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Faculty News and Notes Winter 2010

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

Carol B. Anderson

Presentations:
• “Communication Skills for Women in the Courtroom and Other Legal Settings” to the Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association (November 2009).

Publications:
• Book co-authoring with Rhode Island attorney Mark S. Mandell is in final editing stages. The book explores choice theory as it pertains to jurors and their decision-making processes.

Don Castleman

Presentations:
• Moderated a panel presentation on recent U.S. Supreme Decisions at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools in July.

Appointments:
• Continue to serve on the Program Planning Committee of the Southeastern Association of Law Schools.

Jennifer Collins

Presentations:
• The Art of Making a Name for Oneself, Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting (August 2009).
• Fathers Who Kill Their Children, Law and Society Association (May 2009).
• Eight is Enough, Junior Family Law Professors Gathering (May 2009).

Publications:
• (When) Should Family Status Matter in the Criminal Justice System?, forthcoming in New Criminal Law Review (2010) (coauthored with Dan Markel & Ethan Leib).
• Criminal Law Comes Home to a Family, in Criminal Law Conversations (Oxford University Press 2009).

Chris Coughlin

Appointments:
• Cross-appointment to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Wake Forest University.

Publications:
• Article co-authored with Nancy King and Mark Furth for the WFU Intellectual Property Law Journal has been recognized three times in the SSRN top ten downloads for ethics.

Articles:
• An Examination of the Power of Narrative: A Review of Health Law & Bioethics (forthcoming spring 2010, Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics).

• Failure Is Not An Option: What Legal Educators Can Learn from NASA’s Signature Pedagogies To Improve Student Outcomes (with Lisa McElroy), lead article in the SMU Journal of Air Law Commerce.

• Bioethics and the Law: Using Moot Court as a Tool to Teach Effective Argumentation Skills (with Tracey Banks Coan and Barbara Lentz).

Conferences:
• Womenomics at Wake Forest, Wake Forest University Womens’ Forum (conference planning committee member).

• Career Development for Emerging Women Leaders (participant).

Timothy Davis

Presentations:
• “Sports Update: Title IX,” at Wake Forest University School of Law, which explored the requirements of Title IX, the effect it has had, both good and bad, on athletics, and how it is affecting individuals as well as colleges and organizations (September 2009).
• Winston-Salem State University’s Young Men for Change with Professors Tim Davis and Omari Simmons and Dean Blake Morant at Wake Forest School of Law (October 2009).

Miki Felsenburg

Presentations:
• Have accepted an invitation to give a presentation on research (see below) with Professor Laura Graham at the 2010 Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute at Marco Island, Fla., in June.

Publications:
• Along with Professor Laura Graham completed the article “Beginning Legal Writers in Their Own Words: Why the First Weeks of Legal Writing are So Tough and What We Can Do About It.” The article will be published in the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (Summer 2010).

Laura Graham

Presentations:
• Have accepted an invitation to give a presentation on research (see below) with Professor Miki Felsenburg at the 2010 Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute at Marco Island, Fla., in June.

Publications:
• Along with Professor Miki Felsenburg completed the article “Beginning Legal Writers in Their Own Words: Why the First Weeks of Legal Writing are So Tough and What We Can Do About It.” The article will be published in the Journal of the Legal Writing Institute (Summer 2010).

Shannon Gilreath

Presentations:
• Keynote address at the Conference for the 40th Anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, Pace University, New York City. “Stonewall, Radicalism, and the Future of Gay Liberation” (November 2009).
• Talk at the Kaleidoscope Society Meeting, Wake Forest University. “Recent Developments in Gay Right Law” (October 2009).
• Talk to the Triad Business and Professional Guild, Greensboro, NC. “To Sleep, if not to the Slaughter: The Marriage Debate in Context” (October 2009).
• Talk for the Teaching and Learning Center, Wake Forest University. “Diversity in the Classroom” (with Professor Earl Smith) (October 2009)
• Address at the 6th Annual International Conference on Prostitution, Sex Work, and Human Trafficking, University of Toledo, Toledo, Ohio. “Pornography as Trafficking” (October 2009).

