Faculty, staff accomplishments

  • Blanche Cook

    was on a panel discussing gendered violence at the University of Toledo's Law Review Symposium. 

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  • Paul Dubinsky

    addressed the International Affairs Council of the New York City Bar Association. The title of his talk was, "Supreme Law of the Land? Debating the Contemporary Effects of Treaties within the United States Legal System." 

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  • Stephen Calkins

    presented Competition Law Enforcement: Convergence and Divergence at UCD Dublin Sutherland School of Law. 

     

     

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  • Jocelyn Benson

    was named one of Crain's Detroit Business' 40 Under 40. 

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  • Bernadette Atuahene

    has been named the Damon J. Keith distinguished visiting professor at Wayne State University Law School for the 2017-18 academic year.

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  • Laura Bartell

    was appointed associate reporter of the Advisory Committee on Bankruptcy Rules to the Judicial Conference of the United States. She was appointed by Chief Justice John Roberts.

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  • Nicholas Schroeck

    was featured in an interview with Great Lakes Now. In it he discusses Enbridge’s Line 5 Pipeline. Watch the video here

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  • Duc Abrahamson

    was a panelist during Celebrate Diversity! month at Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "Implicit Bias and the Professional Responsibility of the Bench," at the National Bar Association annual convention in Toronto, Canada.

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  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "An Algorithm for Capturing White Heteropatriarchy," at the National Black Prosecutors’ Annual Conference in Cleveland, Ohio.

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  • Peter Hammer

    was a panelist for Michigan Radio's "Issues and Ale" to discuss the 1967 Detroit riots.

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  • Blanche Cook

    moderated a discussion, "Navigating Workplace Conflicts and Inequities," at the University of Michigan's Lutie Lytle Writing Workshop in Ann Arbor.

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  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "Sex Trafficking Expert Testimony: Gender Salience, Consciousness, And Relevance In Removing The Taint Of Gender Inequality From The Vulnerable Body Of Proof," at the University of Michigan's Lutie Lytle Writing Workshop in Ann Arbor.

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  • Blanche Cook

    served as a commenter on a research paper, "The Symbolic Assailant Revisted," by Jennine Bell at the Lutie Lytle Writing Workshop at the University of Michigan School of Law in Ann Arbor.

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  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the American Antitrust Institute's annual conference in Washington, D.C. His topic was "Greatest Hits in Antitrust - Mergers, Monopoly and More."

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  • William Ortman

    had his latest essay, "The Yates Memo Versus Administrative Law," published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. Read the full essay here.

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  • Nicholas Schroeck

    presented, "The Spirit of Detroit-Ensuring that Voices are Heard" at the Quality of Life 2017 Leadership Academy presented by the Michigan Departments of Environmental Quality, Natural Resources and Agriculture and Rural Development. 

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  • Blanche Cook

    presented, "Complicit Bias: Sex Offender Registration as a Penalty for Obstructing Sex Trafficking Prosecutions," at the Global Studies Conference at National University of Singapore.

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  • Lance Gable

    presented "Overarching Themes in Public Health Law" at the 40th Annual Health Law Professors Conference at Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta.

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  • Noah Hall

    contributed to the book, Border Flows: A Century of the Canadian-American Water Relationship (University of Calgary Press, November 2016).

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  • Kingsley Browne

    was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights Michigan Advisory Committee.

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  • Jocelyn Benson

    was appointed to the United States Commission on Civil Rights Michigan Advisory Committee.

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  • Alan Schenk

    will receive the John W. Reed Lawyer Legacy Award from the State Bar of Michigan. This award is presented periodically to an educator from a Michigan law school whose influence on lawyers has elevated the quality of legal practice in Michigan.

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  • Noah Hall

    was part of a panel discussion about water rights at the Association for Law, Property & Society's Eighth Annual Meeting in Ann Arbor.

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  • Peter Hammer

    spoke at an event to celebrate the launch of a book, Detroit 1967: Origins, Impacts, Legacies at the Detroit Historical Museum.

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  • Blanche Cook

    attended the George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School's Law & Economics Center's Thirty-Third Economics Institute for Law Professors.

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  • Beth Applebaum

    and Jan Bissett had a poster session description published in the spring 2017 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing. The poster is titled, "Scholarly, Meet Practice: Developing Sustainable Legal Research Skills," and is available here.

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  • Jan Bissett

    and Beth Appelbaum had a poster session description published in the spring 2017 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Research & Writing. The poster is titled, "Scholarly, Meet Practice: Developing Sustainable Legal Research Skills," and is available here.

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  • Jan Bissett

    co-authored an article, "Beyond Court Decisions-Dockets, Documents and Analytics," for The Colorado Lawyer's May 2017 edition.

