The following curriculum vitae summarizes my academic and professional record. The document is divided into sections on Education, academic Awards and Distinctions, Career History (administrative and faculty positions; judicial clerkship; law review), Professional Standing, Associations, Internet Services and Scholarship (articles; comments; book reviews; conference presentations). For visitors wishing a synopsis of this information, a brief biography is also available.
- Harvard Law School; LL.M, 1988
- University of Toronto; LL.M, 1986
- Dalhousie University (Halifax, Canada) LL.B., 1984
- Oxford University (University College); B.A. (Jurisprudence), 1983 (M.A., 1989)
- Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) M.A. (International Affairs), 1981
- University of King's College / Dalhousie University; B.A. (Political Science), 1980 (First Class Honors)
[selected; for awards received for JURIST, see infra, Internet Services]
- Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award (University of Pittsburgh, 1995)
- Visiting Fellowship, Cambridge University (Wolfson College; elected January 1995 - waived)
- Excellence in Teaching Award (University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1993)
- Frank S. Lally Scholarship (Harvard, 1988)
- Frank Knox Fellowship [awarded to the two highest-ranking Canadian students beginning graduate work at Harvard University] (Harvard, 1987)
- Duff-Rinfret Scholarship [highest award for graduate study in law in Canada] (Department of Justice Canada, 1984)
- Richard Hansen Prize in Constitutional Law (Dalhousie, 1984)
- Most Valuable Player (MVP) Award, Oxford University Ice Hockey Club (Oxford Blues, 1983)
- Rhodes Scholarship (Canadian Maritime Provinces, 1981)
- Governor-General's Medal [Highest Standing in Graduating Class] (King's, 1980)
- Eric Dennis Gold Medal in Political Science (Dalhousie, 1980)
- Swiss Embassy Prize in German (Dalhousie, 1978)
- National Championship Team Member, Reach for the Top [TV general-knowledge quiz program, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation] (Queen Elizabeth High School, Halifax, 1975)
Administrative and Faculty Positions
- Associate Dean for Communications & Information Technology, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1997-
- Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1996-
- Associate Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1992-96
- Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1989-92
- Visiting Assistant Professor, University of Pittsburgh School of Law, 1988-89
- Program for Cultural Studies, University of Pittsburgh, 1998-2000
- Supreme Court of Canada, Justice Gerald LeDain, 1984-85
- Supreme Court of Canada, Chief Justice Bora Laskin, 1984-85 (appointed September 1983; never served due to the death of Chief Justice Laskin in March 1984)
Other Legal Positions
- Harvard International Law Journal, Associate Editor, 1987-88
Other Academic Positions
- McInnes, Cooper & Robertson, Barristers & Solicitors (Halifax); Articled Clerk, 1986-87
- McCarthy & McCarthy (now McCarthy Tetrault), Barristers & Solicitors (Toronto); Summer Associate 1984
- Harvard Law School; Research Assistant for Professor Morton Horwitz, 1988
- Harvard College (Dunster House); Pre-Law Advisor/Tutor, 1987-88
Member of the Nova Scotia Bar (called August 1987)
- American Society for Legal History (Program Committee, 1993-94)
- Osgoode Society for Canadian Legal History
- Selden Society
- American Bar Association
- ACM (Association for Computing)
- JURIST: The Law Professors' Network, Director
[released March 1997 - "Web Site of the Week", Boston Bar Association, October 12, 1998; "Wired Hotspot", WKBW-TV (Buffalo, NY), September 29, 1998; "Site of the Week", Philadelphia Lawyer, September 28, 1998; "Legal Web Site of the Week", Legal Times (Washington D.C.), January 26, 1998; Semi-Finalist/Education, 1997 Global Information Infrastructure Awards, January 23, 1998; "Higher Education Web Site of the Week", Syllabus, December 9, 1997; ; "Top 5% of the Web", Lycos [search engine] August 1997; "Five Star Site", legal.online, May 1997; "Site of the Day", Academe Today (electronic daily edition of the Chronicle of Higher Education), April 15, 1997; "Site-tation", ABA Legal Technology Resource Center, March 30, 1997; featured in articles in the National Law Journal, September 21, 1998 ("Creator of the Virtual Law School") and January 19, 1998 ("Web Site for Law Professors Goes Global"); reviewed in the Journal of Information Law and Technology (University of Warwick, UK), July 1997; mentioned and/or linked in the New York Times; the Wall Street Journal; the Los Angeles Times; Wired News; the Daily Telegraph (London, UK) and Publishers Weekly
- JURIST Update, Executive Editor [weekly e-mail newsletter containing the latest JURIST listings, editorials and JURIST news; sent to approximately 2000 academic and professional subscribers in 82 countries]
- Academic Home Page, Developer and Webmaster
[released January 1996 - online articles; course pages; other academic material]
- "'Our Arctic Brethren: Canadian Law and Lawyers as Portrayed in American Legal Periodicals, 1829-1911" in Essays in Canadian Law, Vol. VIII: In Honour of Richard Risk (Blaine Baker and Jim Philips, eds., University of Toronto Press, forthcoming)
- "Senses of Difference: A Sociology of Metaphor in American Legal Discourse" in Laws of the Senses (Lionel Bentley & Leo Flynn [King's College, London], eds., Pluto Press, 1996).
