Faculty and Staff News

Accomplishments from the Lewis & Clark Law School’s faculty and staff.

Paula Abrams

The Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and professor of law taught international art law in Florence, Italy, this June. This is the second year Abrams has taught in the summer program sponsored by the University of San Diego School of Law in partnership with Lewis & Clark Law School. Last year she taught in Dublin, Ireland. Abrams’ most recent article, “The Reasonable Believer: Faith, Formalism, and Endorsement of Religion,” was published by the Lewis & Clark Law Review as part of the 2010 symposium Who Is the Reasonable Person? In January, Abrams was the featured speaker at the Holy Names Sisters National Justice Conference. Her talk was titled “Compulsory Public Education and the Catholic Church.” In March, Abrams served as the moderator for the What Difference Does Difference Make? panel of judges speaking at the third annual Honorable Betty Roberts Women in the Law event. In April, Abrams moderated the keynote session—State Secrets and Public Prerogative: Does Information Transparency Compromise National Security?—at the Lewis & Clark International Affairs Symposium. This debate featured Daniel Ellsberg and Colonel David Lapin, the officer in charge of the Pentagon’s response to WikiLeaks.

Aubrey Baldwin ’05

The associate clinical professor and PEAC staff attorney continues to serve on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s Portland Air Toxics Solutions Advisory Council, which is working to devise a multi-jurisdiction plan—due out in early fall—to ensure that air toxins in all areas of the Portland metro region will be reduced to satisfy standards set to protect public health. At a national training for power plant personnel sponsored by EUCI, Baldwin presented a session on new air regulations for coal-fired power plants. Baldwin also traveled to San Francisco, accompanied by a PEAC Tomorrow’s Advocate summer clerk, to assist with a CLE for attorneys on practice before Public Utility Commissions across the country related to coal-fired power plant pollution controls.

Michael Blumm

The Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and professor of law spoke at Lewis & Clark Law Review’s annual spring conference on what he claims is a widespread misinterpretation of the concept of Indian title established by the U.S. Supreme Court’s 1823 decision in Johnson v. M’Intosh. He is at work on an article explaining his reasoning. He also spoke at the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation’s biannual Natural Resources Law Teachers’ conference on the significance of the Columbia River Gorge to natural resources law. Blumm is organizing a water law symposium in environmental law to honor Jim Huffman and Janet Neuman’s many years of teaching water law, and will contribute an article on the Oregon public trust doctrine. His article “Internationalizing the Public Trust Doctrine: Natural Law and Constitutional and Statutory Approaches to Fulfilling the Saxion Vision” (coauthored with Rachel Guthrie ’12) will be published in 44 U.C. Davis Law Review ___ (forthcoming 2011), available at http:”“ssrn.com”abstract=1816628.

Jack Bogdanski

The Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar and professor of law directed the Law School’s volunteer income tax assistance workshop, which helps international students at Lewis & Clark College with their U.S. tax compliance, for the 17th year. As an outgrowth of that program, he published an op-ed, “Wanted: ‘Check-the-Box’ Residency for Foreign Students,” in the May 23 edition of the national journal Tax Notes. Bogdanski also published an article, “Renting Mom Her House: Estate of Riese v. Commissioner,” in the June issue of Estate Planning. Since March 11, he has been blogging quite a bit about the nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan—an interest stemming from his experience creating a seminar on nuclear waste law at the Law School in the late 1980s and early 1990s. “Law students and I crawled around the Trojan plant back in the day,” he recalls. “The reactor is gone, thank goodness, but the nuclear waste is still there next to the Columbia River. At least it’s apparently in concrete casks now, and out of the spent fuel pools that are part of the problem in Japan.”

Bill Chin ’94

The legal writing professor worked with the Asian Pacific American Network of Oregon (APANO) to provide testimony to the Oregon House and Senate Redistricting Committees explaining how retaining communities of color as “communities of interest” would help prevent dilution of their voting rights. Chin also worked with Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA) and other groups to inform lawmakers of the qualifications of law professor Goodwin Liu for a vacant position on the Ninth Circuit where he would be the second Asian American judge to serve on a federal appellate court.

