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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.

Dean Jeffrey Lewis
October 15, 2007

Dean Lewis was quoted in the St. Louis Business Journal, Oct. 12, 2007 edition in an article profiling the school's Health Law program and its Number 1 ranking for the fourth year in a row in U.S. News & World Report.

Thomas L. Greaney
October 15, 2007

Professor Greaney was interviewed for feature article in the St. Louis Business Journal, Oct. 12, 2007, profiling the school's No.1 ranked Health Law Program.

Ann M. Scarlett
October 15, 2007

Professor Scarlett was quoted in an article in the St. Louis Business Journal, Oct. 12, 2007, on the increase in litigation involving electronic documents.

Christine Rollins
October 10, 2007

Director, Legal Research and Writing, Rollins' poster presentation, "Turning the Light Bulbs On: Effective Ways to Teach CREAC to All Types of Student Writer/Learners", has been accepted for the 13th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute. Faculty members had an opportunity to view the posters as part of a recent presentation by Ms. Rollins and Joyce Herleth, Director of Academic Support, on student learning styles.

Sandra H. Johnson
October 10, 2007

Prof. Johnson co-edited "Legal Perspectives in Bioethics (with Dr. Ana Iltis and Barbara Hinze), a book published simultaneously in September in the U.S. and the U.K. By Routledge as part of the Annals of Bioethics series. The volume contains chapters by Prof. Jesse Goldner, Prof. Nic Terry and Deirdre Madden. Prof. Johnson also has a chapter on "Risk, Responsibility and Litigation", co-authored by Dr. Iltis, which will be included in "Ethics, Profits, and Medical Innovation, edited by Tristham Engelhardt, which is in press.

Prof. Johnson served as a member of the Nominating Committee for the Fellows of the Hastings Center in New York. Next week she will be in Portland, OR as the Providence Health Care System's 2007 Curtis R. Holzang Visiting Scholar, where she will be doing Grand Rounds, a national videoconference, and other lectures and workshops. While in Portland, Prof. Johnson will give a lecture at Lewis and Clark Law School on the topic "Should the Law Define Futility".

David Sloss
October 8, 2007

Prof. Sloss published an essay addressing the case of Medellin v. Texas, which will be argued before the Supreme Court this week. Published in the Texas International Law Journal Forum, a web-based publication.

Thomas L. Greaney
October 2, 2007

Tim Greaney participated in a meeting of the advisory board of the American Antitrust Institute in Washington, D.C. on Sept 30-31. The AAI is preparing a Transition Report which will make recommendations to the next administration on the future course of antitrust enforcement and competition policy in the United States.

Professor Stephen C. Thaman
September 25, 2007

Steve Thaman's article, titled "A Comparative Approach to Teaching Criminal Procedure and its Application to the Post-Investigative Stage", was published in 56 Journal of Legal Education 459 (2006). His chapter, entitled "Plea-Bargaining, Negotiating Confessions and ConsensualResolution of Criminal Cases", was published in General Reports of the XVIIth Congress of the International Academy of Comparative Law 951-1011 (Katharina Boele-Woelki & Sjef van Erp eds. 2007). His chapter, entitled "USA Country Study", was published in Organized Criminality and Criminal Organizations Preventive and Repressive Measures Against the Background of September 11, 2001 (Walter Gropp & Arndt Sinn eds. 2007) (in German).

Steve gave a lecture entitled "Plea Bargaining and Consensual Resolution of Criminal Cases: A Comparative Perspective" at Queen's University School of Law, Belfast, Northern Ireland in May; a lecture entitled "El jurado norteamericano" (the American Jury), at the University of Castilla-La Mancha in Cuenca, Spain in June; and two lectures entitled "Jury and Democracy: Requiring Reasoned Jury Verdicts in Spain", and "Twelve Angry Men and its Reception in the Soviet Union and Russia" at the Law and Society Meting, Humboldt University, Berlin in July.

Professor Mark P. McKenna
September 25, 2007

Mark McKenna has been invited to participate in the inaugural workshop series sponsored by the Center on Technology, Innovation and Competition Policy at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He will present a paper on October 29.

Professor Thomas L. Greaney
September 25, 2007

Tim Greaney spoke at the annual American Bar Association/American Health Lawyers Association Conference on Antitrust in Health Care in Washington, D.C. on September 17. His topic was "The Year in Review", a critical survey of the year's most important developments in case law and legislation.

Professor Kelly Dineen
September 25, 2007

Kelly Dineen spoke at the monthly meeting of the St. Louis Health Lawyers Association on September 7 on the subject of conflicts of interest in the medical device industry. Kelly also was a commenter at the ASLME/SLU Health Center Young Scholars Program September 7-8.

Professor Sidney D. Watson
September 12, 2007

Professor Watson presented a paper, "Grafting Communitarian Values on to the Individual Autonomy Tree: A Discussion of Massachusetts Health Reform," at the Law and Society Annual Meeting in Berlin. She also served as a commentator for a session on Mental Health Law. Sidney's article, "The View from the Bottom: Medicaid Consumer-Directed Health Care and Cost Shifting to Patients," was published in this year's health symposium issue of the Saint Louis University Law Journal, volume 51, 403 (2007).