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Assistant Professor Fadi Shaheen presented “The GAAP Lock-Out Effect and the Investment Behavior of Multinational Firms” at the Columbia Law School-Hebrew University 2013 Conference on and at the Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics in Lugano, Switzerland. (Dec. 12-13), and Public Policy, held at Hebrew University, Jerusalem. (Dec. 30)

Professor Stuart Green presented his paper “Modes of Mala Prohibita” at the annual meeting of the American Philosophical Association, Eastern Division, in Baltimore. (Dec. 28)

Assistant Professor Yuliya Guseva presented “KGB’s Legacy: Transplanting Efficient Infrastructure without Efficiency” at the Annual Conference of the Italian Society of Law and Economics in Lugano, Switzerland. (Dec. 12-13)

Clinical Professor Sandy Freund discussed how to work a case in U.S. Tax Court at the IRS Low Income Taxpayer Clinic conference in Washington, DC. (Dec. 11) She also was a panelist for Tax Issues in Immigration at an ABA-sponsored tax conference held in Washington. (Dec. 9)

Professor Vera Bergelson
presented “Questioning Criminalization of Incest” at Interpellations, a conference hosted by the Law, Literature and the Humanities Association of Australasia and held at the Australian National University (Canberra). (Dec. 6)


Professor Stuart Green gave a paper titled “What Are the Sexual Offenses” at the Criminal Law and Criminal Justice Theory Seminar, Department of Law, London School of Economics. (Nov. 19)

Professor Twila Perry
presented “Reproductive Rights and the Right to Reproduce: Is There a Place for the Non-Marital Mother?” at The Feminism and Legal Theory Project at 30: A Workshop on Sex and Reproduction: From Privacy and Choice to Resilience and Opportunity?, which was held at Emory University School of Law. (Nov. 16)

Assistant Professor Sarah Dadush moderated the opening panel on the “Political Economy of Debt” at Austerity and the Possibilities of the Political at the Class Crits VI Workshop presented at Southwestern Law School. (Nov. 15)

Professor Vera Bergelson completed her Fulbright Specialist visit at Hebrew University Law School (Jerusalem) where she presented her work at the Consent and Coercion Seminar. At the Legal Theory Workshop at Tel Aviv University, she presented her new paper, “The Meaning of Consent.”

“Commentary on Fisher: In with a Bang, Out with a Fizzle,” the SCOTUSblog essay by Associate Professor Elise Boddie, was quoted by Reva Siegel in the Harvard Law Review, Foreword: “Equality Divided” (Nov. 2013) and cited in an article by Paul Horwitz, “Fisher, Academic Freedom, and Distrust” in the Loyola Law Review (Fall 2013)

Associate Professor Taja-Nia Henderson will use her recently-awarded writer’s residency at the New York Public Library to work on her project on the Reconstruction-era movement to lift political disabilities imposed on Confederate “supporters and sympathizers” by Section 3 of the 14th Amendment.


Professor Steve Gold was a panelist on “Genetic, Genomic and DNA Evidence: Why It Is Useful for Both Plaintiff and Defendant and the Applicability of Epidemiology” at the Toxic Tort and Environmental Litigation Conference: Genetic, Genomic and DNA Evidence, held by HarrisMartin Publishing in New Orleans. (Oct. 29)

Professor Gary Francione delivered the keynote address at “Animals as Food: The Legal Treatment of Animals in Contemporary Agribusiness and Factory Farming,” an all-day symposium sponsored by the Center for Animal Law at DePaul University College of Law. (Oct. 30)

Assistant Professor Sarah Dadush presented her research on social finance as a panelist at the Duke Law School symposium “Investment in Emerging Markets: the Challenges of Infrastructure Development,” hosted by the Duke Journal of Comparative & International Law. (Oct. 25)

Acting Dean Ronald Chen was a panelist for “Adjusting the Curriculum” at the Seton Hall Law Review symposium Legal Education Looking Forward. (Oct. 25)

