01 Feb 2024
Five Nebraska Law professors presented at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in Washington, D.C.
- Professor Danielle Jefferis presented her work-in-progress “‘The Worst of the Worst’: Civil Rights Cases, Supermax Rhetoric, and Judicial Decision-Making” at the AALS Section on Law and Social Sciences panel. This is a Layman Award-funded project which identifies and examines the phenomenon of “supermax rhetoric” in civil rights cases arising out of the federal supermax prison in Florence, Colorado.
- Professor Colleen Medill served as the Chair in 2023 for the AALS Section on Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation. As Section Chair, Medill organized a competition for scholarly works to be presented on the topic of “Emerging Issues in Retirement Equity,” which was co-sponsored by the Sections on Poverty Law, Aging and the Law, and Minority Groups. Medill served as the moderator for the discussion in which panelists identified ways the current system leads to retirement inequity and what reforms are needed so that all workers can achieve retirement income security.
- Dean Richard Moberly participated in a panel discussion on Labor Relations and Employment Law, co-sponsored by Employment Discrimination Law Section. Moberly shared a “Brief History of the Last Twenty Years of Whistleblower Protection,” in which he spoke about the various legal models that have been used to encourage effective whistleblowing, and analyzed their successes and failures. In addition to his presentation, Moberly also served at the chair of the program committee for the 2024 annual meeting.
- Professor Jessica Shoemaker participated in a panel discussion on Property Law and Real Estate Transactions, co-sponsored by Community Economic Development, Clinical Legal Education and State and Local Government Sections. Shoemaker presented two forthcoming projects (Re-Placing Property and Papering Over Place: When Land Becomes an Asset Class), connecting wider land-based struggles and her developing theories of property and placemaking.
- Professor Elana Zeide participated in a panel discussion on Privacy Risks for Vulnerable Populations, sponsored by the Section on Defamation and Privacy. Panelists shared their research and discussed the vulnerability of communications on digital platforms and their privacy implication for vulnerable populations.