Top Academics, Rising Scholars to Join Rutgers-Newark Law School Faculty in 2008-09 Academic Year

Top Academics, Rising Scholars to Join Rutgers-Newark Law School Faculty in 2008-09 Academic Year

Newark, NJ – Five new faculty members – some already celebrated academics, others young scholars – will begin teaching at Rutgers School of Law–Newark during the 2008-09 academic year. “Our well-known commitment to teaching, scholarship, and service together with our reputation as an incubator for faculty talent made Rutgers-Newark stand out in a very competitive climate and attract these impressive new hires,” said Dean Stuart L. Deutsch.

            Rutgers-Newark law faculty have recently won some of the most prestigious accolades in the legal academy, including the ABA’s Silver Gavel Award, the American Society of International Law’s Francis Deak Prize, and the Association of American Law Schools’ Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award. Others have received notable recognition from the legal community for their public service accomplishments.  

            Joining the faculty in the next academic year are:

            Stuart P. Green, Louis B. Porterie Professor of Law at Louisiana State University Law Center, where he has taught criminal law and philosophy since 1995. Green’s work on topics such as corporate and white collar crime, criminal law codification, comparative criminal law, victims’ rights, strict liability, justified homicide, plagiarism, and the criminal law’s Special Part has appeared in numerous books and journals. His works-in-progress include the books “Property, Crime, and Morals: Theft Law in the Information Age” (under contract with Harvard University Press) and Oxford Handbook of Criminal Law Theory (with co-editor R.A. Duff) (in development with Oxford University Press). He is a member of the editorial boards of Criminal Law and Philosophy and the New Criminal Law Review. Green received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

            Carlos A. Ball, Weiss Family Distinguished Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law at the Dickinson School of Law, Penn State University, where he has taught since 2003. Before that he was a member of the faculty at the University of Illinois College of Law. Ball teaches property, land use, theory of property rights, and sexual orientation and the law and writes in the areas of gay rights, disability law, and property law. He is the author of “The Morality of Gay Rights: An Exploration in Political Philosophy” (Routledge, 2003) and co-editor of “Cases and Materials on Sexual Orientation and the Law” (West, 2007). His forthcoming book is entitled “Invisible No More: The Gay Rights Movement and Its Lawyers.” In 2004 he received a Dukeminier Award for excellence in scholarship. Ball received his J.D. from Columbia Law School and his LL.M. from Cambridge University.

            Joshua D. Blank, Acting Assistant Professor of Tax Law at New York University School of Law, where he teaches corporate tax, tax policy, survey of tax procedure, and timing issues and the income tax. Blank’s scholarship focuses on tax policy, taxpayer compliance, individual and corporate taxation, and tax and social norms. “What’s Wrong With Shaming Corporate Tax Abuse” is forthcoming in Tax Law Review. He has authored several other articles that have appeared in journals such as Columbia Business Law Review, Penn State Law Review, and Tax Notes. Blank was previously an associate in the tax department at Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. He received his J.D. cum laude from Harvard Law School and his LL.M. (Taxation) from NYU School of Law.

            Adil Ahmad Haque, most recently an associate in the New York office of Debevoise & Plimpton LLP, where he focused on white-collar criminal investigations and prisoners’ rights litigation. His teaching and research interests are criminal law, criminal procedure, international criminal law, sentencing law and policy, torts, First Amendment, federal jurisdiction, and Islamic legal theory. Recent publications include “Lawrence v. Texas and the Limits of the Criminal Law” in the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review (2007) and “A Duty to Do Wrong? Torture, Terror, and the Inversion of Moral Principle” in the New Criminal Law Review (2007). He received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

            Brandon L. Paradise, currently a litigation associate in the Los Angeles office of Sidley Austin LLP. Previously, he was a litigation associate with Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz. His primary teaching interests are civil procedure, contracts, business associations, and professional responsibility. His research interests are the relationship between legal and personal ethics, legal education, law and religion, race and the law, and the relationship between the legal profession and democracy when law becomes business. His work-in-progress is entitled “Cultural Racism in the Private Sector & Coerced Biculturalism.” Paradise received his J.D. from Yale Law School.

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