Recent Faculty Scholarship

Faculty at the UO School of Law are leaders and innovators in their fields.

Adell Amos  Elizabeth Frost Mohsen Manesh  Ofer Raban
Carl Bjerre Susan N. Gary Roberta Mann Jennifer Reynolds
Marcilynn Burke    Erik Girvan Megan McAlpin Joan Rocklin
Stuart Chinn Rebekah Hanley     Michelle McKinley     Suzanne Rowe
Greg Dotson Leslie Harris Michael Moffitt Elizabeth Tippett
Michael Fakhri Carrie Leonetti Michael Musheno  Merle Weiner
Caroline Forell Tom Lininger Eric Priest Mary Christina Wood

Adell Amos 

Presentations
“Redrawing our Urban Waters,” presented at the Association of Pacific Rim Universities Sustainable Cities and Landscapes Conference (September 2017).

 “Climate Change and Water Scarcity: The Potential for Social Responses and Institutional Resiliency in the Pacific Northwest,” (with William Jaeger), Eighth Annual Northwest Climate Conference (October 2017).

“Willamette Basin Integrated Modeling – Willamette Water 2100,” American Water Resources Association Annual Conference (November 2017).

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Carl Bjerre 

Appointment
Appointed General Editor of the Hawkland Uniform Commercial Code Series, a leading multi-volume treatise published by Thomson-Reuters. 

Publication
“Security Interest Opinions Under the Hague Securities Convention,” (with Sandra M. Rocks, Edwin E. Smith, and Steven O. Weise), 16 In Our Opinion 11 (2017). 

Presentation
“The Hague Securities Convention: Effects on Commercial Transactions,” presented at the American Law Institute's Program on Commercial Lending Today (April 2017).

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Marcilynn Burke  

Presentations
“Back to Basics,” presented at the Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Workshop and Writing Retreat, University of Michigan Law School (June 2017).

Guest Lecturer, “This Land is Whose Land?!?,” presented as the Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture at Lewis & Clark Law School ( January 2017).

“Hydraulic Fracturing and Public Lands:  Emerging Issues at the Intersection of Energy and Natural Resources,” presented at the Emerging Issues at the Intersection of Energy and Natural Resources Symposium, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center (March 2016). 

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Stuart Chinn 

Publications
“Finding Common Ground Across Race and Religion: Judicial Conceptions of Political Community in Public Schools,” 2017 Utah Law Review 531. 

“Trump and Chinese Exclusion: Contemporary Parallels with Legislative Debates over the Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882,” 84 Tennessee Law Review (forthcoming 2017) (symposium).

Presentation
“Threats to Democratic Stability: Comparing the Elections of 2016 and 1860,” presented at the University of Maryland Law School Discussion Group on Constitutionalism, University of Maryland Law School (March 2017). 

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Greg Dotson 

Presentations 
Invited Participant, Environmental Law in the Trump Administration, Harvard Law School (December 2016 and June 2017). 

“No Simple Solution: Legislative Consideration of Carbon Mitigation Policies and the Real World,” presented at the Natural Resources, Energy, and Environment in a Climate Changed World Works-in-Progress Symposium, University of Colorado Law School (June 2017).

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Michael Fakhri 

Publications
Bandung, Global History and International Law: Critical Pasts and Pending Futures, (with Vasuki Nesiah and Luis Eslava eds., Cambridge University Press, 2017).

“The Bandung Conference,” (with Kelly Reynolds), in Oxford Bibliographies in International Law (Tony Carty ed., Oxford University Press, 2017) (peer-reviewed). 

Presentation
“Seal Hunting, Arctic Sovereignty, and Indigenous Rights,” presented at the Ninth Polar Law Symposium/Arctic Circle Assembly, University of Akureyri, Iceland (October 2016).
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Caroline Forell 

Publication
“Domestic Homicides: The Continuing Search for Justice,” 25 Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law 1 (2017).

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Elizabeth Frost 

Presentation
“Missed Connections: How Students Perceive Model Answers,” presented at the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference, Seattle University School of Law (August 2017).

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Susan N. Gary 

Appointment
Appointed by the Rockefeller Foundation as an Academic Writing Resident Fellow for a month-long residency at the Bellagio Center in Bellagio, Italy, in August 2017.