As a panelist at the European Conference on Information Literacy, held in Istanbul, Reference Librarian Dennis Kim-Prieto discussed developments in incorporating information literacy in legal research education within the U.S. and U.K. systems of legal education. (Oct. 24)

Associate Professor Adil Haque was commenter for the “War, Conflict and Genocide” panel at the Global Ethics Conference sponsored by the Rutgers–Newark Division of Global Affairs and the Carnegie Council for Ethics in International Affairs. (Oct. 24)

Professor Twila Perry presented “Reproductive Rights and the Right to Reproduce: Is There a Place for the Non-Marital Mother?” and Professor Carlos Ball presented “The Social Sciences, LGBT Parenting, and ‘Optimal’ Families,” both at the conference Beyond Roe: Re-thinking Reproductive Justice in a Changing World, held at Rutgers School of Law–Camden. (Oct. 11)

Assistant Professor Fadi Shaheen was a panelist for “U.S. Tax Policy in a Global Economy” at the New York Law School symposium titled The 100th Anniversary of the Revenue Act of 1913: Marking a Century of Income Tax Law in the United States. (Oct. 4)

Professor Stuart Green was a visiting fellow at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, during the Fall term. Among his presentations during that period were: “What Are the Sexual Offenses?” to the Forum for Legal and Political Philosophy, Law Faculty, University of Cambridge; “Public Perceptions of White-Collar Crime Seriousness: Bribery, Fraud, Perjury, and Insider Trading” to All Souls Criminology Seminar Series, Centre for Criminology, University of Oxford, and to the University of Barcelona Faculty of Law; and “What Should Count as Property in Theft Law?: The Problem of Illegal Downloading” to the 3TU Centre for Ethics and Technology, Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands.


Professor David Troutt
, principal speaker at the 2013 BONJ/Together North Jersey Forum, discussed the growing challenges of municipalities and families trying to sustain middle-class outcomes in a time of fiscal constraints and demographic change. (Sept. 25)

Professor Steve Gold’s article “A Fitting Vision of Science for the Courtroom (3 Wake Forest J.L. & Pol’y 1, 2013) was included in the course materials for the Practicing Law Institute program “Daubert Practice 2013: How to Avoid Getting Sliced by Cutting-Edge Developments in Expert Witness Challenges.” (Sept. 23)

Adjunct Professor Abed Awad was a panelist for “Foreign Law Bans in a State Near You? Legal Difficulties, Practical Problems” at the Brennan Center for Justice. (Sept. 23)

At the International Association of Law Libraries’ 32nd Annual Course on International Law and Legal Information, held in Barcelona, Reference Librarian Dennis Kim-Prieto presented his work on information literacy in legal research education. (Sept. 18)

Associate Professor Taja-Nia Henderson presented her article “The Ironic Promise of the Thirteenth Amendment for Offender Anti-Discrimination Law,” forthcoming in the Lewis and Clark Law Review, at a Rutgers School of Law–Camden faculty colloquium. (Sept. 9)

Professor Gary Francione’s book Introduction to Animal Rights: Your Child or the Dog? has been translated into Portuguese.

Professor Suzanne Kim
is a guest blogger this month for Concurring Opinions. Her first post can be found here

JULY 2013

Professor David Troutt was one of the featured speakers at “Building One America,” the 2013 Second National Summit for Inclusive Suburbs and Sustainable Regions, held in Washington, DC. (July 18-19)

Adjunct Professor Abed Awad presented “Islamic Family Law in America: A rich, diverse and evolving jurisprudence” at the 76th Annual Conference of the National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges, held in Seattle (July 16). He presented “Islamic Family Law in American Courts: Practitioner’s Perspective” as a CLE lecturer for the Pennsylvania Bar Association. (July 12)

