Research in Progress – August 2007

Lori Andrews is working on a U.S. Department of Energy-funded project on nanotechnology and intellectual property.

Nancy Marder is currently working on an article entitled “Cameras in the Courtroom,” which examines the effects of allowing cameras to record and broadcast courtroom proceedings, and in particular, the ways in which jurors, judges, lawyers, witnesses, and parties might change their behavior based on the presence of cameras in the courtroom.  The article will explore the psychological and behavioral effects as well as the legal implications and will make policy recommendations.

Henry Perritt is well underway on a new book on Final Status Negotiations for Kosovo. He began the project at the request of, and with full cooperation from, Martti Ahtisaari, former President of Finland, who is the Special Envoy of the Secretary General of the United Nations in charge of the process.

Joan Steinman continues to work on 2008 Pocket Parts and Supplements for volumes 14B and 14C of the Wright & Miller Federal Practice and Procedure treatise.

Professor Steinman’s article (being submitted now) is tentatively titled “Claims, Civil Actions, Congress & the Court” or “Limiting the Reasoning of Cases Construing Poorly Drawn Statutes: Exxon Mobil Corp. v. Allapattah Services, Inc.”

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