A roundup of faculty appearances in news sources and media from the last week.
9/13 – The Chicago Daily Law Bulletin highlighted the upcoming Futures Conference at Chicago-Kent in a short piece (“In the law schools,” behind subscription paywall). The conference, presented by the College of Law Practice Management (COLPM), will be held October 4-5. In addition to a keynote address by Stephen Mayson—Director of the Legal Services Institute in the UK—and 3 TED talks, the conference will feature a special panel on the A2J Clinic Project, moderated by Professor and current COLPM president Ron Staudt, titled “Justice, Lawyering and Legal Education in the Digital Age.” Click here for the conference brochure or here to register.
9/16 – Professor Ed Lee’s new e-book, The Fight for the Future: How People Defeated Hollywood and Saved the Internet—For Now, was published on Amazon. Prof. Lee’s book captures the stories of many people who participated in the protests against the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) and examines the grassroots movement that was able to defeat money, politicians, Hollywood, and a copyright lobby, all in the name of a “free and open Internet.” And don’t miss the chance to hear Prof. Lee discuss his new book at an event during Social Media Week Chicago on September 25. Click here for more details.
9/18 – Chicago-Kent launched its Fall 2013 Documentary Film Series on Race with a showing of The Central Park 5 (2012), a film which examines the 1989 assault and rape of Trisha Meili (also known as the “Central Park Jogger”), racism, and the legal system. The series, organized by Professor Bernadette Atuahene, is co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent’s Diversity Committee and the school’s organizations of students of color. Other films in the series include A Class Divided (1985), to be shown on October 17, and Of Civil Wrongs and Rights: The Fred Korematsu Story (2007), to be shown on November 13. Moderated discussions will take place at the end of each program, which are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
9/16 – Professor Sheldon Nahmod authored a new post at his blog, Nahmod Law, titled “New University Academic Freedom Decision from Ninth Circuit: Demers v. Austin.” The post analyzes a recent decision which emphasized the First Amendment protection of a college or university professor’s teaching and scholarship.
9/18 – Over at The Walters Way, Professor Adrian Walters posted “Lemons,” a short piece on author Richard Hermann and his new book of advice for entry-level attorneys, From Lemons to Lemonade in the new Legal Job Market.