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2013 - 2014

Maureen N. Armour
  • Presented "Landlord/Tenant and Credit/Debt Collection Issues at a continuing legal education conference for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association entitled "Veterans' Justice: Serving Those Who Save" on February 14, 2014, at the SMU-Dedman School of Law.

John B. Attanasio
  • He presented "The Summits between the U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice and Their Importance to the Rule of Law" at a seminar on "The Court of Justice of the European Union and the Supreme Court of the United States: Comparative Perspectives and Judicial Dialogue" sponsored by the Faculty of Law, Economics and Finance at the University of Luxembourg on February 12, 2014.
  • He co-moderated a panel on "Standard of review and judicial discretion with regard to lower Courts and State Courts" at the Luxembourg Forum between members of the U.S. Supreme Court and the European Court of Justice in Luxembourg from February 9-11, 2014.
  • On January 5, 2014, he was a panelist on "Productively Participating in Institutional Governance," at the AALS Presidential Workshop on "Tomorrow's Law Schools: Economics, Governance and Justice" during the 2014 Annual Meeting in New York, NY.
  • Presented, "Five Themes of American Law," at the International Congress Abogacia 2013, hosted by the Cuban National Organization of Collective Law Firms and co-sponsored by the National Union of Jurists and Havana University School of Law (Havana, Cuba (November 21, 2013)).
  • Moderator, "Supreme Court Preview--2013 Term" panel featuring Judge Danny Boggs, U.S. Court of Appeals (Sixth Circuit) and Pamela Karlan, Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law, Stanford Law School, at the Appellate Judges Education Institute Annual Summit (San Diego, CA (November 16, 2013)).
  • Moderator, "Judicial Selection & Disqualification" panel featuring Sarah Parker, Chief Justice of the North Carolina Supreme Court, Thomas Phillips, former Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court, and Ruth McGregor, former Chief Justice of the Arizona Supreme Court at the Appellate Judges Education Institute Annual Summit.  Served as the facilitator of a judges-only discussion on these issues at a luncheon following the panel. About 80 state and federal appellate court judges participated in the discussion (San Diego, CA (November 15, 2013)).
  • In October, he was elected to the American Law Institute.
  • Presented, "The Rule of Law and Its Relationship to Democracy," at the Dallas Bar's Magna Carta Discussion Forum on October 9, 2013.
  • On September 22, 2013, he presented "Protection Against Gender Discrimination in the United States," at the 4th International Media Conference on "Growing Criminality in and Against Children:  Violence Against the Girl Child" at City Montessori School in Lucknow, India.
  • On September 21, 2013, he presented "Obstacles to Interfaith Dialogue," at the 4th International Conference on "Promoting Interfaith Dialogue in Multi-Religious Communities" at City Montessori School in Lucknow, India.
  • Appointed Distinguished Visiting Fellow at the NYU School of Law from October through December 2013.
  • Annual supplements to his casebook, Constitutional Law, and his treatise, Understanding Constitutional Law, were published by LexisNexis.
  • Moderated a roundtable on cyber-terrorism at the America's Future Series Summit on Cyber Security sponsored in part by the Greater Irving-Las Colinas Chamber, Dallas Regional Chamber and the World Affairs Council of Dallas on June 27, 2012.
  • Participated in a workshop on "The Role of the Highest Egyptian Courts between 2000 and 2013" at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies Working Group on the "Arab Transformative Movements" at Harvard University on April 24, 2013.
  • Panelist on "Pathways to Employment in International Law" at Texas Wesleyan School of Law by the American Bar Association Section of International Law on March 27, 2013.
  • Presented, "The Egyptian Constitutional Crisis," to faculty and students at Tsinghua University Law School on March 14, 2013, and at the China University of Politics and Law on March 15, 2013, in Beijing, China.
  • Panelist with Justice Adel Omar Sherif, Deputy Chief Justice of the Supreme Constitutional Court of Egypt on a panel entitled "Judicial Independence and the Rule of Law" at "The Arab Spring: Doing Business and the Rule of Law" Conference at the ABA Midyear Meeting on February 7, 2013, in Dallas.  He also served as conference co-chair for the day-long program, which was sponsored by the SMU Dedman School of Law in cooperation with the ABA Section of International Law.
 
Lackland Bloom
  • Has had his book, Do Great Cases Make Bad Law? published by Oxford University Press. The book is available for purchase at Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble.com.
  • Hosted a visit by former President George W. Bush in his Constitutional Law II class on October 8, 2013.
  • Casebook, Do Great Cases Make Bad Law?, has been accepted for a 2014 publication date by the Oxford University Press.

William J. Bridge
  • Moderated a panel discussion on "A View from the Front:  Emerging Issues in Criminal Justice" at the Criminal Justice Colloquium held at the SMU Dedman School of Law on January 24, 2014.

Cheryl Nelson Butler
  • Her article entitied A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution & Sex Trafficking in America has been accepted for publication by the Yale Journal of Law & Feminism.
  • Presented, "A Critical Race Feminist Perspective on Prostitution and Sex Trafficking in America," at the New Scholars Workshop at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Annual Meeting in Palm Beach, Florida, on August 5, 2013.
  • Presented, "Prostituted Kids:  A Critical Race Feminist Critique," for the Panel on "Youth (In)justice & the Perpetual Underclass:  New Strategies for Social Change" at the Conference on "Power, Privilege & The Pursuit of Justice:  Legal Strategies in Precarious Times" for the Law & Society Association in Boston, MA, on June 2, 2013.
  • Panelist, "Status of Oppression & Liberation:  Bioethics Then, Now and How," at the 2013 Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference held at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock on April 5, 2013; and, also a panelist on "The Reconstruction Era Amendment Inheritance-Striving for Equality Beyond Race."
  • Guest lecturer for International LLM students in Poland enrolled in "Online Civil Rights Seminar" at Catholic University School of Law in Washington, D.C., on April 3, 2013.
  • Article entitled Kids For Sale: Does America Recognize Her Own Sexually Exploited Minors as 'Victims of Human Trafficking?' was accepted for publication in the Seton Hall Law Review.
  • Presented, "Prostituted in America: A Critical Race Feminist Critique," at the Mid-Atlantic People of Color Legal Scholarship, "President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation: On the Doubts, Questions, and Problems of Full Citizenship" 2013 Conference at the University of Pennsylvania School of Law in Philadelphia, PA, on January 26, 2013.
 
