In the News Spet. 13

Posted: Fri, 09/13/2013 - 16:30

Professor Brannon Denning

A number of Professor Denning’s publications have recently appeared in print: "Extraterritoriality and the Dormant Commerce Clause: A Doctrinal Post-Mortem," Louisiana Law Review; "National Federation of Independent Business v. Sebelius: Five Takes," coauthered with Glenn H. Reynolds, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly; "Anti-Evasion Doctrines in Constitutional Law," coauthored with Michael B. Kent Jr, Utah Law Review; and "How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Second Amendment: A Reply to Professor Magarian," coaurthered with Glenn H. Reynolds, Texas Law Review. Prof. Denning’s "The Anti-Evasion Doctrines" article was the subject of a post on the popular Balkinization blog by Harvard Law Professor Mark Tushnet, who described the article as "terrific" and "quite sophisticated."

In addition, Prof. Denning recently signed a contract with the West Group for Developing Professional Skills: Constitutional Law. The book, part of a West series edited by Nebraska Law Professor Coleen Medill, uses problems to give students practice in skills such as legal analysis, negotiation, persuasion and client counseling. Each problem in the ten-chapter book will also have a legal ethics component. The book is due to be published in 2014.

Prof. Denning also signed a contract with Carolina Academic Press to write a casebook tentatively titled Firearms Policy and the Law: Cases and Materials, which he will coauthor with University of Memphis Law School Professor Andrew J. McClurg.

Professor Wendy Greene

Professor Wendy Greene’s article, "A Multidimensional Analysis of What Not to Wear in the Workplace, Hijabs and Natural Hair," was recently published in the Florida International University Law Review. Her article was part of the journal’s a symposium issue, "Minding the Gap: Reflections on the Achievement Gap Between Men and Women in the Workplace in 2013."

In addition, Prof. Greene was recently elected to the board of directors for the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Alabama.

On Aug. 27, Prof. Greene participated in a panel discussion at the Birmingham Civil Rights Institute. The panel examined the theme, "Dream Deferred? Reflections on the 50th Anniversary of the March on Washington."

Professor Woodrow Hartzog

"If individuals know they are likely under surveillance, they have decreased autonomy and are less likely to engage in important kinds of behavior necessary for human development," said Professor Woodrow Hartzog in the New Scientist magazine article, "Penal code: The coming world of trial by algorithm."

Professor David Langum

Professor David Langum’s latest book, Litigious and Independent: The Contrary Life of Mary Bennett Love (working title) is being published by Texas Tech University Press. This is Prof. Langum’s eighth book.