Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2016-June 2017

Aïda M. Alaka

Presentations

"Synthesizing Case Law," Workshop on Law Teaching Techniques and Legal Writing, Georgian Bar Association Training Center, Batumi, Georgia, July 5-6, 2016.

Andrea J. Boyack

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"A New American Dream for Detroit," 93 University of Detroit Mercy Law Review 573 (2016).

"Cooking Up a Crisis: The Capital-Valuation Connection in U.S. Real Estate Markets," 3 Comparative Law Portuguese-American Perspectives 147 (2016).

Other Publications

PrawfsBlawg.com (guest blogger November 2016)

Presentations

"Fee-Only Chapter 13s - Problem or Solution?," American Bankruptcy Institute, 36th Annual Midwestern Bankruptcy Institute, Kansas City, Missouri, September 30, 2016.

Panelist/Discussant "Has Fair Housing Law Gotten Its Groove Back?," 2016 SEALS (Southeastern Association of Law Schools) Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Florida, August 3, 2016.

James M. Concannon

Chapters in Books

"Witnesses" (Chapter 18), "Relevance & Extrinsic Policies Affecting Admissibility" (Chapter 19), "Judicial Notice" (Chapter 22), "Privileges" (Chapter 23), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2016).

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Death Penalty Cases a Factor Behind Efforts to Oust Justices," The Wichita Eagle, October 29, 2016.

Professional Service

As Kansas Commissioner, attended annual meeting of the Uniform Law Commission (ULC), Stowe, Vermont, July 8-14, 2016, and presented the memorial for Life Member Glee Smith, Jr. He also attended the Uniform Law Commission Style Committee meeting in Chicago, Illinois, September 8-11, 2016.

Attended meetings of the Kansas Judicial Council Civil Code Advisory Committee on May 13 and July 22, 2016.

Editor with other Uniform Law Commission Style Committee members, of Bryan A. Garner, Guidelines for Drafting and Editing Legislation (2016), a joint project of LawProse, Inc. and the Uniform Law Commission.

Linda Henry Elrod

Chapters in Books

"Child Custody: Back to the Future - Still Searching for Best Interests," (chapter 7) in Family Law in Britain and America in the New Century: Essays in Honor of Sanford N. Katz (John Eekelaar, editor) (Brill Publishers, 2016).

Presentations

"Ethical Considerations for Lawyers in a Social Media World," Evaluating Alternatives, Making Good Choices: Family Law's Use of Case Management and Alternative Dispute Resolution (Tenth Annual Case Management Program), Washburn University School of Law, Children and Family Law Center, Topeka, Kansas, November 10, 2016.

"Preventing Parental Child Abduction Using the Uniform Child Custody Jurisdiction and Enforcement Act (UCCJEA), the Parental Kidnapping Prevention Act (PKPA) and the Uniform Child Abduction Prevention Act (UCAPA)," Cross-Border Family Law Issues CLE at the American Bar Association Family Law Section Fall Meeting, Quebec, Canada,October 22, 2016.

"Same-Sex Marriage: Impact on Child Support Enforcement," Office of Child Support Enforcement Region V and VII Intergovernmental Meeting "Embracing Change, Making Progress," Kansas City, Missouri, September 8, 2016.

"Is America Ready for Arbitration in Family Law?" Conference on Culture, Dispute Resolution and the Modernised Family, sponsored by the International Centre for Family Law, Policy and Practice, King's College London, England, July 7, 2016.

Professional Service

As Reporter for the Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Family Laws (JEB-UFL) for the Uniform Law Commission, attended the meeting of the JEB-UFL, Chicago, Illinois, November 17-18, 2016.

As Reporter for the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act, participated in American Bar Association Roundtable: An Overview of the Family Law Arbitration Act, presented by the ABA Family Law Litigation Committee, November 4, 2016.

Recognized and honored for twenty four years as Editor in Chief of the Family Law Quarterly at the American Bar Association Family Law Council Meeting, Quebec, Canada, October 20, 2016,

Award recipient, Outstanding Contribution and Meritorious Service as Editor in Chief of the Family Law Quarterly from 1992-2016, Family Law Section Awards Luncheon, American Bar Association annual meeting, August 6, 2016.

