For the Record: Books on Judicial Clerkships, Op-eds on Arizona’s Water Crisis, Expert Insights and Presentations on Environmental Justice Policies, Indian Child Welfare Act, Internet Censorship and More

Jan. 26, 2023

Catch up on recent University of Arizona Law faculty accomplishments.


Coan Editor of Journal of American Constitutional History and Writes for Balkinization 

Associate Dean for Research and Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law Andrew Coan has begun serving as an editor for the Journal of American Constitutional History, a peer-reviewed web-based journal publishing high-quality scholarship on U.S. constitutional history, which seeks to promote inter- and multi-disciplinary scholarly dialogue on the subject.

Coan and David S. Schwartz’s article, “The Original Meaning of Enumerated Powers” was featured in Legal Theory Blog's Download of the Week.

Glennon Writes about Challenges Facing Salton Sea and Arizona’s Water Crisis 

University of Arizona Regents Professor Emeritus Robert Glennon writes in the Conversation about the challenges facing the Salton Sea and how it reflects the complexity of managing water in the increasingly dry U.S. Southwest. 

Glennon also wrote an opinion piece for the Arizona Republic about the options Arizona has to combat the state’s water crisis.  

Dysart Publishes New Book On Judicial Clerkships  

Tessa Dysart, Assistant Director of Legal Writing & Clinical Professor of Law, has published “The Short & Happy Guide to Judicial Clerkships.” The book serves as a guide for current and future law students through the secret menu of judicial clerkships.

The Daniel F. Cracchiolo Law Library will host a book talk on Monday, Jan. 30 with Dysart and Dean Marc Miller to discuss her book.  

Sklar to Lead Aging Law Committee, Writes Key Takeaways for CAA 2023  

On January 4, Professor Tara Sklar, faculty director of the Health Law & Policy Program, was welcomed to the incoming slate of officers of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Aging & the Law. She will serve as Chair-Elect. 

Additionally, Sklar recently wrote five key takeaways for what the Consolidated Appropriations Act (CAA) for Fiscal Year 2023 means for telehealth for the Department of Health & Human Services, Health Resources & Services Administration, Southwest Telehealth Resource Center and in the Arizona Telemedicine Program.  

Swisher Presents for ABA Webinar 

On January 18, Professor Keith Swisher joined Regina L. Nassen, principal assistant city attorney, for the American Bar Association webinar on “Using Technology for Communicating and Gathering Information: Is Opposing Counsel Being Sneaky, or Did You Fail to Protect Yourself and Your Client?” They discussed how these questions have been answered in different jurisdictions, emerging trends, and best practices that can help attorneys avoid trouble regardless of a state’s interpretation of the ethics rules. 

In the Media 


Hit the Books 
Arizona Attorney Magazine 
January 2023 

Associate Clinical Professor of Law Diana Simon’s book The (Not Too Serious) Grammar, Punctuation, and Style Guide to Legal Writing was reviewed by the editor of Arizona Attorney Magazine.  

How the White House found EJ areas without using race 
E&E News 
Jan 24, 2023 

The White House was widely criticized a year ago for not using racial demographics to identify disadvantaged communities that would be targeted for extra climate aid. Dean Emerita Toni Massaro discusses the race-neutral approach taken, and how it succeeded at prioritizing minority neighborhoods..  

50 years after Roe, Arizona's abortion access remains limited 
Arizona Public Media 
Jan. 23, 2023 

Sunday marked the 50th anniversary of Roe vs. Wade. But now, seven months after its overturn, legal battles, lack of care and uncertainty leaves abortion access in Arizona restricted. Professor Emerita Barbara Atwood discusses the ways access is even more limited now that legislators have passed further restrictions.

Panel Urges Legal Reformers to Include Community Groups

Jan. 20, 2023

Director of the Innovation for Justice (i4J) Program Stacy Butler joined a panel at Legal Services Corp's Innovations in Technology Conference and urged lawyers and judges to include community-based organizations in their design-and decision-making process for implementing legal regulatory reform. 

Is the Supreme Court Changing Too Much, Too Quickly?
Jan. 11, 2023

Associate Dean for Research and Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law Andrew Coan wrote a post on the Supreme Court’s commitment to radically reshaping vast swaths of American constitutional law quickly.  

Newsmaker: How bad is Arizona's water crisis + meet our new AG, Kris Mayes 
FOX 10 Phoenix 
Jan 8, 2023 

University of Arizona Regents Professor Emeritus of Law Robert Glennon discusses Arizona's water future, its present situation and what we can learn from its past.  

Should Progressives Embrace Originalism?
Dec. 21, 2022

Associate Dean for Research and Milton O. Riepe Chair in Constitutional Law Andrew Coan wrote a post on whether originalism is the best way to advance a progressive constitutional vision.

Listen to our 10 favorite podcast episodes of 2022 
ABA Journal 
Dec. 23, 2022 

ABA Journal picked their favorite 2022 podcast episodes from their three podcasts, which included when Stacy Butler, director of the Innovation for Justice (i4J) Program, was a guest on the Legal Rebels Podcast to talk about i4J and developing new types of legal services.  

High Stakes Spell Uncertain Future For H-1B Organizing 
Law 360 
Dec. 9, 2022 

Associate Clinical Professor of Law Shefali Milczarek-Desai discusses unionizing the tech industry as layoffs leave H-1B visa holders anxious to find new jobs quickly in order to stay in the U.S., labor experts say one way these workers could secure stronger job security is by unionizing — though the likelihood of that panning out soon is unclear.

Supreme Court Admissions Case Could Upend Environmental Justice Laws 
Dec. 7, 2022 

In recent years, more states have crafted environmental justice policies to help communities of color plagued by polluted air and water, poor health outcomes and limited access to green space. But a pair of pending U.S. Supreme Court cases examining affirmative action admissions policies at universities could upend this work. Dean Emerita Toni Massaro weighs in.

Quite a Fall for Digital Tech 
R Street 
Dec. 7, 2022 

Professor of Law Derek Bambauer's work is mentioned in an R Street piece on how upcoming United States Supreme Court cases could threaten social media and digital tech companies. 

Brackeen v. Haaland and The Indian Child Welfare Act explained 
Deseret News 
Dec. 2, 2022 

Professor Emerita Barbara Atwood discusses the Indian Child Welfare Act (ICWA) other complex constitutional issues before the Supreme Court in the ICWA. 

Attorney Brian Chase gives basics on using digital forensics at trial 
Brooklyn Daily Eagle (New York) 
Nov. 30, 2022 

This story profiles adjunct professor or law Brian Chase and his work in the field of digital forensics. 

Protests spread in China as the people have had enough 
The P.A.S. Report Podcast 
Nov. 30, 2022 

This podcast reports professor of law Andrew Woods co-wrote a column examining Internet censorship.