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Monday, April 11, 2011 - 8:40pm

 George Pike, Director of the University of Pittsburgh's Barco Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law, was interviewed on Lawyer2Lawyer, the main talk/interview program on the the Legal Talk Network.  He discussed the collapse of the negotiated settlement of the Google Books case, which occurred when a judge rejected the proposed settlement.

 

Legal Talk Network , which bills itself as the “Premier Online Legal Media Network,” is a combination of legal magazine and legal radio shows in an exclusively online environment. 

 

Link to podcast of program 

Monday, April 11, 2011 - 4:59pm

Pitt Law Professor Arthur Hellman comments on Justice O'Connor’s coexisting continued court participation and public policy debates.  He states that she should consider stopping her participation in court cases if she "wants to engage in this level of political or politically related activity."

Read the full Associated Press article here. This AP article was picked up by thousands of media outlets nationwide. 

Friday, April 8, 2011 - 9:10am

Professor Anthony Infanti spoke at Harvard Lambda's 6th Annual Legal Advocacy Conference at Harvard Law School on April 1st and 2nd. The title of the conference was "Queering Age: Exploring the Lived Experiences of LGBT Youth and Elders."  Professor Infanti spoke about same-sex couples and transfer taxes on the panel on Elder Law and Services.      

 

Link to conference description

 

Link to description of panels

Thursday, April 7, 2011 - 11:18am

Pittsburgh entrepreneurs looking for legal advice are getting help through programs that are initiating a collaborative legal model for growing companies in the region. Pitt Law's Innovation Practice Institute assists this growing entrepreneurial sector.

 

Read the full article here

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:08pm

Professor Michael Madison presented a paper on Friday, April 1, 2011 at Texas Wesleyan School of Law in Ft. Worth, Texas as part of a conference titled "Evolving Economies: The Role of Law in Entrepreneurship and Innovation."  The conference featured presentations on work to be gathered into a book of the same title, to be published by Edward Elgar and edited by Texas Weslayan Professor Megan Carpenter.

 

The title of Professor Madison's contribution and presentation is "Contrasts in Innovation: Pittsburgh Then and Now," adapting the title of a classic article by the late economist Ben Chinitz.

 

Link

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 9:05pm

Professor Pat Chew and her co-researcher, Robert Kelley  of CMU, conducted a workshop for state and federal judges in Seattle, Washington, sponsored by the University of Seattle Law School and the Washington State Access to Justice Board on March 7.  The workshop was titled "A Conversation on Race and Judicial Appointments," and reviewed recent data on the diversity of the federal judiciary and empirical research on the relationship between the judges' race, the plaintiffs' race, and outcomes in racial harrasment cases.  The next day, Chew and Kelley presented in the "Influential Voices" speaker series at the law school on "Dear President Obama" with a presentation on the same topics.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:57pm

Professor Pat Chew presented a faculty workshop at Case Western Reserve Law School on April 4, 2011.  She discussed her empirical work on how a party's race can make a difference in case outcomes.  In particular, she discussed the plaintiff-employee's race in racial harassment cases. 

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:45pm

Two blogs discussed the recent program at the College de France, in Paris, which featured a presentation by Professor Vivian Curran, Justice Stephen Breyer, and many French luminaries.  Read about the program in "An American in Paris" here; the account in the blog "IntLawGrrls is here

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:39pm

Linda Tashbook, Foreign and International Law Librarian at the Barco Law Library at Pitt Law, has joined the Board of NAMI Familias.  The organization is a support and advocacy organization for the well relatives of people living with mental illness.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011 - 8:33pm

Professor Vivian Curran has published a new article, "History, Memory, and Law, in volume 16 of the Roger Williams Law Review.

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