Professor David Abraham’s new contributions to the fields of immigration, citizenship, and welfare-state law appeared in recent weeks. Professor Abraham authored the chapter on “Law and Migration,” appearing in the new edition of the distinguished volume Migration across the Disciplines (New York and London: Routledge Press, 2014), which brings together leading scholars from across the social sciences to assess the state of the field. Abraham also published an essay titled “Immigrant Integration and Social Solidarity in a Time of Crisis: Europe and the U.S. in a Post-Welfare State,” which appears in 1 Critical Historical Studies 2 (Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2014) and analyzes the decline of the institutions of social solidarity that enabled immigration and the welfare state to coexist in the past but which today play a role in the rise of neo-populist and anti-immigrant sentiment. Professor Abraham began the New Year by delivering a paper at the annual meetings of the American Historical Association in New York, where he spoke on the tensions between nation-state sovereignty and the global movement of goods, capital, and people.
Professor A. Michael Froomkin chaired a panel on “Automated Decision-Making” at the Association of American Law School’s January 2015 conference. It was co-sponsored by the Section on Internet and Computer Law and the Section on Defamation and Privacy. Professor Froomkin is the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law. He currently teaches International Law, Civil Procedure I and seminars in Intellectual Property in the Digital Era, Internet Governance, Law & Games and Electronic Commerce. He has also taught Internet Law, Jurisprudence, Administrative Law and Tort, Constitutional Law, and Trademark.
Professor Felix Mormann’s work headlines the latest issue of the Electricity Journal, the leading journal on electric power policy. In his article, Mormann makes the case for more efficient allocation of investor and regulatory risks through closer integration of quantity- and price-based support policies for clean energy. Professor Mormann’s scholarship explores the financial, regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. He teaches in the areas of contracts, environmental law, energy law, and climate change. He is Faculty Fellow at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.