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Daniel F. Attridge

Dean Daniel F. Attridge

Professional Activities

Teaching Trial Practice, fall semester, (2014).

Selected by his peers for inclusion in the 20th Edition of The Best Lawyers in America for his work in the practice areas of commercial, antitrust, intellectual property and patent litigation, (2013).

Graduation ceremony speaker: The American Law Certificate Program, Cracow, Poland, (2013).
 

Media 

Quoted in PreLaw magazine, "The One Year Legal Education Option," (fall 2014).

April – Quoted in Washington Lawyer about the CUA Law/Ehrlich Clemency Project, along with Professors Cara Drinan and Sandy Ogilvy, (2013).

March - Profiled: in The Catholic Review for its story “New CUA Law dean draws on 30 years of litigation experience, heart for service.” (2013)
 
January – Spotlighted: The Chronicle of Higher Education for its article “Deans Come from Less-Traditional Backgrounds.” (2013).

  

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Professor Marshall Breger

Professional Activities

Workshop panelist: "Working Across Faith Boundaries in the US for Holy Land Peace," Telos Conference 2013,  Washington, D.C., (2013).

Organizer - "Religious Liberty in Iraqi Kurdistan, a Feb. 2 offering from the law school’s Middle East Religious Dialogue Program.The joint lecture was given by His Excellency Rabban Al-Qas (left), the Chaldean Bishop of Amadiyah and Zakho in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, (2012).

Introductory speaker - “Muslim and Jewish Perspectives on the Interpretation of Foundational Religious Texts,” an Oct. 30 panel discussion in New York City that was co-sponsored by the Center for Interreligious Understanding, Catholic University’s Interdisciplinary Program in Law and Education, and the Muslim Chaplains’ Association, (2011).

Panelist - the Faith and Freedom Conference and Strategy Briefing, held on June 3 and 4 in Washington, D.C.  Breger discussed “Defeating Terrorism and Jihad” with Frank Gaffney, Center for Security Policy, David French, American Center for Law & Justice, and Erick Stakelbeck, correspondent, CBN News, (2011).

Organizer: “The 10th Conference on European Union, Portuguese, and American Law: Developments in Energy Law,” a two-day conference at the  Columbus School of Law on April 7 and 8, (2011).

Panelist - “Religion in American Politics and Society: A Model for Other Countries?” March 1st. The discussion was sponsored by the Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs and addressed whether the American approach to religion, society, and the state is worthy of emulation in other countries, (2011).

Speaker - at the Conservative Political Action Conference of the American Conservative Union on “The Importance of Faith and Religious Liberty in the US and Abroad,” on Feb. 11. The panel was sponsored by Muslims for America, (2011).


Publications

Book chapters: “What Is a Religious Law School? Some Observations” in The Role of a Religious University (Yaacov Iram et al. eds., 2013) ; and “Jerusalem’s Holy Sites in Israeli Law” in Between Cultural Diversity and Common Heritage. (2014)

A Republican’s Case for Peace,” published online in the May-June issue of Moment Magazine. Breger’s opinion essay was also referenced by MJ Rosenberg in Foreign Policy Matters. (2013).

Editor - Borderline Views: The myth of heritage sites," a book about the role of holy places in Israel and Palestinian territories. The volume was referenced in a March 1 article in the online edition of the Jerusalem Post. (2012).


Recent Media 

 

Quoted - by the Catholic News Service for a report that examined the impact of the visit by Pope Francis to Israel, Jordan, and the West Bank in late May. (Aug. 2014).
 
Blog post, "A Muslim Leader Reflects On The Holocaust After Visiting Auschwitz," Huffpost Jan 27, 2014.

Co-author - “Muslims reflect on the Holocaust,” the Washington Post, June 4, 2013.


Co-author: Three op-eds that warned of rising intolerance against American Muslims. The essays were titled “All American Muslim' Celebrates All American Values,” “From Many, One Nation: The Case of 'All American Muslim,” and “What ‘All American Muslim’ has to be thankful for.” The media commentaries were published by a variety of outlets, including the Huffingtonpost.com, Tikkun.org, and patheos.com, and illumemagazine.com. (2013).

Op-ed - “Why the U.N. Vote Doesn’t Matter,” in Moment magazine.  Breger discusses the Palestinian Authority’s recent decision to seek United Nations recognition, (2011).

Contributor - “The True Costs of the Fiscal Crunch” as an opinion essay in the May/June issue of Moment magazine. The publication offers independent journalism from a Jewish perspective, (2011).

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Professor Roger Colinvaux

Professional Activities/Presentations

Contributing Editor - the Nonprofit Law Professor's Blog, (Summer 2014).

Appointed director - Catholic University's Law and Public Policy Program, (August 2014).

Panelist - “Tax Reform and the Legislative Process,”Association of American Law Schools annual meeting (Jan. 5, 2014, New York).

Speaker - “Politics Aside Please: Implications of IRS Scrutiny for 501(c)(3) and (c)(4) Entities,” American Health Lawyers Association, (Oct. 20, 2013).
Speaker - “Can We Set Bright Lines on Political Activity: c(4)s and Beyond?
Urban Institute and Tax Policy Center, (Oct. 3, 2013).

Speaker - The White House, Office of Social Innovation and Civic Participation, Roundtable on Accelerating Access to Capital for the Nonprofit Sector (June 14, 2013).
 
Congressional testimony - before the House Ways and Means Committee as lawmakers considered substantial changes to the nearly 100 year-old system of deductions for charitable contributions. (Feb. 14, 2013).
 
Expert Witness – Dec. 11, D.C. Superior Court, in a court case involving a landlord-tenant dispute pitting The Shakespeare Theatre Company against its landlord over a proposed 700 percent rent hike, (2012).

Presenter: “Charitable Contributions of Property: A Broken System Reimagined” on Oct. 26 at a conference sponsored by the National Center on Philanthropy and the Law at the NYU School of Law, (2012).
 

Panelist - Feb. 18, "Perspectives on Tax Reform: Charitable Contributions and the Nonprofit Sector," sponsored by the Tax Section of the American Bar Association in San Diego, (2012).

Appointed - To Board of Advisors, Tax Policy and Charities, which is a project of the Urban Institute and the Tax Policy Center with funding from the Gates Foundation, (2011).

Cited - "Citizens United and the Political Speech of Charities", was listed in early 2011 on SSRN's Top Ten download list for topics including political institutions, constitutions, political communication and political behavior. As of mid-January, it had been downloaded 73 times. The paper made two additional top ten lists: Political Institutions: Constitutions eJournal Top Ten and Political Behavior eJournals Top Ten and currently has 125 downloads, (2011).
 

Publications

Political Activity Limits and Tax Exemption: A Gordian's Knot - SSRN (2014). 

"Charitable Contributions of Property: A Broken System Reimagined," 50 HARV. J. ON LEGIS. 263 (2013).
 
"Conservation Easements: Design Flaws, Enforcement Challenges, and Reform," 2013 UTAH L. REV. 755 (2013).
 
"Rationale and Changing the Charitable Deduction," 138 TAX NOTES 1453 (2013).

 

Co-author: “Evaluating the Charitable Deduction and Proposed Reforms,” published online by the Urban Institute. (June 13, 2012.)

“Charity in the 21st Century: Trending Toward Decay,” Florida Tax Review, Vol. 11, No. 1, (2011).


Recent Media

Quoted - “IRS Cracks Down on Conservation Breaks Tied to Land Owned by Richest American,” Bloomberg BNA, Daily Tax Report, (Nov. 5, 2013).

Quoted -"Taxpayers funding huge federal land grabs that may harm environment," The Washington Examiner (May 15, 2013).

Quoted  - Forbes.com for “Secret Sauce,” an article about Manoj Bhargava, the creator of the highly lucrative 5-Hour Energy drink. (Feb.27, 2012).

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Professor Robert Destro

Professional Activities

Pro Bono Advocate – for Anthony List v. Driehaus, a free speech case from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit that was heard by the United States Supreme Court, (April, 2014).

Panelist: The Future of Religious Minorities in the Middle East, The Wilson Center, (June, 2013).

Organizer and moderator: “Kurdish Genocide: Remembering Halabja for the Sake of the Future Panel Discussion,” (March, 2013).

Panelist: “Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty,” Sept.13. Professor Destro joined fellow leading Catholic scholars at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs to discuss “The Clash of Fundamentalisms.” (2012).
 

Facilitator: Of an address to the law school community on "Religious Liberty in Iraqi Kurdistan," as part of the law school’s Middle East Religious Dialogue Program.The joint lecture was given by His Excellency Rabban Al-Qas (left), the Chaldean Bishop of Amadiyah and Zakho in the Kurdistan region of Iraq, and Minister Falah Mustafa Bakir, who has led the Kurdistan Regional Government’s foreign relations effort since 2006. (Bef. 2012).

Panelist -  “New Conscience Regulations from the Department of Health & Human Services: Do they Strike the Right Balance between Conscience and the Medical Profession?” a symposium on April 14, 2011, that was sponsored by the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberties Practice Group at Georgetown University Law Center. (2011).

With the assistance of several Catholic University law students, Professor Destro filed an amicus brief in the case Arizona Christian Schools Tuition Organization v. Winn, which was decided on April 4, 2011, by the U.S. Supreme Court. The 5-4 ruling tossed out a lawsuit challenging Arizona's tax breaks for voluntary donations to private school scholarship programs that benefit children enrolled in religiously-affiliated schools. (2011).


Publications

“You Have the Right to Remain Silent”: Does the U.S. Constitution Require Public Affirmation of Same-Sex Marriage, 27 BYU J. PUB. L. 397 (2013).

