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Faculty News and Notes Summer 2010

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

Carol Anderson

Presentations
• Taught a course in June for Womble Carlyle associates on how to create powerful opening statements and closing arguments.

Honors
• Named a Fellow of the American Bar Association, an honorary society limited to one-third of 1 percent of the practicing bar.

Don Castleman

Presentations
• “Between Retirement and Death – What Do I Do Now?” regarding Durable Power of Attorney, Health Care Power of Attorney and Advance Directives (Living Wills), SEALS panel in Palm Beach, Fla. July 31 – Aug. 5, 2010.

Miscellaneous
• Met with the SEALS Program Committee
• Organized the Annual SEALS, West/Foundation Press Golf Tournament

Jennifer Collins

Presentations
• Presented a work in progress, “Fathers Who Kill Their Children,” as part of the Women’s and Gender Studies Spring Speaker Series.

Publications
• “Rethinking Criminal Law and Family Status,” co-authored with Dan Markel and Ethan Leib, 119 Yale Law Journal 1864 (2010).

Appointments
• Associate Provost for Academic Initiatives for Wake Forest University, effective July 1, 2010.

Awards
• Received the Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award at the Wake Forest Founders’ Day Convocation on Feb. 18, 2010.

Chris Coughlin

Presentations
• Legal Writing Institute, Marco Island, Fla. “Developing the ‘Third Story’: Strategies to Enhance Counter-Analysis and Ignite Student Enthusiasm,” June 30, 2010.
• Panel Moderator for Patient Centered Health Care Law and Ethics Symposium, Wake Forest University School of Law, Winston-Salem, N.C. “The Patient Experience.” April 15, 2010.
• Address to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Second-Year Class, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, N.C. “Health Care Reform and Medical Malpractice Reform.” January 2010.

Publications
• Failure is Not an Option: What Legal Educators Can Learn from NASA’s Signature Pedagogies To Improve Student Outcomes (forthcoming summer, 2010, SMU Journal of Air Law Commerce) (with Lisa McElroy).
• Ethics in Regenerative Medicine (forthcoming Wake Forest University School of Law Intellectual Property Journal 2010) (with Nancy King and Mark Furth).

Luellen Curry

Presentations
• Panelist, “Surviving and Thriving: The Experiences of Legal Writing Professors of Color Inside and Outside of the Classroom,” Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Marco Island, Fla., June 30, 2010.

Michael Curtis

Presentations
• Participated in a live national panel discussion, “Beyond Gun Control: McDonald v. City of Chicago and Incorporation of the Bill of Rights,” on Feb. 25, 2010, sponsored by the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of State and Local Government Law, and the ABA Center of Continuing Legal Education.
• Panel Discussion on Citizens United v. FEC (Officers of for-profit corporations can use corporate treasury funds in media ads to support or oppose candidates for public office) at Elon University Law School, sponsored by the Federalist Society.

Publications
• Review Essay: “Constitutional Law of Speech and Press: Politics, Rhetoric and Dialogue,” 103 Northwestern Law Review pp 1863-1896.
• Michael Kent Curtis, J. Wilson Parker, Davison Douglas, and William Ross, Constitutional Law in Context, Annual Supplement.
• Op-ed “Spinning Civil Rights History: A Partisan Account For Texas School Kids,” Austin-American Stateman (forthcoming)
• Essay, “Be Careful What You Wish For: Days, Dueling T-Shirts, and the Perils of Suppression.” Wake Forest Law Review, June 2009 has been selected for republication in the 2010-2011 Free Speech Yearbook as one of the year’s most notable free speech articles.

Timothy Davis

Presentations
• Reactor to paper, An Economic Look at the Economic Sustainability of FBS Athletic Departments, written by Professor Rodney Fort. NCAA Scholarly Colloquium, Jan. 14, 2010, Atlanta, Ga.
• Moderator, Contracts in Context: Identity, Power, and Contractual Justice. Wake Forest Law Review Symposium, March 26, 2010.
• Chaired meeting of the Contracts Drafting Committee of the National Conference of Bar Examiners, April 29-30.
• Principal commentator on a paper presented at the John Langston Law Faculty Writing Workshop, School of Law, Southern Methodist University, June 25, 2010.
• Panelist, Hot Topics in College Athletics and the Law, Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2010 Meeting, Aug. 1, 2010.

