Wednesday, February 12, 2014

          The Latest Academic Scholarship from UC Hastings Faculty

          UC Hastings faculty continues to produce cutting-edge legal scholarship with practical applications.
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          This latest roundup encompasses articles published, work produced, lectures given, and speaking events held during October, November, and December 2013.

          Books in Print

          Professor Lois Weithorn has published the Fifth Edition of the casebook Children in the Legal System (2014).

          Professor Richard Zitrin has published the Fourth Edition of Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law (2013) and the 2014 edition of Legal Ethics: Rules, Statutes, and Comparisons.

          Articles and Chapters in Print

          Professor Ben Depoorter has published “Fast Forward: Economic & Legal Realism” in a Festschrift in Honor of Christian Kirchner.

          Professor Jaime King’s article “Clarifying Costs: Can Increased Price Transparency Reduce Healthcare Spending?” has appeared in the William & Mary Policy Review.

          Professor Charles Knapp has published “Cases and Controversies: Some Things to Do with Contracts Cases” in the Washington Law Review.

          Professor Kelly Weisberg has published “Karen Thompson's Role in the Movement for Marriage Equality” in the Hastings Women’s Law Journal.

          Forthcoming

          Professor Abe Cable’s article “Startup Lawyers at the Outskirts” was accepted for publication in the Willamette Law Review.

          Professor William Dodge has two essays forthcoming: (1) “Alien Tort Litigation: The Road Not Taken” in the Notre Dame Law Review; and (2) “The Penal and Revenue Rules, State Law, and Federal Preemption” in the Twenty-Sixth Sokol Colloquium.

          Speaking

          On October 4, Professor Radhika Rao was a discussant at a conference on Speech, Symbols, and Substantial Obstacles: the Doing and "Undue”ing of Abortion Law Since Casey at UC Berkeley School of Law.

          On October 11, Professor Rao presented her paper on “Egg-Freezing and Reproductive Equality” at the conference Beyond Roe: Reproductive Justice in a Changing World at Rutgers Law School in Camden, New Jersey.

          On November 8, Professor Robin Feldman gave a presentation entitled “Cultural Property & Human Cells” at Stanford Law School for a symposium of the International Cultural Property Society.

          On November 12, Professor Jennifer Dunn delivered a lecture on “Reproductive Health & Justice:  A Cautionary Tale of Rights, Disparities and Coercion” at San Francisco City Clinic.

          On November 14, Professor Ben Depoorter presented his paper “Aspirational Rights: An Empirical Study of Unenforced Rights" at U.C.L.A. Law School.

          On November 16, Professor Richard Marcus presented “‘Looking Backward’ to 1938” at the Penn Law Review symposium The Federal Rules at 75 in Philadelphia.

          On November 25, Professor Marcus participated in an ABA Webinar entitled “New Rule 45 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure.”

          On November 28-29, Professor Michael Salerno spoke about Local Government Law at the Law School of the Central University of Finance and Economics in Beijing, China, and about Administrative Law at Beijing Normal University Law School.

          Between December 4 and 10, Professor Abe Cable gave a talk entitled “Venture Capital on the Board:  Recent Delaware Cases” at Seoul National University, Waseda University Law School, and Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy.

          On December 5, Professors Sarah Hooper and Yvonne Troya spoke on “Bridging Law and Medicine for Effective Healthcare Decision-Making” at UCSF Grand Rounds for the Division of General Medicine.

          On December 6, Professor Robin Feldman gave a talk entitled “An Empirical Analysis of Patent Monetization Entities in U.S. Litigation” at a conference on Patent Reform: Theoretical Propositions and Factual Foundations at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

          On December 13, Professor William Dodge spoke on “Navigating a Post-Bond World” at the State Department’s Advisory Committee on International Law in Washington, DC.

          On December 18, Professor Hadar Aviram presented a paper titled "Between the Local, the Federal, and the Global: The Impact of the Financial Crisis on the American Prison Industry" at the Israeli Law and Society Annual Meeting in Ramat Gan, Israel.

          On January 13, Professor Leo Martinez delivered a speech on “Legal Education in the 21st Century” at American University, Washington College of Law, as part of the Dean’s Distinguished Speaker series.

          On January 30, Professors Geoff Hazard and Richard Zitrin spoke on the topic “Whatever the Widget: Ethical Constants in the New-Tech World” at the symposium Legal Ethics in the 21st Century: Technology, Speech, and Money at the University of San Francisco School of Law.

          Other Evidence of Engaged Scholarship

          On November 14, Professor Robin Feldman testified at a hearing before a subcommittee of the House Energy & Commerce Committee on “The Impact of Patent Assertion Entities on Innovation and the Economy.”

          On December 9, Professor Feldman filed a Supreme Court amicus brief on behalf of neither party in the case of Octane Fitness v. Icon Health & Fitness.

          On December 26, Judge Richard Posner cited articles by two Hastings professors in Goesel v. Boley International (H.K.) Ltd.: (1) Professor Ben Depoorter’s 2010 article “Law in the Shadow of Bargaining: The Feedback Effect of Civil Settlements” and (2) Professor Richard Zitrin’s 2004 article “The Laudable South Carolina Court Rules Must Be Broadened.”

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