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AbramsPaula Abrams

Edward Brunet Professor of Law

Abrams serves as an advisory member to the Oregon Law Commission Judicial Selection Work Group. In May, she participated in a national summit on reproductive health policy in Washington, D.C.

Presented

  • “The General Welfare Clause of the Constitution” at a forum organized by the League of Woman Voters, Portland, 2013
  • Roe at 41” at a joint event with students from Lewis & Clark and Oregon Health & Science University, January 2014
  • “Intersections in Reproductive Technology” at a conference at Yale University, April 2014
  • Roe at Risk” for the American Constitution Society, Lewis & Clark Law School, April 2014

Published

  • “Abortion Stigma: The Legacy of Casey,” Rutgers Women’s Rights Law Reporter (forthcoming 2014)
  • “The Bad Mother: Stigma, Abortion, and Surrogacy,” Journal of Law Medicine and Ethics (forthcoming 2014)

Brian Blum

Professor of Law

Published

  • Bankruptcy and Debtor/Creditor, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, sixth edition (2014)
  • Contracts: Examples and Explanations, Wolters Kluwer Law & Business, sixth edition (2014)

BlummMichael C. Blumm

Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Blumm organized and participated in the law school’s conference commemorating the 50th anniversary of the enactment of the Wilderness Act of 1964. Environmental Law will publish the papers delivered at the conference in volume 44. Conference materials are available at lclark.edu/wilderness_act_materials.

Blumm drafted a law professors’ amicus brief in the Oswego Lake public access case for the Oregon Court of Appeals, alleging that the current landowner monopoly violates the state’s public trust doctrine. He and his students (22 in all) have now completed analyses of 45 state public trust doctrines, available at ssrn.com/abstract=2235329.

Presented

  • “NEPA and Wilderness: A Symbiotic Relationship” at the law school’s wilderness conference, April 2014
  • “The Public Trust Doctrine Abroad” at Vermont Law School, July 2014

Published

  • “Endangered Species Act Listings and Climate Change: Avoiding the Elephant in the Room,” with Kya Marienfeld ’14, 20 Animal Law __ (forthcoming 2014), available at ssrn.com/abstract=2364687
  • Lands Council, Karuk Tribe, and the Great Environmental Divide in the Ninth Circuit,” with Maggie Hall ’13, 54 Nat. Res. J. 1 (2014), available at ssrn.com/abstract=2246917
  • “The Public Trust in Wildlife,” with Aurora Paulsen ’12, 2013 Utah L. Rev. 1437, available at ssrn.com/abstract=2189134 (includes an appendix with all state claims of wildlife ownership and trust statutes)

BogdanskiJack Bogdanski

Douglas K. Newell Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Published

  • “Pay Up Now, Deduct Later (Maybe)–Ash Grove Cement Co.,” 41 Corporate Taxation 27 (July/August 2014)

BrunetEd Brunet

Henry J. Casey Professor of Law

Brunet spoke at a conference in Portland regarding the Federal Rules Advisory Committee’s work.

Published

  • “The Civil Rules Committee and Amending Rule 56,” 18 Lewis & Clark Law Review ____ (forthcoming 2014)
  • Summary Judgment—Federal Law and Practice 2014, with Professor John T. Parry and Martin H. Redish, Thomson Reuters (2014)

ChinWilliam Chin ’94

Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing

Presented

  • “Race in the Gun Debate” at the Northeastern People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference, Puerto Rico, December 2013

Published

  • “Domestic Counterinsurgency: How Counterinsurgency Tactics Combined With Laws Were Deployed Against Blacks Throughout U.S. History,” 3 U. Miami Race Social Justice L. Rev. 31 (2013)
  • “Invasions and Civilians: The Special Duty of the United States to Aid Civilian War Sufferers Produced by U.S. Military Intervention,” Human Rights & Globalization Law Review (forthcoming)
  • “Law and Order and White Power: White Supremacist Infiltration of Law Enforcement and the Need to Eliminate Racism in the Ranks,” 6 J. L & Soc. Deviance (2013)

DrummondsHenry Drummonds

Professor of Law

Drummonds submitted a 2014 update to his recently published chapter “International Human Rights and Its Impact on Labor and Employment Law” in the ABA-sponsored treatise International Labor and Employment Law (Keller and Darby), which will be published in the main volume of the fourth edition of the treatise. He also continued to work on a chapter on global unionism, which is projected to be part of a book on global labor market law edited by New York University’s Samuel Estreicher.

