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).
Stephen Calkins presented "Perspectives from Irish Competition Law" at a class, Advanced Issues in European Competition Law, in the University College Dublin School of Law master's program in Dublin, Ireland.
Stephen Calkins presented "Merger Review: A View from Both Sides" at Gilbert & Tobin law firm in Melbourne, Australia.
Stephen Calkins presented "Thoughts on Global Merger Review and Powerful Buyers" to the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission in Melbourne, Australia.
Stephen Calkins presented "The Global Conversation about Merger Review and Powerful Buyers," the third annual Baxt Lecture in Melbourne Australia.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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.
Stephen Calkins was the lead respondent on Paul Gorecki's "Economic Regulation and Economic Recovery" at the second Economic Regulators' Network Workshop on Change Management in Dublin, Ireland.
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.
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.
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."
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.
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."
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.)
Stephen Calkins presented "Robert Pitofsky's Scholarship: An Irish Perspective." at a Georgetown University Law School conference honoring Dean Emeritus Robert Pitofsky in Washington, D.C.
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.