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MSU Law in the News

2014

"The Technicality Show: The Murder Loophole"
New Hampshire Public Radio, December 18, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Brian Kalt

"Predicting Supreme Court rulings-with software"
CBS News MoneyWatch, December 17, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"University of Toronto's next lawyer: A computer program named Ross"
The Globe and Mail, December 11, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Bar exam rates test Cooley"
Crain's Detroit Business, December 7, 2014
Quoted: Dean Joan Howarth

"Case for Chimpanzee Rights Rejected by Appeals Court"
Wired.com, December 4, 2014
Quoted: Professor David Favre

"Michigan State Law School rebranding itself through social media"
Real Lawyers Have Blogs, December 3, 2014
Cited: Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Knake; Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"In Novel Suit, Chimpanzee Asks for Heabeas Corpus"
The Wall Street Journal, December 2, 2014
Cited: Professor David Favre

"FSI warns of 'false positives' under CARDS"
Investment News, December 1, 2014
Quoted: Benjamin P. Edwards, director, Investor Advocacy Clinic

"Law students build professional brand through #SocialMedia Contest"
The State News, November 25, 2014
Cited: Daniel W. Linna Jr., assistant dean and professor of law in residence

"Michigan Supreme Court Justices give insight to law students"
The State News, November 24, 2014
Cited: Charles Ten Brink, associate dean and professor of law

"Why the Best Supreme Court Predictor in the World is Some Random Guy in Queens"
FiveThirtyEight.com, November 17, 2014
Cited: Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II

"Finra's diversity dilemma"
Investment News, November 16, 2014
Authored: Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"MSU professor balances law and passion for poetry"
The State News, November 10, 2014
Featured: Professor Brian Gilmore

"The 50 Law Students"
SeytLines, November 4, 2014
Cited: Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Joshua Wease; Assistant Dean Daniel W. Linna Jr.

"The Supreme Court Devotees Go DIY"
Washington Post, October 22, 2014
Cited: Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II

"A Look at the Supreme Court Session"
WKAR Current State, October 14, 2014
Quoted: Professor Philip A. Pucillo

"Forget Fantasy Football, Try Fantasy SCOTUS"
U.S. News & World Report - DataMine, October 6, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"10 Predictions About How IBM's Watson Will Impact the Legal Profession"
ABA Journal - New Normal, October 2, 2014
Co-authored: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Innovating For All"
MSU Grad Factor, October 1, 2014
Highlighted: ReInvent Law Laboratory/Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Reinventing Law School"
Huffington Post, September 18, 2014
Highlighted: ReInvent Law Laboratory/Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Our Hard-Won Bill of Rights"
MSU Today: Perspectives, September 17, 2014
Column: Professor Michael Lawrence

"So You Want To Be a Lawyer?"
WNYC & NPR, September 2, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"The dubious sources of some Supreme Court 'facts'"
Washington Post, September 1, 2014
Cited: Professor Noga Morag-Levine

"Dykema Names Professor to Product Liability Practice"
DBusiness, July-August 2014
Featured: Professor Nicholas J. Wittner

"The O’Bannon Ruling: ‘Student-Athlete’ Is History"
New York Times Times, August 13, 2014
Cited: Professors Emeritus Robert and Amy McCormick

"Disaggregated Classes: A Different Claim Aggregation Method to Avoid SLUSA"
The CLS Blue Sky Blog, August 11, 2014
Authored: Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Law school takes entrepreneurial approach to curriculum"
The Globe and Mail, August 5, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"This Computer Program Can Predict 7 out of 10 Supreme Court Decisions"
Vox.com, August 4, 2014
Cited: Study co-authored by Professors Daniel Martin Katz & Michael J. Bommarito II

"Law Schools Catch the Startup Bug"
Inc. Magazine, August 1, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Teaching the Technology of Law: The Top 10 Schools"
Law Practice Magazine, July/August 2014
Cited: Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake

"This Is Law School? Socrates Takes a Back Seat to Business and Tech"
New York Times, August 1, 2014
Quoted: Dean Joan Howarth and Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Predicting the Behavior of the Supreme Court of the United States: A General Approach"
ABA Journal, July 29, 2014
Cited: Study co-authored by Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Michael J. Bommarito II

