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William J. Stuntz '84 Grace Benson Photography
Alumnus and former UVA Law Professor William J. Stuntz ’84 lost his three-year battle with cancer on March 15. He was 52 years old.

A native of Maryland, Stuntz received a B.A. from the College of William & Mary in 1980 before coming to the Law School. As a student Stuntz was notes editor of the Virginia Law Review and received several honors, including the Alumni Association Award for Academic Excellence, given to the member of the graduating class with the highest academic standing, and the Roger and Madeline Traynor Prize for the best student written work.

Following law school, Stuntz clerked for U.S. District Judge Louis Pollak and Supreme Court Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. After his clerkships he returned to the Law School to teach torts, criminal law, civil rights litigation, remedies, and criminal procedure. He was a frequent lecturer to police audiences at the FBI Academy in Quantico, Va., and an occasional speaker for other groups, including federal and state judges, state prosecutors, and students at the Center for Christian Study.

In 1993 he was awarded the First-Year Student Council Teaching Award. He spent the 1996–97 academic year as a visiting professor at Yale Law School. In 2000 he moved to Harvard Law School, where he won the student teaching award in 2004 and became the Henry J. Friendly Professor of Law in 2006.


Ken AbrahamKen Abraham has been appointed an advisor to the American Law Institute’s proect, “Principles of Liability Insurance Law.” He also published “Lessons Learned from the History of Corporate Liability Insurance in the United States” in Geneva Papers on Risk and Insurance.

Kerry AbramsIn November Kerry Abrams participated in a symposium sponsored by the Michigan State Law Review entitled “Modernizing Marriage through E-Marriage.” The paper she presented was a legal history of marriage by proxy as a method of circumventing immigration quotas. In February Abrams presented another paper, “Marriage Fraud,” at the Vanderbilt Law School faculty workshop.

Margo BagleyMargo Bagley is a member of the National Academy of Sciences Committee on University Management of Intellectual Property: Lessons from a Generation of Experience, Research, and Dialogue, which published the report: “Managing University Intellectual Property in the Public Interest,” in October.

In January she moderated a panel on “Bilski and the Supreme Court—A New Frontier?” at the Global Forum on Intellectual Property in Singapore. She also taught an intensive course in International Patent Law and Policy as visiting professor at the National University of Singapore.

In February Bagley delivered as keynote speaker, “The Future of Gene and Biotech Patents,” at a symposium on Hot Topics in IP at Duke University School of Law.

Richard BonnieRichard Bonnie ’69 is directing a multi-year project funded by several foundations designed to promote use of advance directives by people with mental illness. Use of advance directives is a major feature of the reforms enacted by the Virginia General Assembly in accord with recommendations of the Commission on Mental Health Law Reform, chaired by Bonnie. Earlier this year, he spoke about this project on January 20 to the Robert Wood Johnson Public Health Law Research Conference, in Tempe Ariz., on March 1 to the UVA Psychology Department, and on May 4 to the Annual Conference of the Virginia Association of Community Services Boards in Williamsburg.

This spring Bonnie also spoke about the role of asylums in the history of mental health treatment at the UVA School of Architecture, on mandatory outpatient treatment at the University of Maryland Law School, and on the challenges of mental health law reform at Duke University’s Department of Psychiatry.

During this period, Bonnie made several contributions to the National Research Council of the National Academy of Sciences. He is serving on a committee charged with developing a blueprint for reforming juvenile justice and is also a member of a governing board that oversees research in behavioral, cognitive, and sensory sciences. He also coordinated the scientific review of a report on improvement of intelligence analysis through greater use of behavioral and social sciences, with colleague Barbara Spellman serving on the NRC panel that produced the report. He published an article on “The Transformation of Forensic Psychiatry” in the Journal of Psychiatry and the Law, as well as two opinion pieces on the constitutionality of the individual mandate provision of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.

