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          Thursday, July 06, 2017

          Annual Research Roundup - 2016

          Message from Professor Scott Dodson, Associate Dean for Research, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair
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          Professor Scott Dodson, Associate Dean for Research, Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair

          My dear colleagues,
          One of the real joys of filling the role of Research Dean is that I am privy to all of the wonderful scholarship that our faculty generates. I am constantly amazed at our diversity of work, leadership of ideas, and excellence in execution. 
          This message recognizing and praising the scholarship and research we produced as a faculty in calendar year 2016 is a small token of that appreciation. I cannot claim it to be comprehensive; no doubt in compiling our achievements, I have missed some. If so, my apologies, and I will chalk up any omissions to my inability to keep up with all of our good work.
          I’ll begin by inviting you to peruse the list of works published in 2016 and pasted below. I myself am struck by its great diversity; we publish many law-review articles, yes, but we also publish an astonishing number of peer-reviewed articles, books, book chapters, treatises, reports, and testimony. The titles alone suggest the breadth of our scholarship and its importance to the many fields in which we write. 
          Hadar Aviram, “The Correctional Hunger Games: Understanding Realignment in the Context of the Great Recession,” 664 Ann. Am. Acad. Pol. & Soc. Sci. 260 (2016)
          Alina Ball, “Social Enterprise Governance,” 18 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 919 (2016)
          Kate Bloch, “Legal Indeterminacy in Insanity Cases: Clarifying Wrongfulness and Applying a Triadic Approach to Forensic Evaluations,” 67Hastings L.J. 913 (2016) (with Jeffrey Gould)
          Kate Bloch, “Bridging Rule of Law Theory and Implementation: The Role of Professional Ethical Integrity,” 39 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev.81 (2016)
          Blaine Bookey, “Gender-based Asylum Post-Matter of A-R-C-G: Evolving Standards of the Law,” 1 Sw. J. Int’l L. 22 (2016)
          Richard Boswell, “Key Definitions and Concepts,” in Navigating the Fundamentals of Immigration Law (2016)
          Abraham Cable, “Opportunity-Cost Conflicts in Corporate Law,” 66 Case W. Res. L. Rev. 51 (2016)
          Jo Carrillo, “Financial Intimate Partner Violence: When Assets and Transactions Become Weapons,” 22:2 Domestic Violence Rep. 17 (2016)
          John Crawford, “Shining a Light on Shadow Money,” 69 Vand. L. Rev. En Banc 185 (2016)
          Ben Depoorter (editor), The Economics of Intellectual Property (Edward Elgar 2016) (with Peter Menell)
          Ben Depoorter et al., “The Moral Hazard Effect of Liquidated Damages: An Experiment on Contract Remedies,” 173 J. Inst. & Theoretical Econ. 84 (2016)
          Ben Depoorter et al., “The Multiplication Effect of Legal Insurance,” 13 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. 1 (2016)
          John Diamond, “Crisis in American Criminal Law – Reflections from a Comparative Perspective,” 65 ArsAequi 254 (2016)
          Scott Dodson, “The Gravitational Force of Federal Law,” 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 703 (2016)
          Scott Dodson, “Joint and Several Jurisdiction,” 65 Duke L.J. 1323 (2016) (with Phil Pucillo)
          Scott Dodson, “An Opt-In Option for Class Actions,” 115 Mich. L. Rev. 171 (2016)
          Jared Ellias, “Do Activist Investors Constrain Managerial Moral Hazard in Chapter 11? Evidence from Junior Activist Investing,” 8 J. Legal Anal. 493 (2016)
          David Faigman et al., “Scientific Gatekeeping: Using the Structure of Scientific Research to Distinguish Between Admissibility and Weight in Expert Testimony,” 110 Nw. U. L. Rev. 859 (2016)