Publication
“Values and Value: University Endowments, Fiduciary Duties, and ESG Investing,” 42 The Journal of College and University Law 247 (2016).

Presentation
“History and Policy: Who Should Control Charitable Gifts?,” presented at the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, Twenty-Eighth Annual Conference, New York University (October 2016).

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Erik Girvan 

Grant
Multi-year $1,400,000 grant from the U.S. Department of Education Institute for Education Sciences for his work on “Project ReACT: Neutralizing the Effects of Implicit Bias on Racial Disproportionality in School Discipline,” (Co-PI with Kent McIntosh).

Publication
“Wise Restraints?: Learning Legal Rules, Not Standards, Reduces the Effects of Stereotypes in Legal Decision-Making,” 22 Psychology, Public Policy, & Law 31 (2016) (peer reviewed).

Presentation 
“How Unstable Measures Impact the Effectiveness of Anti-Discrimination Law: An Examination of Racial Disparities in School Discipline,” presented at the International Meeting on Law and Society (June 2017).

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Rebekah Hanley

Appointment
Elected to the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research. 

Presentation 
“Bridging the Perceived Gap between First-Year Doctrine and Skills Instruction,” presented at the Western Regional Legal Writing Conference (August 2017). 

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Leslie Harris 

Publications 
“Child Support for Post-Secondary Education: Empirical and Historical Perspectives,” 29 Journal of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers 299 (2017).

“Teen Health Care Decisions: How Maturity and Social Policy Affect Four Hard Cases,” 72 Studies in Law, Politics, and Society 185 (2017) (peer reviewed).

Presentation
“Family Law after the Fragile Families and Relationship Dynamics Studies,” presented as part of The Family-Inequality Debate: A Workshop on Coercion, Class, and Paternal Participation, University of Minnesota School of Law (November 2016).

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Carrie Leonetti

Appointments 
Appointed Editor-in-Chief of the New Criminal Law Review.

Professor Leonetti was also chosen to be the reporter for the Uniform Law Commission Criminal Justice Reform Monitoring Committee.

Publication
“Does a Rose by Any Other Name Really Smell as Sweet?: The Nature of the Exclusionary Rule: A Comparative Case Study,” 54 University of Louisville Law Review 209 (2016).

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Tom Lininger 

Publications
“Green Ethics for Judges,” 86 George Washington Law Review (forthcoming 2018).

“Reforming Legal Ethics to Promote Access to Justice,” 31 Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics (forthcoming 2018) (symposium).

Presentation
“Civil Disobedience and Climate Change,” presented at the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, Columbia Law School (October 2016).

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Mohsen Manesh 

Publication
“The Case Against Fiduciary Entity Veil Piercing,” 72 Business Lawyer 61 (2017).

Presentation
“Fiduciary Entity Veil Piercing,” presented at the National Business Law Scholars Conference, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law (June 2017).

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Roberta Mann 

Appointment
Appointed to the board of the American Tax Policy Institute in December 2016.

Publication
“Controlling the Environmental Costs of Obesity,” 47 Environmental Law (forthcoming 2017) (symposium).

Presentation
“Mind the Gap: Effect of IRS Budget Cuts on the Tax Gap and Potential Solutions,” presented at the AALS Discussion Group on the Future of Tax Administration (January 2017).

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Megan McAlpin 

Appointment
Appointed Chair of the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ National Conference, Acknowledging Lines: Talking about What Unites and Divides Us, University of Minnesota Law School (July 2017).

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Michelle McKinley 

Award
Received the 2017 Judy Ewell Award for the Best Publication in Women's History from the Rocky Mountain Council of Latin American Studies for her book, Fractional Freedoms: Slavery, Intimacy and Legal Mobilization in Colonial Lima, 1600-1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2016).

Fractional Freedoms also earned an Honorable Mention for the 2017 J. Willard Hurst Prize, awarded by the Law and Society Association for the best work in sociolegal history.

Presentation
“Baptized and Free: Childhood Manumission as Constructive Re-enslavement in Seventeenth-Century Peru,” presented at the Afro-Latin American Research Seminar, Hutchins Center, Harvard University (March 2017).

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Michael Moffitt 

Appointment 
Appointed co-chair of the editorial board of the ABA's Dispute Resolution Magazine, the publication of its 8,500-member Dispute Resolution Section.

