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  • Publication

    “Is the Environmental Appeals Board Unconstitutional or Unlawful?” Environmental Law, Portland OR. October 14, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Animal Law, Regulation and Policy Involving Animal Research (Lecture). Animals in Research Breakfast, Chicago, IL. October 13, 2018. 

  • Awards and Honors

    Requested by Bloomberg Law to create and populate an Innovation Board comprised of leading bankruptcy attorneys from law firms, academia, and the judiciary who will help guide the evolution of the Bloomberg Law Bankruptcy Treatise. October 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Animal Law Overview (Lecture). Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR. September 13, 2018. 

  • Publication

    “The Wild and Scenic Rivers Act at 50: Overlooked Watershed Protection.” Michigan Journal of Environmental and Administrative Law, vol. 9, issue 1. University of Michigan (Forthcoming). With Max Yoklic. 

  • Publication

    “The Future of Progressive Regulatory Reform – A Review and Critique of Two Proposals.” Chicago-Kent Law Review, Chicago-Kent Law School, Chicago, IL. August 16, 2019. 

  • Publication

    “Recent Developments in Constitutional Law and Separation of Powers” in Recent Developments in Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. ABA Press: Chicago, IL (2019).

  • Publication

    “Serving Those Who Served: Providing Government-Funded Attorneys to Veterans Seeking Disability Benefits from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.” University of San Francisco Law Review Vol. 54 Ed. 1. University of San Francisco Law School, San Francisco, CA. (2019.)

  • Publication

    “Legal Inequality: Law, the Legal System, and the Lessons of the Black Experience in America.” Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal Vol. 16 Ed. 109, UC Hastings College of Law, San Francisco, CA (2019).

  • Publication

    “Revisiting Background Principles in Takings Litigation.” Florida Law Review Vol. 71 Ed. 5, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL. With Rachel Wolfard (2019). 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by The Oregonian staff for “Lawmakers Vote to Substantially Limit Oregon’s Death Penalty.” The Oregonian. June 30, 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by R. Dallon Adams for, “‘Unwanted’ and Under Arrest.” The Skanner News. June 27, 2019.

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Noelle Crombie for, “Killing a Police Officer Added Back to Crimes that Could Draw Death Penalty Under Amendment.” The Oregonian, June 18, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    “Aquatic Animals: Using the Law to See and Protect Them” (Webinar Lecture). Aquatic Animal Law: Overview, Aquaculture, and Alternatives Webinar. June 14, 2019. With Becky Jenkins and Kelly Levenda. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by McKenna Ross for “Oregon Dems preserve nation’s only non-unanimous juries, wait on Supreme Court decision.” The Oregonian, June 6, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Legal Considerations for Animal Activists and Protesters (Lecture). National Animal Rights Day, Portland, OR. June 3, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    ICE in the Workplace: A Training for Employers and Managers (Panel). Adelante Mujeres, Hillsboro, Oregon. May 30, 2019. With Liani Reeves and Erin Pettigrew. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Patti Lawson for “Laws for Paws: Custody Laws for the Family Pet.” Charleston Gazette-Mail. May 23, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Testimony to House Rules Committee in support of HJR 10: referral to end nonunanimous juries. Oregon Legislature, Salem OR. May 7, 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Conrad Wilson for “Lawmakers Hear Broad Support For Scrapping Oregon’s Nonunanimous Juries.” OPB. May 6, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Social Justice? Screening for Underrepresented Entrepreneurs (Panel). 2019 Transactional Clinical Conference, Berkeley, CA. May 3, 2019.

  • Media Appearance
  • Presentation

    The Role of Aquatic Animals in Animal Agriculture (Lecture). 2019 Animal Law Institute, Animal Law Section State Bar of Texas, Austin, TX. April 26, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Overview of Aquatic Animal Law (Lecture). 2019 Animal Law Institute, Animal Law Section State Bar of Texas, Austin, TX. April 26, 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Troy Brynelson for “Marion and Linn Counties Investigating Suicides at Each Other’s Jails.” Salem Reporter. April 24, 2019

  • Media Appearance
  • Publication

    “OMB Leveraging the CRA to Add to Its Oversight of Independent Regulatory Agencies.” Yale Journal on Regulation Blog. Yale Journal on Regulation and the ABA Section of Administrative Law & Regulatory Practice, New Haven, CT. April 18, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Employment Law Basics (Lecture). Employment Law Basics Training, Small Business Development Center, Blue Mountain Community College, Pendleton, OR. April 17, 2019. With Julieanna Elegant. 