Tomiko Brown-NaginTomiko Brown-Nagin published Courage to Dissent: Atlanta and the Long History of the Civil Rights Movement (Oxford University Press); and “Hollow Tropes: Fresh Perspectives on Courts, Politics, and Inequality,” in the Tulsa Law Review journal issue. She was an invited reviewer in Tulsa Law Review of Martha Minow’s In Brown’s Wake (Oxford, 2010); Paul Frymer’s Black and Blue: African Americans, the Labor Movement, and the Decline of the Democratic Party (Princeton, 2007); and Julie Novkov’s Racial Union (Michigan, 2008).

In February Brown-Nagin began contributing to the Legal History Blog and gave an on-air interview on Courage to Dissent to a Tulsa NPR Affiliate; gave a lecture on the book at the Atlanta History Center; and gave the Buck Franklin Memorial Civil Rights Lecture at University of Tulsa College of Law.

In March she gave the Courage to Dissent book lecture at the Smithsonian American Art Museum at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C. and at Washington and Lee School of Law. She served as a panelist at the Virginia Festival of the Book on “Civil Rights, Women’s Rights, Human Rights” in Charlottesville; and was on a book review panel at the Law School (with readers Risa Goluboff, Ken Mack, and Anthony Alfieri). She also gave an on-camera interview on Courage to Dissent on C-Span Book TV.

In April Brown-Nagin was a panelist on “The Jurisprudence of the Student Movement,” at the Ella Baker Day Symposium at UVA; a presenter at the Law and Politics Workshop at Washington University in St. Louis; and gave the Courage to Dissent book lecture at Furman University. In May Brown-Nagin presented a U.S. Supreme Court Review to the Virginia Judicial Conference; and was a panelist on “South Meets North: Creating A New Narrative of the Civil Rights Movement” at Northwestern University.

In June Brown-Nagin will be the summer institute presenter of Bush v. Orleans Parish School Board, at the “Federal Trials and Great Debates in United States History,” at the Federal Judicial Center in Washington, D.C.; and a panelist at the Association of American Law Schools Mid-Year Workshop, “Women Rethinking Equality,” also in Washington, D.C.

In July Brown-Nagin will be a visiting professor at the University of Münster in Germany, teaching “Current Issues in U.S. Constitutional Law.”

Jon CannonIn February Jon Cannon gave the keynote address on watershed governance at an ABA Water Law Conference in San Diego.  

In March Cannon participated on a panel with the current U.S. Environmental Protection Agency general counsel and two other former EPA general counsels at the ABA’s 40th Annual Conference on Environmental Law in Salt Lake City. The panelists discussed the development of environmental law over the last 40 years and prospects for the future.  

Cannon has an article forthcoming on environmental enforcement in Regulation and Governance and is beginning work on a book on environmentalism and the Supreme Court under agreement with Harvard University Press.  

George CohenIn April George Cohen conducted a workshop at Case Western Reserve University School of Law. The tentative title of the resulting paper is “The Financial Crisis and the Forgotten Law of Contracts.” Cohen also led a panel presentation on “Ethical Obligations of Government Lawyers” for the ABA section on Administrative Law at its meeting in Charlottesville.


Doug FordDoug Ford was associate editor for Hope Deferred: Narratives of Zimbabwean Lives, published this spring, for which he provided field research in South Africa, editing, and legal advising. The book, reviewed favorably in the March issue of Harper’s magazine, is part of a series called Voice of Witness “illuminating human rights crises through oral history.” In March Ford joined the main editors for a presentation on the release of the book at Busboys and Poets in Washington, D.C. Ford previously helped with an earlier book in the series, Underground America, Narratives of Undocumented Lives, about undocumented immigrants in the U.S. Ford served as legal advisor and an assistant editor on that book, and one of his Immigration Law Clinic clients provided her story.

