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Fred Bloom
April 29, 2008

Congratulations to Prof. Fred Bloom on his election as Teacher of the Year! Dean Jeff Lewis made the announcement April 29, 2008, with this message, "The student balloting for teacher of the year was accomplished electronically this year, with a record turnout. Thirty-three faculty received votes from the 213 participating seniors. The vote was very close; it is clear that our students think very highly of their law faculty. That said, once again Fred Bloom is Teacher of the Year! Please join me in congratulating Fred on what has truly been an extraordinary year of honors."

Eric J. Miller
April 28, 2008

Eric J. Miller was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 27, 2008, on the legality of ticketing drivers for running red lights based on evidence recorded by cameras installed at intersections.

Henry Ordower
April 24, 2008

Henry Ordower gave a presentation on April 4 on the timely topic "The Culture of Tax Avoidance in Europe and the U.S." (working paper) at the Critical Tax Theory Conference in Tallahassee, Florida on April 4. The paper argues that tax sheltering has become a cultural characteristic in the U.S. but not in Europe, while tax evasion has become culturally acceptable behavior in both the U.S. and the E.U.

Joel K. Goldstein
April 24, 2008

Joel Goldstein gave a presentation on the topic "Why Study Muskie" to the Board of Visitors of the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Policy on April 15. Joel gave a workshop at the University of Maine School of Law on the topic "Reinterpreting Brown: A Critique of the Plurality Opinion in Parents Involved" on April 22. On April 23, Joel gave a public lecture, sponsored by the University of Maine School of Law and the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Policy, on the topic "A Presidential Vice President: Lessons from the 1968 Campaign".

Joel K. Goldstein
April 22, 2008

Joel Goldstein was quoted in the New York Times April 22, 2008, in an article on voter interest in a "Dream Ticket" of Clinton-Obama or Obama-Clinton. The story was also carried in the International Herald Tribune and on msnbc.com.

Camille Nelson
April 15, 2008

Camille Nelson's article, "Lyrical Assault: Dancehall versus the Cultural Imperialism of North-West", was recently published in the Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal.
Camille recently presented the following papers: "Norms towards Husbandry" at "Routes to Freedom: Reflections on the Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade", a conference held March 14-16 at the University of Ottawa; "Dancing in the Closet: Lyrical Assault in Dancehall", at the Association for the Study of Law, Culture and Humanities Conference held March 28-29 at the University of California, Berkeley; and "A Dangerous Intersection: Racializing Disability, Disabling Race" as part of the faculty colloquium held March 24th at the University of Georgia School of Law.

Molly Wilson
April 15, 2008

Molly Wilson's article (co-authored by Megan Fuchs), "Publicity, Pressure and Environmental Legislation: The Untold Story of Availability Campaigns", has been accepted for publication by the Cardozo Law Review.

Matthew Bodie
April 15, 2008

In Brief, the online companion to the Virginia Law Review, recently published a discussion centered around Professor Matthew T. Bodie's article "Information and the Market for Union Representation", published in the March 2008 Issue of the Virginia Law Review.

Thomas L. Greaney
April 15, 2008

Tim Greaney debates Universal Healthcare on KWMU's St. Louis On the Air radio program, April 17, 2008 at 11am, 90.7 FM. Donna Smith, 
Founder of 
American Patients for Universal Health Care and a featured patient in Michael Moore's "SiCKO" documentary, will also be a guest.

Thomas L. Greaney
April 15, 2008

Tim Greaney presented a paper entitled "Antitrust After Managed Care" at Washington and Lee University School of Law on March 31st, 2008.

Joel K. Goldstein
April 15, 2008

Joel K. Goldstein was interviewed in the Miami Herald on Florida Governor Charlie Crist’s chances of being tapped as John McCain’s running mate, April 14, 2008.

Fred Bloom
April 15, 2008

Fred Bloom is the winner of the Thompson Coburn Faculty Writing Award for publications in 2005. Prof. Bloom's article in the Washington University Law Review, "Unconstitutional Courses", focuses on federal judicial authority as affected in two cases - the venerable Swift v. Tyson and the more recent Williams v. Taylor.
Citation:Unconstitutional Courses, 83 Wash. U. L. Rev. 1679 (2005)

John Ammann
April 15, 2008

John Ammann was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Missouri Gov. Blunt’s claims of “absolute privilege” in a court case filed by former aide, April 15, 2008.

John Ammann
April 11, 2008

John Ammann was quoted in the Springfield, Mo. News-Leader on Valley Park’s efforts to ban illegal immigrants, April 11, 2008.

The Honorable Michael A. Wolff
April 4, 2008

Michael A. Wolff, Missouri Supreme Court Judge, Chair of the Missouri Sentencing Advisory Commission and law professor wrote an op-ed for the St. Louis Post-Dispatch on sentencing alternatives and improving recidivism rates, April 3, 2008.

Barbara Gilchrist
April 4, 2008

Barbara Gilchrist and law student Kristi Cooksey, 2L, were quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, April 3, 2008 on limiting laptop computer use in the classroom.

Joel K. Goldstein
April 3, 2008

Joel K. Goldstein was a guest on Minnesota Public Radio’s “Midmorning” talk show, April 3, 2008, discussing what makes a good Vice President and possible candidates in this year’s election.