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  • Jan Bissett

    wrote a chapter for the recently published book State Practice Materials: Annotated Bibliographies (Frank G. Houdek and Adeen Postar, eds. Hein, 2017)The chapter is called Michigan Practice Materials: A Selective Annotated Bibliography

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  • Blanche Cook

    presented at the University of Richmond School of Law's Mid-Atlantic Junior Faculty Forum. Her topic involved sex trafficking experts in federal cases.

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  • Paul Dubinsky

    attended the executive board meeting of the International Law Association in his capacity as vice president and representative of the U.S. branch of the organization.

     

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  • Paul Dubinsky

    presented a work-in-progress titled, "The Elusive Hague Conference Judgements Convention," at the Dublin International Law Seminar Series in Ireland.

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  • Megan Canty

    presented at the Legal Writing Institute's Biennial Moot Court Conference at The John Marshall Law School in Chicago.

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  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the 17th annual Loyola Antitrust Colloquium in Chicago.

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  • Stephen Calkins

    provided expert consumer advice about credit cards for WalletHub.com. Read his advice here.

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  • Peter Hammer

    delivered the keynote address at an event titled, "Changing Together in an Era of Change." It was sponsored by Metro Solutions.

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  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the American Bar Association Antitrust Section spring meeting in Washington, D.C.

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  • Nicholas Schroeck

    was part of a panel discussing, "Health Equity at Industrial Scale: the Frank Lautenberg Chemical Safety Act under the Trump Administration." The event was held at the University of Michigan.

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  • Peter Hammer

    was invited to join the Detroit Urban Research Center's Community-Academic Research Network, which works to reduce health disparities and improve the health and wellness of residents in Detroit.

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  • Lance Gable

    was the keynote speaker at a conference titled, "The Autonomous Patient: Entrepreneurs Driving Health Care" in Detroit.

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  • Robert Sedler

    was a panelist at The University of Toledo College of Law for a discussion titled, "Alternative Facts, Fake News and the Role of the Media."

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  • Jocelyn Benson

    will be the keynote speaker at the 2017 Matrix Awards presented by the Detroit Chapter of the Association for Women in Communications to honor outstanding achievements.

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  • Elise Bean

    spoke to 50 federal agency personnel about the Congressional oversight process as part of a 2-day Congressional Operations Seminar, run by the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.

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  • Kaylee Place

    was featured in The Mining Journal, Marquette, Michigan's local newspaper, for its report, "Can-do motto serves Marquette native well." Read the full article here.

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  • Rebecca Robichaud

    wrote, "Traversing the Immigration Court in Light of the New Executive Order," for the Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here.

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  • Jonathan Weinberg

    was a panelist for a program at the University of Windsor called "Trump: Control or Chaos?"

     

     

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  • Eric Zacks

    presented "The Statute of Limitations, Res Judicata, and Acceleration Clauses in Mortgage Foreclosures" at the 12th Annual International Conference on Contracts, which was held at Southwestern Law School, Los Angeles, California.

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  • Jonathan Weinberg

    was a panelist at a town hall discussion about the rights of immigrants in the United States and the Metro Detroit region. The town hall was hosted by Representative Brenda Lawrence.

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  • Peter Hammer

    was part of a panel discussing, "The Thirteenth Amendment - A Historical Perspective- Justice, Freedom and the Spaces In Between" for an event at the Detroit Public Library.

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  • Peter Hammer

    was the keynote speaker for Fordham University School of Law's Environmental Law Review Symposium in New York City. He spoke on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan.

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  • Stephen Calkins

    spoke at the American Antitrust Institute's International Antitrust Roundtable in Washington, D.C. His presentation was titled, "Observations on the Year in International Antitrust."

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  • Jonathan Weinberg

    participated in an Interfaith Roundtable organized by Representative Brenda Lawrence to discuss President Trump's executive order imposing refugee and travel bans.

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  • Noah Hall

    was part of a small group of law professors who filed an amicus brief in State of Washington v. Trump, the immigration executive order case. Through the brief, the professors seek to inform the court about the issue of state standing. 

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  • Blanche Cook

    gave a TEDxWayneStateU talk titled, "CAUGHT: Calculating the Moves of Power in Our Midst." Watch her full talk here.

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  • Noah Hall

    was a co-presenter of "Interstate Groundwater Disputes and the U.S. Supreme Court," a webinar sponsored by the Council of State Governments.

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  • Elise Bean

    was included in the Global Tax 50, a list compiled by International Tax Review of the year's top 50 individuals and organizations influencing tax policy and practice.

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  • Jocelyn Benson

    director of the Levin Center at Wayne Law and CEO of the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, will serve as the 2017 Joyce Ivy Foundation Leader of the Year. Benson was chosen for the honor because she exemplifies the values of the Joyce Ivy Foundation, a non-profit organization dedicated to the academic advancement of talented female high school students from the Midwest. Benson will be honored at the 12th Annual Joyce Ivy Foundation Summer Scholars Gala Dinner in May.