Anthony Colangelo
  • He presented "State Law Litigation of International Norms" at the ASIL Annual Meeting and ILA Biennial Conference on April 12, 2014. His remarks will be published in the American Journal of International Law.
  • Spoke on a panel entitled "The New Territorialism and the Supreme Court" at the American Association of Law Schools' annual meeting on January 3, 2014 in New York, NY.  His paper will be published in the Cornell Law Review
  • On November 22, 2013, he participated in a "Conversations and Coffee" program at the Bush Presidential Library with Judge Thomas Griffith, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals.
  • Presented, "Conflict of Laws and Public International Law," on the "Beyond the Private" panel at the Comparative Law Annual Conference on Comparative Law and Conflict of Laws held in Little Rock, AR in October. 
  • Presented, "What is Extraterritorial Jurisdiction?" at Wayne State Law School in Detroit, MI in October.
  • Panelist, "Private International Law Beyond the Private:  Conflicts in other Areas  of Law," at the American Society of Comparative Law Annual Meeting in Little Rock, Arkansas on October 11, 2013.
  • Article, Spatial Legality published in the Northwestern University Law Review
  • His co-authored article, Spatial Legality, Due Process, and Choice of Law in Human Rights Litigation Under U.S. State Law, was accepted for publication in the UC Irvine Law Review.
  • Article, Jurisdiction, Immunity, Legality, and Jus Cogens was accepted for publication by the Chicago Journal of International Law
  • Article entitled The Alien Tort Statute and the Law of Nations was accepted by the Georgetown Journal of International Law.
  • Article, The Alien Tort Statute and the Law of Nations, was accepted by the Maryland Journal of International Law
  • His book chapter in Globalization and Common Responsibilities of States (Koen De Feyter, University of Antwerp, Belgium, ed.) entitled "The Legal Limits of Universal Jurisdiction in Globalization and Common Responsibilities of States" will be published by Ashgate Publishing this spring. 
  • He was elected to the American Association of Law Schools' Section on Conflict of Laws' Executive Board.
 
Nathan Cortez
  • On October 2, 2013, he was interviewed by WFAA-TV evening news at 4:00 p.m. (live in-studio interview) on a story about the Provisions of Affordable Care Act.
  • He was interviewed on WFAA-TV on September 25, 2013, and quoted in an article that appeared on WFAA.com on September 27, 2013, entitled Open Health Exchange Enrollment Will Lead to Little Change for Illegal Immigrants.
  • Article, The FDA Needs to Regulate 'Digital Snake Oil,' featured in the Future Tense blog for SLATE on September 24, 2013.
  • Article, The Mobile Health Revolution? was accepted for publication in the UC Davis Law Review.
  • Article, Do Graphic Tobacco Warnings Violate the First Amendment? was accepted for publication in the Hastings Law Journal.
  • Book Chapter, "Cross-Border Health Care and the Hydraulics of Health Reform," has been published in The Globalization of Health Care:  Legal and Ethical Issues by the Oxford University Press.
  • Presented, "Is the FDA Equipped to Regulate Mobil Health?," at Harvard Law School on June 5, 2013.
  • Received a competitive grant to organize an Exploratory Seminar on Mobil Health from the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.  The two-day seminar was held September 20-21, 2013, in Cambridge, MA.
  • Selected by the Mercatus Center at George Mason University to be a peer reviewer for Oxford University Press, the American Journal of Law & Medicine, the Journal of Law, Medicine and Ethics, and the Yale Journal of Health Policy, Law & Ethics.

Gregory S. Crespi
  • Articles, Teaching Contract Law Through Common Law Analysis: The UC-Irvine Experiment and Teaching Contract Law: Introducing Students to a Critical Perspective Through Indentured Servitude and Sharecropper Contracts, were published in the SMU Law Review.
  • Article, Will the Income-Based repayment Program Enable Law Schools to Continue to Provide 'Harvard-Style' Legal Education? has been accepted for publication in the SMU Law Review.
  • Won the SMU Dedman School of Law's Don M. Smart Teaching Award on May 18, 2013.  This is the 5th time he has received this award, which is selected by our graduating class of law students.

David DePianto
  • Article, Sticky Compliance:  An Endowment Account of Expressive Law, has been accepted for publication by the Utah Law Review.
  • Presented, "Happiness and Civil Damages--The Distributive Dimension," at the Subjective Well-Being and Law Conference at the University of Colorado Law School on June 25, 2013.

William V. Dorsaneo III
  • He has had his article entitled, The History of Texas Civil Procedure published in the Baylor Law Review. The Legal History Blog refers to it by posting "[a] significant gap in Texas legal history has just been filled."
  • Article, A Short History of the Texas Rules of Civil Procedure, has been accepted for publication by the Baylor Law Review.

Julie P. Forrester
  • Was interviewed for and quoted in an article entitled "Neighbors at odds over synagogue in Highlands of McKarmy home" which was featured in NeighborsGo Plano, an affiliate of The Dallas Morning News on February 28, 2014.
  • Interviewed by Channel 5 News about complaints from Fort Worth homeowners that their builder promised an amenity center in their subdivision that was never built on October 21, 2013.
  • Participant in "Restrictive Covenants and Lending Issues" at the Dallas Area Real Estate Lawyer's Discussion Group in April 2013.
  • Was elected to the American College of Real Estate Lawyers.
  • Will serve as Secretary for the AALS Section on Real Estate Transactions for 2013-14.

Jeffrey M. Gaba
  • Has had his article Flowback: Federal Regulation of Wastewater from Hydraulic Fracturing accepted for publication by the Columbia Journal of Environmental Law.

Bryan A. Garner
  • Discusses with Justice Antonin Scalia their new book, Reading Law:  The Interpretation of Legal Texts, at an event hosted by the SMU Dedman School of Law on January 28, 2013.
  • Presented, with Justice Antonin Scalia, Reading Law:  The Interpretation of Legal Texts, at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on January 5, 2013, in New Orleans, LA.

Christopher Hanna
  • The 7th Edition of his casebook, Corporate Income Tax Accounting, was published by Warren Gorham & Lamont.
  • Co-drafted a ten paper project totaling 160 pages from March-June 2013 for the United States Senate Committee on Finance entitled, Tax Reform Option Papers.
  • Presented, "Is Tax Reform Really Going to Happen?," at the New York University School of Law on May 4, 2013.
  • Presented, "Adventures in Tax Reform," before the State Bar of Texas, Tax Section on June 21, 2013.
  • Presented, "Developments in Tax Reform," to The Breakfast Club in Washington, DC, on July 25, 2013.
  • Visiting Professor of Law at the University of Tokyo School of Law from August 4-9, 2013.

Patricia Heard
  • Appointed to serve on the ABA Standing Committee on Gavel Awards for a three-year term.
 
