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Faculty News – Summer 2005

Marcia Baker’s CALI lesson on Attorney General Materials was recently published online.

Robert Chesney will be presenting a talk in June concerning the rendition of terrorism suspects at the annual meeting of the Law & Society Association.  In July, he will be attending the week-long "Operational Law" course at U.S. Army’s Judge Advocate General’s school in Charlottesville.  While there, he also will give a presentation concerning the military’s post-9/11 homeland defense mission.

Mark Hall will give a talk on Consumer-Directed Health Care at the annual Health Law Teachers Conference in June.  This conference is sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics.

John Korzen will present a "Civil Law Update" on June 20 at the North Carolina Academy of Trial Lawyers Annual Convention.  The update will cover North Carolina appellate decisions over the past  year in the areas of negligence, intentional torts, professional malpractice, and civil procedure.  Professor Korzen will also attend a conference on "Teaching Contract Drafting" at Northwestern University School of Law on July 20-21, along with Barbara Lentz.

Kate Mewhinney is giving a Grand Rounds presentation on "Diminished Mental Capacity:  Legal Standards and Recent Developments" in June to the faculty of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health at the WFU School of Medicine.  She will also be a speaker at the 29th International Congress on Law and Mental Health, taking place in Paris, France.  Her topic will be "Grappling with the Gray Zone:  Creative Legal Tools for Partial Incapacity."  About 1,000 people attend this conference, which takes place at the University of Paris (Sorbonne). In addition, she is collaborating with the Northwest Piedmont Council of Governments and its Area Agency on Aging on a series of five programs for older adults and their caregivers.  The focus will be on planning for possible disability and avoiding financial abuse and consumer scams.  The programs are set to begin in July and span several weeks.

Suzanne Reynolds was recently quoted on NPR’s All Things Considered in a May 10 story about the North Carolina ACLU’s suit on behalf of a former sheriff’s deputy who lost her job for violating a North Carolina statute prohibiting unmarried couples from living together. Reynolds commented on the constitutionality and continued viability of the statute and the applicability of the analysis in Lawrence v. Texas.   Professor Reynolds will also be teaching a segment on family law as part of the North Carolina BarBri course  this summer.

Linda Rogers will make a  presentation in September at the 2005 Central States Regional  Legal Writing Conference at the Indiana University School of Law entitled "A Client-Centered Approach to Legal Writing:  Incorporating Lawyering Skills into the Legal Writing Curriculum".

Simone Rose’s article entitled "On Purple Pills, Stem Cell, and Other Market Failures was recently published as the lead article for the Howard Law Journal Symposium on Intellectual Property and Social Justice.  She will give a presentation on the topic at Howard University later this fall.  Professor Rose has also been appointed to the Board of the Delta Fine Arts Center in Winston-Salem.

George Walker was recently quoted in the on-line ABA Journal Report in an article on the Model Family Law Arbitration Act.

Ron Wright will give a speech and lead group discussions during a national training session in June for new law professors, sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools. In July, he will make a presentation about criminal sentencing at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools in Hilton Head, South Carolina.