Law Professors Present Around the Globe
22 Dec 2014
Professor Eric Berger Presented at Law Schools Nationwide
Professor Berger presented, " The Executioner's Dilemma” at Richmond Law Review's Allen Chair Symposium on Lethal Injection, Politics and the Future of the Death Penalty, and at the Wisconsin Discussion Group on Constitutionalism at the University of Wisconsin Law School.
Professor Berger also presented his paper, “The Supreme Court, Legislative Facts, and the Path of Constitutional Law” at the Fifth Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium at Loyola Chicago University School of Law.
At the UCLA law school, Professor Berger gave a presentation on “The Rhetoric of Constitutional Absolutism.” The talk explored the Supreme Court’s propensity to pretend that constitutional cases have certain answers, even when there are powerful arguments on both sides.
Professor Blankley Lead Discussion on Confidentiality and Privilege During Mediation
Professor Kristen Blankley presented at a “lunch and learn” session at The Mediation Center on the important issues of privilege and confidentiality in mediation. Blankley lead a discussion on why confidentiality and privilege are policy choices for mediation’s success, but also discussed exceptions to confidentiality, such as mandatory reporting requirements for allegations of child abuse.
Professor Kristen Blankley participated in a webinar on ethics in online dispute resolution. This webinar was offered as part of Cyberweek, a week-long online conference focused on online dispute resolution. http://www.adrhub.com/forum/topics/a-panel-discussion-on-odr-and-ethics
Professor Duncan Presented “Masks of Law: at the Nebraska State Bar Association Annual Meeting
Christian Legal Society speaker Professor Richard Duncan’s spirited and thought provoking “Masks of the Law” presentation at the 2014 NSBA Annual Meeting discussed the creation of legal masks and their impact on important legal decisions and policies affecting groups treated harshly by the law.
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Professor Moberly Served as Moderator at National and Local Conferences
Professor Richard Moberly served at the moderator for a whistle blower litigation panel and the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Conference.
Moberly also served as a presenter and moderator for the McGrath North Speaker Series. The presentation included insights on fraud prevention, whistleblowing and business skepticism.
Professor Potuto Discussed NCAA Around the Country
As a guest on the Sports Conflict Institute she discussed issues and perspectives regarding reinventing the NCAA, and improvements to the system to make it a more enriching and consistently positive experience for student-athletes. Watch the discussion: http://bit.ly/1uO8mLT
Potuto appeared as part of a panel at the Association of Public and Land Grant Universities annual meeting. The panel focused on Presidents and Chancellors and the Management of Issues in Intercollegiate Athletics.
At Elon University, Potuto served on a Legal and Structural Changes in the NCAA panel that was part of a law review symposium on Media, Regulatory & Labor Issues in College Sports.
Potuto gave a presentation to the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute presentation titled, "Business, Media and Legal Issues in College Athletics," as part of a series of talks on business, media, and legal issues across a variety of businesses and activities.
Potuto participated in a Google Hangout with Winthrop Intelligence to discuss "the Role of the Faculty Athletic Representative and What Athletics Directors Need to Know" as part of a series of educational programs the organization is doing for athletic and greater campus administrators.
Professor Schaefer Presented at 65th International Astronautical Congress in Toronto
The number of presentations at major conferences made by Professor Schaefer in the past year grew to eight when Professor Schaefer presents his paper on the intersection of space insurance markets with liability regimes for third-parties and space flight participants in commercial space activities to the 65th International Astronautical Congress & 57th International Institute of Space Law (IISL) Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space in Toronto on October 1. Professor Schaefer has previously spoken on space law topics at seven major space law and international law conferences in the past year: ABILA International Law Weekend – Midwest (St. Louis, September 2013); American Branch of the International Law Association (ABILA) International Law Weekend (New York, October 2013); University of Nebraska 6th Annual D.C. Space Law Conference (Washington, D.C., November 2013); International Academy of Astronautics (IAA) Space Exploration Conference (Washington, D.C., January 2014); National Space Symposium (Colorado Springs, April 2014); Newspace 2014 (San Jose, CA, July 2014); and American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) Space 2014 (San Diego, CA, August 2014).
Professor Sheppard Presented at SMU Dedman School of Law's Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues
Professor Sheppard was invited to speak on the Supreme Court and Intellectual Property Law, which took place October 2nd at the SMU Dedman School of Law's Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues. The Symposium addressed the latest theories and practices important to the development of intellectual property law through discussions with distinguished academics, jurists and leaders in the industry. This year’s Symposium featured three panels addressing the Supreme Court’s latest copyright and patent cases.
Professor Shoemaker Served as Moderator for Regional Summit
Professor Jessica Shoemaker presented and served as the moderator for a panel at the Lower Platte River Corridor Alliance Summit.
Shoemaker also presented her paper, “Emulsified Property,” at the Central States Law School Association meeting in Baton Rouge.
Professor Thimmesch Presented at Central States Law School Association Conference
Professor Adam Thimmesch presented “Testing the Models of Tax Compliance: The Use-Tax Experiment,” at the Central States Law School Association meeting in Baton, Rouge.
Professor von der Dunk Presented at the International Academy of Astronautics
Professor Frans von der Dunk presented, From Space Tourists to Unruly Passengers? The U.S. Struggle with 'On-Orbit Jurisdiction' at the Colloquium on the Law of Outer Space organized by the International Institute of Space Law at the International Astronautical Conference in Toronto, on October 1, 2014. Von der Dunk also chaired the International Academy of Astronautics/International Institute of Space Law Scientific/Legal Round Table on the topic of the increasingly high resolution of space EO data, which combined with increasing location and navigation information provided by satellites, raises new questions regarding the risks and threats of abuse of such data, for example in areas of privacy, human rights and public order (terrorism).
Professor Willborn Presented at Events Nationwide
Professor Willborn gave a presentation on employee privacy at Elon University.
Willborn also served as a Senior Scholar at Seton Hall’s Young Scholars Forum. Willborn and other Senior Scholars offered critiques for Junior Scholars who were presenting their work.
Finally, Professor Willborn presented a paper on employee privacy at a conference convened by the Cornell Law Review on the American Law Institute’s Restatement (Third) of Employment Law.
Professor Wilson Presented at the University of California-Davis
Professor Catherine Wilson presented her paper "Economic Justice and Student Loans" Preventing Student Loans from Crippling Social Mobility," at UC-Davis.
Below is the abstract from that paper:
Student loan debt now exceeds $1.1 trillion. With student loans now count for a higher percentage of household debt than credit card and auto loans, numerous reports are highlighting the impact that the student loan debt load has on social mobility by delaying many of the life choices that generate wealth. Recent calls for financial aid reform seem to focus on tuition reforms, increased disclosures about student loans and repayment options, and changes to the Bankruptcy Code. This paper adds to this discussion by evaluating modifications to the current American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC), a refundable income tax credit, in a way that helps reduce the debt costs associated with acquiring an associate’s or bachelor’s degree. The AOTC tax credit should be modified to provide more immediate support to students.
Professor Zellmer Gave Presentations Around the Globe
Professor Zellmer presented, “Unnatural Disasters: How Law Hurts, How Law Can Help,” at the University of Minnesota Institute for Advanced Study. Watch the presentation here:http://ias.umn.edu/2014/10/09/zellmer/
Additionally, Professor Zellmer also took part in the IUCN World Congress in Sydney, Australia. Zellmer organized a panel for the IUCN Commission on Environmental Law, on Reconciling Development Challenges Facing Protected Areas.