Lori Andrews recently received the highest award the American College of Legal Medicine bestows, that of Honorary Fellow for distinguished achievement in legal medicine.
Professor Andrews appeared on Good Morning America to speak about reproductive technologies and on the Jane Pauley Show to discuss mix-ups at IVF clinics. She gave speeches at Wheaton College, American College of Legal Medicine’s Annual Meeting in San Diego, School of the Art Institute, and Amherst College.
Evelyn Brody co-organized (with Dana Brakman Reiser, Brooklyn Law School) a Chicago-Kent Law Review symposium, “Who Guards the Guardians? Monitoring and Enforcement of Charity Governance,” held at Chicago-Kent in September 2004. She presented a draft of her forthcoming symposium article “Charity Governance: What’s Trust Law Got to Do With It?” She also presented a later draft of this work at the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action, as part of a panel on “Legal Approaches to Nonprofit Accountability” in Los Angeles in November 2004.
Professor Brody presented “The Charity in Bankruptcy and Ghosts of Donations Past, Present, and Future” at Seton Hall Law School’s Symposium on Bankruptcy in the Religious Nonprofit Context in Newark in November 2004. This piece will be published in a symposium volume of the Seton Hall Legislative Journal later in 2005.
In November 2004, Professor Brody was named to the Expert Advisory Group of the Independent Sector’s Panel on the Nonprofit Sector, convened to respond to the Senate Finance Committee’s request for recommendations on oversight and governance of nonprofit organizations. Independent Sector released the first phase of its report in March 2005.
Professor Brody gave the Norman A. Sugarman Lecture, “Governing in a Fishbowl: The Effects of Sunlight on Nonprofit Accountability,” at the Mandel Center for Nonprofit Organizations, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland in November 2004.
For the American Law Institute’s Project on Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations, for which Professor Brody is Reporter, she revised Chapter 3 (Governance) into Council Draft No. 2, for the December 2004 meeting of the ALI Council.
Professor Brody, as the keynote speaker, addressed “Accountability and Regulation in the Nonprofit Sector: What Does the Future Hold?,” at the Nancy Bell Evans Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy, University of Washington in Seattle in January 2005.
Her article Whose Public?: Parochialism and Paternalism in State Charity Law Enforcement, 79 Ind. L. J. 937 (2004), was discussed in note 22 of Milton Hershey School and Hershey Trust Company, Trustee of Milton Hershey School Trust; Appeal of Milton Hershey School Alumni Association, 867 A.2d 674, 686 (Pa. Commw. Ct. 2005).
Professor Brody presented “The Federal Role in Charity Oversight,” at the 2005 Tax Policy Workshop at University of Michigan Law School in February 2005.
As the keynote speaker, Professor Brody discussed current developments in nonprofit oversight at the Massachusetts Continuing Legal Education’s Nonprofit Conference in Boston in March 2005.
Graeme Dinwoodie’s recent talks include “TRIPS and the Larger International Intellectual Property System,” at the Conference on the First Ten Years of the TRIPS Agreement at Marquette Law School in April 2005 and “Undue Formalism: The Trademark Law of The European Court of Justice,” at the Thirteenth Annual Fordham Conference on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy in New York in March 2005.
“Regionalism and Intellectual Property in the European Union,” was his topic at the International Intellectual Property Working Day at Victoria University of Wellington School of Law, Wellington, New Zealand in March 2005.
“Trademark Law and Social Norms,” was presented at faculty workshops at Northwestern University School of Law and University of Cincinnati College of Law in February 2005.
Professor Dinwoodie participated in a meeting of Advisers to the American Law Institute, Project on Principles on Jurisdiction and Recognition of Judgments in Intellectual Property Matters in New York in April 2005.
David Gerber gave a series of lectures on international jurisdictional and competition law issues in Beijing, China and Xi’an, China, in November 2004. While in Beijing, he also spoke at a symposium of Chinese legal scholars and economists. The symposium was dedicated to his book on the development of competition law in Europe, which has recently been translated into Chinese.
In March, Professor Gerber gave a talk entitled “United States Antitrust on the World Stage” at the Spring meeting of the Antitrust Section of the American Bar Association.
Douglas Godfrey appeared on Fox News in the Morning as an expert commentator on the Michael Jackson trial.
Dan Hamilton will present a paper on “The Bureaucracy of Emancipation” at the Annual Meeting of the American Society for Legal History in Cincinnati in November 2005. This paper is part of a panel Professor Hamilton organized that includes scholars from the American Bar Foundation, the University of Alabama Law School, and the University of Chicago.
In March 2005, Professor Hamilton and Professors Michael Scodro and Carolyn Shapiro joined the steering committee of the Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop, co-sponsored by DePaul and Chicago-Kent, which will meet for the first time to discuss a paper on April 19.
