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Prof. Johnson Speaks at University of St. Thomas

April 24, 2014 Leave a comment
Lyman Johnson

Prof. Lyman Johnson

On Thursday, April 24, 2014, Washington and Lee Law professor Lyman P.Q. Johnson speaks at University of St. Thomas at an event sponsored by the Veritas Institute.   The conference is part of the “Higher Calling Series” and titled “Business as an Agent for Social Change: Social Entrepreneurship, Benefit Corporation, Curing Poverty“.

Professor Johnson will participate as a panelist in a conversation about social entrepreneurship and Benefit Corporations and the positive social role they play in contemporary society as well as possible unintended consequences such movements can have for business.   Professor Johnson is joined by John McVea, Ph.D. of the University of St. Thomas, Elizabeth Babson of Drinker Biddle and Reath LLP, Haskell Murry of Belmont University and Michael Naughton, Ph.D. of the University of St. Thomas.

 

 

Dean Demleitner Speaks on Legal Education in Boulder, CO

April 18, 2014 Leave a comment
Dean Nora Demleitner

Dean Nora Demleitner

Dean Nora Demleitner speaks this week in Boulder, Colorado at two events.

On Thursday, April 17, 2014, Silicon Flatirons Center at the University of Colorado sponsored “The Future of Law School Innovation“.   Dean Demleitner joined panelists Melissa Hart (University of Colorado Law School), William Henderson (Indiana University) and Michael Moffitt (University of Oregon School of Law) in a discussion titled “Change Management: How Can Law Schools, Law Students, and Employers Develop a New Model.

On Friday, April 18, 2014 at the 2014 Associate Deans’ Conference Dean Demleitner participated in a panel titled “The Many Law School Constituents and the Role of an Associate Dean from the Dean’s Perspective.”  The panel also included Barry Currier (ABA section of Legal Education) and Dean Dan Rodriguez (Northwestern University School of Law).  It was moderated by Dean Kelly Testy of the University of Washington School of Law

Prof. Murchison cited in Center for Public Integrity report

April 17, 2014 Leave a comment
Prof. Brian Murchison

Prof. Brian Murchison

Washington & Lee law professor Brian Murchison’s scholarship is cited in “Breathless and Burdened:  Dying from Black Lung, Buried by Law and Medicine“. The report from the Center for Public Integrity won a Pulizer Prize in the Investigative Reporting category for its detailed analysis of controversial denials of black lung benefits to coal miners.

Professor Murchison’s 2002 article “Due Process, Black Lung, and the Shaping of Administrative Justice” is cited in Part 3 of the investigative series as it chronicles of the case of former coal miner Ted Latusek.

Read more of Professor Murchison’s scholarship here.

Prof. Jost Publishes in the New England Journal of Medicine

April 15, 2014 Leave a comment
Prof. Tim Jost

Prof. Tim Jost

Washington & Lee law professor Timothy Jost published a new article in the New England Journal of Medicine titled “Obama’s ACA Delays – Breaking the Law or Making it work?” (with S. Lazarus).  The article, published on April 2, 2014, discusses the legality of the Obama administration’s Affordable Care Act implementation delays.

Professor Jost also recently presented on the topic of health policy and the Affordable Care Act at the University of Pennsylvania, Harvard Medical School, Yale University, the National Conference of Insurance Legislators and The National Association of Insurance Commissioners.

Read Professor Jost’s  contributions to Health Affairs Blog for his current analysis of implementing health reform.

Prof. Mark Drumbl Speaks at ALIS Annual Meeting

April 14, 2014 Leave a comment
Prof. Mark Drumbl

Prof. Mark Drumbl

Washington & Lee law professor Mark Drumbl spoke as a panelist at the recent annual meeting of the American Society of International Law.  On Friday, April 11, 2014, Professor Drumbl joined other international criminal law scholars for a discussion entitled “Punishment and Sentencing in International Criminal Law”.

From the program:

International criminal law (ICL) has sought to establish effective mechanisms to hold accountable perpetrators of atrocity crimes and grave breaches of international humanitarian law. ICL sentencing, however, remains under-examined doctrinally, conceptually, and empirically. This panel will address various aspects of ICL sentencing, including an empirical assessment of the sentencing jurisprudence, the relevance and viability of the domestic experience with punishment, and the advancement of new theories and doctrinal frameworks sui generis to international criminal justice.

This is a subject Professor Drumbl explored in his book Atrocity, Punishment and International Law  and continues to address in his scholarship.  Read more of Professor Drumbl’s scholarship here.

