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Faculty Activities – November 2016

In February, Lori Andrews gave a speech, “SM(ART) Policy,” at the University of California, Irvine, Newkirk Center for Science and Society’s Gene Editing, Artificial Life and Ethics: An Interdisciplinary Symposium. Later in the same month she spoke on how to negotiate privacy in the digital world at Sit Investment Associates’ 34th Annual Client Workshop in Scottsdale, AZ.  She spoke about digital privacy and security at the Contemporary Club in Chicago in April. In July, Andrews spoke about internet privacy at the American Association of Law Libraries annual meeting.

Andrews was interviewed by CBS about Bluetooth tracking of devices by billboard companies and by Bloomberg BNA regarding companies that buy people’s data. Newsweek interviewed Andrews at the end of July for a feature on a civil rights complaint against Myriad Genetics for withholding patient data.

Alexander A. Boni-Saenz sat down recently with author and journalist Dan Savage to discuss his new article, “Sexual Advance Directives,” which will be published in the Alabama Law Review this year.

Elizabeth De Armond and Maureen Van Neste gave a presentation in July at the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference in Portland, OR. The title of their presentation was “Finding and Filling Gaps for a Comprehensive Progressive Skills Program: Creating Life-Long Experiential Learners by Coordinating 1L Legal Research and Writing with Upper-Level Experiential Learning Courses.” They discussed our new Praxis certificate program, and showed how close collaboration between first-year and upper-level faculty can lead to a progressive, comprehensive skills curriculum that can promote students’ development in specific core practice competencies.

David Erickson received a Lifetime Achievement Award for Excellence in Teaching Advocacy from Stetson University School of Law for furthering the interest of teaching trial advocacy “and fundamentally changing the way the world approaches advocacy.”

Last winter the law school hosted the National Trial Competition’s Regional Midwest Competition, which brought 11 law schools here to compete in the tournament. This was the 10th time that Chicago-Kent hosted the regionals.

Last spring Prof. Erickson was a panel moderator and presenter for 70 law schools participating in the Educating Advocates Conference at Stetson University School of Law, Topics covered included litigation technology and how to structure trial advocacy programs.

The ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law asked our Trial Advocacy program to create and host a national institute for trial advocacy to train labor and employment attorneys from all over the country, which will be held at Chicago-Kent.  A trial team from Chicago-Kent will also be taking a team to the National Judicial Education Center in Toluca, Mexico, to provide training sessions for conducting trials in Mexico.

Douglas Godfrey taught 19 students in Beijing last winter, most of them lawyers, in a program sponsored by the Beijing Lawyers Association. Most of the students have since enrolled in Chicago-Kent’s LL.M. program.

In May, Professor Godfrey conducted a training session entitled Effective Use of Case Law for 25 lawyers in Springfield’s Attorney General’s office. In  was one of nine scholars invited to teach at a three-day  intensive writers workshop conducted by the Legal Writing Institute in Oregon.

At the 17th Biennial Meeting of the Legal Writing Institute, Professor Godfrey gave a talk entitled “Appellate Brief Escapes Flatland,” about how to teach writers to use the tools of visual rhetoric in their appellate advocacy.

Steven Harris was appointed the Reporter for a new joint committee comprised of members of the Uniform Law Commission and the American Law Institute.  The committee will draft revisions to Articles 1, 3, and 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code to provide the substantive commercial law rules to support an electronic registry for residential mortgage notes on a national basis with minimal displacement of state laws.

Steven Heyman was honored last spring with the Law School’s award for Excellence in Teaching.

Martin Malin was Scholar in Residence February 12-14 at the ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law, Committee on ADR midwinter meeting in St. Pete Beach, FL. Prof. Malin presented two papers: “Three Phases of the Supreme Court’s Arbitration Jurisprudence,” and “14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett: Opportunity or Oppression for U.S. Workers – Learning from Canada.”

Prof. Malin moderated a panel on “Hot Topics in Public Sector Labor Law” at the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee annual meeting in Chicago in May.

In June, Prof. Malin presented “An Arbitrator’s Perspective on What Makes an Effective Case in Labor Arbitration,” at the annual meeting of the Edison Electric Institute in Chicago. Later that week, Prof. Malin served as moderator of a panel on “The Deregulatory First Amendment,” at the conference on Hot Topics in Contemporary Labor Relations Law, co-sponsored by Chicago-Kent and NLRB Region 13.

