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the 2009-10 manuscript for his Consumer
Law book, published by Imprimatur Press, and the updates for his two-volume
Consumer Credit/Consumer Protection
book, published by Thomson-West. He taught a short course in American consumer
law to 46 LLM students from numerous different countries at La Trobe University
Seth Chandler’s one hundred and twelve Demonstrations have been placed on YouTube and set to music (not of Prof. Chandler’s choosing). You can view the video collection at www.youtube.com by searching on Seth Chandler Demonstrations.
David R. Dow spoke to the
federal judicial law clerks and interns in
Adam Gershowitz’s article “Statewide Capital Punishment: The Case for Eliminating Counties’ Role in the Death Penalty” was accepted for publication in the Vanderbilt Law Review.
Leslie Griffin’s 2009 Supplement to Law and Religion: Cases and Materials was published at the end of July. Her review essay “Religion and Politics 2008-2009” appeared in the Journal of Law and Religion. She lectured about the Supreme Court’s term at the Praeclarus Breakfast Club and the Harris County Democratic Party meeting.
Dean Nimmer has a 2009
update of Information Law, a 2009
edition of Modern Licensing Law, a 4th
edition of The Law of Computer Technology
(2009, four volumes), a 2009 update of The
Law of Commercial Transactions and a 2009 update of Drafting Effective Contracts.
In addition, he published the article “Internationally Interactive Law:
Perspectives on Trans-Border Data Control from the
Tom Oldham spoke on a Southeastern Association of Law Schools panel relating to international developments in family law.
Michael Olivas debated Roger Clegg on the legal dimensions of law school accreditation and the federal role in recognizing colleges at the Southwestern Association of Laws Schools conference in August.
Ben Sheppard was chair of
two working groups that promulgated the “CPR Protocol on Disclosure of
Documents and Presentation of Witnesses in Commercial Arbitration” recently
published by the CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and
Resolution based in New York. The Protocol offers various options or “modes”
for consideration by arbitrators and parties in organizing either a domestic or
an international arbitration. The provisions dealing with documents provide a
range of disclosure, from minimal to extensive, and include a separate regime
for the disclosure of electronic information. The provisions dealing with the
presentation of witnesses address the testimony of witnesses in written
(witness statements) or in oral form, the use of depositions, presentations by
party-appointed experts, and procedures for the evidentiary hearing. The
Protocol is the most detailed set of arbitral procedures promulgated by any
American arbitral institute. Prof. Sheppard made a presentation at the meeting
of the Academic Council of the Institution for Transnational Arbitration
conducted at the
gave a talk on eyewitness identification at the Southeastern Association of
Laws Schools in
gave a speech to about thirty Foreign Service officers who were touring Houston
to learn more about the petroleum equipment suppliers and their markets on July
28 at the UH Hilton. On July 30, she was invited to speak on