          David Faigman, “Science and Law 101: Bringing Clarity to Pardo and Patterson’s Confused Conception of the Conceptual Confusion in Law and Neuroscience,” 7 Jurisprudence 171 (2016)
          David Faigman, “It Ain’t Brain Surgery, But It’s Close,” 56 Jurimetrics 197 (2016)
          Robin Feldman, “Patent Licensing, Technology Transfer and Innovation,” 106 Am. Econ. Rev. 188 (2016) (with Mark Lemley)
          Robin Feldman & Evan Frondorf, “Drug Wars: A New Generation of Generic Pharmaceutical Delay,” 53 Harv. J. Legis. 499 (2016)
          Robin Feldman, “Regulatory Property: The New IP,” 40 Colum. J. L. & Arts 1 (2016)
          Robin Feldman, “Learning from Past Mistakes—The US Patent System and International Trade Agreements,” in Mega-Regionalism: Innovation and Trade Within Global Networks (Dieter Ernst ed. 2016)
          Robin Feldman, “The CRISPR Revolution: What Editing Human DNA Reveals About the Patent System’s DNA,” 64 UCLA L. Rev. Discourse 392 (2016)
          Robin Feldman, Alice Armitage, et al., “Startups and Unmet Legal Needs,” 2016 Utah L. Rev. 575
          Robin Feldman et al., “Open Letter on Ethical Norms in Intellectual Property Scholarship,” 29 Harv. J. L. & Tech. 1 (2016)
          Clark Freshman, “Making Credibility Determinations: The Latest Science of Reading Motions and Thoughts Across Cultures,” Proceedings of the Nat’l Acad. Arbitrators (2016)
          Keith Hand, “Translator’s Introduction to Liu Songshan, 1981: Embryonic but Inchoate Constitutional Committee Designs,” 33 UCLA Pac. Basin L.J. 73 (2016)
          Keith Hand, “An Assessment of Socialist Constitutional Supervision Models and Prospects for a Constitutional Supervision Committee in China: the Constitution as Commander?,” in China's Socialist Rule of Law Reforms under Xi Jinping 30 (John Garrick & Yan Chang Bennett eds. 2016)
          Geoff Hazard, “Developing Civil Procedure Rules for European Courts,” 100:2 Judicature 58 (2016)
          Geoff Hazard, “Bar, Bench, and Civic Culture,” 39 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 267 (2016)
          Chimène Keitner, “Categorizing Acts by State Officials: Attribution and Responsibility in the Law of Foreign Official Immunity,” 26 Duke J. Comp. & Int’l L. 451 (2016)
          Jaime King, “The Double-Edged Sword of Health Care Integration: Consolidation and Cost Control,” 92 Ind. L.J. 55 (2016) (with Erin Fuse Brown)
          Jaime King, “Whole-Genome Screening of Newborns? The Constitutional Boundaries of State Newborn Screening Programs,” 137Pediatrics Supp. 1, S8-S16 (2016) (with Monica Smith)
          Evan Lee, “Mathis v. U.S. and the Future of the Categorical Approach,” 101 Minn. L. Rev. Headnotes 263 (2016)
          Rory Little, “Cross-Cultural Challenges, Consensus, and Opportunities for Advancing the Professional Ethical Integrity of Legal System Actors,” 39 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 95 (2016)
          Rory Little, “Annual Review of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases,” in The State of Criminal Justice 2015 (ABA 2016)
          Rick Marcus, “Modest Procedural Reform Advances in the US,” 20 Zeitschrift fur Zivilprozess International 291 (2016)
          Rick Marcus, “Bending in the Breeze: American Class Actions in the Twenty-First Century,” 65 DePaul L. Rev. 497 (2016)
          Rick Marcus, “A Genuine Civil Justice Crisis?,” in XVth International Association of Procedural Law World Congress (2016)
          Ugo Mattei (editor), Research Handbook on Political Economy and Law (Edward Elgar 2016) (with John Haskell)
          Setsuo Miyazawa, “Glass Ceiling for Female Professionals, Executives, and Managerial Employees in Japan: Introduction to the Symposium Issue,” 39 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 389 (2016)
          Dave Owen, “Regional Federal Administration,” 63 UCLA L. Rev. 58 (2016)
          Dave Owen, “After the TMDLs,” 17 Vermont J. Envtl. L. 845 (2016) (symposium)
          Dave Owen, “The Law of Environmental Planning,” in Decision Making and Environmental Law (Lee Paddock & Robert Glicksman eds. 2016)