JUNE 2013

Assistant Professor Fadi Shaheen presented “The GAAP Lockout Effect and the Investment Behavior of Multinational Firms” at the SASE (Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics) conference held at the University of Milan-Statale. (June 28) Shaheen also lectured on “International Tax Neutrality” at the Ph.D. program in tax law at the University of Milan-Bicocca (June 27) and participated as a commentator in a book symposium at Hebrew University Law School on the forthcoming book by NYU law professor Daniel N. Shaviro titled Fixing U.S. International Taxation. (June 21)

Professor Suzanne Kim presented her work-in-progress, titled “Revisiting Frontiero,” at Brooklyn Law School as part of the Emerging Family Law Scholars and Teachers’ Conference. (June 5) 

Professor John Joergensen, Associate Dean and Director of the Law Library, presented at PhillyDH, an organization of Philadelphia librarians who work with digital collections in the humanities. The event was held at the University of Pennsylvania. (June 4)

Assistant Professor Anju Gupta, Director of the Immigrant Rights Clinic, presented “The New Nexus”) 85 Colo. L. Rev. ___, forthcoming 2013) at the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Section’s Annual Conference, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico (April) and at the Emerging Immigration Scholars and Teachers Conference at the University of California at Irvine. (June)

MAY 2013

Speaking as part of the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network at the Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, held in Boston, Professor Suzanne Kim presented her work-in-progress titled “Marriage Equalities: Gender and Social Norms in Same-Sex and Different-Sex Marriage.” (May 31)

Professor David Troutt was the principal speaker at the 2013 BONJ/Together North Jersey Forum, held in West Orange, on building support for policies that promote stable and inclusive communities and an environmentally sustainable region. (May 30)

Professor Paul Tractenberg was one of two debate panelists at the Newark Student Conference on Education Reform, at which high school students who are members of the Jersey Urban Debate League asked the panelists questions about standardized testing, the debate topic. (May 21)  

Assistant Professor Taja-Nia Henderson presented “Crucibles of Discontent: Penal Practice in the Shadow of Slavery, 1796-1865” at the Golieb Research Colloquium at New York University School of Law. (May 1) 

Associate Dean John Joergensen, Director of the Law Library, participated in a legal ontology metadata workshop at the Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard Law School concerning the center’s Freeing the Law project. (May 1)

The Spring 2013 issue of the Washburn Law Journal has published “Judicial Notice and the Internet: The Legal Reasoning and Technical Basis for Taking Judicial Notice of the Fact That Internet Pages Display from the Top-Left Hand Corner Out” by Adjunct Professor Jonathan Bick, of counsel at Brach Eichler, LLC.

Clinical Professor Esther Canty-Barnes was a panelist at the “Transition to Adult Life Conference” presented by the Family Support Organization of Essex and held in Newark.

APRIL 2013

Professor Jonathan Hyman presented as a panelist on the panel “Mediation First or Last? A Conversation” at the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Section’s Annual Conference, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (April 30)

Legal Research and Writing Instructor Amy Bitterman has been awarded one of three 2013 LWI/ALWD/LexisNexis Scholarship Grants. Her winning proposal was titled “In the Beginning: Priming, Foreshadowing and the Art of Crafting Preliminary Statements in Persuasive Writing.” Bitterman also was invited to teach a month-long course on Introduction to the American Legal System as part of the Open Society program at Bilgi University, Istanbul.  

Professor Jonathan Hyman was a panelist for “Mediation First or Last? A Conversation” at the Association of American Law Schools Clinical Education Section Annual Conference, held in San Juan, Puerto Rico. (April 30)

Professor Howard Latin’s
recent book Climate Change Policy Failures: Why Conventional Mitigation Approaches Cannot Succeed was the focus of the Villanova Environmental Law Journal’s annual symposium, titled “Decarbonization: A New Direction for Climate Change Policy.” (April 13)

Adjunct Professor Abed Awad was a panelist for the “Anti-Sharia and the U.S. Constitution” symposium held at the University of Arkansas School of Law. (April 12)

As a panelist at the Harvard Law School conference titled “Toward a Civil Gideon: The Future of Legal Services,” Dean John J. Farmer, Jr. presented “Thinking Outside the Box, Apprenticeship and the Future of the Legal Profession.” (April 6) 

LEGAL ONE, the professional development partnership between the Rutgers Institute on Education Law and Policy, whose founding director is Professor Paul Tractenberg, the NJ Principals and Supervisors Association, and the Monmouth-Ocean Educational Services Commission, has launched School Law TV, an online video program covering the latest developments in school law.

