McGeorge faculty develop and present at scholarly symposia and conferences on a wide
range of legal issues.
- Mike Mireles has accepted an offer to publish his coauthored article, "Monitoring Behavior: Universities, Nonprofits, Patents and Litigation," in the Southern Methodist University Law Review. His coauthor, Teo Firpo, is a researcher
at Nesta in London, United Kingdom. The article continues his work studying universities
and patenting. Professor Mireles presented this paper at the Stanford University Law
School Patent Litigation Symposium and the University of Kentucky Law School. He has
presented on issues related to the paper at the China University of Political Science
and Law in Beijing, China; the Shanghai Jiao Tung University, KoGuan School of Law
in Shanghai, China; VIT University Law School in Chennai, India; and the East China
University of Political Science and Law in Shanghai, China. Recently, he gave a keynote
speech on patent enforcement and licensing issues at the Beijing International Studies
University in Beijing, China. He has also participated in workshops on related subjects
at the European Commission in Brussels, Belgium. He is preparing a related version
of the paper for a book chapter for an Edward Elgar Publishing research handbook.
- Omar M. Dajani presented "'Touching the Holy': How Palestinians Negotiated Jerusalem" during a panel at the "Temple Mount/Haram al-Sharif: Conflict, Culture, Law" international
academic conference held Nov. 28 at Harvard School of Law. Dajani is recognized as
a leading expert on legal aspects of the Palestinian-Israeli conflict.
- Jarrod Wong has been nominated to serve on the Executive Council of the American Society of International
Law (ASIL) for a three-year term. He is speaking on "Investing in Asia"at the International
Bar Association (IBA) conference on Dec. 7 in New York.
- Adrienne Brungess presented "Research and Writing in the Real World: LRW Skills For Successful Negotiation" at the Legal Writing Institute One-Day Workshop at Golden Gate University on Dec.
- Frank Gevurtz served as the Secretary of the America Society of Comparative law during the annual
meeting, held at American University on Oct. 26-28, 2017.
- Francis J. Mootz III presented a paper on insurance issues for the cannabis industry on a panel at the
California Cannabis Industry Association annual 2017 meeting in Anaheim, California.
- Rachael Salcido was a co-organizer of the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation's Natural Resources
Law Teacher's Institute in Banff, Alberta, May 31-June 2, 2017. Professor Salcido
organized and moderated two panels, "Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Social License to Operate in the Natural
Resources Industry" and "Cross-Border Perspectives on Environmental Governance."
- Cary Bricker and Mary-Beth Moylan, co-directors of the McGeorge Center for Advocacy and Dispute Resolution, organized
two 2016 Lou Ashe events. The Lou Ashe Symposium, "From Defender to Bench," featured the Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo, United States Court of Appeals for the Third
Circuit and McGeorge Lou Ashe Scholar in Residence; the Hon. Allison Claire, United
States District Court, Eastern District of California; and the Hon. Michael Washington,
San Diego County Superior Court, on April 6, 2016 in the Courtroom. The Lou Ashe Lecture
Series featured "What Not to Do to Become a Federal Judge," with the Hon. L. Felipe Restrepo on April 8, 2016 in Classroom C.
- Linda Carter attended the Assembly of States Parties of the International Criminal Court meeting
from Nov. 18-26, 2015 at the World Forum, The Hague, The Netherlands. At the comprehensive
annual meeting of the representatives of the 123 States Parties to the Rome Statute
of the ICC, Professor Carter served as Chief of the American Coalition of Non-Governmental
Organizations for the International Criminal Court (AMICC) delegation to the Assembly
of States Parties of the International Criminal Court.
- Michael Colatrella and Jeffrey Proske were co-presenters on the discussion panel "Introducing
Professional Identity Development into the Law School Curriculum" at the AALS Annual
Meeting in New York City on Jan. 7.
- Omar Dajani participated as an academic adviser in a meeting of the Shades Negotiation Program,
a platform in Israel/Palestine that aims to serve as a resource to policymakers, a
safe and professional setting for ongoing learning experiences of sophisticated Negotiation
& Leadership methodologies, and for peer learning based on the members' expertise
and perspectives, on April 8, 2016.
