Lance Gable presented two papers at the American Public Health Association's annual meeting in Denver on Nov. 8-9, 2010. The papers were titled "Human Rights and Mental Disability: Concept, Structure, and Substance" and "Reimagining Public Health Governance: Emergency Preparedness Beyond the Rigid Limits of Law."
Lance Gable made two presentations at "Using Law, Policy, and Research to Improve the Public's Health: A National Conference," on Sept. 14, 2010 in Atlanta. The papers presented, "Global Public Health Legal Responses to H1N1" and "Mental Health, Human Rights, and Public Health Emergencies," will be adapted for an upcoming issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics. He participated as a panelist at the World Stem Cell Summit in Detroit on Oct. 4, 2010. The session, titled "Embryonic Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee Workshop," presented the complicated issues that University Stem Cell Research Oversight Committees address in their work. Professor Gable is the co-chair of the WSU Stem Cell Research Oversight Committee. He was awarded the WSU Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences on Oct. 6, 2010. This award is given annually to a junior faculty member in the humanities and social sciences who has significant publications or creative achievements that has enabled him or her to achieve national or international recognition earlier than usual in his or her careers. He was awarded a grant from the Michigan Department of Community Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness. The focus of the grant will be to develop ethical guidelines for allocation of scarce medical resources and services during public health emergencies in Michigan. This is the third consecutive year that this grant has been awarded to Gable. Finally, Gable recently was named as the co-chair of the Clinical Research Ethics Unit, Michigan Alliance for Clinical and Translational Science (MACTS). MACTS is a collaborative initiative between WSU, Michigan State University, Henry Ford Health System, Karmanos Cancer Institute, and Van Andel Research Institute to enhance clinical and translational research.
Robert Sedler served as moderator at the 2010 Judicial Institute's morning panel titled, "The Role of the Federal Courts." The program invited a number of high school social studies teachers in the Detroit metropolitan area to attend sessions where they would be informed about the work of the federal courts. The panel participants were United States District Court Judge Nancy G. Edmunds, Wayne law school alumna and member of the Wayne Law Board of Visitors, Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen J. Markman, and Detroit Free Press deputy editor Brian Dickerson. He made a presentation on the Michigan Supreme Court for a program on the 2010 elections sponsored by the Oakland Branch of the National Council of Jewish Women on Oct. 24. He will be presenting a lecture for the Wayne State Society of Active Retirees, "The Constitution, Politics, and Campaign Finance Regulation" on Nov. 8.
Anthony Dillof has been selected to partipate in the Humanities Center Resident Scholars Program.
gave the luncheon address, Try Something New, at the National Association of Attorneys General Antitrust Litigation Training Program in Columbus, Ohio, on Sept. 23, 2010. He also has been on the air recently in San Francisco (on a DOJ investigation) and in Detroit (on the possible purchase of the Pistons).
Peter Henning participated in an Oct. 8 panel discussion at the ABA's 5th annual National Institute on Securities Fraud in New Orleans on the topic "Financial Reforms: Overview of Legislation, Enforcement, and Future Implications." Henning discussed the impact of the Dodd-Frank Act.
Katherine White was appointed to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit Advisory Council by Chief Judge Randall R. Rader. The Advisory Council advises the entire court on rules changes, helps in planning the court's judicial conferences, and advises the chief judge on various matters. White will serve for a three-year term.
Laura Bartell is currently serving as resident scholar at the American Bankruptcy Institute in Alexandria, Virginia. In that role she prepares podcasts and moderates media teleconferences, as well as summarizes cases and legislation for the ABI website.
Christopher Lund spoke at the Fall 2010 Indigenous Law Conference, which was held Oct. 8-9 at the Michigan State University College of Law. The Conference was titled, "Persuasion and Ideology," and Lund spoke on the religious liberty panel (along with Douglas Laycock, Frank Ravitch and Troy Brown), discussing how politics and ideology enter into the adjudication of religious liberty claims.