Christopher Jenks
  • He was selected to receive a Fulbright Scholar Award to Australia in Spring 2015 to research how emerging technologies impact law of armed conflict accountability norms.
  • His book chapter, Agency of Risk: The Competing Balance Between Protecting Military Forces and the Civilian Population During Counterinsurgency Operations in Afghanistan, in Law, Spirituality and Ethics, originally published by Marine Corps University Press in 2012 has been revised and reprinted in Counterinsurgency Law: New Directions in Asymmetric Warfare, Oxford University Press.
  • His book chapter, Reimagining the Wheel: Detention-and Release-of Non-State Actors Under the Geneva Conventions, in Detention of Non-State Actors Engaged in Hostilities: The Future Law will be published by Oxford University Press later this year.
  • His article, Strange Bedfellows: How Expanding the Public Safety Exception to Miranda Benefits Counterterrorism Suspects, was accepted for publication in the Fordham Urban Law Journal.
  • His article, Belligerent Targeting and the Invalidity of a Least Harmful Means Rule, was published in the Journal of International Legal Studies
    and was listed in the U.S. Navy War College Information Paper Series
  • His article, Introductory Note:  Prosecutor v. Perisic, was published in International Legal Materials.
  • International Decisions: Prosecutor v. Perisic, was published in the American Journal of International Law.
  • His invited post to Just Security, "Eyes Wide Shut: Scahill and Greenwald's Flawed Critique of U.S. SIGINT Based Targeting" was posted on February 18, 2014.
  • His invited submission for “Professional in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection's Current Challenges in International Humanitarian Law" entitled "The Janus Moon Rising-Why 2014 Heralds United States' Detention Policy on a Collision Course...With Itself" was posted on February 10, 2014.
  • He presented "Should detained suspected terrorists be tried in military or civilian courts?" at the "Security vs. Freedom: Contemporary Controversies" conference held at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL (March 8, 2014))
  • He presented "Secret Intelligence and the Law of Lethal Attacks" at the Tower Center for Political Studies at SMU's Dedman College (Dallas, TX (March 26, 2014))
  • Co-organized with Adjunct Professor Mike McCollum, a continuing legal education conference for the Texas Criminal Defense Lawyers Association entitled "Veterans' Justice: Serving Those Who Save." He was also a panelist on "Contextualizing Combat: War Stories." The program was held at the SMU - Dedman School of Law on February 14, 2014.
  • Presented "The War on Terror and IHL" with Andrew Carswell of the ICRC and Professor Amos Guiora of Utah Law School at the Teaching International Humanitarian Law Workshop (sponsored by the International Committee of the Red Cross and BYU Law School) at BYU Law School in Provo, UT in February 2014.
  • Presented "Battlefield Status and Protected Persons" and "International Criminal Law" at the International Humanitarian Workshop (sponsored by the International Committee of Red Cross and Berkeley Law) at Berkeley Law in Berkeley, CA, in January.
  • On January 24, 2014, he moderated a panel on "Fair Trials and the Modern Jury" at the Criminal Justice Colloquium held at the SMU Dedman School of Law.
  • On January 31, 2014, he was interviewed by the Associated Press and quoted in their article entitled "Amanda Knox:  headed for an extradiction fight?" which was published by multiple media outlets.
  • Was asked to write an affidavit by the Georgetown University Center for Applied Legal Studies in support of an immigration application of a client from the Democratic Republic of Congo, and the client was granted deferral under the Convention Against Torture at the Arlington Immigration Court.  His affidavit played a crucial role in convincing the Immigration Judge.
  • Moderated "The Law of War for the 21st Century" at the Appellate Judicial Education Institute’s 2013 Summit in San Diego, CA on November 16, 2013.
  • Organized and moderated a discussion on "United States v. Robert Bales: Perspectives on Military Justice & Cultural Context."  The program, which was held at the Dedman School of Law, was covered by the Associated Press and articles appeared in The Washington Post and the San Francisco Chronicle
  • On October 26, he presented "Beyond Cyber Warfare: Genetic Bio Weapons and the Law of Armed Conflict" at the Institute of the United States on Armed Forces & Society 2013 Conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Was quoted in an article on "Kerry’s claim that Afghanistan’s U.S. forces deal 'is under the same standard' as Japan or Korea" which appeared in The Washington Post on October 17, 2013.
  • Was interviewed and quoted in a story for the Washington Blade entitled National Guard and Gay Benefits on September 30, 2013.
  • Presented, "Use of Force:  Law Enforcement and Military Operations," at Symmetries:  International Humanitarian Law and International Human Rights Law, Transatlantic Workshop on International Law and Armed Conflict at the Oxford Institute for Ethics, Law, and Armed Conflict in Oxford, England, in July 2013.
  • Presented, "Professional Responsibility and National Security Law Advice," to the Washington State Bar in Seattle, Washington, in May 2013.
  • Panelist, "Drone Strikes, Security, Human Rights and Morality," held on April 11, 2013, at the SMU Dedman School of Law.
  • His co-authored book, The Law of Armed Conflict:  An Operational Approach, was featured in a book launch by the International Committee of the Red Cross and the National Security Law Society at Georgetown University Law Center on April 2, 2013.
  • Panelist on "Are You on the List?  The Legal Implications of Targeted Killing" at the "Reaching Critical Mass:  International and United States Law in the Wake of Modern Exigencies" conference on March 22, 2013, at Vermont Law School.
  • On February 8, 2013, he provided testimony on the "Impact of Stand Your Ground Laws on the Criminal Justice System" before the American Bar Association's National Taskforce on Stand Your Ground Laws – Southwest Regional Hearing.
  • Presented, "Battlefield Status & Protected Persons," for an Interactive Course on International Humanitarian Law held at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, CA, on January 11, 2013. 
  • Article, Law as Shield, Law as Sword: The ICCs Lubanga Decision, Child Soldiers and the Perverse Mutualism of Participation in Hostilities, was accepted for publication in the University of Miami National Security & Armed Conflict Law Review
  • Book chapter entitled, A Rose by any Other Name: How the United States Charges its Service Members for Violating the Laws of War, was accepted for publication in a forthcoming book published by Cambridge University Press.