Presented

  • On interest arbitration to the labor law class of William Gould (former chair of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board), Stanford Law School, March 2014
  • On class/representative waivers in mandatory arbitration agreements required as a condition of employment at an Oregon Law Institute CLE, May 2014
  • “Public Policy Exception to Labor Arbitration Award Enforcement: Another Look at the Supreme Court’s Public Policy Trilogy” at a national gathering of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, May 2014
  • “The Impact of International Human Rights Law on Labor and Employment Law” at the American Association of Law Schools workshop Transnational Perspectives on Equality Law, Washington, D.C., June 2014

Published

  • “How to Avoid the Plague of Class/Representative Action Wage and Hour Suits,” 65 CCH Labor Law Journal, No. 2 (June 24, 2014)
  • “The Public Policy Exception to Labor Arbitration Award Enforcement: Another Look at the Supreme Court’s Public Policy Trilogy”

FelstinerSusan Felstiner ’94

Clinical Professor of Law

Felstiner was elected to the Oregon State Bar House of Delegates. She also was appointed to the board of directors for the Virginia Garcia Memorial Health Center. The center is dedicated to providing high-quality, comprehensive, and culturally appropriate primary health care to the communities of Washington and Yamhill Counties, with a special emphasis on migrant and seasonal farmworkers and others with barriers to receiving health care.


FosterGeorge K. Foster

Associate Professor of Law

Foster was an invited panelist at the Eighth Annual Juris Investment Treaty Arbitration Conference in Washington, D.C., a premier global gathering of scholars, practitioners, and arbitrators in the field of international investment law. He commented on several recent decisions involving arbitrator disqualifications for “Challenges to Arbitrators: Should the Challenge Process Be Overhauled?” Later, Foster’s arguments in a recent article published in the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law were debated by a separate panel examining current developments in the definition of “investment” in investment treaty arbitration and, in particular, the question of what sorts of property interests are protected by the full protection and security obligation. Foster’s remarks during both sessions will be published, together with those of other participants, in a book to be released later this year by Juris.

Foster has been appointed as a peer reviewer for the Yearbook on International Investment Law and Policy, published by Oxford University Press.

Published

  • “When Commercial Meets Sovereign: A New Paradigm for Applying the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act in Crossover Cases,” 52 Houston Law Review __ (forthcoming 2014)

FromherzNicholas Fromherz

Visiting Assistant Professor

Published

  • “From Consultation to Consent: Community Approval as a Prerequisite to Environmentally Significant Projects,” 116 W. VA. L. Rev. 109 (2013)

FunkWilliam Funk

Lewis & Clark Distinguished Professor of Law

Funk submitted manuscripts for two chapters, one on standing and one on political checks on the administrative process, for the ABA Press’ A Guide to Judicial and Political Review of Federal Agencies, second edition. He continues as editor of the Social Sciences Research Network’s weekly e-journals Administrative Law and International Administrative Law, as well as contributing a column on recent articles of interest to the ABA’s quarterly Administrative and Regulatory Law News. Funk also continues as a contributing editor of Jotwell’s Administrative Law blog, where he recently blogged on Kathryn Kovacs’ article “Superstatute Theory and Administrative Common Law.” In April, Funk participated in the Environmental Law Program’s Young Scholars Workshop. Also in April, Funk taught a class on constitutional law at Portland’s Catholic High School.

Presented

  • “David and Goliath—Taking on OIRA” at the Florida State University Environmental Law Without Congress conference, February 2013

Published

  • Administrative Procedure and Practice, with Sidney Shapiro and Russell Weaver, West Academic, fifth edition (2014)
  • “Drones, Due Process, and the Fourth Amendment,” 22 Wm. & Mary Bill Rts. J. 311 (2013)
  • Introduction to American Constitutional Law, West Academic (2014)
  • Teachers Manual for Administrative Procedure and Practice, with Sidney Shapiro and Russell Weaver, West Academic, fifth edition (2014)
  • Teachers Manual for American Constitutional Law, West Academic (2014)

Gomez-ArosteguiTomás Gómez-Arostegui

Kay Kitagawa and Andy Johnson-Laird IP Faculty Scholar and Associate Professor of Law

During the last year, Gómez-Arostegui has been busy with his remedies and copyright history projects, several of which are listed below. In addition, he participated in a special workshop on the Stationers’ Company at the University of Oxford. Gómez-Arostegui also is coediting a book on the history of copyright law, which will be published in mid-2015.