  • Presentation

    Demystifying Commercial Leasing (Lecture). How to Find & Lease the Right Location: Retail Business Builders Class, Small Business Development Center, Portland Community College, Portland, OR. April 16, 2019. 

  • Publication

    “OMB Leveraging the CRA to Add to Its Oversight of Independent Regulatory Agencies.” CPR Blog. Center for Progressive Reform, Washington DC. April 16, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Minding Your Business: Legal Basics and Issues Faced by Entrepreneurs and Small Businesses Workshop (Lecture). Business Development Services, Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation, Pendleton, OR. April 16, 2019. With Julieanna Elegant.  

  • Presentation

    Criminal Justice Reform Clinic’s Youth Legal Clinic at OYA (Panel). Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyer’s Juvenile Justice Conference. Newport, Oregon. April 12, 2019. With Anjana Kumar and Mieke de Vrind (3Ls). 

  • Presentation

    “Legal Issues for the Entrepreneur: Tools to Manage Risk & Liability” (Lecture). Legal Components of a Business, Business Building Series, Micro Enterprise Services of Oregon, Gresham, OR. April 9, 2019. 

  • Appointments and Service

    Volunteer advisor on HB 2835, Oregon Waterway Access Bill. Made several comments on the contents of a waterway access bill, designed to improve public access from state lands to floatable (navigable) waters. 2019. 

  • Publication

    “Proving Infringement: Burdens of Proof in Copyright Infringement Litigation.” Lewis & Clark Law Review, vol. 23. (2019). With R. Anthony Reese

  • Presentation

    Junk Science: The Lag Between Science and the Law, and What to Do About It (Lecture). NACDL Annual Forensics Seminar, Making Sense of Science: Forensic Science & the Law. Portland, OR, April 6, 2019. With Janis Puracal.

  • Presentation

    “Is the Environmental Appeals Board Unconstitutional or Unlawful?” Festschrift for Professor Funk, Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR. April 5, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Courts, Bureaucrats, and the Leviathan State: A Reply to Professor Funk (35 years later) (Panel). Festschrift in Honor of Professor William Funk. Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, OR. April 5, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Curriculum Planning (Lecture). Lewis & Clark College, Portland, OR. April 3, 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Leni Seelinger for “What Criminal Justice Reform Looks Like When Black Women’s Needs Are Put First.” Bustle. April 3, 2019. 

  • Publication

    SB 1013 Testimony. Hearing Record of Oregon Senate Judiciary Committee on SB 1013. Salem, OR. April 2, 2019

  • Presentation

    Testimony to Senate Judiciary Committee SB 1013 at the Hearing on SB 1013. Salem, OR. April 2, 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Noell Crombie for “Oregon’s Death Penalty Amounts to ‘Cruel Deception’ on Families and Public, Lawmakers Told.” The Oregonian. April 1, 2019. 

  • Presentation

    Opportunities in Animal Law and Legal Education (Presentation). Opportunities in Animal Law and Legal Education. China University of Geosciences, Beijing, China. October 25, 2018. 

  • Publication

    “The Fight Over Columbia Basin Salmon Spills and the Future of the Lower Snake River Dams.” Washington Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, vol. 9, issue 1, University of Washington (2019). With Doug DeRoy.  

  • Publication

    “Indigenous Rights in the U.S. Marine Environment: The Stevens Treaties and Their Efflects on Harvests and Habitat” (Chapter). Indigenous Rights in the Marine Environment. Hart Publishing Co.: London, England. (2019). With Olivier Jamin. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Emma Cueto for “High Court Could Soon End Split Jury Verdicts for Good.” LAW 360. March 24, 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by John Simerman and Gordon Russell for, “Louisiana jury case revives long-running Supreme Court debate over reach of Bill of Rights.” The Advocate. March 23, 2019. 

  • Appointments and Service

    Drafted and circulated an amicus brief, in which 69 law professors signed, urging the Oregon Supreme Court to accept review of Chernaik v. Oregon, which alleged that the state of Oregon breached its public trust duties by failing to attempt to control greenhouse gas emissions. March 22, 2019. 

  • Publication
  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Nigel Jacquiss, “Five Things We’ve Learned So Far in the Sexual Assault Trial of Charles McGee and Aubré Dickson.” Willamette Week. March 20, 2019. 

