For the Record: Nobel Nomination, Online Teaching Strategies, New Appellate Journal Issue and More

Sept. 20, 2021

Catch up on recent University of Arizona Law faculty accomplishments


Tessa Dysart Releases Book, Hosts Conference on Online Legal Education  

Assistant Director of Legal Writing & Clinical Professor of Law Tessa Dysart’s has a new book "Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era: Beyond the Physical Classroom," (Carolina Academic Press, 2021). Edited by Dysart and Tracy Norton (Touro Law Center), the book explores techniques, tools, and strategies that can assist law professors in moving past "pandemic teaching" and to create and deliver quality legal education online. It is the first comprehensive book on online legal education. 

Dysart led an online conference on Law Teaching Strategies for a New Era on July 22 to discuss the future of law practice, law school and courses. Watch the conference panel videos here.  

Kozolchyk Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize for Global Economic Justice Work 

Evo DeConcini Professor of Law Emeritus Boris Kozolchyk was recently nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. Kozolchyk was nominated by the University of Rio de la Plata and the Argentine Comparative Law Association for his work addressing issues of economic justice between countries as well as within each country, advancing societies through economic development.  

Kozolchyk is the president and director of the National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade (NatLaw), a nonprofit research and legal reform institution that he founded in 1992, and recently renamed by the board in Kozolchyk’s honor. NatLaw maintains a strong affiliation with the University of Arizona, involving Arizona Law students in the center's many projects.    

Read more on Kozolychyk's work.

Journal of Appellate Practice and Process Releases Special Issue on Judiciary’s Role in Bridging Socio-Political Divide 

University of Arizona Law and the National Institute for Trial Advocacy (NITA) released the Summer 2021 issue of the Journal of Appellate Practice and Process. The 13 articles in the issue focus on the conciliatory role that judges can play in a time of tumult and upset in American public life. Contributors include Erwin Chemerinsky and Tony Mauro. 


In the Media  

Backpage Gets a Mistrial after Prosecution Goes Too Far 
Sept. 15, 2021 

Professor Derek Bambauer discusses the failed prosecution strategy against Backpage co-founders on federal charges of sex-trafficking. 

59: Water Law 2.0 
Ripple Effect (Podcast) 
August 19, 2021 

Robert Glennon, Regents Professor emeritus and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy, discusses barriers and opportunities within Western Water Law.  

Confusion over health privacy law seen impeding COVID battle 
Bloomberg Law 
August 17, 2021 

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act is having a moment in the spotlight, but the federal health-care privacy law is in many cases being mischaracterized or misused.  Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar weighs in.  

Could refusal to vaccinate cost you unemployment benefits? 
August 17, 2021 

Article examines whether a person's refusal to get the COVID-19 vaccine would hamper that person's ability to file for unemployment. Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Workers' Rights Clinic Shefali Milczarek-Desai is interviewed.  

The Legal Profession Wants to Help Heal America's Divisions 
August 16, 2021 

Tessa L. Dysart, assistant director of legal writing and clinical professor of law published writes how "lawyers and judges have been mostly quiet during the current struggles over race, politics and diversity. Now, the legal profession is speaking out on how to bring the nation together." 

As Colorado River Basin states confront water shortages, it's time to focus on reducing demand 
Yahoo (The Conversation) 
August 16, 2021 

Regents Professor and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy Robert Glennon writes about water shortages on the Colorado River. 

'Exclusionary and classist': Why the legal profession is getting whiter 
August 10, 2021 

Regents Professor of Law Rebecca Tsosie discusses the legal profession’s diversity challenges.  

Farmworkers are dying in extreme heat. Few standards exist to protect them 
August 6, 2021 

To protect farmworkers, Assistant Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Workers' Rights Clinic Shefali Milczarek-Desai, says “If they don’t marry the law or the standard with an increase in inspections and enforcement power, then it’s not really going to reach these people.” 

This is how Arizona colleges and universities plan to tackle COVID-19, given state limitations 
Arizona Republic 
August 6, 2021 

Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar weighs in on how Arizona colleges and universities plan to tackle COVID-19 

Banner Health becomes first private employer in Arizona to mandate COVID-19 vaccine 
July 29, 2021 

Professor of Health Law and Director of the Health Law and Policy Program Tara Sklar discusses vaccination mandates for employers. 

What Would Breaking Up Big Tech Change? (Podcast) 
Bloomberg Law [Un]Common Law 
July 19, 2021 

Professor of Law Derek Bambauer discusses the Biden Administration's stance on antitrust enforcement and Big Tech.