For the Record: Expert Insights on Admissions Tests, Aging and the Law, Legal Writing and More

May 30, 2024

Catch up on recent University of Arizona Law faculty accomplishments

Law courtyard at dusk


Dysart Appointed to Editorial Board of Western Legal History Journal 

Assistant Director of Legal Writing and Clinical Professor Tessa Dysart was appointed to the editorial board of the Western Legal History Journal, a publication of the Ninth Judicial Circuit Historical Society. 

Woods Article Cited in U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit Decision 

Professor of Law Jordan Blair Woods article, “Policing, Danger Narratives, and Routine Traffic Stops,” which published in the Michigan Law Review in 2019, was cited in USA v. Esteban Latorre-Cacho decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit 

Rodriguez Presents at Association of Caribbean University Research and Institutional Libraries 

Foreign, Comparative and International Law Librarian Marcelo Rodriguez attended the Annual Meeting of the Association of Caribbean University, Research and Institutional Libraries (ACURIL) in Georgetown, Guyana, May 1216. Rodriguez presented, “From Metadata to Big Data: Trends of New Technologues in the Area of Law.”   

In the Media  

Spotlight on Sections: Aging and the Law 
The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Newsletter 
Spring 2024 

Faculty Director of the Health Law & Policy Program Tara Sklar, who serves as the new chair for the AALS Section on Aging and the Law, discusses conversations, challenges, future programs and webinars in legal education regarding aging in the law and more.  

Judging the Judges 
ABA Journal 
June 1, 2024 

State judicial oversight often lacks consistency and transparency. Professor Keith Swisher, a legal ethics expert, weighs in.  

Associate Clinical Professor of Law Diana Simon has a Q&A interview and discusses her career and the importance of legal writing. 

The University of Arizona’s James E. Rogers College of Law has introduced JD-Next, a new admissions test and preparatory course aimed at helping students from diverse backgrounds succeed in law school. Dean Marc Miller and Jess Findley, director of Bar & Academic Success, discuss the importance of the test.  

Shefali Milczarek-Desai, a distinguished scholar and associate professor of law at the University of Arizona, explores the complex subject of worker classifications, recent changes and new rules surrounding independent contractors.  

Faculty Director of the Health Law & Policy Program Tara Sklar discusses online graduate certificate programs in health law, policy and compliance at University of Arizona Law.  

University of Arizona Professor of Law Andrew Keane Woods expresses support for national governments asserting greater authority over digital networks that cross their borders and affect their interests.  

The Buzz: Large corporate homeownership and housing prices 
Arizona Public Media 
May 10, 2024 

February, Arizona Attorney General Kris Mayes filed an antitrust lawsuit against property management software company RealPage and 11 companies who own or manage apartment complexes in Arizona, accusing them of colluding to maximize profitability, often resulting in rent increases for tenants. Professor of Law Barak Orbach, an antitrust law expert, discusses. 

The use of telehealth increased dramatically during the COVID-19 pandemic. Now, the American Telemedicine Association is urging Congress to make permanent the changes that had been made on a temporary basis during that time. University of Arizona Professor of Law Tara Sklar, associate director of telehealth law and policy with the College of Medicine’s Arizona Telemedicine Program, discusses the advantages of keeping the expanded access available to all. 

The U.S. House of Representatives voted on four separate bills dealing with public land policies, including the Mining Regulatory Clarity Act, which would give mining companies more leeway when operating on public lands. The measure is the mining industry’s response to a 2022 court ruling that limited the scope of the planned Rosemont Mine in the Santa Rita Mountains south of Tucson. The article mentions a blog post published that year by the University of Arizona Law, the Rosemont decision made large-scale mining on public lands “more difficult,” and it predicted the case would force the mining industry to lobby Congress for preferential reforms.