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Peter Salsich
November 26, 2007

Pete Salsich is a signatory to a November 2007 report, Residential Segregation and Housing Discrimination in the United States, examining performance by the U.S. of its obligations under the International Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Racial Discrimination.

Matthew Bodie
November 26, 2007

Matt Bodie is co-editor (with Samuel Estreicher) of a book, titled Workplace Discrimination, Privacy and Security in an Age of Terrorism, published in 2007 by Kluwer Law International.

Matt's article, Workers, Information, and Corporate Combinations: The Case for Non-Binding Employee Referenda in Transformative Transactions, was accepted by the Washington University Law Review for publication in March 2008. The subject of the article was the topic of a paper Matt presented at the Midwestern Law & Economics Association annual meeting held at the University of Minnesota on October 12-13.

Matt also presented a paper, titled Mother Jones Meets Gordon Gecko: The Complicated Relationship Between Labor and Private Equity, on September 29 at the Second Annual Colloquium for Labor & Employment Law held at the University of Denver and the University of Colorado law schools. The paper was selected for publication next year by the Colorado Law Review.

Lynn Branham
November 26, 2007

Lynn Branham's article, The Devil's in the Details': A Continued Dissection of the Constitutionality of Faith-Based Prison Units, will be published this spring in a symposium issue of the Ave Maria Law Review. The article is a follow-up to an earlier piece refuting misperceptions about faith-based prison units that Lynn published in the University of Michigan Journal of Law Reform.

Nan Kaufman
November 26, 2007

Nan Kaufman will give a talk on the subject of ethics to the Missouri Chapter of the State Bar of Wisconsin's Nonresident Lawyers Division on December 5.

Anders Walker
November 26, 2007

Anders Walker was interviewed twice on Nov. 20, 2007, the day the Supreme Court announced it would hear a case involving the District of Columbia's ban on handguns. The St. Louis Record interviewed Professor Walker and he was featured in a report by Charles Jaco on Fox2 News.

Patricia Harrison
November 20, 2007

Tricia Harrison was quoted in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch about juvenile court cases.

Sidney Watson
November 16, 2007

Sidney Watson was the kickoff speaker at the First Annual Health Law Students Conference attended by 150 law students from across the country (including five from SLU) co-sponsored by the American Society of Law, Medicine and Ethics and the University of Pittsburgh School of Law. She spoke on "Massachusetts Health Reform: Lessons for the Next President".

Sidney participated in the Missouri Foundation for Health's Advocate's Retreat held November 1-2 in LaRoche, Missouri.

On November 8, Sidney presented a lecture on "U.S. Health Reform" to 150 members of the Chesterfield Chapter of the American Association of University Women.

Sidney Watson
November 16, 2007

Sidney Watson recently returned from Japan where she presented a series of papers and lectures, and had the opportunity to visit a Japanese nursing home. Sidney presented a paper on U.S. healthcare for the elderly, entitled "When Wealth, Welfare and Markets Collide", at the Annual Symposium of the Japanese Society for American Legal Studies held at Kobe University.

She presented a lecture, "How U.S. Medicaid Law Created a Nursing Home Industry", to the interdisciplinary Gerontology Research Group at the University of Tokyo, and a paper on "U.S. Health Reform" at Waseda University in Tokyo. These will be published in Japanese.

Sidney also helped lead a roundtable discussion on "ADR and Healthcare" at Tsukuba University in Tokyo.

Also last month Sidney spoke on "Health Care Reform and Advocacy" at the St. Louis Disability Rights Summit sponsored by Paraquad, Inc.

Sidney was invited to serve on the planning council of the newly formed Missouri Disability Coalition on Healthcare Reform.

Christine Rollins
November 16, 2007

Christine Rollins' lecture presentation, entitled "Effective and Efficient Electronic Commenting", has been accepted for publication at the 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute in Summer 2008.

Camille Nelson
November 16, 2007

Camille Nelson was a panelist on the topic "Just Between Us: A Mentoring Session" at the Northeast People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, entitled "Criminal Justice and Immigration in the 21st Century", at Southern New England School of Law in September.

Camille was a discussant in the Suddenly Senior Session at the XII LatCrit Conference, entitled "Critical Localities: Epistemic Communities, Rooted Cosmopolitans, New Hegemonies, and Knowledge Processes", at Florida International University College of Law in October.

Camille was elected to serve on the board of LatCrit as Secretary of the organization.

