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Kenneth AbrahamIn March Kenneth Abraham won the 2012 Liberty Mutual Prize from Boston College Law School for his paper, "Four Conceptions of Insurance" awarded for an exceptional work on property and casualty insurance. The paper will be published in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review. In addition, Abraham gave the keynote address at a Conference on the Law of Insurance Claim Practices at the Rutgers-Camden Law School.

Kerry Abrams

Kerry Abrams’s recently published article “Marriage Fraud” in the California Law Review was the subject of a faculty Q&A for the Law School website.

Abrams presented an essay that she is co-authoring with Anne Coughlin, "Recognizing Polygamy," at the Feminist Legal Network conference at George Washington Law School in January, and the two also plan to present it at the International Society of Family Law conference at the University of Iowa in June.

In March Abrams did a panel presentation at the Law School with Dr. Charlotte Patterson of the University’s Department of Psychology on the use of social science studies of gay and lesbian parents in legal cases; presented a new paper "A Legal Home: Derivative Domicile and Women's Citizenship" at the NYU Law School Golieb Colloquium; presented, with her co-author, Kent Piacenti ’12, a new paper called "Immigration, Citizenship, and Parentage," at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and Humanities annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas; and presented a new essay, "Citizen Spouse," at the University of North Carolina Law School faculty workshop.

Margo BagleyIn November Margo Bagley presented “America Invents Act: Prior Art” at the University of Minnesota School of Law’s Patent Strategy After The America Invents Act Workshop.

In February she presented “Issues in Plant Patent Litigation in the U.S. and Abroad” at Drake University School of Law in Des Moines; “Changing Tides or a Drop in the Bucket? Issues in Plant Patent Litigation in the U.S. and Abroad” at the Iowa State University Bioethics Symposium, Who Owns Life?; and “The Wheat and the (GMO) Tares: Lessons for Plant Patent Litigation from the Parables of Jesus Christ” at the University of Minnesota MacLaurin Center Annual Faith and Law Lecture.

Michal Barzuza
  Michal Barzuza made a presentation to the Illinois College of Law’s Program on Business Law and Policy, Corporate Colloquium in September and in November to the Law School’s alumni board and council meeting and to aLaw & Finance Workshop at the Swiss Institute of Technology in Zurich.

Richard BonnieDuring the past year, Richard Bonnie ’69 undertook several policy initiatives on mental health law.

He brought to a close his service as chair of the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform established by the chief justice of Virginia’s Supreme Court in the fall of 2006 and shepherded the Commission’s final legislative proposals through the General Assembly in 2012. In addition, in November he presented the Virginia College Mental Health Study, addressing the capacities of the commonwealth’s colleges and universities to respond to student mental health needs, to the General Assembly’s Joint Commission on Health Care (JCHC). The JCHC commissioned the study in October 2009. Chaired by Bonnie, the study featured a survey of Virginia’s 64 private and public colleges and universities regarding students’ access to and utilization of counseling center services as well as the colleges’ policies and practices regarding response to mental health crises. Key results of this survey were published in an article, “Interventions Used by Colleges to Respond to Student Mental Health Crises,” co-authored by Bonnie, John Monahan, and other colleagues and published in the November 2011 issue of Psychiatric Services. Based on the survey and the deliberations of two task forces, the study team recommended better coordination between the colleges and mental health system and strengthening the capacity of community colleges to prevent and respond to mental health crises. Legislation recommended by the study was enacted by the General Assembly in 2012.

Bonnie is directing several grants designed to promote use of advance directives to guide health care outside the context of end-of-life decision-making, especially by people with serious mental illness and by individuals concerned about cognitive impairment as they age or who have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease. These activities arise out of a major revision of the Health Care Decisions Act enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in 2009 and 2010 based on recommendations of Bonnie’s Commission on Mental Health Law Reform. He made presentations on this topic at Duke in April 2011, and at two colloquia sponsored by the UVA Psychology Department in April 2011 and this past January.  Also in 2012, he published “A Survey of Stakeholder Knowledge, Experience, and Opinions of Advance Directives for Mental Health in Virginia” with colleagues in Administration and Policy in Mental Health Services and Research.

Bonnie also initiated a new project relating to criteria and procedures for revoking and restoring the right to purchase, possess, and carry a firearm based on mental health conditions, a body of law that has come under scrutiny in the wake of the Supreme Court’s recent decisions recognizing individual firearm rights under the Second Amendment. He convened a task force and held a public forum in November at the University’s Frank S. Batten School of Leadership and Public Policy. He will also present a paper on this topic at the annual meeting of the American Public Health Association in October.   

