Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2007-June 2008

Aïda M. Alaka

Articles

"The Supreme Court Lowers the Bar on Unlawful Retaliation Claims in Burlington Northern & Santa Fe Railway Co. v. White," 76:10 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 19 (November/December 2007) (609 KB PDF; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Kelly Lynn Anders

Articles

"Fight at the Museum: Ruling for Mass MoCA, Court Held VARA Can't Protect Unfinished Works, But Case Poses problems," 30:35 National Law Journal (May 12, 2008).

"Reviewing Silkwood at 25: The Reel Impact on Environmental Policy," 49 South Texas Law Review 451 (2007). [See IMDB: The Internet Movie Database for more information about Silkwood.]

Rory Bahadur

Articles

"Constitutional History, Federal Arbitration and Seamens' Rights Sinking in a Sea of Sweatshop Labor," 39 Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 157 (2008).

Bradley T. Borden

Articles in Law Reviews

"The Like-Kind Exchange Equity Conundrum," 60 Florida Law Review 643 (2008).

"Policy and Theoretical Dimensions of Qualified Tax Partnerships," 56 University of Kansas Law Review 317 (2008).

"Partnership Tax Allocations and the Internalization of Tax Item Transactions," 59 South Carolina Law Review 297 (2008).

Books

Tax-Free Like-Kind Exchanges (Civic Research Institute) (2008)
» See publisher's website for description and ordering information.

Tax-Free Swaps: Using Section 1031 Like-Kind Exchanges To Preserve Investment Net Worth (DNA Press LLC) (2007)
» See publisher's website for description and ordering information.

Book Chapters and Similar Publications

"A Catalogue of Legal Authority Addressing the Federal Definition of Tax Partnership," 746 Tax Planning for Domestic & Foreign Partnerships, LLCs, Joint Ventures & Other Strategic Alliances 477 (Louis S. Freeman & Clifford M. Warren eds.) (Practising Law Institute, 2007).

Articles in Other Journals

"Like-Kind Exchanges of Personal-Use Residences," 119 Tax Notes 1253 (June 23, 2008) (co-author with Alex Hamrick).

"Limited Liability Companies as Exempt Organizations," 33 Estates, Gifts & Trusts Journal 150 (May 8, 2008).

"Safe Harbors and Careful Planning Make Deferred Exchanges a Valuable Tool," 25:3 Journal of Taxation of Investments 43 (Spring 2008).

"Limited Liability Companies and Exempt Organizations," BNA Tax Management Insights and Commentary (December 2007).

Academic Presentations

"A Win-Win Proposal for Analyzing Profits-Only Partnership Interests (Including Carried Interests)," Junior Faculty Regional Workshop, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri, June 2008.

"The Residual-Risk Distinction Between Tax Partnerships and Tax Corporations," 2008 Junior Tax Scholars Conference, New York University School of Law, New York, New York, June 2008.

"The Residual-Risk Distinction Between Tax Partnerships and Tax Corporations," 2008 Joint Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association and the Canadian Law and Society Association, Montreal, Canada, May 2008.

"The Aggregate-Plus Theory of Partnership Taxation," 2008 Washburn Tax Law Colloquium, Topeka, Kansas, April 2008.

"The Aggregate-Plus Theory of Partnership Taxation," Midwest Law and Economics Association, 2007 Fall Conference, October 12, 2007.

"The Like-Kind Exchange Equity Conundrum," International Conference on Law and Society in the 21st Century: Joint Annual Meetings of the Law and Society Association and the Research Committee on Sociology of Law, Berlin, Germany, July 2007.

Other Presentations

"Recent Tax Developments," Washburn University School of Law, Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Topeka, Kansas, June 27, 2008.

Panelist, "Conflicts Check: Who's Your Client? What's the Scope? Should You Take the Work?" American Bar Association Section of Taxation Meeting, Joint Session of Standards of Tax Practice, Civil & Criminal Tax Penalties Young Lawyers Forum, Washington, D.C., May 2008.

Moderator, "Property Held for Sale vs. Held for Exchange," American Bar Association Section of Taxation Meeting, Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2008.

Moderator, "Sales and Exchanges: Current Developments," American Bar Association Section of Taxation Meeting, Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee Meeting, Washington, D.C., May 2008.