Presented

  • A paper on financial remedies in intellectual property cases at a conference at the University of Cambridge
  • “Copyright at Common Law Before 1710” at a legal history workshop at the faculties of law and history, University of Cambridge
  • “Copyright at Common Law in 1774” at an intellectual property colloquium, Stanford Law School

Published

  • “Copyright at Common Law in 1774,” 47 Connecticut Law Review __ (forthcoming 2014)
  • “What History Teaches Us About U.S. Copyright Law and Statutory Damages,” 5 WIPO Journal 76 (2013)

GrantJohn Grant

Professor of Law

Published

  • “Deacon William Brodie,” Pronounced for Doom: Early Scots Law Tales, Avizandum (2013)
  • “The Lockerbie Trial: Was It Independent, Dignified, and Scrupulously Fair?” 20 (4) Juridica 257 (2013)
  • Pronounced for Doom: Early Scots Law Tales, edited with Elaine E. Sutherland, Avizandum (2013)

HesslerKatherine Hessler

Director, Animal Law Clinic
Clinical Professor of Law

Published

  • “The Legal Framework of Animal Testing: Challenges and Opportunities,” 54 S. Tex. L. Rev. 587 (2013)
  • “The Role of the Animal Law Clinic,” 61 Revista Brasileira de Direito Animal (Portuguese translation) Vol 8, Número 14 (2013)

JohansenSteve Johansen ’87

Director, Legal Analysis and Writing Program
Professor of Law

Johansen serves on the Classroom Law Project board of directors and was a coach for the Wood Middle School “We the People” Constitution Team, which placed second in the national middle school competition in Washington, D.C.

Presented

  • “1000 Words: Images as Legal Reasoning”at the Clinical Theory Workshop, New York Law School, 2014
  • Art-iculating the Analysis: Using Visuals in Legal Reasoning at the Biennial International Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, 2014

JohnstonCraig Johnston ’85

Clinical Director, Earthrise Law Center
Professor of Law

Johnston served as a judicially appointed expert witness in a federal district court case in Ohio involving the City of Akron’s combined-sewer overflows. Judge John Adams tasked Johnston with advising him regarding whether he should accept a proposed consent decree in the case. Upon receiving Johnston’s report recommending that he enter the decree, Judge Adams did so. Johnston, with help from Clinical Professor Allison LaPlante ’02, also wrote a law professors’ brief in a major case in the Third Circuit involving the legality of EPA’s total maximum daily load (TMDL) program under the Clean Water Act. The brief was cosigned by 18 other leading professors of environmental law.


JonesJeff Jones

Associate Professor of Law

Presented

  • “Virtual Whistleblowing: These Class Clowns Aren’t That Funny” at the Barran Liebman Annual Labor and Employment Law Seminar, Portland, September 2013
  • “The Religious Freedom, Establishment, Regulation, Tolerance, and Accommodation: Meeting the New Challenges of Religion” (with Paula Barran) for the Education Law Association, November 2013
  • “2014 Affirmative Action Update” (with Brandon Kline ’15 and Rudolph Jeffries ’15) at the Oregon State Bar Government Lawyers Section Annual Seminar, Lincoln City, Oregon, February 2014

Published

  • “Off-Campus Harassment: Identifying the Geographical Reach of Title IX Compliance,” with Paula Barran, URMIA Journal (2013)
  • “The Proactive Approach to Title IX Retaliation Claims,” Oregon State Bar Civil Rights Newsletter (2013)

KaplanAliza Kaplan

Associate Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing

Kaplan cofounded the Oregon Innocence Project (OIP), which launched in April 2014 and began accepting cases in June 2014. The OIP’s mission is to exonerate wrongfully convicted individuals, educate and train law students, and promote legal reforms aimed at preventing wrongful convictions. OIP is the only program of its kind in Oregon.

Kaplan also organized the National Innocence Network Conference, held in Portland in April of this year, and Bringing Outside In: Social Justice Collaborations in the Legal Writing Curriculum, which was held at Drexel University School of Law in June.

