Faculty Activities – April 2006

Lori Andrews’s first novel, Sequence, a genetics thriller, will be published by St. Martin’s Press in June 2006. She will give a talk about it at the Chicago Public Library on June 28, 2006.

Professor Andrews participated in a panel discussion, “The Science and Ethics of Reproductive Cloning,” at the California ScienCenter in Los Angeles on April 15, 2006. She was also a panelist for the “Bioethics at the Cutting Edge” session at the BIO 2006 conference held at McCormick Place on April 10, 2006, and for the “Consent and Commodification – Lessons for Embryo Stem Cell Research” session at the California’s Stem Cell Initiative conference in Berkeley, California in March 2006.

She presented “What Every CEO Should Know about Genetic Testing” to the Wayfarers’ Club at the Chicago Club in January 2006, and “Shared Patenting Experiences: The Roles of Patients” at the PropEur Workshop in Bilbao, Spain in December 2005.

Professor Andrews wrote an amicus brief in LabCorp v. Metabolite, filed in the U.S. Supreme Court in December 2005.

She brought together two working groups to discuss the way genetic policy and the arts influence one another. The first group met at the Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art in November 2005, and the second group met at the Salk Institute in March 2006. Professor Andrews gave a presentation, “Genetic Policy and the Arts,” to both working groups. The meeting discussions will help shape public policy recommendations, which Professor Andrews will present to Congress in June 2006.

Participants included novelists Michael Crichton, Richard Powers and Nancy Kress, biologist Dr. Stuart Newman, film producer and founder of Cure Autism Now (CAN) Jonathan Shestack, attorneys George Annas and Debra Greenfield, artists Kira Viola, Karl Mihail, Tran Kim-Trang and Natalie Jeremijenko, and scientific/medical researchers Dr. Roger Guillemin, Dr. Ruth Grobstein and Dr. Neil Holtzman, among others.

Katharine Baker spoke on “Bionormativity and the Origins of Parental Status” at Santa Clara University School of Law in March 2006. In early April, she spoke at Pepperdine University School of Law on “Child Support, Implicit Contracts and Gendered Default Rules.”

In March 2006, Professor Baker was a guest on Wisconsin Public Radio, talking about men’s constitutional rights not to be parents

Ralph Brill has been chosen as the recipient of the 2006 Burton Award: Legends In Law, for contributions to legal education, specifically to the field of Legal Writing. Professor Brill will be the third recipient of the prestigious award.

The Award will be presented at a black-tie dinner June 12th at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. The featured speaker for the program will be George Will.

Evelyn Brody was named “Academic Nonprofit Lawyer of the Year” by the Nonprofit Corporations Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Business Law in April 2006.

At the invitation of Senate Finance Committee staff, Professor Brody spoke on “The Role of the IRS and the States,” at the Senate Finance Committee Staff Roundtable on Exempt-Organization Governance in Washington, D.C. in March 2006.

Professor Brody participated on a panel discussing the “Attorney General Authority and Role” at the National State Attorneys General Program at Columbia Law School in February 2006. This year’s program topic was Regulation and Oversight of Charitable Organizations.

Professor Brody also appeared at three programs aimed at nonprofit practitioners:

Panelist, “Recommendations: How to Enhance Accountability While Avoiding Unintended Consequences,” at the Conference on NGOs, Development, and Changing Standards of Accountability, University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public and International Affairs in April 2006.

Panelist, 34th ALI-ABA Course on Legal Issues in Museum Administration: “Tax and Legislative Update Panel” and “Developing Conflict of Interest and Whistleblower Policies for Your Staff and Governing Board” in Chicago in March 2006.

Presenter (with Jack Siegel), “Non-Profit Governance and Financial Oversight: Accountability and Public Trust,” Axelson Center for Nonprofit Management, North Park University in Chicago in March 2006.

Graeme Dinwoodie participated in a panel discussion on Courts and Intellectual Property Lawmaking at the Annual Fordham Conference on International Intellectual Property Law and Policy in April 2006.

He spent four days in April as the Senior Hanken Fellow at the IPR University Center in Helsinki, where he delivered lectures on:

  • Litigating Patent Claims in an Interconnected World
  • Recent ECJ Trademark Case Law
  • P2P Networks: A Research Agenda
  • The Competition Values Internal to Trademark Law

In April, Professor Dinwoodie delivered the keynote address (along with Professor Rochelle Dreyfuss of NYU) at a Michigan State conference on 10 Years after TRIPS.

He spoke to the Canadian Group of ALAI on the Sources of Copyright Law: Key Influences in Formulating International Copyright Policy and Adjudicating Copyright Internationally in Toronto in April 2006.

“Developing a Private International Intellectual Property Law: Transnational Dialogue as Lawmaking Institution” was Professor Dinwoodie’s topic at the Spring 2006 International Law Roundtable on Private International Law and Intellectual Property Law at Vanderbilt University Law School in Nashville in March 2006.

He was a presenter at a seminar on Innovation Law at the University of Washington School of Law in Seattle in April.

In February 2006 he spoke on Trademark Use at a faculty workshop at Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law, in Dallas.

Douglas Godfrey returned to Jordan to teach a three-day workshop to Jordanian law professors about how to teach legal skills.