 Jeffrey Kahn
  • He was a panelist on "Separation of Powers and the Future of National Security" at the Pepperdine Law Review Symposium on "The Future of National Security Law" at Pepperdine School of Law (Malibu, CA (April 4, 2014))
    On April 5, 2014, he made a presentation on "The Law is a Causeway: Metaphor and the Rule of Law in Russia" at the Third Annual Younger Comparativists Committee Conference held by the Association for the study of Comparative Law at Lewis & Clark Law School in Portland, OR.
  • Presented "The Law is a Causeway: Metaphor and the Rule of Law in Russia" at the 17th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities at the University of Virginia Law School in Charlottesville, VA on March 10, 2014.
  • Spoke on a panel about "Gains and Domestic Hurdles in the Enforcement of International Human Rights Law" at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting on January 3, 2014. 
  • His paper, entitled The Law is a Causeway: Metaphor and the Rule of Law in Russia, will be published in cooperation with the American Bar Association in the Springer Publishers series Ius Gentium: Comparative Perspectives on Law and Justice in 2014.  
  • He testified in late November as an expert on the plaintiff's side in a cased called Ibrahim v. Dept. of Homeland Security, et al in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California focusing on the challenges of the constitutionality of the U.S. terrorist watchlisting system.  He was deposed twice by attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice and testified at the trial held in December.
  • On July 26, 2013, he was cited in an article in the New York Times regarding the release that morning of a judgment by the European Court of Human Rights concerning the 2005 conviction of Mikhail Khodorkovsky, a Russian oligarch.
  • Reference was made in the European Court's judgment itself to the reports that he and other experts submitted at the request of the Russian Human Rights Council concerning Khodorkovsky.
  • On July 10, 2013, he did a 30-minute radio interview on his book on The Source program on KSTX Radio in San Antonio, TX.
  • Mrs. Shipley's Ghost:  The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watch Lists was subject of an hour-long interview on Think program on KERA with Krys Boyd on June 5, 2013.
  • On May 30, 2013, he presented "The Flawed Development of U.S. Government Terrorist Watch Lists:  The No Fly List" at the Illegality Regimes--Mapping the Law of Irregular Migration Conference at VU University Amsterdam, Netherlands.
  • His book, entitled Mrs. Shipley's Ghost:  The Right to Travel and Terrorist Watch Lists, which was published by the University of Michigan Press, was reviewed on May 20, 2013, in Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • On April 29, 2013, he was the featured speaker for the Dallas Roundtable of the Council on Foreign Relations where he presented "Terrorist Watch Lists and Civil Liberties."
  • Panelist for a discussion entitled "Drone Strikes:  Security, Human Rights & Morality" at the SMU Dedman School of Law on April 11, 2013.
  • His Op-Ed entitled "In Putin’s Russia, Shooting the Messenger" published in the New York Times (online version) and the International Herald Tribune on February 25, 2013 and February 27, 2013, respectively.

Ndiva Kofele-Kale
  • Article, Only Fools Who Send Hyenas to Roast Meat for Them:  In Search of the Doctrinal Foundations of the Not-so-Ordinary Crime of Patrimonicide, was accepted for publication by the Penn State Journal of Law & International Affairs (JLIA).

John S. Lowe
  • Was awarded the Clyde O. Martz Award for Excellence in Teaching by the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation (RMMLF) on July 17, 2013.
  • Presented, "International Petroleum Contracts Overview" to the Afghan Ministry of Mines and Petroleum and the Afghanistan Parliament in Doha, Qatar in June 2013.
  • In May 2013, he spoke on "International Petroleum Contracts" at the University of Dundee in Dundee, Scotland.
  • Presented, "The Joint Operating Agreement" at the 39th Annual Ernest E. Smith Fundamentals of Oil, Gas and Mineral Law conference sponsored by the University of Texas School of Law and the Oil, Gas and Energy Resources Law Section of the State Bar of Texas on March 21, 2013, in Houston, Texas.
  • Panelist on "Energy and the Middle East/North Africa" at "The Arab Spring: Doing Business and the Rule of Law" Conference at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas, TX on February 7, 2013. 
  • Taught members of the Afghan and Yemeni Ministry of Oil lawyers about "Contracts Used in the International Oil Industry" for several days in late February in Doha, Qatar.
 
George Martinez
  • Panelist on "Outsiders Within:  Transgressions and Transformations (Tokyo/Zurich)" at the 2013 Biennial LatCrit Conference on October 5, 2013, in Chicago, IL.
  • Made two presentations at the Southeast/Southwest People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference on April 5, 2013, on "Arizona, Immigration and Latinos:  The Epistemology of Whiteness, the Geography of Race, Interest Convergence and the View from the Perspective of Critical Theory" and "Derivative Citizenship Litigation and Race" at the University of Atkansas at Little Rock.

Tom Mayo
  • He presented "Medical Futility in Texas: Myths and Misconceptions" for the Ethics Grand Rounds on April 8, 2014 at the University of Southwestern Medical Center.
  • He was interviewed by KXAN-TV (NBC) from Austin, Texas on April 1, 2014, regarding a local end-of-life care case. 
  • His article, Brain-dead and Pregnant in Texas, has been accepted for publication by the American Journal of Bioethics.
  • Was featured in over 620 media outlets across the country and in other countries discussing the Marlise Munoz end-of-life case between January 1-26, 2014.
  • He did an op-ed piece with Art Caplan for NBC.com on the same topic in January.
  • Gave a live interview on BBC World News on January 9, 2014, about an allegedly brain-dead, pregnant patient in Fort Worth, TX.  He also interviewed with the New York Times, CNN and the AP on this case.  The AP story appeared on ABC News, Fox News, the Miami Herald, Huffington Post,  and the Washington Post among others.
  • On November 26, 2013, he presented "Medical Futility: Back to the Future? or Deja vu All Over Again?" at the Annual Bioethics Grand Rounds, Ochsner Health System in New Orleans, LA.
  • Chapters on "Bioethics" were published in the 4th edition of Health Law Practice Guide and in the 6th edition of Fundamentals of Health Law.
  • Presented, "Rehabbing the Affordable Care Act: Reconciling Rhetoric, Rationality, and Reality," at the SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium in Dallas on October 10, 2013.
  • Presented, "Ethics Consultations -- the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly," at the Denton Regional Medical Center on June 5, 2013.
  • Presented, "The Impact of the Affordable Care Act on Small Businesses,"  at the Annual Meeting of the Society of Business Editors and Writers in Washington, DC, on April 6, 2012.

Orly Mazur
  • She has had her article, Taxing the Cloud, accepted for publication by the California Law Review.
  • Winner of the 2013 David F. Bradford Memorial Prize for Best Paper in Taxation at NYU School of Law for her article entitled Taxing the Cloud.
  • Article, Tax Abuse--Lessons from Abroad, was originally published in the SMU Law Review, included in "Notable International Tax Articles by 2013," by Robert Green (Cornell) in Tax Notes magazine.
  • Presented, "Taxation of Electronic Commerce," at the 2013 International Taxation Academy in Taiwan, Taiwan Ministry of Finance Training Institute from June 24-28, 2013, in Taipei, Taiwan.

