Professor Larry Bakken served as the moderator and commentator for the CLE presentation, "American Crises: What Government Can Do and How It Prepares," hosted by Hamline Law's Public Interest Law Community on April 9.
Legal Writing Instructor Andrew W. Crouse gave the presentation, "Teaching CREAC for Macro-Organization," at the 2013 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference. The conference was hosted by the University of Colorado Law School March 22-24.
Associate Dean Mary Dunnewold wrote a column in the ABA Student Lawyer magazine during the 2012-13 academic year.
Professor Marie Failinger served as the keynote speaker at a religious legal theory conference hosted by the Touro Law Center on April 11 and was a panelist on international human rights and adoption and Lutheran views of adoption at Pepperdine Law School in February. Failinger also spoke on the current state of constitutional law after Roe v. Wade at Gustavus Adolphus University's Mayday Conference on Roe v. Wade on May 2.
Legal Writing Instructor Derik Fettig was interviewed by KARE-11 and the Pioneer Press. He appeared on two broadcasts on April 5, discussing the Aaron Schauffhausen insanity trial in Wisconsin. Fettig was quoted on the use of an insanity defense at trial in the Pioneer Press as well.
Professor Mary Jo Hunter worked with Hamline Law students Jenna (Doughman) Skees, Sarah Anderson, and Nysha Cornelius as the amicus brief team of the Child Advocacy Clinic. The finished brief was filed with the U.S. Supreme Court regarding the case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor child under the age of fourteen years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation.
Professor Jonathan Kahn was featured in the member spotlight section of the American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics website, recognized for his recent book "Race in a Bottle: The Story of BiDil and Racialized Medicine in a Post-Genomic Age.
Professor David Allen Larson presented a CLE program titled, "The Intriguing Role of Technology in ADR: Social Media, Employment Law and Labor Relations," at Hamline Law on March 21. Larson also made two presentations during a session during the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Legal Educators Colloquium titled "Teaching Negotiation Online: Is It Better than Face to Face?” at the ABA Dispute Resolution Section annual conference in Chicago. Larson was interviewed by KMSP FOX 9 News regarding veto-proof paid sick leave legislation just adopted by the New York City Council on May 9.
Dean Donald Lewis was quoted by WCCO in its "Good Question" column, providing expertise in response to the question, "How often do appeals work?" in April. He also gave a CLE presentation on attorney-client privilege during investigations at a breakfast series co-sponsored by the Hamline Health Law Institute and MSBA Health Law Section on April 19.
Professor Jason Marisam's most recent article, "The President's Agency Selection Powers," forthcoming in the Administrative Law Review, was highlighted in Professor Larry Solum's Legal Theory Blog.
Professor Bobbi McAdoo presented with colleagues on "Fiduciary Duties for Mediators, Lawyers or Judges - Imagined or Real?" and participated in the Court ADR Conference, including a facilitated discussion of developing a nationally coordinated and funded research agenda, at the ABA Dispute Resolution Section annual conference in Chicago. In addition, she and DRI Director Sharon Press facilitated a resource sharing session for the Legal Educator's Colloquium.
Retired Professor Mary Jane Morrison presented her paper, "Dictionaries, Newspapers, and 'Blaine Amendments' in State Constitutions in the 21st Century," at St. Thomas School of Law's Journal of Public Law and Policy "50 States Under God Symposium" on April 19.
Professor Joseph Olson's article, "Knives as 'Arms' under the Constitution," was accepted by the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform. In addition, his article, "The Second Amendment, Guns, and Murder in American History," was accepted by the University of Tennessee Law Review as part of a symposium issue on the right to keep and bear arms in the 21st century. Olson also has agreed to write a chapter in a book on "Guns, Crime, and the Constitution" to be published by the University of Wisconsin Press.
