Archive for August 16th, 2019

August 16, 2019

Boyle Publishes Book with Carolina Academic Press

Professor Robin Boyle published her first book:  Becoming a Legal Writer: A Workbook with Explanations to Develop Objective Legal Analysis  and Writing Skills (Carolina Academic Press 2019).  She co-authored the workbook with Professors Christine Coughlin (Wake Forest) and Sandy Patrick (Lewis & Clark).


The workbook is designed to help students develop two essential lawyering skills: objective analysis and writing.  Providing ample foundation in every chapter followed by exercises, the workbook aims to complement any legal writing book or to serve as a stand-alone text in settings of academic support or pre-law instruction.  Specifically, it helps students master lawyerly skills such as:  formulating questions to ask clients upon intake, exploring research strategies into systems of law, developing critical reading skills, organizing and applying the law into objective written analysis, and polishing their writing.

August 16, 2019

Movsesian Reviews Wilken in The University Bookman

Professor Mark Movsesian’s published an essay on Christianity and religious freedom, Tertullian and the Rise of Religious Freedom, in the August 2019 edition of The University Bookman.


Mark Movsesian

The essay is a review of Robert Louis Wilken’s new book, Liberty in the Things of God. Movsesian argues that religious freedom, as it has developed in the West, is consistent with some Christian ideas about church-and-state, but not all.

August 16, 2019

Subotnik Presents at IPSC in Chicago

Last week, Professor Eva Subotnik presented her paper, The Fine Art of Rummaging: Successors and the Life Cycle of Copyright, at the annual IP Scholars Conference (IPSC), hosted this year by DePaul College of Law.

Eva Subotnik

The paper will be published as a chapter in The Research Handbook on Art and Law (Jani McCutcheon & Fiona McGaughey eds., Edward Elgar Publishing Ltd, forthcoming 2019). Here is the abstract:

This chapter argues that a possible justification for the extension of copyright beyond the death of the author is the key role that copyright successors may serve in the life cycle of artistic works. In particular, with respect to an artist’s unpublished work, a time-sensitive decision must be made about whether or not to keep the physical artifacts associated with copyrights—an obligation that often falls to these successors. Bulky canvases, sketches, negatives, and myriad other items must be sifted through in order to separate the wheat from the chaff. In this way, the post-death cleanup period offers a once-in-a-lifetime event in which copyright successors can serve a socially valuable function.





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