Faculty News

Compiled by: Leann Wagele

January 2006

Kristin Cheney, along with Glenn E. Von Tersch (Perkins Coie), presented a day-long CLE (6 cr.) seminar, “Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Advanced Internet Strategies for the Washington Legal Professional" on November 28. It was sponsored by the National Business Insitute, the seminar attracted approximately 65 attendees.

Maggie Chon was elected to serve on the executive committee of the AALS section on Minority Groups at the AALS meeting.

Janet Chung has been selected to serve on the Washington State Bar Association Leadership Institute's Advisory Board.

Anne Enquist's recent publication, “To Quote or Not to Quote,” 14 Perspectives 16 (2005) was published in fall 2005.

Kerry Fitz-Gerald has been selected as one of 12 fellows for the 2006 International Canadian Studies Institute which will take place July 18-30 in British Columbia and the Yukon. The Institute is sponsored by the Pacific NW Canadian Studies Consortium and Canadian Consulate General Seattle and will include visits to Victoria, Vancouver Island, Vancouver, and Whitehorse. The purpose of the Institute is to provide American academics with a broad multi-disciplinary introduction to Canada and its provinces and territories, and to provide information and materials for potential research projects or courses.

Carmen Gonzalez recently completed an article entitled “Deconstructing the Mythology of Free Trade: Critical Reflections on Comparative Advantage.” The article has been accepted for publication as part of the LatCrit symposium on critical approaches to economic (in)justice. The article is one of five articles in the symposium addressing the use of heterodox economics to critique free market fundamentalism embodied in legal doctrine. Professor Gonzalez has been invited to serve as Visiting Fellow at Cambridge University in the U.K. during Fall semester 2006. Professor Gonzalez will be affiliated with Clare Hall (one of the Cambridge colleges) and will be a visiting scholar in the Law Faculty, the Lauterpacht Research Centre for International Law, and the Land Economy Department.

Professor Gonzalez has been invited to present at a conference at Georgetown Law Center on Social and Economic Inequality: How Race Operates in Markets to Threaten Democratic Values. The conference will take place on March 24, 2006. She will be presenting an environmental justice critique of the theory of comparative advantage as a member of a panel on Economic Theory, Practice and the Developing World.

Christian Halliburton has been selected as a 2006 Washington Rising Star. Rising Stars are chosen by their peers as being amongh the top up-and-coming lawyers (40 years old or younger or in practice 10 years or less) in the state. Washington Rising Stars will be published in a special advertising section of the December 2005/January 2006 issue of Washington Law & Politics and on the Web at www.superlawyers.com.

Jack Kirkwood spoke on "Refining the Rules for Dominant Firms: Implications of Dentsply, LePage's, and Weyerhaeuser." This was the 22nd Annual Consumer Protection and Antitrust Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association.

Henry McGee presented his study on December 6, to the Seattle City Council Housing Committee which illustrates the expulsion of African Americans from the Central District, and the imminent extinction of African American business persons because of soaring rents and house prices affordable only by relatively more affluent Euro Americans. The Council is considering Land Banking as one of the answers to the displacement of African Americans from the area--once a Black enclave, now fifty percent Euro American. Professor McGee was elected to the Board of the Low Income Housing Institute LIHI) in December, one of Seattle's most successful developer of affordable as well as special needs housing. LIHI also develops transition as well as long-term housing for the homeless, and sponsors a number of services for the homeless including Rest Stop hygenic facilities. Professor McGee also continues as a member of the Board of One Thousand Friends of Washington, the organization which serves as an anti-sprawl "watch dog" and is the leading proponent for compliance with the Washington State Growth Management Act.

Dean Kellye Testy was featured in two AALS plenary programs: the Dean’s Forum on Law & Socio-Economics and the Contracts panel in the program on Transnational Law. The latter will be published in the Journal of Legal Education and the former in a forthcoming book on Socio-Economics in the Legal Academy.

Dana Gold contributed the chapter “Whistleblowers: The Critical Link in Corporate Accountability,” to the recently published Research Handbook on Corporate Legal Responsibility, edited by Stephen Tully (Edward Elgar Publishing).

Doug Nash, Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate Director and Deputy Director, Cecelia Burke, gave a presentation on the American Indian Probate Reform Act at the Annual meeting of the Inter-Tribal Agricultural Council and the Indian Nations Conservation Alliance’s annual meeting in Las Vegas. They attended a training session for the Office of Hearings and Appeals in Rapid City, South Dakota, December 12-14, 2005, and gave presentations there on drafting Indian wills and tribal probate codes. Presentations were given in November at the Oklahoma Indian Bar Association meeting and at the National Congress of American Indians. The Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate will be hosting a national symposium on the American Indian Probate Reform Act March 14 and 15, 2006, at the Law School. The draft agenda can be seen at the Institute’s Web site, www.indianwills.org. The roster of presenters includes attorneys and administrative law judges prominent in the field of Indian estate planning and probate.

Gwynne Skinner gave a presentation entitled “Bringing International Human Rights Home: Using International Human Rights in Domestic Advocacy,” at the Affecting Change: Tools for Your Generation conference at Seattle University on January 21.

Joan Tierney has been asked to serve as a member of the Paralegal Program Advisory Committee at Edmonds Community College.

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