Brandon GarrettHarvard University Press published Brandon Garrett’s book, Convicting the Innocent: Where Criminal Prosecutions Go Wrong, which examines what went wrong in the first 250 DNA exonerations in the United States. Garrett spoke about the book at the Virginia Festival of the Book in March and at Duke Law School in April. Garrett also posts data and resources relating to the book at

Garrett testified about the wrongful conviction data presented in the book at hearings in State of Texas v. John E. Green regarding the constitutionality of the Texas death penalty in Houston in December.

A multimedia project exploring several of the wrongful conviction cases described in the book and their causes, as well as criminal procedure reforms, will be titled “Getting it Right” and will be hosted on the Innocence Project’s website this spring. Garrett authored a short piece related to the book, “The Contamination of a False Confession,” for the ABA Litigation Journal. Another short article, titled “Understanding Eyewitness Identifications” was published on the Harvard University Press blog. A piece titled “Preventing Wrongful Convictions” will appear in the Boston Globe.

Garrett’s book chapter, “Collaborative Organizational Prosecutions,” is forthcoming in Prosecutors in the Boardroom, published by NYU Press.

In January Garrett presented a draft, forthcoming in the Virginia Law Review, titled “Globalized Corporate Prosecutions” at the UVA Faculty Retreat.

In February he testified before the D.C. Council concerning legislation that would create an independent forensic crime laboratory, and presented a draft article titled “Eyewitnesses and Exclusion” at Vanderbilt Law School and at George Washington Law School (in March).

Risa GoluboffRisa Goluboff won an All-University Teaching Award from UVA this spring (see Law School News in this issue for more information).

Last October she presented “Building and Sustaining Grassroots Movements for Economic and Racial Justice” in the Class Matters Lecture Series at University of Virginia.

In March Goluboff was a commenter on a Law School panel discussion on Tomiko Brown-Nagin’s Courage to Dissent; and chaired the panel, “CivilRights, Women’s Rights, Human Rights” at the Virginia Festival of the Book in Charlottesville.

In May she will present “Policing the Police: The ACLU and Vagrancy Law in the 1950s” at the Cardozo Law School Faculty Workshop.


A.E. Dick HowardA. E. Dick Howard ’61 gave the Class of 1965 Lecture at the University of Richmond’s International Studies Center. Newly opened last fall, the center began its first year with a lecture by Thomas Friedman, and Howard’s lecture closed out the inaugural year. He spoke on “Revolutions and Constitutions: From the Bastille to Tahrir Square.” Howard traced the kinds of constitutions that have flowed from major revolutions, beginning with the American and French revolutions, then considering the 1848 revolutions in Europe, the Mexican Revolution, Ataturk’s Turkey, and post-communist Central and Eastern Europe, and, finally, musing on what a post-Mubarak constitution might look like in Egypt.

In Charleston Howard gave the Pinckney Lecture, named for Charles Pinckney, one of the more important members of the Philadelphia Convention of 1787. Howard’s subject was the place that American ideas, especially those of Pinckney’s era, have had in constitutional developments on other countries and cultures.

James Madison’s Montpelier organized a seminar for members of the General Assembly of Virginia. Howard lectured on the constitution of Virginia and moderated a discussion among the legislators, Republicans and Democrats, on current constitutional issues in Virginia.

In Washington, D.C., Howard appeared on National Public Radio’s “Diane Rehm Show.” The subject of discussion was the Bill of Rights.


Douglas LaycockIn January Douglas Laycock spoke on “Rabbinical Courts in American Law” to the Section on Jewish Law, and on “Rebirth of the Irreparable Injury Rule?” to the Section on Remedies, at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco. His talk to the Section on Remedies keynoted a program devoted to the 20th anniversary of his book, The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule.

In February Laycock spoke on “Recent Developments in Religious Liberty” to the national convention of the J. Reuben Clark Law Society in Dallas; moderated a panel on “R3RUE and Contract” at a conference at Washington & Lee Law School “rolling out” the Restatement (Third) of Restitution and Unjust Enrichment; and moderated a panel on “Conscience Protections? Smart Medicine or Dereliction of Duty?” at the 12th Annual Conference on Public Service and the Law at the Law School.