"Learning Neurology the Hard Way: The Terri Schiavo Case and the Ethics of Effective Representation," published in Mississippi Law Journal of the University of Mississippi. (2009).
 
 

Media

Quoted by Catholic News Service for its story In Defense of Christians, (Sept. 10, 2014).

Quoted: by Associated Press about Obama's strategy to combat ISIL. (Sept. 9, 2014).
 
Quoted: by the National Catholic Register for Regulating Abortion Facilities, (Sept. 4, 2014)
 
Quoted: by the National Catholic Register for Hospital-Admitting Requirements for Abortion Facilities, (Aug. 11, 2014).
 
Quoted: by Religion News Service for Satanists Challenge Hobby Lobby Ruling, (July 31, 2014).
 
Op-ed: Victory for Religious Liberty, America Magazine, July 1, 2014. Commentary on the Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores Supreme Court case.
 
Quoted in the National Catholic Reporter on July 14 for its story “Hobby Lobby supporters: Case was about owners' individual rights” (2014).

Interviewed on NPR's Diane Rehm Show, April 28, regarding the fight for legal rights for animals. (2014).


Guest - Dec. 4 edition of National Public Radio’s Diane Rehm Show,
discussing the legal action brought by the ACLU against the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. (2013).

Quoted: “Arizona Small Businesses Fret After Immigration Ruling,” Wall St. Journal, June 26. (2012).

Quoted: Our Sunday Visitor, the national Catholic weekly newspaper, for its story about arguments before the U.S. Supreme Court over the constitutionality of the Patient Affordable Care Act, March 29. (2012).

Quoted - Catholic Online on Feb. 11 for “The Obama HHS 'Compromise' Switches the Tiger for the Lion,” an article that examined reaction to the administration’s HHS insurance mandates. (2012).

 

Professor Cara Drinan

Professional Activities

Organizer and moderator: National Press Club announcement of “The CUA Law/Ehrlich Partnership on Clemency," (Feb.20, 2013)

Presenter: "Gideon at 50: Reassessing the Right to Counsel," sponsored by Washington and Lee University School of Law. Professor Drinan presented her paper, “Getting Real about Gideon: The Next Fifty Years of Enforcing the Right to Counsel.” (Nov. 2012).

Presenter - "Clemency in a Time of Crisis," as a participant in the 2012 Georgia State Law Review Symposium on "The Criminal Justice System in a Time of Economic Meltdown: Crisis or Opportunity for Reform?"  (Jan. 2012).

Panelist - “Access to Justice: Paths to Achieve Indigent Defense Reform,” Sept. 8, 2010. Held at American University’s Washington College of Law, the discussion addressed ways to achieve indigent defense reform to ensure that all criminal defendants receive their constitutional rights to effective representation, (2010).

Issue Brief, “A Legislative Approach to Indigent Defense Reform,” was distributed in July by The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy to its print and web readers, (2010).


Publications

“Misconstruing Graham & Miller” in the Washington University Law Review, (2014).

"Getting Real About Gideon: The Next Fifty Years of Enforcing the Right to Counsel," 70 WASH. & LEE L. REV. 1309 (2013).
 
"Where Pardons Are Concerned, Second Best May Not Be So Bad After All: A Response to Chad Flanders," 65 FLA. L. REV. FORUM 29 (2013).

Essay - "Advice for New Law Teachers: Be Your Authentic Self" for the newsletter from Women in Legal Education. (2010).
 

 

Media

Quoted: Mandatory Life Sentences for Juveniles, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, June 10, 2014.

Quoted: View of Death Penalty, National Catholic Register, May 6, 2014. 

Guest: Young Offenders, C-SPAN, Jan. 30, 2014, talking about whether young criminal offenders convicted of murder and other serious crimes should be spared mandatory life sentences.

 

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Professor Sarah Duggin

Professional Activities

Recognized – by inclusion in the 2013 Capital Pro Bono Honor Roll. The annual list honors area attorneys who contribute 50 hours per year or more to serving the legal needs of people living in poverty. 

Panelist - at the Henry Kaufman Forum on Religious Traditions and Business Behavior, Robert. H. Smith School of Business, University of Maryland, College Park, MD, (Oct. 31, 2013).
 

Convocation Speaker - Class of 2016 Convocation, an annual Catholic University event that formally receives first-year students into the academic community and invites them to join in the shared pursuit of truth, (Sept., 2012).


Media
 

Quoted: Eligibility of Ted Cruz to Run for U.S. President, Tampa Bay (Fla.) Times, (Sept. 23, 2013).
 
Quoted by Politifact.com on Sen. Ted Cruz's citizenship eligibility to run for president, (2013). 

 

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Professor Susanna Fischer

Professional Activities

Professor Susanna Fischer presented "A Fair Use Massacre? Automated Filtering Systems, Copyright Infringement, and the Future of YouTube," at a symposium that explored explore the changing world of copyright law in the digital age. Organized by the University of Virginia School of Law, the symposium was titled "Copyright at a Crossroads: How the Digital Age is Changing the Game." It featured presenters from academia, private practice and groups such as the Future of Music Coalition and examined the rapid emergence of technologies such as peer-to-peer music sharing and streaming online video, (2009).

Publications

“Threatening the Founding Ideal of a Republic of Letters: An Assessment of the Supreme Court’s Copyright Decisions Over the First Decade of the Twenty-First Century,” 5 Akron Intellectual Property Law Journal 205 (2011).

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Professor Clifford S. Fishman

Professional Activities

Moderated Assessing Accuracy: The Reliability of Eyewitness Identifications in Criminal Cases,” the 2012 symposium sponsored by the Catholic University Law Review on Feb. 10 and hosted by K&L Gates, LLP, (2012).

Delivered the James Otis Lecture at the National Center for Justice and the Rule of Law at the University of Mississippi. The prestigious lecture series offers a forum to leading scholars to comment on search and seizure and other criminal procedure topics, (2010).

Publications

Article: “Searching Cell Phones After Arrest: Exceptions to the Warrant and Probable Cause Requirements” in the Rutgers Law Review (2014).


Media

Quoted – in SFGate.com on Sept. 27 for its article, “Sharing economy means putting your trust in complete strangers.” (2014).

Quoted: by the Washington Post for a three-part exposé on police use/abuse of the Equitable Sharing Program, (Sept. 6, 2014). 

Quoted: Police Searches of Cell Phones, ABA Journal, March 25, 2014, about two Supreme Court cases involving whether the police may search the contents of a cellphone seized incident to the lawful arrest of a criminal suspect.
 
Interviewed: the Drew Mariani Show radio program about the Justice Department initiative to release some drug offenders whose sentences are widely viewed as excessive.(2014).

Interviewed: the Medill News Service on Jan. 25 about the Supreme Court's decision that a search warrant is required in order to use GPS technology to track suspects. (2012)

 


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Professor George E. Garvey

Professional Activities

2013

Contributor - To a Vatican-sponsored conference on “The debt crisis, financial reform and the common good” held in Rome Sept. 27-28. Garvey’s paper, “International Consultation on the Debt Crisis, Financial Reform and the Common Good” discussed some of the factors that have worked in concert since 2007 to widen the world-wide economic gap between rich and poor. 



Professor Donna Gregg

Professional Activities

Hosted –  Visiting international students who spent the week of June 16  attending “The Rule of Law and Best Practices for Telecomm Regulators,” at the Columbus School of Law. The sessions are held under the auspices of the United States Telecommunications Training Institute (USTTI) and provide training for communications professionals, regulators, and entrepreneurs from the developing world. (2014).

Presenter - Telecommunication Industry Association’s 2013 Annual Strategy Conference, held at the Gaylord National in Washington, DC, (Oct. 2013).
 
Honored  - Among FCC Women Leaders by the Minority Media and Telecommunications Council. Gregg served as Chief of the FCC Media Bureau in 2005-06, (2013).


Spoke on "The Future of Public Media" at the University of Missouri School of Law in Columbia, MO, (2012).

Appointed co-chair of the Communications Law Committee of the ABA Section on Administrative Law, (2012).

Appointments: Co-Chair of the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice Committee on Communications; director of Catholic University's Institute for Communications Law Studies effective August 1, 2010. She is the third director in the 25-year history of the Institute, one of the nation's most highly respected programs for training leading communications law attorneys, (2011).

Delivered the keynote address to a gathering of international telecom officials on June 14, 2010. Gregg's remarks, “The Regulatory System That Governs U.S. Telecommunications,” helped to decipher the multi-pronged American approach to the telecommunication industry for visiting telecom executives and government officials from Pakistan, (2010).

 

Publications

The FCC’s Barrier Study: Back to the Future of Media and Media Ownership?”  Perspectives from FSF Scholars, Vol. 7, No. 20 (Aug. 10, 2012).

“The Future of Media Report: When Future Success Requires Abandoning Past Regulatory Failures,” Perspectives from FSF Scholars, Vol. 6, No. 18 (Aug. 5, 2011).

 

Media

Editorial - “What Unsuccessful Rules Have in Common,” MultiChannel News, (May 13, 2013).

Professor Gregg was quoted in Communications Daily for an article about the FCC's risky legal strategy of adopting net neutrality rules without reclassifying broadband as a telecom service, (2010).

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Professor Catherine Klein

Professional Activities  

Professor Klein was a keynote speaker at the 10th International Conference of Clinical Legal Education, held in Durham, England, July 10 to 13. The conference was sponsored by the University of Northumbria in cooperation with the Clinical Legal Education Organization (CLEO). Klein co-presented “Teaching Students to Minimize Vicarious Trauma and Manage Stress Effectively: An International Perspective,” (2012). 

