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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nick Schroeck was recently named co-chair of the Water Law Committee of the State Bar Environmental Law Section.
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.
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.
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/
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
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
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.
Stephen Calkins presented "Advertising Litigation Update" at the National Advertising Division Annual Conference 2011 in New York.
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.
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).
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.