"Interested in the Future of Legal Tech? So are These Law Schools"
Law Technology Today, July 29, 2014
Featured: ReInvent Law (created by Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake)

"Affirmative Action in Michigan—Supreme Court Ruling"
Legal Broadcast Network, July 28, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Phil Pucillo

"Robert Gittleman Law Firm Announces Settlement of One Major Class Action Suit, Participation in Another"
PR Web, July 24, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Manville

"The future of law tops the agenda"
Global Legal Post, June 24, 2014
Featured: ReInvent Law (created by Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake)

"Finra seeks to tighten investor dispute rules"
InvestmentNews, June 20, 2014
Quoted: Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Supreme Court Sides With Tribe in Surprising Ruling"
ColorLines, June 17, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Matthew Fletcher

"Should Broker's exam scores and failures be added to BrokerCheck?"
New York State Bar, June 5, 2014
Quoted:  InvestmentNews Op-ed by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Machines v. Lawyers"
City Journal, Spring 2014
Cited: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Measuring the Complexity of the Law"
Wired Science Blog, June 2, 2014
Cited: Study co-authored by Professors Daniel Martin Katz & Michael J. Bommarito II

"Exam scores and failures belong on BrokerCheck"
InvestmentNews, June 1, 2014
Authored: Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Mayor Calls Casino Ruling 'Great News'"
WILX, May 27, 2014
Quoted: Professor Matthew Fletcher

"U.S. Supreme Court: Michigan Can't Sue To Close Vanderbilt Casino"
Interlochen Public Radio, May 27, 2014
Quoted: Professor Matthew Fletcher

"Rocky Barker: A novel idea for Yellowstone's Zone of Death"
Idaho Statesman, May 26, 2014
Cited: Professor Brian Kalt

"Yellowstone has a 50 square mile  "Zone of Death" where you can get away with murder"
Vox, May 22, 2014
Cited: Professor Brian Kalt

"'Trials of Muhammad Ali' Provokes Conversion"
WKAR, May 19, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Daniel Manville

"Attorney helps injury victims gain redemption"
Legal News, May 19, 2014
Featured: MSU Law alum Ron Marienfeld

"Smoke Signals"
Newsweek, May 15, 2014
Quoted: Professor Matthew Fletcher

"Trust But Verify: Regulators Demand Banks Verify Brokers' Background"
Forbes, May 13, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Checking Up on Your Broker"
Kiplinger, May 9, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Inmate lawsuit in Flint claims poor dental care in Michigan prisons left him struggling to eat"
MLive, May 5, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Manville

"Careful investors turn to resources to check up on money advisers"
Seattle Times, May 3, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"City Pulse"
IMPACT 89FM, April 30, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"At least 4 percent of people who get sentenced to death are innocent"
Vox, April 29, 2014
Cited: Death sentence study co-authored by Professor Barbara O'Brien

"Hundreds of US inmates sentenced to death are innocent, researchers say"
Reuters, April 29, 2014
Cited: Death sentence study co-authored by Professor Barbara O'Brien

"My Turn: Attorney's TV apperance put issue into focus"
Legal News, April 28, 2014
Featured: MSU Law alum Richard Victor

"More Innocent People on Death Row Than Estimated: Study"
Time, April 28, 2014
Cited: Death sentence study co-authored by Professor Barbara O'Brien

"One in 25 Sentenced to Death in the U.S. is Innocent, Study Claims"
Newsweek, April 28, 2014
Cited: Death sentence study co-authored by Professor Barbara O'Brien

"Finra approves background checks for brokers"
InvestmentNews, April 24, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Wall Street watchdog mandates broker background checks"
GlobalPost, April 24, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Financial industry groups oppose adding exam scores to BrokerCheck"
InvestmentNews, April 23, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Michigan and the Backlash Against Race Preferences"
The Patriot Post, April 23, 2014
Quoted: Professor Phil Pucillo

"Affirmative action ruling raises questions about effect on gay marriage in Michigan"
Detroit Free Press, April 23, 2014
Quoted: Professor Phil Pucillo

"SCOTUS upholds Michigan's race admissions ban"
WKAR, April 23, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Phil Pucillo