In March he gave the Philip J. McElroy Lecture on Law and Religion, on “Sex, Atheism, and Religious Liberty,” at the University of Detroit Mercy School of Law.

In April he spoke on Andrew Koppelman’s forthcoming book, Religious Neutrality in American Law, at a conference of The Future of Equality at the University of Texas Law School.

In May Laycock spoke on Abington School District v. Schempp, the famous case on school-sponsored prayer, in the chamber of the Supreme Court of the United States as part of the Supreme Court Historical Society Lecture Series; and on “The Establishment Clause and Financial Aid to Religious Institutions” at the 5th Annual Bill of Rights Course of the State Bar of Texas, in Austin.

He recently published “A Conscripted Prophet’s Guesses about the Future of Religious Liberty in America” in the journal Fides et Libertas.

Laycock will represent a religious school before the U.S. Supreme Court in a First Amendment case scheduled for the October term. Hosanna-Tabor Evangelical Lutheran Church and School v. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission centers on whether the school can be sued for employment discrimination for its dismissal of a teacher, or whether it is protected from such lawsuits by the First Amendment.

David MartinIn January David Martin returned to full-time teaching at the Law School after a two-year leave serving as principal deputy general counsel at the Department of Homeland Security in Washington, D.C.

Martin was a speaker on a panel addressing “Due Process in the Era of Mass Immigration Detention,” at the Association of American Law Schools annual meeting in San Francisco. In February he was the dinner speaker, sharing tales from his government service, at the Virginia Law Review Banquet in the Rotunda.

In March Martin was a panelist for feature program at the 17th Annual Edward Brodsky Legal Conference of the Anti- Defamation League in New York City: “American Immigration and Border Security: Should the Golden Door Still Swing Open?” He was also a panelist addressing “U.S. Immigration Reform Proposals,” at the Conference on Immigration Reform sponsored by the Center for Migration Studies, with Special Reference to New York City (a conference at which Mayor Bloomberg also spoke) at State University of New York’s Levin Institute in New York City.

Martin was also an invited member of Roundtable on International Law and Security, established by the American Society of International Law in Washington, D.C., and participated in the first meeting (of a planned six) of the roundtable. That meeting addressed “Geographic Scope of an Armed Conflict,” with a focus on such issues as whether the United States or allied forces, as part of the authorized conflict in Afghanistan, may target with lethal force Al Qaeda leaders residing in countries far from the conflict. Martin also spoke on his leadership experiences during his tenure at DHS, to the Week in Review foreign policy discussion group at UVA’s Frank Batten School for Leadership and Public Policy; and participated in the Roundtable on Deportations and National Security at Princeton University, convened by the Princeton Center for Migration and Development.

Greg MitchellAt the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in January, Greg Mitchell was a panelist discussing the legal implications of research on unconscious bias.

This winter Mitchell also published (with Hart Blanton of the University of Connecticut Psychology Department) an article in the North American Journal of Psychology that reported the results of an investigation into prior research on unconscious bias which discovered that fabricated data had been the source of results previously reported in the same journal.

This spring Mitchell (along with Mary Baker of ERS Group, Hunter Hughes of Rogers& Harden, and Philip Tetlock of the University of Pennsylvania)
will publish an article on“Proactive Approaches to Second-Generation Risks in Labor and Employment Cases” in the Employee Relations Law Journal.

John MonahanJohn Monahan (with Larry Walker) published “Twenty-Five Years of Social Science in Law,” in Law and Human Behavior; and (with Jennifer Skeem) “Current Directions in Violence Risk Assessment” in Current Directions in Psychological Science.

