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.
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.
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.
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.
On October 4, 2014, Larry Cunningham, the Law School’s Associate Academic Dean, spoke at the Fall Leadership Summit of the American Bar Association’s Law Student Division. He presented on the panel, “Getting the Most Out of Law School: Student and Administration Integration.” He addressed ways that law school administrators and students can work together to further career development. Dean Cunningham talked about St. John’s Law’s strategic priority of helping students achieve their career goals and initiatives that have been developed to improve job placement. He provided advice to the audience, student leaders from schools in the northeast and mid-Atlantic, about ways they can work with administrators at their law schools to improve job outcomes.
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.