Maurice A. Deane School of Law Professor Ashira Pelman Ostrow has been named one of two winners of Hofstra University’s 2012-2013 Lawrence A. Stessin Prize for Outstanding Scholarly Publication.
Ostrow, an associate professor at Hofstra Law, will receive the prize for her article "Land Law Federalism," which was published in the Emory Law Journal, Vol. 61 (2012), pp. 1397-1444. The article, which considers the role of federal, state and local actors in land-use law, has received much praise, including selection for the 2012 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum hosted by Harvard Law School.
The Stessin Prize recipients will be recognized at the Honors Convocation Ceremony on Friday, May 17 at the John Cranford Adams Playhouse, South Campus.
Professor Linda Galler was a featured speaker at a Tax Executives Institute (“TEI”) program, “IRS Audits & Appeals Seminar: Managing Tax Controversies at Home and Abroad,” which was held in Rosemont, Illinois on April 17, 2013. Professor Galler’s remarks focused on Ethical Dilemmas in Tax Controversy Matters. TEI is the preeminent association of in-house business tax professionals worldwide. Membership is open to corporate employees who have a minimum of five years’ corporate tax experience or its equivalent, and who hold a position in tax management operations of a profit-oriented business.
Professor Julian Ku, along with Professor John Yoo of the University of California at Berkeley, published a short commentary at Forbes.com entitled "The Supreme Court Unanimously Rejects Universal Jurisdiction" which highlighted an important Supreme Court decision, Kiobel v. Royal Dutch Petroleum, from last week.
On April 10, Professor Irina Manta gave a talk to the Nassau County Bar Association IP Committee on her paper "Hedonic Trademarks."
Professor Katrina Fischer Kuh published a short review of the book she co-edited with Michael Gerrard, The Law of Adaptation to Climate Change: U.S. and International Aspects, in the ABA’s Climate Change, Sustainable Development, and Ecosystems Committee Newsletter.
Professor Eric Freedman was quoted in the Newsday article: Boston Marathon bombing suspect not read Miranda rights; Justice Department's decision spurs debate.
Eric M. Freedman, a constitutional law professor at Hofstra University, said the notion that the bombing case should be handled as a military matter is "completely outrageous."
"It's a slap in the face to the Constitution," he said. "There is no possibly sound theory in which this set of crimes should be prosecuted in any way other than the regular criminal justice system."
Professor Eric Freedman Posts "Enforcing the Aba Guidelines in Capital State Post-Conviction Proceedings after Martinez and Pinholster"April 17th, 2013
Professor Eric Freedman posted "Enforcing the Aba Guidelines in Capital State Post-Conviction Proceedings after Martinez and Pinholster" on SSRN.
This piece, to be published in Part 1 of Hofstra Law Review’s forthcoming symposium marking the tenth anniversary of the ABA’s Guidelines for the Appointment and Performance of Defense Counsel in Death Penalty Cases, considers the converging pressures now impelling the states to provide the effective assistance of counsel in state capital post-conviction proceedings. On the one hand, Martinez v. Ryan, 132 S. Ct. 1309 (2012) -- a case that will likely be expanded to a number of additional procedural and substantive contexts – warns the states that if they fail to provide such counsel, their capital convictions will be subject to searching federal review. On the other hand, Cullen v. Pinholster, 131 S.Ct. 1388 (2011), offers the states the promise that if they do provide such counsel their capital convictions will be very deferentially treated on federal review. Thus, the forces of federalism may cause the states to adopt a beneficial reform that the Supreme Court has been unwilling to mandate under the Constitution.
Professor James Sample Posts Supreme Court Recusal: From Marbury to the Modern Day (Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 26, p. 95, Winter 2013) on SSRNApril 15th, 2013
Professor James Sample has posted Supreme Court Recusal: From Marbury to the Modern Day (Georgetown Journal of Legal Ethics, Vol. 26, p. 95, Winter 2013) on SSRN. The piece has been mentioned on legal blogs, including Legal Theory Blog, Legal Ethics Forum, Election Law Blog and How Appealing. The article is also a Top 10 SSRN download for Journal of Legal Ethics & Professional Responsibility eJournal.
Professor Ronald J. Colombo was quoted in Max Stendahl's March 28, 2013 article for Law360 entitled "NY Judge May Have Gone Too Far In MBS Settlement Push".
The article is availbale to those with a subscription here.
Professor Andrew Schepard Participates in Domestic Violence, Child Support Program and Parenting Time Orders RoundtableApril 15th, 2013
Professor Andrew Schepard participated in a Roundtable meeting of national experts on Domestic Violence, Child Support Program and Parenting Time Orders on Thursday, March 28, 2013 in Washington, D.C. The Roundtable was sponsored by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Office of Child Support Enforcement to consider the implications of President Obama's proposal to encourage the Federal Child Support Program to include parenting time orders for parents and children within its jurisdiction.