Law Faculty Look Forward to an Active Month of Professional Engagements and Publication Schedules

Following is the most recent roundup of Wake Forest University School of Law’s faculty research, publications, presentations, honors and awards.

Carol Anderson is conducting two in-house trial advocacy training sessions in March.  On March 11 she will work with lawyers at Constangy Brooks & Smith (all offices in US) in Amelia Island, FL and on she will train lawyers at Womble Carlyle (all offices) in Winston-Salem.  Professor Anderson is also serving as a pro bono guardian ad litem for a seriously injured plaintiff in a complex civil action and will be participating in both a summary judgment hearing and a mediation in the case with Howard Twiggs and Don Strickland from Raleigh.

Tim Davis has co-authored a textbook set for a March release:  Sports Law and Regulation: Cases, Materials and Problems (Aspen) (with Matthew Mitten, Rodney Smith and Robert Berry).  He also has two March speaking engagements.  On March 10, he will give a lecture on issues in sports law to the Raleigh Professional Women’s Forum and on March 20, he will give a lecture on race and sports to the sports law class at UNC School of Law.

Mike Green will deliver the text of Proposed Final Draft No. 1 for the Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical Harm in late February or early March. This draft will be discussed and (hopefully) approved at the ALI annual meeting in May. It represents the culmination of efforts by Professor Green and two other Reporters going back to the late 1990s.

Shannon Gilreath has been asked by the North Carolina Coalition for Marriage Equality to address the participants in the march for marriage equality at the state capitol on March 15.

Mark Hall’s article on the legalization of physician-assisted suicide was accepted for publication in the International Journal of Bioethics.

John Korzen’s article, “Just the Facts:  Ten Tips on Writing a Persuasive Statement of Facts,” has recently been reprinted in Journal, a publication of The Academy of Florida Trial Lawyers.  Journal is distributed to approximately 3,800 Florida attorneys.  John’s article was originally published last year in Trial Briefs, a publication of the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers.

Alan Palmiter’s Securities Regulation: Examples & Explanations, Third Edition (Aspen) is to be published in March.  The study book, assigned or recommended in more than 100 law schools, has been extensively revised to cover the tumult in securities regulation over the past few years, with special attention to the Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002.

Ralph Peeples has recently had two articles accepted for publication: “Learning to Crawl: The Use of Voluntary Caps on Damages in Medical Malpractice Litigation,” will be published by Catholic University Law Review in May, “Who Are Those Guys? An Empirical Examination of Medical Malpractice Plaintiffs’ Attorneys,” (co-authored with Catherine Harris of the WFU Department of Sociology) will be published by SMU Law Review, also in May.

Tom Roberts wrote an amicus brief for the American Planning Association in Lingle v. Chevron, a case pending before the U.S. Supreme Court involving an issue of regulatory takings law.  He also joined a number of other law professors specializing in land use law in filing an amicus brief in Kelo v. City of New London, also pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, involving the reach of the Fifth Amendment’s public use clause.

Sidney Shapiro will speak on OMB review of proposed regulations during a conference on Rulemaking at American University.

David Shores’ article on “Economic Formalism in Antitrust Decisionmaking” will be published in the Albany Law Review. The article argues that in its recent antitrust decisions the Supreme Court has relied too heavily on economic theory in determining whether a particular business practice is likely to injure competition.