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.

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