Recent Scholarship and Service

Of Valentines, Diamonds, Emeralds and Peanuts: Heart Balm in Virginia, Va. Law., Feb. 2015, at 23.
Tribute to Gail F. Zwirner, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1007 (2015).
Reports of Cases in the Court of Chancery in the Time of King James II (2015).
Access to Justice Planning Committee, Supreme Court of Virginia (2013-present)
Relay for Life Team, American Cancer Society
Pro Bono Attorney, Central Virginia Legal Aid Society
Board of Directors, Greater Richmond Bar Foundation (2009-present)
Board of Directors and Donor Relations Committee Chair, YWCA of Greater Richmond (2008-present)
Awards Committee Chair, Pro Bono and Public Service Opportunities Section, Association of American Law Schools (2009-present)
Experiential Learning Work Group, Public Services Section, National Association for Law Placement (2008-present)
Former Chair of Public Service Committee and former Chair of Membership Committee, Metropolitan Richmond Women's Bar Association (2000-present)
Chair of Administration of Justice Committee, Former Chair of Pro Bono Services Committee, Richmond Bar Association (2000-present)

Commentary for Price Waterhouse v. Hopkins in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Opinions of the United States Supreme Court (Kathryn Stanchi, et al., eds.) (Hart Publishing, forthcoming 2015).

Civil Rights and the Sexual Exploitation of Youth in Foster Care, 117 W. Va. L. Rev. (2015). [SSRN]

Abolish Anonymous Reporting to Child Abuse Hotlines, 64 Cath. U. L. Rev. 51 (2015).

The McDonnell Trial: A Clarification of Corruption Law or A Confused Application of Corruption Law, 48 U. Rich. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

The President As Spiritual Leader: Pardons, Forgiveness, Mercy and Justice, in Frontiers in Spiritual Leadership (Scott Allison, Craig Kocher & George Goethals eds.) (Palgrave forthcoming).

The Problems Inherent in Litigating Employer Free Exercise Rights, ___ Colo. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

Reading Explicit Expansions of Title VII Narrowly, 95 Boston U.L. Rev. 781 (2015).

Is Patent Claim Interpretation Deference or Correction Driven?, 2014 BYU L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Should Your Law Review Article Have an Abstract and Table of Contents?, 83 Miss. L. J. ___ (forthcoming 2015) (with Lee Petherbridge).

Empirical Analysis of Patent Validity, in Research Handbooks on the Economics of Intellectual Property Law (2015) (with Ronald Mann).

Death As a Bargaining Chip: Plea Bargaining and the Future of Virginia’s Death Penalty, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 873 (2015).

Demand-Side Programs in Wholesale Electricity Markets, in Delivering Energy Policy in the EU and the US: A Multi-Disciplinary Reader (Edinburgh Univ. Press forthcoming 2015).

Linking Legal Framework Design And Consumer Acceptance of the Smart Grid to Risk Theory, in Smart Grid Law and Policy (Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea forthcoming 2015) (with Emily Hammond).

Energy, Economics and the Environment: Cases and Materials (co-lead editor) (2015).

Mitigation of Climate Impacts in the Electricity Sector, in Research Handbook on Climate Change Mitigation Law (Edward Elgar Publishing 2015).

Core Commercial Law Concepts (forthcoming).

Bankruptcy (West 4th ed 2015) (with Bruce Markell, Lawrence Ponoroff, & Steve Nickles).

Business Structures (West 4th ed  2015) (with Rich Freer, Mike Roberts & George Shepherd).

The Commercial Law of Intellectual Property, Annual Supplements (Aspen 2013-2015) (with Peter Alces et al.).

Death Penalty Drugs and the International Moral Marketplace, 103 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming 2015) (with Corinna Lain).

Challenges and Recusal of Arbitrators and Judges in International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Brill Nijhoff forthcoming 2015).

The Challenge and Recusal of Judges of the International Court of Justice, in Challenges and Recusal of Arbitrators and Judges In International Courts and Tribunals (C. Giorgetti ed., Brill Nijhoff forthcoming 2015).

International Decisions: The Yukos Arbitrations (Hulley Enterprises Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, Yukos Universal Limited (Isle of Man) v. The Russian Federation, Veteran Petroleum Limited (Cyprus) v. The Russian Federation, 109 Am. J. Int’l L. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

Review, Robert Kolb, The International Court of Justice (Hart Publishing 2013), 109 Am. J. Inter’l L. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

Horizontal and Vertical Relationships of International Courts and Tribunals - How Do We Address Their Competing Jurisdiction? 30 ICSID Rev. – Foreign Investment L.J. 98 (2015).