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  • Peter Hammer

    coauthored an article, "Framing Sustainable Health Locally through a Global Lens: The Role of the UN SDGs in Addressing Racial Equity and Public Health in the City of Detroit," published in The International Journal of Sustainability Policy and Practice.

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  • Peter Henning

    led a panel discussion on Professional Responsibility Challenges Facing Lawyers Today at the State Bar of Michigan Insurance & Indemnity Law Section Annual Holiday Reception & Educational Program.

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  • Robert Sedler

    presented "Our 18th Century Constitution, Congress, the President, and Our Two Party Political System" to Wayne State University's Society of Active Retirees (SOAR).

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  • Blanche Cook

    presented a day-long implicit bias workshop for student athletes in the Pac-12 collegiate athletic conference. The conference was part of a partnership between the Pac-12 and the Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, founded by Stephen Ross, '65.

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  • Eliza Perez-Ollin

    was a panelist at the National Legal Aid & Defender Association Annual Conference in Indianapolis. Her panel was "Achieving 100% Access to Justice Ethically: Professional Responsibility in New Service Delivery Models."

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  • Noah Hall

    moderated a panel discussion about the Flint water crisis for the 16th annual Great Lakes Water Conference at the University of Toledo College of Law.

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  • Paul Dubinsky

    co-taught a class on international dispute resolution at Windsor University Law School in Ontario.

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  • Julia Qin

    lectured on "Chinese State-Owned Enterprises in the Realm of WTO Subsidy Law," at Columbia University Law School's Trade Law Seminar.

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  • Paul Dubinsky

    was elected to a third term as vice president of the American Branch of the International Law Association.

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  • Brad Roth

    presented "International Law and the Recognition of Governments" at the International Law Association American Branch Annual Meeting in New York.

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  • Nicholas Schroeck

    moderated a community environmental health chat titled, "Getting the Lead Out: Detroit Perspectives." It was sponsored by The Center for Urban Responses to Environmental Stressors (CURES). 

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  • Marilyn Kelly

    spoke to the Birmingham Unitarian Church Alliance about the presidential election. She discussed the likely effect that the election of each candidate would have on the United States Supreme Court and the state of the law on certain key issues in the next four years and beyond.

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  • Brad Roth

    presented "The Independence of Kosovo and Self-Determination in International Law" at the Provost's Global Forum on the Nation, the State, and the Global Redefinition of Self-Determination at the University of Iowa.

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  • Brad Roth

    presented a two-hour lecture, ""State Sovereignty and International Law," at the Society of Active Retirees, Fall 2016 Class Series.

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  • Brad Roth

    presented "Comparing U.S. and PRC Approaches to Self-Determination Questions" at the University of Pennsylvania, Center for the Study of Contemporary China 2016 Annual Conference: The U.S., China, and International Law.

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  • John Rothchild

    served as a panelist for an American Bar Association-sponsored webinar entitled, "The Internet of Things: Key Legal Considerations."

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  • Julia Qin

    presented "When is the price right? - Government Ownership of Natural Resources and Market Benchmarks in WTO Subsidy Law," at the American Society of International Law, International Economic Law Interest Group's biennial conference in Washington, D.C.

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  • Virginia Thomas

    wrote a column, "Of plain English and plain meaning," for the October Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full column here.

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  • Carl Levin

    was honored for his "uncompromising dedication to the nation's defense and its men and women in uniform." Defense Secretary Ash Carter also dedicated the Levin-Warner Legislative Affairs Suite in the Pentagon. Levin, Michigan's longest-serving senator, served in the Senate for 36 years, including as a member and nine-year chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.

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  • Elise Bean

    presented "Congressional Oversight" at the Congressional Operations Seminar for Federal Agency Personnel, sponsored by the Government Affairs Institute at Georgetown University.

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  • Paul Dubinsky

    presented "Federalism and Private International Law Treaties: Where Does the U.S. Go From Here?" at the Windsor University Law School faculty seminar.

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  • Stephen Calkins

    participated on a panel of experts at Georgetown Law's 10th Global Antitrust Enforcement Symposium in Washington, D.C. His panel discussed, "Hot Topics in U.S. Enforcement and Policy."

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  • Hon. Gerald Rosen

    will receive the Alvin Foon Humanitarian Award from the Michigan Jewish Sports Foundation.

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  • Robert Sedler

    presented "The Supreme Court and the American Constitutional System" for the Institute of Retired Professionals at Beth Shalom Synagogue in Oak Park.