Law and Communication (including electronic legal publishing)
- "Yesterday Once More: Skeptics, Scribes and the Demise of Law Reviews", 30 Akron Law Review 277-320 (1996) (solicited for a Special Issue on Hibbitts, "Last Writes? Re-assessing the Law Review in the Age of Cyberspace")
- An Italian translation is published in Informatica e diritto (No. 2, 1997)
- "Last Writes? Re-assessing the Law Review in the Age of Cyberspace" 71 New York University Law Review 615-688 (1996)
- A solicited summary is published in 3 Rutgers Law Record (February 1997)
- A solicited summary is published in 30 Akron Law Review 175-182 (1996) (Special Issue on Last Writes).
- A solicited summary is published in 5 Tilburg Foreign Law Review 299 (Tilburg University, The Netherlands; 1996).
- A solicited summary is published as "Last Writes? The Law Review in the Age of Cyberspace" in First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet (September 2, 1996)
- Stories and interviews on "Last Writes?" appeared in The Chronicle of Higher Education (February 23, 1996 at A41) and in the Internet Legal Practice Newsletter (September 1996).
- "Last Writes?" was named as one of seven Important Internet Essays on E-Journals in the Directory of Electronic Journals, Newsletters and Academic Discussion Lists (6th ed., 1996)
- "Last Writes?" was the subject of a Special Issue of the Akron Law Review (Vol. 30, No. 2; Winter 1996); see supra, "Yesterday Once More".
- "Making Motions: The Embodiment of Law in Gesture," 6 Journal of Contemporary Legal Issues 51-81 (1995) (solicited for symposium issue on "The Crisis of Text")
- "Making Sense of Metaphors: Visuality, Aurality and the Reconfiguration of American Legal Discourse," 16 Cardozo Law Review 229-356 (1994).
- A solicited summary is published as "The Metaphor is the Message: Visuality, Aurality and the Reconfiguration of American Legal Discourse" in 8 International Journal for the Semiotics of Law/Revue Internationale de Semiotique Juridique 53 (1995)
- "'Coming to Our Senses': Communication and Legal Expression in Performance Cultures," 41 Emory Law Journal 873-960 (1992).
Canadian Legal History
- "A Change of Mind: The Supreme Court of Canada and the Board of Railway Commissioners, 1903-1929," 40 University of Toronto Law Journal 60-113 (1991).
- "A Bridle for Leviathan: The Supreme Court and the Board of Commerce," 21 Ottawa Law Review 65-117 (1989).
- "Progress and Principle: The Legal Thought of Sir John Beverley Robinson," 34 McGill Law Journal 454-529 (1989).
English Legal History
- "The Politics of Principle: Albert Venn Dicey and the Rule of Law," 23 Anglo-American Law Review 1-31 (1994).
Book Reviews/Review Essays
- "ILJ Survey: Curricula, Extracurricular Activities and Placement Programs in International Law," 29 Harvard International Law Journal 299-316 (1988) [with Robert Johnson, Teresa Burke and Perpetua Tranlong; unsigned].
- "The Impact of the Iran-Iraq Cases on the Law of Frustration of Charterparties," 16 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 441-466 (1985).
- "Ethnic Groups and Canadian Propaganda Policy in the 1950s," in Don Munton, ed. Groups and Government in Canadian Foreign Policy (Toronto: Canadian Institute of International Affairs, 1985).
- "Equalization: The West German Alternative" [with Dr. Herman Bakvis, Department of Political Science, Dalhousie University], Policy Options, May/June 1982.
Essays, Features, Comments and Editorials (selected)
- C. Nadia Seremetakis, The Senses Still: Perception and Memory as Material Culture in Modernity, 23 American Ethnologist 135-136 (1996)
- Peter Hoffer, Law and People in Colonial America, 12 Law and History Review 197-200 (1994).
- "Through a Glass, Darkly" [Kermit Hall, The Magic Mirror: Law in American History], 51 University of Pittsburgh Law Review 167-177 (1989).
