Research in Progress – February 2015

Nancy Marder is working on an Introduction to the symposium issue of the Chicago-Kent Law Review entitled “Juries and Lay Participation: American Perspectives and Global Trends.” The law review symposium issue will include articles that were presented at a conference organized by Nancy Marder, Valerie P. Hans of Cornell Law School, and the Chicago-Kent Law Review; it was held in October 2014 at Chicago-Kent. The symposium issue, for which Professors Marder and Hans are the Symposium Editors, will be published in May 2015.


Sheldon Nahmod is on research leave this spring semester, working on several projects dealing with section 1983, legislative prayer, and a template for evaluating Supreme Court constitutional decisions.


César Rosado Marzán started doing fieldwork at a Chicago-area worker center for his new ethnographic project, tentatively entitled: “Workplace Justice in the Global City: An Ethnography of a Chicago Worker Center.”


Joan Steinman is continuing to work on Beyond the Pocket Parts – 2015, which she will publish electronically; on an update to the case-based chapters of the Appellate Courts casebook that she co-authored; and on articles concerning the constitutionality of the removal provisions of the Energy Policy Act and conduct-based waivers of the rights to remove and to obtain remand of removed cases. She also is working on an article on the appellate law issues raised by the U.S. Supreme Court’s recent decision in Dart Cherokee Basin Operating Co., LLC v. Owens, 135 S. Ct. 547 (2014).

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