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Southwestern Reporter

August 2008

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Southwestern Welcomes New Faculty

In addition to the new faculty profiled in the May Reporter, Southwestern welcomes two additional faculty this year, Visiting Professor Joyce Sterling, who is teaching Legal Profession and Scientific Evidence at Southwestern during the Fall 2008 semester, and Professor Thomas Eilmansberger, who will teach Law of the European Union during the new Spring 2009 Mini-term.


Professor Joyce Sterling

Professor Sterling has been a member of the law faculty at the University of Denver since 1978 where her teaching areas include: History of American Law, Scientific Evidence, Legal Profession, and Law and Society Seminar. She has been a Visiting Scholar at Stanford Law School, a Visiting Professor at the University of Cincinnati Law School and a Visiting Research Fellow at the American Bar Foundation.

Professor Sterling was the Executive Officer of the Law and Society Association, the leading interdisciplinary organization of law and social science professors from the U.S., Europe, Asia and Australia. She served the Colorado Judicial Department as a member of the Advisory Council and Judicial Performance Council, was principal researcher appointed to conduct the Statewide Judicial Performance Evaluation, and was a member of the Colorado Supreme Court's Multicultural Commission.

A prolific scholar on legal education and the legal profession, she has published widely and presented papers throughout North America and Europe on such topics as the cultural foundations of tort law, lawyer careers and gender issues, careers in public interest law and comparative legal systems, among others. For the past several years, Professor Sterling has also been one of Dean Bryant Garth's fellow co-principal investigators on the "After the JD" Study, the first national, longitudinal study of lawyers' careers in the U.S. Professor Sterling earned her B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in Sociology from the University of California at Santa Barbara, the University of Hawaii and the University of Denver, respectively. She was awarded distinguished Fellowships by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Science Foundation.

 

Professor Thomas Eilmansberger

Professor Eilmansberger, head of the Department for Labour, Economies, and Euro­pean Law at the University of Salzburg, he is currently repre­senting the European Commission in proceedings before the Court of Justice on a regular basis (currently in Case T-492/04, Jungbunzlauer v. Commission) and special advisor to Commissioner Reding regarding the review of the regula­tory framework for electronic communications.

Prior to returning to the Law Faculty at the University of Salzburg in 2000, he was a Fulbright Scholar at Southwestern, and served as resident counsel for the international law firm Bruckhaus Wes­trick Heller Lober (now Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer) in Brussels. He was also a member of the Austrian Federal Procurement Review Commission, a member of the group of experts advising the German government on the reform of the GWB (German competition law), and an advisor to the Hungarian Energy Office regarding the application of EC competition and regulatory law to long-term power purchasing agreements.

Professor Eilmansberger is also the author of several books and numerous articles on European economic law, including "IP and Antitrust in the European Union," 13 Southwestern Journal of Law and Trade in the Americas 261 (2007). He earned his degrees at Gymnasium der Jesuiten, Aloisianum Linz; Studies of Law and Communications at the University of Salzburg; and the College of Europe (Bruges).

