November - December 2017

Todd Aagaard

Presented "Administrative Enforcement and the Rule of Law" as the Third Annual Benjamin D. Fields Lecture on the Administrative Enforcement of Environmental Law, at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Region III in Philadelphia on Nov. 30.

Caitlin Barry

Contributed to the immigration, constitutional and administrative law processor amicus brief filed in support of the city in City of Philadelphia v. Sessions before the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania, which was cited by Judge Baylson in his decision granting the motion for a preliminary injunction.

Presented on the Guerrilla Guides to Law Teaching at Classcrits X: Mobilizing for Resistance, Solidarity and Justice at Tulane University School of Law on Nov. 10.

Designated Co-Chair of the Committee on Diversity in Clinical Education of the Clinical Legal Education Association.

Andrew Brandt  

Participated in "Supreme Court Showdown on Sports Better" at The National Press Club, discussing the future of legal sports betting in the U.S. on Dec. 1.

David Caudill

Presented a two-hour ethics CLE program during Villanova Law Reunion weekend entitled "Ethical Issues for Lawyers in Gabriel Garcia Marquez's Chronicle of a Death Foretold."

Appointed to Villanova University's Athletic Advisory Committee by the Faculty Congress.

Michelle Dempsey

Presented "Consent in Moral, Political, and Legal Perspectives: Some Implications for Sexual Offenses," an overview of her forthcoming book Sex, Wrongs, & Criminalization at Kings College London's Yeoh Tiong Lay Centre for Politics, Philosophy and Law's Criminal Law Michaelmas Hearings in London, England.

Presented a talk on the topic of "Sex & Regret" at the University of Cambridge Moral Sciences Club, a weekly philosophy discussion club founded in 1878.

Diane Edelman

Presented at the Annual Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law on "Research, Writing and What Else?" along with colleagues Mary Ann Robinson and Louis Sirico. She spoke on "Bringing the 'Real World' to Class: Making Effective Use of Practitioners as Guest Speakers."

Brett Frischmann

In the Media: Published an op-ed in Stanford Law School's Center for Internet and Society blog "Why the FCC should prevent ISPS from micromanaging our lives" on Dec. 11.

In the Media: Quoted in The Christian Science Monitor article "As fears cloud net neutrality debate, is common ground being overlooked?" on Nov. 30.

Presented "Plugging into the Experience Machine" at the "After the Digital Tornado" Conference at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania on Nov. 18.

Abraham Gafni

In the Media: Published "Is This an Agreement to Arbitrate? Recent Cases Confront Issue" in the Legal Intelligencer on Nov. 20.

In the Media: Published "Does Your Dispute 'Arise Under' or 'Relate to' Arbitration Agreement?" in the Legal Intelligencer on Sept. 25.

J. Richard Harvey

In the Media: Quoted in The Philadelphia Inquirer article "Trump tax plans puts him on verge of big win-but not the kind he promised middle class" on Dec. 19.

In the Media: Quoted in the Tax Notes article "Reform Puts Time Crunch on Financial Reporting" on Dec. 10.

In the Media: Quoted in The Daily Mail article "Apple could save $47BILLION every year under the Republican's tax reform plan, report finds" on Dec. 8.

In the Media: Quoted in the NBC News article "Winners and losers in the Senate tax bill" on Dec. 8.

In the Media: Quoted in the Bloomberg article "Corporate Tax Cuts Lead to Mental Gymnastics" on Dec. 7.

In the Media: Quoted in The Hill article "Analysis: Apple poised for $47 billion windfall from GOP tax bill" on Dec. 7.

In the Media: Quoted in the Fortune article "Apple Could See Nearly $47 Billion in Benefits From the Republican Tax Reform" on Dec. 6.

In the Media: Quoted in the Financial Times article "Apple will see up to $47bn potential benefits from tax reform" on Dec. 5.

In the Media: Quoted in the Forbes article "Paradise Papers: Are There Any Revelations" on Dec. 5.

In the Media: Quoted in the Philly.com article "How the GOP plan will affect taxes in Philly, its suburbs" on Dec. 1. Also included in the Dec. 2, 2017 print edition of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In the Media: Quoted in The Wall Street Journal article "For Multinationals, the Tax Bill's Good Likely Outweighs the Bad" on Dec. 1.

