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California Western School of Law (CWSL) faculty are excellent lawyers, educators, and scholars who not only teach doctrinal foundations, but also prepare students to flourish in practice. Our collaborative scholarly community produces legal scholarship that contributes to national and international discussions about law and influences changes to our nation's laws and legal system.

Among CWSL faculty are scholars with national and international reputations in business and corporate law, civil rights, constitutional law, criminal justice, critical legal studies, electronic commerce, intellectual property, law and economics, gender studies, intellectual property, and law and science.

Below are books and journal articles in these areas that were published in 2018 or are forthcoming in 2019.

William J. Aceves

William J. Aceves

Dean Steven R. Smith Professor of Law

  • Cost-Benefit Analysis and Human Rights, 92 St. John’s Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Interrogation or Experimentation? Assessing Non-Consensual Human Experimentation During the War on Terror, 29 Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Correcting an Evident Error: A Plea to Revise Jesner v. Arab Bank PLC, 108 Georgetown Law Journal Online 36 (2018)
  • When Death Becomes Murder: A Primer on Extrajudicial Killing, 50 Columbia Human Rights Law Review 1 (2018)
  • Valuing Life: A Human Rights Perspective on the Calculus of Regulation, 36 Law & Inequality 1 (2018)
David Austin

David Austin

Legal Writing Professor

  • David Austin, Freedom’s Frontiers: The Travails of LGBT Travelers (with Mark E. Wojcik), 12(2) Pólemos: Journal of Law, Literature & Culture 271 (2018)
Thomas D. Barton

Thomas D. Barton

Professor of Law

  • Legal Innovation in Contracting, and Beyond: Merging Design and Technology Tools for the Information Age (with Haapio, Passera, & Hazard), in Innovation in Law and the Judiciary (Masson, ed.) Springer Publishing (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Successful Contracts: Integrating Technology and Design (with Haapio, Passera, & Hazard), in Legal Tech, Smart Contracts and Blockchain (Corrales, ed.) Springer Publishing (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Forty Years on, Practitioners, Parties, and Scholars Look Ahead: The Votes Are In…. (with James P. Groton), 24 Dispute Resolution 9 (2018)
Hannah Brenner

Hannah Brenner

Associate Professor of Law

  • Gender, Power, Law, and Leadership (with Renee Knake), West Academic (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Shortlisted: Women, Diversity, and the Supreme Court (with Renee Knake), New York University Press (forthcoming, 2019)
  • McCarty v. Pheasant Run, in Feminist Judgments: Rewritten Torts Opinions (Chamallas & Finley, eds.) Cambridge University Press (forthcoming, 2019)
  • A Title IX Conundrum: Are Campus Visitors Protected From Sexual Assault?, 104 Iowa Law Review 101 (2018)
Justin P. Brooks

Justin Brooks

Professor of Law

  • Wrongful Convictions: Cases & Materials, Vandeplas Publishing (3rd revised ed. 2018)
Arthur W. Campbell

Arthur W. Campbell

Professor of Law

  • Law of Sentencing, Thomson Reuters Legal (3d ed. 2004) (Supp. 2018-19)
James M. Cooper

James M. Cooper

Professor of Law

  • Intellectual Property Rights and the Rise of a Consumer Society in China, in The Legal Protection of Consumers: Developing the Market Economy in China (Fernando Dias Simões, ed.) Routledge Books (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Legal Pluralism and the Challenge to Human Rights in the New Plurinational State of Bolivia, 17 Washington University Global Studies Law Review 1 (2018)
  • The United States, Mexico, and the War on Drugs in the Trump Administration, 25 Willamette Journal of International Law & Dispute Resolution 234 (2018)
Leslie P. Culver

Leslie P. Culver

Legal Writing Professor

  • The Rise of Self Sidelining, 39 Women’s Rights Law Reporter (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Book Review, My Enemy’s Enemy and the Case for Rhetoric, 15 Legal Communications & Rhetoric (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Conscious Identity Performance, 55 San Diego Law Review 577 (2018)
Pooja Dadhania

