Wayne State University

Accomplishments

December 7, 2007

Kingsley Browne  book Co-ed Combat: The New Evidence That Women Shouldn't Fight the Nation's Wars was published by Sentinel (Penguin USA), Nov. 8, 2007. On Oct. 4, 2007, he spoke on "Cohesion and Trust" at the Twelfth Annual Center for Military Readiness Celebration in Washington, D.C., at which he received "The CMR Spotlight Award" for his book, Co-ed Combat.

December 7, 2007

Noah Hall co-authored a report (with Wayne Law alumnus Bret B. Stuntz) titled "Climate Change and Great Lakes Water Resources" for the National Wildlife Federation. He spoke at the University of Toledo College of Law - Great Lakes Water Conference (Toledo, Ohio, Nov. 16, 2007) on the topic of invasive species in the Great Lakes. He was invited to testify before the Michigan Senate Environment and Natural Resources Committee (Lansing, Mich., Nov. 14, 2007) on the Great Lakes Compact and public trust doctrine. He gave a presentation at the Chicago Humanities Festival - Climate of Concern (held at Loyola University, Chicago, Nov. 10, 2007) on the topic of "Governing the Great Lakes."

December 7, 2007

 participated, as a member of the Governor's Emerging Small Business Leaders Council, in a forum sponsored by the Council titled "The Ultimate Insurance and Bonding Forum" on Nov. 9, 2007. She is a member of and was on the planning committee of the E2 Detroit Entrepreneurship Conference which took place Oct. 1-2, 2007. She will serve on the advisory committee for an arts incubator called "Arts Impact" established by Dean Sharon Vasquez, Dean of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.

November 8, 2007

Jocelyn Benson was the recipient of the Alumni Achievement Award from the Duke University Talent Identification Program (Sept. 1, 2007) She and Professor Robert Sedler were interviewed for an hour-long segment on Jury Diversity issues in Wayne County on Detroit Today, WDET/Michigan Public Radio. (Sept. 18, 2007) The American Constitution Society published an issue brief that she authored entitled "Towards Full Participation: Solutions for Improvements to the Federal Language Assistance Laws." The issue brief was distributed to over 50,000 members of the ACS Voting and Democracy initiative and is available at: http://www.acslaw.org/c21/voting (Sept. 12, 2007) She published an Op-Ed in the Daily Journal (www.dailyjournal.com), the most widely read legal journal on the West coast. The Op-Ed was entitled "Promoting Equal Opportunity and Access to the Vote for Citizens with Limited English Proficiency." (Sept. 27, 2007)

November 8, 2007

Robert Sedler published: The Louisville-Jefferson County School Desegregation Case: A Lawyer's Perspective, Vol. 105 The Register of the Kentucky Historical Society pp. 3-32 (2007). On Sept. 26, he presented a lecture, "Our 18th Century Constitution and the American Political System," to the Adult Learning Institute, an Elderhostel program at Oakland Community College. On Oct. 10, he presided over the Annual Installation Banquet of the Wayne State University of Scholars, of which I am the current President. On Oct. 11, he spoke at the Investiture of Michigan Court of Appeals Judge, Elizabeth Gleicher, a WSU Law graduate, class of 1979. On Oct. 14-15, he attended the Fall Meeting of the Social Action Commission of the Union for Reform Judaism, of which I am a member. On October 17, he presented a lecture, "Vietnam and Iraq: Some Comparisons and Some Differences, to the Society of Active Retirees (SOAR) a WSU-sponsored program for seniors.

