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Faculty Achievements: Week of September 23, 2013

Professor Eric DeGroff has circulated an article discussing his latest research on the impact electronic distractions have on law students' learning processes to various journals. DeGroff was recently named the Managing Editor of the Chemical Waste Litigation Reporter and was appointed by Governor Bob McDonnell to the Virginia Waste Management Board.

Professors Natt Gantt and Ben Madison submitted a book proposal to Carolina Academic Press on best practices for teaching professional identity formation .

Professor Louis Hensler submitted his book, "Torts: Cases, Materials, Questions and Comments" (2014-15 ed), to publishers.

Professor Michael Hernandez accepted a publication offer from West for his book "Mastering Estates in Land & Future Interests."

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm recently published "Why Marriage is Still the Best Default in Estate Planning Conflicts," 117 Penn State L. Rev. 1219 (2013), which is available for download here. She also co-published The “Echo-Chamber Effect” in Legal Education: Considering Abortion and Family Law Casebooks, 6 St. Thomas J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 104 with Lynn D. Wardle of BYU, which is available for download here. Kohm's work with Rachel K. Toberty, A Fifty-State Survey of the Cost of Family Fragmentation, 25 Regent U.L. Rev. 25 (2012) (available for download here) was cited in the New York Children’s Lawyer.

Professor Kathleen McKee’s article, Modern-Day Slavery: Framing Effective Solutions for an Age-Old Problem, 55 Cath. U. L. Rev. 141 (2005), was cited again in An Analytical Ode to Personhood: The Unconstitutionality of Corporal Punishment of Children Under the Thirteenth Amendment, 53 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1 (2013).

Professor David Wagner is circulating his article “AT THE TABLE OF MEYER AND PIERCE: ECONOMIC FREEDOM AS HOST, PARENTS' RIGHTS AS HONORED GUEST – IS HOMESCHOOLING THE ELIJAH OF THIS FEAST? A Benign Look at Meyer and Pierce, Provoked by a Recent Refugee Case Involving Homeschooling,” to law reviews.

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