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Professor Bowman Publishes Op-Ed on the Effectiveness of State Officials Investigating the President

In an op-ed for Slate, Professor Frank Bowman argues that state officials cannot function effectively as “stand-in special prosecutors” of a president or his administration. Other articles published in the news have suggested that, if special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation is shut down, state attorneys general could step up and continue the investigation. In response to these articles, Professor Bowman…

Professor Strong Publishes New Article on International Lawmaking

Professor S.I. Strong recently had a new article on international lawmaking published. The article, “Clash of Cultures: Epistemic Communities, Negotiation Theory, and International Lawmaking,” 50 Akron Law Review 495 (2017), discusses the role that expert groups play in the negotiation of international treaties and considers whether and to what extent theories developed in the context of interpersonal negotiation can be…

Professor Speaks About Research on NPR Affiliate

Professor S.I. Strong recently appeared on the Jim Engster Show to discuss problems that political polarization raises for deliberative democracy in the United States. The segment was triggered by Professor Strong’s article, “Alternative Facts and the Post-Truth Society: Meeting the Challenge,” 165 University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online 137 (2017), which discusses empirical research into the causes for pervasive political…

Professor Abrams Publishes Casebook’s Sixth Edition

Professor Doug Abrams and his co-authors have published the sixth edition of their popular casebook, Children and the Law: Doctrine, Policy, and Practice. The book continues its interdisciplinary emphasis, practical approach, and in-depth coverage of lawyering, child abuse and neglect, foster care, adoption, status offenses and delinquency. Chapters on children’s rights and obligations, regulatory legislation, financial relationships and medical decision-making…

The New Handshake: Professor Schmitz Co-Writes New Book on Online Dispute Resolution

Professor Amy Schmitz recently published a book that seeks to explain how online dispute resolution (ODR) can expand access to remedies for consumers, with co-author Colin Rule, the mastermind behind the ODR systems of eBay and PayPal. In the past, when buying goods in person, deals could be sealed with a handshake. Now with the ability to buy things online…

Professor Writes Article on Alternative Facts and the Post-Truth Society

Professor S.I. Strong recently wrote an article discussing the concept of “alternative facts,” a term that has became synonymous with a willingness to persevere with a particular belief either in complete ignorance of or with a total disregard for reality. The increasing incidence of alternative facts in the popular and political arena creates a critical conundrum for anyone interested in…