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FACULTY ACTIVITIES

PROFESSOR RONALD ARONOVSKY
  • A Preemption Paradox:  Preserving the Role of State Law in Private Cleanup Cost Disputes, 16 NEW YORK UNIVERSITY ENVIRONMENTAL LAW JOURNAL 225 (2008)
  • Re-appointed, member, Executive Committee, LACBA Environmental Law Section; named Co-Chair of the Section's Law School Outreach Subcommittee
  • Panelist, "Investigate, Remediate, Compensate: The Keys to Federal and State Cleanups," LACBA Environmental Law Section panel program, Los Angeles
  • Meeting Participant, Annual Meeting of the American Law Institute, Washington, DC
PROFESSOR PAUL BATEMAN
  • Co-Presenter, "It's All In the Wind-up, Swing, and Follow-Through: Preparing Before Class; Learning While In Class; and Holding On to the Right Material After Class," LSAC Law School Academic Assistance Workshop, University of Maryland School of Law, Baltimore, MD
PROFESSOR ALAN CALNAN
  • Strict Liability and the Liberal-Justice Theory of Torts, 38 NEW MEXICO LAW REVIEW 95 (2008)
PROFESSOR CATHERINE CARPENTER
  • Chair, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Accreditation Committee (see story)
  • Site Evaluator, Louisiana State University, Paul Hebert Law Center, Summer Abroad Program, Lyon, France
  • Participant, Accreditation Committee Meeting, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Boston, MA
  • Participant, Outcome Measures Committee, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, IL
  • Quoted, "Washington and Lee Put 3rd Year Students to Work," ABA Journal
PROFESSOR MICHAEL DORFF
  • Executive Compensation in Public Corporations in JEWISH VOICES/JEWISH CHOICES: POWER (edited by E. Dorff and L. Newman; Jewish Publication Society, 2008)
  • Visiting Professor of Law, UCLA Law School, Spring 2008
  • Presentation, "The Rational Actor Myth," Santa Clara Law School Workshop, Santa Clara, CA
  • Presentation, "The Selection of Critical Performers," UCLA School of Law Workshop, Los Angeles
  • Presentation, "The Inefficiencies in Major League Baseball's Player Market," Southwestern Law School Faculty Colloquium
PROFESSOR JAMES FISCHER
  • The Professional Obligation of Cumis Counsel Retained for the Policyholder But Not Subject to Insurer Control, TORT TRIAL & INSURANCE PRACTICE LAW JOURNAL (2007-2008)
  • Quoted, "Payout Chances Slim for Crash Victim; Liability: A Riverside Man Badly Injured in the Highway 91 Crash Lost His Pregnant Fiancee," The Press-Enterprise
PROFESSOR NORMAN GARLAND
  • CRIMINAL LAW FOR THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE PROFESSIONAL, 2nd ed. (McGraw-Hill, 2008)
  • Quoted, "Dead Boy's Words; Attorneys at Odds on Power of Voice," The Press-Enterprise
DEAN BRYANT GARTH
  • Law, Lawyers & Empire in THE CAMBRIDGE HISTORY OF LAW IN AMERICA, VOL. III (with Y. Dezalay; Cambridge University Press, 2008)
  • Appointed (with Professor A. Riley), Co-Editor, JOURNAL OF LEGAL EDUCATION for five-year term (see story)
  • Appointed, member, AALS New Deans' Workshop Committee
  • Appointed, member, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Task Force on Accreditation
PROFESSOR ANAHID GHARAKHANIAN
  • Workshop presenter, Legal Research and Writing Program for Summer Law Clerks, Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia, Washington, DC
PROFESSOR WARREN GRIMES
  • Quoted, "Google-Yahoo antitrust questions may put ad deal in limbo," MarketWatch
PROFESSOR DAVID KOHLER
  • MEDIA AND THE LAW (with L. Levine; Lexis Nexis), Beta version for selected faculty at University of Michigan Law School, Emory University journalism program, Catholic Law School, Georgetown Law School and Southwestern Law School (final publication forthcoming, Spring 2009)
  • Interviewed regarding resort owner's defamation claim against guests who criticized resort on TripAdvisor.com, NBC News
PROFESSOR JAMES KUSHNER
  • Guest Lecturer, "Comparative Urban Sprawl," "Brownfield Redevelopment," "Property Rights," Global Climate Change and Planning," "Sustainable Development," for graduating class of Masters Degree Program in Land Use Law (first program of its kind outside the U.S.), Barcelona Bar Association, El Collegio del Abogados, Barcelona, Spain
  PROFESSOR ROBERT LUTZ
  • Co-chief Editor, THE ABA SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: LEADING THE WORLD'S INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS SINCE 1878 (2008)