- Omar Dajani was a panel guest at the Cesar Chavez Higher Education Series: Israel and Palestine: Paths to Peace and Reconciliation, at Sierra College on Thursday,
March 31, 2016.
- Omar Dajani co-convened a panel at the World Bank's Law, Justice, and Development week entitled
"Devolution or Disintegration? Whither the State in the Middle East and North Africa,"
on Nov. 18, 2015.
- Omar Dajani presented his paper "Divorce without Separation: Reimagining the Two State Solution,"
at Texas A&M Law School in Ft. Worth, Texas, as part of faculty scholarly exchange
on Oct. 5, 2015.
- Emily Garcia Uhrig presented the paper "The Emerging Equitable Right to Counsel in Habeas Corpus" at
the Loyola University School of Law Constitutional Law Colloquium held in Chicago
Nov. 5-7, 2015.
- Franklin Gevurtz served as a commentator at the American Society of Comparative Law Younger Comparativists
Committee Second Workshop on Comparative Business and Financial Law at UC Davis on
Feb. 5-6, 2016.
- Jennifer Harder presented her paper, "Unlimited Rights in a Water-Scarce World? Quantification of Dormant Rights to Common-Pool
Groundwater," at the Texas Tech Law Review Symposium in Lubbock, Texas, on Feb. 23, 2016. The
paper will be published in the University of the Pacific Law Review's symposium issue later this year.
- Jennifer Harder presented an overview of water rights and her research on water neutral development
on Feb. 5, 2016 at the Municipal Law Institute's annual symposium, Ensuring Integrity
in 21st Century California: Water & Public Works in Our Arid State, hosted by McGeorge
School of Law and organized by Professor Harder for McGeorge's water program and Steve
Hansen, Director of Capital Initiatives in the Capital Center for Public Law & Policy,
in coordination with the League of California Cities. (Read more)
- Jennifer Harder and her water law students hosted the 12th annual California Water Law Symposium,
"Local Action and Global Perspective: Innovation for the New Normal in California Water," at McGeorge School of Law on Jan. 23. The all-day event is a collaborative effort
of six California law schools. It featured distinguished panelists speaking on key
water topics and drew nearly 230 students, attorneys, consultants, academics and other
water professionals to the Sacramento Campus. Third-year students Jaclyn Shanahan
and Kayla Cox were co-chairs of the conference, responsible for conceiving, organizing
and managing the event from beginning to end. McGeorge hosted a panel reflecting the
exciting work done by the its water program this past fall entitled "Local Paths to
Water Justice, exploring California's journey down the twin paths of environmental
justice and the human right to water," moderated by Stephen McCaffrey, Distinguished
Professor of Law. Dean Francis J. Mootz III gave opening s, and Justice Ronald Robie
'67 gave the luncheon keynote on the current state of California water law.
- Jennifer Harder presented California Water Law: Overview, Cases & Legislation Update at the California
Water Law Conference, held Oct. 8-9, 2015 in San Francisco.
- Brian Landsberg was a panel member at the Conference on Civil Rights in the 21st Century at Duke
University Law School in Durham, North Carolina.
- Courtney Lee presented "A Practice-Ready Law Student is a Mindful Law Student" on Nov. 6, 2015
at the West Coast Consortium of Academic Support Professionals conference themed Practice-Ready
Programs, held at California Western School of Law.
- Larry Levine was selected to receive the 2015 Founder's Award by SacLEGAL, the Sacramento LGBT
Bar Association, for contributions to the LGBT community.
- Larry Levine presented a talk in Spanish at a University of Buenos Aires conference in November
2015 regarding tort damage issues that is being published by the University of Buenos
- Hether Macfarlane presented "Choosing Among Specialized Texts for LLM Students" on a panel on pedagogy
for teachers of legal research and writing courses for international LLM students
presented by the section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers at the AALS Annual
Meeting Jan. 5-10, 2016.
