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BOOKS

Abortion and Divorce Law in Ireland (2004).

BOOK CHAPTERS

Suppose the Class Began the Day the Case Walked in the Door . . . Integrating Authentic Anchors into Doctrinal Courses, in Lawyering Skills in the Doctrinal Classroom: Using Legal Writing Pedagogy to Enhance Teaching Across the Law School Curriculum (2021).

ARTICLES

Work in Progress, The Secret Life of Students:  Oral and Written Formative Feedback as Teaching, Motivation, and Transmission of Professional Standards (circulation anticipated 2022). 

Suppose the Class Began the Day the Case Walked in the Door . . . :  Educating to Expand Access to Justice in the American First-Year Doctrinal Classroom, 28 Nottingham (U.K.) L. Rev. 17 (2019) (for symposium issue from Nottingham Law School’s Centre for Legal Education’s 2015 conference, “Access to Justice and Legal Education”). 

Suppose the Class Began the Day the Case Walked in the Door:  Accepting Standard 314’s Invitation to Imagine a More Powerful, Professionally Authentic First-Year Learning Experience, 95 U. Detroit-Mercy L. Rev. 421 (2018) (for University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 2017 Academic Symposium, “The Impact of Formative Assessment:  Emphasizing Outcome Measures in Legal Education”).

Is the Turkey Halal?  Genetically Modified Animal Feed Regulation Where East Meets West, 21 Drake J. Agric. L. 191 (2016). 

Spirals and Schemas:   How First-Year Course Integration Creates Higher-Order Thinkers and Problem Solvers, 37 U. La Verne L. Rev. 37 (2015). 

It’s All About the People:  Classroom Hierarchy, Deference and Teaching Assistants in a Civil Procedure Classroom Community, 8 Socio-Leg. Rev. (Nat. L. Sch. India U.) 121 (2013) (peer reviewed). 

It’s All About the People:  Creating a Community of Memory in Civil Procedure II, Part One, 4 Phoenix L. Rev. 183 (2010). 

The Private World of Juvenile Court: Mothers, Mental Illness and the Relentless Machinery of the State, 17 Duke J. Gender L. Pol’y 189 (2010). 

The Food and Drug Administration and the Pharmacy Profession:  Partners to Ensure the Safety and Efficacy of Pharmacogenomic Therapy, 13 J. Health Care L. & Pol’y 77 (2010). 

With Javier M. Leija, Before Creation, There Was the Big Bang, 3(2) Phoenix L. Rev. iii (2010) (I am the primary author of this work). 

With Roberto J. Escobar, Solving the Burklow Problem:  Federal Question Jurisdiction of Tucker Act and Labor-Management Relations Act Cases After Textron Lycoming v. UAW, 55 Wayne L. Rev. 941 (2010) (I am the primary author of this work). 

Conscientious Objectors Behind the Counter: Statutory Defenses to Tort Liability for Failure to Dispense Contraceptives, 1 St. Louis U. J. Health L. & Pol’y 337 (2008). 

Pharmacists and the “Duty” to Dispense Emergency Contraceptives, 23 Issues L. & Med. 215 (2008) (peer reviewed). 

When “Welfare” Becomes “Work Support”: Exempting Earned Income Tax Credit Payments in Bankruptcy, 78 Am. Bankr. L.J. 279 (2005) (peer reviewed). 

Three Divisions in One Circuit?  A Critique of the Recommendations from the Commission on Structural Alternatives for the Federal Courts of Appeals, 35 Idaho L. Rev. 553 (1999). 

The Icebox Cometh:  A Former Clerk’s View of the Proposed Ninth Circuit Split, 73 Wash. L. Rev. 875 (1998). 

Scenes from the Southside:  A Desegregation Drama in Five Acts, 19 U. Ark. Little Rock L.J. 327 (1997). 

Failing Honorably:  Balancing Tests, Justice O’Connor and the Free Exercise of Religion, 38 St. Louis U. L.J. 837 (1994).

UNPUBLISHED SCHOLARLY MANUSCRIPTS 

It’s All About the People:  Personal Jurisdiction, Lord of the Rings and Classroom Communities in Civil Procedure I (2011). 

