Faculty News - April 2011

Friday, April 01, 2011

Marianne Blair, Professor of Law, presented "The Collection and Disclosure of Medical and Social History of Transnationally Adopted Children: U.S. Implementation of the Hague Convention Requirements" on March 17 in Columbus, Ohio, as part of the Capital University Law School 7th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law.

Sam Halabi, Assistant Professor of Law, presented "Efficient Contracting Between Foreign Investors and Host States" in March for a research colloquy at the TU College of Law.

Judith Royster, Chapman Professor in Law, served on the panel, "Montana’s Impact on Indian Treaty Rights and Property Interests," during a March 24-25 symposium at the University of New Mexico School of Law. The focus of the symposium was "Montana v. United States: Pathmaking the Field of Indian Law for Three Decades and Counting." Also in March, Royster presented "Tribal Energy Development: Renewables and the Problem of the Current Statutory Structures" for a research colloquy at the TU College of Law.

Robert Spoo, Associate Professor of Law, is the TU College of Law’s nominee for the 2011 University of Tulsa Outstanding Teacher Award. Three award recipients are selected each year by the Faculty Affairs Committee of the Faculty Senate from a total of ten nominees across the university. A TU faculty member can receive this award only once. In addition, Spoo delivered a keynote talk, "Piracy and Trade Courtesy in Nineteenth-Century American Publishing: Close-knit Communities, Informal Norms, and Private Ordering," at "The Quote’s the Thing": Negotiating Copyright in Scholarly Criticism, a conference at the University at Buffalo on April 2.

Hannah Wiseman, Assistant Professor of Law, wrote an article, "Formulating a Law of Sustainable Energy: The Renewables Component," that will appear in 2011 in the Pace Environmental Law Review. The article was written with the help of two TU College of Law students, Nichole Saunders and Lindsay Grisamer, who interviewed wind developers for the project.

In March, Wiseman presented "Reviving Regionalism in Energy Law" at the University of Toledo College of Law and "Expanding Regional Renewable Energy Governance" at Arizona State University’s Young Scholars’ Conference; and was a panelist via teleconference for "Hydrofracking: Exploring the Legal Issues in the Context of Politics, Science, and the Economy," at the University at Buffalo Law School.

In April, she will be a panelist at the American Planning Association’s National Planning Conference in Boston on a panel titled "Land, Covenants, and Law" and will present "Public Communities, Private Rules."

In May Wiseman will be a presenter at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s 2011 Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute in Columbia River Gorge, Oregon. Also in May, Wiseman will be a panelist on Hydraulic Fracturing Issues at the Oklahoma Water Law Conference in Tulsa. And in June, she will teach a one-week Solar and Wind Development course at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, Oregon.

Scott Been