Faculty News - November 2011

Friday, November 05, 2010

Catherine Cullem, Professor of Legal Writing, has accepted a position as staff attorney with the Honorable Deborah Barnes of the Oklahoma Court of Civil Appeals, effective December 31, 2011. Cullem has been a full-time faculty member at TU Law since 1982. She has served as Professor, Director of Legal Writing, Associate Dean, Vice Dean, and Interim Dean.

Sam Halabi, Assistant Professor, wrote the article, "Traditions of Belligerent Recognition: the Libyan Intervention in Historical and Theoretical Context," which will be published in the 27th volume of the American University International Law Review.

Halabi was the featured speaker at the TU College of Law Alumni Association Luncheon in Tulsa on November 2 during the Oklahoma Bar Association’s Annual Meeting at Tulsa’s Hyatt Regency Hotel. His topic was "The Law and Politics of Recognizing the New Libyan Government."

Tamara Piety, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Law, spoke at a faculty symposium and gave a presentation to students and the public in conjunction with a Media Law & Ethics course at the University of Texas at Austin on November 3. The title of her presentation at the faculty symposium was "Corporate vs. Commercial Speech: Why Sorrell v. IMS May be More Important than Citizens United." The faculty symposium included faculty from the College of Communication, the School of Law, the McCombs School of Business, and the Lyndon Baines Johnson School of Public Policy. Her lecture to the students and public was titled, "Brandishing the First Amendment: Using the Rhetoric of Civil Rights to Strike at the Regulation of Commerce." Piety's forthcoming book, Brandishing the First Amendment, discusses how corporations have used strategic litigation during the past 20 years to win more expansive First Amendment protection for commercial speech, which she argues has imperiled public health, safety, and welfare; the reliability of commercial and consumer information; the stability of financial markets; and the global environment.

Piety led a faculty workshop at the TU College of Law in September on the topic of advertising law. The workshop, which included the participation of TU Law Professors Robert Spoo and Sam Halabi, included leading scholars in the field from around the country. Eric Goldman, Associate Professor of Law at Santa Clara University School of Law, and Rebecca Tushnet, Professor of Law at Georgetown University Law Center, are writing a book about advertising law, and their work served as a touchstone for the workshop.

Robert Spoo, Professor of Law, has written an essay, "'Ah you publishing scoundrel!' A Hauntological Reading of Privacy, Moral Rights, and the Fair Use of Unpublished Works," that will appear in a forthcoming issue of Law and Literature, a journal that is published tri-annually by the Cardozo School of Law in cooperation with the University of California Press. This issue is guest-edited by Spoo, Paul K. Saint-Amour, and Joseph Jenkins.

Hannah Wiseman, Assistant Professor of Law, wrote the article, "Expanding Regional Governance in an Energy Anticommons," that will be published in an upcoming volume of the Harvard Environmental Law Review.

Scott Been