May 20, 2015
Professor Cheryl L. Wade will present a paper at a Yale Law School symposium entitled “Challenging Boardroom
Homogeneity” on May 21st, 2015. Professor Wade’s paper on the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s diversity disclosure rule regarding nominees to corporate boards of directors is part of a panel on the future of diversity in the corporate sphere. The full program is here.
May 15, 2015
Professor Marc DeGirolami was on a church-state panel yesterday at Columbia Law School honoring Professor Kent Greenawalt’s 50 years of teaching and writing. Other panels dealt with the freedom of speech and legal interpretation. Descriptions of the conference may be found here and here.
May 13, 2015
Associate Academic Dean Larry Cunningham was quoted in May 11’s New York Times in a story concerning a possible
retrial for the alleged killer of Etan Patz.
May 13, 2015
On May 7th, Professor Rosemary Salomone made a presentation on “Europe’s Multilingualism Agenda in the Face of English:
Rhetoric, Reality and Linguistic Justice” at the Symposium on Language and Exclusion sponsored by the Centre for Research and Documentation on World Language Problems at the University of Hartford and the Universal Esperanto Association on behalf of the Study Group on Language and the United Nations.
May 13, 2015
Professor Jeff Sovern’s broadcast about the St. John’s Arbitration Study was heard on Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute on Monday, May 11. To listen, go here.
May 13, 2015
Professor Warner will be participating in a week-long simulation of a cross-border bankruptcy case that will commence
G. Ray Warner
Monday, May 11th, with joint video hearings with a English judge in London and a U.S. judge in New York. The simulation is the culmination of the INSOL Global Insolvency Practice Course that trains experienced insolvency practitioners to handle cross-border cases. Professor Warner is the Course Leader. This year’s class includes 22 insolvency professionals from 14 different jurisdictions. This week’s simulation exercise also includes judges from Brazil, Canada, Germany & New Zealand.
May 11, 2015
Professor John Q. Barrett recently participated in the following:
- On March 25th, he spoke at DLA Piper’s Marbury Institute—live in New York City and by video feed to each of the firm’s offices—on “The Rule of Law at Nuremberg and Its Lessons for Today.”
- On April 17th, he spoke, about Nazi corruption of law, Justice Robert H. Jackson and the Nuremberg trial, at a professional ethics program co-sponsored by the Holocaust Research Center of Buffalo (click here for video).
- On April 27th, he lectured, on Justice Jackson and the Nuremberg trial, at the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania Judges’ retreat.
- On May 4th, he attended the premiere, at the Robert H. Jackson Center in Jamestown, NY, of a new documentary film, “Liberty Under Law: The Robert H. Jackson Story.” Professor Barrett, Jackson’s biographer and a Fellow at the Jackson Center, is a prominent “talking head” in the film, which soon will air on public television and be distributed widely. For the film’s Facebook page, click here, and for local press on the Jamestown premiere, click here.
May 7, 2015
The New York Times published a letter from Professor Jeff Sovern on May 6. In the letter, Sovern observes:
Elisabeth Rosenthal bemoans the incomprehensibility of medical bills. A New York law captioned “Requirements for Use of Plain Language in Consumer Transactions” requires that agreements for services provided to consumers be written in a “clear and coherent” manner.
Wouldn’t it make sense that medical bills must also comply with the law?
April 29, 2015
Professor Mark L. Movsesian’s post, “Thomas More, Villain,” was quoted in a Washington Post story by David Gibson,
“Will the PBS Series, Wolf Hall, Tarnish Thomas More’s Halo?“