Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Even More Faculty Scholarship News!

Mark Yates accepted an offer to publish his article, "The Carnegie Effect" in the peer-reviewed Journal of Legal Writing, which will come out during the summer of 2011. The article appears in a volume (vol. 17) specifically focusing on The Carnegie Report, its critics and its effect on legal education. Perfect placement for your article; congratulations Mark!

Benedetta Faedi Duramy published a chapter, "Domestic Violence as Human Rights Violation - The Challenges of a Regional Human Rights Approach in Africa," in the book Domestic Violence and the Law in Colonial and Postcolonial Africa (Ohio University Press). (She has a copy in her office for those interested in reading it.) Also, on October 18, Benedetta presented her empirical findings from her study conducted in Haiti between 2006 and 2008 aimed at investigating why rape victims seldom seek justice recourse at a lunchtime presentation titled " Domestic Violence Awareness in Haiti" for Domestic Violence Awareness Month. And even more news: Benedetta recently returned from the symposium "Untold Stories: Hidden Histories of War Crimes Trials" held at Melbourne Law School in Australia, where she presented her paper "Making Peace with the Past: Federal Republic of Germany’s Accountability for World War II Massacres before the Italian Supreme Court." Here is the link of the symposium:

Karen Gebbia was off to the annual joint meeting of the National Conference of Bankruptcy Judges and the ABA Business Law Section's Business Bankruptcy Committee earlier this month and the Chair of the Committee has appointed her Special Project Liaison to the Section, where she will be spearheading a Section marketing initiative aimed at bankruptcy specialists and she was also appointed Vice-Chair of the E-Commerce and Technology Bankruptcies Subcommittee. This is great visibility with the practicing bar and great for the school. Good work, Karen!

In other practice-related scholarly news, the 10,000 members of the Business Law Section of the California State Bar will benefit from Jan Kosel's recent article entitled The Curious History of Full Payment Checks in California, which was published in Issue 3, 2010 of The Business Law News.

Finally, much has been said abut this year's amazing Ron George event (and written:, but I want to particularly thank Dean Dru Ramey for pulling together an amazing community event that she alone could have orchestrated. You are a wonder, Dru! In other Dru news, she has been appointed by the ABA President to the ABA Commission on Racial and Ethnic Diversity in the Profession. Perfect pick!