Presented

  • “30 Years After Conviction and 10 Years After Exoneration” at Boston College Law School, March 2014
  • “Wrongful Convictions and the Oregon Innocence Project” at Multnomah Bar Association Partner Round Table, Portland, April 2014
  • “Student Involvement in Innocence Projects” at Engaging in Resistance, Lewis & Clark, April 2014
  • “First-Year Collaborations” at Bringing Outside In: Social Justice Collaborations in the Legal Writing Curriculum, Drexel University School of Law, June 2014

Other Media


KlonoffRobert Klonoff

Jordan D. Schnitzer Professor of Law

In May 2014, Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr. appointed Klonoff to serve a second three-year term as a member of the Federal Civil Rules Advisory Committee. Klonoff is the only voting member of the committee from the academy.

During his sabbatical, Klonoff will be teaching and lecturing throughout the world. He begins in June with a visit to Bogota, Columbia, where he will lecture on class actions and advise a law school on curriculum maters. He will then teach short courses in Cambodia, Russia, Shanghai, Taiwan, Australia, Italy, and South Africa. Klonoff is also writing an introductory casebook on U.S. law for international students, and he will develop the work during his teaching stints. He is also working on a treatise on complex litigation. Both books will be published by West.


LaakmannAnna Laakmann

Assistant Professor of Law

Laakmann attended a conference on intellectual property and the biosciences at Stanford Law School, participated in the annual Health Law Professors Conference at the University of California Hastings College of the Law, and presented a work in progress at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference hosted by the University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall). She was invited to be a panelist and contribute to a symposium, The Meaning of Myriad, which will focus on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision involving gene patents. The symposium will be held at the University of California at Irvine School of Law in September 2014.

Presented

  • “Intellectual and Regulatory Property” at the Intellectual Property Scholars Conference, University of California at Berkeley Law School (Boalt Hall), August 2014

Published

  • “When Should Physicians Be Liable for Innovation?” Cardozo Law Review (forthcoming)

LaPlanteAllison LaPlante ’02

Clinical Professor of Law, Earthrise Law Center

Published

“On Judicial Review Under the Clean Water Act in the Wake of Decker v. Northwest Environmental Defense Center: What We Now Know and What We Have Yet to Find Out,” with Lia Comerford ’13, 43 Environmental Law 767 (2014)


LorenLydia Loren

Robert E. Jones Professor of Advocacy and Ethics

Loren moderated a panel, Music Industry Specific Reforms, for The Next Great Copyright Act, held at the University of California at Berkeley in April 2014.

Presented

  • “Copyright Litigation Reform Through the Plausibility Standard for Pleadings” at Works-in-Progress in Intellectual Property, Santa Clara University Law School, February 2014
  • “The New Age of New Media Music Licensing”at Leveraging Creativity: Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Intellectual Property Law, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, May 2014
  • “The Shifting Landscape of Music Licensing” at ReCalibrating Copyright: Continuity, Contemporary Culture, and Change, University of Houston, May 2014

Published

  • “The Dual Narratives in the Landscape of Music Copyright,” 52 Houston L. Rev. (2014)
  • “The Viability of the $30 Casebook: Intellectual Property, Voluntary Payment, Open Distribution, and Author Incentives,” 21 Journal of Intellectual Property Law __ (forthcoming 2014)

OleskeJames Oleske

Assistant Professor of Law

Oleske was the 2014 recipient of the Leo Levenson Award for Excellence in Teaching. He has been a frequent commentator on the high-profile issues of same-sex marriage, contraception-coverage requirements, and religious exemptions. He presented on the Hobby Lobby case at 2014 forums hosted by the Center for Religion, Law, and Democracy at Willamette University and the Oregon Lawyers Chapter of the American Constitution Society, and he appeared as a guest on OPB’s Think Out Loud and KATU’s Your Voice, Your Vote to discuss same-sex marriage litigation in Oregon.

Presented

  • “State Inaction, Equal Protection, and Religious Resistance to LGBT Rights” at the Fifth Annual Law and Religion Roundtable, Washington University School of Law, June 2014

Published

  • “Lukumi at 20: A Legacy of Uncertainty for Religious Liberty and Animal Welfare Laws,” 19 Animal Law 295 (2013)
  • “Obamacare, RFRA, and the Perils of Legislative History,” 67 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 77 (2014)
  • “The Public Meaning of RFRA Versus Legislators’ Understanding of RLPA: A Response to Professor Laycock,” 67 Vanderbilt Law Review En Banc 125 (2014)

ParikhSamir Parikh

Associate Professor of Law

Published

  • “Modern Forum Shopping in Bankruptcy,” 46 Conn. L. Rev. 159 (2013)

ParryJohn Parry

Jeffrey Bain Faculty Scholar and Professor of Law

Parry is working on a casebook for his Civil Rights Litigation class. He will be on sabbatical in the spring of 2015 and will spend much of that semester in Australia, where he hopes to work on a book about the treaty power.