Christopher Lund will speak at the John Marshall School of Law in Chicago, Illinois on Oct. 15 on a panel titled, "Salazar v. Buono and the Future of the Establishment Clause." The panel brings together four young scholars of religious liberty - Mary Jean Dolan, Ian Bartrum, Lisa Shaw Roy and Chris Lund - to discuss papers they wrote on the Supreme Court's recent decision in Salazar v. Buono, 130 S. Ct. 1803 (2010), regarding the constitutionality of a cross displayed on federal land in the Mojave National Preserve. The papers are being published by the Northwestern Law Review Colloquy, and Lund's contribution is here.
Amy Neville has been appointed to serve a three-year term on the State Bar of Michigan's Professional Ethics Committee. The committee is responsible for preparing written opinions on professional conduct as well as reviewing and recommending proposed amendments to the Michigan Rules of Professional Conduct.
Justin Long will serve as a panelist during the Michigan Constitutional Convention presentation at the Election Forum 2010 on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Adat Shalom from 12:30-2:30 p.m.
Robert Sedler will serve as a panelist during the Michigan Constitutional Convention presentation at the Election Forum 2010 on Sunday, Oct. 24, at Adat Shalom from 12:30-2:30 p.m. Sedler will speak on the importance of the Michigan Supreme Court election.
John Mogk moderated a panel on "Revitalizing Michigan's Economy Through Political Cooperation" for the League of Women Voters of Grosse Pointe on Wednesday, Sept. 22 and participated as a panelist on Wednesday, Sept. 28 in the program of the Michigan Chapter of the American Institute of Architects on "Rethinking Detroit."
Alan Schenk spent two weeks in Ghana in August on behalf of the International Monetary Fund's legal department, where he served as technical adviser and assisted the Ghana Ministry of Finance in drafting revisions to the Ghana value added tax.
John Mogk appeared before the Detroit Common Council Sept. 9 to discuss promotion and regulation of urban agriculture in the city. He chaired the fall meeting the Michigan Council on Labor and Economic Growth on Sept. 13 as well.
Justin Long will speak at State Constitutionalism in the 21st Century, a day-long symposium to be held on Sept. 22, 2010, at Penn State Law School. The event will also be available via webcast. To see the complete agenda, roster of speakers, and registration information, please visist http://law.psu.edu/events/state_constitutionalism/program.
Robert Sedler will serve as a moderator at the 2010 Federal Judicial Institute event at 9 a.m.-2:30 p.m. on Oct. 22, 2010, at the Theodore Levin United States Courthouse in Detroit. The event is designed for high school civics and government teachers to highlight the structure, function, and importance of the judicial branch of government. Topics include the historic and modern role of the federal judiciary in relation to the other two branches of govern- ment, its impact on individuals and individual rights, and its influence on society. Judicial officers and attorneys will present judicial concepts and ideas in the historic United States Courthouse in Detroit, Michigan. E-mail email@example.com for more information.
Noah Hall's new co-authored environmental law casebook, "Environmental Law and Policy: Nature, Law, and Society" has just been published.
Lance Gable published a chapter titled "Human Rights of Persons with Mental Disabilities: The European Convention of Human Rights" in Lawrence O. Gostin, Jean V. McHale, Philip Fennell, Ronald D. Mackay, & Peter Bartlett's (Eds.) The Principles of Mental Health Law and Policy 103-166 (Oxford University Press, 2010) along with co-author Lawrence O. Gostin.
Brad Roth presented a paper on the legality of secessions and coups at the biennial meeting of the International Law Association (ILA) in The Hague; Prof. Roth serves as one of three American Branch representatives on the ILA's Committee on Recognition/Non-Recognition of States and Governments. He also gave a talk at the University of Amsterdam Faculty of Law on the subject of his recently published article, "Coming to Terms with Ruthlessness: Sovereign Equality, Global Pluralism, and the Limits of International Criminal Justice" (8 SANTA CLARA J. INT'L L. 231 (2010)).