Bonnie made several additional presentations on health law and ethics. He spoke on legal and ethical aspects of preparing for death at the program sponsored by the Hospice of the Piedmont, “Consider the Conversation,” at the Paramount Theater in Charlottesville in November.  He also presented a paper entitled “Conscience and Duty: Reflections on Wearing White Coats and Other Uniforms,” at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in April. In May he discussed the theoretical foundations of the rules governing intoxication in the penal law at Columbia Law School and the use of mandated outpatient treatment in Europe and the United States at the anual meeting of the American Psychiatric Association.

He made presentations on U.S. drug policy for the committee on science, technology and law of the National Academy of Sciences in October, the Contemporary Club of Albemarle in November, and Fordham Law School in March.

In March Bonnie chaired and participated in a panel of public health leaders taking stock of whether progress has been made in reducing tobacco use in the five years since publication of the Institute of Medicine’s landmark study, Ending the Tobacco Problem: Blueprint for the Nation, which Bonnie chaired. 

Bonnie is also serving on new MacArthur Research Network on Law and Neuroscience established in July 2011. Among the Network’s projects in which he is participating are several relating to the capacity of various brain imaging technologies to identity mental states (such as awareness, recognition, or deception) of interest to the legal system.

In addition to the publications mentioned above, Bonnie also published during this period a paper with Gil Siegal in the summer 2012 issue of the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics entitled “Personalized Disclosure by Information on Demand,” and a paper in Psychiatric Services entitled “Reducing Mental Health Civil Commitments through Longer Temporary Detention Periods,” as well as several op-ed columns arguing that the individual mandate is within the reach of Congress’ power under the commerce clause.

Tomiko Brown-NaginIn December Tomiko Brown-Nagin was a commentator on a book panel about Reasoning from Race by Serena Mayeri at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law.

In January Brown-Nagin gave the keynote address at the University of Iowa College of Law on the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Observance.  She also gave the Rosenfield Lecture at Grinnell College.

In February she was a commentator on Law in American History, Vol. 1 by G. Edward White at the Law School, and in March gave the Hutchins Lecture at the University of North Carolina.

In April Brown-Nagin presented “Lawyers, the Grassroots, and Social Change: Constance Baker Motley at the Bar and on the Bench” at the Modern History Workshop at Princeton University, and the Lawyering & Social Change Lecture at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

Jon CannonJon Cannon was elected a fellow of the American College of Environmental Lawyers. In February he spoke on “The Clean Water Act at Forty” at the plenary session of the 18thAnnual Public Interest Environmental Conference at the University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law.

Cannon spoke on the legal and political challenges of climate change at Williams College in January and the William & Mary Law School in March.

In April he spoke to the Virginia League of Conservation Voters on state and federal environmental legislation and the U.S. Constitution. Cannon continues to work on a book on the environmental decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States.

george cohenIn March George Cohen presented his paper, “The Financial Crisis and the Forgotten Law of Contracts” at the 7th International Conference on Contracts at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. In addition, he will become the chair of the University of Virginia Faculty Senate in June and will give a CLE ethics presentation, “Beyond the No-Contact Rule: Ex Parte Contact with Non-Clients,” at the Law School’s Alumni Weekend. In June Cohen will participate in a panel discussion sponsored by the Virginia Supreme Court on Ethics and Professional Responsibility Issues for Special Justices, which is part of their 2012 conference and mental health law update for special justices handling adult and juvenile civil commitment hearings.

brandon garrett

Brandon Garrett’s article "Habeas Corpus and Due Process" will be published by Cornell Law Review in the fall. A second piece, "Aggregation and Constitutional Rights" is forthcoming in the Notre Dame Law Review. Greg Mitchell and Garrett have also written a draft under submission, titled "Lay Interpretation of Fingerprint Examiner Testimony: The Effect of Match Language, Method Informationand Error Acknowledgement." Garrett’s “The Grit Writ,” a book review of Justin J. Wert’sHabeas Corpus in America,was published in The Review of Politics.

In January Garrett gave a talk onConvicting the Innocent at Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law, and gave training on eyewitness identification procedures to the Charlottesville Police Department.

