Thursday, February 21, 2013

          Highlights of Recent Scholarship

          Articles and Chapters in Print

          Professor Ben Depoorter has published “Rent Seeking under Three Different Negligence Rules: A Unified Model” in the Research Handbook in Law and Economics (Richard Posner & Francesco Parisi eds., 2013).

          Professor Robin Feldman’s article “A Conversation on Judicial Decision-Making,” which concerns recent Supreme Court decisions on patentable subject matter, has been published by the Hastings Science & Technology Law Journal.

          Professor Joseph Grodin has published “Freedom of Expression Under the California Constitution” and “Liberty and Equality Under the California Constitution,” both in the Journal of the California Supreme Court Historical Society. They are intended to lay the foundation for a book on rights and liberties under the California Constitution.

          Professor Elizabeth Hillman has published “Outing the Costs of Civil Deference to the Military” in the Journal of Homosexuality. She argues that the end of Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell is more than a civil rights triumph—it is also a lesson in the steep costs and troubling consequences of excessive civilian deference to the armed forces.

          Professor Jaime King’s article “Group Health’s Participation in a Shared Decision-Making Demonstration Yielded Lessons, Such as Role of Culture Change” was published in Health Affairs, the leading health policy journal.  The article examines five key lessons for providers, legislators, and policymakers from Group Health’s successful integration of decision aids into patient care to improve patients’ ability to make better informed medical decisions.

          Professor John Leshy’s essay “Reflections on Social Change and Law Reform” has just appeared in the Colorado Law Review as part of a symposium honoring the life and works of the late Colorado Dean David Getches.

          Professor Darien Shanske has published “The Case for a State-Level Debt-Financing Authority” in State Tax Notes. The essay argues for adoption of state-level debt-financing authorities as part of a broader package for reforming local government borrowing.

          Accepted for Publication

          Professor Ben Depoorter’s piece “Using Fee Shifting to Promote Fair Licensing and Settlements” will appear in the California Law Review.

          Professor Robin Feldman’s article “Copyright at the Bedside, Should We Stop the Spread?” has been accepted for publication by the Stanford Technology Law Review.

          Professor Setsuo Miyazawa’s keynote lecture “Where Are We Now and Where Should We Head For? A Reflection on the Place of East Asia on the Map of Socio-Legal Studies” will be published in the Pacific Law and Policy Journal.

          Speaking

          On January 3, Professor Richard Marcus presented proposed new Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(e) at the meeting of the U.S. Judicial Conference’s Standing Committee on Rules of Practice and Procedure in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

          On January 5, Professor Marcus spoke about “The Class Action Fairness Act After Seven Years” on a panel at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS) in New Orleans.

          On January 24, Professor Marcus was the principal presenter on two panels at the ABA’s E-Discovery and Information Governance National Institute in Tampa, Florida: “The Federal Rules—Where We’ve Been, Where We May Be Going” and “Can a Computer Do It Better, Faster, and Cheaper? A Discussion of Technology-Assisted Review.”

          On January 31, Professor Hadar Aviram presented her paper “Reintegrating Citizens: Felon Disenfranchisement and the California Realignment” at the University of Michigan Prison Roundtable.

          On February 1, Professor Rory Little gave a “Mid-Term Review of the Supreme Court’s Term” for the San Francisco chapters of the American Constitution Society and the Federalist Society.

          On February 7, Professor Scott Dodson, gave a talk at the University of Illinois College of the Law on his book “New Pleading in the Twenty-First Century,” which will be published by Oxford University Press next month.  The book provides historical, empirical, theoretical, and normative accounts of the pleading changes wrought by the Supreme Court in Twombly and Iqbal.

          On February 8, Professor Joseph Grodin discussed the right of privacy under the California Constitution at a conference on Local Governments Navigating the California Constitution at UC Berkeley Law.

          At the same conference, Professor Darien Shanske spoke about “The Paradoxical Fiscal Constraints on California’s Cities.”

          Also on February 8, Professor Richard Marcus presented a paper “Time to Reassess America’s Gift to the Legal World” at a conference on Lessons from Chevron at Stanford Law School.

          On February 10, Professor Hadar Aviram presented the outline of her book “Humonetarianism: The New Correctional Discourse of Scarcity” at the Western Society of Criminology Conference in Berkeley.

          On February 17, Professor Aviram discussed her paper “Make Love, Not Law: Perceptions of the Marriage Equality Debate Among Polyamorous Activists” at the International Polyamory Conference at UC Berkeley.

          Also on February 17, Dean Frank Wu gave the keynote speech on “The Civil Liberties Act of 1988: Readdressing Redress 25 Years Later” at a Day of Remembrance commemorating the World War II imprisonment of the Japanese American community.

          On February 19, Professor Ben Depoorter presented his paper “How Law Frames Moral Intuitions” at the University of Hamburg.

          Other Evidence of Engaged Scholarship

          Professor Lois Weithorn has joined the 2013 Editorial Board of the journal “Psychology, Public Policy & Law.”
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