Xuan Thao Nguyen
  • Has just had two books published by the Vietnam National University - HCM Publishing:  Intellectual Property Law: Cases, Materials and Problems (435 pgs) and Luat So Hu Tri Tue: An Le, Ly Thuyet Va Bai Tap Van Dung (480 pgs).  
  • On December 11, 2013, she was a panelist on "China's 3rd Plenum and Potential Impact on Intellectual Property" at the George Washington School of Law's Third Annual China Intellectual Property Conference.  
  • On December 3, she presented "Copyrights and Business Models" at Vietnam National University, UEL, School of Law.
  • December 2, she presented "What is Law?" at the Economics University Faculty of Law in Ho Chi Min City, Vietnam.
  • Presented "Division of Powers vs. Separation of Powers:  A Look at the Recent Government Shutdown" on October 25, 2013, at the Institute of State and Laws, Ho Chi Minh Academy of Politics and Law in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam.
  • Presented, "Overlapping IP Protection for Designs:  The Trade Dress Approach," "Overlapping IP Protection for Designs:  The Copyright Approach," and "Overlapping IP Protection for Designs: The Design Patent Approach," at the Intellectual Property Conference at the Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology on October 24, 2013, in Hanoi, Vietnam. 
  • On October 22, 2013, she presented "Apple v. Samsung: Beyond the United States; the Global Mobile Phones War" and "AIA: Game Changer for Innovation?" at the Vietnam Institute of Intellectual Property Research in Hanoi, Vietnam. 
  • On October 21, 2013, she presented "Law and Commerce: A Critical Look at the Uniform Commercial Code" at the National Economics University Faculty of Law in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Invited to work in close sessions with the national drafting committee from the Vietnam Ministry on Secured Transactions and amendments to the 2005 Civil Code.  On September 14, she and the drafting team traveled to Ho Chi Minh City to speak on Secured Transactions at a symposium sponsored by the Vietnam Ministry of Justice and the World Bank Group/IFC.
  • Presented, "Secured Transactions Unitary Approach and Hypotheticals," and was one of two professors invited to Beijing to the Drafting Committee of China Supreme People's Court of China's Property Code.  The Drafting Committee, currently drafting Judicial Interpretations of Secured Transactions Law, is comprised of six justices and chaired by Justice Wang, President of China Supreme People's Court. 
  • Article, Patent Prudential Standing, has been accepted for publication in the George Mason Law Review.
  • Article, China's Apologetic Justice:  IP Remedies Lessons for Slavery Redress?, has been accepted for publication by the Columbia Journal of Race and Law.
  • On August 8, 2013, she presented "Patent Prudential Standing" at the 2013 IP Scholars Conference held at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York.
  • Conducted a seminar on "IP in Corporate Financing" at the Beijing University of International Business and Economics in Beijing, China, on July 3, 2013.
  • On July 2, 2013, her article Apologies as Intellectual Property Remedies:  Lessons from China, which was published in the Connecticut Law Review, was featured in the popular Faculty Lounge blog.
  • Supplements to her treatises on Intellectual Property Taxation and Intellectual Property Licensing have been published by Bloombert/BNA.
  • Consulted by the drafting team from the Vietnam Ministry of Justice's Department of National Registration of Secured Transactions for the revision to Vietnam's Secured Transactions Law and attended Mininstry-level meetings on Secured Transactions presided by the Deputy Minister from June 26-27, 2013.
  • On June 21, 2013, she spoke on "International Commercial Contracts and Arbitrations:  Lessons for Vietnam Companies" at the School of Law, University of Economics & Law, Vietnam National University, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.
  • On June 10, 2013, she met with the Director of the Ministry of Science and Technology to identify ways to attract and increase new technology entrepreneurs in Hanoi, Vietnam.
  • Presented, "Intellectual Property Enforcement:  Empowering IP Holders and Balancing Different Needs," at the World Intellectual Property Office (WIPO)/Vietnam Ministry of Science and Technology's Symposium on Intellectual Property Enforcement in Hanoi, Vietnam, on June 5, 2013.
  • On June 4, 2013, she presented "Different Forms of Merger & Acquisition:  The IP Experience" to the Department of Corporate Finance Law at the Hanoi Law University.
  • Presented, "Trademark Reputational Harm:  China's Three Laws," at the International Trademarks Conference in Dallas, TX, on May 6, 2013.
  • In April 2013, she presented, "Patent Prudential Standing," at the University of Hawaii.
  • Appointed to the AALS Committee on Annual Meeting and Sections, the AALS Special Committee on Academic Symposium at the Annual Meeting, and the AALS Special Committee on Crosscutting Programs and Hot Topics at the Annual Meeting for Terms ending in 2015.
  • Served on the 2013 AALS Planning Committee for the Workshop for New Law School Teachers, the Workshop for Pre-tenured People of Color Law School Teachers and the Workshop for Beginning Legal Writing Law School Teachers.
  • Article entitled On Dynamic Trademark Law was published in the Journal of Law Application (a by invitation only publication of the China Supreme People’s Court).
  • Co-authored article entitled, Taxing Facebook Code: Debugging the Tax Code and Software was published as the lead article in the Buffalo Law Review.
  • Discussant on "Roundtable 1 – Challenges Facing China's New Leadership" (with a focus on "Reading Tea Leaves: China’s IP Challenges from the Bottom Up") at the "China’s Patent Regime and Its Quest to Become an Innovation Economy" at the 2nd annual joint George Washington University Law and Fordham University Law Schools' China Program on January 10, 2013, in Washington, D.C. 
  • Served as one of the principal organizers for "GAME::BUSINESS::LAW-An International Summit on the Law and Business of Video Games" held at SMU Dedman School of Law and hosted by the SMU Dedman School of Law, The Guildhall at SMU, and the Center for American and International Law on January 24 and 25, 2013.

Joseph J. Norton
  • Panelist on "Doing Business in MENA and the Rule of Law" at "The Arab Spring: Doing Business and the Rule of Law" Conference at the ABA Midyear Meeting in Dallas, TX, on February 7, 2013.   
 
