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Joseph F. Rice School of Law

May 2024: Faculty Scholarship & Impact

Article Review

Strengthening Democracy Through Tax Policy
The Regulatory Review (a review of Clint Wallace's A Democratic Perspective on Tax Law)
May 7, 2024


Musk Has a Vision for Tesla’s Robotaxi. Others Can’t See It.
Wall Street Journal (ft. Bryant Walker Smith)
May 2, 2024

Parole agency put false info in an inmate's file. Attorney argues doing so could be a crime.
Post & Courier (ft. Madalyn Wasilczuk)
May 6, 2024

Lawyers, employers cast wary eyes at noncompete rule
South Carolina Lawyers Weekly (ft. Scott Bauries)
May 8, 2024

Revisiting Brown v. Board of Education – 70 Years Later
neaToday (ft. Derek Black)
May 9, 2024

Spartanburg solicitor made false claims about an inmate. Can the parole board use them?
Post & Courier (ft. Madalyn Wasilczuk)
May 14, 2024

Spate of Self-Driving Probes Points to US Setting Higher Safety Bar (Bloomberg)
NADA (ft. Bryant Walker Smith)
May 15, 2024

70 years ago, school integration was a dream many believed could actually happen. It hasn’t
AP News (ft. Derek Black)
May 20, 2024

SC family says Dept. of Social Services forced their child into 'the hands of a monster'
The State (ft. Michelle Dhunjishah)
May 21, 2024

Amazon SC Sales Tax Case Could Decide Meaning Of 'Seller'
Law360 - Tax Authority (ft. Clint Wallace)
May 24, 2024

À qui appartient la plage?
Le Presse (ft. Josh Eagle)
May 26, 2024

Oregon Watchdog Says Open Discipline Makes 'Stronger' Attorneys
Law360 (ft. Michael Virzi)
May 31, 2024


Bryant Walker Smith
Legalities of Autonomous Driving
Davos in the Desert Podcast
May 11, 2024


Bryant Walker Smith
Invited Expert - Drafting a New Legal Instrument on the Use of Automated Vehicles in Traffic
UNECE Inland Transport Committee Group of Experts
May 2-3, 2024

Aleksandra Chauhan
"Divisive Concepts" States: Teaching Across a Spectrum of Resistance and Resilience
AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education
May 5, 2024

Bryant Walker Smith
Invited Speaker
University of Bologna
May 6, 2024

Bryant Walker Smith
Keynote Speaker
May 15, 2024

Jan Baker
Sweeping, Shoeshines, and Office Memos: A Legal Writing Instructor's Journey with ASMR
Empire State Legal Writing Conference at Fordham Law School

May 22-23, 2024

Bryant Walker Smith
Moderator and Presenting
Sixth SmartDrivingCars Summit
May 31, 2024

Michael Virzi
Transparency Reckoning: Re-evaluating Transparency and Confidentiality in Lawyer Discipline

ABA National Conference on Professional Responsibility
May 31, 2024

Michael Virzi
For the Love of Money: Lessons Learned from Girardi and Murdaugh

ABA National Client Protection Forum
May 31, 2024


Aparna Polavarapu  (with the other members of the national AANHPI Elders Safety & Wellness Think Tank)
AANHPI Elder Safety & Wellness: Strengths, Challenges, & Opportunities


Laura Lane-Steele
Sex-Defining Laws and Equal Protection 112 Cal. L. Rev.  259 (2024).

This Article uses the pro-trans bathroom cases to illustrate what can go wrong when courts fail to examine the connection between the state’s definition of sex and its proffered justifications for the law.

Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.