At the annual meeting of the National Academy of Arbitrators, Prof. Malin was elected to a second one-year term as Vice President.

In July, Prof. Malin taught a one-week course, “Becoming a Labor Arbitrator,” for the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service, in Crystal City, VA

Prof. Malin spoke in August at the Federal Mediation & Conciliation Service National Labor-Management Conference in Chicago; the topic was “Impasse: Just a Pause Between Two Brilliant Ideas.”  Also in August, Prof. Malin presented on “Hot Topics in Arbitration: Class Action Waivers and the Brady Deflategate Case,” at the FMCS National Labor-Management Conference.

In April, Nancy Marder presented her paper entitled “Foster v. Chatman:  A Watershed Moment for Batson and the Peremptory Challenge?” at a panel on The Trial and Its History at the 19th Association for the Study of  Law, Culture & Humanities Annual Conference held at the University of Connecticut Law School in Hartford. Also in April, Professor Marder presented a paper entitled “The Fate of the Traditional Criminal Jury Trial in Europe,” as part of a panel on Trials in Europe:  Historical and Contemporary Perspectives, for the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists held in Philadelphia.

In June, Professor Marder organized and chaired a panel on “Challenging and Changing American Jury Traditions” at which she presented her paper, “Foster v. Chatman:  A Missed Opportunity for Batson and the Peremptory Challenge” (the new title after the Supreme Court decided Foster v. Chatman in May, 2016). The panel was held at the Law & Society Association’s (LSA) Annual Meeting in New Orleans. She also served as discussant there for another panel at the LSA entitled “New Empirical Approaches to Studying Jury Representation and Jury Selection.” Professor Marder also presented at a Book Introduction Panel at the LSA, where she introduced Japan and Civil Jury Trials:  The Convergence of Forces by Matthew J. Wilson, Hiroshi Fukurai, and Takashi Maruta.

In July, Professor Marder traveled to Andorra, where she presented a paper entitled “In Their Own Words:  American Women Judges’ Reflections on Gender and Judging” at the Biennial Meeting of the Working Group for Comparative Studies of Legal Professions.  She then travelled to Vienna, Austria and presented her paper at a panel on Legal Professions and Legal Education at the Third International Sociological Association (ISA) Forum of Sociology.

Later in July, Professor Marder was named an Academic Fellow of the Pound Civil Justice Institute, based on her expertise on juries, judges, courts and trials.  Professor Marder was a plenary speaker the previous summer at the Pound Institute’s 23rd Annual Forum for State Appellate Court Judges, which focused on Judicial Transparency and the Rule of Law.

Also in July, Professor Marder was reappointed Chair of the Collaborative Research Networks (CRN) Coordinating Committee of the Law & Society Association.  She also was interviewed about peremptory challenges for the podcast “More Perfect” by Radiolab, available at:

Sheldon Nahmod’s 33rd annual Section 1983 Conference, held in April at Chicago-Kent, attracted nearly 200 attorneys from around the country. HIs speakers included Erwin Chemerinsky, Karen Blum, Rosalie Levinson, David Rudovsky, Gerry Birnberg and John Murphey. Prof. Nahmod made two presentations at the conference.

Henry Perritt and 2L Quinn Ford submitted a white paper to an FAA advisory committee considering ground rules for flying newsgathering drones over people.  The FAA cited Professor Perritt’s NPRM comments 20 times in support of its final small drone regulation released in June.

César Rosado Marzán presented his paper “Arise Chicago: Worker Centers and the 21st Century Moral Economy” at the following 2016 events: The American Bar Foundation’s research workshop in April; the Law & Society Association’s Annual Meeting in New Orleans; the International Sociological Association’s Forum in Vienna, Austria;  the American Sociological Association’s Conference on Precarious Work: Domination and Resistance in the U.S., China, and the World in August; and the Society for the Study of Social Problems meeting in Seattle, Washington. At the latter meeting, he also presented a second paper, “Settling Claims Under Socialism and Neo-liberalism in Chile.” 

