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Faculty in the Media

Fortune Magazine’s Chris Matthews discusses CEO pay in the article "Your boss is way better than you at getting a raise." He includes references to and quotes from Professor Michael Dorff’s new book and the argument that increases in CEO compensation have far outstripped what executives actually produce for their firms and society at large. In his guest column for The Hollywood Reporter titled, "James Garne ...

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Ryan Abbott commented on some of the unique aspects and implications of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Inc., in the LawDragon article "Hobby Lobby Case Tempts Firms to Find Religion, Law Professors Say." Professor Robert Pugsley has also commented on aspects of the Hobby Lobby case on various radio stations airing around the country this week, including KRLA and W ...

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Michael Dorff was quoted in the article - and the title - of  Slate Magazine's "Kickstarter, but With Stock," regarding the JOBS Act of 2012's Title III, specifically equity crowdfunding: "It's an intuitive and appealing idea - Kickstarter, but with stock... It's also a disaster waiting to happen." Professor Robert Pugsley was quoted in the Christian Science Monitor ("California court strikes down ...

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Faculty Scholarship Presentations

Professor Michael Scott participated in "The Future of Privacy and Data Security Regulation," a one-day conference hosted by George Mason University School of Law's Law & Economics Center. His presentation on "The FTC's Crusade Against Data Security Breaches: Looking Back, Looking Forward" traces the FTC's authority as set forth in Section 5 of the FTC Act, and argues that the FTC does not have the auth ...

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Faculty in the Media

Professor Michael Epstein spoke about aspects of the California Supreme Court case involving the public disclosure of the name of a police officer involved in an on-duty shooting on KPCC's "All Things Considered." You can hear the clip online - scroll down to the play button under "Listen Now." In addition, Professor Epstein's commentary on e-cigarettes and the reappearance of smoking on television appeared ...

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Faculty Scholarship Presentations

Professor Dov Waisman has been invited to present his current work on "Reasonable Precaution for the Individual" at the 2014 Stanford/Harvard/Yale Junior Faculty Forum next month at Stanford. This year's forum focuses on topics pertaining to public law and humanities, and Professor Waisman is one of approximately a dozen scholars chosen to present a paper. He is also the second Southwestern faculty member t ...

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Faculty in the Media

Intellectual Property Watch reports that the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) recently published a paper by Professor Ryan Abbott on "Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge" ("WIPO Publishes Expert Paper On Documenting Traditional Medical Knowledge"). As reported in early April on Facebook and Twitter, Professor Abbott was commissioned to write the paper by WIPO, a division of the United N ...

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Professors Dorff and Grimes Share Newsworthy Perspectives

Major syndicated columnists and business newswires recently turned to Professor Michael Dorff and Professor Warren Grimes for their expertise on major business issues in the news. Professor Dorff has studied the controversial phenomenon of exorbitant CEO pay for more than a decade. With a new book on the subject slated for publication early next year, he shared his views on the shifting metrics of performan ...

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