Loyola University Chicago

School of Law

Transformative Scholarship

Loyola University Chicago’s law faculty members are renowned scholars who have earned a reputation for excellence in teaching, publishing, speaking, and public policy—and whose scholarship has a significant impact. Here are highlights of some of the many faculty achievements this year.

“Foster Care Reentry Laws: Mending the Safety Net for Emerging Adults in the Transition to Independence,” 88 Temple Law Review 837 (2016).

Boyer is a clinical professor and director of Loyola’s Civitas ChildLaw Clinic. His article examines the concept of emerging adulthood and the challenges unique to some of the nation’s most vulnerable youth transitioning from foster care to independence.

“Dear IRS, It Is Time to Enforce the Campaigning Prohibition. Even Against Churches,” 87 University of Colorado Law Review 143 (2016).

Brunson focuses his research on the taxation of investments, investors, and religious institutions. His article argues that the IRS should enforce the prohibition against tax-exempt organizations’ campaigning. Enforcing the prohibition will help not only the rule of law, but tax-exempt organizations themselves, by clarifying the scope of limitations.

“Well-Being and Public Policy,” in The Oxford Handbook of Law and Economics (2017) (coauthor).

Bronsteen’s research applies the findings of hedonic psychology to civil settlement, criminal punishment, and regulatory decision-making. This chapter discusses the emergence of psychological research measuring subjective well-being and how it is used to create new social indicators.

“Why a President Cannot Authorize the Military to Violate (Most of) the Law of War,” William and Mary Law Review (forthcoming 2018).

Dehn’s research focuses on the intersection of international and U.S. law as it affects military, criminal, and national security issues. His article explains how the Uniform Code of Military Justice implements international laws of war in military criminal law and why this prevents a president from authorizing (most) law of war violations.

The Contested Empowerment of Kenya’s Judiciary 2010–2015: A Historical Institutional Analysis 
(Sheria Publishing House, 2016).

Gathii is Loyola’s Wing-Tat Lee Chair in International Law. His distinguished record of scholarship, teaching, and practice in the field of international human rights and trade has made a lasting impact on law and policy in Africa and around the world. The High Court of Kenya in Nairobi cited Gathii’s book with approval in a recent court decision holding that the fundamental right of judicial review is grounded in the 2010 Constitution of Kenya.

The Principles and Practice of International Commercial Arbitration (Cambridge 3rd ed., 2017).

Moses is an internationally recognized scholar in the field of international commercial arbitration and the director of Loyola’s International Law and Practice Program. Now in its third edition, her book has been used around the world to explain how and why arbitration works, providing a concrete approach to the important means of resolving commercial disputes.

The Pre-K Home Companion: Learning the Importance of Early Childhood Education and Choosing the Best Program for Your Family (Rowman & Littlefield, 2016) (coauthor).

Kaufman is dean of the School of Law and is widely published in a number of areas including early childhood education. His book offers an overview of research that shows how positive early childhood experiences develop cognitive and socioemotional abilities that lead to desirable outcomes.

“A Profile of Bio-Pharma Consolidation Activity,” 25 Annals of Health Law 34 (2016).

Paradise writes on topics at the intersection of law and the life sciences, including drug and medical device innovation and regulation.­ This article discusses underlying drivers for bio-pharmaceutical consolidation, potential links to real-time drug pricing controversies, and the role of FTC oversight.

“An Active Learning Approach to Teaching Tough Topics: Personal Jurisdiction as an Example,” 65 Journal of Legal Education 772 (2016) (coauthor).

Ho is the Clifford E. Vickrey Research Professor and director of Loyola’s Intellectual Property Program. She has made significant scholarship contributions to the areas of civil procedure, international intellectual biotechnology, and health care policy. Her article coauthored with Angela Upchurch (BA ’98, JD ’01) and Susan Giles tells how tough topics like personal jurisdiction can be made more accessible to students and easier to teach.

The Case for the Corporate Death Penalty (New York Press, 2017) (coauthor).

Ramirez directs Loyola’s Center for Business and Corporate Governance Law and has published extensively in the areas of law and economics, corporate governance, and financial regulation. His book offers a critical examination of the wrongdoing underlying the 2008 financial crisis and proposes attainable measures to restore the rule of law in the financial sector.

“Police Union Contracts,” 66 Duke Law Journal 1191 (2017).

Rushin specializes in criminal law, police accountability, and empirical legal studies. His research has appeared in top law reviews across the country. His article empirically demonstrates that police departments’ internal disciplinary procedures, often established through the collective bargaining process, can serve as barriers to officer accountability.

“Defense Against the Dark Arts of Copyright Trolling,” 103 Iowa Law Review (forthcoming 2018) (coauthor).

Sag writes about the ways various aspects of copyright law and civil procedure rules can be used to defeat copyright trolling. This article, coauthored with Loyola law alumnus Jake Haskell (JD ’16), received more than 4,000 downloads on the Social Science Research Network and was featured on several copyright blogs and websites, further increasing visibility of this emerging predatory litigation trend.

“Tort Law Inside Out” 126 Yale Law Review Journal 1320 (2017).

Tilley is a distinguished scholar in residence at Loyola. Her article analyzes how tort law balances concepts of local morality and national efficiency and helps build communities to generate the values that govern the resolution of interpersonal disputes.

“Access to Information: Citizenship, Representative Democracy, and Catholic Social Thought,” in Democracy, Culture, Catholicism: Voices from Four Continents (Fordham University Press, 2015).

Sullivan is the Cooney & Conway Chair in Advocacy and has enjoyed a distinguished and varied career in private practice, government legal practice, teaching law and public policy, and university administration. His essay argues that the citizen’s right to information is based on the belief that each is respected and dignified as a human person able to participate in a democratic form of governance and decision-making. Difficulty arises when the Church supports human dignity and transparency as applied to others, but not to itself.

“Modernizing Informed Consent: Expanding the Boundaries of Materiality,” 2016 University of Illinois Law Review 821 (2016).

Sawicki is the academic director of Loyola’s nationally ranked Beazley Institute for Health Law and Policy and focuses her work on health law and bioethics. Her article offers a normative argument for expanding the scope of informed consent disclosure to include non-medical information within the physician’s knowledge and expertise when the information would be material to a reasonable patient and its disclosure would not violate public policy.

“Multifactorial Free Speech,” 110 Northwestern Law Review (2017) (coauthor).

Tsesis is Loyola’s Raymond and Mary Simon Chair in Constitutional Law. He is a frequent presenter to law school faculties nationwide on issues involving constitutional law, free speech, and civil rights and has written numerous articles and books on these topics. His article presents a nuanced approach for courts to identify and analyze all the relevant constitutional and statutory issues that arise from First Amendment litigation. The article provides a new method to bridge the many inconsistencies in the Supreme Court’s current free speech doctrine.

“The Fall and Rise of the Antitrust Class Action,” 39 World Competition Law & Economics Review 29 (2016).

Waller is the associate dean for academic affairs and director of the Institute for Consumer Antitrust Studies. His article with alumna Olivia Popal (JD ’16), which was nominated for a 2016 Concurrences Antitrust Writing Award, analyzes the slow but steady growth of antitrust class actions outside the U.S.