Appointments:
• Cross-appointment to the Core Faculty of the Women’s and Gender Studies Department as Professor of Women’s and Gender Studies, Wake Forest University.

Publications:
• “‘Tell Your Faggot Friend He Owes Me $500 for My Broken Hand’”: Thoughts on a Substantive Equality Theory of Free Speech,” 44 Wake Forest Law Review 557-615 (2009).
• “Some Penetrating Observations on the Fifth Anniversary of Lawrence v. Texas: Privacy, Dominance, and Substantive Equality Theory,” 30 Women’s Rights Law Reporter 442-478 (2009).

Michael Green

Presentations:
• Gave a talk at a conference in Spain on “Modernizing Private Law.” The conference included speakers from Switzerland, Austria, Spain and France who were involved in efforts to modernize their law of torts and contracts (Summer 2009).
• Has been working with an European organization that is trying to establish European Tort Law in an attempt to harmonize the various countries’ tort laws. More than a dozen prominent tort scholars from across Europe as well as South Africa and Israel were invited to meet for discussions at the University of Gerona, at which Green spoke (Summer 2009).
• Traveled to Beijing in July 2009 where he met with Chinese law scholars from across the country and a select group who are involved in modernizing China’s tort law. The group that met at Renmin University included about a dozen leading judges, lawyers, and academics from the American Law Institute, including Director Lance Liebman and his son, Ben Liebman, and Professor Robert Klonoff of the New York University School of Law.

Appointments:
• Served fall semester 2009 as a Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Iowa College of Law.

Publications:
• “Restatement (Third) of Torts: Liability for Physical and Emotional
Harm, Chapter on Land Possessor Duties, Volume I,” published December 2009.

John Korzen

Publications:

• “Make Your Argument: Succeeding in Moot Court and Mock Trial” (Kaplan Publishing 2010)

John Knox

Presentations:
• “Applying Human Rights Jurisprudence to Climate Change,” Faculty Workshop, Vanderbilt Law School (November 2009).
• “The Three Faces of the NAFTA Environmental Regime,” Symposium on a New Paradigm for Labor and Environmental Protections in Trade Agreements, Wake Forest School of Law, (October 2009).

Appointments:
• Taught short course on International Trade Law at Vanderbilt University (November 2009).
• Directed the Wake Forest School of Law Venice in July 2009.

Publications:
• Climate Change and Human Rights Law, 50 VIRGINIA JOURNAL OF INT’L LAW 163 (2009).
• Linking Human Rights and Climate Change at the United Nations, 33 HARVARD ENVIRONMENTAL LAW REVIEW 477 (2009).
• The Boundary Waters Treaty: Ahead of Its Time, and Ours, 54 WAYNE LAW REV. 1591 (2009).

Barbara Lentz

Presentations:
• Panel discussion, “Are students prepared to meet current demands of modern legal practice?”, at the 2009 North and South Carolina Legal Research & Writing Colloquium, held at Elon University School of Law in May.

Kate Mewhinney

Presentations:
• “Doing the Right Thing: Perspectives on Ethics and Professionalism from the Multidisciplinary Team,” (plenary panel) — Conference on Interdisciplinary Collaborative Education Partnerships Between Law Schools and the Health Professions, September 2009, Atlanta, Georgia.
• “Guardianship and Probate Mediation Before the Clerk of Court,” 30th Annual Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Program, N.C. Bar Association Estate Planning and Fiduciary Law Section, July 2009, Kiawah Island, South Carolina.
• “Ethical Dilemmas When Wards Improve,” National Guardianship Association, 2009 Colloquium on Guardianship, April 2009, Charlotte, N.C.

