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Professor Berger Speaks about Justice Sotomayor

Professor Emerita Linda Berger delivered a lecture at the Sandra Day O’Connor College of Law at Arizona State University on March 25, 2021, entitled “Justice Sotomayor’s Rhetoric of Settings;” a recording of the event is now available on the College of Law’s YouTube channel. The event was the inaugural Judy Stinson Lecture—an annual event named after Judy Stinson, who taught legal writing at ASU for 27 years and served in a variety of administrative capacities at ASU, including as the Director of ASU Law’s Legal Method & Writing Program.

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Professor Trimble Writes on Intellectual Property Law and Geography

This month Oxford University Press will publish the Handbook of Intellectual Property Research: Lenses, Methods, and Perspectives, edited by Professors Irene Calboli and Maria Lilla Montagnani. The Handbook includes my chapter entitled “Intellectual Property Law and Geography,” in which I explore the various facets of the research prism that puts a geography lens on IP law. I describe the existing research avenues and suggest potential routes that “IP law and geography” could take in the future.

Other chapters in the Handbook discuss IP law and data privacy, IP law and human rights, IP and semiotics, IP and open innovation, IP and feminism, IP and morality, IP and religion, and other research prisms that enrich the research of IP law.

Professor Garcia’s Casebook to be Published in Its Sixth Edition

“Legal Protection for the Individual Employee,” the casebook co-authored by Professor Ruben Garcia, will be published this June in its sixth edition. According to the publisher’s website, the casebook “covers the full range of employment law subjects from the nature of the employment relationship, the definition of “employee”, pre-employment screening, individual employment contracts, the employment at-will doctrine, exceptions to the employment at–will doctrine, obligations of employees, monitoring and control of employees, the regulation of pay and hours of work (FLSA), state and federal regulation of workers compensation, unemployment compensation, the regulation of occupational safety and health (OSHA), state and federal regulation of unemployment compensation, and the regulation of employee benefits (ERISA).”

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Professor Lipman Writes on Economic Injustice

Professor Lipman has authored an article, “We the People Must Pull America Back from the Abyss of Economic Injustice,” which was published by Human Rights Magazine – the magazine of the Section of Civil Rights and Social Justice of the American Bar Association. In the article Professor Lipman discusses the existing tool that can be used to address economic inequality – the U.S. tax and spending system. She advocates for specific tax changes and also for funding for the IRS: “We must fund the IRS to enforce existing tax laws and collect the billions of dollars that go uncollected every year from those who are more than capable of paying their fair share.”

Professor Garcia Writes on Immigrant Workers and the Pandemic

Professor Ruben Garcia authored an article on the challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic has presented for immigrant workers. In his article, “The Human Right to Workplace Safety in a Pandemic,” Professor Garcia argues that human rights instruments that protect health and safety in the workplace should be extended to all workers, including immigrant workers. The article was published by the Washington University Journal of Law & Policy.

Professor Beazley Authors a Book on Persuasive Legal Writing

Professor Mary Beth Beazley and Professor Monte Smith (Ohio State) co-authored the book “Briefs and Beyond: Persuasive Legal Writing,” which was published earlier this year by Wolters Kluwer in the Aspen Coursebook Series. According to the publisher’s website, “This book hits the sweet spot between books that focus only on briefs and books that try to do too much. Expertly written and constructed by Mary Beth Beazley and Monte Smith, Briefs and Beyond: Persuasive Legal Writing gives law professors options to supplement a persuasive writing course with complaints, demand letters, and other persuasive documents while not overwhelming their students.”

Congratulations to Professor Beazley and her co-author!

Professor Main Moderates a Panel on Discovery Costs

Professor Thomas Main served as a moderator on a panel at the GW Discovery Proportionality Benefit-Burden Model Bench-Bar Conference, which was organized by The George Washington University Law School on March 25–26, 2021. Professor Main moderated a panel entitled “Deep Dive into New Framework: Projecting Discovery Cost for Each Identified Custodian by Data Source.” Among the conference speakers were 12 federal judges and 23 prominent practitioners; approximately 100 complex litigation practitioners and discovery experts attended the event. 

Professor Sternlight Makes Dispute Resolution Presentations

Professor Jean Sternlight recently spoke on dispute resolution at two events, the recordings of which are now available online. On March 11, 2021, Professor Sternlight spoke at a book launch for a new book, “Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles”; the book launch was hosted by the Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law’s Center on Negotiation and Mediation. Professor Sternlight discussed her foundational article in the book, “Panacea or Corporate Tool?: Debunking the Supreme Court’s Preference for Binding Arbitration.” The presentation is available here. On March 12, 2021, Professor Sternlight spoke at a Quinnipiac-Yale Dispute Resolution Workshop, “Justice in a Brave New World?” The presentation is available on Yale Law School’s Vimeo channel.

Professor Lipman Published on Humanizing the Tax System

Professor Francine Lipman’s article, “Humanizing the Tax System: What National Taxpayer Advocate Nina E. Olson Did for America’s Kids and Their Families,” was published in the Pittsburgh Tax Review. In the article, Professor Lipman describes the exceptional advocacy put forth by Nina Olson, who led the Taxpayer Advocate Service, which resulted in the reshaping of the Earned Income Tax Credit. Professor Lipman describes “how empowering taxpayer rights has helped to lift millions of children and their families out of poverty.”

Professor McGinley Writes on the Masculinities Theory’s Effect on Feminism & Law

Professor Ann McGinley has authored a chapter entitled “Masculinities Theory as Impetus for Change in Feminism and Law.” The chapter will be published later this year in The Oxford Handbook of Feminism and Law in the United States – a volume edited by Deborah L. Brake, Martha Chamallas, and Verna L. Williams. The chapter is now available on SSRN.

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