Faculty News Roundup

Tuesday, February 27, 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 Tamara Piety on February 16th participated in a symposium at the University of South Carolina entitled "Commercial Speech in an Age of Emerging Technology and Corporate Scandal" and on February 24th moderated a panel with Ed Baker of Penn. and Eugene Volokh of UCLA at a conference at Loyola Law School of Los Angeles entitled "Commercial Speech: Past, Present & Future: A Tribute to Steve Shiffrin." Both were invited presentations and she will be publishing an article with the Loyola Law Review in conjunction with the conference.

On Thursday, February 22, Professor Chuck Adams made a presentation to the Oklahoma Sentencing Commission on the Discussion Draft of the American Law Institute's Model Penal Code: Sentencing. The ALI proposal recommends adoption of sentencing guidelines in all the states based on successful state systems, rather than the federal system of sentencing guidelines.

Professor Kathleen Waits was invited to give a faculty colloquy at the University of California, Davis, College of Law on Feb. 21. The topic was, "Domestic Violence Mantras: Some Things You Should Know About Intimate Partner Violence (But Perhaps Do Not)."

Professor Bill Rice on Wednesday, February 14, 2007 presented a faculty enrichment program to the faculty at the University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, law school entitled: "A New Look at Indian Land Acquisition Under the Indian Reorganization Act of 1934."

On Tuesday, February 13, 2007. Professor Janet Levit, who was the speaker at the Associate Dean’s Faculty Workshop at Vanderbilt University College of Law. Her talk was entitled, "The ICC Banking Commission and the Transnational Regulation of Letters of Credit: Exploring the Top of Bottom-Up Lawmaking."

Professor Sharisse O’Carroll served as a regional brief-grading judge for the 2006-07 American Bar Association National Appellate Advocacy Competition (NAAC) sponsored by the ABA Law Student Division. Competitors were required to write a 35-40 page appellate brief to the United States Supreme Court as either respondent or petitioner and then argue the case in front of a mock court.