LL.M. Class Notes
Fa Jyhpin passed away June 18 in Taepei, Taiwan, following a heart attack. Taiwanese President Chen Shuibian had nominated Fa, 53, as Grand Justice of the country’s Constitutional Court in May. Fa taught constitutional law, administrative law, and communications law at his alma mater, National Cheng-Chi University, for 23 years. He returned to the Law School in 1989–90 as a visiting scholar. Author of four books and numerous law review articles, he served as a delegate to the National Assembly responsible for amending the Taiwanese Constitution.
Pete Beer currently has senior status at the U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana. He is “doing a bit of pinch hitting” in the U.S. District Court, Middle District of Florida, and the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi.
Pasco Bowman took senior status on August 1. He had been serving as chief judge in the U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit, in Kansas City, MO. “My plan is to continue to do a substantial amount of judicial work, but to scale back a little on the quantity of the assignments I undertake,” he wrote. “I am looking forward to spending more time than heretofore in the Shenandoah Valley!”
Stephen McEwen, Jr., president judge emeritus of the Superior Court of Pennsylvania, has been elected president of the National Council of Chief Judges of State Courts of Appeal for 2004.
Craig Enoch has retired from the bench after 22 years as a judge, with the last 11 on the Texas Supreme Court. He has embarked on a new career and now practices with Winstead, Sechrest & Minick PC as a shareholder. Winstead has offices in Texas, Washington D.C., and Mexico City.
Lynn Hughes, a U.S. district judge in Houston, recently finished 30 years as an adjunct professor at the South Texas College of Law. He also has completed five years on the judicial advisory board of the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University in Arlington, VA. He reported two recent publications — “Realism Intrudes: Law, Politics, and War” in the Houston Journal of International Law and “Metaphysics of Courses in Legal Writing” in the Journal for the Legal Writing Institute. He was a recent guest speaker at the University of Texas Corporate Counsel Institute and spoke on “Structure, Integrity, Responsibility.”
Cathy Silak reports that her daughter, Martha Miller, is a second year at UVA. In 2003 she and her husband, Nick Miller, visited Aix-en-Provence, France, to see their older daughter Hartley, a student there. Silak practices as a partner at Hawley, Troxell, Ennis & Hawley LLP in Boise, ID.
Sheron Korpus became a partner with White & Case LLP in New York City on January 1, 2003. He practices commercial litigation with an emphasis on contractual disputes, bankruptcy litigation, domestic and international arbitration, intellectual property litigation, securities actions, and employment disputes.
Soonhyung Kwon has returned to the Taegu District Court in South Korea and worked as a judge since July 1.
Jose D. Rivarola has rejoined Bullard, Falla, Ezcurra & Rivarola, Attorneys at Law, as a partner in Lima, Peru. He is in charge of national and international litigation and arbitration.