Faculty Developments & Recent Scholarship

 

Assistant Professor of Law Matthew Bruckner

Publications

Bankrupting Higher Education, 
AM. BANKR. L. J. (forthcoming 2017).

Crowdsourcing (Bankruptcy) Fee Control,
46 SETON HALL L. REV. 361 (2016).

Additional publications available at: http://ssrn.com/author=1707390.

Blog Posts

Examining Financial Struggles of Higher Education Sector - Episode 198

Letters to the powers that be, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 6, 2016).

Assigning videos for class?, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 6, 2016).

Enron & ITT Tech, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 8, 2016).

Should financial unstable colleges be required to post surety bonds?, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 12, 2016).

Involuntary collegiate “do not resuscitate” orders, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 14, 2016).

"Like Pulling Teeth": Lessons for law schools from the 1980s dental school crisis, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 21, 2016).

Accessing Title IV $$: 90/10 or 85/15... does it matter?, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 22, 2016).

Letters of recommendation, PRAWFSBLAWG (Sept. 27, 2016).

Activities

Attended the 2016 National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges.

Received the 2016 American Bankruptcy Law Journal Fellowship.

Organized Howard University School of Law’s 2016 untenured faculty scholarship colloquium series.

American Bankruptcy Law Journal peer reviewer.

American Business Law Journal peer reviewer.

Media

Bankrupting Higher Education was featured on the Business Law Prof Blog, the Nonprofit Law BlogLarry Solum’s Legal Theory Blog, the Education Law Prof Blog, and Pryor Thoughts.

Quoted in “Advocates Take New Approach to Coal Bankruptcies,” Bloomberg BNA (May 2, 2016).

Quoted in “Sports Authority May Shape Future of Retailer Ch. 11s,” Law360 (March 18, 2016)

Presentations

“Resuscitating Colleges,” Young Bankruptcy Scholars workshop (invited participant), November 3-5, 2016.

“Bankrupting Higher Education,” Mid-Atlantic People of Color conference, Jan. 29, 2016.

“Crowdsourcing (Bankruptcy) Fee Control for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises,” American Association of Law Schools, Section on Creditors’ and Debtors’ Rights, Jan. 9, 2016.


Professor of Law Lenese Herbert

Litigation

Of Counsel, In the Matter of Josphat Mutua Kimindu, Maryland Board of Nursing Order Lifting and Terminating Summary Suspension of Licensed Practical Nurse License and Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Technician Certificates and Final Decision and Order of Reprimand of Licensed Practical Nurse License and Certified Nursing Assistant and Medication Technician Certificates, License No. LP48612, Certificate Nos. A00089671, MT0059562: significant en banc reversal of indefinite licensure and certification suspensions under Maryland Nurse Practice Act in a case involving the death of a medically-fragile group home foster child (March 22, 2016).

Service

Panelist, Final Report of the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing, DC City Councilmember Kenyan McDuffie’s (Ward 5) Roundtable: Technology and Social Media Pillar (Washington, DC 2015).

Scholarship

Discussant, 2015 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference (“Keeping the Conversation Going on Intractable Problems in the US Criminal Justice System;” Boca Raton, FL 2015).

Discussant, 2015 Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Conference (“Eliminating Racial Disparities in the Criminal Justice System – Best Practices and New Ideas;” Boca Raton, FL 2015).

Media

Media Expert, Voice of America News, “US Justice Department to Probe Chicago Police Force,” (December 7, 2015).

Participant, Twitter Chat, 50th Anniversary of President Lyndon B. Johnson Commencement Address #LBJHU50, (June 4, 2015).


Visiting Assistant Professor of Law Darin Johnson

Publications

In Fall 2015, published an article titled: 
“Beyond Constituent Assemblies and Referenda: Assessing the Legitimacy of the Arab Spring Constitutions in Egypt and Tunisia” 50 Wake Forest Law Review 1007 (2015).


Professor of Law Harold McDougall

Publications

(SSRN: http://ssrn.com/author=624566)

“The Challenges of Legal Education in the Neoliberal University,” 72 National Lawyers Guild Review 65 (2015)
“The Rebellious Law Professor: Combining Cause and Reflective Lawyering,” 65 J. Legal Educ. 326 (2015).

Presentations

“Class Contradictions in the Civil Rights Movement,” paper delivered at conference, “The Present and Future of Civil Rights Movements: Race and Reform in 21st Century America,” Duke Law School, November 21, 2015.