Published

  • The Constitution and the Future of Criminal Justice in America, coedited with L. Song Richardson, Cambridge University Press (2013)
  • Criminal Law: Cases, Statutes, and Lawyering Strategies, with David Crump, Neil P. Cohen, and Penelope Pether, LexisNexis, third edition (2013)
  • Review of Non-Legality in International Law: Unruly Law, Law & Society Review (forthcoming 2014)
  • Review of Secrecy, National Security and the Vindication of Constitutional Law (David Cole, Federico Fabbrini, and Arianna Vedaschi, editors), Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Books (May 2014)
  • Summary Judgment: Federal Law and Practice, with Professor Edward J. Brunet and Martin H. Redish, West (2014)
  • “What Is the Grotian Tradition in International Law?” 35 Univ. of Pennsylvania Journal of International Law 299-377 (2014)

Sandy Patrick

Professor of Legal Analysis and Writing

Published

  • A Lawyer Writes: A Practical Guide to Legal Analysis, with Christine Nero Coughlin and Joan Rocklin, Carolina Academic Press, second edition (2013)

PierceJan R. Pierce

Clinical Professor
Supervisor, Lewis & Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic

In November 2013 the clinic filed its reply brief in the Ninth Circuit in a case regarding the clinic’s claim for attorney fees. Currently, the claim for attorney fees in this case exceeds $100,000. During 2013, the clinic opened 76 new cases. The clinic had three cases set for trial on the April 14, 2014, U.S. Tax Court “small” case calendar and eight cases set for trial on the June 9, 2014, “regular” case calendar. All cases on both calendars were resolved prior to trial.

In January 2014 Pierce was on a panel at the ABA Tax Section Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona, where he talked about qualified offers and attorney fees. In March 2014 he gave a presentation to the Oregon Congressional staff regarding low income tax clinics in general and the Lewis & Clark Low Income Taxpayer Clinic in particular.


PowersMelissa Powers ’01

Associate Professor of Law

Published

  • Climate Change and the Law, with Professor Chris Wold ’90 and David Hunter, Matthew Bender and Company, second edition (2013)
  • “Citizen Suits in U.S. Environmental Law: An Overview and Assessment,” 11 Envt’l L. & Pol’y 125 (Korean translation) (2013)
  • “Sustainable Energy Subsidies,” 43 Environmental Law 211 (2013)

RohlfDan Rohlf

Professor of Law and Of Counsel, Earthrise Law Center

On sabbatical during the 2014 spring semester, Rohlf taught an intensive course, Comparative Environmental Law, at Kangwon National University Law School in South Korea. He also taught a condensed version of his Wildlife Law course at Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii. Rohlf then combined his interest in sustainability issues with travel, contributing posts examining sustainability issues around the world to a blog (at sustainabilityandlaw.com) that also features analysis by students in the law school’s sustainability seminar.

Presented

  • A talk on conflicts between renewable energy development and biodiversity conservation at a conference on energy law at Kanwon National Law School, Chuncheon, South Korea
  • A colloquium on conservation-reliant species, Richardson School of Law, Honolulu

Published

  • “Connectivity Conservation and Endangered Species Recovery: A Study in the Challenges of Defining Conservation-Reliant Species,” with Dr. Carlos Carroll and Brett Hartl ’10, Conservation Letters (forthcoming 2014)
  • “Conservation-Reliant Species: Toward a Biologically Based Definition,” with Dr. Carlos Carroll and Brett Hartl ’10, BioScience (forthcoming 2014)
  • “The Endangered Species Act at 40: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly,” Animal Law (forthcoming 2014)

RyanErin Ryan

Professor of Law

This spring, Ryan fielded a host of press inquiries to help Oregonians make sense of jurisdictional conflicts between state and federal authorities over same-sex marriage laws and state and local authorities over medical marijuana laws.

