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Faculty News
2/2/2021 7:57:50 AM
Does Patent Law Provide Adequate Incentives for Environmental Innovation?
Professor Tabrez Ebrahim

In a recent scholarly article selected by a faculty editorial board, California Western Professor Tabrez Ebrahim provides a narrative review that describes clean and sustainable technological inventions and discusses various environmental innovation approaches involving patents and incentivizing sustainable technological development.

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Faculty News
1/27/2021 7:23:00 AM
Why a National Museum Dedicated to Latinx History is Long Overdue
Professor Emily Behzadi

In a commentary recently published in the San Diego Union-Tribune, California Western Professor Emily Behzadi discusses why now more than ever, there is a need for a national Latinx museum and why this would provide all Americans with a long-overdue education on the complex history of the Latinx community in the United States.

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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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Campus News
1/14/2021 10:09:42 AM
CIP Client Joann Parks Released After 29 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment
JoAnn Parks, left, and attorney Raquel Cohen ‘09 celebrate Parks’ release from prison

JoAnn Parks has become the 35th innocent client to be released by the California Innocence Project (CIP) after 29 years of wrongful incarceration. Parks was arrested and convicted in the tragic accidental fire that resulted in the death of her children. CIP, using modern fire science, developed a compelling case that the fire was the accidental result of faulty wiring.

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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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