Participant - The 2nd Doha Forum on Combatting Human Trafficking co-sponsored by the Qatar Foundation and the Arab League, in Doha, Qatar, on Jan. 16-17, (2012). 

Participant - An international forum, “Comparative Case Studies in Divorce Law: An International Roundtable Workshop,” Sept. 17-18, 2011, Istanbul, Turkey. She discussed the development of divorce law and practice and examine the treatment of religious practices in the United States, (2011).

Speaker - The 6th Global Alliance (GAJE) Worldwide Conference and the 9th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference (IJCLE) jointly sponsored by the University of Valencia on July 11-15, 2011. 43 countries were represented among the almost 300 conference attendees, (2011).

Co-presenter “The Importance of Relationships in Clinical Supervision and Lawyering,” (2011).

“The New Law School: Reexamining Goals, Organization, and Methods for a Changing World,” a book co-edited by Professor Wortham and published by Jagiellonian University Press, was distributed to all conference attendees, (2011).

Professor Klein organized a concurrent session: “Understanding Content and Context: The Importance of Relationships in Clinical Legal Education and Supervision,” on June 15 at the AALS Clinical Conference in Seattle, (2011).

Workshop leader, the University of Alexandria, Egypt. Klein conducted orientation sessions for law students selected to participate in the newly developed clinical program on the protection of women and children, (2011). 
 

Publications

Co-author: “Autonomy-Mastery-Purpose: Structuring Clinical Courses to Enhance These Educational Goals” in the International Journal of Clinical Legal Education; and “Teaching Social Justice Lawyering: Systematically Including Community Legal Education in Clinical Legal Education” in the Clinical Law Review. (2014).

“Teaching Social Justice Lawyering: Systematically Including Community Legal Education in Clinical Legal Education,” 18 Clinical L. Rev. 401 (2012). Her co-authors include CUA faculty member Lisa Martin.

Professor Megan La Belle

Professional Activities

Presenter - "Patent Law as Public Law," at the 2012 Works-in-Progress Intellectual Property Colloquium, University of Houston Law Center, (2012).

Presenter - "Patent Law as Public Law" at the University of Maryland School of Law as part of its "Fortnightly IP" program, (2012).

Participant - In a panel on "Pedagogical Challenges and Choices in Civil Procedure" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting, (July 29- Aug. 4, 2012).

Co-organizer and co-moderator, along with Professor Elizabeth Winston, of “The Ethical Ramifications of Therasense,” a symposium sponsored by Catholic University’s law school as the first installment of its 2010-2011 series at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C.  The Sept. 27 program explored the consequences of expected changes to the “inequitable conduct” doctrine, under which courts refuse to enforce otherwise valid patents based on findings that the patent owner engaged in inappropriate conduct during the patent application process. (2010).
 

Publications

“Against Settlement of (Some) Patent Cases” in the Vanderbilt Law Review. (2014)

“Big Banks and Business Method Patents” in the University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law, (with Professor Heidi M. Schooner, 2014).

"Reverse "Patent Declaratory Judgment Actions: A Proposed Solution to Medtronic; University of Pennsylvania Law Review Online (2013).

 

Media

Quoted - The fall 2014 edition of the Washington Post’s Guide to Graduate Education, for “Master of Legal Studies offers options for non-lawyer legal professionals.”  La Belle is co-director of the Master of Legal Studies program at the Columbus School of Law.

Commentary -  “Standing to Sue in the Myriad Genetics Case,” for PATENTLY-O, the nation’s leading blog on patent law, on Dec. 12. (2011).


Interviewed - NPR's Marketplace about a major patent case lost by Microsoft before the Supreme Court. (June, 2011).

Interviewed -  by Intellirights a web site that focuses on intellectual property, about the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Bilski v. Kappos regarding patentable subject matter. (July, 2011).

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Professor Mary G. Leary

Professional Activities

Lectures on Child Sex Trafficking and Youth Uses of Media and Their Implications for Law Enforcement at National Cybercrime Conference. (2014).

Advisory member – For the Child Sex Trafficking Toolkit for Law Enforcement Initiative sponsored by the International Association of Chiefs of Police. (2013).

Panelist: "The Role of Technology in Human Trafficking" at Microsoft's Research Faculty Summit on July 17. Leary is the recipient of an grant from the Microsoft Digital Crimes Unit that will help to fund a new study by the same title. (2013).

Panelist – Oct. 24, 2012, at the 25th International Conference of the International Society for the Reform of Criminal Law. The theme was Crime and Criminal Justice:  Exploring the International, Transnational and Local Perspectives. Professor Leary’s panel specifically addressed “Emerging Crimes and Ongoing Challenges.”

Speaker: “Cyber-Crime—The Expanding Use of Digital Evidence in Criminal Cases,” at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools 2012 Annual Conference, Amelia Island, FL,  July 29 – August 4. The panel discussed the increasing use of digital evidence in all criminal cases. (2012).
 

Professor Leary was named a blogger for Mirror of Justice Blog, (2012).

Presenter, "Brown v. California and the Court's Two Children," Lumen Christi Conference. (2012).

Panel speaker -  “Cyber Crime - the Expanding Use of Digital Evidence in all Criminal Cases,” presented at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools program in Florida, (2012).

Attendee - “Building Bridges of Freedom: Public-Private Partnerships to End Modern Day Slavery,” in Rome, Italy on May 18, 2011. The day-long conference brought together leaders from the business world, academia and religious leaders from various faiths in Rome, as well as politicians who are promoting legislation and awareness to combat buying and selling of human beings for profit. (2011).

Speaker - The Domestic and Sexual Violence Conference sponsored by the Missouri Office of Prosecution Services. Leary discussed “System Responses to Sexting: Techniques in Achieving Teen Safety & Offender Accountability.” (May, 2011).

Organizer and moderator - “Child Trafficking: America’s Role in the Problem and Solution,” held at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C., (April 7, 2011).

Panelist - “Porn Predators and the Law: America’s Children in the Internet Era,” a discussion sponsored by Syracuse University College of Law, (April 9, 2011).


Publications

“Fighting Fire with Fire: Technology and Child Sex Trafficking” in the Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy, (2014).

"Katz on a Hot Tin Roof: Saving the Fourth Amendment from Commercial Conditioning by Reviving Voluntariness in Disclosures to Third Parties," 50 AM. CRIM. L. REV. 341 (2013).

“Reasonable Expectation of Privacy for Youth in a Digital Age- What if Savana Redding Had a Cell Phone?” Mississippi Law Journal, Vol. 80, No. 3 (2011).

"New Frontier in Debate Over Child Pornography Sentencing? Judicial Challenges to Mandatory Minimum Sentences," Sex Offender Law Report, Vol. 13, No. 1 (2011).


Media

Quoted - by the web site Vox for “Leaked Photos, Child Pornography?” on whether those that view leaked photos of underage celebrities are guilty of looking at child pornography. (Sept. 5, 2014)
 
Quoted - Legislation Targeting Sex Crimes, New York Times, about Congressional legislated targeting a variety of sex crimes. (April 22, 2014).
 
Microsoft Corporate Citizenship Blog: "Harnessing the Power of Technology to Fight Human Trafficking," (2014).


Op-ed in National Law Journal, "Sex Trafficking Court Holds Hope for the Oft-Blamed," (2013).

Interviewed on National Public Radio's Diane Rehm Show about the child abuse charges leveled against the former Penn State football coach, Jerry Sandusky. (2011).

Profiled in CUA Magazine, “Legal Scholar Confronts Child Pornography.”        


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Professor Lisa Lerman

Professional Activities

Participant – In a trip designed to explore the role of lawyers and judges during the Third Reich. As a faculty member for Fellowships at Auschwitz for the Study of Professional Ethics, Lerman joined fourteen law students from around the US and Europe to explore the lessons for contemporary lawyers and jurists from the history of the Nazi death camps. (Summer 2013). 

Presenter: “Small Group Discussion in Professional Responsibility Classes: A Protocol for Inclusion of Marginalized Students” at the “International Legal Ethics Conference V: Merging Worlds, Emerging Discourses,” held July 12-14 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. More than 200 legal academics, practitioners, regulators, and judges from 19 countries attended the conference, which was organized by the University of Calgary. (2012)

Panelist: “View from the Outside,” the South Carolina Department of Justice’s Professional Responsibility Officer Conference held in Columbia. (Feb. 25, 2011).

Attendee: as a new member of the AALS Committee on Bar Admission and Lawyer Performance at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools in San Francisco. (Jan. 5 to 8, 2011).

Speaker: “Externships 5: Externships in Changing Times,” a conference run by the University of Miami School of Law.  Lerman discussed grading issues in remarks titled “Grading versus Pass/fail in Externships: Pedagogical Implications.” (March 4-6, 2010).

Web cast discussant: “Ethical Quandaries for Public Lawyers: Conflicts, Trial Publicity, Organization as a Client and More,” sponsored by the ABA Center for Continuing Legal Education. The 90-minute webcast focused on the unique ethical issues confronted by public lawyers including such issues as special conflicts of interest for former and current government officers and employees, trial publicity, confidentiality of information, fairness to opposing party and counsel, and more. (Feb. 25, 2010).


Publications

Co-author: “Disclosure, Scholarly Ethics, and the Future of Law Reviews: A Few Preliminary Thoughts” in the Washington Law Review. Lerman also co-authored the concise edition of her book, Ethical Problems in the Practice of Law. (2014).
 

Media

Quoted - in New York Law Journal about DLA Piper client billing practices, (April 2013). 

