UNH Law Students Widely Published
As a school long considered a pioneer in producing lawyers who are client-ready, the University of New Hampshire School of Law encourages its students to put their knowledge into practice. An example of this is the number of UNH Law students who have had their scholarly efforts published recently in journals and periodicals around the country.
3L Naomi Kalies is the author of “Cultural Property as a Military Objective,” which was published in the American Bar Association Section of International Law Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter this past winter.
Kalies, 27, from Forest Junction, Wisconsin, will join the New Hampshire Department of Transportation as a legal/legislative assistant after she graduates with a JD in May. As a student in the Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program at UNH Law, her focus was on international and administrative law, “building on the earlier work I did for my LL.M. in International Law with International Relations at the University of Kent's Brussels School of International Studies,” she said.
Kalies said publishing an article in the International Law Art and Cultural Heritage Law Newsletter was an invaluable experience. “I like the idea of contributing to a global dialogue on matters that I find engaging and worthwhile. Ultimately I write with the hope that my thoughts will prompt others to think about the same matters and continue the conversation.”
3L Josh Weiss was published this March in the South Carolina Lawyers Weekly. He co-wrote an article on nonprofits and trademark rights: “How Much Is Your Nonprofit’s Brand Worth?”
Weiss, from Marietta, Ga., will graduate with a JD in May and is pursuing a career in litigation and alternative dispute resolution with an emphasis in intellectual property.
“It is an amazing and rewarding feeling that my writing is being read by the legal community at large,” Weiss said. “I feel that my education at UNH Law has really prepared me to write intelligently for those immersed in the profession.”
3L Mike Malaguti was published in the most recent edition of the New Hampshire Bar Journal. His article, “Nullum Tempus Occurrit Regi: An Antidemocratic Anachronism Survives in New Hampshire,” critiques a recent decision of the New Hampshire Supreme Court, which held that the state is not obliged to observe certain general statutes of limitations.
Malaguti, a student in UNH Law's Daniel Webster Scholar Honors Program, will join Ransmeier & Spellman in Concord as an attorney after his graduation in May.
“Publishing an article during law school was a great experience for many reasons,” Malaguti said. “The most obvious is just the pedagogical value and experience inherent in the process. But it also gave me a great opportunity to work closely with Professor Dana Remus, who was incredibly supportive and helpful as I revised and edited. Plus, it is a great line for a resume, demonstrates scholarly acumen, and is a helpful talking point for interviews.”
3L Matt Preiss was published in the October 2010 issue of the Journal of Commercial Biotechnology. The article, “Algae and Biodiesel: Patenting Energized as Green Goes Commercial,” which he co-wrote with Professor Stanley Kowalski, “discusses the current state of algal biodiesel research and development in the United States,” Preiss said. “Applicable U.S. patent law is discussed and explained as it applies to algal biodiesel. Representative patents and patent applications of commercial products for algal biodiesel are identified and analyzed.”
Preiss, 28, who is from Westerly, Rhode Island, will graduate in May with a JD/LLM-IP. After graduation, he’ll head to the University of Rhode Island to pursue a Ph.D. in chemical engineering.
“Dr. Stanley Kowalski, the director of the International Technology Transfer Institute Clinic, and I went through extensive peer review to get the paper accepted,” Preiss said, “We would like to thank Jon Cavicchi and the Franklin Pierce Center for IP for their help and support during the development of our paper.”
3L Ramani Marakani co-wrote summaries of the most significant product cases from 2010 in the First Circuit for a manuscript published by DRI, the international organization of attorneys defending the interests of business and individuals in civil litigation, for a product liability seminar.
Marakani, who is from India, will graduate in May and plans to practice intellectual property law with a special emphasis on patents.
“Researching in the area of tort law was an interesting experience, and I learned a lot while preparing the manuscript,” Marakani said.
3L Nima Adabi co-wrote, for the Media Law Resource Center, the Model Media Decorum Order and Memorandum for High Profile Cases. The document, published Jan. 18, discusses “model decorum” in courtrooms involved in high-profile cases.
Adabi, 28, who is from Atlanta, will begin work in September as an associate with Counts Law Group in Atlanta. Cynthia Counts, the managing member of Counts Law Group, co-wrote the publication with Adabi.
“I was extremely excited when the MLRC board approved our work to be published,” Adabi said. “It was a long process, and it is rewarding to know that other legal professionals will rely on your work. As a law student, experiencing the publication process firsthand was an eye-opening experience, and I certainly gained an appreciation for the process.”
LL.M candidate Carin Bowes will be published this fall in the Cardozo Journal of Law and Gender. Her article is titled "Male/Mail-Order Brides and International Marriage Brokers: The Costly Industry that Facilitates Sex Trafficking, Prostitution, and Involuntary Servitude.”
Bowes, 28, earned her J.D. in Michigan and will graduate UNH Law in May with an LL.M. in International Criminal Law and Justice. Her goal is to work with the government as a prosecutor in the human trafficking/immigration field or to represent the victims of human trafficking.
As to being published, Bowes said, “While I think I am still in disbelief, the first thing that came to my mind was the subject of my next article. I love writing.”