Professor Godfrey also was interviewed by various media outlets as an expert on issues that arose during the George Ryan trial. His commentary appeared on CBS, NBC, CLTV, and public radio.

Vivien Gross is Reporter for the Supreme Court of Illinois Committee on Professional Responsibility. This year the Committee must vote by November on the ISBA/CBA (Illinois State Bar Association/Chicago Bar Association) final report on proposed ethics rules to replace the current rules in Illinois. The Committee has to review each of the proposed rules and report to the Illinois Supreme Court whether the proposed rule should be adopted, not adopted, adopted with changes, and if change is recommended, then redraft the proposed rule. The Reporter participates in any redrafting as well as reports to the Committee on the policy behind each proposed rule, whether or not it merits inclusion, and participates in any further redrafting or editing.

Timothy Holbrook is serving as a Scholar-in-Residence at Central European University’s Center for Media and Communication Studies March 20-June 7, 2006. He is meeting with students and scholars from CEU and elsewhere to discuss intellectual property and media, and is researching Hungarian intellectual property law in light of Hungary’s transition from a communist system to a free market system and finally to an integral part of the single European Union market.

Martin Malin spoke on “Charter Schools and Collective Bargaining,” at a conference on “A Labor Law for 21st Century Teachers,” sponsored by Claremont Graduate University, at Pomona College, Claremont, California, in March 2006.

He spoke on “Liberal Education and Legal Education,” at Michigan State University in East Lansing in March 25, 2006.

“The Arbitration of Grievances Involving Work-Family Conflicts,” was Professor Malin’s topic at the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Midwest Regional Meeting in March 2006.

Professor Malin gave presentations on “The Duty of Fair Representation” and “Expert Witnesses in Arbitration” at the Labor Arbitration Institute in Chicago in April 2006.

He will speak on “But We Always Did It This Way: The Use and Abuse of Past Practice in Arbitration,” at the Wisconsin Employment Relations Commission 2nd Annual Conference on Wisconsin Public Sector Labor Relations in Madison on April 28, 2006.

Nancy Marder presented a paper as part of a panel on “Law and Language” at the Law, Culture & Humanities Conference at Syracuse University College of Law in Syracuse in March 2006.

On April 6-7, 2006, Professor Marder was an invited participant at the Allerton Conference on Jury Reform in Illinois, which was organized by the Illinois State Bar Association, and which included lawyers and judges from all over Illinois.

On April 22, 2006, Professor Marder presented a paper entitled “Cyberjuries: A New Role as Online Mock Juries” at a conference entitled Enhancing Worldwide Understanding Through Online Dispute Resolution, held at the University of Toledo College of Law.

Sheldon Nahmod will speak to attorneys in Cincinnati’s Law Department on May 12, 2006. He will discuss recent and forthcoming Supreme Court decisions, public employee First Amendment and procedural due process claims, and the Religion Clauses of the First Amendment.

Professor Nahmod organized and will speak at Chicago-Kent’s 23rd Annual Conference on Section 1983, on April 27-28, 2006. Over 200 practitioners, academics, federal law clerks and others will be in attendance.

David Rudstein presented a paper entitled, “Retrying the Acquitted: The English Exception to the Rule Against Double Jeopardy for ‘New and Compelling Evidence,'” at the Oxford Round Table in Criminal Law, held at Pembroke College, Oxford, England in March 2006. The article is the first of three dealing with exceptions to the rule against double jeopardy recently adopted in England.

Carolyn Shapiro will present “The Changing Role of the Lawyer,” at the Annual Conference of National Association of College and University Attorneys in June 2006.

She will speak on “Professional Responsibility in Class Actions,” at the PLI Forum in July 2006.

Professor Shapiro will participate in Faculty Roundtables on her work-in-progress provisionally titled: “Applying Rules of Law: An Empirical Study of the Supreme Court’s Announcement and Application of Rules and Standards” at Chicago-Kent and University of Cincinnati in April and May 2006.

Jeffrey Sherman is one of the judges in the Mary Moers Wenig Student Writing Competition, sponsored by the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel.

Keith Ann Stiverson and Mary Rose Strubbe spoke on the future of teaching legal research at the annual meeting of the South Eastern Association of Law Libraries in Raleigh, North Carolina on April 7, 2006.

Keith Ann Stiverson gave a talk on “Open Access and Faculty Scholarship Repositories” at a faculty workshop in March 2006.

Dan Tarlock presented a paper on water and watersheds at the Symposium on the Law and Policy of Ecosystem Services at Florida State University, April 7, 2006.

Alex Tsesis is writing an expert report and will testify for the Canadian Department of Justice Attorney General’s office in a case involving constitutional issues about cyberlaw.

Richard Wright participated in a conference on The Cultural Foundations of Tort Law at the University of Denver, April 6-8, 2006.

Professor Wright has been invited to present papers at several future conferences:

  • An international conference on Emerging Issues in Tort Law at the University of Western Ontario, Canada, June 9-10, 2006
  • The 9th International Conference on Substantive Uses of Technology in Legal Education and Practice at the University of Oslo, Norway, June 29-July 1, 2006
  • A conference on The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy at Cambridge University, England, July 26-28, 2007
  • The Special Workshop on the General Concepts of Law at the 23rd World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy in Krakow, Poland, August 1-6, 2007.

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