Research in Progress – November 2007

Lori Andrews’s current research focuses on issues involving human research, genetic technologies, and nanotechnologies.  She is also examining legal and ethical issues related to diabetes, such as discrimination in employment and education, and the use of stored tissue samples in research, as part of her research funded by the $5 million cy pres award that Illinois Institute of Technology received as a result of the 2007 settlement of a consumer class action lawsuit challenging the effectiveness of the diabetes drug Rezulin.

Steven Harris is writing an article for the Uniform Law Review on the International Rail Registry that will be established pursuant to the Luxembourg Protocol to the Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment. Professor Harris served as the commercial law coordinator for the United States delegation to the Diplomatic Conference for the Protocol.

Nancy Marder is currently working on an article, The Conundrum of Cameras in the Courtroom, which examines the effects of allowing cameras to broadcast courtroom proceedings. The article examines the ways in which cameras might affect participants’ behavior in the courtroom and how those possible effects should shape policies in federal trial courts, appellate courts, and the U.S. Supreme Court. As soon as she completes this article, she will begin work on a book whose working title is “The Jury as Ritual.”

Sheldon Nahmod is currently working on an article dealing with academic freedom and the First Amendment.

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