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UNLVLaw Road Scholars

UNLVLaw Road Scholars

May 2012
April 30-May3   Mary Berkheiser, Michael Kagan, Kate Kruse, and Fatma Marouf will attend the 2012 Conference on Clinical Legal Education in Los Angeles, CA.  The conference is sponsored by the Association of American Law Schools.  Kruse will facilitate an affinity group discussion designed for clinicians who wish to learn more about the proposed American Bar Association changes to the standards for accrediting law schools.
May 3-4  

Jeanne Price will participate in the Desert States Law Library Consortium Meeting at the University of New Mexico School of Law in Albuquerque, NM.  The other meeting participants will include the Law Library Directors of the Universities of Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming.

May 5-7  

Mary LaFrance will attend the International Trademark Association (INTA) Annual Meeting in Washington, DC.  At the meeting, LaFrance will receive the 2012 Ladas Memorial Award for Scholarly Writing for her article, "Passing Off and Unfair Competition: Conflict and Convergence in Competition Law," which is forthcoming in the Michigan State Law Review.  LaFrance also will participate in INTA’s Academic Day, during which she will present a new paper, "Distinctly Personal: Trademark Protection for Personal Names."

May 17   Marketa Trimble will present her article on the legal implications of the evasion of geolocation at the Geospatial Intelligence (GEOINT) Cyber Summit at the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) in Springfield, VA. NGA is a Department of Defense organization that provides timely, relevant, and accurate GEOINT in support of national security.
May 20-23  

Ann Cammett and Elizabeth MacDowell will participate in the 5th Annual Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers Conference at Fordham University School of Law in New York, NY. MacDowell will present her work in progress, "Theorizing from Particularity: Re-Mapping Feminist Theory about Domestic Violence."


May 20-24

  Jay Mootz and Jeff Stempel will attend the annual meeting of the American Law Institute (ALI) in Washington, DC.  Mootz and Stempel will continue their service with respect to the ALI’s Restatements of Law and Principles of the Law of Liability Insurance, respectively.

May 23

  Ruben Garcia will speak on legal and ethical issues relating to interviewing company employees in National Labor Relations Board proceedings as part of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee Conference in Chicago, IL.
May 23   Nancy Rapoport will speak at a Houston Bankruptcy Bar Association Brown-Bag Program to be held in Judge Marvin Isgur’s Courtroom in Houston, TX.
May 29-June 1  

Linda Berger, Linda Edwards, Sara Gordon, Lori Johnson, Terry Pollman, and Rebecca Scharf will attend the Legal Writing Institute’s 15th Biennial Conference in Palm Desert, CA.  Scharf will serve as Co-Chair of the Conference’s Program Committee.  Gordon will present her article entitled, “Don’t Just Assume:  Confronting Juror Expectations and Schema When Drafting ‘Plain’ Jury Instructions.”  Berger, Edwards, and Pollman will co-present “Writing Scholarship and Driving after Dark: You Only Need to See Two to Three Feet Ahead.”


May 30-June 1

  Nancy Rapoport will speak on bankruptcy ethics issues at the 2012 National Conference on Professional Responsibility in Boston, MA.  The conference is sponsored by the American Bar Association’s Center for Professional Responsibility.
May 30-June 3   Michael Kagan and Sylvia Lazos will attend the Immigration Law Teachers Workshop at the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University in Hempstead, NY.  Kagan will present his work in progress, “Beyond the Hague:  Re-Thinking the Transnational Regulation of International Adoption.”