Prof. Seiner co-authors an article, with University of North Carolina School of Law professor Jeffrey Hirsch in Fordham Law Review. The article “A Modern Union for the Modern Economy” navigates the Uber Guild and other nontraditional efforts that promise a collective voice for workers in the face of a precipitous decline in union membership. Closely examining the implications of these existing quasi-union relationships, the Article explores how workers in the technology sector face unique challenges under workplace laws. It argues that a modern union is needed for the modern economy.
Prof. Ann Eisenberg publishes article “Do Sagebrush Rebels Have a Colorable Claim? The Space between Parochialism and Exclusion in Federal Lands Management” in the Public Land & Natural Resources Law Review, Vol. 38, 2017. This Article asks whether the troubling nature of the Sagebrush Rebellion and similar movements (e.g., their violence, anti-environmentalism, and racist overtones) has made us overly dismissive of a kernel of truth in their complaints.
Eve Ross runs the Law Library’s social media platforms. She was invited to present “Professional Social Media: More Fun than [Barrel Emoji] [Monkey Emoji]” at the CALIcon 2017, hosted by the Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law at the University of Phoenix.
Adjunct Prof. Rick Handel has completed six of the eight articles in a series for State Tax Notes, on tax system reform. The following articles have been published:
- “Tax System Reform-Part 1,” State Tax Notes, Oct. 28, 2015.
- “Working Together-The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly,” State Tax Notes, Feb. 2, 2016.
- “Administrative and Procedural Best Practices,” State Tax Notes, May 2 2016.
- “Reforming the Tax Legislative Process,” State Tax Notes, Oct. 12, 2016.
- “Local Tax System Reform,” State Tax Notes, Jan. 31 2017.
- “Tax System Reform with Respect to Specific Taxes,” State Tax Notes, May 15, 2017.
The seventh installment will be on taxpayer rights, and the eighth will be on state tax ethics for taxpayer representatives and tax agency employees. They are expected to be published in late 2017 or early 2018.
Christopher Church’s academic paper “In Search of a Silver Bullet: Child Welfare’s Embrace of Predictive Analytics” was published in the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges. This paper examines a number of programmatic and ethical considerations for determining the appropriate role of predictive analytics in child welfare.
Prof. Emily Suski presented on a panel during the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education. She presented on “Trusting Public Schools More Than (Some) Families.” Suski was also joined by Davida Finger, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law for a panel on “Defining the Work? Teaching Boundaries Across Clinic Contexts.” The goal of this concurrent session was to explore all of the problems related to boundaries and time, and to offer ways to teach students how to consider these boundary questions in a responsible, thoughtful, transferrable way. It offered a teaching exercise that can be adapted for use in exploring these issues across clinic contexts and helping students to consider these questions and their own answers to them.
Prof. Joe Seiner publishes article “Commonality and the Constitution” in the Indiana Law Journal. This Article further fills a void in the scholarship by establishing a framework for analyzing whether class-action claims satisfy commonality under the Constitution. This paper develops a normatively fair definition of commonality, identifying five core guideposts that should be considered when determining whether a class-action claim complies with due process guarantees.
Library faculty member Eve Ross‘ book review of Locked Down: Practical Information Security for Lawyers, Second Edition has been accepted for publication in Law Library Journal.
Prof. Tessa Davis presented, “A Human Capital Theory of Alimony and Tax,” at the 20th Annual Critical Tax Conference at Saint Louis University Law in April 2017.