Presented

  • “The Spending Power and Environmental Law After Sebelius” at a workshop for Gillian Metzger and Jessica Bulman-Pozen’s Advanced Federalism Seminar, Columbia University, March 14, 2014
  • “The Spending Power and Environmental Law After Sebelius”as a guest lecture for Justin Pidot’s Advanced Environmental Law Seminar, University of Denver, March 24, 2014
  • “The Spending Power and Environmental Law After Sebelius” at a workshop for Heather Gerken’s Advanced Federalism Seminar, Yale University, April 4, 2014
  • “The Elaborate Paper Tiger: Environmental Enforcement, Property, and the Rule of Law in China” at the Association for Law, Property, and Society, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, May 3, 2014

Published

  • “The Elaborate Paper Tiger: Environmental Enforcement and the Rule of Law in China,” 24 Duke Environmental Law and Policy Forum 184 (2014)
  • “The Great American Gun Violence Lottery,” American Constitution Society Blog, December 17, 2013
  • “The Great American Gun Violence Lottery,” The Huffington Post, December 20, 2013 (huffingtonpost.com/erin-ryan/the-great-american-gun-vi_b_4482059.html)
  • “The Paper Tiger Gets Teeth: Developments in Chinese Environmental Law,” Law.com Network, April 28, 2014
  • “The Paper Tiger Gets Teeth: Developments in Chinese Environmental Law,” The Huffington Post, April 30, 2014 (huffingtonpost.com/erin-ryan/chinese-environmental-law_b_5234210.html)
  • “The Spending Power and Environmental Law After Sebelius”,85 Colorado L. Rev. 1003 (2014)

Other Media

  • Interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Jordana Gustafson on December 23, 2013, about the implications of a Utah federal court decision upholding same-sex marriage rights under federal law
  • Interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter Jordana Gustafson on December 27, 2013, about Oregon same-sex marriage advocates’ twin ballot initiative and litigation strategies to change state law
  • Interview with Oregon Public Broadcasting reporter David Nogueras on March 25, 2014, about Supreme Court arguments in a case concerning constitutionally prohibited viewpoint discrimination and public protests
  • Interview by Thomson-Reuters Beijing reporter David Stanway on April 23, 2014, about historic new amendments to China’s Environmental Protection Law
  • Televised interview with KGW-NBC News reporter Wayne Havrelly on May 18, 2014, about a federal district court’s pending decision on whether Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban violates the U.S. Constitution
  • Televised interview with KGW-NBC News reporter Katherine Cook on May 19, 2014, about the changes in law and practice that will follow the federal judicial invalidation of Oregon’s same-sex marriage ban
  • Live interview with Lars Larson on May 19, 2014, about the federal district court’s invalidation of Oregon’s state constitutional ban on same-sex marriages
  • Televised interview with KOIN-CBS News reporter Lisa Balick on May 19, 2014, about when federal judicial decisions appropriately invalidate state ballot initiatives
  • Interview with KOIN-CBS Television News reporter Jessica Morkert on May 19, 2014, about the procedural issues complicating National Organization for Marriage’s appeal in the Oregon same-sex marriage case
  • Interview with Oregonian reporter Noelle Crombie on May 20, 2014, about jurisdictional conflicts between state and county governments over the siting of medical marijuana dispensaries

SteversonJanet Steverson

Douglas K. Newell Professor of Teaching Excellence

Published

  • “The Unfulfilled Promise of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act,” 18 Lewis & Clark Law Review 155 (2014)

StumpfJuliet Stumpf

Professor of Law

Stumpf presented a new article on liminal immigration laws, tentatively titled “Rethinking the ‘Law’ in Immigration Law.” Beginning in April, she was interviewed by numerous media outlets, including the New York Times, Al Jazeera television, OPB and KBOO radio, The Oregonian, and others, about Oregon sheriffs’ refusal to accede to immigration hold requests.

The new seminar Stumpf cotaught this spring with Stephen Manning ’01 has received considerable attention: Stumpf made a presentation about the seminar’s flipped-classroom pedagogy and innovations in connecting students to social movements at the Immigration Law Teachers conference in California and to Lewis & Clark’s Board of Trustees, and has been asked to make another presentation at the SALT conference in the fall. The seminar’s teaching materials are posted on the LegalEd website and Oxford’s Border Criminologies blog, and the course inspired a webinar on the use of video technology in the law school classroom.

