Faculty News

Spring/Summer 2009

Associate Professor Bryan Adamson's article "Critical Error" was accepted for publication by the Yale Law & Policy Review. His article, "The Muslim Manchurian Candidate: Barack Obama, Rumors, and Quotidian Hermeneutics", has also been accepted for publication by St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary. Professor Adamson also made two presentations during the May 2009 AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education Conference, held in Cleveland. He addressed Clinical Directors on "Making the Most of the Carnegie and Best Practices Reports," and, at the New Clinicians Conference, presented "Allowing for Student Learning Through Reflection on Culture."

John D. Eshelman Professor Janet Ainsworth spoke at a panel held at the Linguistics Society of America's annual meeting in San Francisco. Her paper, "The Lawyer's Perspective: Ethical, Technical, and Practical Considerations Lawyers Face in Using Linguistic Experts," will be published with the other papers on this panel later this year. She made a presentation at "Making the Impossible Possible or Making Impossibility Palatable and How to Know the Difference", colloquium at the University of Tennessee College of Law. She facilitated a workshop for Tennessee judges on adapting pattern jury instructions to be better understood by jurors, in which judges crafted instructions for mock jury trials and then debriefed the jurors about their understanding of the law applied. She has signed on to two amicus briefs on cases pending before the U.S. Supreme Court. Professor Ainsworth had two pieces published this June: (1) The Social Meaning of Apology, in Paul Robinson, Stephen Garvey, & Kimberly Ferzan., eds., CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, Oxford University Press; and (2) 'We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us': Cognitive Bias and Perceptions of Threat, in Stephen Garvey et al., eds., CRIMINAL LAW CONVERSATIONS, Oxford University Press. Professor Ainsworth chaired, and was a discussant on, the panel, "Interpretation and the Supreme Court" at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Chair and discussant of panel (Denver, May 2009). In a separate panel, Professor Ainsworth also presented her paper, Linguistic Ideology versus Linguistic Practice: The Cognitive and Cultural Challenge of Code-Switching to English-Only Rules in the Workplace. She was a signatory on, and assisted in drafting an amicus curiae brief on petition for writ of certiorari to the United States Supreme Court in Padilla v. Kentucky (2009). Professor Ainsworth also assisted in drafting an amicus curiae brief in appeal to the United States Supreme Court in Flores-Figueroa v. United States.

Distinguished Jurist in Residence Robert Alsdorf gave several presentations, including "Campaign Conduct and Political Activity" at the American Judicature Society's 21st National College on Judicial Conduct and Ethics in Chicago, "Effective Communication with the Media" at the National Association of Women Judges Annual Conference in Portland, Ore., and "Demonstrating Procedural Fairness When Ruling From the Bench and When Communicating with the Public" at the American Judges Association Annual Conference in Maui. His article "Judicial Elections - A Personal View," was accepted for publication in AportesDPLF, a Spanish language publication of the Due Process of Law Foundation in Washington, D.C. has been appointed chair of the ABA's Africa Law Initiative Council for 2009-2010. Judge Alsdorf's article, Judicial Elections -- A Personal View, was accepted for publication in AportesDPLF (Revista de la Fundacion para el Debido Proceso Legal (DPLF), a Spanish language publication of the Due Process of Law Foundation in Washington, D.C. Judge Alsdorf also published a brief piece called "International Judicial Affairs" in the International Lawyer, Vol. 43, No. 2.

Assistant Professor Tom Antkowiak and two of his clinic students presented oral arguments before the Inter-American Court of Human Rights on July 3. Raven Lidman helped prepare the team members and accompanied them to Costa Rica. Subsequently, Professor Antkowiak negotiated an agreement with the Court's President that, among other things, establishes internship opportunities for SU law students.