Prof. Rosado delivered the opening presentation of the Regulating Markets and Labor Program at Stockholm University in May. The presentation was entitled: “How has precarious work changed perceptions of labour law?”

Prof. Rosado was awarded the Chicago-Kent Freehling fellowship for the 2017 spring term, which he will use mainly to work on his book manuscript with Sergio Gamonal C. on the principles of labor law (see below).

Prof. Rosado was invited to participate in the two law review symposia, one at the University of Chicago, sponsored by the University of Chicago Legal Forum, and the other at Chicago-Kent sponsored by the Law Review. He will present research findings related to his worker center research (see below). Prof. Rosado also accepted invitations from the Adolfo Ibañez University Law School (Chile) and the Madrid Autonomous University Law School (Spain), to give a number of talks and workshops later this year.

Prof. Rosado was recently invited by the distinguished Labor Law Group to present his research on worker centers during their December meeting in Los Angeles, California.

Finally, Prof. Rosado was invited to join the Planning Committee of the Law and Society Association (LSA) International Meeting in Mexico City in 2017. He will also serve in the Labor Rights International Research Collaborative and as co-chair of the Labor Rights Collaborative Research Network of LSA.

Christopher Schmidt presented material from his forthcoming book on the 1960 student sit-in movement at the American Bar Foundation Fellows Meeting in Denver, Colorado, the American Bar Foundation Research Seminar; and at the Conference on Turning Points in Social Movements: Past and Future at Indiana University School of Law.  In June, Professor Schmidt served as a commentator on two panels at the Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association in New Orleans. He served again on the American Society for Legal History’s Cromwell Dissertation Prize Advisory Committee last summer.

Stephanie Stern presented a paper on behavioral leasing in June at a conference entitled “Bringing It All Back Home: Evidence and Innovation in Housing Law & Policy,” sponsored by the University of Chicago Law School. The paper will be published by Oxford University Press as a chapter in a book from the conference.

Kent Streseman and six Chicago-Kent students traveled to Scotland to participate in the inaugural Academy of the Advocate at St. Andrews, a study-abroad program launched by Baylor Law School. The academy brought together students and faculty from top appellate and trial advocacy programs throughout the United States for two weeks of intensive training.

Earlier in the summer, Professor Streseman taught a week-long class in appellate advocacy and decision-making to an excellent group of high school students as part of Illinois Tech’s Summer Prelaw Academy.

A. Dan Tarlock gave the keynote presentation entitled “The Future of Western Water Law as the West Dries Out,” at the ABA Annual Water Law Conference in Austin, Texas, in March.

Maureen Van Neste was appointed to the Board of Directors of the Arc of Illinois, a non-profit organization committed to empowering persons with intellectual and developmental disabilities to achieve full participation in community life through informed choices.  In June, Prof. Van Nested presented “The Praxis Program: Using a Competency-Based Curriculum and Structured Self-Reflection to Prepare Students for Practice,”  Institute for Law Teaching and Learning, “Real World Readiness” Conference, at Washburn University School of Law.  See also Elizabeth De Armond’s entry above for a description of their joint presentation at the LWI conference in Oregon last July.

Adrian Walters spoke on a panel about Contracts Law teaching at the 11th International Conference on Contracts (KCON XI) in San Antonio in February. He was co-convenor and chair of a panel on international and comparative bankruptcy law at the American Society of Comparative Law Younger Comparativists Conference in New Orleans in March. In the Spring, for the fifth successive year, he was an invited lecturer for an American College of Bankruptcy sponsored program in international bankruptcy law at St John’s University Law School in New York, presented to several participating schools in the U.S. and Mexico. He was a visiting professor at the Sutherland School of Law, University College, Dublin, in June and July. He presented a paper entitled “Shoppers’ Paradise? Some Realism About Twenty-First Century United States Bankruptcy Jurisdiction Over Foreign Entities” at the INSOL Academics’ Colloquium, which took place in London in July.

Richard Warner gave several presentations, including “‘I’ll See’: How Surveillance Undermines Privacy By Eroding Trust,” at Midwestern Privacy Law Scholars Workshop, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University, in May, at Georgetown University Law Center in June, and at the  Innovation, Business & Law Colloquium, Iowa College of Law, in September; “Privacy/Security Tradeoffs,” Beyond Bitcoin, at Chicago-Kent in May;  “Beyond the Panopticon,” Protecting Virtual You: Individual and Informational Privacy in the Age of Big Data, at St. Thomas Law School in September.

