Thursday, May 01, 2014

          New Academic Engaged Scholarship from UC Hastings Faculty

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          The latest scholarship roundup includes books in print, articles published, work produced, lectures given, and speaking events held during March and April 2014.

          Books in Print

          Professor Mark Aaronson has published Representing the Poor: Legal Advocacy and Welfare Reform During Reagan’s Gubernatorial Years as an eBook; it first appeared as an article in the Hastings Law Journal.

          Professor David Levine has published:

          Professor Kelly Weisberg has published the seventh edition of Child, Family, State:  Problems and Materials on Children and the Law (2014).

          Articles and Chapters in Print

          Professor Scott Dodson has published “Mapping Supreme Court Doctrine: Civil Pleading” in the Federal Courts Law Review. The video version is here.

          Professor Robin Feldman’s book review “For the Love of Licensing” was published in the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology.

          Professor Heather Field’s article “The Real Problem with Carried Interests” has appeared in the Hastings Law Journal.

          Professor Keith Hand has published “Understanding China’s System for Addressing Legislative Conflicts: Capacity Challenges and the Search for Legislative Harmony” in the Columbia Journal of Asian Law.

          Professor Richard Marcus’s chapter “Appellate Review in the Reactive Model: The Example of American Federal Courts” has appeared in Nobody’s Perfect: Comparative Essays on Appeals and Other Means of Recourse Against Judicial Decisions in Civil Matters (2014).

          Professor Ugo Mattei has published “Future generations now! A commons based approach” in Protecting Future Generations Through Commons.

          Professor Sheila Purcell has published “Mediators in the Field: Experiences Around the Globe” in the American Bar Association’s Dispute Resolution Magazine.

          Professor David Takacs’s article “Environmental Democracy and Forest Carbon (REDD+)” has been published in the Lewis & Clark journal Environmental Law.


          Professor Hadar Aviram’s book review of Austin Sarat’s Gruesome Spectacles: Botched Executions and America’s Death Penalty has been accepted for publication by Punishment and Society.

          Professor Ben Depoorter has two articles forthcoming:

          • “The Dangerous Undertaking: How Courts Should Approach Aesthetic Judgments in Copyright Law” in the Northwestern University  Law Review;
          • “Decentralized Piracy: The Case of 3D Printing” in a symposium edition of Hastings Law Journal.

          Professor Scott Dodson has a number of articles and chapters forthcoming:

          • “Pleading and the Litigation Marketplace” in Lectures on U.S. Pleading;
          • “A Revolution in Jurisdiction” in The Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg (a book Professor Dodson is also editing for Cambridge University Press);
          • “Jurisdiction” in the Encyclopedia of American Governance;
          • “The Short Paper” in the Journal of Legal Education.

          Professor Rory Little has two pieces forthcoming:

          • “Perspectives on Criminal Litigations Ethics: James Cole and Jeffrey Adachi,” an introduction to a symposium issue of the Hastings Law Journal;
          • “Guns Don’t Kill People, 3D Printing Does?  Why the Technology is a Distraction from Effective Gun Controls,” also in the Hastings Law Journal. 

          Professor David Takacs’ article “Protecting Your Environment, Exacerbating Injustice: Avoiding ‘Mandate Havens’” will be appear in the Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum.


          On February 14-17, Professor Clark Freshman spoke on several panels at Renaissance Weekend, including lie detection, the changing face of LGBT rights, the current security landscape, and corporate governance.

          On February 21, Professor Marsha Cohen talked about “How to Impose Limits on the Theoretically Limitless” at the Hastings Law Journal’s symposium on The Legal Dimension of 3D Printing, while Professor Rory Little addressed “Keeping Guns Off the Streets by Keeping Them Out of Printers.”

          On February 22, Professor Charles Knapp gave a talk entitled “Unconscionability: Once More Unto the Breach” at the Ninth Annual Conference on Contracts, held at the St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, Florida.

          On February 26, Professor Radhika Rao spoke on a panel about “Defining Death in America: The Intersection of Law, Medicine, Ethics & Politics,” which was held at UCSF Medical School.

          On March 1, Professor Hadar Aviram spoke on a roundtable titled “California’s Correctional Crisis: Criminal Justice in the Age of Prohibition” at a conference hosted by the Students for Sensible Drug Policy and held at UC Hastings.

          On March 3, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza spoke on “Transitional Justice and International Criminal Justice:  Evolution of the Field(s)” at Hebrew University in Jerusalem.

          On March 5, Professor Roht-Arriaza gave a talk on “Trying Genocide:  A Transnational Experience” at Tel Aviv University,

          On March 7, Academic Dean Beth Hillman spoke at a panel on military sexual assault sponsored by the student veterans’ association at Berkeley Law.