Professor from Practice Bob Boruchowitz spoke at the 25th anniversary celebration of the Washington Defender Association. He was the founding president of WDA and served as president for 20 years. He also spoke at Temple Beth Am in Seattle on Law and the Holocaust and the Denial of Fundamental Rights and presented "The Implications of Bellevue v. E.S." in a Washington Defender Association CLE webinar on The Right to Counsel in Truancy Cases, a case in which the Court of Appeals ruled in his client's favor. His report on misdemeanor crimes, "Minor Crimes, Massive Waste," was featured in an article in the Seattle Times (April 2009). Professor Boruchowitz also participated in the first American Bar Association Criminal Justice Congress in Washington, D.C. He attended the Soros Justice Fellowships Conference in Chicago, and made a presentation on No Minor Injustice--Representation in Misdemeanor Cases. He also attended a meeting in D.C. of the American Council of Chief Defenders with Attorney General Eric Holder and several of his top staff on issues relating to public defense improvement.

Assistant Professor of Lawyering Skills Deirdre Bowen wrote "The Parent Trap: Differential Familial Power in Same-Sex Families," published in the William & Mary Journal of Women and the Law, and "Gender, Crime and Criminal Justice," published in the Encyclopedia of Gender and Society. Her article, "Calling Your Bluff: How Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Adapt Plea Bargaining Strategies to Increased Formalization," was the lead article in Justice Quarterly. She has accepted an offer of publication for her article, "Brilliant Disguise: An Empirical Analysis of a Social Experiment Banning Affirmative Action" from the Indiana Law Journal. The journal plans to solicit comments on the article from other scholars, with a minimum of two pieces to be published with the article, and a goal of devoting an entire issue to Professor Bowen's article and accompanying commentary. She also participated in UCLA Law's Third Annual Critical Race Symposium, where she presented her study testing the claims of the anti-affirmative action camp regarding stigma and hostility. As a result of the symposium, she will be collaborating with the other presenters to develop a book. She also was a panelist at Columbia University School of Law's 15th Annual Paul Robeson Conference. Professor Bowen contributed a chapter, titled The Evolution of Affirmative Action in the United States, to AFFIRMATIVE ACTION: A LEGAL ANALYSIS, which will be published in November in Brazil. The book contains chapters from major legal contributors in Brazil on the issue of affirmative action.

Associate Professor of Lawyering Skills Mary Bowman gave a presentation "Making a Difference by Making it Real: Collaborating with Legal Services Organizations in Developing Legal Writing Problems," at the Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference. Based on that presentation, she was invited to participate in Central States Legal Writing Conference next fall, which is focused around new ways of energizing the legal writing curriculum and legal writing faculty.

Clinical Professor Lisa Brodoff presented a CLE to the King County Bar Association's Guardianship and Elder Law Section on "The Washington State Domestic Partner Registry Act: What you and your elder clients in committed relationships should know!" Her article, "Planning for Alzheimer's Disease with Mental Health Advance Directives," was accepted for publication in the Fall 2009 Elder Law Journal of the University of Illinois School of Law.

Distinguished Scholar in Residence Patrick Brown's article, "Ethics as Self-Transcendence: Legal Education, Faith, and an Ethos of Justice," was published in the Winter 2009 Seattle University Law Review. Professor Brown also gave a presentation, "History, Law, and Functional Collaboration," at a conference on Functional Collaboration in Halifax, Nova Scotia the week of July 6th.

Associate Dean for Library and Educational Technology Kristin Cheney was appointed as a mentor in the American Association of Law Library's newly created Leadership Academy. Fellows who participate in the year-long program are matched with mentors who are experienced law librarians known for their leadership skills.

Professor Robert Chang had several publication successes: "Making Up Is Hard to Do: Race/Gender/Sexual Orientation in the Law School Classroom" (co-author) will be published by Harvard Journal of Law and Gender; "Richard Delgado and the Politics of Citation" will be published by Berkeley Journal of African-American Law and Policy; "Half-Full, Half-Empty? Asian American Electoral 'Presence' in 2008" (co-author) will be published by Denver University Law Review; "Asian Americans and the Road to the White House: Musings on Being Invisible," the keynote address at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of Asian American Law Journal, will be published by that journal; and "Democratizing the Courts: How an Amicus Brief Helped Organize the Asian American Community to Support Marriage Equality" (co-author) will be published by Asian Pacific American Law Journal. In addition, an amicus brief for the Supreme Court of California filed by a coalition of Bar Associations in the "In Re Marriage Cases," which Bob helped to draft, will be published by Asian Pacific American Law Journal.