Speeches

“Class Contradictions in the Civil Rights Movement,” keynote address, Black American Law Students Association annual dinner, Georgetown Law Center, Washington DC, February 28, 2016

Interviews

Scholastica Spotlight blog, Becoming a “Rebellious Law Professor” with Harold McDougall, December 2015 http://blog.scholasticahq.com/post/135396403498/becoming-a-rebellious-law-professor-interview


Associate Professor of Law Mariela Olivares

Interim director of the Family Law Certificate Program

Publications

Selected author for an upcoming book chapter on the effects of the 1986 Simpson-Mazzoli Act on Latina/or immigrants in the United States (forthcoming 2017).

Intersectionality at the Intersection of Profiteering and Immigration Detention, ___ Neb. L. Rev. ____ (forthcoming 2016).

Blog post: New Efforts to Push Private Prisons Out of Immigration Detention, http://crimmigration.com/2015/10/27/new-efforts-to-push-private-prisons-out-of-immigration-detention/

Unreformed: Towards Gender Equality in Immigration Law, 18 Chapman U. L. Rev. 419 (2015).

Published publications available at: http://ssrn.com/author=1350215

Activities

Selected member of the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Minority Groups

Co-chair of the LatCrit Faculty Development Workshop planning committee (2015).

Presentations

Panel presenter at the Law & Society Conference on The Politics of Respectability and Immigrants, June 2016.

Invited presenter at the U.S. Capital Historical Society Conference on the historical effects for Latina/o immigrants of the Simpson-Mazzoli Act, U.S. Senate, May 2016.

Invited presenter on immigration detention at the Crimmigration Law Lecture Series. University of Denver Sturm College of Law, April 2016.

Moderator of panel discussion on the evolving meaning of family. Mid-Atlantic People of Color Law Professor Conference, January 2016.

Presentation on subordinated identity and immigrant detention. LatCrit Conference, October 2015.

Moderator of panel discussion on planning the next five years of your academic career, LatCrit Faculty Development Workshop (2015).

Next Generation Issues of Sex, Gender and Law—the Social Safety Net (or Lack Thereof). Invited panelist in plenary session of AALS Workshop, June 2015.

Disruptive Intersectionality. Presentation in the Emerging Immigration Law Professors conference on work in progress article, 2015; presentation at Howard Law School faculty colloquium, 2015.


Assistant Professor of Law Valerie Schneider

Scholarship

Property Rebels: Reclaiming Abandoned Bank-Owned Homes for Community Uses, 65 Am. U. L. Rev. 399 (2015).

Testimony

Testimony for Council of the District of Columbia, Oversight Hearing Re: The D.C. Housing Authority, February 24, 2016 (prepared in collaboration with Fair Housing Clinic students).

Blog Post

The Sweetness of the Status Quo: The Court Upholds Over Forty Years of Precedent, SCOTUSblog: Texas Dept. of Housing v. The Inclusive Communities Project symposium (June 25, 2015 12:15 PM), http://www.scotusblog.com/2015/06/symposium-the-sweetness-of-the-status-quo-the-court-upholds-over-forty-years-of-precedent/.


Associate Professor of Law Patrice Simms

Participated in a Symposium at William & Mary Law: Current Development in Environmental Justice, Friday Feb. 26, 2016. William & Mary Law School Was featured in a web-documentary by National Geographic discussing diesel pollution impacts in the DC area: DMV Diesel, winter 2016. https://vimeo.com/149295946

Sat on a panel at the National Civil Rights Conference, 21st Century Civil Rights, Integrity, Integration, Innovation, Initiative. November 5, 2015. https://www.epa.gov/ocr/national-civil-rights-conference-content

Sat on a panel at the Earthjustice Litigation Training Conference addressing The Supreme Court – Implications for Environmental Advocacy, Oct 14, 2015.


Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Mark R. Strickland

Scholarship/Service

The Report of the Military Justice Review Group, Part I: 
Professor Strickland has been as a member of the Military justice Review Group since July 2014. He was a member of the Punitive Articles Team, and continues to serve among the remaining members of the MJRG addressing inquiries from senior military and civilian leaders about the Group’s military justice reform proposal. Lieutenant Colonel Strickland, a retired Air Force Judge Advocate, was the only full-time law professor selected to serve in the Group. He researched, analyzed, drafted and reviewed recommendations for change the Uniform Code of Military Justice (UCMJ).

On December 28, 2015, the Department of Defense forwarded to Congress a legislative proposal to reform the UCMJ, the statutory framework for the military justice system. This proposal is the result of the first comprehensive review of military justice in 30 years.

More information about the Group can be found at http://www.dod.mil/dodgc/mjrg.html