Anthony Dillof served as moderator for the McJustice Syposium, organized by the Wayne Law Journal of Law in Society.
Paul Dubinsky spoke at the University of Amsterdam's December 2008 conference on "Interactions Between Mass Claim Processes and Cases in Domestic Courts." The conference was organized by the Amsterdam Center for International Law.
Lance Gable presented on two panels at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in San Diego California on Oct. 27, 2008. The presentations were on "The Proliferation of Human Rights in Global Health Governance" and "The Right to Mental Health and Other Related Human Rights: Involuntary Detention in Psychiatric Hospitals." He also conducted a lecture (via teleconference) for the World Health Organization's International Diploma on Mental Health and Human Rights, University of Pune, India on "Criminal Law and Mental Disorder."
Noah Hall working through the Great Lakes Environmental Law Center, successfully represented as amici a bipartisan group of state lawmakers in a federal case involving a challenge to Michigan's recent ballast water statute on federal preemption and dormant commerce clause grounds. The state lawmakers supported the legal authority of Michigan and other states to protect the Great Lakes from ballast water pollution that causes invasive species. The state lawmakers that he represented were Michigan State Senator Patricia L. Birkholz (R) (the lead sponsor of the Michigan legislation), Minnesota State Senator Ann H. Rest (DFL), Illinois State Representative Karen May (D), Wisconsin State Senator Robert L. Cowles (R), and Wisconsin State Representative Jon Richards (D). The Sixth Circuit's decision is Fednav v. Chester, --- F.3d --- (Case No. 07-2083, 6th Cir. November 21, 2008).For more info, visit his Great Lakes Law blog at www.greatlakeslaw.org/blog.
John Mogk provided the luncheon address at the university's "Shrinking Cities Conference" held at the McGregor Memorial Center on Nov, 17, 2008, and an address on the current housing crisis to the Wayne County annual conference on nuisance abatement on Nov. 20, 2008.
is visiting at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles during the Fall 2008 semester. During October, he presented his book project "A Matter of Dispute" at a Legal Theory Workshop at the University of Oregon Law School. His paper "Under-the-Table Overruling," which will be published in a forthcoming symposium issue of the Wayne Law Review, has been among the top ten SSRN downloads in the Law and Society "Constitutional Creation" topic since its posting in October. He will return to Wayne Law for the Winter 2009 semester and will teach Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law II.
Stephen Calkins testified on "The History of Section 5: 1972 to Present," at an FTC Workshop on Section 5 of the FTC Act as a Competition Statute (Washington, D.C., Oct. 17, 2008). He was one of four principal lecturers at the Antitrust Masters Course IV (The Homestead, Virginia, Sept. 25-28, 2008). His co-authored Antitrust Law and Economics in a Nutshell has been translated into Spanish by the Mexican Competition Commission, USAID and the U.S. Embassy in Mexico. Its Spanish title is Derecho y Economía de la Competencia.
Noah Hall spoke at a symposium in Los Angeles on Oct. 3, 2008, on "Arctic Sovereignty: Cold Facts, Hot Issues," discussing the how the United States and Canada's history of cooperation in freshwater protection could be a model for managing Arctic resources and shipping as the region opens up from climate change.
Alan Schenk wrote a column on "The Credit Crisis and the Value Added Tax Administrative Rules," which was scheduled to appear in the next issue of the International VAT Monitor published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. He is also now on the editorial board of that periodical.
Robert Sedler was a guest on the Warren Piece show, WJR-AM, discussing the constitutional role of the vice president. This was in response to some statements Sarah Palin made about what she would do as vice president. He gave his annual constitutional law update to the State of Michigan Court of Appeals on Nov. 13, 2008. On Nov. 13, he joined Detroit Free Press columnist Brian Dickerson for an Election 2008 Wrap Up for the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section. The program was held at the NCJW office in Southfield.
Robert Ackerman served as the keynote speaker at the Labor and Employment Law Section Meeting of the State Bar of Michigan on Sept. 18. He spoke to the Southfield Rotary Club on Sept. 25. He served as the keynote speaker during the Stanley "Hank" Marx Lecture Series in Dispute Resolution on Oct. 20
Jocelyn Benson testified Joint oversight hearing on "Federal, State, and Local efforts to Prepare for the General 2008 Election" at the request of the United States House of Representatives Judiciary Committee's Subcommittee on the Constitution, Civil Rights, and Civil Liberties and the House Administration's Committee Subcommittee on Elections on Sept.. 24 in Washington, D.C.
Kingsley Browne was a guest on "Work with Marty Nemko" (KALW-San Francisco, NPR) on the subject of his book "Biology at Work."
