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Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:28am

Professor Ben Bratman told the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review that a 49% rise in employment discrimination claims may result from the pressures of the recession on both employees and employers.  "When there's going to be layoffs, not only do we have more frustrated, fired employees [who may make claims], we also have managers getting rid of people they're not fond of,"  Bratman said. Link

Tuesday, February 8, 2011 - 10:19am

Professor David Harris talked to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette about a set of proposals for legislation he helped write to increase police accountability in Pittsburgh.  The proposed laws, which would require publication of data on traffic and pedestrian stops, policies on outside employment of police officers, and changes on other subjects, is being advanced jointly by Councilman Ricky Burgess and community groups in the city. Link

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:48am

On Saturday, February 5, 2011, Professor Rhonda Wasserman presented her article, "DOMA and the Happy Family: A Lesson in Irony,” 47 Cal. W. Int’l L.J. __ (2010) (forthcoming), the Delaware Valley Feminist Law Teachers’ Conference, hosted by Villanova University School of Law. Link to Professor Wasserman's Article on SSRN

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:29am

The Alabama Court of Civil Appeals recently cited Professor Rhonda Wasserman’s article, Parents, Partners and Personal Jurisdiction, 1995 U. Ill. Rev. 813, in Ex parte Diefenbach, -- So.3d --, 2010 WL 5030126 (Ala. Civ. App. Dec. 10, 2010).  The opinion relies on the article for the proposition that a court entering or modifying a child decree must have personal jurisdiction over the child’s parents.

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 10:24am

Professor Michael Madison was interviewed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this week in connection with a pair of recent intellectual property disputes.  He commented on a trademark and domain names dispute between a pair of Pittsburgh plumbing companies, on February 2. Link He was also quoted by the paper on February 4 on a copyright law topic, in connection with YouTube videos posted by a pair of Carnegie Mellon University students that were the basis, in part, for a skit that later appeared on the television program Saturday Night Live. Link

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 11:55am

Professor Ben Bratman spoke to third year law students at the West Virginia University College of Law about preparing for and taking the Pennsylvania bar exam.

Monday, January 31, 2011 - 6:00pm

Professor Arthur Hellman commented in the Washington Post about the U.S. Supreme Court's recent reversal of five opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, using unusually strong language.  Professor Hellman called the cases a "combination of a cluster of decisions and language meant to send a message."

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 7:56pm

Professor Michael Madison was quoted in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram in connection with a Super Bowl-week analysis of the rise of Pittsburgh from the collapse of the steel industry during the 1980s. Link to Article

Sunday, January 30, 2011 - 7:39pm

Professor Charles Jalloh spoke at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs about the relationship between peace and justice, as manifested in the challenges to international criminal justice in Africa posed by the International Criminal Court’s indictment against Sudan’s President, Omar al-Bashir for his role in events in Darfur.  Professor Jalloh's talk was sponsored by the Ford Institute. Link to Report on Professor Jalloh's Lecture

Friday, January 28, 2011 - 10:27pm

Professor Deborah Brake discussed her new book, Getting in the Game: Title IX and the Women's Sports Revolution (New York University Press) in an interview on Inside Higher Ed.  In the interview, Professor Brake discusses the immense strides women have taken in sports as a result of Title IX, as well as "the ways in which [Title IX] has allowed progress to stagnate or even recede." Link to Article
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