- Michael P. Malloy organized and directed UTOPIA500, a series of lectures to celebrate the quincentennial of Thomas More's UTOPIA. Malloy presented "Utopia and the Law and Literature Movement," on Jan. 21, 2016 as the first in the series. Daniel J. Morrissey, Professor and
Dean emeritus at Gonzaga University School of Law presented "More's Utopia and Income Insecurity," in the second lecture in the UTOPIA500 series on Feb. 11, 2016. Dr. Andreea Boboc,
College of the Pacific, presented "Legal Personhood in More's Utopia," on Feb. 25.
David Papke, Marquette University School of Law, presented "The Communistic Inclinations of Sir Thomas More," on March 10. Michael H. Hoeflich, University of Kansas School of Law, presented
"St. Thomas More and his Utopia in Antebellum American Lawyers' Thought," on April 7. The final lecture in the UTOPIA500 series was Susan N. Herman, Centennial
Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School, and ACLU President, who presented "Constitutional Utopianism," on April 21, 2016.
- Michael P. Malloy was a U.S. representative to the Real Estate Markets Advisory Group of the UN Economic
Commission for Europe (UNECE), for negotiations at the 76th plenary session of the
Committee for Housing and Land Management in Geneva, Switzerland, Dec. 14-15., 2015
He has been working with the UNECE since 2009, first as an expert on bank regulatory
policy and now as a member of the Advisory Group.
- Michael P. Malloy chaired a panel and presented a paper, "Regulating by the Numbers: Cost-Benefit Analysis
and Agency Discretion," during the extended program of the AALS Section on Socio-Economics
on Jan. 11, 2016. He spoke on "Current Developments in Financial Regulation" during
the Annual Conference of the Society of Socio-Economics.
- Michael P. Malloy delivered an invited lecture on "Institutional Organization of Supervision: Reform
in the U.S." at the Centre for Commercial Law Studies at Queen Mary University of
London on Dec. 18, 2015.
- Stephen McCaffrey gave an interdisciplinary faculty seminar on "River Science and International Dispute
Resolution: Recent Intersections" on Feb. 24, 2016 at UC Berkeley under the auspices
of the Institute for International Studies. The talk focused on three recent cases
decided by the International Court of Justice and by a tribunal under the auspices
of the Permanent Court of Arbitration.
- Stephen McCaffrey delivered a series of five lectures on "General Normative Frameworks for Shared Water
Resources" at the 41st Session of the External Programme of the Hague Academy of International
Law held in Montevideo, Uruguay, Oct. 30Nov. 6, 2016. McCaffrey lectured on "Water
in the Middle East, with a Special Focus on Freshwater Issues between Israel and Palestine."
- Stephen McCaffrey traveled to The Hague on Dec. 16, 2015, as part of the delegation of Nicaragua for
the reading by the President of the International Court of Justice's judgment in the
joined cases: Certain Activities Carried Out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) and Construction of a Road in Costa Rica Along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa Rica). McCaffrey participated in a meeting of Nicaragua's legal team following the reading
of the judgment. The reading of the judgment was streamed live and archived on the
Court's website, www.icj-cij.org.
- Stephen McCaffrey traveled to Montevideo, Uruguay, to deliver a series of five lectures on "General
Normative Frameworks for Shared Water Resources" in the 41st Session of the External
Programme of the Hague Academy of International Law, 30 October-6 November 2015. He
also gave a lecture on "Water in the Middle East, with a Special Focus on Freshwater
Issues between Israel and Palestine.
- Stephen McCaffrey gave the keynote address at the World Affairs Forum, "The Politics of Water," in
Juneau, Alaska. The title of the talk was, "'Whiskey's for Drinking, Water's for Fighting
Over:' A Role for International Law in a Water-Short World?," which was held as the
University of Alaska-Southeast's annual "Egan in the Evening" lecture and broadcast
live from the Egan Library on the university campus on Oct. 23, 2015.
- John E. B. Myers, co-presented the all-day seminar "The Law and Psychology of Introducing Children's
Statements in Court" at the 30th Annual San Diego International Conference on Child
and Family Maltreatment on Jan. 23.
- Brian Slocum, Professor of Law, gave a faculty exchange scholarly presentation to faculty at Texas
A&M School of Law on March 25. He also discussed his scholarly work at the Northern
California Administrative Law Professors Conference held at UC Berkeley Law School
on March 22, 2016.