"State Tax Issues in the 1031 Exchange Process" and "Debt Financing and Carry Back Financing Issues," 2008 Federation of Exchange Accommodators Mid-Year Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, April 2008.

Panelist, "Just What is Real Property for Tax Purposes?" Real Estate Committee; Panelist, "Sales and Exchanges: Current Developments," Sales, Exchanges and Basis Committee; Moderator, "The Other Starker Exchange Issue: Analyzing Exchanges Involving Contract Rights or Options," Sales, Exchanges and Basis Committee. American Bar Association Section of Taxation Midyear Meeting, Lake Las Vegas, Nevada, January 18-19, 2008.

"The Nuanced Differences Between Partnership and S Corporation Flow-Through Taxation," 49th Annual Idaho State Tax Institute, Pocatello, Idaho, November 2007.

"Section 1031 Exchanges," 44th Annual Tax Conference, Topeka, Kansas, October 2007 (with Kristopher S. Amos and Kevin D. Chambers).

Panelist, "Sales and Exchanges: Current Developments" and "Tax Consequences of Foreclosures and Distressed Property Transfers: From the Subprime to the Ridiculous," American Bar Association Section of Taxation and Section of Real Property, Probate and Trust Law Joint Meeting, Sales, Exchanges & Basis Committee Meeting, Vancouver, British Columbia, September 2007.

John E. Christensen

Presentations

"Impact of HeinOnLine on Collections in Mid-America Law School Libraries," Mid-America Association of Law Libraries Annual Meeting, November 3, 2007, Lincoln, Nebraska.

"Fifty Select Legal Research Sites in Fifty Minutes," Topeka Bar Association Continuing Legal Education Program, September 21, 2007, Topeka, Kansas.

James M. Concannon

Chapters in Books

"Evidence" (chapter 13), 2008 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association).

Presentations

Panelist, "The Judicial Process of Revising Jury Instructions for Comprehensibility," Writing to Win: Plain Language Jury Instructions, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 7, 2008.

Other Activities

Appointed as Member, Kansas Judicial Council, Civil Code Advisory Committee, 2008-

Elected Honorary President, Topeka Bar Association, 2008-2009.

Appointed to Four-year Term, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Style Committee, 2008-

Appointed as Member, Board of Directors of Kansas Appleseed Foundation, Inc., 2008-

Myrl L. Duncan

Presentations

Moderator, "The Great Climate Debate," Midwest Region Environmental Conference of Associated Industries of Missouri, Kansas City, March 25, 2008.

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles

"A Review of the Year in Family Law 2006-2007: Judges Try to Find Answers to Complex Questions," 41 Family Law Quarterly 661 (2008) (co-author with Robert G. Spector).

"Client-Directed Lawyers for Children: It is the 'Right' Thing To Do," 27 Pace Law Review 869 (2007).

"Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (Statutory Text, Comments and Unofficial Annotations by Linda D. Elrod, Reporter)," 41 Family Law Quarterly 23 (2007).

Books

2008 Supplements for 16 chapters in Kansas Family Law (Thomson West 1999).

2008 Supplements for 17 chapters of Child Custody Practice and Procedure. Rev. ed. (West Group, 2007).

Teacher's Manual to Accompany Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions. 6th ed. American Casebook Series. (co-authored with Harry D. Krause, Marsha Garrison and J. Thomas Oldham) (Thomson West, 2007).

Family Law: Cases, Comments, and Questions. 6th ed. American Casebook Series. (co-authored with Harry D. Krause, Marsha Garrison and J. Thomas Oldham) (Thomson West, 2007).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Presentations

Workshop Panelist, "You Be the Judge: High Conflict Custody," 45th Annual Conference of the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts "Fitting the Forum to the Family: Emerging Challenges for Family Courts," Vancouver, British Columbia, May 30, 2008.

"The Hague Convention on International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance - A New Era in Global Cooperation," Washburn University Brown Bag International Lecture, Topeka, Kansas, May 7, 2008.

Plenary Speaker, "Families, Parents, Children and Separation/Divorce in the United States Today," at the American Psychological Association and the American Bar Association Section of Family Law Joint Conference Reconceptualizing Child Custody: Past, Present and Future - Lawyers and Psychologists Working Together, Chicago, Illinois, May 1, 2008. (Other presenters at the plenary session were Dr. Joan Kelly, clinical psychologist, researcher and consultant; Dr. Robert Emery, Professor of Psychology and Director of the Center for Children, Families and the Law at the University of Virginia; and Cynthia Mabry, Professor at Howard Law School.)

