ContractsProf Blog has organized a virtual symposium on Omri Ben-Shahar’s and Carl Schneider’s book, More That You Wanted to Know: The Failure of Mandated Disclosure. So far, ten scholars have provided posts, including professors from Georgetown, NYU, Minnesota, Fordham, Cornell, Washington, Iowa, and other law schools. Professor Jeff Sovern’s contribution is about whether single-letter grade disclosures, such as those seen at the entrances of New York City restaurants, are a useful form of disclosure.
Professor David Gregory was interviewed by Brian Williams for the September 16th broadcast of the NBC National Evening News. He was featured during the segment on the current crisis facing the National Football League.
Professor Gregory was also interviewed by The New York Times to discuss the issues facing the NFL. He was quoted in the article “In League Ruled by Fiat, Response Seen as Flailing” in the September 16th issue.
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
Adam J. White has a review of Marc DeGirolami’s book, The Tragedy of Religious Freedom, in the September issue of Commentary Magazine. The print edition features a selection from the book.
The New York Times has published Professor Jeff Sovern’s letter responding to an article, Baby Pictures at the Doctor’s? Cute, Sure, but Illegal. The letter states in part:
You report that federal privacy laws block doctors from posting pictures of patient babies where others can see them. Surely parents sending baby pictures to physicians do not expect the photos to be secret.
The law should be amended to permit their posting, unless parents request that they be kept private. This is the type of regulation that fuels claims that government is the problem.
It is Professor Sovern’s 41st letter in the Times.
Professor Patricia Montana’s article, Legal Education Reform: Simulating Complex Litigation Practice in an Advanced Legal Writing Course, has been accepted for publication in a German, peer-edited law journal called “Zeitschrift für Didaktik der Rechtswissenschaft” (ZDRW). The journal focuses on legal education and is published quarterly by Nomos, one of the four leading publishing houses in Law in Germany. Her article will appear in the first issue of 2015 and will be printed in English.
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.