Keith Robinson
  • His article, Economic Theory, Divided Infringement and Enforcing Interactive Patents, was accepted for publication in the Florida Law Review.   
  • His article, No Direction Home: An Alternative Approach to Joint Infringement, was cited in the Supreme Court Brief for the Respondents in Limelight v. Akamai, a case set for oral argument on April 30, 2014.
  • He presented "The War on Induced Infringement" at the Drake IP Scholars Roundtable, Drake University Law School, (Des Moines, Iowa (March 29, 2014))
  • On March 14, 2014, he was an invited speaker at the 11th Annual Institute for Intellectual Property and Social Justice Seminar where he presented "Recent Developments in Patent Law" at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center (NASA) in Huntsville, AL.
  • Presented "Theoretical Perspectives on Joint Infringement" at the First Monday Faculty Series at the University of Georgia Law School in Athens, GA on December 2, 2013.
  • Panelist on, "Patentable Subject Matter:  What's Patentable Today May Not Be Patentable Tomorrow" at a workshop on Intellectual Property Law at the 2013 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) Conference on August 5, 2013.
  • On August 8, 2013, he presented "Theoretical Perspectives on Recent Doctrinal Changes to the Federal Circuit's Joint Infringement Standard" at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in New York, NY.
  • Participant, LEC Economics Institute for Law Professors, Law and Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law in Beaver Creek, CO, July 7-19, 2013.
  • On June 6, 2013, he presented "Inaugural Intellectual Property Academics' Boot Camp" at the University of New Hampshire School of Law in Holderness, NH.
  • Participant, LEC Workshop for Law Professors on Empirical Methods, Law and Economics Center, George Mason University School of Law in Beaver Creek, CO, on May 20-24, 2013.
  • Presented "Theoretical Perspectives on Joint Infringement," at the Drake IP Scholars Roundtable, Drake University Law School in Des Moines, IA, on April 13, 2013.
  • Moderated a panel on "Law and the Future of Gaming (Real Money Gambling, IP Issues)" at "GAME::BUSINESS::LAW-An International Summit on the Law and Business of Video Games" held at SMU Dedman School of Law and hosted by the SMU Dedman School of Law, The Guildhall at SMU, and the Center for American and International Law on January 25, 2013.  One of the principal organizers of the two-day conference.
  • Article, No Direction Home: An Alternative Approach to Joint Infringement, originally published in the American University Law Review, selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Intellectual Property Law Review, an annual publication by Thomson Reuters (West) that selects the best intellectual property articles of the year.

C. Paul Rogers III
  • Gave the 35th Anderson Sport Performance Lecture entitled "The Winner Take All Syndrome in Sports and Society" at the University of Texas at Arlington on October 8, 2013.
  • Article, The Incredible Shrinking Antitrust Law and the Antitrust Gap, was accepted for publication by the University of Louisville Law Review.
  • Article, Concise History of Corporate Mergers and the Antitrust Laws in the United States, has been published in the National Law School of India Review.
  • The 2013 Supplement to his co-authored book, Antitrust Law:  Policy and Practice, has been published by LexisNexis.

Meghan Ryan
  • Co-organized a Criminal Justice Colloguium with Professor Jenia Turner which was held on January 24, 2014, at the SMU Dedman School of Law.
  • She served as moderator for a panel on "The Guilty Mind and Wrongful Conduct:  Areas of Uncertainty" at the Colloquium.
  • Moderated, "Re-assessing the Criminal Offender"  and presented "8th Amendment Dignity and Constitutional Punishment" at the ABA Criminal Justice Section’s 6th Annual Fall Institute on November 1, 2013 in Washington, D.C.
  • Speaker on a panel on "Morality and the Criminal Law" at a Workshop on Criminal Law & Procedure at the 2013 Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) on August 8, 2013, in Palm Beach, FL.
  • On July 17, 2013, she was interviewed on the death of Santos Rodriguez by the Dallas Morning News.
  • July 14, 2013, she was interviewed by the Dallas Morning News on "The Trayvon Martin Verdict:  Are the Stand Your Ground Laws and Easy Gun Access a Lethal Combination for Kids?"
  • On June 20, 2013, she was interviewed by ABC-DFW on the topic of "Then and Now:  What Would've Oswald's Trial Looked Like?"
  • On May 31, 2013, she presented "Juries and the Criminal Constitution" at the 2013 Law and Society Association Annual Meeting in Boston.
  • Interviewed by CBS 11 on the topic of "The Law and Plans for 3-D Guns on the Internet" on May 10, 2013.
  • Presented, "Science and the New Rehabilitation," at the Faculty Forum held at SMU on April 22, 2013.
  • On April 21, 2013, she was interviewed for an article that appeared in the Dallas Morning News entitled "Local Trials Possible Despite Fear, Prolonged News Blitz in Kaufman."
  • Presented, "Fighting Finalities in Sentencing," at the Junior Faculty Forum held at SMU on April 19, 2013.
  • Presented, "Capital Punishment in the United States and Texas," at the "Death by Numbers Symposium:  The Legal Path to Execution" held at SMU on April 15, 2013.
  • Invited to publish her article, Science, Sentencing and Certitude, in a symposium issue of the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy.
  • Article, Death and Rehabilitation, was accepted for publication by the UC Davis Law Review.
  • On April 5, 2013, she presented "Science, Sentencing and Certitude" at the Wake Forest Journal of Law & Policy's Symposium on "Finality in Sentencing" at Wake Forest University School of Law in Winston Salem, NC.
  • Article, Juries and the Criminal Constitution, was accepted for publication by the Arizona State Law Journal
  • Presented, "Death and Rehabilitation," at Arizona State University Law School on Friday, March 15, 2013.

Mary Spector
  • Learned that her recent article, Debt, Default, and Details is required reading in one of the first year electives - a seminar on Personal Debt and Bankruptcy at the Harvard Law School.
  • She spoke on a panel on January 15, 2014, at the Federal Trade Commission's Texas Forum on Tax Identity Theft in Dallas.
  • Article, Where the FCRA Meets the FDCPS:  The Impact of Un-Fair Collection Practices on the Credit Report, was accepted for publication in the Georgetown Journal on Poverty Law & Policy.
  • On July 16, 2013, she presented "Understanding Consumer Reports:  From Representation to Research to Reform" at the 11th International Journal of Clinical Legal Education Conference/12th Australian Clinical Legal Conference at Griffith University in Brisbane, Australia.
  • July 2, 2013, she presented "Understanding Consumer Reports:  From Representation to Research to Reform" at the 14th Annual International Association of Consumer Law Conference in Sydney, Australia.
  • She was an invited participant in "Life of a Debt:  Data Integrity in Debt Collections Workshop" at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on June 7, 2013.
  • On April 15, 2013, she was a panelist on "The State of the Debt Collection Industry" at the Loyola Consumer Law Review Symposium at Loyola University Chicago School of Law.
  • Co-moderated a panel discussion on "The Debt Crisis and the National Response: Big Changes or Tinkering at the Edges?" at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools on January 5, 2013, in New Orleans, LA.
 