Later the same day, Joel delivered a lecture in Lewiston, Maine on "Campaigning for America: Edmund S. Muskie's 1968 Vice Presidential Campaign". Prof. Goldstein is a Visiting Research Professor at the Edmund S. Muskie School of Public Service and the University of Maine School of Law where he is teaching a seminar on Leadership and the Muskie Legacy.

Doug Williams
March 25, 2008

Doug Williams spoke on March 16, 2008 at the ABA Section of Environment, Energy and Resources' 37th Annual Environmental Law Conference in Keystone, Colorado. His paper, "Complexity, Competence and Confidentiality: Ethical Issues at the Cutting Edge of Environmental Law" was selected as a "Best Paper" for the conference.

Stephen C. Thaman
March 25, 2008

Steve Thaman's chapter entitled "Jury Trial and Adversary Procedure in Russia: Reform of Soviet Inquisitorial Procedure or Democratic Window-Dressing?" was published in Russia and its Constitution 141-80 (Gordon B. Smith & Robert Sharlet eds. 2008) (Martinus Nijhoff, Leiden, Boston).

David Sloss & Stephen Thaman
March 25, 2008

Life and Death Decisions: Prosecutorial Discretion and Capital Punishment in Missouri, an empirical study of intentional homicide cases in Missouri over a five year period, authored by Katherine Y. Barnes, David Sloss and Stephen Thaman is available on SSRN.

Joel K. Goldstein: Campaign '08 and the Vice Presidency
March 25, 2008

Joel K. Goldstein was interviewed by the Associated Press on Dick Cheney’s powers as Vice President and what role the next occupant of the office might play. The story ran in multiple news outlets March 25, 2008.

Joel's comments in the A.P. story were also picked up in Dan Froomkin's Washington Post column, March 25, 2008.

Elizabeth Pendo
March 25, 2008

Elizabeth Pendo spoke on the topic of "Helping Health Care Consumers through State Ombudsman Programs" at the SALT conference, "Teaching for Social Change" at UC Berkeley in March, 2008.

Sidney D. Watson
March 24, 2008

Sidney D. Watson was quoted in the March 19, 2008 edition of the Columbia Tribune on the settlement of a lawsuit against BJC Healthcare involving rates charged to the uninsured. Please note the enterprising young reporter's byline: T. J. Greaney.

Joel K. Goldstein
March 19, 2008

“Picking the Vice Presidential Nominees: What Should We Look For?” is the timely topic for a conference March 24, 2008 sponsored by the Hubert H. Humphrey Institute at the University of Minnesota and Presidential Studies Quarterly. Joel Goldstein presents a paper on "The Rising Power of the Modern Vice Presidency" on a panel with Richard Moe, former chief of staff to Vice President Mondale and assistant to President Carter. Vice President Mondale will follow on "What Should We Look for in the Next Vice President?"

Joel was quoted in coverage of the conference in the The Minnesota Daily.

Steve Thaman
March 14, 2008

Steve Thaman gave a talk "The Nullification of the Russian Jury: Problems in the Introduction of the Jury and Adversary Procedure" at the meeting of the Russian-American Rule of Law Coalition in Boston on March 7, 2008.

Brad Fogel
March 14, 2008

Brad Fogel's article "The Completely Insane Law of Partial Insanity: The Impact of Monomania on Testamentary Capacity", will be included in the "Best of the ABA Sections" issue of the General Practice, Solo and Small Firm Division magazine.

Eric Miller
March 14, 2008

Eric Miller was a luncheon speaker on the topic of "A Conversation on Race and the Law" at the St. Louis Argus' Legal Legends Luncheon to honor a group of African-American lawyers and judges in St. Louis in February (2008).

In December (2007) Eric Miller's forthcoming article in the Houston Law Review, "Judicial Preferences", was named "download of the week" on Lawrence Slolum's Legal Theory Blog.

John Ammann
March 14, 2008

John Ammann testified as an expert witness in two class action lawsuits challenging the practices of payday loan businesses. The St. Louis County Circuit Court in Woods v. QC Finanical cited John's testimony in its decision striking down an arbitration clause in the payday loan contract which banned class arbitrations. The second case of Robinson v. Advance Loans is under advisement.

John's commentary, "The Double Standard in Housing Subsidies: Why Should Criminals Be Allowed to Take the Mortgage Interest Deduction", was published in Vol. 16 of the ABA Journal of Affordable Housing.

Sidney Watson
March 13, 2008

Sidney Watson co-authored an article with SLU faculty members Timothy McBride, Heather Bednarek and Muhammed Islam, The Road from Massachusetts to Missouri: What it Will Take for Other States to Replicate Massachusetts Health Reform, which was recently published at 55 U. Kan. L. Rev. 1331-1362 (2007).

Sidney Watson
March 13, 2008

Sidney Watson co-authored an article with SLU faculty members Timothy McBride, Heather Bednarek and Muhammed Islam, The Road from Massachusetts to Missouri: What it Will Take for Other States to Replicate Massachusetts Health Reform, which was recently published at 55 U. Kan. L. Rev. 1331-1362 (2007).

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