Professor James Coben and Christopher Honeyman, managing partner of Convenor Conflict Management, co-edited the fourth and final volume in the Rethinking Negotiation Teaching (RNT) series funded by the JAMS Foundation. DRI Press, an imprint of the Hamline Dispute Resolution Institute (DRI), announced publication of Educating Negotiators for a Connected World this spring. Coben co-authored three of the book's 27 chapters, while fellow Hamline Law Professors Ken Fox and Sharon Press co-authored, "Venturing Home: Implementing Lessons Learned from the Rethinking Negotiation Project." Press co-authored two other chapters, "Debriefing the Debrief" and "Debriefing Adventure Learning."
Legal Writing Instructor Andrew Crouse has begun his post as assistant dean for students and multicultural affairs.
Professors Joe Daly, Douglas McFarland, Mary Jane Morrison, Jim Pielemeier, Bill Martin, and Cathy Deal were honored in a retirement celebration at the Anderson Center on June 6. These professors have a combined 217 years of service to Hamline Law. Morrison, Daly, McFarland, and Pielemeier have been honored with the rank of emeritus professor following their retirement announcements.
Professor Marie Failinger offered her expertise on constitutional law in an interview with MinnPost regarding the Supreme Court's recent ruling on affirmative action. Failinger's book, "Feminism Law and Religion" was published by Ashgate Publishing; she co-edited the book with Elizabeth R. Schiltz and Susan J. Stabile, both of the University of Saint Thomas Law School.
Associate Professor Laura Hermer gave an invited presentation entitled, "On Ethical Duties in Tight Places," at the third annual Texas State Rheumatology Roundup in The Woodlands, Texas, hosted by the Southeast Texas Rheumatology Association, on May 4, 2013. She also delivered a presentation entitled, "On the Uneasy Relationship Between Medicaid and Charity Care" at the 36th annual American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics (ASLME) Health Law Professors Conference in Newark, N.J., on June 7, 2013. Hermer's article, "Avoiding a “Death Panel” Redux," was published in the July/August edition of the Hastings Center Report.
Associate Professor Morgan Holcomb was named Hamline Law's associate dean for academic affairs. Holcomb offered her expertise on the U.S. Supreme Court's same-sex marriage rulings. In an interview with MinnPost, she noted that the fact that the majority held that the decision was a question of equal protection suggests that the high court may not be done with gay marriage.
Professor Mary Jo B. Hunter attended the Association for American Law Schools (AALS) Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Valuing Variety: Diversification in Clinical Legal Education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this spring. Hunter, the co-vice president of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education, attended the conference and provided leadership through the executive committee of that section. Additionally, she was a working group leader for the family law/criminal focus group throughout the conference. Hunter also spoke to media members regarding the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in the case of Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl. She was interviewed by NPR's Hansi Lo Wang and appeared as a guest in Aljazeera's Inside Story Americas: "The care of Baby Veronica."
Professor Kate Kruse presented the paper, "Legal Education and Professional Skills Training: Myths and Misconceptions," at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law's symposium on the state and future of legal education. She also served as a panelist; the symposium explored the changing nature of legal education in response to economic and technological changes in the legal profession. In addition, Kruse attended the Association for American Law Schools (AALS) Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Valuing Variety: Diversification in Clinical Legal Education, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, this spring. She chaired the five-person planning committee for the conference, which drew 700 participants from law schools in the United States and around the globe. Kruse also was quoted in the National Law Journal regarding recommendations made by the American Bar Association committee reviewing the organization's accreditation standards; as president of the Clinical Legal Education Association (CLEA), Kruse commented on the committee's voting procedure, particularly addressing the vote to require law students to complete at least six credit hours of experiential coursework -- clinics, externships or simulation courses.
Professor David Allen Larson was interviewed by KMSP FOX 9 News regarding veto-proof paid sick leave legislation just adopted by the New York City Council; he spoke to KARE 11 News regarding the prison sentence that Minneapolis father Kao Xiong faces. Larson also spoke at the 12th annual meeting of the Online Dispute Resolution (ODR) Working Group, the 2013 ODR Forum held in Montreal. Larson's presentation at the University of Montreal Cyberjustice Laboratory was titled, "Teaching Technology Facilitated Negotiation." Larson was interviewed by the Associated Press regarding recent developments in Michael Brodkorb's employment discrimination litigation against the Minnesota Senate.
