News & Events: Faculty Scholarship Highlights, Spring 2017

An update of the scholarly activities of GGU Law faculty through Spring 2017.

Faculty Scholarship Highlights, Spring 2017


Benedetta Faedi Duramy: International Perspectives and Empirical Findings on Child Participation (with Tali Gal), (Oxford University Press, 2015). Duramy is a Professor of Law & Associate Dean for Faculty Scholarship.

Marc Greenberg: Copyright Termination and Recapture Laws: Good Intentions Gone Awry (ABA Publishing, 2016). Greenberg is a Professor of Law and former Co-Director of the IP Law Center at GGU.


Kathleen Morris: Cities Seeking Justice: Local Government Litigation in the Public Interest, in How Cities Will Save The World (ed. R. Brescia, J. Marshall, Ashgate 2016). Morris is an Associate Professor of Law.

Rachel Van Cleave: Genius Loci: How Place Can Guide Strategic Planning That Enhances Student Engagement in Experiential Education in The Law School Curriculum 331 (2016) (Emily Grant, Sandra Simpson and Kelly Terry, eds.) (co-authored with Anthony W. Crowell and Valerie K. Couch). Van Cleave is the Dean of the GGU School of Law.


Eric Christiansen: Rights Versus Reality: Lessons from Twenty Years of Sexual Orientation Adjudication under the South African Constitutional Court, 49 Cornell International Law Journal 301 (2017) . Christiansen is a Professor of Law.

Daniel Devoy: Unconventional Rehabilitation: Military Members' Right to Veterans Treatment Court , The Judges' Journal, Vol. 56 No. 1 (Winter 2017). Devoy is a Visiting Associate Professor and the Director of GGU's Veterans Legal Advocacy Center.

Paul Kibel: Damage to Fisheries by Dams: the Interplay Between International Water Law and International Fisheries Law, UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs (2016). Kibel is a Professor of Law and Co-Director, LLM Environmental Law Program.

Fiona McKenna: Economics and the Evolution of Non-Party Litigation Funding In America: How Court Decisions, the Civil Justice Process, and Law Firm Structures Drive the Increasing Need and Demand for Capital (co-author), 12 N.Y.U. J. L. & Bus. 636 (2016). McKenna is an Associate Professor of Law.


Dean Rachel Van Cleave presented a talk in Rome, Italy in November 2016 entitled Addressing Sexual Violence on College Campuses in the US at the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women conference. Dean Van Cleave described the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses in the US; one in five women and one in 16 men report having experienced sexual violence. She explained that universities in the US are required to address sexual assault based on Title IX and a recent Dear Colleague letter from the Office of Civil Rights. The audience of Italian lawyers and judges was surprised to learn that US universities could lose federal funding for failing to adequately address this phenomenon with adequate policies and procedures. Organized by Judge Elisabetta Rosi, who is a judge on the Corte di Cassazione, the conference also featured Judge Cuno Tarfusser who serves on the International Criminal Court -- he is the President of the Pre-Trial Division and of Trial Chamber I.

In January 2017, Eric Christiansen began the active part of his time teaching and researching at the University of Valencia through his Fulbright Senior Scholar Award. At Valencia he is a Visiting Professor & Senior Researcher in the Department of Constitutional Law & Political Science. In February, he presented on "Locating the Spanish Constitutional Court on the Spectrum of Social Welfare Rights Adjudication Bodies" before a gathering of 200 European Fulbright Scholars gathered at the University of Burgos, Spain.​​ Christiansen is a Professor of Law.

On January 29 th , Laura Cisneros presented a paper project entitled, The Use of Nietzsche's Doctrine of the Eternal Return as a Model for Thinking About Precedent in American Constitutional Law at the Nietzsche & Critical Social Theory conference hosted by San Diego State University. ​ Cisneros is a Professor of Law.

Helen Kang was an invited panelist for "Environmental Justice: Lawyers on Tap, Not on Top," a session of the 2017 New Directions in Environmental Law conference at Yale University, which took place on February 24-25, 2017. She was invited to talk about the clinic's work with communities as Yale Law School launches its environmental justice clinic. The Yale clinic has sought collaboration as our clinic is the very first environmental clinic to focus its work on disadvantaged communities. ​ Kang is Professor of Law and Director, Environmental Law and Justice Clinic.