Reference Librarian Tina Ching spoke at Find it Free and Fast on the Net: Strategies for Legal Research on the Web, sponsored by the National Business Institute. She guided attendees through ways to locate deep web sources and old web pages and discussed how to utilize online government resources.

Associate Dean for Research and Centers Margaret Chon, the Don and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice, had several publishing successes: "Marks of Rectitude" was accepted for publication by Fordham Law Review; "Copyright and Capability for Education: An Approach from Below" will be published as a book chapter by Cambridge University Press; and "Global Intellectual Property Pluralism and the Domains of Development" will be published as a book-chapter by Oxford University Press. She also presented her article, Marks of Rectitude, at the first annual workshop of the International Society for the History and Theory of Intellectual Property at the Universita Bocconi (Milan, June 2009). Professor Chon also concluded a two week course on International Copyright Law with the Munich Intellectual Property Law Center, a consortium of the Max Planck Institute for Intellectual Property, Competition and Tax Law, the University of Augsburg, the Technische Universität München, and the George Washington University Law School in Washington, D.C.

University Professor Richard Delgado has several forthcoming articles, including "The Law of the Noose: A History of Latino Lynching," Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review; "Four Observations about Hate Speech" (co-authored with Research Professor Jean Stefancic," Wake Forest Law Review; "Liberal McCarthyism and Critical Race Theory's Stories of Origin," Iowa Law Review; "Watching the Opera in Silence: Disgust, Autonomy, and the Search for Universal Human Rights," Pittsburgh Law Review; "Rodrigo's Homily: Storytelling, Elite Self-Interest, and Legal Change," Oregon Law Review; "Crossover" (co-authored with Jean Stefancic), American Indian Law Review; "The Sincerest Form of Flattery," University of San Francisco Law Review; "Creating and Documenting a New Field of Legal Study," (co-authored with Jean Stefancic); Harvard Latino Law Review; and "The New Nativism: Proposition 187 and the Debate over Immigration," Aztlan: A Journal of Chicano Studies. He also contributed forewords to the several books by other scholars, describing the book and its contribution, outlining some of its themes, and situating it in current discourse.

Professor Sid Delong gave a presentation on the use of contract penalty clauses to regulate behavior in intimate relationships at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, (Denver, May 2009).

Professor David Engdahl's article, "The Classic Rule of 'Full Faith and Credit," was published in the Yale Law Journal.

Associate Director of Legal Writing Anne Enquist was a panelist for the AALS Section for Legal Research, Analysis and Writing As part of her presentation on "Appropriate vs. Inappropriate Collaboration: Where is the Line?" she wrote, produced, and directed a short video that "starred" several legal writing professors and students. She was also a plenary speaker at the AALS Beginning Legal Writing Teachers Workshop in Washington, D.C. Her talk "Finding Your Voice in the Legal Academy" focused in writing and publishing legal scholarship.

Professor Thomas Fischer's new book, What's Wrong with "Globalization"!?, was published by the Carolina Academic Press.

Clinic Director Paul Holland's article "The Distinctive Rhythms of Bench Trials" will be published by the Clinical Law Review. He was a presenter at a web seminar on "Challenging Confessions in Juvenile Delinquency Cases." His work in progress, Developing Reflective Practitioners in Problem-Solving Courts, has been selected for publication by the Washington University Journal of Law and Policy. It will be published in a special issue containing articles presented at a roundtable to be held this November, titled "New Directions in ADR and Clinical Education Theory, Teaching, and Practice."

