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          Thursday, March 20, 2014

          New Academic Engaged Scholarship from UC Hastings Faculty

          UC Hastings professors continue to produce cutting-edge scholarship with practical applications.
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          The latest scholarship roundup includes articles published, work produced, lectures given, and speaking events held during January, February and March 2014.

          Books in Print

          Professor Dana Beldiman has published a new book, Access to Information and Knowledge: 21st Century Challenges in Intellectual Property and Knowledge Governance (2013).

          Professor Joan Williams has also published her new book, What Works for Women at Work (2014).

          Articles and Chapters in Print

          Professor George Bisharat’s article Anthropology and Law as Two Sibling Rivals has appeared in the Brazilian journal Antropolitica: Journal of Contemporary Anthropology.

          Professor Ben Depoorter has published two articles: (1) "What Happened to Video Game Piracy?" in the Communications of the Advanced Computing Magazine; and (2) "Initiating Copyright Lawsuits: Now or Never? The Role of Equitable Defenses in a Statutory Framework" in the ABA Supreme Court Preview.

          Professor Robin Feldman’s article Ending Patent Exceptionalism and Structuring the Rule of Reason: The Supreme Court Opens the Door for Both has appeared in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science & Technology.

          Professor Richard Marcus has published "American Exceptionalism" in Goals of Civil Justice and Civil Procedure in Contemporary Judicial Systems (2013).


          Professor Stephanie Bornstein’s article “Rights in Recession: Toward Administrative Antidiscrimination Law” was accepted for publication in the Yale Law & Policy Review.

          Professor Scott Dodson’s article Party Subordinance in Federal Litigation is forthcoming in the George Washington University Law Review.

          Professor Robin Feldman’s empirical article Patent Demands & Startup Companies: The View from the Venture Capital Community will be published in the Yale Journal of Law & Technology.

          Professor Dorit Reiss’s article Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain: Use and Abuse of Religious Exemptions from School Immunization Requirements is forthcoming in the UC Hastings Law Journal.

          Professor Naomi Roht-Arriaza’s paper After Amnesties Are Gone: Latin American National Courts and the New Contours of the Fight Against Impunity has been accepted by Human Rights Quarterly.

          Speaking Engagements

          On October 11, 2013, Professor Stephanie Bornstein presented her paper “Rights in Recession: Reviving Administrative Antidiscrimination Law” at the Eighth Annual Employment & Labor Law Scholars’ Forum hosted by Seton Hall Law School in Newark, New Jersey.

          On January 15, Professor Ben Depoorter spoke on the topic of “Fair Use and Goldieblox v. Beastie Boys” at the San Francisco Bay Area Intellectual Property American Inn of Court.

          On January 23, Professors Geoff Hazard and Richard Marcus spoke at the Third Party Funding Roundtable at Stanford Law School.

          On January 24, Professor Ben Depoorter spoke on developments in copyright law at the “What’s Hot in Intellectual Property” panel UC Hastings.

          On January 30-31, Professor Richard Marcus was on two panels at the ABA Information Governance, Electronic Discovery, and Digital Evidence National Institute in Tampa, Florida: (1) “A Discussion of the FRCP Amendment Proposals” and (2) the closing panel entitled “Judicial Roundtable.”

          On January 31, Professor Reuel Schiller presented his paper “The Historical Origins of American Regulatory Exceptionalism” at a conference on Comparative Law and Regulation at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

          On February 1, Professor Jodi Short presented her paper “Performance-Based Regulation” at the same conference on Comparative Law and Regulation at The George Washington University Law School in Washington, DC.

          On February 6, Professor Richard Marcus addressed the question “Has the Roberts Court Slammed the Courthouse Door on Class Actions?” at the Randolph W. Thrower Symposium, American Dispute Resolution in 2020: The Death of Group Vindication of the Law? at Emory Law School in Atlanta, Georgia. 

          Also on February 6, Professor Karen Musalo commented on the book by Philip Schrag, Andrew Schoenholtz and Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Lives in the Balance: Asylum Adjudication by the Department of Homeland Security, at Georgetown University Law Center in Washington, DC. 

          On February 7-8, Professor Ben Depoorter presented two papers at the Workshop on Intellectual Property Papers in Progress (WIPIP) Annual Conference at Santa Clara Law School: (1) “Unavoidable Aesthetic Judgments in Copyright Law“ and (2) “Hypothetical Damages in Copyright Law.”

          On February 8, Professor Jeff Lefstin presented his paper “Inventive Application: A History“ at the Workshop on Intellectual Property Papers in Progress (WIPIP) Annual Conference at Santa Clara Law School.

          On February 15, Professor Ben Depoorter presented “Hypothetical Damages in Copyright Law” at the EMLE Annual Conference on Law & Economics at Bologna University (Italy).

          On February 19, Professor Chimène Keitner presented “From Conquest to Consent: Puerto Rico’s Self-Determination Dilemma” at a conference on Reconsidering the Insular Cases at Harvard Law School.

          On February 20, Professor William Dodge spoke about “Defining and Punishing Offenses Under Treaties“ at UC Davis School of Law.

          On February 24, Professor Robin Feldman discussed “Patent Trolling: An Empirical Analysis of Patent Monetization Entities in U.S. Litigation” at the Law in the Global Marketplace conference at UC Hastings.

          On March 13, Professor Leo Martinez gave the Wm. Matthew Byrne, Jr. Annual Lecture, “Legal Education Through the Looking Glass,” as part of the Judicial Clerkship Institute at Pepperdine University School of Law. 

          Other Evidence of Engaged Scholarship

          On January 28, Professor Robin Feldman filed an amicus brief with the U.S. Supreme Court in CLS Bank v. Alice Corp. And on February 27, Professor Jeffrey Lefstin filed an amicus brief in the same case.

          On February 12, in Giannopoulos v. Iberia Lineas Aereas de Espana, the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois cited Professor William Dodge’s 2002 article “Breaking the Public Law Taboo.”

          On February 20, Professor Robin Feldman attended by invitation a White House event highlighting the Administration’s commitment to strengthening the patent system.

          Professor Karen Musalo has been appointed the Bank of America Foundation Chair in International Law.


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