Faculty Scholarship and Intellectual Life

Faculty Publications & Scholarly Impact at Denver Law

As a research institution committed to the production and dissemination of rigorous legal scholarship, the University of Denver Sturm College of Law is proud to announce its highest ever ranking (#64) in the Sisk Scholarly Impact study, as measured by citation count. The publications highlighted below illustrate the wide range of contributions that Denver Law faculty have recently made to scholarly discourse.

Academic Press Books

Justin F. Marceau, Beyond Cages:  Animal Law and Criminal Punishment, (Cambridge University Press) (forthcoming 2019).

Selected Law Review Articles

Rachel Arnow-Richman, Of Power and Process: Handling Harassers in an At-Will World, 128 YALE L.J.F. 85 (2018).

Debra S. Austin, Positive Legal Education: Flourishing Law Students and Thriving Law Schools, 77 MD. L. REV. 649 (2018).

Debra S. Austin, Food for Thought: The Neuroscience of Nutrition to Fuel Cognitive Performance, 95 OR. L. REV. 425 (2017).

Rebecca Aviel, Family Law and the New Access to Justice, 86 FORDHAM L. REV. 2279 (2018).

Rebecca Aviel, Rule 8.4(g) and the First Amendment: Distinguishing Between Discrimination and Free Speech, 31 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS (2018).

Rebecca Aviel, Faithful Unions, 69 HASTINGS L.J. 721 (2018).

John Campbell, Lemmings or Lions: Can Attorneys Manipulate Jurors Through Belief Mirroring, 19 NEV. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2018).

Bernard Chao, Testing the White Hat Effect in Patent Law, 27 Federal Circuit Bar Journal 155 (2017) (with Roderick O'Dorisio JD'18).

Bernard Chao, Lost Profits in a Multicomponent World, 59 B.C. L. REV. 35 (2018).

Alan K. Chen & Justin Marceau, Developing a Taxonomy of Lies, 89 U. COLO. L. REV. 52 (2018).

Alan K. Chen, Free Speech and the Confluence of National Security and Internet Exceptionalism, 86 FORDHAM L. REV. 21 (2017).

Bernard Chao & Ian Farrell, Why Courts Fail to Protect Privacy: Race, Age, Bias and Technology, 106 CAL. L. REV. 62 (2018) (with Catherine Durso and Christopher Robertson).

Ian Farrell, The Fallacy of Choice: The Destructive Effect of School Vouchers on Students with Disabilities, 67 AM. U. L. REV. 82 (2018) (with Chelsea Marx JD’19).

Alexi Nunn Freeman & Lindsey Webb, Positive Disruption: Addressing Race in a Time of Social Change Through a Team-Taught, Reflection-Based, Outward-Looking Law School Seminar, 21 U. PA. J. L. & SOC. CHANGE 121 (2018).

Martin Katz, Facilitating Better Law Teaching—Now, 62 EMORY L.J. 823 (2018).

Martin Katz, A Rosetta Stone for Causation, 127 YALE L.J. FORUM 877 (2018).

Margaret B. Kwoka, First-Person FOIA, 127 YALE L.J. 2204 (2018).

Jan G. Laitos, The Paralysis Paradox and the Untapped Role of Science in Solving Big Environmental Problems, 30 GEO. ENVTL. L. REV. 409 (2018) (with Chris Ainscough, JD'18).

Christopher N. Lasch, Understanding Sanctuary Cities, 59 B.C. L. REV. 1703 (2018) (with R. Linus Chan, Ingrid V. Eagly, Dina Francesca Haynes, & Annie Lai).

Nancy Leong, Against Women's Sports, 95 WASH. U. L. REV. 1251 (2018).

Nancy Leong, Fair Housing and Free Speech in the Platform Economy, 78 OHIO ST. L.J. 1001 (2017).

Nancy Leong, The Race-Neutral Workplace of the Future, 51 UC DAVIS L. REV. 719 (2017).

Nancy Leong, In A Different Force, 85 GEO. WASH. L. REV. ___ (forthcoming 2018).

Kevin J. Lynch, A Fracking Mess: Just Compensation for Regulatory Takings of Oil and Gas Property Rights, 43 COLUM. J. ENVTL. L. 82 (2018).

