Faculty News

Compiled by: Junsen Ohno

November 2006

John Strait will make two presentations this week: "Changes Made to the Washington State Supreme Court to the Committee’s Proposed Rules and Rationale" for the King County Bar Association's Ethics workout on Tuesday, December 5, and "Ethical Considerations" for the Seminar Group's Raising the Bar of Continuing Education’s Seminar on Friday, December 8.

Eric Chiappinelli's opinion was quoted in the November 22, Volume 9, number 47 publication of the Delaware Law Weekly. The article titled, "Stone Ruling Defines Good Faith as a Subsidiary Duty News," by Elizabeth Bennett, highlights the November 6 ruling in Stone v. Ritter . The Delaware Law Weekly is owned by the American Lawyer and is a primary resource for information on Delaware courts and the bar.

Henry McGee was recently interviewed by Channel 5 news for a background story on Students Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1, U.S. Supreme Court Numbers 05-908 and 05915. The cases test the tension between Brown v. Board of Education and its use of race-conscious strategies to desegregate schools, and Washington State Proposition 200's ban on race-conscious efforts to remedy racial segregation and discrimination. The Court hears arguments Monday, December 4 on the Seattle School District's "tie-breaker" rule and Louisville, Kentucky's desegregation plan for its public schools which relies on identifying racial concentrations in African American schools in order to remedy previously segregated schools.

David M. Skover, along with Ronald K.L. Collins, co-authored an article titled, "Trial of the Angelheaded Hipsters: The challenge to 'Howl,' the powerful poem that turned the 50's into the 60's.” It was published in the Legal Times for the week of November 27, Volume 29, number 48.

Joan Tierney and Chach Duarte White’s article, "Working with State Local and Specialty Bar Associations," has been accepted for publication in the Law School Professional Development Section of the NALP Bulletin, February issue.

Anne Enquist has won the 2007 Service Award from the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research. Anne will receive this award during a luncheon celebration on January 6 at the AALS Annual Meeting

Jack Kirkwood moderated and participated in a panel discussion at the 23rd Annual Antitrust and Consumer Protection Seminar held by the Washington State Bar Association. The panel, which analyzed the Supreme Court’s most recent antitrust decisions, included Judge Margaret McKeown of the Ninth Circuit and Thomas Boeder of Perkins Coie.

Kellye Testy has been appointed by AALS President Nancy Rogers to the AALS Committee on the Recruitment and Retention of Minority Law Teachers.

Catherine O'Neill was an invited speaker at the Tribal Environmental Programs Workshop, sponsored by the Northwest Indian Fisheries Commission and the Environmental Protection Agency. The workshop was held November 6-7, hosted by the Swinomish Indian Tribal Community. Professor O'Neill's presentation was titled "Contaminants in Fish and Shellfish: Protecting Tribal Resources and Rights."

Bryan Adamson has been selected as a Faculty Fellow for the Center for the Study of Justice in Society Seminar entitled “Reflective' and 'Expressive' Afromodernities: Imagining Justice in Postcolonial and Postemancipation Cultures” with Dr. Saheed Adejumobi this year.

On November 13, 2006, Dana Gold and Ron Slye hosted a delegation of six community leaders from Africa visiting Seattle with the World Affairs Council to learn about fostering good governance, transparency, business ethics, and corporate accountability. Ron Slye talked about the law school’s international programs and Dana Gold gave a presentation about the Center on Corporations, Law & Society and its work in the substantive areas of interest to the visitors who came from the Portuguese-speaking countries of Angola, Mozambique, Cape Verde, and Sao Tome & Principe representing the media, non-profit sector, and legal sectors. Several faculty and students attended the presentation and a robust discussion with the visitors concluded the event.

Kristin Cheney presented at the National Business Institute’s CLE, “Internet Strategies for Legal Professionals” held November 10 in Tacoma. She will present this same CLE on December 18 in Seattle.

David Engdahl presented an hour-long CLE on “Federal Preemption” at an in-service training event for the administrative and policy staffs of the Washington State Senate. These staffers are lawyers who do legal and policy research, draft bills, and provide written and oral analyses for Senate committees and individual State Senators. The program was held at Lake Lawrence near Yelm on October 31.

