Professor Jodi L. Wilson, Director of Legal Methods, served as a Panelist at the SEALS Conference in July
Professor Barbara Kritchevsky’s, Director of Advocacy and Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law, article entitled “Tort Law is State Law: Why Courts Should Distinguish State and
Federal Law in Negligence-Per-Se Litigation” was published in the American University
Law Review in fall 2010. The Defense Law Journal reprinted the article in its May
2011 edition. The article won the Farris Bobango Award for best faculty scholarship
in May 2011.
Professor Jodi L. Wilson, Director of Legal Methods, was a co-presenter at the Second Annual Empire State
Legal Writing Conference, hosted by St. John’s School of Law, in May 2011.
Professor Barbara Kritchevsky’s, Director of Advocacy and Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law received the 2011 University of Memphis Dr. William E. Porter Advisor of the Year
Award for her work with the Moot Court Board.
Professor and Herff Chair Andrew J. McClurg’s book, 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of
Law School, was recently touted in the National Jurist’s preLaw Magazine and the blog, Concurring Opinions.
Professor Lee Harris’ second book was just published, Corporations and Other Business Entities: A Practical
Professor Barbara Kritchevsky’s, Director of Advocacy and Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law served on a panel discussion legal issues surrounding the Guantanamo Detention Center at Rhodes
College as part of its program on professionalism and the law.
Professor and Herff Chair Andrew J. McClurg's book, 1L of a Ride: A Well-Traveled Professor’s Roadmap to Success in the First Year of
Law School, was recently touted in an article about the summer before law school that appears
in both the National Jurist’s Prelaw and Concurring Opinions, a well-respected legal blog.
Professor Lee Harris recently spoke to the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy during its tenth annual convention in Washington, D.C.
Professor and Herff Chair Andrew J. McClurg was quoted on the front page of the Wall Street Journal in an article about judges
who attempt to use humor in their judicial opinions. McClurg's legal humor website,
lawhaha.com, contains the world's largest collection of "Strange Judicial Opinions."
Associate Dean and Law Library Director, D.R. Jones, recently authored an article for the American Association of Law Libraries Spectrum
Magazine's architectural edition. The article features the law library and highlights the adaptive reuse of the historic
Professor Jodi L. Wilson, Director of Legal Methods, served as chair of the welcoming committee for the AALS
Section on Legal Writing at the 2011 AALS Annual Convention.
Professor Barbara Kritchevsky’s, Director of Advocacy and Cecil C. Humphreys Professor of Law recently gave a talk entitled “If There’s A Right, Is There A Remedy? The Federal
Courts’ Role in Remedying Constitutional Violations” at Middlebury College as part
of a program on the role of the courts in a constitutional democracy.
Professor Steve Mulroy just published an article, Sunlight’s Glare: How Overbroad Open Government Laws Chill Free Speech And Hamper
Effective Democracy, in the TENNESSEE LAW REVIEW.
Professor and Herff Chair Andrew J. McClurg’s article, Fight Club: Doctors vs. Lawyers―A Peace Plan Grounded in Self Interest, has been published by the Temple Law Review (vol. 83, pp. 101-58). In July, his article, Fixing the Broken Windows of Online Privacy through Private Ordering: A Facebook Application, will be published in vol. 1 of the Wake Forest Law Review Online.
Professor Lee Harris recently wrote an op-ed in The Tennessean on proposed Tennessee tort reform act.
Professor Traylor Schaffzin’s latest article, Out with the Old: An Argument for Restyling Archaic “Sacred Phrases” Retained in the
Proposed Amendments to the Federal Rules of Evidence, 77 TENN. L. REV. 849 (Summer 2010), was favorably featured on the EvidenceProf Blog
as an “Article of Interest.” Colin Miller, Assistant Professor at the John Marshall
Law School in Chicago writes, “Obviously, the article is a must read for anyone teaching
Evidence or anyone who will be practicing under the new Rules starting (presumably)
at the end of the year.”
Professor Alena Allen was asked to serve on the short paper committee for the Food and Drug Law Institute,
based in Washington, D.C.. FDLI’s Mission is to provide education, training, and publications
on topical food and drug law; act as a liaison to promote networking as a means to
develop professional relationships and idea generation; and ensure an open, balanced
marketplace of ideas to inform innovative public policy, law, and regulation.
Professor Lee Harris presented his most recent paper, The Politics of Shareholder Voting, to a faculty
workshop at Emory Law on Wednesday on March 2.
Estelle Winsett, associate dean for Law Career Services, was appointed to the board of directors of
the Memphis Bar Association. She was also recently interviewed in the Memphis Daily News.
Professor Daniel Kiel's Feb. 11 Law Review Symposium presentation entitled "A Memphis Dilemma: A Half Century
of Public Education in Memphis and Shelby County from Brown Until Today" can be watched here.
Professor Katharine Traylor Schaffzin will be a panelist at an October 28, 2011 symposium hosted by the Advisory Committee
on the Federal Rules of Evidence. The symposium, being held at William & Mary Law
School, will focus on the restyled Federal Rules of Evidence which will become effective
on December 1, 2011.
Professor and Herff Chair Andrew J. McClurg’s article, Fixing the Broken Windows of Online Privacy through Private Ordering: A
Facebook Application, was published by the WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW on its new Forum website. McClurg was invited to write the article, which is a reply to an article by Professor
Patricia Sanchez Abril (University of Miami), because of his expertise and previous
writings in the area of information privacy.
Professor Daniel Kiel recently discussed the Memphis City Schools and Shelby County Schools merger with
WKNO reporter Eleanor Bourdreau, listen here.
Professor and Herff Chair Andrew J. McClurg was invited to appear as a regular guest blogger for Thomson-West’s “Westlaw Insider” blog.
Professor Lee Harris and prominent corporate law professors have submitted an Amici Brief in support of
the Securities and Exchange Commission. To read the brief in its entirety, click here.
Professor Jodi L. Wilson, Director of Legal Methods, was a presenter at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day
Workshop, hosted by the University of Tennessee School of Law, in December 2010.