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Richard Alderman chaired an international conference on teaching
consumer law. The conference, presented by the Center for Consumer Law, was
attended by more than 70 professors from eight countries. He published “A few
Suggested Steps Toward Increased Credit Card Use in
Seth Chandler's article "A 'Genetically Modified' Liability
Insurance Contract has appeared in the Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, 13
Professor Chandler has published six law-related Demonstrations over the past several months that are available at http://demonstrations.wolfram.com. They are:
General Divisor Methods (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/GeneralDivisorMethods/) dealing with Congressional Apportionment
Tries (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/Tries/) showing a data structure useful in the application of computational linguistics to law
Predictive Scores and Ultimate Test Passage (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/PredictiveScoresAndUltimateTestPassage/), which is relevant to law school admissions and bar passage
Collocation by Symmetric Conditional Probability (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/CollocationBySymmetricConditionalProbability/) demonstrating idea behind article on CISG
Reinsurance Cut-Through (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ReinsuranceCutThrough/) showing how settlement mechanism can subvert insurance insolvency laws
Insolvency Setoff (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/InsolvencySetoff/) showing how setoff works.
He has also published three Demonstrations of general interest:
Cycles from Permutations (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/CyclesFromPermutations/)
Shakesperean Networks (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/ShakespeareanNetworks/)
Enumerating the Directed Graphs (http://demonstrations.wolfram.com/EnumeratingTheDirectedGraphs/)
Prof. Chandler has completed his site visit of the University of Dayton Law School and has submitted his reports to the American Bar Association and the American Association of Law Schools. He has been named chair of the site team for the University of Oklahoma Law School.
Chandler delivered a talk on March 7
on Federalism, a Perspective from a Practitioner at the Tulsa Journal of
Comparative and International Law’s 15th Anniversary Symposium, “What About
Federalism?: State’s Rights and the New State Immigration Laws.” On April 5, 2008 she delivered a talk, Gangs, Domestic Violence and
Asylum, to attorneys and academics at the
Victor B. Flatt delivered the Boehl
Distinguished Lecture in Land Use Policy at the University of
Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law. The title was: “Act Locally, Affect Globally: Local Government's Role
in Addressing Climate Change and Other Large-Scale Environmental Harms.” Prof.
Flatt has also been invited to speak at the University College London’s Public
Lecture Series in October. He will be speaking on U.S. Climate Change
Legislation. Professor Flatt is co-teaching the class Alaska Native and
Environmental Law this summer in
was the luncheon speaker for the
spring meeting of the American Intellectual Property Law Association, held this
year on May 15 in
Tom Oldham will
be presenting 2 papers at an international family law
Michael A. Olivas Michael A. Olivas published "Hernandez v.
Jordan Paust was the discussion leader during a session on Issues in International Humanitarian Law and the “War on Terror,” during the Teaching IHL Institute, American University Washington College of Law (WCL), June 4, 2008. He also gave lectures on Terrorism and Human Rights at the WCL during the Academy on Human Rights and Humanitarian Law. A book chapter written by Prof. Paust has also recently been printed: Secret Detentions, Secret Renditions, and Forced Disappearances During the Bush Administration’s “War” on Terror, in The Theory and Practice of International Criminal Law: Essays in Honor of M. Cherif Bassiouni (Leila Nadya Sadat & Michael P. Scharf eds. 2008).
Diana Velardo was a guest speaker at Baylor College of Medicine.
Her presentation was “Issues of Human Trafficking in the medical field. How to identify victims, and Legal Implications.” She also
was a guest speaker at
Greg Vetter organized, moderated and presented on a panel
discussing “Law, Regulation, and Software Licensing for the Electronic Medical
Record” at the Computers, Freedom, & Privacy 2008 conference in New Haven,
Connecticut on May 23rd. His presentation examined the use of
Free and Open Source Software (FOSS) for the Electronic Medical Record.
Additionally, on June 6th and 7th, he presided at IPIL’s
Stephen Zamora lectured for two days in May on International
Litigation in U.S. Courts, at the
Spencer L. Simons
Director of the Law Library and Assistant Professor of Law