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Faculty News
1/20/2021 10:04:08 AM
Shadow Amendments, Corporate Exceptionalism, and the Supreme Court
Professor William Aceves

As the Supreme Court considers whether U.S. corporations can be held accountable for human rights abuses, California Western Professor William Aceves discusses the ramifications of this case and how the Court’s recent human rights jurisprudence has been one of judicial activism and corporate exceptionalism in an op-ed recently published on Just Security.

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Faculty News
1/7/2021 12:15:44 PM
Avoiding the Creation of "Paper Terrorists" Under Immigration Law
Professor Pooja Dadhania

In a scholarly article recently published in the California Law Review, California Western Professor Pooja R. Dadhania proposes a standard that immigration adjudicators can use when applying the terrorism bar in immigration law to noncitizens who have participated in independence movements leading to the creation of new states. Her proposal mitigates against the creation of “paper terrorists”—the false labeling of noncitizens as terrorists.

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Faculty News
12/15/2020 7:22:00 AM
How AI Challenges Disclosure in Patent Law
Tabrez Ebrahim

In a recently published law review article titled Artificial Intelligence Inventions & Patent Disclosure, California Western Professor Tabrez Ebrahim claims that AI fundamentally challenges disclosure theory in patent law. He also seeks to strengthen the objectives that patent law’s disclosure function is designed to meet.

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Faculty News
12/8/2020 7:12:03 AM
Latin America’s Blockchain Opportunity
Professor James Cooper

In a recent op-ed published on Coindesk, California Western Professor James Cooper writes how blockchain technology is a natural step in regularizing businesses throughout Latin America and the Caribbean. This technology could unleash trillions of dollars of investment and further open up those countries to market economics.

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Faculty News
11/10/2020 10:31:26 AM
Will Barrett Confirmation Undermine SCOTUS' Essential Role?
Professor Glenn Smith

In a commentary published late last month in JURIST, California Western constitutional law professor and Supreme Court expert Glenn Smith lamented the lack of principled conservatives to defend the Supreme Court and the rule of law in the face of Judge Amy Coney Barrett's opportunistic confirmation to the Supreme Court.

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