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Patricia Harrison and Jesse Goldner
May 15, 2008

Professor Harrison and Goldner were quoted in a story about the law clinic's medical-legal partnership pilot program that provides patients with legal aid necessary to get proper health care. Article was carried in The St. Louis Daily Record, The Countian, and The Kansas City Record.

Michael A. Wolff
May 14, 2008

Mike Wolff was asked by the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU about criteria the next president should consider if he or she must select a nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court. Bill Frievogel mentioned the survey of Wolff and other legal experts in his "Law Scoop" blog on the St. Louis Beacon.

Joel K. Goldstein
May 13, 2008

Maine Public Radio broadcast a speech Joel Godlstein delivered at the University of Southern Maine on the role of the Vice Presidency in presidential elections on May 13, 2008. The speech highlighted the 1968 campaign of Hubert Humphrey and Edmund Muskie. Goldstein has been conducting research at the Muskie archives at Bates College this semester. Prof. Goldstein was also a guest on a local http://www.wcsh6.com/news/article.aspx?storyid=86125 " target="_blank">television program in Portland, Maine on May 10, to discuss the 1968 race and the candidacy of Edmund Muskie.

Teri Dobbins
May 12, 2008

Teri Dobbins was quoted in the Missouri Lawyers Weekly on a judge's ruling that homeowners with multiple insurance policies can't recoup from a third company.

David Sloss and Steve Thaman
May 8, 2008

Professors Sloss and Thaman were featured in an article about their new study on Capital Punishment in Missouri in The St. Louis Daily Record, The Countian, St. Charles County Business Record, and The Kansas City Record, May 6, 2008.

Molly Wilson
May 8, 2008

Molly Wilson presented "Publicity, Pressure, and Environmental Legislation: The Untold Story of Availability Campaigns" at the Washington University Law and Psychology Roundtable Workshop on April 11.

Sandra Johnson
May 8, 2008

Sandy Johnson's article, "Polluting Medical Judgment? False Assumptions in the Pursuit of False Claims Regarding Off-Label Prescribing", was published in the Minnesota Journal of Law, Science and Technology, and a chapter on "Risk, Responsibility and Litigation" (co-written with Dr. Ana Iltis of the Center for Health Care Ethics) was published in Innovation and the Pharmaceutical Industry (M&M Scrivener), edited by Trist Engelhardt and J. Garrett. Sandy has also been appointed to the Advisory Board for the Mayday Fund Fellows Program in New York.

Joel K. Goldstein
May 6, 2008

Joel Goldstein presents a paper "Changing History: Carter, Mondale and the New Vice Presidency" this month at a seminar on American politics and government at Oxford University.

John Ammann
May 6, 2008

Prof. Ammann and members of the Veterans Law Students Organization participated in the "Stand Down" event for homeless veterans April 25-26. Working with volunteers from the SimmonsCooper law firm, students helped determine legal needs and solutions for hundreds of veterans. Missouri Lawyers Media carried photos and a front page story on the event in their St. Louis, Kansas City and St. Charles publications.

David Sloss and Steve Thaman
April 30, 2008

Professors Sloss and Thaman, co-authors of a new study on the death penalty, Life and Death Decisions: Prosecutorial Discretion and Capital Punishment in Missouri, have been busy responding to media queries. David Sloss was invited to write a commentary on the study for the new St. Louis Beacon website and Steve Thaman was interviewed by Charles Jaco, KTVI News, April 30, 2008.

Joel K. Goldstein
April 30, 2008

Joel K. Goldstein was a guest on KWMU Radio’s St. Louis on the Air program, April 29, 2008, to discuss the Law Journal’s special issue in honor of the life and work of Sen. Thomas F. Eagleton.

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."

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 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 11, 2008

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

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.

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.

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