Adjunct Professor Jessica Mason Pieklo, JD '02, recently announced the release of her new book, Crow After Roe: How "Separate But Equal" Has Become the New Standard In Women's Health And How We Can Change That. Pieklo wrote the book with co-author Robin Marty, and it was published by Ig Publishing.
DRI Director Sharon Press coached the Hamline Law mediation team of students Melissa Lundberg (3L Weekend) and Jon Felt (2L) at in the American Bar Association's mediation representation national competition held in conjunction with the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution annual conference in Chicago April 3-6. Press also presented at the conference, joining Professor Ken Fox and colleagues from the University of British Columbia and the European Graduate School, Saas-Fee, Switzerland, to co-present the conference session, "Thinking with the Body: Why Movement Matters in Mediation." This session reported on emerging insights into the connection between conflict transformation and neuroscience and explored physical/movement-based approaches for teaching conflict theory and practice. Press made an additional presentation in a session entitled “Definitions Matter: Legal and Ethical Implications” with American Arbitration Association Staff Attorney Tracey Frisch.
Professor Thaddeus Pope presented "Surrogate Decision Making" at Geisinger Health Center in Danville, Pa. Pope also published a second article with Bakken fellow Melinda Hexum: "Legal Briefing: Shared Decision Making and Patient Decision Aids," in the Journal of Clinical Ethics. Earlier this year, Pope and Hexum published "Legal Briefing: POLST (Physician Orders for Life-Sustaining Treatment)," in the same journal.
Professor Sharon Sandeen organized and moderated a panel discussion titled, "Licensed Today, Infringement Tomorrow?: The Termination Right under U.S. Copyright Law and Other Licensing Issues," at the ABA Business Law Section spring meeting. As chair of the section's IP committee, she also helped organize a tour of the U.S. Copyright Office and a program on false advertising and the law of contests.
Professor Steve Swanson coached the Hamline Law admiralty moot court teams at the 2013 Judge John R. Brown Admiralty Moot Court Competition in Charleston, S.C.
Professor Mary Szto chaired a panel and presented at the third annual East Asian Law and Society Conference at Jiaotong University in Shanghai. She presented on Chinese contract formation and eating and drinking rituals. In addition, Szto spoke on Chinese ritual and the practice of law at the Religious Legal Theory Conference at Touro Law Center in New York. During her travels, Szto dined with alumnus Sean Pratt, JD '11, and his wife Julie in Shanghai, and had lunch with alumni Christina Bruno, JD '95, and Jon Trexlor, JD '03, in New York.
Assistant Professor Ann Tweedy spoke at the Association of Law, Property and Society Conference at the University of Minnesota Law School on April 27. Her talk was titled, "Unjustifiable Expectations: Laying to Rest the Ghosts of Allotment-Era Settlers." She gave a presentation for the University of Minnesota’s Outlaw group on employment discrimination against bisexuals and spoke on tribal same-sex marriage laws at the Federal Bar Association's Annual Indian Law Conference in Santa Fe, N.M., as well. Tweedy had three poems published in the online journal AlteredScale.com. Her three poems, "Urban Relations," "Oblique Hope," and "The Breach," were featured in AlteredScale 3 this spring. Tweedy also participated in drafting an amicus brief for the case, Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, a minor child under the age of fourteen years, Birth Father, and the Cherokee Nation, along with other federal Indian law professors. The brief was coordinated by UCLA and filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.
Professor Emeritus Howard Vogel published his article, "Rethinking the Effect of the Abrogation of the Dakota Treaties and the Authority for the Removal of the Dakota People from Their Homeland," in the William Mitchell Law Review. This article was published as part of a symposium on the U.S. - Dakota War of 1862. In addition, Vogel recently learned that the book by Gwen Westerman and Bruce White entitled, "MniSota Makoce: The Land of the Dakota," published by the Minnesota Historical Press 2012, to which he contributed as the co-author of the Chapter on the Dakota Treaties, won this year's Minnesota Book Award for Minnesota books.
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