Faculty Highlights – February 2019

Professor Will Berry presented his paper “The Crime of Amateurism” at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana. The paper was part of a panel titled, “The Dark Side of Sports: Crime, Corruption, and Cost,” co-sponsored by the AALS Section on Law and Sports and the AALS Criminal Justice Section.

Berry also co-authored the law school textbook, Sports and the Law: Text, Cases, and Problems, 6th edition, published by West Academic Press.

Professor Farish Percy‘s article, “Inefficient Litigation Over Forum: The Unintended Consequences of the JVCA’s ‘Bad Faith’ Exception to the Bar on Removal of Diversity Cases After One Year,” was recently published in the Oklahoma Law Review. The article concerns removal/remand litigation in federal district court, a subject in which Percy has written several articles.

Professor Ron Rychlak‘s article “Nazarenes under the Scimitar: Islamic Persecution of Christians, A Brief History,is now available in the New Oxford Review (January-February, 2019).

Rychlak‘s article “Torture, Crimes Against Humanity, and the Abuse of International Law,” was published in Inside the Vatican in December 2018.

Rychlak appeared on the podcast “Cat’s Roundtable” earlier this month.

Professor John Czarnetzky and Ron Rychlak co-authored the article: “How the International Criminal Court’s Inability to Deal with Terrorism is Leading to Calls for International Policing,” 87 Miss. L.J. 577 (2018), which was just released in the Mississippi Law Journal.

Southeastern Conference Commissioner Greg Sankey recently appointed Rychlak to a task force to deal with the SEC’s response to legalized sports betting. Rychlak already serves as Secretary on the SEC Executive Committee.

Charles Stotler, Associate Director of the LL.M. Program in Air and Space, moderated a panel on “The Outer Space Governance Framework” as part of a UNIDIR Space Security Workshop held at the United Nations in New York. The workshop served as a primer for an informal meeting of UN delegates convened to share their views on the work of a UN Group of Governmental Experts on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space.

Michelle Hanlon, Associate Director for the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, addressed the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Feb. 14 in Vienna. Hanlon is also the co-founder of the For All Moonkind, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving human heritage in outer space.

Hanlon’s article, “Protecting Human Heritage: Don’t Let ‘One Small Step’ Become One Giant Mistake,” recently appeared in The Conversation. It has since been picked up by other publications, including The San Francisco Chronicle.

Professor of Law David Case received more recognition for his Twitter presence. He was profiled by The Daily Mississippian earlier this month.

Hanlon appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition to discuss the protection of human heritage in outer space.

Civil Rights Scholar, Professor Michèle Alexandre, published a new book: The New Frontiers of Civil Rights Litigation. It was released by Carolina Academic Press in January 2019.