Professor Felix Mormann presented current work on clean energy law and policy at the University of Texas’ 2015 Austin Electricity Conference. The invitation-only conference brings together a carefully selected group of scholars, financiers, entrepreneurs, regulators and policymakers to discuss current trends in electricity markets and regulation. Professor Mormann presented a comparative analysis of the renewable energy deployment and integration experiences of California, Texas, and Germany. Professor Mormann’s scholarship explores the financial, regulatory and policy challenges along the path to an environmentally and economically sustainable energy future. He teaches in the areas of contracts, environmental law, energy law, and climate change. In addition to being a Professor at Miami Law, he is also a Faculty Fellow at Stanford University’s Steyer-Taylor Center for Energy Policy and Finance.
Professor James Nickel recently spoke at the annual meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL) in Washington D.C. on a panel discussing “Overloading International Human Rights Law.” Professor Nickel holds a joint appointment in the Philosophy Department and the Law School. He teaches and writes in human rights law and theory, political philosophy, philosophy of law, and constitutional law.
Professor Markus Wagner's latest publication on unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) will appear in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of International Law. It analyzes the international rules pertaining to UAVs / drones, both in their civilian and military applications. He has also been elected as Co-Chair of the International Law and Technology Interest Group of the American Society of International Law and his latest article, “Regulatory Space in International Trade Law and International Investment Law,” has been published by the University of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law. His work will be the subject of an online symposium conducted by the Journal in the coming weeks. The article analyzes the extent of regulatory autonomy governments possess in international economic law and is part of a larger project Professor Wagner carries out in this field. He teaches and writes in the areas of international law, constitutional law and comparative law. His recent scholarship has focused on the development of autonomous weaponry and its compatibility with international humanitarian law and various aspects of international economic law and on translating scientific uncertainty into legal decisions in the context of the law of the World Trade Organization.