"History of Child Support Guidelines," Johnson County Bar Association Bench Bar Continuing Legal Education Program, February 13, 2008. (Panelist with Judge Thomas Foster and attorneys Sherri Loveland and Brad Short.)

"History of Child Custody Awards and Making Child-Focused Agreements," Shawnee County Horizons Program, Shawnee County Courthouse, Topeka, Kansas, February 12, 2008.

"Balancing Interests of Parents and Children in Relocation Cases," Sam A. Crow Inns of Court CLE, Topeka, Kansas, January 20, 2008.

Presenter, "A Century of Legal Education at Washburn Law School," College Hill Nautilus Club, Topeka, Kansas, January 8, 2008.

"Balancing Interests of Parents and Children in Relocation Cases," Johnson County Bar Association Family Law CLE (Part 2), Overland Park, Kansas, December 5, 2007.

"The Use of International Law in Family Law Cases" presented to appellate judges, lawyers and staff attorneys at the 2007 Summit in Washington D.C. on September 28, 2007. The Conference was put on by the Appellate Judges Education Institute.

Other Activities

Guest, "Til Divorce Do Us Part" (KCTE 1510 AM Saturday morning radio show hosted by Susan Saper Galamba on family law issues), April 5, 2008. Professor Elrod spoke on preventing child abduction. As the Reporter for the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act, enacted in Kansas and six other states, Professor Elrod talked about the risk factors for abduction and the possible remedies.

Recipient, "The Commissioner's Achievement Award for her efforts 'on behalf of children around the world' [for her work on the] International Child Support Treaty at the Hague in November 2007" (Margot Bean, Commissioner, Office of Child Support Enforcement, Department of Health and Human Services).

Attended as Member, Uniform Laws Commission Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Family Law Meeting, Washington D.C., December 8, 2007.

Attended meeting of the Study Group on the 1996 Hague Protection of Children's Convention, Washington D.C., December 7, 2007 (sponsored by the U.S. Department of State, the Office of the Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International Law, and the Bureau of Consular Affairs).

Official observer for International Society of Family Law at the 21st Diplomatic Session of the Hague Conference on Private International Law, The Hague, The Netherlands, November 2007 (Conference result was the Hague Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance).

John J. Francis

Books

State v. Tyler: A Simulated Case File and Related Assignments Designed to Teach Pretrial Advocacy Skills. Prosecutor's File. National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008.

State v. Tyler: A Simulated Case File and Related Assignments Designed to Teach Pretrial Advocacy Skills. Defense Counsel's File. National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008.

State v. Tyler: A Simulated Case File and Related Assignments Designed to Teach Pretrial Advocacy Skills. Teacher's Manual. National Institute for Trial Advocacy, 2008.

Presentations

Panelist, "The Worst-Case Scenario: Malpractice and Serious Ethical Breaches by Students," 2008 Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Tucson, Arizona, May 5, 2008. (Also served as Planning Committee Member for the Conference.)

Alex Glashausser

Chapters in Books

"Treaties as Domestic Law in the United States" in Progress in International Law (edited by Russell A. Miller and Rebecca M. Bratspies). Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, 2008.

Presentations

Session Leader (with Robert Wilcox), "Changing from Faculty Member to Administrator: Negotiating Your New Role with Colleagues," The Changing Role of the Associate Dean, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Associate Deans' Conference, Englewood, Colorado, June 13, 2008.

Plenary Speaker, "How the Associate Dean's Changing Roles Affect Relationships," The Changing Role of the Associate Dean, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar Associate Deans' Conference, Englewood, Colorado, June 13, 2008.

J. Lyn Entrikin Goering

Presentations

Conference Presenter and Panelist, "Teaching Ethics in Context: Transactional Drafting," Teaching Drafting and Transactional Skills: The Basics and Beyond, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia, May 31, 2008. (Also served as Planning Committee Member for the Conference.)

Moderator, "What Law Schools Can Do: Incorporating Jury Instructions and Jury Deliberations in the Law School Curriculum," Writing to Win: Plain Language Jury Instructions, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 8, 2008.

"Teaching Professional Responsibility in Legal Writing: Ethical Dilemmas in Written Advocacy," 2008 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 21, 2008.

