Prof. Ray Warner delivered the inaugural Hon. Frank W. Koger Lecture on Commercial and Bankruptcy Law at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law. His lecture was titled “The World is Flat (Broke): Globalizing Bankruptcy Law.”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.