 

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Professor David Lipton

Professional Activities

Organizer and moderator: multiple professional lectures through the Securities Law Program and the Securities Law Students Association. Among them was a Jan. 30 discussion by Peter J. Melley, assistant director of FINRA’s Criminal Prosecution Assistance Group, who described what role his office plays in identifying and prosecuting securities fraud. (2012).

Moderator: Video cast for the SEC Historical Society titled "The Silver Screen and the SEC." He is a member of the Board of Advisors to the organization. (Nov. 1, 2011).

Moderator: “Creating Liquidity for Shareholders of Private Companies: The New Definition of Publicly Traded Securities,” in the New York City offices of the law firm Dewey & LeBoeuf, which supported and hosted the program. (Oct. 18, 2011).

Organizer and moderator: “A Symposium to Enhance Diversity of Legal Employment within the Securities and Financial Services Industry,” offered to all D.C. - area law students as an opportunity to learn from experts about what it takes to plan a successful career in securities law.  (March 10, 2010).


Media

Interviewed: PBS Nightly Business Report, May 30, about the potential liability for Facebook and its underwriters as a result of the recent public offering of its stock, a move widely viewed as a bungled debacle on Wall Street. (May 30, 2012).

Professor Lipton was quoted in Bloomberg News online on Aug. 3, 2011 for its story “Wall Street Bankers Face Bond Disclosure Rules to Protect States, Cities.” (Aug. 3, 2011).

Professor David Lipton was quoted in “Finra's Disciplinary Cases Rose 13% in '10, Study Says,” a news article on the Wall St. Journal’s Marketwatch.com site. (Feb. 28, 2011).

Professor Lipton was quoted in a Bloomberg News story on Aug. 19 which discussed the Securities and Exchange Commission’s fraud case against New Jersey. Lipton said the state may be buffered from private lawsuits in the SEC’s wake, because investors would have trouble showing they lost money because of the state’s actions. “I think it would be a very hard case to prove,” he said. (Aug. 19, 2010).

 

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Professor Rett Ludwikowski

Professional Activities 

Professor Ludwikowski’s Comparative and International Law Institute marked its 25th anniversary with a discussion on recent developments in international trade held at the Embassy of the Republic of Poland on March 24, 2011. The occasion was also in celebration of two related dates:  the 20th anniversary of the International Business and Trade Summer Law Program in Cracow; and the 10th annual trade panel discussion, which began in 2001. (2011).

Host: International career panel and networking reception at the Embassy of Poland. Four panelists discussed what it like is to live and practice law overseas, work for a multinational corporation and focus on international legal issues, (March 5, 2010).

Speaker: “Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall,” a program organized by the Comparative and International Law Institute (CILI) in conjunction with the International Foundation for Electoral Systems. Ludwikowski is the director of CILI and fled his native Poland in the 1980s to escape communist oppression. (Nov. 17, 2010). 

Publications

Co-author: "Presidential Elections in the United States from a Comparative Perspective" in Krakow's International Studies, 2008, pp. 19-54. The second edition of his book, "International Trade" was published by C.H. Beck Publishing House (Warsaw) in March 2009.

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Professor Suzette Malveaux

Professional Activities

 

Panelist - Tenth Annual Wiley A. Branton/Howard Law Journal Symposium at Howard University School of Law, Cosponsored by the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, (Oct. 24, 2013).
 
Panel presenter – “Supreme Court Roundup: What the Court’s Latest Opinions Mean for the World of Class Actions,” CLE International’s 9th Annual Class Action Conference, Washington, DC, (Oct. 2013).
   


Panelist: “Miller’s Courts: Media, Rules, Policy, and the Future of Access to Justice,” sponsored by the Oregon Law Review. The symposium was held to honor the lifelong work of Professor Arthur Miller, whose 50 year career as a legal educator has made him one of the best known experts on civil procedure and copyright law in the nation. (April 13, 2012).

Keynote speaker: at the 22nd DePaul Law Review Symposium, Chicago. Her remarks were titled "The Power and Promise of Procedure: Examining the Class Action Landscape after Wal-Mart v. Dukes. 

Panelist:  “How Legal Rules Shape Access to Justice,” held as part of the 19th Annual Ira C. Rothgerber Conference in Denver, CO. The theme of the conference was Toward the Constitutional Right of Access to Justice: Implications and Implementation. (Nov. 4, 2011).

Founder’s Lecturer: For the Thirty-Third Annual Ollie May Cooper Award Ceremony and Thirty-First Annual Founders’ Lecture Series, sponsored by the Washington Bar Association. The award recipient was the Hon. Melvin R. Wright, associate judge of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. (Oct. 27, 2011).

Panelist: Malveaux offered her analysis of some of the major cases argued before the United States Supreme Court during its most recently concluded term at the “2010-2011 Supreme Court Review,” sponsored by The American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, (June 30, 2011).

Speaker: “Crisis in the Legal Profession,” held at the Claude W. Pettit College of Law of Ohio Northern University. Her remarks were titled “Procedure in the Pursuit of Justice.” (March 30, 2011).

Panelist: “Equal Justice for All: Are Pro-Corporate Decisions Hurting Everyday Americans?” hosted by Alliance for Justice at the National Press Club.  The event was part of AFJ’s campaign to raise awareness about what it considers the disproportionate influence exerted by corporations on the judicial system. (March 4, 2011).

Delivered keynote address to an audience of 600 high school students, administrators and teachers at the Academy of the Holy Cross to celebrate Black history month and diversity. Holy Cross is an all-girls Catholic high school located in Kensington, Md. (Feb. 2011).

 

Media

Quoted extensively in Washington Lawyer for its article, "Wal-Mart v Dukes: The Implications." (Sept. 2011).

Profiled for her civil rights work in an articleon the web site of the American Association of University Women. (Aug. 2011).

Quoted in New Orleans City Business for “Don’t sound death knell for class actions just yet.” She discussed the implications of recent Supreme Court decisions regarding class action lawsuits.(July 27, 2011).

Professor Malveaux was quoted in the Washington Post for its “Supreme Court case could affect waitresses’ effort to gain class action status.” She was quoted about a lawsuit filed by Hooters restaurant waitresses that challenges their requirement to take an employment dispute to arbitration instead of the courts. (Nov. 8, 2010).

Quoted in BLT: The Blog of Legal Times for a story,"The Changing World of Civil Procedure Post Twombly, Iqbal," which examined the impact of two landmark Supreme Court rulings that changed the standards civil lawsuits must meet to proceed. (June 18, 2010).

 

Publications

“The Power of Promise of Procedure: Examining the Class Action Landscape After Wal-Mart v. Dukes” in the DePaul Law Review, (2014).

"The Jury (or More Accurately the Judge) Is Still Out for Civil Rights and Employment Cases Post-Iqbal," 57 N.Y.L. SCH. L. REV. 719 (2012-2013).

 

"Class Actions at the Crossroads: An Answer to Wal-Mart v. Dukes," 5 Harvard L. & Policy Rev. (June 2011).

Cited cited by NYU Professor Arthur Miller in his article on the federal pleading standard. Malveaux’s scholarship regarding pre-dismissal discovery was cited in   “Conley to Twombly to Iqbal: A Double Play on the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” 60 Duke L.Rev. 1, 109 n. 422 (Oct. 2010).

Cited in an opinion by Judge Richard A. Posner for her article: “Front Loading and Heavy Lifting; How Pre-Dismissal Discovery Can Address the Detrimental Effect of Iqbal on Civil Rights Cases,” 14 Lewis & Clark L. Rev. 65 (2010). 

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Professor Veryl Miles

Professional Activities

Featured speaker - At the Religiously Affiliated Law Schools 2014 conference: "Religious Identity in a Time of Challenge for Law Schools," held Sept. 18-19, 2014 at the University of St. Thomas School of Law in Minneapolis, MN. 

Panel discussant - for a touring delegation of faculty members from The University of Jordan who came to learn more about America’s style of legal education. The discussion was conducted at the offices of the American Bar Association. (Nov. 2013). 

Participant - Roundtable panel discussion on careers in legal education, sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools Women in Legal Education Section, Washington, D.C. (Oct. 19-20, 2013).

Participant - as a member of the ABA Standards Review Committee,  Atlanta, GA. (Oct. 12-13, 2013).


Appointed: To serve a two-year term as a member of the Standards Review Committee of the American Bar Association’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar. The committee is charged with the responsibility of reviewing proposed changes in or additions to the ABA Standards and Rules of Procedure for the Approval of Law Schools. 

 
 
 

 
 

Research Ordinary Professor Michael Noone

Professional Activities

Commentator, roundtable discussion of an ABA publication, “The Law of Counterterrorism.” The event was cosponsored by the ABA Section of Administrative law and Regulatory Practice and the Defense Education Forum of the Retired Officers Association. (June 4, 2012).

Presenter, "We need to talk about HAL: killer bots and their legal regime," at the 7th Annual Patuxent Defense Forum, St. Mary's College, Md. (April 25, 2012).

Panel chair, "Performance Enhancement Drugs, Ethics, and Military Law," at CUA Law. The event was cosponsored by the U.S. Branch of the International Society for Military Law and the Law of War and by CUA Law's Military and National Security Law Students Association. (April 26, 2012).

Attendee: the Global Intelligence Forum in Dungarvan, Ireland. The forum was sponsored by Mercyhurst College's Intitute for Intelligence Studies. (July 11-14, 2010).

Participant: Duke University Law School conference, "Security Challenges to the Obama Administration After One Year in Office,"  sponsored by the Center on Law, Ethics, and National Security. Noone was one of three panelists discussing alternative fora for trying terrorists.
 

