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Dean Lidsky Named Reporter of New Restatement of Torts

Dean Lyrissa Lidsky was recently named a Reporter of the new American Law Institute (ALI) Restatement of Torts:  Defamation and Privacy.  The project will focus on torts dealing with personal and business reputation and dignity, including defamation, business disparagement, and rights of privacy. Among other issues, the updates will cover the substantial body of new issues relating to the internet.…

Professor Lietzan Collaborates on Compassionate Use Research in France and the U.S.

Professor Erika Lietzan is spending six weeks in France at the invitation of the Centre de Recherche sur le Droit International des Marchés et des Investissements (CREDIMI) at Université de Bourgogne. At the end of November, she attended a colloquium at the French Supreme Court concerning the rights of children with anonymous biological parents (due to sperm or egg donation) to learn the identities…

Professor Trachtenberg Speaks at UMKC Faculty Diversity Dialogues Program

Professor Ben Trachtenberg spoke on November 15 at the University of Missouri-Kansas City, leading a discussion as part of the UMKC Faculty Diversity Dialogues. His talk was titled “Learning from the MU Protests.” Professor Trachtenberg drew upon his scholarship about the 2015-2016 events at the University of Missouri, “The 2015 University of Missouri Protests and their Lessons for Higher Education…

Professor Halabi’s New Book is the Focus of Yale Symposium

The blog of the Yale Journal on Regulation, Notice and Comment, is hosting a week-long symposium on Professor Sam Halabi’s new book, Intellectual Property and the New International Economic Order: Oligopoly, Regulation, and Wealth Redistribution in the Global Knowledge Economy (Cambridge University Press 2018). Convening scholars from Europe, the U.S., and Australia, the symposium highlights Professor Halabi’s claim that “the…

Professor Trachtenberg Files Amicus Curiae Brief with U.S. Supreme Court

Professor Ben Trachtenberg filed an amicus curiae brief (as counsel of record and lead author) on June 28 with the U.S. Supreme Court, on behalf of a group of professors of evidence. The case is Fairley v. USA, No. 17-1607, and the brief supports the petition for certiorari. The brief is about the coconspirator statement exception to the hearsay rule.…

Professor Strong Discusses Class Arbitration in Italy

Professor S.I. Strong recently traveled to Milan, Italy, to discuss class arbitration as part of an international roundtable on large-scale dispute resolution.  Participants from Italy, Germany, Spain and the United Kingdom considered differences in both procedure and policy.  Professor Strong has written extensively on large-scale arbitration, including a book, Class, Mass, and Collective Arbitration in National and International Law, that was published…

Dean Lidsky Comments on Minnesota Company’s Lawsuit to Expose an Online Critic

Air T, a St. Louis Park, Minn., holding company, is seeking court approval to obtain  information from Yahoo and other internet providers to learn the identity of one of its online critics. A Minneapolis Star Tribune article, “Air T files lawsuit locally to expose ID of online critic,” quotes Dean Lyrissa Lidsky. “Social media is not a free-for-all,” says Dean Lidsky.…

Professor Strong Discusses Trust Arbitration in Australia

Professor S.I. Strong recently traveled to Sydney, Australia, to discuss innovations in international arbitration, particularly in matters involving the arbitration of internal trust disputes. Strong has written a number of articles on this subject and edited a book, Arbitration of Trust Disputes:  Issues in National and International Law (Oxford University Press 2016), that includes contributions from authors from around the world.  During her…

Professor Lietzan Speaks About FDA Regulation of Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing

Professor Erika Lietzan spoke on March 16 at “Frontiers in Precision Medicine III: Will Personalized Medicine Improve Population Health?” –  a full day symposium hosted by the University of Utah S.J. Quinney School of Law, the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah, and the School of Medicine at the University of Utah.  Professor Lietzan’s presentation focused on FDA…