"Who's Teaching Whom? Learning from Teaching International Law Students," Global Legal Skills III Conference, Facultad Libre de Derecho de Monterrey, Monterrey, Mexico, February 29, 2008.

Ronald C. Griffin

Other Publications

"Uniform Commercial Code," Vernon's Kansas Statutes Annotated, Volumes 7-9, 2008 Pocket Parts/Supplements (Thomson/West).

Presentations

"Brown v. Board of Education and the Seattle Case," Education Committee, Topeka Branch, The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People, September 20, 2007.

Other Activities

Listed, Who's Who in America 2008.

Representative, Brown Foundation Statewide Summit Conference, Kansas State University, 2007.

Delegate, Global Warming and Climate Change, People's Republic of China, People to People Ambassador Program, 2007.

Randall L. Hodgkinson

Chapters in Books

"Criminal Law" (chapter 9), 2008 Kansas Annual Survey (co-author with Sarah Ellen Johnson) (Kansas Bar Association).

Janet Thompson Jackson

Articles

"Can Free Enterprise Cure Urban Ills?: Lost Opportunities for Business Development in Urban, Low-Income Communities Through the New Markets Tax Credit Program," 37 University of Memphis Law Review 659 (2007).

Chapters in Books

"Not-for-Profit Corporations" (chapter 23), 2008 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association).

Presentations

"Recent Developments in Nonprofit Law and Governance," Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2008.

Presenter, "Rethinking Cross-Cultural Training," 2008 Association of American Law Schools Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Tucson, Arizona, May 5, 2008.

Presenter, "Can We Take This Client?: The Thorny Issue of Financial Eligibility in Transactional Clinics," 7th Annual Transactional Law Clinic Faculty Conference and Workshop: Work-in-Progress, Detroit, Michigan, April 24-25, 2008.

Presenter, "Governance Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards," Kansas Non Profit Association, Topeka, Kansas, March 13, 2008.

"Non-profit Governance," Kansas Bar Association Super CLE Telephone Seminar, February 7, 2008.

Co-presenter, "Ex-L in Law School Training," Council on Legal Education - Attitude is Essential Training, Atlanta, Georgia, July 13, 2007.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Presentations

"Recent Developments in United States Supreme Court Cases," Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 27, 2008.

Michael Kaye

Other Publications

"Criminal Code," Vernon's Kansas Statutes Annotated, Volumes 10-11, 2007, 2008 annual supplements. (Thomson/West).

"Code of Criminal Procedure," Vernon's Kansas Statutes Annotated, Volumes 12-13, 2007, 2008 annual supplements. (Thomson/West).

Presentations

Moderator, "Innovations in Timing, Structure, and Delivery of Jury Instructions," Writing to Win: Plain Language Jury Instructions, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 7, 2008.

L. Ali Khan

Articles

"Free Markets of Islamic Jurisprudence," 2007 Michigan State Law Review 1487 (Symposium: The Future of Islamic Legal Scholarship) [372 KB PDF].

Legal Commentaries

"Pakistan's Proposed Constitutional Amendment: An Exercise in Futility," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 24, 2008).

"Pakistan's Constitutional Shenanigans," Jurist: Legal News & Research (May 7, 2008).

"Democracy Day in Pakistan: No Pardon for Musharraf," Jurist: Legal News & Research (March 16, 2008).

"Arresting Pakistan's Musharraf," Jurist: Legal News & Research (February 21, 2008).

"NATO Genocide in Afghanistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (January 29, 2008). [See also, below under Media Interviews, the February 13, 2008 interview with Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 102.7 FM.]

"Perfidy in Pakistan: Understanding the Bhutto Assassination," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 31, 2007).

"Summoning Caesar to Trial in Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (December 16, 2007).

"Pakistan Elections and the Lawyers' Movement," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 27, 2007).

"Liberating Pakistan: A Test Case for the World Media," MWC News (November 14, 2007).

"Solidarity with Pakistan's Lawyers," Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 7, 2007).
This commentary has been set to photographs and music.

"Pakistan's Lawless Plight: Prescription for Another Coup?" Jurist: Legal News & Research (November 4, 2007).

"Pakistan's Constitutional Mess," Jurist: Legal News & Research (October 15, 2007).

"Staying Pakistan's Presidential Election," Jurist: Legal News & Research (September 30, 2007).

