December 4, 2018

Salomone Speaks at Princeton Seminar on Global Migration

On November 29th Professor Rosemary Salomone spoke at Princeton University at a special session on Migration, Language, and Justice as part of the Mellon Sawyer Seminar on Global Migration: The Humanities and Social Sciences in Dialogue.


Rosemary Salomone

Her talk, “Language Rights and Migrant Education in a World Dominated by English,” focused on South Africa, India, and the Netherlands as three distinct migration settings where English increasingly influences education laws and policies that, together with the resulting legal conflicts, ignore the right of migrant students to a “meaningful” education.

December 4, 2018

DiLorenzo Publishes Essay on Duke Global Financial Markets Center’s Blog

Professor Vincent Di Lorenzo was invited to discuss his research DSC_9579 (2)on fintech lending by the Duke Law School Global Financial Markets Center.  His essay, “Fintech Lending Risks and Benefits”, appeared in the Center’s FinReg Blog on November 14, 2018. The essay discusses the public policy implications of risks and benefits of fintech lending documented by researchers, including Treasury Department proposals regarding financial inclusion and preemption of state law. It is available here.


November 30, 2018

Subotnik Presents at Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018 Program

Earlier this month, Professor Eva Subotnik served on a panel during PLI’s two-day Communications Law in the Digital Age 2018 Program.


Eva Subotnik

Subotnik’s panel, Intellectual Property Law Updates for Media Lawyers, discussed important IP decisions from the past year. The panel also featured a number of highly experienced practitioners, including Bruce P. Keller, Jeffrey P. Cunard, Devereux Chatillon, Joseph C. Gratz, and Jennifer L. Pariser.

Information about the program can be found here.

November 27, 2018

Cunningham Publishes article in New York Law Journal

Dean Larry Cunningham published an article titled “In Defense of Appeal Waivers,” in the New York Law Journal, arguing that waivers of the right to appeal serve an important function in the criminal justice system and are not inherently involuntary.



Dean Cunningham writes in several areas, including appellate practice and procedure.  His article on unpreserved errors , titled “Appellate Review of Unpreserved Questions in the Criminal Cases: An Attempt to Define the ‘Interest of Justice,'” has been cited by the highest courts of several states.

November 15, 2018

Movsesian Presents at the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture’s Annual Conference

On November 2, Professor Mark Movsesian presented a paper on religious polarization at the annual conference of the Notre Dame Center for Ethics and Culture.


Mark Movsesian

His paper, “Church and State in a Time of Polarization,” looks at how the growing divide between the Nones and the Traditionally Religious influences the law of religious accommodations. A larger version of the paper will appear in the current volume of the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy this spring. For a video of Professor Movsesian’s Notre Dame presentation, please click here.

November 2, 2018

Greenberg Presents at AALS and Nassau County Bar Association

On October 5, Professor Elayne Greenberg presented her co-authored paper “What Dinosaurs Teach Lawyers about How to Avoid Extinction in the ODR Evolution” at the AALS Dispute Resolution Works-in-Progress Conference hosted by the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.


On October 18, Professor Greenberg spoke at the Nassau County Bar Association ADR’s Dean Hour about her Ethical Compass column “Walk Like a Lawyer, Talk Like A Lawyer: Non-Lawyer Advocates Representing Parties in Dispute Resolution.”

October 30, 2018

Klonick Is Featured and Quoted in The New Yorker, Radiolab, NPR, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, BuzzFeed, and Tech Dirt

Professor Kate Klonick has made numerous media appearances over the past three months, serving as a featured expert on online content moderation.

On August 14, she was a featured guest in a segment titled, Big Tech is a nation-state with a constitutional crisis, on Marketplace with Kai Ryssdal.
On August 17, she was a featured expert in a podcast titled, Post No Evil, on RadioLab.
On August 20, she was quoted in an article titled, Alex Jones, The First Amendment, and the Digital Public Square, in The New Yorker.  The article linked to Professor Klonick’s Harvard Law Review article,  The New Governors:  The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech. 
On August 24, Professor Klonick was a featured guest in a segment titled, Alex Jones and Infowars, on NPR’s On Point.
On September 6, she was quoted in an article  titled, What Jack Dorsey and Sheryl Sandberg Taught Congress and Vice Versa, in the New York Times.
On September 18, she was a featured guest in a podcast titled, No Easy Answers for Content Moderation, on Tech Dirt.
On September 21, she was quoted in a post titled, Meet the Free Speech Lawyer Fighting to Keep Nazis and Trolls on Twitter, on Buzzfeed.
On October 6, she was quoted in an article titled, How a German Social Media Company Has Tamed the Trolls, in the Wall Street Journal.
October 30, 2018

