Friday, November 07, 2014

Moritz Scholarship Spotlight: Junior Faculty Scholarship Roundup, 2013-14

Moritz Junior Faculty Scholarship Roundup, 2013-14
By Ryan Edmiston, Class of 2015

Over the last few years, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law has continued to build its distinguished faculty by attracting some of the nation’s most promising entry-level law professors.  These half-dozen pre-tenure professors have advanced Moritz’s long-standing tradition of excellence with their passion in the classroom, service to the community, and numerous contributions to the academic literature.  Over the past year, each of these professors has placed or published one or more articles in a top-20 journal.  Here is a snapshot of some of their published and forthcoming work:

Amna Akbar:  Professor Akbar’s interdisciplinary research focuses on the intersection of national security and criminal law.  In addition, she co-directs the Moritz Civil Law Clinic and serves on the Board of Editors of the Clinical Law Review.  Professor Akbar’s article, National Security’s Broken Windows, provides a taxonomy for national security community policing initiatives and situates national security policing as a form of community policing.  The article will be published in the UCLA Law Review.

Micah Berman:  Professor Berman holds a joint appointment at Moritz and the College of Public Health.  His research investigates the intersection of public health law and policy, with an emphasis on tobacco regulation.  Professor Berman’s article, Manipulative Marketing and the First Amendment, contends that manipulative marketing practices should be entitled to limited, if any, protection under the First Amendment, particularly when the products or activities being promoted are harmful to public health.  The article will be published in the Georgetown Law Journal.

Margot Kaminski:  Professor Kaminski is the newest member of the Moritz faculty.  Her diverse research interests in law and technology include media freedom, online civil liberties, international intellectual property law, legal issues raised by artificial intelligence and robotics, and surveillance.  Professor Kaminski’s article, The Capture of International Intellectual Property Law through the U.S. Trade Regime, 87 S. Cal. L. Rev. 977 (2014), highlights the problem of regulatory capture in U.S. trade negotiations and proposes a reinstatement of the Federal Advisory Committee Act to combat the trend.

Guy Rub:  Professor Rub writes at the intersection of intellectual property and economic theory.  His article, Stronger than Kryptonite? Inalienable Profit-Sharing Schemes in Copyright Law, 27 Harv. J.L. & Tech. 49 (2013), points out some of the shortcomings in copyright law’s system of terminating rights.  Professor Rub’s most recent article, Rebalancing Copyright Exhaustion, sets forth the economic case for a balanced approach to the first sale doctrine in copyright.  That article will be published in the Emory Law Journal.

Dakota Rudesill: Professor Rudesill, prior to joining the Moritz faculty, spent over a decade serving as an advisor to senior leaders in all three branches of the federal government.  Although he now resides in Columbus, Professor Rudesill remains a familiar face in the nation’s capital through his role as a co-director for the Moritz Washington D.C. Summer Program.  Professor Rudesill’s article, Regulating Tactical Nuclear Weapons, 101 Geo. L.J.  99 (2013), leverages his vast knowledge of national security law to propose a model regulatory framework for smaller, tactical nuclear arms that currently are subject to far fewer restrictions than their larger, long-range counterparts.


Chris Walker: Professor Walker’s research focuses on administrative law and regulation.  His article, The Ordinary Remand Rule and the Judicial Toolbox for Agency Dialogue, uncovers a novel set of tools that courts have developed to enhance their dialogue with federal agencies on remand.  The article will be published in the George Washington Law Review.  In The Death of Tax Court Exceptionalism, he collaborates with Professor Stephanie Hoffer to argue that the Administrative Procedure Act should apply to the U.S. Tax Court.  That article will be published in the Minnesota Law Review.  Professor Walker’s empirical study of agency statutory interpretation, entitled Inside Agency Interpretation, was recently accepted for publication in the Stanford Law Review.

Editor's Note: This is part of a new series in which the library will spotlight recent scholarship produced at The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law.  If you have suggestions for books or articles to include, contact Sara Sampson