As Reporter for the Uniform Family Law Arbitration Act, met with the drafting committee and presented the FLAA to the Uniform Law Commission for its approval at its annual meeting in Stowe, Vermont, July 11-12, 2016.

Emily Grant

Presentations

"Legal Writing Concepts and Issues," Kansas Women Attorneys Association conference, CLE session, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 16, 2016.

"Beyond Best Practices: Lessons from Tina Stark about the First Day of School," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 11, 2016.

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 29-30, 2016.

Burke W. Griggs

Other Publications

"Some Legal and Machiavellian Principles of Interstate Groundwater Dispute Resolution," 34th Annual Water Law Conference, American Bar Association (2016) (selected as Best Paper).

"Lessons from Kansas: A More Sustainable Groundwater Management Approach," Stanford University, Water in the West (August 18, 2014).

Presentations

"Cooperative Federalism in Water: A Tale of Two Western River Basins," Governor's Conference on the Future of Water in Kansas, Manhattan, Kansas, November 15, 2016.

"The Ownership of Riparian Land on or Adjacent to the Navigable Rivers of Kansas," Kansas Society of Land Surveyors Annual Conference, Dodge City, Kansas, October 20, 2016.

"Litigating the Groundwater Revolution: The Infamous Past, the Maddening Present, and the Uncertain Future of Interstate Groundwater Dispute Resolution," CLE presentation, University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19, 2016.

"Pasts without Precedent: The Serial Anomalies of Western History and the Recurrent Problem of the Common Law of Western Natural Resources," University of New Mexico School of Law, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October 19, 2016.

"Beyond Boundaries: Western Groundwater in the Age of Depletion," The Geological Society of America, Denver, Colorado, September 27, 2016 (with Anne Castle).

"An Introduction to Kansas Water Law," Kansas State University / Washburn University School of Law Inaugural Agribusiness Symposium, Exploring the Business of Agriculture, Kansas Farm Bureau, Manhattan, Kansas, September 20, 2016.

Media Contacts

Quoted, "What Happens to the U.S. Midwest When the Water's Gone?," National Geographic, August 2016 (also contributed to the map foldout on water law).

Randall L. Hodgkinson

Book Chapters

"Making the Record in Appellate Court" (Chapter 25), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2016).

"Diversion" (Chapter 5), Kansas Criminal Law Handbook, 5th ed. (Kansas Bar Association, 2016).

Janet Thompson Jackson

Presentations

Panelist, "Voting Rights, Voter Registration and Voter Participation," Washburn University, Topeka, Kansas, September 20, 2016.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Books and Monographs

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Guide to Legal Citation, 2016 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2016).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Death Penalty Cases a Factor Behind Efforts to Oust Justices," The Wichita Eagle, October 29, 2016.

Presentations

"The History of Legal Writing, Part II: The Genesis of the Modern Legal Writing Program," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 13, 2016.

L. Ali Khan

Other Publications

Legal Commentaries

"Resisting Trump is the Only Way Forward," The Huffington Post, November 11, 2016.

"Why I Worry About Kansas, My Home State," The Huffington Post, October 16, 2016.

"Gingrich Is Mistaken On Shariah Deportations," The Huffington Post, July 17, 2016.

Foreign Affairs Commentaries

"Shariah Permits Prosecuting Muslims who Destroy Historical Monuments such as Shrines in Timbuktu," The Huffington Post, August 29, 2016.

Law and Literature

"The Hazards of Being a Scholar," The Huffington Post, July 24, 2016.

Media Interviews

"Escalating Tensions Between India and Pakistan," Press TV (October 1, 2016) (Professor Khan discusses the escalating tensions between India and Pakistan after the recent attack on an Indian army base in Kashmir that left 17 soldiers dead.) (comments begin at 4:40).

"17 Soldiers Killed in Indian Army Base Attack," Press TV (September 18, 2016) (Professor Khan comments on the attacks on the Indian soldiers in Northern Kashmir) (comments begin at 1:30 for 3:22 minutes).

Presentations

"Treatment of Shariah and American Muslims under the U.S. Constitution and Laws CLE," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, September 16, 2016.