Robert Sedler gave a lecture titled "The President, the Constitution and Civil Liberties: From Lincoln to Bush" at the Houghton Lake Public Library on Aug. 24, 2010. The lecture coincided with a travelling exhibit, "Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War," currently on display at the library.
John Mogk headed the citizens campaign to secure the renewal of the SMART millage proposal on the ballot in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb communities served by the regional transportation system.
Kingsley Browne gave a paper titled "What's all this Fuss About Ricci?" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference in Palm Beach, Fla.
Aaron Perzanowski presented a paper, "Digital Exhaustion," at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at the UC Berkeley School of Law.
Rachel Settlage led a panel discussion on the recent Supreme Court decision Padilla v. Kentucky at a Statewide Immigrant Rights Summit in Lansing, Mich., organized by the Michigan Immigrant Rights Center.
Aaron Perzanowski presented a paper, "Unbranding, Confusion and Deception," forthcoming in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, at the University of Michigan Law School's Intellectual Property Workshop Series in March 2010.
Jonathan Weinberg's paper, "Non-State Actors and Global Informal Governance: The Case of ICANN," made the Social Science Research Network's "top ten" list for recent downloads in the field of cyberspace law.
Jonathan Weinberg commented on Lori Nessel's paper, "The Practice of Medical Repatriation: The Privatization of Immigration Enforcement and Denial of Human Rights," at the 2010 Immigration Law Teachers' Workshop at DePaul University.
Christopher Lund will presented his paper, "Legislative Prayer and the Secret Costs of Religious Endorsements" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference in Florida in August. The paper was one of three papers selected by an expert panel of scholars from a general call for papers, and it will be presented at the SEALS annual luncheon.
Christopher Lund organized a panel, "The Changing Religion Clauses," at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Conference in Florida that will take place in August. He will present his paper, "Salazar v. Buono and the Changing Establishment Clause" at the conference.
Julia Qin was elected to the executive council of the Society of International Economic Law (SIEL) during the SIEL biennial conference held in Barcelona, Spain, July 8-10, 2010. At the SIEL conference, she served as discussant/chair for the panel on China and international economic law.
Robert Ackerman is now on the Management Council for the Great Lakes Intercollegiate Athletics Conference. He is also beginning his third year as Wayne State University's Faculty Athletics Representative.
Lance Gable presented a paper titled "Reimagining Public Health Governance: Emergency Preparedness Beyond the Rigid Limits of Law" at the Law and Society Association's annual meeting in Chicago on May 30, 2010.
Lance Gable presented a paper titled "Human Rights and Mental Disability" at the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics Annual Health Law Professors conference at the University of Texas Law School in Austin, Texas, on June 5, 2010.
Paul Dubinsky is teaching Comparative National Security Law at Bar Ilan University in Ramat Gan, Israel. The course considers similarities and differences in the approaches of the U.S., Israeli and EU legal systems to a range of security issues, including nuclear nonproliferation and terrorism.
Paul Dubinsky visited Al Quds University in the Palestinian territories during summer 2010.
Paul Dubinsky is representing Wayne State University at the 2010 World Congress of Comparative Law in Washington, D.C. Professor Dubinsky's report for the Congress was published in the American Journal of Comparative Law.
Paul Dubinsky presented a paper at "Civil Litigation in a Globalizing World," a conference that took place at Erasmus University in the Netherlands in June. Professor Dubinsky's paper will be published as a chapter in a forthcoming book to be published by Asser Press.
Robert Sedler participated in a roundtable discussion on "Religion and Science: Shaping the Modern World," at Harris Manchester College of Oxford University in Oxford, England. There were approximately 40 participants in the roundtable, including educators, scientists and clerics. Sedler presented a paper titled, "The Constitutional Protection of Religious Liberty in the United States."
Anthony Dillof attended the Law and Society Association Conference. There he served as chair and discussant on the panel, "Author Meets Reader - Victims' Rights and Victims' Wrongs: Comparative Liability in Criminal Law." He also presented his paper "Modal Retributivism: A Theory of Sanctions for Attempts and Other Criminal Wrongs" on the "Topics in Criminal Law Theory" panel.
