How Tweet It Is! More Faculty Join Law Conversation on Twitter
Dean Risa Goluboff joined Twitter as the academic year began in August, and a little bird tells us several more University of Virginia School of Law faculty have since joined the scholarly conversation online.
Peruse sample tweets from faculty below, and check out and follow a full list of UVA Law faculty on Twitter here.
Associate Professor of Law
Bamzai teaches and writes about civil procedure, administrative law, federal courts, national security law and computer crime.
My latest @URLawReview uncovers a forgotten episode during William Howard Taft's presidency. On his last day in office (& helped by a young Felix Frankfurter), Taft removed two executive branch officers for cause—the first such removal in American history.https://t.co/l9Cyg2h4Tp pic.twitter.com/UYObzpeNfr
— Aditya Bamzai (@adityabamzai) July 5, 2018
Professor of Law
Barzun’s areas of interest include constitutional law, torts, evidence and the history of legal thought.
Teaching a seminar on the Rule of Law this semester thru some US case studies. This past week’s Q: “Was enforcing the Fugitive Slave Act consistent with (or even required by) the ‘rule of law’ and the antebellum judge’s professional obligations?”
— Charles Barzun (@cbarzun) October 12, 2018
Associate Professor of Law
Brady’s primary teaching and research interests are in property law, land use law, local government law, legal history and intellectual property law.
Property professor dream hypo: amateur paleontologists discover the bones of “dueling dinosaurs” on private land. But prior owners retained the mineral rights and claim the fossils against the current surface owners. Are dinosaur fossils “minerals?” https://t.co/e2DcIXU7h9
— Molly Brady (@mollyxbrady) November 18, 2018
Albert C. BeVier Research Professor of Law
Choi’s research and teaching interests include law and economics, contract theory, corporate law, corporate finance and organization.
Let's see how much indirect pressure this will impose on the directors, when they'll have to explain in next year's filing on how they have responded to the shareholders' negative votes. https://t.co/2v5u9OIggu
— Albert Choi (@ProfAlbertChoi) October 30, 2018
Associate Professor of Law
Cope’s research focuses on law and economics, international relations and international law.
My month-long study of 1000+ cases decided over 15 years (w/ @JoshFischman) finds that @BrettKavanaugh is perhaps the most conservative judge on the DC Circ. since 2003. In @washingtonpost @monkeycageblog today. @UVALaw @senjudiciary #Kavanaughhttps://t.co/jymbxFu44i
— Kevin Cope (@KevinLynnCope) September 5, 2018
Harrison Robertson Professor of Law
Joel B. Piassick Research Professor of Law
Ferzan teaches criminal law, evidence, advanced criminal law, and advanced law and philosophy seminars, and her work focuses on criminal law theory.
So thrilled about this! A fantastic, rigorous conference in Stockholm, culminating with a publication in @EthicsJournal ! My own contribution is "Deontological Distinction in War." Congrats to @AdHaque110 for the well deserved attention for his tremendous book! https://t.co/SEzKnzmEAu
— Kimberly Kessler Ferzan (@KimFerzan) January 14, 2019
Horace W. Goldsmith Research Professor of Law
Fischman’s research interests include law and economics, empirical methods, judicial decision-making and criminal sentencing.
Excellent thread. Many political scientists, including @maya_sen @JeffreyLax @JKastellec have criticized the misuse of these scores. But other political scientists have promoted JCS scores for this purpose. https://t.co/R0qTEJC7CG https://t.co/UfBY75xstL
— Josh Fischman (@JoshFischman) July 9, 2018
Associate Professor of Law, General Faculty
Co-Director, Legal Research and Writing Program
Fore joined the faculty in 2014 as a co-director of the Law School’s Legal Research and Writing Program.
Little Fore & I listen to classic rock during bath time. Stairway to Heaven came on last night & it got me hoping there's a judicial opinion about ambiguity that uses: “there’s a sign on the wall, but [we] want[ ] to be sure, 'cause you know sometimes words have two meanings”...