"Schuette: Supreme Court 'made the right call' on affirmative action"
Detroit Free Press, April 22, 2014
Quoted: Professor Phil Pucillo

"How to check on a broker's honesty"
Tampa Bay Times, April 19, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Rooting out racial bias in the justice system"
MSNBC, April 19, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"A Little Justice for a Little While: North Carolina's Racial Justice Act"
The Life of The Law, April 17, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"Failures in the Reporting of “Red Flags”"
Financial Buzz, April 17, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"The verdict is in: Race still decides juries in N.C."
NC Coalition for Alternatives to the Death Penalty, April 16, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"Brokers' test failures raise red flag"
InvestmentNews, April 15, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"NC Supreme Court considers Racial Justice Act Cases"
Mountain Xpress, April 15, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"Global Business Execs Take Stage at MSU Commencement"
MSU Today, April 14, 2014
Featured: Professor Clifton Haley

"Four People Could Face Execution Again After Their Death Sentences Were Thrown Out In Court"
ThinkProgress, April 14, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"Appeal to Return 4 to Death Row is Heard"
New York Times, April 14, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"NC high court to review sentences changed under Racial Justice Act"
News Observer, April 13, 2014
Cited: MSU Law Racial Justice Act Study (conducted by Professors Catherine Grosso and Barbara O'Brien)

"Mid-Michigan Reflects On Civil Rights Act"
WLNS, April 10, 2014
Featured: MSU Law Review symposium "Pursuing the Dreams of Brown and the Civil Rights Act: A Living History of the Fight for Educational Equality"

"MSU legal scholars argue student-athletes are employees"
WKAR, April 10, 2014
Interviewed: Professors Emeritus Robert and Amy McCormick

"What Northwestern Football Players are Hoping to Get Thru Unionization"
Legal Broadcast Network, April 2, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Emeritus Amy McCormick

"ReInvent Law's message is changing for the client's benefit"
ABA Journal, April 1, 2014
Featured: ReInvent Law NYC (featuring Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake)

"Northwestern University Ruling and Taxing Scholarships, With Professor Amy McCormick, Michigan State University College of Law"
Legal Broadcast Network, March 31, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Emeritus Amy McCormick

"Personal Finance: How to ensure broker's honest"
Merced Sun-Star, March 30, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"NLRB Ruling unionizing Northwestern Football shatters NCAA concept of student athletics"
Legal Broadcast Network, March 28, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Emeritus Robert McCormick

"Experts Debate Impact of Northwestern Ruling"
Wall Street Journal Law Blog, March 27, 2014
Quoted: Professor Emeritus Robert McCormick

"Northwestern ruling could lead athletes paying taxes on scholarships"
Chicago Tribune, March 27, 2014
Quoted: Professor Emeritus Amy McCormick

"Northwestern ruling could 'rattle the universe of universities'"
Chicago Tribune, March 26, 2014
Quoted: Professor Emeritus Robert McCormick

"Health and Wellness Are Focus of MSU College of Law Discussion"
Michigan Bar Journal, March 2014
Featured: Caroline Kingston, associate director for student engagement and Professor Brian Pappas, co-director of Mindfulness @ MSU Law

"Jewish Legal Society honors alumna"
Legal News, March 25, 2014
Featured: MSU Law Jewish Legal Society

"Benefits Frozen For Gay Couples Who Were Married Saturday"
WLNS, March 24, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"Wealth Health: New report shows necessity for extra checks on brokers"
The Patriot Ledger, March 23, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Michigan same-sex couples in legal limbo as appeal heads to higher court"
State News, March 23, 2014
Quoted: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"'Cries for Freedom' play highlights sex trafficking issues in Michigan"
State News, March 23, 2014
Cited: 'Cries for Freedom' hosted by MSU Law student Yassaman Haji-Valizadeh

"'Cries for Freedom': Difficult stories shared through dance, theater"
Lansing State Journal, March 20, 2014
Cited: 'Cries for Freedom' hosted by MSU Law student Yassaman Haji-Valizadeh

"Thursday Profile: Jane Meland"
Legal News, March 20, 2014
Featured: Professor Jane Meland

