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Bobby Chesney participated in a faculty workshop at the University of Iowa in September, presenting an article on the topic of terrorism prosecutions (“Beyond Conspiracy?  Anticipatory Prosecution and the Challenge of Unaffiliated Terrorism”) that will be published next spring by the Southern California Law Review.  The Iowa Law Review has agreed to publish a separate article by Professor Chesney – “Unraveling Deference: Hamdan, Judicial Power, and Executive Treaty Interpretations” – also next spring.  In October, Professor Chesney will participate in a symposium on the Supreme Court’s Hamdan v. Rumsfeld decision sponsored by the George Washington Law Review, which will subsequently be publishing his article “The Origins and Evolution of the State Secrets Privilege.”  The next week, he will participate in a panel discussing the most recent military commission legislation during the annual Air Force Judge Advocate General conference.

Jennifer Collins’ new co-authored paper, Criminal Justice and the Challenge of Family Ties, has been accepted for publication by the University of Illinois Law Review.

Chris Coughlin spoke in August to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine on the Ethics of Clinical Drug Trials in Developing Nations.  In addition, she was a conference planner for a two-session academic symposium held of September  29, 2006 entitled “Biotechnology:  Innovation, Funding and Ethics” that was sponsored by the Wake Forest University School of Law, the Babcock Graduate School of Management, the Wake Forest University School of Medicine/Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Maureen Eggert will serve as co-chair of the CLE committee for the Education Section of the North Carolina Bar.  She recently served as moderator and speaker for the program “Up and Down the Career Ladder: Finding the Right Rung for You,” presented at the American Association of Law Libraries’ Annual meeting in St. Louis.

Shannon Gilreath’s recently published book, Sexual Politics: The Gay Person in America Today, has been nominated for the American Library Association’s Stonewall Prize for Nonfiction.  He is slated to speak on the book’s themes as a convocation speaker at the University of North Carolina at Wilmington in October and then at the University of North Carolina Law School (Chapel Hill).  Professor Gilreath will also contribute an article entitled “A First Amendment for Sexual Orientation?: Homosexual Conduct as Expressive Conduct after Lawrence v. Texas” to a symposium issue on gender, sexuality, and the military for the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy.  He is also currently authoring a new casebook by West Law Publishing, entitled “Sexual Identity and the Law in Context: Cases and Materials.”  The casebook should be finished in November.

Mike Green represented Wake Forest University at the installation of Bill Powers as the 28th President of the University of Texas. Powers and Green are Co-Reporters for the Third Restatement of Torts. In October, Green and two others will make a presentation on Managing Complex Litigation at the American Judges Association Meeting in New Orleans. Later in October, he will speak at the Judicial Conference of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on developments in causation under the federal Vaccine Act. Green, who is a member of the Association of American Law Schools Committee on Professional Development, will attend a meeting of that committee in October, as well.

Mark Hall spoke at the annual Health Law Teacher’s meeting, on future direction of the field.  He spent the month of June at the American Institute for Economic Research, working on consumer-driven health care, and he published an article on this topic in the American Journal of Bioethics.

John Korzen and 3L Appellate Advocacy Clinic students have been busy as of late.  On September 25, the Clinic filed a Petition for Certiorari in the United States Supreme Court, in the case of Dexter Theatra Thomas v. United States, Case No. 06-6853.  3L’s Pam Gohlke and Jen Selin drafted the Argument section of the Petition, which raises questions about the standard of review and statutory factors to be applied to criminal sentencings following the Court’s 2005 decision in Booker v. United States, issues on which the federal circuits are split.  And on September 19, the North Carolina Court of Appeals adopted an argument drafted by 2006 graduate and Clinic student Scott Harris, in the case of Lucille Griggs v. Shamrock Building Services, Inc.  The issue was whether the common law “completed and accepted” rule should apply to a cleaning service, and the Court of Appeals held that it did not apply, thereby reversing a summary judgment that had been entered against Ms. Griggs.  Amanda Zimmer, another Clinic student and 2006 graduate, also worked on the brief to the Court of Appeals, which was filed in February.

Kate Mewhinney’s article, “Ideals and High Heels:  A Look at Wake Forest University’s Elder Law Clinic”  was recently published by The North Carolina State Bar Journal  at www.ncbar.com/journal/archive/journal_11,3.pdf.  Her article is being reprinted by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging, in its newsletter, “Bifocal.”

Susan Montquila spoke at the joint meeting of the European American Business Forum and the French-American Chamber of Commerce of North Carolina in Charlotte on October 2nd. The  title of the presentation was “Comparative Law for the US and European Business Communities.”  Shealso was recently appointed as Co-chair (With Pete Evanson)  of the Law School Liaison Committee of the International Law and Practice Section of the North Carolina Bar Association .

J. Wilson Parker gave a presentation at a symposium on “Biotechnology: Innovation, Funding and Ethics” held on the Wake Forest campus on Friday, September 29th. This effort was the result of collaboration between Wake Forest University’s School of Medicine, School of Law, and Babcock Graduate School of Management.  He spoke on the proper roles of federal and state government in regulating stem cell research.  His talk was entitled, “Terry Schiavo, the Commerce Clause, and the Degradation of American Politics.” Professor Parker was also the Constitution Day speaker at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro on September 19th.  He spoke on judicial review and the right of privacy.  His talk was entitled, “Judicial Review: Its Importance in Contemporary American Life.”

Wendy Parker spoke in August at the University of Colorado Law School Workshop on Judicial Deference.  In September, she submitted for publication her book chapter to Education Law Stories.  It is entitled The Story of Grutter v. Bollinger:  Affirmative Action Wins.  In November, she will present a work-in-progress entitled Desegregating Teachers  to a student seminar on Different Perspectives on Employment Discrimination at Duke Law School.

Suzanne Reynolds, on behalf of the law school, interviewed Justice Sandra Day O’Connor for the Law School’s “A Conversation with …” series on September 21 in Wait Chapel.  In response to Professor  Reynolds’ questions, Justice O’Connor discussed her life, her role on the Court, and her advice for law students.  Provost Gordon also named Professor Reynolds to chair the Dean’s Search Committee, charged with finding a replacement for Dean Walsh when he retires effective July 31, 2007.  This past summer Professor Reynolds completed the annual supplements to her three-volume treatise, Lee’s North Carolina Family Law.  In October, she will present an update on family law as part of the continuing legal education program for the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association of Women Attorneys in Asheville, NC.

Simone Rose recently presented at the Biotechnology Symposium held by the Law/MBA/ and Medical Schools at Wake Forest University. The topic was “From Bench to Bedside: Accelerating the Transfer of Academic Research from the Laboratory to the Marketplace.”

Sidney Shapiro’s administrative law casebook (third edition) has been published by Thompson-West.  The Administrative Law Review published Professor Shapiro’s article, “A Standards-Based Theory of Judicial Review and The Rule of Law, in its latest issue.  A book chapter authored by Professor Shapiro appeared in a recent book published by Cambridge University Press.  The title of the book is “Rescuing Science from Politics,” and Professor Shapiro’s chapter was on “Politicizing Peer Review: The Legal Perspective.”  In May, Professor Shapiro spoke on “Judicial Review of the Information Quality Act,” at a conference sponsored by Congressional Research Office and American University.  He also chaired a subcommittee of the Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice section of the American Bar Association responsible for drafting comments by the ABA on guidelines proposed by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) concerning the risk assessment practices of federal administrative agencies.

Margaret Taylor was invited to serve as faculty at a seminar, “Immigration Law for Judges of the U.S. Court of Appeals.”  The two-day seminar in Washington, D.C. was sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and the Georgetown University Law Center.