Paul Dubinsky has been selected as a national reporter for the 2010 conference of the International Association of Comparative Law. The conference will bring together comparative law scholars from around the world for a full week of meetings and presentations in Washington, D.C. to be held in July 2010 and hosted by a consortium of three U.S. law schools: American University, Georgetown, and George Washington. Professor Dubinsky's report will appear in the conference proceedings and in a supplement to the American Journal of Comparative Law. IACL conferences are held every four years. The 2010 conference is the first to meet in the United States in several decades.
Lance Gable published an article titled "HIV/AIDS, Sexual and Reproductive Health, and the Law," in the October issue of the American Journal of Public Health along with co-authors Lawrence O. Gostin and James G. Hodge, Jr. He also was interviewed by Jack Lessenberry on Michigan Public Radio on the issue of the Michigan Medical Marijuana ballot initiative.
Noah Hall was quoted in the ABA Journal in an article titled, "Gulp: Litigation Won't End the Battles Over Depleted Water Resources in Several Regions of the United States," by Kristin Choo (September 2008) (http://www.abajournal.com/magazine/gulp/). He was quoted in a popular book just published by the University of Michigan Press, "Great Lakes for Sale: From Whitecaps to Bottlecaps," by Dave Dempsey.
John Mogk recently wrote an op-ed in the Detroit Free Press titled "City needs angels, and a better plan on abandoned houses." It is available online at http://www.freep.com/article/20081013/OPINION02/810130307 and is also featured in this month's Raising the Bar.
Brad Roth article, "The Entity That Dare Not Speak Its Name: Unrecognized Taiwan as a Right-Bearer in the International Legal Order," has been published in Chinese translation in the Taiwan Law Review (Taipei: Angle Publishing), (No. 158) 2008.7, pp. 84-103. It is available in English on SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1015120. Also newly in print are his book chapter, "State Sovereignty, International Legality, and Moral Disagreement," in Yuval Shany & Tomer Broude, eds., The Shifting Allocation of Authority in International Law (Oxford: Hart Publishing Co., 2008), pp. 123-61, and his article, "Just Short of Torture: Abusive Treatment and the Limits of International Criminal Justice," 6 Journal of International Criminal Justice 215 (2008), available at http://jicj.oxfordjournals.org/cgi/reprint/mqn012?ijkey=QvcVzUKbRiL4WdA&keytype=ref.
Robert Sedler did a presentation for the Humanities Center Brown Bag Colloquium Series, "Politics, Religion, and Constitutional Values" on Sept. 16.On Oct. 2, he gave a speech, "The Ball's in Your Court: The President's Influence on the Supreme Court and the Federal Courts," to the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section.He published, "Our Eighteenth Century Constitution: The Electoral College, and Congressional Reapportionment," 34 Ohio Northern Law Review 361 (2008).
Katherine White just published the third edition of her book, co-authored with Wayne Law alumnus Eric Dobrusin. It is titled "Intellectual Property Litigation: Pretrial Practice, Third Edition" and is available at http://www.aspenpublishers.com/Product.asp?catalog_name=Aspen&product_id=0735567832
Jonathan Weinberg moderated a panel on "Implications of Regulatory Asymmetry Across the Globe" at the TPRC Conference on Communication, Information and Internet Policy on Sept. 27, 2008.
Jonathan Weinberg participated on a panel on "The Future of Trusted Systems" at a Workshop on Interdisciplinary Studies on Information Security and Privacy, held at New York University's Interdisciplinary Center for Information Security and Privacy on Sept. 26, 2008.
Laura Bartell has two forthcoming articles. Her piece on "Awards of Costs in Bankruptcy Court" will be published in the December 2008 issue of the Journal of Bankruptcy Law and Practice. Her article on "Straddle Obligations Under Prepetition Contracts -- Prepetition Claims, Postpetition Claims or Administrative Expenses?" has been accepted by the Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal.