Monahan will also be publishing (with editors Thomas Kallert and Juan Mezzich) Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects (London: Wiley-Blackwell); (with Gregory Mitchell and Larry Walker) “Beyond Context: Social Facts as Case-Specific Evidence” in the Emory Law Journal; “Mandated Psychiatric Treatment in the Community: Forms, Prevalence, Outcomes and Controversies,” (with Kallert and Mezzich) in Coercive Treatment in Psychiatry: Clinical, Legal, and Ethical Aspects (London: Wiley-Blackwell); and (with Henry Steadman) “Extending Violence Reduction Principles to Justice-Involved Persons
with Mental Illness,” (with Joel Dvoskin, Jennifer Skeem, Ray Novaco, and Kevin Douglas (eds)) in Applying Social Science to Reduce Violent Offending (New York: Oxford University Press).


John Norton MooreJohn Norton Moore recently authored the foreword to a new book by James Kraska,Maritime Power and the Law of the Sea: Expeditionary Operations in World Politics(2010, Oxford University Press) and wrote the foreword to the forthcomingU.S. Institute of Peace, a new book documenting the history of the institution (Moore was appointed the first president of USIP by President Reagan). Moore also contributed the foreword to volume seven (forthcoming 2011) of the landmark series entitled theUnited Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea 1982: A Commentary. This series was published under the auspices of the Center for Oceans Law and Policy, which Moore directs at UVA. It is the most authoritative reference on the Third United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (1973-1982).

In December the Center co-sponsored a major conference in conjunction with the Korea Maritime Institute on themes of globalization and oceans law, as well as sponsoring its own 34thannual conference last June on the importance of ratification of the United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea.A selection of papers from both conferences will be published together this summer under the title The Law of the Sea Convention: U.S. Accession and Globalization.

In April Moore chaired the 2011 Sokol Colloquium Committee. The topic this year is “International Arbitration: Prospects and Problems.”

The Center for National Security Law, which Moore also directs, is planning its annual National Security Law Institute, a two-week intensive series of instruction held each June. It provides advanced training for professors of law and political science who teach or are preparing to teach graduate-level courses in national security law or related subjects. Government attorneys in the national security community often enroll in the program.

Moore is also Judge for the Jessup Moot Court Team, chairman of the Monroe Leigh Fellowship Award Committee, a member of the International Court of Justice’s Traineeship Committee, maintains a busy speaking schedule and is working on a couple of extended book projects and other publications.

Caleb NelsonIn October 2010 Foundation Press published Caleb Nelson’s casebook Statutory Interpretation.

Jeffrey O'ConnellA book by Jeffrey O'Connell and his brother, Thomas O'Connell, president emeritus of Berkshire (Mass.) Community College, Five 20th Century College Presidents, is scheduled for publication later in 2011 by Carolina Academic Press. The book has chapters on Nicholas Murray Butler of Columbia, Robert Hutchins of Chicago, James Bryant Conant of Harvard, John Sloan Dickey of Dartmouth, and Derek Bok of Harvard (plus a coda on Laurence Summers).

Dan OrtizDan Ortiz, one of the directors of the Law School’s Supreme CourtLitigation Clinic, argued before the Supreme Court the case Borough of Duryea v. Guarnieri (see Law School News in this issue for more information), one of three cases the clinic argued before the Court this spring (in addition to one last fall).

Margaret Foster RileyMargaret “Mimi” Foster Riley (with Ruth Gaare Bernheim) presented “Family Data Sharing and Ethical Norms” at the American Public Health Association’s Annual Meeting in Denver in November.

In December Riley presented “Electronic Health Records and Family History: Ethical, Legal and Social Issues in Family Data-Sharing” at the Fourth National Conference on Genomics and Public Health in Washington, D.C.

In March she participated on a panel at Longwood University: “Federal Health Care Reform: It’s the Law, Now What?” In April she participated on a panel at the Food and Drug Law Institute’s annual meeting in Washington, D.C., considering the science, law, and ethics of using genetically engineered animals as models of human disease.

Riley has an article forthcoming this summer in the Harvard Law & Policy Review entitled “Federal Funding and the Institutional Evolution of Federal Regulation of Biomedical Research.”

Mildred Robinson Mildred Robinson published this spring “The Current Economic Situation and its Impact on Gender, Race, and Class: The Legacy of Raced (and Gendered) Employment” in the Iowa Journal of Gender, Race & Justice.