October 8, 2007

Stephen Calkins published Broadcast Music, Inc. v. Columbia Broadcasting System, Inc., in Antitrust Stories ch. 7 (Eleanor M. Fox & Daniel A. Crane eds., 2007), and he was a panel participant in Roundtable Discussion: The Report of the Antitrust Modernization Commission, 21 Antitrust Source 9 (summer 2007). He spoke at the Wrap-Up Session for the Federal Trade Commission/Department of Justice Hearings on Single-Firm Conduct (Washington D.C. May 1, 2007) (transcript available on agency web sites). In addition, he delivered the following sets of remarks:After-Dinner Remarks, at the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Trade Practices Workshop (Surfers Paradise, Australia, Aug. 11, 2007)Recent Developments in U.S. Competition Modernization, at the Law Council of Australia Business Law Section Trade Practices Workshop (Surfers Paradise, Australia, Aug. 11, 2007)Horizontal Restraints, at the Fordham Competition Law Institute Refresher Course for Experienced Agency Staff and Judges (New York July 10, 2007) (full day session) (w. Andreas Reindl)Equilibrating Tendencies in Competition Law: Implications for European Reforms, at the ESRC Centre for Competition Policy, University of East Anglia, Conference on Comparative Perspectives in Multi-Jurisdictional Antitrust Enforcement (Norwich, England June 14, 2007)Luncheon Address, at the annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting(Washington, D.C. April 18, 2007) Wrong Turns in Exclusive Dealing Law, at the Conference on Conservative Economic Influence on U.S. Antitrust Policy, Georgetown University Law School (April 17, 2007) Private Interests and Public Antitrust Enforcement, at the University of Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics conference on Strategic Firm-Authority Interaction in Antitrust, Merger Control and Regulation (Amsterdam March 2007)Reflections from Across the Pond, to the Dutch Association for Competition Law (Amsterdam March 2007)He also served as the moderator for Master the Basics Brown Bag Series Lesson VIII: International Antitrust (teleconference April 25, 2007), and participated in the chair's showcase program at the annual ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting (Washington, D.C. April 19, 2007)At the Law School he participated in a session in which the faculty reviewed the Supreme Court year. At the University, he was elected to the Academic Senate's Policy Committee (its executive committee).

October 8, 2007

 recently won a big case that he had been litigating, along with co-counsel, for seven years on behalf of the ACLU of Michigan. In Platte v. Thomas Township, Federal District Judge David Lawson struck down a portion of the Michigan "minor-in-possession" of alcohol statute as "repugnant to the Fourth Amendment." The challenged provision authorized police to force pedestrians under 21 years of age to take breathalyzer tests to determine whether they had been drinking. Judge Lawson accepted Dean Moran's argument that the police cannot force pedestrians to take chemical tests without a warrant absent a true emergency. The opinion is online at: http://www.mied.uscourts.gov/Opinions/lawsonpdf/05-10200.pdf

October 8, 2007

Lance Gable co-authored a book, Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform (2007). The book, published by the World Bank, is a comparative, analytical assessment of laws related to HIV and AIDS around the world. He has been added as a Project Consultant on a project entitled "In Vitro Fertilization Programs and Embryo Storage: Policies and Practices in the United States." He has been named the Chair of the Ethics Workgroup for the Wayne State University Clinical and Translational Services Award Proposal. Gable is a member of the Scientific Misconduct Policy Revision Working Group in the Office of the Vice President of Research, Wayne State University. He has presented at the following recent events: "Legal Aspects of HIV/AIDS: A Guide for Policy and Law Reform," Book Launch, World Bank, Washington, D.C., 2007 "Governance of public health emergencies: ethics, human rights, and the law, Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Health," at the 21st European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, Cardiff, Wales, 2007 "Ethics, Human Rights, and Mental Disability, Ethics, Philosophy, and Public Health," at the 21st European Conference on Philosophy of Medicine and Health Care, European Society for the Philosophy of Medicine and Healthcare, Cardiff, Wales, 2007 "Autonomy and Equality in our Transhuman Future: Legal and Bioethical Implications," at the International Conference on Law and Society in the 21st Century, Law and Society Association, Berlin Germany, 2007 "Governance of public health emergencies: ethics, human rights, and the law," at the International Conference on Law and Society in the 21st Century, Law and Society Association, Berlin Germany, 2007 "The Proliferation of Human Rights for Persons with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities," at the International Congress on Law and Mental Health, International Association of Law and Mental Health, Padua, Italy, 2007 "The Proliferation of Human Rights for Persons with Mental and Intellectual Disabilities," at the Public Health and Human Rights Conference, Prato, Italy, 2007 "Health Information Privacy," at the Michigan Association of Law Librarians Annual Meeting, Detroit, Mich. Gable was a participant at the Socrates Society Seminar: "Embryos, Vaccines and Genes: Resolving Bioethical Dilemmas," Aspen Institute, Aspen, Colorado, 2007