"Sharif's Lawless Deportation from Pakistan," Jurist: Legal News & Research (September 12, 2007).

"Pakistan Supreme Court Must Deliver a Bold Decision," AlJazeera Magazine (online edition) (July 17, 2007).

Media Interviews

Roundtable Discussion on Constitutional Crisis in Pakistan and U.S.-Pakistan Relations (in Urdu), Radio Aap ki Dunyaa (Voice of America (VOA) News) (March 21, 2008) (discussion begins approximately 11:40 minutes into the broadcast and lasts about 33:20 minutes).

"Islamic consultation best formula for Pak[istan] democracy," PressTV (February 20, 2008).

"NATO Genocide in Afghanistan," Vancouver, British Columbia, Co-operative Radio, CFRO, 102.7 FM (February 13, 2008) (interviewed by Gail Davidson and Charles Boyland) (length: 58 minutes, 11 seconds).

"Khan Speaks on Sabbatical to Middle East," The Review (Washburn University) (online edition) (September 24, 2007).

Presentations

"Religious Minorities Under Islamic Law," Racial Profiling at Borders Conference, Kwantlen University College, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, April 25, 2008.

"The Islamic Boundaries of Investment Risk," Eighth Harvard University Forum on Islamic Finance, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts, April 19, 2008.

Symposium Speaker on panel with Ahmad Amara of the Harvard Human Rights Clinic, "All Governments Are Abusers of Human Rights," Lessons Learned, Future Paths: A Human Rights Symposium, University of Kansas School of Law, April 11, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, "Conversions and Conflict: An Interreligious Discussion on Evangelization," University of St. Thomas, Terrence J. Murphy Institute for Catholic Thought, Law and Public Policy, Minneapolis, Minnesota, April 7, 2008.

Keynote Speaker, "The Constitutional Crisis in Pakistan," Prelaw Advisor Conference, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, February 28, 2008 (length: 36 minutes, 39 seconds) [These remarks discuss the evolution of the constitutional crisis in Pakistan, explaining the difference between Parliamentary and Presidential forms of government. The Pakistani armed forces prefer the Presidential system whereas political forces prefer the soverignty of the Parliament with a strong Prime Minister.]

Tonya Kowalski

Presentations

"The Invisible Sovereigns: Why and How to Introduce Native American Nations and Tribal Courts in the First-Year Legal Writing Curriculum," 2008 Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference, University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law, Salt Lake City, Utah, March 22, 2008.

Nancy G. Maxwell

Articles

"The Kansas case of K.M.H.: US Law Concerning the Legal Status of Known Sperm Donors," 4 Utrecht Law Review 135 (2008) [658 KB PDF].

"From Facebook to Folsom Prison Blues: How Banning Laptops in the Classroom Made Me a Better Law School Teacher," 14 Richmond Journal of Law & Technology 4 (2007) (2.6 MB PDF; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Presentations

"The Kansas Case of K.M.H.: U.S. Law Concerning the Legal Status of Known Sperm Donors," presented at the Expert Meeting "Current Debates in Family Law around the Globe," Utrecht Center for European Research into Family Law, Utrecht University, the Netherlands, June, 2008.

"Same-Sex Relationships in Comparative Perspective: The Laws of Europe, Canada, and the United States," panelist at 2008 Edward M. Wise Memorial Symposium "Comparative Legal Approaches to Same-Sex Unions," Wayne State University Law School, March 31, 2008.

"From Facebook to Folsom Prison Blues: How Banning Laptops in the Classroom Made Me a Better Law School Teacher," Faculty Development Committee Program (presented to faculty and students), University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law, February 29, 2008.

"Attractions and Distractions: Students Use of Laptop Computers in the Classroom," presenting in a debate format at the Section on Teaching Methods Program at the Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools, New York, NY, January 2008.

Lori A. McMillan

Presentations

Commentator, "The Impact of Globalization on the Taxation of International Investments," Globalization and the Impact of Tax on International Investments: A Symposium in Honour of the Late Alex Easson, Queen's University Law School in Kingston, Ontario, Canada, February 29, 2008.

"The Canadian Taxation of Noncharitable Nonprofits, and the IKEA Connection," Stetson University College of Law Faculty Speaker Series, Gulfport, Florida, January 18, 2008.