Presented

  • “Civil Detention and Other Oxymorons” at the Immigration Law Teachers Workshop at the University of California at Irvine Law School
  • “Civil Detention and Other Oxymorons” at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Minneapolis
  • “Flipping the Law School Classroom—The Transformative Immigration Law Seminar” as part of a pedagogy panel, Connecting Students With Social Movements and Advocacy
  • On criminal history discrimination at the Post-Deportation Human Rights Project’s conference on the draft, International Convention on the Rights of Forcibly Expelled Persons, Dover, Massachusetts
  • As chair/discussant on a panel, The Nation State Under Threat: Reaffirming Boundaries Through Migration Control

Published

  • “Civilizing Civil Detention,” JOTWELL, the Online Journal of Things We Like (Lots)
  • “Crimmigration: Encountering the Leviathan,” The Routledge Handbook of Migration and Crime, Sharon Pickering, editor (forthcoming 2014)

Elaine E. Sutherland

Professor of Law

In March 2014, Sutherland presented the keynote address at an invitation-only colloquium—Article 6 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Right to Life, Survival, and Development—hosted by Stellenbosch University Law Faculty in South Africa. This was the second annual colloquium of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Implementing Project (CRC-IP), an endeavor Sutherland founded to bring child law experts from around the world together to explore the implementation of the UNCRC in its international and comparative contexts. Articles drawing on papers presented at the colloquium will be published in a forthcoming special issue of the Stellenbosch Law Review.

Sutherland’s article, “Listening to the Voice of the Child: The Evolution of Participation Rights,” based on the keynote address she gave to the first CRC-IP colloquium in 2013, was published in a special issue of the New Zealand Law Review. That colloquium focused on article 12 of the UNCRC and was held at Auckland University Law Faculty in New Zealand. Planning for the third colloquium—Doing the “Best” for Children and Young People? Best Interests, Welfare, and Well-Being—to be held June 2015 in Edinburgh, Scotland, is underway.

Sutherland is working on the third edition of her student text, Family Law, which will be published by W. Green in the fall, and on her chapter for the International Survey of Family Law: 2015 Edition.

Presented

  • “Article 6 of the U.N. Convention on the Rights of the Child: The Right to Life, Survival, and Development” at the Second Annual CRC-IP Colloquium, Stellenbosch University Law Faculty, South Africa, March 2014

Published

  • “Cohabitation,” The Routledge Handbook of Family Law and Policy, John Eekelaar and Rob George, editors, Routledge (2014)
  • Listening to the Voice of the Child: The Evolution of Participation Rights,”26 New Zealand Law Review 335 (2013)
  • “Martyrs to Circumstance: Longworth v Yelverton,Pronounced for Doom: Early Scots Law Tales, Avizandum Publishing (2013)
  • Pronounced for Doom: Early Scots Law Tales, edited with Professor John P. Grant, Avizandum Publishing (2013)

Martha Taylor

Staff Attorney, Small Business Legal Clinic

As part of the Small Business Legal Clinic’s community outreach, Taylor presented workshops to build general legal understanding among owners of small businesses in the area.

Presented

  • “Understanding Small Business Legal Basics” at the Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization, March 22, 2014
  • “Legal Tips for the Business Owner” (with Spencer Wilson ’15 and Laura Westmeyer ’15) at the Governor’s Marketplace, Salem, Oregon, April 30, 2014

VarolOzan Varol

Assistant Professor of Law

Varol delivered the closing remarks at a symposium on comparative constitutional change at the 2014 Annual Meeting for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS). At the same conference, he organized and participated in a panel on constitution-making in Egypt and the Middle East. In Spring 2014, Varol hosted the Third Annual Younger Comparativists Committee Conference at Lewis & Clark, which featured nearly 100 comparative law scholars from over 20 countries. Following the May 2014 military coup in Thailand, Varol’s scholarship on civil-military relations was featured in various domestic and foreign media outlets, including Slate and Foreign Policy Magazine.

