Katherine White was re-elected to the Board of Regents of the University of Michigan on November 7.
Robert Sedler gave a videoconference presentation on November 1 to judges and staff of the Michigan Court of Appeals in Detroit, Troy, Lansing, and Grand Rapids on "Last Term's United States Supreme Court Decisions Relevant to the Work of the Court of Appeals." On November 2, Professor Sedler gave a speech, "The Supreme Court Today," to the Institute of Retired Professionals, Jewish Community Center, in Oak Park, Michigan. On November 9, Professor Sedler did a presentation, "Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism," for the Wayne State University Society of Active Retirees Program, Oakland Center, Farmington Hills, Michigan.
John Rothchild spoke on a panel at the University of Michigan Law School called "MySpace and Your Facebook: Is Poking a Tort and Other Social Networking Dilemmas," which explored legal issues arising from social networking websites.
Noah Hall spoke at the United Nations / IUCN Environmental Law Colloquium in New York in October. The Colloquium brought together leading environmental officials and scholars from around the world, and many of the sessions were held at the UN building in Manhattan. He presented a paper entitled "The Evolving Role of Citizens in United States-Canadian International Environmental Law Compliance." The paper will appear in an upcoming volume published by the Cambridge University Press and a special peer-reviewed edition of the Pace Environmental Law Review.
Gregory Fox spoke at the United Nations / IUCN Environmental Law Colloquium in New York in October. The Colloquium brought together leading environmental officials and scholars from around the world, and many of the sessions were held at the UN building in Manhattan. He presented a paper entitled "The Evolving Role of Citizens in United States-Canadian International Environmental Law Compliance." The paper will appear in an upcoming volume published by the Cambridge University Press and a special peer-reviewed edition of the Pace Environmental Law Review.
published an op-ed, "Regulating the Fair in Fairness Opinions," in The Deal, Nov. 20, 2006. Professor Davidoff also participated on the following panels: "How Much is Enough? U.S. Securities Regulation in the Face of Global Capital Markets," Panel Chair, ABILA International Law Weekend 2006 (Oct. 27, 2006); and "Oh, The Places You'll Go! European Takeover Law," presented as a speaker on the International M&A panel, ABILA International Law Weekend 2006 (Oct. 27, 2006). Professor Davidoff was appointed to the Michigan State Bar Committee on Business Law, Section on Corporations, and to Business Corporations Act Revision Subcommittee.
Susan Cancelosi gave a presentation on "The Position of the Elderly after Part D, and How Private Employer Experience Might Preserve Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage" at Marquette University Law School's 2006 Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law on October 27.
William Burnham just returned from teaching the course on American Law at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands on the WSU-Maastricht exchange program. The course used the just-completed 2006 edition of his West book, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the United States, a book written especially for foreign lawyers and law students. A Russian edition of the same book was just published in Moscow by Novaya Justitsia Publishing House (there are also Ukrainian and Chinese editions). While at Maastricht, he also gave a talk to the faculty on "Suing Governments in the US and the EU," which emphasized the availability of relief in the EU pursuant to the European Court's decisions in Francovich v. Italy and the difficulties of obtaining relief when suing states in the US because of sovereign immunity. He also spoke in the class on Comparative Criminal Procedure on Criminal Procedure in Russia. Peter Bal, the teacher of that class, is slated to teach Comparative Criminal Procedure at WSU next year. In October, Professor Burnham traveled to Russia to meet with the Working Group on the Criminal Procedure Code to discuss possible amendments to the pretrial investigation stage. His participation was sponsored by the US Department of Justice. In November, he spoke at a conference marking the five-year anniversary of the Russian Criminal Procedure Code of 2001 held at the Russian State Legal Academy in Moscow. His invitation to the conference was based on his participation in the Working Group in mark-up sessions throughout 2000 and 2001. Through Professor Burnham's efforts, a post-graduate Russian legal scholar, Irina Krylatova, was approved in October by the Russian Ministry of Education and Science to do research on her dissertation at WSU law school. Her research topic is "Protection of Property Interests in the Russian Federation and the USA." She will be in residence at WSU law school during the winter semester, 2007, and will stay on the law school floor of the Towers. Her visit is financed by a competitive "Russian Federation Presidential Fellowship Grant" administered by the Ministry. She is one of only 100 scholars selected for the grant nationwide. She hails from Ekaterinburg, Russia.
