Annual Faculty Scholarship Retreat

Group photo of faculty members who attended the 2024 annual scholarship retreat.In February of each year, law professors from around the country submit new scholarly work for publication in law reviews. On Friday, January 26, Seton Hall Law’s faculty gathered to discuss and workshop novel, cutting-edge, scholarship that is in progress.

Topics ranged from state rules of expungement to addressing systemic racism in the healthcare system to the implications of a recent Supreme Court decision regarding the Indian Child Welfare Act. Professor Doron Dorfman, who organized the retreat, explained, "The collegial feedback offered to the authors by members of the faculty is crucial in improving the scholarly articles and making them ready for submission. Scholarship by Seton Hall Law’s faculty helps contribute to scholarly debate, improve the law, and inspire social change."

Associate Dean Margaret Lewis said, "We are such a busy, productive faculty. It is a joy to set aside an afternoon to pause and hear our colleagues present their work. And it is wonderful to provide feedback that helps push that work forward as it moves toward publication."

The retreat featured the following projects:

-Professor Neoshia Roemer presented “Equity for American Indian Families”

-Interim Dean Kip Cornwell presented “Status-Based Prosecution: Conflict, Confusion and the Quest for Coherence”

-Professor Brian Murray presented “Participatory Expungement”

-Professor Kathleen Boozang presented “A Call to Action: Sickle Cell Disease as a Window into Structural Racism in Health Care and Research”

-Professor Fareed Hayat presented “The Probative Value of Skin Color: Abolish the Use of Prior Convictions as a Violation of the Thirteenth Amendment”

-Professor Sara Gras presented “Positioned on the Sidelines: Reflections on Creating a Scholarly Legal Podcast”

Categories: Policy and Research

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