Tonya Kowalski

Conferences Planned

Co-Chair, "Thriving in a Time of Change," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 10-13, 2016.

Craig Martin

Presentations

"A Means-Methods Paradox and the Legality of Drone Strikes in Armed Conflict," Kansas National Guard Judge Advocate General's CLE, Topeka, Kansas, November 5, 2016.

"Informal Constitutional Amendment and the "Reinterpretation" of Japan's War Powers," conference on "Japan's Constitutional Moment", University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia, August 12, 2016.

Joseph P. Mastrosimone

Essays and Other Shorter Works

"Beyond Bargaining: Consequences Of NLRB’s Graduate Students Decision," The Huffington Post, August 29, 2016.

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Advocates Say Jackson County Judge's 'Fifty Shades' Comment Trivializes Rape," The Topeka Capital Journal, September 17, 2016.

Presentations

"Get 'em Writing: The Many Benefits (and Few Detriments) of a First Day Writitng Assignment," 17th Biennial Legal Writing Institute Conference, Portland, Oregon, July 11, 2016.

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 29-30, 2016.

Professional Service

Chair, Kansas Bar Association Diversity Committee, 2016-2017.

Roger A. McEowen

Presentations

"Tax Considerations: Selected Current Tax Topics of Importance to Agricultural Operations," Kansas State University / Washburn University School of Law Inaugural Agribusiness Symposium, Exploring the Business of Agriculture, Kansas Farm Bureau, Manhattan, Kansas, September 20, 2016.

David E. Pierce

Books and Monographs

Co-editor, Oil and Gas Reporter, Volume 182 (2016) (Annual reporting on case law developments).

Presentations

"The Role of Contracts in the Business of Agriculture," Kansas State University / Washburn University School of Law Inaugural Agribusiness Symposium, Exploring the Business of Agriculture, Kansas Farm Bureau, Manhattan, Kansas, September 20, 2016.

Mary Kreiner Ramirez

Media

Quoted, "A Bank Too Big to Jail," The New York Times, July 15, 2016.

Thomas J. Romig

Presentations

"Veterans Law Clinic and the Progress of the Law School," Meeting of the Kaw Valley Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America, Topeka, Kansas, August 14, 2016.

Speaker, "Leader Professional Development Session on Moral Courage," Judge Advocate General, Fort Riley, Kansas, July 19, 2016.

David S. Rubenstein

Professional Service

Editor-in-Chief, Administrative and Regulatory Law News, quarterly publication of the Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, American Bar Association, 2016-.

Frédéric G. Sourgens

Presentations

"Supernational Law – How Investment Tribunals Avoid Favoring the Interests of Multinationals Over the Public Policy Concerns of Host States," Columbia Center on Sustainable Investment, Fall 2016 International Investment Law and Policy Speaker Series, Columbia Law School, September 26, 2016.

Amy Deen Westbrook

Other Publications

"Eighth Circuit Affirms Strict Pleading Standard for Shareholder Derivative Lawsuits," 31:26 Legal Backgrounder (October 14, 2016).

Presentations

"The Corporations Law Part of Corporate Compliance," University of Toledo Law Review Symposium "Creating Compliance: Exploring a Maturing Industry," University of Toledo College of Law, Toledo, Ohio, October 7, 2016.

Because faculty scholarship and professional activity play such significant roles in the education of Washburn University School of Law students and development of the law, the Washburn Law faculty devotes significant effort to be recognized experts in their respective areas of work. Each year, members of the faculty at Washburn Law produce numerous articles that are published in nationally recognized law reviews, participate on programs around the world, and serve as leaders of important professional organizations. This activity connects the faculty and law school to the legal academy at large, enabling the faculty to bring information and attributes from such efforts back to the classroom to enrich the students' educational experience.

Scholarly and professional programs offered at Washburn Law also enrich the law school's intellectual community. The maintenance of an intellectual atmosphere is crucial in the legal profession — a profession of learned members. Students who participate in any of the many activities that law school offers will be better prepared for the intellectual demands of the legal profession. The combination of world-class scholars, rich scholarly programs, and a welcoming environment make studying at Washburn Law rewarding for our students and further encourages faculty scholarship.