Vanderbilt Law professor Mike Newton helps Iraqi courts prosecute ISIS

December 20, 2021

TENNESSEE BAR ASSOCIATION — A new article from the Tennessean profiles Vanderbilt Law School Professor Mike Newton who, alongside his students, is helping judges in Iraq prosecute ISIS cases. Newton had worked on helping the Iraqi judiciary rebuild its court system after the reign of former dictator Saddam Hussein, but his work has now shifted to….

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Vermont Law scholars release environmental watch list for 2022

December 20, 2021

VERMONT LAW SCHOOL — Environmental law scholars and editors of the Vermont Journal of Environmental Law(VJEL) at Vermont Law School (VLS) today released the Top 10 Environmental Watch List for 2022. The list highlights the most pressing environmental issues bearing on law and policy—from Biden’s environmental justice goals and the electric vehicle revolution, to climate change-fueled….

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University of Virginia Law professors Frederick Schauer and Rachel Bayefsky recognized by AALS sections for scholarship

December 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — Professors Frederick Schauer and Rachel Bayefsky of the University of Virginia School of Law are being recognized by the Association of American Law Schools for their scholarship in legal theory. Schauer won the Hart-Dworkin Award in Legal Philosophy, given annually to a scholar who has made significant and lasting contributions….

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University of Virginia Law professor George Yin testifies in tax return case

December 20, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF LAW — A University of Virginia School of Law professor’s mission to explain that Congress does have the power to review the president’s tax returns found traction in the courts Tuesday. U.S. District Court Judge Trevor McFadden ’06 dismissed former President Donald Trump’s attempt to block the Treasury Department from handing his returns….

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William & Mary Law professor Timothy Zick uses Constitutional expertise to analyze top news stories

December 20, 2021

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL — As an expert in constitutional law, Tim Zick never has to wait for new developments in his field, particularly in matters concerning the First and Second Amendments. Events during the first 15 months of the Covid-19 pandemic, which included the racial justice protests, the November 2020 presidential election and the January….

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William & Mary Law professor Allison Orr Larsen discusses role as director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law

December 20, 2021

WILLIAM & MARY LAW SCHOOL — Professor Allison Orr Larsen, noted scholar, award-winning teacher, and director of the Institute of Bill of Rights Law, has found a perfect way to end the semester in her Constitutional law class: she raps an excerpt of “NonStop” from the musical “Hamilton.” In it, Alexander Hamilton visits Aaron Burr to….

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College professors support resolution on academic freedom

December 20, 2021

INSIDE HIGHER ED — Academe needs a tougher, more organized response to the wave of state legislation or governing board policies limiting the teaching of race and other so-called divisive concepts. That’s the thinking behind an effort to get as many faculty senates as possible to adopt a resolution called “Defending Academic Freedom to Teach About….

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University of Georgia Law professor Larry Thompson reflects on his career

December 16, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF GEORGIA SCHOOL OF LAW — What influenced your decision to go to law school? I was planning to attend social work school after my undergraduate studies. A history professor buttonholed me after class one day and asked me if I had ever thought about going to law school. I had not, but that question certainly….

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University of Baltimore Law professor Hugh Mclean publishes article in Columbia Law Review

December 15, 2021

UNIVERSITY OF BALTIMORE — An essay by University of Baltimore School of Law Professor Hugh McClean, director of The Bob Parsons Veterans Advocacy Project, has been published in the Columbia Law Review, one of the top five law reviews in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. The essay, Discharged and Discarded: The Collateral….

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Six UC Berkeley Law professors awarded faculty chair positions

December 15, 2021

BERKELEY LAW — Six Berkeley Law professors have been awarded faculty chairs, which recognize their contributions to scholarship and legal education. “A chaired position is the highest honor a university can bestow on a faculty member,” Dean Erwin Chemerinsky says. “These professors who have been appointed to chaired positions embody the very best of academia and….

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