Faculty News - March 2011

Tuesday, March 01, 2011

Barbara Bucholtz, Professor of Law, presented a paper titled "Should the CISG be Covered on Bar Exams?" at the Annual International Conference on Contracts at Stetson University College of Law on February 18-19, 2011.

Johnny Parker, Professor of Law, wrote an article titled "The Expansion of Defense Counsel Liability to Include Malpractice Claims by Insurance Companies: How the West Was Won" that was recently published in 46 Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal 33 (2010).

Tamara Piety, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law, has been invited to join the Food Marketing Working Group organized by the Center for Science in the Public Interest in Washington, D.C., and the Marketing to Children Learning Community of the National Policy and Legal Analysis Network to Prevent Childhood Obesity (NPLAN), an NGO funded in part through the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and based in Berkeley, California. Both groups are made up of professionals from around the country working in law, medicine, public health, and related fields, dedicated to addressing the issues related to combating childhood obesity.

Robert Spoo, Associate Professor of Law, has been invited to reprint his article, "Ezra Pound’s Copyright Statute: Perpetual Rights and the Problem of Heirs," 56 UCLA L. Rev. 1775 (2009), in a collection edited by Professors Brian Fitzgerald and Benedict Atkinson. The collection, Copyright Law Volume II: Application to Creative Industries in the 20th Century, will be published in the Ashgate Library of Essays on Copyright Law. On February 8, 2011, Spoo presented "Courtesy of the Trade in 19th-Century American Publishing: Social Norms and the Copyright Vacuum for Works Published Abroad" in the Law & Humanities Workshop Series/Innovation Law & Policy Workshop Series at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. Spoo is currently working on a book tentatively titled Modernism, Copyright, and the American Public Domain, which discusses the difficulties that British and other foreign authors encountered in obtaining copyright protection for their works in the United States.

Hannah Wiseman, Assistant Professor of Law, co-wrote an article titled "Local Energy" that will be published in the Emory Law Journal in 2011. Her co-author is Garrick Pursley, Assistant Professor of Law at the University of Toledo College of Law. Their article argues that innovations in energy have often occurred at the local, rather than state, level. In order to incentivize more growth in distributed renewable generation (such as backyard wind turbines and rooftop solar panels) the article suggests that regulation that recognizes and accommodates renewable energy be tailored to the local level.

Raymond Yasser, Professor of Law, will have his book, Sports Law: Cases and Materials, published by LexisNexis in its seventh edition in April. The casebook is widely used in law schools throughout the country.

Scott Been