Faculty News Roundup

Monday, April 30, 2007

A continuing effort to inform students, faculty, and the public the activities of faculty members of the University of Tulsa College of Law.

Professor Rice, who delivered a presentation on how the sovereign immunity of Indian Tribes, the States, and the federal government impact gaming relating contracts in Indian Country, on April 12 in Missoula, Montana.  The talk was part of the University of Montana's Indian Law Week, and was also part of a week-long CLE designed to raise awareness among members of the Montana Bar about how Indian law issues are inextricably intertwined with the practice of law in the state.

Professor Irma Russell’s article, “The Logic of Legal Remedies and the Relative Weight of Norms: Assessing the Public Interest in the Tort Reform Debate,” appeared in the Akron Law Review symposium issue on tort reform.  Her short article, “A Multiple-Strategy Approach to Solving the Energy Puzzle,” appeared in the March/April 2007 edition of Trends, the newsletter of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER).

Professor Janet Levit, who on Thursday, April 12, delivered a paper, "Bottom-Up Lawmaking: The Private Origins of Transnational Law," at the Indiana Journal of Global Legal Studies conference, Democracy and the Transnational Private Sector, at the University of Indiana Law School in Bloomington, Indiana.

Professor Irma Russell accepted reappointment of the position of Chair of the ABA Committee on Global Oil & Gas of the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER), for 2007-08. Additionally, she was honored in the Energy Advocates program: A Salute to Women in Energy, on March 26, 2007 at the Tulsa Petroleum Club.  On April 11, Irma presented a talk on "Energy, Law and the Environment" to geosciences and environmental science students in Professor Bryan Tapp’s class in the TU Department of Geosciences.