Laura Bartell has been appointed by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges to serve as a member of the Advisory Board to the American Bankruptcy Law Journal.
assisted with an Amnesty International report, "Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, A Tightening Net, Web-based Repression and Censorship." The report was published on October 22 together with a link to a Web action on Amnesty International's website (http://web.amnesty.org/pages/vnm-221006-action-eng) focusing on prisoners of conscience Nguyen Vu Binh and Truong Quoc Huy.
Steven Winter participated in a Symposium on Using Metaphor in Legal Analysis and Communication held at the Mercer University Walter F. George School of Law in Macon, GA, presenting a paper, "Re-Embodying Law," on the role of metaphor in legal analysis.
Linda Beale was elected president of Central States Law School Association for 2007. Professor Beale also presented a paper on Davis and the Supreme Court's dormant Commerce Clause jurisprudence at the 2006 Central States Law School Association Conference and Annual Meeting at the University of Louisville School of Law.
Jocelyn Benson was invited by the Fordham Urban Law Review to author an article. The piece she is writing is tentatively entitled: "Voter Fraud or Voter Defrauded? Federal Courts and the Issue of Fraud in Elections," based on a talk she delivered on October 23, 2006 at Drake Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. The issue is set to be published in Fall 2007. On October 24, 2006, Professor Benson moderated a panel discussion in the Partrich Auditorium consisting of the six Wayne State law student research assistants she hired through work study this summer to examine and document the potential impact of Proposal 2, should it pass, on educational and economic opportunities in Michigan. The panel was sponsored by the Student Board of Governors and nearly 60 students and other community members attended the discussion. On October 25, 2006, Professor Benson addressed students at the University of Toledo Law School on "Election Protection: Issues in 2004 and Beyond" to a gathering of approximately 75-80 students. The lecture included a presentation of the themes and arguments in her article, "Su Voto Es Su Voz: Incorporating Limited English Proficient Citizens into American Democracy" Boston College Law Review (forthcoming 2007). Professor Benson completed the Detroit Free Press Marathon on October 29, 2006, in just over four hours.
Paul Dubinsky had "On International Law," published in Commentary (June 2006) Professor Dubinsky also gave three presentations: "What Did the Framers Know and When Did they Know It?" International Law Weekend, Association of the Bar of the City of New York (October 2006) "The Role of International Law in U.S. Courts," Wayne State Law School, Federalist Society "Using Foreign and International Law to Interpret the U.S. Constitution: Lessons from the Full Faith and Credit Clause," Iowa Law School Faculty Workshop (November 2006)
Gregory Fox spoke to the Paralegal Section of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association.
Lance Gable published The Legal Framework for Meeting Surge Capacity Through the Use of Volunteer Health Professionals During Public Health Emergencies and Other Disasters, in the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, (22 J. CONTEMP. HEALTH L. & POL'Y 5 (2006)), with co-authors James G. Hodge and Stephanie H. Cálves. Professor Gable gave invited presentations on: The intersection of law and the use of public health and environmental data to protect health at the CDC's National Environmental Public Health Tracking Program meeting in Atlanta, Georgia (August 2006); and The threat of pandemic flu and the need for legal preparedness at the American Association of Law Librarians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, MO (July 2006). Professor Gable co-chaired a working group on law, policy, and mental health at the Wayne State University Institute of Mental Health's inaugural symposium (September 2006). He also led discussions in six Montana cities on a draft proposal to modernize Montana's state public health laws (June 2006). He is the lead drafter of this legislation, which may be introduced this coming legislative term.
Ralph Slovenko was a co-facilitator at the WSU Institute of Mental Health Organizational Symposium from work group #6, Mental Health Policy.
's article, "Don't Worry, I'll Be Right Back: Temporary Absences of Counsel During Criminal Trials and the Rule of Automatic Reversal," was published at 85 Nebraska Law Review 186 (2006).
