News Briefs From Around The Law School
“On the Alienability of Legal Claims” was published
in the January issue of The Yale Law Journal.
“Smoke, Mirrors, and Shades of Enron!”
by Cheryl Block was featured in The
Washington Post in February.
Steve Charnovitz published
“The Labor Dimension of the Emerging Free Trade Area
of the Americas” in Labour Rights as Human Rights
(Oxford) and “World Trade Organization: Sanctions
for Noncompliance” in International Sanctions
(Frank Cass). He also wrote “Toward a World Environment
Organization: Reflections Upon a Vital Debate” for
the edited volume A World Environment Organization:
Solution or Threat for Effective International Environmental
Governance? (London, Ashgate).
“Brown and the Contemporary Brazilian
Struggle Against Racial Inequality: Some Preliminary Comparative
Thoughts” by Robert J. Cottrol was
published in 66 University of Pittsburgh Law Review
113 (2004). His review of “The Militia and the Right
to Arms, or How the Second Amendment Fell Silent”
was published in Volume 81 of the North Carolina Historical
review essay, “If Women Don’t Ask: Implications
for Bargaining Encounters, the Equal Pay Act, and Title
VII” appeared in the Michigan Law Review.
Christy H. DeSanctis
published Legal Research and Writing with Foundation
Press in May.
“Is Saddam Hussein or International
Law on Trial in Iraq?” by Susan Karamanian
was published in Conference Proceedings, The Actual
Situation in Iraq, Kuwait University Faculty of Law (2004).
Her introductory note to Torres v. Oklahoma, No.
PCD-04-442 (Okla. Crim. App. May 13, 2004) was published
in 43 International Legal Materials 1225 (2004).
The January issue of Columbia Law
Review featured Orin Kerr’s
“Digital Evidence and the New Criminal Procedure.”
Cynthia Lee’s casebook
Criminal Law: Cases and Materials (with Angela
Harris), was published by West/Thompson.
The American Journal of International
Law published “The Fifty-sixth Session of the
International Law Commission” by Michael Matheson.
His chapter on “U.S. Security Assistance and Related
Programs” appears in the 2005 edition of National
Security Law (Moore & Tipson).
Tom Morgan’s “The
Client(s) of a Corporate Lawyer” was published in
33 Capital University Law Review 17 as part of
a symposium in which his was the principal paper.
Overton’s “The Donor Class” was
published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review
and is available for download from the Social Science Research
Network. Overton is writing a book on contemporary voting
rights challenges that will be published by W.W. Norton
in 2006. Based on his research for that book, he drafted
a commentary on proposed photo identification requirements
at the polls that appeared in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
and Roll Call.
“Congressional Investigations of
Federal Judges” by Todd Peterson
appeared in 90 Iowa Law Review 1 (2004).
Richard Pierce published
the 2005 supplement to Administrative Law Treatise.
In March, Peter Raven-Hansen
published “Security’s Conquest of Federal Law
Enforcement” in Democracy’s Shadow: The
Secret World of National Security (Raskin & Levan,
2005) and “Detaining Combatants By Law or By Order?
The Rule of Lawmaking in the War on Terrorists” for
a symposium in 64 Louisiana Law Review 831 (2004).
“Air Quality Protection Using State
Implementation Plans—Thirty-Seven Years of Increasing
Complexity” by Arnold Reitze was
published at XV Villanova Environmental Law Journal
209 (2005). With co-author Jennifer B. Heaven, he published
“The Hydrogen Economy and Its Potential Impacts”
in 35 Environmental Law Reporter 10003 (2005).
“Risky Business: Managing Interagency
Acquisition” by Steve Schooner was
a featured comment in the April 6 issue of The Government
The third edition of Michael Selmi’s
casebook, Civil Rights Legislation, co-authored
with Roy Brooks and Gil Carrasco, will be published by Carolina
Academic Press this summer. His “Sex Discrimination
in the Nineties, Seventies Style: The Preservation of Male
Workplace Norms” was published in Employee Rights
and Employment Policy Journal.
“The Marshall Court and the Originalist’s
Dilemma” by Peter Smith is forthcoming
publication in 90 Minnesota Law Review.
The seventh edition of Andy Spanogle’s
International Business Transactions in a Nutshell
was published by West Group, as was the 2004 edition of
his Documents for International Business Transactions.
The Vanderbilt Law Review published
Ralph Steinhardt’s “Laying
One Bankrupt Critique to Rest: Sosa v. Alvarez-Machain
and the Future of International Human Rights Litigation
in the Courts of the United States.”
Activities, Awards & Honors
Martin Adelman lectured
on the fundamentals of patenting gene sequences at a seminar
sponsored by Osaka University in Japan and lectured on claim
construction issues in patent cases at the seminar sponsored
by Waseda University in Tokyo. In March, he taught a one-day
course on patent law to graduate law students and senior
practitioners at the New College, University of Edinburgh.
Alberto Benitez joined
the newly-formed Hispanic Bar Association of DC’s
Advisory Council. He was featured on the panel “The
Path from Minority Law Student to Minority Lawyer”
at the ABA Diversity Career Panel sponsored by the ABA/Law
At the University of Michigan Law School
in February, Paul Butler spoke about critical
race theory. He also gave the keynote address at the annual
Rebellious Lawyering Conference at Yale Law School. He spoke
on African American prosecutors in February as part of Stanford
Law School’s observance of Black History Month.
Cahn presented “Women in Post-Conflict Reconstruction:
Dilemmas and Directions” at a conference sponsored
by the William & Mary Women’s Law Journal.
In March, she presented on juvenile justice at the symposium
“The Mind of a Child: The Relationship Between Brain
Development, Cognitive Functioning, and Accountability Under
the Law,” which was held at Ohio State University.
