deserts: Strengthening Local News and Democracy” about how antitrust and privacy policies can help strengthen local news.

The French and German competition authorities in their joint report, “Algorithms and Competition,” cite extensively the work of  Professor Stucke and his co-author, Ariel Ezrachi.

Presidential candidate and U.Ss Senator Bernie Sanders in his proposals to reinvigorate antitrust cites Professor Stucke and Marshall Steinbaum’s paper, “The Effective Competition Standard,” in calling for (i) the FTC to take a special look at behavioral data that companies collect and the relationship that information has with price discrimination.

Professor Stucke was quoted in a story by Wired, titled “Google is Basically Daring the Government to Block its Fitbit Deal.

Professor Stucke was quoted in an article by Financial Times titled Google Runs Into Data Fears Over $2.1bn Fitbit Deal.”