November 13, 2013
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.
October 30, 2013
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.
John Q. Barrett
October 8, 2013
Professor Eva Subotnik will present a talk, Appropriation Anxiety or Ecstasy? Appropriation Art and Collage under U.S. Law, at a full-day Symposium to be held at Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, in Toronto this Thursday October 10th. The Symposium, “User-Generated Content Under Canadian Copyright Law,” is sponsored by, among others, Osgoode’s Intellectual Property Law & Technology Program. It will bring together leading experts in academia, the legal profession, and industry, as well as user-generated content (UGC) artists and practitioners, to discuss the legal and commercial aspects of appropriation art, collage, and UGC under Canadian and U.S. law. Subotnik will address, in part, the extent to which appropriation art and collage are permitted under the fair use doctrine of American copyright law. In particular, she will focus on the degree to which recent fair use case law—which has suggested that the evaluation of a challenged use of a copyrighted work be made principally from the perspective of a reasonable observer, rather than from the perspective of the defendant artist herself—advances the goals of copyright policy and provides predictability for those contemplating future uses of copyrighted works. Subotnik’s talk will draw upon research she is doing in connection with a paper she is currently writing, entitled Intent to Fair Use,
October 8, 2013
On September 30, 2013, Professor John Q. Barrett spoke at the official naming ceremony of the new Robert H. Jackson United States Courthouse in heart of downtown Buffalo, New York. A text that was the basis of Professor Barrett’s remarks is downloadable here.
Professor Barrett is Justice Jackson’s biographer and writes about him regularly, including to The Jackson List. The Jackson Courthouse is the seat of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York.
Other speakers at the naming ceremony included Chief Judge Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, Chief Judge William M. Skretny and Judge Richard J. Arcara of the W.D.N.Y., and Buffalo Mayor Byron Brown.
For press stories on this event, click here and here.
John Q. Barrett
August 13, 2013
Professors Jeremy Sheff and Eva Subotnik presented papers at the Thirteenth Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference last week. Professor Sheff presented his empirical project, “Dilution at the Trademark Office,” and he also served as commentator on a paper by Professor Haochen Sun, of the University of Hong Kong, entitled “Living Together in One Civilized World: How Luxury Companies and Consumers Can Fulfill Their Ethical Responsibilities to the Poor.” Professor Sheff’s slide deck is available here. Professor Subotnik presented her paper, “Intent to Fair Use,” in which she examines the role of user intent in the affirmative defense of fair use to a charge of copyright infringement.
July 22, 2013
Professor John Q. Barrett, biographer of U.S. Supreme Court Justice and Nuremberg chief prosecutor Robert H. Jackson, was in Nuremberg, Germany, last week for meetings, research and lectures. He was a guest lecturer in Creighton University School of Law’s “From Nuremberg to the Hague (N2H)” summer school program and delivered a well-attended public lecture, “President Obama & the U.S. Supreme Court: A Status Report,” at the Deutsch-Amerikanisches Institut (DAI) – Amerika Haus.
John Q. Barrett
July 15, 2013
On July 11th, Professor Rosemary Salomone served as discussant for a panel of papers on “Governing Languages” as part of the Association Francaise de Science Politique annual meeting held at Sciences Po in Paris.
July 11, 2013
On July 9th, Professor John Q. Barrett, who also serves as Elizabeth S. Lenna Fellow at the Robert H. Jackson Center and is Justice Jackson’s biographer, introduced former U.S.Solicitor General Charles Fried at the Chautauqua Institution. Professor Fried then delivered Chautauqua’s annual Jackson Lecture on the Supreme Court of the U.S. For a preview story, click here. For video of Professor Barrett’s introduction of Professor Fried, click here. For video of a piece of Professor Fried’s lecture, click here.
John Q. Barrett
June 26, 2013
This Thursday and Friday, Center of Law and Religion Director Mark Movsesian and Associate Director Marc DeGirolami will participate in the Fourth Annual Law and Religion Roundtable. This year’s roundtable will be hosted at Stanford Law School. Professor Movsesian will present an early-stage project on the Psychic Sophie case and the rise of the Nones on Thursday. Professor DeGirolami will participate in the meeting as a discussant. The ALRR forum is an invitation-only meeting “for scholars of religious freedom to share cutting-edge works and engage in discipline-shaping conversations.”