Anne E. Mullins explores use of metacognition in teaching

Associate Professor Anne E. Mullins. Law Professor Anne E. Mullins published Meta is Better in the North Dakota Law Review (94 N.D. L. Rev 325 (2019). The article, divided into two parts, builds from the article Learning Intentionally and the Metacognitive Task by Professor Alleva and co-author Professor Jennifer Gundlach. Part I explores the core teaching and learning challenges Professors Alleva and Gundlach identified in… » Read more


Cynthia Hawkins provides overview of child support and enforcement in new book

Professor Cynthia G. Hawkins Cynthia G. Hawkins authored The Child Support Enforcement Handbook, published by Cognella Academic Publishing in 2019. Details from the publisher The Child Support Enforcement Handbook provides students with an historical overview of child support and enforcement, including relevant federal and state legislative and statutory schemes. Decades of state and federal legislation, and their varying impacts, are presented to help readers decode this… » Read more


Kirsten K. Davis discusses use of reading groups for legal writing scholars

Dr. Kirsten K. Davis Dr. Kirsten K. Davis, Director of the Institute for Advancement of Legal Communication, published Reading Legal Writing Together: Reading Groups Can Build the Disciplinary Community of Legal Writing Scholars in Legal Writing: The Journal of the Legal Writing Institute. The essay describes how a reading group of scholars can help develop community in a scholarly discipline. About Kirsten Davis Kirsten Davis… » Read more


Royal Gardner’s research for Supreme Court amici brief featured in science journal

Professor Royal C. Gardner Royal C. Gardner, Professor of Law and Director of the Institute for Biodiversity Law and Policy, was the lead author of Advocating for Science: Amici Curiae Brief of Wetland and Water Scientists in Support of the Clean Water Rule, which appeared in the June 2019 issue of the peer-reviewed journal Wetlands. Co-authors of the article, which has more than 1,100 downloads,… » Read more


Jason Palmer examines the role of positive emotional intelligence in protecting disenfranchised and minority groups

Professor Jason Palmer Law Professor Jason Palmer wrote Emotional Intelligence and Homophobia for the Wake Forest Law Review in a symposium issue on Cognitive Emotion and the Law in fall 2019.  According to the abstract Emotional intelligence dictates that individuals react in a certain way because they are wired to respond emotionally to certain triggers. These emotional triggers can be either positive or negative. Those… » Read more


Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy assesses the Roberts Supreme Court’s definition of corruption

Professor Ciara Torres-Spelliscy Ciara Torres-Spelliscy wrote Deregulating Corruption for the Harvard Law & Policy Review, Vol. 13, No. 2, 2019. According to the abstract The Roberts Supreme Court has, or to be more precise the five most conservative members of the Roberts Court have, spent the last twelve years branding and rebranding the meaning of the word “corruption” both in campaign finance cases and in… » Read more


Associate Dean Jason Bent examines algorithmic affirmative action in law journal article

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Jason Bent Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Law Jason R. Bent’s article Is Algorithmic Affirmative Action Legal? was selected for publication in the Georgetown Law Journal and won the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Call for Papers contest. Bent also presented the article at the annual SEALS conference in Boca Raton, Fla. According to the abstract… » Read more


Ellen Podgor examines historic trial from criminal defense attorney’s viewpoint

Ellen S. Podgor’s piece, A Small Slice of the Chicago Eight Trial, is published in volume 50 of the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal (2019) and examines how strong, steadfast criminal defense attorneys can make a difference in protecting key constitutional rights and values. According to the abstract The Chicago Eight trial was not the typical criminal trial, in part because it occurred at a… » Read more


Peter F. Lake discusses increased liability litigation in Higher Ed

By Alexander C. KafkaThe Chronicle of Higher EducationFeb. 16, 2020 Professor Peter F. Lake Excerpt Colleges will have to tighten their belts amid the next recession and a subsequent mid-decade enrollment drop of roughly 15 percent. But one place they might not want to cut is their general-counsel offices. That’s because on top of a widening list of free-speech, mental-health, regulatory, and other legal concerns,… » Read more


Louis Virelli examines impeachment arguments for political talk show

By Evan DonovanNews Channel 8Feb. 2, 2020 Professor Louis Virelli This week, the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump featured several controversial legal arguments. Lou Virelli, professor of Constitutional law at Stetson Law School in Tampa Bay, joins 8 On Your Side political reporter Evan Donovan to break down the arguments on Battleground Florida, WFLA News Channel 8’s weekly local political show. Watch the segment from… » Read more