McGeorge School of Law

Faculty Impact

McGeorge professors continued their work in spring 2020 by writing, presenting, teaching, and engaging in academic leadership and community activities. Here is a sampling of their activities in which our professors participated in just the last few months:

Recent Publication of Scholarship by McGeorge Faculty

Professor John Sprankling

Carolina Academic Press has just published John Sprankling’s new book, Understanding Trade Secret Law (with Thomas G. Sprankling).


Dean Michael Hunter Schwartz

Carolina Academic Press has also published the third edition of Mike Schwartz’ contracts casebook, Contracts, a Context and Practice Casebook.


Professor Leslie Jacobs

Leslie Jacobs’ article, “Incitement Lite” for the Nonpublic Forum was recently published in the Brooklyn Law Review.


Professor Jay Mootz

Jay Mootz’ article, Cannabis and the California Workplace was recently published in the University of San Francisco Law Review (with Meghan Shiner, McGeorge 2020).


Professor Dan Croxall

Dan Croxall’s article, Helping Craft Beer Maintain and Grow Market Shares with Private Enforcement of Tied-House and False Advertising Laws was recently published in the Gonzaga Law Review.

Professor Mike Vitiello

Mike Vitiello’s, essay, Arnold Loewy, Ernesto Miranda, Earl Warren, and Donald Trump: Confessions and the Fifth Amendment, was recently published as part of a symposium in the Texas Tech Law Review.

Associate Dean and Professor Frank Gevurtz

Frank Gevurtz’ essay, Extraterritoriality and the Fourth Restatement of Foreign Relations Law: Opportunities Lost, has been published as part of a symposium in the Willamette Law Review.

Professor Jennifer Harder

Jennifer Harder has recently had two pieces published: Cognitive Dissonance or Harmonic Convergence? California’s Groundwater Law & The Public Trust Doctrine appears in the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation Journal, while the Public Policy Institute of California published her co-authored report, A Path Forward for California's Freshwater Ecosystems.


Interim Dean and Professor Michael T. Colatrella Jr.

Michael T. Colatrella Jr. presented a paper, Leading Law Schools: Negotiation and Collaboration as Academic Leadership Skills, at the “Experimental ADR Conference” at the University of Oregon School on March 7, 2020.

Brian Slocum

Brian Slocum presented a paper, Big Data and Empiricism in Statutory Interpretation, at the conference on “Data-driven Approaches to Legal Interpretation” at Brooklyn Law School on March 6, 2020. This paper will be published as part of a symposium in the Brooklyn Law Review.

Associate Dean and Professor Frank Gevurtz

Frank Gevurtz presented a paper, The Complexity Dilemma: A Reflection on Teaching a Simulation Course in Business Planning, at the symposium on “Teaching Better Business Lawyering” at Willamette University College of Law on March 6, 2020. This paper will be published as part of a symposium in the Willamette Law Review.

Brian Slocum

Brian Slocum gave a presentation, Reforming the Canon of Constitutional Avoidance, at the Tenth Annual Legislation Roundtable, at Yale Law School on Feb. 28, 2020.


Jarrod Wong

Jarrod Wong gave a presentation on The Chimera of a World Investment Court, at the 2020 ASIL International Economic Law Interest Group Biennial at the University of Miami School of Law on Feb. 15, 2020.

Brian Slocum

Brian Slocum, with William N. Eskridge Jr. (Yale Law School) & Stefan Gries (U.C.S.B. Linguistics Department), gave a presentation, Dynamic Words and Evolving Statutes, at the Fifth Annual Symposium on Corpus Linguistics and the Law, at the J. Reuben Clark Law School, Brigham Young University, on Feb. 6, 2020.


Professor Steve McCaffrey

Steve McCaffrey was named the 2020 recipient of the ABA International Law Section’s Louis B. Sohn Award for Public International Law.


Professor Courtney G. Lee

Courtney G. Lee received the SEEDS Award from the International Society for Animal Rights (ISAR) "in recognition of her contributions to the important and burgeoning field of animal law."