Faculty News

Compiled by: Helane Davis

November 2004

Jonathan Eddy presented a paper at the Inaugural Conference of the Asian Law Institute in Singapore that will be published in the Australian Journal of Asian Law, entitled, Legal Culture, Institutional Design Choices, and the Struggle to Implement an Effective Anti-Money Laundering Regime in Indonesia.

October 2004

Congratulations to David Skover, who was selected by the ACLU of Washington Board of Directors to receive its 2004 Civil Libertarian Award. The award was presented at the ACLU’s Bill of Rights Celebration Dinner on Saturday, October 23 in Seattle.

At the Second National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference at George Washington School of Law, Margaret Chon spoke on two panels and introduced the keynote speaker, Bryan Adamson. Lily Kahng and Pedro Malavet all spoke on panels, and Natasha Martin and Carmen Gonzalez participated in the conference.

At the ABA-sponsored conference "Pedagogy to Practice: Maximizing Legal Education with Technology" at Rutgers-Newark Law School, Marilyn Berger, Steve Burnett, Paula Lustbader, Laurel Oates, and Mimi Samuel all made presentations.

Kellye Testy and Joaquin Avila were panelists at the SALT Annual Teaching Conference on Teaching Class in the Law School at the University of Nevada-Las Vegas Law School. Natasha Martin, Christian Halliburton, Julie Shapiro, Melinda Branscomb, Janet Ainsworth and Michael Rooke-Ley were in attendance.

During the week of October 14, Henry McGee was Visiting Professor at the Addis Ababa University in Ethiopia. His lectures concerned protection for indigenous peoples under the 1992 Rio de Janeiro Biological Diversity Convention, and the International Labor Organization Convention on the protection of indigenous peoples.

The Joint Working Group of the ABA, AALS, and National Conference of Bar Examiners’ conference on bar admissions policy was attended by Kellye Testy and Janet Ainsworth.

Pat Brown presented a paper at Villanova Law School’s conference Principals and Practices of Subsidiarity.

Julie Shapiro presented a paper at the University of Iowa’s symposium, "Creating Life? Examining the Legal, Ethical, and Medical Issues of Assisted Reproductive Technologies," and her paper will appear later this year in Iowa’s Journal of Gender, Race, and Justice.

Melinda Branscomb made a presentation to the ABA’s National Labor Law Conference on Weingarten and other labor rights.

Lori Bannai presented at the Asian Pacific American Law Faculty Conference sponsored by the Michigan State University College of Law on her research on teaching students how to be aware of bias in legal practice and language. She will also be making a presentation in early November along with Fred Korematsu at a conference at the Japanese American National Museum in Los Angeles on the coram nobis proceedings that ultimately vacated his conviction for challenging the Japanese American internment.

September 2004

David Skover published the Foreword to the Symposium, "Nike v. Kasky and the Modern Commercial Speech Doctrine," in the Case Western Reserve Law Review. The article, co-authored with Ron Collins, is entitled The Landmark Free-Speech Case that Wasn’t: The Nike v. Kasky Story. It tells the inside story of the case, beginning with its inception by an activist-gadfly jogger through to the arguments made by the parties in the Supreme Court and to its ultimate settlement; then Skover and Collins build on their earlier work criticizing the Court’s approach to the First Amendment as well as providing a thoughtful introduction to the other articles in the symposium.

Laurel Oates and Anne Enquist have signed a contract with Aspen Publishing for the fourth in their "Just..." series of legal writing texts, to be called Just Research. Scheduled for publication in 2005, it will be particularly groundbreaking in its emphasis on both fee-based and free internet sites as a source.

The School of Law is happy to announce the publication by the NYU Press of Pedro Malavet’s new book, America’s Colony: The Political and Cultural Conflict between the United States and Puerto Rico. In this book, he offers a critique of the current legal status of Puerto Rico and of the island’s treatment by the U.S. legal and political systems. He also exposes the way in which Puerto Rico culturally experiences American imperialism and the consequences for Puerto Ricans. Finally, he analyzes three legal alternatives to the current territorial status of Puerto Rico and makes the case for what he sees as the best course for the future.

Julie Shapiro has been invited to present at a symposium to be held at the University of Iowa entitled, “Creating Life? Examining the Legal, Ethical, and Medical Issues of Assisted Reproductive Technologies.” The papers presented will be published by the Journal of Gender Race and Justice.

Jack Kirkwood’s article on buyer power which he presented in June at the American Antitrust Institute conference has been accepted for publication by the Antitrust Law Journal.

Annette Clark has been invited to a symposium to be held this spring at Loyola University School of Law in Chicago. The symposium, featuring scholars with expertise in a variety of fields involving end-of-life issues, is in recognition of the 30th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision regarding Karen Ann Quinlan’s so-called “right to die.” The papers will be published in Loyola’s law review.

Ron Slye is speaking today at the Social Justice Workshop on Transitional Justice at Santa Clara University School of Law. His talk will be transcribed and edited for inclusion in Santa Clara's online Journal of International Law.

Carmen Gonzalez’ article, Institutionalizing Inequality: The WTO Agreement on Agriculture, Food Security, and Developing Countries is being excerpted in a forthcoming book by Hope Lewis and Jeanne Woods entitled Human Rights and the Global Marketplace.

Ron Slye has just published an article entitled, The Cambodian Amnesties: Beneficiaries and the Temporal Reach of Amnesties for Gross Violations of Human Rights, in the Wisconsin International Law Journal. The article will be reprinted in the forthcoming book edited by Jason Abrams, Jaya Ramji and Beth VanSchaak, “Awaiting Justice: Essays on Khmer Rouge Accountability.” In his article, Ron argues that the Cambodian amnesties should be considered unjust by setting out a general theory of what characteristics of an amnesty make one a just or legitimate amnesty. He then demonstrates that the Cambodian amnesties fail that test.

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