William G. Merkel

Articles

"Jefferson's Failed Anti-Slavery Proviso of 1784 and the Nascence of Free Soil Constitutionalism," 38 Seton Hall Law Review 555 (2008). (Selected for the Stanford / Yale Junior Faculty Forum, 2006).

"Parker v. the District of Columbia and the Hollowness of Originalist Claims to Principled Neutrality," 18 George Mason University Civil Rights Law Journal 251 (2008).

Presentations

"The Supreme Court, Popular Constitutionalism, and the Right to Guns," Justice and Jury Trials in the USA Lectures, University of Parma Faculty of Law, Parma, Italy, June 25, 2008.

"Gun Rights, the Second Amendment, and the Coming Rapture," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, May 29, 2008.

Chaired "Expounding the Constitution: Fulfilling the Founding Fathers' Ideal?" panel session and commented on four papers on recent trends in American federalism at the European Association of American Studies Biennial Conference, Oslo, Norway, May 10, 2008.

"Dubious Originalism and the Supreme Court's Impending Second Amendment Revolution," British Association of American Studies (BAAS) Annual Conference, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 29, 2008.

"Dubious Originalism and the Supreme Court's Impending Second Amendment Revolution," University of California Hastings College of the Law Faculty Colloquium, January 23, 2008 and University of San Francisco School of Law Faculty Scholarship and Teaching Workshop, January 24, 2008.

Aliza Organick

Articles

"Taking Voting Rights Seriously: Race and the Integrity of Democracy in America," 27 Northern Illinois University Law Review 427 (co-author with Steven Ramirez) (2007).

Presentations

Plenary Panelist, "Community Lawyering in Indigenous Communities: How are We Responding in the Academy?," Second Annual Indian Law Clinics and Externship Programs Symposium, Moving Towards Best Practices for Indigenous Representation: Listening to Our Communities, Assessing our Past, Reframing our Future, Santa Ana Pueblo, New Mexico, June 12-14, 2008.

Commentator, "The Role of Culture in Teaching about Other Legal Systems," International Association of Law Schools (IALS), 2008 Education Program, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, May 30, 2008.

Plenary Panelist, "Reflecting on Mistakes and Accomplishments of the Clinical Movement to Plan for a Successful Future," 2008 Association of American Law Schools (AALS) Conference on Clinical Legal Education, Tucson, Arizona, May 7, 2008.

"Summation: Bringing It All Together," Advocating for the Child with Mental Disabilities, Sponsored by the Kansas Association of Counsel for Children and the Washburn University School of Law Children and Family Law Center, Topeka, Kansas, March 14, 2008.

Panelist, Group Discussion of the Keynote Address "Local Knowledge, Tribal Institutions, and Federal Indian Law," 2007-2008 Tribal Law and Government Conference, Lawrence, Kansas, February 1, 2008.

Presenter, "Adoption and the Indian Child Welfare Act," Kansas Bar Association Super CLE Telephone Seminar, December 18, 2007 (co-presented with Sarah Sargent, TFI Family Services).

"Indian Child Welfare Act in Kansas," Kansas Appellate Courts Judicial In-House CLE Program, November 15, 2007

Gregory Pease

Other Publications

"Probate code," Vernon's Kansas Statutes Annotated, Volumes 15 and 16 Annual Supplements, 2008. (St. Paul, Minn.: West Publishing Company).

Lynette F. Petty

Other Activities

President, Board of Directors for Kansas Legal Services, 2008.

David E. Pierce

Articles

"Developments in Nonregulatory Oil and Gas Law: Beyond Theories and Rules to the Motivating Jurisprudence," 58 Proceedings of the Annual Institute on Oil and Gas Law 1 (2007).

Books

Forms Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th. ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).

Kuntz, A Treatise on the Law of Oil and Gas, 2008 Cumulative Supplement (LexisNexis) (with Owen L. Anderson and Ernest E. Smith).

Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th. ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).

Teacher's Manual to Accompany Cases and Materials on Oil and Gas Law. 5th ed. (2008) (Thomson/West) (co-author with Owen L. Anderson, John S. Lowe, and Ernest E. Smith; volume editor).

Contributor, Oil and Gas Reporter, Volumes 164-165 (LexisNexis 2007-2008) (with other editors).

Chapters in Books

"Banking, Commercial & Contract Law" (chapter 2), 2008 Kansas Annual Survey (Kansas Bar Association).

