Washburn Law Faculty Scholarship and Activities, July 2014-June 2015

Aïda M. Alaka

Articles in Magazines

"Removing Research Blinders: Controlling the Research Expenses of Recent Graduates," 83:7 Journal of the Kansas Bar Association 18 (July/August 2014).

Professional Service

At-Large Member, Employment Law Section Executive Committee, Kansas Bar Association, 2014-.

Rory Bahadur

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Cited by United States District Court, Eastern District of Louisiana, Gregoire v. Enterprise Marine Services, LLC (August 6, 2014): "Maritime Removal: An Unlikely Heuristic for Anchoring Three Non-Textual Principles of Original Federal Jurisdiction," 43 The Journal of Maritime Law and Commerce 195 (2012).

Presentations

"Active and Multimodal Instruction in the Doctrinal Classroon," St. Thomas University School of Law, Miami Gardens, Florida, October 10, 2014.

"Learning the Building Blocks of Legal Analysis in the Large Classroom," New York Law School, New York, October 6, 2014.

Andrea J. Boyack

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

Cited by United States Bankruptcy Court, District of Colorado, In re Lopez (July 1, 2014): "Community Collateral Damage: A Question of Priorities," 43 Loyola University of Chicago Law Review 53 (2011).

"Muddying the Waterfall: How Ambiguous Liability Statutes Distort Creditor Priority in Condominium Foreclosures," 67 Arkansas Law Review 225 (2014) (co-authored with William E. Foster).

Presentations

"American Dream in Flux: The Endangered Right to Lease a Home," 2014 SEALS (Southeastern Association of Law Schools) Annual Conference, Amelia Island, Florida, August 2, 2014.

Presenter, "Recent Developments in Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," Legislative and Case Law Institute, Kansas Bar Association CLE, Topeka, Kansas, July 11, 2014 (panel with Lori McMillan).

James M. Concannon

Books and Monographs

Pattern Instructions, Kansas 4th -- Civil, 2014 Supplements (Kansas Judicial Council, Pattern Instructions Committee, 2014).

Pattern Instructions, Kansas 4th -- Criminal, 2013 Supplements (Kansas Judicial Council, Pattern Instructions Committee, 2014).

Media Interviews

"How do Kansas Supreme Court Justices Make Decisions in Cases?," KWCH 12 Eyewitness News, September 17, 2014.

Professional Service

Member, ad hoc Kansas Judicial Review Committee, 2014.

A Kansas Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 11-17, 2014.

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Style Committee Liaison, Model Commercial Real Estate Receivers Act and the Amendments to the Uniform Athlete Agents Act, Uniform Law Commission 2014 Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 15-16, 2014.

Linda Henry Elrod

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Japan Joins Hague Abduction Convention: England Returns Child," 48 Family Law Quarterly 353 (2014).

Other Publications

"Relocation: Trying to Move on but is it in the Best Interests of the Child?," 4 Sensible Separation Newsletter 5 (Greg Kincaid, ed. September 2014).

Presentations

"Lead, Follow, or Get Out of the Way: Family Law Arbitration is Coming Around the Mountain," American Bar Association Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference, Stowe, Vermont, October 18, 2014.

"Family Law Arbitration - An Idea Whose Time Has Come?," Successfully Managing Dispute Resolution Annual CLE/CME Training Event, Associates in Dispute Resolution, LLC, Topeka, Kansas, October 10, 2014.

Plenary Session Panelist, "Same-Sex Issues: Navigating the Conflicting Legal Landscape of Marriage and the Broader Implications of Other Areas of Law," The Missouri Bar / Missouri Judicial Conference, 2014 Annual Meeting, Kansas City, Missouri, September 11, 2014.

"Hot Topics in Family Law - Federalization Comes to Family Law," 25th Anniversary of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, on July 25, 2014.

Professional Service

Chaired the Family Law Quarterly Editorial Board Meeting, October 18, 2014 and attended the Family Law Council meeting, October 16, 2014 at the American Bar Association Family Law Section Fall CLE Conference, Stowe, Vermont.

Signer on Family Law Amicus Briefs filed in the following cases challenging same-sex marriage bans: Baskin v. Bogan and Wolf v. Walker (7th Circuit), August 5, 2014; Latta v. Otter (9th Circuit), July 25, 2014.

Joined with law professors, sociologists, psychologists and lawyers with expertise in social welfare in writing a letter to Sen. Harry Reid and Rep. John Boehner urging them to take into account the youth and vulnerability of the unaccompanied immigrant children in developing policy. The letter urges child-focused screening and interview practices, July 21, 2014.

Reappointed to serve on the United States Department of State's Legal Adviser's Advisory Committee on Private International Law, 2014-.

As Reporter for the Family Law Arbitration Act, participated in the first reading of the current draft of the FLAA at the Uniform Law Commission Annual Meeting, Seattle, Washington, July 12, 2014.