Publications

Author of "Criminal Justice Lessons to be Learned in International Military Interventions: a Common Law Perspective," Criminal Law between War and Peace, (Cuenca: Ediciones de la Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha (2009), Ed. Stefano Manacorda and Adam Nieto. Pp. 207-211.

"In The Security Sector Legislation of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal," Hari Phuyal and Marlene Urscheler, eds. (Brambauer Publishers, Hungary, 2009).

Commentaries on the Armed Police Force Act and Regulation" (pp. 39-44); the Arms and Ammunition Act and Regulation (45-46); the Explosive Substance Act (47-50); the Act of Some Public Offences and Penalties (51-58); the Prison Act and Regulations (59-60).

Book Review. Maha.bharata Book 6, Bishma, Volume 1 Translated by Alex Cherniak, New York City: Clay Sanskrit Library/New York University Press, 2008. 74 Journal of Military History (Oct. 2010) pp. 1256-1258.

Book Review: "The Law of Armed Conflict: International Humanitarian Law in  War." Gary Solis, New York, Cambridge University Press (July 2010) in the Journal of Military History, Vol. 74, No. 3, pp. 996-997.


Media

Interviewed - by military.com for its article, “Hagel Urges Critics to Wait to Judge Bergdahl,” (June 4, 2014). 

Quoted - “Chance Petraeus Could Face Military Charges” Military.com, (Nov. 26, 2012).

Interviewed - Associated Press, about the religious makeup of the United States Armed Forces. (March 30, 2011).

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Rev. Raymond C. O'Brien

Professional Activities

Honored  - by Catholic University as part of its celebration of “The Year for Priests,” designated by Pope Benedict XVI to coincide with the 150th anniversary of the death of St. John Vianney.  Rev.O’Brien “starred” in an online slideshow on the university's Web site about his life, upbringing, and career as a professor and priest. (2010).

Administrator -  of the annually awarded Charles and Louise O'Brien Scholarship, named in honor of his grandparents. The fund provides an annual $10,000 scholarship award to an admitted first year student who successfully describes how he or she seeks to integrate his or her religious perspective with his or her eventual practice of law.  

Publications

Co-author: "Cases and Materials on Domestic Relations" (7th ed.);  "Foundations of Elder Law," accepted for publication by Foundation Press, and "The Sexual Exploitation of Children," accepted for publication by the Carolina Press, due out in the fall of 2014. 


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Professor Sandy Ogilvy

Professional Activities

Recipient - of the AALS Section on Pro Bono and Public Service Father Robert Drinan Award. The Association of American Law Schools (AALS) created the annual award to recognize those who have advanced the ethic of pro bono service through personal service, program design or management. (2013).

Presenter -  “History and Current Trends in Clinical Legal Education” at the Workshop for New Law School Clinical Teachers, held in Washington, D.C. (June, 2012).

Organizer - of a visit by approximately 20 Haitian high school students to the law school as part of a three-week journey to the United States designed to broaden their understanding of U.S. culture, society, and system of justice. Their trip was coordinated by the Columbus School of Law’s CUA-Haiti Initiatives program, which is currently working with a sister law school in Haiti to create and train a new generation of lawyers and citizens willing to stay and work in Haiti. (Aug. 2011).

Speaker - for “How Law Firms Collaborate with Law Schools on International Pro Bono Service,” presented by ABA Section of International Law International Pro Bono Committee, (March 23, 2011).

 

Publications

“Externship Demographics Across Two Decades with Lessons for Future Surveys” in the Clinical Law Review, (2014).

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Professor Antonio Perez

Professional Activities

Panelist: “Syria Crisis Teach-In,” Sept. 18, at The Catholic University of America. (Sept. 2013).

Panelist: 32d Annual Meeting of the Association of Reporters of Judicial Decisions; on a panel titled “Reading Syllabuses/Headnotes: What Readers Want,” (Aug. 1, 2013).   

Coach -  a coach of seven-member Catholic University Vis Moot Court team, which competed against hundreds of other law school teams from around the world in Vienna, Austria. The annual William C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot has grown into one of the world’s largest, attracting law school teams from 50 nations. (2010).

Presenter - to the U.S. State Department's Advisory Committee on Private International Law on developments in the OAS Specialized Conference on Private International Law. The talk was given in his capacity as the U.S. member of the Inter-American Juridical Committee of the Organization of American States. (Oct. 2010).
 

Publications

Lincoln’s Legacy for American International Law, 28 Emory International Law Review 167 (2014).

 

Media

Interviewed on radio program, "Trending Today," about the Boston Marathon bombing attack in April. (2013).

Quoted - online Houston Chronicle for an article about a House bill that would impose diplomatic penalties on countries that refuse to repatriate their diplomatic personnel convicted of serious crimes in the U.S. (June 23, 2011).

 

 

 

 

Professor Kenneth Pennington

Professional Activities

Faculty luncheon speaker – traced history of “Stand Your Ground” legal doctrine that formed the defense of George Zimmerman in his trial for the killing of Florida teenager Trayvon Martin with a handgun. (March, 2014).

Lecture - “Popular Sovereignty in Political Thought, 1100 to 1650,”  before the political science faculty of the University of Toronto. (2014).


Presentation, “Moderamen inculpatae tutelae: The Jurisprudence of a Justifiable Defense,” at Notre Dame University (2014).

Lecture - Nov. 15 lecture at Villanova Law School on “John T. Noonan’s Contributions to Legal History,” (2013).

Participant - In a roundtable at the Alexander von Humboldt Stiftung’s Annual Meeting on June 3, discussing “International Scholarly Cooperation,” in Berlin, Germany, (2013).

Awarded - An Alexander von Humboldt fellowship of $16,000 for three months during the summer of 2013 to do research on Roman law manuscripts in Germany. The grant permits him to continue work on his book"The Beginnings of the Ius commune:  Legal Education and the Role of Jurists in Medieval Society," (2012).

Lecture - “The Law's Violence against Medieval and Early Modern Jews”; Syracuse University, Sept. 28; offered again at the International School for the Iu,  Erice, Sicily, (2012).

Appointed: to a five-year term beginning in Jan., 2012, as a corresponding member of the Pontificio Comitato di Scienze Storiche by Rev. President Bernard Ardura, O.Praem.  The Comitato was established by Pope Pius XII in 1954 for “the purpose of representing the Holy See at various international institutions.”

Speaker: at UCLA Law School on "Medieval and Early Modern Jurists' Definitions of Torture and its Use in the Courts," (2012).

Presenter: three lectures at Harvard University and Harvard Law School on “Reading the Ius Commune: The Secrets of Roman and Canon Law Manuscripts," (2012).

Grantee: $20,000 from the Ames Foundation of the Harvard Law School to update his Web site, “Medieval and Early Modern Jurists.”   The site is hosted at CUA and at amesfoundation.law.harvard.edu/, (2011).

Lecture: at Columbia University in New York City to the Society of Fellows in the Humanities on “The Evidence of Torture.”  The lecture was part of a semester long program on the topic of evidence, (April 2011).

Recipient: first annual "Excellence in Teaching" Award from the American Catholic Historical Association. The award honors a college or university professor who has taught beyond the expected requirements of their position and through their influence and skill, promoted Catholic studies from one generation of scholars to another. (2010).

Lecture: “The Roots of Democracy in Canon Law” at Catholic University as part of its Constitution Week lecture series and the Dialogue on Demand lecture series for undergraduates. (Sept. 2010).

Lecture: in Erice, Italy at the Centre Ettore Majorana, he discussed “The Principle of Due Process, the Women of Naples, and Statutes contra the Norms of the Ius commune.” A week later he attended a meeting of the board of scholarly advisors of the Pope John XXIII Foundation for Religious Studies in Bologna. (Oct. 2010).

Lecture, “The Statute of Pisa, Authenticae, and Roman Jurists in the Early Twelfth Century: The Context is Everything” was delivered in early March in Leuven, Belgium, at an EU conference for Ph.D. candidates at European universities. (2010).
 

Publications

"The Biography of Gratian: The Father of Canon Law," Villanova Law Review 59 (2014) 679-706, (2014).

“Moderamen inculpatae tutelae: The Jurisprudence of a Justifiable Defense,” Rivista internazionale di diritto comune 24 (2013) 27-55. (2014).

“Concilium lateranense III 1179,”  (with Atria A. Larson), Conciliorum oecumenicorum generaliumque decreta, 2: The Oecumenical Councils of the Roman Catholic Church, ed. Alberto Melloni et alii.  Corpus Christianorum.  Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 2013) 115-147. (2014).
 
“Concilium lugdunense I 1245,” (with Atria A. Larson),  Conciliorum oecumenicorum generaliumque decreta, 2: The Oecumenical Councils of the Roman Catholic Church, ed.Alberto Melloni et alii.  Corpus Christianorum.  Turnhout: Brepols Publishers, 205-245. (2014).
 
A Polish translation of Professor Pennington’s book, “The Prince and the Law, 1200-1600: Sovereignty and Rights in the Western Legal Tradition,” was published by the University of Warsaw Press. (2013).
 
"Roman Law at the Papal Curia in the Early Twelfth Century," Canon Law, Religion, and Politics: Liber Amicorum Robert Somerville, edited by Uta-Renate Blumenthal, Anders Winroth, and Peter Landau (Washington, DC: The Catholic University Press of America, 2012) 233-252. (2013).
 

“Women on the Rack:  Torture and Gender in the Ius commune,” Recto ordine procedit magister: Liber amicorum E.C. Coppens, edited by Jan Hallebeek . Louis Berkvens, Jan Hallenbeek, Georges Martyn, and Paul Nève (Iuris Scripta Historica 28; Brussels: Royal Flemish Academy of Arts and Sciences, 1212) 243-257. (2013).