Publications
• UCC Breach of Warranty and Contract Claims: Clarifying the Distinction, 61 BAYLOR L. REV. 783 (2009).

Maureen A. Eggert

Presentations
• Panel member for the High Point Human Relations & YWCA. High Point, N.C. “Love, Sex & Magic…Until it Turns Violent,” March 18, 2010.
• Speaker, Florida Bar CLE, Volusia County Law Library, “Ethics & the Web: Online Ethics & Public Information Searches,” June 24, 2010.
• Speaker, 2010 College Careers & Technology (C-CAT): Law Professions and American Indian Law. Wake Forest University School of Law. “Information Technology for the College Student Scholar: Legal Research Tools and Skills,” July 20, 2010.

Publications
• Contributor to the 18th Annual Research Instruction & Patron Services Special Interest Section Teach-In Kit, April 2010.

Honors
• LWI Grant to attend the Biannual Legal Writing Institute, June 2010.

Miki Felsenburg

Presentations
• “Legal Writing Professors Morphing into Contract Drafting Professors” (with Prof. Barbara Lentz): Presentation at Emory Teaching Transactional Law Conference, June 5, 2010, Atlanta, Ga.
• “A Better Beginning — Strategies for Minimizing Students’ Frustration and Maximizing Their Achievement in the First Weeks of Legal Writing Instruction” (with Professor Laura Graham): Presentation at Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, June 28, 2010, Marco Island, Fla. This presentation will be adapted and incorporated into next semester’s TA training as well.

Mark Hall

Presentations
• “Achieving Universal Coverage through Safety Net Expansion,” ASLME Health Law Teacher’s Conference, Austin, Texas, June 2010.
• “Implications for Employers of Health Insurance Exchanges,” Greensboro, N.C., June 2010.
• “Constitutional Challenges to Health Care Reform,” N.C. Bar Association, May 2010.
• “Debating the Constitutionality of Health Care Reform,” American Health Lawyers Association, Washington, D.C., May 2010.
• “Patient-Centered Law and Ethics,” Wake Forest University, April 2010.
• “Can the ‘Safety Net’ Provide Adequate Access to Health Care for the Uninsured?,” Loyola Law School, Chicago, November 2009.

Publications
• The Three Types of Reinsurance Created By Federal Health Reform. 29 (6) Health Aff. 1168-1172 (2010).
• After Insurance Reform: An Adequate Safety Net Can Bring Us to Universal Coverage. 39 (6) Hastings Center Rep. 9-10 (Nov. 2009).
• The Constitutionality of Mandates to Purchase Health Insurance, 37 J. L. Med. Ethics 38-50 (2009).

Kate Irwin-Smiler

Presentations

  • “Starting off on the Right Track: Avoiding Mistakes that New (and Not-so-new) Instructors Make,” July 12, 2010. AALL annual conference, Denver, Colo.
  • “Access Policies for FDLP Collections in Law Libraries,” Reaching our Peak: Resolving Issues for Law Libraries in the Federal Depository Library Program, July 13, 2010. AALL annual conference, Denver, Colo.

Sally A. Irvin

Presentations
• Co-Chair, Cool Tools Café at AALL 2010 Annual Meeting (American Association of Law Libraries).
• Speaker, CALI 2010 Conference, “Still Crazy After All These Years: The CALI Conference at 20.”

Appointments
• SEAALL (Southeastern American Association of Law Libraries), elected Secretary for 2010 – 2012.
• WomenHeart, The National Coalition for Women With Heart Disease, elected Secretary of the Governing Board of Directors for 2010 – 2012.