Associate Dean for Faculty Development Lily Kahng presented a paper, "One Is the Loneliest Number: The Single Taxpayer in a Joint Return World," at the Critical Tax Conference, held at Indiana-Bloomington Law School. The paper has also been accepted for publication by the Hastings Law Journal. The article was profiled on TaxProf Blog (May 2009).  Also, Professor Kahng's article, Innocent Spouses: A Critique of the New Laws Governing Joint and Several Tax Liability, has been published in Critical TAX THEORY: AN INTRODUCTION (Anthony C. Infanti & Bridget J. Crawford, eds.) (Cambridge University Press 2009).

LAW AND ECONOMICS: TOWARD SOCIAL JUSTICE, Volume 24 of the book series edited by Richard Zerbe of UW and Associate Dean for Faculty Development Jack Kirkwood, Research in Law and Economics, has been published. The volume includes papers presented at a 2006 symposium held by the Center on Corporations, Law & Society, and was edited by Dana Gold, former director of the center. It contains articles on a wide range of legal and economic issues by a distinguished group of contributors. including William Bratton, Devon Carbado & Mitu Gulati, June Carbone & Naomi Cahn, Claire Moore Dickerson, Thomas Joo, Kent Greenfield, Daniel Greenwood, David Millon, Robin Malloy, and Cheryl Wade. Associte Dean Kirkwood was named a senior fellow of the American Antitrust Institute. His article, "The Fundamental Goal of Antitrust: Protecting Consumers, Not Increasing Efficiency," was published in the Notre Dame Law Review. "The Path to Profitability: Reinvigorating the Neglected Phase of Merger Analysis" will be published by George Mason Law Review. He also prepared a detailed outline for and spoke at the 2009 Sports Law CLE, "The Business of Sports," which was offered to benefit The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. His presentation was titled "Antitrust and Sports: When Does Collusion Benefit Sports Fans?"

Professor Tayyab Mahmud presented a paper, "(Geo)graphies of Empire: Sea of Poppies and The White Tiger," at the States of Violence: Representations of Conflict in Film, Fiction, and Media of South Asia Conference hosted by The Clowes Center for Conflict and Dialogue and Comparative History of Ideas Program of University of Washington. He also made a presentation on "Activist Lawyering, Law Teaching and Law Learning" at the Roots and Reality: Grassroots Organizing, Law and Public Policy Workshop at American University College of Law. He was selected to be a Justice Faculty Fellow of the Center for the Study of Justice in Society of Seattle University and to participate in the seminar Race, Class and the Earth Crisis: Where Sustainability and Social Justice Meet. He also delivered the keynote address at the Annual Meeting of the South Asian Bar Association of New England.

Associate Professor Natasha Martin was selected as a 2009 Justice Faculty Fellow for Seattle University's Center for the Study of Justice in Society. She will participate in the seminar Having a Say and Leading the Way: Narratives of Distress and Visions for Success from Faculty of Color in the Academy. Her article, Pretext in Peril, has been accepted for publication by the Missouri (Columbia) Law Review. The article will be the centerpiece of a colloquium that will include responses and commentary by several prominent employment discrimination scholars. She also chaired the 2009 Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop, held at the Law School on June 25 - 28. Professor Martin organized the entire program, which included scholarly presentations by approximately 40 attendees, and also presented her work in progress, Caricature, Race and the Myth of Post-Racialism in America.

Professor Hank McGee was presented with a Commemorative Plaque at the Inaugural Global African Studies Lecture Series that bears his name. He was a pioneering director of the UCLA Afro-American Studies Center in the early '70s, and has written widely on the situation of peoples of African descent. He taught in 1999 at the University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Douglas R. Nash, Director of Center for Indian Law and Policy, testified before the United States House Appropriations Committee's Subcommittee on Interior, Environment and Related Agencies on the need to appropriated funds authorized for Indian estate planning work within the American Indian Probate Reform Act.

Legal Writing Program Director Laurel Oates and Legal Writing Professor Mimi Samuel organized and hosted the Conference on Promoting the Teaching of Legal Writing in Southern Africa at the University of Pretoria. The conference, which was the first legal writing conference to be held in South Africa, was attended by 65 South African academics, attorneys, and magistrates, and 20 U.S. participants representing 18 law schools. Professor Samuel presented a plenary session on Models for Teaching Legal Writing and a workshop on Writing Concisely; Professor Oates presented sessions on Writing Persuasively and Writing to Learn.