          Ascanio Piomelli, “Rebellious Heroes,” 23 Clinical L. Rev. 283 (2016) (symposium)
          Zachary Price, “Law Enforcement as Political Question,” 91 Notre Dame L. Rev. 1571 (2016)
          Zachary Price, “Seeking Baselines for Negative Authority: Constitutional and Rule-of-Law Arguments Over Nonenforcement and Waiver,” 8J. Legal Anal. 235 (2016)
          Radhika Rao, “Informed Consent, Body Property, and Self-Sovereignty,” 44 J.L. Med. & Ethics 437 (2016)
          Morris Ratner, “Judicial Ethical Integrity: Challenges and Solutions,” 39 Hastings Int’l & Comp. L. Rev. 149 (2016)
          Dorit Reiss, “First Do No Harm: Protecting Patients Through Immunizing Health Care Workers,” 26 Health Matrix 363 (2016) (with Rene Najera)
          Naomi Roht-Arriaza, “Foreign Aid and Development Outcomes: Is the U.S. Lagging on Environmental, Social and Human Rights Concerns?,” in December E-International Relations (2016) (with Alexandra Avram)
          Naomi Roht-Arriaza, “La dimensión económica, aspect tardio de la justicia transicional,” in El Negocio del Terrorismo de Estado Los Cómplices Económicos de law Dictadura Uruguaya (Joan Pablo ed. 2016)
          Michael Salerno, Book Review, Theory & Prac. Legis. (2016)
          Reuel Schiller, Book Review, 81 J. So. Hist. 242 (2016)
          Reuel Schiller, “The Historical Origins of American Regulatory Exceptionalism,” in Comparative Law & Regulation: Understanding the Global Regulatory Process (Francesca Bignami & David Zaring eds. 2016)
          Jodi Short et al., “Monitoring Global Supply Chains,” 37 Strategic Mgmt. J. 1878 (2016)
          Jodi Short, “The Integrity of Third-Party Compliance Monitoring,” 42 Admin. & Reg. L. News 22 (2016) (with Michael Toffel)
          Jodi Short, “Going Private: Transplanting Law in a Globalized World,” in Comparative Law & Regulation: Understanding the Global Regulatory Process (Francesca Bignami & David Zaring eds. 2016)

          Shanin Specter et al.How Not to Manage a Common Benefit Fund: Allocating Attorneys’ Fees in Vioxx Litigation, 9 Drexel L. Rev. 1 (2016)
          David Takacs, “South Africa and the Human Right to Water: Equity, Ecology and the Public Trust Doctrine,” 34 Berkeley J. Int’l L. 56 (2016)
          David Takacs, “Flexible Land Conservation in Uncertain Times,” in Contemporary Issues in Climate Change Law & Policy: Essays Inspired by the IPCC (Robin Kundis Craig & Stephen R. Miller eds. 2016) (with Jessica Owley)
          Manoj Viswanathan, “The Hidden Costs of Cliff Effects in the Internal Revenue Code,” 164 U. Pa. L. Rev. 931 (2016)
          Kelly Weisberg, “In Harm's Way: The Evolving Role of Domestic Violence in the Best Interests Analysis,” in Implementing Article 3 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child Best Interests, Welfare and Well-being (Elaine E. Sutherland & Lesley-Anne Barnes Macfarlane eds. 2016)
          Kelly Weisberg, “New Federal Recommendations Target Gender Bias in Police Response to DV,” 21:3 Domestic Violence Rep. 33 (2016)
          Kelly Weisberg, “Risk Assessment in Context,” 21:5 Domestic Violence Rep. 69 (2016), reprinted in 9 Fam. & Intimate Partner Violence Q. 13 (2016)
          Kelly Weisberg, “Property Damage in the Domestic Violence Context,” 22:2 Domestic Violence Rep. 17 (2016)
          Joan Williams et al., “Beyond Work-Life ‘Integration,’” 67 Ann. Rev. Psychol. 515 (2016)
          Joan Williams et al., “Tools for Change: Boosting the Retention of Women in the STEM Pipeline,” 6 J. Res. Gender Stud. 11 (2016)
          Frank Wu, “The End(s) of Legal Education,” 66 J. Legal Educ. 18 (2016)
          Frank Wu, “Are Asian Americans Now White?,” 23 Asian Am. 201 (2016)
          Richard Boswell, Essentials of Immigration Law (4th ed. 2016)
          Jo Carrillo, Cases and Materials on the California Community Property Law: Marriage, Property, Code (11th ed. 2016)
          John Diamond, Cases and Materials on Torts (3d ed. 2016)
          David Faigman et al., Modern Scientific Evidence: The Law and Science of Expert Testimony Vols. 1-5 (2016 ed.)
