Friday, April 12, 2013

          Engaged Scholarship from UC Hastings Faculty

          Books in Print

          Professor Geoff Hazard has published a new book, “Moral Foundations of American Law” (2013).

          Professor John Leshy has published “The Arizona State Constitution” (2d ed.  2013), part of the Oxford Commentaries on the State Constitutions of the United States.

          Articles in Print

          Professor Dana Beldiman has published “Commercialization of Genetic Resources: Leveraging ex situ Genetic Resources to Shape Downstream IP Protection” in the book Intellectual Property at the Crossroads of Trade (Jan Rosen ed. 2012).

          Professor Chimène Keitner has two publications out. “Courts and Transitory Torts in Transnational Human Rights Cases,” published in the UC Irvine Law Review, explores some early cases involving state court jurisdiction over common law tort claims for personal injuries that occurred on foreign soil. “Germany v. Italy and the Limits of Horizontal Enforcement: Some Reflections from a United States Perspective,” in the Journal of International Criminal Justice, considers the implications of a recent ICJ decision for the evolution of structural norms relating to the immunity of foreign states in domestic courts.

          Professor David Levine’s piece “Remedies: A Course Fit for Civil Procedure Teachers” has been published by the St. Louis University Law Journal.

          Professor Leo Martinez has published “Structural Impediments to Tax Reform:  The Environment as Case Study” in the Florida Tax Review, a peer-reviewed journal. The article examines the structural problems of taxation in the single context of the Code, as the vehicle to evaluate the prospects for reform.

          Forthcoming Articles and Chapters

          Professor Robin Feldman’s article “The America Invents Act 500 Expanded: The Effects of Patent Monetization Entities” is coming out in the UCLA Journal of Law & Tech. The article is already attracting attention.

          Professor Susan Morse’s paper “Startup Ltd.:  Tax Planning and Initial Incorporation” has been accepted by the peer-reviewed Florida Tax Review.

          Professor Ascanio Piomelli’s article “Sensibilities for Social Justice Lawyers” is forthcoming in the Hastings Race & Poverty Law Journal.

          Speaking

          On March 1, Professor Richard Marcus was on a panel about “Realities of the Rules: How Procedural Rules Cope With Technological Advances” at the University of South Carolina School of Law.

          On March 7, Professor Geoff Hazard spoke on a panel about “The Proper Process to Follow Before a Certification Decision is Made” at the George Washington University Conference on Class Actions in Washington, D.C. Professor Marcus moderated the panel.

          On March 14, Professor Susan Morse presented her paper “Startup Ltd.:  Tax Planning and Initial Incorporation” at the University of Denver School of Law. On March 27, she gave the paper at Boston College Law School’s tax colloquium.

          On March 16, Professor Leo Martinez spoke about “The Overlooked Role of Legal Scholarship: The Unity of Research and Teaching” at the European Law Faculty Association Annual Meeting held at the Universitat Muenster. 

          On March 19, Robin Feldman testified before the newly established California Assembly Select Committee on Privacy at a hearing intended to bring committee members up to speed on privacy law.

          On March 22, Professor Setsuo Miyazawa gave the keynote speech, “From East Asian Socio-Legal Studies to Asian Socio-Legal Studies?: A View from a Founding Organizer of the CRN33 on East Asian Law and Society,” at the third East Asian Law & Society Conference at Jia Tong University in Shanghai.

          Also on March 22, Professor Karen Musalo spoke at a symposium at Boston College, entitled Migration: Past, Present and Future, about the evolving refugee definition and the imperative for it to be informed by developing human rights norms.

          On March 27, Professor Jeffrey Lefstin gave keynote address, “The Past of Prometheus and the Future of Myriad,” at the Biotechnology Industry Organization’s intellectual property corporate counsel’s conference.

          On March 30, Professor Richard Boswell spoke about “Immigration and Globalization: Flexible Rules or Open Borders” at the American Philosophical Association Pacific Division’s Annual Meeting in San Francisco.

          On April 3, Professor Robin Feldman gave two talks on patent troll litigation for the Association of Corporate Counsel, a lunch talk in San Francisco and a dinner talk in Palo Alto.

          On April 5, Professor Hadar Aviram presented her paper “Reintegrating Citizens: Felon Disenfranchisement, Realignment, and the California Constitution” at a symposium titled Criminal Justice in the 21st Century, organized by St. John’s University School of Law and the Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development. The same day, she participated in a roundtable at NYU on Theorizing the Criminal Justice System.

          Also on April 5, Professor Chimène Keitner workshopped her paper “Horizontal Enforcement in International Law” at American University, Washington College of Law.

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