November 14, 2014
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.
November 13, 2014
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.
November 13, 2014
On October 25th, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in a reenactment of the 1935 oral argument before the U.S. Supreme Court in A.L.A. Schechter Poultry Corp. v. United States, and then in a panel discussion, with Judges Gerard E. Lynch (2d. Cir.) and Stefan R. Underhill (D. Conn.), on the Supreme Court, President Franklin Roosevelt, and the constitutional powers of Congress, at the Federal Bar Council’s bench and bar retreat in the Poconos. On October 29th, Professor Barrett spoke at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in Roslyn, New York, about the Nuremberg trials. And on November 6th, he delivered a lecture, “Kristallnacht: Perpetration, Comprehension & Accountability,” at a Kristallnacht commemoration sponsored by the Brandeis Association and the Queens Women’s Bar Association, held at the Queens Bar Association.
November 10, 2014
G. Ray Warner
Professor Warner will deliver a presentation on the UNCITRAL Model Law of Cross-Border Insolvency at the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Programme at the University of London on Monday November 10th.
November 10, 2014
Professor Jennifer Baum appeared at a panel discussion on human trafficking as part of “Shut Out Trafficking” week at St. John’s University on October 22. The panel followed a screening of “Not My Life,” a new documentary about the global business of child exploitation. Professor Baum discussed legal and practical concerns for identifying and serving trafficked children in New York City, and described her students’ recent work with unaccompanied immigrant children from Central America.
November 7, 2014
Professor Elayne Greenberg presented “Mediation: Injecting Rationality To Facilitate A Rational Result in Bankruptcy Cases” at the Annual Bankruptcy Conference co-sponsored by the Capital Region Bankruptcy Bar and the Central New York Bankruptcy Bar Associations on October 24 at Cooperstown, New York.
October 31, 2014
Peggy McGuinness presented her forthcoming book chapter, “Treaties, Federalism and the Contestation of Missouri v. Holland,” at the Pace University Law School faculty colloquium on October 22. The Chapter will appear in Treaty Practice of the United States (Dubinsky, Fox, Roth eds., Cambridge Univ. Press) to be published in 2015. Professor McGuinness participated in a panel discussion of the book at International Law Weekend at Fordham Law School on October 25.
October 31, 2014
On October 21st, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in a Monroe County Bar Association program, at the Rubin Center for Education, Rochester, New York, on the life and legacies of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson. Professor Barrett lectured about Justice Jackson’s life, including some of his notable and deep connections to Rochester and prominent speeches he delivered there in the 1930s and 1940s. Other speakers were Michael R. Wolford of The Wolford Law Firm, LLP; the Honorable Henry J. Scudder, Presiding Justice, Supreme Court of the State of New York, Appellate Division, Fourth Department; the Honorable Leslie G. Foschio, U.S. Magistrate Judge, U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York; and Gregory L. Peterson of Phillips Lytle LLP. For press coverage, click here.
October 21, 2014
Professor John Q. Barrett recently gave two continuing legal education lectures that reviewed U.S. Supreme Court decisions and developments from last Term and previewed some cases and possible developments in the newly-started Term. On October 6th (“First Monday”), he lectured at the Federal Bar Association’s EDNY chapter, at the U.S. Courthouse in Central Islip, New York. On October 9th, he lectured at The New York State Judicial Institute in White Plains, New York, for video broadcast to Judges and court personnel across New York State.
October 6, 2014
This Friday, October 10th, Professor Eva Subotnik will join Professor Molly van Houweling of UC Berkeley Law School and Professor Daniel Gervais of Vanderbilt Law School for a panel discussion at Columbia Law School’s symposium addressing the concerns of professional authors, artists and performers and suggesting changes to law and practice that would benefit authors and encourage creativity. Professor Subotnik will present a talk entitled “Actors and Artists as Authors,” forthcoming in the Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts, which will explore the degree to which different kinds of creative professionals can and do benefit from the status of “author” under the Copyright Act.