Quotes in the News Media
The following is a sampling of some of Washington University School of Law faculty's wide-ranging expertise featured in the news media. Please note that some links to external news sources may no longer be available.
November 11: Professor Gregory Magarian, commented on the email sent by the MU Police Department which said Tuesday that students and staff should call them after hearing "hateful and/or hurtful speech. The Columbia Missourian. Read more
August 21: Professor and privacy law expert Neil Richards discussed online privacy and protection in the fallout of breached data on the Ashley Madison adultery website with Hari Sreenivasan on the PBS NewsHour. Read more
August 9: Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic Peter Joy commented in the Los Angeles Times regarding the American Bar Association considering implementing new rules to require national accredited law schools to release more information on attrition rates. Read more
August 8: Professor, Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic and expert in legal ethics Peter Joy explained in the Belleville News-Democrat why it was important that St. Clair County State’s Attorney Brendan Kelly call for a special prosecutor to investigate Coroner Rick Stone. Read more
August 5: Professor and Director of the Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic Mae Quinn published an op-ed in The St. Louis American to the U.S. Dept. of Justice report’s findings in its investigation of the St. Louis County Juvenile Court. Read more
July 28: Professor David Law and Mary-Anne Pazanowski, a seinor legal editor for Bloomberg BNA’s Health Law Reporter, discussed a federal appeals court ruling striking down a North Dakota statute banning abortions when a fetal heartbeat is detected as early as six weeks into a pregnancy. They spoke with June Grasso on Bloomberg Radio’s Bloomberg Law. Listen here
July 27: Professor and director of the Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic Mae Quinn’s scholarship “In Loco Juvenile Justice: Minors in Munis, Cash from Kids, and Adolescent Pro Se Advocacy – Ferguson and Beyond” was mentioned in the Minnesota Lawyer. Read more
July 23: Professor and privacy law expert Neil Richards commented on Ars Technica regarding the privacy rights associated with pocket dialing and the precedent that the recent ruling of the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals will have. Read more
July 17: Professor and expert in securities and corporate governance Hillary Sale commented in the San Francisco Chronicle regarding whether Silicon Valley should discontinue “peer grouping” to determine CEO pay, saying the peer groups “are very subjective, and they have been manipulated.” Read more
July 10: Professor and Director of the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program and the Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic Karen Tokarz was featured as a member of the Ferguson Commission Working Group in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch photo collage. Read more
July 8: Professor and expert in family law Susan Appleton participated in a panel discussion on SCOTUS, The DOJ Ferguson report, gun violence, and more on KWMU St. Louis Public Radio’s St. Louis on the Air. Read more and Listen
July 7: The work of the law school’s Interdisciplinary Environmental Clinic was mentioned in a St. Louis Post-Dispatch article on the Franklin County approval of coal ash landfill zoning amendments. Read more
July 1: Professor and Director of the Criminal Justice Clinic Peter Joy commented in the ABA Journal on whether a former federal prosecutor breached his ethical duty under the D.C. ethics rules. Read more
June 30: Professor and Supreme Court expert Lee Epstein was quoted in The New York Times regarding a series of liberal decisions delivered by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read more
Similar coverage citing the law school’s Supreme Court Database project through the Center for Empirical Research in the Law appeared in this New York Times article.
June 30: Professor, expert in free speech, and former Supreme Court clerk Gregory Magarian commented on KWMU St. Louis Public Radio on arguments raised by critics of the Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) rulings. Read more
June 30: Associate Professor and religion and law scholar John Inazu discussed in The Washington Post founder Bill Levin’s First Church of Cannibis in Indiana and whether the church would have been protected before Indiana’s Religious Freedom and Restoration Act (RFRA). Read more
June 30: Professor and political scientist Lee Epstein was quoted in The New York Times regarding what is being called a divided right and disciplined left on the U.S. Supreme Court and how that has affected decision making. Read more
June 29: Associate Professor and religion and law scholar John Inazu commented in Christianity Today regarding whether protests against the Supreme Court’s ruling on same-sex marriage would do any good. Read more
June 26: Professor and expert in free speech Gregory Magarian and Professor and Director of the Negotiation & Dispute Resolution Program and Director of the Civil Rights, Community Justice & Mediation Clinic Karen Tokarz were included in a St. Louis Public Radio article analyzing the fundamental right to same-sex marriage found in the 14th Amendment. Read more
June 26:Associate Professor and religion and law scholar John Inazu commented in The Washington Post regarding the federal government’s potential withholding of tax exempt status, contracts or accreditation from religious institutions that oppose gay marriage. Read more
June 25: Associate Professor and religion and law scholar John Inazu’s article “The Incomprehensible Witness of Forgiveness” appeared in The Hedgehog Review. The article explored the forgiveness imparted by family members of those massacred in Charleston. Read more
June 21: Professor and Director of the Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic Mae Quinn’s testimony before the Ferguson Commission concerning the targeting and prosecuting of youth was referenced in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Read more
Similar coverage appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
June 18: Professor and expert in free speech Greg Magarian participated in a legal roundtable on St. Louis Public Radio’s “St. Louis on the Air,” which included discussion on a grand juror’s lawsuit against St. Louis County Prosecutor Bob McCullough. Read more/Listen
June 12: Professor and expert in free speech Greg Magarian commented on St. Louis Public Radio regarding the St. Louis Zoo’s ban on carrying weapons. Read more
Similar coverage appeared in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
June 11: Professor and Director of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute Leila Sadat commented on U.S. Official News (Pakistan) regarding the Syrian civil war and referring the Syrian situation to the International Criminal Court. (Link unavailable)
June 5: Professor and Director of the Juvenile Law and Justice Clinic Mae Quinn was interviewed on Atlanta Public Radio regarding the Georgia drug treatment court investigation resulting in indictment of Georgia Superior Court Judge Amanda Williams. Quinn drew from her 15 years of research, writing, and practice in “problem-solving” courts to discuss some of the limits, over-promising by proponents, and potential pitfalls of such courts. Read/Hear more
June 4: Professor and former Chief Counsel with U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Stephen Legomsky was quoted on Politico.com regarding a new federal appeals court order that both sides of the immigration fight file new legal briefs. Read more