- "Changing Our Minds: Legal History Meets the World Wide Web", Law and History Review (forthcoming)
- "From Law Reviews to Knowledge Networks", Serials Review (forthcoming)
- "Critical Years: An Opinionated History of the Law Review", Serials Review (forthcoming)
- "Goodbye to All That? The Provenance and Prospects of the Law Review", 28 Law Librarian [UK] 134 (1997)
- "Liberating Voices", Afronet Magazine: Technology from a Black Perspective (September 1997, at 23)
- "E-Journals, Archives and Knowledge Networks: A Reply to Archie Zariski's Defense of Electronic Law Journals", First Monday: Peer-Reviewed Journal on the Internet (July 1997)
- "Now Hear This! Thoughts on Law and the New Digital Orality", Intellectual Property: The Magazine of Law and Policy for High Technology (December 1996, at 7; cover story)
- "Rights, Wrongs and Journals in the Age of Cyberspace" [with Dr. Ronald LaPorte, Graduate School of Public Health, University of Pittsburgh], 313 British Medical Journal 1609 (1996); published with responses by the Editors of the Journal of the American Medical Association, the British Medical Journal, the Lancet, and the Annals of Internal Medicine.
- "The Interface is the Message", Wired (September, 1996, at 130)
- "Improving the Use of Information Technology in Legal Education." Presentation to the AALS Law Deans' Mid-year Meeting, Los Angeles, CA, February 1999 (pending).
- "The Future of Electronic Publishing in Law." Paper presented at the Association of American Law Schools Conference, New Orleans, LA, January 1999 (pending).
- "'Our Arctic Brethren': American Portrayals of Canadian Law and Lawyers, 1829-1911." Paper presented at "Exploring Canadian Legal Cultures" conference, Toronto, CANADA, May 1998.
- "The Future of Law Reviews in the Age of Cyberspace." Columbia Law Review Conference, New York, NY, April 1998 [conference attended by editorial teams from the Harvard, Yale, Stanford Chicago, Columbia and Pennsylvania law reviews].
- "An Ear for an Eye? Technology and Metaphor in American Law." Paper presented at the Marshall McLuhan Conference, Fordham University, New York, NY, March 1998.
- "Publishing Articles on the Internet: From Journals to JURIST." Paper presented at panel on "Legal Knowledge Systems in the Twenty-first Century" at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, San Francisco, CA, January, 1998.
- "Making Law Review: The Provenance and Prospects of a Genre." Paper presented at panel on "Legal Periodicals Past and Future" at the Annual Meeting of the American Association of Law Libraries, Baltimore, MR, July 1997.
- "Taking Writes Seriously: The Future(?) of the Law Review." Paper presented at panel on "Last Writes, Blood Transfusions and Assisted Suicide: Technology and the Future of the Law Review" (Ethan Katsh, Chair) at the Annual Meeting of the Conference on Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction (CALI), Chicago, IL, June 1997 (previously presented at the University of Cincinnati College of Law, March 1997).
- "Her Majesty's Yankees: The Use of American Authorities in the Courts of Victorian Nova Scotia." Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History, Richmond, VA, October 1996; previously presented to the Atlantic Canadian Legal History Conference, Halifax, Nova Scotia, March 1995.
- "Last Writes? Re-assessing the Law Review in the Age of Cyberspace." Paper presented at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland, July 1996.
- "Making Motions: The Embodiment of Law in Gesture." at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association, Glasgow, Scotland, July 1996.
- "Orality and Literacy in Professional Education" (with Dr. Alice Otto, Washington University School of Medicine). Symposium presentation to Division I (Education in the Professions), American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting, New York, NY, April 1996.
- "De-scribing Law: Performance and the Constitution of Legality." Paper presented at plenary panel on "Performance and Law" (Joseph Roach, Chair), 2nd Annual Performance Studies Conference, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, March 1996.
- "The Re-Vision of Law: The Pictorial Turn in American Legal Culture." Paper presented at panel on "Making Connections: Building a Broader Understanding of Visualization" (Barbara Stafford, Chair), 84th Annual Meeting of the College Art Association, Boston, MA, February 1996.
- "Re-membering Law: Legal Gesture in the Past, Present and Future."Panel presentation to workshop on "Gesture at the User Interface" (Alan Wexelblat, Chair), 1995 Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems ("CHI-95"), Denver, CO, May 1995.
- "Law, Media and Memory." Panel chair and commentator, American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C., October 1994.
- "Making Motions: The Embodiment of Law in Gesture." Paper presented at conference on "The Crisis of Text," sponsored by the Institute of Law and Systems Research, University of San Diego School of Law, San Diego, CA, August 1994.
- "Law, Figuratively Speaking." Paper presented at Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Phoenix, AZ, June 1994.