Faculty Scholarship

Notable Faculty Publications

Sanford N. Katz, Darald & Juliet Libby Emeritus Professor, has completed the third edition of Family Law in America, which was published by Oxford University Press. New to this edition is a full discussion of same-sex marriage and analysis of the Supreme Court case Obergefell v Hodges, which held that a ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Hiba Hafiz, in “Labor’s Antitrust Paradox” (University of Chicago L...

Faculty Milestones

A Nod to the Bard: Mark Brodin, in an October letter to the Los Angeles Times regarding what he called President Trump’s “towering high crimes and misdemeanors” and his threats around upcoming election results, invoked Tom Stoppard’s satirical Shakespearean play, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead. Brodin drew an analogy between the American people and Stoppard’s doomed characters, who bemoaned, “There must have been ...

Notable Faculty Publications

Vlad Perju challenges the assertion that human rights were absent from the EU’s genesis. “On Uses and Misuses of Human Rights in European Constitutionalism,” his chapter in Human Rights, his Legitimacy, and a World in Disorder (Cambridge University Press), he writes:“[F]rom the beginning they were part of a comprehensive, effective, and normatively viable European legal order.” Francine Sherman ’80, in “Gender...

Faculty Milestones

Testifying in DC: David Olson appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee on May 7. “It is thus critically important to find the right amount of patent protection (in terms of breadth and duration) that encourages adequate drug development but does not provide inefficiently long monopolies,” he said. Daniel Lyons spoke at a House Committee on Energy and Commerce hearing on broadband internet access, arguing for universal conn...

Faculty Milestones

Press-tige: Ray Madoff and James Repetti published influential op-eds on the new tax law in the New York Timesand The Hill, respectively. Madoff explained how Trump’s law favors people like himself, and Repetti argued that the law incentivizes factories to leave the US. The professors also have other accomplishments. Madoff is among the NonProfit Times’s Power & Influence Top 50 for the second year in a row, and Repetti has...

Notable Faculty Publications

Mark Brodin: In “Discriminatory Job Knowledge Tests, Police Promotions, and What Title VII Can Learn from Tort Law,” the Michael and Helen Lee Distinguished Scholar argues that, in test validation, courts should apply a common-sense definition of intentional discrimination similar to that used in tort litigation. His article was published in Boston College Law Review in 2018. Shu-Yi Oei: The tax policy expert, who has ...