Archive for May, 2012

May 3, 2012

Now in Print: Wade on Gender and Business Organizations

Cheryl L. Wade has a new essay in the Oklahoma City University Law Review entitled “Teaching Gender as a Core Value in Business Organizations Class.” Cheryl originally presented the paper as part of a symposium on “Sex in the Classroom: Teaching Gender as a Core Value.”

The essay is available to Hein Online subscribers here.

May 2, 2012

Barrett to Deliver Hands Lecture

John Q. Barrett

On Friday, May 4, 2012, John Q. Barrett will give the Annual Hands Lecture at the United States Courthouse in Buffalo, NY. The lecture is sponsored by the Second Circuit Judicial Council Committee on History, Commemorative Events & Civic Education. The title of John’s talk is “Robert H. Jackson & Buffalo in the Hands’ Circuit.” 

You can find more details on the lecture here.

May 2, 2012

Salomone Lectures in Europe

Catching up on some older news, in March Rosemary Salomone completed a whirlwind set of lectures in Europe. On March 27, 2012, Rosemary gave separate presentations in both Bilbao and Madrid on “The Law and Politics of Single-Sex Schooling: Lessons from the United States” at the invitation of the European Association of Single-Sex Education. For those of you who are curious, those cities are about 250 miles apart. The next day, Rosemary was in France at the University of Strasbourg, where she gave a presentation on “Law, Language, and Identity: Educating Immigrant Children in the United States.”

May 2, 2012

Sheff on the Link between Luxury Good Knock-Offs and the First Amendment

Jeremy Sheff

Over at PrawfsBlag, Jeremy Sheff just posted the last in a series of pieces on the application of intellectual property law to luxury goods. In this post (here), Jeremy notes the tension between that body of law and First Amendment principles, which have become particularly salient with the Supreme Court’s consideration this term of United States v. Alvarez, the Stolen Valor Act case.

May 1, 2012

McGuinness Comments on Strauss-Kahn Ruling

A Bronx Supreme Court judge issued a ruling today allowing the lawsuit against Dominique Strauss-Kahn to proceed. Professor Margaret E. (Peggy) McGuinness was quoted in an AP story on the central issue in that opinion–whether Strauss-Kahn was protected by diplomatic immunity. You can find the article here.

May 1, 2012

Sheff on Self-Replicating Technologies

Jeremy Sheff

Jeremy Sheff’s latest post on PrawfsBlawg addresses a familiar problem–how should current legal doctrines adapt to technological innovation. Here are the first two paragraphs, which set out the issue:

Self-replicating technologies, once the subject of theory and fantasy, are now upon us. The original self-replicating machine—the living organism—has already been harnessed by biotechnology engineers and, more to the point, their lawyers. The next wave of self-replicating technologies, be they nanomedical robots or organic computers, are not far behind. Rather than triggering a “grey goo” apocalypse, these technologies are, at present, raising far more prosaic issues of intellectual property and antitrust law.

Those issues have now apparently caught the attention of the Supreme Court. A few weeks ago, the Court called for the views of the solicitor general on the certiorari petition in the case of Bowman v. Monsanto. This is the latest in a series of cases in which the Federal Circuit has addressed the application of the doctrine of patent exhaustion to the genetic engineering technology embodied in Monsanto’s “Roundup-Ready” herbicide-resistant seeds. Seeds are the prototypical self-replicating technology, and a number of similar herbicide-resistant crops are in the pipeline of the largest agribusiness concerns. In each of the Roundup-Ready cases, a farmer has argued that Monsanto’s patent rights do not extend to the second generation of soybeans grown from a patented first-generation seed. In each case, the Federal Circuit found for Monsanto and against the farmers.

You can find Jeremy’s analysis of the problem here.

May 1, 2012

Now in Print: Salomone on Bilingual Education

Rosemary Salomone’s latest article, Educating English Learners: Reconciling Bilingualism and Accountability, was recently published in the Harvard Law & Policy Review in a symposium issue on education. You can find the article here.

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