Henry Drummonds

The professor delivered a paper about the crisis in public employee pension funding to the National Organization of Lawyers for Education Associations (a group affiliated with the National Education Association) on May 28. He is presently working on changes to that paper for use as a law review article.

George K. Foster

The associate professor authored an article, “Foreign Investment and Indigenous Peoples,” which he presented April 2011 at the Law School’s Spring Symposium, The Future of International Law in Indigenous Affairs. In addition, together with Professor John Grant and the Law School’s International Law Society, he worked to establish a new annual Lewis & Clark Global Law Distinguished Speakers’ Series, for which he helped assemble the slate of speakers for its inaugural year of 2011-12. The speakers will include several prominent authorities in global law, such as Michael P. Scharf (formerly of the U.S. State Department and currently professor at Case Western Reserve University School of Law), Leila Nadya Sadat (professor at Washington University in St. Louis School of Law and director of the Crimes Against Humanity Initiative), and Margaret L. Moses (professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law and author of a leading treatise on international commercial arbitration). Foster also began serving as the faculty administrator for a new global law certificate the Law School established earlier this year.

Pamela Frasch

The assistant dean has completed a number of scholarly projects, including Animal Law: Cases and Materials—Teacher’s Manual,  Carolina Academic Press (2010, fourth edition) (coauthored with Sonia S. Waisman and Bruce A. Wagman); “The Future of Animal Law: Moving Beyond Preaching to the Choir,” 60 J. LEGAL ED. 209 (2010) (coauthored with Megan Senatori); “La différence de traitement des animaux en fonction de leur espèce et de leur utilisation: un dilemme juridique et déontologique aux États-Unis,” (French translation) 1 Revue Semestrielle de Droit Animalier—RSDA (Observatoire Des Mutations institutionnnelles et Juridiques, Limoges, Fr.) 257 (2010) (coauthored with Dr. Hollie Lund); Animal Law in a Nutshell, Thomson-West (2011) (coauthored with Clinical Professor Kathy M. Hessler, Sarah M. Kutil, and Sonia W. Waisman); “The Unequal Treatment of Animals by Species and Practice in the United States: A Moral and Legal Dilemma,” L’animal Dans la Spirale des Besoins de L’humain, (in French) (M. Lachance, dir.), Cowansville, Éditions Yvon Blais (2010), Revista Brasileira de Direito Animal (in Portuguese) (Heron José de Santana Gordilo, Luciano Rocha Santana, Tagore Trajano de Almeida Silva, Coordenação) Ano 4, Número 5 (2010); “Crime, Restoration, and Responsibility,” Research Project Report No. 185, Chiba University Graduate School of Humanities and Social Sciences (in Japanese) (from the proceedings of the Japanese Association of Legal Philosophy) (I. Shimazu, ed.) (2010) (coauthored with Dr. Hollie Lund). Frasch also presented at several academic conferences, including Second World Congress on Bioethics and Animal Rights, where she spoke on two panels and guest lectured at Federal University and Liberdade University law schools, in Bahia, Brazil, August 2010; The Future of Chemical Toxicity Testing in the United States: Creating a Roadmap to Implement the National Research Council’s Vision, for which she was coorganizer and moderator, at the National Press Club, Washington, D.C., June 2010; 18th Annual Animal Law Conference at Lewis & Clark Law School, which she coorganized and for which she spoke on two panels—Will the Animal Rights Movement Ever Succeed? Looking to the Past to Predict the Future and Animal Law Academics Workshop: Using the Classes We Have, Getting the Classes We Need; Annual Animal Grantmaker’s Foundation Conference, at which she was a featured speaker and delivered “Animal Law at Home and Abroad: Using the Laws We Have, Getting the Laws We Need,” in Baton Rouge, November 2010. Frasch, along with Hessler and the Center for Animal Law Studies, cohosted the eighth annual National Animal Law Competition at Harvard Law School in February 2011. She also attended the AALS National Conference in San Francisco as an alternate Lewis & Clark representative in January, and was a guest lecturer at the University of Chicago Law School, where she presented on the topic of animal law and the First Amendment in May.