The U.S. Agency for International Development
named Arturo Carrillo senior adviser on
human rights policy for its Human Rights Program in Colombia.
At the University of Maryland Law School’s
Sports Law Symposium, W. Burlette Carter
served on a panel addressing “Amateur and Olympic
In March, Steve Charnovitz
gave a presentation on World Trade Organization dispute
settlement at a conference held at the Inter-American Development
Bank in Washington. In April, he was the moderator for a
roundtable on the WTO appellate body held at the annual
meeting of the American Society of International Law.
Robert J. Cottrol was
an invited speaker at the conference “Race, Inequality
and Education: Challenges for Affirmative Action in Brazil
and the United States,” which was sponsored by the
Division of United States Studies and Brazil and held at
the State University of Bahia and the University of Brasilia,
and was also an invited speaker at the seminar “Exits
From Slavery and Public Policies,” which was sponsored
by UNESCO and held in Brazil.
Speaking on different aspects of negotiation,
Charles Craver made two presentations at
the Multistate Tax Symposium in Orlando.
Carol Izumi was selected
as one of 12 national “Japanese American Leaders”
for a delegation visiting Japan in March.
In April, Orin Kerr presented
a paper at an information privacy law symposium hosted by
the Fordham Law Review, and made a presentation
in Seattle at the conference “Computers, Freedom,
and Privacy.” In April, he sat on a panel at Harvard
Journal of Law & Technology’s annual symposium
in Cambridge, Mass.
Susan Jones became chair-elect
of the AALS Section on Clinical Legal Education. In February,
she was the Martin Luther King Jr. speaker at Washington
University in St. Louis School of Law. Jones was also the
Clason speaker at Western New England College School of
Law; her talks were titled “An Economic Justice Imperative.”
In March, Michael Matheson
participated in a televised panel discussion on the International
Criminal Court at the Organization of American States. At
the end of April, he left for Geneva to participate in the
2005 session of the UN International Law Commission as the
Tom Morgan participated
in panel discussions on the legal ethics of corporate lawyers
at the New Jersey Corporate Counsel Association and the
ABA Section of Business Law.
In April, Sean Murphy
represented the government of Ethiopia at a two-week hearing
in The Hague of the Eritrea Ethiopia Claims Commission on
claims relating to the unlawful use of force and international
humanitarian law. He returned in June for a conference on
the United States and international tribunals, where he
delivered a paper on the relationship between the United
States and the International Court of Justice.
Richard Pierce presented
a paper on state regulatory obstacles to pursuit of national
energy policy goals at Duke. He participated in a debate
at American University on the question whether Judge Royce
Lamberth engaged in judicial misconduct by charging scores
of government attorneys with contempt and requiring DOI
to disconnect all of its computers from the Internet for
a period of years in the dispute in which Native Americans
are seeking to compel DOI to account for $40 billion that
the plaintiffs claim they are owed.
April, Alfreda Robinson gave a presentation
to the U.S. Senate on “America’s Courts: Judicial
Nominations and Beyond” at the National Urban League’s
second annual Legislative Policy Conference, and a presentation
on “Federal Judicial Nominations,” at the NBA’s
Gertrude Rush mid-year meeting and board of director’s
In March, Steve Schooner discussed
“Government and Contracting” at the Harvard
Law School conference “Governance by Design: Cost,
Effectiveness, and Democratic Norms.” He also made
a series of presentations on public procurement at the WTO’s
regional workshop on government procurement for Arab and
Middle Eastern countries in Amman, Jordan.
In February, Peter Smith
moderated a panel on “Government Accountability and
the Role of the Inspectors General,” which included
the inspectors general of the Department of Justice and
the Environmental Protection Agency and an assistant inspector
general at the Office of Treasury Inspector General for
At the spring meeting of the International
Law Section of the ABA in April, Andy Spanogle
was the featured speaker at a program on letters of credit.
Ralph Steinhardt presented
“The Evolution of a Counter-Terrorist Jurisprudence”
at New York University Law School; “The Future of
the Alien Tort Claims Act” at Yale Law School; and
“Review of the 2003 Supreme Court Term” at the
annual meeting of the American Society of International
Law. He also served as an expert witness in a federal case
brought by the Presbyterian Church of Sudan against the
Talisman Company for its complicity in human rights violations
committed by the Sudanese government.
Working to expand access to the legal
system for those who cannot afford to hire an attorney,
Joan Strand was appointed to the 17-member
District of Columbia Access to Justice Commission.
In January, Sonia Suter
testified before the privacy subcommittee of the Department
of Health and Human Services National Committee on Vital
Health and Statistics regarding the importance of genetic
In May, Robert Tuttle
and Chip Lupu gave the annual lecture at
DePaul University’s Center for Church-State Studies
and a presentation on the Faith-Based Initiative at the
annual meeting of Lutheran Services in America.
Tyler’s “Continuity, Coherence, and
the Canons,” which appeared in the Northwestern
Law Review, was awarded the AALS Outstanding Scholarly
Paper Award at the January 2005 AALS conference in San Francisco.
The Board of Regents of the American College
of Consumer Financial Services Lawyers selected Art
Wilmarth’s “The OCC’s Preemption
Rules Exceed the Agency’s Authority and Present a
Serious Threat to the Dual Banking System and Consumer Protection”
as the best law review article published in the field of
consumer financial services in 2004. His article was published
in 23 Annual Review of Banking and Financial Law
225-364 (2004). Wilmarth received the 2005 Oscar and Shoshanna
Trachtenberg Prize for University Service in May.
Christopher Yukins hosted
a colloquium in February, “Organizational Conflicts
of Interest: Emerging Issues” at the Law School. He
participated in an ABA panel on “Procurement Reform:
Grading Our Progress and Charting the Course” in Annapolis,
Md., in February.