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Welcome to our first edition of the “Dean’s List.” We have designed it 
to keep you updated with the latest happenings at the law school. We are 
glad you are part of our community!

A snapshot of selected SEPTEMBER 2015 news and activities:

IN THE NEWS

	

*/Professor Joshua Wright Rejoins Mason Law Faculty/*
Professor Joshua Wright 
<http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/wright_joshua> 
returns after 2.5 years as Commissioner of the U.S. Federal Trade 
Commission.
/Read more.../ <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/wright_rejoins_mason_law>

	

*/Forbes Opinion Column/*
Professor Michael Krauss 
<http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/krauss_michael> 
discusses a Department of Transportation case recently remanded for 
further review and reconsideration. The case involves the refusal of 
Kuwait Airways to serve persons with Israeli travel documents.
/Read more.../ <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/krauss_forbes_dot>

	

*/Wall Street Journal Book Review/*
Review of Professor Ilya Somin 
<http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/somin_ilya>'s book, 
/The Grasping Hand:/ Kelo v. City of New London /and the Limits of 
Eminent Domain/, by Edward Glaeser, professor of economics at Harvard.
/Read more.../ <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/somin_wsj_book_review>

	

*/Weekly Standard Article/*
Professor Jeremy Rabkin 
<http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/rabkin_jeremy> 
discusses a recent International Criminal Court decision ordering a 
reconsideration of the ICC prosecutor's decision not to prosecute in a case.
/Read more.../ <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/rabkin_icc>


	

FACULTY ACTIVITIES

  * Mason Law Faculty Ranks 21st for Scholarly Impact
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/scholarly_impact_2015>
  * Professor Daniel Polsby Returns to the Faculty After Over 11 Years
    as Dean
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/polsby_daniel>
  * The Honorable C. Boyden Gray to Teach Energy, Environment Policy
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/gray_joins_mason_law>
  * Assistant Professor Elina Treyger Returns After a Year as Academy
    Scholar at the Harvard Academy for International and Area Studies
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/treyger_elina>
  * Assistant Professor J.W. Verret Returns After Serving as Chief
    Economist and Senior Counsel for the House Committee on Financial
    Services <http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/verret_jw>
  * Director, Mason Veterans and Servicemembers Legal Clinic Laurie Neff
    Appointed to Virginia Board of Veterans Services
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/neff_va_board_veterans_services>
  * Professor Neomi Rao Testifies on Constitutionality of Dodd-Frank
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/rao_dodd_frank_testimony>
  * Professor Todd Zywicki Brief Cited by Second Circuit
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/zywicki_brief_sensational_smiles>


	

OF INTEREST

  * Profile of the Fall 2015 Entering Class
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/profile_2015>
  * Kara Stoll Confirmed to be U.S. Circuit Judge for the Federal
    Circuit
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/stoll_federal_circuit_appointment>
  * Obama Nominates Mason Law Grad for EEOC Post
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/eeoc_victoria_lipnic>


	

TRANSITIONS

  * Michael Davis
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/faculty/directory/fulltime/davis_michael>
    ('79) has joined the faculty as a Lecturer in Law.
  * Sandra Aistars
    <http://www.law.gmu.edu/news/2015/aistars_joins_mason_law> has
    joined Mason Law as a Clinical Professor and the Center for the
    Protection of Intellectual Property (CPIP) as Senior Scholar &
    Director of Copyright Research and Policy.
  * Megan Friend has joined the Admissions Office as Receptionist.
  * Denise Beatty has joined the Student Bar Association as Administrator.
  * Keith Fierro has joined the Law & Economics Center (LEC) as a
    Program Assistant.
  * Maria Acuna has joined the Law & Economics Center (LEC) as Executive
    Assistant & Office Manager.
  * Richard Kelsey ('99) is now Director of the Mason Law Community.


	

UPCOMING EVENTS

  * *Student Organization Fair
    <http://events.law.gmu.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J4H5QxgB8Bfc%2bj98A%2bmhoYpLv4JzIAeWs1OlrQud8%2bNfqRrnO4zx8Zz>,
    September 3, 5:00-7:30 PM, Hazel Hall Atrium.
  * *Conversations with Tyler Cowan at Mercatus Center: A Conversation
    with Luigi Zingales
    <https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler/upcoming-conversations-with-tyler-f125d8d56ae3>,
    September 9, 3:30-5:00 PM, Founders Hall Auditorium.
  * LEC's Fifth Annual Manne Faculty Forum
    <http://masonlec.org/events/event/309-fifth-annual-manne-faculty-forum>,
    September 11, Hazel Hall.
  * *JAG Information Panel
    <http://events.law.gmu.edu/MasterCalendar/EventDetails.aspx?data=hHr80o3M7J5zkJR0b8r3BLilKCyVTlr6H7uE%2ba6%2fEMjSDBcx0ASF1AZ61D3pZjha>,
    September 16, 5:00-6:00 PM, Room 332, Hazel Hall.
  * LEC Workshop for Law Professors on the Economics of Public Pension
    Reform
    <http://masonlec.org/events/event/293-lec-workshop-law-professors-economics-public-pension-reform>,
    September 17 to September 20, The Westin Palo Alto, Palo Alto,
    California.
  * *Thacher Intramural Trial Advocacy Competition
    <http://org.law.gmu.edu/trialad/intramural-competition/>, September
    19, 8:30 AM to September 20, 5:30 PM, Hazel Hall.
  * LEC's Economics Institute for Judges, September 2015
    <http://masonlec.org/events/event/263-economics-institute-judges-september>,
    September 20, 4:00 PM to September 25, 12:00 PM, Room 215, Hazel Hall.
  * *Conversations with Tyler Cowan at Mercatus Center: A Conversation
    with Dani Rodrik
    <https://medium.com/conversations-with-tyler/upcoming-conversations-with-tyler-f125d8d56ae3>,
    September 24, 3:30-5:00 PM, Founders Hall Auditorium.
  * *LEC's Academy Briefing: A Critique of the CFPB's Arbitration Study
    <http://masonlec.org/events/event/299-congressional-civil-justice-caucus-academy-briefing>,
    September 25, 12:00-1:00 PM, Rayburn House Office Building, Room 2237.
  * LEC's Attorneys General Education Program Economics Institute
    <http://masonlec.org/events/event/264-agep-economics-institute>,
    September 27, 3:00 PM to September 30, 12:15 PM, Hazel Hall.
  * *CPIP 2015 Fall Conference: The IP Platform: Supporting Invention &
    Inspiration <http://cpip.gmu.edu/conferences/>, September 30, 1:00
    PM to October 1, 5:00 PM, Founders Hall.
  * *LEC's Academy Briefing: Congressional Civil Justice Caucus
    <http://masonlec.org/events/event/300-congressional-civil-justice-caucus-academy-briefing>,
    October 2, Rayburn House Office Building, Room TBD.
  * *Gold Cup <http://www.law.gmu.edu/alumni/schedule>, October 24, The
    Plains, Virginia. Save the date!

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