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  • Julia Qin

    served on a panel about "Film and Culture between China and the U.S." at a conference on the Art of International Law at Case Western School of Law in Cleveland.

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  • Peter Hammer

    participated in Michigan State University's Institute for Public Policy and Social Research (IPPSR) annual forum series. He was part of a panel of experts discussing the practice of emergency financial managers in Michigan.

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  • Jan Bissett

    wrote, "Taxing Research: Finding the Starting Point for Your Tax Questions" for the September Michigan Bar Journal. Read the full article here.

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  • Michael Samson

    co-presented a paper at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 82nd World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The paper, "Bringing Law to the Community: Facilitating Access to Justice in Metropolitan Detroit," may be accessed here. Also presenting were Library Director Virginia Thomas and Public Services Librarians Beth Applebaum, Jan Bissett and Michelle LaLonde.

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  • Michelle LaLonde

    co-presented a paper at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 82nd World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The paper, "Bringing Law to the Community: Facilitating Access to Justice in Metropolitan Detroit," may be accessed here. Also presenting were Library Director Virginia Thomas and Public Services Librarians Beth Applebaum, Jan Bissett and Michael Samson.

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  • Jan Bissett

    co-presented a paper at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 82nd World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The paper, "Bringing Law to the Community: Facilitating Access to Justice in Metropolitan Detroit," may be accessed here. Also presenting were Library Director Virginia Thomas and Public Services Librarians Beth Applebaum, Michelle LaLonde and Michael Samson.

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  • Beth Applebaum

    co-presented a paper at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 82nd World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The paper, "Bringing Law to the Community: Facilitating Access to Justice in Metropolitan Detroit," may be accessed here. Also presenting were Library Director Virginia Thomas and Public Services Librarians Jan Bissett, Michelle LaLonde and Michael Samson.

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  • Virginia Thomas

    co-presented a paper at the International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions 82nd World Library and Information Congress in Columbus, Ohio. The paper, "Bringing Law to the Community: Facilitating Access to Justice in Metropolitan Detroit," may be accessed here. Also presenting were Public Services Librarians Beth Applebaum, Jan Bissett, Michelle LaLonde and Michael Samson.

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  • Brad Roth

    is one of three American Branch representatives to the International Law Association's Committee on Recognition/Non-Recognition of States and Governments. He recently gave the commentary on the committee's report on Recognition of Governments at the association's 2016 Biennial Meeting in Johannesburg, South Africa. Roth authored one of the leading books on the subject - Governmental Illegitimacy in International Law (Oxford University Press, 1999), which won the 1999 Certificate of Merit from the American Society of International Law as "best work in a specialized area."

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  • Peter Henning

    presented "Trial Strategies and Common Defenses in Corruption Cases: A Discussion" at a National Attorneys General Training & Research Institute conference in Colorado.

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  • Laura Bartell

    is being honored with the Editors' Prize for best article published in the American Bankruptcy Law Journal in 2015. She will accept the award at the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges annual meeting in October in San Francisco.

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  • Peter Hammer

    spoke at the Make Government Work Forum #4 which was sponsored by Southeast Michigan Jobs with Justice/Unity Campaign & UAW Region 1A Retired Workers Council.

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  • Stephen Calkins

    presented a primer on antitrust law and pleading standards under Bell Atlantic Corp. v. Twombly at the Federal Bar Association Eastern District of Michigan Chapter's antitrust committee lunch and learn.

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  • Nicholas Schroeck

    spoke on a panel at the International Union for the Conservation of Nature Colloquium of the Academy of Environmental Law in Oslo, Norway. His topic was, "Multijurisdictional response to Lake Erie Algae: International, Federal, State and Provincial legal strategies for combating nutrient pollution in the Great Lakes."

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  • Julia Qin

    presented "China GOES (Article 21.5): Time to Clarify the Standard for Price Suppression and Price Depression in AD/CVD Investigations," at a conference on WTO Case Law Series at European University Institute in Florence, Italy.

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  • Brad Roth

    taught a condensed course on public international law as visiting professor of law at National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei. He also spoke at two public events on Taiwan's status in the international legal order, including an NTU symposium on the recent book by New York Law School Professor Lung-chu Chen, The U.S.-Taiwan-China Relationship in International Law and Policy (Oxford University Press, 2016). Roth had been a commentator at a similar symposium on Chen's book at New York Law School in April.

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  • Kathy Fox

    was installed as a director on the Detroit Metropolitan Bar Association's board, which is responsible for the strategic leadership of the professional association. She will serve a three-year term.

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  • Kirsten Carlson

    was selected to receive Wayne State University Academy of Scholars' Junior Faculty Award for the 2016-17 academic year. This award is given annually to a select number of junior faculty members who have a significant record of publications or creative achievement and who have achieved national or international recognition very early in their careers.

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