Spotlight: Matthew Hefti

We Heart Our Students Rising 2L Matthew Hefti's novel, A Hard and Heavy Thing, comes out in January.

Activities and Scholarship

Mitra Sharafi was one of seven storytellers speaking on the theme of law and promises at the Live Law show held in Seattle over the Law and Society Association conference weekend. Sharafi told a story about a research trip she made to Myanmar in 2007.

Lisa Alexander presented her article, "Occupying the Constitutional Right to Housing," (forthcoming in the Nebraska Law Review) at Harvard Law School’s Institute for Global Law and Policy's June 2015 Conference. Alexander presented on a panel titled, "Occupations as a Means of Enforcing, Asserting and Creating Law," which included scholars from Harvard Law School, MIT, and Fordham Law School, as well as the former U.N. Special Rapporteur on Adequate Housing.

Cecelia Klingele's article, "Rethinking the Use of Community Supervision," was featured in the May 2015 issue of The Champion, the magazine of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers. Klingele's article appears as part of the magazine's "Getting Scholarship into Court Project," which identifies scholarship that will be especially useful to courts and practitioners.

Alta Charo was named to the advisory group that will be steering the National Academy of Sciences and National Academy of Medicine in its new initiative on human gene editing. The initiative guides decision-making related to technologies that may lead to new treatments for diseases but could also in theory be used to alter the human germline.