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TU Law faculty scholarship update


Carpenter-FNProfessor Anna Carpenter’s article, “Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise,” has been accepted for publication in the Denver Law Review in 2016. Her article, “A Little Lawyering Can Be a Dangerous Thing,” will be published in a symposium issue of the Hastings Law Journal in 2016. “Lawyers, Power, and Strategic Expertise” has also been selected for presentation at the 2015 Branstetter New Voices in Civil Justice Workshop at Vanderbilt Law School. Anna was also invited, for a second time, to join leading scholars in access-to-justice research at the Access to Justice Empirical Methods Workshop at the University of Wisconsin, Madison, in April 2015. At this workshop, she presented a work in progress, “One Court, Many Representatives: An Empirical Comparison of Lawyers, Clinic Students, and Lay Representatives,” forthcoming in a symposium issue of Law and Social Inquiry.  Professor Carpenter is the Director of TU Law’s Lobeck Taylor Family Advocacy Clinic.



Professor Russell Christopher‘s article, “Absurdity and Excessively Delayed Executions,” has been accepted for publication in the UC Davis Law Review in 2016. His article, “Death Delayed Is Retribution Denied,” appeared in 99 Minnesota Law Review 421 (2014). Russell presented a paper, “Arguments Supporting Delayed Executions Prove Too Much,” at the American Constitution Society First Annual Constitutional Law Scholars Forum in March 2015.


Galoob-FNProfessor Stephen Galoob has coauthored (with Adam Hill) a book review of Geoffrey Brennan et al., Explaining Norms (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013). The review has been published under the title “Norms, Attitudes and Compliance” in 50 Tulsa Law Review 613 (2014).



Halabi-FNProfessor Sam Halabi‘s paper, “Metformin and the Drug Repurposing Debate,” was one of three papers selected for Boston University’s bioIP Faculty Workshop in May 2015, which brings together senior IP commentators and junior IP scholars working at the intersection of health law and IP law. By invitation, he also participated in the World Health Organization’s Technical Consultation on Maternal Influenza Immunization: Evidence and Implementation Conference in March 2015.


Lamkin-FNProfessor Matt Lamkin‘s article, “Medical Regulation as Social Control,” has been accepted for publication by BYU Law Review in 2016. His coauthored article (with Carl Elliott) appeared as “Curing the Disobedient Patient: Medication Adherence Programs as Pharmaceutical Marketing Tools” in the Journal of Law, Medicine & Ethics 42:4, Winter 2014.



Luttrell-FNProfessor Melissa Luttrell‘s article, “The Social Cost of Inertia: How Cost-Benefit Incoherence Threatens to Derail U.S. Climate Action,” was published in the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum 131 in 2014.




Marton-FNProfessor Miriam Marton, Director of the Tulsa Immigrant Resource Network (TIRN), recently wrote a chapter for Adjudicating Refugee and Asylum Status, The Role of Witness, Expertise, and Testimony, published in 2015 by Cambridge University Press. Her chapter is entitled “Beyond Expert Witnessing: Interdisciplinary Practices in Representing Rape Survivors in Asylum Cases.”



McCormick-FNProfessor Elizabeth McCormick, Director of the Clinical Education Program and the Immigrant Rights Project, contributed a chapter on Oklahoma to Contemporary Immigration in America: A State-by-State Encyclopedia, edited by Kathleen R. Arnold and published by ABC-CLIO, LLC, in January 2015.




Piety-FNProfessor Tamara Piety, currently a Senior Research Scholar in Law at the Yale Law School and a Visiting Scholar in Residence at the Information Society Project at YLS, was a keynote speaker at a symposium, The Impact of the First Amendment on American Businesses, at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law.  Her remarks will be published in a forthcoming issue of the Journal of Business Law & Technology.  In April, Tamara gave a talk entitled “Commercial Speech and the Corporate Civil Rights Movement” at a Thompson Reuters Speaker Series event at the Yale Law School, cosponsored by the Abrams Institute and the Knight Law and Media Speaker Series.  In May, she will present a paper, “Killing the Golden Goose: Will Blended Advertising and Editorial Content Diminish the Value of Both?”, at the Freedom of Expression Scholars Conference at the Yale Law School.  Her article “Why Personhood Matters” is forthcoming in Constitutional Commentary in 2015.

Royster-FNProfessor Judith Royster‘s article, “Revisiting Montana: Indian Treaty Rights and Tribal Authority over Nonmembers on Trust Lands,” has been accepted for publication by the Arizona Law Review.  Also forthcoming is Cohen’s Handbook of Federal Indian Law, 2015 supplement to 2012 edition (with Newton et al.) (LexisNexis). On April 3, she served as a panelist on The Future of the West for the Fulbright Visiting Scholar Enrichment Seminar, Old to New West: The Role of Land in Shaping the American Story.  On April 10, she spoke on “Tribal Water Rights and Conjunctive Management” at the Federal Bar Association’s 40th Annual Indian Law Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona.


Spoo-FNProfessor Robert Spoo, Chapman Distinguished Chair in Law, gave an invited lecture, “In the Copyright Vacuum: The Practice of Courtesy in American Publishing,” in a series sponsored by the History Department at Wichita State University in March 2015. That month, he also gave an invited paper, “Legal Paratexts: Binding Legitimacy into the Literary Text,” at a selective conference, Legal Texts and the New Philology, at the University of Toronto Law Faculty. A related paper, “Legal Paratexts: Binding Law into the Literary Text,” has been accepted for a May 2015 conference at Yale University entitled Law and Fictional Discourse. His article, “Judging Woolsey Judging Obscenity: Elitism, Aestheticism, and the Reasonable Libido in the Ulysses Customs Case,” will appear in the James Joyce Quarterly, along with his review essay, “Law’s Contagious Whisper: Censorship, Courtesy, and the Legal Paratext.” His book, Without Copyrights: Piracy, Publishing, and the Public Domain (New York: Oxford University Press, 2013), is scheduled to be reissued in paperback in late 2015. Reviews of that book have recently appeared in Common Knowledge, the Irish Literary Supplement, and the Tulsa Law Review.