Childcare Market Failure, __ Utah L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Nudging Parents, __ J. Gender Race & Just. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Working with Cancer: How the Law Can Help Survivors Maintain Employment, 90 Wash. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Cultural Determinants of Workplace Arbitration in the United States and Italy, 23 Tul. J. Int’l & Comp. L. 37 (2014) (with Maurizio Del Conte).

Death Penalty Drugs and the International Moral Marketplace, 103 Geo. L.J. (forthcoming 2015) (with James Gibson).
The Politics of Botched Executions,  49 U of Rich. L. Rev. 825 (2015)

God, Civic Virtue, and the American Way: Reconstructing Engel, 67 Stan. L. Rev. 479 (2015)

The Highs and Lows of Wild Justice, 50 Tulsa L. Rev. 503 (2015).
Scholarship Against Desire, 27 Yale Journal of Law and the Humanities 115 (2015).
The Three-Act Argument: How to Write a Law Article That Reads Like a Good Story, 64 Journal of Legal Education 707 (2015).
Presenter, "Patent Reform Update: Studying the Studies on Patent Litigation," The Federalist Society, Washington, D.C. (April 2015)

How the Federal Cause of Action Relates to Rights, Remedies and Jurisdiction, __ Fla. L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Disrupting Education Federalism, 92 Wash. U. L. Rev. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

Bribery’s Victims, in Corruption, Business Law, and Business Ethics (University of Chicago Press forthcoming 2015).

Deconstructing Duty-Free:  Investor-State Arbitration as Private Anti-Bribery Enforcement, __ U.C. Davis L. Rev.__ (forthcoming 2015).

From the 2014 World Cup to the 2016 Olympics:  Brazil’s Role in the Global Anti-Corruption Movement, 21 Sw. J. Int’l L. __,” (forthcoming 2015) (with Patrick Barr, Albert Flores, Shaun Freiman, Kat Gavin, Tyler Klink, Carter Nichols, Ann Reid, and Rina Van Orden).

Rio 2016 and the Birth of Brazilian Transparency, in Corruption and International Sport (Transparency International ed. forthcoming 2015) (with Patrick Barr, Albert Flores, Shaun Freiman, Kat Gavin, Tyler Klink, Carter Nichols, Ann Reid, and Rina Van Orden).

Restorative Justice for Multinational Corporations, 76 Ohio St. L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

Freedom from Official Corruption as a Human Right, Brookings Institution White Paper; co-authored with Matthew Murray, U.S. Department of Commerce (2015).

A Demographic History of Federal Judicial Appointments by Gender and Race: 1789-2011, 25 Berkeley La Raza L.J. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

Modern “Sappers and Miners”: The Roberts Court and the Civil Rights Act of 1964, ___ U. Rich. J. L. & Pub. Int. ___ (forthcoming 2015).

Family Law/Domestic Relations

Virginia Practice Series: Family Law: Theory, Practice, and Forms (West rev. ed. 2015) (with James Cottrell and Lawrence Diehl).

 

Family Law/Domestic Relations

“I Now Pronounce You Husband and Wives”: The Case for Polygamous Marriage After United States v. Windsor and Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, 29 BYU J. Pub. L. 299 (2015).

Particpated in a workshop at Yale regarding new federal clemency petition guidelines (crack/powder sentencing disparities).

Filling the Federal Appellate Court Vacancies, 17 U. Pa. J. Const. L. __ (forthcoming 2015).

The Republican Senate and Regular Order, 101 Iowa L. Rev. Bull. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Filling the D.C. Circuit Vacancies, 91 Indiana L.J. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Judicial Selection in Congress’ Lame Duck Session, 90 Ind. L.J. Supp. 52 (2015).

Judicial Selection in Congress’ Lame Duck Session, 90 Ind. L.J. Supp. 52 (2015).

Marriage Equality Comes to Virginia, 49 U. Rich. L. Rev. 1193 (2015).

Addressing Three Problems in Commentary on Catholics at the Supreme Court by Reference to Three Decades of Catholic Bishops’ Amicus Briefs, 26 Stan. L. & Pol’y Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

In the Beginning There Was None, __ Notre Dame L. Rev. __ (forthcoming 2015).

Judge Posner, Judge Wilkinson, and Judicial Critique of Constitutional Theory, ___ Notre Dame L. Rev. ___ (2015).