UNH Law Faculty News - December 2012
Calvin Massey, Daniel Webster Distinguished Professor of Law, appeared on NHPR's The Exchange to discuss the impact of "Citizens United" on the 2012 elections. He also posted his take on the Supreme Court's decision to review two same-sex marriage cases on the Faculty Lounge blog.
Professor Buzz Scherr appeared on NHPR's The Exchange to discuss the renewed debate around New Hampshire's death penalty. He was interviewed by the Nashua Telegraph on how NH screens its elected officials for criminal backgrounds, and he talked to the Brattleboro Reformer about how recent court actions reaffirm the public's right to record police actions. He also appeared on CBS4-Boston to discuss New Hampshire's gun laws.
Visiting professor Michael McCann was interviewed by USA Today and Golf.com on the "belly putter" ban and the legal options for manufacturers. He was interviewed on NPR's Marketplace about Louisiana Tech's decision to decline a bowl game invitation. He talked with NBA.com's Adam Zagoria on the Rutgers suit against the Big East. He's also been busy providing legal analysis of the NHL lockout for sports radio in Toronto, Winnipeg, and Edmonton and on SportsNet.ca. He discussed the NCAA's oversight of Penn State's reform process with the Allentown, PA, Morning Call. And he talked about U. of Maryland's exit fee to leave the Atlantic Coast Conference with the Capital News Service. Mike was also named to Huffington Post's list of "40 Must-Follow Twitter Accounts for NBA Fanatics," landing between Rajon Rondo and Chris Bosh.
McCann also has an article in the forthcoming issue of the Pepperdine Law Review titled "Do You Believe He Can Fly? Royce White and Reasonable Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act for NBA Players with General Anxiety Disorder and Fear of Flying." It can be found on SSRN.
David Koris, JD '83 and UNH Law trustee, was featured on Chinese television for his role at the recent International Industry & Commerce Intellectual Property seminar in Beijing.
Professor Stan Kowalski, director of UNH Law's International Technology Transfer Institute, attended a workshop in Venice, Italy, where he presented summaries of two ITTI Clinic Patent Reports. The workshop was part of the Access to Pharmaceuticals consortium, which is focused on the promotion of Socially Responsible Licensing as a means to improve and ensure the availability of essential medicines in the developing world.
Professor Mary Wong, director of the Franklin Pierce Center for Intellectual Property, recently attended the Arizona State University College of Law conference on international IP to discuss internet domains and trademark law. She also traveled to the University of Hong Kong for a conference entitled "Searching for the Boundaries of IP Law," where she'll discuss "Imperatives of Private Arbitration in International Intellectual Property Disputes."
Trish Morris, adjunct professor and associate director of admissions, was named by Governor Lynch and confirmed by the Executive Committee to the Volunteer NH board of directors. Volunteer NH is a state-sponsored nonprofit organization with a mission to promote the tradition of service in New Hampshire.
Senior IP teaching fellow Catherine McGovern presented an overview and assessment of the case of E.A. v. Keller to the Intellectual Property section of the NH Bar. This case involves the use of college athletes' images without the athletes' permission. She also appeared on two post-film discussion panels at Red River Theatres, discussing women preserving their art and craft with the aid of World Bank grants and loans, and women who are involved in alternative work projects and the consequences for themselves and their families.
Senior IP teaching fellows Peter and Catherine McGovern attended the American Bar Association's Entertainment and Sports Forum. They also presented a program on "Copyright Law and Music" to faculty and students of UNH's Music Department, as well as a seminar at the League of NH Craftsmen on protecting intellectual property in the craft world.