Pooja R. Dadhania

Assistant Professor of Law

  • Deporting Undesirable Women, 9 U.C. Irvine Law Review 53 (2018)
Tabrez Y. Ebrahim

Tabrez Y. Ebrahim

Associate Professor of Law

  • Automation & Predictive Analytics in Patent Prosecution: USPTO Implications & Policy, 35 Georgia State University Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Data-Centric Technologies: Patent & Copyright Doctrinal Disruptions, 42 Nova Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Computational Experimentation, 21 Vanderbilt Journal of Entertainment and Technology Law (forthcoming, 2019)
Jessica K. Fink

Jessica K. Fink

Clara Shortridge Foltz Professor of Law

  • Gender Sidelining and the Problem of Unactionable Discrimination, 29 Stanford Law & Policy Review 57 (2018)
Paul J. Gudel

Paul J. Gudel

Professor of Law

  • Teaching Contracts from the Standpoint of Relational Contracts Theory, in Rethinking Contracts (Campbell & Swain, eds.) Routledge Books (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Theatricality and Skepticism, in Michael Fried and Philosophy (Abbott, ed.) Routledge Books (2018)
Catherine Hardee

Catherine A. Hardee

Associate Professor of Law

  • Veil Piercing and the Untapped Power of State Courts, 94 Washington Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Who’s Causing the Harm?, 106 Kentucky Law Journal 839 (2018)
Nancy S. Kim

Nancy S. Kim

ProFlowers Distinguished Professor of Internet Studies & Professor of Law

  • Consentability: Consent and Its Limits, Cambridge University Press (forthcoming, 2019)
  • In Re Marriage of Witten: Subordinating Contracts to 'Public Policy', in The Best and Worst of Contracts Decisions: An Anthology, 45 Florida State University Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Relative Consent and Contract Law, 18 Nevada Law Journal 165 (2018)
Kenneth S. Klein

Kenneth S. Klein

Louis & Hermione Brown Professor of Law

  • Minding the Protection Gap: Resolving Pervasive, Profound, Unintended Homeowner Underinsurance, Connecticut Insurance Law Journal (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Weighing Democracy and Judicial Legitimacy in Judicial Selection, Texas Review of Law and Politics (forthcoming, 2019)
Laura M. Padilla

Laura M. Padilla

Professor of Law

  • Declining Law School Applications and Entering Credentials: Responding with Pivot Pedagogy, 39 University of La Verne Law Review 1 (2018)
Joanna K. Sax

Joanna K. Sax

E. Donald Shapiro Professor of Law

  • Ambiguity and Consumer Perceptions of Risk in Various Areas of Biotechnology (with Neal Doran), Journal of Consumer Policy (forthcoming, 2019)
  • Administrative Guidance and Genetically Modified Food (with Edward L. Rubin), 60 Arizona Law Review 539 (2018)
Donald J. Smythe

Donald J. Smythe

Chief Justice Roger J. Traynor Professor of Law & Vice Dean for Academic Affairs

  • The Power to Exclude and the Power to Expel, 66 Cleveland State Law Review 367 (2018)
Professor I. India Thusi

I. India Thusi

Associate Professor of Law

  • Radical Feminist Harms on Sex Workers, 21 Lewis & Clark Law Review 185 (2018)
  • Harm, Sex, and Consequences, 2018 Utah Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)
Mark I. Weinstein

Mark I. Weinstein

Professor of Law

  • Veterinarian Lien Laws: Hypocrisy in a Healing Profession, 25 Animal Law 29 (2018)
Daniel B. Yeager

Daniel B. Yeager

Justice Earl Warren Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Research & Faculty Development

  • The Temptations of Scapegoating, 56 American Criminal Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)
  • A First-Year Course in Criminal Law, Wolters Kluwer/Aspen (3d ed. 2019)
  • Decoding the Impossibility Defense, 56 University of Louisville Law Review 359 (2018)
Michael T. Yu

Michael T. Yu

Associate Professor of Law

  • Towards a New California Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act, 39 Loyola of Los Angeles Entertainment Law Review (forthcoming, 2019)