Clinical Professor Randi Mandelbaum presented at the workshop “Ethical Issues and Permanency Decisions” at the Children in Court Statewide Training for attorneys and judges, held in Galloway. 

MARCH 2013

Professor Jonathan Hyman presented “Modules of Thought and the Mediator’s Challenge” at the Justice Marie M. Garibaldi American Inn of Court, which was held in Basking Ridge. (March 18)

New England School of Law held a conference on Professor Stuart Green’s book Thirteen Ways to Steal a Bicycle, the proceedings of which will be published in the New England Law Review. (March 18)

Professor and Associate Dean Jon Dubin presented his article, “The Rutgers Cases and the State of the Law of State Law School Clinical Programs, 65 Rutgers L. Rev. ____ (forthcoming 2013) at New York Law School’s Clinical Theory Scholarship Workshop. (March 15)

Assistant Professor Taja-Nia Henderson has been selected to participate in the J. Willard Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History at the University of Wisconsin School of Law, a competitive summer seminar for junior scholars in legal history.


Adjunct Professor Abed Awad spoke at Howard Law School on “Islamic Law and U.S. Civil Law: Women’s Rights From a Comparative Legal Perspective” (Feb. 28) and as a panelist for the Eighth International Conference on Contracts at Texas Wesleyan University School of Law. His topic was “Middle Eastern and Islamic Commercial Law.” (Feb. 22)

Professor Alan Hyde was a panelist for “Can NAFTA Be Made to Work Like the EU?” one of the sessions at the Fordham International Law Journal’s symposium titled Free Movement in North America: Is the EU a Model for NAFTA? (Feb. 15)

Assistant Professor Taja-Nia Henderson presented her paper “Slavery in Antebellum Jails” at the Navigating Place and Power graduate history conference at Duke University. (Feb. 15)

Assistant Professor Christina Ho 
gave a keynote address, titled “The Affordable Care Act (ACA) Turns Three: Trends and Future Issues,” at the 2013 Pharma Market Research Conference. (Feb. 5)

Assistant Professor Taja-Nia Henderson was an invited discussant at the Prison Scholarship Roundtable at the University of Michigan Law School. (Feb. 1)

Clinical Professor Jennifer Rosen Valverde presented “Advocacy Outside Hospital Doors and the H.E.A.L. (Health, Education, Advocacy & Law) Collaborative” at Pediatric Grand Rounds, UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School).


Professor Stuart Green
presented “What Should Count as Property in Theft Law?” at the Colloquium on Innovation Policy, NYU School of Law (Jan. 31)

Assistant Professor Christina Ho
participated on a panel invited to comment on Elizabeth Chiarello’s “Prescribing Morality Through Front Line Work: Interaction and Institutional influences on Pharmacists’ Construction of the ‘Deserving Patient’” at the Northeast Regional Law and Society Conference, held at Amherst College. (Jan. 12)

Dean John J. Farmer, Jr
moderated the program “Cyber Security: The Next Frontier” at Raritan Valley Community College. (Jan. 15)

Clinical Professor Charles Auffant has been elected co-chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ Clinical Section, which is the AALS’s largest section. The position is effective January 2014.

The Rutgers–Newark Institute on Education Law and Policy, whose founding director is Professor Paul Tractenberg, has been notified of a new Ford Foundation grant of $200,000 to support its Newark Schools Research Collaborative’s work on Expanded Learning Time in the Newark, New York City and Rochester, NY school districts.