Thursday, July 21, 2011

Faculty Publications and Research Activities - Hofstra University School of Law

Miriam Albert, professor of law, presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools’ Annual Meeting. She also was a panelist for “Innovative Teaching Techniques for Clinical and Skills Courses,” one of several teaching technique workshops at the conference. She was a presenter at Emory University School of Law’s Center for Transactional Law and Practice’s biannual conference Transactional Education: What’s Next?

Barbara Baron, professor of legal research and writing, traveled to Almaty, Kazakhstan, where she conducted a three-day trial advocacy program for American Bar Association Rule of Law Initiative (ROLI) lawyers practicing in Central Asia. In October 2010 she traveled to Kosovo, where she taught in a special skills training program sponsored by the U.S. Department of State and the Kosovo Judicial Institute.

Alafair Burke, professor of law, was named the 2010 Teacher of the Year by graduating students in Hofstra University School of Law. 

Robert A. Baruch Bush, the Harry H. Rains Distinguished Professor of Arbitration and Alternative Dispute Settlement Law, published Transformative Mediation: A , with Joe Folger and Dorothy Della Noce.

I. Bennett Capers, associate dean for intellectual life and associate professor of law, was a panelist at the roundtable discussion Life Without Parole: America’s New Death Penalty at Amherst College.

Nora V.Demlietner
Rose Cuison Villazor, associate professor of law, was awarded Hofstra’s 2010-2011 Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication for her publication “Rediscovering Oyama v. California: At the Intersection of Property, Race and Citizenship,” Washington University Law Review, Volume 87, No. 5, 979 (2010). 

Nora V. Demleitner, professor of law and dean of Hofstra School of Law, spoke at Loyola University in New Orleans, at a symposium on “Federalism at Work: State Criminal Law, Immigrants, and Immigration-Related Activity.” She was elected a member of the American Law Institute in October 2010 and received the Soroptimist International of Nassau County’s “Making a Difference for Women”
Award in June 2010.

Akilah N. Folami, associate professor of law, presented her article “Freeing the Press From Editorial Discretion and Cultural Hegemony in Bona Fide News” at the Third National People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference hosted by Seton Hall Law School in September 2010. She also moderated, presented and served as a commentator on other panels.

Eric M. Freedman, the Maurice A. Deane Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, spoke at the Seton Hall Law Review’s annual conference, National Security Policy and the Role of Lawyering: Guantanamo and Beyond, in October 2010. He was a keynote speaker at the launch of the Justice Elwin L. Page Volunteer Program in October. He spoke at the New York City Bar Association Committee on Capital Punishment’s Annual Habeas Corpus Training for Capital Post-Conviction Attorneys in October.

Monroe H. Freedman, professor of law, approved the publication his article “Our Constitutional Adversary System” in Chinese. In October 2010 he addressed the plenary session, consisting of distinguished Canadian judges, lawyers and law professors, at a three-day national conference on Ethics in Judging in Ottawa.

Linda Galler, professor of law, was a featured speaker at the ABA Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Trust & Estate Law 2010 Joint Fall Meeting in Toronto in September. 

Elizabeth M. Glazer
Elizabeth M. Glazer, associate professor of law and co-director for the LGBT Rights Fellowship, was selected as one of the Best LGBT Attorneys Under 40 by The National LGBT Bar Association. She was also named the 2011 Teacher of the Year for the School of Law and was recognized at the May 5 Hofstra Gala and the May 22 commencement activities.

John DeWitt Gregory, the Sidney and Walter Siben Distinguished Professor of Family Law, was appointed the Debra H. Lehmann Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Family Law and became a member of the National Interdisciplinary Colloquium on Child Custody Law.

Susan Joffe, associate professor of legal writing, presented “Grading Papers and Handling Student Conferences: Evaluating Student Writing From Both Sides” on a panel at the Legal Writing Institute Training Workshop for Legal Writing Professors in December at St. John’s University. She presented at a panel on “Unemployment and the Safety Net” in October at Hofstra University, in conjunction with the Hofstra Labor Studies Program and delivered a presentation to the Education Committee of the Nassau County Bar Association on “Risks and Opportunities: The Interview and Selection Process.”

Julian Ku, professor of law, was awarded a grant to serve as a Fulbright Distinguished Lecturer in Law at the East China University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai during the spring 2011 semester. While in China, Professor Ku taught courses in U.S. constitutional law and international economic law. He also pursued research on China and international law, among other topics. Professor Ku’s main research interest is the intersection of international and U.S. domestic law. The Fulbright Scholar grant is awarded to only a select few of the country’s best scholars each year and is part of the overall Fulbright Program.

Katrina Fischer Kuh, associate professor of law, wrote a paper “Capturing Individual Harms,” which was selected through a blind, peer-reviewed process for presentation as part of the panel “New Voices on Cutting Edge Issues in Natural Resources and Environmental Law” at the Natural Resources Law session during the AALS Annual Meeting. 

Eric Lane, the Eric J. Schmertz Distinguished Professor of Public Law and Public Service, co-authored a study issued by the Brennan Center for Justice, which found that New Yorkers are seriously lacking in their knowledge of government, politics and the U.S. Constitution. Meg Barnette, the former COO of the Brennan Center, co-authored the study with Professor Lane. 

Serge Martinez, associate professor of law, has been awarded a grant to serve as a Fulbright Scholar to teach during the 2011-2012 academic year at the National Taiwan University College of Law in Taipei, the flagship law school in Taiwanese legal education.

Alan Resnick, Benjamin Weintraub Distinguished Professor of Bankruptcy Law, delivered the keynote address at the 33rd Annual North Carolina Bankruptcy Institute, sponsored by the North Carolina Bar Association.

James Sample, associate professor of law, was a keynote speaker at the “Selecting Montana’s Judges: Protecting Impartiality, Ensuring Accountability, and Preserving Public Trust” event in November and debated as part of the plenary session of the Annual Wisconsin Supreme Court Conference in December. He presented the New Politics report with retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor to the National Press Club in September. He also presented his forthcoming paper, “Differences, Distinctions, and Elected Judges: A Developing Federal-State Dialogue,” at the University of Chicago Law School.

Andrew I. Schepard, professor of law, was one of two individuals to receive the Lawyer as Problem Solver Award from the American Bar Association’s Section of Dispute Resolution at an awards dinner in San Francisco, California. This award celebrates Professor Schepard’s role as director of the Center for Children, Families, and the Law at Hofstra University School of Law.

Lea Shaver, associate professor of law, participated in Innovate/Activate: An Unconference on Intellectual Property and Activism at New York Law School on September 24.

Norman Silber, professor of law, presented two papers at the meeting of ARNOVA (Association for Research on Nonprofit Organization and Voluntary Action), held November 18 in Alexandria, Virginia. 

Roy D. Simon, Jr., Howard Lichtenstein Distinguished Professor of Legal Ethics, was appointed by U.S. District Judge Alvin K. Hellerstein to play a key role in a proposed settlement of lawsuits filed by people who believe they were sickened during rescue and cleanup work at the World Trade Center site.


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