September 10, 2007

Noah Hall Assistant Professor of Law, was invited to present a paper on "Political Externalities, Federalism, and a Proposal for an Interstate Environmental Impact Assessment Policy" at the inaugural Harvard Law School Environmental Law Faculty Workshop in Cambridge, Massachusetts, June 13, 2007. Hall co-authored a casebook supplement and update to the Teacher's Manual for ENVIRONMENTAL LAW AND POLICY: NATURE, LAW, AND SOCIETY (Aspen) and will be co-authoring the next edition due to be published next fall. Hall also successfully represented a bipartisan group of state lawmakers in a Constitutional challenge to a state law intended to prevent biological pollution in the Great Lakes. See Fednav, Ltd. v. Chester, --- F.Supp.2d ----, 2007 WL 2336072 (E.D.Mich. 2007). He was later invited to discuss this litigation at the Council of State Governments Midwest Annual Meeting in Traverse City, Mich., Aug. 25, 2007.

September 10, 2007

Dana Roach Thompson Clinical Assistant Professor of Law and Director of the Damon J. Keith Law Collection of African-American Legal History, was among the 65 professionals selected to participate in Leadership Detroit's Class XXIX. Over 1,600 regional leaders have completed the program including such notables as Governor Jennifer Granholm, White House Press Secretary Tony Snow, Detroit Police Chief Ella Bully-Cummings and DTE Energy Vice Chairman Stephen Ewing. "Leadership Detroit regularly attracts the finest leaders from around the Detroit Region," said Dick Blouse Jr., President and CEO, Detroit Regional Chamber. "This year was no exception." Founded in 1979, Leadership Detroit provides the foundation for a lifelong commitment to leadership by creating awareness of key issues that affect the Detroit Region and challenges emerging and existing community leaders to bring about positive change in the community through informed leadership. Leadership Detroit is a program of the Detroit Regional Chamber.

September 10, 2007

Amy Neville Legal Research and Writing Lecturer, recently published "Over-commenting - Why Do We Do It and How Can We Cure It?" in The Second Draft (Legal Writing Inst.) Vol. 22, No. 1, Fall 2007.

September 10, 2007

Alan Schenk Professor of Law, co-authored two of the chapters of "Value Added Tax in Africa," a book to be used by tax authorities, practitioners, and academics in African countries with value added taxes. He used this material in a course (team-taught) in the African Tax Institute in Pretoria, South Africa in June, 2007.

April 4, 2007

Jocelyn Benson was invited to author a chapter on International Standards for Political Representation and Participation in the book International Election Principles: The Rule of Law in the Democratic Elections, to be published by the American Bar Association in December 2007. On March 4, Professor Benson served as a panelist at the WSU Center for Citizenship Conference on Race and Citizenship, presenting a version of her forthcoming Boston College Law Review article, Su Voto Es Su Voz: Incorporating Voters of Limited English Proficiency into American Democracy. From March 11 to March, with funding from the Izumi Fund, Professor Benson sponsored a trip to Atlanta and Montgomery, Alabama for students enrolled in her Election Law and Race and the Law courses. Eight students went on the trip. One half of the trip was spent meeting with lawyers at the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Equal Justice Initiative who work on death penalty litigation, suits against white supremacist organizations, and various anti-discrimination cases. The second half of the trip was spent touring parts of Alabama and Georgia that were relevant to the civil rights movement, including a journey along the Selma-to-Montgomery voting rights trail and a visit to the Voting Rights Museum in Selma, Alabama. The purpose of the trip was to offer students the opportunity to interact with lawyers currently working on civil rights litigation and to provide a view into the realities of the events that led to the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the Voting Rights Act of 1965. On March 15, Professor Benson submitted an entry on Voting Rights for the Encyclopedia of the United States Constitution to be published by Facts on File, Inc. in 2008.