— Joe Fore (@Joe_Fore) November 28, 2018
Professor of Law
Gilbert teaches courses on election law, legislation, and law and economics.
— Michael Gilbert (@profmikegilbert) November 2, 2018
Dean, Arnold H. Leon Professor of Law and Professor of History
Goluboff is the 12th, and the first female, dean of the Law School. She is a nationally renowned legal historian whose scholarship and teaching focuses on American constitutional and civil rights law, especially their historical development in the 20th century.
Goluboff is also on Instagram.
— Risa Goluboff (@RisaGoluboff) November 27, 2018
Professor of Law
Hayashi is an expert in tax law, tax policy, and behavioral law and economics.
Tax policy is all about tradeoffs. One of the most important things econ does is quantify tradeoffs. From this day forward, let no one commenting on tax proposals render a judgment without specifying how big the negative incentive effects are. Bad effect >=0 is useless.
— Andrew Hayashi (@at_hayashi) January 25, 2019
David Lurton Massee, Jr., Professor of Law
Roy L. and Rosamond Woodruff Morgan Professor of Law
Hellman’s work focuses on two subjects: equal protection law and its philosophical justification, and the relationship between money and legal rights.
As the point of anti discrimination law is to reject using gender as a proxy for other traits even when it correlates w them, AI is bound to face a challenge. Can a program be designed that implements anti-discrimination law’s mandate? https://t.co/mwBA0Q5jdc
— Deborah Hellman (@Debbie_Hellman) October 10, 2018
Vice Dean and David H. Ibbeken '71 Research Professor of Law
Kendrick is an expert in the First Amendment and freedom of expression, particularly the scope and structure of free speech rights. She writes and teaches courses in torts, property and constitutional law.
It was my privilege to stand in as a judge at the @lilemootcourt finals yesterday alongside (real) Judges Karen Nelson Moore and Albert Diaz. The four finalists were all fearsome advocates. Congratulations all around! pic.twitter.com/n7oOUJfUIF
— Leslie Kendrick (@lckendrick) November 8, 2018
Professor of Law
Livermore teaches environmental law, administrative law, regulatory law and policy, and advanced seminars on these topics. His research focuses on environmental law, regulation, bureaucratic oversight and the computational analysis of law.
Vlad Eidelman @FiscalNote and I argue that agencies should be using AI, machine learning, and computational text analysis to improve the regulatory process in our recent paper in @NotreDameLRev and a piece in @thehillhttps://t.co/N0QSGzecy8
— Michael A Livermore (@m_livermore) April 24, 2018
Class of 1957 Research Professor of Law
Mason’s research focuses on international, comparative, and state taxation. Her scholarship, which has been cited by the Supreme Court, focuses on how tax nondiscrimination laws affect cross-border commerce in common markets.
A Forbes article listed Mason as one of the “Top 100 Must-Follow Tax Twitter Accounts For 2019.”
My op-ed, concluding that "rather than adopting a hodge-podge of stop-gap solutions for taxing tech, countries should work cooperatively through the OECD towards solutions robust against changes in cross-border business." #taxtwitter
Unfriending tech taxes https://t.co/3PE7nAd9H1
— Ruth Mason (@ProfRuthMason) November 14, 2018
William L. Matheson and Robert M. Morgenthau Distinguished Professor of Law
F. Palmer Weber Research Professor of Civil Liberties and Human Rights
Professor of Public Health Sciences
Matthew is a leader in public health who focuses on racial disparities in health care. She is the author of the book “Just Medicine: A Cure for Racial Inequality in American Health Care.”
Back at Harvard! 2 Stimulating Days - 2 Grand Rounds, 4 lectures w/faculty friends & students @ HMS to discuss ways to attack racial inequity in health & health care. These folks are serious! Boston, Look Out! Change is coming. pic.twitter.com/XOKrBKft4K
— Dayna Matthew (@daynamatthew3) October 26, 2018
Professor of Law and Senior Fellow, Center for National Security Law
Nachbar’s research focuses on the nature of regulation: how the law is used (and by whom) to shape and control behavior. His early work addressed how the availability of new technologies alters conceptions of regulation.
