Scott Dodson, The Orange Book of Civil Procedure: A Student Guide (2021).

Scott Dodson, The Red Book of Civil Procedure (2021).

Robin Feldman, “The Devil in the Tiers,” Oxford Journal of Law and Biosciences (January 22, 2021).

Robin Feldman, “Negative Innovation: When Patents are Bad for Patients,” Nature Biotechnology (August 10, 2021).

Chimène Keitner, “The Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act, Coronavirus, and Addressing China’s Culpability, Part II,” Harvard National Security Journal (April 2021).

Chimène Keitner, “Prosecutive Foreign States,” Virginia Journal of International Law (April 2021).

Rory Little, “Annual Summary of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases,” The State of Criminal Justice (2021).

Karen Musalo, “Refugee Law and Policy: An International and Comparative Approach,” 2021 Supplement (2021).

David Takacs, et al., “Wilderness Law in the Anthropocene: Pragmatism and Purism,” 38 Environmental Law (May 24, 2021).

Jessica Vapnek & Tiffany Wang (’20), “Food and Agriculture Policy” in Handbook of Business and Public Policy (Elgar: 2021).

Works Accepted

Jonathan Abel, “Cop-’Like’,” Stanford Law Review (forthcoming).

Scott Dodson, “The Making of the Supreme Court Rules,” 90 George Washington Law Review (forthcoming).

Robin Feldman, “Captive Generics: The Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing,” Harvard Journal on Legislation (forthcoming).

Robin Feldman, “Combination Therapy Patents – A New Front in Evergreening,” Nature Biotechnology (forthcoming).

Robin Feldman, “Designing Disruption in Pharmaceuticals,” Boston University Science and Technology Law Journal (forthcoming).

Robin Feldman, “The Price Tag of Pay for Delay,” Columbia Science and Technology Law Journal (forthcoming).

Robin Feldman and Kara Stein, “AI Governance in the Financial Industry,” Stanford Journal of Law, Business & Finance (forthcoming).

Chimène Keitner, “A Roadmap for Foreign Official Immunity Cases in U.S. Courts,” Fordham Law Review (forthcoming).

Chimène Keitner, International Law Frameworks, Fifth Edition (Concepts & Insights series) (forthcoming in September).

Emily Murphy, “Brains Without Money: Poverty as Disabling,” accepted for presentation at the Fourth Junior Faculty Forum for Law and STEM.

Emily Murphy, “Brains Without Money: Poverty as Disabling,” Connecticut Law Review (forthcoming).

Emily Murphy, “Collective Cognitive Capital,” William & Mary Law Review (forthcoming).

Evelyn Rangel, “The Disposable ‘Essential’ Workers of COVID-19,” University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform (forthcoming). 

Dorit Reiss, “COVID-19 Vaccine Mandates for University Students,” N.Y.U. Journal of Legislation and Public Policy (forthcoming).

Dorit Reiss, “Experimental? I Don’t Think It Means What You Think It Means,” Denver Law Review Forum (forthcoming).

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

Veena Dubal (with Catherine Fisk) filed an amicus brief in Castellanos v. California, on which Superior Court Judge Roesch relied in finding Prop 22 unconstitutional.

Robin Feldman, “Our Patient System is Broken. It Could Be Stifling Innovation,” Washington Post (August 8, 2021).

Robin Feldman submitted public comments to the FTC Multilateral Pharmaceutical Merger Task Force.

Tim Greaney, “Invigorating Competition in Health Care Markets: Is Rate Regulation Needed?,” ProMarket (June 1, 2021).

Chimène Keitner, “Keep Your Enemies Closer,” full length interview for The Signal (August 25, 2021).

Chimène Keitner, “The Need for More Chris Stevenses: A Memorial Lecture at UC Law SF,” Just Security (April 23, 2021).

Chimène Keitner, “Swalwell v. Trump and the Legitimate Scope of Federal Government,” Just Security (July 19, 2021).

Karen Musalo, “The U.S. Isn’t Helpless. It Could Take 150,000 Afghan Refugees,” Los Angeles Times (August 20, 2021).

Dorit Reiss, “A Licensed Vaccine Demolishes the Arguments Against Mandates,” Barron’s (August 23, 2021).

Dorit Reiss and Arthur Caplan, “A Solution to the Murky Legal Status of Vaccine Mandates: Rewrite Vaccine EUA’s,” Stat (July 27, 2021).

Dorit Reiss, “America’s Frontline Doctors Make False Claims about Deaths from COVID-19 Vaccines,” Skeptical Raptor (July 21, 2021).

Dorit Reiss, “COVID-19 and Regulating Vaccines,” Social Education (2021).

Dorit Reiss, “Indiana University Vaccine Mandate Upheld by Federal Court,” Skeptical Raptor (July 20, 2021).

Dorit Reiss, “Religious Exemptions to Vaccines and the Anti-Vax Movement,” Bill of Health (July 16, 2021).

Dorit Reiss, “Vaccine Mandates Aren’t Enough. Make Unvaccinated People Pay if They Harm Others,” Barron’s (August 3, 2021).

Dorit Reiss, “Vaccine Passports – Norwegian Cruise Line Sues the State of Florida,” Skeptical Raptor (July 18, 2021).

