Category: Administrative Announcements

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Call for Papers: “Governing Intelligence in the Digital Age” Sponsored by Stanford Journal on International Law

The Stanford Journal on International Law has a call for papers for an upcoming conference entitled “Governing Intelligence in the Digital Age.”

Governing Intelligence

in the Digital Age

May 2-3, 2014 at Stanford Law School

Background

 

In the aftermath of former US National Security Agency (NSA) contractor Edward J. Snowden’s disclosures about the scale of the NSA’s electronic surveillance operations, the recurrent dispute over the post-9/11 boundaries of the national security state is once again in full swing.

In the United States, the revelations have brought to the fore concerns ranging from the so-called balance between national security and privacy to the proper degree of judicial and congressional oversight of the Intelligence Community.  Legislators, academics, and commentators have put forward various proposals to rein in intelligence including, most prominently, calls for greater transparency in the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court.  As a result, Senator Dianne Feinstein, Chair of the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, has pledged to conduct a “total review” of all intelligence programs.

Across the Atlantic, the LIBE Committee of the European Parliament has launched a wide-ranging inquiry into the legality of the alleged electronic mass surveillance of EU citizens.  The EP has also called for the suspension of the US-EU Agreement concerning the US Department of the Treasury’s Terrorist Finance Tracking Program (TFTP), which is meant to facilitate the transatlantic exchange of financial data for counterterrorism purposes.  Although the EP lacks formal authority to suspend the agreement, its forceful response may be indicative of the EU’s considerable concern for privacy, which may also be at work in its robust data protection regime. Read More

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Attention Prawfs in NYC for AALS: the Annual Prawfs/CoOp Happy Hour

Attention Prawfs in NYC for AALS: the annual Prawfs/Co-Op Happy Hour will be this Friday at 930pm until midnight (at least) at the Hilton “Bridges” Bar. See you then and there, and please pass it on!
As you’ll see from Yelp, we’re apparently prioritizing location and big pours in our selection of venue:
http://www.yelp.com/biz/bridges-bar-hilton-new-york-new-york

Much thanks to the wonderful Dan Markel for organizing it!

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Call for Papers: National Business Law Scholars Conference

The Fifth Annual National Business Law Scholars Conference (NBLSC) will be held on Thursday-Friday, June 19-20, 2014, Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.  I had the honor of giving the keynote address at last year’s event (held at Ohio State) and can attest to an impressive group of scholars, papers, and ideas, in both quantity and quality. They come from across the U.S. and around the world.

The organizers (named below), welcome all scholarly submissions relating to business law. Presentations should focus on research appropriate for publication in academic journals, especially law reviews, and should make a contribution to the existing scholarly literature.  They try to provide the opportunity for everyone to actively participate. Junior scholars and those considering entering the legal academy are especially encouraged to participate.

To submit a presentation, email Professor Eric C. Chaffee at eric.chaffee@utoledo.edu with an abstract or paper by April 4, 2014. Please title the email “NBLSC Submission – {Name}”. If you would like to attend, but not present, email Professor Chaffee with an email entitled “NBLSC Attendance.” Please specify in your email whether you are willing to serve as a commentator or moderator. A conference schedule will be circulated in late May. More information is available here.

Conference Organizers
Barbara Black (The University of Cincinnati College of Law)
Eric C. Chaffee (The University of Toledo College of Law)
Steven M. Davidoff (The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law)
Kristin N. Johnson (Seton Hall University School of Law)
Elizabeth Pollman (Loyola Law School, Los Angeles)
Margaret V. Sachs (University of Georgia Law)

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Introducing Thomas Healy

Healy, Thomas (photo credit Sean Sime)[1]I’m pleased to welcome Thomas Healy, who will be guest blogging this month.

Thomas is a professor at Seton Hall Law School, where he teaches constitutional law, federal courts, First Amendment, and criminal procedure.  He recently published “The Great Dissent:  How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind — and Changed the History of Free Speech in America,” which was selected as a New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice and which Erwin Chemerinsky called “wonderful and engaging” in a review for California Lawyer.  Thomas began his career as a journalist and was the Supreme Court correspondent for the Baltimore Sun prior to joining Seton Hall.

Welcome Thomas!

 

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Introducing Guest Blogger Richard Storrow

storrowI am delighted to welcome Richard Storrow, Professor of Law at City University of New York School of Law, who will be blogging with us this month. Professor Storrow brings human rights and social justice perspectives to his comparative scholarship on the regulation of assisted reproduction. His recent articles have explored the legal dimensions of crossborder reproductive care, the use of the proportionality principle by European courts reviewing restrictions on assisted reproduction, and the resurrection of illegitimacy classifications in the regulation of international commercial surrogacy. During the fall of 2010, he was a Fulbright Scholar to Spain where he conducted research on the development of the Spanish law of human assisted reproduction. Storrow teaches courses in property, real estate transactions, wills and trusts, family law, and reproductive technology. He is a graduate of Columbia Law School.

Professor Storrow’s recent publications include:

The Proportionality Problem in Cross-Border Reproductive Care, in The Globalization of Health Care: Legal and Ethical Issues (I. Glenn Cohen ed., 2013).