In February he gave a talk titled "Eyewitnesses and the Court,"as thekeynote address at the Catholic University Law Review annual symposium; and presented a talk on "Eyewitness Misidentifications," at the annual Guggenheim Symposium at John Jay College.

In March Garrett spoke at the Innocence Network National Conference in Kansas City and at a symposium being held by New England Law Review about his book Convicting the Innocent. He also contributed the introductory essay on the symposium in the Law Review.

Garrett taught two Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) continuing education classes at UVA on eyewitness misidentifications and false confessions.  The OLLI was designed to bring together people from various backgrounds who share a common interest in learning and intellectual stimulation.

In May Garrett will present at the Criminal Justice Roundtable at Columbia Law School, and will also present a talk on Convicting the Innocent to the West Virginia Judicial Conference.

Garrett wrote short pieces of commentary including, "Learning What we Can from DNA" written as the lead essay for an online discussion on DNA and the Death Penalty in Cato Unbound; "Expanding DNA Databases is Problematic" for Jurist on Feb. 29, 2012;“See No Evil,”Slate, January 12, 2011;“The Single Witness and the Single Eyewitness,ACS Blog, January 12, 2011, and“Trial and Error: Learning from Patterns of Mistakes,ABA Criminal Justice, Winter 2012.

michael gilbertIn October Michael Gilbert presented a paper titled “Disclosure, Credibility, and Speech” at the Disclosure, Anonymity, and the First Amendment Conference at UVA. His paper from the conference is forthcoming in the Journal of Law and Politics. Gilbert is completing a paper titled “Disclosure and the Information Tradeoff” that addresses the effects of campaign finance disclosure on voter information.

risa goluboffRisa Goluboff received a Jacob Burkhardt Residential Fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies for the 2012-13 academic year to support the writing of her book, People out of Place: The Sixties, the Supreme Court, and Vagrancy Law. Goluboff was appointed to serve as director of the University’s joint JD/MA in Legal History program as Charles McCurdy retires.

Goluboff appeared in the PBS documentary, Slavery by Another Name, which debuted in February. Finally, she was recently appointed a faculty associate for the Governing America in a Global Era (GAGE) Program of the University’s Miller Center for Public Affairs.

thomas l. hafemeisterTom Hafemeister has several offers pending from various law reviews for a manuscript entitled “The Ninth Circle of Hell: An Eighth Amendment Analysis of Imposing Prolonged Supermax Solitary Confinement on Inmates with Mental Illness,” (with Jeff George ’13). This paper targets a barbaric practice that is the subject of increasing national and international condemnation. He is also completing work on another manuscript entitled “The Door Shouldn't Be Hitting You on the Way Out: Recognizing Hospitals' Fiduciary Duties to Their Discharged Patients,” which addresses a topic that has been a key component of efforts to reform health care delivery in this country, namely, hospital readmissions (with Joshua Hinckley Porter ’10 and Salima Ali ’11).

Hafemeister also recently completed (with Shelly L. Jackson) a pair of articles published in peer-reviewed journals. The first, “Pure Financial Exploitation vs. Hybrid Financial Exploitation Co-Occurring with Physical Abuse and/or Neglect of Elderly Persons,” is being published in Psychology of Violence. The second, “APS Investigation Across Four Types of Elder Maltreatment,” will be published in the Journal of Adult Protection. In addition, he is about to finish a paper written at the request of the National Institute of Justice that seeks to articulate a better foundation in theory for future research and interventions pertaining to elder abuse.

Rachel HarmonIn February Rachel Harmon gave a talk entitled, “What the Federal Government Can Best Do to Reduce Misconduct” at Saint Louis University School of Law’s Public Law Review 2012 Symposium, “Control of Police Misconduct in a Post-Exclusionary Rule World: Can it Be Done?”

In March her article, “The Problem of Policing,” appeared in the Michigan Law Review. It also received honorable mention in the Association of American Law Schools Scholarly Papers Competition, announced at the AALS annual meeting in January.

a.e. dick howardA. E. Dick Howard ’61 gave the keynote address at a symposium on the role of government organized in Charleston by the Charleston Law Review and Furman University's Riley Institute of Government.Using the Warren Court's activism as his point of departure, Howard discussed developments since the 1960s, such as the emergence of conservative public interest law firms and the birth of the Tea Party, that affect debates over the Constitution and government's role.An article based on the keynote address will appear in the Charleston Law Review.

At the National Archives in Washington, D.C., Howard lectured on Magna Carta and its legacy in American constitutional law.The occasion recognized the display at the Archives of a copy of the charter owned by philanthropist David Rubenstein.

