On November 9, 2015, Professor Elayne E. Greenberg presented “Everything You Wanted to Know About Bankruptcy Mediation” to bankruptcy practitioners at the TMA NextGen Leadership Conference. The conference was held at the offices of Weil, Gotshal & Manges.
Professor Christopher Borgen will be speaking at the United Nations this Thursday, at the invitation of the Polish Mission to the UN to address interested UN Ambassadors and Legal Advisers on a panel about “non-recognition of illegal situations in international law.” Professor Borgen’s presentation is related to his work as the Co-Rapporteur of the International Law Association’s Study Group on Recognition and Non-recognition. He will be discussing the domestic legal effects of governments refusing to recognize seemingly illegal situations such as the annexation of territory and the invasion of one country by another.
Professor John Q. Barrett recently gave 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 5th (“First Monday”), he lectured at the Federal Bar Association’s EDNY chapter, at the U.S. Courthouse in Central Islip, New York. On September 11th, 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. And on July 29th, he lectured at the Sid Jacobson Jewish Community Center in East Hills, New York.
On August 6th, Professor John Q. Barrett delivered the principal lecture at a State Department program honoring Ambassador-at-Large Stephen J. Rapp on the occasion of his retirement after six years heading the Department’s Office of Criminal Justice. Professor Barrett’s lecture was entitled “Seventy Years Since London: The Summer 1945 Allied Negotiations, the August 8th Agreement Creating the International Military Tribunal at Nuremberg, and the Path of Modern International Law.”
Professor John Q. Barrett recently participated in the following:
- On May 20, he lectured on “Justice Robert H. Jackson & Other Military Lawyers at Nuremberg,” at a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces continuing legal education conference in Washington, DC.
- On May 28, he spoke on “Third Reich Lawyers & Lessons to Be Learned for Modern Legal Ethics,” at the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility national conference, in Denver, CO.
- On June 13, he gave a lecture, “The Pending U.S. Supreme Court Marriage Cases,” that introduced a moderated conversation with Paul Campion and Randell Johnson, a married couple and two of the plaintiffs in the then-pending Kentucky cases, Bourke, et al. v. Beshear. To watch video of this program, held at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY, click here (6:50 start, 10:30 Barrett, 40:30 Campion & Johnson). (On June 26th, the Supreme Court ruled in favor of Campion, Johnson and their fellow plaintiffs in Obergefell v. Hodges and its companion cases, including Bourke.)
- On June 29, he spoke about the World War II-era Japanese-American cases in the U.S. Supreme Court, in a Law and Civic Education Summer Institute for New York teachers, co-sponsored by the New York State Bar Association.
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.