Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Our Faculty Have Been Busy

Great news for Leslie Rose. The peer-reviewed Journal of the Legal Writing Institute has offered to publish her article, "Legal Writing and the Curve: Moving from Norm-Referenced Grading to Criteria-referenced Grading." It will be in the same issue on the Carnegie Report (summer 2011) as Mark Yates' article. Good showing by GGU! Congrats Leslie. And we won't be the only ones congratulating her (and Mark) since the journal is sent to all 2000+ members of the Legal Writing Institute!

Laura Cisneros has had her article, "The Constitutional Interpretation/Construction Distinction: A Useful Fiction," selected for publication this fall in the University of Minnesota’s Constitutional Commentary. The piece discusses the interpretation-construction distinction in constitutional theory as a fiction that surmounts the interpretive entrenchment of originalism vs. non-originalism and advances more substantive discussions about constitutional adjudication. Um... wow. In September, she spoke at the 2010 National People of Color Conference about paths to academia for under-represented groups. And most recently, she served on the Junior Faculty Development Workshop Committee for the 15th Annual LatCrit Conference, which took place at the University of Denver in early October. At LatCrit she spoke on two panels, one directed at diversifying the legal academy and the other directed at status issues affecting critical, progressive, and social justice oriented scholars and law teachers along multiple axes. In recognition of her great work, she was invited (and accepted) to co-chair the FDW Committee for LatCrit XVI in 2011, which will be held in San Diego. Great!

Marc Greenberg was a panelist at the San Francisco IP Law Association's noon program on October 28 entitled "The Future of Copyright (or lack thereof)", presented at DLA Piper's San Francisco office. SFIPLA must really like Marc because they also invited him (for a third time) to present "The Year in Copyright Law" at their Spring Seminar, being held in May at the Healdsburg Hotel. And even closer to home, Marc moderated a noon panel of four GGU alumni, all civil practice attorneys, speaking on "Inside Small Firm Practice" for GGU law students and alums. Great work, Marc.

And further congratulations to Marc Greenberg, Bill Gallagher, and Chester Chuang for their work on the IP Law Center's 9th Annual Conference on Recent Developments in IP Law and Policy. This is a great annual event that we are so pleased to have here at GGU.

A piece written by our own Leeor Neta, originally written for the LCS blog about his participation at the PSLawNet and Equal Justice Works conferences, was picked up and posted on the PSLawNet blog (and the U of Mississippi Law Blog too)! Wanna read it? pursuing-a-public-interest-career-key-insights-from-nalppslawnet-public-service-mini-conference-and-ejw-conference-and-career-fair/