Professors Fairfield and Fraley win Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship

Each fall, two prizes are awarded by the Frances Lewis Law Center to recognize outstanding legal scholarship supported by our summer grants.  This year’s winners of the Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship are Josh Fairfield and Jill Fraley. Professor Fairfield's award recognizes his outstanding scholarship on the intersection of law and technology.  In … Continue reading Professors Fairfield and Fraley win Lewis Prize for Excellence in Legal Scholarship

Professor Parella Presents at Yale Law Workshop on Informal-Formal Governance

On September 28, 2017 Professor Kish Parella presented her working draft, “Public Relations Litigation,” at a workshop exploring the intersection of formal and informal governance sponsored by the Center for Private Law at Yale Law School. Her draft explores the reputational repair functions of business litigation, especially for plaintiffs implicated in a broader corporate crisis.  … Continue reading Professor Parella Presents at Yale Law Workshop on Informal-Formal Governance

Professor Parella Hosts Scholarly Roundtable on the Information Effects of Litigation

On September 21-22, 2017 Professor Kish Parella hosted a scholarly roundtable on the information effects of litigation. The other participants were Sadie Blanchard (Yale), Nathan Cortez (SMU), Brandon Garrett (UVA), Jake Linford (FSU), Kathryn Sabbeth (UNC), and Roy Shapira (IDC).  All participants exchanged working drafts exploring the information value of litigation, including the reputational benefits … Continue reading Professor Parella Hosts Scholarly Roundtable on the Information Effects of Litigation

Professor Demleitner contributes to The Conversation with article on civil forfeiture

Washington and lee law professor Nora Demleitner has authored an article published by The Conversation.  The article is titled "How the government can steal your stuff: 6 questions about civil asset forfeiture answered" and appeared on Sunday, September 17, 2017. Professor Demleitner further explores the issue of forfeiture as a funding source for police departments and … Continue reading Professor Demleitner contributes to The Conversation with article on civil forfeiture

Professor Kish Parella Presents at Corporations on Trial: International Criminal and Civil Liability for Corporations for Human Rights Violations

On Friday, September 15, 2017 Professor Kish Parella presented at Corporations on Trial: International Criminal and Civil Liability For Corporations for Human Rights Violations that was held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law and co-sponsored by CWRU's Frederick K. Cox International Law Center, Center for Professional Ethics, and Inamori International Center for Ethics … Continue reading Professor Kish Parella Presents at Corporations on Trial: International Criminal and Civil Liability for Corporations for Human Rights Violations

Professor Lyman Johnson Authors Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Washington and Lee law professor Lyman Johnson has co-authored an amicus curiae brief submitted to the United States Supreme Court on Friday, September 8, 2017.   The brief was submitted in support of respondents in Leidos, Inc. v. Indiana Public Retirement System, No. 16-1581.  Professor Sarah Haan also signed the brief. The legal question presented in Leidos is whether a … Continue reading Professor Lyman Johnson Authors Supreme Court Amicus Brief

Professor Parella Presents at Emory Law Faculty Colloquium

On September 6, 2017, Professor Kish Parella presented her work in progress, “Public Relations Litigation,” at the Emory Law Faculty Colloquium. In this draft, Parella explores the comparative advantages of civil litigation as an information mechanism within society.  Specifically, she examines the information effects of a particular form of business litigation that she calls “public … Continue reading Professor Parella Presents at Emory Law Faculty Colloquium