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Ms. Marvel

In the opening scene, Kamala Khan fails her driving test. She reverses into her driving examiner’s vehicle. I wasn’t that bad, but it took me three tries to pass the driving test in Florida when I was 16. It was super embarrassing. When I finally passed I wrote “L” on my left hand so I…

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Should the UN establish a right to a healthy environment? ABA urges US to vote yes.

Thank you to Amanda Robert for writing about the UN Resolution for the Right to a Healthy Environment in the ABA Journal. I’ve really been consumed in this issue for the last few months. All the work has already been done of the the past two decades. It’s a matter of pushing it across the…

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My Casebook for Business Organizations

Have you ever swelled with pride at your casebook?

New Article: The Cliodynamics of Mass Incarceration, Climate Change, and “Chains on Our Feet”

President Biden’s UNGA address acknowledged the idea of visionary thinking and mutual cooperation, but the actions of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security at the southern border on his watch painted an alternate reality. This Essay is an observation of that essential disconnect between the vision and the execution. This Essay proceeds in three Parts.…

🚨Chapter Publication Release Date 🚨

Resilience in Energy, Infrastructure, and Natural Resources Law Examining Legal Pathways for Sustainability in Times of Disruption Edited by Catherine Banet, Hanri Mostert, LeRoy Paddock, Milton Fernando Montoya, and Iñigo del Guayo Examines how and to what extent legal frameworks identify the issue of ‘resilience’ as a single concept Addresses international, regional, and national decision-making and collaboration from state, company,…

Professor Berta Hernández-Truyol Named 2022 Kate Stoneman Day Awardee

Congratulations to my law professor Berta Hernández-Truyol for being named a 2022 Kate Stoneman Day Awardee by Albany Law School. I was in Professor Hernandez’s International Human Rights class when the French Senate began debating the hijab ban in 2004. I went to her in office hours upset and hurt that how could international human…

Biden’s Biofuels Targets

Big Oil and enviros aren’t pleased with President Biden’s biofuel targets. Farmers aren’t completely excited by the retroactive reductions for 2020, but they gain the most. I wrote about Big Corn’s silent revolution at the expense of Big Oil, in Responsive Regulation and Resiliency: The Renewable Fuel Standard and Advanced Biofuels back in 2018. I…

The Maldives is Building a Floating City in Response to Climate Change

The atoll nation of Maldives is creating an innovative floating city that mitigates the effects of climate change and stays on top of rising sea levels. The Maldives Floating City is designed by Netherlands-based Dutch Docklands and will feature thousands of waterfront residences and services floating along a flexible, functional grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. The waterfront…