In Williamsburg, at the annual meeting of the Virginia Bar Association, Howard organized a program marking the 40th anniversary of Virginia's present Constitution. Howard spoke on the several revisions of the Constitution and their intersection with great social and political moments in the Commonwealth's history.He then moderated a discussion featuring former Governor Gerald Baliles ’67, Virginia Supreme Court Justice Elizabeth Lacey, and onetime VBA president Philip Stone.

At James Madison's Montpelier, Howard was one of the speakers at a conference, "Founding Conversations: James Madison and Nelson Mandela," organized by Montpelier and the South African Embassy in Washington. In Charlottesville, Howard gave the keynote address at the Model United Nations sponsored by the University of Virginia. His subject was "Revolutions and Constitutions."

Jason JohnstonIn January 2011 Jason Johnston presented “The Law and Economics of Regulatory Science” at the George Mason University Law and Economics Center Program on Judicial Education in Tucson; in February at the European Law and Economics and Geneva Association Joint Workshop on Climate Change and Insurance at the University of Innsbruck; in November at the University of Pennsylvania Conference on the Dodd-Frank Act; and will again in June at the annual meeting of the International Society for New Institutional Economics  at the University of Southern California Law Center.

Johnston has published “Fire Suppression Policy, Weather, and Western Wildland Fire Trends: An Empirical Analysis,” (with Jonathan Klick) in Karen M. Bradshaw & Dean Lueck eds., Wildfire Policy: Law and Economics Perspectives (RFF Press, 2012); Institutions and Incentives in Regulatory Science;(editor and contributor);Lexington Publishers, 2012; and Disasters and Decentralization, Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance (Special Issue: Climate Change and Insurance).

douglas laycockIn January Douglas Laycock learned that he and his team had won a 9-0 victory in the Supreme Court, in Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He spoke about the case in January at the annual meeting of the American Association of Law Schools, in February to the Yale Federalist Society and the Virginia Law Review banquet, and in May to the National Association of Diocesan Attorneys and the Law School’s Alumni Council.

Also in January, Laycock spoke on the Religious Land Use and Institutionalized Persons Act at the Association of American Law Schools. In March he spoke at UVA on “President Obama’s Contraception Mandate.”

He recently published Modern American Remedies: Cases and Materials  (concise 4th ed.), “Sex, Atheism, and the Free Exercise of Religion” in the University of Detroit Mercy Law Review, and “The Neglected Defense of Undue Hardship (and the Doctrinal Train Wreck in Boomer v. Atlantic Cement)” in the Journal of Tort Law. In October he filed an amicus brief in support of respondent in First American Financial Corp. v. Edwards, a pending Supreme Court case about a statutory claim modeled on the law of restitution.

Elizabeth MagillIn December Elizabeth Magill ’95 participated in a conference at Harvard Law School.The topic was “Political Risks in Public Law.” For the past year Magill has been chair of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS) section on administrative law. At the annual meeting of the AALS in January, the section put on a panel discussion that she had organized and moderated, “Presidential Review in the Obama Administration.”

Dan MeadorIn March Dan Meador presented a portrait of Woodrow Wilson, Class of 1880, to the Law School (an earlier Wilson Portrait having mysteriously vanished to the Miller Center) and delivered a talk on Wilson, focusing mainly on his time as a student at the Law School.

greg mitchellGreg Mitchell published a paper titled "Revisiting Truth or Triviality: The External Validity of Research in the Psychological Laboratory" inPerspectives on Psychological Scienceand published a paper titled "Effective Use and Presentation of Social Science Evidence," which was co-authored with Allan King and Jeffrey Klein, in theEmployee Relations Law Journal.

This spring Mitchell presented a paper co-authored with Brandon Garrett on fingerprint evidence at the University of Illinois College of Law and presented research on EEOC consent decrees at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology.In May he published an essay titled "The Importance of Replication in the Field" in the Psychologist.

john monahanJohn Monahan co-wrote (with Steadman, H.) “Extending violence reduction principles to justice-involved persons with mental illness in Applying Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending, Oxford University Press, J. Dvoskin, J. Skeem, R. Novaco, and K. Douglas, K. (Eds).