Jocelyn Benson served as a featured panelist at the Detroit Emerging Leaders Forum on July 31, 2008, speaking on Election Administration issues in Michigan in 2008. On July 30, she was a guest on Jack Lessenberry's show, Michigan Radio (http://jackshow.blogs.com/jack/On July 26, she served as a panelist at the Judicial Candidates and Election forum, sponsored by the Michigan Judicial Caucus, in Troy, Michigan.On July 23, she presented research on "The Social Effects of Democratic Engagement of Language Minority Communities: Developing Ownership, Accountability, and Stakeholders of Linguistic Minorities in a Democracy," at the International Conference on Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, located at Monash University Centre, Prato, Tuscany, Italy.On July 18, she presented commentary entitled "Language and Difference in a Democracy - Universal Engagement in Linguistically Diverse Democracies," at the Sixth International Conference on the Humanities, held at Fatih University, Istanbul, Turkey. From June 24-25, she participated in a roundtable discussion on election reform sponsored by the Midwest Democracy Network in Minneapolis, Minn.On June 18, she led a discussion entitled "Democracy, Language, and Diversity: Developing a Voice for Language Minority Communities," at the Eighth International Conference on the Diversity in Organisations, Communities and Nations, at the University of Montréal in Montreal, Canada.On June 13, she was a featured speaker at the Gamaliel National Conference, where she presented research on "State Constitutions, Litigation, and the Fundamental Right to Education," at Cobo Hall in Detroit. On June 4, she presented a paper entitled "Education as a Fundamental Right in a Diverse Society," at the Fifteenth Annual International Conference on Learning, at the University of Illinois, Chicago.On May 28, she served as a Panel Organizer and Participant for a roundtable discussion on "Law and Democracy in a Multilingual Society," at the Annual Law and Society Conference in Montreal, Canada.On May 24, she ran the Bayshore Marathon in 3 hours and 31 minutes, qualifying to run the Boston Marathon in April 2009.
Kingsley Browne chapter "The Evolutionary Psychology of Sexual Harassment" was published in the book "Evolutionary Forensic Psychology: Darwinian Foundations of Crime and Law," published by Oxford University press and edited by Joshua D. Duntley and Todd K. Shackelford.
Stephen Calkins gave a speech entitled "My Crystal Ball," at post-annual meeting of the ABA Antitrust Section in New Brunswick, Canada, on Aug. 14, 2008. He served as a panelist at The FTC at 100 on "The effectiveness of the competition mission" in Washington, D.C., July 30, 2008. Professor Gregory Fox's paper entitled, "Constitutional Violations and the Validity of Treaties: Will Iraq Give Lawful Consent to a Status of Forces Agreement?" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for PIL: Treaties & Other Sources of International Law (Topic).
Noah Hall provided detailed written testimony on "Interstate Water Management and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact," to the U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee at the Committee's invitation on July 30, 2008. (The testimony is available on SSRN at http://ssrn.com/abstract=1229243). Two days later, the Senate unanimously approved the Great Lakes compact.
Sarah Abramowicz spoke on "Unexpected Expectations in Victorian Child Custody Law and the Victorian Bildungsroman," Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, March 2003.
Stephen Calkins recently taught at the Fordham Competition Law Institute Refresher Course for Experienced Agency Staff and Judges in New York on July 8, 2008.
Anthony Dillof was interviewed on W-JR radio regarding the legal ramifications of a recently passed Michigan law requiring that paroled aggravated stalkers wear global position monitoring devices.
Lance Gable participated in the Turkish Pharmaceutical Law conference in Kayseri, Turkey on May 8-9, 2008 and presented on "Clinical Trials in the United States: What Role for Criminal Law?" He presented on "Closing Borders during Public Health Emergencies" at the UCLA Conference on Public Health and Disasters on May 19, 2008. He made two presentations at the Law and Society Association's Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada on May 29, 2008: "Ethics, Human Rights and Mental Disability" and "Human More or Less? Human Rights, Transformative Technologies, and Human Bodies". He participated in a panel round table at the annual American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics Health Law Professors Conference on "Protecting Populations at Risk" on June 6, 2008. He served as a grant peer reviewer for the Centers for Disease Control, Coordinating Office for Terrorism Preparedness and Emergency Response. He attended "Confronting the Ethics of Pandemic Influenza Planning: The 2008 Summit of the States" as a member of the state of Michigan delegation.
Amy Neville spoke at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute on July 15, 2008. More than 600 legal writing professors attended the 2008 LWI Conference in Indianapolis. Her presentation, "Anatomy of an Appellate Brief Problem," addressed the process of designing pedagogically sound appellate brief assignments.
Linda Beale presented a paper at the annual Law and Society conference, May 29, in Montreal, called "Tax Practitioners as First Interpreters." The paper considers statutory construction in the context of tax rules and asks how text should be approached by practitioners in order to ensure a coherent analysis and push practitioners away from aggressive, loophole-exploiting interpretations. Her paper entitled, "Tax Patents: At the Crossroads of Tax and Patent Law" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for SEIN Subject Matter Journals and Social & Environmental Impact Network.