"Don’t trust anyone until you do a background check"
Market Watch, March 16, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Can Finra serve investors and the industry?"
Investment News, March 16, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Hiding In Plain Sight: Is Your Financial Advisor's Past Being Fully Disclosed?"
Forbes,  March 13, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Your Job Taught to Machines Puts Half U.S. Work at Risk"
Bloomberg Business Week,  March 12, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Research guru: MSU Law librarian enjoys helping patrons"
Legal News, March 11, 2014
Featured: Professor Brent Domann

"Pre-law students favor change in law school model"
State News, March 10, 2014
Quoted: Dean Joan Howarth

"Financial Advisor Background Checks Omit Crucial Information Under "Veil of Secrecy""
Main Street, March 10, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

“FINRA Fires Back, Defends BrokerCheck"
On Wall Street, March 10, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"The Same-Sex Marriage Trial You Don’t Know About Just Came To A Close"
BuzzFeed, March 7, 2014
Quoted: Professor Mae Kuykendall

"C-Suite, Financial Regulation, Wall Street, Wealth Management"
SmartBlogs, March 7, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Reed, Grassley Statement on FINRA Withholding Critical "Red Flag" Information In BrokerCheck System"
Senator Jack Reed.gov, March 7, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"FINRA responds to study finding holes in BrokerCheck"
Life Health Pro, March 7, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

“FINRA’s Expanded Statement on PIABA’s Public Disclosure Study"
FINRA.org, March 6, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

“PIABA Warning: FINRA Withholds Critical ‘Red Flag’ Information in Broker Background Check Disclosures to Investor”
MSN Money, March 6, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

“FINRA’s BrokerCheck ‘Hides’ Criminal Records, Has Other Holes, Study Says”
Think Advisor, March 6, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

“PIABA Warning: FINRA Withholds Critical ‘Red Flag’ Information in Broker Background Check Disclosures to Investor”
PIABA.org, March 6, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

“PIABA Claims that FINRA is Withholding Critical "Red Flag" Information in Broker Background Check Disclosures to Investors”
New York State Bar Blog, March 6, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Regulator Deletes Red Flags From Brokers' Records, Says Study"
Wall Street Journal, March 6, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"Three Ways To Vet Your Broker"
Forbes, March 5, 2014
Cited: PIABA study co-authored by Professor Benjamin P. Edwards

"‘We Already Have The Good Corn’: Notes From The Forum On Legal Evolution"
Above the Law, March 4, 2014
Quoted: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Why Lawyers Are Still Waiting for the Future"
American Lawyer, February 27, 2014
Cited: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Startups: $458 Million in Legal Services R&D"
Thomson Reuters - Legal Executive Insights, February 10, 2014
Featured: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"Challenging Technical Inertia at Law Firms" (registration required)
Law Technology News, February 10, 2014
Featured: Professor Daniel Martin Katz

"ReInvent Law NYC implores lawyers to embrace change and technology"
ABA Journal, February 9, 2014
Featured: ReInvent Law NYC (featuring Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake)

"‘Brain Olympics for lawyers’ kicking off at ReInvent Law NYC conference"
ABA Journal, February 6, 2014
Featured: ReInvent Law NYC (featuring Professors Daniel Martin Katz and Renee Newman Knake)

"Street Beat: Laws for Small Businesses"
Street Beat, February 1, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Adam Candeub

"Hey, Hey, NCAA. Unionize College Sports Today!"
Slate, January 29, 2014
Cited: Professors Robert McCormick and Amy McCormick

"Building Blocks: Attorney shares expertise in construction law field"
Legal News, January 23, 2014
Featured: Professor Ronald Deneweth

"Kristi Bowman: MSU College of Law plans April event on court cases"
Lansing State Journal, January 10, 2014
Author: Professor Kristi Bowman

"MSU law college helps entrepreneurs with intellectual property rights"
Lansing State Journal, January 9, 2014
Quoted: Professor Adam Candeub

"‘Clause’ and effect Professor shares expertise on ‘Law and Religion’"
Legal News, January 6, 2014
Featured: Professor Frank Ravitch

"Asked & Answered: tribes must negotiate new gaming compacts"
Legal News, January 2, 2014
Interviewed: Professor Matthew Fletcher


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