Jim Ryan 92In October Jim Ryan ’92 argued a case before the United States Supreme Court, as part of the Supreme Court Litigation Clinic. The case, Kevin Abbott v. United States of America, centers on federal firearms laws that allow additional charges with mandatory minimum prison sentences for certain crimes involving guns.

Ryan has given a number of talks about his book, Five Miles Away, A World Apart, including talks at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Richmond, Yale Law School, and UVA’s Curry School of Education. His book has been reviewed in the Richmond Times-Dispatch, the Washington Times, and The New Republic.

He has co-authored an article, “Race and Response-to-Intervention in Special Education” (with Angela Ciolfi ’03) for a symposium on race and education sponsored by the Howard Law Journal.

Ryan’s piece, “Laying Claim to the Constitution: The Promise of New Textualism,” was recently accepted for publication by the Virginia Law Review.

In January Ryan received the State Council on Higher Education of Virginia Outstanding Faculty Award. The award is the Commonwealth’s highest honor given to faculty and celebrates recipients for “excellence in teaching research, knowledge integration, and public service.”

In February he was appointed by U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan to serve on the Equity and Excellence Commission, which is examining school funding in the United States.

In April Jim and his wife, Katie ’92, ran the Boston Marathon.

He will publish this summer a casebook, Education Policy and the Law, co-authored with Mark Yudof, Rachel Moran, Betsy Levin, and Kristi Bowman.

Robert SaylerMolly ShadelRobert Sayler and Molly Shadel released a book called Tongue-Tied America: Reviving the Art of Verbal Persuasion, and published a guest blog ( in the Washington Post about verbal presentation skills for college students. Sayler was also interviewed on the local CBS affiliate about the impact of Facebook entries on lawyer juror selection and conducting examination.

Fred SchauerIn April Fred Schauer edited and provided an extensive introduction to The Theory of Rules, by Karl Llewellyn, written in 1938 and not previously published, which was published by the University of Chicago Press in April.

The South Asia edition of Schauer’s book, Thinking Like a Lawyer, A New Introduction to Legal Reasoning, was published by Universal Law Publishing in New Delhi.The book was originally published by the Harvard University Press in 2009.

"Positivism Before Hart," a paper Schauer delivered at University College London in December 2009, will be published in July in the Canadian Journal of Law and Jurisprudence. "Bentham on Presumed Offenses," previously presented at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario, will be published this summer in Utilitas.

In March Schauer gave talk on neuroscience and lie-detection at a National Academies of Science conference in Irvine, Calif., and again at a conference on Law and the Brain in New York.

He lectured in April on "The Concept of Precedent" and "Legal Defeasibility" at the Faculty of Jurisprudence, University of Genoa, Italy; and spoke on "Is Legality Political?" at a conference on Constitutional Transformations at the William & Mary Law School, with the talk to be published as an article in theWilliam and Mary Law Review.

In May Schauer lectured at Oxford University on the "The Continuing Importance of Hart's Questions" as part of series of lectures commemorating the 50th anniversary of the publication of H.L.A. Hart's The Concept of Law.

In June he will deliver lectures on "Law and Coercion" at the Max Planck Institute in Bonn, and at the Albert Ludwigs University in Freiburg, Germany.

Rich SchraggerRich Schragger published three articles over the past three months: "The Relative Irrelevance of the Establishment Clause" in the Texas Law Review; "Decentralization and Development" in the Virginia Law Review; and "Does Governance Matter? The Case of Business Improvement Districts and the Urban Resurgence" in the Drexel Law Review.

In January Schragger attended a conference at the Cardozo Law School entitled "Twenty Years After Employment Division v. Smith.” A symposium piece from that conference entitled "The Politics of Free Exercise After Employment Division v. Smith: Same-Sex Marriage, the ‘War on Terror,’ and Religious Freedom" will be published in May. Schragger also presented that paper at the Law School Faculty Retreat.

