Faculty Scholarship and Activities Reported in October and November 2012

Visiting Professor and Robert G. Lawson Associate Professor of Law at University of Kentucky Scott R. Bauries will have his article, titled “The Education Duty,” published in the Fall 2012 issue of the Wake Forest Law Review. Bauries’ article “American School Finance Litigation and the Right to Education in South Africa” will appear in the Winter 2013 issue of the Southern African Public Law Journal. Bauries will also present his work in progress, currently titled “State Constitutions and Public Employee Speech,” at the annual meeting of the Education Law Association in early November.

Professor of Law and Ethical Formation Daisy Hurst Floyd presented “Cultivating Self-Reflection and Lawyer Integrity” at the Conference on The Development of Professional Identity in Legal Education: Rethinking Learning and Assessment, sponsored by the Educating Tomorrow’s Lawyers Consortium at the University of Denver School of Law in Denver, Colo., on Sept. 29. Floyd also presented, “The Wise Practitioner: Learning from Professionals Who Act Ethically,” at the Symposium on Empirical Professional Ethics at the University of St. Thomas Law School Holloran Center for Ethical Leadership in the Professions in Minneapolis, Minn., Sept. 21. Floyd also presented “Legal Education and the Formation of Professional Identity: Past and Future,” at the American Bar Association’s 38th National Conference on Professional Responsibility held in Boston, Mass., June 1.

Professor Steve Johnson will have his article, titled “Beyond the Usual Suspects: ACUS, Rulemaking 2.0 and a Vision for Broader, More Informed and More Transparent Rulemaking,” to be published in March 2013 in the Administrative Law Review, Volume 65, Number 1.

Assistant Professor Jeremy Kidd had his work, titled “To Fund Or Not To Fund: The need for second-best solutions to the litigation finance dilemma,” published in the Journal of Law, Economics and Policy, Issue 8.3. in October and “Survival of the Fittest? The Origins and Evolution of the Substantial-Similarity Doctrine,” published in the Wayne Law Review, Issue 57.2 in September. Kidd also presented “The Need for Caution in Liberalizing Litigation Financing” at a panel discussion at the Congressional Civil Justice Caucus Academy held in Washington, D.C., Oct. 26. Kidd also presented “Litigation Financing and Tort Reform” to students at Berkeley Law in Berkeley, Calif., Oct. 24, and “Rich, Smart, Honest?: Does Success Lead to Unethical Lawyering?,” at the Holloran Center on Ethical Leadership in the Professions Symposium on Empirical Professional Ethics held in Minneapolis, Minn., on Sept. 22.

Associate Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb recently published a book, titled Legal Writing in the Disciplines: A Guide to Legal Writing Mastery, and a teachers manual Legal Writing in the Disciplines: A Guide to Legal Writing Mastery, with Carolina Academic Press in June. McMurtry-Chubb presented “Don’t Sweat the Technique: Toward a Disciplinary Pedagogy for Legal Education” at the 15th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute. McMurtry-Chubb was also elected for a three-year term to the Association of Legal Writing Directors Board of Directors.

Professor of Law and Philosophy David Ritchie delivered a lecture on Sept. 21, titled “The Kill Lists,” as part of the philosophy department’s lecture series. Ritchie hosted a group of federal judges from Brazil at the Law School from Oct. 15-19. Ritchie also organized the 2012 Concerned Philosophers for Peace conference on the Macon campus Oct. 26-27.

Griffin B. Bell Professor of Law Jack Sammons will have his article, co-authored with Linda Berger, titled “The Law’s Mystery,” published in the British Journal of American Legal Studies, Spring 2013.

Associate Professor Karen J. Sneddon presented, with Professor Susan Chesler, “It’s About Time: Assessing Transactional Skills in Thirty Minutes or Less,” at the Third Biennial Conference on Teaching Transactional Law and Skills at Emory Law School on Nov. 3, 2012.

Associate Professor Scott Titshaw will have his work “The Reactionary Road to Free Love: How DOMA, State Marriage Amendments and Social Conservatives are Destroying Traditional Marriage,” published in the West Virginia Law Review in October. Titshaw will also have his work, titled “The Discord Between Assisted Reproductive Technology and Immigration,” published by the American Immigration Lawyers Association in conjunction with upcoming audio seminar. He will make a presentation, titled “The Discord Between Assisted Reproductive Technology and Immigration,” at the American Immigration Lawyers Association National Audio Seminar, Aug. 16, “LGBT Families and U.S. Immigration and Citizenship Laws” at the National LGBT Bar Association Annual Conference in Washington, D.C., on Aug. 24 and “Crossing the Border to Marriage Equality” at the AILA Rome (Europe and Middle East) Chapter Fall Conference in London, U.K., on Oct. 5

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