Govind Persad, Evaluating the Legality of Age-Based Criteria in Health Care: From Nondiscrimination and Discretion to Distributive Justice, 60 B.C. L. REV. (forthcoming 2019).

Govind Persad, Paying Patients: Legal and Ethical Dimensions, 20 YALE J.L. & TECH. 177 (2018).

Justin Pidot, The Common Law of Private Party CERCLA Claims, 70 STAN. L. REV. 191 (2018) (with Dale Ratliff, JD'16).  

Laura Rovner, "Everything is at stake if Norway is sentenced. In that case, we have failed": Solitary Confinement and the "Hard" Cases in the United States and Norway, 1 UCLA CRIM. J. L. REV. 77 (2017).

Nantiya Rogers, Is There a Future for Work?, 25 GEO. J. ON POVERTY L. & POL'Y 343 (2018) (with Wendi Lazar).

Michael D. Sousa, Debt Stigma and Social Class, 41 SEATTLE U. L. REV. 965 (2018).

Joyce S. Sterling, Diversity, Hierarchy, and Fit in Legal Careers:  Insights from Fifteen Years of Qualitative Interviews, 31 GEO. J. LEGAL ETHICS 123 (2018) (with Bryant Garth).

Celia R. Taylor, The Dodd-Frank Death Knell, 49 LOY. U. CHI. L.J. 655 (2018).

Eli Wald, Success, Merit and Capital in America, 101 MARQUETTE L. REV. 1 (2017).

Eli Wald, A Thought Experiment about the Academic “Billable” Hour or Law Professors’ Work Habits, 101 MARQUETTE L. REV. 991 (2018).

Lindsey Webb, Legal Consciousness as Race Consciousness: Expansion of the Fourth Amendment Seizure Analysis Through Objective Knowledge of Police Impunity, 48 SETON HALL L. REV. 403 (2018).

Book Chapters

Debra S. Austin, Positive Institutions: Organizations, Laws, and Policies, in The Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 3rd Edition (Oxford University Press 2018) (with Peter H. Huang, Anne M. Brafford, & Martha Knudson).

K.K. DuVivier, Distributed Renewable Energy, in Legal Pathways to Deep Decarbonization in the United States (Environmental Law Institute 2018).

José R. Juárez, Jr., The Central American Experience with Investor Protections Under CAFTA, in From Extraction to Emancipation: Development Reimagined (American Bar Association Section of International Law and Carolina Academic Press 2018).

Sam Kamin, The Legalization of Marijuana and the Interplay of State and Federal Laws, in Controversies in American Federalism and Public Policy (Routledge Press 2017).

Sam Kamin, Marijuana Regulation in the United States, in Dual Markets: Comparative Approaches for Regulation (Springer International 2017).

Nancy Leong, The Platform Identity Crisis, in The Cambridge Handbook on the Sharing Economy (Cambridge University Press 2018) (with Charlotte Garden).

Tom I. Romero, II, Ditches and Desirability:  Regulating the Flow and Quality of Immigration Through the Doctrine of Prior Appropriation in the 19th and early 20th Century American West, in Laying Down the Law: Critical Legal Histories of the North American West (University of Kansas Press 2018).

Don C. Smith, Unconventional Gas Development 2.0: Reducing the 'Environmental Footprint' Through New Technologies, in Innovation in Energy Law and Technology: Dynamic Solutions for Energy Transitions (Oxford University Press 2018).

Scholarly Impact

Jay Brown was appointed to the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Public Company Accounting Oversight Board. Learn more.

Alan Chen and Justin Marceau received the Justice for Animals award from PETA. Learn more.

Roberto Corrada, the Mulligan Burleson Chair in Modern Learning, was elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. Learn more.

Margaret Kwoka received the Pro Bono Achievement Award from the Animal Legal Defense Fund. Learn more.

Ved Nanda was selected by the American Bar Association Section of International Law as the 2018 co-recipient of the Louis B. Sohn Award for Public International Law. Learn more.

Nantiya Ruan was cited by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg in SCOTUS ruling. Learn more.

Catherine Smith co-authored Supreme Court amicus brief submitted in Masterpiece Cakeshop LTD v. Colorado Civil Rights Commission. Learn more.

Eli Wald was recognized as one of the “Drivers for Change in Legal Services” by the International Bar Association. Learn more.


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