Presentations

"Recent Developments in Business, Contract, and Property Law," Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2008.

"Recent Developments in Banking, Contract, and Commercial Law," video presentation for Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, Kansas, April 30, 2008.

"Recent Developments in Kansas Transactional Law," Business & Transactional Law Center, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 23, 2008.

"Recent Developments in Kansas Business Law," Business & Transactional Law Center, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, April 17, 2008.

"Transactional Evolution of Operating Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry," Oil & Gas Agreements: Joint Operating Agreements, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Denver, Colorado, March 27, 2008.

"Transactional Evolution of Joint Operating Agreements in the Oil and Gas Industry" and "The Operator: Liability to Non-Operators, Resignation, Removal and Selection of a Successor," two-hour presentation at Special Institute on Oil and Gas Agreements: Joint Operations, Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, American Association of Professional Landmen, Council of Petroleum Accountants Societies, Houston, Texas, December 6, 2007.

"Recent Developments and Another Look at Critical Oil and Gas Lease Language," 32nd Annual KBA/KIOGA Oil & Gas (Kansas Bar Association/Kansas Independent Oil & Gas Association) Conference, Wichita, Kansas, October 26, 2007. [148 KB PDF]

"Common Interests Created in Oil & Gas," "Technical Aspects of Oil & Gas Exploration, Production, and Marketing," "The Oil & Gas Lease: Implied Covenants," "Environmental Regulation of the Oil & Gas Industry," four-hours of presentation at Oil & Gas Short Course, Center for American and International Law and the Rocky Mountain Mineral Law Foundation, Westminster, Colorado, October 17, 2007.

"Drafting Conveyances," one-hour Professional Skills Instruction Series presentation, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 5, 2007.

"Introduction to Legal Drafting," one-hour Professional Skills Instruction Series presentation, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 28, 2007.

Mary Kreiner Ramirez

Articles

"Blowing the Whistle on Whistleblower Protection: A Tale of Reform Versus Power," 76 University of Cincinnati Law Review 183 (2007). [562 KB PDF]

Presentations

"Does Justice Blink? Training Judicial Discretion," Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, Faculty Development Workshop (April 14, 2008).

"Federal Sentencing," United States Attorney's Citizens Academy, Frank Carlson Federal Courthouse, Topeka, Kansas (November 2007).

Sheila Reynolds

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Journals

"Revised Rule for Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity," 76:7 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 24 (July/August 2007).

Books and Monographs

Practitioner's Guide to Kansas Family Law (Kansas Bar Association 1997, supplemented 2008), Chapter 17, "Paternity."

Other Publications

A Few Current Ethical Issues for Family Law Lawyers, Topeka Bar Association CLE, January 25, 2008 (11 pages).

A Look at the Revised Ethics Rules for Representing Clients With Diminished Capacity, Kansas Bar Association, Topeka, November 2007 (15 Pages).

Other Activities

Recipient, Pro Bono Certificate Award, Kansas Bar Association, 2007.

William Rich

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Journals

"Measuring Judicial Success: Interpersonal Intelligence and Commitment to Enduring Values," 47 Washburn Law Journal 35 (2007).

Books and Monographs

2007 Annual Supplement, Modern Constitutional Law. 2nd ed. (St. Paul, Minn. : Thomson West).

Presentations

"Freedom of Speech in Higher Education," Kansas City Community College, May 2008.

"Balance in Legal Education" American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, January 2008.

"Students' Rights," Wichita State University, ACLU Chapter, October 2007.

Other Activities

Appointed Member, Academic Freedom and Tenure Committee of the Association of American Law Schools.

Michael Hunter Schwartz

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Journals

"Humanizing Legal Education: An Introduction to a Symposium Whose Time Came," 47 Washburn Law Journal 235 (2008). [88 KB PDF]

"Work Smart: Excel in Law School by Becoming an Expert Learner," 13 CLEO Edge 39 (Winter/Spring 2008).

Books

Expert Learning for Law Students. 2nd edition. (Carolina Academic Press, 2008).

Expert Learning for Law Students Workbook. 2nd edition. (Carolina Academic Press, 2008).

Book Chapters and Book Contributions

Contributing Author, Best Practices for Legal Education. Roy Stuckey and Others (Clinical Legal Education Association, 2007) (902 MB PDF; requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Other Publications

Contributing Author, Center for Engaged Learning in the Law Blog (2008- ).

