Faculty News - October 2010

Friday, October 01, 2010

Professor Robert Butkin was appointed by the President of the National Uniform Law Commission to a drafting committee for a proposed Uniform Act on Asset Freezing Orders.

Professor Emeritus Martin Frey has been asked again to teach a GED course to parents of McClure Elementary School. He taught the course last year as well. The course, which provides a life-changing opportunity for these parents, runs from mid-September until mid-March.

Assistant Professor Sam Halabi wrote an article, “Efficient Contracting Between Foreign Investors and Host States: Evidence from Stabilization Clauses,” that will appear in Volume 31 of the Northwestern Journal of International Law & Business.

Associate Professor Robert Spoo was appointed to a five-year term on the advisory board of the National Library of Ireland, based in Dublin. In addition, Professor Spoo has been invited to give a number of upcoming lectures and presentations: a McFarlin Fellows lecture on law and literature in November; a presentation on his current research at a joint Innovation Law & Policy/Law & Humanities workshop to the faculty of law at the University of Toronto in February 2011; and a keynote lecture, “The Quote’s the Thing: Negotiating Copyright in Literary Criticism,” at an April 2011 conference at the University at Buffalo SUNY.

Assistant Professor Hannah Wiseman wrote an article, “Trade Secrets, Disclosure, and Dissent in an Energy Revolution,” that will be published this fall in the Sidebar (online) section of the Columbia Law Review. Also, her article, “Expanding Regional Governance in an Energy Anticommons,” has been accepted by the Harvard Environmental Law Review and will be printed in June 2011. On August 30, Professor Wiseman gave a presentation, “Regulatory Responses to the New Energy ‘Goldrush,’” at the Florida State University College of Law’s Environmental Certificate Seminar. While at FSU, she also gave a workshop presentation to the faculty there called “Regional Energy Governance.”

Scott Been