Associate Professor Catherine O'Neill's article, "The False Promise of Risk Avoidance" was published in the King County Bar Bulletin. She authored a chapter, "The Mathematics of Mercury," in the new book "Reforming Regulatory Impact Analysis." The book release provided an occasion for a symposium on regulatory impact analysis in the new administration, held in Washington, D.C. She was interviewed for an article on mercury in West Virginia's waters, published in the Charleston Gazette and aired on West Virginia Public Broadcasting (June 2009).

Associate Professor Rafael Pardo had three articles published: "The Real Student-Loan Scandal: Undue Hardship Discharge Litigation" and "Failing to Answer Whether Bankruptcy Reform Failed: A Critique of the First Report from the 2007 Consumer Bankruptcy Project" in different issues of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal and "The Utility of Opacity in Judicial Selection," in the NYU Annual Survey of American Law. His most recent article, "An Empirical Examination of Access to Chapter 7 Relief by Pro Se Debtors," was accepted for publication in the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. The article was also selected for presentation at the Harvard-Texas Joint Conference on Commercial Law Realities, which was hosted by the University of Texas School of Law. He also was chosen to serve as secretary and treasurer of the AALS Section on Creditors' and Debtors' Rights.

Associate Director/Collection Development Librarian Kara Phillips participated in the China-United States Conference on Legal Information and Law Libraries in Beijing, China in May. The Conference provided a venue for Chinese and American participants to exchange information regarding legal research, legal information management, information access, professional development and formation of professional associations. Ms. Phillips is a member of the Conference Planning Steering Committee and Co-Chair of the Translation and Publication Committee.

Assistant Professor Russell Powell was named the chair of the Committee on Islamic Law for the International Law Association. His article "Zakat: Drawing Insights for Legal Theory and Economic Policy from Islamic Jurisprudence" was accepted for publication by the Pittsburgh Tax Review.

Assistant Professor Lawyering Skills Norman Printer was appointed vice co-chair of the American Society of International Law Teaching International Law Interest Group.

Professor Julie Shapiro published an essay on the future prospects for access to marriage for same-sex couples in the King County Bar Bulletin. Her blog, Related Topics (http://julieshapiro.wordpress.com/) has been viewed more than 25,000 times.

Professor David Skover set the stage for and moderated a televised debate between Justice Richard Sanders and former Justice Phil Talmadge, sponsored by the City Club Forum and held at the University of Puget Sound. The debate focused on erosion of civil liberties in the wake of the USA Patriot Act. David and his coauthor, Ron Collins, have accepted an invitation to publish the lead article "Paratexts in Praxis," for a special issue of NeoHelicon, an international and interdisciplinary peer-reviewed journal. They have also have signed a contract with the Cambrige University Press for the future publication of Dissent.

Associate Professor Ron Slye was appointed to the Advisory Council of the Bill T. Jones/Arnie Zane Dance Company, a dance company based in New York City that explores a variety of social justice issues through dance and other performance art. He submitted an expert's affidavit in the consolidated appeal of Lungisile Ntsebeza v. Daimler, AG et al., and Khulamani v. Barclay's National Bank et al. The appeals, being heard in the 2nd Circuit, involve claims of complicity in the crime of Apartheid in South Africa by a number of multinational corporations. His affidavit concerned Apartheid as a crime against humanity and the legitimacy of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission process. Professor Slye published a piece in the online version of Foreign Policy magazine concerning the nomination of Harold Koh to be Legal Adviser to the US Department of State. He was also a featured speaker at a CLE called "Truth or Consequences: The Bush Administration and the Rule of Law," with Professor David Boerner and Justice Richard Sanders. Professor Slye was recently appointed by the President of Kenya as one of nine Commissioners for the Kenyan Truth, Justice, and Reconciliation Commission.

