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Updates for 2021

  • Apr. 12, 2021

    Cynthia Farid (SJD '20) has been awarded a postdoctoral fellowship. She will be a Global Academic Fellow at the University of Hong Kong Faculty of Law in 2021-22 and 2022-23. Farid has also signed a contract to write a book (with co-author Dr. Shahdeen Malik) on Bangladesh’s constitution for the Hart series (co-edited by Heinz Klug), Constitutional Systems of the World

  • Mar. 26, 2021

    Susannah Tahk presented "Spillover Tax Precedent" at the Cornell Law School Faculty Workshop in March.

  • Mar. 18, 2021

    Erin Barbato presented "Understanding the Impact of Racism and White Supremacy on the US Immigration System in order to Better Serve People that are Undocumented and DACAmented" as part of the Social Workers Confronting Racial Injustice Conference 2021

  • Mar. 15, 2021

    Nina Varsava's article "The Role of Dissents in the Formation of Precedent" was cited by the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals in Box v. Planned Parenthood of Indiana & Kentucky, Inc. The majority opinion grapples with the precedential effect of the Supreme Court's fractured abortion decision in June Medical.

  • Mar. 12, 2021

    David Schwartz's article "Recovering the Lost General Welfare Clause" was accepted for publication in the William & Mary Law Review.The article argues that the powers of Congress can be interpreted to extend to all matters of national concern, including those that may fall outside the conventional "limited enumerated powers," such as a national mask mandate or vaccination mandate.

  • Mar. 4, 2021

    Alta Charo will serve as the lead co-chair of the 4S (safety, security, sustainability and society) program for the newly created biotechnology innovation consortium, BioMADE

  • Feb. 8, 2021

    David Trubek has been appointed as a distinguished senior global fellow at FGV Law School in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The program aims to build a network of scholars to diagnose key global legal issues and to offer creative legal solutions. Trubek helps coordinate the FGV Project on Autocratic Legalism.

  • Feb. 4, 2021

    Nina Varsava presented "Opinion Publication and Judge Gender at the Federal Courts of Appeals" at the Texas A&M Law School Faculty Workshop and the William & Mary Law School Faculty Workshop in January.

  • Jan. 22, 2021

    Sarah Davis and Marsha Mansfield presented “The Journey From a Dream to a Game-Changer: Using Technology to Transform Civil Legal Aid” at the 2021 Innovations in Technology Virtual Conference in January.

  • Jan. 19, 2021

    Nina Varsava presented “Opinion Publication and Judge Gender at the Federal Courts of Appeals” at the Computational Analysis of Law Workshop in January 2021.

  • Jan. 15, 2021

    Tonya Brito presented "Academic Worker Inequalities and Flexibility Bias in the COVID-19 Era" at the Symposium on the COVID Care Crisis and its Implications for Legal Academia in January.

  • Jan. 14, 2021

    Nina Varsava presented “Non-Consensual Warnings” as part of the New Voices in Law, Medicine and Healthcare series at the AALS Annual Meeting in January 2021.


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