Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 8:40pm
On April 12, 2013, Assistant Professor Charles C. Jalloh was a commentator on the keynote speech and inaugural Oxford Global Justice Lecture by Ms. Patricia O’Brien, Under-Secretary General for Legal Affairs and United Nations Legal Counsel, entitled International Criminal Justice: Where do we Stand Today? The two-day conference was organized and hosted by Oxford University, and is an event of the British Branch of the International Law Association. The program is posted here.
Sunday, April 14, 2013 - 8:23pm
Elena Baylis spoke at Georgetown Law School’s Samuel Dash Conference on Human Rights on April 8, 2013. The subject of the conference was “Jurisdiction for Mass Atrocities.” Professor Baylis discussed the relationships between the International Criminal Court and national courts and the potential for pursuing positive complementarity through international institutions working on rule of law in post-conflict states. The conference program is available here.
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 10:52am
Professor John Burkoff commented on the latest twist in the legal tangle at Penn State. The supervising judge of the grand jury investigating senior Penn State official has offered his opinion about whether the defendants’ motions to dismiss the case should be granted, but only after finding that he had no jurisdiction to reach the issue. Thus his opinion on the dismissal apparently has no legal significance. Professor John Burkoff told the Legal Intelligencer that this unusual situation creates real confusion. What the judge has done, Professor Burkoff said, “is rule without ruling. This puts both sides, particularly the three defendants, in a very strange and disadvantageous position, i.e., there's been no ruling, but they lost anyway."
Friday, April 12, 2013 - 9:37am
Professor Anthony Infanti presented a paper on April 12 at a workshop at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. The workshop is titled "After Equality: Sex, Family, Kinship." Professor Infanti’s paper is titled "The Moonscape of Tax Equality."
A link to the abstract for Professor Infanti’s paper is here.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 11:05am
On March 22, Professor Douglas Branson was the inaugural speaker at the annual Wake Forest University School of Law Business Law Symposium in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. The subject of his talk was “Proposals for Corporate Governance Reform: Six Decades of Ineptitude and Still Counting.” The subject of the conference, “Agency Theory: Still Viable?,” attracted scholars from Europe and the United States.
An overview of the Symposium is here.
Thursday, April 11, 2013 - 10:58am
Following the swearing in of Uhuru Kenyatta as the new President of Kenya on April 9, 2013, Assistant Professor Charles C. Jalloh was invited to comment on CNN Radio and Voice of America TV on the implications of Kenyatta’s ascendancy to the presidency of one of Africa’s most influential countries for the work of the International Criminal Court (ICC). President Kenyatta, and his deputy Vice-President William Ruto, are the first ever ICC indictees to acquire such important positions while under indictment by the international penal court for allegedly fomenting the killing of over 1,200 people in 2007-2008.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:33pm
On Friday, April 5, 2013, Professor Deborah Brake presented her paper, "Discrimination Inward and Upward: The Troubling Case of Women Coaches," at the Second Annual Indiana Journal of Law & Social Equality Symposium in Bloomington, Indiana. The paper examines within-group, upstream bias by female athletes toward women coaches as a counter-paradigm in discrimination law. Moving this counter-paradigm from the margin to the center reveals under-examined tensions in discrimination law relating to major themes of animus, essentialism, intersectionality, and agency, which must be resolved for discrimination law to move forward in social equality projects.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:30pm
On April 5, 2013, Assistant Professor Charles C. Jalloh assessed the African government perspective on universal jurisdiction at the invitation of the American Society of International Law (ASIL). The talk was part of distinguished panel in the 2013 ASIL annual meeting examining national treatment of universal jurisdiction in the United States and other regions of the world. He assessed the African government criticisms of the “abuse” of universal jurisdiction and urged for deeper consideration of the legality, legitimacy and practicality of this most controversial jurisdictional doctrine in international law. The highly selective ASIL conference program committee, which invited Professor Jalloh, convenes the largest conference of international law scholars and practitioners each year.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013 - 8:25pm
Professor Ronald A. Brand’s article, Party Autonomy and Access to Justice in the UNCITRAL Online Dispute Resolution Project, has been published at 10 Loyola University Chicago International Law Review 11 (2012). The article reviews the history and current status of the negotiations to create a United Nations framework for the resolution of disputes in low-value, high-volume online transactions, compares US and EU approaches to protecting consumers in online transactions, and considers how each of those models affects the effort to develop a workable global approach to online dispute resolution.
Monday, April 8, 2013 - 8:54pm
Professor Deborah Brake's new article, "Retaliation in an EEO World," has been accepted for publication in the Indiana Law Journal. The article traces the explosion of internal employer policies and procedures for addressing discrimination and how this development intersects with recent developments in retaliation doctrine in ways detrimental to employees, counter to the prevailing view that retaliation law overall is pro-employee.