          On March 10-11, Professor Hadar Aviram spoke about “The New Inmate: From Ward to Burden/Consumer” at the Law, Culture and the Humanities Meeting held at the University of Virginia.

          On March 11, Professor Yvonne Troya gave a presentation entitled, “Developing Constructive Partnerships Between Health Care and Law to Optimize the Health of Older Adults” at the American Society on Aging Conference in San Diego.

          On March 15, Professor Scott Dodson presented an article in progress tentatively titled ”The Gravitational Pull of Federal Law” at the Arizona State Legal Scholars Workshop.

          On March 25, Professor Dorit Reiss presented her paper “Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord thy God in Vain: Use and Abuse of Religious Exemptions from School Immunization Requirements“ to the CDC’s Law and Science Advisory Group.

          On April 1, Academic Dean Beth Hillman spoke on military sexual assault reform at the Jewish Chaplains Council Training Conference for Chaplains and Lay Leaders in San Diego.

          On April 4, Professor Leo Martinez gave a keynote speech entitled “Legal Education Through the Looking Glass” at a symposium on Igniting Law Teaching at American University. He gave an abridged version of the same talk to the Board of Visitors of the Northern Illinois College of Law.

          Also on April 4, Professor Sheila Purcell spoke on a panel entitled, “Resolving Elder Decisions and Disputes” at the ABA Dispute Resolution Conference in Miami.

          On April 7, Professor Morris Ratner delivered the inaugural lecture in the UC Hastings Social Justice Speaker Series, “A Monument Man in the Courtroom: Litigating the Holocaust,” at UC Santa Cruz. The video is here.

          On April 9, Professor Hadar Aviram spoke on a roundtable about “The School to Prison Pipeline” at UC Hastings.

          Also on April 9, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza gave a public lecture on “Genocide Prosecution in a National Court: Guatemala’s Rios Montt Trial in Latin American Context” at the T.M.C. Asser Institute in The Hague, Netherlands.

          On April 10, Professor Richard Marcus gave a presentation entitled “How to Steer and Ocean Liner” at the Judge Kravitz Symposium at Lewis & Clark Law School, Portland, Oregon.

          On April 11, 2014, Professor Ben Depoorter presented his paper “Marginal Deterrence in Copyright Enforcement” at Berkeley Law at the Symposium of the Berkeley Sports & Entertainment Law Journal.

          On April 15, 2014, Professor Depoorter presented his paper “Why Do People Obey Laws: A Field Experiment” at the faculty workshop at UC Berkeley Law.

          On April 17-18, Professor Radhika Rao presented a paper titled “Is Selective Reduction Really Different from Abortion?” at a conference on Intersections in Abortion and Assisted Reproduction at Yale Law School. The paper will be published in the Journal of Law, Medicine, and Ethics.

          On April 22, Professor Dorit Reiss spoke via webinar about “Liability for the Harms of Non-Vaccination: Who Should Pay?“ to members of the Immunization Coalitions across the nation.

          April 24, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza spoke on “Latin American Jurisprudence on Leadership Prosecution” at a conference on Accountability for Leadership Participation in Universal Crimes and the Role of Judges at the CMI Institute and Bergen University in Bergen, Norway.

          On April 29, Professors Gail Silverstein and Carol Izumi spoke on a panel entitled, “Becoming a Better Clinician by Integrating Mindfulness Practices into your Clinical Seminar” at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Chicago.

          On May 1, Professor Karen Musalo presented a paper entitled “Excluding Those Worthy of Protection: Restrictive Procedures and Interpretations that Refoule Bona Fide Refugees” at a conference on Addressing the Asylum Crisis:  Religious Contributions to Rethinking Protection in Global Politics, convened by University of Kent / UK, University of Groningen, and Georgetown University.

          Other Evidence of Engaged Scholarship

          Professor William Dodge was elected co-chair of the International Law in Domestic Courts Interest Group of the American Society of International Law. He succeeds Professor Chimène Keitner.

          Professor Scott Dodson’s monograph, New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century: Slamming the Federal Courthouse Doors? (Oxford University Press 2013), was the subject of a positive book review by Angelo Dondi in the Italian law journal Revista trimestrale di diritto e procedure civil.

          Professor Setsuo Miyazawa has been given the Law and Society Association International Award for significant contributions to the advancement of knowledge in the field of law and society, which will be presented on May 29.

          Professor David Takacs received a fellowship to spend a research semester at the Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Study at Stellenbosch University in South Africa.

          Professor Richard Zitrin has drafted a bill that would prevent the opposing sides in a case involving public safety or health to “secretize” discovery by stipulation or agreement, which Congressman Jerrold Nadler has introduced as the Sunshine in Litigation Act.


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