Christine Chambers Goodman, professor of law, recently published California Evidence: Examples & Explanations (Aspen Publishers, November 2010). The book prides a comprehensive guide to the California Evidence Code and highlights the differences between the federal rules of evidence and the California Code. Designed for law students, the book is part of Aspen Publishers' highly-successful "Examples and Explanations" series.
Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, recently shared expertise on Schwarzenegger v. EMA, the U.S. Supreme Court case regarding violent video games, with national news outlets. He published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 17 and was interviewed by the CBS Evening News on Nov. 2.
Michael A. Helfand, associate professor of law and associate director of Pepperdine's Glazer Institute for Jewish Studies, published an op-ed in the Los Angeles Times on Nov. 10. Titled "A Law We Don't Need," the piece calls Oklahoma's amendment prohibiting courts from considering Islam's Sharia law in decisions "the product of fear-mongering."
Grant S. Nelson, William H. Rehnquist Professor of Law, published the 8th edition of Equitable Remedies, Restitution and Damages, Cases and Materials (West) with Candace S. Kovacic-Fleischer and Jean C. Love in November. The book will be available for spring 2011 classes.
Gregory L. Ogden, professor of law, served as a reporter for the 2010 revised Model State Administrative Procedure Act (MSAPA). The MSAPA was approved as a final act by the National Conference of Commissioners for Uniform State Laws with an effective date of October 13. Ogden worked on the project for more than four years, providing research and drafting the text.
Robert F. Cochran Jr., Louis D. Brandeis Professor of Law and director of the Herbert and Elinor Nootbaar Institute on Law, Religion, and Ethics, participated in the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIF) conference on religious freedom on Oct. 7 in Juba, Sudan.
Bernard James, professor of law, wrote an op-ed on cyberbullying and student suicide for The New York Times on Oct. 1. In the article, James, coauthor of the book Education Policy and the Law: Cases and Commentary, wrote on cyberbullying as a human rights issue.
Thomas J. Stipanowich, professor of law, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, and academic director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, has been named the newest scholar-in-residence at the London, England, offices of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP.
Gregory S. McNeal, associate professor of law, was a witness at the U.S. House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade hearing on Wednesday, September 29 at 1:30 p.m. Eastern. The hearing is titled, "U.S. Strategy for Countering Jihadist Websites," and was open to the public.
Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, wrote a review of the fifth term of the Roberts Court in the September issue of California Lawyer. The fifth term was first for Justice Sonia Sotomayor and the last for Justice John Paul Stevens. McDonald noted that the chief justice asserted leadership during this term, "save for some divisive (and decidedly activist) decisions."
Kristine S. Knaplund, professor of law, shared expertise with the Los Angeles Daily Journal in an article about new inheritance challenges on August 17.
Edward J. Larson, Hugh and Hazel Darling Chair in Law and University Professor, was the featured speaker for a BBC World broadcast on the Scopes "Scopes Monkey Trial" on July 14. Listen to the podcast.
Tom Stipanowich, professor of law, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution, and academic director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, published an op-ed on the changing mentality toward arbitration in the Daily Journal on June 23.
Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, was quoted in the Daily Journal on the recent Supreme Court ruling concerning humanitarian aid to foreign groups designated by the government as terrorist organizations. The article ran in both print editions on June 22.
Barry P. McDonald, professor of law, published an op-ed on the recent Supreme Court ruling striking down the federal law banning the commercial production or sale of animal cruelty videos. The op-ed ran in the Los Angeles and San Francisco editions of the Daily Journal.
Kristine S. Knaplund, professor of law, was recently elected to be an Academic Fellow for the American College of Trust and Estate Counsel, an organization of the top estate and trust professionals. Only two California law professors have previously been members.
Anthony Miller, professor of law, presented on international alternative dispute resolution for the 2010 Dispute Resolution Section Annual Meeting of the North Carolina Bar Association on March 19, in Greensboro, North Carolina.
Pepperdine University President Andrew K. Benton and Provost Darryl Tippens have jointly named Thomas G. Bost Interim Dean of the Pepperdine School of Law. Bost, former Chair of the University's Board of Regents, has served as a Professor of Law at Pepperdine since 2000. He served as Associate Dean for Academics in 2009.
Richard Cupp, John W. Wade Professor of Law, recently spoke to the Associated Press, the Los Angeles Times and KFWB News/Talk 980 about Toyota's liability in the expanding recall of their vehicles.
Tom Stipanowich, William H. Webster Chair in Dispute Resolution and academic director of the Straus Institute for Dispute Resolution, traveled to New York City to receive an award from the International Institute for Conflict Prevention & Resolution (CPR) this week. His article, "Arbitration: The 'New Litigation'" was named Best Professional Article for 2009. This marks the second time Stipanowich has received the award.