Professor Myriam Gilles' Article Chosen for High Distinction Award

Professor Myriam Gilles' article The Day Doctrine Died: Private Arbitration and the Rule of Law is the sole article awarded High Distinction by the Pound Civil Justice Institute's 2019 Civil Justice Scholarship Award. Her article was picked for its ability to demonstrate the impact of forced arbitration on the rule of law. She will be honored at the American Association for Justice's winter convention in Miami in February.

Professor Getgen Kestenbaum's Report on Blasphemy Laws Cited on CNN

Professor Jocelyn Getgen Kestenbaum's United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) report Respecting Rights? Measuring the World's Blasphemy Laws was cited in a CNN article on Ireland's vote in referendum to remove the offense of blasphemy from its constitution. 

Professor Stewart Sterk Named Sixth Most-Cited Property Law Faculty in the U.S.

Professor Stewart Sterk was listed as the sixth most-cited property law faculty in the U.S. from 2013 to 2017 by Brian Leiter's Law School Reports. He had 315 citations in that time period. Congratulations to Professor Sterk!

Professor Zelinsky Says in Law360: "Justices Will Side With Federal Retirees in W.Va. Tax Case"

Justices Will Side With Federal Retirees In W.Va. Tax Case

By Edward Zelinsky

Law360 - James Dawson is a retired U.S. marshal who resides in West Virginia. He receives a pension from the Federal Employees Retirement System, or FERS. Because Dawson is less than 65 years old,[1] he excludes for West Virginia income tax purposes the first $2,000 of his annual retirement income. West Virginia taxes the rest of Dawson’s FERS pension.

Professor Sterk Awarded Prestigious Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize

Congratulations to Professor Stewart Sterk for being named the recipient of the 2018 Brigham-Kanner Property Rights Prize from the William & Mary Law School Property Rights Project. The prize is presented annually to a "scholar, practitioner or jurist whose work affirms the fundamental importance of property rights."

Professor Sterk was honored at the Brigham Kanner Property Rights Conference on October 4-5, 2018.

Professor Jessica Roth Contributes Essay to Online Symposium: "Can a Good Person be a Good Prosecutor?"

Her piece, The Necessity of the Good Person Prosecutor, argues that people who care deeply about social justice can and should become prosecutors.

Professor Yankah To Deliver Keynote on Criminal Law and the Opioid Epidemic

Professor Ekow Yankah will deliver the keynote speech at the 2018 Westheimer Peace Symposium at Wilmington College. His speech is titled "Addiction, Race and Social Bonds: A History of Law Enforcement in America."

Professor Stein to Give Talk on “Adultery, Infidelity and Consensual Non-Monogamy”

Professor Edward Stein will give a talk at UC-Hastings Law School on Tuesday, September 25 titled “Adultery, Infidelity and Consensual Non-Monogamy.”