Michael McIntyre participated in the December 2005 meeting in Geneva of the Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters, working with members from developing countries on tax treaty issues. He was appointed to serve on a subcommittee to address the exchange of information provision in the UN Model Tax Convention and will present on that topic at the 2006 meeting of the committee, scheduled for October 30 to November 3. He also wrote a detailed commentary criticizing the OECD proposal for mandatory and secret arbitration of certain international tax disputes. A revised version of that paper is scheduled for publication in the Florida Tax Review. Senators Byron L. Dorgan, Russ Feingold, and Carl Levin cited and attached his commentary in a letter to Treasury Secretary John W. Snow that raised questions about the merits of the OECD proposal.On April 8, 2006, Professor McIntyre presented a draft paper on tax competition at the Critical Tax Theory conference held at Mercer Law School. That paper was excerpted from the draft of a book on European taxation that he is writing with some Dutch colleagues.On July 6-8, 2006, he participated in the Jean Monnet Conference "Tax Compliance Costs for Companies in an Enlarged European Community," held at Rust, Austria. He spoke at the conference on the use of combined reporting with formulary apportionment as a possible solution to the problems that members of the EU are having with their corporate income tax. Professor McIntyre returned to Europe on July 24 to participate in a side event at the ECOSOC meeting at the United Nations Office in Geneva. The event was sponsored by the Tax Justice Network in cooperation with the South Center. He offered a proposal for a Code of Conduct that would encourage countries to assist each other in preventing international tax evasion and capital flight.
Noah Hall gave an invited presentation on September 29, 2006, at the University of Michigan Law School's symposium "The Great Lakes: Reflecting the Landscape of Environmental Law." His presentation was entitled, "Transboundary Pollution: Harmonizing International and Domestic Law," and is the basis for an article being published by the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. His article "Bilateral Breakdown: U.S.-Canada Pollution Disputes" was just published iat 21 Natural Resources & Environment 18 (2006).
Gregory Fox gave a talk on "Regulation of Anti-Democratic Actors" at the Annual Colloquium on International Human Rights in Athens, Greece in June 2006. He gave a talk on the occupation of Iraq at the Institute for International Law, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Germany in May 2006. Professor Fox spoke on a panel at Widener Law School on Democratizing International Organizations in April 2006. He is writing the entries on "Regime Change" and "Protection of the International Right to Democracy" for the Encyclopedia of Public International Law, published by the Max Planck Institute in Heidelberg, Germany Professor Fox co-authored a brief to the DC Circuit in Nemariam v. Commercial Bank of Ethiopia, an appeal dealing with the question of whether intangible property is covered by the "international takings" exception to the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act.
will speak to the paralegal section of the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association on October 24, 2006, on "Ethical Issues Facing Paralegal Professionals in Practice." She is co-author, with Adjunct Prof. Daniel E. Manville and Kelly Rimmer (WSU J.D. ‘06; law clerk to the Hon. Denise Page Hood), of an article forthcoming in The Wayne Law Review annual survey issue on Prisoner's Rights.
was one of four "master" teachers at the American Bar Association Section of Antitrust Law Antitrust Masters Course III, Sept. 28-Oct. 1, at Kiawah Island, South Carolina. Professor Calkins was awarded the Donald H. Gordon teaching award at Wayne State Law School in September 2006.The Provost and the Academic Senate Policy Committee have appointed Professor Calkins chair of the University's Type I Centers and Institutes Advisory Committee.
Jocelyn Benson presented "The Current status of Civil Rights Laws and Litigation in 2006," for the panel on Eyes on the Prize and Modern-Day Civil Rights, Wayne State University Undergraduate College on September 27, 2006. She also spoke on "The Voting Rights Act Reauthorization of 2006 and Limited English Proficiency Voters," for the panel on the Reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act, Emory Law School, Atlanta, Georgia, on October 7, 2006. Professor Benson delivered a keynote address, "Voter Fraud or Voter Defrauded? Federal Courts and the Issue of Fraud in Elections," at Drake Law School, Des Moines, Iowa, on October 23, 2006. On October 25, 2006, she delivered a keynote address, "Election Protection: Issues in 2004 and Beyond," at University of Toledo Law School, Toledo, Ohio. Her article, "Su Voto Es Su Voz: Integrating Limited English Proficient Citizens into American Democracy," is forthcoming later in 2006 in the Boston College Law Review.
