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Marcia Baker recently reviewed three 2006 American Association of Law Libraries conference program sessions for the One Person Library newsletter. Following on her previous CALI lesson about Attorney General Materials, she has a forthcoming CALI lesson on Federal Agency Decisions.

Bobby Chesney participated in a scholarly workshop sponsored by the American Society of International Law in San Diego, and in a government-sponsored conference on cybersecurity held at Microsoft’s headquarters.  Both programs were held in December.  In January, Professor Chesney will be moderating two panels at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in Washington, DC.  The first, under the auspices of the Section on New Law Professors, will examine the impact of blogs and online distribution networks on legal scholarship.  The second, an ad hoc panel assembled to address a late-breaking topic, will examine the court-stripping provisions of the Military Commissions Act of 2006.  Also in January, Professor Chesney will be speaking about the latest developments in Guantanamo detainee litigation at a 21st Judicial District Bar/Forsyth County Bar Association luncheon, and also during a lunchtime session for students at Wake.

Jennifer Collins presented her new paper about the criminal justice system’s treatment of the parent-child relationship to a conference of junior scholars held at the University of Miami School of Law.

Chris Coughlin is working on a book about the fundamental principles of legal analysis and writing with a focus on how technology has altered some of the more traditional forms of legal communications.  The working title of the book is “A Lawyer Writes” and it will be published by Carolina Academic Press.  In addition, she has recently been named the Co-Chairperson of the Wake Forest University Program in Bioethics.  This past semester, she also spoke to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine on the Ethics of Clinical Drug Trials in Developing Nations and was a conference planner for an academic symposium entitled “Biotechnology:  Innovation, Funding and Ethics.” The symposium was sponsored by the Wake Forest University School of Law, the Babcock Graduate School of Management, and the Wake Forest University School of Medicine/Comprehensive Cancer Center.

Timothy Davis published “Regulating Sports Agents: Intended and Unintended Consequences” in a sports law symposium issue of Willamette Law Review.

Maureen Eggert was a CLE speaker for a December program on Small Office Management sponsored by the National Business Institute.

Mike Green published an article, based on a talk he gave last April in Vienna at a European Tort Law Conference. The article is entitled “The Role of the Jury in American Tort Law.” Green and his Co-Reporter, Bill Powers, presented a draft of their work on Emotional Harm at the meeting of the ALI Council in December. The Council approved that draft, clearing the way for it to be presented at the annual meeting next May for final approval.

Kate Mewhinney has written a newsletter about the real life cases handled by 9 “associates” — the student attorneys in this past semester’s Elder Law Clinic course. The Clinic’s website has resources for families, senior citizens, and the lawyers who serve them, at law.wfu.edu/eclinic.

Susan Montaquila served as a member of the Selection Committee for the Palestinian Rule of Law Program in New York on December 8 at the Open Society Institute along with Judith Horowitz, Dean for International Studies, Duke Law School and Sylvia Polo, Dean of Graduate Studies, Columbia Law School

Wendy Parker will be speaking for a panel on “What’s Happening with Injunctions” at the AALS Conference in Washington, DC in January.

Ralph Peeples has been re-appointed to the North Carolina Bar Association’s Task Force on Tort Reform by Bar Association president Clark Smith. On December 8, 2006, Professor Peeples spoke to the Medical-Legal Committee of the North Carolina Medical Society and the North Carolina Bar Association about medical malpractice reform.

Suzanne Reynolds gave a family law annual update for the Legal Aid Society CLE on December 1, 2006, in Winston-Salem, NC.