- Brian Slocum presented the paper "A Linguistic Approach to the Review of Agency Statutory
Interpretations" at the NORCAL Administrative Law Conference at Stanford Law School
on Oct. 19, 2015.
- Jarrod Wong organized and moderated the panel "Forum non Concurrence in the Resolution of Investment
Treaty Disputes" on March 31 at the 2016 annual meeting of the American Society of
International Law in Washington, D.C.
- Jarrod Wong, Omar Dajani, and Raquel Aldana organized and directed an on-campus Global Center symposium,"Crimes
Across Borders: In Search of an International Justice System," held March 4, 2016.
The Symposium celebrated the scholarship and work of McGeorge Distinguished Professor
Linda Carter. Stephen C. McCaffrey presented in the roundtable "International Criminal
Justice: More than the Sum of Its Parts?," which John Sims and Omar Dajani moderated. Student Sarah Kanbar, Chief Articles Editor, The University of the Pacific
Law Review, interviewed Linda Carter during a lunch presentation. Cary Bricker and
Mike Vitiello presented in the panel "Negotiating Justice: The Role of Plea Bargaining
in an International Justice System," with moderator Emily Garcia Uhrig, and Raquel
Aldana moderated the panel "Transitional Justice in National Justice Systems as part
of an "International Justice System"."
- Jarrod Wong organized and directed an on-campus symposium "Grappling With Investor-State Dispute
Settlement In and Beyond the Trans-Pacific Partnership and Transatlantic Trade and
Investment Partnership," an investment treaty dispute settlement symposium, on Friday
Feb. 19, 2016. Wong began the conference with a presentation on "The TPP, T-TIP and Forum non Concurrence in ISDS. Stephen C. McCaffrey moderated the panel "A Brave New World Beyond Investor-State Arbitration?" during the Symposium.
- Jarrod Wong organized and chaired the panel "Forum non Concurrence in the Resolution of Investment
Treaty Disputes" at the American Society of International Law 2016 Annual Meeting
in Washington, D.C. Wong also served as a commentator at the Work-in-Progress Workshop
of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational Arbitration on Jan. 30,
- Jarrod Wong participated in the Academic Council Work-in-Progress Workshop and executive committee
meeting for the Institute for Transnational Arbitration (ITA) as a commentator for
a work-in-progress to be discussed at the workshop on Jan. 28, 2016.
- Jarrod Wong was one of the conference organizers and also chair of a panel on the investment
law regime in December at the Joint American Society of International Law-European
Society of International Law-Max Planck Scholarship Workshop, "The Future of Transatlantic
Economic Governance in the Age of the BRICS," at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative
Public Law in Heidelberg, Germany, Dec. 10-11, 2015. Wong and Linda Carter co-facilitated
the International Law Breakfast on the topic of rule of law programs: the role of
academics, the effect of the programs, and the ethics and other challenges of the
programs at the AALS Annual Meeting.
- Jarrod Wong spoke on the lunch keynote panel at the American Society of International Law 2016
Research Forum in Washington, D.C. on "Investor Dispute Settlement and the Rule of
Law," focusing on the potential rule of law challenges presented by the investment
chapter of the Transpacific Partnership on Oct. 22, 2015.
- Michael Vitiello presented a paper on legalizing marijuana and abating environmental harm as part
of the UC Davis Law Review Symposium.
- Melissa Brown joined UC Davis Medical School Faculty in August 2015, to teach "Foundations of Bioethics,"
a month-long required course for second-year medical students. The course emphasized
the relationships between bioethics and patient care, exposed medical students to
core principles in bioethics and the law, and introduced a framework for ethical decision-making.
- Melissa Brown moderated a panel on the topic "Pricing Decisions for Hospital Services" at the Ethical
Pricing Decisions in Health Care symposium held at McGeorge School of Law on Sept.
- Franklin Gevurtz served as commentator on a draft article by Bill Dodge entitled "Focusing the Presumption
Against Extraterritoriality" at the Northern California International Law Scholars
Works-in-Progress, held at UC Davis on Aug. 28, 2015.
