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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

February 2024: Faculty Scholarship & Impact


Bryant Walker Smith
Founding member of the International Digital Law Association
February 1, 2024

Bryant Walker Smith
Inaugural member of the USC team accepted into the Artificial Intelligence Safety Institute Consortium (an initiative of the National Institute of Standards and Technology) 
February 1, 2024

Blog Posts

Bryant Walker Smith
Over-the-air Updates and Regulatory Recalls
Center for Internet and Society at Stanford Law School
February 20, 2024


The truth is out: New Mexico officers exonerated in wrong address shooting death
Law Enforcement Today (ft. Seth Stoughton)
February 1, 2024

Reflections on legal studies of autonomous driving
Chinese Social Sciences Today (ft. Bryant Walker Smith)
February 7, 2024

Can anyone make a citizen’s arrest? The history and legalities of catching criminals yourself
The Conversation (Seth Stoughton & Caroline AcAtee)
February 12, 2024

Waymo arson in San Francisco sparks new debate on self-driving cars
Reuters (ft. Bryant Walker Smith)
February 13, 2024

Attorneys for Richard Moore levy human rights group in push for relief from SC death row
Greenville News (ft. Madalyn Wasilczuk)
February 14, 2024

SC Charter Institute's leaders backed out-of-state-schools plan
The State (ft. Derek Black)
February 15, 2024

Did Richland 1 board violate SC law when discussing stalled project? A judge will decide
The State (ft. Clint Wallace)
February 16, 2024

Woman Arrested for DUI in Washinton State had a Brain Bleed
NY Times (ft. Seth Stoughton)
February 18, 2024

St. Louis Police Chief Receives a Third of His Pay From a Local Foundation, Raising Concerns of Divided Loyalties
ProPublica (ft. Seth Stoughton)
February 20, 2024

Safer Stops
PBS Newshour (ft. Seth Stoughton)
February 21, 2024

Officer who killed man had drawn gun on suspected shoplifters twice before
Washington Post (ft. Seth Stoughton)
February 25, 2024

Revealed: at least 22 Californians have died while being held face down by police since 2016
The Guardian (ft. Seth Stoughton)
February 28, 2024

South Carolina Lawmakers Approve Corporate Tax Audit Overhaul
Bloomberg Law (ft. Clint Wallace)
February 28, 2024


Mark Yancey
Hello, John Doe Podcast
February 13, 2024


Jacqueline Fox
Drug Prices, Power and Ethics in the US Healthcare System
Translational Health Program, Ethox Centre, Oxford University
February 7, 2024

Bryant Walker Smith
Fireside Chat
MIT's Advanced Vehicle Technology Consortium
February 13, 2024

Jacqueline Fox
Healthcare Accounting and Bioethics
Uehiro Centre Works in Progress presentation, Oxford University
February 14, 2024

Aparna Polavarapu
Insight to Action: Building Restorative Responses to Gender-Based Violence
Justice Innovations Summit (Pre-Summit Workshop) at University of Hawai`i Mānoa
February 16, 2024

Aparna Polavarapu
Plenary Roundtable – Moving into Practice: Politics, Policies, and Organizing in Building RJ Responses to Gender-Based and Intimate Violence
Justice Innovations Summit at University of Hawai`i Mānoa
February 18, 2024

Kevin Brown
Panel Discussion on "The Presumption: Race and Injustice in the United States" by Professor Donald Jones
University of Miami School of Law
February 22, 2024

Aleksandra Chauhan
Review for Release: Application of the Eighth Amendment in Juvenile Parole Cases
South Carolina Law Review Symposium
February 23, 2023

Kevin Brown
Looking Forward & Reasons for Optimism Panel
University of North Carolina School of Law

February 23, 2024

Bryant Walker Smith
Credible Elections:  A Call To Action with Trusted AI
American Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence
February 26, 2024

Kevin Brown
Black History Month Lecture (sponsored by Black Law Students Association)
USC Joseph F. Rice School of Law
February 26, 2024

Elizabeth Chambliss
Monderator, Civil Justice Workers Panel
Access to Justice and the Future of Justice Work Conference - Arizona State University
February 29, 2024


Laura Lane-Steele,The Nonbinary Bogeyman, 73 Fla. L. Rev. F.31(2024).

This Response uses the lessons from Professor George’s article about LGBT movement expansion and non-expansion to analyze how LGBT rights groups respond when opponents invoke the nonbinary bogeyman as a sword against gender-conforming, binary transgender people and their rights.

Benjamin Means & Douglas K. Moll, Against Contractual Formalism in Shareholder Oppression Law, 57 U.C. Davis L. Rev. 1867 (2024).

This Article argues that contractual formalism repositions the chief criticism of the shareholder oppression doctrine — that a corporation’s shareholders could have negotiated adequate protection before investing — as the doctrine itself. By contrast, a pragmatic interpretation of reasonable expectations serves the equitable purpose of shareholder oppression law and empowers courts to achieve justice between the parties.

Bryant Walker Smith
Frank Kargl, Ioannis Krontiris, Jason Millar, André Weimerskirch, and Kevin Gomez. Privacy Protection of Automated and Self-Driving Vehicles (Dagstuhl Seminar 23242). In Dagstuhl Reports, Volume 13, Issue 6, pp. 22-54, Schloss Dagstuhl – Leibniz-Zentrum für Informatik (2024)

Professor Smith wrote the abstract to this article. Please see page 30.

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