Our faculty have practiced law with large firms in major metropolitan cities; with small firms in rural county seats; in legal aid societies; in the Judge Advocates General Corps; and with the United States Department of Justice. They have debated legal issues on national television and in the press, testified before Congress, and argued cases before the United States Supreme Court. This series represents a sampling of their wide-ranging scholarship and scholarly interests.

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Submissions from 2018

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Critical Infrastructure, Cybersecurity, and Market Failure, John J. Chung

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U.S. Supreme Court Surveys: 2016 Term. Murr. v. Wisconsin: Identifying the Proper "Parcel as a Whole" in Regulatory Takings Cases, Bruce I. Kogan

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U.S. Supreme Court Surveys: 2016 Term. Matal v. Tam: Free Speech Meets "Disparaging" Trademarks in the Supreme Court, Niki Kuckes

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United States Supreme Court Surveys: 2016 Term. Still Standing After All These Years: Five Decades of Litigation Under the Fair Housing Act and the Supreme Court Still Can't Say for Sure Who Is Protected, David A. Logan

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Travel Ban Update: Fourth Circuit Affirms Injunction as Supreme Court Awaits Argument, Peter Margulies

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Travel Ban Update: Supreme Court Grants Certiorari, Peter Margulies

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Treason and Terror: A Toxic Brew, B. Mitchell Simpson III

Submissions from 2017

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Wealth Inequality as Explained by Quantitative Easing and Law's Inertia, John J. Chung

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A Legal and Policy Analysis of Driver's Licenses for Undocumented Rhode Islanders, Deborah Gonzalez and Peter Margulies

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Franchise Tax Board of California v. Hyatt: A Split Court, Full Faith and Credit, and Federal Common Law, Jonathan M. Gutoff

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Containing Iran and Maintaining Legitimacy, Peter Margulies

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Enjoining the Revised Refugee EO: The Hawaii District Court “Waters Down” the Separation of Powers, Peter Margulies

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Full Supreme Court Stays Ninth Circuit Order on Refugee Assurances, Peter Margulies

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Hawaii Judge Watson Declines to Clarify Scope of Preliminary Injunction on Executive Order 13,780, Peter Margulies

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Implementing the Refugee EO: Add Grandparents, Peter Margulies

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Implementing the Refugee EO: The State Department Should Consider Refugee Agency Assurances as Bona Fide Relationships, Peter Margulies

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Judge Gorsuch on Empathy and Institutional Design, Peter Margulies

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Ninth Circuit Agrees to Wait for Revised Refugee Executive Order, Peter Margulies

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Ninth Circuit Argument Turns on Whether the Ban Clashes with the Immigration Act, Peter Margulies

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Ninth Circuit Protects Refugees with Assurances of Sponsorship, Peter Margulies

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Refugee EO: Hawaii’s Response to the Government’s Request for a Stay, Peter Margulies

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Refugee EO Stay: Ninth Circuit Dismisses Hawaii’s Appeal But Draws a Roadmap for Future Litigation, Peter Margulies

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Refugee EO Update: The Supreme Court Hands Each Side a Partial Victory, Peter Margulies

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Supreme Court Stays Ninth Circuit Order on Refugee Assurances, Peter Margulies

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The DHS Border Memo II: Removal First, Hearing Later?, Peter Margulies

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The DHS Border Memo: Ramping Up Expedited Removal and Raising Tensions with Mexico and with Due Process, Peter Margulies

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The EO Stay: The Government Doubles Down on Excluding Grandparents and Refugees, Peter Margulies

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The Fourth Circuit and the Refugee EO: Establishing Confusion, Peter Margulies

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The Fourth Circuit Argument on the Refugee EO: Second-Guessing the President or Safeguarding Individual Rights?, Peter Margulies

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The Fourth Circuit Travel Ban Argument: Framing the Challengers’ Case for the Supreme Court, Peter Margulies

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The New Travel Ban: Undermining the Immigration and Nationality Act, Peter Margulies

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The Ninth Circuit and the Refugee EO: Back to the Statute?, Peter Margulies

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The Ninth Circuit on the Refugee EO: The Government’s Least Bad Option, Peter Margulies

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The Ninth Circuit’s Refugee EO Decision: Methodically Misreading the Immigration Statute, Peter Margulies

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The Refugee EO in the Ninth Circuit: Rights, Wrongs, and Remedies, Peter Margulies

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The Refugee Executive Order, the Immigration Act, and the Government’s Bottom Line, Peter Margulies

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The Revised Refugee EO in the Courts II: The Flawed Maryland District Court Decision, Peter Margulies

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The Revised Refugee EO: Reports Show a Clear Turn Toward Legal Compliance, Peter Margulies

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The Revised Refugee Executive Order in the Courts: Detour or Speed-Bump?, Peter Margulies

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The Travel Ban in the Supreme Court: Crafting a Workable Remedy, Peter Margulies

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Travel Ban 3.0: The Hawaii TRO Is Right on the Statute, Peter Margulies

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Travel Ban Update: Ninth Circuit Holds EO-3 Exceeds President’s Power, Peter Margulies

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Travel Ban Update: Without Addressing the Merits, the Supreme Court Stays Injunction Pending Further Proceedings, Peter Margulies

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Upholding the Revised Refugee Executive Order: A Virginia District Court Clari􀂽es the Establishment Clause Issues, Peter Margulies

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Illegal Stops and the Exclusionary Rule: The Consequences of Utah v. Strieff, Emily Sack

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DIRECTV, Inc. v. Imburgia and the Continued Ascendance of Federal Common Law: Class-Action Waivers and Mandatory Arbitration Under the Federal Arbitration Act, Michael Yelnosky

