Faculty News

Compiled by: Leann Wagele

November 2005

Steve Calandrillo was interviewed for a story on the proposed 9th Circuit split in The News Tribune on November 14 and in The Seattle Times that ran last week. Professor Calandrillo was also interviewed by the National Law Journal on the Washington medical malpractice initiatives.

Annette Clark gave a presentation entitled “The Legal Framework for End-of-Life Decision making in Washington” at the Washington State Society of Health Care Attorneys Hospital & Health Law Seminar in Vancouver, B.C. on November 11. On November 14, she participated in a panel discussion on End-of-Life issues at the law school. The panel discussion was co-sponsored by the Health Law Society and the National Student Nurses’ Association. Dean Clark participated in a panel discussion on “Women, Health, and the Law: Opportunities to Make a Difference in Women’s Health through a Career in Health Law” on November 16. The discussion was co-sponsored by the Health Law Society and King County Washington Women Lawyers.

Carol Cochran presented a workshop entitled “Which Applicants Would You Select?: An Interactive Student Admissions Committee” at the 1st Annual National Black Pre-Law Admissions & Preparation Conference and Fair in Houston, Texas.

James Cooper gave a presentation on November 18 at the University of Washington Information School, entitled “Can You Spell That Please?”. His presentation dealt with progress and advancements in content management and web publishing. James is a graduate of the Masters of Science Program at the University of Washington Information School.

Erika Lim was elected Vice President of the Board of the Legal Foundation of Washington on November 19. In this role, she’ll both chair the grants committee and also become President the following year (2007). The Legal Foundation of Washington is one of the three major funding organizations for civil legal aid in the state and works very closely with the Washington equal justice community.

Joan Tierney spoke on Chris Keay’s radio show, “Legally Speaking”, on November 13, discussing minority/specialty bar associations. Chris is a UPS/SU alum.

The Washington State Bar Association Board of Governors has appointed Joan Tierney to two positions on the Bar Examiners Committee and on the Committee for Diversity.

Lisa Brodoff spoke at the Northwest Clinical Law Conference on November 5 in Cannon Beach Oregon on “The lowest of low tech Organizational Tools for student and case management in Clinical Legal Education”. She has also been appointed to the Washington State Access to Justice Board’s Impediments Committee. She will be working on a statewide Court Access Guide for people with disabilities and a Forum on Court Access with the Human Rights Commission planned for the coming legislative session.

Gwynne Skinner will be presenting a paper on November 19 to be published in December entitled “War Crimes and Litigation: The Caterpillar Case,” at the 2005 Palestine Center Annual Conference, “Palestine and the Middle East in a Global Context” held in Washington D.C. The Palestine Center is the educational arm of the Jerusalem Fund for Education and Community Development, designed to promote discussion of issues within a human rights and international law context.

Dean Kellye Testy presented as a guest speaker at the Seattle Journal for Social Justice Pedagogy and Social Justice Forum held on November 4. The forum explored the nexus of Pedagogy and Social Justice.

Dana Gold and Professor John Dienhart of the Albers School of Business met with approximately twenty-five visitors participating in the International Visitor Leadership Program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State to discuss ethics, transparency and accountability in business in the United States. The visitors came from countries in Africa, Southeast Asia, the Middle East and Europe, including but not limited to Bangladesh, India, Iraq, Ghana, Lebanon, Malaysia, Mexico, Namibia, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom.

The Center on Corporations, Law & Society screened the documentary Is Wal-Mart Good for America? on November 1 to a full capacity audience. Professor Mark Chinen facilitated the robust post-film discussion.

Maggie Chon presented her forthcoming article, Intellectual Property and the Development Dilemma, at the recent PIPS conference. Her forthcoming article has been accepted for publication in volume 26 of the Cardozo Law Review, forthcoming in April 2006. The PIPS Conference featured nine presentations by faculty from the University of British Columbia, Lewis & Clark Law School, Seattle University, University of Oregon and the University of Washington.

Carmen Gonzalez will be giving a presentation on November 7 entitled, “The Environmental Justice Implications of Hurricane Katrina: Lessons for the Future” at the 10th annual National Hispanic Sustainable Energy and Environmental Conference in Seattle. Professor Gonzalez has also been invited to present on a panel entitled “Profiles in Excellence: 4 Hispanics in Environmental Positions Who Are Making a Difference.”

Bill Oltman spoke at a CLE held at the law school entitled, “Community Property for Non-Community Property Practitioners” on October 21. His presentation dealt with “The Effectiveness of Community Property Agreements”.

James Rosenfeld moderated a panel discussion and teleconference at the annual conference of The National Association of Administrative Law Judges between Dr. Troy Justesen, Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary and Director of Special Education Programs, U.S. Dept. of Education, and four administrative law judges from North Carolina, Illinois, Texas and Washington on the due process hearing related portions of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004, proposed new regulations under the Act, and problems hearing officers and ALJs may be having in implementing the new Act. The seminar was broadcast live to 47 participants around the nation with the cooperation of the National Judicial College.

Greg Silverman presented his sabbatical project, Deconstructing Feist, at the recent PIPS Conference. The PIPS Conference featured nine presentations by faculty from the University of British Columbia, Lewis & Clark Law School, Seattle University, University of Oregon and the University of Washington.

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