Bill Funk

In June, the Judge Robert E. Jones Professor of Law spoke at the annual meeting of the Law & Society Association in San Francisco on comparative standing law in the United States, Germany, and the European Union. In July, Funk attended the Southeastern Association of Law Schools annual meeting in Hilton Head, Georgia, where he spoke on environmental law’s influence on the Law of Standing for a panel on the architectural force of environmental law on administrative law doctrine. He also participated in two discussion groups, one concerning the Free Exercise Clause after Employment Division v. Smith and the other on technology and the Fourth Amendment.

Meg Garvin

The executive director of the National Crime Victim Law Institute and clinical professor testified before the full U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee as well as the Oregon Ways and Means Committee on key victims’ rights issues. In addition, she served as the keynote speaker for a number of legal and advocacy events nationwide this spring, including the Texas Victim Services Agency statewide conference and the Alaska Victims for Justice Crime Victims’ Rights Week Ceremony.

Tomás Gómez-Arostegui

The associate professor recently published an article, “The Untold Story of the First Copyright Suit Under the Statute of Anne in 1710,” 25 Berkeley Tech. L.J. 1247 (2010). The piece was based on research he conducted in England and elsewhere, courtesy of a stipend gift from Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird. Gómez-Arostegui traveled to England again this summer, where he spent a month working in various archives. While there, he also presented his latest work in progress, “Copyright at ‘Common Law’ Before 1710 and Its Modern Implications,” at the University of Cambridge Faculty of Law. This coming year, Gómez-Arostegui will be working on a new casebook, The History of Copyright Law 1512-1911: Cases and Materials,  with Isabella Alexander of the University of Cambridge, to be published by Edward Elgar Publishing. He also plans to visit at George Washington University Law School for the 2011-12 academic year.

Kathy Hessler

The clinical professor’s article “Animals in Testing: Concerns and Consequences” has been translated into Portuguese and published in Revista Brasileira de Direito Animal (Número 8, 2011). Hessler has also made a number of recent presentations, including two at the Public Interest Environmental Law Conference at the University of Eugene: “Legal Tools for Addressing the Impacts of Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFOs),” with Laura Murphy (Vermont Law School), Kendra Kimbirauskis (Friends of Family Farmers), and Sarah Vaile (Friends of Family Farmers); and “Animal Factories and Commodity Crops: Legal Approaches to Combating the Environmental Harms,” with Bruce Myers (Environmental Law Institute) and Charlie Tebbutt. Hessler presented again at the Northwest Master Vegetarian Series in May on animal law and agriculture. Hessler gave a presentation, “Androgogy II,” at the New Clinician’s Conference. She also delivered “Decision Making” with Carwina Weng (Indiana University Mauer School of Law), Linda Krieger (University of Hawaii School of Law), and Mark Costanza (Claremont McKenna College) at the American Association of Law Schools’ Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Seattle. Additionally, Hessler presented “Limitations of the Animal Welfare Act” and “Incorporating the 3Rs Principles” with Assistant Dean Pamela Frasch at the eighth World Congress on Alternatives and Animal Use in the Life Sciences in Montreal. Hessler has completed her term as chair of the AALS Balance in Legal Education Association and is now serving as immediate past chair. She serves ex officio on the executive committee of the animal law section. She was interviewed for “Pet Talk: Lewis & Clark Animal Law Clinic Pushes for Laws on Behalf of Paws,” which appeared in the Oregonian in January 2011. Hessler was also quoted in “The Rise of Animal Law” in Science, April 2011 issue.