          Joseph Grodin & Michael Salerno., The California State Constitution: A Reference Guide (2d ed. 2016) (with Darien Shanske)
          Mary Kay Kane et al., Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure (4th ed. 2016) (selected volumes)
          Mary Kay Kane, Wright & Kane’s The Law of Federal Courts (8th ed. 2016)
          Chimène Keitner, International Law Frameworks (4th ed. 2016) (with David Bederman)
          Charles Knapp & H.G. Prince, Problems in Contract Law (4th ed. 2016) (with Nathan Crystal)
          David Levine, Quick Review: California Civil Procedure (3d ed. 2016) (with Rochelle J. Shapell)
          David Levine, Civil Procedure in California (2016)
          David Levine & David Jung, Remedies: Public and Private (6th ed. 2016) (with Tracy Thomas)
          David Levine et al., O’Connor’s California Practice: Civil Pretrial (2016)
          Rick Marcus et al., Wright & Miller’s Federal Practice & Procedure (4th ed. 2016) (selected volumes)
          Leo Martinez et al., New Appleman Insurance Law Practice Guide (2016)
          Stephen Schwarz, Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation (9th ed. 2016) (with Daniel Lathrope)
          Stephen Schwarz et al., Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation (10th ed. 2016)
          Robert Schwartz et al., Bioethics and Law in a Nutshell (2d ed. 2016)
          Kelly Weisberg, Modern Family Law: Cases and Materials (6th ed. 2016) (with Susan Appleton) 
          John Crawford, Memorandum on the Asset Management Industry, The Volcker Alliance (2016)
          Robin Feldman, Testimony to the U.S. Department of Justice on Proposed IP Licensing Guidelines (2016)
          Robin Feldman, Testimony Before the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on the Topic of Patent Subject Matter Eligibility (2016)
          Robin Feldman, Testimony Before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee on the Empirical Evidence of Patent Assertion in the Context of the Innovation Act (H.R. 9) (2016)
          Robin Feldman, Testimony Before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee on the Antitrust Competition Policy and Consumer Rights in the Context of the CREATES Act (2016)
          Robin C. Feldman & Alice Armitage, The Role of Catalysts in Entrepreneurial Ecosystems (Kauffman Foundation 2016)
          Jaime S. King & Anne Marie Helm, How (and Why) to Address Health Care Prices & Competition Through Private Antitrust Enforcement(Grove Foundation 2016)
          Jaime King, Letter to California Department of Insurance Regarding Proposed Acquisition of Health Net Life Insurance Company by Centene Corporation (2016)
          Karen Musalo et al., Report of the DHS Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers (2016)
          David Owen et al., Designing Effective Groundwater Sustainability Agencies: Criteria for Evaluation of Local Governance Options (2016)
          Joan C. Williams et al., Climate Control: Gender and Racial Bias in Engineering? (2016)
          Let me also give a shout-out to those who have engaged in non-traditional scholarship, such as the hundreds of blog posts, Twitter campaigns, popular-media writings, media quotes and appearances, conference organizations, speaking engagements, amicus briefs, and the like. These efforts are so numerous I could not tally them all, but I wish to recognize their importance and value. In the aggregate, they show that we as a faculty are broadly visible and prolific in these forums, and our active participation in them certainly redounds to the benefit of the institution. I’d particularly like to single out Robin Feldman; Rory Little, whose presence on SCOTUSblog and media appearances on the Supreme Court are among the most widely respected; Joan Williams, whose popular-media writings, I’m betting (without empirical evidence, unfortunately), are read by more people than the writings of the entire UC Davis faculty; and Frank Wu, who made an extraordinary number of speaking appearances in 2016.