Assistant Professor Dean Spade accepted the prestigious Haywood Burns Chair for spring 2010 at CUNY Law School. His article "Documenting Gender," in the Hastings Law Journal received a Dukeminier Award from the Williams Institute at UCLA Law as one of the best articles on sexual orientation and gender law. He presented "Trans Politics on a Neoliberal Landscape," at Northeastern Law School and "Trans Awareness in Law Schools and Trans Issues in Law Classes" at the AALS conference in San Diego. He spoke at the Rethinking Sex: Gender and Sexuality Studies State of the Field Conference at the University of Pennsylvania and presented "Discrimination, Recognition and the Politics of Impossibility" at Hofstra Law School. He also was the keynote speaker at the Queer Art/Queer Action (Politics of Possibility) Conference at the University of North Carolina, Asheville, and the Columbia Journal of Gender and the Law Symposium held at Columbia University School of Law, where he presented "Gender at the Margins." He was the plenary speaker for the Gender Futures: Law, Critique and the Struggle for Something More Conference at the Westminster University Center for Law, Gender and Sexuality, in London. He has been invited to deliver the James A. Thurber Lecture at Yale Law School next year. The lectureship was established in honor of Dean James A. Thomas '64, to provide for a lecture by a scholar whose work addresses the concerns of communities or groups currently marginalized within the legal academy or society at large.

Professor Jane Stoever's article, Stories Absent from the Courtroom: Responding to Domestic Violence in the Context of HIV and AIDS, was published in the North Carolina Law Review.

Fall/Winter 2008

Janet Ainsworth was the keynote speaker for the International Conference on Forensic Linguistics at Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, presenting, "Lessons from America: When Forensic Linguistic Expertise Makes a Difference in Law." She also participated in the colloquium held at the City University of Hong Kong, sponsored by the Research Grants Council of Hong Kong CERG Project: "International Commercial Arbitration Practice: A Discourse Analytic Study." She has several upcoming publications: "The Social Meaning of Apology" and " 'We Have Met the Enemy and He is Us': Cognitive Bias and Perceptions of Threat," to be published in the book Criminal Law Conversations; "The Performance of Gender as Reflected in American Evidence Rules: Language, Power, and the Legal Construction of Liability" to be published in the Proceedings of the International Gender and Language Association,Victoria University Press and "Linguistic Ideology versus Linguistic Practice: The Cognitive and Cultural Challenges of Code-Switching to 'English-Only' Rules in American Workplaces," to be published in the Proceedings of the TEMPUS Programme in Curriculum, Language, and the Law.

Assistant Professor Tom Antkowiak delivered a presentation at a confence on The Transcendence of the Judgments of the Inter-American Court of Human Rights at the Catholic University of Argentina in Buenos Aires.

Visiting Clinical Professor Bob Boruchowitz argued a case in the Court of Appeals advocating for a right to counsel for children in truancy fact finding hearings. He also spoke on "Misdemeanor Public Defense 36 Years after Argersinger" at the Washington State Bar Criminal Justice Institute and to the Washington State Association of Municipal Attorneys on providing counsel at arraignments. He also spoke to the Oregon Criminal Defense Lawyers Association on achieving and maintaining high lawyer performance and satisfaction. He was appointed to the American Bar Association's advisory group for the implementation of the Criminal Justice Solutions Project.

Legal Writing Professor Deirdre Bowen presented her paper, "The Parent Trap: Differential Power in Intact Same-Sex Families Based on Legal and Cultural Understandings of Parentage" at the Law and Society Conference in Montreal. She presented her paper "Calling Your Bluff: How Prosecutors and Defense Attorneys Adapt Plea Bargaining Strategies to Increased Formalization" at the AALS Dispute Resolution Section Conference at Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law in Tempe, Ariz.

Legal Writing Professors Mary Bowman and Janet Dickson presented "Communicating with the Millennials: Teaching and Preparing the Next Generation of Lawyers," at the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Conference in Indianapolis. They have since granted permission for several faculty members from other schools to use their materials for full-faculty trainings and retreats at their home schools. Dickson acted as host for seven African members of APPEAL (Academics Promoting the Pedagogy of Effective Advocacy in Law), who traveled to Indianapolis for the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Conference.