Publications:
• Wrote an article for the American Bar Association entitled “May I Introduce You to Your Lawyer: How We Built the Legal Resources We Will Need.” It appeared in Experience magazine (ABA Senior Lawyers Division), Fall 2009.

Blake Morant

Presentations:

Winston-Salem State University’s Young Men for Change with Professors Tim Davis, Omari Simmons, and Wendy Parker at Wake Forest School of Law (October 2009).

Publications:
CLEO Edge magazine, Winter/Spring 2010, “A Moment in the Life of a Lawyer as a Law School Dean.”

Steve Nickles

Publications:
• Debtor-Creditor: Creditor Remedies and Debtor Rights Under State and Non-Bankruptcy Federal Law, Steve H. Nickles & David G. Epstein (West American Casebook Series).
• Payments Law and Commercial Paper, Steve H. Nickles & Mary Beth Matthews (West American Casebook Series).

Appointments:

• WFU IT Strategic Planning Committee.

Presentations:

• “Piercing the Veil of Securitization: An Aspect of the Home Mortgage Enforcement and Prospective Law Reform” Eighth and Tenth Circuits Judicial Conference, Duluth, Minnesota (August 2009).

“Piercing the Veil of Securitization: An Aspect of the Home Mortgage Enforcement and Prospective Law Reform”
Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, Arkansas (June 2009).

“Piercing the Veil of Securitization: An Aspect of the Home Mortgage Enforcement and Prospective Law Reform”
Missouri Bankruptcy Judges Symposium, sponsored by the Federal Court of Kansas City, Kansas City, Missouri (June 2009).

First Public Presentation of West’s Online Community and Publishing Service, Law School Exchange
CALI 2009 Conference for Law School Computing, Boulder, Colorado (June 2009).

Other:

• Created Wake Law’s first virtual externship program with The Honorable Nancy C. Dreher, Chief U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, District of Minnesota and The Honorable Joan M. Feeney, U.S. Bankruptcy Judge, Eastern District of Massachusetts and four current Wake Law students, each of whom will receive 3 hours of academic credit upon completion of the externship.
• Hosted dinner for W. Fred Williams, Sr. (’38, JD ’40) and each of the current W. Fred Williams Scholars and their families.

Wendy Parker

Presentations:

Winston-Salem State University’s Young Men for Change with Professors Tim Davis and Omari Simmons and Dean Blake Morant at Wake Forest School of Law (October 2009).

Ralph Peeples

Presentations:
• A paper at the program “ADR Meets Bankruptcy: Cross-Purposes or Cross-Pollination?” speaking about the use of medication in Chapter 11 bankruptcy cases. The event was sponsored by the St. John’s University School of Law and the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review (October 2009).

Suzanne Reynolds

Presentations:
• “Inquiring Minds and Open Hearts: Wake Forest and
Public Engagement,” Wake Forest University Convocation Address, Wait Chapel (September 2009).
• “An Interview with Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg,” The Judges’ Journal, Vol. 48, No. 3 (Summer 2009).

Appointments:
• Executive Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Wake Forest University School of Law, beginning June 2010.

Publications:
• Lee’s N.C. Family Law, supplements to Vols. 1, 2, and 3 (October 2009).
• “In Memoriam: Deborah Leonard Parker,” 44 WF L. Rev. (Fall 2009).

Kami Chavis Simmons

Presentations:
• Spoke at the University of South Carolina School of Law symposium called “Promoting Police Accountability and Integrity: The Case for Cooperative Federalism” (October 2009).

Publications:
• Wrote an article called “New Governance and the New Paradigm of Police Accountability: A Democratic Approach to Police Reform.” To be published in Catholic University Law Review, Volume 59, Issue 2 (March 2010).

Omari Scott Simmons

Presentations:
• Winston-Salem State University’s Young Men for Change with Professors Tim Davis and Wendy Parker and Dean Blake Morant at Wake Forest School of Law (October 2009).

