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Professor Anthony Alfieri Lectures at UCLA School of Law

Anthony Alfieri

Professor Anthony Alfieri recently gave a lecture “Resistance Songs: Mobilizing the Law and Politics of Community” and participated in a panel on Community Lawyering in Clinical Education at UCLA School of Law. Professor Alfieri, Dean’s Distinguished Scholars, is the Founder and Director of the Center for Ethics and Public Service, and the Founder of the Historic Black Church Program. He teaches civil procedure, ethics, professional liability, public interest law and leadership, social entrepreneurship, and lawyer malpractice and has published more than 70 articles, essays, and editorials on ethics, criminal justice, poverty law, and the legal profession in leading journals and book anthologies.

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin Presents Paper at Yale Law School’s Freedom of Expression Conference

Caroline Mala Corbin

Professor Caroline Mala Corbin presented a draft of her paper, “Speech or Conduct?” at Yale Law School’s Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference. The article addresses the free speech claims of wedding vendors who do not want to provide services to same-sex weddings. She also published a Jurist Op-Ed, Paperwork as a Substantial Religious Burden, which argues that, contrary to the claims of religious nonprofits, filing paperwork in order to obtain a religious exemption is not a substantial burden on religious liberty. Professor Corbin teaches U.S. Constitutional Law I, U.S. Constitutional Law II, First Amendment, the Religion Clauses, and Feminism and the First Amendment. Her scholarship focuses on the First Amendment’s speech and religion clauses, particularly their intersection with equality issues.

Professor Leigh Osofsky Presents Paper on Tax Law

Leigh Osofsky

Professor Leigh Osofsky recently presented a new paper, “Strategic Simplicity and the Tax Law,” at the Law and Society Annual Conference as well as the Junior Tax Scholars Workshop. The paper is a joint work with Josh Blank from NYU and examines strategic simplifications in IRS Publications. Professor Osofsky was also a co-host of the Junior Tax Scholars Workshop. Her research includes tax law, compliance, and policy.

Professor David Abraham’s Book Chapter Named as Winner by APSA Migration and Citizenship Section

David Abraham

Professor David Abraham’s book chapter "Law and Migration: Many Constants, Few Changes" in Migration Theory: Talking Across Disciplines has been unanimously selected by the book chapter award committee of the American Political Science Association’s Migration and Citizenship section as the winner for 2014. He also served as a commentator at the recent Law and Society Conference in Seattle on recent books on The Democratic Roots of Racist Immigration Policy in the Americas. Professor Abraham teaches Property, Immigration & Citizenship Law, Citizenship and Identity, Law and the Transition to Capitalism and Law and Social Theory. He has been widely published in each of those areas as well as serving as a frequent media commentator for American, German, and Israeli newspapers and television.

Professor A. Michael Froomkin Publishes Chapter in Book on Privacy in the Modern Age

Michael Froomkin

Professor A. Michael Froomkin recently published a chapter "Pseudonyms by Another Name: Identity Management in a Time of Surveillance" in the book Privacy in the Modern Age: The Search for Solutions. In the chapter, Professor Froomkin argues that we need ways to hide our transactions, reading habits, and movements from those who would profile us, and that allowing people to create multiple identities that could go on line, and could buy things both online and off, would be one way to prevent the creation of giant all-encompassing digital dossiers. Even if law enforcement was given the power to link those alternate identities to us for good cause, we'd still have more day-to-day privacy than otherwise seems likely. Professor Froomkin, the Laurie Silvers and Mitchell Rubenstein Distinguished Professor of Law, currently teaches Internet Law, Administrative Law, Torts and Jurisprudence. He has also taught Constitutional Law, Civil Procedure I International Law, and Trademark, and seminars in Intellectual Property in the Digital Era, Internet Governance, Law & Games, Regulation of Digital Identity, and Electronic Commerce.

Professor Susan Haack Presents in Brazil

Susan Haack

Professor Susan Haack recently gave several presentations in Brazil. She discussed “Pragmatism, Law, and Morality: The Lessons of Buck v. Bell,” and headed up a workshop on her new book on legal pragmatism (published by UNISINOS press, in Portuguese) at the Faculty of Law, UNISINOS in San Leopoldo, Brazil. She also spoke on “Irreconcilable differences? The Uneasy Marriage of Science and Law,” “Peer Review and Publication: Lessons for Lawyers,” and “Correlation and Causation,” at the Faculty of Law, UFRGS in Porto Alegre, Brazil. Professor Haack is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences, Professor of Philosophy, and Professor of Law at the University of Miami. Her work ranges from philosophy of logic and language, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, Pragmatism—both philosophical and legal—and the law of evidence, especially scientific evidence, to social philosophy, feminism, and philosophy of literature.