Honors
• Nominated by the American Heart Association for the Governor’s Award For Outstanding Volunteer Service for Forsyth County.

Shannon Gilreath

Presentations
• Keynote speaker at N.C. Pride at Duke University, Fall 2010

Publications
• Not a Moral Issue: Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty, 2010 University of Illinois Law Review 205-224 (2010).
• Forthcoming, a book chapter, Marriage Equality and Religious Liberty: A Collision Course, for an anthology by University of Virginia Press
• Forthcoming, a book, Gay Lives/Straight Laws, from Cambridge University Press.

Laura Graham

Presentations
• “A Better Beginning — Strategies for Minimizing Students’ Frustration and Maximizing Their Achievement in the First Weeks of Legal Writing Instruction,” (with Professor Miki Felsenburg), at the Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, June 28, 2010, Marco Island, Fla. This presentation will be adapted and incorporated into next semester’s TA training as well.

Michael Green

Presentations
• Spoke on two panels at the Fourth Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues at the Judicial Education Program at Northwestern Law School. One panel addressed Recent Developments in Asbestos Litigation and Implications for Other Mass Torts and the other was on The Restatement Third of Torts and What it Means to You.
• Participated in a program on Teaching with the Socratic Method for Wake Forest University faculty sponsored by the University’s Teaching and Learning Center.
• Delivered a paper on “What American Tort Law Offers to the Rest of the World” at a Symposium held at Pepperdine University School of Law in honor of Alan Linden, a retired Justice of the Canada Court of Appeals.
• Spoke at a CLE held at William Mitchell College of Law entitled: “Flying Trampolines & Falling Bookcases: Understanding the Third Restatement of Torts.”
• Participated in a CLE conducted through a webinar by the Iowa Association of Justice. The program was titled: “Requiem for Proximate Cause: Thompson v. Kaczinski and a Look at the Restatement (Third) of Torts.”

Publications
• Co-authored (with Larry Stewart) an article in Trial magazine, entitled “The New Restatement’s Top 10 Tort Tools.”

Appointments
• Named a member of the Editorial Advisory Board for the Journal of European Tort Law.

John Knox

Presentations
• “Comments on the Human Rights/Environment Linkage,” U.N. Expert Meeting on the Future of Human Rights and the Environment, Nairobi, Kenya, Dec.1, 2009.
• “Application of Human Rights Law to Corporations,” Conference on Corporate Complicity in Human Rights Violations, University of Cambridge, Dec. 16, 2009.
• “Climate Change Refugees,” University of Georgia School of Law, Feb. 12, 2010.
• “Introduction to International Environmental Justice,” American Society of International Law Annual Meeting, March 26, 2010.
• “Climate Change and Human Rights: An Introduction,” American Association for the Advancement of Science, Science and Human Rights Coalition Meeting, July 27, 2010.

Publications
• Diagonal Environmental Rights, in UNIVERSAL HUMAN RIGHTS AND EXTRATERRITORIAL OBLIGATIONS (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2010).
• The Neglected Lessons of the NAFTA Environmental Regime, 45 Wake Forest Law Review 391 (2010).

Barbara R. Lentz

Presentations

  • “Developing Effective Assessment Methods for  Contract Drafting Course” talk and also commented upon the proposed ABA draft Standards and Interpretations at Emory Teaching Transactional Law Conference, June 5, 2010, Atlanta, Ga.
  • “Legal Writing Professors Morphing into Contract Drafting Professors,” (Professor Miki Felsenburg): Presentation at Emory Teaching Transactional Law Conference, June 5, 2010, Atlanta, Ga.

Kate Mewhinney

Presentations
• Was a speaker at the Advanced Elder Law Review Course at the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ annual meeting in Orlando, Fla., in May 2010. Her topic was “Housing,Employment, Age and Disability Discrimination.”
• Was a presenter at the N.C. Guardianship Association’s Annual Meeting in Asheville in May 2010, on guardianship mediation.