's article on the marketplace of ideas has been published in the University of Colorado Law Review: http://www.colorado.edu/law//lawreview/issues/contents/v77-3.htm He was the lead on a study by the OpenNet Initiative (his former project) that analyzed and documented Vietnam's Internet censorship: http://www.opennetinitiative.net/ (look under "Latest News")
Linda Beale taught a two week course in U.S. federal income tax law as part of the Anglo-American Law Program at the Universidad Catolica in Lisbon, Portugal this May.She spoke at an economics panel at the first "Yearly Kos" conference, attended by about 1,000 bloggers and blog readers, in Las Vegas in June. (That panel is available through a streaming video link on the Daily Kos website.) She presented a paper July 8, Brave New World after the Jobs Act: Changing Roles of Tax Professionals, Tax Administration, and the Courts, that further developed arguments for a higher standard for tax advice, as part of a panel on "Law, Society, and Taxation: Ethics and Taxes" at the 2006 Law and Society Conference in Baltimore. Her tax blog, A Taxing Matter, (available at http://www.ataxingmatter.us) continues to receive recognition and invite commentary (both publicly on the blog and through individual emails to me), as evidenced by this statement on Paul Caron's TaxProfBlog link (below) about a recent posting: "For an extraordinarily thoughtful discussion of Murphy, see Linda Beale, Murphy: Emotional Distress Awards, Taxes and the Constitution." The link to the TaxProf item (and through it the link to Professor Beale's Murphy posting) is: Murphy: "Textbook Example of Why Blogs Beat Textbooks"http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2006/09/murphy_textbook.html
Jocelyn Benson recently completed two publications - one law review article and one chapter in a forthcoming book: Preparing for 2007: Legal and Legislative Issues Surrounding the Reauthorization of Section 5 of the Voting Rights Act, 67 U. Pitt. L. Rev. 125 (2006). Language Accommodations for All? Extending and Expanding the Language Protections of the Voting Rights Act, in DEMOCRACY, PARTICIPATION AND POWER: PERSPECTIVES ON REAUTHORIZATION OF THE VOTING RIGHTS ACT (forthcoming Fall 2006 by the Berkeley Public Policy Press). She delivered two invited presentations: The Annual Conference of the International Municipal Lawyers Association (IMLA) (September 18, 2006), and she co-authored an accompanying paper entitled What Local Government Counsel Needs to Know about the 2006 Amendments to the Voting Rights Act, H.R. 9: Bilingual Interpreters, Foreign Language Ballots & Strengthened Preclearance Requirements (with Benjamin E Griffith); and The Warren Institute of Boalt Law School, University of California, Berkeley, where she delivered a lecture and presented accompanying written remarks on "Appropriate Language Accommodations under Section 203 of the Voting Rights Act" before an audience of approximately 250. (February 9, 2006). She was recently appointed to serve on the following boards:Standing Committee on Election Law, The American Bar Association (3 year appointment);Board of Directors, Mobilizing America's Youth (2 year appointment); andPresident's Commission on Women, Wayne State University She also supervised the research and production of three studies, completed by seven work-study students at Wayne State University Law School, into the potential legal, political, and sociological effects of the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative. The students will present their research and written studies to the public in October 2006. She was an invited guest on the Detroit television broadcast of "Am I Right? Or Am I Right?" to provide commentary on Detroit municipal elections and other voting related controversies (October 28, 2006). She completed the Green Bay Marathon in Green Bay Wisconsin, May 2006.
William Burnham is teaching at the University of Maastricht in the Netherlands during the fall term. In exchange, Professor Remco van Rhee of the U of Maastricht is teaching his Comparative Law course at WSU. The 4th edition of his book, Introduction to the Law and Legal System of the US, was finished in July and was published by West-Thomson in time for Fall classes. The book is the text for a course for foreign lawyers on US law studying in the US. It is also used as an undergraduate text for pre-law and other students in US colleges. A Russian edition of the 3rd edition of the book was published in Russia in August. In April, he participated in the meetings of the Working Group on the Criminal Procedure Code, a subcommittee of the Legislation Committee of the State Duma. The working group is discussing possible changes to the 2001 Criminal Procedure Code. In Summer 2006, he taught an intensive version of the Russian Law course to US and Russian law students at the St. Petersburg Summer Law Institute, using his book, Law and Legal System of the Russian Federation (3rd ed. 2004).