Steve Johansen ’87

The professor was the program cochair for the third International Applied Legal Storytelling Conference in Denver. At the conference, which was cosponsored by the Legal Writing Institute and Clinical Legal Education Association, Johansen collaborated with Ruth Anne Robbins (Rutgers-Camden School of Law) on a presentation, “Reinventing the Second Semester: Teaching Persuasion in the First Year of Law School.” Johansen also organized and facilitated the 8th annual LWI Writers’ Workshop in Boulder, Colorado. The workshop provides 12 scholars from around the country an opportunity to discuss and review their works in progress.

Craig Johnston ’85

The professor had a very busy year. In addition to his regular teaching duties, he resumed the clinical directorship of PEAC, the environmental clinic, and is charged with leading its expansion efforts. In March, he gave a presentation on citizen suit enforcement at the National Law School of India in Bangalore and made presentations at two Oregon State Bar CLEs. Together with Professor Bill Funk and Victor Flatt (University of North Carolina), he finished the teacher’s manual for the 3rd edition of their casebook, Legal Protection of the Environment.  With help from Professors Allison LaPlante ’02 and Dan Mensher ’07, he also coached Lewis & Clark’s environmental moot court team to the finals at the Pace Environmental Moot Court competition. (They made it into the top three out of 72 teams.) This marks the 13th time in the last 20 years that Lewis & Clark has made the finals.

Jeff Jones

The associate professor’ article “Property Rights, Property Wrongs, and Dispossession Under Self-Storage Leases” will be published in the Tennessee Law Review.

Steve Kanter

The professor (and former dean) made a return trip to China early this summer to meet with a number of alumni, former colleagues, law firms, and legal institutes in Beijing, and to assist the eight current Lewis & Clark students participating in the UMKC-Lewis & Clark Chinese law short summer course at Beijing University. Kanter’s article “Sleeping Beauty Wide Awake: State Constitutions as Important Independent Sources of Individual Rights” is being published in volume 15 of the Lewis & Clark Law Review in 2011. Kanter has also joined the board of directors of the Classroom Law Project.

Bob Klonoff

The dean spoke at a conference at University of Cincinnati Law School on April 1. His presentation focused on his American Law Institute project on class actions. Klonoff has also written a brief article that will appear in the University of Cincinnati Law Review. On May 20, Klonoff spoke on class actions at a conference at Duke University sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center. Federal judges from around the country attended. During the summer of 2011, he visited a number of law schools in South Korea and the Philippines. His goal was to forge new relationships, and especially to recruit potential JD and LLM students for Lewis & Clark. During his travels, he also lectured on class actions. He is revising his casebook and nutshell, which will be released at the end of 2011 or the beginning of 2012. 

Ron Lansing

The professor emeritus’ book Crystalling the Legacy was published by the Law School. The memoir-history of the Law School during its accreditation era (1965-74) is available from the alumni office and the Law School bookstore. In July, Lansing was a guest lecturer in the World of Ideas series for the Benton County Historical Museum, where he presented “The Land, the Law, and Nimrod O’Kelly.”

Lisa LeSage ’85

The associate dean and director of Business Law Programs was appointed to Governor John Kitzhaber’s judicial selection committee. She was also invited to be a guest lecturer at two workshops on legal education held in late August at the Catholic University of the North Law School in Antofagasta, Chile, and the University of Coquimbo Law School in Coquimbo, Chile. LeSage will be assisting the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile with its accreditation process. Upon Maggie Finnerty’s departure, she was also appointed the acting executive director of the Small Business Legal Clinic, a position she first held from 2006 to 2008.

