February 2011



Rich Lavoie has accepted an offer of publication from Loyola Los Angeles Law Review for his article Patriotism and Taxation: The Tax Compliance Implications of the Tea Party.

Tracy Thomas has become the editor of West’s annual collection, Women and the Law.

Academic Presentations

Ryan Vacca presented his paper, Acting Like an Administrative Agency: The Federal Circuit En Banc, at the 2011 Missouri Law Review Symposium, “Evolving the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its Patent Jurisprudence.”  The paper will be published in the Missouri Law review.  A link to the program is here:  http://www.law.missouri.edu/faculty/symposium/2011/


The 2011 Law Alumni Faculty Scholarship Award has been given to Sarah Cravens for her article, Judging Discretion: Contexts for Understanding the Role of Judgment, 64 Univ. Of Miami L. Rev. 947 (2010).

Kalyani Robbins’ proposal for an edited book collection, The Laws of Nature: Managing Ecosystems for a Better Future, was accepted for publication in the new interdisciplinary law series, &Law, published by the University of Akron Press

Scholarly Presentations

Jane Moriarty will present on a panel, Evidentiary and Ethical Implications of Neuroscience in the Law at the University of Denver’s Symposium, Guilty Minds: Neuroscience & Criminal Law.

Scholarly Endeavors

The new Akron Law Editorial Board for the &Law series with the University of Akron Press is Sarah Cravens, Brant Lee, Jane Moriarty, Elizabeth Reilly, and Tracy Thomas.