Research in Progress – November 2008

Bernadette Atuahene has submitted her article Things Fall Apart: The Illegitimacy of Property Rights in the Context of Past Theft to peer-reviewed journals for publication.

During her leave in South Africa, Professor Atuahene interviewed over 150 people who lost their land during Apartheid and received some form of compensation through the Land Restitution Program. She is working on a book and a series of articles that explore the emotional, psychological and economic effects of receiving compensation.

Richard Gonzalez and Laurie Leader are working on a new edition of the Schlei & Grossman treatise, The Law Of Employment Discrimination, generally regarded as the leading treatise on employment law.

Nancy Marder has continued to present her article “The Conundrum of Cameras in the Courtroom” at workshops and conferences in this country and abroad and is revising the article to incorporate comments offered by participants at these presentations.

Professor Marder also has begun work on a short piece directed to judges and lawyers in Illinois as to why jurors should be given the opportunity to submit written questions to witnesses during a trial, as is the practice in several other states.

Joan Steinman submitted the 2009 Supplements for volumes 14B and 14C of the Wright & Miller Federal Practice and Procedure treatise. She has begun work on the 2010 Supplements and continues to work on the full volume revisions.

Professor Steinman is reviewing several chapters of a forthcoming student study aid on civil procedure, at the request of the publisher, Wolters Kluwer.

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