Faculty Impact

Our faculty is engaged in a constant quest for knowledge and wisdom it can share with our students as well as with the legal profession, scholars, policy makers, and others, consistent with Penn State’s role as a world-class research university.

Lucy Johnston-Walsh PROFESSOR JOHNSTON-WALSH PRESENTS ON “CURRENT ISSUES FOR CHILD ADVOCATES”

April 2021 — On Friday April 9, 2021, Clinical Professor of Law Lucy Johnston-Walsh participated in a panel discussion on “Best Practices for Remote Operations: Engagement, Confidentiality and Technology” during the “Current issues for Child Advocates 2021” program sponsored by the Pennsylvania Bar Association Children’s Rights Committee. Panel members included the Honorable Eleanor Bush, Marisa McClellan, (Administrator for Dauphin County Social Services for Children & Youth) and Professor Lucy Johnston-Walsh; the session was moderated by Jennifer Pokempner of the Juvenile Law Center. Full story

William Butler PROFESSOR BUTLER INAUGURATES WARSAW UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF EAST EUROPEAN AND CENTRAL ASIAN LAW

April 2021 — Professor William E. Butler delivered the inauguration lecture entitled “Post-Soviet Legal Systems in Comparative Legal Studies” at the School of the Law of Eastern Europe and Central Asia newly-established at the Faculty of Law and Administration of Warsaw University on 9 April 2021 to 65 assembled staff and students. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE’S SCHOLARSHIP TO BE FEATURED ON STANFORD PROFESSOR’S BUSINESS SCHOLARSHIP PODCAST

April 2021 — Professor Samantha Prince has been invited by Professor Andrew Jennings, who is a Lecturer in Law for Stanford Law’s Corporate Governance & Practice program, to discuss her recent scholarship on the Business Scholarship Podcast. Professor Prince will speak about her forthcoming article entitled “The AB5 Experiment — Should States Adopt California’s Worker Classification Law?.” Full story

William Butler NEW EDITON OF RUSSIAN CIVIL CODE PUBLISHED BY PROFESSOR BUTLER

April 2021 — Now so substantial that two volumes (1200+ pages) are required for the English-language version of the Civil Code of the Russian Federation, Professor William E. Butler updated his earlier text of five years ago to accommodate literally thousands of changes introduced in the interim period up to 1 February 2021. Full story

 

Sarah J. Williams PROFESSOR WILLIAMS’S WORK IN THE AREA OF AUDITOR REGULATION TO BE PUBLISHED BY LEWIS & CLARK LAW REVIEW

April 2021 — Professor Sarah Williams has accepted an offer from Lewis & Clark Law Review to publish her recent article, entitled “The Alchemy of Effective Auditor Regulation.” The article is currently scheduled to be published in February 2022. Full story

William Butler “DISCOVERING THE UNEXPECTED” IS THEME OF JOURNAL OF COMPARATVE LAW EDITED BY PROFESSOR BUTLER

April 2021 — Professor William E. Butler, co-founder and co-editor of The Journal of Comparative Law, now in its sixteenth year and among the leading peer-reviewed law reviews in its field, has edited in collaboration with Dr. O. V. Kresin of the Koretsky Institute of State and Law, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, volume XVI, no. 1 (2021) devoted to “Discovering the Unexpected: Comparative Legal Studies in Eastern and Central Europe”. Full story

Michael A. Blasie PROF. BLASIE PRESENTS AT TASHKENT STATE UNIVERSITY OF LAW IN UZBEKISTAN

April 2021 — Professor Michael Blasie presented a guest lecture at Tashkent State University of Law in Uzbekistan. His presentation, titled Using Plain Language in Contract Drafting, explored how lawyers can use plain language to draft more effective contracts. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE’S ARTICLE ON GIG WORKERS ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

March 2021 — Professor Samantha Prince’s article entitled “The AB5 Experiment – Should States Adopt California’s Worker Classification Law?” recently was accepted for publication. It will be published in the American University Business Law Review in its Spring 2022 issue. Full story

Lance Cole PROFESSOR COLE JOINS THE ACADEMIC ADVISORY COUNCIL OF THE AMERICAN MUSEUM OF TORT LAW

March 2021 — Professor Lance Cole has joined the Academic Advisory Council of The American Museum of Tort Law. The American Museum of Tort Law is a nonprofit, educational institution founded by consumer protection and government reform advocate Ralph Nader and is the world’s first museum dedicated to the law. Full story

Remote Border Crossing PROFESSOR TERRY SPEAKS ABOUT RULE 5.5, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, AND COVID AT ABA VIRTUAL SESSION

March 2021 — Professor Laurel S. Terry recently served as one of three panelists on an ABA webinar entitled Remote Border Crossing: Covid 19, Changes in Lawyer Mobility, and International Trade in Legal Services. The live version was held March 24, 2021 and the recorded version will be available for three years on the ABA’s website. Full story