Prof. Warner has expanded the School of American Law, which now includes Odessa, Ukraine, Baku, Azerbaijan, and Athens, Greece, in addition to Tbilisi, Georgia. He also plans to reopen the program in Yerevan, Armenia, in 2017–18, as well as a program in Kiev, Ukraine.

Richard Wright commented on and proposed amendments to the draft Restatement of the Law, Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons, at the Advisors and Members Consultative Group meeting at the American Law Institute in Philadelphia last April. Over the summer, he was an invited participant and speaker at several conferences. He presented a paper on “The Law of Neighbors: Greek and Roman Roots” as a participant in a conference entitled “A Discourse on the Legal Method: Historical and Philosophical Influences on Legal Thinking,” which was sponsored by the Groningen Circle and the Russian Academy of Sciences and took place at the School of Social and Economic Sciences in Moscow, Russia, in June. At the Subtech 2016 conference, held at the University of Richmond in July, he presented “A Proposal for an Automated Grading Assistant.” He participated in the Obligations VIII conference on “Revolutions in Private Law,” held in England in July at the University of Cambridge, where he and his research assistant, Karen Vaysman, a Kent Scholar, presented a paper on “The Quiet Revolution: The Standards of Persuasion and Res Ipsa Loquitur.”

Faculty Activities – January 2016

Lori Andrews and Richard Warner hosted the conference, “Exposed: Privacy, Security and the Smart City” in November at Chicago-Kent.

In December, Professor Andrews provided the keynote speech at the conference, “Ethics, Aesthetics, and Biopolitics of the Posthuman” at Aarhus University in Denmark. In January 2016, she spoke in New York City at “i3 – Insight, Innovation, Impact – A Summit for Women.”  Sponsored by the UJA-Federation, the Summit brought together women leaders to share their stories of impact and change. In February, Professor Andrews will discuss synthetic biology and art at the Newkirk Center for Science & Society at the University of California, Irvine.


Evelyn Brody was a speaker on the U.S. law of charitable trusts and on federal and state law relating to tax-exempt organizations to Chinese government officials drafting a new China Charity Law, facilitated by the Asia Foundation, at the Workshop on U.S and Chinese Charity Laws, hosted by the China Research Institute, Beijing Normal University in December 2015.

Professor Brody also spoke at the 43rd Annual Conference of the Association for Research on Nonprofit Organizations and Voluntary Action in November in Chicago,  in a colloquium on “Redefining the Common Good”; at a plenary session on “The State of Nonprofit Finance and Accountability”; and as one of five speakers on “Nonprofit Oversight Under Seige: An International Comparison of Regulatory Models.”

Professor Brody was a co-organizer (with D. B. Reiser) and presenter (with co-author M. Owens) in the Chicago-Kent Law Review Symposium, “Nonprofit Oversight Under Siege: An International Comparison of Regulatory Models.”

Professor Brody also presented “Separation of Powers and Passive-Aggressive Statutory Interpretation: The Case of Property-Tax Exemption for Charities” at “Elasticity of the Boundaries: What Is (and Isn’t) Charitable?” Annual Conference of the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, NYU School of Law, in October.

She also was a co-organizer of the conference “Donor Advised Funds: How Have They Changed Philanthropy?” and moderated a panel on DAFs Moving Forward and the Research Agenda. The conference was hosted by the Tax Policy & Charities Project, Center on Nonprofits and Philanthropy and Tax Policy Center, The Urban Institute, June 2015, in Washington, D.C..


Suzanne Ehrenberg gave a presentation, “Teaching the Neglected Art of Persuasive Writing,” in December at the “University of Melbourne Legal Writing Conference” in Melbourne, Australia.  The presentation addressed the recent ascendance of written advocacy in the Australian appellate process, where oral argument has historically played the dominant role.  Australian and New Zealand law professors were introduced to pedagogical techniques used in American law schools to teach effective brief-writing.