Marc I. Steinberg
  • He has had Release 55 of Securities Regulation: Liabilities and Remedies published by Law JournalPress.
  • Release 8 of Attorney Liability After Sarbanes-Oxley published by Law Journal Press.
  • Moderated a panel discussion on "The Role of General Counsel in Interfacing with Corporate Boards and Executive Management" at the 21st Annual SMU Corporate Counsel Symposium in Dallas on October 11, 2013.
  • Casebook, Developments in Business Law and Policy, was published by Cognella and the 2nd edition of his casebook, Business Enterprises - Legal Structures, Governance and Policy, was published by LexisNexis.
  • The 2013 supplement to his treatise entitled Securities Practice:  Federal and State Enforcement has been published by West.  Releases 53 and 54 to his treatise entitled Securities Regulation:  Liabilities and Remedies have been published by Law Journal Press.
  • Release 7 to his treatise entitled Attorney Liability After Sarbanes-Oxley has been published by Law Journal Press.
  • Co-authored article, Transnational Dealings – Morrison Continues to Make Waves, was published in The International Lawyer
  • Appointed as a non-industry member of the FINRA National Adjudicatory Council (The NAC is comprised of seven industry members and seven non-industry members) for a 3-year term.
  • The 6th edition of his textbook entitled Securities Regulation was accepted for publication by LexisNexis.

Joshua Tate
  • Has been appointed the new Honorary Secretary and Treasurer for the Selden Society and U.S.A.
  • Spoke on a panel on "The Next Generation of Trusts and Estates Scholarship" on January 3, 2014, at the
    American Association of Law Schools annual meeting in New York, NY.
  • Presented, "Magna Carta and the Origins of Due Process," at the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education in Monterrey, Mexico.
  • A revised edition of his book, A Texas Companion for the Course in Wills, Trusts, and Estates has been published by Aspen Publishers.
  • Published a book chapter entitled Competing Institutions and Dispute Settlement in Medieval England in Law and Disputing in the Middle Ages:  Proceedings of the Ninth Carlsberg Academy Conference on Medieval Legal Histor.
  • He is currently serving as Co-Chair on the Uniform Acts for Trust and Estate Law Committee for the ABA Section on Real Property, Trust and Estate Law.
  • Also serving as Chair for the Sutherland Prize Committee for the American Society for Legal History.
  • In July 2013, he presented "Competing Institutions and Dispute Settlement in Medieval Englant" at the Twenty-Sixth World Congress of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy (IVR World Congress) in Belo Horizonte, Brazil.
  • Presented, "Magna Carta and the Origins of Due Process," at the Shanghai Jiao Tong KoGuan Law School and Fudan Law School in Shanghai, China, in May 2013.
  • Presented, "Competing Institutions and Dispute Settlement in Medieval England,"  U.K. IVR Annual Conference held in London, England, in April 2013.
  • Presented, "Property, Patronage, and the Birth of the Common Law," at Renmin University School of Law in Beijing, China, on March 11, 2013. 

David Taylor
  • Presented, "Formalism and Antiformalism in Patent Law Adjudication:  Precedent and Policy," at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference held in August 2013 at Yeshiva University Cardoza School of Law in New York.
  • Article, Patent Misjoinder has been published in the New York Law Review.
  • Agreed to publish his article, Formalism and Antiformalism in Patent Law Adjudication:  Precedent and Policy in the SMU Law Review.
  • In July 2013, he presented "Economics Institute for Law Professors," at the Law and Economics Center at George Mason University School of Law in Beaver Creek, Colorado.
  • Article, Formalism and Antiformalism in Patent Law Adjudication, was accepted for publication by the Connecticut Law Review.
  • Moderated a panel discussion on "AIA:  What Did We Achieve, What Are the Unintended Consequences, and What Still Needs to be Done?" at the America Invents Act Conference by the Center for American and International Law in Dallas, TX, on April 11, 2013.
  • Moderator, "The Patent Bar Exam - What You Need to Know," at the SMU Intellectual Property Organization meeting in Dallas, TX, in April 2013.
  • Also in April, he presented "Formalism and Antiformalism in Patent Law Adjudication" at the Patent Conference 3 (PatCon3) held at the Institute of Technology Chicago-Kent College of Law.

Beth Thornburg
  • Presented, "Surfin' USA: Judges and the Ethics of Internet Research," at the National Center for State Courts' Midwest Conference of Supreme Court Justices and State Court Administrators on October 17, 2013, in Madison, Wisconsin.
  • The 2013 recipient of the University Scholar/Teacher of the Year Award given by the General Board of Higher Education and the Ministry of the United Methodist Church.
  • In May 2013, she presented "Surfin' USA:  Judges and Internet Research" to the U.S. Attorney Annual Continuing Legal Education Program in Dallas.
  • She made two presentations of "National Judicial Ethics Workshop for U.S. Bankruptcy Judges," at the Federal Judicial Centers in New Orleans (April) and San Diego (August).
  • In April 2013, she presented "Lessons from Lawtalk" to the SMU Town & Gown members in Dallas, TX.

Sarah Tran
  • Article, Cyber-Republicanism, has been accepted for publication in the William & Mary Law Review.
  • Was quoted on an April 23, 2013, radio broadcast by KERA, the local affiliate of NPT, regarding a dispute between Texas and Oklahoma over water rights.
  • Article, Patent Powers, originally published in the Harvard Journal of Law & Technology, was selected for inclusion in the 2013 edition of the Intellectual Property Law Review, an annual publication by Thomson Reuters (West) that selects the best intellectual property articles of the year.  Her article will be the lead article in the publication.

