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Aric K. Short
Vice Dean and Professor of Law
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J.D. with honors 1996 University of Texas School of Law. A.B. 1993 magna cum laude Georgetown University. Associate editor, Texas Law Review. Member, Order of the Coif.

Associate, Vinson & Elkins L.L.P.; associate, Wilmer, Cutler & Pickering. Published in Alabama Law Review and New York University Journal of International Law and Politics. Voted 1L Evening Professor of the Year 2004-05, 1L Day Professor of the Year 2004-05 and 2005-06, and 1L Professor of the Year 2006-07.

Teaching Areas
Land Use
Advanced Property Topics Seminar
Law and Religion Seminar

Research Interests
Housing Discrimination (including harassment)
Affordable Housing
Poverty Law

Current Projects
Slaves for Rent: Sexual Harassment in Housing Through the Lens of the Thirteenth Amendment

Holding Property Under the Civil Rights Act of 1866: Aliens, Slaves, and Residential Harassment

Selected Publications
Post-Acquisition Harassment and the Scope of the Fair Housing Act, 58 ALA. L. REV. 203 (2006)

Is the Alien Tort Statute Sacrosanct?  Retaining Forum Non Conveniens in Human Rights Litigation, 33 N.Y.U. J. INT’L L. & POL. 1001 (2001)

Selected Presentations and Panels
"A Thirteenth Amendment Critique of Residential Sexual Harassment," New Scholars Workshop, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (Amelia Island, Florida 2007)

"Sexual Harassment in Housing as Involuntary Servitude," Gloucester Law Conference on “Law and Justice in an Age of Globalization" (Gloucester, England 2007)

“Exploiting the Most Vulnerable: Housing Harassment at the Junction of Race, Gender, and Poverty,” American University, Washington College of Law Interschool Junior Faculty Workshop on Poverty Law (Washington, D.C. 2007)

“Constitutional Protection Against Sexual Harassment in Housing,” Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities, 2007 Annual Conference (Washington, D.C. 2007).

Moderator, Debate on Religion in the Public Square (Fort Worth, Texas 2006).

“The Forgotten Role of Racial Harassment in Residential Segregation,” Gloucester Law Conference on “Too Pure an Air”: Law and the Quest for Freedom, Justice, and Equality (Gloucester, England 2006).

Moderator, Panel on Religion, Freedom of Expression, and Cultural Conflict, Texas A&M University School of Law Conference on “Too Pure an Air”: Law and the Quest for Freedom, Justice, and Equality (Gloucester, England 2006).

Personal Interests
Running, reading, watching hockey