  • 2001-02 and the Section of International Law in INTERNATIONAL LAW NEWS (Summer 2008); republished in THE ABA SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: LEADING THE WORLD'S INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS SINCE 1878
  • A Personal Remembrance of the Last Fifteen Years (1993-2008) in THE ABA SECTION OF INTERNATIONAL LAW: LEADING THE WORLD'S INTERNATIONAL LAWYERS SINCE 1878
  • Transnational Legal Practice, 42 THE INTERNATIONAL LAWYER 833 (2008)
  • Guidance Notes on Arbitrator Conduct in the NAFTA Region, NAFTA Secretariat (http://www.nafta-sec-alena.org)
  • Re-appointed, Chair, ABA Task Force on International Trade on Legal Services (ITILS)
  • Appointed, Member, Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law
  • Appointed, ABA Section of International Law Liaison, ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar
  • Guest speaker, "Recent Arbitration Law Developments in the U.S.," Practitioner-Academic Breakfast sponsored by the Center of Arbitration of Mexico (Centro de Arbitraje de Mexico or CAM), Mexico City, Mexico
  • Speaker, "Domestic Arbitration Update: All You Really Need to Know!" ABA Annual Meeting, Section of Dispute Resolution, New York City
  • Organizer, Speaker and Host, "Leading Law Firm Roundtable on Transnational Legal Services," and Meeting Chair, ABA Task Force on International Trade in Legal Services, New York City
  • Organizer, Speaker and Host, "Korea-U.S. Forum on Transnational Legal Services," New York City
  • Co-organizer, Speaker and Co-Host, "Indo-U.S. Bar Leaders Roundtable on Legal Services," New York City
PROFESSOR ARTHUR MCEVOY
  • Quoted, "UW Law Prof Bars Laptops: He Banned Them in One of His Classes to Engage Students in Discussion," Wisconsin State Journal
PROFESSOR ROBERT PUGSLEY
  • Interviewed multiple times regarding imminent closure of Guantanamo Bay detention center and California Supreme Court decision to legalize gay marriage, ABC Radio News Network
  • Interviewed regarding U.S. Senator Ted Stevens not guilty plea and U.S. District Court's ruling denying White House officials immunity from responding to congressional subpoenas, "Dateline Washington," Radio America Network
  • Interviewed regarding 3 U.S. Supreme Court criminal justice decisions: U.S. v. Williams, U.S. v. Ressam, and U.S. v. Rodriquez, "Airtalk," KPCC Radio
  • Quoted, "Woman Accepts Lesser Charge in Death of Newborn," Los Angeles Times
PROFESSOR MYRNA RAEDER
  • On Cross Examination and Criminal Defense: An Interview with Terrence MacCarthy, CRIMINAL JUSTICE MAGAZINE (Summer 2008)
  • Panel Organizer/Facilitator, "The Role of Women in Criminal Justice," Criminal Justice Section, ABA Commission on Women in the Profession's Day of Equality, Annual ABA Meeting, New York City
  • Panelist, "ABA Policies on the Role of Eyewitness Testimony and False Confessions in Wrongful Convictions," National Bar Association Annual Meeting, Houston, TX
  • Meeting Participant, Board of Directors, Center for Children of Incarcerated Parents
  • Meeting Participant, Juvenile Standards Committee, ABA Criminal Justice Section, Washington, DC
PROFESSOR GOWRI RAMACHANDRAN
  • Antisubordination, Rights and Radicalism, 40 CONNECTICUT LAW REVIEW1045 (2008)
  • Panelist, "Law of Appearance Discrimination," Law and Society Conference, Montreal, Quebec
PROFESSOR BYRON STIER
  • Crimtorts, Class Actions and the Emerging Mass Tort Method, 17 WIDENER LAW JOURNAL 893 (Symposium Issue, 2008)
  • "Now It's Personal: Punishment and Mass Tort Litigation After Philip Morris v. Williams," 2 CHARLESTON LAW REVIEW 433 (Symposium Issue, 2008)
  • Founding Editor, Mass Tort Litigation Blog, surpassed 150,000 page views and 100,000 visits from courts, law firms, and the public; named one of "Top 100 Law and Lawyer Blogs" by Criminal Justice Degrees Guide, and one of 15 top blogs in the "Law Professors" subject category
  • Quoted, "Court tosses Vioxx Award: Houston panel rules plaintiff will get none of the $26 million," The Houston Chronicle

ADJUNCT FACULTY

PROFESSOR JEAN-PAUL JASSY
  • Profiled in Super Lawyers-Southern California Rising Stars
PROFESSOR L. JACKSON LUCKY
  • Appointed, Judge, Riverside County Superior Court

ABA - American Bar Association
AALS
- Association of American Law Schools
LACBA
- Los Angeles County Bar Association
NALP
- National Association for Law Placement

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