          Our faculty members hold numerous positions on quasi-legislative or governmental bodies and on editorial boards of peer-reviewed journals, including the following:

          • Richard Boswell: Board of Editors of Clinical Law Review (ex officio)
          • John Diamond: ALI Consultative Group on Restatement (Third) of Torts and on the Model Penal Code
          • Scott Dodson: U.S. Editor of International Journal of Procedural Law 
          • Robin Feldman: Academic Adviser to the ALI Copyright Restatement Project
          • Chimène Keitner: Counselor on International Law at the State Department, Adviser on the ALI Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law, and a member of the consultative group on the ALI Restatement (Third) of Conflict of Laws
          • Rick Marcus: Associate Reporter of the Civil Rules Advisory Committee
          • Leo Martinez: Adviser on the ALI Restatement of the Law of Liability Insurance
          • Karen Musalo: Member of the Federal Advisory Committee on Family Residential Centers
          • Joel Paul: Principal author of S. 1801, the precursor to the “Level the Playing Field in Trade Agreements Act”
          • Reuel Schiller: Co-editor of Studies in legal History and Editorial Board Member of Law and History ReviewCalifornia Legal History, and Western Legal History
          • Jodi Short: Senior Editor of Regulation and Governance
          • Lois Weithorn: Adviser on the ALI Restatement on Children and the Law and Editorial Board Member of Psychology, Public Policy, and Law and American Journal of Orthopsychiatry
          Our faculty members have been given awards and other honors in 2016, including the following:
          • Scott Dodson was listed on Brian Leiter’s top-ten most-cited faculty list in Civil Procedure, 2010-2014
          • David Faigman was listed on Brian Leiter’s top-ten most-cited faculty list in Evidence, 2010-2014
          • Robin Feldman received the World Technology Award in the law category and was named a Woman Leader in Technology Law by the American Lawyer Publications
          • Rick Marcus was listed on Brian Leiter’s top-ten most-cited faculty list in Civil Procedure, 2010-2014
          • Leo Martinez was elected as an honorary fellow of the American College of Coverage and Extracontractual Counsel
          • Dave Owen’s article Regional Federal Administration was selected as one of the top five (out of approximately 125) environmental-law articles of 2015-2016
          • Zach Price’s article was selected through blind peer review for presentation at the 2016 Harvard-Yale Stanford Junior Faculty Forum and at the 2016 Branstetter New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop
          • Radhika Rao was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Fulbright Academy of Law, Peace, and Public Health
          • Reuel Schiller’s monograph was awarded the John Philip Rein Book Award from the American Society for Legal History
          • Joan Williams was listed on Brian Leiter’s top-ten most-cited faculty list in Law and Social Science, 2010-2014
          Finally, I want to recognize the leadership of the Centers, Institutes, and Consortium here on campus. They all conduct exemplary research to better law and society, raise a ton of money, and, of course, solidify UC Hastings’s standing as a premier research institution despite our stand-alone status.
          I am so proud to be on this faculty!
          Scott Dodson
          Associate Dean for Research
          Harry & Lillian Hastings Research Chair
          Professor of Law
          UC Hastings College of the Law
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