Jodi Short, “National Parks, Inc.,” Jotwell (June 14, 2021).

Jessica Vapnek, Using Article 13 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU to Challenge Action or Inaction on Animal Welfare, Academia Letters (July 2021).


Binyamin Blum presented his paper, “Forensic Empire: How Colonialism Shaped the Forensic Sciences,” at the Asian Legal History Association Conference at the University of Hue, Vietnam (July 25, 2021).

Abe Cable organized a series of Summer Workshops for Bay Area Corporate Law Scholars and presented his paper, “Time Enough for Counting: A Unicorn Retrospective,” to the participants (June 2, 2021).

John Crawford presented his paper, “Regulatory Approaches to Offshore Dollar Markets,” at the Bay Area Corporate Law Scholars Summer Workshop (June 3, 2021).

Scott Dodson, “Cooperativism in American Adversarialism,” Civil Procedure Discussion Group, SEALS Annual Conference (July 31, 2021).

Scott Dodson, “Designing Your Teaching Package,” SEALS Annual Conference (July 27, 2021).

Scott Dodson, “The Making of the Supreme Court Rules,” Federal Courts Discussion Group, SEALS Annual Conference (July 30, 2021).

Scott Dodson, Public comment of Scott Dodson to the Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States (July 21, 2021).

Scott Dodson, “What’s in a Job Talk?,” SEALS Annual Conference (July 28, 2021).

Scott Dodson delivered a presentation titled, “Why Do In-State Plaintiffs Invoke Diversity Jurisdiction?” at the Civil Procedure Workshop (August 2021).

Jared Ellias presented his paper, “The Rise of Bankruptcy Directors,” at the Bay Area Corporate Law Scholars Summer Workshop (June 3, 2021).

Robin Feldman gave a presentation regarding her work on pharmaceutical mergers and pipeline divestitures to the FTC Multilateral Pharmaceutical Task Force.

Robin Feldman gave a webinar to Congressional and regulatory agency staff regarding her searchable, online Pharmaceutical Patent Evergreen Database.

Nira Geevargis delivered a talk titled “Supervision and Feedback in the Time of Remoteness,” Global Alliance for Justice Education (June 2021).

Nira Geevargis served on the planning committee and as facilitator in Transforming Externships to Best Serve your Changing Organizations, Bay Area Consortium on Externships (June 2021).

Nira Geevargis presented “Turning Challenges into Opportunities: Justice Education in Time of Crisis,” at the Association for Canadian Clinical Legal Education Conference (June 16-18).

Chimène Keitner served as a commenter on Alex Green’s paper, “A Political Theory of Sovereign Equality,” at the ASIL International Legal Theory Workshop.

Rory Little served as a moderator for the ABA’s “Review and Preview of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases” (August 10, 2021).

Rory Little did a podcast for the ABA Criminal Justice Section, “Overview of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases.”

Leo Martinez served as commentator for the symposium, Critical Junctures/Critical Perspectives – A Call for New Voices in Tax Reform, at Monash University, Austria (July 2021).

Emily Murphy delivered a talk titled “Brains Without Money,” at the Ohio State University Faculty Workshop (July 29, 2021).

Jodi Short presented her paper “Auditor Independence and Outsourcing: Aligning Incentives to Mitigate Shilling and Shirking,” at the ComplianceNet Virtual Conference (June 28, 2021).

Jodi Short presented her paper, “Companies’ Responses to Social Activism: A Resource Reconfiguration Perspective,” at the LERA 73rd Annual Meeting (June 5, 2021).

Jodi Short delivered a talk titled “ESG Goes to Work” on the Closing Plenary Panel: Compliance Complexity in Multinational Corporations at the ComplianceNet Virtual Conference (June 30, 2021).

Jodi Short served as commenter on a panel on “Labor in Global Supply Chains: Firms and the Economics of Labor Compliance,” at the LERA 73rd Annual Meeting (June 5, 2021).

Jodi Short presented a virtual talk on “The Paranoid Style in Regulatory Policymaking” as part of the Theories of Regulation Series at Hebrew University (June 3, 2021).

David Takacs delivered a talk titled “Rivers with Rights,” at Vermont Law School (July 20).

Grants and Awards

Paul Belonick, director of the Startup Legal Garage, was named an honoree for the Los Angeles Times In-House Counsel Leadership Award.

The Center for Innovation, directed by Robin Feldman, received a $258,000 grant from a foundation to support her work on pharmaceutical pricing and access.

The Center for Innovation received a $90,000 grant from a foundation to support work by Kara Stein on ensuring high-quality environmental, social, and governance data into corporate reporting and labeling of investment products.

Chimène Keitner was appointed to the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law (2021).

The California State Bar’s Legal Services Trust Fund Commission continued its designation of the Center for Gender and Refugee Studies, directed by Karen Musalo, as a qualified support center, with a 2022 allocation of $638,422.

David Takacs was this summer’s Distinguished International Environmental Law Visiting Scholar at Vermont Law School. 

Joan Williams was awarded a prestigious residency at the Bellagio Center by the Rockefeller Foundation for her project on “Bias Interrupters: How Organizations Can Overcome Gender, Race, Class Origin, and Age Bias.”