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.

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE’S ARTICLE ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION BY YALE LAW & POLICY REVIEW

April 2022—Professor Samantha Prince’s article, “Megacompany Employee Churn Meets 401(k) Vesting Schedules: A Sabotage on Workers’ Retirement Wealth,” was accepted for publication by the Yale Law & Policy Review. Her article will appear as the lead article in its Fall 2022 issue. Read more

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE PRESENTED ARTICLE AT 25TH ANNUAL CRITICAL TAX CONFERENCE

April 2022 — Professor Samantha Prince presented her article on the disparate impact that employee churn has on retirement wealth of people of color and lower income workers. Read more

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE TO PRESENT AT WIDENER COMMONWEALTH LAW SCHOOL

March 2022 — On April 19, 2022, Professor Samantha Prince will present her article on the disparate impact that employee churn has on retirement wealth at Widener Commonwealth Law School. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE PRESENTS AT THE PENNSYLVANIA OFFICE OF GENERAL COUNSEL’S CLE WEBINAR “WRITING & LITIGATION WORKSHOP”

March 2022 — Professor Samantha Prince presented at a live virtual CLE event titled “Writing & Litigation Workshop” given by The Office of General Counsel (“OGC”). Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE IS AWARDED GRANT TO CREATE OPEN-SOURCE COURSE MATERIALS FOR HER ENTREPRENEURSHIP LAW: OPERATIONAL ISSUES COURSE

February 2022 — Professor Samantha Prince has been awarded a grant from the Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology Innovation and University Libraries to undertake an Affordable Course Transformation for her Entrepreneurship Law: Operational Issues course. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR SAMANTHA PRINCE RECEIVES COMMENDATION FOR COMPLETING ACT@PSU

January 2022 — Professor Samantha J. Prince has received commendation from Penn State University for creating free open-source materials for her Entrepreneurship Law: Company Creation course through a grant received from the Affordable Course Transformation at Penn State (ACT@PSU ) program. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE’S ARTICLE ON APP-BASED WORK ACCEPTED FOR PUBLICATION

November 2021 — Professor Samantha Prince’s article entitled “The Shoe’s About to Drop for the Platform Economy: Understanding the Current Worker Classification Landscape in Preparation for a Changed World” was accepted for publication in the University of Memphis Law Review in its Spring 2022 issue. Full story

Samantha Prince PROFESSOR PRINCE PRESENTS HER RESEARCH AT NATIONAL BUSINESS LAW SCHOLARS CONFERENCE (VIA ZOOM)

June 2021 — Professor Samantha Prince presented her current research on modernizing the 401(k) plan to accommodate the modern transient workforce at the National Business Law Scholar Conference 2021 that was held via Zoom. Her presentation explained why 401(k) plan vesting schedules for employer contributions fail workers who change jobs frequently. Full story

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

May 2021 — Professor Samantha Prince recently joined Professor Andrew Jennings, who is a Lecturer in Law for Stanford Law’s Corporate Governance & Practice program, to discuss her forthcoming article entitled “The AB5 Experiment — Should States Adopt California’s Worker Classification Law?” on the Business Scholarship Podcast. During the podcast, Professor Prince discussed the high stakes involved for workers, employers, and governments in classifying workers as employees or independent contractors. 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