  • Publication

    “Scots Child and Family Law: Liberty, Equality and Protection Revisited.” Juridical Review, pp. 33-52Thomas Reuters: Scotland. March 17, 2019. 

  • Publication

    “Review of Bringing International Fugitives to Justice: Extradition and Its Alternatives.” Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books: Rutgers Law School, NJ. March 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Jacob Sullum for “The Lingering Stench of Marijuana Prohibition.” Reason. March 1, 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Ellen Gilmer for “5 Things to Watch in Kids’ Climate Case.” Climatewire. February 27, 2019. 

  • Publication

    “Child Custody and Cognate Concepts: The Challenges” In Routledge Handbook of International Family Law, pp.127-143. Routledge: London and New York. (2019). 

  • Publication

    “Article 2 of the United Nations Convention on the Rights of the Child: Non-Discrimination and Children’s Rights” In Child Rights and International Discrimination Law: Implementing Article 2 of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, pp. 23-39. Routledge: London and New York. 2019. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Ana González-Páramo for “Crimigración.” El País, February 3, 2019.

  • Publication

    “Opinion: Governor Should Help End Mass Incarceration With Clemency Power.” The Oregonian, February 1, 2019. With Venetia Mayhew. 

  • Publication

    “Oregon court ignores climate danger in youth case” (Guest column). Oregonian. January 22, 2019. With Mary C. Wood

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by the editorial board for “Oregon Should Vote Out Split Verdicts.” The Register-Guard, January 18, 2019.

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Emily Green for “Monetary Sanctions and the Vicious Circle of Poverty They Perpetuate.” Street Roots, November 16, 2018. 

  • Media Appearance

    Interviewed by Jordan S. Rubin for “Louisiana Vote for Unanimous Juries May not be Last Word.” Bloomberg BNA, November 15, 2018. 

  • Awards and Honors

    University of Oxford, Faculty of Law. Invited to be a Visiting Professor of Law at Oxford University. October, 2018. 

  • Awards and Honors

    Promoted to Editor-in-Chief of Bloomberg Law’s Bankruptcy Treatise - one of the foremost publications used by financial restructuring practitioners and researchers - by Bloomberg Law, July 2, 2018. 

  • Appointments and Service

    Legal Hackathon (Participant). Multnomah Bar Association. Portland, OR. May 17, 2018. 

  • Appointments and Service

    Signer of comments on the U.S. Department of the Interior proposed rule that would scuttle regulations preventing the waste of methane gas from leases on federal lands. April 23, 2018.

  • Awards and Honors

    Named a  2018–2019 Fulbright scholar.

  • Awards and Honors

    Recipient of a Fulbright-Schuman Grant from the Fulbright Commission in recognition of his innovative scholarship on municipal restructuring. In Spring 2019, he will be studying EU insolvency policy at various institutions throughout Europe and will be a visiting professor at Oxford University, March 7, 2018. 

  • Appointments and Service

    Coordinator and editor for an amicus brief supporting a review of North Carolina v. Alcoa in the U.S. Supreme Court. November 6, 2017–December 8, 2017.

  • Appointments and Service

    Organizer of the Lewis & Clark Law Review’s 2017 Paper Symposium, Law and Religion in an Increasingly Polarized America.

  • Awards and Honors

    Named 2017 recipient of the Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching by the graduating class of Lewis & Clark Law School.

  • Appointments and Service

    Drafter of the amicus brief for 35 law professors and several waterkeeper organizations in support of a request for review by the Oregon Supreme Court of a Court of Appeals decision that denied public access to a public lake from public parklands. June 1, 2017–June 20, 2017.

  • Appointments and Service

    Drafter of and coordinator for law professors’ comments to the Secretary of the Interior on the proclamation of the Cascade-Siskiyou National Monument. June 1, 2017–June 12, 2017.

  • Appointments and Service

    Moderator for Business of Food panel at the 2017 Food Law Symposium at Lewis and Clark Law School, March 2017.

  • Awards and Honors

    Cited multiple times by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana federal judge presiding over the British Petroleum Oil Spill case. February 15, 2017.

  • Appointments and Service

    Provider of comments to Crook County Court on a proposed natural resources management plan that would have attempted to put in place provisions against the federal government. August 29, 2016.

  • Awards and Honors

    Selected as a Pound Institute Academic Fellow. October 17, 2016.