Camille Nelson
November 16, 2007

Camille Nelson's article, "Animal Husbandry: Legal Norms Impacting the Production of (Re)Productivity", was published in the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism, K29.A34.

Molly Wilson
November 16, 2007

A portion of Molly Wilson's article, "An Evolutionary Perspective on Male Domestic Violence: Practical and Policy Implications", originally published in the American Journal of Criminal Law will be included in a casebook by Elizabeth M. Schneider, et al., Domestic Violence and the Law: Theory and Practice (2nd ed.) to be published this winter.

Lynn Branham
November 16, 2007

Lynn Branham participated in a CLE program Nov. 2, 2007 on "Ethics and Professionalism in Plea Negotiations: Best Practices and Worst Pitfalls" in Washington, D.C. co-sponsored by the ABA, the National Association of Attorneys General, the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers, the National District Attorneys Association, the National Criminal Justice Association and the National Legal Aid and Defender Association.

Lynn's article, "As Plain as . . . Day? The Exemption from FTCA Liability for Unlawful Detention of Property", was published last month in Preview of United States Supreme Court Cases, an ABA publication designed to inform the media about cases being argued before the Supreme Court.

Michael Korybut
November 16, 2007

Michael Korybut's article, entitled "Using an Online Auction to Sell Article 9 Collateral", will be published later this year in the Consumer Finance Law Quarterly Report .

Joel K. Goldstein
November 16, 2007

Joel Goldstein presented a paper, "Elevating the Vice Presidency: The Leadership of Jimmy Carter", at the International Society of Political Psychology Conference this past summer in Portland, Oregon.

Six chapters written by Joel will appear in the 5th edition of Constitutional Lawby Profs. Redlich, Attanasio & Goldstein, to be published next year.

Joel's article, "Assuming Responsibility: Thomas F. Eagleton, the Senate and the Bombing of Cambodia", will be published in a forthcoming symposium issue of the Saint Louis University Law Journal in memory of Senator Eagleton.

Joel's essays on "Presidential Immunity" and "Admiralty Jurisdiction" will be published in the Encyclopedia on the Supreme Court.

A book review by Joel of "He Almost Changed the World: The Life and Times of Thomas Riley Marshall" by David Bennett will be published in the Indiana Magazine of History.

Mark Bernstein
November 16, 2007

Mark Bernstein's essay on the role of social audits to evaluate the value of a library has been published in the Perspective column in the current issue of Spectrum, the American Association of Law Libraries magazine.

Mark was elected Secretary of the Mid-American Law Library Consortium at the annual meeting of the Mid-American Association of Law Libraries in Lincoln, Nebraska. The consortium consists of 19 schools in the midwest. The group enables its members to receive discount pricing on databases and participate in free interlibrary loans among other benefits.

Mark McKenna
November 15, 2007

Professor McKenna was interviewed for a report on Fox2 News about laws governing internet liability and the recent suicide of a teenager believed to be bullied on a social networking site.

Sidney Watson
November 13, 2007

Professor Sidney Watson debuted in a new Health/Business feature called “Expert Diagnosis” on Nov. 7, 2007 in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. Prof. Watson responds to the question: “Are there two health care systems in America?”

Susan McGraugh
November 13, 2007

On Nov. 9, 2007, Kevin Johnson was convicted of first-degree murder and sentenced to death by a jury in his second trial for the shooting death of police Sergeant William McEntee in Kirkwood, Mo.; the first trial ended in a hung jury. Throughout both trials, Professor Susan McGraugh has been called on by print and broadcast media to share her expertise on criminal law procedure and the death penalty. Fox 2 TV’s Sean Conroy interviewed Prof. McGraugh about the final verdict and the future of the death penalty in Missouri.

Roger Goldman
November 13, 2007

In an investigative report about “Gypsy Cops” – police officers with misconduct records who move from one city to another without getting questioned or caught – Professor Roger Goldman shared his expertise on the subject. Goldman tracks the so-called “Gypsy Cop” phenomenon nation-wide and believes there should be tougher licensing standards all across the country. The report aired Nov. 12, 2007.

Kelly Dineen
November 13, 2007

Professor Kelly Dineen, assistant director of the Center for Health Law Studies, was quoted in the Chicago Tribune, Nov. 13, 2007, on regulations requiring hospitals to provide translators for non-English speaking patients.

