Faculty Scholarship and Activities reported in February 2010

Anthony R. Baldwin, professor,is scheduled to be a panelist in March at the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship conference at the University of South Carolina School of Law discussing the topic “Equality and Justice in the Obama Era.”

Theodore Blumoff, professor, is scheduled to give a talk in April at the 11th Annual Scholarship Conference of the Society for the Evolutionary Analysis of Law at William and Mary Law School. Professor Blumoff’s talk is titled “The Neuropsychology of Justifications and Excuses: Some Problematic Cases of Self-defense, Duress and Provocation.”

Sarah Gerwig-Moore, associate professor, was voted “Best Community Leader” by the 11th Hour Readers’ Choice Awards.

David Hricik, professor, was extensively quoted in the Feb. 3 edition of the ABA/BNA Lawyer’s Manual on Professional Conduct Current Reports in an article titled ”Judges Can’t be Online ‘Friends’ with Attorneys Who Appear Before Them.” In January, Hricik gave a presentation, titled “Top 10 Ethical Issues in Patent Prosecution,” at the United States Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va., at the Fifth Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute sponsored by George Mason University School of Law, the United States Patent and Trademark Office, and the University of Texas School of Law. Hricik was recently elected to the Executive Committee of the Professional Responsibility Section of the American Association of Law Schools.

Dave Oedel, professor, was a panelist in February at the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars in Washington D.C., discussing aspects of his research team’s 2009 study on independent redistricting. Other panelists included Thomas Hofeller of the Republican National Committee, Thomas Mann of the Brookings Institution, and Juliet Eilperin of the Washington Post. An archive of the webcast, and the link to Oedel’s paper, can be found here.

Karen Sneddon, associate professor, spoke in January at Stetson University College of Law as part of the Faculty Exchange Program. Sneddon’s presentation was titled “In the Name of God, Amen: Evolution of Language in Last Wills and Testaments.”

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