Professor Larry Frolik will be speaking on Friday, March 22nd at the University of Michigan. He is a presenter at the Conference, “Regulation of Benefit Plans: The Most Consequential Subject to Which No One Pays Enough Attention.” His presentation is entitled, “Rethinking Economic Security in a World of 401(k0 Plans.” The Conference is being held at the University of Michigan School of Business and is sponsored by the Michigan School of Law and the Michigan School of Business.
Thursday, March 21, 2013 - 9:59am
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:16am
Professor Douglas Branson’s commentary on Sheryl Sandberg’s new book “Lean In” appeared in the March 19 Wall Street Journal online. Professor Branson noted that “[p]rogress in promoting women [to senior management positions} has been made." He further noted that “parity – in child rearing, householding, or in climbing the corporate ladder – does not exist and, strictly speaking, isn’t necessary to continue to make inroads, as Ms. Sandberg intimates.”
Read Professor Branson's letter here.
Wednesday, March 20, 2013 - 11:08am
Professor Haider Hamoudi spoke at a conference on "Law and Revolution" at York University, Osgoode Hall Law School in Toronto, on March 15. Professor Hamoudi spoke about legality in the Arab spring transformations.
A link to the event is here.
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 9:32pm
Professor Emily Collins presented on a panel at the 2013 Public Interest Environmental Law Conference in Eugene, Oregon on Friday, March 1. Her talk was “The State of Environmental Legal Services: Using Existing Law to Meet Current Needs.” The presentation posited that a large gap exists in legal services to middle-income clients in the environmental field. Professor Collins described the challenge faced by environmental lawyers -- to create business models to serve those clients -- as one that law schools and recent graduates should address.
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 9:22pm
Professor David Harris discussed the verdict and its implications in the Steubenville, Ohio rape case on Essential Pittsburgh on WESA FM, Pittsburgh Public Radio. Among the issues discussed were the role played by social media in the case, the workings of juvenile court, and the announcement by Ohio's attorney general that he would convene a grand jury now to re-investigate the case.
To hear the interview on Essential Pittsburgh, click here.
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 9:19pm
On February 25, 2012, Professor Douglas Branson gave a presentation to the Travel Club of Seattle on “Vietnam: Past, Present and Future.” The presentation was based upon Professor Branson’s new book Three Tastes of Nuoc Mam – The Brown Water Navy and Vietnam (2012).
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 9:08pm
Professor Jules Lobel was quoted in Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle in conjunction with his oral argument before Chief Judge Wilken of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California in the case of Ruiz v. Brown, a class action challenge to prolonged solitary confinement in California. Professor Lobel is lead counsel in the case. After the argument, the Judge indicated that she was going to deny defendants motion to dismiss or to stay the case with an order and decision to follow.
Read the San Francisco Chronicle article here.
Monday, March 18, 2013 - 9:01pm
Professor John Burkoff’s new, co-authored casebook, Criminal Procedure: Cases Problems and Exercises: Investigative Processes (West 2013), will be published on March 25. This softcover casebook is an adaptation from Professor Burkoff’s co-authored, hardcover casebook, Criminal Procedure: Cases Problems and Exercises (5th ed. West 2013), which will be published later this Spring. Professor Burkoff's co-authors are: Russell Weaver (Louisville), Catherine Hancock (Tulane), Janet C. Hoeffel (Tulane), Stephen Singer (Loyola-New Orleans), Steven Friedland (Elon).
For more information on the book, click here.
William Carter and David Harris Speak at the Pennsylvania Bar Association's Minority Attorney Conference
Sunday, March 17, 2013 - 9:15pm
Dean William Carter and Professor David Harris spoke at the 25th Annual Pennsylvania Bar Association's Minority Attorney Conference on March 15 in Philadelphia. Dean Carter's keynote address, "Post-Racialism and Equal Protection," addressed the Supreme Court's jurisprudence regarding affirmative action, voting rights, employment discrimination, and school desegregation. Professor Harris spoke on "Ending Racial Profiling: Perspectives for Change."
Wednesday, March 13, 2013 - 9:07pm
Professor Vivian Curran has been informed by the French Embassy that by decree of the Prime Minister of France, she has been made a "Chevalier dans l'Ordre des Palmes Academiques" in recognition of her efforts in promotion of France's language and culture in the United States.