Faculty Scholarship and Activities reported in March 2010

Linda Berger, professor,was a recent panelist at two separate events, the Virtual Legal Writing Conference Webinar held in February by Stetson’s College of Law in Florida and the annual meeting of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture & Humanities held in March in Providence, R.I. The Stetson Webinar was titled “What is Legal Writing Scholarship” and the Rhode Island conference was titled “Legal Rhetoric: Pedagogy, Practice and Critique.” Professor Berger’s article “The Past, Presence, and Future of Legal Writing Scholarship: Rhetoric, Voice, and Community,” 16 J. Legal Writing is forthcoming.

David Hricik, professor, gave a presentation on March 22 to faculty at Georgia State University School of Law on “Statutory Interpretation and the Rules of Ethics.” He joined eight other law professors in filing an amicus brief in support of rehearing en banc in a case pending before the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, Therasense, Inc. v. Becton, Dickinson and Co., 593 F.3d 1289 (Fed. Cir. 2010). On March 11, Professor Hricik gave a presentation in Seattle Wash., at the 16th Annual Washington State Intellectual Property Law Association Annual Meeting titled “How Ethics Prevents Compliance With Rule 11, Iqbal, and Exergen.” Oxford University Press published Professor Hricik’s book, Patent Ethics – Litigation. The prestigious press has now published two of Professor Hricik’s books. Professor Hricik remains, as he has for over a year, in the top 10 percent of authors on SSRN.com.

Linda Jellum, associate professor, spoke at theEleventh Annual Judicial Conference of the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims, on March 4, 2010. Her topic: “The Veterans Court Approach to Statutory Interpretation and Chevron.”

Dave Oedel, professor, was extensively quoted in a front-page article on March 26 in the (Atlanta) Daily Report regarding Gov. Sonny Perdue’s efforts to hire his own lawyer to challenge the constitutionality of the recent Health Care Reform law after the state’s attorney general, Thurbert E. Baker, refused to do so.

Sue Painter-Thorne, associate professor, recent co-presented at a conference. The presentation, co-presented with Mercer Law School Associate Professor Karen Sneddon, was titled “Game On!: Active Learning with Classic Childhood Games” and held March 19 at the 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Ariz.

David Ritchie, associate professor, recently had an article reprinted in a book in India. The article, “Modern Constitutionalism and Weimar Liberalism,” was published in Constitutionalism, edited by G.V. Mahesh Nath, and published by Amicus Book: The Icfai University Press.

Michael Sabbath, professor, served on the faculty of the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute’s 36th Annual Seminar on Bankruptcy Law and Rules held March 18-20 in Atlanta. Professor Sabbath presented papers on “Claim Issues” and “Deposit Accounts under Uniform Commercial Code Article 9.”Professor Sabbath holds the Southeastern Bankruptcy Law Institute/Walter Homer Drake, Jr. Endowed Chair in Bankruptcy Law at Mercer Law School.

Karen Sneddon, associate professor, recent co-presented at a conference. The presentation, co-presented with Mercer Law School Associate Professor Sue Painter-Thorne, was titled “Game On!: Active Learning with Classic Childhood Games” and held March 19 at the 10th Annual Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Ariz. Professor Sneddon was also a participant in the Association of Legal Writing Directors’ Scholars’ Forum held March 21 at the conference. The work was titled “Evolution of Language in Wills.”
 

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