Archive for July, 2014

July 28, 2014

Barrett Lectures in Nuremberg

John Barrett

John Barrett

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.

July 28, 2014

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.

 

Jeff Sovern

Jeff Sovern

Elayne Greenberg

Elayne Greenberg

Paul Kirgis

Paul Kirgis

 

July 27, 2014

Sheff Speaks at Intellectual Property Scholars Conference

Jeremy Sheff

Jeremy Sheff

Professor Jeremy Sheff’s current research project, “Who Should Pay for Progress?”, has been selected as the lead presentation of the opening plenary session of the 14th Annual Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at UC Berkeley.  IPSC is the largest annual gathering of the intellectual property law academy, with over 150 scholars from all over the world presenting this year.  Professor Sheff’s project investigates how societies do and should satisfy the moral claims of individuals who create new knowledge.

July 25, 2014

Wade Speaks at Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting

Cheryl Wade

Cheryl Wade

Professor Cheryl Wade will present a book chapter at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting on August 3rd, 2014.  Her presentation is part of a panel on Financial Institutions Law and Regulation.

July 21, 2014

DeGirolami Reviews Smith, The Rise and Decline of American Religious Freedom

Professor Marc DeGirolami has a new review of Professor Steven D. Smith’s recent book, The Rise and Decline of Marc DeGirolamiAmerican Religious Freedom (HUP 2014).

July 19, 2014

Salomone Speaks at International Political Science Association World Congress

Rosemary Salomone

Rosemary Salomone

Professor Rosemary Salomone will speak on Monday, July 21st at the International Political Science Association 23rd World Congress in Montreal. The topic of her paper is “Making New Citizens: Transatlantic Perspectives on Language, Belonging and Immigrant Schooling.” The following is a summary:

Policies on language and schooling in the United States and Western Europe reveal a decided concern for preserving social cohesion in the face of mounting immigration and cultural and religious diversity. This paper examines how that concern finds expression in contrasting discourses on linguistic pluralism and multiculturalism, how the apparent disconnect between the political rhetoric and reality affects the lives of immigrant students, how the distinct ways in which Europeans and Americans talk about language and immigration influence public attitudes and define the range of language policy options, and how the debate over the role of language in the schools, in one way or another, seems to ignore the impact of globalization and transnationalism and the connection among language, belonging, and citizenship. The discussion begins with the United States where the argument for maintaining immigrant languages, predominantly Spanish, in the schools holds diminishing support despite an unofficial “multiculturalism lite” as a heralded aspect of American identity. By way of contrast, it examines the challenges faced by Western European nations under competing pressures of global English for productivity and supranational directives on multilingualism for European integration and job mobility, while at the same time officially rejecting a presumably “thicker” form of multiculturalism as a politically destabilizing force.

July 19, 2014

Sovern Pens Encyclopedia Entries

Jeff Sovern

Jeff Sovern

Professor Jeff Sovern authored two entries in the recently-published Consumer Survival: An Encyclopedia of Consumer Rights, Safety, and Protection (2014).

The first, on Door-to-Door Sales, appears in volume 1 while the second, on the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act, is in volume 2.

July 19, 2014

Baum on the Hague Child Abduction Treaty

Jennifer Baum

Jennifer Baum

Jennifer Baum, Associate Professor of Clinical Legal Education and Director of the Child Advocacy Clinic, has published a new article for the ABA’s Children’s Rights Litigation Newsletter entitled “Ready, Set, Go to Federal Court: The Hague Child Abduction Treaty, Demystified.”

In the article, Professor Baum, who has represented or worked with children on a number of international parental child abduction cases, discusses the need for increased advocacy for children and parents in Hague cases, especially those in which one or both parents raise child safety concerns.

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