Contributing Author, Best Practices in Legal Education Blog (2008- ).

Presentations

Moderator and Teaching Methods Expert, "It's All In the Wind up, Swing, and Follow-through: Preparing Before Class, Learning While In Class, and Holding on to the Right Material After Class," 2008 LSAC Academic Assistance Workshop for New Academic Support Professionals, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2008.

Presenter, "Getting in a Groove: Organizational Tools to Help Students Synthesize, Manage, and Retrieve Information," 2008 LSAC Academic Assistance Workshop for New Academic Support Professionals, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2008.

Co-Presenter (with Professor Ruth Ann McKinney), "The ASP Commitment to Professional Excellence," 2008 LSAC Academic Assistance Workshop for New Academic Support Professionals, University of Maryland, Baltimore, Maryland, June 2008.

Consultant and Presenter, "Design Options for Academic Support Programs," Mercer University School of Law, May 14, 2008.

Conducted Faculty Teaching Development Workshop, Campbell University Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law, April 28, 2008.

Conducted Partner-Associate Training, Davis, Polk & Wardell, New York, April 7, 2008.

Conducted Faculty Teaching Development Workshop, University of Tulsa College of Law, April 4, 2008.

Conducted Faculty Teaching Development Workshop, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, March 2008.

Conducted Faculty Teaching Development Workshop, University of La Verne College of Law, March 2008.

Moderator, "New Law Professors as Catalysts for Change," 2008 AALS Annual Meeting, New Law Professors Section, New York, New York, January 2008.

Conducted Half-Day Faculty Development Workshop, Franklin Pierce Law Center, Concord, New Hampshire, December 2007.

Plenary Speaker, "Maximizing Learning in a Multi-Generational Setting," 2007 Professional Development Institute (sponsored by ALI-ABA and NALP), November 30, 2007.

Conference Workgroup Facilitator, "Legal Education at the Crossroads: Part 1" (invite-only conference aimed at legal education reform), University of South Carolina School of Law, Columbia, South Carolina, November 2-4, 2007.

Plenary Speaker, "Looking Back Over the Conference, Looking Forward to Legal Education Reform," Humanizing Legal Education Conference/Symposium, Washburn University School of Law, October 21, 2007.

Two-Day Faculty Teaching Development Program (visited classes, provided private feedback, led student focus groups and conducted an all-day faculty workshop on law school teaching and learning), Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law, September 2007.

Guest Speaker, "Ex-L in Law School," University of New Mexico School of Law, August 2007.

Orientation Presenter, "Law School Study Strategies, Exam Preparation and Exam Taking," University of Wyoming College of Law 2007 New Law Student Orientation, August 2007.

Plenary Speaker, "Maximizing Learning in a Multi-Generational Setting," Kansas Continuing Legal Education Provider Conference, August 10, 2007.

Panelist, "Responding to the Varied Learning Styles of Law Students," Southeastern Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Amelia Island, Florida, August 2, 2007.

"Ex-L in Law School Training," Council on Legal Education Opportunity Attitude is Essential Training, Atlanta, Georgia (July 13, 2007) and Los Angeles, California (July 27, 2007).

Conferences Planned

Conference Planner and Host, Humanizing Legal Education Symposium, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, October 19-21, 2007.

Other Activities

Appointed to Board of Directors, Kansas Legal Services.

Appointed to Board of Advisers, Institute for Law School Teaching.

Elected Chair (2008 term), American Association of Law Schools (AALS), Balance in Legal Education Section.

Charlene L. Smith

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Journals

"Match Point: All in the Timing, Luck, and Mutual Mistake," 32 Oklahoma City University Law Review 263-277 (2007) (co-author with Edith M. Brown).

James B. Wadley

Other Publications

"Agriculture and Farm Law" (chapter 47), "Water Rights" (chapter 50), and "Foreign Ownership of Land" (chapter 79) 2007 annual supplement for Thompson on Real Property. 2nd Thomas ed. (David A. Thomas, Editor-in Chief) (LexisNexis).

Presentations

"'Non-obviousness,' 'likelihood of confusion,' 'fixation in a tangible medium of expression' - it's all Geek to me! (or, How to speak IP to your clients without sounding like a Nerd)," Recent Developments in the Law CLE, Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, June 26, 2008.