Publications
• Published a book review of Theories on Law and Ageing: The Jurisprudence of Elder Law (Springer 2009, edited by Israel Doron), in the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys’ NAELA Journal, Vol. 6, No. 1 (Spring 2010).

Honors
• Received the Howard L. Gum Service Award from the N.C. State Bar Board of Legal Specialization for her work to bring elder law certification into the board certification program.

Miscellaneous
• Took a semester course on Employee Benefits and Pension Law taught by Adjunct Professor William J. McMahon.

Susan R. Montaquila

Presentations
• North Carolina Bar Association International Law and Practice Council Panel on Practicing International Law in North Carolina; Elon University School of Law, April 13, 2010.
• Facilitator, Palestinian Rule of Law Program Alumni Workshop, Columbia University Middle East Research Center, Amman, Jordan (Jan. 23-24, 2010).

Appointments
• Extension- Member of North Carolina Bar Association
• International Law and Practice Council 2010-2011

Invitations/Honors
• Open Society Institute – Palestinian Rule of Law Program
• Served on finalists scholar interview team in Jerusalem and West Bank, Jan. 26-28, 2010.
• Invited participant in Open Society Institute Faculty Development Fellowship Program Spring Conference; Chicago, April 24-28.
• Served as appointed Delegate of North Carolina Bar Association Attorney Exchange to Turkey, May-June 2010.

Publications
• Consultant for Aspen Publishing on book proposal for text on Foreign Student Admission to U.S. Law Schools: An American Law Professor’s Guide to the LL.M., S.J.D., and Ph.D. in Law.

Blake Morant

Presentations

• Panelist, “Dean’s Panel Discussion – Communication with Administration, ” American Bar Association Law Students’ Division, ABA Annual Meeting, San Francisco, Calif., Aug. 6, 2010.
• Panelist, “Coming Out of a Downturn,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Palm Beach, Fla., Aug. 4, 2010.
• Presiding Vice President, North Carolina Bar Association, NCBA General Session Meeting, Wilmington, N.C., June 26, 2010.
• Panelist, “A Day in the Life of a Dean,” American Bar Association, New Deans Seminar, Jackson Hole, Wyo., June 1, 2010.
• Panelist, “Strategic Planning and Accreditation,” American Bar Association, New Deans Seminar, Jackson Hole, Wyo., May 31, 2010.
• Panelist, “No Place to Land: Preparing Students for the Job Market,” North Carolina Bar Association Board of Governors Meeting, Charlotte School of Law, April 17, 2010.
• Gave the commencement address at the Pepperdine University School of Law on May 21, 2010.

Publications
• “Symposium: First Amendment Issues in Emerging Technology — The Search for a Viable Theory of Regulation in the Digital Age,” 47 University of Louisville L. Rev. 4 (2009).

Honors
• Received an honorary doctor of laws degree from Pepperdine University during commencement exercises at Alumni Park on the Malibu Pepperdine Campus.

Steve Nickles

Presentations
• “Bankruptcy Courts as Courts of Equity”, Federal Judicial Conference for Bankruptcy Judges, San Francisco, Calif, July 2010 and Miami, Fla., February 2010
• “Judicial Lawmaking,” Arkansas Bar Association Annual Meeting, Hot Springs, Ark., June 2010
• Presented on West’s Law School Exchange at the 2010 CALI Conference, Camden, N.J., June 2010
• Presented on West’s Law School Exchange at the Center for Engaged Learning in the Law’s “Teaching for Engaged Legal Learning” Conference, Elon School of Law, April 2010
• “The Role of State Law and Equity in Consumer and Business Bankruptcy Cases”, 23rd Annual Northwest Bankruptcy Institute, Spokane, Wash., April 2010

Publications
• BANKRUPTCY (Including BAPCPA): 21st CENTURY DEBTOR-CREDITOR LAW (with Epstein, Markell, & Perris) (3d ed. 2010)

Miscellaneous
• Hosted dinner for Thompson West Executives and law school administration, April 2010.
• WFU Law delegate at Externship 5, national conference on externships in law schools today, March 2010.