"The History of Byzantine and Eastern Canon Law to 1500."  Wilfried Hartmann and Kenneth Pennington, Editors. History of Medieval Canon Law,  Vol. 4  (Washington, DC:  The Catholic University Press of America, 2012). (2012).

"Law as Profession and Practice in Medieval Europe," Essays in honor of James A. Brundage (2011). Edited by Kenneth Pennington, and Melodie Harris Eichbauer. (2012).

Essay: "Rights," Oxford Handbook of the History of Political Philosophy, ed.  George Klosko (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2011) 530-543. (2012).

Book: “The History of Canon Law in the Classical Period, 1140-1234: From Gratian to the Decretals of Pope Gregory IX” (History of Medieval Canon Law; Washington, D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press, 2008; an essay, "The Practical Use of Roman Law in the Early Twelfth-Century," Handlung und Wissenschaft: Die Epistemologie der Praktischen Wissenschaften im 12. und 13. Jahrhundert, ed. Matthias Lutz-Bachmann and Alexander Fidora (Wissenskultur und Gesellschaftlicher Wandel 29; Berlin: Akademie Verlag 2008) 11-31; and an article, "Lex naturalis and Ius naturale," The Jurist 68 (2008) 569-591.  (2012).

Professor Pennington is the author of “Torture and Fear: Enemies of Justice,@ Rivista internazionale di diritto comune 19 (2008) 203-242 (Dec. 2009); and “Roman Law, 12th Century Law and Legislation,” Von der Ordunug zur Norm: Statuten in Mittelalter und Früher Neuzeit. Edited by Gisela Drossbach (Paderborn-München-Wien-Zürich: Ferdinand Schöningh, 2010) 17-38. (2012).

Media

Interviewed - by the Canadian Broadcasting Corp. on the Cardinals’ choice of the next pope. (Feb. 2013).

Quoted – by the New York Times for “When a Pope Reties, Is He Still Infallible?” (Feb. 17, 2013).
 
Quoted - in Bloomberg Businessweek on precedent set by papal resignation. (Feb. 11, 2013). 

 

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Professor Mark Rienzi

Professional Activities

Advocate - Argued McCullen v. Coakley before the United States Supreme Court on January 15th. The case asked the high court to find unconstitutional a seven year-old Massachusetts law that requires anti-abortion counselors to stay at least 35 feet away from the front doors of abortion clinics in the state. The case was decided unanimously in favor of Rienzi's client, Eleanor McCullen. (2014).

Honored - with award from the Pro Life Legal Defense Fund in Boston for pro bono litigation work. (April 11, 2014).

Advocate - on behalf of a Montgomery County, Md., pregnancy center on Dec. 6 before the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Richmond, Va. Rienzi continued his representation of Centro Tepeyac, which provides pregnancy counseling information to expectant mothers in Montgomery County but does not offer abortion or birth control services. (2012).

Debate: With an ACLU attorney on Nov. 28 at the University of Baltimore School of Law. Professor Rienzi debated the constitutionality of the HHS mandate that forces employers to cover contraception in their health plans, regardless of religious objection. (2012).

Panelist: “Catholic Perspectives on Religious Liberty,” Sept.13. Professor Rienzi joined fellow leading Catholic scholars at Georgetown University's Berkley Center for Religion, Peace, and World Affairs to discuss “Religious Freedom and Chick-Fil-A Conflicts." (2012).

Lecture: "The Constitutional Right not to Kill: Conscience Rights and the HHS Mandate" at Harvard Law School during the second week in March. (2012).

Delivered "Religious Liberty, Free Speech, and the Fight for Life," the Twentieth Annual Mirror of Justice Lecture, (Feb. 29, 2012).

Published: "The Constitutional Right to Refuse: Roe, Casey, and the Fourteenth Amendment Rights of Healthcare Providers," 87 Notre Dame L Review, Issue 1. (2012).

Panelist:  for “Supreme Court Preview: What Is in Store for October Term 2011?” at Washington, D.C’s National Press Club. The event was sponsored by the Federalist Society and moderated by Jan Crawford, chief legal correspondent for CBS News. (2011).

Analyst: Joined Supreme Court litigators Michael Carvin of Jones Day and Neal Katyal of Hogan Lovells on Oct. 18 to discuss the Supreme Court’s new term for an audience of Congressional staffers. Renzi discussed three First Amendment cases. (2011).

Panelist: at the U.S. Capitol on Oct. 19 to religious freedom issues in the healthcare field, sponsored by the Becket Fund for Religious Liberty. He discussed the recent HHS regulations requiring most employers to purchase insurance for contraception, sterilizations, and arguably some abortions. (2011).

Lecture: Delivered Catholic University's Constitution Day Address, Sept. 21 at the Pryzbyla Center. (2011).

Panelist: “New Conscience Regulations from the Department of Health & Human Services: Do they Strike the Right Balance between Conscience and the Medical Profession?” a symposium on April 14 that was sponsored by the Federalist Society’s Religious Liberties Practice Group at Georgetown University Law Center. (2011).

Rienzi successfully litigated a case from Illinois that protected a pharmacist’s right to refuse to dispense emergency contraception such as the “morning after pill” if it conflicts with their religious beliefs.  In April, A Sangamon County Circuit Court judge struck down a 6-year-old state rule that required Illinois pharmacies to dispense emergency contraception. (2011).

 

Publications

“Neutral No More: Secondary Effects Analysis and the Quiet Demise of the Content-Neutrality Test” in the Fordham Law Review (2014)

“God and the Profits: Is There Religious Liberty for Money-Makers?” in the
George Mason University Law Journal, (2014).

 

"Unequal Treatment of Religious Exercises Under RFRA: Explaining the Outliers in the HHS Mandate Cases," 99 VA. L. REV. ONLINE 10 (2013).

 

 

Recent Media

Profiled -in a National Catholic Register story about his recent Supreme Court victories. (July 24, 2014).

 

Interviewed on Fox News to discuss threat the HHS mandate poses to the Little Sisters of the Poor, (Sept. 27, 2013).

Author: online column in the Publicdiscourse.com, "God and the Profits: Religious Liberty for Money-Makers." (March 19, 2013).

Interviewed – Dec. 19 in National Review Online about D.C. Circuit Court Ruling on Religious Freedom. (2012).

Quoted: First Circuit weighs “Citizens United-based challenge to abortion protest restriction,” The National Law Journal, (Nov. 7, 2012).
 

Quoted: “Lawsuits against HHS mandate rage on nationwide,” Our Sunday Visitor, (Nov. 9, 2012).

Quoted: “Owned Business Files Federal Lawsuit Over Morning-After Mandate,” ABC News, (Sept. 12, 2012).

Op-ed: “ObamaCare Constitution Fight not over yet,” published online by USA Today, (July 6, 2012).

Author, June 4 op-ed in National Review Online, "The Church Pushes Back." (2012).

Quoted: “Federal appeals court hears Maryland abortion center free speech case,” Associated Press, (March 23, 2012).

Interviewed: by a variety of media outlets on the contraception and abortion drug insurance coverage mandates of the Administration’s health care law. Press coverage included Fox 5-TV, Xinhua News Agency, the Diane Rehm Show, WJLA-TV, Politico, the National Review online, Christian Broadcasting Network, the Laura Ingraham Show, the National Catholic Register and the National Journal. Rienzi was also quoted by Reuters about FCC indecency standards, and was the author of an op-ed in the National Catholic Register on the Hosanna Tabor case. (2012).


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Professor Heidi Schooner

Professional Activities

Panelist, Law, Finance, and Accountability After Financial Reform, American University Law School (April 8, 2011)

Commenter, The Inaugural Junior Faculty Business and Financial Law Workshop, George Washington University Law School (April 2, 2011)

Presenter, “United Kingdom and United States Responses to the Financial Crisis,” The European Union 20 Years After Maastricht – Transatlantic Perspectives, Tulane University Law School (March 25, 2011)

Speaker, U.S. Financial System and the Global Economy, International Visitor Leadership Program, U.S. Department of State (March 15, 2011)

Respondent, 2011 Student Scholar Series, Columbus School of Law, The Catholic University of America (Feb. 17, 2011)

Moderator, AALS Annual Meeting, Section on Financial Institutions and Consumer Financial Services, Section Breakfast Panel, San Francisco (Jan. 7, 2011)
 

Publications

Coauthor – “Big Banks and Business Method Patents,” 16 U. Pa. J. Bus. L. 431 (2014).  

“U.S. Bank Resolution Reform: Then and Again,” in Cross Border Insolvency, Oxford (Rosa Lastra, ed.) (2011). 

 

Recent Media

Professor Schooner was quoted in American Banker on Jan. 11, 2011 for an article, “FDIC Battles Failed-Bank Execs Who Take Files.”


Associate Dean and Professor Marin Scordato

Professional Activities/Scholarship Citations

Appointed - Among nine legal educators selected to serve on the BARBRI Legal Education Advisory Board. The board is charged with helping the company analyze legal education trends and to identify potential solutions for industry challenges. (2013).

Reviewer -  For the peer-reviewed publication, “The Journal of Philosophy, Science and Law,” sponsored by the University of Miami and Georgia Tech. (2011).