Dean Donald Lewis has been appointed to an advisory committee to assist U.S. Senators Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken in recommending Minnesota's next U.S. Attorney to the president. In addition, Lewis was named the Attorney of the Month by Attorney at Law magazine for the month of May. Lewis also has been hired by the city of St. Paul to lead an independent investigation into a May 22 landslide at Lilydale Regional Park that killed two schoolchildren on a field trip and injured two others. Lewis also announced his plans to return to full-time law practice in 2014.
Professor Jason Marisam was invited to write a blog for RegBlog, the top blog on regulatory law. His post, titled "We Live in an Interagency World," is based on his recent article, "Interagency Administration," which was published in the Arizona State Law Journal. Marisam shared his insight on the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on same-sex marriage with media members. He was interviewed on-air with KARE 11 and spoke to Channel 12, a service of Northwest Community Television providing local news, sports and special events coverage for cable subscribers in the Twin Cities northwest suburbs.
Professor Bobbi McAdoo's co-authored paper, "The Application of Procedural Justice Research to Judicial Actions and Techniques in Settlement Sessions," was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Litigants & the Judiciary. She also has been asked to serve as a guest blogger on Hennepin County Judge Kevin Burke's blog, Procedural Fairness for Judges and Courts.
Emeritus Professor Mary Jane Morrison received an award for her work with the Phoenix Residence, Inc. Morrison was recognized as a "Soaring Beyond Possibilities" honoree. She received the award partly in recognition for her 10-plus years of service on the Phoenix Residence, Inc. Human Rights Committee.
Under the direction of Professor Jim Morrow and the Minnesota Judges Foundation, Hamline Law hosted 30 experienced trial judges from across Minnesota for a conference entitled, "Not for the Faint of Heart: Managing the Complex Criminal Case," this spring. Professors Ed Butterfoss and Derik Fettig joined Morrow and Minnesota judges who have tried some of the state's toughest cases to teach the one and a half day program. Morrow also taught a four-day judicial decision making course to state court trial judges at the National Judicial College in Reno, Nevada, July 8-11 and taught judicial decision making to administrative law judges through the National Judicial College in Chicago in August.
Associate Professor Thaddeus Pope was granted tenure this spring. He delivered grand rounds titled, "The Status of Medical Futility in the United States," to around 200 clinicians at the University of Vermont Fletcher Allen Hospital on May 10, 2013. In addition, Pope presented, "How the Law Applies to Conscience-Based Objections in the ICU," at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in Philadelphia on May 21, 2013. Pope published three new articles in June: "Clinicians May Not Administer Life-Sustaining Treatment without Consent: Civil, Criminal, and Disciplinary Sanctions" in the Journal of Health & Biomedical Law; "Lessons from Tragedy - Part Two" in the Widener Law Review; and "Legal Briefing: The New Patient Self Determination Act" in the Journal of Clinical Ethics.
Professor Sharon Press has been promoted to the rank of full professor from associate professor this spring. She also was elected to the Minnesota State Bar Association (MSBA) Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Council for a term beginning July 1, 2013. Press taught negotiation and mediation to 120 students from around the world at Humboldt University in Berlin, July 22 through August 2 as part of Humboldt University's Summer Program.
Professor Sharon Sandeen recently put the finishing touches on two books. With her co-author, Elizabeth Rowe, she wrote Trade Secret Law in a Nutshell to be published by West. She is the editor of the IP Deskbook for Business Lawyers, A Transactions-based Guide to Intellectual Property, Third Edition, published by the Business Law Section of the ABA as well. The latter book will be the focus of a CLE presentation at the Business Law Institute's "Hot Topics" program in September.
Professor Mary Szto gave a legal presentation at, "Foodways in China: New Scholarly Trajectories," an interdisciplinary conference at the University of Oregon held May 8-10. Her topic was Chinese contract formation and eating and drinking rituals. While in Oregon, Szto met up with Hamline Law alum Cody Jordan, JD '04, who practices trusts and estates law in Eugene, Oregon, and also has offices in Minnesota.
Associate Professor Mary B. Trevor, director of Hamline's Legal Research and Writing (LRW) department, presented, "Coordinating Assignments with an Undergraduate Legal Studies Class: A Different Audience and Perspective," at the Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Biennial Conference at Marquette Law School in Milwaukee, on June 28, 2013.
Assistant Professor Ann Tweedy has been named a contributor for the Faculty Lounge, a blog devoted to conversations about law, culture, and academia. She also gave a poetry reading in Loveland, Colo., on June 6, 2013, in celebration of the release of her new chapbook, White Out. Tweedy presented a paper and served on two panels at the Law and Society Association's annual meeting as well. Tweedy's paper, "Employment Discrimination Against Bisexuals and Others with Fluid Identities," was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for several categories.
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