Professor Marc DeGirolami was on a church-state panel yesterday at Columbia Law School honoring Professor Kent Greenawalt’s 50 years of teaching and writing. Other panels dealt with the freedom of speech and legal interpretation. Descriptions of the conference may be found here and here.
Professor Janai S. Nelson has published her article, Arc of Injustice: Pre- and Post-Decision Thoughts on Shelby County v. Holder, in a symposium issue on the case and the Voting Rights Act in Touro Law Center’s Journal of Race, Gender, and Ethnicity.
On March 11, 2015, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in an international conference entitled “Legally Blind: Law, Ethics, and the Third Reich,” held at Boston College in Chestnut Hill, MA. Professor Barrett’s lecture, “Dawning, Developing Comprehension of Nazi Law-Breaking & Atrocities: Justice Robert H. Jackson on the Road to Nuremberg, 1940-1945,” will be published in a conference book. During the conference, he and other conferees also were interviewed for a documentary film that now is in production. For local press on the conference, click here and here.
Professor Krishnakumar presented her paper, Dueling Canons, at a faculty colloquium at Seton Hall Law School on Tuesday, February 24th. The paper examines, empirically, the extent to which majority and dissenting opinions employ the same canons/tools of statutory construction to reach opposing outcomes in the same cases during the first five terms of the Roberts Court.
On January 29, 2015, Professor Anita S. Krishnakumar was the guest speaker at Duke Law School’s Colloquium on Statutory Interpretation. Professor Krishnakumar spoke and fielded questions about her work-in-progress, Dueling Canons, an empirical and doctrinal paper that examines how often and in what ways majority and dissenting opinions in the Roberts Court employ the same statutory interpretation canons/tools to reach opposing outcomes in the same case.
At the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in January, Professor Jeremy Sheff was elected to the board of AALS’s Intellectual Property Law Section. AALS is a nonprofit association of 178 law schools, and also serves as the learned society for the more than 9,000 law faculty at its member schools. Professor Sheff is the Director of the new St. John’s Intellectual Property Law Center.
On Wednesday, December 10, Professor Jeremy Sheff served as an invited commentator at
a workshop on Intellectual Property and Competition convened by the World Intellectual Property Organization at WIPO’s New York Office. The workshop focused on a recent empirical study of patenting by small- to medium-sized entities (SMEs) in the smartphone industry, and was co-sponsored by Fordham Law School’s Center on Law and Information Policy, which performed the study.
On November 19th, Professor John Q. Barrett delivered a plenary session lecture, “The
Rule of Law at Nuremberg, 1945-1946 (and Its Lessons for Today),” at the Canadian National Judicial Institute‘s Nova Scotia All Courts Education Seminar, held in Halifax. The seminar was a three-day program of judges, from all levels of courts, across the province of Nova Scotia.
DiLorenzo’s Papers Published in New York Law Journal and Accepted World Congress of the International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy
Professor Vincent DiLorenzo’s article, “Congress Exempts Condominiums from the Interstate Land Sales Act,” was published in the New York Law Journal on November 12, 2014. The article examines the provisions of the Interstate Land Sales Act that allow purchasers to revoke contracts for the sale of condominiums when developers (a) have not complied with the registration and disclosure requirements of the Act, or (b) have not complied with the contractual requirements contained in the Act, including limits on available remedies for breach. HR 2600, passed in September and signed by the President, exempts condominiums from the registration and disclosure requirements of the Act. However, it is not clear if Congress intended to exempt condominium developers from the Act’s contractual requirements. This article explores that ambiguity in the statute and the courts’ interpretation of the scope of earlier exemptions that arguably extended to the Act’s contractual requirements.
In addition, Di Lorenzo’s paper, “Reason, Cognition and Emotion: A Study of Regulatory Standards and Enforcement Policy,” was accepted and will be presented at the World Congress of the International Society for the Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.
Professor Elayne Greenberg presented her paper, “Fitting the Forum to the Pernicious Fuss: A Dispute System Design to Address Implicit Bias and ‘Isms in the Workplace” at the AALS Alternative Dispute Resolution Section’s 8th Annual Works-in-Progress Conference on November 8 at Southwestern Law School.