Professor Larry Frolik will be a keynote speaker at the 21st Annual Clinical Update In Geriatric Medicine Conference sponsored by UPMC to be held April 5-6 in Pittsburgh. Professor Frolik will talk on “Elder Law for Clinicians” to the over 300 physicians, nurses and other health care professionals in attendance
Friday, April 5, 2013 - 9:20am
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:13am
Professor Larry Frolik is an invited presenter at the University of Connecticut conference, “The Challenge of Retirement in a Defined Contribution World” to be held on April 5, 2013, in Hartford, Connecticut. The conference is being sponsored by the School’s Insurance Law Center. Professor Frolik will appear on a panel entitled, “Problems with Defined Contribution Plans,” along with David Laibson, the Robert I. Goldman Professor of Economics at Harvard University; Zvie Bodie, the Norman Barron Professor of Management, School of Management, Boston University; and Amy Monahan, Professor of Law, University of Minnesota Law School. Professor Frolik’s talk is entitled “Risk and the Aging Owner of a 401(k) Account.”
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 7:00am
Professor David Harris will speak about his book Failed Evidence: Why Law Enforcement Resists Science (2012) in Cincinnati. Professor Harris will discuss the book on Thursday, April 4, at the Clifton Cultural Arts Center at 7:00 p.m., and on Friday, April 5 at the University of Cincinnati College of Law at noon. Both events are free and open to the public. Further information about the events is here. Professor Harris's April 4 op-ed article in the Cincinnati Enquirer, "Police, Prosecutors Should Embrace Cutting-Edge Science," is here.
Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 6:55am
On March 23, Professor Jessie Allen gave two presentations at the annual meeting of the Association of the Society for Law, Culture and the Humanities held this year at the University of London, Birkbeck College. Professor Allen discussed her paper, "Theater of International Justice," as part of a multi-disciplinary panel on law and spectacle. Professor Allen also co-chaired a roundtable discussion of Blackstone’s Commentaries.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 2:16pm
Between March 10 and 17, 2013, Assistant Professor Charles C. Jalloh visited the College of Law at the University of Juba, South Sudan. As a textbook expert invited by the International Development Law Organization, he met with South Sudanese faculty counterparts advising them on aspects of the Criminal Law curriculum and casebook preparation in South Sudan, the world's newest state and the 193rd member of the United Nations.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 2:09pm
Professor John Burkoff commented on recent revelations that officials of the PA Turnpike Commission had more than $200,000 in legal fees paid for by the state during an investigation of wrongdoing at the Commission. It's fair, Professor Burkoff said, for the work-related legal bills of public officials to be covered by the government they serve, because being sued is part of modern life. But the calculus changes, Burkoff said, when the officials are charged with cirminal wrongdoing.
See Professor Burkoff's comments in the Pittsburgh Tribune Review here.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 1:31pm
Professor Haider Hamoudi spoke at a conference at Boston University Law School entitled "The Next Season: Realigning International Law and Western Policy After the Arab Spring" on March 25. Professor Hamoudi spoke on the rights of religious minorities in post conflict Iraq.
For more information on the conference, click here.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 11:40am
Every two years, The Legal Intelligencer recognizes outstanding minority attorneys from across Pennsylvania. This past weekend, Dean William M. Carter, Jr. was selected as one of 2013's Diverse Attorneys of the Year. The Legal Intelligencer solicits nominations from contacts around the legal profession. Those contacts delivered dozens of responses, all highlighting the impressive work done over the past two years by attorneys from all corners of the legal profession.
The editorial staff of The Legal Intelligencer has selected those being recognized by their outstanding professional achievements during the last two years.
Dean Carter and the other selected attorneys will be honored at a special luncheon in Philadelphia on May 22, 2013.
Wednesday, March 27, 2013 - 9:55am
Visiting Pitt Law Professor David Frakt will be on HuffPost Live today, March 27, at 10:30 a.m. discussing the hunger strike at Guantanamo. Joining Professor Frakt will be the following guests:
- Carol Rosenberg @carolrosenberg (Miami, FL) Reporter at the Miami Herald
- Pardiss Kebriaei @theccr (New York, NY) Senior Staff Attorney at the Center for Constitutional Rights
- Montgomery Granger @mjgranger1 (Long Island, NY) Author of "Saving Grace at Guantanamo Bay"; U.S. Army Medical Service Officer that Served at Guantanamo Bay
Watch or listen here:
Tuesday, March 26, 2013 - 9:30pm
From February 27 to March 12, Professor Douglas Branson was the Ernst & Young Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Chinese University of Hong Kong. While there, Professor Branson also delivered several presentations to the Hong Kong business and legal communities. On March 4, 2013 Professor Branson addressed the Hong Kong Law Society on Diversity in Corporate Governance. On March 5, Professor Branson addressed the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. His one hour presentation was followed by a one-hour discussion by a distinguished panel discussing pathways for and obstacles women face in seeking board of director positions and senior management positions. On March 6, Professor Branson gave a presentation to the Financial Regulation and Economic Development Center on the Dodd-Frank and the JOBS Acts in the United States. He also spoke on “Going Public by the Back Door: Reverse Mergers by Chinese Companies in the U.S.” On March 7, Professor Branson addressed the management and staff of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange. His subject was “Breaking the Glass Ceiling.” While in Hong Kong, Professor Branson also conducted interviews for Corporate Treasurer, FinanceAsia, and Asian Investor magazines, and also for Thomson Reuters for reproduction in their business magazines and journals in Asia.