Kingsley Browne was a guest on "Kresta in the Afternoon" (Ave Maria Radio) on May 24 discussing his book, "Co-ed Combat." He spoke at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society in Kyoto, Japan, on June 8. His talk was titled "Trust and Cohesion: Integration of Women into Military Combat Units."
Stephen Calkins presented "Consumer Law or Consumer Protection?" at the University of Houston Center for Consumer Law program on Teaching Consumer Law in Houston on May 23, 2008. He gave a keynote address, "Do You Know Who I am?", at the 4th Annual In-House Counsel Forum on Pharmaceutical Antitrust in National Harbor, Maryland on May 20, 2008. He participated in "One Year Later: The Antitrust Modernization Commission's Report and the Challenges That Await Antitrust," at New York University Law School on April 11, 2008. He presented "Hot Topics," at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting in Washington on March 27, 2008. He served as program chair in "What Does It Take? Challenging Mergers that Involve Differentiated Products?", at the ABA Antitrust Section Spring Meeting in Washington on March 26, 2008. He served as panelist in a Brownbag Program, "An Update on IP & the Agencies: N-Data and Rambus," sponsored by the ABA Section of Antitrust Law Computer & Internet and Federal Civil Enforcement committees in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 29, 2008.
Gregory Fox served as moderator in a panel discussion on Corporate Responsibility for Human Rights on May 20. The event was held at Ford World Headquarters by the Committee on International Human Rights of the State Bar of Michigan, of which Fox serves as chair. On June 14-15, he attended a meeting in Stockholm, Sweden of authors for a book entitled "Exit Strategies and Peace Consolidation." He is the author of the chapter on military occupation. The meeting was sponsored by Oxford University and the Folke Bernadotte Institute in Stockholm.
Noah Hall was the featured speaker at the Great Lakes Legislative Caucus Annual Meeting (Chicago, June 13, 2008) and led a discussion on "Federal and State Opportunities for Great Lakes Protection."
was the featured presenter at the Open City Meeting on April 15, 2008 discussing the Small Business Clinic and the free legal resources it provides to entrepreneurs. Open City is a forum for aspiring and current business owners to exchange ideas and information about doing business in Detroit. She was the convener of the 7th Annual Transactional Law Clinic Faculty Conference. The Conference was held on April 25 at the McGregor Conference Center at Wayne State University. There were 35 Clinical Law Professors from around the country who teach Small Business and Transactional Clinics who attended the Conference. She was a co-facilitator of a Working Group Session pertaining to Community Lawyering at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education which took place from May 4-7 in Tucson, Arizona. She was the featured presenter at the Governor's Emerging Small Business Leaders Council Dialogue which took place May 14, 2008. She will be giving a presentation at the Great Lakes Symposium on Clinical Scholarship & Best Practices which will be held at Michigan State University College of Law on Thursday, July 24 and Friday, July 25, 2008. She will be discussing Community Outreach and how to market a clinic.
Alan Schenk is currently teaching at the University of Pretoria in South Africa. He is teaching as part of the Africa Tax Institute and is teaching tax administrators from about 14 African countries about Value Added Tax. He will also serve as Technical Advisor for the International Monetary Fund, assisting the tax services in South Africa and Botswana with the drafting of a new tax act -- the Tax Administration Act.
Robert Sedler met with a delegation of 10 visitors from the Krygyz Republic on April 28, visiting the United States under the State Department's International Visitor Program. The Krygyz Republic, commonly referred to as Kyrgyzstan is a former Soviet Republic in Central Asia. The Krygyz people are Turkic and Moslem, and the Krygyz Republic is a secular state, with a Constitution that provides for separation of government and religion and religious freedom. The purpose of the delegation's visit to the United States is to study Religion in a Secular Society, and Professor Sedler met with the delegation for 90 minutes, discussing the constitutional protection of religious freedom in the United States. On Monday, April 28, Professor Sedler did an interview with Steven Clark on WXYZ-TV (Ch. 7) 7 p.m. news on the impact of the situation involving Reverend Jeremiah Wright on Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic Party primary process. This was the evening after Reverend Wright spoke in Detroit at the annual NAACP Fight for Freedom Dinner at Cobo Hall. On Saturday, April 26, Professor Sedler did an interview on the Lou Perry Radio Show, WLBY-AM in Ann Arbor on Sen. John McCain's opposition in the Senate to amending the Equal Pay Act to provide that the time for bringing suit runs only after the pay inequality has been discovered, and so to overturn the United State's Supreme Court's 5-4 2007decision in Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire and Rubber Co. He, along with Attorney Godfrey Dillard is representing the City of Detroit in a suit in regard to the forfeiture proceedings initiated by the Detroit City Council against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick. Professor Sedler has been interviewed extensively by the Detroit media in regard to this case and has appeared on a large number of radio and television newscasts.