Lydia Loren

The Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird Intellectual Property Faculty Scholar and professor of law was a guest on the OPB program Think Out Loud  May 24, 2011, commenting on the trademark dispute between Pendleton Woolen Mills and the Pendleton Round-Up Association. In June, Loren spoke at two CLE conferences in Portland. The first was for the Law School’s Oregon Law Institute conference on intellectual property, where her remarks focused on copyright issues in the Internet era. The second presentation, “Software, Music, and Bots: The Ninth Circuit’s Recent Copyright Rulings Involving Contracts and Licenses,” was for the Computer and Internet Law section of the Oregon State Bar. Loren’s article “Deterring Abuse of the Copyright Takedown Regime by Taking Misrepresentation Claims Seriously” was accepted for publication in the Wake Forest Law Review. Her forthcoming coauthored article exploring the protection for copyright rights management information in the United States, Canada, New Zealand, Australia, and India was presented by her coauthor at the third annual Conference on Innovation and Communications Law in Melbourne, Australia. Loren’s article “The Evolving Role of ‘For Profit’ Use in Copyright Law: Lessons From the 1909 Act,” first published in the Santa Clara Computer & High Technology Law Journal in 2010, was selected for inclusion in Copyright Law Volume II: Application to Creative Industries in the 20th Century, to be published in the Ashgate Library of Essays on Copyright Law in 2011. Loren and her coauthors recently published the 2011 Statutory and Case Supplement for the third edition of their casebook, Copyright in a Global Information Economy (Aspen 2010). This popular casebook is used at over at over 50 law schools across the country, including Harvard, Georgetown, Michigan, Berkeley, Chicago, and Virginia. Together with former Lewis & Clark Law School professor Joseph Miller, Loren completed the 2011 supplement to their casebook Intellectual Property Law: Cases and Materials (Semaphore Press 2011). This book is published digitally, through a unique online publishing model designed to make law school casebooks more affordable. It is available at www.semaphorepress.com.

Erica Lyman ’05

The associate clinical professor was in Bangkok, Thailand, for the April 2011 intersessional climate change meeting, continuing IELP’s support for the Pacific Island countries by working with four students to provide much-needed counsel and legal support. In addition, Lyman worked directly with the delegation of Palau to find ways to integrate mangrove conservation and restoration into the climate change regime. Mangroves are capable of sequestering vast amounts of carbon, so their loss is a significant source of concern. In addition, mangrove conservation and restoration could provide some Pacific islands and many other small island states funding for adaptation and low-carbon development. IELP will continue to work with Palau on this important issue. Lyman also continues to work with parties to the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) on technical and implementation issues. She represented IELP at the Animals Committee and Standing Committee meetings, both in Geneva, in July and August. In June 2010, Lyman traveled to Granada, Spain, to provide remarks at the International Wildlife Law Conference. She spoke about the need to ensure that CITES remains a conservation treaty, with financing and effort directed toward strict implementation of the treaty, compliance, enforcement, and capacity-building and that the flow of resources and energy is not misdirected toward the promotion of legal wildlife trade. In October, Lyman will travel to the University of California at Irvine to give an address at the Beckman Center of the National Academies of Sciences and Engineering as part of the conference on snowmelt and glacier melt for the ninth conference in UC-Irvine’s Toward a Sustainable 21st Century series.

Susan Mandiberg

The Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and professor of law taught comparative criminal procedure during the summer in Barcelona as part of a study abroad program offered by the University of San Diego. In April, Mandiberg was also a member of a panel—Legalizing Marijuana: What Impact on the Criminal Justice System—at The Road to Legitimizing Marijuana: What Benefit at What Cost? held at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law.

Dan Mensher ’07

The associate clinical professor and PEAC staff attorney has just finished serving on the Oregon Department of Environmental Quality’s industrial stormwater advisory council, which culminated in DEQ’s issuance of a new set of draft general permits. If finalized, these permits will be some of the most protective in the country. Mensher has also been spending a lot of time drinking coffee trying to stay awake after nights of changing his daughter Vera’s diapers.

