March 2020

Books & Chapters

Geoffrey Hoffman, The Habeas Petition, And Other Options for Immigrants, in the Federal Courts in Handling Your First (or Next) Federal Litigation in Immigration (2020).


Barbara J. Evans, Gail Javitt, Ralph Hall, Megan Robertson, Pilar Ossorio, Susan M. Wolf, Thomas Morgan, & Ellen Wright Clayton, How Can Law and Policy Advance Quality in Genomic Analysis and Interpretation for Clinical Care?, 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics 44 (2020).
Barbara J. Evans, The Streetlight Effect: Regulating Genomics Where the Light Is, 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics 105 (2020).
Mark A. Rothstein, John T. Wilbanks, Laura M. Beskow, Kathleen M. Brelsford, Kyle B. Brothers, Megan Doerr, Barbara J. Evans, Catherine M. Hammack-Aviran, Michelle L. McGowan, and Stacey A. Tovino, Unregulated Health Research Using Mobile Devices: Ethical Considerations and Policy Recommendations, 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics 196 (2020).
Victor B. Flatt, Disclosing the Danger, 37 Envtl. F. 38 (2020). 
Zachary D. Kaufman, Legislating Atrocity Prevention, 57 Harv. J. on Legis. 163 (2020).
Jessica Mantel & Leah Fowler, A Qualitative Study of the Promises and Perils of Medical-Legal Partnerships, 12:1 Ne. U. L. Rev. 186 (2020).

Short Form & Online Publications

Leonard Baynes & Ellen Marrus, Briefcase: Street Law Program (March 3, 2020)

Dave Fagundes & Aaron Perzanowski, "It's Too Hard to Put Artwork Into the Public Domain," Vice (March 16, 2020)

Jessica Mantel, �Medicare Reimbursement for Prescription Drugs: An Overlooked Policy Lever for Innovation,� JOTWELL (March 11, 2020)

Andrew Michaels, �A Possible Limit On High Court 2005 Agency Deference Ruling,� Law360 (March 6, 2020)

Kenneth Swift, �Asynchronous Online Courses and Active Learning,� Teach Law Better (March 17, 2020) 

Amanda Watson, �Managing From a Distance,� American Association of Law Libraries Computing Services Special Interest Section Blog (March 18, 2020)

Kellen Zale, "Local Control of Federal Public Lands During the COVID-19 Pandemic," Environmental Law Professor Blog (March 31, 2020)


Our colleagues shared the following offers for publication:

Emily BermanWeaponizing the Office of Legal Counsel, Boston College Law Review (forthcoming).

Johnny R. Buckles, The Penalty of Liberty (reviewing Philip Hamburger, Liberal Suppression: Section 501(c)(3) and the Taxation of Speech (2018)), Texas Review of Law & Politics (forthcoming).

Darren BushBig Tech Acquisitions and the Potential Competition Doctrine: The Case of Facebook, Hastings Law Journal (forthcoming).

Barbara Evans, U.S. Regulatory and Policy Failures During the COVID-19 Epidemic, Yale Law Journal Forum Essay (forthcoming).

Dave Fagundes & Aaron Perzanowski, Abandoning Copyright, William & Mary Law Review (forthcoming).

Dave Fagundes & Darrell Miller, Cities & Guns, Cornell Law Review (forthcoming).

Victor B. Flatt & Michael Pappas, Climate Changes Property: Disaster, Decommodification, and Retreat, Ohio State Law Journal (forthcoming).

Tracy HesterConsent Decrees as Emergent Environmental Law, Missouri Law Review (forthcoming).

Renee Knake, Lawyer Ethics for Innovation, Notre Dame Journal of Legal Ethics and Public Policy (forthcoming).

Sapna Kumar, Judging Patents, William & Mary Law Review (forthcoming).

D. Theodore Rave & Zachary D. Clopton, MDL in the States, Northwestern University Law Review (forthcoming).


Albertus Accolades

Leonard Baynes welcomed and introduced Professor Nelson Tebbe, the 2020 Yale L. Rosenberg Memorial Lecture guest speaker, to the Law Center on March 3. Professor Tebbe is a constitutional law expert and professor at Cornell Law School. On March 5, Dean Baynes provided remarks at a Welcome Reception for Admitted Students held at the Secret Garden at Bravery Chef Hall where approximately 45 admitted students, family and friends were in attendance. The next day, Dean Baynes greeted and interacted with admitted students during a lunch event held in the Commons.

Darren Bush and Maureen Ohlhausen presented a �fireside chat� on recent developments in antitrust and data privacy at the Baker Botts Board of Directors Forum. Professor Bush was also a commentator for the Law & Social Sciences Annual Works in Progress session at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

Barbara Evans was invited to contribute an essay to the Yale Law Journal for a quick-turnaround special forum on U.S. regulatory and policy failures during the COVID-19 epidemic. She was asked to analyze the FDA�s role in the COVID diagnostic testing debacle that enabled widespread community transmission of the virus in the United States. From March 31 to April 1, she participated in a meeting of an expert working group of the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine and the Government Accountability Office to kick off a study of artificial intelligence software in clinical health care. She also participated in a recent Zoom conference with the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy to plan a June workshop on creating medical data commons to support development, regulatory approval, and ongoing surveillance of AI clinical decision support systems.

Dave Fagundes received the UHLC Order of the Barons Professor of the Year award for 2020.

Victor Flatt was the keynote ethics speaker to the American Bar Association Section on Environment, Energy, and Natural Resources. He gave a presentation to an online environmental law class on �Disclosing the Danger.� His article �The Costs of Creating Environmental Markets,� 9 U.C. Irvine L. Rev. 731 (2019, with Michael Pappas), was selected as a finalist for both Environmental and Land Use Law article of 2019. Victor Flatt, Blake Hudson, and Judge Vanessa Gilmore presented �Federal Courts and Environmental Law� in February. Professor Flatt was interviewed on Houston Matters concerning the coronavirus and environmental enforcement waivers on March 31. Professor Flatt was selected as a co-principal on the grant for Economic Analysis of the Waters of the United States Rule, managed by the External Environmental Economics Advisory Committee and funded by the Sloan Foundation.

Tracy Hester was invited to speak at George Washington University School of Law in Washington, D.C. on March 12 about potential legal barriers to using federal lands and resources for deep decarbonization activities.

Geoffrey Hoffman was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article regarding the risk of the spread of the coronavirus in immigrant detention centers. He was also quoted in a Bloomberg Law article regarding the U.S. Supreme Court�s decision in Guerrero-Lasprilla v. Barr.

Zachary Kaufman was elected co-chair of the American Society of International Law�s Human Rights Interest Group for a three-year term. He was solicited by the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee to advise twice during the month: once about preparation for the committee�s hearing, �Nine Years of Brutality: Assad�s Campaign against the Syrian People,� and again about drafting a U.S. Senate resolution on the International Criminal Court. He presented �Legislating Atrocity Prevention� to the Yale University Department of Political Science on March 24.

Renee Knake delivered a lecture on her forthcoming book, Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court, at Washburn Law School in honor of Women's History Month.

Gina Warren was appointed chair of academic outreach for the Institute of Energy Law. She was also invited to present �Marijuana, Energy, and the Environment: Can Green be Green?� at the Marijuana Law Conference at Boston University.

Amanda Watson was chosen as a member of the national nominations committee of the American Association of Law Libraries.

Kellen Zale gave an invited presentation on �Inholdings� at the Rocky Mountain Land Use Institute Cheever Scholarly Workshop, held at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

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