- Clark Kelso organized the Ethical Pricing Decisions in Health Care symposium held at McGeorge
School of Law on Sept. 25, 2015.
- Clark Kelso presented "Identifying Extraordinary Processes" at the Extraordinary Public Policy Processes conference held at McGeorge School of
Law on Oct. 8 2015. He also moderated a panel on the topic "Start and Structure."
- John Kirlin presented "Extraordinary Processes," at the Extraordinary Public Policy Processes
conference held at McGeorge School of Law on Oct. 8 2015. He also moderated a panel
on the topic "Work Processes, Legal Issues and Results."
- Courtney Lee's article, "Changing Gears to Meet the New Normal in Legal Education," was the Featured
Article for August 2015 on the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning website.
- Lawrence Levine received the 2015 Pride Award for Public Policy from the Sacramento LGBT Center on
Aug. 18, 2015.
- Michael P. Malloy has been appointed as one of the U.S. representatives to the Real Estate Market Advisory
Group (REM) of the UN Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE).
- Stephen McCaffrey participated in the second day of the "Informal Gathering of the Parties to the UN
Watercourses Convention," held at UNESCO headquarters in Paris on September 15 and
16, 2015. The first day was a closed meeting of the parties to the treaty only. The
second day of the informal gathering was expanded to include non-party countries,
organizations and NGOs (non-governmental organizations). McCaffrey was invited to
attend by the organizing countries, Finland, Germany and the Netherlands. The "UN
Watercourses Convention" is the 1997 Convention on the Law of the Non-Navigational
Uses of International Watercourses, a treaty that was negotiated on the basis of draft
articles prepared by the International Law Commission, for which McCaffrey was the
special rapporteur responsible for the ILC's work on the topic.
- John Myers presented "Latest Case law and Medical and Psychological Research on Child Abuse
and Neglect," on the National Webinar for the California District Attorneys Association
and the California Clinical Forensic Medical Training Center on Sept. 19, 2015.
- John Myers presented "Children in Court: Four Questions," at a CLE sponsored by the Sacramento
County Bar Association, Family Law Section on Sept. 20, 2015.
- Emily Whelan Parento moderated a panel on the topic "Legal and Ethical Principles Regarding Pricing Decisions,"
at the Ethical Pricing Decisions in Health Care symposium held at McGeorge School
of Law on Sept. 25, 2015.
- Rachael Salcido presented "Rethinking Environmental Impact Assessment in Guatemala," on a panel to
report on the Guatemala Study Space project at the LatCrit 2015: Twentieth Anniversary
Conference on Oct. 2, 2015.
- Rachael Salcido presented "All Talk and Little Action on Renewable Energy," at the John Marshall
School of Law, 14th Kratoval Conference — Fracking, Energy Sources, Climate Change and Real Estate on Sept. 29, 2015.
- Linda Carter worked with the Brandeis International Center for Ethics, Justice, and Public Life
on an oral history project of the beginning of the International Criminal Tribunals
for the former Yugoslavia and Rwanda (ICTY and ICTR) in The Hague, The Netherlands
the week of May 19, 2015.
- Linda Carter met with International Bar Association coordinators of projects around the world
in London, England during May 2015.
- Linda Carter was honored as a 2015 Julie Davies Professor of the Year by the McGeorge
Student Bar Association (SBA) in May 2015.
- Julie Davies and Luis Mogollón co-taught a course, "Lawyering Across Borders," primarily in Spanish
in the McGeorge Summer Inter-American Program in Guatemala from May 28 to June 20,
- Leslie Gielow Jacobs' contributed a guest post, "The Court Decides, 5-4, Specialty License Plates are
Government Speech," to the Hamilton and Griffin on Rights blog on June 18, 2015. .
- Michael Malloy participated as a member of the organizing committee for the 12th Annual International
Conference on Law sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and Research, held
July 13-16, 2015 in Athens, Greece. As Director of the Institute's Business and Law
Research Division, Malloy delivered welcoming remarks to the conference participants.