Presented

  • “Temporary Constitutions” at the Annual Meeting for the American Association of Law Schools (AALS), January 2014
  • “Turkey’s Challenges,” World Affairs Council of Oregon, Great Decisions Lecture Series, January 2014
  • “Stealth Authoritarianism” at Lewis & Clark Law School, February 2014
  • “Revolutionary Humor” at Lewis & Clark Law School, April 2014
  • “Stealth Authoritarianism” at the Third Annual Younger Comparativists Committee Conference, April 2014

Published

  • “Revolutionary Humor,” 23 Southern California Interdisciplinary Law Journal (2014)
  • “Stealth Authoritarianism,” 100 Iowa Law Review __ (forthcoming 2015)
  • “Temporary Constitutions,” 102 California Law Review 409 (2014)

Other Media

  • Live interview with BBC Radio about the coal mining tragedy that occurred in Turkey in May 2014

WoldChris Wold ’90

Director, International Environmental Law Project Professor of Law

Wold took seven students to the climate change negotiations in Warsaw, Poland, where the International Environmental Law Project provided legal and technical support to the Alliance of Small Island Developing States.

Presented

  • On “The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) at 40” at a conference at University of California at Davis
  • On trends in international wildlife trafficking at the Endangered Species Act at 40: Examining Its Past and Exploring Its Future conference
  • At the Recent U.S. and International Efforts to Combat Illicit Wildlife Trafficking symposium hosted by the American Bar Association and the Environmental Law Institute
  • “The Role of Lawyers and Law Students in Reversing Trends in Wildlife Trafficking” at the conference Public Interest Environmental Litigation and Education for Creative Environmental Lawyers: From Practitioners’ Perspectives, Kangwon National University, South Korea
  • “Loss and Damage: Distinguishing the Loss and Damage and Adaptation Workplans” to the Korean Ministry of Environment, Seoul, South Korea
  • “Achieving Coherence in Climate Finance” to the Korean Ministry of Environment, Seoul, South Korea

Published

  • Climate Change and the Law, with Professor Melissa Powers ’01, second edition
  • “Addressing Climate Change Through Nonclimate International Instruments,” as coauthor, Global Climate Change and U.S. Law, Michael B. Gerrard, editor, second edition (2014)
  • “Climate Change, International Trade, and Response Measures: Options for Mitigating Climate Change Without Harming Developing Country Economies,”with Don Gourlie ’14 and Amelia Schlusser JD ’13, LL.M. ’14, 46 George Washington International Law Review (2014)
  • “Increasing Mitigation Ambition: Establishing ‘Mitigation Reference Points’ to Trigger Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reductions,” with Amelia Schlusser JD ’13, LL.M. ’14, 44 Environmental Law 225 (2014)
  • “Addressing the Underreporting of Methane Emissions From Natural Gas Production and Thawing Permafrost,” with Victoria Johnston ’15 and Benjamin Saver ’14, 23 Review of European Community and International Environmental Law (2014)
  • “Living Within Our Carbon Budget,” op-ed, The Oregonian

WrightTheresa (Terry) Wright

Clinical Professor of Law

Wright completed her term as chair of an Oregon State Bar (OSB) task force examining whether the state should provide for the limited licensing of legal technicians to provide certain defined legal services to the public. The task force’s final report will probably be considered by the Board of Governors at its November 2014 meeting. As a member of a subcommittee of the Multnomah Bar Association (MBA) Professionalism Committee, Wright worked with others to modify the MBA’s Statement of Professionalism to include references to honoring diversity and inclusion. These amendments were approved by the MBA’s board in May 2014. Wright continues as an elected member of the OSB’s House of Delegates and on the OSB’s Judicial Administration Committee. In June, she served on an Oregon Women Lawyers-sponsored panel discussing her experiences doing international legal work in Latvia, Croatia, and Turkey. In July, Wright presented a Continuing Legal Education program to local legal aid volunteer attorneys on presenting evidence in Family Abuse Prevention Act and other protection order cases.


YinTung Yin

Professor of Law

Presented

  • “Modern Militias: Fostering Stability or Sowing Strife?” at the Lewis & Clark 52nd Annual International Affairs Symposium, Portland, April 2014
  • “Targeted Killings, Drones, and Civil Rights” at the Town Club, Portland, May 2014

Published

  • “Oversight Board May Lead to Surveillance Changes,” JURIST Forum, February 12, 2014
  • “Snowden’s Defense Is a Legal Minefield,” Handelsblatt, May 6, 2014

Other Media

  • Commentary for various local television, radio, and print news stories on topics including the David Pederson/Holly Griggs spree killing case, post-trial challenges in the Mohamed Mohamud terrorism sting case, the Supreme Court case on warrantless searches of cell phones, and other local and national crime stories
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