UW Law Scholarship Attracts National Attention from Courts and Noted Journals

Our faculty members have been making great strides towards advancing our scholarly accomplishments and profile. This spring, two different faculty members have had their work cited in U.S. Supreme Court opinions. An amicus brief co-authored by Professor Sanne Knudsen was cited in two separate opinions in Decker v. NEDC involving the Clean Water Act, and work co-authored by Professor Anita Ramasastry was cited in a concurring opinion authored by Justice Breyer in Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum Co. involving the Alien Tort Statute. Congratulations to both of them!

In addition, this spring, our faculty members enjoyed tremendous success placing their scholarship in a variety of top-ranked, prominent national journals. This spring alone, three of our faculty members (Professors Anita Krug, Sanne Knudsen and Kathryn Watts) placed their articles in journals that routinely rank in the top 15 in the country, and six additional faculty members (Professors Helen Anderson, Ryan Calo, Mary Fan, Peter Nicolas, Zahr Said and Scott Schumacher) placed their articles in Top 50 journals. In addition, the International Journal of Constitutional Law—a prominent international journal—recently agreed to publish an article by Professor Clark Lombardi. These articles reflect our faculty members' diverse areas of expertise and cover a variety of important and timely topics, including immigration, gay rights, tax, constitutional law, copyright and natural resource damages.

Congratulations to all! These and other scholarly accomplishments by our faculty are helping us continue to make significant progress toward our goal of becoming one of the world's most respected centers for interdisciplinary legal studies and scholarship.

A selection of our faculty’s articles that were most recently accepted for publication during this spring submission cycle can be found below.

Helen Anderson, The Psychotherapist Privilege: Privacy and “Garden Variety” Emotional Distress, ___ George Mason Law Review ___ (forthcoming2013).

Ryan Calo, Code, Nudge, or Notice?, ___ Iowa Law Review___ (forthcoming).

Mary Fan, Money, Demography and Immigration Criminalization Reform,___ North Carolina Law Review___ (forthcoming 2013).

Stewart Jay, Origins of the Privileges and Immunities Clause under Article IV, ___ Loyola Chicago Law Review ___(forthcoming).

Sanne Knudsen, The Long-Term Tort: In Search of a New Causal Paradigm, 108 Northwestern University Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2014).

Anita Krug, Escaping Entity-Centrism in Financial Services Regulation,___ Columbia Law Review ___ (forthcoming).

Shannon McCormack, Tax Abuse According to Whom?, ___ Florida Tax Review___(forthcoming).

Peter Nicolas, Gay Rights, Equal Protection, and the Classification-Framing Quandary, 21 George Mason Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2014).

Zahr Said, Fixing Copyright in Characters: Literary Perspectives on a Legal Problem, 35 Cardozo Law Review __ (forthcoming 2013).

Scott Schumacher, Magnifying Deterrence by Prosecuting Professionals, 89 Indiana Law Journal ___ (forthcoming 2014).

Kathryn Watts, Judges and Their Papers, 88 NYU Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2013).

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Kellye Y. Testy
Dean and James W. Mifflin University Professor of Law