On July 21st, Professor John Q. Barrett introduced Chautauqua Institution’s 10th annual Robert H. Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the United States. The Jackson lecturer, Professor Akhil Reed Amar of Yale Law School, then spoke on “Robert Jackson and the Judicialization of the Judiciary.” YouTube video of Professor Barrett’s introduction is here, and the entire program is here.
This Tuesday, Professor Eva Subotnik will be chairing and co-teaching the annual Law Clerks Copyright Seminar, sponsored by the Copyright & Literary Property Committee of the New York City Bar Association. This program, which will be co-taught by top IP practitioners in the NYC area, provides the incoming federal law clerks of the Second and Third U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals with an overview of copyright law as well as an introduction to new legal developments in this area. The program will be held on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, from 5pm to 7:45pm, at the Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, Room 850, in Manhattan. Information about the program can be found at: www.nycbar.org/clerks
Professor Cheryl L. Wade has coauthored an article with Steven A. Ramirez and andre douglas pond cummings entitled “Toward a Critical Corporate Law Pedagogy and Scholarship”. The article was selected for publication in the symposium issue of The Washington University Law Review in connection with the Midwestern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference. Professor Wade presented portions of this article at a workshop at Boston University School of Law and the Annual ABA Business Associations Meeting.
On July 16th, Professor John Q. Barrett participated in a Nuremberg Memorium program in Courtroom 600 in the Palace of Justice, Nuremberg, Germany, site of the historic Nuremberg trials following World War II. Following a lecture by Dr. Oscar Schneider, a former German Federal Minister, Professor Barrett spoke on “New Law and Not-New Law: Justice Jackson’s Opening Statement at Nuremberg, Addressing the Legality of the Trial.”
While in Nuremberg, Professor Barrett also lectured in Creighton University School of Law’s summer program, “From Nuremberg to The Hague.”
Professor Barrett, biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson (1892-1954) and writer of “The Jackson List,” is an expert on Jackson, the Nuremberg trials and their legacies. He regularly teaches, speaks and writes about Nuremberg, Jackson and related topics throughout the U.S. and internationally.
Arbitration Study by Sovern, Greenberg, Kirgis, and Liu Presented to State Appellate Court Judges at Pound Forum
Professor Jeff Sovern presented the results of the arbitration study he, Professors Elayne Greenberg, Paul Kirgis, and St. John’s University Director of Institutional Assessment Yuxiang Liu have conducted to the Pound Civil Justice Institute’s Forum for State Appellate Court Judges on July 26. Professor Sovern was the luncheon speaker, at an event attended by judges from three dozen states.
Professor Jeremy Sheff’s current research project, “Who Should Pay for Progress?”, has been selected as the lead presentation of the opening plenary session of the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at UC Berkeley. IPSC is the largest annual gathering of the intellectual property law academy, with over 150 scholars from all over the world presenting this year. Professor Sheff’s project investigates how societies do and should satisfy the moral claims of individuals who create new knowledge.
Professor Cheryl Wade will present a book chapter at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting on August 3rd, 2014. Her presentation is part of a panel on Financial Institutions Law and Regulation.
Professor Rosemary Salomone will speak on Monday, July 21st at the International Political Science Association 23rd World Congress in Montreal. The topic of her paper is “Making New Citizens: Transatlantic Perspectives on Language, Belonging and Immigrant Schooling.” The following is a summary:
Policies on language and schooling in the United States and Western Europe reveal a decided concern for preserving social cohesion in the face of mounting immigration and cultural and religious diversity. This paper examines how that concern finds expression in contrasting discourses on linguistic pluralism and multiculturalism, how the apparent disconnect between the political rhetoric and reality affects the lives of immigrant students, how the distinct ways in which Europeans and Americans talk about language and immigration influence public attitudes and define the range of language policy options, and how the debate over the role of language in the schools, in one way or another, seems to ignore the impact of globalization and transnationalism and the connection among language, belonging, and citizenship. The discussion begins with the United States where the argument for maintaining immigrant languages, predominantly Spanish, in the schools holds diminishing support despite an unofficial “multiculturalism lite” as a heralded aspect of American identity. By way of contrast, it examines the challenges faced by Western European nations under competing pressures of global English for productivity and supranational directives on multilingualism for European integration and job mobility, while at the same time officially rejecting a presumably “thicker” form of multiculturalism as a politically destabilizing force.
Tinnelly Professor of Law Lawrence Joseph‘s poem “In a Post-Bubble Credit-Collapse Environment” appears in the November 18, 2013 issue of The New Yorker. The audio version of the poem is also on The New Yorker‘s Digital Edition.
On Saturday, November 10, Professor Joseph was a featured reader and participant in the day long Festival Within: Best of the Best of American Poetry, at the Walt Whitman Birthplace in Huntington, Long Island. On Friday November 1, he was a featured speaker at A Centennial Conference: Robert Hayden at the University of Michigan, which celebrated the one-hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Robert Hayden, a major American poet and the first African-American Poet Laureate of the United States.
On Friday evening, October 25, 2013, Professor John Q. Barrett delivered a lecture, “New York Greatness in the History of Solicitors General of the United States,” to a full house in the Meeting Room at the New York City Bar Association.
Professor Barrett’s lecture opened a program, “Learned in the Law: The Role of the U.S. Solicitor General … a New York Point of View,” co-sponsored by the Supreme Court Historical Society and the Historical Society of the New York Courts.
Following Professor Barrett’s lecture, Jeffrey Minear, Counselor to Chief Justice Roberts, moderated a panel of three former Solicitors General: Justice Elena Kagan, Paul D. Clement and Drew S. Days, III.
The program was recorded and should be broadcast soon on C-SPAN and available online.