Wayne State University

Accomplishments

December 21, 2011

Lance Gable presented at the Health Law Professors Conference in Chicago, IL, an annual meeting sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics, on the topic Reimagining Public Health Governance: Emergency Preparedness Beyond the Rigid Limits of Law in June 2011.

December 21, 2011

Lance Gable presented at the International Congress on Law and Mental Health in Berlin, Germany, on the topic Human Rights for Mental Health Governance: The CRPD in Concept, Structure, and Substance in July 2011.

December 21, 2011

Lance Gable presented at the Michigan Industrial Hygiene Association's Annual Mini-conference, on the topic of Ethics, Health, and the Law in October 2011. Professor Gable also delivered a lecture for the Wayne State University Humanities Center Colloquium Series on the topic of Ethical Allocation of Scarce Medical Resources During Public Health Emergencies. In addition, he presented at the American Public Health Association's Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

December 21, 2011

Penny Webster was awarded Volunteer of the Year by Community Legal Resources (CLR). According to CLR, "Webster routinely helps CLR clients through the Wayne State Law School Small Business and Nonprofit Start Up Clinic.  But this year she stood out for personally accepting additional referrals, often assisting in emergency situations with short time frames.  Because of this, Penny helped several vital organizations keep their doors open. She is a fantastic resource on 501c3 status and general exemption law, and the clients she assisted are all overwhelmed by and grateful for her knowledge, help, and responsiveness."

December 21, 2011

Paul Dubinsky was one of 10 invited scholars from across the U.S., Canada and France to present works in progress at the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute's Faculty Colloquium on International Law and Theory at Washington University St. Louis School of Law in November 2011. Professor Dubinsky's paper, entitled "The Place of International Law in the U.S. Legal System: The Fragile Status of the Traditional Understanding in the Winter of our Discontent," is part of his ongoing research into relative changes in the way that the U.S. legal system receives treaties, customary international law, and other forms of international law.  

December 21, 2011

Paul Dubinsky contributed a chapter to Oxford University Press's recently published book International Law and Domestic Legal Systems: Incorporation, Transformation, and Persuasion, edited by Dinah Shelton.

December 21, 2011

Julia Qin delivered a distinguished lecture at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, entitled "China and the WTO: Reflections on the Tenth Anniversary of Membership" in October 2011.

December 21, 2011

Julia Qin was invited to a conference on China Economic and Trade Relations, held at Columbia University, School of International and Public Affairs, in New York City in November 2011, where she made a presentation on "China in WTO Dispute Settlement."

December 21, 2011

Julia Qin delivered a lecture on "The Challenge of China's State Capitalism" at the seminar of WTO Law, co-taught by Professors Merit Janow and Jagdish Bhagwati at Columbia Law School.

December 8, 2011

Robert Sedler received the 2011 American Jewish Committee (AJC) Detroit Community Service Award, along with his wife, Rozanne, on Dec. 5, 2011. The award is given by AJC each year in recognition of a recipient’s outstanding contributions to the Jewish people, to the preservation and strengthening of democratic rights and ideas, and to the welfare of Michigan.

December 5, 2011

Steven Winter is on the advisory board of a new journal entitled Language, Law and Interdisciplinary Practice which is being edited by Professor Girolamo Tessuto, Faculty of Law, Seconda Università degli Studi di Napoli.

December 5, 2011

Steven Winter had his recent paper, "Frame Semantics and the ‘Internal Point of View,’" accepted for publication in the conference volume Current Legal Issues Colloquium: Law and Language (Michael Freeman & Fiona Smith eds. Oxford University Press), to be published in Sept. 2012.

December 5, 2011

Linda Beale presented at the Joint Fall CLE Meeting of the ABA Section of Taxation and Real Property, Trust and Estate Law Division in Denver in October on the topic of "Recent amendments to Circular 230 and their impact on the Office of Professional Responsibility's role in practitioner discipline." In November, she presented at the Central States Law School Association annual conference in Toledo in November on "Fairness in Context." She also participated in the University of Chicago's Tax Conference, an annual conference that invites prominent tax lawyers from prestigious national firms, corporate tax counsel, and academia for a two-day conference on advanced tax concepts.

