article on 13th century custodia (trust-like arrangements that antedated
the invention of trusts in the 14th century) was accepted for publication
in the Journal of Legal History.
Paul completed his article, "The Federal Tax Implications of Bush v. Gore,"
which is circulating among various law reviews. He also published four
issues of Tax Law Abstracts: Tax Law & Policy (vol. 2, nos. 9-11)
(co-edited with Joe Bankman) and published the inaugural issues of Tax
Law Abstracts: International & Comparative Tax (Vol. 1, No. 1) (co-edited
with Eric Zolt) and Tax Law Abstracts: Practitioner Series (Vol.
1, No. 1) (co-edited with Joe Bankman) (www.ssrn.com).
Jack's article "Effective Assistance of Counsel and the Consequences of
Guilty Pleas," was accepted for publication in the Cornell Law Journal
Jack is very proud to announce that because of the great work of the student
editors of the Immigration and Nationality Law Review (as well
as the signatures of many of you on a petition) the Wyoming Legislature
passed on February 21, 2001, and Governor Geringer signed the following
day, a bill repealing Wyoming's Anti-Asian Alien Land Law. The law had
been on the books since 1943, and was designed to ensure that the Japanese
Americans interned in Heart Mountain departed after the war ended by criminalizing
their ownership of land. If you see James Muetzel, Elizabeth Mulcahy,
Megan Matsumura or Kristina Sawyer, be sure to congratulate them on a
significant accomplishment. We would like to congratulate Jack on his
excellent leadership as well.
Jack presented his paper "Regulating Race: Asian Exclusion and the Administrative
State" at Villanova, St. John's and Boston College law schools.
Jack participated on a panel at Columbia Law School on "Teaching Asian
Pacific Americans and the Law."
Rafael completed his article, "Distilling the Essence of Contract
Terms: An Anti-Antiformalist Approach to Contract and Employment Law,"
which is circulating among various law reviews.
Bert has accepted an invitation from the Chinese Academy of Sciences to
be one of seven foreign experts to a workshop on human rights and foreign
policy in May. (The other American is political scientist David Forsythe
of Nebraska.) The Chinese Academy is a think tank and there will be 20
Chinese participants from institutes, universities, and one or two governmental
Betsy presented "Evolutionary Psychology: Is New Science Promoting Yesterday's
Prejudices?" at Boston College as part of our Scholar Exchange Program.
Brad completed his article, "Proving an Environmental Justice Case: Determining
an Appropriate Comparison Population," which is circulating among various
Brad completed the final draft of his book chapter on "The Rights of Indigenous
Peoples to a Healthy Environment and Use of Natural Resources Under International
Human Rights Law," for a Human Rights Treatise that is being edited
by David Barnhizer and will be published by Ashcraft, a major English
publisher. It will be forthcoming in 2001.
Donna, with co-authors Richard Painter (Illinois) and Margaret Sachs (Georgia),
recently signed a contract with West to publish Securities Litigation:
Cases and Materials. The project's completion date is targeted for
September 2002 and, if all goes well, should result in the first casebook
on the market devoted exclusively to the study of litigation under the
federal securities laws.
Jim was named to the CALI Editorial Board in February. He organized and
moderated a program at the ABA Midyear Meeting in San Diego on post-traumatic
stress disorder claims in the veterans benefits system.
Jim worked with A.J. Stephani to host a UC Law - Weaver Institute - Legal
Aid Society joint meeting on the same topic for tri-state area lawyers
and veterans counselors.
Jim also organized and presented at two seminars on environmental auditing
and compliance for the 10th Annual Manufacturers Environmental Symposium
at Cincinnati Convention Center.
Wendy presented "Lessons from Desegregating Higher Education" at Kansas
as part of our Scholar Exchange Program.
Ronna addressed the Cincinnati Lawyer's Club on "Religion and the Supreme
Court." She was also quoted in the Dayton Business Courier and
the Cincinnati Post on different cases involving defamation and
Michael presented a paper, "Supreme Court Monitoring of State Courts in
the 21st Century," at a symposium at Indiana (Indianapolis) University
School of Law.
Glen completed his article, "Judge Wirk Confronts Mr. Hillmon: A Narrative
Having Something to Do With the Law of Evidence," which is circulating
among various law reviews.
Last revised: March 30, 2001