Anne Marie Burr presented at a Legal Writing Institute Conference held at the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill School of Law in December on the subject of "Creating Practice Ready Grads." Burr also is collaborating with University of Michigan Professor Howard Bromberg on a practice skills textbook, "U.S. Legal Skills for Foreign Students" (Carolina Academic Press 2013), and serving as the chair of the Executive Board for the Institute of Continuing Legal Education for 2012-13.
Charles Brower was awarded the prestigious Smit-Lowenfeld Prize, which recognizes the outstanding article published in 2011 on any aspect of international arbitration. The prize, which includes an honorarium of $2,500, is given each year by the International Arbitration Club of New York.
Stephen Calkins presented "The View from the Authority" for a class, Understanding Markets, at Trinity College Dublin, Ireland.
Noah Hall recently joined the Wallace Stegner Center of the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah as its eighth annual Stegner Center Young Scholar. He delivered two talks, a lecture on "Interstate Groundwater Law: Equitable Apportionment of Transboundary Resources and Implications for the Snake Valley Aquifer Dispute" and a lecture on "The Law of the Great Lakes - Ninety Percent of North America's Available Freshwater and Not a Drop for Utah." He also met with faculty and students. His first lecture will be published in the environmental and natural resources law issue of the student-issued Utah Law Review. Hall also is collaborating with S.J. Quinney law Professors Bob Adler and Robin Craig on a new water law textbook, Modern Water Law: Private Property, Public Rights and Environmental Protection(Foundation Press, 2013).
Anne Marie Burr was one of two law professors who presented a lecture about the practice of American law to 25 law students from the Chinese University of Political Science and Law. The session was held at Oakland University as part of the American Legal System Tour presented by the Chinese university and the Macomb Cultural and Economic Partnership. Burr and University of Michigan law Professor Howard Bromberg used material from their textbook, "U.S. Legal Skills for Foreign Students," to be published next year by Carolina Academic Press.
Michael McIntyre has been elected to membership in the Wayne State University Academy of Scholars. The election to the Academy is formal recognition of his outstanding scholarship and his national and international reputation in his field.
Jonathan Weinberg co-authored a report titled "Hard to BELIEVE: The High Cost of a Biometric Identity Card," which was released by the Chief Justice Earl Warren Institute on Law and Social Policy at UC Berkeley School of Law on Feb. 9. The report evaluates proposals for a mandatory nationwide biometric identity card, intended to prove that a person is authorized to work in the US.