Faculty Notes

Lisa Bressman and Mike Vandenbergh presented findings and conclusions from a forthcoming article entitled "The Promise and Practice of Presidential Control" at a panel discussion of "Empirical Work in Administrative Law: Policy and Scholarship" at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in January.

This spring, Professor Bressman presented the article at Cornell Law School, and at the Legal Theory Workshop at the University of Texas Law School. Professor Bressman also recently presented a workshop at the University of Illinois entitled "What does Administrative Law Have to Do With Physician Assisted Suicide?"

Rebecca Brown and Jim Ely presented papers at Penn Law Symposium addressing "The Future of Unenumerated Rights." Professor Brown's paper, "The Logic of Majority Rule," was included in a panel discussion addressing "Unenumerated Rights and Democracy." Professor Ely's paper, "To pursue any lawful trade or avocation: The Evolution of Unenumerated Rights in the Nineteenth Century," was presented in a panel discussion of "Property and Natural Rights." The symposium was sponsored by the University of Pennsylvania's Journal of Constitutional Law.

Rebecca Brown co-hosted the third "Roughly Annual Constitutional Theory Conference." Lisa Bressman served as a commentator, and Mark Brandon and John Goldberg attended the conference, co-sponsored by the Vanderbilt, NYU and University of Pennsylvania law schools, in Philadelphia. Approximately 30 prominent constitutional theory scholars participated in the roundtable discussion of nine papers.

Professor Brown also recently presented a faculty workshop at University of Colorado School of Law entitled "How Constitutional Theory Found Its Soul: The Contributions of Ronald Dworkin."

Paul Edelman presented a paper, "Measuring Representation and Apportionment in the United States," at the International Workshop on Mathematics and Democracy hosted by the Ettore Majorana Foundation and Center for Scientific Culture in Erice, Sicily, Italy in September.

Tracey George presented her work addressing "Collaborative Empirical Research and Law Schools," at a plenary session on "Conducting Empirical Research in a Law School Setting" during the Association of American Law Schools' annual meeting.

John Goldberg presented a paper, co-authored with Benjamin Zipursky of Fordham Law School, on "Tort Law and Moral Luck" at a conference on "The Morality of Fortune" at USC School of Law. Professor Goldberg also delivered a lecture on tort law as part of Michigan State University Law School's sesquicentennial lecture series and a faculty workshop entitled "How to Think About Tort Law" at the University of Kentucky School of Law.

Chris Guthrie presented a paper coauthored with Dan Orr '04, "Anchoring, Information, Expertise and Negotiation," at the annual meeting of the American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution in Atlanta. Professor Guthrie recently delivered the Saltman Lecture at the William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Entitled "Misjudging," his lecture will be published in the Nevada Law Journal with comments.

Larry Helfer presented three papers this spring: "Nesting and Complexity in the International Intellectual Property Regime" at an interdisciplinary conference on Nested and Overlapping Institutions at Princeton University's Woodrow Wilson School; "Theories of Change in International Organizations" at an interdisciplinary conference on Delegating Sovereignty at Duke University Law School, and "Toward a Human Rights Framework for Intellectual Property" at a symposium on Intellectual Property and Social Justice at the University of California at Davis School of Law.

Owen Jones recently presented a paper at a University College London symposium addressing "Law, Mind & Brain." Jones's paper, "Behavioral Biology and Economics: Similarities and Differences in Intersections with Law," was presented in conjunction with an interdisciplinary conference on current legal issues in association with the Gruter Institute. Professor Jones also discussed "Law and Behavioral Biology" at a faculty workshop of the George Washington University Law School in February. He delivered the keynote speech, "Law and The Biology of Family: On Mating, Reproducing, Collaborating, and Competing," at the Symposium on Family Relationships, Biology and the Law at Depaul University College of Law.

Professor Jones organized the Eighth Annual Scholarship Conference of the Society for Evolutionary Analysis In Law (S.E.A.L.) and a scholarly roundtable at Vanderbilt Law School to address "Law and Behavioral Biology: Next Questions, Next Steps," at the law school this spring.

Richard Nagareda was a panelist at a conference, "Emerging Issues in Class Action Law," at UCLA School of Law in January. His paper, "Restitution, Rent Extraction, and Class Representatives: Implications of Incentive Awards," is available on SSRN and will appear in the UCLA Law Review. In February, he presented "Peacemaking as Governance," a chapter of his forthcoming book, Mass Torts in a World of Settlement, as part of the Civil Justice Workshop series at Boalt Hall School of Law at the University of California at Berkeley. Professor Nagareda also presented a paper, "Bootstrapping in Choice of Law after the Class Action Fairness Act," on April 7 at the University of Missouri – Kansas City School of Law conference on the 20th anniversary of the Supreme Court's decision in Phillips Petroleum v. Shutts, which will be published in the University of Missouri – Kansas City Law Review.

Michael Newton served as a panelist and judge for an event organized by the Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG), sponsored by the American Society of International Law (ASIL). Held at the Tillar House on Washington's Embassy Row, the event, entitled "The War Crimes Institute: The Saddam Trial and International Law," integrated a brief history of the development of international war crimes trials from Nuremberg to Iraq with an interactive Saddam mock trial. Participants explored pending issues before the Iraqi High Criminal Court (formerly known as the Iraqi Special Tribunal) and presented oral arguments.

Carol Swain served as program planner and moderator of a panel entitled "The Underground Railroad of Self-Determination: Beyond Victimization" at Princeton University. Swain was the James Madison Program Visiting Fellow at Princeton during the 2004-05 academic year. She also participated in the Nashville Against Violence Symposium at Belmont University and was a panelist in a discussion of "The Voting Rights Act, 1965-2005: Historical and Legal Perspectives," during the Southern Historical Association Annual Convention in Atlanta. She was also a panelist at the Journal of Law & Religion Symposium at Hamline University. She was the keynote speaker, delivering a talk entitled "Personal Testimony," at the Virginia Community College Association conference.

Professor Swain recently delivered a series of talks at a symposium addressing Present-Day Race, Religious and International Relations at Roanoke College, where she was the Coperhaver Scholar in Residence, as well as three plenary lectures at the Wheaton College Center for Applied Christian Ethics Spring Conference on Community & Freedom.

Christopher Yoo was a panelist in the Yale Law School Internet Society Project in February. This spring, Professor Yoo also presented papers at the University of Pennsylvania Law School and at the UCLA School of Law Entertainment, Media and Cultural Policy Colloquium, Los Angeles, California. Last fall, he presented three papers: "Network Regulation: The Many Faces of Access," at the University of Michigan Program on Socio-Technical Infrastructure for Electronic Transactions in Ann Arbor; "Copyright as an Impure Public Good" at the University of Michigan Law School Legal Theory Workshop in Ann Arbor; and "Network Neutrality and the Economics of Congestion," at the Wharton Colloquium on Media and Communications Law at the University of Pennsylvania.