Steven Winter participated in the 2008 Joint Annual Meetings of Law and Society Association and Canadian Law and Society Association held in Montreal, Quebec. As part of a panel on "The Place of Law in Durable vs. Deficit Democracy" he presented a paper on the relationship between different strategies of social order and the conceptions of autonomy that each entail.
Linda Beale paper entitled, "Tax Patents: At the Crossroads of Tax and Patent Law" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for BPA: Public Policy (Topic).
Noah Hall spoke at the American Bar Association's 2008 Eastern Water Resources Conference in Charlotte, NC on the topic of "Interstate Water Management."
Peter Hammer gave the keynote address at a conference "Mainland Southeast Asia at its Margins: Minority Groups and Borders" sponsored by the Center for Khmer Studies in Siem Reap, Cambodia, March 17-18, 2008. The presentation was entitled "Development as Tragedy: The Asian Development Bank and Indigenous Peoples in Cambodia." He made a presentation to a joint meeting of the Michigan State Bar Health Care and Antitrust Law Sections on May 7, 2008 in Novi: "The Architecture of Health Care Markets: Economic Sociology and Antitrust Law" He moderated a discussion for Detroit Public Television on May 10, 2008 following a public screening of a new Documentary entitled New Year's Baby about a Cambodian refugee's travel back to Cambodia to piece together the unspoken of secrets in her family's history.
Michael McIntyre paper entitled, "United Nations Code of Conduct on Cooperation in Combating International Tax Evasion" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for INT: International Institutions & Law: Compliance (Topic).
Dana Thompson was interviewed by Jimmy Womack on the Jimmy Womack Show on 107.5 on March 30, 2008 and discussed the Keith Collection and Treasure of Detroit.
Robert Sedler published "The Media and National Security," 53 Wayne Law Review 1025 (2007).This article will also be put online on SSRN. His article, "The Constitution, the Courts and the Common Law," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LPP: Function of Legislatures. His article, "The Michigan Supreme Court Diminishes the Right to Trial by Jury in Civil Cases," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSCP: Trial Practice. On April 13-14, he attended a meeting of the Commission on Social Action of Reform Judaism, of which he is a member, in New Orleans. On April 13, he did an interview from New Orleans with Paul W. Smith on WJR-FM about the case of United States v. Fieger. On April 16, he gave a speech at the Anne Braden Institute for Social Justice at the University of Louisville on the subject of "School Desegregation in Louisville and the Meredith decision. (In the early '70's, while at the University of Kentucky, Professor Sedler was the lead counsel in the Louisville-Jefferson County desegregation case, which resulted in the desegregation of the merged city and county school systems.) While there, he also spoke to a combined Constitutional Law class at the law school on the subject of "Race and the Constitution." On May 1, he made a presentation on "Religion, Politics, and Constitutional Values" at Wayne State University's Society of Active Retirees (SOAR) program. On May 3, as President of the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars, he carried the Ceremonial Mace and led the Academic Procession at the Wayne State University 2008 Commencement. On May 17, he contributed to a discussion, "Should Detroit council try to oust mayor," on the Editorial Page of the Detroit News. His position was entitled "Let the People Decide," and argued that the council should not try to oust the Mayor." On May 20, he made a presentation on "Iraq and Vietnam: Some Comparisons and Some Differences" at the Adult Learning Institute of Oakland Community College/Elderhostel.
Jonathan Weinberg was a commenter on Adam Cox & Cristina Rodríguez's paper "The President and Immigration Law" at the biennial Immigration Law Teachers' Workshop in May 2008.
Laura Bartell article "From Debtors' Prisons to Prisoner Debtors: Credit Counseling for the Incarcerated" was just published in 24 Emory Bankruptcy Developments Journal 15 (2008). Her article "Staying the Serial Filer -- Interpreting the New Exploding Stay Provisions of Section 362(c)(3) of the Bankruptcy Code" is scheduled for publication in the forthcoming volume of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal published by the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges. She continues to serve on the Editorial Board of the American Bankruptcy Law Journal, and on the Board of Directors of the American Board of Certification, a national organization that certifies bankruptcy and creditors' rights lawyers.
Linda Beale gave a presentation to BC Tax Colloquium on March 27, 2008, called "Tax Patents: At the Crossroads of Tax and Patent Law." She will also soon be published in the Illinois Journal of Law, Technology & Policy (forthcoming 2008).
