Faculty Ashira Ostrow, Associate Professor of Law

Published on January 3, 2011 | by LawNews

Prof. Ashira Ostrow’s Article ‘Process Preemption in Federal Siting Regimes’ Praised in AALS Press Release

On December 15, 2010, the AALS issued a press release announcing the winners of the 2011 Scholarly Paper Competition.  The AALS Scholarly Papers Competition Selection Committee, under the leadership of Chair Rachel F. Moran, chose two winning papers for the 2011 AALS Annual Meeting: Melissa Murray, Assistant Professor, University of California, Berkeley, “Marriage as Punishment;” and Ashira Pelman Ostrow, Associate Professor, Hofstra University, “Process Preemption in Federal Siting Regimes.”

According to the press release:

Ashira Pelman Ostrow’s paper, “Process Preemption in Federal Siting Regimes” discusses the political difficulties in finding suitable sites for important and controversial federal facilities, which continues to bedevil our federal system. “‘Process Preemption in Federal Siting Regimes’ is a superb piece of scholarship in the classic doctrinal tradition,” said Grant S. Nelson, member of the AALS Committee to Review Scholarly Papers and Pepperdine University School of Law. “[This paper’s] Telecommunications Act analogy is remarkably insightful and persuasive, offering a solution to a broad problem that extends beyond the radioactive waste example on which the paper focuses. In sum, the paper represents high quality scholarship at its best.”

The full press release, including a summary of Melissa Murray’s paper, Marriage as Punishment, can be accessed here:http://www.aals.org/press_release.php

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