Clinical Professor Lisa Brodoff's article, "Lifting Burdens: Proof, Social Justice, and Public Assistance Administrative Hearings" was published by the New York University Review of Law & Social Change. She has made several presentations, including CLE for the Washington State Senate staff on State Administrative Law issues and a CLE for the Washington State House of Representatives Legislative Staff on Administrative Agency Creation and Rulemaking. She was a speaker at the Statewide Elder Law Conference and gave an update on legislative changes to the Domestic Partnership Registry Act and its impact on the elderly.

Professor Robert Chang delivered introductory remarks at the installation of Professor Adrienne Davis as the William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at the Washington University School of Law, where he do a faculty workshop on his paper, "Differential Americanization during Wartime." He also delivered the keynote address, "Asian Americans and the Road to the White House: Musing on Being Invisible," at the 15th Anniversary Celebration of Berkeley's Asian American Law Journal.

Donald and Lynda Horowitz Professor for the Pursuit of Justice Maggie Chon was a panelist at the Third Access to Knowledge Global Conference in Geneva, sponsored by IQsensato and the Yale Information Society Project. She presented her project on "Marks of Rectitude: Fair Trade, Brand-based Regulation and New Global Governance" at the Eighth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, held at Stanford Law School. She was also invited to participate in a panel on "Knowledge Creation Systems on the International Stage," held at Fordham University Law School. She presented her draft article "Just Trust Us: Certification Marks, Standard-Setting and Global Governance."

Vice Dean Annette Clark made a presentation to the undergraduate Pre-Med Club on Initiative 1000, the Death with Dignity initiative. She also spoke at the National Association of Women Judges (NAWJ) annual conference in Portland, Ore. Her presentation was titled "Genetic Information and Privacy: the Increasing Tension between the Need to Keep Private and the Need to Know." She was also a commenter at the University program entitled "Physician-Assisted Suicide: A Catholic Perspective."

Associate Professor Sidney Delong published an essay "The Poetry of Law" in the Journal of Legal Education.

Professor David Engdahl did a CLE presentation for the Washington State Senate staff on federal preemption issues in the context of Congress spending and so-called "commerce clause" powers.

Associate Director of Legal Writing Anne Enquist spoke at the national meeting for the National Association of Appellate Court Attorneys in Portland. Her topic was "Building your Writer's 'REP' (revising, editing, and proofreading skills)."

Distinguished Academic in Residence Thom Fischer's latest book "What's Wrong with Globalization!?" will be published by Carolina Academic Press. The fourth edition of the "Sum & Substance of Conflict of Laws" is in press.

Ronald A. Peterson Law Clinic Director Paul Holland has been appointed to serve on a committee by the Washington State Bar Association that will look at APR 9 (Rule 9).

Associate Professor Jack Kirkwood spoke on "The Future of Private Antitrust Actions" at The 25th Annual Antitrust and Consumer Protection Seminar sponsored by the Washington State Bar Association. His book chapter, "Chicago's Foundation is Flawed: Antitrust Protects Consumers, Not Efficiency," co-authored with Bob Lande, was published in "Where the Chicago School Overshot the Mark: Effect of Conservative Economic Analysis on U.S. Antitrust". His chapter, "The New Kid on the Block: Buyer Power," was included "The Next Antitrust Agenda: The American Antitrust Institute's Transition Report on Competition Policy the 44th President on the United States."

Visiting Professor Joe Knight served as the keynote speaker at the Nebraska Bar Association's Legal Diversity Summit in Omaha and also spoke to students at the University of Nebraska Law School.

Clinical Professor Raven Lidman was a member of a panel on pro bono at a conference in Lima, Peru, on a proposed new ethics code for Peru. The conference was sponsored by a Peruvian NGO, Ciudadano al Dia, and the Vance Center of the New York City Bar. She spoke on the topic of how law schools can encourage an ethos of pro bono. An article on the same topic was published in the December 2007 issue of the law review, IUS, of Pontificia Universidad Catolica del Peru.

Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Professor Tayyab Mahmud delivered the keynote address, "Lawyers & the Rule of Law: Lessons of Pakistan's Constitutional Crisis," at the Washington State Attorney General's Annual Conference at the Convention Center in Tacoma. He was co-conductor of a workshop for the candidates at the AALS Faculty Recruitment Conference held in Washington D.C. He also led a workshop and a Q &A session for minority candidates. He also delivered the keynote address, "Rule of Law: Challenges and Responsibilities of Lawyers," at the students' orientation of University of Wyoming College of Law. He was the lead organizer for the Thirteenth Annual LatCrit Conference held at the law school.

Associate Professor Natasha Martin presented "Debunking the Myth of Discriminatory Animus under Title VII" at the Third Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law in San Diego.

Legal Writing Program Director Laurel Oates conducted a workshop for the Hearing Examiners Association of Washington at its annual conference. She and Legal Writing Professor Mimi Samuel sat on a workshop panel at the Legal Education at the Crossroads Conference held at the University of Washington School of Law. The panel focused on First-Year Reforms Supplementing the Cognitive, Skills and Professional Formation Apprenticeships. They discussed the law school's Legal Writing pilot program in a presentation.

Associate Professor Catherine O'Neill delivered a presentation called "Risk Assessment in the Tribal Context" to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's National Risk Assessors Meeting. She also delivered a presentation to the University of Washington's School of Public Health called "Risk and Rights: Issues for Risk Assessment in the Tribal Context." She also joined several member scholars of the Center for Progressive Reform in publishing the report "Protecting Public Health and the Environment by the Stroke of a Presidential Pen," which was delivered to President-elect Obama's transition team.

Associate Professor Rafael Pardo participated in the Annual Fall Symposium of the Ninth Circuit Bankruptcy Appellate Panel, where he and co-author Jonathan Nash (Emory Law School) presented their research on appellate structure in the federal bankruptcy system. He presented his most recent empirical research on the discharge of student loans in bankruptcy, entitled "The Real Student-Loan Scandal: Undue Hardship Discharge Litigation," at the poster session of the Third Annual Conference on Empirical Legal Studies at Cornell Law School and at the Washington Bankruptcy Judges Conference. He also presented "An Empirical Examination of Access to Chapter 7 Relief by Pro Se Debtors" at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Law and Economics Association at Northwestern University School of Law.

Fredric C. Tausend Professor David Skover completed the manuscript of his most recent book (co-authored with Ronald Collins) over the summer months. "Mania: The Story of the Outrageous and Outraged Lives that Launched a Generation," is a narrative portrayal of the lives of the major Beat figures during their most creative period from 1949-1957. Focusing on the individuals and experiences that were depicted in Allen Ginsberg's famous poem, "Howl," the book culminates with the famous San Francisco obscenity trial, State v. Ferlinghetti, the first and last American prosecution for poetic vulgarity.

Associate Professor Ron Slye was appointed to the selection committee of the 2009 Rothko Chapel Oscar Romero Award, which awards $20,000 every other year to an organization or individual that "stands for truth and freedom, that demonstrates the courage to attack the roots of oppression and that displays commitment to the fight for human rights and justice." He was also appointed to the advisory board of the ICTR project of the Multi-Lifespan Information System Research Initiative, which will work with the ICTR (the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda) to organize and make accessible the tribunals materials for future generations.

Assistant Professor Dean Spade attended Europride in Stockholm and gave a lecture on "The Politics of Impossibility and a presentation of the film "Toilet Training: Law and Order in the Bathroom." He presented "Empirically Queer?" on a panel about "New Directions in Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law Scholarship" at the Lavender Law Conference in San Francisco and at the Annual American Studies Association Conference in Albuquerque, N.M. He was the keynote speaker for Columbia School of Public Health's conference about health of marginalized populations and the keynote speaker for a symposium on transgender law at Temple School of Law.

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