He also presented a paper, "Risk Management in Financial Services," that assesses
the extent to which Federal Reserve revisions to its Policy on Payment System Risk
adequately conform to prevailing international standards and the Dodd-Frank Wall Street
Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2010. It argues that the PSR Policy would have
useful applications to other regulatory programs involving financial institutions,
such as national banks in the United States, which are subject to the direct authority
of the Comptroller of the Currency rather than the Federal Reserve. In addition, Malloy
chaired a panel on emerging issues in public policy and law.
- Christine Manolakas was honored as a 2015 Julie Davies Professor of the Year by the McGeorge Student
Bar Association (SBA) in May 2015.
- Mary-Beth Moylan participated in two panels at the Fifth Annual Western Regional Legal Writing Conference
at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on Aug. 7, 2015. The first was the "State of LWI
and ALWD" with Linda Berger. The second was "Complying with the New ABA and California
State Bar Skills Requirements" with Daniel Bogart and Jean Boylan.
- John E.B. Myers was honored as a 2015 Julie Davies Professor of the Year by the McGeorge Student
Bar Association (SBA) in May 2015.
- Jeffrey Proske presented "The McGeorge Legal Profession Course," at the Fifth Annual Western Regional
Legal Writing Conference at Loyola Law School in Los Angeles on Aug. 7, 2015.
- John Sims taught a course, "The Law of U.S.-Latin American Foreign Relations," in the McGeorge
Summer Inter-American Program in Guatemala from May 28 to June 20, 2015.
- John Sprankling co-taught a course on Fundamental Rights in Europe and the United States with Supreme
Court Justice Anthony M. Kennedy and Oxford Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott as part
of the McGeorge Summer Law Program in Salzburg, Austria in July 2015.
- Michael Vitiello served as a discussant on the topic of "Reversing Mass Incarceration: What Reforms
Are Working (or Could Work) and Why?" and he participated on a panel about "The New
Civil Procedure: Paradox and Peril" at the Southeastern Association of Law Schools
(SEALS) Annual Meeting in Boca Raton, FL held July 29 to Aug. 1, 2015.
- Franklin Gevurtz served as keynote speaker and presented a paper entitled "Globalizing Up Corporate
Law," at the International Symposium on Corporate Governance and Capital Markets -
2015, at the University of Ottawa Faculty of Law on June 19, 2015.
- Hether Macfarlane accepted an award "For Outstanding Contributions to International Legal Skills Education"
on behalf of McGeorge School of Law at the Global Legal Skills Conference held in
Chicago, IL from May 20-22, 2015. The award recognized "innovations in its legal research
and writing program that introduce students to cross-cultural awareness, comparative
law, and international law."
- Michael Malloy presented his paper, "Risk Management in Financial Services," at the 12th Annual
International Conference on Law sponsored by the Athens Institute for Education and
Research held July 13-14, 2015. Malloy also participated as a member of the organizing
committee for the conference.
- Stephen McCaffrey presented "The Benefits of Global and Regional Framework Conventions in Supporting
Transboundary Water Cooperation at a Basin Level" by Skype at the Symposium on New
Directions in International Water Law conference at the University of Dundee in Scotland
on July 3, 2015.
- Francis J. Mootz III attended the 2015 Congress of the International Academy of Law and Mental Health,
at the Sigmund Freud University in Vienna, Austria. The conference attracts scholars
from around the world. On July 15, 2015, Dean Mootz presented a paper on "Deference
to Administrative Agencies Regarding Medical Facts," as part of an interdisciplinary
panel regarding the difficulties establishing the "substantial physical or mental
abuse" criterion for obtaining a U Visa when an undocumented immigrant worker is a
victim of a crime in the workplace. Dean Mootz described the broad latitude afforded
to the Department of Homeland Security to define these medical facts under principles
of administrative law in the U.S.
- Mary-Beth Moylan presented "Closing the Divide: Lessons Learned About Skills Education from Teaching
First Year Doctrinal Classes" with a colleague from Mercer, Teri McMurtry-Chubb, at
the 2015 Association of Legal Writing Directors (ALWD) Conference held June 3-5, 2015.
Moylan also gave the welcome remarks and ran the membership meeting at the conference,
and she organized a day-long ALWD Board Retreat the day before the conference.