Stephen Calkins spoke during the "hot topics" portion of the ABA's Antitrust Law Spring Meeting. His presentation helped pack the ballroom.
Paul Dubinsky served as a judge in the international rounds of the Jessup Moot Court Competition in Washington, D.C. In March, his op-ed "What the Fall of Eliot Spitzer Says About Us," appeared in the Christian Science Monitor. In April, he was awarded a University Research Grant to pursue a project on the intellectual influence of the U.S. Supreme Court on the constitutional courts of young democracies.
Gregory Fox has been invited to be part of a group of experts convened by the International Committee of the Red Cross in Geneva to consult on a new project on the international law of occupation. The group's first meeting will take place in late May. He gave a talk on "The Object and Purpose of Treaties" at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law in Washington on April 12, 2008.
Noah Hall article on "Political Externalities, Federalism, and a Proposal for an Interstate Environmental Impact Assessment Policy," was published at 32 Harvard Environmental Law Review 49 (2008). He recently gave several invited presentations at symposia and conferences, including the Hamline University School of Law/Law Review Symposium - "Water, Catalyst of Life and Strife: A Threat to Security or a Vital Opportunity to Foster Cooperation?" (St. Paul, MN, April 4, 2008) on "Climate Change and Great Lakes Water Resources - Cooperation or Conservation" and the National Association of Environmental Law Societies Annual Conference (Burlington, VT, March 21, 2008) on "Climate Change and State Water Laws." He was quoted in several media stories, including CQ (Congressional Quarterly) Weekly - quoted in Coral Davenport, "Creating New Water Ways" (March 10, 2008); Cleveland Plain Dealer - quoted in Michael Scott, "Water is the Great Lakes Area's Prize" (March 30, 2008); and Detroit Free Press - quoted in Tina Lam, "Lakes Forecast: Tension High, and Michigan Partly to Blame" (April 3, 2008).
Peter Henning spoke at the 21st Annual Corporate Law Symposium at the University of Cincinnati College of Law on March 14, 2008. The Symposium was "The Dysfunctional Board: Causes and Cures," and his talk was "Board Dysfunction: Dealing with the Threat of Corporate Criminal Liability."
has been appointed as Consultant to the chair and co-reporters of the UDITPA drafting committee, which is preparing a new version of the Uniform Division of Income for Tax Purposes Act, adopted in 1957. The goal is to have a new draft approved by the Uniform Law Commission and then adopted by state governments. UDITPA is an important model code that provides the basis rules governing the taxation of corporations by state governments. The position of Consultant is uncompensated public service. He also published a short piece, titled "Coming Soon - A UN Code of Conduct on Tax Evasion?". It appears in 4/1 Tax Justice Focus 1-2 (2008), available online at http://www.taxjustice.net/cms/upload/pdf/TJF_4-1_Doha.pdf. The article discusses the efforts of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation to develop a code of conduct to discourage government cooperation with international tax evasion and abusive tax avoidance. Professor McIntyre presented a report at the 2007 meeting in Geneva of the UN Committee in which he made the case for adoption of a code of conduct. He also served as interim chair (now as member) of the UN Committee's subgroup on Information Exchange, which has been charged with the task of preparing a draft code of conduct.
Brad Roth 2004 Leiden Journal of International Law article, "Retrieving Marx for the Human Rights Project," is being republished twice this year in separate collections on Marxist political and legal thought, both due out in the Spring of 2008. A slightly revised version of the original article will appear in Susan Marks, ed., International Law on the Left: Revisiting Marxist Legacies (Cambridge University Press, 2008), and the original version will be reproduced in Susan Easton, ed., Marx and Law (Philosophers and Law Series) (London: Ashgate Publishing, 2008). His new article, "Just Short of Torture: Abusive Treatment and the Limits of International Criminal Justice," is due out this spring in the Journal of International Criminal Justice (vol. 6, no. 2, 2008), published by Oxford University Press.
Alan Schenk is publishing a book review in the International VAT Monitor, a periodical of the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. He reviewed R. Bird & R.P. Gendron's "The VAT in Developing and Transitional Countries." (Cambridge University Press, 2007.)
