UNH Law Faculty and Staff Activities – Winter 2017/2018
Ann Bartow attended the INTA Leadership Meeting in Washington, DC, last November. In January, she attended the 2018 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego, where she presented on a panel entitled “Whispered Conversations” as part of the programming of the Women’s Law Section. At AALS, she also moderated the Intellectual Property Section Panel entitled: “International Intellectual Property in a Post TPP/TTIP, Post Brexit World.”
Courtney Brooks presented on two panels at the Externships 9 conference in Atlanta, Georgia on March 9. The first presentation, directed to “new clinicians,” was on relationships with field supervisors. The second, entitled “Building the Whole Lawyer: Preparing Students for Entry-Level Success,” discussed the Foundations for Practice report and how externship courses can help students build and assess the critical personal characteristics and professional competencies needed to succeed in practice.
Jon Cavicchi is serving as Faculty Mentor to Distinguished Visiting Scholar Yingqi Xu, Research Associate at the Chengdu Documentation and Information Center, Chinese Academy of Sciences. Professor Xu’s research is multidimensional. He is comparing the UNH Law IP Library with patent information services carried out by academic libraries in China. He also is carrying out various project explorations, such as a patent troll database, index of flexibilities in national patent laws, a patent landscape analysis of the graphene industry, and other patent informatics research projects.
John Greabe presented a paper titled Remedial Discretion in Constitutional Adjudication: A Codicil at a symposium on constitutional remedies hosted by the Center for Constitutional Law at Akron last November. The paper is forthcoming in ConLawNOW, the Center’s online legal journal. In January, he presented on recent developments in federal administrative law to the Indeed, Inc., legal department at its annual retreat in Austin, Texas. He also wrote three “Constitutional Connections” columns for the Concord Monitor.
Eleanor MacLellan has completed a chapter update for the New Hampshire Practice Series, A PRACTICAL GUIDE TO DISCOVERY AND DEPOSITIONS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE (2011). The chapter (and update) Eleanor contributed is titled Analyzing and Responding to Discovery. She had the happy experience of co-authoring this update in a mother-daughter team with her daughter Hilary Holmes Rheaume, a 2016 UNH Law graduate.
Margaret Sova McCabe published Eating for the Environment Using Dietary Guidelines to Achieve Better Human and Environmental Health Outcomes in Lewis & Clark’s Environmental Law Review. Also, her post Assessing the Administrative Law Review Weaponry in the War on Science was published by the Yale Journal of Regulation’s blog Notice & Comment. She continues to serve on the Academy of Food Law & Policy board and is leading planning for a conference to explore the field’s definition and canons next Fall at Harvard Law School. She also continues on the executive committee of the AALS Section on Agriculture & Food Law for the upcoming year. In November, she guest lectured on sustainable food systems and the law in UNH’s Food and Wine Politics course. Her essay Cooperation or Compromise? Understanding the Farm Bill as Omnibus Legislation, submitted in January, is forthcoming in the Spring 2018 Journal of Food Law & Policy. Finally, her presentation on Administrative Law, Sustainability, and the War on Science has been accepted for the ASU Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law 4th Annual Sustainability Conference for American Legal Educators in May 2018.
Michael McCann saw his two books — The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law and Court Justice: The Inside Story of My Battle Against the NCAA — publish and become available for sale in bookstores. Court Justice has been the number one selling new book on Amazon in the categories of sports industry, NBA and sociology of sports. Also, between Dec. 1, 2017 and March 4, 2018, McCann authored 33 legal and investigative articles for Sports Illustrated magazine and SI.com. McCann’s investigative reporting on bribery allegations against University of Arizona men’s basketball coach Sean Miller and on workplace misconduct allegations against the Dallas Mavericks led to widely-read articles on SI.com. McCann also appeared on PBS NewsHour and WMUR TV to discuss the USA Gymnastics scandal and he conducted more than 20 radio interviews on a variety of sports law topics. Forbes named McCann to The 50 Must-Follow Sports Business Twitter Accounts of 2017. McCann also spoke on panels at Harvard Law School and UCLA School of Law.
William Murphy published an article in the January 2018 issue of the peer-reviewed Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal titled “Article 9 of the Uniform Commercial Code: An Export Success Story, a Model for Change, and the Challenge Ahead” with Professor Raymond Friel from the law faculty at the University of Limerick, Ireland. This is the second in a transatlantic series of joint articles focusing on Article 9’s approach as a model for secured transactions. The first, “Personal Property as Security: A Comparative Perspective for Reform,” was published in Ireland and is part of a multi-year collaborative effort between Professors Murphy and Friel.
Leah Plunkett joined the Center for Excellence in Innovation in Teaching and Learning at UNH as a faculty fellow. She enjoyed appearing on “The Exchange” on New Hampshire Public Radio to provide youth law & family law background for a discussion on state legislation that would change the marriage age in the state. She also had fun being a panelist for media day for the Leadership Greater Concord Class of 2018, a program sponsored by the Greater Concord Chamber of Commerce, to discuss the role of digital technologies in news and public discourse.
Alexandra Roberts published an explainer on Medium about trademark use, the subject of her current research, and was interviewed for the Scholastica blog about her work. She was quoted in Sports Illustrated in a story by Associate Dean Michael McCann about the trademark dispute between the US Army and the NHL expansion team, the Las Vegas Golden Knights, and on The Fashion Law blog about Love Made Me Do It’s lawsuit against Victoria’s Secret. Her book chapter entitled “Athletes’ Trademarks: Names, Nicknames, & Catchphrases” was published in The Oxford Handbook of American Sports Law (ed. McCann). Alt Legal named her one of Twitter’s 18 IP Professionals to Follow in 2018 along with UNH Law alumni Matthew Hintz and Gene Quinn.
Buzz Scherr presented twice at the AALS annual conference in San Diego – one on “Building Online Courses & Programs” to a meeting of Associate Deans, and the other on “Antiseptic, Unprosecutable Cyber Attacks” as a part of a Discussion Group on Russian Meddling in the 2016 Election. He also published a chapter, “Privacy in Public Spaces: The Problem of Out-of-Body DNA,” in Privacy in Public Space: Regulatory and Legal Challenges (Dec. 2017) and a chapter, “Cyber Attacks: Cyber Crime or Cyber War?” in Transnational Crime & Global Security, (January, 2018).
Danette Wineberg visited Vermont Law School as a guest speaker for the Legal Ethics in the Practice of Law course. She spoke and co-taught both sections of this course for a class session in which students focused on problems involving ethics for in-house lawyers.
Sue Zago attended the NHCUC Library Director’s January meeting. She also was asked to serve on two working groups for the New Hampshire Access to Justice Commission: Enhanced Information Services and Consumer Debt Docket. With Ellen Phillips and Michael Nutter, she loaded law faculty scholarship into UNH’s new MyElements platform. Also, as part of a joint UNH libraries’ Request for Proposal, she observed and evaluated vendors’ demonstrations for a new Library Services Platform.