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Friday, August 16, 2013

Highlights of Recent Faculty Scholarship

The faculty at UC Hastings has had a busy summer writing, researching, and otherwise expanding our collective knowledge of the law.

Books in Print

Professor Carol Izumi and Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu have published the second edition of their book “Race, Rights, and Reparation: Law and the Japanese Internment.”

Professor Rick Marcus has published the sixth edition of his book “Civil Procedure: A Modern Approach.”

Articles in Print

Professor Mark Aaronson has published “Representing the Poor: Legal Advocacy and Welfare Reform During Reagan’s Gubernatorial Years” in the Hastings Law Journal, a book-length study of the contentious political and legal battle over California welfare reform in the early 1970s.

Professor Robin Feldman’s article “Copyright at the Bedside, Should We Stop the Spread” was published in the Stanford Technology Law Review. It looks at the legal side of creating a norm in the field of medicine, in which medical researchers would ensure continued availability of their tests through appropriate open access licensing for any copyrights that might exist.

Professor Brian Gray has published “Stress Relief: Prescriptions for a Healthier Delta Ecosystem” and “Integrated Management of Delta Stressors: Institutional and Legal Options” with the Public Policy Institute of California. The reports summarize the results of a wide-ranging study of cost-effective ways to improve the health of the Delta ecosystem and lay out proposals for institutional reform.

Professor Rick Marcus has published five articles this year: (1) “Procedure in a Time of Austerity” in the International Journal of Procedural Law; (2) “Cooperation and Litigation: Thoughts on the American Experience” in the Kansas Law Review; (3) “Bomb Throwing, Democratic Theory, and Basic Values—A New Path to Procedural Harmonization?” in the Northwestern University Law Review; (4) “The Rulemakers’ Laments” in the Fordham Law Review; and (5) and “America’s Evolving Theories of Procedure” in a Fetschrift for Rolf Sturner.

Professor Sheila Purcell has published “Dispute System Design: A Comparative Study of India, Israel and California” in the Cardozo Journal of Conflict Resolution. It compares the experience of three diverse court systems at different stages of ADR program development.

Professor Aaron Rappaport has published “Realigning California Corrections” in the Federal Sentencing Reporter. The piece introduces a special issue on California criminal justice that Professor Rappaport edited.

Professor Richard Zitrin has published “Regulating the Behavior of Lawyers in Mass Individual Representations: A Call for Reform” in the St. Mary’s Journal on Legal Malpractice and Ethics. The article examines some significant practical problems inherent in representation of large numbers of individual clients en masse and recommends alternative, albeit preliminary, solutions.

Speaking

In February, Professor Abe Cable traveled to Japan, where he gave a speech entitled “The Current Environment for Funding, Buying, and Selling Innovative Companies” at Waseda University Law School, Hitotsubashi University Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, the Japan Venture Capital Association, and the Tokyo offices of Morrison & Foerster LLP.

On February 13, 2013, Professor Jennifer Dunn presented on “Court Ordered Interventions in Pregnancy:  Good? Bad? Ugly” at the Society for Maternal Fetal Medicine’s 33rd Annual Meeting.

On February 16, 2013, Professor Dunn presented on “The Social and Historical Context:  Abortion in the U.S. Before Roe v. Wade” at the Stanford Law & Policy Review’s Roe v. Wade at Forty Conference.

On April 29, Professor Stephen Schwarz gave a talk “Surviving the Plunge from the Fiscal Cliff: What Happened and What’s Next” to the Northern California Planned Giving Council’s annual conference in San Francisco.

On May 7, Professor Dunn gave a presentation on “Post-Viability Abortion and the Health Exception” at UCSF Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

On May 13, Professor Chimène Keitner participated in a teleforum on “What is Left of the Alien Tort Statute after Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum?” sponsored by the Federalist Society.

On May 21, Professor William S. Dodge spoke on a panel at the American Law Institute’s annual meeting in Washington, DC, describing the plan for the Restatement (Fourth) of Foreign Relations Law, for which he is a co-reporter.

On July 15, Professor Rory Little participated in a panel on “The Supreme Court’s Term in Review” for the Federalist Society.

On July 16, Academic Dean Beth Hillman spoke about “Responding to Military Sexual Trauma” at the Legal Aid Society-Employment Law Center in San Francisco.

On August 9, Professor Keith Hand participated in panel titled “Dancing Handcuffed in a Minefield: China’s Hidden Heroes in the Criminal Defense Bar” at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. 

On August 9, Professor Rory Little moderated the “Annual Survey of the Supreme Court’s Term, Criminal Cases” at the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

On August 10, Chancellor & Dean Frank H. Wu gave an address on reform of legal education to the Fellows of the American Bar Foundation in San Francisco.

Other Evidence of Engaged Scholarship

On June 4, the White House released a detailed report on patent trolls, which cited Professor Robin Feldman’s article “The America Invents Act 500 Expanded: Effects of Patent Monetization Entities“ in the UCLA Journal of Law & Technology.

On July 11, Academic Dean Beth Hillman was named Chair of the Comparative Systems Subcommittee of the congressionally-chartered Department of Defense Response Systems Panel on military sexual assault. 

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