delivered comments on antitrust and bankruptcy at the Sixth Annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium (Chicago, April 28, 2006). He spoke on "The FTC: Past, Present, and Future," at a conference on Teaching Consumer Law sponsored by the University of Houston Center for Consumer Law, Houston, Texas, May 19, 2006. Published: http://www.law.com/jsp/article.jsp?id=1150880721014. Published Antitrust Modernization: Looking Backwards, 31 J. Corp. L. 421 (2006) (symposium issue).Published Civil Monetary Remedies Available to Federal Antitrust Enforcers, 40 U.S.F. L. Rev. 567 (2006) (symposium issue).He has delivered several addresses: "The Antitrust Modernization at Mid-Course," at the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Program on the Antitrust Modernization Commission (Georgetown University Law Center, June 2006); "Public Enforcement of EU Competition Law," at the 11th European University Institute Competition Law and Policy Workshop: Enforcement of Prohibition of Cartels (Florence, Italy, June 2006); "Comments on Antitrust and Bankruptcy," at the sixth annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium (Chicago, Apr. 2006); "Patriotic Antitrust 2005-06," the luncheon address at the 54th annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (Washington, D.C., March 2006); and "New Directions in Competition Policy: What Lies Ahead?" at the Conference Board's Antitrust Conference (session leader) (March 2006). This past summer, he served as a Special Master in Auto Industries Supplier Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) v. Snapp Systems, Inc. v. Ford Motor Co., No. 03-74357 (E.D. Mi.). He served on the University Tenure and Promotion Committee. He has just been elected to the Academic Senate Budget Committee.
's recent and forthcoming publications include: Fairness Opinions, 55 Am. U.L.Rev. ___ (Forthcoming Sept. 2006); Myths, Consequences and the Failure of Federal Takeover Law, 34 Fla. St. U. L. Rev. __ (2006); Section 632: An Expanded Basis of Federal Jurisdiction for National Banks, 123 Banking L.J. 687 (2006); and Getting U.S. Security Holders to the Party: The SEC's Cross-Border Release Five Years On, 12 U. Penn J. Int'l Econ. L. 455 (Fall 2005) (with Brett Carron).
Paul Dubinsky became Book Review Editor of the American Journal of Comparative Law.In October he expects to be named to the Executive Committee of the International Law Association, American Branch.
Noah Hall is quoted extensively in a new book by Peter Annin, "The Great Lakes Water Wars" (Island Press, due for release this week). The book also references his recent Colorado Law Review article. He's also quoted on the back cover of the book. The release of the book is generating considerable media attention, and many of the newspaper articles also quote him as a key source in the book. Some examples, from the Chicago Tribune, Detroit News, and Detroit Free Press are linked below. http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/illinois/chi-ap-il-waterwars,1,7695785.story?coll=chi-newsap_il-hed http://www.detnews.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006609100317 http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006609090415
Peter Henning published Lawyers, Truth, and Honest in Representing Clients in volume 20 of the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics & Public Policy. Also, he did an audio conference on August 24 on "White Collar Crime: Strategies for Limiting Corporate Liability."
was quoted in the Detroit Free Press about the Detroit teacher's strike. The link to the article is: http://www.freep.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2006609110463
John Mogk published Eminent Domain and the "Public Use": Michigan Supreme Court Legislates an Unprecedented Overruling of Poletown in County of Wayne v. Hathcock in Vol. 51, No. 4, Winter 2005 of the Wayne Law Review.
spoke on the history of determinate sentencing in the United States as part of a panel presentation, Sentencing after U.S. v. Booker, at the annual meeting of the National Bar Association in Detroit in August 2006. In September 2006, he published The End of the Exclusionary Rule, Among Other Things: The Roberts Court Takes on the Fourth Amendment, 2006 Cato Sup. Ct. Rev. 283 (2006).
is on the Board of Reviewers and Contributors of The Red Book: A Manual of Legal Style by Bryan A. Garner (2nd Edition), just published by Thomson West. She published Designing a Contract Drafting Assignment in Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research and Writing, Vol. 14, No. 2, Winter 2006.
