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May 19, 2021

Catch up on recent University of Arizona Law faculty accomplishments

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Bambauer Joins New Journal of Free Speech Law as Executive Editor   

University of Arizona Law Professor of Law and privacy expert Jane Bambauer has been named an executive editor of the new faculty-edited law journal, the Journal of Free Speech Law. Bambauer is also part of the journal’s board of editors alongside Regents Professor and Dean Emerita Toni Massaro. 

The journal’s first issue —a symposium on regulation of social media removal decisions—will publish in print and electronically in July 2021. 


Williams Authors 7th edition of the ALWD Guide to Legal Citation 

The 7th edition of the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Guide to Legal Citation was authored by Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Carolyn Williams 

The ALWD is a nonprofit organization representing over 150 law schools that serves its members by providing publications, resources, teaching and scholarship grants and advocacy. 


Milczarek-Desai Awarded with Sustainable Economies Law Center Fellowship  

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law, Director of the Workers’ Rights Clinic and Co-chair of the Bacon Immigration Law and Policy Program Shefali Milczarek-Desai received the Sustainable Economies Law Center (SELC) Fellowship for the 2021-22 academic year. She will engage in convenings, conferences, monthly calls and presentations that provide support and education in building resilient local economies. Arizona Law’s Workers' Rights Clinic has been engaged in SELC through their work with Arizona-based immigrant worker communities seeking to create worker-owned sustainable businesses. Students in the Workers’ Rights Clinic will create the Arizona pages for its national cooplaw.org website as part of the clinic’s policy project. 

SELC cultivates a new legal landscape that supports community resilience and grassroots economic empowerment. They provide essential legal tools such as education, research, advice, and advocacy so communities everywhere can develop their own sustainable sources of food, housing, energy, jobs and other vital aspects of a thriving community. 


Puig Presents at Harvard International Law Journal Symposium 2021: The Future of International Law 

On April 7, Professor of Law Sergio Puig presented about investment law and climate change at the Harvard International Law Journal Symposium 2021: The Future of International Law. 

This year’s virtual symposium brought together leading scholars from around the world to addressed major issues facing the international legal community in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

Puig is director of the International Trade and Business Law program. 


Huskey Presents on Veterans’ Clinic Consortium at AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education 

Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Veterans' Advocacy Law Clinic Kristine Huskey presented at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education on April 30, 2021. Her session NLSVCC: Taking Collaboration to the Next Level helped attendees create a sustainable model for collaboration across clinics. 

In 2016, Huskey and several other law clinic directors created the National Law School Veterans Clinic Consortium (NLSVCC) to elevate advocacy on behalf of veterans. They established 501(c)(3) status and accreditation as a recognized VSO with the VA. The NLVSCC works on national advocacy projects, confers about legal and procedural questions, hosts biennial conferences, provides resources, highlights member news, and assists new and existing clinics to start or expand. 


Sklar Joins Panel at Harvard Law to Discuss Triumphs and Tensions of the Telehealth Boom 

Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar joined a panel of experts to discuss telehealth at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School’s event Triumphs and Tensions of the Telehealth Boom 

Until recently, telehealth services were expensive, rarely available, and often of limited scope and quality. But the COVID-19 pandemic forced a rapid, radical expansion. Sklar and experts explored the challenges around promoting access, quality, and privacy when adopting telehealth solutions.   


Tsosie Joins UCLA Panel on Environmental Justice in the United States 

Regents Professor of Law and Faculty Co-chair of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program Rebecca Tsosie spoke at UCLA’s 2021 Emmett Institute Spring Symposium Environmental Justice in the United States: Taking Stock under the Biden Administration in late April.  

Tsosie joined a panel on Indigenous Lands and People: Taking Sovereignty Seriously to probe the right to and history of nation-to-nation consultation practices in management of indigenous lands in the U.S., including failures to consult and the promise of a new trajectory for indigenous lands under the Biden Administration. 