Bob Miller ’91

The professor is publishing Reservation Capitalism: Economic Development in Indian Country with Praeger Publishers in 2011 or early 2012. He cowrote an article, “Brazil, Indigenous Peoples, and the International Law of Discovery,” that will be published in 37 Brooklyn Journal of International Law __ (2011). He submitted a chapter, “Tribal Constitutions and Native Sovereignty,” for a book to be published by Oxford University Press. He authored several book reviews that appeared in 30 Great Plains Quarterly 222 (2010), 57 Ethnohistory 741 (2010), and The American Journal of Legal History (July 2011). He published an article in Indian Country Today  newspaper highlighting the work of the American Philosophical Society, and he is continuing to work with the APS on a new three-year grant from the Mellon Foundation to digitize APS’s American Indian language archives. He organized and spoke at the April 15 Lewis & Clark Law Review symposium, The Future of International Law in Indigenous Affairs. Miller was the keynote speaker at the Oregon Historical Society annual meeting on April 23. In March, he spoke in Anchorage at a planning conference put on by the Alaska Historical Society and Washington State Historical Society for a proposed exhibit on Captain James Cook. Miller also spoke on a panel at the 12th annual American Indian Studies conference at Arizona State University, and was a moderator and commentator on the Indian country criminal law panel at Lewis & Clark’s ACLU conference. He spoke in Spokane at a training for the Snoqualmie Tribe and discussed tribal constitutionalism and the Snoqualmie constitution in particular. He delivered two-hour trainings on American history to teachers in Crescent City, California, and at Central Washington University. Miller also appeared on hour-long radio shows from Chicago and Minneapolis-St. Paul and talked about the Doctrine of Discovery and Indian law issues.

Melissa Powers ’01

The associate professor taught climate change law as a visiting professor at the University of Navarra School of Law in Pamplona, Spain, in March and at the University of Trento Law School in Trento, Italy, in April. She ran a half-marathon in Nimes, France, and biked up the beautiful Passo Giau during her stay in Europe. In May, she presented a draft of her article about small-scale renewable energy, “Power From the People: Distributed Generation, State Authority, and Federal Preemption,” at the Natural Resources Law Teachers Institute in Washington. In June, she spoke at a conference hosted by the University of Ottawa about ways to improve U.S. biofuels policy. In July, Powers spoke at the IUCN Academy of Environmental Law colloquium about the importance of anti-backsliding provisions in U.S. laws.

Juliet Stumpf

The associate professor presented her article “Doing Time: Crimmigration Law and the Perils of Haste” at the UCLA Law Review’s January 2011 symposium on the criminalization of immigration law, Immigration Law and Criminal Law: Defining the Outsider. In April, Stumpf presented “Doing Time” as part of a panel organized by the American Constitution Society of Golden Gate University Law School. She presented a later version of the paper at the Law and Society Association’s annual conference in June in San Francisco. In July, she will finalize the paper for publication in the UC Irvine Law Review. In February 2011, Stumpf presented her paper “Getting to Work: E-Verify and the Hazards of Enforcing Immigration Law in the Workplace” at a symposium sponsored by the University of California at Irvine’s law review, Persistent Puzzles in Immigration Law. Stumpf presented “Getting to Work” in March as a speaker in the spring 2011 Social Justice Workshop lecture series sponsored by Santa Clara Law’s Center for Social Justice and Public Service. She presented a later version of the paper at the Emerging Immigration Law conference at American University’s Washington College of Law in May, where she also participated on a panel on tenure and scholarship. This spring, Stumpf submitted a chapter of a book on crime, justice, and security, based on a keynote address that she gave last year at the University of Oslo’s Seminar on Justice and Security. In June, Stumpf chaired a panel that she organized on the role of time in criminal and immigration law at the 2011 Law and Society Annual Meeting. She also chaired a separate panel on crimmigration law in the United States and Europe in which scholars from both continents and a variety of disciplines presented their work. In September, Stumpf presented a paper on the globalization of crimmigration at the Metropolis conference, which brings European scholars together with international scholars from a variety of disciplines. She also chaired a separate panel on the growth of crimmigration law. Stumpf will be on sabbatical in 2011 and 2012 and will spend the spring semester in Montreal working on her research and reversing the extreme atrophy of her high school French.

