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Wednesday, October 02, 2013

Highlights of Recent Faculty Scholarship October 2013 Edition

The faculty at UC Hastings is off to a busy start this fall with Engaged Scholarship activities.
UC Hastings Magazine Fall 2013

UC Hastings Magazine Fall 2013

Our Fall Magazine is devoted entirely to Engaged Scholarship.

UC Hastings is proud of the vast array of engaged scholarship produced by our faculty. From law review articles to book chapters and full treatises, scholarly presentations at conferences worldwide and testimony before congressional panels, our faculty demonstrates the breadth and depth of what it means to be an engaged scholar today.

Books in Print

Professor John Diamond has published the 5th edition of Understanding Torts (2013).

Professor Stephen Lind has published the 17th edition of Fundamental of Federal Income Taxation (2013) and the 9th edition of Federal Estate and Gift Taxation (2013).

Professor Robert Schwartz has published the 7th edition of Health Law: Cases, Materials and Problems (2013).

Articles and Chapters in Print

Professor George Bisharat’s article “Re-Democratizing Palestinian Politics” has appeared in the UCLA Journal of International Law and Foreign Affairs.

Professor Chimène Keitner has written an “Introductory Note” to Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum for International Legal Materials.

Professor Charles Knapp has published “Is There a ‘Duty to Read’?” in the book Revisiting the Contracts Scholarship of Stewart Macaulay: On the Empirical and the Lyrical (2013).

Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza has recently published five pieces: (1) “Central America:  the Inter-American System and Accountability for International Crimes” in Justiça de transição das Américas: olhares interdisciplinares, fundamento e padrões de efetivação (Brazil 2013); (2) “¿Por qué la dimensión económica estuvo ausente tanto tiempo en la justicia transicional? Un ensayo exploratorio” in Cuentas pendientes: Los cómplices económicos de la dictadura (México 2013); (3) “Epilogue: Due Process of Law Foundation” in the Digest of Latin American Jurisprudence on International Crimes; (4) “Genocide and War Crimes in National Courts: the Conviction of Rios Montt in Guatemala and its Aftermath” in ASIL Insights; and (5) “Just a ‘Bubble’?:  Perspectives on the Enforcement of International Criminal Law by National Courts “ in the peer-reviewed Journal of International Criminal Justice.

Professor Reuel Schiller has published a book review of Joanna Grisinger’s “The Unwieldy American State; Administrative Politics Since the New Deal” in the Law and History Review as well as “An Unexpected Antagonist: Courts, Deregulation, and Conservative Judicial Ideology, 1980-1994” in the book Making Legal History: Essays in Honor of William E. Nelson (2013).


Professor Mark Aaronson’s essay “Judgment-Based Lawyering: Structuring Seminar Time in a Non-Litigation Clinic” will appear in the book Theory and Practice of Clinical Pedagogy.

Professor David Faigman’s article “Group to Individual (G2i) Inference in Scientific Expert Testimony” has been accepted for publication by the University of Chicago Law Review.

Professor Robin Feldman’s book review “For the Love of Licensing” will be published by the Virginia Journal of Law and Technology and her article “Ending Patent Exceptionalism and Structuring the Rule of Reason: The Supreme Court Opens the Door for Both” is forthcoming in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology.

Professor Morris Ratner’s piece “Profits for Costs” will be published in the symposium issue of DePaul’s 19th Annual Clifford Symposium on Tort Law and Social Policy.

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


On May 7, Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza spoke about “Journalists Caught in the Crossshairs of Armed Conflict” at conference at UC Hastings commemorating anniversary of the Red Cross.

On May 15, Professor Roht-Arriaza participated in a podcast and online discussion of “Defending the Defenders: Protections for Human Rights Defenders” for the American Bar Association and gave a presentation on “The Rios Montt Trial:  National Courts and International Crimes” for the American Society of International Law, Due Process of Law Foundation and Washington Office on Latin America, in Washington DC.

On May 21, Professor Roht-Arriaza presented on the Rios Montt trial at the Center for Legal and Social Studies in Buenos Aires, Argentina.

On May 23, Professor Roht-Arriaza spoke at a conference on “Transitional Justice and Constitutionalism, 25 Years After Brazil’s New Constitution” at the University of Minas Gerais in Brazil.

On June 12, Professor Chimène Keitner spoke about “Litigation of International Norms in Domestic Courts” at a seminar on The International Human Rights Framework: Opportunities for Social Justice & Civil Rights Advocates held at UC Hastings.

On July 16, Professor Keitner spoke on a Bar Association of San Francisco panel on “Human Rights Litigation After the 2013 Kiobel Decision.”

On August 10, Professor Morris Ratner spoke on a panel entitled “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: Ethical Issues in Class-Action Settlements?” at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

On September 6, Professor Chimène Keitner presented her paper “Law’s Borders: Transnational Litigation and the Horizontal Enforcement of Public Law” at a meeting of the Northern California International Law Scholars at Santa Clara University School of Law.

On September 19, Academic Dean Elizabeth Hillman delivered a lecture on “The Constitution and Executive Power in Times of War” at Linfield College in McMinnville, Oregon.

On September 27, Professor Stephanie Bornstein presented her paper “Rights in Recession: Reviving Administrative Antidiscrimination Law” at the 8th Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law at UNLV School of Law in Las Vegas, Nevada.

On October 2, Professor Joel Paul testified about “Leveling the Playing Field for U.S. Manufacturers” to the Senate Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs, Subcommittee on Economic Policy. The subject of the hearing is “Rebuilding America’s Manufacturing.” On the same day, he will speak on “Fair Wages for Free Trade” at the Economic Policy Institute in Washington, D.C.

Other Evidence of Engaged Scholarship

Professor Mark Aaronson has been appointed a Visiting Scholar at the Institute for Research on Labor and Employment, UC Berkeley.

Professor William Dodge has filed an amicus brief with the Supreme Court in Bond v. United States.

Professor Sheila Purcell has received the Award for Outstanding Contribution in the Field of Mediation from The Mediation Society.


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