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          Thursday, October 18, 2012

          Engaged Scholarship Update

          Books in Print

          Professor Stephen Schwarz published four books this summer: Fundamentals of Corporate Taxation (8th ed., with Daniel J. Lathrope); Fundamentals of Business Enterprise Taxation (5th ed., with Daniel J. Lathrope); Fundamentals of Partnership Taxation (9th ed., with Daniel J. Lathrope); and Black Letter on Corporate and Partnership Taxation (6th ed., with Daniel J. Lathrope).

          Articles in Print

          Professor Heather Field has published “Experiential Learning in a Lecture Class: Exposing Students to the Skill of Giving Useful Tax Advice” in the Pittsburgh Tax Review. The article shares her experience, and offers some thoughts, about developing and integrating practice-oriented experiential modules into tax lecture courses.

          Professor Reuel Schiller’s article “Singing the ‘Right-to-Work Blues’: The Politics of Race in the Campaign for ‘Voluntary Unionism’ in Postwar California” was published in The Right and Labor: Politics, Ideology, and Imagination (Lichtenstein and Schermer eds., University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012).

          Forthcoming Articles

          Professor Dana Beldiman’s article “Avoiding the Anticommons: a Mixed Liability and Property Rule Approach to Prevent Underuse of Patented Resources in R&D Involving Microbiological Materials” has been accepted by the International Journal of the Commons. Professor Evan Lee’s paper “The Trouble With City of Boerne, and Why It Matters for the Voting Rights Act” will be published in the University of Denver Law Review. Professor Rory Little’s piece “Providing Two Ponds”: Implementing the ABA’s Criminal Justice Standards Though Joint Hiring Programs” will be published as part of a symposium issue of the Mercer Law Review. Professor Gail Silverstein’s article “All’s Well that Ends Well: The Importance of Full and Effective Closure in Attorney-Client Relationships” has been accepted by the peer-edited Clinical Law Review.

          Speaking

          Professor Dana Beldiman spoke at the “Conference on the Knowledge Commons” at the Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium, September 12-14, 2012.

          On September 29, Professor Richard Boswell was a discussant at the Writer’s Workshop on “Responding to Trauma and Disaster” held by the Clinical Law Review.

          On October 4-5, Professor Evan Lee served as the annual Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law’s Center for Constitutional Rights and Remedies, mentoring untenured faculty on their works in progress.

          On October 5, Professor Lee delivered a lecture called "The Trouble With City of Boerne, and Why It Matters for the Voting Rights Act” at the University of Denver, Sturm College of Law.

          Also on October 5, Professor Rory Little presented a paper entitled “Providing Two Ponds: Implementing the ABA’s Criminal Justice Standards Though Joint Hiring Programs” at the 13th Annual Georgia Symposium on Ethics and Professionalism held at Mercer Law School.

          And again on October 5, Professor Leo Martinez presented a paper on “A Unified Theory of Risk” at the Insurance Law Workshop held at the Rutgers School of Law-Camden, Center for Risk and Responsibility.

          On October 8, Professor Scott Dodson presented his forthcoming article “Presuit Discovery in a Comparative Context” at the Arizona State College of Law.

          On October 13, Professor Rory Little gave a lecture on “Proposed Draft of the Criminal Justice Standards, Prosecution and Defense Functions” at the Annual Conference of the National Association of Former U.S. Attorneys.

          Other Evidence of Engaged Scholarship

          Professor Dana Beldiman was appointed Director of the newly founded “Transnational Center for Intellectual Property, Media and Technology Law and Policy” at Bucerius Law School in Hamburg, Germany.

          Professor Geoffrey Hazard has been advising the ABA Section of Business Law in its comments regarding the ABA Ethics 20/20 recommendations for amendment of the ABA Model Rules of Professional Conduct.


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