Robert Sedler paper entitled, "The Constitution, the Courts and the Common Law" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Political Institutions: Law & Courts. He published: "Essay: The Protection of Religious Freedom Under the American Constitution, 53 Wayne Law Review 817 (2007). Also put online on SSRN. He published online SSRN, "The Michigan Supreme Court Diminishes the Right to Trial by Jury in Civil Cases. He presented a paper, "The Constitution, Territoriality, and American Citizenship," at the 5th Annual Conference of the Center for the Study of Citizenship at Wayne State University, The Boundaries of Citizenship, on March 29, 2008. He wrote an op-ed entitled "The Mayor Still Considered Innocent" in the Detroit Free Press on March 25, 2008. He spoke to the Wayne State Law School Chapter of the Progressive Organization for Women's Rights on March 26, 2008, discussing "What If Roe Fell?" He served as a panelist to discuss "The Roots of Altruism and Moral Courage," at a Conference on "What Motivates Altruism" at the Holocaust Memorial Center in Farmington Hills on April 4, 2008.
Jonathan Weinberg was a commenter on Peter Spiro's book Beyond Citizenship: American Identity After Globalization at Wayne State University's Fifth Annual Conference on Citizenship Studies on March 27-29, 2008. Later on, he was an invited participant in a colloqium on the book at the Opinio Juris website.
Jocelyn Benson was invited to write and publish a piece entitled "One Person, One Vote: Protecting the Franchise Through the Effective Administration of Election Procedures" In THE URBAN LAWYER (a publication of the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law). She served on a Panel on State Efforts to Promote Election Reform and Access to the Vote, Moderator, American Constitution Society and the National Press Club, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 25, 2008). She served as a panelist to address "The Crucial Role of State Election Administrators in Promoting Democracy," at the Norman Amaker Public Interest Law Conference, Indiana University Law School (Feb. 23, 2008). She addressed "Martin Luther King, Jr. and The Future of Voting Rights," as part of the Penn State Dickenson School of Law Speaker Series on Preserving King's Legacy, Lecture, State College, PA. (Feb. 22, 2008). She was interviewed in a segment called "Am I Right?" for Detroit Public Television (discussing the accusations of perjury against Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick) on Jan. 25, 2008. She was interviewed by Patty Satalia for Pennsylvania Inside Out, WPSU TV, on Feb. 22, 2008.
Lance Gable authored "A CDC Review of School Laws and Policies Concerning Child and Adolescent Health," 78 J. SCHOOL HEALTH 69-128 (2008) (with James G. Hodge, Jr. and Julie Samia Mair). This comprehensive report was produced in conjunction with the CDC's Division of Adolescent and School Health and the CDC's Public Health Law Program and published as a special issue of the Journal of School Health. He authored "Global Mental Health: Changing Norms, Constant Rights" along with Lawrence O. Gostin. The article was published in the Winter/Spring 2008 Issue of the Georgetown Journal of International Affairs (9 GEO. J. INT'L AFF. 83-92 (Winter/Spring 2008)). His recent book, LEGAL ASPECTS OF HIV/AIDS: A GUIDE FOR POLICY AND LAW REFORM (2007) (with Katharina Gamharter, Lawrence O. Gostin, James G. Hodge, Jr., and Rudolf Van Puymbroeck), was reviewed in both the New England Journal of Medicine and the Medical Law Review.
Noah Hall article on "Climate Change and Freshwater Resources" (co-authored with Bret B. Stuntz and Robert H. Abrams), was published at 22 NATURAL RESOURCES & ENVIRONMENT 30 (Winter 2008) He was quoted in several media stories on the legislative fight over the Great Lakes compact (Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Great Lakes Compact Hits Rough Waters" (Feb. 16, 2008) and Detroit Free Press, "Proposed Changes Could Unravel Great Lakes Compact" (Feb. 15, 2008)).
Robert Sedler taped an interview with Chuck Stokes for Spotlight on the News. The other participant was Tom Cranmer, Channel 7's legal consultant and former President of the State Bar. The subject was legal issues in connection with the Kilpatrick text messaging scandal. Professor Sedler's appearance was a follow-up to his prior op-ed in The Detroit Free Press, "Unless convicted, the Mayor should not resign."
Sarah Abramowicz spoke on "The Impossible Contract: Adoption and the Limits of Contract in Dickens's Great Expectations," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, University of Texas, Austin, TX, March 2005.
Sarah Abramowicz spoke on "From Lawyer to Detective in the Victorian Novel," Annual Meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and the Humanities, Cardozo School of Law, New York, NY, March 2003.
Anthony Dillof moderated a Wayne Law Review symposium panel, "Reforming the Consequences: Deportation in 'Crimmigration' and Other Contexts."
Erica Beecher-Monas was asked by Ontario Province to participate in two roundtables that will report on guiding principles for forensic pathology testimony in child deaths on Feb. 15 and Feb. 21, 2008.
