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Faculty Scholarship

Our faculty are prolific scholars whose articles have appeared in leading law journals and whose books have been released by prestigious publishers. These summaries showcase some of our professors’ recent work

Professor Rachel E. Lopez

All Humans Have a Legal Right to Redemption

Scholarship by Professor Rachel E. López

López and her co-authors argue that life sentences without parole in the U.S. are a violation of human rights.

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Professor Lisa A. Tucker

Examining Supreme Court’s Vacatur of Lower-Court Decisions Favoring Progressive Causes

Scholarship by Professor Lisa A. Tucker

The U.S. Supreme Court has been vacating lower-court decisions that favor progressives at an alarming rate.

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Richard Frankel

Addressing Unique Legal Burdens Prisoners Face in the Federal Complaints Process

Scholarship by Professor Richard Frankel

Unique legal hurdles that prisoners face as pro se litigants could be eliminated under a proposed model form complaint.

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Professor Deborah S. Gordon

Affirming the Power of Cherished Possessions in Inheritance Law

Scholarship by Professor Deborah Gordon

Narratives about possessions serve psychological, social and legal purposes and could democratize estate planning.

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Professor Alex Geisinger

Uncovering Hidden Sources of Regulatory Power

Scholarship by Professor Alex Geisinger

Insights about social norms shape a new theory about the capacity of unenforced regulations to influence behavior.

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Bret Asbury

The CRISPR Revolution and Genetic Counseling

Scholarship by Professor Bret Asbury

Breakthroughs that treat or prevent diseases caused by genetic abnormalities pose new questions for genetic counselors.

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David S. Cohen

The Calculation Upon Which Abortion Rights May Hang

Scholarship by Professor David S. Cohen

Planned Parenthood of Southeastern Pennsylvania v. Casey left a legacy of doubt, based on the size of a fraction.

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Elizabeth Kukura

Shining a Light on Abuse in the Maternity Ward

Scholarship by Professor Elizabeth R. Kukura

Mothers and newborns alike suffer from abuse pregnant women experience in delivery rooms.

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Professor Emily Zimmerman

Making Legal Education Responsive to Student Needs

Scholarship by Professor Emily Zimmerman

Empirical research on grit has uncovered insights that could enhance students’ experience in law school.

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Professor Robert Field

Proposing a New Regulatory Mechanism for Genetic Databases

Scholarship by Professor Robert I. Field

Data Protection Review Boards would provide decentralized oversight of external data sharing by commercial database companies.

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Professor Wendy Greene

Wendy Greene: Untangling Race, Hair, and Grooming Codes Discrimination

Scholarship by Professor Wendy Greene

Intersectional and multi-dimensional analysis of workplace discrimination and the social construction of race.

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Nicole Iannarone

Nicole Iannarone: Shedding Light on Consumer Experiences in Self-regulated Industries

Scholarship by Professor Nicole Iannarone

Providing a voice for regular investors.

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