He has in press “Dangerousness” (with Gray, N., Gunn, J., James, D., Snowden, R., Taylor, P., Walker, J., and Warren, L.) in Forensic Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Issues (2nd ed) (Taylor, P., and Gunn, J); “Violence risk assessment” in Handbook of Psychology (2d ed) R. Otto (Ed.); “The inclusion of biological risk factors in violence risk assessments” in BioPrediction of Bad Behavior: Scientific, Legal and Ethical Implications, I. Singh, W. Sinnott-Armstrong, and J. Savulescu (Eds.)New York: Oxford University Press; “The individual risk assessment of terrorism” in Psychology, Public Policy, and Law; and “Innumeracy and unpacking: Bridging the nomothetic/idiographic divide in violence risk assessment” (with Scurich, N. and John, R.) in Law and Human Behavior.

john norton mooreIn December John Norton Moore participated in the panel “Use of Force Decisions of the International Court of Justice: Triumph or Tragedy?” at the ABA’s 21st Annual Review of the Field of National Security Law in Washington, D.C.  His paper on this topic, entitled “Jus ad Bellum Before the International Court of Justice” is forthcoming this year in the Virginia Journal of International Law.

In February, at the request of former Vietnam POW Orson Swindle, Moore took part in a program at the Virginia Veterans War Memorial. 

In March Moore led the international law curricular sessions for the admitted students open house.  Also in March, Moore hosted Ambassador Arif Havas Oegroseno of Indonesia who spoke on Contemporary Issues of the South China Sea Dispute. This lecture was a component of Moore’s class on Oceans Law and Policy but was open to the University community.

In April Moore and Professor William B. Quandt spoke on Syria and the Arab League at the J.B. Moore Society of International Law faculty lecture series.

Moore, chairman of the Sokol Colloquium committee, along with professors John Setear and Pierre-Hughes Verdier hosted the 25th Annual Sokol Colloquium on April 19. This year’s topic was “Foreign Affairs Litigation in United States Courts.” Moore announced that papers from the colloquium, published years ago under the guidance of the late Professor Richard Lillich, will once again be published. The first of these volumes in the new series will contain the papers from last year’s Colloquium on International Arbitration: Prospects and Problems. Edited by Moore, it is forthcoming this fall. The papers from this year’s colloquium, also edited by Moore, will be published this winter.

Moore, who is director of the Center for National Security Law (CNSL), will give several lectures at the 20th National Security Law Institute sponsored by the center, at UVA. This annual program takes place the first two weeks of June and draws law professors, military personnel, and government attorneys seeking to better familiarize themselves with national security law.

Also in June Moore will speak at the international conference, “Regulation of Continental Shelf Development: Rethinking International Standards” held in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The primary sponsor of this conference is UVA’s Center for Oceans Law and Policy (COLP) which Moore directs.

In July Moore will lecture at the 17th Rhodes Academy of Oceans Law and Policy. Sponsored by COLP, this two-week annual program features experts on oceans law, policy, and science. It takes place in Rhodes, Greece, and always draws highly-qualified students, primarily lawyers, from numerous countries.

John MorleyJohn Morley published an article called "Collective Branding and the Origins of Investment Fund Regulation" in the Virginia Law & Business Review; presented an article called "The Separation of Investments and Management" at the Yale Law School Weil, Gotshal Corporate Law Roundtable and the Columbia Law School Blue Sky Workshop; and presented an article called "An Empirical Study of Mutual Fund Excessive Fee Liability: Do the Merits Matter?" at the Harvard Law School Law and Economics Colloquium.

tom nachbarIn addition to his teaching and writing in antitrust and communications law, Tom Nachbar continues to serve as both an U.S. Army Reserve judge advocate and a civilian senior advisor to the U.S. Department of Defense, Office of Rule of Law and Detainee Policy. In the former capacity, he attended the Judge Advocate Officer Advanced Course at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School in Charlottesville this January. In the latter capacity, he served on the U.S. delegation to the Ninth Meeting of the High Contracting Parties to the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict.

This spring Nachbar’s paper,“Counterinsurgency, Legitimacy, and the Rule of Lawwill be published inParameters”, the professional journal of the U.S. Army War College. He was recently named a senior fellow of the Center for National Security Law.

jeffrey o'connellThis spring Jeffrey O'Connell and his brother Thomas E. O'Connell published a book Five 20th Century College Presidents: from Butler to Bok (plus Summers) which uniquely focuses on the five roles of college presidents: leader, manager, energizer, envoy, and intellectual. The book takes up long-serving presidents running the gamut of the 20th century: Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia (served 1900-45), Robert Hutchins of the University of Chicago (1930-51), James Bryant Conant of Harvard (1933-55), John Sloan Dickey of Dartmouth (1946-71) and Derek Bok of Harvard (1971-91, 2006). At the book's end, it examines the implosion of Lawrence Summers's presidency at Harvard (2003-06).

bob o'neilIn January Bob O’Neil received the First Freedom Council's Virginia Award for commitment to religious liberty. Recently retired Episcopal Bishop Peter Lee and American Jewish Committee (AJC) Executive Director Marc Stern were his fellow recipients.