December 2, 2011

Robert Sedler had a paper titled "Religion, Politics, and American Foreign Policy in the Middle East" published in Forum on Public Policy, Vol 2011 no 3.

December 1, 2011

Robert Sedler gave a presentation on November 30, on United States Supreme Court constitutional decisions during the 2010 term and Michigan Supreme Court constitutional decisions during 2010-11. The presentation took place at the Court's offices in Detroit and was transmitted simultaneously to the Court's offices in Troy, Lansing and Grand Rapids. The presentation was attended by the Court's professional staff and clerks and a few judges. The presentation was part of the Court's Education Program, which is chaired by Judge Henry Saad, ’74.

November 21, 2011

Brad Roth was interviewed by the Academic Council on the United Nations System (ACUNS) about his recent book Sovereign Equality and Moral Disagreement (Oxford University Press, 2011). ACUNS posted a podcast of the interview. Professor Roth also gave talks in October to the law faculties of Carleton University in Ottawa and McGill University in Montreal, and in November participated in a workshop of contributors to a forthcoming Cambridge University Press volume on International Legal Positivism in a Post-Modern World.

November 11, 2011

Nick Schroeck was recently named co-chair of the Water Law Committee of the State Bar Environmental Law Section.

November 7, 2011

Robert Sedler gave a presentation on Nov. 3 on constitutional challenges to state immigration laws at the Immigration Forum of the Public Affairs Committee on the National Council of Jewish Women, Greater Detroit Section, in Southfield.

November 1, 2011

Nick Schroeck presented the State of the Law update for water law in Michigan at the 2011 State Bar of Michigan Environmental Law Section meeting held in September.

November 1, 2011

Christopher Lund spoke at a symposium at Duquesne University School of Law entitled, "The Future of the Establishment Clause in Context: Neutrality, Religion, or Avoidance?" The papers from the symposium will be published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review in 2012. http://www.duq.edu/law/establishment/

October 31, 2011

Christopher Lund spoke at the University of California at Davis School of Law, one of two law professors debating the ministerial exception and the Supreme Court’s current case, EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor.  http://www.law.ucdavis.edu/news/event.aspx?id=2750

October 31, 2011

Christopher Lund travelled to the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law to speak as a panelist for a symposium put on by the First Amendment Law Review. The symposium, “Discrimination By and Against Religion and the First Amendment,” featured law professors from across the country, with a keynote address given by Dr. Martin Marty of the University of Chicago. http://www.firstamendmentlawreview.org/symposium.html

October 12, 2011

Alan Schenk has been appointed to the rank of Distinguished Professor by the University's Board of Governors. He has been Professor of Law at Wayne Law School since 1969. He has received numerous teaching awards at Wayne Law including the President's Award For Excellence in Teaching in 1995, the Donald Gordon Award for Teaching Excellence in 1983 and 1986 and Best Teacher Award for 1986- 1987, presented by the students at graduation.

October 3, 2011

Stephen Calkins presented "Advertising Litigation Update" at the National Advertising Division Annual Conference 2011 in New York.

September 16, 2011

Christopher Lund spoke at the 6th annual Labor and Employment Law Colloquium in Los Angeles, California. He presented his forthcoming paper, "In Defense of the Ministerial Exception," which will be published in the North Carolina Law Review later this year.

September 16, 2011

Robert Sedler made a presentation titled "Religion, Politics and American Foreign Policy in the Middle East" to the Jewish Community Center of Metropolitan Detroit's Institute for Retired Professionals as a part of its fall mini-series at the Jewish Community Center in Oak Park.

September 14, 2011

Steven Winter gave an address at Kettering University in Flint as the featured speaker in the university's 9/11 commemoration on Sept. 11. His address was titled "Democracy Ten Years After 9/11."

August 26, 2011

Julia Qin was featured on a panel titled "China, the WTO, and International Economic Law." The panel was recorded April 6, 2011 as part of the China and International Law Symposium sponsored by the Confucius Institute and the University of Chicago Law School. Click here to listen to the panel discussion.

