New Dean a Leading Disability Law Scholar
Michael Waterstone is Loyola’s new Dean. An influential scholar of disability rights, Waterstone has worked with foreign governments, NGOs, and academic institutions all over the world including in China, Japan, Israel, and Bangladesh. Co-author of a leading disability law casebook, his law review articles have appeared in Harvard, Duke, Vanderbilt, Northwestern, Emory, Notre Dame, Boston University, William & Mary, and Minnesota. He has taught at Loyola since 2006.
Class Actions Inside Federal Agencies
Professor Adam Zimmerman’s newest article Inside the Agency Class Action is forthcoming in the Yale Law Journal. The article is the first to map agencies’ nascent efforts to use class actions and other complex procedures in their own hearings. Relying on unusual access to many agencies — including agency policymakers, staff and adjudicators — Zimmerman and his co-author Michael Sant'Ambrogio take a unique look “inside” administrative tribunals that use mass adjudication in areas as diverse as employment discrimination, mass torts, and health care.
Professor Natapoff named 2016 Guggenheim Fellow
Associate Dean for Research Alexandra Natapoff has received a 2016 Guggenheim Fellowship for her work on misdemeanors and the American criminal system. She will use the Fellowship to complete her new book on the significance of the petty offense process for the criminal system as a whole.
A New Look at Eminent Domain
Yxta Maya Murray's Detroit Looks Toward a Massive, Unconstitutional Blight Condemnation: The Optics of Eminent Domain in the Motor City is being hailed in JOTwell as an article that "shatters" the mold ("The Challenge of Eminent Domain"). The review by Laura Underkuffler credits Professor Murray for tackling a subject of “infinitely complex layers of law, politics, psychological bias, and human need that eminent domain involves in a way that it has not been done before.”
The Risks of Juvenile Confessions
Professor Kevin Lapp’s new article Taking Back Juvenile Confessions is forthcoming in the UCLA Law Review. He notes that the limited capacity of juveniles to make good decisions on their own is reflected in almost every field of legal doctrine. However, current law regarding the waiver of the rights to silence and to counsel at interrogation predominantly treats juvenile suspects like adults. This underenforces their privilege against self-incrimination, disrespects their dignity, and raises the risk of wrongful convictions.
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