- John Myers presented "Direct Examination of Child Witnesses" at the 2015 North Carolina District
Attorneys Association conference in Pinehurst, NC on June 23, 2015.
- Jarrod Wong spoke on a panel on hot topics and careers in international arbitration to professional
LLM and JSD students at U.C. Berkeley Law School on June 26, 2015.
- Jarrod Wong has been appointed as Vice Chair of the Academic Council of the Institute for Transnational
- Melissa Brown presented "Where the Jobs Are Now and What They Require: Preparing Law Students for
an Interprofessional World" at the AALS Clinical Conference on May 5, 2015.
- Adrienne Brungess presented "Inward and Outward - Internationalizing Legal Writing" at the Southeast
Regional Legal Writing Conference in Knoxville, TN, on April 18, 2015.
- Michael T. Colatrella Jr. presented "What I Learned About Teaching from Being an Art Student" at the LegalED
Igniting Law Teaching Conference at American University Washington College of Law
on March 20, 2015.
- Michael T. Colatrella Jr. presented "Ethical Considerations in Mediating Disputes With Self Represented Litigants"
during a panel he organized at the ABA Section of Dispute Resolution Annual Conference
in Seattle, Washington on April 16, 2015.
- Leslie Gielow Jacobs contributed a guest post, "License Plates are Back in Court in Walker v. Texas Sons
of Confederate Veterans," to the Hamilton and Griffin on Rights blog on March 24,
- Lawrence Levine presented his work-in-progress on aspirational standards in tort law to the University
of Oregon School of Law's Lectures and Awards Committee on April 13, 2015. While at
the University of Oregon on April 13, Levine also presented about the marriage equality
cases before the U.S. Supreme Court to the law school's LGBTQ organization, the Outlaws.
- Hether Macfarlane presented "Beyond Just Reading the Professor's Comments: A Self-Evaluation Exercise
for International LLM Students" at the Global Legal Skills Conference at John Marshall
Law School in Chicago, IL on May 22, 2015.
- Michael Malloy hosted the second Annual Conference on Business, Law and Economics (BLE Conference)
at the Athens Institute for Education and Research in Athens, Greece, May 4-5, 2015.
Malloy also chaired a session on Measurement and Methodology, dealing with a range
of multidisciplinary research issues. Papers approved by a peer-review process will
be edited by Malloy and published as part of the Institute's publication series.
- Stephen McCaffrey participated as a committee member in the fifth meeting of the Implementation Committee
of the UNECE Water Convention, held in Vienna, Austria on May 6, 2015.
- Stephen McCaffrey appeared for Nicaragua before the International Court of Justice in hearings on Certain
Activities carried out by Nicaragua in the Border Area (Costa Rica v. Nicaragua) and
Construction of a Road in Costa Rica along the San Juan River (Nicaragua v. Costa
Rica), from April 13-May 1, 2015.
- Stephen McCaffrey spoke on two panels at the International Water Resources Association's XVth World
Water Congress, held in Edinburgh, Scotland May 25-29, 2015. One panel was the special
session "Getting the best out of the global water conventions," and the other was
"The Role of Law, Politics and Science in Transboundary Water Cooperation."
- Francis J. Mootz III presented his paper, "Getting Over the Originalist Fixation," at a conference organized
by Professor Brian Slocum on "Inference, Intention and Ordinary Meaning: What Jurists
can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy," held at McGeorge
on May 1, 2015. In his paper, Dean Mootz challenged the "Fixation Thesis" as argued
by the new originalists such as Professor Larry Solum, which holds that meaning is
fixed at the time of its adoption.
- Francis J. Mootz III presented a paper as part of a conference on "The Hermeneutics of Practice" sponsored
by the Scottish Centre for Continental Philosophy and the School of the Humanities
at the University of Dundee, Scotland on May 7-8, 2015. In his paper, "The Hermeneutical
Intransigence of Legal Practice," Dean Mootz argued that legal practice remains immune
to the theorizing of originalist scholars who argue that legal meaning is defined
historically. Using the work of philosopher Hans-Georg Gadamer he explained the nature
of legal practice as a dynamic interpretive activity.