Prof. Johnson Contributes to The Conglomerate

April 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Lyman Johnson

Prof. Lyman Johnson

Washington & Lee law professor Lyman P.Q. Johnson participated in an online symposium hosted by The Conglomerate on the topic of Sebelius v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. and its companion cases.   Professor Johnson was invited to join fellow corporate law scholars to debate both sides of the issues presented at the Supreme Court on March 25, 2014.

Professor Johnson’s contributions include:

Corporate Law in the Supreme Court, March 24, 2014

Religious Obligations in the Corporation, March 25, 2014

Corporate Law in the Arguments, March 26, 2014

The Supreme Court and Corporate Purpose, March 27, 2014

Read more of Professor Johnson’s scholarship here.

Prof. Baluarte to speak at Harvard Kennedy School

April 2, 2014 Leave a comment
Prof. David Baluarte

Prof. David Baluarte

Washington & Lee law professor David Baluarte will speak at the Harvard Kennedy School on Tuesday, April 8, 2014.  Professor Baluarte will participate in a panel discussion titled “Migrant Descendants in the Dominican Republic, Nationals or Foreigners?” with Jacqueline Bhabha and Bridget Wooding.   The panel will address the impact of recent constitutional law reform on Sept 26, 2013, in the Dominican Republic  that has effectively removed the right to nationality of over 200,000 Dominicans of Haitian descent.

Professor Baluarte joined Washington and Lee as an Assistant Clinical Professor of Law in 2013. He is the Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic.  Read more about Professor Baluarte’s scholarship here.

Prof. Peppers Recogized for Influential Political Science Work

March 30, 2014 Leave a comment
Visiting Professor Peppers

Visiting Professor Peppers

In the January 2014 issue of PS: Political Science & Politics, Washington & Lee visiting professor of law Todd Peppers was recognized for his article “Picking Federal Judges: A Note on Policy and Partisan Selection Agendas” (with M. Giles & V. Hettinger).    Authors Salmon A. Shomade, Roger E. Hartley, and Lisa M. Holmes, in their article “Lower Federal Court Judicial Confirmation Fights: A Critical Review of the Empirical Literature and Future Research Directions” identified the work as the second-most influential political science article on lower court confirmation politics in the last twenty years.  It has been cited over 200 times.

Professor Peppers co-authored and published “Picking Federal Judges: A Note on Policy and Partisan Selection Agendas” in Political Research Quarterly in 2001.

From the abstract:

The importance of lower federal courts in the policymaking process has stimulated extensive research programs focused on the process of selecting the judges of these courts and the factors influencing their decisions. The present study employs judicial decisionmaking in the U.S. Courts of Appeals as a window through which to reexamine the politics of selection to the lower courts. It differs from previous studies of selection in three ways. First, it takes advantage of recent innovations in measurement to go beyond reliance on political party as a measure of the preferences of actors in the selection process. Second, employing these new measures it examines the relative effects of the operation of policy and partisan agendas in the selection process. Third, a more complex model of selection is assessed than in most previous studies-one that expressly examines the role of senators and senatorial preferences in the selection process. The results clearly suggest that the politics of selection differ dramatically depending upon whether or not senatorial courtesy is in operation. The voting behavior of Courts of Appeals judges selected without senatorial courtesy is consistent with the operation of a presidential policy agenda. Among judges selected when senatorial courtesy is in play, the linkage between presidential preferences and judicial outcomes disappears.

Professor Johnson’s Forthcoming Paper Reviewed

March 19, 2014 Leave a comment

Washington & Lee law professor Lyman P.Q. Johnson will publish in the forthcoming issue of the Washington & Lee Law Review.  The article, The Dwindling of Revlon (with Rob Ricca) was recently reviewed by another Washington and lee law professor, David Millon at Jotwell: Corporate Law.

The review is titled What’s Left of Mandatory Shareholder Primacy? and was published on March 18, 2014.

Prof. Seaman Featured on SSRN Top 10 List

March 18, 2014 Leave a comment
Prof. Seaman

Prof. Seaman

Washington & Lee law professor Christopher Seaman is once again featured on SSRN’s top new papers lists.  Professor Seaman’s forthcoming piece in the Virginia Law ReviewThe Case Against Federalizing Trade Secrets, is featured on SSRN’s top 10 new papers in the intellectual property subject area.

The paper also appears on top 10 lists in related subject areas and eJournals including Patents, Innovation & Intellectual Property Law & Policy, Innovation Policy Studies and Political Science of Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Law eJournal, Environment for Innovation eJournal, IO: Productivity, Innovation & Technology eJournal, Innovation & Geography eJournal and Innovation Areas eJournals.

Congratulations to Professor Seaman!

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