August 18, 2011

Julia Qin was invited to speak at the 11th annual WTO Conference, sponsored by the British Institute of International and Comparative Law (BIICL) and the Institute of International Economic Law of Georgetown Law Center, held at the BIICL in London on May 25-26, 2011. The title of her presentation was "WTO Export Duty Regime, Sovereignty over Natural Resources, and Sustainable Development: The Case of China and Beyond." Additionally, her article, "Pushing the Limits of Global Governance: Trading Rights, Political Censorship, and WTO Jurisprudence," was published in the Chinese Journal of International Law in June 2011.  Beginning in September 2011, she will be on academic leave and serve as a visiting scholar at the Graduate School of International Studies, Seoul National University, South Korea.

August 18, 2011

Kirsten Carlson's brief that was submitted on behalf of the Indian Law Resource Center and Sacred Circle National Network to End Violence Against Indian Women in Lenahan (Gonzales) v. United States (Report No. 80/11) was cited by the Inter-American Commission on Human Rights. The decision condemned the United States for its failure to protect women and children from domestic violence.

August 1, 2011

Steven Winter served as a presenter at the University College London's 2011 Current Legal Issues Colloquium on Law and Language in London on July 5, 2011. He participated in the "Final Thoughts" panel, presenting a paper titled "Frame Semantics and the ‘Internal Point of View,'" which uses the frame semantics of Charles Fillmore and the more recent work of Gilles Fauconnier and Mark Turner on conceptual blending to critique the standard jurisprudential perspectives of H.L.A. Hart and Ronald Dworkin. He served as a presenter at the 2011 Conference on Philosophy and Social Sciences in Villa Lanna, Prague, Czech Republic on May 15, 2011. He presented a paper titled "Democracy and Gender Equality in Liberation Square." He also served as chair and panelist for a roundtable on the "State of Political Discourse," in Las Vegas on March 12, 2011. He organized and participated in a discussion with Marianne Constable (UC Berkeley), Francis J. Mootz (UNLV), and James A. Gardner (SUNY Buffalo) on the state of contemporary political discourse and its social and epistemic causes.

July 27, 2011

Christopher Lund was an invited panelist for the July 25 First Amendment Workshop at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual event in Hilton Head, S.C. He discussed the state of the Free Exercise Clause, drawing on his published paper, "Religious Liberty After Gonzales: A Look at State RFRAs." He also moderated the panel, "Student Speech in the Wake of Morse v. Frederick," discussing the scope of student free speech rights after the Supreme Court's decision in Morse v. Frederick, 551 U.S. 393 (2007), which upheld punishment of a student for displaying a banner which read, "Bong Hits 4 Jesus" during a school field trip. On June 23, Professor Lund spoke at the Law and Religion Roundtable as part of a panel on EEOC v. Hosanna-Tabor, an upcoming Supreme Court case that will decide to what extent churches and other religious organizations are immune from discrimination claims brought by those with significant religious duties.

July 27, 2011

Brandon Hofmeister's paper, "Bridging the Gap: Using Social Psychology to Design Market Interventions to Overcome the Energy Efficiency Gap in Residential Energy Markets," was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for the Energy Law and Policy eJournal, the Behavioral Economics eJournal, ERN: Capital; Investment; Capacity (Topic), Environmental Economics eJournal and Macroeconomics: Production and Investment eJournal.

July 27, 2011

Katherine White former judicial law clerk to Chief Judge Randall R. Rader, spoke at the CASRIP 2011 High Technology Protection Summit at the University of Washington School of Law on July 22. White spoke on Judge Rader's judicial opinions on patent infringement throughout his 20 years on the Federal Circuit. Click here for more information.

March 31, 2011

Ralph Slovenko gave a lecture on his paper "Psychotherapy Testimonial Privilege in Criminal Cases" at an American College of Forensic Psychiatry event in San Diego on March 23, 2011.

March 31, 2011

Ralph Slovenko's  paper, titled "The DSM in Litigation and Legislation," was published in the Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law, Vol. 39, No. 1 (2011).

February 16, 2011

Michael McIntyre's  paper titled "Identifying the New International Standard for Effective Information Exchange" was recently published by the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation. The paper is included in a book edited by Michal Lang, et al, titled Tax Treaties from a Legal and Economic Perspective. The book collects papers from a conference sponsored by the Austrian and International Tax Law, Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration, held last March in Vienna.

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