April 4, 2007

Stephen Calkins published a chapter, Competition Law in the United States of America, in Competition Law Today: Concepts, issues, and the Law in Practice (Vinod Dhall, ed., Oxford University Press 2007).In March, Professor Calkins delivered a talk, "Private Interests and Public Antitrust Enforcement," at the University of Amsterdam Center for Law & Economics conference on Strategic Firm-Authority Interaction in Antitrust, Merger Control and Regulation. While in Amsterdam, he also presented "Reflections Across the Pond" to the Dutch Association for Competition Law.Also in March, Professor Calkins served as session leader at the Conference Board's Antitrust Conference in New York, where he presented a talk, "New Directions in Competition Policy: What Lies Ahead?"

April 4, 2007

 was notified that his article, Regulating Listings in a Global Market, had been accepted for publication in the December 2007 issue of the North Carolina Law Review. The article has also been listed on the SSRN's Top Ten download lists for "Corporate Law", "Securities Law" and on six other SSRN Top Ten lists.

April 4, 2007

Paul Dubinsky was a moderator at International Law Weekend West, Santa Clara University School of Law, where he presented "Challenging the Assumption of Equality: The Due Process Rights of Alien Litigants in U.S. Courts." Professor Dubinsky served as a final round judge for the Southwest Regional Jessup International Moot Court Competition with Justice Andrew Hurwitz of the Arizona Supreme Court. He was a moderator at the Annual Conference of the American Society of International Law, and presented "The Future of Transnational Litigation in U.S. Courts: Distinct Field or Footnote?" He was a discussant at "The ‘New' New Haven School: International Law - Past, Present and Future," held at Yale Law School.

April 4, 2007

Noah Hall has been invited to co-author the next edition of Plater et al, Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society, one of the leading environmental law casebooks.

April 4, 2007

Brad Roth gave a paper on March 17 in Taipei, Taiwan, The Entity That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Unrecognized Taiwan as Right-Bearer in the International Legal Order, at a National Taiwan University conference on Constitutional Change and Constitutional Reform. Professor Roth also gave a personal briefing to President Chen Shui-bian on legal aspects of Taiwan's quest for international recognition as a state.On February 15, Professor Roth participated in a Federalist Society-sponsored debate on "The Law of War" with Prof. Michael Lewis of Ohio Northern University Law School. The question debated was whether the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld was correct to apply Geneva Convention standards to the trials of "enemy combatants." He argued the affirmative side. On March 26, Professor Roth helped organize and participated in the Edward L. Wise Symposium on international criminal law.

April 4, 2007

Alan Schenk was appointed to the editorial board of the International VAT Monitor published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. He has contributed several articles to this periodical in the past.

March 1, 2007

Sarah Abramowicz spoke on "Childhood and the Limits of Contract," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, D.C., March 2007.

