Sunday, March 9, 2014
Kudos to my friend and colleague Michael Helfand, whose selection as Scholar of the Year (along with Trey Childress) and Teacher of the Year (along with Kris Knaplund and Steve Schultz) was announced last night at Pepperdine's 41st Annual Law School Dinner. Since joining the Pepperdine faculty in 2010, Michael has published a number of important articles, including:
- Fighting for the Debtor’s Soul: Regulating Religious Commercial Conduct, 19 Geo. Mason L. Rev. 157 (2011)
- Religious Arbitration and the New Multiculturalism: Negotiating Conflicting Legal Orders, 86 N.Y.U. L. Rev. 1231 (2011)
- Litigating Religion, 92 B.U. L. REV. 493 (2013)
- Religion’s Footnote Four: Church Autonomy as Arbitration, 97 Minn. L. Rev. 1891 (2013)
- The Challenge of Co-Religionist Commerce, 64 Duke L.J. ___ (2014) (with Barak D. Richman)
He is also the editor of the forthcoming book, Negotiating State and Non-State Law: The Challenges of Global and Local Legal Pluralism (Cambridge University Press).
Michael embodies what I love most about Pepperdine, a university with a strong Christian mission and rigorous academic and scholarly standards that is welcoming of faculty of all faiths.