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Professors Aparna Polavarapu and Josh Gupta-Kagan.

Faculty and Staff

Our faculty aren't just professors who care about teaching the next generation of lawyers. They're also frequently-cited subject matter experts and thought leaders who are up-to-date with current legal trends.

Recent Faculty Scholarship

Derek Black

Derek Black

Professor of Law and Class of 1959 Chair for Legal Research

Preferencing Educational Choice: The Constitutional Limits, CORNELL LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming, 2018).  [SSRN]

The Constitutional Compromise to Guarantee Education, 70 STANFORD LAW REVIEW 735 (2018).  [SSRN]

Marie Boyd

Marie C. Boyd

Assistant Professor of Law

Cricket Soup: A Critical Examination of the Regulation of Insects as Food, 36 YALE LAW & POLICY REVIEW 600 (2017). [LINK]

Elizabeth Chambliss

Elizabeth Chambliss

Professor of Law; Director of the Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough Center on Professionalism

Marketing Nonlawyer Assistance, DAEDALUS. __(forthcoming, 2019)

Jaclyn Cherry

Jaclyn A. Cherry

Associate Professor of Law

Commercial Activity and the Operational Test, TAXATION OF EXEMPTS __(forthcoming, 2018, invited), Thomson Reuters.

Property Tax Exemption for Charitable Nonprofit Organizations: A Uniform Possibility, 18 WAKE FOREST JOURNAL OF BUSINESS & INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW 1 (2018). [LINK]

Thomas Crocker

Thomas P. Crocker

Distinguished Professor of Law

OVERCOMING NECESSITY: EMERGENCY, CONSTRAINT, AND THE MEANINGS OF AMERICAN CONSTITUTIONALISM (under contract)

Constitutions, Rule Following, and the Crisis of Constraint, 24 LEGAL THEORY __(forthcoming, 2018) (with M. Hodges) (peer review).

Constitutive Visions: Sovereignty, Necessity, and Saramago’s Blindness, 24 CONSTELLATIONS 63 (2017) (peer review).

Free Speech and Terrorist Speech: An Essay on Dangerous Ideas, 70 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW EN BANC 49 (2017).

Jesse Cross

Jesse M. Cross

Assistant Professor of Law

The Staffer's Error Doctrine, HARVARD JOURNAL ON LEGISLATION __ (forthcoming, 2018).

When Courts Should Ignore Statutory Text, GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW __ (forthcoming, 2018).

Tessa Davis

Tessa R. Davis

Assistant Professor of Law

Freezing the Future: Elective Egg Freezing and the Limits of the Medical Expense Deduction, KENTUCKY LAW JOURNAL __(forthcoming). [SSRN] 

A Human Capital Theory of Alimony and Tax, 25 GEORGE MASON LAW REVIEW  __(forthcoming, 2018). [SSRN]

Morrissey v. U.S. and the IRS's Attack on Reproductive Choice (2017). [SSRN] 

Josh Eagle

Josh Eagle

Solomon Blatt Professor of Law

Are Beach Boundaries Enforceable? Real-Time Locational Uncertainty and the Right to Exclude, WASHINGTON LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming). [SSRN]  

Ann Eisenberg

Ann M. Eisenberg

Assistant Professor of Law

 Just Transitions, 92 SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 2 __(forthcoming, 2018).

Rural Blight, 12 HARVARD LAW & POLICY REVIEW __ (forthcoming, 2018) (invited contribution).

Josh Gupta-Kagan

Josh Gupta-Kagan

Assistant Professor of Law

The Intersection between Young Adult Sentencing and Mass Incarceration, WISCONSIN LAW REVIEW, Vol. 2018, No. #4 __(forthcoming). [SSRN

Rethinking Family Court Prosecutors: Elected and Agency Prosecutors and Prosecutorial Discretion in Juvenile Delinquency and Child Protection Cases, 85 UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LAW REVIEW 743 (2018). [SSRN]

The School-to-Prison Pipeline's Legal Architecture: Lessons from the Spring Valley Incident and Its Aftermath, 45 FORDHAM URBAN LAW JOURNAL 83 (2017). [SSRN]

The Strange Life of Stanley v. Illinois: A Case Study in Parent Representation and Law Reform, 41 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY REVIEW OF LAW & SOCIAL CHANGE (2017). [SSRN]

The Standard of Proof in the Substantiation of Child Abuse and Neglect, 14 JOURNAL OF EMPIRICAL LEGAL STUDIES 333 (2017) (with Mary Eschelbach Hansen and Nick Kahn) (peer reviewed publication). [SSRN]

Finally Time for Realistic and Determinate Standards in Family Court, 68 JUVENILE  FAMILY COURT JOURNAL 31 (2017). [LINK]

Susan Kuo

Susan S. Kuo

Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion; Professor of Law and Class of 1969 Chair for Teaching Excellence

The Uneasy Case for Disaster Buyouts, in CLIMATE DISASTER LAW: BARRIERS AND OPPORTUNITIES (Rosemary Lyster & Robert R.M. Verchick, eds. 2017) (Edward Elgar) (forthcoming). 

The Political Economy of Corporate Exit, 71 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming) (with Benjamin Means). [SSRN]

lisa martin

Lisa V. Martin

Assistant Professor of Law

No Right to Counsel, No Access Without: The Poor Child’s Unconstitutional Catch-22, FLORIDA LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming 2019). [SSRN]

Restraining Forced Marriage, 18 NEVADA LAW JOURNAL 919 (2018). [SSRN]

Benjamin Means

Benjamin Means

Professor of Law

THE CAMBRIDGE HANDBOOK OF SOCIAL ENTERPRISE LAW (with Joseph Yockey) (forthcoming, 2018). [LINK]

Entrepreneurial Action in Family-Controlled Companies, in The HANDBOOK ON LAW AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN THE UNITED STATES (Christine Hurt and Gordon Smith eds.) (2017).