Alan Palmiter

Presentations
• “Mutual Fund Performance Ads: Inherently and Materially Misleading?” Institute of Law & Economics, University of Pennsylvania Law School (April 2010) (one of two presented papers)
• Panelist, “Caremark Duties,” Delaware Corporate Governance Center, University of Delaware, Newark, Delaware (March 2010) (panel discussion of corporate compliance programs with judges, lawyers, compliance officers, law professors)

Publications
• Star Creation: Incubation of Mutual Funds (with Professor Ahmed Taha), 52 Corp. Practice Commentator ___ (2010) (article reprinted, among best corporate law articles of year)
• ISS Recommendations and Mutual Fund Voting on Proxy Proposals (with Dr. James Cotter, Schools of Business, Wake Forest University, and Prof. Randall Thomas, Vanderbilt Law School), 55 Villanova L. Rev. __ (2010) (symposium issue)
• Worthless Warnings? Disclaimers in Mutual Fund Performance Ads (with Professor Ahmed Taha and Professor Molly Mercer, School of Accountancy, Arizona State University), 7 J. Empirical Legal Studies ___ (2010) (cited in financial press, including Wall Street Journal)
• Teacher’s Manual (online with class slides), Corporations: A Contemporary Approach (with Prof. Frank Partnoy, San Diego School of Law) (West 2010) (part of new Interactive Casebook Series

Wilson Parker

Presentations
• Chaired a panel on “Aspirations and the Limits of Law” as part of the “The Rule of Law and the Rule of God: A Symposium on Ethics, Religion and Law” held at Wake Forest University on March 23, 2010.
Awards
• Recipient of the Student Bar Association’s Jurist Excellence in Teaching Award.
Ralph Peeples

Presentations
• Court-Ordered Mediation, at the Annual Meeting of Farm Bureau Insurance Claims and Legal Executives, Asheville, N.C., June 28, 2010.

Publications
• “The Uses of Mediation in Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Cases,” in the American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.

Linda Rogers

Presentations
• 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, entitled, “The Challenges In Designing a Litigation Drafting Course: Transitioning the Students from Grade-Focused Writing to Client-Centered Writing,” at the James E. Rogers College of Law at the University of Arizona in Tucson, March 19-20, 2010.

Sidney Shapiro

Presentations
• “Back to the Future: Will the U.S. Return to the Social Model of Regulation?” Third Biennial Conference, Standing Group on Regulatory Governance of the European Consortium for Political Research, Dublin, Ireland, June 17, 2010.
• “Depoliticizing Judicial Review: Three Impossible Ways Forward,” Administrative Law Comparative Discussion Forum, Aix-en-Provence, France, June 23, 2010.

Publications
• The People’s Agents and the Battle to Protect the American Public: Special Interests, Government, and Threats to Health, Safety and the Environment (University of Chicago Press with Rena Steinzor) (2010).
• Administrative Law And Procedure: A Problem Casebook (4th ed. 2010) (West Publishing Co. with Bill Funk and Russ Weaver).

David Shores

Publications
• Continuity of Business Enterprise: A Concept Whose Time Has Passed, 63 The Tax Lawyer 471 (2010).

Kami Simmons

Presentations
• Participated on panel regarding hate speech and offensive symbols at the People of Color Southeast/Southwest conference at the University of South Carolina, March 2010.
• A paper entitled “Cooperative Federalism or Over-Federalization of Criminal Law?: An Analysis of the Matthew Shepard and James Byrd, Jr. Hate Crimes Prevention Act at Fordham Law School,” (Mid-Atlantic Criminal Law Research Collective), June 2010.
• A panel at SEALS, “Bridging the Traditional Clinical/Doctrinal Divide,” comprised of current and former criminal law practitioners who teach either clinical or non-clinical courses, will explore ways to bridge the traditional clinical/doctrinal divide to share ideas of enriching our respective teaching methodologies and scholarship, August 2010.