Rachel Settlage was a presenter for a concurrent session at the 2010 AALS Conference on clinical legal education titled "Uncovering: When and How to Incorporate Our Personal Critical Perspectives and Experiences in Clinical Teaching Across a Range of Critical Theory."
Lance Gable participated as a speaker in a plenary session on "Ethical Issues Related to Emergency Preparedness" at the Medical Ethics Resource Network of Michigan annual meeting.
Lance Gable delivered a speech at the 2010 Great Lakes Homeland Security Conference titled "Ethical Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources and Services During Public Health Emergencies."
Noah Hall gave an invited presentation at the International Bar Association Biennial Conference of the Section on Energy, Environment, Natural Resources and Infrastructure Law in Toronto on "Interstate Water Compacts - A Comparative Assessment."
Robert Sedler gave a speech, "Obama and the Supremes: A Civil Liberties Update," at the Birmingham Temple Forum.
Robert Sedler gave a presentation to Wayne State Academy of Scholars on "Law, Politics and Health Care Reform."
Robert Sedler was a panelist on "Citizens United: When Free Speech Costs Money, Who Gets Heard," Metropolitan Detroit ACLU, Marygrove College. The other panelists were Mark Brewer, chair of the Michigan Democratic Party, and Patrick Rose, a Lansing appellate lawyer who has been a strong critic of the Citizens United decison.
Robert Sedler served as moderator for a Panel on Citizens United Decision at the Oakland County ACLU, Birmingham Unitarian Church. Ppanelists included Brian Dickerson, associate editor, Detroit Free Press, Richard D. McClellan, who argued Austin v. Michigan Chamber of Commerce on the losing side, and saw that decision overruled in Citizens United, and Rich Robinson of the Michigan Campaign Finance Network.
Noah Hall gave an invited presentation at the International Climate Law and Policy Symposium, sponsored by Wayne State University Law School and Miller Canfield, on "Climate Change Litigation Comes to Michigan."
Robert Sedler met with Russian lawyers as part of State Department International Visitors program.
Robert Sedler gave a speech, "The Michigan Supreme Court, Stare Decsisis, and Overrurling the Overrulings," to the American Constitution Society Student Chapter, University of Michigan Law School.
Linda Beale was again featured as a top tax blogger - this time by a Wall Street posting as one of the best 20 independent financial blogs. More information at http://247wallst.com/2010/03/31/the-247-wall-st-twenty-best-financial-blogs/
Lance Gable delivered the John F. Roatch Lecture on Global Social Policy and Practice at Arizona State University. This is an annual lecture that hosts an internationally known scholar to lecture on a topic of global reach and social significance. Professor Gable's remarks, titled "U.S. Health Reform and the Elusive Target of Human Rights," were presented at the University Club in Phoenix on March 5, 2010. More information about the lecture is available at http://www.asu.edu/distinguishedprofessor/roatch/
Lance Gable presented at the 8th annual WMD/CBRNE Symposium held in East Lansing, Mich. on Feb. 11, 2010. His presentation, "Making Ethical Decisions with Scarce Medical Resources," described the work of developing ethical guidelines for allocating scarce medical resources and services during public health emergencies in Michigan. He also presented on a similar topic on Jan. 7, 2010, at the Regional Leadership Meeting held at the Michigan Department of Community Health, Office of Public Health Preparedness, in Lansing, Mich.
Lance Gable presented a paper at the Case Western Reserve Law Review symposium "Reproductive Rights, Human Rights, and the Right to Health" on Jan. 22, 2010 in Cleveland, Ohio. The paper, titled "Reproductive Health as a Human Right," will be published in an upcoming issue of the Case Western Reserve Law Review.
