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Prof. Shaun Spencer
Spencer Analyzes Potential First Amendment Challenges to Consumer Privacy Laws

UMass Law Associate Dean Shaun Spencer published an analysis on potential First Amendment challenges to consumer privacy laws

Dwight Duncan
Duncan Weighs in on Employment Law Case in Mass Lawyers Weekly

Professor Dwight Duncan was quoted by Mass. Lawyers Weekly on the DeWeese-Boyd v. Gordon College case.

Rice Discusses Supreme Court Justice’s Speech with Boston Globe

Professor Rice was quoted by the Boston Globe on Supreme Court Justice Alito’s keynote remarks to the Federalist Society Annual Convention. Professor Rice discussed the historical composition of the Court and the ethical implications and public perceptions of a justice making public comment on political issues.

John Quinn
Dean Quinn Pens an Opinion Piece on the Electoral Process

Dean John Quinn pens an opinion piece on how to gain back confidence in the electoral process through electoral law.

Duncan’s Brief quoted by Justice Alito at the 2020 National Lawyer Convention of the Federalist Society

U.S. Supreme Court Justice Samuel A. Alito quoted UMass Law Professor Dwight Duncan in an address at the Federalist Society’s 2020 National Lawyer Convention.

Farber Awarded Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Florence Project

Professor Hillary Farber was awarded named Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year by the Florence Project.

Dustin Marlan
Marlan Presents at Harvard on Legalization of Psychedelics

Professor Dustin Marlan presented at Harvard Law’s webinar on legalization of psychedelics.

John Rice
Rice Quoted in the Boston Globe on the 2020 Presidential Election

Professor John Rice was quoted by the Boston Globe on the slim chances of legal success for President Trump’s battle in the 2020 presidential election.

Ralph Clifford, UMass Law faculty
Clifford Cited by Michigan Supreme Court on Property Tax Case

Professor Clifford’s article Massachusetts Has a Problem—The Unconstitutionality of the Tax Deed was cited by the Michigan Supreme Court in Rafaeli, LLC v Oakland Cnty.

Rice Presents at SEALS on Employment Discrimination and the Future of Work

Professor John Rice joined two panels of law professors at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2020 Annual Meeting to discuss issues relating to employment discrimination and the impact of technology on the workplace. Professor. Rice commented on the impact of the Supreme Court’s opinion Bostock v. Clayton County, Ga. and the likely emergence of remote working as a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act.

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