Archive for August, 2018

August 30, 2018

Levine Presents Paper at Crimfest, is Quoted in Mississippi Today

In July, Professor Kate Levine presented her work in progress, Policing Danger, levineat Crimfest. This paper examines the danger narrative propagated by the police, and argues that other system actors have ceded control over this narrative to law enforcement. It theorizes that this danger narrative props up our unsustainable criminal justice machinery to the detriment of multiple areas of law and policy. The overblown danger rhetoric and refusal to seriously challenge it has deleterious effects on constitutional law, the relationship between police and the communities they serve, and the health and well being of individual officers.

Professor Levine also was quoted in an article for Mississippi Today about D.A. conflicts in cases where police harm civilians. The article can be found here.

August 30, 2018

Goldweber and Calabrese Featured in Queens Daily Eagle Article

On August 20, Professors Ann Goldweber and Gina Calabrese were featured in article in the Queens Daily Eagle titled, “SJU Consumer Clinic Aids Queens’ Aging Population.”

The article describes the important work performed by the Consumer Justice for the Elderly Clinic and quotes Professors Goldweber and Calabrese, as well as recent clinic students.

August 9, 2018

Cunningham Presents at LWI and SEALS

Professor Larry Cunningham spoke at two recent conferences on subjects related to legal education. Vice_Dean_CunninghamIn July, he presented a work-in-progress, Law School Faculty Hierarchies and Academic Departments, at a session of the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference in Milwaukee, WI. In August, he spoke at two programs of the Southeast Association of Law Schools (SEALS) in Fort Lauderdale, FL. He was a discussant at a program on teaching with technology and at a second session on assessment in legal education. Both of his SEALS presentations built on his recently posted draft article, Building a Culture of Assessment in Law Schools.

August 8, 2018

Movsesian Offers Views on Kavanaugh’s Record in Church-State Cases

Professor Mark Movsesian has recorded a podcastand written an online essay on Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s record in church-state cases.


Mark Movsesian

Movsesian argues that Kavanaugh’s record suggests he would resemble the person he would replace, Justice Anthony Kennedy. The podcast, “Who Is Brett Kavanaugh,” is on the First Things website and the essay, “God, Man, and the Law According to Judge Kavanaugh” is at the Law and Liberty Blog.

August 5, 2018

Salomone Publishes Commentary in University World News, Quoted in Hechinger Report

Professor Rosemary Salomone‘s commentary, “The Dutch Court Defers Decision on English in Universities,” appeared in the July 27th issue of University World News.


Rosemary Salomone

The commentary maintains that a recent Dutch court ruling on English language programs at the University of Twente and Maastricht University is not the clear victory for universities teaching in English that some believe it to be. By deferring to the legislature and the minister of education, culture and science, the court has implicitly placed pressure on them to find a workable solution to a policy problem with broad implications for higher education and for Dutch society. Once the law is clarified and updated, the universities may still find themselves in court defending the “necessity” of these programs however newly defined.

Professor Salomone also was extensively quoted in an article in the July 20th edition of The Hechinger Report on “Girls-Only Trade Classes Are Spreading — Upending Stereotypes.” The article addresses the legality of such classes under the U.S. Department of Education’s Title IX regulations that Professor Salomone helped draft and which she believes demand revision to accommodate more young women being trained for traditionally male trades.


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