Faculty News

Compiled by: Junsen Ohno

January 2007

Elizabeth Townsend Gard, currently visiting here for the year at Seattle, has accepted a tenure-track Associate Professor position at Tulane Law School, beginning July 1, 2007.

Elizabeth Ford will present “A Primer on Negotiation” at the 15th Annual Northwest Dispute Resolution Conference on May 4-5.

Elizabeth Ford was recently appointed by Governor Christine Gregoire as one of three commissioners to the Marine Employees Commission. The commission performs mediation and arbitration and maintains a healthy collective bargaining relationship between the Washington State Ferries and its unions. Once a semester, she schedules a mediation or a hearing at the School of Law so that a few students can attend.

Jim Rosenfeld has been appointed Chair of the newly-created Special Education Section of the National Association of Administrative Law Judiciary, the national nonprofit association of more than 850 state, federal and local administrative law judges from every state, as well as the Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Canada and Australia.

Janet Ainsworth's article, “Curses, Swearing, and Obscene Language in Police-Citizen Interactions: Why Lawyers and Judges Should Care,” has been accepted for publication in the Seriè Informes, Institut Universitari de Linguistica Aplicada.

Anne Enquist, Laurel Oates, and Mimi Samuel were in India for the first two weeks of January making contacts with the Indian legal community. During that time they presented seminars on Effective Legal Writing to students at two law schools in Delhi and two law schools in Mumbai; to lawyers from the Bar Association of India and the Society of India Law Firms; and to magistrates-in-training at the Delhi Judicial Academy. In addition, they met with representatives from Legal Process Outsourcing (LPO) firms, with an Indian legal publishing company, and with prominent attorneys and judges. Amid all the activities, they managed a visit to the Taj Mahal!

Christian Halliburton presented on a panel entitled “Individual Rights and Due Process in an Age of Terrorism” at the Federal Bar Association of the Western District of Washington’s Annual Federal Practice CLE. The panel was held on December 6, 2006.

Lily Kahng has been appointed Vice Chair of the Washington State Citizen Commission for Performance Measurement of Tax Preferences. Established by the 2006 Legislature, the Commission is charged with developing a periodic review process for all state tax exemptions, special deductions and credits, and other tax preferences, which number more than 500. It is hoped that this review process will increase government transparency and accountability, and will enhance efforts to achieve a fair and efficient state tax structure.

Catherine O'Neill just accepted an offer to publish her piece, “Protecting the Tribal Harvest: The Right to Catch and Consume Fish,” in the Journal of Environmental Law and Litigation.

Kellye Testy has published “Leading for Mission,” an invited chapter in “Law School Leadership Strategies” (2006).

Susan Ahearn was a guest speaker in a Seattle University Master of Public Administration (MPA) class on Philanthropy and Non-Profit Management on Saturday, January 13. She spoke on major gift development.

Thanks to all the hard work from Doug Nash, Cecelia Burke, and Lupe Ceballos, the upcoming national symposium on the American Indian Probate Reform Act to be held at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law on January 25-26, 2007 is receiving the attention it deserves. Confirmed to attend the symposium are 18 presenters and approximately 110 conference registrants that represent 12 states, 14 tribes and 9 agency offices of the U.S. Department of Interior.

Helen Howell authored an article titled, "It's in Our Interest for Banks to Make Amends for Role in Payday Loans" published by the Seattle Post-Intelligencer on December 14, 2006.

Madeline Kass was selected by the American Bar Association (ABA) Natural Resources and Environment (NR&E) editorial board to serve as the lead editor for the Fall 2007 issue of Natural Resources and Environment. The publication will focus on endangered species.

Kara Phillips recently published an article entitled, "Librarianship: Promoting Public Service and Philanthropy" in LLRX.com. Visit the Web site at www.llrx.com/features/publicservice.htm.

Anne Enquist was honored at the AALS Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research Section Luncheon during the AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Anne Enquist, Laurel Oates, and Mimi Samuel are currently in India to meet with Indian academics and members of the Indian bar and bench. While Anne will be returning to Seattle mid-month, Laurel and Mimi are continuing on to Africa to conduct training sessions for magistates in Uganda, to host a conference on legal writing in Nairobi, and to teach in SU School of Law's new summer abroad program in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Kellye Testy spoke as panelist at the Dean's Forum on Socio Economics and Economics Justice and at the Future of Socio-Economics during the AALS annual meeting in Washington, D.C.

Janet Ainsworth spoke on a panel entitled, “Materials for the Classroom: The Usual Suspects and New Ideas” at the AALS meeting in Washington, D.C. It was sponsored by the Section on Teaching Methods and the New Law Professors’ Section. She presented on the subject of selecting casebooks, giving general considerations and talking about what was learned through the Seattle University Law Review’s casebook review series.

Paula Lustbader presented “We’ve Got Your Back; Integrating Academic Support and Learning Community Pedagogies in Law School Classrooms and Orientation Programs to Promote Effective Learning” at the AALS Academic Support Section Program.

Kristin Cheney presented at the National Business Institute's CLE, "Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals" held December 18 at the Washington State Convention & Trade Center.

Eric Chiappinelli was elected to a three-year term on the Executive Committee of the AALS Section on Business Associations.

Please welcome Tina Ching who joins the School of Law Library as a new reference librarian. Ms. Ching received her Juris Doctor in 2004, with Certificate in Public Interest and Public Service Law, from the University of Oregon School of Law, and her Master of Library and Information Science in 2005, Certificate in Law Librarianship, from the University of Washington. Prior to joining the School of Law, Ms. Ching was the Electronic Services Librarian at the Arizona State University Ross-Blakely Law Library.

Doug Nash and Cecelia Burke, at the request of the Arizona State University School of Law's Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate, will be presenting a national symposium there on the American Indian Probate Reform Act on January 25-26, 2007. Dean Testy will give welcoming remarks and join ASU Law School Dean Patricia White in giving a presentation at the start of the symposium.

Please welcome Ken Shook the new senior administrative assistant to the Advancement office. Ken is a native Washingtonian and a graduate of Washington State University with a degree in Ethnic Studies. He brings to this position expertise in data management, a high level of interest in Web communication and e-mail marketing. Please stop by and say hello.

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