Lori Johnson will attend the 2010 Legal Writing Institute Teaching Workshop in San Diego, California. The Workshop will be held at the campus of California Western School of Law.
The Society for American Law Teachers will hold its Annual Meeting in Honolulu, Hawai'i. SALT is a community of progressive law teachers working for justice, diversity, and academic excellence. Ngai Pindell has served during the past year as Chair of the Planning Committee for the conference. Linda Edwards, Sara Gordon, and Terry Pollman have formed a panel with the theme: The Power of Rhetoric to Create Community and Effect Change. Edwards will be speaking about myths of transformation and myths of change, Gordon will be speaking about using commercials and print advertisements to teach students about persuasion, and Pollman will be speaking about how a course in Judicial Opinion Writing can encourage students to look beyond conventional views of what courts do and how they effect change.
Stacey Tovino has been invited to present 24 hours of continuing legal education addressing recent changes to the HIPAA Privacy Rule by Hamline University School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
The Association of American Law SchoolsThe Association of American Law Schools will hold its Annual Meeting in San Francisco, California. The AALS is the professional association for legal educators, and a number of faculty will be attending the meeting. Chris Blakesley will respond to a paper delivered by DSL alumnus, Andy Spaulding '03, as part of the Third Annual J. Reuben Clark Society Faculty Section. Ann McGinley will be fulfilling her duties as Chair-Elect of the Section on Labor Relations and Employment Law during the Meeting. Ngai Pindell will present a paper entitled "Climate Change and Affordable Housing" as part of a panel on the transactional and policy implications of climate change. Nancy Rapoport will give a talk entitled, "Exploring the Options of the Future of Legal Education." Jeff Stempel will be speaking at a co-sponsored program of the AALS Civil Procedure and Litigation Sections on Current Issues in Judicial Disqualification. Jean Sternlight will present a paper on arbitrations with nursing homes as part of a panel organized by the Section on Aging and Older Clients. Rachel Anderson, Ann Cammett, Sara Gordon, Mary LaFrance, Elizabeth MacDowell, Jay Mootz, Terrill Pollman, and Jeanne Price will also be attending the Meeting. Several professors will be engaging in other business during the Meeting in San Francisco. In her capacity as Co-Chair, Rebecca Scharf will be convening a meeting of the Program Committee for the Legal Writing Institute's 2012 Biennial Conference. Kate Kruse will be participating in the Clinical Legal Education Association Board Meeting and also the Membership Meeting.
Jay Mootz will attend an Editorial Board meeting for the Appelman Insurance treatise in San Francisco, California. He was the volume editor for volumes one and three of the New Appelman on Insurance Law Library Edition.
Jay Mootz will present a paper, "Die Sache as the Ground of Legal Meaning," at the 26th Annual Meeting of the Semiotic Circle of California, convened at the Faculty Club of the University of California, Berkeley.