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First Monday - December 5, 2005

In this issue:

Faculty Scholars Receive International Attention

UI law faculty are shaping public policy and enhancing the marketplace of ideas through their scholarly works. Here is a sampling of recent faculty productivity in 2005:

  • Professor Elizabeth Brandt presented a paper entitled "Academic Freedom and Anti-Terrorism Laws in the U.S.,"at the Oxford (England) Roundtable. Her British hosts named her to the editorial advisory board for a new academic journal, the Forum on Public Policy, a refereed publication that will contain papers presented at the Oxford Round Tables. In addition, Professor Brandt published an article, "Cautionary Tales of Adoption: Addressing the Litigation Crisis at the Moment of Adoption," in the Whittier Journal of Child and Family Advocacy (Summer 2005).
  • Professor Barbara Cosens received notice that the University of Denver Water Law Review will publish the keynote address she delivered to the Indian Water Rights Settlement Conference in Moscow last month. She also published an article/book chapter, entitled "The Northern Cheyenne Compact: Implementation Achieved," in Negotiating Tribal Water Rights, Bonnie G. Colby, John E. Thorson and Sarah Britton, eds. (University of Arizona Press, 2005).
  • Professor Dale Goble, collaborated with numerous colleagues at the University of Idaho and elsewhere to produce the first volume of a two-volume treatise on The Endangered Species Act at Thirty (Island Press); an article entitled "Recovery of Imperiled Species under the Endangered Species Act: The Need for a New Approach," published in Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment 7:383; and an editorial in BioScience (at 55:299), arguing that the US Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration - Fisheries should develop a unified database on the administration of the Endangered Species Act, so debate about the Act will not be "data free."
  • Professor Monique Lillard, while on sabbatical in France and England, published an article,"The European Court of Human Rights Takes a Step Towards Balancing the Arms," in the May 2005 issue of the on-line German Law Journal. The article commented on a judgment of the Court of Human Rights in a case raising issues concerning the right to a fair hearing, right of free expression, claim of defamation, and ad terrorem suits brought by large corporations against private citizens.
  • Professor Russell Miller received word, along with former UI law professor Rebecca Bratspies, that they have been awarded a contract by Martinus Nijhoff (Boston and Leiden, The Netherlands), a leading publishing house for international law, to edit a book drawn upon the third annual UI International Law Symposium. The theme of the symposium, conducted in March, 2005,was "Progress in International Organization." Professor Miller also collaborated with German Law Journal colleague Peer Zumbansen, to publish an essay entitled, "The Law Was Never Our Own:The Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship, the German Law Journal, and the Meaning of Comparative Law." The essay appears as a chapter in a book, published by the Bosch Foundation, entitled Building a New Transatlantic Generation: Twenty Years of the Robert Bosch Foundation Fellowship Program 1984-2004.
  • Professor Richard Seamon presented oral and written testimony, on invitation, to the U.S. House of Representatives Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, and to the U.S. Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, at hearings relating to re-authorization of the USA PATRIOT Act. Professor Seamon's testimony concerned the same provision of the Act that was the subject of his recently published article in the Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also published a book review (the length of a law review article) in Volume 66, of the University of Pittsburgh Law Review. The review, entitled "Slaying the Dying Dragon of State Sovereignty," critiqued a recent book by John T. Noonan, Jr., Narrowing the Nation's Power: The Supreme Court Sides with the States.

National Moot Court Team Earns Regional Recognition

A National Moot Court team from the University of Idaho, comprised of Charley Bowers, T.J. Budge, and Taylor Mossman, was one of only three teams to sweep the mandatory rounds and advance to elimination rounds in the National Moot Court regional competition this November. Although the team did not win the regional competition, Mr. Bowers won the "best oralist" designation. According to the compiler of scores, Charley "swamped" the competition.