The Political Economy of Corporate Exit, 71 VANDERBILT LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming) (with Susan S. Kuo). [SSRN]

Colin Miller

Colin Miller

Associate Dean for Faculty Development; Professor of Law

FREEDOM OF CHARACTER: CREATING A CONSTITUTIONAL CHARACTER EVIDENCE TEST (forthcoming). 

SOUTH CAROLINA CIVIL PROCEDURE (4th ed. 2018) (with Joel Samuels) (forthcoming)

David Owen

David Owen

 Carolina Distinguished Professor of Law Emeritus

Products Liability Law in America and Europe, in HANDBOOK OF RESEARCH ON INTERNATIONAL CONSUMER LAW, ch. 9 (with G. Howells) (2d ed. 2018) (forthcoming).

Aparna Polavarapu

Aparna Polavarapu

Assistant Professor of Law

Global Carceral Feminism and Domestic Violence: What the West Can Learn from Reconciliation in Uganda, 42 HARVARD JOURNAL OF LAW & GENDER __(forthcoming, 2018). [SSRN]

Claire Raj

Claire S. Raj

Assistant Professor of Law

Disability, Discipline, and Illusory Student Rights, 65 UCLA LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming 2018). 

Endrew F.'s Unintended Consequences, 46 JOURNAL OF LAW & EDUCATION 499 (2017) (with Emily Suski). [SSRN]

Nathan Richardson

Nathan Richardson

Assistant Professor of Law

Social License to Regulate: Consumer-Producer Collusion and Related Policy Risks for Consumer-Facing Regulation, UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI LAW REVIEW (2017).

Wadie Said

Wadie E. Said

Professor of Law

Limitless Discretion in the Wars on Drugs and Terror, 89 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 93 (2018). [SSRN]

Joel Samuels

Joel Samuels

Professor of Law; Director, Rule of Law Collaborative

SOUTH CAROLINA CIVIL PROCEDURE (4th ed. 2018) (with Colin Miller) (forthcoming)

Joseph Seiner

Joseph Seiner

Oliver Ellsworth Professor of Federal Practice

THE VIRTUAL WORKPLACE: DEFINING EMPLOYMENT IN THE MODERN ECONOMY (forthcoming, 2020).

THE SUPREME COURT'S NEW WORKPLACE (2017). 

The Discrimination Presumption, 94 NOTRE DAME LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming, 2019).

A Modern Union for the Modern Economy, 86 FORDHAM LAW REVIEW (with Jeffrey Hirsch) __(forthcoming, 2018).

Seth Stoughton

Seth Stoughton

Assistant Professor of Law

INVESTIGATING AND EVALUATING POLICE USES OF FORCE (tentative title) (forthcoming).

Police Misconduct and the Law, in LEGAL ISSUES ACROSS THE GLOBE (forthcoming).

The Legal Framework for Evidence-Based Policing in the United States, in EVIDENCE BASED POLICING: AN INTRODUCTORY READER (forthcoming).

Police Body-Worn Cameras, NORTH CAROLINA LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming, 2018). [SSRN]

Emily Suski

Emily Suski

Assistant Professor of Law

The Privacy of the Public School, 77 MARYLAND LAW REVIEW 427 (2018). [SSRN]

Endrew F.'s Unintended Consequences, 46 JOURNAL OF LAW & EDUCATION 499 (2017) (with Claire Raj). [SSRN]

A First Amendment Deference Approach to Reforming Anti-Bullying Laws, 77 LOUISIANA LAW REVIEW 701 (2017). ( [SSRN]

Clinton Wallace

Clinton Wallace

Assistant Professor of Law

Centralized Review of Tax Regulations, ALABAMA LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming). [SSRN]

Congressional Control of Tax Rulemaking, 70 TAX LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming). [SSRN]

Shelley Welton

Shelley Welton

Assistant Professor of Law

Grasping for Energy Democracy, 116 MICHIGAN LAW REVIEW 581 (2018). [SSRN]

Electricity Markets and the Social Project of Decarbonization, 118 COLUMBIA LAW REVIEW 1067 (2018). [SSRN]

Public Energy, 92 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY LAW REVIEW 267 (2017). [SSRN]

Clean Electrification, 88 UNIVERSITY OF COLORADO LAW REVIEW 571 (2017). [SSRN]

Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty, 18 NORTH CAROLINA JOURNAL OF LAW & TECHNOLOGY 865 (2017) (invited symposium contribution). [SSRN]

Marcia Yablon-Zug

Marcia A. Yablon-Zug

Professor of Law

Make Immigration Great Again: How Morales-Santana Could Signal the End of Sexist Immigration Law and Provide a Way to Fight the Travel Ban, WAKE FOREST LAW REVIEW __(forthcoming, 2018). [SSRN]

Your Money or Your Life: Indian Parents and Child Support Modifications, J. Mat. Law. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI KANSAS CITY LAW REVIEW (2017). [SSRN]

Traditional Problems: Gay Marriage and the Backlash against Indian Sovereignty, 43 MITCHELL HAMLINE LAW REVIEW 761 (2017). [SSRN]