Jocelyn Benson spoke on Jan. 27, 2008, at the APIA Vote Norman Y. Mineta Leadership Institute conference in Dearborn. Her speech was entitled "Major Voting Rights and Election Reform Issues Facing the APIA Community in 2008." She spoke on Feb. 2, 2008, on a judicial panel in Washtenaw County with former Attorney General Candidate Amos Williams on the current status of standing issues in the Michigan Supreme Court. She will speak on Feb. 8, 2008, at the national Mid-Year Meeting of the American Bar Association on a panel entitled "Modern American Election Law and Voting Rights," cosponsored by Section of State and Local Government Law, Section on Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice and the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education.
John Mogk wrote a letter to the editor of the Michigan Bar Journal titled "Take a Closer Look at ‘Recent Changes in Eminent Domain Law'" that was published in the January 2008 edition of the Journal.
Dana Thompson was the featured speaker at the opening ceremony of the Marching Toward Justice Exhibit (the Exhibit is a part of the Keith Collection) at Indiana University- Purdue University Indianapolis on Jan. 17, 2008. She is on the 2008 Governor's Emerging Small Business Advisors Resource Partners Council.
Robert Sedler wrote an article in the Wayne Law Review, Survey Issue, "The Constitution, the Courts and the Common Law." He also wrote an op-ed piece in the Detroit Free Press titled "Other points of view: Unless convicted, mayor should not resign" on Feb. 2, 2008.
Stephen Calkins published Coming to Praise Criminal Antitrust Enforcement, in European Competition Law Annual: 2006 (Claus-Dieter Ehlermann & Isabela Atanasiu eds., 2007). At the university he has spoken twice at programs on the tenure and promotion process.
Anthony Dillof appeared on a panel at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting. The panel was entitled, "Voluntary Manslaughter: New Thoughts on an Old Crime." Professor Dillof moderated the panel.
Gregory Fox spoke at a conference in Kiel, Germany entitled "A Wiser Century? The 100th Anniversary of the 1907 Hague Peace Conference," where he spoke about the international administration of territory. He spoke at a conference in Florence, Italy of authors of chapters in a forthcoming book entitled "Exit Strategies and Peace Consolidation." There, he spoke on how occupying powers attempt to secure the peace upon leaving occupied territories.
Lance Gable published The Proliferation of Human Rights in Global Health Governance, 35 J. L. MED. & ETHICS 534 (2007). He also presented at the following recent events: "Governance of Public Health Emergencies: Ethics, Human Rights, and the Law" at the Central States Law Schools Association Annual Meeting, Detroit, MI. "Public Health Powers in Public Health Emergencies" at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference: Politics, Policy and Public Health, Washington, DC. "Disability Rights: Will the UN Convention Change Policy and Practice?" at the American Public Health Association Annual Conference: Politics, Policy and Public Health, Washington, DC. "Defensive medicine: How to avoid being sued and other pitfalls" at the Region V Student National Medical Association (SNMA)/ Black Medical Association (BMA) Annual Conference, Detroit, MI.
Noah Hall was requested by The United States House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee, Domestic Policy Subcommittee to testify at a hearing on, "Assessing the Environmental Risks of the Water Bottling Industry's Extraction of Groundwater." The hearing took place on Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2007, at 2 p.m. in the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C.
Peter Henning spoke on Dec. 14, 2007, at the Federal Practice Seminar by the Iowa State Bar Association on the topic: "Lawyers, Truth, and Honesty: An Oxymoron?" Also, in connection with the sentencing of Conrad Black, he was on nine Canadian radio stations that are part of the Canadian Broadcast Corporation (similar to NPR stations) to discuss the sentencing. He was also on the BBC on the evening Newshour programme on the same topic.
Dana Thompson is on the 2008 Governor's Emerging Small Business Advisors Resource Partners Council.
Robert Sedler paper entitled, "The First Amendment Right to Silence" was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for LSPLCL: Rights & Liberties (Topic). To view the top ten list for the journal click on its name LSPLCL: Rights & Liberties (Topic) Top Ten and to view all the papers in the journals click on these links link(s) LSPLCL: Rights & Liberties (Topic) All Papers. From November 29 to December 4, he gave lectures in American Constitutional Law at the Ural State Law Academy Institute of Justice in Yekaterinburg, Russia (Yekaterinburg is the third largest city in Russia). The topics included the Constitution and American Foreign Policy, the American Federal System, The President and Congress, and the Constitutional Protection of Individual Rights. The lectures were in English to advanced students in the Institute of Justice. He also gave some lectures to other groups of students that were translated from English into Russia. He also went to a polling place to observe the December 2 election for the Russian Parliament and discussed this election and the results with Russian colleagues and students.