In the Media: Quoted in The New York Times article "After a Tax Crackdown, Apple Found a New Shelter for Its Profits" on Nov. 6.

James Maule

Published his portfolio in Bloomberg BNA Tax Management, T.M. 512-2, Tax Incentives for Production and Conservation of Energy and Natural Resources.

Michael Moreland

Participated in a colloquium on “Tradition, Culture, and Citizenship” sponsored by the Center for Law and Religion at St. John’s University in New York City, November 2-4.

Moderated a panel and participated in a conference “Through Every Human Heart” sponsored by the Center for Ethics and Culture at the University of Notre Dame, November 9-11.

Participated in a colloquium “Evangelicals and Catholics: Yesterday and Today” as part of the fall Board of Trustees meeting of the Institute for Advanced Catholic Studies at the University of Southern California in Los Angeles, November 16-17.

Delivered remarks on “Freedom of Speech and Religion in 2017” at a luncheon sponsored by the Public Affairs Committee of the Union League of Philadelphia, December 5.

In the Media: Participated in a podcast on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission for the National Constitution Center on November 30.

In the Media: Quoted in a story on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission at Law360 on December 1.

In the Media: Participated in NPR’s “On Point” from WBUR in Boston on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on December 6.

In the Media: Participated in NPR’s “Radio Times” from WHYY in Philadelphia on Masterpiece Cakeshop v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission on December 12.

Michael Risch

In the Media: Quoted in the Gulf News article "Data-scraping and surveillance detailed by Uber ex-manager" on Dec. 17.

In the Media: Quoted in the Tech Times article "Ex-employee Accuses Uber of Data Scraping, Wiretapping, and Physical Surveillance to Gain Competitive Advantage" on Dec. 16.

In the Media: Quoted in the Bloomberg Technology article "Uber Data-Scraping, Surveillance Detailed by Ex-Manager" on Dec. 15.

Participated as a panelist during the IAM Media Patent Law & Policy Conference in Washington, D.C. on Nov. 14.

Shea Rhodes

In the Media: Published "Hyperbole over humanity - what SESTA's opponents have gotten wrong" in The Hill on Dec. 13.

Mary Ann Robinson

Presented at the Annual Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law on "Research, Writing and What Else?" along with colleagues Diane Edelman and Louis Sirico. She spoke on "Conducting Client Interviews in the Classroom."

Chaim Saiman

In the Media: Published "Why The Last Jedi Is More 'Spiritual' Than 'Religious'" in The Atlantic on Dec. 27.

Presented "Fiduciary Duties in Classical Jewish Law" at Harvard Law School.

Served as a Scholar in Residence at Yeshiva University.

Tuan Samahon

His article "American Immigration Microfederalism" was accepted for publication by Croatian and Comparative Public Administration (Hrvatska i Komparativna Javna Uprava) in November.

Completed an essay for the University of Richmond Law Review on "Characterizing Power for Separation-of-Power Purposes" which will be forthcoming in 2018. This essay was for an Oct. 2017 symposium on presidential power, "Defining the Constitution's President Through Legal & Political Conflict" where he was a panelist.

Josephine Sandler Nelson

Her paper was accepted at the 4th Bi-Annual Workshop on Business Ethics at the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management.

Presented Disclosure-Driven Crime as part of the Criminal Justice Roundtable at the 2017 American Bar Association Meeting.

Attended Private Funds Conference: Private Equity, Hedge Funds, Venture Capital, at Yale Law School.

Louis Sirico

Presented at the Annual Legal Writing One-Day Workshop at Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law on "Research, Writing and What Else?" along with colleagues Diane Edelman and Mary Ann Robinson. He spoke on "Horror Stories in Legal Drafting: Developing Materials to Introduce Transactional Lawyering Skills."

Ellen Wertheimer

Her article, "The Force Awakens: Tincher, Section 402A and the Third Restatement in Pennsylvania," co-written with Professor Rahdert of Temple University, will be published in an upcoming edition of Widener Law Journal.