Faculty Forum: February 2020

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 Eric Franklin Amarante was featured in the NPR/WUOT piece,“Reckoning With the Past as the Knoxville Science Museum Proposal Moves Forward.” 

Professor Zack Buck published What Ails Rural Health Care?, Jotwell, Feb. 13, 2020, reviewing Nicole Huberfeld, Rural Health, Universality and Legislative Targeting, 13 Harv. L. & Pol’y. Rev. 242 (2018), available here.

Professor Buck’s article “Affording Obamacare” was published earlier this month in the Hastings Law Journal ( 71 Hastings L.J. 261 (2020)).  It is available here.

Professor Sherley Cruz co-moderated (along with Professors Michelle Christian and Jioni Lewis) an informal discussion on activism and political strategies for combating racism and racial inequity. The conversation was led by guest scholar Professor Sekou Franklin of Middle Tennessee State University. 

Associate Dean Michael Higdon spoke at Yale Law School on the essay he published last year in the Yale Law Journal Forum, “While They Waited: Pre-Obergefell Lives and the Law of Nonmarriage.”  More details can be found here

Professor Lucy Jewel’s paper (with Teri McMurtry-Chubb and Elizabeth Berenguer), “Gut Renovations: Using Critical and Comparative Rhetoric to Remodel How the Law Addresses Privilege and Power,” has been accepted for publication in the Harvard Latinx Law Review.  The paper was selected for inclusion in the journal’s LatCrit symposium issue. 

Professor Jewel filed an Amicus Curiae brief with the Tennessee Court of Criminal Appeals as principal author on behalf of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. The case, State v. Abdur’Rahman, dealt with the authority of locally elected District Attorneys to negotiate and enter into post-conviction settlement agreements when the State Attorney General later disagrees with the agreement.  

The editors of Harvard Business Review Press have selected Professor Maurice Stucke’s article, “Here Are All the Reasons It’s a Bad Idea to Let a Few Tech Companies Monopolize Our Data” to be included in its forthcoming April 2020 book, Monopolies and Tech Giants: The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review.

Professor Stucke was quoted in Bloomberg’s story, “Google’s Fitbit Deal Tests Merger Cops Eyeing Data Giants.”

Professor Stucke was quoted in Wired magazine’s “Why the FTC Wants to Revisit Hundreds of Deals by Big Tech.”