February 21, 2007

Jocelyn Benson was recently recruited to contribute two chapters to an upcoming "Election Law Handbook," to be published in March 2008. Other authors will be Thurgood Marshall, Jr. and former Virginia Attorney General Jack Young. Her chapters will cover "Uniform Standards for Partisan Involvement in Election Administration: the Role of the Lawyer-Citizen and Voter-Advocate" and "The Language Minority Assistance Provisions of the Voting Rights Act." In December 2006, Professor Benson was appointed to serve on the Racial Justice Advisory Council for the Michigan ACLU. She is currently drafting a memorandum for the council on the issues surrounding the creation of a legal right to education for students in the state of Michigan. On January 11, Professor Benson delivered Wayne State Medical School's annual Martin Luther King Jr. Lecture, "MLK and the quest for voting rights," sponsored by the Black Medical Association. On January 22, she was elected to serve on the Board of Directors for Transportation Riders United, a non-profit organization advocating for improved public transit in the Detroit Metro area. On February 14, Professor Benson participated as a lecturer in the Wayne State Humanities Center Brown Bag Colloquium Series, speaking on the recent reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act and the impending constitutional challenge to the Act.

February 21, 2007

Lance Gable published Public Goods, Private Data: History, Ethics, and the Uses of Identifiable Public Health Information,122 PUBLIC HEALTH REPORTS 7 (Supplement 1 2007) (with co-authors Amy L. Fairchild, Lawrence O. Gostin, Ronald Bayer, Patricia Sweeney, and Rob Janssen). He also published Risk Management in the Wake of Hurricane Katrina: Hospital Liability Associated with the Use of Volunteer Health Professionals During Emergencies, 10 MICH. ST. UNIV. J. MED. & L. 57 (2006) (with co-authors James G. Hodge, Stephanie H. Cálves, Elizabeth Meltzer, and Sara Kraner). Professor Gable presented at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting in Boston on the topic of "Legal Issues and Environmental Public Health Tracking."

February 21, 2007

Noah Hall was asked to be a Contributing Editor for the 2006 Year in Review, published jointly by Energy Law Journal and American Bar Association Section of Environment, Energy and Resources. Professor Hall wrote the section on Great Lakes water resources. He gave a 2007 Wayne/Windsor Forum Lecture at the University of Windsor Faculty of Law on January 15 on "Bilateral Breakdown: Going to Court Over U.S.-Canada Pollution Disputes." On December 2, 2006, Professor Hall delivered "Federalism and Interstate Environmental Management," at the Great Lakes Water Basin: International Law and Policy Crossroads conference in Chicago, sponsored by the Institute for Trade in the Americas and Michigan State University College of Law. He made several media appearances, most notably as an invited studio guest on a Michigan Public Radio show to discuss the Massachusetts v. EPA case recently argued before the U.S. Supreme Court.

February 21, 2007

Peter Henning published White Collar Crime Sentences After Booker: Was the Sentencing of Bernie Ebbers Too Harsh?, 37 McGeorge L. Rev. 757 (2006). He published an editorial on Law.Com December 8, 2006, entitled "GC Power Gains Also Mean More Exposure." On October 4, 2006, Professor Henning was appointed as the Fair Fund Administrator by the Securities & Exchange Commission in the case of "In the Matter of Veras Capital Master Fund, et al." He is also responsible for the distribution of a $37 million fund to eligible claimants in an SEC securities fraud case.

February 21, 2007

 was recently appointed director of the Damon J. Keith Collection of African-American Legal History. A full-page article about her and the new Small Business Clinic she created appeared in the Jan/Feb 2007 issue of Detroit Black Pages.

February 21, 2007

Robert Sedler published Property and Speech, 21 Washington University Journal of Law and Policy 123 (2006), as part of the symposium issue, "The First Amendment and the Rehnquist Court." Professor Sedler delivered a speech, "A Liberal Jewish View of the Arab-Israeli Conflict," to the Wayne State University Jewish Law Students Association on January 24. He gave the same speech to the Temple Beth-El Brotherhood on January 21. He gave a CLE Presentation, "Constitutional Rights - Personal Autonomy and Equality; Constitutional Rights - Freedom of Speech and Freedom of Religion," to the Tau Epsilon Rho Law Fraternity Annual Convention in Sarasota, Florida on December 28 and 30, 2006.

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