The Wild, Wild West:  The Italian Solution to the Irish Problem of Preimplantation Genetic Diagnosis (2009) (unpublished paper for LL.M program on file with author). 

“God’s Country by Any Stretch of the Imagination”:  The Elite Products Liability Attorney in a Small Jurisdiction (2009) (unpublished paper for L.L.M. program on file with author).

WHITE PAPERS

Improving the Model for OMHS Governance: A Position Paper (Public Life Foundation 2003). 

Ensuring Accountability: A Position Paper on Hospital Governance in Daviess County (Public Life Foundation 2003). 

New Directions:  Welfare Reform in Twelve States (House Wednesday Group, United States Congress 1992).

WORKS IN PROFESSIONAL OR POPULAR MEDIA

Clark v. Rameker – Post-Decision SCOTUScast, Federalist Society, July 18, 2014, http://www.fed-soc.org/experts/detail/jennifer-spreng (podcast). 

Clark v. Rameker – Post-Argument SCOTUScast, Federalist Society, Apr. 1, 2014, http://www.fed- soc.org/experts/detail/jennifer-spreng (podcast). 

The Beat Goes On:  Griswold v. Connecticut and the Rhythms of the Law, Ariz. Atty, Oct. 2010, at 44. 

Lesson of Brown Decision: We're All Responsible for Justice, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, May 15, 2005. 

With Carl Tobias, Debate Club:  Should the Ninth Circuit Be Divided?, Legal Affairs, Nov. 8-12, 2004, http://legalaffairs.org/webexclusive/debateclub_9th1104.html.

Brokering Elections Isn’t Justices’ Role, Owensboro Messenger-Inquirer, Dec. 17, 2000, at 3E.

CONFERENCE AND CONTINUING LEGAL EDUCATION PRESENTATIONS

Chosen Presenter, Experts in the Anchor:  Using Anchored Instruction in Legal Writing Courses to Nurture Professionally and Intellectually Sophisticated Student Practitioners, Association of Legal Writing Directors Scholars’ Forum, Central States Legal Writing Conference, October 22, 2021. 

Bringing Lawyering Skills into the Doctrinal Classroom, recorded panel presentation for Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Summer 2020. 

The Secret Life of Students:  Using Feedback Dialogues for Lifelong Professional Learning, Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop, Saint Mary’s University, December 13, 2019. 

The Secret Life of Students: Oral and Written Formative Feedback as Teaching, Motivation, and Transmission of Professional Standards, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference, “Teaching Today’s Law Students,” June 4, 2019. 

The Medium Is the Message:  Using Authentic Practice Technologies to Help Students Hone Problem-Solving Capacities that Elude Traditional Law School Pedagogy, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference, “Exploring the Use of Technology in the Law School Classroom,” June 19, 2018. 

Suppose the Class Began the Day the Case Walked in the Door:  Accepting Standard 314’s Invitation to Imagine a More Powerful, Professionally Authentic First-Year Learning Experience, University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 2017 Academic Symposium, March 3, 2017. 

Spirals and Schemas:  Teaching Students to Learn Like Lawyers, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference, “Real-World Readiness,” June 11, 2016. 

Suppose the Class Began the Day the Case Walked in the Door . . . , Centre for Legal Education, Nottingham Law School (Nottingham, England) Conference, “Legal Education and Access to Justice,” June 2015. 

Suppose the Class Began the Day the Case Walked in the Door . . . , LegalED, Igniting Law Teaching Conference, March 2015 (TEDx-type videorecording). 

Is the Turkey Halal?  Genetically Modified Food Regulation Where East Meets West, Fall Orientation, Arizona Summit Law School, August 2014 (continuing legal education). 

Assisting Joshua Jay Kanassatega, Litigation Approaches, How to Plead Jurisdiction, First Annual American Indian Law Conference, Arizona Summit Law School, August 23, 2013.

It’s All About the People:  Clark v. Jones, The Great Civil Procedure Shootout, and Creating Law School Classroom Communities, Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Conference, “Hybrid Law Teaching,” June 2013 (presentation with student co-presenter). 

It’s All About the People:  Clark v. Jones, Lord of the Rings, and Communities of Memory in Civil Procedure, Society of American Law Teachers Law Teaching Conference, October 2012 (roundtable presentation with student commenters).