New Thinking on Commercial Surrogacy, 88 INDIANA L.J. 1281 (2013).

Religion, Feminism and Abortion: The Regulation of Assisted Reproduction in Two Catholic Countries, 42 RUTGERS L.J. 725 (2012).

 “The Phantom Children of the Republic”: Surrogacy, Globalization and the New Illegitimacy, 20 AMERICAN UNIVERSITY JOURNAL OF GENDER, SOCIAL POLICY & THE LAW 561 (2012).

Medical Conscience and the Policing of Parenthood, 16 WILLIAM & MARY JOURNAL OF WOMEN & THE LAW 369 (2010).

Therapeutic Reproduction and Human Dignity, 20 LAW & LITERATURE 257-274 (2009).

You can find his SSRN page here.

The Comments Experiment

I just wanted to announce that I am joining Gerard on this policy. I think it will be an improvement over the status quo (for me at least) because:

1) It works for Sullivan. He gives many great comments or responses a high level of prominence. He doesn’t just highlight people who agree with him. He publishes “dissents of the day” that contradict his position in a constructive, interesting, or provocative way.

2) I’ve heard from several people that they would comment, but don’t want to get “drowned out” in the noise of irrelevant comments. So this is a way for them to get some attention for their views.
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David Gray on the Supreme Court’s Contemporary Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule

dgray2Tomorrow, if you are in the D.C. area in the afternoon, Georgetown Law’s American Criminal Law Review, American Civil Liberties Union, and Criminal Law Association are hosting my brilliant colleague David Gray to talk about his article, A Spectacular Non Sequitur: The Supreme Court’s Contemporary Fourth Amendment Exclusionary Rule Jurisprudence (forthcoming in ACLR). His lecture will focus on the Exclusionary Rule and the recent cases involving the 4th Amendment. Location: Hotung 1000. Starts at 3:30 p.m. Will be worth it, indeed. Professor Gray is an illuminating and dynamic speaker.

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Introducing Guest Blogger Zephyr Teachout

I’m delighted to introduce Professor Zephyr Teachout who will be a guest this month. Professor Teachout is an Associate Law Professor at Fordham Law School, where she teaches political law and p20090421_zephyr_teachout_18roperty law. She writes about political law and has just completed a manuscript for Harvard University Press on the meaning of corruption in American law. She is a member of the Board of Center for Rights, the Public Campaign Action Fund, and the Antitrust League. She is the former National Director of the Sunlight Foundation and the Director of Online Organizing for Howard Dean’s 2004 Presidential campaign. She began her career as a lawyer representing people on death row in North Carolina.

 

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Introducing Rachel Godsil

Rachel Godsil is the Eleanor Bontecou Professor of Law at Seton Hall Law School. Her teaching and research interests include race and social science, constitutional law, property, education, and environmental law. Her recent scholarship focuses on implicit bias and the role of perception on public policy decisions and institutional treatment of people of color.  Professor Godsil is a co-founder and research director for the American Values Institute, a national consortium of social scientists and law professors focusing on the role of implicit bias in law and policy. She is currently working on the link between stereotype threat and the success of students of color in law. Professor Godsil has written amicus briefs to the Supreme Court on behalf of research psychologists in the Fisher v. University of Texas and on behalf of the National Parent Teacher Association in the Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District litigation at the Supreme Court. She has written numerous articles and book chapters on issues of race and property and is the co-editor of Awakening From The Dream:  Civil Rights Under Siege And The New Struggle For Equal Justice (Carolina Academic Press, 2005).

Welcome, Rachel!

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Introducing Marc Poirier

Professor Marc R. Poirier is a Professor of Law and the Martha Traylor Research Fellow at Seton Hall University School of Law.  Marc writes and teaches in the areas of property theory, environmental law, administrative law, coastal land use, regulatory takings, and law and sexuality.  Two of Professor Poirier’s articles have won Dukeminier Awards from the Williams Institute at UCLA as among the best articles in the field of law and sexuality and gender identity.  Marc has also been chair of two AALS Sections: (1) Property and (2) Law and Interpretation.  He currently serves on the Society of American Law School’s (SALT) Committee on Issues in Legal Education.

Marc’s work includes:

Brazilian Regularization of Title in Light of Moradia, Compared to the United States Understandings of Homeownership and Homelessness, 44 U. Miami Inter-Am. L. Rev. (2013);

Name Calling: Identifying Stigma and the “Civil Union”/”Marriage” Distinction, 41 Conn. L. Rev. 1425 (2009);

The Cultural Property Claim within the Same-Sex Marriage Controversy, 17 Colum. J. Gender & Law 343 (2008).

Marc’s current works in progress include an article examining why the Boy Scouts of America’s proposed local option compromise on policy towards LGBT membership did not and could not satisfy the concerns of the Scouts’ constituencies; an article arguing that the key issue in the ongoing same-sex marriage controversy is localism, not federalism; and an article on neighborliness, risk, and scale in the management of coastal land.  He is also working on what he hopes will become a book on hate crimes as territory.

Welcome, Marc!