• “Innkeepers: The Elusive Theory of In-House Counsel,” William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia, (March 2010).

Publications:
• Corporate Governance Reform as a Credence Service, J. Bus. & Tech L. (forthcoming 2010) (essay).
• The Under-examination of In-house Counsel, Transactions Tenn. J.
Bus. L. (forthcoming 2010) (essay).
• Picking Friends from the Crowd: Supreme Court Amicus Participation as Political Symbolism, 42 Conn. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2009).

Sidney Shapiro

Presentations:
• “OIRA Review: Something Old, Something New?” Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, American Bar Association, Fall Meeting, Washington, D.C., (October 2009).
• “OIRA Oversight in the Obama Administration,” Administrative Law Institute, Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Section, American Bar Association, Washington, D.C. (June 2009)
• “The Fiscal Crisis and American Political Values,” Public Lecture, University of Padua, Padua, Italy (May 2009).

Publications:
• The Social Costs of Dangerous Products: An Empirical Investigation, 18 Cornell J. of Law & Pub. Pol. 775 (2009) (with J. Paul Leigh and Ruth Ruttenberg)
• ”Political Science”: Regulatory Science After the Bush Administration, 4 Duke Journal of Constitutional Law and Public Policy 31 (2009)
• Eight Things Americans Can’t Figure Out About Controlling Administrative Power, 61 Ad. L. Rev. 5 (2009) (special issue) (with Richard Murphy)

Margaret Taylor

Appointments:
• One of two special masters to resolve disputes about eligibility for class membership in a nation-wide class action lawsuit, Northwest Immigrant Rights Project v. USCIS, No. 88-379 (W.D. Wash.), which challenged the government’s administration of a legalization program enacted by Congress in 1986.
• Participated in a consultation convened by the Washington, D.C., office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees to advise UNHCR in its comprehensive review of asylum adjudication in the United States.

George Walker

Presentations:
• Participated in a symposium titled “The Ins and Outs of the Modern Port: Where Do We Go From Here?” The event was sponsored by the South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business, at the University of South Carolina School of Law, in Columbia, S.C., (February 2009).

Publications:
• Published an article,” Self-Defense, The Law of Armed Conflict and Port Security,” in volume 5 of the South Carolina Journal of International Law & Business, as part of a Symposium, “The Ins and Outs of the Modern Port: Where Do We Go From Here?”

Honors:
• Chairs the International Law Association Law of the Sea Committee.

Robert Walsh

Presentations:
• Presided at the annual Celebration of Excellence dinner and ceremony at the United States Supreme Court (October 2009).
• Went on an 11-day trip to London where he represented the organization at ceremonies surrounding the initiation of the British Legal Year and the establishment of the first Supreme Court in the history of the United Kingdom.
• In addition to representing the American Inns of Court at the ceremony, took four 2009 American Inns of Court Temple Bar Scholars to London to introduce them to the leaders of the English Bench and Bar.

Ron Wright

Presentations:
• “Systems and Culture that Promote Compliance with Law in Prosecutors’ Offices,” Conference on Brady Compliance, Cardozo School of Law, New York City (November 2009).
• “Mexican Drug Violence and Adversarial Experimentation,” Conference on the Future of the Adversary System, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (April 2009).

Publications:
• “Fragmented Users of Crime Predictions,” Ariz. L. Rev. (forthcoming 2010).
• “Mexican Drug Violence and Adversarial Experiments,” 35 N.C. J. Int¹l L. & Comm. Reg. (forthcoming 2010).
• 2009 Supplement for Criminal Procedures Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials (Aspen Publishers 2007) (with Marc Miller).
• “Grand Juries and Expertise in the Administrative State,” in Grand Jury 2.0: Modern Perspectives on the Grand Jury (Roger Fairfax, ed. 2009).
• “How Prosecutor Elections Fail Us,” 6 Ohio St. J. Crim. Law 581-610 (2009).