Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Edward S. Godfrey Professor of Law Don Zillman has had two books recently published. The first book, Beyond the Carbon Economy - Energy Law in Transition (Oxford University Press, 2008), which is co-edited with Catherine Redgwell, Lila Barrera-Hernandez and Yinka Omorogbe, explores the legal ramifications of the unsustainability of our carbon-based, global economy. The book was discussed at a conference of the International Bar Associations, held recently in Copenhagen, Denmark. The second book, Strategic Legal Writing (Cambridge University Press, 2008), which is co-authored with Assistant U.S. Attorney Evan J. Roth, is designed to help law students sharpen their writing skills. The text was used by Professor Zillman and Assistant Dean Sherry Abbott in their spring Advanced Legal Writing course.
Earlier this year, Nancy Wanderer, Director of Legal Research and Writing, was elected to the Executive Committee of the Section on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues of the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). This spring, the committee has been planning a full-day program for the Annual Meeting to be held in San Diego next January--Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Issues Across the Curriculum: The Challenge of Keeping Law Schools Current with Recent Developments in LGBT Issues. Professor Wanderer will be leading a breakout section--Legal Research, Legal Writing, and Moot Court: Pink Ink and Beyond--in which participants will discuss guidelines for using sexual orientation and gender identity issues in legal writing problems and examine specific topics (such as criminal and civil actions for hate crimes) that have made for particularly effective legal writing assignments. In addition, Professor Wanderer's law review article, "Writing Better Opinions: Communicating with Candor, Clarity, and Style," was recently cited in a Wisconsin Supreme Court opinion, and will be used for an upcoming CLE with Ohio state judges.
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Associate Professor Dave Owen recently had two articles published. "Climate Change and Environmental Assessment Law" was published this spring in Volume 33 of the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law. And, "Law, Environmental Dynamism, and Reliability: The Rise and Fall of CALFED" was published this spring in Volume 37 of Environmental Law.
Associate Clinical Professor Christopher Northrop spoke earlier this month (with co-presenters Ken King, Suffolk Law School; Jennifer Lee Koh, Stanford Law School; Jayashri Srikantiah, Stanford Law School) in Tucson, Arizona, at the AALS Conference on Clinical Legal Education. The title of the session was "Clinical Engagement at Multiple Levels: Exploring the Relationship Between Direct Representation and Policy Reform Work." The presentation ended with a general analysis of "best practice" findings for selecting policy projects to integrate with individual representation clinics.
Emeritus Professor Orlando Delogu's most recent "wind energy" piece, "Wind Energy in Maine: An Assessment of Where We Are Now, was published in the Maine Lawyers Review. Although Professor Delogu was not on the Governor's Wind Energy Task Force, he was invited to participate in Task Force proceedings and was asked to prepare and present three papers to the full Task Force, one of which was printed in full in the Task Force's final report. Professor Delogu was also asked to and did appear before the legislative committee that addressed LD's designed to implement Task Force recommendations.