Emily Grant

Articles in Law Reviews

"At the [Other Side of the] Lectern," 64 Journal of Legal Education 103 (2014).

Presentations

"Adapting Montessori Teaching Methods for Law School," Central States Law Schools Association, 2014 Annual Scholarship Conference, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, October 11, 2014.

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 25-26, 2014.

Randall L. Hodgkinson

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Appeal Seeks Overturn of Wichita Man’s Rape, Human-Trafficking Convictions," The Wichita Eagle, September 16, 2014.

Professional Service

Fellow, American Academy of Appellate Lawyers, October 2014-.

Janet Thompson Jackson

Media

Host, "Healthcare for Veterans and Soldiers," I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), August 28, 2014.

Host, "Vote Smart," I've Got Issues (produced by Washburn University's public broadcasting station KTWU), July 24, 2014.

Jeffrey D. Jackson

Books and Monographs

Interactive Citation Workbook for the Bluebook: A Uniform System of Citation, 2014 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2014).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Interactive Citation Workbook for ALWD Citation Manual, 2014 Edition (co-authored with Tracy McGaugh Norton, Christine Hurt) (LexisNexis, 2014).
» See publisher's web site for further description and ordering information.

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Gay Couple Denied Marriage License in Shawnee County, Could Become Plaintiffs," The Topeka Capital Journal, October 6, 2014.

Quoted, "Compact to Free Kansas from Health Care Reform May Need Presidential Approval," The Wichita Eagle, August 3, 2014.

Presentations

The Early History of Legal Writing: Where We Came From and How We Got Here," 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014 (with David Cleveland).

L. Ali Khan

Other publications

Foreign Affairs Commentaries

"Pakistani Generals Will Defend the Constitution," The Huffington Post, August 21, 2014.

"Pakistan's Mob Democracy," The Huffington Post, August 15, 2014.

Media Interviews

"Imran Khan Undemocratic in Trying to Get His Way: Professor," Press TV (September 2, 2014) (Professor Khan comments on public protests in Pakistan led by Imran Khan calling for the resignation of PM Nawaz Sharif).

Tonya Kowalski

Presentations

Panelist "Publishing in Law Journals, Presenting at Conferences, and Teaching Other Classes: Advancing by Maximizing the Opportunities Available in the Legal Academy," 16th Biennial Conference of the Legal Writing Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 1, 2014 (with co-panelist Teri McMurtry-Chubb and moderator Bill Chin).

Shawn Leisinger

Presentations

Panelist, “Effective Negotiation and Settlement,” 25th Anniversary of the Kansas Women Attorneys Association Annual Conference, Lindsborg, Kansas, July 26, 2014.

Craig Martin

Opinions/Editorials and Blog Articles (Selected)

"Reexamining "Myths" About Japan's Collective Self-Defense Change - What critics (and the Japanese Public) Do Understand About Japan's Constitutional Reinterpretation," Japan Focus, September 8, 2014 (with Bryce Wakefield).

Joseph P. Mastrosimone

Conferences Planned

Workshop Organizer, "Washburn Junior Legal Writing Scholars Workshop," Washburn University School of Law, Topeka, Kansas, July 25-26, 2014.

Lori A. McMillan

Presentations

Presenter, "Recent Developments in Banking, Commercial & Contract Law," Legislative and Case Law Institute, Kansas Bar Association CLE, Topeka, Kansas, July 11, 2014 (panel with Andrea Boyack).

David E. Pierce

Articles in Law Reviews and Other Scholarly Journals

"Sustaining the Unsustainable: Oil and Gas Development in the 21st Century," 23 Kansas Journal of Law & Public Policy 362 (2014).

Books and Monographs

Co-editor, Oil and Gas Law Reporter, Volume 178 (2014) (Annual reporting on case law developments).

Susannah W. Pollvogt

Other Publications

Guest blogger, "Persistent Questions About Animus," Balkinization, September 29, 2014.

"The Smartest Constitutional Argument for Marriage Equality That No One Is Making," Slate, September 29, 2014 (with Catherine E. Smith).

"Judge in Same Sex Case Rebuffs High Court: Ban on Gay Marriage Based on Benefits to Children is Discriminatory, Precedent Strongly Suggests," The National Law Journal, September 29, 2014 (with Catherine Smith).

"Of Course Gay Marriage Bans Are Based in “Animus”," Slate, September 8, 2014.

Media Interviews

Quoted, "Federal Judge Mangles Precedent, Upholds Louisiana’s Gay Marriage Ban," Slate, September 3, 2014.

Thomas J. Romig

Media Interviews

"Privacy, Technology and the Law," The Wichita Eagle, October 21, 2014.

Quoted, "Waterboarding is Torture, Says International Red Cross," The Wall Street Journal, August 7, 2014.

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.