Wayne State University

Accomplishments

December 18, 2012

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.

December 12, 2012

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.

November 30, 2012

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).

October 23, 2012

Stephen Calkins presented "The Global Conversation about Merger Review and Powerful Buyers," the third annual Baxt Lecture  in Melbourne Australia.

October 19, 2012

Eric Zacks presented a draft version of his forthcoming piece, "Contract Design: Shame, Regret, and Conformity," at the Central States Law Schools Association 2012 Scholarship Conference held at the Cleveland-Marshall College of Law.

October 10, 2012

Nick Schroeck will make a presentation Oct. 20 on Great Lakes Policy Update during the eighth annual Great Lakes Bioneers Detroit Conference at Marygrove College.

October 3, 2012

Stephen Calkins presented "Where Else Would You Rather Be Than Right Here, Right Now?," the keynote luncheon address at the International Bar Association Antitrust Committee Annual Meeting in Dublin, Ireland.

September 26, 2012

Noah Hall style="text-align: justify;">wrote a chapter, with Benjamin Houston, in a new book, The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: United States and International Aspects, published by the American Bar Association. The chapter is about managing demand for water. The book examines "how laws are being modified, finessed or imagined to deal with the impacts of climate change," according to the publisher's description.

September 24, 2012

Julia Qin delivered a keynote speech at the 7th annual Conference of the European China Law Studies Association held at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Her speech was titled "China and International Rule of Law: A Decade of WTO Membership."

September 11, 2012

Steven Winter is the author of a chapter in the forthcoming book, Law and Language: Current Legal Issues Volume 15(2013) to be published by Oxford University Press. The book offers a broad overview of the interaction between law and language and the way they infuence each other. The book is the latest volume in the established Current Legal Issues series, which brings together scholars from around the world to explore the interactions between legal thought and other disciplines. Topics include libel, linguistic meaning and truth in language and law, semantics, the power of naming, and role of language in constructing commercial contracts. "Current Legal Issues," like its sister volume "Current Legal Problems" (now available in journal format), is based upon an annual colloquium held at University College London. Each year leading scholars from around the world gather to discuss the relationship between law and another discipline of thought. Each colloquium examines how the external discipline is conceived in legal thought and argument, how the law is pictured in that discipline, and analyses points of controversy in the use, and abuse, of extra-legal arguments within legal theory and practice.

September 10, 2012

Nick Schroeck will be speaking at three different law schools this semester. On Sept. 26, he'll be debating Becky Norton Dunlop of the Heritage Foundation at Marquette University Law School in Milwaukee on the issue of hydraulic fracturing (fracking). The event is sponsored by the Federalist Society and the Marquette Environmental Law Society. On Nov. 2, Schroeck will speak on a panel at the University of Toledo Law School's Great Lakes Water Conference on the topic of the U.S. and Canada Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. And on Nov. 16, Schroeck will speak at Case Western Law School in Cleveland, Ohio, at a law review symposium. The topic will be on oil and gas development, including fracking. For the symposium, he, with recent alumna Stephanie Karisny, will be publishing an article on the topic in the Case Law Review.

August 22, 2012

Lance Gable presented a lecture, "Supreme Court's Decision on Health Care Reform," for Wayne State University School of Medicine's Medicine and Political Action in the Community organization. The lecture was about the Affordable Care Act. MPAC lectures are designed to support the involvement of WSU medical students interested in political issues and action.

August 10, 2012

Christopher Lund presented a draft version of his forthcoming piece, "The New Free Exercise Clause," at a gathering of law and religion scholars at DePaul University College of Law in Chicago.

August 2, 2012

Christopher Lund gave presentations on three topics at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual conference in Florida. He discussed the history of the Establishment Clause on the panel "Engel v. Vitale at Fifty." He discussed the intersection of employment law and the First Amendment on the panel "The Far Reach of Disability Law: Its Impact in Multiple Federal and State Contexts." And he discussed teaching methods on the panel "Planning for Student Outcome Measurements: Discussion Group on Design Implementation and Ideas."

July 10, 2012

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.

June 21, 2012

Steven Winter will particpate as an expert speaker on June 22 at the Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam. He's being honored for his work as a philosopher and legal theorist by the Dutch Association of Legal Philosophy and by Rechtsfilosofie & Rechtstheorie, the leading Dutch journal of legal philosophy. Winter's current book project is about consumerism and democracy, which also is the subject of his paper for the 2012 Spring Meeting of the Dutch Association of Legal Philosophy. The Spring Meeting is devoted to his paper, titled "Down Freedom's Main Line."

June 21, 2012

Jonathan Weinberg made a presentation, "Harmonizing Civil Liberties and Antitrust Policy," at the annual conference of the American Antitrust Institute, devoted this year to Civil Liberties and Competition Policy. Audio is available athttp://www.antitrustinstitute.org/media/Day2HarmonizingCivilLiberties.mp3. (Professor Weinberg's contribution begins shortly after the 23:00 mark.)

May 23, 2012

Jonathan Weinberg participated as an expert speaker during a teleconference briefing on biometrics and immigration sponsored by The Immigration Policy Center and the Electronic Frontier Foundation. The teleconference was part of the launch of "From Fingerprints to DNA: Biometrics Data Collection in U.S. Immigrant Communities and Beyond," a joint white paper from IPC and EFF.