Jenia Iontcheva Turner
  • Her book chapter, Accountability of International Prosecutors, has been published in Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court by Oxford University Press.
  • Her book chapter, Limits on the Search for Truth in Criminal Procedure: A Comparative View, has been accepted for publication in Research Handbook on Comparative Criminal Procedure by Edward Elgar Press.
  • Has completed her book chapter, Accountability of International Prosecutors, in Law and Practice of the International Criminal Court edited by Carsten Stahn and it will be published by Oxford University Press.
  • She has also completed her book chapter entitled Limits on the Search for Truth in Criminal Procedure: A Comparative View in Research Handbook on Comparative Criminal Procedure, edited by Jacqueline Ross and Stephen Thaman which will be published by Edward Elgar Press.
  • Co-organized a Criminal Justice Colloquium with Professor Meghan Ryan which was held on January 24, 2014, at the SMU Dedman School of Law.
  • She served as moderator on a panel on "Testing the Boundaries of the Adversarial Contest" at the Colloquium.
  • Has had her co-authored article (with Prof. Thomas Weigend, University of Cologne) The Constitutionality of Negotiated Criminal Judgments in Germany, accepted for publication by the peer-reviewed German Law Journal.  On the invitation of Prof. Kai Ambos and the German Association of Judges (Commission for Criminal Law), she completed a questionnaire addressing the rules on televising criminal trials in four American jurisdictions.  
  • Her article, Effective Remedies for Ineffective Assistance was selected for inclusion by the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers in its "must-read" list of articles.  The article will be highlighted on the NACDL website and in an issue of The Champion, the association's monthly magazine.
  • Article, Effective Remedies for Ineffective Assistance, was accepted for publication in the Wake Forest Law Review.
  • On June 12, 2013, she presented "The Innocence Effect" for Comments on Oren Gazal-Ayal & Avishalom Tor, at the American Law Society Mid-Year Conference on Criminal Justice in San Diego.
  • Presented, "Effective Remedies for Ineffective Assistance," at the AALS Mid-Year Conference on Criminal Justice in San Diego, CA, in June 2013.
  • Presented, "Effective Remedies for Ineffective Assistance," at the LSA Annual Meeting in Boston, MA, on May 31, 2013.
  • She was elected to serve as the Treasurer of the International Criminal Law Interest Group of the American Society of International Law in 2013-14.
  • Presented her article at the Annual Meeting of the Law & Society Association in Boston on May 31, 2013, and again at the AALS Mid-Year Conference on Criminal Justice in San Diego on June 11, 2013.  The article was featured in the CRIMPROF blog on July 2, 2013.
  • Presented, "Effective Remedies for Ineffective Assistanct," at the SMU Dedman School of Law Faculty Forum on April 3, 2013.
  • Presented, "Federalism and Criminal Procedure in the United States," to the European Criminal Policy Initiative at the University of Munich on January 25, 2013, in Munich, Germany.

Jessica Dixon Weaver
  • Was a panelist on "The Boundaries of Abuse & Neglect" at the "Emerging Issues in Child Welfare" Symposium at Washington & Lee University School of Law on February 28, 2014.
  • Her work-in-progress, "The Impact of Slavery on Private Family Law," was one of the 10 out of 90 proposals selected for presentation at the 2014 Critical Race Theory Conference to be held at Yale Law School in April.
  • Was quoted prominently in a first-page article entitled "Better Tools, Better Education" about domestic violence in The Dallas Morning News on February 2, 2014.
  • She is also featured in a video on dallasnews.com in their "Deadly Affection:  Domestic Violence in Dallas" series.
  • Served as moderator on "The 50th Anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" panel at the 2014 American Association of Law Schools annual meeting on January 3, 2014, in New York, NY.  
  • She has been interviewed by Associated Press, Reuters, CBS Radio (KLIF) and the Dallas Observer about the "Affluenza" case in Tarrant County.  As a result of these interviews, she has been mentioned in at least 60 media outlets including ABC News on December 17, 2013.
  • Invited participant and contributed a paper to the Stein Center for Law and Ethics Colloquium on "Challenges to Lawyers' Monopoly" at Fordham Law School on October, 18, 2013.
  • Received a personal letter from First Lady Michelle Obama regarding her recent law review article, Grandma in the White House:  Legal Support for Intergenerational Caregiving.  Mrs. Obama stated she was writing on behalf of her mother, "who very much appreciated [her] thoughtful comments."  She went on to comment about her mother's immense contributions to their family life and the role of grandparents in American families throughout our history.  On her own behalf, Mrs. Obama thanked Jessica for writing and expressed how much she valued her kind words.
  • Discussant on the topic "Child Sexual Victimization:  When Abused Children Become Neglectful Mothers" at a Workshop on Family Law on August 4, 2013, at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools (SEALS) 2013 Conference in Palm Beach, Florida.
  • On June 29, 2013, she made two presentations at the 2013 Lutie A. Lytle Black Women Law Faculty Writing Workshop on "Uncovering Race in Family Law" and "Father Chasing:  The State's Ethical Duties in the Establishment of Paternity" at the University of Nevada Las Vegas School of Law.
  • Appeared on Channel 8 (WFAA) to comment on the U.S. Supreme Court cases on same-sex marriage on June 26, 2013.
  • On June 5, 2013, she presented "Father Chasing: The State's Ethical Duties in the Establishment of Paternity" at the Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference at Brooklyn Law School in New York.
  • Invited to participate in the Center for Law and Ethics Colloquium at Fordham Law School in the fall of 2013.  She was also invited to publish an article for the Colloquium in the Fordham Law Review in 2014.
  • Invited to participate in the University of Florida Levin College of Law 2013 Juvenile Justice Conference, "Reforming the Juvenile Justice System:  A Workshop for Change" on April 26-27, 2013, in Gainesville, FL.   She was also invited to contribute a chapter to the book, In Conversation, a collection of writings by the participants of the conference, to be published by New York University Press 2014. 
  • Presented, "Father Chasing:  The State's Ethical Duties in the Establishment of Voluntary Paternity," at the Junior Faculty Workshop held at the SMU Dedman School of Law in Dallas, TX, on April 12, 2013.
  • Her article, Grandma in the White House:  Legal Support for Intergenerational Caregiving, was published in the Seton Hall Law Review.  It was selected to be the lead article of Volume 43, Issue 1, 2013.
  • Selected to present her article, Grandma in the White House:  Legal Support for Intergenerational Caregiving, on the panel, "Evolving Responsibilities: The Impact of Recent Global Trends on Children and Families," at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting on January 5, 2013, in New Orleans, LA.

Peter Winship
  • On March 20, he participated in a public meeting of the U.S. State Department's Study Group on Choice of Law in International Commercial Contracts. The meeting reviewed the Draft Principles and Commentary prepared by a Working Group of the Hague Conference on Private International Law.
    In preparation for the meeting, he circulated two memoranda on the relation of the Hague texts to the U.N. Sales Convention.
  • On March 31, he presented a paper, "The Concepts of 'Unconscionabiity' and 'Good Faith' as Commercial Law Regulators of Conduct," to the SMU Ethics Colloquy.
  • Participated in a preliminary meeting organized by the U.S. Department of State to consider further work by the U.N. Commission on International Trade Law in the field of cross-border insolvency.
  • He was appointed as the American Bar Association representative to the Uniform Law Commission's Study Committee on Alternative and Mobile Payment Systems.
  • Was reappointed as a Correspondent (i.e., consultant) to the International Institute for the Unification of Private Law (UNIDROIT) in February.
  • In January, he participated in a formal meeting organized by the (UNIDROIT) to discuss the possibiilty of a 4th protocol to the Cape Town Convention on International Interests in Mobile Equipment in Washington, DC. 
  • He consulted with the U.S. Department of State about the position the U.S. should take with respect to the draft Commentary on the Hague Principles on Choice of Law in International Contracts in January.