Faculty Scholarship and Activities reported in January 2010

Dr. Ted Blumoff, professor, has written a peer-reviewed article, titled “The Neuropsychology of Justifications and Excuses: Some Cases from Self-Defense, Duress, and Provocation,” which will be published in 50 Jurimetrics (2010). Blumoff also wrote “How (some) Criminals Are Made,” which will be published in 13 Current Legal Issues: Law and Neuroscience.

Sarah Gerwig-Moore, associate professor, has been reappointed by the Bibb County Commission to another five-year term on the Macon-Bibb County Planning and Zoning Commission and re-elected by her peers on the commission to continue serving as vice chair.

David Hricik, professor, recently wrote lengthy comments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules of Professional Conduct Committee’s proposed amendments to the Texas Disciplinary Rules. In December, Hricik taught a professional development course in Charlotte, N.C., for approximately 500 of K&L Gates’ lawyers, titled “What You Say Online May be Used Against You: Ethical Issues Raised by the Use of Technology and the Internet.” Hricik also moderated a webinar panel discussion with Tim Meigs, senior intellectual property counsel at Becton Dickinson & Co., and Joseph Condo, partner at Woodcock Washburn, on the duty of candor during patent prosecution and gave a presentation to the Federal Practice Section of the Iowa Bar Association in Des Moines, titled “How Ethical Rules Prevent Compliance with Rule 11, Iqbal, and Other Pleading Requirements.” Hricik served on a panel concerning inequitable conduct at the 20th Annual Intellectual Property Owner’s Association annual meeting in Washington, D.C. Hricik also gave a presentation on metadata at the Atlanta Bar Association’s offices in Atlanta as part of its “Law Office Technology: Power Up Your Practice” seminar and spoke at a nationally broadcasted web seminar on behalf of the American Intellectual Property Law Association concerning ethical issues in Internet communication. Hricik served as a member of the Planning Committee for the 2010 Mid-Winter Institute of the American Intellectual Property Law Association.

Linda Jellum, associate professor, served as a moderator for a roundtable discussion on Comparative Scholarship at the Association of American Law Schools’ Annual Conference in New Orleans, La., in January. Jellum was also elected chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ New Law Professors’ Section and elected to the executive board of the Association of American Law Schools’ Legislation Section.

Dr. David Ritchie, associate professor, was selected as the chair-elect of the Association of American Law Schools’ Section on Law and Interpretation at the section’s annual meeting in New Orleans.

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