David Gerber was a distinguished visiting professor at the University of Zurich Law Faculty last September, where he participated in several faculty workshops and seminars and gave a lecture on antitrust law and global supply chains at the university’s European Institute.  Last October, Professor Gerber was elected president of the American Society of Comparative Law (ASCL) at its annual meeting in Dallas. In November he represented ASCL at the International Congress planning meeting of the International Academy of Comparative Law in Paris.


Steven Harris participated as a member of the U.S. delegation in a meeting of the Preparatory Commission for the Establishment of a Registry for Space Assets under the Cape Town Convention.


Valerie Gutmann Koch delivered two lectures last August for the MacLean Center at the University of Chicago. The first was entitled “Judges and Lawyers as Medical Decision-Makers” and the second, “Informed Consent in Treatment and Research – What’s the Difference?.” In November, she was an invited speaker at the “27th Annual MacLean Center Fellows Conference on Clinical Medical Ethics at the University of Chicago,” where she delivered a talk entitled “Adherence to Altered Standards of Care in a Public Health Crisis.”

As an appointed member of the ABA’s Special Committee on Bioethics and the Law, Professor Koch has been participating in a project to reconceptualize informed consent in medical treatment. In October, she served on a panel at the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities (ASBH) conference in Houston called “Bringing Law, Ethics and Health Care to the Table: The ABA Special Committee on Law and Bioethics Town Halls on Informed Consent.” She is also the co-chair of the Law Affinity Group for ASBH.

Professor Koch continues to advise the New York State Task Force on Life and the Law, the state’s bioethics commission. In December, she helped oversee the release of its revised Ventilator Allocation Guidelines in an Influenza Pandemic, which included a substantial exploration of the various legal issues that may arise when implementing the clinical protocols for ventilator allocation.

On October 28, Professor Koch was interviewed on Capitol Pressroom, a WCNY public radio program, on the subject of “surrogate mom” contracts, which are currently banned in New York.

In January, Professor Koch submitted comments (with Jessica Roberts) to the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for revisions to the Common Rule (45 CFR 46), the regulations that govern the majority of human subjects research in the United States.


Nancy Marder presented her paper entitled “Foster v. Chatman: A Watershed Moment for Batson and Peremptory Challenges?” at the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Roundtable, held last October in Washington, D.C..

In February, Professor Marder will be part of a panel entitled “Cameras in the Courtroom and the Role of Social Media” as part of a symposium entitled Lights, Camera, Action: A Supreme Court in the Age of Social Media at Georgia State University. Professor Marder will contribute an article to a symposium issue of the Georgia State University Law Review based on her presentation.


Henry Perritt organized testimony by a number of local and national representatives of drone interests, and testified himself, at a hearing before the Chicago City Council. Language he provided resulted in the Council’s adoption of an ordinance that can be a model for other states and municipalities.

Professor Perritt represents a number of entities who have received or are seeking “section 333 exemptions” from the FAA, authorizing them to fly drones commercially.


César Rosado Marzán spoke on “Topics in U.S. Labor and Employment Law” at the Adolfo Ibanez University in Chile and the Catholic University in Peru last November.

While at the Catholic University of Peru, he also presented (with S. Gamonal) a paper entitled “The Principle of Non-waiver in U.S. Labor and Employment Law: A Latin American Perspective.”


Christopher Schmidt was named a Norman and Edna Freehling Scholar at Chicago-Kent. In October, he presented “On Doctrinal Confusion: The Case of the State Action Doctrine” at the Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola University Chicago School of Law. He also organized a conference on “How Law Works” held at the University of Chicago Law School in October. Professor Schmidt was appointed chair of the Law and Society Association’s 2016 Willard Hurst Award Committee.


Keith Ann Stiverson is 2015-2016 president of the American Association of Law Libraries (AALL). She represented AALL at a meeting of the International Association of Law Libraries in Berlin in September and at a joint conference of the Chinese and American Forum on Legal Information & Law Libraries and the AALL Western Pacific Chapter held in Honolulu in October.


Mary Rose Strubbe is presently teaching in the law school’s mini-LL.M. program with the Thailand Judicial Training Institute in Bangkok. Nine Thai judges and five court officers are enrolled in the program; the instructors hope that several of the students will come to C-K next summer to complete their LL.M. degrees. Professor Strubbe is teaching “Introduction to Research” and “Writing in the American Legal System.”


