Faculty News - March 2010

Thursday, March 25, 2010

LYN ENTZEROTH
Professor of Law
LECTURES AND ADDRESSES
• Participated in a live debate with Professor Michael Lewis from Ohio Northern University College of Law covering the Guantanamo detainee trial issue. The debate was cohosted by the Military Law Society and Federalist Society at the TU College of Law.

CESAR GARCIA HERNANDEZ
Visiting Assistant Professor of Law
LECTURES AND ADDRESSES
• Spoke at Albany Law School on his article “La Migra in the Mirror: Immigration Enforcement, Racial Profiling, and the Psychology of One Mexican Chasing After Another” to be published in the Albany Law Review.

PUBLICATIONS
• Filed an amicus brief in the Texas Supreme Court on behalf of Change to Win in a freedom of information dispute; case is in regard to Change to Win, No. 09-1037.


ELIZABETH MCCORMICK
Associate Clinical Professor of Law
CLINIC CASES
• Immigrant Rights Project students accompanied a client from Kenya to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in Oklahoma City for an interview as part of her application to become a legal permanent resident. The client’s petition was approved.
• An Immigrant Rights Project client’s immigration petition was granted through the Violence Against Women Act. The ruling allows the Mexican-born client to legally live in the U.S. with her two U.S. citizen children, separate from her abusive husband.
• Permanent Residency was granted for a client of the Immigrant Rights Project who was born in Cambodia and came to the U.S. fleeing an abusive and dangerous family.


TAMARA PIETY
Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Associate Professor of Law
LECTURES AND ADDRESSES
• Attended the Social & Environmental Solutions to Obesity Conference hosted by the University of Texas School of Public Health.


ROBERT SPOO
Associate Professor of Law
PUBLICATIONS
• Coauthored an article with Melissa Tatum and Benjamin Pope entitled, “Does Gender Influence Attitudes Toward Copyright in the Filk Community,” which was published in the American University Journal of Gender, Social Policy & the Law.
• Pursued research on his book-in-progress, “Modernism, Copyright, and the American Public Domain,” by visiting the Firestone and Mudd Libraries at Princeton University.

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES
• Spoke at the funeral service on March 15 for poet, translator, and scholar Omar Shakespear Pound.


HANNAH WISEMAN
Assistant Professor (beginning June 2010)
PUBLICATIONS
• Coauthored the article “Regulatory Adaptation in Fractured Appalachia” with Phillip Bender, which will be published in the Villanova Environmental Law Review.
• Published the article “Property, Rules and Time” in the Legal Workshop.

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES
• Moderated the panel entitled “Marcellus Policy Approaches” at the Marcellus Shale Policy Conference at Duquesne University.
• Spoke on the panel entitled “Smart Grids: Key Development, Economics, and Legal Issues” at the 2010 Carbon and Climate Change Conference hosted by The University of Texas Law School.
• Spoke on the panel entitled “‘Shale’ We Drill? The Legal and Environmental Impacts of Extracting Natural Gas from Marcellus Shale,” at the Villanova Environmental Law Journal Symposium at Villanova Law School.

Contact:
Jimmy Hart
918-631-2568
jimmy-hart@utulsa.edu