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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

May 2023: Faculty Scholarship & Impact

Amicus Brief

Seth Stoughton
Gonzalez v. Trevino
Amicus curiae organized and signed by Prof. Seth Stoughton

Expert Testimony

Seth Stoughton
Executive Order 14074 Listening Session
May 12, 2023


The Conservative Scholar Who Convinced GOP Lawmakers Civics Conceals CRT
The 74 (feat. Derek Black)
May 2, 2023

Analysis: Greenville police almost never validate citizen complaints for use of force
Greenville News (feat. Seth Stoughton)
May 3, 2023

Arkansas Seeks End to School Desegregation Settlements
Wall Street Journal (feat. Derek Black)
May 19, 2023

What Can ChatGPT Do, and Should We Let It?
South Carolina Lawyer (Eve Ross & Amy Milligan)
May 25, 2023


Kevin Brown
How did we get here? Understanding how our history impacts workplace diversity: A discussion with Kevin Brown (virtual)
Baker Tilly US, LLP
May 3, 2023

Bryant Walker Smith
Drafting a New Legal Instrument on the Use of Automated Vehicles in Traffic
UNECE Inland Transport Committee's Group of Experts
May 4-5, 2023

Kevin Brown
California Legislation SB403 - Discrimination on the Basis of Caste Legal Town Hall (virtual)
Caste Equity Legal Task Force
May 6, 2023

Tessa Davis
The Interlinking between Taxation, Citizenship & Democracy
BI Tax and Fiscal Policy Centre Workshop
May 8, 2023

Kevin Brown
Critical Race Theory Explained by an Original Participant
Indianapolis Urban League Annual Statewide Education & Equity Convening
May 17, 2023

Seth Stoughton
Criminal Law Books Workshop - University of Richmond School of Law
May 19, 2023

Madalyn Wasilczuk
Death Indifferent: Devolving Standards of Decency on the Shadow Docket
University of Richmond Law School Junior Faculty Forum

May 23, 2023

Etienne Toussaint
On the Cultivation of Black Letter Law
Georgetown Law Center's 2023 Law & Humanities Interdisciplinary Workshop for Junior Scholars
May 24-25, 2023


Jesse Cross
Federal Bureaucratic Studies
, 80 Wash. & Lee L. Rev. 1 (2023).

This Article illustrates the many possibilities inherent in a new cross-disciplinary dialogue on the role of bureaucracy in our federal system.

Jesse Cross
The Fair Notice Fiction, 75 Ala. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2023).*
*-Designated Download of the Week by Legal Theory Blog - May 6, 2023

This Article documents “fair notice fiction” in both present and past, as well as explores the history of fair notice and outlines a new, realistic version of fair notice.

Bryant Walker Smith (with Ying Wang, Leighton Carlock, and Karman Lucero)
A Path for Cooperation Between Law Schools in China and the United States,
11 Penn. St. J.L. & Int'l Aff. 142 (2023).

Etienne Toussaint
The Abolition of Food Oppression, The Georgetown Law Journal __ (forthcoming May 2023).

Clint Wallace
A Democratic Perspective on Tax Law, 98 Washington L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2023).

This Article argues that democracy should be a more central consideration in designing and evaluating tax laws in a democratic system of government, exploring a set of democracy criteria that can bolster the standard normative criteria used to evaluate tax policy. 

Madalyn Wasilczuk
The Racialized Violence of Police Canine Force, 111 Georgetown Law Journal __ (forthcoming May 2023).

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