Adrian Walters was named to the International Insolvency Institute in December 2015. He will be a member of the Institute’s delegation at the February 2016 meeting in New York of Working Group VI of the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law. Working Group VI is currently finalizing a draft model secured transactions law that will serve as a template for national enactments.


Richard Wright commented on and proposed amendments to the draft Restatement of the Law, Third, Torts: Intentional Torts to Persons, at the annual meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI) in Washington, D.C. last May. He also presented an analysis of parent corporation liability for foreign subsidiaries in the common law at the meeting of the external partners of the Enterprise Responsibility Project, Centre for Enterprise Liability, Faculty of Law, University of Copenhagen, Denmark, in May 2015. He attended the annual meeting of the Common Core of European Law group in Gothenburg, Sweden last June, to participate in further work on its forthcoming comparative analysis of causation in tort law, for which he has co-authored (with I. Puppe), an essay, “Causation in the Law: Philosophical Foundations.”

Wright has been invited to present “The Law of Neighbors: Greek and Roman Roots” (working title) at the conference “A Discourse on the Legal Method: Historical and Philosophical Influences on Legal Thinking at the School of Social and Economic Sciences” in Moscow, Russia in June 2016. He also will be presenting a paper at the Obligations VIII conference on Revolutions in Private Law at the University of Cambridge, England, in July 2016.

Faculty Activities – September 2015

Lori Andrews was a panelist in The SciTech Edge program sponsored by the ABA Section of Science & Technology Law Membership and Diversity Committee in September to teach students how to brand and build a legal career related to science and technology. She discussed internet privacy at the North Dakota Humanities Council’s Summit “Game Changers.” She was named a Leading Lawyer in Reproduction Technology Law by Leading Lawyers.  

In November, Professors Richard Warner and Andrews will host the conference, “Exposed: Privacy, Security and the Smart City” at Chicago-Kent. In December, Andrews will provide the keynote speech at the conference, “Ethics, Aesthetics, and Biopolitics of the Posthuman” at Aarhus University in Denmark. In January, Andrews will be speaking in New York City at “i3 – Insight, Innovation, Impact – A Summit for Women.”


On June 4, Philip Hablutzel chaired Chicago-Kent’s 34th Annual Conference on Not For Profit Organizations. Later in June, he was re-appointed to two Section Councils of the Illinois State Bar Association: Business and Securities Law, and International and Immigration Law. On September 3, he was the lead speaker on an ISBA Seminar on Drafting an Operating Agreement for a Limited Liability Company. Later, on September 17, he hosted the annual kick-off meeting of the Institute of Illinois Business Law at Chicago-Kent. He remains Director of the Institute and is also serving a two-year term as its Vice Chair.


Professor Joan Steinman is serving as the faculty sponsor for visiting scholar Dr. Cibao Wang of China, who is seeking to understand public interest law and practice in the United States. She is consulting with a handful of other professorial experts to formulate and recommend changes to the federal removal and remand statutes. In September, Prof. Steinman served as one of six senior scholars who commented upon the writings of junior scholars at the Federal Courts Scholarship Workshop held at the University of California at Irvine.


Kent Streseman and seven Chicago-Kent students traveled to Scotland to participate in the Academy of the Advocate at St. Andrews, a study-abroad program launched by Baylor Law School. The academy brought together students and faculty from top advocacy programs throughout the United States for two weeks of intensive training in brief-writing and oral advocacy.


Mary Rose Strubbe was a panelist at The Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEAL) in late July on integrating skills teaching with “traditional” doctrinal courses.


Martin Malin was elected a vice president of the National Academy of Arbitrators at the Academy’s annual meeting on May 23 in San Francisco. During the week of June 8, He taught the course, “Becoming a Labor Arbitrator,” for the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service in Crystal City, VA. The course is offered by FMCS for individuals seeking to be accredited by FMCS as labor arbitrators. On June 26, he  presented a paper, “An Empirical Comparison of the Handling of Statutory Human RIghts Claims in Labour Arbitration in Ontario and before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario,” at the Labor Law research networks biennial conference in Amsterdam and on September 12 he presented a paper, “The Controversy Over 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett: What Might We Learn from Canada?” at the Colloquium on Scholarship in Employment and Labor Law at Indiana University – Bloomington Law School. He has accepted an invitation to serve as the Scholar in Residence at the ABA Section on Labor and Employment Law Committee on ADR’s midwinter meeting next February. Malin will present his ongoing research on the arbitration of statutory human rights claims in Canada and a paper he is currently developing entitled, “Three Phases of the Supreme Court’s Arbitration Jurisprudence.”