Cited: "Federal Preemption of State Court Claims," 25 U.C. Davis Law Review 1 (2001), was cited by the Circuit Court of Missouri, Twenty-Second Judicial Circuit, in its Order in the case of City of St. Louis v. American Tobacco Co., 2010 WL 5685856 (2010). Also cited by
Boris I. Bittker and Brannon P. Denning in their book, "Bittker on the Regulation of Interstate and Foreign Commerce," (Aspen, 2011) (Chapter 5, Federalization of Local Activities; Section 5.06, Federal Preemption: Introduction); and by Andrew R. Simank in "Deliberately Defrauding Investors: The Scope of Liability," 42 St. Mary’s Law Journal 253 (2010).

Cited: His 2008 article, "Understanding the Absence of a Duty to Reasonably Rescue in American Tort Law," 82 Tulane Law Review 1447 (2008), was cited by Marshall S. Shapo, the Frederic P. Vose Professor of Law at Northwestern University School of Law, in "An Essay on Torts: States of Argument," 38 Pepperdine Law Review 579 (2011).

Cited: "Evidentiary Surrogacy and Risk Allocation: Understanding Imputed Knowledge and Notice in Modern Agency Law," 10 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 129 (2004), was cited by Vincenzo Iuppa in "When Efficiency Arguments Fail: The Counter-Intuitive Effects of Amended Rule 78.07(C)" 76 Missouri Law Review 213 (2011).

Cited: "The Dualist Model of Legal Teaching and Scholarship," 40 American University Law Review 367 (1990) has been cited by Michael P. O’Connor in Perish the Thought of Publication?: Scholarship’s Critical Role in Effective Teaching, 3 Phoenix Law Review 417 (2010).

Cited: “The International Legal Environment for Serious Political Reporting Has Fundamentally Changed: Understanding the Revolutionary New Era of English Defamation Law,” 40 Connecticut Law Review 165 (2007), was cited in Daniel C. Taylor, “Libel Tourism: Protecting Authors and Preserving Comity,” 99 Georgetown Law Journal 189 (2010).

Cited: “Free Speech Rationales after September 11th: The First Amendment in Post-World Trade Center America,” 13 Stanford Law & Policy Review 185 (2002), was cited by Shawn Marie Boyne in "Free Speech, Terrorism, and European Security: Defining and Defending the Political Community," 30 Pace Law Review 417 (2010); cited in Lindsay A. Hitz, “Protecting Blogging: The Need for an Actual Disruption Standard in Pickering,” 67 Washington & Lee Law Review 1151 (2010).

Cited: “Federal Preemption of State Tort Claims,” 35 U.C. Davis Law Review 1 (2001), cited in Barbara Kritchevsky, “Tort Law is State Law: Why Courts Should Distinguish State and Federal Law in Negligence-Per-Se Litigation,” 60 American University Law Review 71 (2010).

Cited: “Distinction without a Difference: A Reappraisal of the Doctrine of Prior Restraint,” 68 North Carolina Law Review 1 (1989).

Cited: “Evidentiary Surrogacy and Risk Allocation: Understanding Imputed Knowledge and Notice in Modern Agency Law,” 10 Fordham Journal of Corporate & Financial Law 129 (2004)

Cited:  in Brief for Defendants-Respondents to the Court of Appeals of New York in the case of Kirschner v. Beckenham Trading Company, Inc.

Cited:  “Reflections on the Nature of Legal Scholarship in the Post-Realist Era,” 48 Santa Clara Law Review 353 (2008)

Cited in Michael P. O’Connor, “Perish the Thought of Publication?: Scholarship’s Critical Role in Effective Teaching,” 3 Phoenix Law Review 417 (2010)

Cited: "The Dualist Model of Legal Teaching and Scholarship," 40 American University Law Review 367 (1990), was cited by Brent E. Newton in "Preaching What They Don’t Practice: Why Law Faculties’ Preoccupation with Impractical Scholarship and Devaluation of Practical Competencies Obstruct Reform in the Legal Academy," 62 South Carolina Law Review 105 (2010).
 

Publications

Published:  a review of Brian Tamanaha's "Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging" (Princeton Univ. Press 2011) in 46 University of Richmond Law Review 659 (2012).

“A Bold Challenge to the Conventional Narrative on Formalism and Realism,” an essay review of Brian Tamanaha’s Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide (Princeton Univ. Press), 46 University of Richmond Law Review. (2011).

“Innocent Threats, Concealed Consent and the Necessary Presence of Strict Liability in Traditional Fault-Based Tort Law,” 37 Pepperdine Law Review, (2010).

Top Ten SSRN Downloads

Book review: Brian Tamanaha’s “Beyond the Formalist-Realist Divide: The Role of Politics in Judging,”  46 University of Richmond Law Review 659 (2012)m, 89 times as of March 30, 2012. The book review has thus far made the Top 10 downloads for the following SSRN electronic journals: Political Theory, Political Philosophy, Continental Philosophy, Metaphysics, Critical Theory, Democratic Theory, Realism & Anti-Realism, Structure of Government & Political Theory, Law, Legal Reasoning & Legal Systems, Appellate Review, Law & Society: Civil Procedure, Courts, and Judges.

Paper: "Post-Realist Blues: Formalism, Instrumentalism and the Hybrid Nature of Common Law Jurisprudence," 90 times as of Dec. 30, 2010.

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Professor Lucia Silecchia

Professional Activities

 

 
Moderator - Panel discussion, "Pope Francis: The First Year" at Fordham Law School on October 14th. The event was the inaugural program in the series will focus on Pope Francis’s first year as leader of the Catholics in the world. (2014).

Lecture - "The Future of Catholic Higher Education: Changes and Challenges" at the parish of Our Lady of Lourdes in Bethesda Md., on Sept. 9. (2014).

 

Speaker – “The When and the Where of Love: The Complexity of Subsidiarity as a Framework for Law” Pepperdine University, Annual Nootbar Conference Malibu, California (Feb. 8, 2014).
 
Panelist – “Toward a Comprehensive Internationalization at CUA”
The Catholic University of America Washington, DC (Nov. 18, 2013).

Speaker – “Environmental Protection of Oceans in the Twenty-First Century” University of Lisbon Conference on the 30th Anniversary of UNCLOSLisbon, Portugal (Dec.10, 2012).

Discussant - “Climate Change and the Church in the Southeast: Exploring Moral and Theological Resources and Principles.”, a Nov. 29 discussion  co-sponsored by Duke Divinity School, The Kenan Institute for Ethics, and the Duke Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions. (2012).

Speaker - “The Place of Religion in the Law School, the University and the Practice of Law,” hosted by Touro Law School. (May 2 -4, 2012).

Moderator and Speaker - “International Human Rights and Environmental Law: Connecting Contemporary Principles and Catholic Social Teaching,” offered for Marquette University’s faculties in law and theology. The previous day, she delivered the Marquette University Simmons Lecture, “More Will be Expected: Catholic Social Thought and International Environmental Stewardship.”  Her remarks explored how principles of Catholic social thought are reflected in international environmental law. (2011).

Discussant - “What Faith Has to Do with Intellectual Life,” held on Jan. 18, 2011 at the Edward J. Pryzbyla University Center. Six CUA faculty members spoke about what faith means for them as teachers, researchers and scholars, and how they are able to bring it to bear in the environment of a Catholic university. (2011).

 

Publications

“The Convention on the Rights of Persons With Disabilities: Reflection on Four Flaws that Tarnish its Promise,”
30 J. CONTEMP. HEALTH L. & POL’Y 96 (2014) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
On “Unease” and “Idealism:” Reflections on Pope Benedict XVI’s “Educating Young People in Justice and Peace”
and Its Message for Law Teachers,” 27 NOTRE DAME J. L. ETHICS, & PUB. POL’Y 101 (2013) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
“Pope John Paul II’s Evangelium Vitae and the “Horizon of the Good,” 1 J. CHRISTIAN L. THOUGHT 17 (2011) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
“Reflections on the Right to Environmental Health as a Condition for Development,”
2 COMPARATIVE LAW PORTUGESE-AMERICAN PERSPECTIVES 301-344 (2010) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).
 
“Integrating Catholic Social Thought in Elder Law and Estate Planning Courses: Reflections on Law, Age, and Ethics,” 7 VILLANOVA J. OF CATHOLIC SOCIAL THOUGHT 353-405 (2010) (available at http://ssrn.com/author=625430).

 

Media

Quoted: by U.S. Catholic magazine about estate planning, (Aug. 2014).

Interviewed by EWTN about new leadership at the Vatican Bank. (At 15:32) 2014.    

Guest: Environmental Ethics, EWTN News Nightly for an Earth Day discussion, (April 23, 2014).

Op-ed: "Peter Stuyvesant vs. the Quakers: How A Revolt in Dutch New York Planted the Seeds for the Right to Religious Free Expression," The Wall Street Journal, (Jan. 10, 2014).
 
"Opening Doors to Life," National Review Online, (Dec. 4, 2014). (available at http:www.nationalreview.com/corner/365394/opening-doors-life-lucia-silecchia#!).
 
"Law and Life: The Dignity of Life and the Teaching of Law," 1 Pro Vita, VD 3, 7-9 (Jan. 2013).

 

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Professor George Smith

Professional Activities

Visiting Scholar: in June-July  at the Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology and Bioethics at Harvard Law School where he researched the issue of dignity as a human right in health-care decision making. He also presented a lecture at The University of Oxford, England, law faculty on March l2, discussing "Dignity in Dying: Ubiquitous, Capacious, or Normative." (2014).

Visiting Scholar: the University of Hawaii Center for Elder Law and Bioethics. He was also appointmented a Visiting Fellow at The Lauterpacht Center on International Law at Cambridge University, as well as a Visiting Scholar at The Hesburgh Center for Civil andHuman Rights at Notre Dame. (2013).


First visiting fellow: Indiana University’s new Center for Law, Ethics, and Applied Research in Health Information. (July, 2011).

