Four earn promotions, including named professorships

chapman photoNathan S. Chapman has become the holder of the Pope F. Brock Associate Professorship in Professional Responsibility.

He joined the law school faculty in 2013, and his scholarship has been published in top law journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Northwestern University Law Review and the Notre Dame Law Review.

Earlier this year, Chapman received a five-year McDonald Distinguished Fellowship from the Emory University Center for the Study of Law and Religion. He is one of 13 scholars nationwide selected for this newly established fellowship.

As part of the program, Chapman will focus on religious liberty, examining the historical and theoretical foundations of the establishment clause and free exercise doctrines. He also intends to concentrate on Christian theology and law, where he will explore political theology and liberalism – especially the disestablishment of religion, Christian ethics, political participation and the exercise of judgment.

durkee photoMelissa J. “MJ” Durkee was promoted to full professor and named the new holder of the school’s Allen Post Professorship.

Durkee’s research focuses on global governance, international lobbying and other public-private interactions concerning law, and theories of lawmaking and compliance. Addressing a diverse set of substantive areas including environmental law and climate change, outer space law, private law and economic law, her scholarship has been published in prestigious journals such as the Yale Law Journal, the Stanford Law Review, the UCLA Law Review, the Washington University Law Review and the Virginia Law Review.

She is on the Board of Editors of the American Journal of International Law and serves as supervising editor of AJIL Unbound. She is a member of the American Society of International Law’s Executive Council. Additionally, she has delivered invited lectures and spoken to academic and professional audiences throughout the United States and internationally.

Durkee, who joined the School of Law faculty in 2018, earned her law degree from Yale Law School, where she served on the Yale Law Journal and the Yale Journal of International Law.

miller picJoseph S. Miller, who specializes in intellectual property law and competition law, has been awarded a J. Alton Hosch Professorship.

His research focuses on intellectual property law and the larger legal frameworks that structure competition in a market economy. His recent work appears in the Illinois Law Review, the Stanford Technology Law Review, the Administrative Law Review and the Cardozo Law Review. His most recent article is “Law’s Semantic Self-Portrait: Discerning Doctrine with Co-Citation Networks and Keywords” in the University of Pittsburgh Law Review.  He is also the co-author of the casebook Intellectual Property Law: Cases & Materials (6th ed., 2018).

In this recent work, Miller has begun to study judicial citation practices using mathematical tools of network analysis, which is part of a broader methodological practice known as computational analysis of law. He presented “Two Centuries of Trademark and Copyright: A Citation-Network-Analysis Approach” at the 10th Annual Supreme Court I.P. Review Conference at the Chicago-Kent College of Law and as part of the Corpus Linguistics and Intellectual Property Panel at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting.

Miller joined the School of Law faculty in 2011.

wolf son photoStephen M. Wolfson, who serves as the Alexander Campbell King Law Library’s research and copyright services librarian, has been promoted to the rank of Librarian II.

Since joining the School of Law in 2018, he has provided research assistance to the law faculty and supervised the law library research assistant program. Additionally, he serves as the law library’s contact for issues relating to copyright, scholarly communication and research-related information policy matters.

His duties also include teaching legal research and the courses Legal Aspects of Entrepreneurship and Pirates, Spies & Speech: Exploring the Intersection of Law & Technology in the Information Age.

Wolfson earned his Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University and his Master of Science in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin.