For the Record: Data Surveillance, Algorithm-Driven Decision Making, the Future of Telemedicine, Increasing Diversity in the Legal Field and More

Oct. 25, 2021

Catch up on recent University of Arizona Law faculty accomplishments

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Robert Glennon to Serve on the Salton Sea Management Program’s Independent Review Panel 

Regents Professor Emeritus and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law and Public Policy Robert Glennon has been asked to serve on the State of California’s Salton Sea Management Program’s Independent Review Panel. Glennon will help review plans for long-term restoration of the Salton Sea, California’s largest inland body of water. Its water quality has suffered as the Sea’s salinity has risen to a level higher than the Pacific Ocean, and the reduction in the size of the Sea has created significant public health problems from the dust.  

Diana Simon's Paper Analyzes Comma Splices from a Legal Writing Professor’s Perspective 

Assistant Clinical Professor of Law Diana Simon’s latest work, More True Confessions of a Legal Writing Professor: I Will Never Surrender to the Sinful Comma Splice (Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 21-17), analyzes the increase in the use of comma splices from a legal writing professor’s perspective and suggests ways to fix the problem.  

Jane Bambauer Hosts Panel on intermediaries' Collaboration with Law Enforcement 

On Oct. 22, Professor of Law Jane Bambauer moderated a panel for UCLA School of Law’s Institute of Technology, Law & Policy’s (ITLP) Calibrating Data Surveillance event. The event featured scholars and practitioners discussing trends and controversies in law enforcement surveillance. Bambauer moderated a panel on intermediaries’ proactive searches of data that they hold or host, and subsequent disclosures to authorities.  

Sergio Puig’s Article on Precedent Published in Vanderbilt Journal of Transitional Law 

Professor of Law and Director of the International Trade and Business Law Program Sergio Puig’s articleExtending Trade Law Precedent, co-written with Jeffrey Kucik, associate professor in the University of Arizona’s School of Government and Public Policy, is included in the latest issue of the Vanderbilt Journal of Transitional Law. The article describes the role of precedent in the Appellate Body of the World Trade Organization to explain how precedent can affect compliance with the decisions of international courts and tribunals.  

Rebecca Tsosie Selected as Inouye Distinguished Chair at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa 

Regents Professor of Law and Faculty Co-Chair of the Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program Rebecca Tsosie has been selected to serve as the Dan and Maggie Inouye Distinguished Chair in Democratic Ideals at the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. As the chair, Tsosie will be in virtual residency for the fall 2021 semester, participating in events with students, faculty and community leaders, including serving as the keynote presenter for the event, “Rethinking Reconciliation: Toward a Land-Based Indigenous Citizenship,” on October 28 

Paul Bennett Publishes Second Edition of “A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer” 

Clinical Professor of Law and Co-Director of Clinics Paul Bennett has released the second edition of “A Short and Happy Guide to Being a Lawyer,” which he co-authored with the late Kenney F. Hegland, Professor of Law, Emeritus. 

Bennett and Hegland use humor and quotes to introduce readers to basic lawyering skills and help young lawyers approach the many challenges and rewards of being a lawyer. The short guide offers insights into interviewing, counselling, legal writing, trial preparation, trial skills and more. 

Derek Bambauer Analyzes User Preferences in the Role of Algorithms in Decision Systems 

Professor of Law Derek Bambauer’s latest paper, Worse than Human? (Arizona Legal Studies Discussion Paper No. 21-22), written with Michael Rischvice dean and law professor at Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law, is an empirical study of user preferences for algorithm-driven decision making under varying conditions such as accuracy, speed and price. The paper is forthcoming in the Arizona State Law Journal.  

In the Media 

Director of the Innovation for Justice Program Stacy Rupprecht Jane discusses creating change through legal education and multidisciplinary collaboration. 

Professor of Health Law and Director of Arizona Law's Health Law & Policy Program Tara Sklar discusses the future of telemedicine. 

Updates from Arizona’s Law Schools 
Arizona Attorney Magazine 
September 2021 

University of Arizona Law Dean and Ralph W. Bilby Professor of Law Marc Miller discussed expanding access to legal services, legal innovation, student achievements, creating new paths for legal education and more in a Q&A with Arizona Attorney Magazine.   

Arizona Law’s Lawtina Mentoring Program aims to increase diversity as well as motivate aspiring Latina lawyers by pairing Latina Bachelor of Arts in Law students with mentors working in the legal field. The semester-long program serves as a guide to students interested in attending law school. Jessica Findley, research scholar, who helped establish the mentoring program is quoted.  

Boris Kozolchyk honored with Nobel Peace Prize nomination 
Arizona Jewish Post 
Sept. 30, 2021  

Evo DeConcini Professor of Law Emeritus Boris Kozolchyk was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize. He 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.   

An examination of pandemic mitigation efforts in Immigration and Customs Enforcement facilities quotes professor Shefali Milczarek-Desai, director of the University of Arizona's Workers' Rights Clinic. 

The state of Arizona filed a lawsuit over the Biden administration's executive orders surrounding vaccine mandates, Director of the Workers' Rights Clinic at Arizona Law Shefali Milczarek-Desai weighs in.  

In 2020, Utah became first state to establish a regulatory sandbox, providing a space for lawyers and other professionals to deliver nontraditional legal services under the supervision of the state supreme court, like medical-debt legal advocates. Stacy Rupprecht Jane, director of the Innovation for Justice Program, is quoted discussing the number of lawsuits filed annually in Utah against people experiencing medical debt.  

Los Angeles Times 
Sept. 19, 2021 

Professor Jane Bambauer discusses a 4th Amendment violation in a recent FBI raid of some 800 customers of a safe deposit box rental business in Los Angeles. 

Shefali Milczarek-Desai, director of the Workers' Rights Clinic at Arizona Law, discusses President Biden's executive orders surrounding COVID vaccine mandates for large employers.  

Shefali Milczarek-Desai, director of the Workers' Rights Clinic at Arizona Law, discusses President Biden's COVID rules for large employers.  

Water's Cheap... Should It Be? 
NPR The Indicator from Planet Money 
Sept. 1, 2021 

Regents Professor Emeritus and Morris K. Udall Professor of Law & Public Policy Robert Glennon talks about the casual way the U.S. prices water, one of its most precious commodities.