Publications
• Catholic University Law Review published article entitled, “New Governance and the New Paradigm of Police Accountability: A Democratic Approach to Police Reform.”
• Upcoming article: “Cooperative Federalism and Police Reform: Using Congressional Spending Power to Promote Police Accountability,” which will be published in the University of Alabama Law Review.

Appointments
• Invited to serve on the Wake Forest Public Safety Advisory Board, a university-wide committee.

Omari Simmons

Presentations
• Panelist, “Biggest Triumphs and Mistakes: Junior Faculty Perspectives,” 2010 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Workshop for New Law Teachers, Washington, D.C., June 18, 2010.
• Panelist, “Executive Compensation in Recessionary Times,” Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting, Employee Benefits Mini-Workshop, Palm Beach, Fla., on Aug. 3, 2010.
• Presenter, “Innkeepers: The Elusive Theory of In-House Counsel,” William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Va., April 2, 2010.
• Presenter, “Diversity in the Legal Profession,” University of South Carolina Law School, Southeast/Southwest People of Color Conference, Columbia, S.C., March 26, 2010.
Publications
• “Innkeepers: A Unifying Theory of the In-house Counsel Role,” 41 SETON HALL. L. REV _ (forthcoming 2011) (with James D. Dinnage).
• “Corporate Governance Reform as a Credence Service,” 5 J. BUS. & TECH L. 113 (2010) (symposium).
• “The Under-examination of In-house Counsel,” 11 TRANSACTIONS TENN. J. BUS. L. 145 (2010) (symposium).

Appointments
• Attended 2010 American Law Institute Annual Meeting as a newly elected member, May 17-19, 2010.

Margaret Taylor

Appointments
• Appointed Special Consultant on Immigration Issues for the Committee on Federal-State Jurisdiction, Judicial Conference of the United States.

Carol A. Turowski

Presentations
• Organized and moderated “Lynching Then, Lynching Now” as part of a national teach-in focused on Racism and the Death Penalty in recognition of North Carolina’s passage of the Racial Justice Act which allows death row inmates to challenge their sentence based on claims of racial discrimination. The key note address was provided by Stephen Bright, the nationally-recognized expert on litigating death penalty cases who has taught at Harvard, Yale and Georgetown and is President and Senior Counsel of the Southern Center for Human Rights. Panelist for the discussion included Mark Rabil, Darryl Hunt, an exoneree who spent 19 years in prison, and Reps. Larry Womble and Earline Parham who sponsored the N.C. Racial Justice Act bill in the House of Representatives.
• Conducted roundtable discussion at April 2010 International Innocence Network Conference in Atlanta, Ga., entitled, Incredible Challenges to Managing, Teaching and Supervising in a Wrongful Convictions’ Clinic. Participants delved into the unique difficulties confronted by clinicians and students who review, investigate and pursue litigation based on inmates’ claims of actual innocence.
• Assisted in organizing “Guilty Until Posthumously Pardoned: Reversing the South Carolina Murder Convictions of the Griffin Brothers.” Professor Paul Finkelman, Ph.D. of Albany Law School discussed his efforts to have pardoned two African-American brothers from South Carolina who were executed in 1915 for a murder they did not commit.
• Presented PowerPoint presentation at Forsyth County Women Attorneys Association meeting in June 2010 entitled, “Wrongful Convictions: Causes, Remedies and Reforms.”
• Conducted roundtable discussion at April 2010 International Innocence Network Conference in Atlanta, Ga., entitled, Incredible Challenges to Managing, Teaching and Supervising in a Wrongful Convictions’ Clinic. Participants delved into the unique difficulties confronted by clinicians and students who review, investigate and pursue litigation based on inmates’ claims of actual innocence.

Advocacy
• Successfully advocated for the release of client who was excessively sentenced after having spent nine years in prison.