Klonick Organizes and Presents at COMO III and Numerous other Conferences

On Thursday, October 25, Professor Kate Klonick presided over and presented at “COMO III: Content Moderation and the Future of Online Speech,” a conference that she organized at St. John’s Manhattan conference.  klonick

The COMO III conference explored how online platforms create policy to moderate and remove user content posted on their sites, how they operationalize those policies, and how these policies affect the culture of online speech for individuals and new media.  Conference panelists included Jack Balkin (Yale Law School), Ben Smith (BuzzFeed), Josh Marshall (Talking Points Memo), Steve Freeman (ADL National), Nabiyah Syed (BuzzFeed), Emily Bell (Columbia Journalism School), Casey Newton (The Verge), and others.

Over the past two months, Professor Klonick has participated in numerous other conferences and roundtables.  Some highlights include:  a presentation on content moderation practice to Congressional staffers at Georgetown University Law Center on August, 15; serving as a Google Fellow at the Privacy Policy Roundtable on September 13-14; moderating a panel for Databite No. 114: Mike Ananny and Tarleton Gillespie in Conversation on Content Moderation, at Data & Society on September 27;
speaking on content moderation at the SPEED conference at Cornell Tech on September 28-29; and serving as a panelist discussing censorship in the digital age at the University of Chicago on October 19.

Professor Klonick has published a seminal article, The New Governors:  The People, Rules, and Processes Governing Online Speech, 131 Harv. L. Rev. 1598 (2018), on these topics.

October 25, 2018

Cunningham Speaks at Assessment Institute

Professor Larry Cunningham spoke at the Assessment Institute in Indianapolis, IN, on October 23, 2018. He spoke on a panel about assessment in legal education.


His remarks were based on his forthcoming article, Building a Culture of Assessment in Law Schools, which will be published by the Case Western Reserve Law Review.  Here is the abstract:

A new era of legal education is upon us: Law schools are now required to assess learning outcomes across their degrees and programs, not just in individual courses. Programmatic assessment is new to legal education, but it has existed in higher education for decades. To be successful, assessment requires cooperation and buy-in from faculty. Yet establishing a culture of assessment in other disciplines has not been easy, and there is no reason to believe that it will be any different in legal education. A survey of provosts identified faculty buy-in as the single biggest challenge towards implementing assessment efforts. This article surveys the literature on culture of assessment, including conceptual papers and quantitative and qualitative studies. It then draws ten themes from the literature about how to build a culture of assessment: (1) the purpose of assessment, which is a form of scholarship, is improving student learning, not just for satisfying accreditors; (2) assessment must be faculty-driven; (3) messaging and communication around assessment is critical, from the reasons for assessment through celebrating successes; (4) faculty should be provided professional development, including in their own graduate studies; (5) resources are important; (6) successes should be rewarded and recognized; (7) priority should be given to utilizing faculty’s existing assessment devices rather than employing externally developed tests; (8) the unique needs of contingent faculty and other populations should be considered; (9) to accomplish change, stakeholders should draw on theories of leadership, business, motivation, and the social process of innovation; and (10) student affairs should be integrated with faculty and academic assessment activities. These themes, if implemented by law schools, will help programmatic assessment to become an effective addition to legal education and not just something viewed as a regulatory burden.

October 16, 2018

Lazaro is the new President of PIABA

This past week, Professor Christine Lazaro was inducted as President of the Public Investors Arbitration Bar Association (PIABA) during the association’s annual meeting.

Christine Lazaro

Professor Lazaro also moderated three panels during the four day annual meeting: Robo Advisers: The Duties Behind the Technology; NASAA Report & Roundtable; and Handling Small Cases. Professor Lazaro submitted written materials for the program, “The Regulation of Digital Investment Advice,” which outlined the current state of regulatory oversight of digital investment advisers, also known as robo-advisers.

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