Peter W. Salsich, Jr.
November 1, 2007

Professor Salsich was quoted in The Saint Louis Post-Dispatch about the launch of a public awareness campaign for FOCUS St. Louis, a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizens group devoted to improving the region.

Patricia Harrison
November 1, 2007

Professor Harrison was interviewed by Metro News Networks, a radio news service, on the retrial of Kevin Johnson, charged in the death of Kirkwood Police Sergeant William McEntee. A mistrial was declared in April after jurors failed to reach a unanimous verdict on the charge of second degree murder.

Susan W. McGraugh
November 1, 2007

Professor McGraugh was interviewed by Metro News Networks, a radio news service, on the guilty verdict announced in the case of Lisa Montgomery who was convicted of kidnapping resulting in death in the 2004 attack on a pregnant woman in northwest Missouri.

Howard Wasserman
October 22, 2007

Professor Wasserman published a column online on FindLaw's Writ, discussing the civil rights lawsuit filed by three former Duke lacrosse players who had been accused, then exonerated, of sexual assault.

Professor Wasserman was quoted in an article in the Virginian-Pilot on a free-speech controversy at Regents Law School.

Kelly Dineen
October 17, 2007

Professor Dineen was quoted in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly, Oct. 15, 2007, about the high-tech features to debut this year with the publication of the Journal of Health Law & Policy. The Center for Health Law Studies' web site will feature a blog on health law issues, podcasts and videos of the Center's Distinguished Speakers Series and symposiums.

Joanne Vogel
October 16, 2007

As of November 1st, Joanne will be the Head of Access Services in the Law Library. Joanne's new position is a faculty position in the university library system. Joanne earned her B.A. from Saint Louis University in 1972 while working at Pius Library. She joined the Law Library July 1, 1975 and earned her Masters of Library Science from the University of Missouri-Columbia. Joanne will be responsible for managing our access services department, more popularly known as our circulation department.

Professor Stephen C. Thaman
October 16, 2007

Professor Thaman's recent publication and lecture activities include:
" A Comparative Approach to Teaching Criminal Procedure and its Application to the Post-Investigative Stage," 56 Journal of Legal Education 459 (2006)
Chapter: "Plea-Bargaining, Negotiating Confessions and Consensual Resolution of Criminal Cases, General Reports of the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law "951-1011(Katharina Boele-Woelki & Sjef van Erp eds. 2007)
Chapter: "Vereinigte Staaten von Amerika, in Organisierte Kriminalität und kriminelle Organisationen. Pr äventive und repressive Maßnahmen vor dem Hintergrund des 11. September 2001" 433-75 (Walter Gropp & Arndt Sinn eds.2007) ( translation: USA Country Study in Organized Criminality and Criminal Organizations. Preventive and Repressive Measures Against the Background of September 11, 2001).
Lecture: "Plea Bargaining and Consensual Resolution of Criminal Cases: a Comparative Perspective" at Queen's University School of Law, Belfast, Northern Ireland. May 17, 2007
Lecture: "El jurado norteamericano" (The American Jury), at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Cuenca, Spain. June 7, 2007
Lecture: "Jury and Democracy: the Requiring Reasoned Jury Verdicts in Spain" at Law and Society Meeting, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. July 25, 2007
Lecture: "Twelve Angry Men and its Reception in the Soviet Union and Russia" at Law and Society Meeting, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany. July 28, 2007

Professor Carol Needham
October 16, 2007

Professor Needham has published the following articles:
"Practicing Non-U.S. Law in the United States: Multijurisdictional Practice, Foreign Legal Consultants and Other Aspects of Cross-Border Legal Practice," 15 Michigan State Journal of International Law 605 (2007).
"The Professional Responsibilities of Law Professors: The Scope of the Duty of Confidentiality, Character and Fitness Questionnaires, and Engagement in Governance," Journal of Legal Education (March 2006).
"Enhancing a Law Department’s Flexibility to Respond to Unexpected Challenges: MultiJurisdictional Practice and the In-House Lawyer," Corporate Counsel Newsletter (February 2006).

Mary Pat McInnis
October 15, 2007

Assistant Dean for Career Services, Mary Pat McInnis was the source for insider information for the Oct. 12, 2007 edition of the St. Louis Business Journal's special section on Law Schools. Dean McInnis was quoted extensively in an article titled, "Outlook Good for Law Grads", and in the story on the Law School's Health Law Program.