Faculty Scholarship and Activities reported in September 2010

Richard Creswell, professor, wrote an op-ed piece in August for the Cherokee Tribune as part of the Blue Ridge Bar Association’s From the Bench & Bar series titled “Animal Law – An Emerging Field of Legal Practice.”

David Hricik, professor, gave a presentation in September titled “The Ethical IP Lawyer Meets the Internet” to the Carolina Patent, Copyright & Trademark Association at its annual meeting in Isle of Palms, S. C. Also in September, Professor Hricik spoke at the Annual Retreat of the Eckert Seaman’s law firm in Bedford Pennsylvania; gave a presentation on ethical issues in intellectual property practice at the Du Pont Country Club in Wilmington, Del., at the Widener University School of Law Annual Intellectual Property CLE; appeared on a panel with Professor Frank Quirk, director of the Miller-Becker Center for Professional Responsibility of the University of Akron School of Law, at the 2010 Intellectual Property Owners Annual Meeting in Atlanta, where they discussed ethical issues in patent practice.

David G. Oedel, professor, wrote an op-ed piece in September for the Atlanta Journal Constitution newspaper on the legal merits of state law suits against the new health care law. Professor Oedel is deputy special attorney general for Georgia in its lawsuit against the federal health care law.

Sue Painter-Thorne, associate professor, along with Professors Linda Berger and Karen Sneddon, presented at the 2010 Summer Conference of the Institute of Law Teaching and Learning on "Not Your Mother's Rhetoric: Teaching Rhetorically Across the Curriculum." Professor Painter-Thorne also presented at the 14th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute on June 30 with Professor Rebekah Handley of the University of Oregon on “Writing to—and for—the Bench: How Legal Practitioners Can Help Judges Write Good Opinions.” Her article "Tangled Up in Knots: How Continued Federal Jurisdiction over Sexual Predators on Indian Reservations Hobbles Effective Law Enforcement to the Detriment of Indian Women," has been accepted for publication by the New Mexico Law Review to be published in 2011, and she has been asked to speak at the University of South Carolina’s Race and the Family Conference, held October 14-15, on the topic of the Indian Child Welfare Act. Her presentation is called, “Ill Defined & Misunderstood: ‘Indians,’ ‘Family,’ and the Indian Child Welfare Act.”

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