Claire Hill’s paper, “Optimal Trust” (co-authored with Erin O’Hara) was selected for presentation at the American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting in May 2005. She will present her paper, “What Does the New Economics of Identity Have to Say to Legal Scholarship,” at the Berkeley Law and Economics Workshop, Spring 2005.
Professor Hill has organized a panel on categorization and the law for the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in June 2005. She will present a paper on that panel. She will present a second paper, “Critiquing the Corporate Law Doctrine of Self-Flagellation’ (co-authored with Larry Solan), on another panel.
Professor Hill also is scheduled to present a paper at the Gruter Institute Conference in May 2005. Professor Hill’s article, How do German Contracts do as Much with Fewer Words?, 79 Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 889 (2004) (with Chris King) was featured in Legal Affairs for March/April of this year.
Timothy Holbrook presented his paper, “Curing Heterosexuality? Moral Signals and the Potential for Expressive Impacts in Patent Law,” at the Intellectual Property Brown Bag series at Loyola University Chicago School of Law in March 2005.
On April 14, 2005, Professor Holbrook will give a talk, “In the Shadow of Phillips: the Year in Patent Law,” at the 20th Annual Intellectual Property Law Conference in Washington, D.C. The Conference is sponsored by the Intellectual Property Section of the American Bar Association.
Martin Malin received the Ralph Brill Award as teacher of the year from the Student Bar Association. He will be honored on April 28, 2005, for his service to the Chicago labor relations community at a special dinner meeting of the Chicago Chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association.
Professor Malin will moderate a session on “Work-Family Conflicts Union Style” at the Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators on May 26. He will co-present with Professor Monica Biernat of the Psychology Department at the University of Kansas on May 28. Their topic is “An Empirical Investigation of Factors Affecting the Outcomes of Discipline Arbitrations Where Work and Family Responsibilities Conflict.”
Nancy Marder will participate in two panels at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada in early June. She will present a paper as part of a panel on “Current Challenges for (and to) the Civil Jury” and will serve as discussant in a panel entitled “New Approaches to Lay Legal Reasoning.”
In July, Professor Marder will present a paper on jury instructions at a conference on “Clarity and Obscurity in Legal Language” in Boulogne-sur-Mer, France. Later that month, she will present a paper entitled “Empowering the Disempowered” at the Power of Stories Conference in Gloucester, England.
Sheldon Nahmod spoke about the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment to an audience of 300 at Temple Beth Israel in Skokie in March 2005. He was introduced by Abner Mikva, former District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals Judge and former Congressman from Illinois.
On April 3 Professor Nahmod spoke about the 1977-78 Nazi March on Skokie and the First Amendment to an audience of 75 at Skokie Valley Traditional Synagogue.
On April 7 he spoke on Section 1983 to 40 recently confirmed federal district court judges at an orientation program in Washington, DC, held under the auspices of the Federal Judicial Center.
Henry Perritt made a presentation on the U.S. immigration experience at an invitation-only program co-sponsored by the Chicago Council on Foreign Relations and Consulate General of the Netherlands in February 2005. The lunch panel addressed “Immigration, Tolerance and the Dutch Dilemma.” Other speakers were Thom de Graaf, Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands and Job Cohen, Mayor of Amsterdam.
Michael Scodro recently presented his paper, “Deterrence and Implied Limits on the Power of Commercial Arbitrators,” as part of the Northwestern Law School Faculty Workshop series. Along with Professors Dan Hamilton and Carolyn Shapiro, he is a member of the steering committee of the Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop.
Carolyn Shapiro will present her article on Rules and Standards in the Supreme Court at Northwestern Law School on April 21. In addition, she will participate in a faculty debate on Judge Posner and his theories at Chicago-Kent on April 13.
Along with Professors Dan Hamilton and Michael Scodro and several junior faculty members at DePaul University College of Law, she is a member of the organizing committee of the Chicago Junior Faculty Workshop.
Ronald Staudt has been appointed to the ABA Law Practice Management Section TechShow 2006 Board. This appointment continues until the completion of TechShow 2006 in April 2006.
Professor Staudt also has been named one of the three members of the first Board of Illinois Legal Aid Online. Illinois Legal aid Online was formed in early April as an Illinois Not for Profit Corporation to continue the work of the Illinois Technology Center.
Professor Staudt’s speaking engagements for May 2005 include presentations at the American Prepaid Legal Services Institute in San Francisco and the ABA Equal Justice Institute in Austin, Texas. He will speak at the International Legal Aid Group Conference in Ireland in June.
Joan Steinman worked with the Federal Courts Committee of the Chicago Council of Lawyers in preparing comments on proposed amendments to local federal rules concerning removal of cases from state to federal court.
Professor Steinman has become a member of the American Law Institute Consultative Group on Principles of Aggregate Litigation and will attend a meeting of that Group, as well as the general ALI meeting, in May, 2005. Professor Steinman also has accepted an invitation to serve as Reporter for the National Conference on Appellate Justice to be held in Washington, D.C., in November 2005.