Faculty Achievements: October 2020


Hadar Aviram, “Progressive Punitivism: Notes on the Use of Punitive Social Control to Advance Social Justice Ends,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

Binyamin Blum, “From Bedouin Trackers to Doberman Pinschers: The Rise of Dog Tracking as Forensic Evidence in Palestine,” in Global Forensic Cultures (2020).

Marsha Cohen, “Drug-safety reporting in Polish nursing practice—Cross sectional surveys,” in PLOS ONE (2020) (with Agnieszka Zimmermann, Agata Flis, and Aleksandra Gaworska–Krzemińska).

Ben Depoorter, “Statutory Damages in the Digital Age of Copyright Law,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

Scott Dodson et al., “The Zooming of Federal Civil Litigation,” 104:3 Judicature 7 (Fall 2020).

Scott Dodson published two articles in The Judges’ Book (2020):  “Beyond Bias in Diversity Jurisdiction,” and “Plaintiff Personal Jurisdiction and Venue Transfer.”

Jared Ellias, “The Effect of Banning Key Employee Retention Plans,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

Robin Feldman published two articles in The Judges Book (2020), one on her book, Drugs, Money, & Secret Handshakes: The Unstoppable Growth of Prescription Drug Prices and one on her empirical article, “The Sound and Fury of Patent Activity.”

Chimène Keitner, “Immunities of Foreign Officials from Civil Jurisdiction,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

David Levine, “Should the Power of the Presidential Pardon be Revised?”, The Judges’ Book (2020).

Zach Price, “Symmetric Constitutionalism,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

Dorit Reiss, “Institutionalizing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Independence,” ConLawNOW (2020).

Dorit Reiss, “Why Anti-Vaccine Claims about NVICP Cases Are Wrong,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

Dorit Reiss & John Diamond, “Liability for Anti-Vaccine Misinformation,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

Jodi Short & Joan Williams, “Sexual Harassment Law After the Norm Cascade,” The Judges’ Book (2020).

Lois A. Weithorn, “When Does A Minor’s Legal Competence to Make Health Care Decisions Matter?” 146 (Supp 1.) Pediatrics (Special Issue on Defining Cases in Pediatric Bioethics) S25-S52 (2020).


Works Accepted

Kate E. Bloch, “Virtual Reality: Prospective Catalyst for Restorative Justice,” American Criminal Law Review (forthcoming 2021).

Scott Dodson, et al., “The Zooming of Federal Civil Practice,” Texas Bar Journal (forthcoming).

Clark Freshman, “(Mindfully) negotiating around ‘lies’: the science of nonverbal communication for ‘soft’ and ‘hard’ cultures,” in Comparative Dispute Resolution, Elgar Press (forthcoming 2021).

Jodi Short, “Improving working conditions in global supply chains,” Harvard Business Review (forthcoming 2021).

David Takacs, “Wilderness Law in the Anthropocene: Pragmatism and Purism,” Environmental Law (forthcoming 2021) (with C.J. Bastmeijer, Phillipa C. McCormack, & Benjamin J. Richardson).


Blog Posts, Op-Eds, Magazine Columns, and Amicus Briefs

Hadar Aviram, amicus on behalf of the ACLU of Northern California in In re Von Staich, was cited extensively by the Court of Appeal in its decision to order California to reduce the San Quentin population by 50%.

Naomi Roht-Arriaza, “El Salvador’s 1981 El Mozote Massacre: President Bukele Sides With Impunity,” Just Security (October 29).

Naomi Roht-Arriaza, “Will Chileans See Big Changes From a New Constitution?” the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor (October 27, 2020).

Jodi Short, The Politics of Regulatory Compliance and Enforcement, The CLS Blue Sky Blog: Columbia Law School’s Blog on Corporations and the Capital Markets (October 15, 2020).

Mai Linh Spencer, “Ruling corrects troubling unemployment insurance claim trend,” Daily Journal (September 28, 2020).

Manoj Viswanathan, “The Unintended Consequences of California’s Proposition 15,” State Tax Notes (November 2, 2020).



Richard Boswell co-moderated a panel on Immigration Law Scholarship at  the Clinical Law Review Writers’ Workshop held at New York University Law School (October 3, 2020).

Scott Dodson presented “The Making of the Supreme Court Rules” at the Civil Procedure Workshop (2020).

Scott Dodson spoke on a panel on “The Jurisprudence and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” Florida International University (2020).

Scott Dodson spoke on a panel on “The Life and Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” UC Law SF (2020).

Scott Dodson spoke on a panel on “Remote Technology and Pretrial Practice,” Berkeley Civil Justice Institute Conference (2020).

Jared Ellias presented “Bankruptcy Process for Sale,” at the Corporate Law Academic Webinar Series (CLAWS Workshop) (October 16, 2020).

Tim Greaney testified before the California Assembly Committee on Health Information Hearing, “Health Care Affordability: How to Control Costs in California” (October 28, 2020).

Chimène Keitner commented on a Book Launch Panel for Jens Ohlin, Election Interference: International Law and the Future of Democracy (Cornell Law) (October 19, 2020).

Chimène Keitner spoke on a panel on “The Oxford Process on International Law Protections in Cyberspace: Protecting Elections from Foreign Cyber-Interference” (Oxford Blavatnik School of Government) (October 20, 2020).

Chimène Keitner spoke on “China’s Responsibility for COVID-19: Are Lawsuits the Answer?” (University of Illinois Center for Global Studies) (October 21, 2020).

Chimène Keitner was a guest speaker on the inaugural podcast of the Berkeley Journal of International Law (October 23, 2020) (to be aired soon).

John Leshy testified before the U.S. Senate Committee on Environment and Public Works at a hearing on a bill to remove the grizzly bear in the greater Yellowstone region from the protection of the Endangered Species Act.

John Leshy appeared in a David Attenborough nature documentary, “Extinction: The Facts” that appeared on BBC One.

Karen Musalo spoke on, “The Trump Administration’s Assault on Refugee Protection,” to the American Immigration Lawyers Association (Oct. 1, 2020).

Karen Musalo presented “A Failure of Protection: Forty Years of U.S. Refugee Law & Policy,” as part of the University of Arizona, Immigration Law & Policy Speaker Series (Oct. 2, 2020).

Karen Musalo presented “Asylum Law, Human Rights Law, and the Critical Role of the Health Profession,” at the Conference of the Society of Refugee Health Care Providers (Oct. 24, 2020).

Naomi Roht-Arriaza was a panelist at the Emerging Responses to Contemporary Atrocities conference in Bogota, Colombia (October 30, 2020).

Jodi Short spoke on a panel at the Title IX, MeToo, & Administrative Law: Responding to Backlash & Looking to the Future Symposium, sponsored by California Western School of Law (October 16, 2020).

Jessica Vapnek presented on “U.S. Elections and Data Security” to the Diversity in Privacy Working Group of HewardMills LLP.



Robin Feldman received the Leon I. Goldberg Lecture Award from the University of Chicago Pritzker Medical School for her work on pharmaceutical innovation, pricing, and access. She was the first non-medical professional to receive the award in its nearly 30-year history. In conjunction with the award, Feldman delivered a “grand rounds” lecture on her research to medical faculty, staff, and students at the University of Chicago.