Lance Gable received the 2010 Wayne State University Academy of Scholars Junior Faculty Award for the Humanities and Social Sciences. Each year the Academy recognizes two faculty members, one from the Sciences and one from the Humanities and Social Sciences, who have significant publications or creative achievements that have enabled them to achieve national or international recognition earlier than usual in their careers. The Junior Faculty Awardee must be non-tenured with no more than seven years of active faculty service. The Junior Faculty Awardees are honored at the Academy's Annual Banquet in October, when they receive a certificate and a $1,000 contribution to their research fund. This is the second year in a row that a Wayne Law faculty member has been named as the Junior Faculty Awardee for the Humanities and Social Sciences. The award last year went to our colleague Noah Hall.
Linda Beale had an article, "Bilski at the Supreme Court," published in the March 15, 2010 issue of Tax Notes magazine. It was the second most viewed item on Tax Notes Today on the day it was posted.
Robert Sedler's article, "The Constitution and the American Federal System," will be published in the next issue of The Wayne Law Review. It has previously been published online on the SSRN. Another article, "The Michigan Supreme Court, Stare Decisis and Overruling the Overulings," has been published online on the SSRN and will subsequently be published in The Wayne Law Review.
Robert Sedler will give a presentation, "Remember the Constitution? Civil Liberties and the War on Terrorism," for The Thursday Forum at the Birmingham Temple in Farmington Hills, Mich., on March 25, 2010.
Paul Dubinsky spoke on national security law issues in a series of lectures in India during spring break. The first of these was the prestigious K.T. Desai Lecture at the Bombay High Court in Mumbai where Professor Dubinsky delivered "Human Rights Law Confronts National Security Law: The Battle for the Future of Procedural Norms." The lecture will be published in India. Subsequent venues included the Supreme Court Bar Association, the International Institute of Human Rights, and the Government Law College. While in India, Professor Dubinsky met with law student organizations to promote Wayne Law's LL.M. programs. He also met with non-governmental organizations to explore potential externship opportunities for Wayne Law students in India.
Rachel Settlage along with Professor Jonathan Weinberg and students from the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, participated in a free immigration legal clinic for Haitians on March 6, 2010 in Lansing. The Clinic co-sponsored with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Project and Michigan Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Rachel Settlage hosted a "talk-back" on the subject of comprehensive immigration reform at the Matrix Theater on March 14, 2010 following a production of "Vanished."
Jonathan Weinberg along with Professor Rachel Settlage and students from the Asylum and Immigration Law Clinic, participated in a free immigration legal clinic for Haitians on March 6, 2010 in Lansing. The Clinic co-sponsored with the Michigan Immigrant Rights Project and Michigan Chapter of the American Immigration Lawyers Association.
Peter Hammer gave a presentation titled "Complex Adaptive Systems: The Narrow Horizon of Malpractice" at a Michigan State University Law School Conference on the future of Medical Malpractice Reform on Feb. 19, 2010.
Peter Hammer was appointed a member of the Michigan Roundtable Housing Project Steering Committee on the formation of a Truth and Reconciliation Commission to examine the history of race disctimination in Detroit and its present day effects.
Peter Hammer gave a presentation titled "The Elusive Face of Cambodian Justice" for Wayne Law's Program for International Legal Studies on Jan. 21, 2010.
Noah Hall was invited to present a paper on interstate water compacts and climate change adaptation at the Environmental & Energy Law & Policy Journal and the University of Houston Law Center's "Climate Change, Water, and Adaptive Law" symposium in Houston, Texas, Feb. 26, 2010.
Noah Hall was invited to testify on Asian carp and Supreme Court litigation before the Michigan Senate Natural Resources and Environmental Affairs Committee and Senate Hunting, Fishing, and Outdoor Recreation Committee in Lansing, Mich., Feb. 24, 2010.
wrote a paper titled "Identifying the New International Standard for Effective Information Exchange," to be presented (in absentia) at a conference in Vienna, Austria, that runs from March 18-20, 2010. The conference, "Tax Treaties Issues from a Legal and Economic Perspective," has been organized by the Institute for Austrian and International Tax Law of WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business) together with SFB International Tax Coordination. The paper will appear as a chapter in the conference volume.
Paul Dubinsky will speak in the Justice KT Desai Memorial Lecture on "The Human Rights Law Confronts National Security Law: The Battle for Procedural Norms" in Bombay on March 11, 2010.