Catherine O'Neill was an invited speaker at the Yale School of Forestry's conference, Global Perspectives on Large Dams. The interdisciplinary conference, held November 3-5, was keynoted by former Secretary of the Interior, Bruce Babbitt. Professor O'Neill's presentation was entitled "Dams, Tribal Health, and Environmental Justice."

David Boerner and John Strait presented the Common Prosecution and Defense Ethics Issues Under the New Rules of Professional Conduct" for the Washington State Bar Association Criminal Law Section on November 11. They will present the same topic on November 18, 2006.

Eugene Charles Routh is one of the recipients of the 2006-2007 Fulbright Scholar Grant. The Fulbright Scholar Program is sponsored by the United States Department of State, with additional funding coming from participating governments and host institutions in the United States and abroad. Final selections are made by the presidentially appointed J. William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, which also formulates policy for the program.

Thanks to James Rosenfeld, a description of the program from the November 2 Law and Public Policy Forum, "Is the President Always Right? An Examination of Presidential Authority," biographies of the participants and the full texts of over 200 pages of materials provided are now archived on the CLE Web site.

Lupe Ceballos is the new Program Assistant for the Institute for Indian Estate Planning and Probate. She moves to this position from the Dean's office on Monday, November 13. Please welcome and congratulate her as she makes her transition into this new role.

Moriah Blake has returned to the School of Law as the Administrative Assistant for the Dean's office. Moriah has previously worked in our Alumni Office and is excited to return. She started on Thursday, November 9. Please stop by the second floor and welcome her back.

Kerry Fitz-Gerald spoke at SU Connects 2006 on October 19. She presented a session entitled “Ink versus Electrons: Bridging the Divide between Boomer and Millennial Research Styles.” The presentation was fascinating, the discussion animated, and the implications of the talk bore upon every aspect of teaching law and lawyering. Kerry graciously repeated her presentation on October 31 to fellow faculty members during their Halloween luncheon.

Paul Holland’s article, “Schooling Miranda: Policing Interrogation in the Twenty-First Century Schoolhouse,” published in the most recent edition of the Loyola Law Review, was included in the National Juvenile Defender Center’s 2006 Juvenile Defender Resource Guide.

Rafael Pardo was recently appointed to the Board of Trustees of the Consumer Education and Training Services (CENTS), a nonprofit organization dedicated to providing a variety of resources to the Seattle community on matters of money management, consumer credit personal finances, and financial literacy. On October 20, he co-presented "An Empirical Investigation into Appellate Structure and the Perceived Quality of Appellate Review" at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Law & Economics Association, which was hosted by the University of Kansas School of Law. His short article, "The Limited Applicability of Cortez in Analyzing Chapter 7 Abuse Dismissal Motions," has been accepted for publication by the American Bankruptcy Institute Journal.

Bryan Adamson had two articles accepted for publication: “Rule 52(a) As An Ideological Weapon?” will be published in Volume 34, Issue 4 of the Florida State University Law Review. “A Thousand Humiliations: What Brown Could Not Do” will be published in the Spring Issue of The Scholar: St. Mary’s Law Review on Minority Issues. In addition, Professor Adamson was appointed by Dean Kellye Testy to sit on the Washington State Minority and Justice Commission, and was appointed by Nancy Rogers, President-Elect of the Association of American Law Schools, to serve on the Committee on Clinical Legal Education.

Kathleen Koch was in Cleveland, Ohio in October for an extended Key Education Resources Advisory Board meeting. She also attended the Washington Financial Aid Association’s (WFAA) state conference in Vancouver, WA. As a member of the WFAA Executive Committee and as Vice President of Training, she presented the annual training Committee report to the members, donated backpacks that participants brought to the WFAA July training to a local charity, and acted as a moderator.

As an advisory board member for the Washington State Bar Foundation LRAP, Kathleen Koch has been reappointed as Chair of the Selection Committee for the second year.

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