On James Madison's birthday in March, O’Neil gave the keynote speech at the annual National Freedom of Information Conference at the Freedom Forum. He was also the keynote speaker at the University of Missouri-Columbia on the Liberty Tree Initiative, sponsored by the Reynolds Journalism Institute along with the American Society of Newspaper Editors and the Knight Foundation.

Finally, the University of Virginia Press just published In Chambers, by Professor Todd Peppers ’93 of Roanoke College, including two chapters on Supreme Court Justices and their law clerks. O’Neil’s chapter was on Justice Brennan and his clerks.

Dan OrtizDan Ortiz has a forthcoming article appearing in the Election Law Journal titled “A Charter for a Vibrant Democracy.”

fred schauerFred Schauer delivered a paper in December on "The Political Risks (If Any) of Violating the Law" at conference at Harvard Law School on Political Risks and Public Law and to the University of Richmond Program on Philosophy, Politics, Economics, and Law. The paper will be published in the Journal of Legal Analysis. In January Schauer delivered a paper on "The Ubiquity of Prevention" at a conference at Oxford University on preventive justice, which will be published by the Oxford University Press.

He also gave lectures on "Precedent" and "Constitutionalism" at University of Genoa (Italy) Master Course on Legal Theory; delivered a University-wide lecture at Marshall University on "Does the Constitution Matter?"; appeared on a panel at George Washington University with Supreme Court Justices Kennedy and Alito, and judges of the European Court of Human Rights on comparative constitutional law, giving a talk on "The Exceptional First Amendment"; gave a lecture on "The Force of Law: The Role of Coercion in Legal Theory" at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario, Canada, at University of Naples (Italy), and at Pontifical University, Rio de Janeiro (Brazil).The lecture is about a current book in progress. He also spoke on "Stare Decisis on the Supreme Court" at University of Baltimore School of Law; and delivered paper at Royal Academy, Copenhagen, Denmark, on "Legal Realism and the Selection Effect."

Molly ShadelThe book that Molly Shadel co-authored with Bob Sayler,Tongue-Tied America: Reviving the Art of Verbal Persuasion, was featured as part of the Virginia Festival of the Book in March. Their appearance was sponsored by the Thomas Jefferson Center for the Protection of Free Expression.

Shadel also wrote “Make Jobs More Family Friendly” for the National Law Journal and “Mother-in-Law: Juggling a Legal Career and a Personal Life” for WorkStew.

chris sprigmanChris Sprigman finished an article,“Valuing Attribution and Publication in Intellectual Property,” which is the third in a series of papers reporting on laboratory experiments investigating how people value, price, and trade things that they have created.He has also finished a book,The Knockoff Economy: How Imitation Sparks Innovation, that will be published by Oxford University Press in late summer.

paul stephanIn March Paul Stephan ’77 was elected to the executive council of the American Society of International Law, and in April he spoke at the Sokol Colloquium with respect to the recent International Court of Justice judgment on foreign sovereign immunity, and gave a lecture at Houston Law School on the Yukos affair. Stephan also presented a paper on court-on-court encounters at workshops at Northwestern, Virginia, and George Washington law schools.

In May Stephan will take part in a seminar in Luxembourg organized by the State Department and with the participation of Justices of the U.S. Supreme Court and members of the European Court of Justice.

siva VaidhyanathanSiva Vaidhyanathan published “Conversations with Renowned Professors and Practitioners on the Future of Copyright “ (withJane Ginsburg, Jule Sigall, Kenneth D. Crews, Nina Paley, and David Carson) in the Tulane Journal of Technology and Intellectual Property.

Walter WadlingtonWalter Wadlington and Father Raymond O'Brien '69, professor of law at The Catholic University of America and the Georgetown School of Law, have published Wadlington and O'Brien, Family Law Statutes, 4th edition 2011; and Wadlington & O’Brien, Family Law in Perspective, 3rd edition 2012.