The next step in @FCC's campaign against #robocalls: Letters to telecom execs asking for help. You should be asking yourself why call spoofing is even possible on our national telecom infrastructure. #CyberSecurity #NetworkSecurity https://t.co/ipULvk8MAp
— Tom Nachbar (@TomNachbar) November 6, 2018
Director, International Human Rights Law Clinic
Assistant Professor of Law, General Faculty
Sánchez has worked as a consultant and legal expert on different human rights issues for academic, intergovernmental and nongovernmental organizations.
Flattered to find my contribution to the Corporate Accountability and Transitional Justice book (https://t.co/noKa6YucDE) cited in the @CConstitucional decision on the Special Jurisdiction for Peace https://t.co/E7TnvnQlhL @EssexTJN @dejusticia
— Camilo Sanchez (@NCamiloSanchezL) December 24, 2018
Joseph W. Dorn Research Professor of Law
Director, Karsh Center for Law and Democracy
Schwartzman is the director of the Karsh Center for Law and Democracy, and a scholar who focuses on law and religion, jurisprudence, political philosophy and constitutional law.
Trump recently appointed his 30th judge to the federal court of appeals. Since that's how many judges Obama appointed in all of his first term, it seems like a good time to make some comparisons. Consider some numbers about age of appointments (with data from FJC): /1 pic.twitter.com/z9Hir2843h
— Micah Schwartzman (@mjschwartzman) December 21, 2018
Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology
Spellman teaches evidence and various courses on the intersection of psychology and law. Her psychology research focuses on memory, analogical reasoning and causal reasoning.
When pre-collected data are made available(as often is in pol sci), reproduction of existing results and preregistration of hypothesis and future analyses are useful and not very difficult. https://t.co/h7CcK0gMYL
— Bobbie Spellman (@BobbiePoPS) October 12, 2018
Justice Thurgood Marshall Distinguished Professor of Law
Spencer is an expert in the field of civil procedure and federal jurisdiction. He also serves as an officer in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps of the U.S. Army (Reserve).
Wrapping up a day in which I was able to brief Soldiers on their rights under USERRA. Employers may not discriminate based on current or prospective military status, must permit leave for service, and must promptly re-employ upon return. @ESGR is a great resource on this. pic.twitter.com/koLSP4aDfi
— A. Benjamin Spencer (@PROFSPENCER) September 8, 2018
John C. Jeffries, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Law
John V. Ray Research Professor of Law
Stephan is an expert on international business, international dispute resolution and comparative law, with an emphasis on Soviet and post-Soviet legal systems.
I have posted on SSRN a paper that will appear in an upcoming issue of Law and Contemporary Problems devoted to the future of international human rights. Some very fancy people in the issue, not sure how I got invited. Link: https://t.co/8nfd8RLJbo /1
— Paul Stephan (@pbstephan3) October 10, 2018
Associate Professor of Law
Strauss writes about the limits of legitimate law in situations of fundamental disagreement, with an emphasis on familial relationships.
My 1st podcast interview! Check it out if you agree w/ Obergefell’s outcome yet it still bugs you. It’s not just insensitive & old fashioned. Glorifying marriage assumes states may choose what family lives are valuable, which treats nonmarital families as not political equals https://t.co/2gRcpFiGMh
— Gregg Strauss (@gregg_strauss) December 19, 2018
Professor of Law and Director of the Graduate Studies Program
Verdier specializes in public international law, banking and financial regulation, and international economic relations.
Since 2008, U.S. prosecutors have brought criminal proceedings against 14 of the largest global banks, imposing over $32B in penalties: LIBOR, tax evasion, sanctions, etc. My new paper examines the law and policy of extraterritorial financial prosecutions. https://t.co/LJDGIQffHV
— Pierre-Hugues Verdier (@PierreHVerdier) May 15, 2018
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