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 And in the Future



Professor Gary Francione will participate in “Design and Violence Debate: Debate III” at the Museum of Modern Art. (April 17) 

Professor Vera Bergelson is spending six weeks during April and May as a visiting scholar at Melbourne University Law School.

Professor David Troutt will give a keynote address at the State of Workforce Diversity 2014 symposium sponsored by the Bloustein School’s Heldrich Center and do a reading and book signing at Watchung Booksellers. (May 1)

Assistant Professor Jorge Contesse will present a paper titled “A Constitutional Conversation on International Human Rights: the Case of the Americas” at the Third Annual Junior Faculty Forum for International Law, to be held at the University of Melbourne. (July 7-9)   


Faculty Activities

APRIL 2014

At the University of Pennsylvania Professor David Troutt gave a talk about his new book The Price of Paradise: The Costs of Inequality and a Vision for a More Equitable America in an event co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology, Urban Studies Program, and Penn Law. (April 15)

Professor Paul Tractenberg discussed the U.S. education reform agenda as a keynote speaker at a conference on comparative education reform processes that was held at Haifa University. (April 8)

Associate Dean Jon Dubin was a panelist for “Present and Future Issues Impacting State Law School Clinical Programs” at the University of Maryland School of Law conference titled Building Bridges to Practice: Celebrating 40 Years of the Clinical Law Program. Dubin discussed his article “The Rutgers Cases and the State of the Law of State Law School Clinical Programs” (65 Rutgers L. Rev. 817, 2013). (April 4)

Associate Dean John Joergensen, invited to present at the LegalIED Conference at American University Washington College of Law, delivered a TED-style talk on applying educational theory to law teaching. (April 4)

Assistant Professor Jorge Contesse pent the first week of April in Bogotá, Colombia, where he presented a paper on the Inter-American Court of Human Rights at the Universidad de los Andes School of Law and the human rights NGO, Dejusticia.

MARCH 2014

Professor Gary Francione spoke at three Canadian universities this month: on “Animals: Our Moral Contradictions” at  McMaster University in Hamilton (March 26) and Western University in London, Ontario (March 27), and on “Should Animals Have Rights?” at Brock University in St. Catharines (March 28).

Professor Steve Gold presented “The Use of Genomic Research and Data in Toxic Tort Causation Claims” at HarrisMartin’s DNA and Molecular Evidence in Toxic Torts Conference, held in Charleston, SC. (March 26)

Associate Professor Taja-Nia Henderson has been awarded a Visiting Faculty Fellowship for six months at the DePaul Humanities Center, DePaul University. She also has received a Franklin Research Grant from the American Philosophical Society. Henderson presented her work-in-progress, “The Lost History of the Fourteenth Amendment’s disqualification Clause,” at the Temple University Beasley School of Law faculty colloquium. (March 26)

Associate Dean John Joergensen gave a talk to the New Jersey Law Librarians Association on the “Developments in Online Research and the Ramifications for the Practice of Law.” (March 13)

Assistant Professor Jorge Contesse spoke at a panel on “Regional Perspectives on Human Rights” at Columbia Law School. (March 10)

Associate Professor Brandon Paradise participated on a panel titled “The Role of Legal Academia in the Pursuit of Justice” at Yale Law School’s annual Black Law Student Association alumni dinner. (March 8)

Clinical Professor Randi Mandelbaum presented “Re-Examining and Re-Defining Permanency from a Youth’s Perspective” at the 10th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption Law at Capital University Law School. The conference wa titled “We Are Not All the Same: Meeting Children’s Individual Needs Through Law, Policy, and Practice Reform.” (March 6)


Vice Dean Reid Weisbord commented on presentations by Professor Adam Hirsch of the University of San Diego Law School and Professor Ronald Mann of Columbia Law School at the Vanderbilt Law Review symposium “The Role of Federal Law in Private Wealth Transfer.” (Feb. 21)

Professor Paul Tractenberg was one of two keynote speakers at a day-long conference on School-Family Relations convened by the Initiative for Applied Education Research of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The conference was held at Tel Aviv University. The title of his presentation was “Parents, Schools and the Community: What Is the Parental Role in Education, What Are Its Legal Sources and What Affects Its Implementation?” (Feb. 16)

Associate Professor Brandon Paradise presented “An Eastern Orthodox View of Love, Law and Martin Luther King, Jr.” at the Pepperdine University Law School conference on “Love & Law.” (Feb. 7)


Assistant Professor Fadi Shaheen presented “The GAAP Lock-Out Effect and the Investment Behavior of Multinational Firms” at the NYU Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance. (Jan. 28)

At the ABA Section of Taxation midyear meeting, held in Phoenix, Clinical Professor Sandy Freund spoke on a Diversity Section panel on Tax Issues and Immigration. (Jan. 24) Freund will repeat the presentation for an ABA webinar and was asked to do the presentation for a Las Vegas Legal Services conference, both to be held in March.

Professor David Troutt was the moderator for two panels on the latest Mount Laurel legal developments and housing numbers at the annual conference of the New Jersey Chapter of the American Planning Association. (Jan. 23)

Professor Stuart Green was a panelist for the AALS Section on Criminal Justice “Guns, Drugs and Child Pornography” session at the AALS annual meeting, held in New York. (Jan. 5)

“Wills for Everyone: Helping Individuals Out of Intestacy” (53 B.C.L. Rev. 877, 2012) by Vice Dean Reid Weisbord is featured in Jotwell’s (Journal of Things We Like (Lots)) Trusts & Estates Section.