In June, Nancy Marder presented a paper entitled Theories of Juror Bias, Voir Dire, and the Judge-Jury Relationship at a conference on Law and Society in the 21st Century: The Functions of Law in a Global Society. The conference was held at the University of Oslo in Oslo, Norway.

In July, Professor Marder delivered an academic lecture entitled Judicial Transparency in the Twenty-First Century to close to 200 American state court judges who gathered in Montreal, Canada for the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s 2015 Forum for State Appellate Court Judges. After Professor Marder’s lecture, a panel of lawyers and judges provided commentary on it. Professor Marder attended small-group sessions and answered judges’ questions and responded to additional questions at a closing panel in the afternoon. Professor Marder provided one of the two academic lectures at this forum; the other was provided by Judith Resnik from Yale Law School. Both lectures will be published by the Pound Civil Justice Institute in a report at the end of the year.

In September, Professor Marder attended a conference entitled “The State and Future of Civil Jury Trials” at NYU. She participated in a session consisting of Academic Advisors (of which she is one) as well as judges and jury consultants. The group is helping the new Civil Jury Project at NYU Law School to formulate its research agenda.


Hank Perritt was interviewed on WLS TV, (ABC7 Chicago), along with Chicago Alderman and Chicago-Kent graduate Scott Waguespack, on a proposed ordinance to regulate drones. Professor Perritt has obtained section 333 exemptions from the FAA, permitting two more clients and his Modovolate Aviation, LLC to fly drones commercially.


Cesar Rosado presented “Settling claims under socialism and neoliberalism in Chile” at the faculty workshop of the College of Law of West Virginia University in August 2015. He presented “The Nonwaiver Principle in Latin American and U.S. Work Law” during the 2015 Law & Society Annual Meetings in Seattle, Washington and the  2nd Labor Law Research Network Confence in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Professor Rosado also moderated and discussed a panel on labor arbitration at the 2nd Labor Law Research Network Conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands. In September 2015, he also participated in the George Mason Law School’s Law and Economics Workshop on Pensions in Palo Alto, California.


Christopher Schmidt presented “Federalism and Movement Mobilization in the Civil Rights Era” at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Seattle in May 2015. Later, he presented “‘The Civilizing Hand of Law’: Defending the Legal Process in the Civil Rights Era” at the Conference on Rhetorical Process and Legal Judgments at the University of Alabama School of Law in September 2015.   


Dan Tarlock delivered a speech to the Technical Committee Global Water Partnership in Stockholm, Sweden, on August 27-28 in which he presented a monograph via video stream to a worldwide network of partners.


Adrian Walters spent the summer of 2015 working on a report on the US bankruptcy system for a European Commission comparative study on national approaches to business rescue and bankruptcy. He also contributed to an INSOL Europe Academic Forum conference on the European Commission’s “Recommendation on a New Approach to Business Failure and Insolvency” co-hosted by Nottingham Law School and Radboud University Nijmegen, held in the UK in June 2015. In September 2015, he moderated a panel discussion on recent cases influencing bankruptcy law practice in the Seventh Circuit, at the American College of Bankruptcy, Seventh Circuit Education Committee’s Sixth Annual Seminar hosted by Chicago-Kent.

Walters was voted the Student Bar Association’s Professor of the Year for 2014-2015.



Richard Warner will be presenting “Is It All Over? Self, Privacy, and Power in the Surveillance Age,” a series of three lectures to the Aspen Institute of Chicago on October 30 – November 1, 2015. As Director of the School of American Law, he is overseeing the beginning of the 2015-16 academic year in the programs in Armenia, Georgia, Lithuania, Poland, and Ukraine. He is currently writing The Investigative Gaze: How Surveillance Undermines Trust.