Martin Malin continues to work on his empirical comparison of the handling of statutory human rights claims in labour arbitration in Ontario and before the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario. He and his co-researchers, Sara Slinn of Osgoode Hall Law School at York University in Toronto, and Jon Werner of the University of Wisconsin, presented a preliminary report at the National Academy of Arbitrators Annual Meeting last May. Coding of the cases spanning 2009 – 2013 should be completed by early January and quantitative analysis will begin. The preliminary report provided mostly descriptive statistics but more sophisticated analysis should be available in the spring.
Nancy Marder is currently revising her paper entitled Juror Bias, Voir Dire, and the Judge-Jury Relationship based on comments she received at the “Juries and Lay Participation” conference at Chicago-Kent as well as comments from a “Research Slam,” also held at Chicago-Kent. The paper will be published in the Chicago-Kent Law Review as part of the Symposium on “Juries and Lay Participation.”
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.
Adrian Walters is working on a Contracts casebook with Michael Schwartz, Dean of the William H. Bowen School of Law at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. The casebook, which will appear in the Carolina Academic Press Context and Practice series, is due to be published before the start of the Fall 2015 semester.