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Roundup: CUA Law in the News
February 2010


Professor Karla Simon’s paper, "Two Steps Forward One Step Back - Developments in the Regulation of Civil Society Organizations in China", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Asian Law. As of mid-February, it has been downloaded 35 times. View the abstract.

Professor Simon has accepted an invitation to address a “Leading Developments in Chinese Law Conference,” held at UCLA School of Law on March 5, 2010. She was also an invited speaker at “Half a Century of Asian Law: A Celebration of Prof. Jerome Cohen,” on Feb. 19, 2010. The conference marked the 80th birthday of the noted NYU Law School professor.


Professor Cara Drinan was interviewed by the New York Times on Feb. 19 about lawsuits that challenge indigent defense providers. She has previously published on the topic.


Professor Caprice Roberts will be a panelist at the UNLV Spring Contracts Conference, held Feb. 26 and 27, 2010.  Her panel will address “Morality and Contract Law.” Professor Roberts’ presentation, “Opportunistic Breach of Contract, Restitutionary Disgorgement, Efficient Breach, and Promise Keeping,” will explore a new rule proposed in the forthcoming Restatement (Third) of Restitution seeks to deter conscious wrongdoers from retaining profits from “opportunistic” breaches of contract. 

Professor Victor Williams is becoming a semi-regular contributor to the The Huffington Post, one of the most widely read online daily news sites in the country. The web site has published several of his columns that are critical of the Senate’s slow confirmation process for high-level presidential nominations. Professor Williams most recent essay urges the increased use of presidential recess appointments as a solution to the number of nominations bogged down in the confirmation pipeline.