Hershey Files Amici Curiae Brief on Behalf of the Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico 

On Feb. 15, Professor Emeritus of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program Robert Hershey filed an amici curiae brief on behalf of the Jemez Pueblo of New Mexico. The main issue interrogated the reliability of oral history as evidence in aboriginal title litigation as opposed to written documentation. The District Court in New Mexico disallowed a broadened receptivity of oral tradition under the hearsay rules of the federal rules of evidence. 

Professors Robert WilliamsRebecca Tsosie and Heather Whiteman Runs Him joined as signatories to the brief.   


In the Media

Professor of Practice and Director of the Innovation for Justice Program Stacy Butler discusses how Innovation for Justice is designing access to justice programs for Utah's regulatory sandbox project. 

Director of the Natural Resource Use and Management Clinic Priya Sundareshan writes a follow-up opinion piece on Arizona clean energy  

Professor of Practice and Director of the Innovation for Justice Program Stacy Butler discusses tackling medical debt without lawyers. 

Professor of Practice and Director of the Innovation for Justice Program Stacy Butler interview on designing access to justice programs for Utah's regulatory sandbox project. 

Creative adaptation necessary in online classes 
The Daily Wildcat 
May 4, 2021 

Assistant Director of Legal Writing and Clinical Professor of Law Tessa Dysart and 1L Dirk Bernhardt talk about their experiences in online classes during the pandemic. 

Associate Professor of Legal Writing and Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Diana Simon's recent paper on how COVID-19 and remote work will impact the work-for-hire doctrine was published in The Review of Intellectual Property Law.  

The Illinois Law Review is having an online symposium about policy in President Biden’s first 100 days. Professor of Law Derek Bambauer writes about technology policy in the first 100 days 

Director of the Natural Resource Use and Management Clinic Priya Sundareshan writes an op-ed on new clean energy rules and their effect on Arizona's energy future. 

A case of a high school cheerleader’s language is at the Supreme Court at a moment when technological and social changes may cause the court to expand First Amendment protections of student speech. Professor of Law Jane Bambauer joins two other scholars in an amicus brief on the student's behalf. 

Legal experts say private businesses can require employees to get the COVID-19 vaccine. Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar weighs in.  

Water Wars Are Heating Up Between States 
The Conversation 
April 19, 2021 

Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy Robert Glennon writes that climate stresses are raising the stakes for interstate water disputes. 

Telehealth works, but upgrade is still needed, say experts 
The Harvard Gazette 
April 8, 2021 

Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar was part of an online discussion about the benefits and potential pitfalls of telehealth sponsored by Harvard Law School’s Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics. The event included advocates for the disabled, representatives of a telehealth company, and experts in health law and policy. 

Telehealth and the Future of Long-Term Care 
The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School Bill of Health 
March 8, 2021 

Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar writes about telehealth and long-term care.  

Renters are protected from eviction for an additional three months after the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention extended its national eviction moratorium. A report from the University of Arizona Law's Innovation for Justice program and the National Low Income Housing Coalition shows at least 210,000 Arizona households are at risk of eviction.  

Your Face Is Not Your Own 
The New York Times 
March 18, 2021 

When a secretive start-up scraped the internet to build a facial-recognition tool, it tested a legal and ethical limit — and blew the future of privacy in America wide open. Professor of Law and privacy expert Jane Bambauer weighs in.  

Jemez Pueblo tribe presented oral histories as proof of its aboriginal claim to land in trial. A federal district judge dismissed those histories under what's known as the "hearsay rule," and, struck down the Pueblo's land claim. The Pueblo filed an appeal and nine scholars of Indian law signed onto a brief arguing for Jemez oral histories to be considered in any future trial. Arizona Law Professor Emeritus Robert Hershey weighs in.  

Advocates concerned about expiring federal eviction moratorium 
Arizona Public Media  
March 12, 2021 

Mackenzie Pish, program manager for the Innovation for Justice Program at Arizona Law, discusses evictions during the COVID-19 pandemic and federal eviction moratoriums