Professor Scott Burnham made two presentations at the CALI (Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction) Conference in June: “Using Distance Learning Techniques in the Regular Classroom” and “Creating a Lesson Using CALI Author.” Professor Burnham is currently the President of CALI. At the ABA Annual Meeting in August, Burnham gave a presentation on “Miscellaneous Terms: Modification” as part of a Joint UCC-Consumer Finance Program, and chaired a panel on “Variation by Agreement” for the General Provisions Subcommittee.
Professor Jason Gillmer’s latest piece, “Race, Blood, and What the Alligator Knows: A Review of What Blood Won’t Tell,” was just published in a special symposium issue of the Southern California Law Review.
Professor Stephen Sepinuck, together with Kristen Adams, completed the latest edition of their Spotlight column, which will appear in the upcoming edition of the joint newsletter of the Commercial Finance Committee and the Uniform Commercial Code Committee of the ABA. The article analyzes four recent judicial decisions and explains why the analysis in each is flawed. Professor Sepinuck also completed the latest draft of the Uniform Certificate of Title for Vessels Act. The Drafting Committee will review the draft at its meeting next month in Chicago.
The Chair of the ABA’s Individual Rights and Responsibilities Section recently named Professor Kanassatega as Vice Chair of the Section’s Native American Concerns Committee for the 2010-2011 year.
Professor Upendra Acharya served as a pro tem judge on the Santa Rosa Rancheria Tachi Yokut Tribal Appeals Court to hear and decide a case concerning employment issues in July, 2010. Professor Upendra Acharya has been invited to present a paper on International Justice and Maintaining International Peace and Security in Beirut, Lebanon in December, 2010. Professor Acharya also recently completed a solicited review of a draft of a book, International Law; Examples and Explanations. The review was solicited by Aspen Publishers.
Professor Vickie Williams was invited to participate in an on-line symposium on the law blog “Concurring Opinions,” discussing the new book The Fragmentation of U.S. Health Care: Causes and Solutions (Einer Elhauge, ed., 2010). The symposium will be held on Oct. 12-14.