Kristen Barnes

Kristen BarnesKristen Barnes writes on Constitutional Law issues regarding affirmative action in the educational context. In her most recent work, she takes on this topic from a comparative international law perspective.

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Ryan Vacca has accepted an invitation to present Copyright & Software: Breathing New Life into API Litigation at the Cleveland Intellectual Property Law Association's February 2016 meeting.

Willa Gibson accepted an offer to publish her article The Intersection Between UCC Article 9 and Intellectual Property: The Need for a National, Centralized Filing System for IP in the October 2015 issue of The John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law.

Ryan Vacca presented "The Federal Circuit as an Institution" at the Economics of IP Rights Handbook Conference at Northwestern Law School.

Ryan Vacca presented "Percolating Intellectual Property Law Through Circuit Stewardship: Empirical and Jurisprudential Analysis of En Banc Review" with Prof. Peter Menell (Berkeley) at the IP Scholars Conference at DePaul Law School.

Bill Jordan participated in a teleconference panel titled “After King v Burwell, What is Chevron’s Domain?” presented by the ABA’s Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice.

Betsy Shaver's proposal entitled “Proposals to Reform the IDEA’s Due Process Structure,” has been accepted for presentation at the Sixth National Symposium of the Consortium for Appropriate Dispute Resolution in Special Education (CADRE), which will take place in October 2015.

Kristen Barnes presented “Minorities, the Right to Education, and Indirect Discrimination Claims” at the Law & Society Conference in Seattle.


Kristen Barnes
Martin Belsky
Brant Lee
Elizabeth Shaver
Tracy Thomas

Emeritus faculty:
Richard Aynes
Wilson Huhn


Constitutional Law Center


Legal scholarship in the areas of Constitutional Law and Government Regulation covers a broad range of deeply important issues. Members of the faculty at Akron Law write and speak on Constitutional Law topics in the areas of affirmative action, discrimination on the basis of gender and race, historical perspectives on Constitutional Law, law and religion, free speech, and other civil rights issues. In the area of Government Regulation, faculty members write on specialized issues within the areas of food law, special education law, and environmental law, as well as writing about administrative law more broadly.


Wilson R. Huhn: Tradition, Policy, and the Establishment Clause: Justice Kennedy’s Opinion in Town of Greece v. Galloway, __ Akron L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).
Wilson R. Huhn: Affirmative Action: Learn from the Past, Look to the Future, __ Midwest J. L. & Pol'y __ (forthcoming 2015).
Elizabeth A. Shaver: Every Day Counts: Proposals to Reform the IDEA’s Due Process Structure, ___ Case. W. Res. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015).
William S. Jordan, III: Rulemaking, in Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2013 (ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice).
William S. Jordan, III: Adjudication, in Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice 2013 (ABA Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice) (with Michael Asimow & Jeffrey B. Litwak).
William S. Jordan, III: News From the Circuits, 40 Admin. & Reg. L. News 19 (2014).
William S. Jordan, III: Interpreting the Affordable Care Act: How to Explain the Radical Differences, 40 Admin. & Reg. L. News 23 (2014).
Elizabeth A. Shaver: Can the States Ban the Use of Non-Positive Interventions? Re-Examining Positive Behavior Supports under IDEA, 44 Stetson L. Rev. 147 (2014).
Richard R. Strong: Teleradiology and Quality Assurance Issues, 13:3 The Voice (Jan. 22, 2014) (with Stacy Delgros).


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