Elaine E. Sutherland

The Scottish Parliament: The Early Years, coedited by the professor and three colleagues from Stirling University Law School, was published by Edinburgh University Press early in 2011. The volume comprises 16 chapters (including one by Sutherland, “Child and Family Law: Progress and Pusillanimity”) analyzing the work of the Scottish Parliament (established in 1999) on specific areas of devolved legislative competence, each written by an acknowledged expert in his or her field. It is the first work to subject the Scottish Parliament’s efforts to comprehensive evaluation. In an unashamed attempt to promote the book, Sutherland seized on the invitation of the editor of The Journal of the Law Society of Scotland to write a short article, “Verdict on the Scottish Parliament’s Law-Making Efforts,” which was published in the May issue along with an independent—and very positive—review of the book. Sutherland contributed a chapter, “‘The Easing of Certain Legal Difficulties’: Limited Legal Recognition of Cohabitation Under Scots Law,” to the International Survey of Family Law: 2011 Edition (Bill Atkin, ed., Family Law-Jordans), the annual flagship publication of the International Society on Family Law. Her chapter focused on the relatively new Scottish legislative provisions that allow a former cohabitant to apply to a court for a financial award on relationship breakdown or a partner’s death. Using the reported cases to date, she concludes that the time has come to reappraise what Scots law should be seeking to achieve in this context. In “A Step Closer To Same-Sex Marriage Throughout Europe,” published in the Edinburgh Law Review early in 2011, Sutherland offered critical analysis of the June 2010 judgment of the European Court of Human Rights in Schalk and Kopf v. Austria.  The case presented the court with the opportunity to address what, if any, right of access to same-sex marriage ought to exist throughout Europe. While the court gave a less-than-impressive performance, it did secure an advance by recognizing the right of same-sex couples to respect for their family life (and not simply private life, as had been the case hitherto) under article 8 of the European Convention on Human Rights. Sutherland is currently editing The Future of Child and Family Law: International Predictions,  which will be published by Cambridge University Press in 2012. The volume contains 13 chapters contributed by experts from around the world (Australia, Canada, China, England and Wales, India, Israel, Malaysia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Russia, South Africa, and the United States), analyzing the imperatives that have driven child and family law to its current position and offering predictions on those that will drive it forward in each jurisdiction. Sutherland provided the specimen chapter, on Scotland, and will write the introductory chapter, setting the comparative scene, analyzing the imperatives identified by the contributors, and situating these developments in the context of the leading child and family law literature and their socioeconomic and demographic contexts. Sutherland and Professor John P. Grant were invited to appear at the Pitlochry Winter Words Festival (an international book festival) to discuss their coedited book, Scots Law Tales (2010). Sutherland teaches law at the University of Stirling, in Scotland, for the half of the year that she is not at Lewis & Clark Law School and was most gratified to receive the Most Innovative Teacher Award in a university-wide assessment by students of their learning experience.

Janice Weis

The associate dean for the Environmental and Natural Resources Law Program planned and taught components of an Endangered Species Act course for U.S. Service employees in Denver in May. She also spent the academic year as a member of Lewis & Clark’s Sustainability Task Force, a group charged with developing a plan for implementing sustainability concepts and projects throughout the institution’s three schools.

Tung Yin

The professor coorganized and moderated a Continuing Legal Education panel on counterterrorism, undercover stings, and Joint Terrorism Task Forces at the National Asian Pacific Islander Bar Association’s (NAPABA) Western Regional Conference in June. Currently, he is working on articles focusing on legal issues arising out of domestic terrorism. Yin will present one of these papers at Gonzaga University School of Law as part of a conference, Race and Criminal Justice in the West. His guest blog entry at Prawfsblawg on a thought experiment about applying Sarbanes-Oxley–like rules to law schools and universities with regard to reported employment data drew an approving link from the Wall Street Journal  Law Blog. On the teaching front, he is currently teaching a new course focusing entirely on noncapital sentencing law. 

  • Erin Ryan has joined the Lewis & Clark community as an associate professor. She is spending her first year with the Law School abroad at Ocean University in Qingdao, China, on a Fulbright grant.
  • Chris Lombard '03
    Christopher (Chris) Lombard ’03 has joined the Law School as associate director of the Office of Career Services.