Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA
 

Faculty Activities

Through scholarly publications, an array of professional and community activities, and leadership positions with local and national institutions and organizations, Southwestern faculty members influence and inform the public, the profession and legal education. The following provides a sampling of the research, publications, presentations, media activity and public service involvement.

These activities and other stories about faculty are also posted regularly on the Southwestern Reporter news blog.

FALL 2016

PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • Panelist, "Arbitration Law Update," ABA Dispute Resolution Section Webinar
  • Panelist, "Supreme Court and Court of Appeals recent environmental law case law update," LACBA Environmental Law Symposium, Century City. 
PROFESSOR PAUL BATEMAN
  • CLE Presentation, "What’s New in Legal Writing?" Feinberg Mindel Brandt & Klein, LLP, Los Angeles
PROFESSOR BETH CALDWELL
  • Creating Meaningful Opportunities for Release: Miller, Graham, and California’s Youth Offender Parole Hearings, NYU JOURNAL OF LAW & SOCIAL CHANGE (2016)
  • Presentation, “Deported by Marriage,” Work in Progress Session at the Immigration Law Teachers Workshop, East Lansing, MI
  • Presentation, “The Demonization of ‘Criminal Aliens’,” Crimmigration in the Shadow of Sovereignty Conference, Maryland
  • Presentation, “Deported Americans,” Binational Conference in Tijuana, Mexico
  • Blog, "The Demonization of 'Criminal Aliens'," crimmigration.com 
  • Quoted, “Are California’s Youth Offender Parole Hearings Working?” Pacific Standard Magazine
PROFESSOR MARK CAMMACK
  • ADVANCED CRIMINAL PROCEDURE IN A NUTSHELL, 3rd ed. (with N. Garland; West, 2016)
  • Presentation, re: California Constitution to visiting delegation of government leaders from Indonesia, UC Irvine
PROFESSOR LAURA COHEN
  • Panelist, “Incubators: Entrepreneurial Approaches to Closing the Justice Gap,” Equal Justice Works, Conference and Career Fair, Washington D.C.
PROFESSOR ALEXANDRA D’ITALIA
  • Marjorie’s Thursday and Friday, MEAT FOR TEA, (Summer 2016)
  • When He’s in the Room, GOLD MAN REVIEW, (Fall 2016)
 PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • The Odd Couple:  Delaware and Public Benefit Corporations, in THE CORPORATE CONTRACT IN CHANGING TIMES (S.Solomon & R. Thomas, eds.; University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2017)
  • Why Public Benefit Corporations?, 42 DELAWARE JOURNAL OF CORPORATE LAW (special issue celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Delaware General Corporation Law and the 125th anniversary of the Court of Chancery; forthcoming 2017)
  • Assessing the Assessment:  B Lab’s Effort to Measure Corporate Benevolence, 40 SEATTLE LAW REVIEW (forthcoming 2016)
  • Why Public Benefit Corporations?, COLUMBIA BLUE SKY BLOG
  • Presentation, “Does One Size Fit All?  Conceptual Issues Surrounding Third-Party Standards for Benefit Corporations,” Berle Symposium, Seattle Law School, WA
  • Presentation, “Why Benefit Corporations?” Symposium on The Corporate Contract in Changing Times: Is the Law Keeping Up?, Berkeley Law School, CA
  • Op-Ed article, "Can a corporation have a soul?," The Atlantic
  • Interviewed, re: President-elect Donald Trump saying  he has a deal with Carrier Corporation to keep about 1,000 Indiana jobs from going to Mexico, Marketplace, American Public Media
  • Quoted, “New Crowdfunding Rules Expand Pool of Investors,” Houston Chronicle
PROFESSOR MICHAEL EPSTEIN
  • Crowdfunding in Wonderland: Issuer and Investor Risks in Non-Fraudulent Creative Arts Campaigns Under the JOBS Act, 6 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY BUSINESS LAW REVIEW 1 (with N. Hashemi, 2016)
  • Presentation, “Pokémon Slow!  GPS-Based Interactive Technologies and Tort Liability,” Emerging Dilemmas in Entertainment Law: Resolving Technology's New Ethical Concerns, Whittier Law School
PROFESSOR JAMES FISCHER
  • INSURANCE LAW: A GUIDE TO FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPLES, LEGAL DOCTRINES AND COMMERCIAL PRACTICES, 2nd edition (with R. Keeton and A Widiss; West Academic Publishing, 2017)
PROFESSOR DEBORAH L. FORMAN
  • Presentation, "The 'ART' of Informed  Consent:  Why We Need It,"  2016 Scientific Congress and Expo of the American Society for Reproductive Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT
PROFESSOR IRA SHAFIROFF
  • Op-Ed article, “Presidential pardons and the Clinton chronicles,” Daily Journal
PROFESSOR KELLY STRADER
  • Paper Presentation, “Fish and Tips: White Collar Crime and Judicial Lawmaking,” Perspectives on the Future of White Collar Crime, Southeastern Association of law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, FL
PROFESSOR RACHEL VANLANDINGHAM
  • Briefing re: Laws of war in an asymmetric conflict, House Foreign Affairs Committee, Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
  • Coordinator and host, Laws of War Symposium; conducted lunchtime discussion with producer Bob Cochran about the role of Hollywood in perpetrating the myth that torture is effective, Southwestern
  • Op-Ed article,"The emphasis on counting civilian casualties ends up helping the Islamic State," Washington Post
  • Blog, “Joint Series on International Law and Armed Conflict: VanLandingham on Procedural Regulation of Detention,” Lawfare blog
  • Op-Ed article: "Commentary: Bowe Bergdahl and imbalance in military justice system," Army Times
ADJUNCT PROFESSOR ANDREW KNAPP
  • Co-Author of Amicus brief (with J. Lee Koh) ISTVAN SZONYI (A010-977-327) v. LORETTA E. LYNCH, Attorney General, Ninth Circuit (pending)
  • Petition for a writ of certiorari granted (case in which Knapp supervised a Southwestern student in putting authoring an amicus brief, Loretta E. Lynch, Attorney General v. James Garcia Dimaya, No. 15-1498, U.S. Supreme Court
  • Recipient, Alumni Achievement Award, Western State College of Law 
 

SPRING 2017

 
(Forthcoming)
 
 

ABA - American Bar Association
AALS
- Association of American Law Schools
LACBA
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
LSSSE - Law School Survey of Student Engagement
NALP - National Association for Law Placement