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College of Law

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First Monday - December 6, 2004

In this issue:

Outreach through Scholarship: Law Professors Reach Broad Audiences

Members of the UI law faculty continue to earn recognition for their scholarship. Here is a sampling of scholarly outreach to regional, national and international audiences during the past few months:

Mark Anderson has been notified that an interdisciplinary work, written in conjunction with scientists at Oregon State University, has been accepted for peer-reviewed publication. The article, “Ecosystem Management Across Ownerships: The Potential for Collision with Antitrust Laws,” will appear in the Journal of Conservation Biology.

Demonstrating that the relationship between civil liberties and national security cuts across partisan lines and connects the academic and political worlds, Elizabeth Brandt and Idaho Congressman Butch Otter have collaborated on an article entitled “Preserving the Foundations of Liberty.” The article has been accepted for publication in the Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics and Public Policy.

Barbara Cosens has published an article, “Farmers, Fish, Tribal Power and Poker: Reallocating Water in the Truckee River Basin, Nevada and California,” in the West-Northwest Journal of Environmental Law and Policy, a publication of the University of California/Hastings. Professor Cosens recently served as a speaker and panel moderator at the Western Water Law Conference in Denver, addressing topics related to Native American water rights.

Dale Goble, co-author of a preeminent treatise on wildlife law, recently made presentations in Washington, D.C., on endangered species issues and the concept of “recovery management agreements.” His audiences included the staff of the U.S. Senate Committee on Natural Resources. He also addressed a regional conference sponsored by the U. S. Forest Service on “the tragedy of fragmentation” in natural resources policy.

An article by John Hasko, “William Healy and Early Idaho Law Practice,” has been published by Western Legal History. The article describes a lawyer’s practice in Silver City, Idaho, and the legal issues of the era, from 1908 to 1913.

Maureen Laflin has published an article, “Remarks on Case-Management Criminal Mediation,” in the Idaho Law Review. Her scholarship in this subject area led her to become a featured speaker in a “Summit on Criminal Justice Issues” at this summer’s Florida Bar Annual Conference. Her presentation to Florida Criminal Law Section focused on mediation in the criminal justice system.

The Cambridge University Press, one of the world’s most distinguished academic publishers, has agreed to publish scholarly papers presented at the first University of Idaho College of Law annual symposium on international and comparative law (“Transboundary Harms in International Law: Lessons from the Trail Smelter Arbitration”). Professor Russell Miller, principal creator and organizer of the annual symposium series, made one of the presentations and edited the papers. Professor Miller also co-edits the German Law Journal and the Annual of German & European Law.

Richard Seamon has been notified that his article, “Does (Should) the Patriot Act Raze (or Raise) ‘the Wall’ Between Foreign Intelligence and Criminal Law Enforcement?” will be published by the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. Professor Seamon recently was elected to membership in the American Law Institute, an honor based on professional achievement and dedication to improving the law.

Monica Schurtman has accepted an invitation by the Arizona Journal of International and Comparative Law to publish her article, “Los Jonkeados and the NAALC: The Autotrim/Customtrim Case and Its Implications for Submissions under the NAFTA Labor Side Agreement.”

Students Excel in 16th Annual McNichols Competition

In a mock case presenting issues of gender discrimination in higher education athletics, 3L student Tyson Nelson and 2L student Tanner Stellman delivered “exceptional” oral arguments in the opinion of judges who presided at the final round of this year’s Raymond C. McNichols Moot Court Competition. After naming Mr. Nelson the winner of the “best oralist award,” the judges described both arguments as equal to high-level advocacy by experienced lawyers in real courts. Earlier in the competition, Andrea Schiers (2L) earned recognition for writing the “best brief,” and Dan Bott (2L) earned the designation “best overall advocate” based upon a combination of scores on his brief and preliminary round arguments. The final round judging panel consisted of Hon. B. Lynn Winmill, Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for Idaho; Hon. W. William Leaphart, Justice of the Montana Supreme Court; Hon. Wallis W. Friel, Commissioner and retired Superior Court Judge, Whitman County, Washington; Leslie R. Goddard, Director of the Idaho Human Rights Commission; and Dean Burnett, former Judge of the Idaho Court of Appeals.