Faculty News Roundup

Wednesday, January 31, 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 Chuck Adams on Monday, January 29, 2007, presented a paper he coauthored with Christopher Swenson, Tony Whitledge, and Sujeet Shenoi, entitled "Legal Issues Related to the Collection and Analysis of Telephone Call Records" at the Third Annual International Federation for Information Processing ("IFIP") Working Group 11.9 International Conference on Digital Forensics, which was held at the National Center for Forensic Science, in Orlando, Florida.

On January 24, 2007, Professor Valerie Phillips presented a very successful lunchtime colloquy to the law faculty at Oklahoma City University on the status of her scholarly research.

Professor Judith Royster chaired the AALS Section on Natural Resources, and co-moderated the section's joint program on "Cooperative Management of Tribal Resources" with the Section on Indian Nations. The papers from the annual meeting program will be published in the Tulsa Law Review as part of its annual Indian law symposium issue.


Professor Barbara Bucholtz as Chair of the AALS Section on Agency, Partnership, LLCs and Unincorporated Business Association, developed and led the Section's program at the 2007 AALS meeting. The topic of the program was: "What Can Theoretical Perspectives Add to Our Understanding of Unincorporated Business Associations?" Panelists included: Larry E. Ribstein, Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Chair at the University of Illinois College of Law; Victor E. Fleischer, Professor of Law, University of Colorado School of Law; Robert H. Sitkoff, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law; and Deborah A. DeMott, David F. Cavers Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law.

Professor Bill Rice's casebook entitled Tribal Governmental Gaming Law – Cases and Materials has just been published by Carolina Academic Press.

Professor Ray Yasser's book entitled Sports Law: Cases and Materials, Sixth Edition has just been published by LexisNexis.

Professor Chuck Adams' book entitled The Oklahoma Jury Instruction Handbook has been published by West. It includes the complete text of jury instructions used in 35 trials in state and federal courts in Oklahoma that dealt with a variety of tort, contract and statutory claims.

Professor Valerie Phillips' reprints on one of her latest publications have arrived: “Parallel Worlds: A Sudewats Approach to Promoting Indigenous-Nonindigenous Trade and Sustainable Development,” in Michigan State Journal of International Law, Vol. 14, Issue 2 & 3 (2006), symposium on Trade and Foreign Investment in the Americas: The Impact on Indigenous Peoples and the Environment.

Professor Gregory M. Duhl gave a presentation to the Section of Academic Support at the 2007 AALS Annual Meeting titled “Integrating Academic Support Into First-Year Doctrinal Courses.” Professor Duhl discussed how to teach students the skills they need to be successful students and lawyers within the context of the Contracts or Property course.