UNH Law Faculty and Staff Activities – September/October 2017
Ann Bartow published an essay in an issue of The Recorder titled “Commemorating the 20th Anniversary of Internet Law’s Most Important Judicial Decision. She also gave a keynote address in Taiwan; presented on “Copyright Misuse” at the 36th Annual International Association for the Advancement of Teaching and Research in Intellectual Property Conference in Wellington, New Zealand; and attended the International Trademark Association Leadership Meeting in Washington DC.
Kathy Fletcher was appointed law school representative to the UNH Presidential Task Force on Campus Climate. With Sue Zago, she also will be presenting at the Law Librarians of New England Fall Meeting on November 17th. The presentation is titled, “Hysteria, Hyperbole, and Witch Hunts (…or Maybe Just a Little Bias) in Legal Publishing: What are Law Librarians’ Obligations to their Patrons in Light of the AALL Principles and Standards for Legal Research Competencies?”
Roger Ford presented a working paper, Data Scams, at workshops at Yale, the University of Chicago, Northwestern, and UNH; presented preliminary results for the project Which Practicing Entities Assert Patents? at the UNH IP Scholars Roundtable; and commented on Mark Verstraete’s paper Privacy and Power in New Contractual Forms at the Northeast Privacy Scholars Workshop at New York Law School. He was also named an Affiliated Fellow of the Information Society Project at Yale Law School.
John Greabe evaluated proposed Civil Procedure Multistate Bar Examination questions for the National Conference of Bar Examiners; served as an article referee for the Harvard Law Review, the Yale Law Journal, and the Columbia Law Review; presented at Constitution Day events at the New Hampshire Statehouse and Concord High School; organized and presented at a panel on hate speech at UNH Durham; moderated a New Hampshire Institute for Civics Education presentation on student speech rights featuring Supreme Court litigants Mary Beth Tinker, John Tinker, and Cathy Kuhlmeier; previewed the Supreme Court’s 2017-18 term on National Public Radio’s “The Exchange”; and wrote monthly “Constitutional Connections” columns for the Concord Monitor.
Tom Hemstock gave a lecture on legal research and a library tour to approximately 30 students in the paralegal program at NHTI (New Hampshire Technical Institute) in November 2017. He also implemented new ideas for teaching with technology learned this summer while attending UNH’s FITSI (Faculty Instructional Technology Summer Institute) in his legal research course.
Lucy Hodder led an initiative that culminated in publication of a “Substance Use Disorder Privacy Workbook: 42 C.F.R. Part 2.”
Marcus Hurn responded to a request from NHPR reporter Sam Evans-Brown for some historical background on the differences between the Vermont and New Hampshire Constitutions.
Matthew Jenks posted his annual “Welcome Back, Students!” photo compilation on the UNH Archives blog; is completing work on his Preservation Column, titled “How to Connect Your Archives to the Law School’s Bottom Line,” for the American Association of Law Libraries; has been working with Megan Carpenter, Glen Kerkian, Jon Cavicchi, and Sue Zago to plan for a 1978 Class Reunion in Seattle; and is searching for and organizing the school’s founding documents.
Glen Kerkian has been coordinating receptions to introduce Dean Megan Carpenter to alumni around the country, with assistance from Marcus Hurn, Mike McCann, Bill Murphy, Ellen Musinksy, and Kate Levesque.
Michael McCann finished his two forthcoming two books — The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law (publication date: Dec. 28, 2017) and Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA (publication date: Feb. 6, 2018). Also, between Jan. 1, 2017 and Nov. 28, 2017 McCann authored 128 legal articles for Sports Illustrated magazine and SI.com, making 2017 one of his most prolific years as a writer for Sports Illustrated since he joined the publication in 2007. McCann has been interviewed on NPR several times this fall, including when he appeared on All Things Considered in October to discuss Colin Kaepernick’s collusion grievance. McCann has also been interviewed on CNN Headline News, ESPN SportsCenter, CNN and ABC TV in recent weeks to discuss various topics, including President Trump’s remarks about the NFL and three UCLA basketball players who were detained in China for shoplifting.
Behzad Mirhashem presented at the NH Association of Criminal Defense Lawyer’s annual Fall CLE on the following topic: Challenging State Court Convictions in the State and Federal Courts. He also discussed bail reform on “The Attitude,” a New Hampshire radio show hosted by Arnie Arneson.
Leah Plunkett has been working on a book for MIT Press that looks at the choices adults make about children’s digital data and how those choices can have unexpected and unfortunate impacts. She also presented on the digital lives of young adults and the emerging concept of “digital citizenship” as part of a symposium on “Offensive Speech and the First Amendment” at the UNH Durham campus; participated on a panel that explored pioneering women in digital tech that was hosted by Oracle-Dyn at its Manchester, NH office; and presented UNH Law alumna, Jennifer Frizzell, with a Bill of Rights Award from the American Civil Liberties Union of New Hampshire, where she is a board member.
Buzz Scherr presented When is Cybercrime Cyber Warfare? Part II at the annual conference of the European Society of Criminology in Cardiff, Wales; drafted a bail reform bill for the NH Legislature and lobbied (along with the ACLU-NH) for its passage; helped to draft an eyewitness identification reform bill for the NH legislature and (along with the National Innocence Project) lobbied for its passage; and has led litigation efforts challenging the constitutionality of a border patrol roadblock in Woodstock, N.H. as an ACLU-NH cooperating attorney.
Sophie Sparrow conducted a Team-Based Learning workshop to faculty in The NH and ME Leadership in Neurodevelopmental Disabilities Program (NH-ME LEND) in September 2017. She has been working with the NH-ME LEND program since 2014 to implement Team-Based Learning across a wide spectrum of disciplines.
Ryan Vacca participated in the IP Scholars Forum at Akron Law on the topic of “Intellectual Property Across Borders.” He also was quoted in a story about trademark law and microlearning that appeared in Training Industry, an online news source for learning professionals.
Sue Zago published an article called “Reimagining the Wheel: Using Circular Calendars for Planning in Law School Libraries” in Legal Reference Services Quarterly; attended the NELLCO Board of Director’s meeting at New England Law Boston; attended the NHCUC Library Director’s September meeting at St. Anselm College; attended the NH Access to Justice Commission meeting at the Federal Court House in Concord; and attended two Graduate Council Meetings in Durham. She (along with Ellen Phillips) also has been working on developing a workflow and implementing that workflow to get faculty scholarship loaded into the new MyElements platform.