Presentation
Featured Speaker, “The Market(s) for Mediators,” presented at the Novancia Business School, 6th International Biennial on Negotiation, Paris, France (November 2016).

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Michael Musheno 

Publication
“Exploring Frontline Work in China,” (with Xiaowei Zang), Public Administration (2017) (peer reviewed).

Presentation 
“Constituting Citizenship: Frontline Workers in the Production of Social Membership,” presented at the International Meeting on Law and Society (June 2017).

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Eric Priest 

Publications
“Meet the New Media, Same as the Old Media: Real Lessons from China's Digital Copyright Industries,” 23 George Mason Law Review 1079 (2016).

“Copyright and China's Digital Cultural Industries,” (with Lucy Montgomery), in Handbook of China's Cultural and Creative Industries (Michael Keane ed., Edward Elgar Publishing, 2016).

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Ofer Raban 

Publications
“Supreme Court Progress Report: More Harm than Good?,” 7 Alabama Civil Rights & Civil Liberties Law Review 219 (2016).

“Some Observations on the First Amendment and the War on Terror,” 54 Tulsa Law Review (forthcoming 2018).

Presentation
Guest Lecturer, “Some Observations Regarding the First Amendment and the War on Terror,” presented at the Korean Constitutional Court (June 2016).

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Jennifer Reynolds 

Publications
“The Activist Plus: Dispute Systems Design and Social Activism,” 13 University of St. Thomas Law Journal 334 (2017) (symposium). 

“The A is for Activism,” in The Negotiator's Fieldbook: The Desk Reference for the Experienced Negotiator (Andrea Kupfer Schneider and Christopher Honeyman eds., forthcoming).

Presentation
“Telling the Spotted Owl Story,” presented at the AALS Dispute Resolution Section Works-in-Progress Conference, Marquette University School of Law (September 2016).

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Joan Rocklin 

Publication
“Exam-Writing Instruction in a Classroom Near You: Why It Should Be Done and How to Do It,” 22 The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (forthcoming 2018).

Presentations
“An Ill-Advised Line? Potential Disparate Impact of the Changes to Bar Passage Standard 316,” presented at the Association of Legal Writing Directors' Biennial Conference (July 2017).

“Law Students and Depression: What Can We Do to Help?,” presented at the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Conference (July 2016).

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Suzanne Rowe 

Presentations
“Managing Up,” presented at the Legal Writing Institute Workshop, University of Texas School of Law (December 2016).

“What Would Bono Do? Using Legal Education to Ignite Interpersonal Respect, Cross-Cultural Empathy, and Global Inclusion,” presented at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting (January 2017).  

“Character and the Classroom,” presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (August 2017).

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Elizabeth Tippett 

Publications 
“Employee Classification,” in Cambridge Handbook on Regulating the Sharing Economy (Nestor Davidson, John Infranca, and Michéle Finck eds., Cambridge University Press, forthcoming 2018).

“When Timekeeping Software Undermines Compliance,” (with Charlotte Alexander and Zev Eigen), 19 Yale Journal of Law & Technology 1 (2017). 

Testimony
Testified to the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, Subcommittee on the Constitution and Civil Justice, about “Examining Ethical Responsibilities Regarding Attorney Advertising,” (June 2017).

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Merle Weiner

Appointment
Elected to the American Law Institute in 2016.

Publications 
“Legal Counsel for Survivors of Campus Sexual Violence,” 29 Yale Journal of Law & Feminism 123 (2017).

“Thinking Outside the Custody Box: Moving Beyond Custody Law to Achieve Shared Parenting and Shared Custody,” 2016 Illinois Law Review 1535.

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Mary Christina Wood 

Publication 
“‘No Ordinary Lawsuit’: Climate Change, Due Process, and the Public Trust Doctrine,” (with Michael C. Blumm), 67 American University Law Review 1 (forthcoming 2017).

Presentations
“Atmospheric Trust Litigation Underway Around the World,” presented at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting (January 2017).

Distinguished Lecturer, “Atmospheric Trust Litigation: Securing a Constitutional Right to a Stable Climate System,” presented at the Getches-Wilkinson Center for Natural Resources, Energy, and the Environment, University of Colorado Law School (September 2017). 

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