In April Schragger attended a conference on "Equality in the 21st Century" at the University of Texas School of Law. In May he will be attending a conference on "Spatiality and Justice: Interdisciplinary Investigations on a Political Philosophy of the City," in Montreal.

Lois ShepardIn April Lois Shepard published two articles in the Wake Forest Law Review in connection with a conference she co-organized on Patient-Centered Health Law and Ethics at Wake Forest Law School: “Patient-Centered Health Law and Ethics”(with Mark A. Hall), and “Different Ways to Understand Patient-Centered Health Law.”

Gil SiegalIn March Gil Siegal was course director of the second Course in Genetics, Ethics and the Law at the European Genetic Foundation in Bologna, Italy. In May he will present “Globalization of Health Care in the Information Technology Era – Opportunities and Legal Challenges” at Harvard Law School.

In June he will chair the organizing committee of the Second National Conference on “Genetics, Ethics, and the Law" at the Law School. The conference is co-sponsored by the American Society of Human Genetics. Siegal also published (with Michael Glikson, et al) “European Heart Rhythm Association Expert Consensus Statement on the management of cardiovascular implantable electronic devices in patients nearing end of life or requesting withdrawal of therapy” in Europace; (with Neomi Siegal) “Leadership and the Road to Personal Responsibility to Healthy Behavior – Between Autonomy and Paternalistic Interventions,” (Bruce Rosen, ed.,2010, forthcoming); and “Legal Aspects of Health Technology Assessment and Management” (Joshua Shemer, ed.,) (forthcoming).

Paul StephanPaul Stephan’77 presented in February a paper entitled "The Political Economy of Jus Cogens" as part of Vanderbilt Law School's Conference on Sovereign Immunity at Home and Abroad.

In March Stephan participated in a panel discussing a new book by André Nollkaemper, Domestic Courts and the International Rule of Law, hosted by Hebrew University in Jerusalem, and took part in a panel on International Human Rights and the Obama Administration at Fordham Law School.

In April Stephan taught international civil litigation at the Peking University School of Transnational Law in Shenzhen, China. In May Stephan taught Emerging Markets to the law faculty of the University of Sydney, and delivered a talk to the International Fiscal Association in Sydney on Russian tax law and the Yukos case.

Siva VaidhyanathanSiva Vaidhyanathan recently published his fourth book, The Googlization of Everything and Why We Should Worry (University of California Press, 2011). His book was recently profiled on the CNN show Reliable Sources.

Ted WhiteIn February Ted White participated on a panel at the Federalist Society's annual National Student Symposium. The subject of the panel was "Economic Theory, Civic Virtue, and the Meaning of the Constitution." An article based on his remarks, entitled "The Political Economy of the Original Constitution," will subsequently appear in an issue of the Harvard Journalof Law and Public Policy.

In April White delivered an address at a symposium on "Supreme Mistakes," notorious decisions of the Supreme Court of the United States, at Pepperdine University School of Law. An article based on his address, entitled "Mistakes by the Supreme Court: Fashioning Evaluative Baselines," will subsequently appear in an issue of the Pepperdine Law Review. White’s article, "Recovering the Legal History of the Confederacy," appeared in the Washington & Lee Law Review. That article is based on the Hendricks Law and History Lecture White delivered at Washington & Lee Law School in October.

White’s book,Law in American History: Volume One, From the ColonialYears Through the Civil War, is scheduled to be published by Oxford University Press in the fall of 2011.

Thomas R. White In March, the Virginia Tax Study Group, organized by Thomas R. White met at the Law School. This is the 20th year in which the group has met after Professor Emeritus Ed Cohen ’36 organized and held the first meeting for the VTSG. This year the VTSG discussed important administrative issues for the Internal Revenue Service. IRS Chief Counsel William Wilkins, Associate Chief Counsel (Corporate) William Alexander, and Joint Tax Committee Chief of Staff Tom Barthold were among the presenters.