Faculty News

David_Chang-235x225David Chang has been appointed the Theodore Dwight 125th Anniversary Professor of Law. His investiture will take place on April 28, 2016.  Read more here.



Anthony Crowell
was appointed by the ABA Section on Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar to serve on the planning committee for the 2016 Law School Development Conference. The conference, which is held in conjunction with the ABA’s Annual Workshop for New Deans, is scheduled to be held from May 31 to June 3, 2016 in San Diego. ‎

Houman Shadab was named to the Editorial Board of Ledger, the first peer-reviewed scholarly journal on cryptocurrency and blockchain technology, including related research in mathematics, computer science, engineering, law, and economics. Other members of the Board include Christopher Douglas of Oxford University, Vijay Pande of Stanford University, and Srini Devadas of MIT.

Jacob S. Sherkow
has been accepted as a member of the Board of Editors in the Life Sciences (BELS). As a certified Editor in the Life Sciences, Jacob has the authority to evaluate the proficiency of manuscript editors in the life sciences and to award credentials similar to those obtainable in other professions.


Jeffrey_Haas-235x225Gerald_Korngold-235x225The Class of 2015 Teaching Award was presented to Jeffrey Haas and Gerald Korngold.




Spotlight on Publications

To view a complete list of faculty publications from 2014-2015, click here.

Ruti_Teitel-235x225Ruti Teitel edited a book with Buhm Suk Baek entitled Transitional Justice in North Korea, which is set to be published by Palgrave Macmillan this October. For more information, click here.




Michael_Roffer-235x225Michael Roffer’s new book, The Law Book: From Hammurabi to the International Criminal Court, 250 Milestones in the History of Law. is coming out in October 2015. The book is available for pre-order on Barnes & Noble and Amazon.


Richard Sherwin published “Law in the Flesh: Tracing Law’s Legitimation to ‘The Act of Killing'” in No Foundations: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Law and Justice.



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Stacy-Ann Elvy’s article “A Postcolonial Theory of Spousal Rape: The Caribbean and Beyond” will appear soon in the University of Michigan Journal of Gender and the Law (2015).



Doni Gewirtzman’s new article, “Complex Experimental Federalism,” will be published in this month’s issue of the Buffalo Law Review. The article discusses experimental federalism and its ability to produce meaningful policy experiments.