Robert Sedler spoke on "The Michigan Supreme Court and Stare Decisis" in an event hosted by the Michigan and Wayne Law chapters of of the American Constitution Society at Wayne Law.
Christopher Lund travelled to the University of South Dakota School of Law to speak at a symposium titled, "The Twenty Year Anniversary of Employment Division v. Smith: Reassessing the Free Exercise Clause and the Intersection between Religion and the Law." The symposium was held on Feb. 18, 2010, and was hosted by the South Dakota Law Review and the USD Indian Law Symposium Planning Group. The symposium papers will be published later this year in an issue of the South Dakota Law Review. More information at http://www.usdnalsa.org/symposium/.
Robert Sedler made a presentation to the Detroit Charter Commission at its public meeting at the Samaritan Center on Feb. 22, 2010. The subject of the presentation was "Qualifications for Elective Officials: What Requirements Can Imposed Under the United States Constitution, the Michigan Constitution, and Michigan Law."
Peter Henning spoke at a Brooklyn Law School Symposium titled "Sharing the Blame: The Law and Morality of Punishing Collective Entities" on Feb. 5, 2010. He participated in a roundtable discussion on "Corporate Criminal Liability and the Problem of Multiple Groups."
Alan Schenk will participate in a conference titled "VAT Exemptions: Consequences and Design Alternatives" in April 2010. It is a joint conference by the Centre for Business Taxation at Oxford University and the Fiscal Institute at Tilburg University. Click here for more information.
Jonathan Weinberg moderated and participated in a panel on "The Future of the Media Marketplace" at the American Association of Law Schools annual meeting on Jan. 9, 2010.
Jonathan Weinberg participated on a panel on "Defining Transparency" at a workshop on "Open Government: Defining, Designing, and Sustaining Transparency" sponsored by Princeton University's Center for Information Technology Policy on Jan. 24, 2010. Video at http://bc.princeton.edu/flash/4x3.html?videofile=StreamAS/flash/citp/20100121_panel_1.mp4
Jonathan Weinberg moderated a panel at the Law Review symposium on "Comprehensive Immigration Reform: Problems, Possibilities and Pragmatic Solutions," which he also helped organize.
Lance Gable has been invited to deliver the John F. Roatch Global Lecture on Social Policy and Practice. His lecture will be titled "U.S. Health Reform and the Elusive Target of Human Rights" and will be held at the University Club Phoenix on March 5, 2010. The Roatch Lecture is an annual event hosted by the Arizona State University School of Social Work. http://copp.asu.edu/roatch_rsvp
Robert Sedler made two presentations on "Our Eighteenth Century Constitution, Congress, the President, and Our Two-Party Political System." On Jan. 19, he made the presentation before the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars, and on Jan. 26, he made the presentation at the Humanities Center Brown Bag Colloquium Series.
spoke to members of the uniformity committee of the Multistate Tax Commission on Dec. 2, 2010 at their annual meeting, held at Perdido Beach, Ala. He made two presentations, one on combined reporting with formulary apportionment and the other on the proper treatment of business income under the UDITPA statute, as incorporated into the MTC compact. The MTC is preparing a major revision of its model rules on the taxation of business income.
Michael McIntyre was named Senior Advisor to the Tax Justice Network. The TJN, headquartered in the UK, is a leading advocate of international tax reform, with an emphasis on tax policies benefitting the developing countries. It has been especially active on curtailing international tax evasion through an effective exchange of information and has promoted, with the UN and elsewhere, the model information exchange agreement prepared by Professor McIntyre.
John Mogk participated in an orientation symposium for the newly elected City Council Members of the City of Detroit. The topic addressed by Professor Mogk was the need to consolidate the City's declining population and assemble, clear and reuse its expanding inventory of vacant land.
Christopher Lund will become chair of the Section on Law and Religion on Jan. 8, 2010, at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools. He has served previously in year-long terms as programming chair and chair-elect of the Section.