  • Awards and Honors

    Cited as “a leading administrative law expert” by U.S. Representative Hank Johnson of Georgia in his speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in opposition to HR 3438. C-SPAN, September 21, 2016.

  • Appointments and Service

    Elected treasurer of the board of directors for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. August 24, 2016.

  • Appointments and Service

    Member of the Practitioners’ Reading Group for the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary evaluation of the professional qualifications of U.S. Supreme Court nominee Judge Merrick Garland. 2016.

  • Appointments and Service

    Drafter of and coordinator for law professors’ comments on proposed U.S. Bureau of Land Management land planning rules, particularly those related to treatment of “areas of critical environmental concern.” June 5, 2015–May 24, 2016.

  • Awards and Honors

    Named 2016 recipient of the Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching by the graduating class of Lewis & Clark Law School.

  • Awards and Honors
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  • Awards and Honors

    Recipient of the Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR) International Animal Law Award for work in animal law education, scholarship, conferences, competition, legal development, and student mentoring. March 15, 2015. With Natasha Dolezal, director of the Animal Law LL.M. Degree Program; Kathy Hessler, clinical professor of law and director of the Animal Law Clinic; and Lindsay Kadish, director of operations for the Center for Animal Law Studies.

  • Awards and Honors

    Recipient of the Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR) International Animal Law Award for work in animal law education, scholarship, conferences, competition, legal development, and student mentoring. March 15, 2015. With Natasha Dolezal, director of the Animal Law LL.M. Degree Program; Pamela Frasch, assistant dean of the Animal Law Program and executive director of the Center for Animal Law Studies; and Lindsay Kadish, director of operations for the Center for Animal Law Studies.

  • Awards and Honors

    Recipient of the Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR) International Animal Law Award for work in animal law education, scholarship, conferences, competition, legal development, and student mentoring. March 15, 2015. With Pamela Frasch, assistant dean of the Animal Law Program and executive director of the Center for Animal Law Studies; Kathy Hessler, clinical professor of law and director of the Animal Law Clinic; and Lindsay Kadish, director of operations for the Center for Animal Law Studies.

  • Awards and Honors

    Recipient of the Stiftung für das Tier im Recht (TIR) International Animal Law Award for work in animal law education, scholarship, conferences, competition, legal development, and student mentoring. March 15, 2015. With Natasha Dolezal, director of the Animal Law LL.M. Degree Program; Pamela Frasch, assistant dean of the Animal Law Program and executive director of the Center for Animal Law Studies; and Kathy Hessler, clinical professor of law and director of the Animal Law Clinic.

  • Appointments and Service

    Judge for the final rounds of the Classroom Law Project’s We the People competition. Portland, Oregon. January 16, 2016.

  • Awards and Honors

    Recipient of the inaugural AALS Animal Law Section Award for Excellence in Animal Law: Teaching, Scholarship, and Service. January 9, 2016.

  • Awards and Honors

    Winner of the Federalist Society’s Young Legal Scholars Paper Competition for his paper “Structural Rights.” January 7, 2016.

  • Awards and Honors

    Recipient of the John W. Gillis Leadership Award, presented by the national organization Parents of Murdered Children. August 1, 2015.

  • Awards and Honors

    Winner of the American Society for Legal History’s 2015 Sutherland Prize for his article “Copyright at Common Law in 1774,” 47 Connecticut Law Review (2014). November 1, 2015.

  • Appointments and Service

    Member of the Federal Sentencing Commission’s Victim Advisory Group, which is charged with making recommendations regarding federal sentencing guidelines. Appointed August 18, 2014.

  • Appointments and Service

    Cochair of the National Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference Site Committee. Portland, Oregon. July 1, 2014-July 16, 2016.

  • Appointments and Service

    Cochair of the National Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference Site Committee. Portland, Oregon. July 1, 2014-July 16, 2016.

  • Appointments and Service

    Organizer for the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child Implementation Project Colloquium: Doing the “Best” for Children and Young People? Best Interests, Welfare, and Well-Being. Edinburgh, Scotland. June 9-10, 2015

  • Appointments and Service

    Cochair of the American Society of International Law’s Rights of Indigenous Peoples Interest Group. April 8, 2015-April 5, 2017.

  • Appointments and Service
    Jim Huffman

    Appointed by President Obama and confirmed by the U.S. Senate for a six-year term on the board of trustees for the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation. Tucson, Arizona. February 1, 2015.