Professor Ann Murphy completed the update to the Washington State Bar Association Community Property Deskbook (Taxation Chapter). Professor Buck Sterling assisted with the research.
Professor Murphy also recently spoke at the 58th Annual Tax Law Institute at the University of Montana in Missoula. Her topic was “Protecting Yourself and Your Client in the Digital Age – New Tax Court Rules and Federal Evidence Rules for our Changing World.” She has also accepted an offer from the University of New Mexico to publish her law review article entitled “Federal Rule of Evidence 502: Inadvertent Disclosure – The ‘Get-Out-of-Jail-Free’ Provision – or is It?” Finally, Professor Murphy has agreed to take on the duties of the ListServ Coordinator for the “Aging and the Law” Section of the American Association of Law Schools.
Professor Jason Gillmer presented a work-in-progress entitled “Slave Lawyers” as part of a panel on “Race and Lawyering” at the annual LatCrit conference held in Denver, Colorado, on October 9-10. Also, his 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 Vickie Williams participated 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 was held on Oct. 12-14.
Professor Williams has also been asked to be a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Law and Medicine. She will be reviewing an article entitled Healing Medicare Hospital Recidivism: Causes and Cures for possible inclusion in the journal.
Professor Mark DeForrest has been appointed to be an Assistant Editor of Legal Writing: The Journal of Legal Writing Institute. This is one of the major peer-reviewed publications in the legal writing field.
Professor Brooks Holland’s preview of the cases Abbot v. U.S. and Gould v. U.S. appeared in the ABA’s Supreme Court Preview Journal. This article was also featured this month in the Sentencing Law & Policy blog.
Earlier this month, Professor Lynn Daggett presented three workshops on effective student evaluation to the faculty at New England Law School.
Professor Stephen Sepinuck has completed an article to be published in the Gonzaga Law Review as part of the symposium on revised Article 9 of the UCC. The Article is entitled Perfecting Article 9: A Brief Prescription for the Next Revision. He also recently completed his latest article for the Clark’s Secured Transactions Monthly entitled Floating Secured Parties & Assignment of Financing Statements.
In July, Professor Chris Lynch completed his role as one of three attorneys appointed by US District Court Judge Edward Shea to a “Patent Local Rules Committee” to review special local rules of other districts regarding patent litigation and to make recommendations as to local patent rules for the Eastern District of Washington.
In August, Professor Lynch attended the 2010 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference as a Lawyer Representative appointed by the US District Court Judges for the Eastern District of Washington. At the conference Prof. Lynch moderated a “Breakfast with the Bench” table of federal judges and practitioners on federal court procedure. Prof. Lynch was elevated to the Lawyer Representative Coordinating Committee for the 2011 Ninth Circuit Judicial Conference.