On September 24, Professor Jennifer Koh presented a working draft of her article, “Crimmigration and the Void for Vagueness Doctrine,” at the annual Clinical Law Review Writers’ Workshop held at NYU School of Law. The Article, which is scheduled for publication in the Wisconsin Law Review in December 2016, argues in favor of extending the void for vagueness doctrine to certain federal immigration laws that impose adverse immigration consequences on past criminal convictions.
As a member of the Board of Editors for the Clinical Law Review (a peer-edited journal sponsored by NYU Law School, the American Association of Law Schools, and the Clinical Legal Education Association), Professor Koh also served as a commentator/facilitator during the Workshop.
Associate Dean for Academic Affairs Susan Keller has written an opinion piece that addresses the assumption that gender is binary, an assumption that lies behind some of the challenges to the Obama Administration guidelines on access to public restrooms. Dean Keller’s article confronts the notion of a binary categorization system and suggests the alternative of offering facilities that are not sex-segregated, urging that this would provide both obvious and subtle benefits. “What If We All Used The Same Bathroom?” was published in the Boston Globe’s September 6 issue.
Professor Tracie R. Porter has recently published her article, “The Quagmire of Mortgage Short Sale Transactions Under Current Homeownership Tax Policy in a Time of Crisis,” in the Akron Law Review, the University of Akron School of Law’s flagship journal, annual Tax Edition. Professor Porter’s article addresses the onerous burden on taxpayers selling underwater properties created by current tax laws and policy related to Mortgage Short Sales Transactions. In particular, the article addresses the potential, unavoidable tax liability created by federal and state tax laws for forgiven indebtedness, which is considered taxable income, that homeowners incur.