Seminar leader: “The Law and Palliative Care at the End of Life” at Indiana University in Indianapolis. The event was sponsored by the university’s Department of Philosophy. He also delivered a lecture, “Bioethics and Human Rights: Toward a New Constitutionalism,” before an audience of legal scholars and others at the Sydney Law School, University of Sydney, Australia. His hour-long talk, honoring the late Professor George G. Winterton of the University of Sydney, examined the ongoing battle for universal recognition and enforcement of human rights, including the right to health, health care and health protection. (2010).

Appointment: the Parsons Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Sydney Law School, Australia. H also served as visiting professor of law at the University of Melbourne, Australia. In June, Smith was a visiting fellow at the Institute for Law and Ethics in Medicine at the University of Glasgow, Scotland. He also spent time as a visiting fellow at Wolfson College Cambridge, where he completed the research and writing of his 15th book manuscript, “Bioethical Intersections Along the Mortal Coil.” (2010).

Publications

Book: "Palliative Care and End-of-Life Decisions," with Palgrave-Macmillian, (2014).

Articles: “Gently into the Good Night: Toward a Compassionate Response to End-Stage Illness” in the Temple University Journal of Political and Civil Rights (2014).

“Applying Bioethics in the 21st Century: Principlism or Situationism? in the Journal of Contemporary Health Law and Policy, (2014).

Cura Personalis: A Healthcare Delivery Quandary at The End of Life,” 7 St. Louis University Journal of Health Law and Policy 311 (2014).

“Re-negotiating a Theory of Social Contract for Universal Health Care in America or, Securing the Regulatory State?” (with Richard P. Galenna, '13) in 63 Catholic University Law Review 1 (2014).

Book chapter, “Global Health Law: Aspirational, Paradoxical, or Oxymoronic?” published in in Law and Global Health: Current Legal Issues (Vol. 16, Oxford University Press).

"Law and Bioethics: Intersections Along the Mortal Coil," (Routledge, 2012).
 

“Refractory Pain, Existential Suffering and Palliative Care,” 20 Cornell Journal of Law and Policy (2011).

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Professor William Wagner

Professional Activities

Organizer and moderator: “The Nature of Judicial Authority: A Reflection on Philip Hamburger's Law and Judicial Duty,” held at the law school on April 8 and 9. The symposium gathered leading scholars in the areas of the history of law and politics, constitutional law and jurisprudence to take up the ideas posed by Hamburger’s book, “Law and Judicial Duty.” The discussion was presented by CUA’s Center for Law, Philosophy and Culture. (2010)

Organizer: of a workshop at the Canon Law Society of America's annual meeting in Kansas City on Oct. 11 to 12. The subjects covered were "Due Process and the Right of Defense" and "Statutes of Limitation/Prescription." He also designed and ran a plenary session at the University of Notre Dame's Nanovic Institute for European Studies on "Church-State Relations and Religious Liberty: Comparative Perspectives." (2008).

Paper: "Judicial Independence and Claims of Executive Branch Authority," delivered at the International Conference on International Standards of Judicial Independence: Comparative Analysis and Challenges of Implementation, held at the Jagiellonian University in Krakow. (2008).

Panelist: "Counseling Clients Who Confront Complex and Competing Obligations." Four panelists considered an attorney's ethical responsibilities to clients who are experiencing potential conflicts among their obligations. (2008).


Professor Elizabeth Winston

Professional Activities


Speaker - Venable LLP’s 2014 Intellectual Property Symposium (Sept. 10, 2014).

Appointed: to the Advisory Board for Bloomberg BNA’s Patent, Trademark, & Copyright Journal (Sept. 2014).

Appointed: Co-director of the Columbus School of Law's Masters of Legal Study degree program. (2014).

Webinar panelist - "A Whole New World at the ITC: Jurisdiction Over Electronic Transmissions," (July 31, 2014).

Appointed - Advisory Board of the American Antitrust Institute. (April 2014). 

Panelist - Wisconsin Law Review Symposium: “Safety and Sustainability in the Era of Food Systems: Reaching a More Integrated Approach,” (Oct. 31, 2013). The symposium highlighted how both policymakers and scholars have been taking a more systems-oriented approach to food regulation through the reframing of food and agricultural law into a broader food systems law.
 
Speaker - Before the International Trademark Association's Board of Directors as part of a panel titled “Academics and Intellectual Property Rights: Academics Tackle Intellectual Property's Successes, Challenges and the Future: From Theory to Practice.” (March 4, 2013).

Panelist: “Evolving the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and its Patent Law Jurisprudence,” a symposium on Feb. 25 that was sponsored by Missouri Law Review. Winston and her co-panelists specifically discussed “Structure and Jurisprudential Approach of the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,” which covered issues such as how the structure of the court impacts the development of the law. (2011).


Co-organizer:  “The Ethical Ramifications of Therasense,” a symposium sponsored by Catholic University’s law school as the first installment of its 2010-2011 series at the National Press Club in downtown Washington, D.C.  The Sept. 27 program explored the consequences of expected changes to the “inequitable conduct” doctrine, under which courts refuse to enforce otherwise valid patents based on findings that the patent owner engaged in inappropriate conduct during the patent application process. (2010).

Webinar participant: “False Marking Update: New Twists and Turns” which examined recent federal circuit court decisions on false marking that send mixed signals to both defendants and plaintiffs. The event was sponsored by the Intellectual Property Owners Association on Sept. 30. (2010).

Webinar participant: Winston spoke to an audience of more than 100 on March 17 as part of a Foley & Lardner webinar on false marking. Wrote one blogger: “Professor Elizabeth Winston has been writing about false marking issues even before the Forest Group case and continues to be the academic leader in this field." (2010). 


Media

Quoted: The Business Journal of Milwaukee for an article, “Patent lawsuits on rise as court decision increases possible awards.” (April 2, 2010).

Quoted: Inside Counsel for a story, “Marked for Trouble: Ruling Turns False Marking Statute on its Head.” The article addressed a new ruling that may require patent owners to be more vigilant about marking their products as patented. (March 1, 2010).

An article of Winston’s about false marking was also referenced in the blog Patently-O:

…Patent Reform: In her recent article, Professor Winston (Catholic U) has argued that the rules of false-marking should be shifted to place more of a burden onto the patentee to avoid false marking. Winston would ease the proof necessary for to prove "intent to deceive the public."


Publications

Professor Winston’s article, “Harmonizing Antitrust and Patent Law,” was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for Antitrust: Antitrust Law & Policy eJournal and LSN: Patent Law/Intellectual Property. The paper was downloaded 105 times. (2011).

"A Patent Misperception",16 Lewis & Clark Law Review (2012).

Professor Winston’s paper, "Clarifying the Doctrine of Inequitable Conduct", was listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for ERPN: Copyright & Trademark (Sub-Topic). As of Jan. 28, 2011, the paper has been downloaded 11 times.

Professor Winston’s article, “Clarifying the Doctrine of Inequitable Conduct,” was published by the John Marshall Review of Intellectual Property Law, 10 J. MARSHALL REV. INTELL. PROP. L. 277 (2011).

Professor Winston’s “The Flawed Nature of the False Marking Statute,” 77 Tenn. L. Rev. 111 (2009) was selected for inclusion is the 2010 edition of Intellectual Property Law Review for having “been judged one of the best law review articles related to intellectual property law published within the last year.”

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Professor Emerita Leah Wortham

Professional Activities

Presenter: Two Continuing Legal Education presentations to the Maui County Bar Association and the Big Island Bar Association, Hawaii, on Nov. 28 (left). Professor Wortham discussed “The Legal Profession in a Brave New World of Globalization, Technological Change, and Market Competition.” (2012).

Presenter: “Pioneering in Teaching Ethics” at the “International Legal Ethics Conference V: Merging Worlds, Emerging Discourses,” held July 12-14 in Banff, Alberta, Canada. More than 200 legal academics, practitioners, regulators, and judges from 19 countries attended the conference, which was organized by the University of Calgary. (2012).

Lecture: at The Allerhand Institute, Cracow, Poland, on Feb. 1. The institute consolidates the intellectual efforts of legal experts in order to address current problems of commercial transactions and business dealings, influence legal policy, and conduct studies on the future of law in a time of rapid progress in information technologies and internationalization of trade. (2012).

Speaker: the 6th Global Alliance (GAJE) Worldwide Conference and the 9th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference  sponsored by the University of Valencia, July 11-15. (2011).

Guest lecturer: “Regulation of Business: Law Firms and Professional Responsibility” as part of the Orientation to the U.S. Legal System program for foreign lawyers conducted by the International Law Institute. (Aug. 5, 2011).

Address: “Impact on Globalization and Technology on the Legal Profession”  for the certificate ceremony for the American, Austrian, French, and Ukrainian Law programs at Jagiellonian University in Krakow, Poland. (June 27, 2011).

In 2010-11, Professor Wortham completed her third year as a non-resident international scholar in the academic fellows program funded by the Open Society Institute Higher Education Support Program. The program’s objective is to strengthen academic departments in 11 disciplines including law. Thus far, Professor Wortham has worked with the American University of Central Asia in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, and next year will be the international scholar for Tbilisi State University in Georgia. In 2010-11 she also served as the coordinator for the Law Disciplinary Group and will do so again for 2011-12. This entails planning the twice-yearly training conferences for the junior academics from the eight law departments in the AFP program representing universities in Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Russia, and Ukraine.

Kenote speaker: at the 8th International Clinical Legal Education Conference held at Northumbria University in Newcastle Upon Tyne, England, (July 7-9, 2010). More than 150 educators from 21 countries attended the conference.

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