Faculty Forum: February 2021

Professor Brad Areheart’s work on organizational justice was recently featured in Forbes.  In the article, “Can We Trust Corporate Commitments to Racial Equity?,” UNC law professor Ifeoma Ajunwa referenced Areheart’s article “Organizational Justice and Antidiscrimination,” published in the Minnesota Law Review in 2020.

Professor Ben Barton was the kickoff speaker for the Stanford Legal Tech and the Future of Civil Justice conference. View the video here: Video to Session 1. The conference papers are also being gathered for a Stanford Press book, including Barton’s chapter “Regulation, Culture, Markets, and the Future of American Legal Tech.”

Professor Barton spoke at the University of Miami School of Law as part of their “Future of Law Practice” series, hosted by their former Dean Patricia White, the chair of the ABA’s commission on the future of legal education.

Dean Doug Blaze and Professor Joan Heminway presented at the “Lawyers, Leadership, and Change: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities in Unprecedented Times” symposium hosted by the Santa Clara University School of Law.  Their commentary, part of a panel on “Leadership, Lawyers and Practice of Law: Pedagogy and Leading Innovation and Change,” focused on the value of teaching change leadership to law students. 

“The Meaning of ‘Medicare-for-All’” by Professor Zack Buck has been published in the 20th edition in the Houston Journal of Health Law and Policy.

Professor Buck spoke as part of a panel for the George Mason University Law and Economics Center webinar titled “The Growing Use of State Government Disclosure and Reporting Requirements for Pharmaceutical Pricing and Costs.” The presentation is available here.

Professor Joan Heminway presented her essay “Corporate Management Should All Be Feminists” at a faculty forum hosted by UT’s Neel Corporate Governance Center.

Associate Dean Michael Higdon was recently interviewed on the Ipse Dixit podcast to discuss hisarticle “If You Grant It, They Will Come: The Enduring Legal Legacy of Migratory Divorce.” The podcast can be accessed here. The article was also accepted for publication in the Utah Law Review.

Professor Lucy Jewel presented at the Transnational Conference on the Future of Legal Education hosted by Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School, Mitchell Hamline School of Law, and Bahcesehir University (Turkey). She discussed how lawyers can leverage low-cost technology (Google forms, Zapier, and Trello) to build a flourishing low-bono law practice. 

Professor Jewel moderated a ClassCrits round-table discussion with over 40 law professors, practitioners and activists on the events that occurred at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6. On January 22, at the ClassCrits annual works-in-progress workshop, Professor Jewel served as lead commentator on a paper authored by a junior scholar. 

Professor Glenn Reynolds spoke on propaganda and social media to Professor Joel Kotkin’s class on Propaganda at Chapman University. He also spoke on space law, space militarization and the United States Space Force at a symposium held by the Journal of Law and Technology.

Professor Greg Stein’s latest article, “Swallowing its Own Tail: The Circular Grammar of Background Principles Under Lucas,” has been published at 71 Florida Law Review Forum 246 (2021).  The article, which responds to two other articles, argues that the exception to the rule the Supreme Court established in Lucas v. South Carolina Coastal Council is inconsistent with the rule itself and grammatically nonsensical.  Thus, the Court’s holding is self-contradictory.

Professor Maurice Stucke was quoted in an article in Forbes titled “Unfazed By Antitrust In The U.S., Big Tech Faces A Growing Nuisance From Down Under.” It is available here

Professor Stucke was quoted in a Bloomberg article dealing with the GameStop case entitled “Market Manipulation Is Like Pornography: You Know It When You See It.” It is available here.

The University of Chicago’s Stigler Center hosted an event on February 4, entitled “Is There a Problem with Competition?” Professors Dennis Carlton (Chicago Booth), Ariel Ezrachi (Oxford), and Professor Stucke discussed whether there can be too much competition, whether antitrust policy needs reform, and potential paths forward – all of which are topics covered in Ezrachi and Stucke’s book, “Competition Overdose.” The conversation was moderated by ProMarket managing editor Jana Kasperkevic. The event, which drew nearly 300 participants, will be available on the Stigler Center’s YouTube page, https://www.youtube.com/c/StiglerCenter/videos and is also available here.

Professor Stucke was quoted in an article by Vice titled “Amy Klobuchar’s Big Antitrust Bill Wants to End the Age of Megamergers.” It is available here

Professor Stucke and his co-author, Ariel Ezrachi, presented their book “Competition Overdose” at the Institute of New Economic Thinking’s Young Scholars Initiative, as part of its lecture series, Monopoly Capital in the Contemporary Global Economy. 

Dean Emeritus Melanie Wilson was appointed by the United States District Court, Eastern District of Tennessee, to a seven-member Merit Selection Panel, which will receive and review applications for the position of U.S. Magistrate Judge, Eastern District of Tennessee, Knoxville Division. 

Wilson participated as a panelist (with Professor Corinna Barrett Lain (Richmond Law School), attorney Elliott Casey of the Commonwealth’s Attorneys’ Services, and Virginia State Senator William Stanley) during Virginia’s 51st Annual Criminal Law Program discussing emergency powers during COVID-19 and corresponding constitutional rights.