Robert Sedler published The Supreme Court Will Not Overrule Roe v. Wade, 34 Hofstra L Rev 1207 (2006). He wrote a law review article introducing The Wayne Law Review's symposium issue, Law Beyond Borders: Jurisdiction in an Era of Globalization. The symposium was based on the program presented at the annual meeting of the AALS Section on Conflict of Laws in January, 2005, when he was Chair of the Section. In May, he presented a paper, The Constitution, the American Federal System and Disaster Management and Preparedness, at a Conference in New Orleans on Homeland Security and Emergency Management for Lawyers, Policy Makers and Executives. The Conference was sponsored by the Center for American and International Law and was co-sponsored by the International Municipal Lawyers Association, in cooperation with the American Bar Association Katrina Task Force, the American Bar Association Section on State and Local Government Law, and the American Bar Association Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice. On August 29, he taped two sessions on the Michigan Civil Rights Initiative (which would ban affirmative action in university admissions and hiring in Michigan) for Comcast. Those segments will be broadcast in September on the Laurel Hess Newsmakers show. He is vice-president and president-elect of the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars. On July 27, he spoke to the West Bloomfield Rotary Club on the Supreme Court's current term. The speech was taped for broadcast on the West Bloomfield cable system.
Katherine White was elected to serve as the Vice President of the Fulbright Association in 2006. She has served on that Board since 2005. Her article, "Preserving the Patenting Process in the Global Economy", was published in the Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter earlier this spring (http://www.law.syr.edu/students/publications/sstlr/framesets/archive/current/S05-ArtSum.htm). She has published two articles on intellectual property and government contracting in the Army Lawyer Contract and Fiscal Law Developments of 2005-Year in Review, Department of the Army Pamphlet 27-50-392(January 2006). Major White was selected for promotion to Lieutenant Colonel in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.
Robert Sedler attended Oxford Roundtable at Pembroke College in August; presented paper on constitutional right of parents to control the education of their children.
Alan Schenk His book, Value Added Tax: A Comparative Approach -- will be issued the first week of September by the Cambridge University Press and will be used in courses in law schools in the U.S. and Australia this fall.
Brad Roth under the auspices of the Fulbright Senior Specialist program, taught a two-week intensive course in international human rights law Mari State University in Yoshkar-Ola, Russia (about 400 miles east of Moscow), in furtherance of Wayne State Law School's ongoing exchange with that institution. In April, he and two of his Political Science colleagues co-taught, with counterparts from several European universities, the annual interdisciplinary short course on "Divided Societies" at the Inter-University Centre in Dubrovnik, Croatia; twelve graduate and undergraduate Political Science students participated, and Professor Roth took several of them to The Hague on the way back to observe oral arguments in the Bosnia v. Serbia Genocide Case at the International Court of Justice. In June, he was an invited speaker in Jerusalem at a Hebrew University conference on sovereignty and international law.
Peter Henning had "Are Backdating Cases Really Securities Fraud?" published at Law.com. He has also been quoted extensively in papers around the nation on a variety of topics.
Noah Hall published "Toward A New Horizontal Federalism: Interstate Water Management in the Great Lakes Region," University of Colorado Law Review (citation 77 COLORADO LAW REVIEW 405 (2006)). He gave two invited presentations: 1. Federal Government of Canada Policy Research Initiative, Freshwater for the Future, Ottawa, Ontario / Gatineau, Quebec (May 8-9, 2006) "Boundary Waters: Implementing an Ecosystem Approach / Managing Conflicting Interests" 2. Canadian Bar Association Annual National Environmental, Energy and Resources Law Summit: Canada-U.S. Cross-Border Issues, Toronto, Ontario (April 28, 2006) "Waterways, Waterwars: The Protection, Taking and Use of Water" He was quoted in the following newspaper story:Dan Egan and Darryl Enriquez, Michigan Shuts Tap to Lake New Berlin Blocked in Request to Divert Water, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (June 30, 2006) - http://www.jsonline.com/story/index.aspx?id=446990
Laura Bartell recently published "The Peripatetic Debtor: Choice of Law and Choice of Exemptions" in the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal. She continues to work on the 2d edition of "A Guide to the Judicial Management of Bankruptcy Mega-Cases" for the Federal Judicial Center. She was elected to the Board of Directors of Grosse Pointe Theatre, and was elected President of the Board of Trustees of the Grosse Pointe Public Library, and a member of the Board of the Grosse Pointe Library Foundation. She is working on a new book, "Visualizing Secured Transactions", which she hopes to complete and submit for publication this fall.