Steve Virgil

Presentations
• Presenter, ABA Equal Justice Conference, “Community Economic Development in Rural America,” Phoenix, Ariz., May 2010.
• Presenter, SALT Vulnerable Populations and Economic Realities Conference, “Law School Clinics: Language, Economics and Social Capital,” May 2010.

Appointments
• Director, Institute for Public Engagement, Wake Forest University, January 2010.

George Walker

Presentations
• Panelist on a program “Trying Detainees,” sponsored by the Federalist Society and Womble Carlyle, Winston-Salem, March 18, 2010.

• Attended, participated in a roundtable, “Teaching Law at War and Staff Colleges,” Naval War College, Newport, R.I., June 21, 2010.

• Attended, participated in an International Law Conference, “International Law and the Changing Character of War,” Naval War College, Newport, R.I., June 22-24, 2010.

Appointments
• Elected as a proctor in the Maritime Law Association of the United States.

Publications
• “Occupation in Iraq: Issues on the Periphery and for the Future: A Rubik’s Cube Problem?,” Chapter 12 in The War in Iraq: A Legal Analysis (Naval War College International Law Studies, v. 86, Raul A. “Pete” Pedrozo ed. 2010).
• As chair of the International Law Association (American Branch) Law of the Sea Committee, published the final Report, Terms in the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea or in Convention Analysis that the Convention Does Not Define (Sept. 1, 2009).

Robert Walsh

Presentations
• Presided over a meeting of the American Inns of Court trustees in San Diego and was honored by the trustees and national staff at its concluding dinner as he completed his two-year term as national president, being the second non-judge president in the 30 year history of the organization.
Honors

• Won the 2010 Kutak Award from the American Bar Association. This is a national award given to the person who “meets the highest standard of professional responsibility and demonstrates substantial achievement towards increased understanding between legal education and the active practice of law.” The award was presented at a ceremony and reception during the American Bar Association annual meeting in San Francisco. Past winners of the award had been practicing lawyers, academics, and judges, including Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor in 2006.

• Elected an Honorary Academic Bencher of the Honorable Society of Inner Temple. The Inner Temple is one of the four Inns of Court in London. Benchers are senior respected judges and practicing barristers of high achievement and constitute the governing body for each Inn. Dean Walsh is only the second Bencher in the United States and the first Academic Bencher outside of the United Kingdom.

Ronald F. Wright

Presentations
• Continued Convergence of Immigration and Criminal Practice after Padilla v. Kentucky, presentation at North Carolina Bar Association; June 2010, in Cary, N.C.
• Political and Bureaucratic Accountability of Prosecutors, presentation at Prosecutorial Power: A Transnational Workshop; Washington and Lee University School of Law; April 2010, in Lexington, Va.
• Public Defender Elections and Popular Control Over Criminal Justice, presentation at the 2010 Missouri Law Review Symposium, Broke and Broken: Can We Fix our State Indigent Defense Systems?; University of Missouri School of Law; February 2010, in Columbia, Mo.
• Election of Public Defenders and Popular Control Over Criminal Justice, presentation to the faculty at the University of Arizona, Rogers School of Law; February 2010, in Tucson, Ariz.
• How Do Baby ADAs Grow Up, and Why Should We Care?, presentation to faculty and students at University of Arizona, Rogers School of Law, Program in Criminal Law and Policy; February 2010, in Tucson, Ariz.

Publications
• Why is Criminal Justice Only Partially Privatized? Jotwell.com (11 February 2010), available at http://crim.jotwell.com/why-is-criminal-justice-only-partially-privatized/ (11 February 2010).
• Proceedings of the Working Group on Systems and Culture, ___ Cardozo L. Rev. ___ (2010).
• Fragmented Users of Crime Predictions, 52 Ariz. L. Rev. 91-96 (2010).
• Mexican Drug Violence and Adversarial Experiments, 35 N.C. J. Int’l L. & Comm. Reg. 363-385 (2010).

Appointments
• University of Arizona, Rogers College of Law – Distinguished Visiting Scholar, Program in Criminal Law and Policy, February 2010.