Submissions from 2016

Centcom Report on the Kunduz Hospital Attack: Accounting for a Tragedy of Errors, Peter Margulies

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DC Circuit in Al-Nashiri: All Clear for Military Commission Trial, Peter Margulies

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Executive Power and the SCOTUS Argument on President Obama’s Immigration Plan, Peter Margulies

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Lessons from Gaza: The Rhetoric and Reality of Independence in War Crimes Investigations, Peter Margulies

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Madison at Fort Meade: Checks, Balances, and the NSA, Peter Margulies

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NSA Compliance and Congress’s Plan: How to Account for Flaws in the Metadata Program?, Peter Margulies

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Privacy Shield’s Prospects: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, Peter Margulies

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Surveillance’s Future: A Pragmatic Take from the Center for a New American Security, Peter Margulies

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Terrorist Sanctions: The Clash in US and EU Approaches, Peter Margulies

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The D.C. Circuit’s En Banc Decision in Bahlul: Sui Generis or Guidance for Future Military Commissions?, Peter Margulies

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Transatlantic Setback or Invitation to Dialogue?: EU Data Regulators’ Verdict on Privacy Shield, Peter Margulies

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Whose Law of Personal Jurisdiction? The Choice of Law Problem in the Recognition of Foreign Judgements, Tanya Monestier

Submissions from 2015

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The New Road to Serfdom: the Curse of Bigness and the Failure of Antitrust, Carl Bogus

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Introduction to Symposium: Should There be Some Form of Judicial or other Independent Review of NCAA Enforcement Actions?, Carl T. Bogus

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The Role of Naval Power in the Development of Customary International Law, John J. Chung

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Juries, Judges, and the Politics of Tort Reform, David Logan

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Deferred Action and the Bounds of Agency Discretion: Reconciling Policy and Legality in Immigration Enforcement, Peter Margulies

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The Boundaries of Executive Discretion: Deferred Action, Unlawful Presence, and Immigration Law, Peter Margulies

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Recognizing Restitutionary Causes of Action and Remedies Under Rhode Island Law, Colleen P. Murphy

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United States v. Castleman: The Meaning of Domestic Violence, Emily J. Sack

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Harris v. Quinn: What We Talk About When We Talk About Right-to-Work Laws, Michael J. Yelnosky

Submissions from 2014

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Introduction to the Symposium on Child Witnesses in Sexual Abuse Cases, Carl T. Bogus

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In Re Qimonda AG: The Conflict Between Comity and the Public Policy Exception in Chapter 15 of the Bankruptcy Code, John J. Chung

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Twenty Years of Impact: The Role of Roger Williams University School of Law's Alumni in Rhode Island Legal History, John J. Chung

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The American Liberty League and the Rise of Constitutional Nationalism, Jared Goldstein

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Designing Law School Externships That Comply with the FLSA, Niki Kuckes

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Dynamic Surveillance: Evolving Procedures in Metadata and Foreign Content Collection After Snowden, Peter Margulies

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Where is Home Depot "At Home"?: Daimler v. Bauman and the End of Doing Business Jurisdiction, Tanya Monestier

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Who Rates Prospective Federal Judges for the American Bar Association?, Michael J. Yelnosky

Submissions from 2013

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Immigration Consequences to a Charge of Simple Assault or Battery, Deborah Gonzalez

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Defining, Punishing, and Membership in the Community of Nations: Material Support and Conspiracy Charges in Military Commissions, Peter Margulies

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Networks in Non-International Armed Conflicts: Crossing Borders and Defining "Organized Armed Group", Peter Margulies

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Protecting Civilians and Risking the Force in COIN: Valor's Vices: Against a State Duty to Risk Forces in Armed Conflict, Peter Margulies

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Jurisdiction and the Enforcement of Foreign Judgments, Tanya Monestier

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(Still) A "Real and Substantial" Mess: The Law of Jurisdiction in Canada, Tanya Monestier

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Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice, Emily J. Sack

Submissions from 2012

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A Fundamental Flaw with UNCITRAL's Approach to Cross-Border Secured Transactions: The Failure to Address Creditor Due Diligence Issues, John J. Chung

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Customary International Law as Explained by Status Instead of Contract, John J. Chung

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Reforming Lawyers into Irrelevance?: Reconciling Crisis and Constraint at the Office of Legal Counsel, Peter Margulies

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Is Canada the New Shangri-La of Global Securities Class Actions?, Tanya Monestier

Submissions from 2011

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Buckley: William F. Buckley Jr. and the Rise of American Conservatism, Carl T. Bogus

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Church and State in Western Society: Established Church, Cooperation, and Separation, Edward J. Eberle

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Methodology of Comparative Law, Edward J. Eberle

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The Architecture of First Amendment Free Speech, Edward J. Eberle

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The Methodology of Comparative Law, Edward J. Eberle

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Can Popular Constitutionalism Survive the Tea Party Movement?, Jared Goldstein

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The Tea Party Movement and the Perils of Popular Originalism, Jared A. Goldstein

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Retelling Grand Jury History, Niki Kuckes

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When the Restatement is not a Restatement: The Curious Case of the "Flagrant Trespasser", David Logan

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Advising Terrorism: Material Support, Safe Harbors, and Freedom of Speech, Peter Margulies

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Transnational Class Actions and the Illusory Search for Res Judicata, Tanya Monestier

Submissions from 2010

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Equitable Balancing in the Age of Statutes, Jared Goldstein

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The Costs of Abusing Probationary Sentences: Overincarceration and the Erosion of Due Process, Andrew Horwitz

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Judging Myopia in Hindsight: Bivens Actions, National Security Decisions, and the Rule of Law, Peter Margulies