7.25.2014

Faculty Achievements: Week ending July 25, 2014

During the quarterly faculty/staff meeting on Monday, July 21, the following law and law library employees received service awards:
  • Professor Tessa Dysart, Assistant Professor, 5 years
  • Professor Marie Hamm, Assistant Director for Collection Development, Law Library, 15 year

Professor James Duane's article "The Proper Pronunciation of Certiorari: The Supreme Court's Surprising Six-Way Split," which has received significant press, was recently listed in SSRN's Top 10 Download lists for the following topics:
  • Legal Education (Topic)
  • Law & Rhetoric eJournal
  • Law & Society: The Legal Profession eJournal
Professor Tessa Dysart's paper, "Child, Victim, or Prostitute? Justice Through Immunity for Prostituted Children," was recently listed on SSRN's Top 10 Download lists for the following topics:
  • Ethical Issues
  • Family & Children's Law eJournal
  • Women, Gender & the Law eJournal
Professor Scott Pryor's article "Who Bears the Cost? The Necessity of Taxpayer Participation in Chapter 9" was cited by Martha E.M. Kopacz, who is the expert appointed by the Bankruptcy Court overseeing the Chapter 9 bankruptcy of Detroit, in her 226-page report to the court on the feasibility of Detroit’s plan of adjustment. Feasibility is one of the requirements for confirmation of a city's plan, and U.S. Bankruptcy Judge Steven Rhodes is the first to appoint an expert to help determine that Detroit's plan is achievable. Read more in Professor Pryor's blog post on the topic.

Professor Craig Stern's article "Does the Constitution Work?" was just published by the Akron Journal of Constitutional Law and Policy.