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Professor Lietzan Named a “Best Lawyer in America”

Professor Erika Lietzan has again been named a “Best Lawyer in America”  in both FDA Law and Biotechnology & Life Sciences. This marks the sixth year in a row for FDA Law and the twelfth year in a row for Biotechnology Law. The Best Lawyers honor is meant to identify the top 5 percent of practicing attorneys in the United…

Professor Schmitz Continues Service to National and International ODR Groups

Professor Amy J. Schmitz was renamed as a fellow of the National Center for Technology and Dispute Resolution for 2019-2020. Fellows are chosen from among an international group of educators and innovators who have contributed to the growing field of online dispute resolution (ODR). Schmitz was first named as a fellow in 2018. She will be a panelist at the…

Bailey Presents at SEALS Conference

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey recently attended the annual conference for SEALS, the Southeastern Association of Law Schools. For the Teaching to Enhance panel he talked about his Life Skills Seminar…

Professor Peters Added as an Adviser on ALI’s New Project

Professor Emeritus Philip G. Peters, Jr. has been added as an adviser on The American Law Institute’s (ALI) new project “Restatement of the Law Third, Torts: Concluding Provisions.” Advisers are recommended to ALI’s Council by the reporter(s), director, and deputy director. This diverse group of subject matter experts makes a commitment to review the drafts and provide input to reporters.…

Professor Strong Travels to Singapore for Treaty Signing Ceremony

Professor S.I. Strong recently traveled to Singapore to attend the signing ceremony of the new United Nations Convention on International Settlement Agreements Arising From Mediation, more commonly known as the Singapore Convention on Mediation. The convention was triggered by proposals made in Professor Strong’s early article, “Beyond International Commercial Arbitration? The Promise of International Commercial Mediation,” 45 Washington University Journal…

Oliveri to Publish New Casebook About Sexual Harassment Law

Professor Rigel Oliveri has co-authored a casebook coming out in November 2019. Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases, and Practice (Carolina Academic Press) is a “comprehensive textbook covering the origins and development of U.S. sexual harassment law in employment, education, housing, prisons, and the military.” The co-authors are professors Jennifer Ann Drobac, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, and Carrie…

Bailey Attends Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting

Assistant Dean Emeritus Bob Bailey recently attended the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission held in Anchorage, Alaska. Bailey serves on the Civil Litigation and Dispute Resolution Study Committee. He has previously served on the Uniform Athlete Agents Act Committee, which drafted and passed amendments to the act following NCAA rule changes for…

Professor Abrams Urges Including Persons With Disabilities in Youth Sports

For the past ten years, Professor Douglas E. Abrams has written nearly 300 essays for leading youth sports websites. His most recent essay, Lessons From a Player and a Coach Who Have Overcome Disabilities, tells the stories of a 14-year-old Texas high school football quarterback and a 30-year-old California junior varsity head coach. The player competes on racing blades because when…

Professor Trachtenberg Op-Ed: U.S. Universities Must Rein in Tuition Costs

Discussing themes raised in his forthcoming law review article, The People v. Their Universities: How Popular Discontent Is Reshaping Higher Education Law, Professor Ben Trachtenberg notes in a recent op-ed in Times Higher Education that public opinion among conservative voters toward higher education has become increasingly negative since 2015. He argues that shifts in opinion are driving political intervention into the…

Professor English Attends Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting; Elected as Life Member

From July 12-17, Professor David English attended the annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC) in Anchorage, Alaska. Professor English is currently the chair of the drafting committee for the Revised Uniform Probate Code and co-reporter for the Model Tribal Probate Code. Both drafting committees made presentations at the meeting. Professor English, who has been a uniform law commissioner…