Catch up on recent University of Arizona Law faculty accomplishments, including awards, new positions and media coverage.
Orbach Wins 2020 Antitrust Writing Award
The article refines four antitrust concepts whose origins stem from Interstate Circuit v. United States (1939), one of the most well-known Supreme Court antitrust opinions. The article argues that the Interstate Circuit myth demonstrates that erroneous myths may be long lasting and influence polices.
Orbach’s article was selected as the result of a five-month process involving 51 international antitrust experts and reviewing more than 600 articles.
Mundheim Named Recipient of ABA’s 2020 Michael Franck Award
The Michael Franck Professional Responsibility Award honors an individual whose contributions in the professional responsibility field evidence the highest level of dedication to legal professionalism. It recognizes career commitments in areas such as legal ethics, disciplinary enforcement and lawyer professionalism.
Sklar Appointed to Scientific Advisory Board
The board is part of The International Society for Cardiovascular Translational Research, a non-profit organization with a goal to expedite scientific discovery to clinical application.
In the Media
Clarence Thomas drags SCOTUS into Section 230 fight
Oct. 15, 2020
All three branches of government are now embroiled in the debate over Silicon Valley’s legal shield, giving reformers yet another avenue to alter Section 230. Professor Derek Bambauer discusses Section 230.
Is Banking on Lawyers a Formula for Success?
ABA Banking Journal
Oct. 5, 2020
Lawyers now occupy seats on three-quarters of U.S. bank boards, and new evidence from the paper, “Banking on Lawyers,” suggests their rapid rise is linked to improved risk management and increases in bank valuation. Professor Simone M. Sepe was one of the writers of the paper.
US Supreme Court nomination carries high stakes
Arizona Public Media
Oct. 1, 2020
U. S. Supreme Court nominee Amy Coney Barrett continues through the confirmation process in Washington. professor Shalev Roisman says the politically charged debate over Barrett's nomination puts the court's reputation on the line, especially in controversial cases.
Why Trump’s Executive Order Doesn’t Protect People With Preexisting Conditions
Sep. 28, 2020
Professor Tara Sklar discusses President Trump's executive order that claims to help protect Americans with preexisting conditions.
On Constitution Day, Some Perspectives on the Rule of Law and an Independent Judiciary
Sep. 17, 2020
Professor Keith Swisher, a legal ethics expert, discussed the gift of judicial independence with Lex Blog.