UC Berkeley Law adds three legal writing professors

October 21, 2021

BERKELEY LAW — Linda Tam ’00 spent two decades fighting for immigrant rights. Urmila Taylor worked 12 years at the Social Security Administration after starting as a law-firm associate. Margaret Wu ’96 also started in private practice before serving for 14 years in the UC Office of General Counsel. A common thread that extended and enhanced their….

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UCLA Law welcomes health law expert Lindsay F. Wiley to faculty

October 21, 2021

UCLA LAW — Lindsay F. Wiley, an internationally renowned expert and leader in health law and policy, will join the UCLA School of Law faculty as a professor of law starting in January 2022. A widely published author and frequent speaker in the field, Wiley comes to UCLA Law from American University Washington College of Law, where….

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Brooklyn Law names professor Steven Dean as Co-Director of Block Center for International Studies

October 21, 2021

BROOKLYN LAW SCHOOL — Professor Steven Dean, an expert in international tax policy, has been named co-director of the Dennis J. Block Center for the Study of International Business Law, joining co- directors Professors Julian Arato and Robin Effron to lead one of the most active international law institutions in New York. Professor Roberta Karmel, who founded the….

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Syracuse Law names Brian J. Gerling executive director of Innovation Law Center

October 20, 2021

SYRACUSE UNIVERSITY COLLEGE OF LAW — Syracuse University College of Law alumnus Brian Gerling L’99 is the new Executive Director of the Innovation Law Center (ILC). Gerling, who brings nearly two decades of intellectual property and commercial litigation experience to the role, takes the helm from M. Jack Rudnick L’73, who will remain engaged with the….

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Law professor Rebecca Tsosie chosen as distinguished chair at University of Hawai’i

October 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF HAWAI’I NEWS — As a scholar of Indigenous Peoples’ rights and environmental law, Professor Rebecca Tsosie has been selected as an endowed chair at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. Tsosie will headline a live presentation “Rethinking Reconciliation: Toward a Land-Based Indigenous Citizenship” on October 28, at 12 p.m. Tsosie was selected to serve as….

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UMass Law professor Richard Peltz-Steele challenges collective bargaining law for university staff

October 20, 2021

ABA JOURNAL — A University of Massachusetts School of Law professor is suing his union, his university and the state over a law that gives the union exclusive rights to represent him in salary negotiations and grievance procedures. Richard Peltz-Steele is not a member of the UMass Faculty Federation, but a state law gives the organization….

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UIC Law professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb makes book on DEI pedagogy available free for law faculty

October 20, 2021

UIC LAW — Prominent critical-race-and-gender scholar Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb has published a new, comprehensive pedagogical how-to on diversity, equity and inclusion teaching methods. Strategies & Techniques for Integrating DEI into the Core Law Curriculum: A Comprehensive Guide to DEI Pedagogy, Course Planning, and Classroom Practice, published by Wolters Kluwer Legal Education, is now available to legal….

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UCLA Law professor Sharon Dolovich co-authors paper on COVID-19 and prisoners in the Journal of the American Medical Association

October 19, 2021

UCLA LAW — UCLA School of Law Professor Sharon Dolovich co-wrote an article on rates of COVID-19 infection and death in U.S. prisons that has been published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, the country’s leading medical journal. The research letter, “COVID-19 Incidence and Mortality in Federal and State Prisons Compared With the US Population,….

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University of North Carolina Law professor Carissa Hessick authors book on plea bargaining and criminal justice reform

October 19, 2021

UNC SCHOOL OF LAW — UNC School of Law’s Ransdell Distinguished Professor of Law, Carissa Byrne Hessick, makes the case against plea bargaining in her new book, “Punishment Without Trial: Why Plea Bargaining is a Bad Deal.” Her research shows that criminal justice reform is impossible without first changing plea bargaining. The book will be released….

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Northwestern Law professor Deborah Tuerkheimer publishes book on #MeToo and how victims of sexual assault can receive justice

October 19, 2021

NORTHWESTERN PRITZKER SCHOOL OF LAW — In her new book, Credible: Why We Doubt Accusers and Protect Abusers(Harper Wave), Deborah Tuerkheimer, Class of 1940 Research Professor of Law, looks at the spotlight created by #MeToo and considers the next steps: Why do we believe who we believe, and how can we create a path forward for….

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