April 30, 2012

Stephen Calkins presented "Merger Control" at the Conference on Competition and Financial Regulation - Contemporary and Comparative Issues sponsored by the National Law School of India University's Centre on Competition and Regulation in Bangalore, India.

April 27, 2012

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.

April 19, 2012

Linda Beale's  blog, http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/, has been included in a new blog aggregator, EconomicAcademics.org, launched by the Federal Reserve Bank of St. Louis to highlight and promote the discussion of economics research.

April 17, 2012

Robert Sedler participated in a day-long conference titled "Towards New Geographies of Opportunity in Education" presented by the Wayne County Community College District on April 13. The objective of the conference was to consider the pivotal role educators, advocates and policymakers can play to improve education and economic opportunity on a local and national scale.

April 3, 2012

Nick Schroeck participated in University of Michigan Law: Environmental Law & Policy Program conference, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Oil Pipelines in the Great Lakes Region: Learning from the Enbridge Spill in Marshall, MI" today.  

April 3, 2012

Nick Schroeck participated in University of Michigan Law: Environmental Law & Policy Program conference, "Out of Sight, Out of Mind? Oil Pipelines in the Great Lakes Region: Learning from the Enbridge Spill in Marshall, MI" today.  

March 22, 2012

Stephen Calkins gave the keynote speech at the sixth annual postgraduate workshop, "In Search of Effectiveness: Current Trends and Challenges in Competition Law Enforcement," at  University College Dublin College of Law in Dublin, Ireland.

March 21, 2012

Peter Henning gave the keynote address at the Ohio State Law Journal's annual symposium, "The FCPA at Thirty-Five and Its Impact on Global Business," held on March 16. http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/students/groups/oslj/symposium-2/symposium/schedule-of-events/

March 21, 2012

Eric Zacks presented his paper, "Contracting Blame," on March 2nd at the 7th Annual International Conference on Contracts, which was held at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego, California. The paper will be published in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law. http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2018406

March 6, 2012

Jocelyn Benson was a panelist at Congressman John Conyers' Democratic Judiciary forum concerning the legal implications of the Emergency Manager Law, held on Feb. 21 at Soul Harvest Ministries in Highland Park, Mich.

February 28, 2012

Christopher Lund traveled to Case Western Reserve University School of Law on Feb . 16 to present his paper, "Legislative Prayer and the Secret Costs of Religious Endorsements," http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=1666237, published in the Minnesota Law Review.

February 28, 2012

Linda Beale published a new book, Corporate Taxation (LexisNexis, 2012). Co-authored with Charlotte Crane, the book is part of the LexisNexis Graduate Tax Series.

February 28, 2012

Christopher Lund attended a conference on Feb. 23 titled "The Competing Claims of Law and Religion: Whom Should Influence Whom?" at Pepperdine University School of Law put on by the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion and Ethics. Lund presented his paper, "Legislative Prayer and the Secret Costs of Religious Endorsements," which was published in the Minnesota Law Review.

February 28, 2012

Paul Dubinsky made a presentation to the Wayne Federalist Society on "National Security Legal Issues in the Struggle Against Terror" on Feb. 17.

February 28, 2012

Noah Hall participated in a symposium on Feb. 24 titled "Protecting the Great Lakes" in Chicago sponsored by the Field Museum of Natural History and the Seventh Circuit Bar Association Foundation. He was mentioned in an article in the examiner.com about the conference, "Officials, experts discuss Great Lakes conservation at symposium." http://www.examiner.com/environmental-policy-in-chicago/protecting-the-great-lakes-forum-held#ixzz1nXgMH200

February 21, 2012

Brad Roth published a new book last fall, Soverign Equality and Moral Disagreement (Oxford University Press, 2011), which has been getting much critical acclaim. It was recently reviewed in the New Republic by Michael Ignatieff, former leader of the Liberal Party of Canada and senior resident with the University of Toronto's Massey College. http://www.tnr.com/article/books-and-arts/magazine/100040/sovereign-equality-moral-disagreement-government-roth

February 20, 2012

Linda Beale's  blog, http://ataxingmatter.blogs.com/tax/, was selected to the Top 50 accounting blogs by MastersinAccounting.info, an informational site for people interested in accounting careers and education. According to editor Charles Swipe, "Law professor Linda Beale delves deeply to demystify tax topics ranging from A to Z in order to enlighten wage earners and small employers - instead of fat cats and politicians with Swiss bank accounts; understanding the tax system to avoid being unfairly burdened is a message driven home on 'A Taxing Matter.'"

February 17, 2012

Paul Dubinsky spoke at "Our Courts and the World," a conference organized by Southwestern Law School, the American Society of International Law and the state bar of California held earlier this month. He addressed the role of comity and judicial discretion in civil litigation that implicates the legal systems of two or more countries.

February 14, 2012

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.

February 13, 2012

Jonathan Weinberg contributed a chapter titled "Non-state Actors and Global Informal Governance: The Case of ICANN" to the book International Handbook on Informal Governance which has just been published by Edward Elgar Publishing.

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