- Brian Slocum organized the conference on "Inference, Intention and Ordinary Meaning: What Jurists
can Learn about Legal Interpretation from Linguistics and Philosophy" on May 1, 2015
at McGeorge. Prof. Slocum also was a panelist on the topic of "Linguistics and Ordinary
Meaning" at the conference.
- Michael Vitiello served as Advocate in Residence at Washburn University Law School in Topeka KS, along
with his co-author Mike Fontham on April 9-10, 2015. Vitiello gave a presentation
to the faculty on the topic of "Oral Advocacy in the Classroom" on April 10, 2015.
- Jarrod Wong spoke on "Emergency Arbitrators" on a panel on "The Use of Arbitration for Technology
Disputes" at the International Chamber of Commerce Young Arbitrators Forum event in
San Francisco on April 29, 2015.
- Jarrod Wong presented "BG Group v. Argentina: A Supreme Misunderstanding of Investment Treaty
Arbitration" at the 2015 Pepperdine Law Review Symposium on April 17, 2015. The paper
will be published in Vol. XLIII of the Pepperdine Law Review.
- Jarrod Wong moderated a panel on "Transparency and Procedural Due Process in International Economic
Law" at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the American Society of International Law (ASIL)
on April 10, 2015. Additionally, he formally assumed his position as Co-Vice Chair
of the ASIL international Economic Law Interest Group, and helped run its interest
group meeting on April 9.
- Cary Bricker was a panelist at "Honing Your Trial Skills: Effective Litigation of a Civil Rights
Case" at the Robert T. Matsui Federal Courthouse on Feb. 26, 2015.
- Linda Carter and Brian Landsberg were panel members discussing Plyler v. Doe as part of the UC Davis, King Hall, Aoki Center for Critical Race and Nation Studies
workshop series on Feb. 10, 2015. Carter worked on the case at the trial level and
Landsberg worked on the case at the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court levels.
- Jay Leach and Cary Bricker, assisted by numerous McGeorge faculty, hosted eight Russian law professors at the
McGeorge campus for a variety of interactive and experiential teaching demonstrations
as part of a two-year US-Russia Foundation "Legal Education Exchange" (LEX) program
from Feb. 23 to Feb. 28, 2015. The program will continue with visits by our faculty
to the Moscow campus in April 2015.
- Lawrence Levine taught a class about the Federal Proposition 8 case litigation to the new group of
Pacific Legal Scholars at University of the Pacific on Feb. 10, 2015.
- Stephen McCaffrey spoke on the international right to water on the Natural Resource panel at the Annual
Global Center Annual Symposium, "The Promise and Perils of an International Law of
Property," on March 6, 2015.
- Mike Mireles was a moderator at the Annual Global Center Annual Symposium, "The Promise and Perils
of an International Law of Property," on March 6, 2015.International Law of Property,"
on March 6, 2015.
- Rachael Salcido spoke on the regulation of the ocean as property as part of the Natural Resource
panel a panelist at the Annual Global Center Annual Symposium, "The Promise and Perils
of an International Law of Property," on March 6, 2015. Tracy Simmons has been appointed
to serve a two-year term on the Board of Trustees of the Law School Admissions Council
(LSAC) as an Appointee-at-Large, effective after the May 2015 LSAC Annual Meeting.
- John Sims was a moderator at the Annual Global Center Annual Symposium, "The Promise and Perils
of an International Law of Property," on March 6, 2015.
- John Sprankling was interviewed by Chief Symposium Editor Dane Littlefield at a Q&A session, sponsored
by the Witkin Legal Institute, at the Annual Global Center Annual Symposium "The Promise
and Perils of an International Law of Property," on March 6, 2015. The symposium was
inspired by Distinguished Professor Sprankling's new book, The International Law of Property (Oxford 2014).
- Jarrod Wong gave a talk on "Emergency Arbitrators" at the Conference on Effective Advocacy in
International Arbitration at UC Berkeley Law School on Feb 20, 2015.
- Jarrod Wong spoke about foreign investors property rights as part of the opening session of the
Annual Symposium, "The Promise and Perils of an International Law of Property," on
March 6, 2015.