Author Archives: Mackenzie Grant

Prof. Seth Stoughton pens article for Illinois Law Review

Prof. Seth Stoughton wrote “Moonlighting: The Private Employment of Off-Duty Officers” in the Illinois Law Review. Moonlighting may be the norm, but as the multitudinous justifications for it, the many issues its raises, and the inconsistency in statutory and administrative regimes suggest, there is a strong need for attention to this area. This Article starts down that path by identifying stakeholders and considerations necessary to the development of professional best practices. 

Professors team up to co-author article in UC Davis Law Review

Professors Joe Seiner and Benjamin Means co-authored “Navigating the Uber Economy,” which was published in the University of California Davis Law Review. This Essay argues that the classification of workers as independent contractors or employees should be shaped by an overarching inquiry: how much flexibility does the individual have in the working relationship?

Prof. Josh Gupta-Kagan to be published in NYU Review of Law & Social Change

Prof. Josh Gupta-Kagan’s article, “The Strange Life of Stanley v. Illinois,” was accepted in the  N.Y.U. Review of Law & Social Change (forthcoming 2017). Throughout the article, Gupta-Kagan describes the growth of parent representation through an analysis of Stanley v. Illinois — the foundational Supreme Court case which established parental fitness as the constitutional lynchpin of any child protection case — including its litigation, how family courts applied it (or not) in the years following the Supreme Court’s decision, and a recent resurgence of Stanley’s fitness focus. Stanley’s trial court litigation illustrates the importance of vigorous parental representation, and an effort by the family court to prevent Stanley from obtaining an attorney.

Prof. Joe Seiner publishes article in Ohio State Law Journal

Prof. Joe Seiner published, “Tailoring Class Actions to the On-Demand Economy” in the 77th edition of the Ohio State Law Journal. Navigating the statutes, case law, and procedural rules, this Essay proposes a workable five-part framework for analyzing systemic claims brought in the technology sector. This paper sets forth a model for the courts and litigants to follow when evaluating the proper scope of these cases. The Essay seeks to spark a dialogue on this important — yet unexplored — area of the law. 

Prof. Josh Eagle’s new book to be published as a part of Foundation Press’ new series

In July 2017, Foundation Press will publish Prof. Josh Eagle’s new book, Natural Resources Law and Policy, as part of its Concepts and Insights Series. Eagle wrote this book with Professors James Salzman (UCLA) and Barton H. Thompson, Jr. (Stanford Law School).

The book is a user-friendly, concise, inexpensive text on how we manage our valuable resources. Written to be an enjoyable and informative guide to natural resources, rather than used as a dry reference source, the authors provide a broad conceptual overview of natural resource management while also explaining the major statutes, cases, and doctrines. The book is intended for three audiences – students (both graduate and undergraduate) seeking a readable study guide for their natural-resource and environmental courses; professors who do not use casebooks (relying on their own materials or case studies) but want an integrating text or want to include conceptual materials on the major legal issues; and practicing lawyers and professionals who want a readable overview of the field.