May 22, 2013
May 8, 2013
The online Journal, Lawyers of Color , named
Associate Dean for Special Programs & Professor of Law, Montré
Carodine as one of the most influential minority law professors under
age 50. Click here to read the article.
May 2, 2013
Professor Yzenbaard received her J.D. degree from the University of Michigan College of Law and her B.A. from Hope College (Holland, Michigan) with majors in Political Science and Latin. She was an associate with the Cincinnati firm of Taft, Stettinius and Hollister (Cincinnati, Ohio) and with Dykema & Gossett (Detroit, Michigan). Currently, she teaches at Northern Kentucky University, Chase College of Law, where she has been on the faculty since 1975.
Professor Yzenbaard last visited the University of Alabama School of Law in the Spring of 2011 and before that in 2007. The Law School is pleased to welcome back Yzenbaard, who will teach Decedents’ Estates from May 27-June 27 at the Law School. For more information on Professor Caryl Yzenbaard click here.
May 1, 2013
The Law School’s Graduate Department offers two exceptional LL.M. programs through live, interactive Internet technologies. Students receive skills-based instruction taught by respected professors and practitioners throughout the country without having to leave their offices.
The tax program permits students to focus on courses in estate planning or business tax. The course of study for the business program is interdisciplinary in fields of law and business – including tax, finance, intellectual property, entrepreneurship, and traditional corporate classes.
For more information or to apply to either concentration, visit www.alabamallm.com or contact Assistant Dean for Graduate Law Programs Daniel Powell.
March 18, 2013
Professor Bryan Fair, Assistant Dean Glory McLaughlin, and students Laura Chism, Jerome Dees, Erin Johnson, and Noah Jones participated in a reading of Martin Luther King Jr.’s “Letter from Birmingham Jail” on April 16. Hosted by the Law School’s Public Interest Institute, the event was one of more than 200 readings conducted around the globe. Dr. King penned his famous letter 50 years ago while he was incarcerated in Birmingham April of 1963.
February 25, 2013
Vienna is located in the eastern part of Austria, near the borders of Slovakia, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Austrian Law Firm BINDER GRÃ–SSWANG will be providing the speakers. We are going to try to put together a trip UNCITRAL which is the United Nations Commission on International Trade Law on Friday, July 5th.
Classes will be held at the Lindner AM Belvedere Hotel, Rennweg 12, 1030 Wien in the Meeting Room, Flieder AB, beginning at 9:00 am and concluding at noon. This will allow time in the afternoons for sightseeing. We are considering some optional group activities and will provide a list of optional must sees such as Kunsthistorisches Museum (Art History), Albertina, Imperial Palaces (Hofburg and Schonbrunn), Freud-Museum, and the Viennese State Opera House or the Viennese Philharmonic Orchestra.
February 13, 2013
The University of Alabama is pleased to announce the appointment of Professor Richard Delgado as the John J. Sparkman Chair of Law and Professor Jean Stefancic as Professor and Clement Research Affiliate, effective Fall 2013.
Professor Delgado earned his J.D. from the University of California at Berkeley and previously has taught at law schools such as UCLA, the University of Colorado, the University of Pittsburgh, and Seattle University. Professor Stefancic earned her M.A. from the University of San Francisco and has taught at the University of Pittsburgh and Seattle University.
Professors Delgado and Stefancic are prolific scholars who have published, separately and together, over 150 journal articles and 30 books, many of them award-winning. Professor Delgado is a leading commentator on race in the United States, having appeared on PBS, NPR, ABC, and Canadian NPR. Professor Stefancic has written extensively about social change and legal scholarship. The two shared a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency in 1993 and another in Bogliasco, Italy in 2001 to write books about civil rights and law reform.
February 12, 2013
Professor David P. Stewart served as a scholar-in-residence at the Law School during February, 2013. Prof. Stewart served as a senior executive at the U.S. Department of State for over 30 years before retiring from public service and joining the faculty of Georgetown University Law Center in 2008. Among the many positions he held and areas in which he served at the State Department are Assistant Legal Adviser for Private International, Diplomatic Law and Litigation, African Affairs, Human Rights and Refugees, Law Enforcement and Intelligence, International Claims and Investment Disputes, and Administrator for Iranian Claims. He is the recipient of Superior and Meritorious Honor Awards, and a Presidential Rank Award. At Georgetown, he serves as Director of the Global Law Scholars Program and Co-Director of the Center for Transnational Business and the Law. Courses he has taught include Public International Law, Private International Law, International Criminal Law, Foreign Relations Law, International Law in Domestic Courts, Treaties and the Constitution, and International Conflicts of Jurisdiction.
October 30, 2012
Paul Horwitz, Gordon Rosen Professor of Law, recently participated in a podcast for the Federalist Society regarding his book, First Amendment Institutions. Professor Horwitz suggests institutions that exercise their 1st amendment freedoms should have a certain level of autonomy from the state. Horwitz believes that such an approach would enhance these institutions’ role in social and political life, thus making the state a part of our social framework, as opposed to an overbearing sovereign. Please click below to listen to the podcast in its entirety. http://www.fed-soc.org/publications/detail/first-amendment-institutions-faculty-book-podcast
October 30, 2012
The trial team of Elizabeth Blair, Shellie Street, Alex Masterson, Brandy Grondin and Ben Ford gave a successful showing in the recently held Puerto Rico Trial Advocacy Competition, sponsored by the Federal Bar Association of Puerto Rico and the Inter American University School of Law.
UA Law’s team advanced to the semi final round, along with teams from Harvard, Catholic and Temple.
In the awards ceremony Elizabeth Blair and Alex Masterson were recognized for achieving a perfect score during a preliminary round.
In Non-proliferation Law as a Special Regime: A contribution to fragmentation theory in international law (Cambridge University Press, 2012), co-editors Dan Joyner and Marco Roscini explore the conflicting rules, principles and institutions that relate to the fragmentation of international law, with emphasis on the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
The book aims to identify whether there are specific secondary rules applying to this area of law that depart from the general rules of international law and/or from the rules of other special regimes, in particular with regard to the law of treaties and the law of state responsibility. In providing a systematic analysis of this one substantive area of international law and applying the theory of fragmentation and special regimes, the book contributes to understanding both of nonproliferation treaties and of fragmentation theory.
About the book, Bruno Simma, former Member of the International Law Commission, former Judge at the International Court of Justice, and Professor of Law at University of Michigan Law School, said:
“Fragmentation of international law has become a favorite topic in the literature, all too often dealt with in the same worn, tired way, referring to the same few cases and usually ending up with authors making more or less solemn over-generalizations in one direction or the other. Against this background, it is a true pleasure to follow a group of experts both on non-proliferation law and the relevant international law around the Non-Proliferation Treaty on their analysis of the ways in which this treaty regime is “special” without, however, essentially detaching itself from the general law in which it remains embedded. The book thus sets an admirable example of how the ever-increasing number of specialized treaty regimes ought to be subjected to a profound dialogue between experts in the respective subject areas and international law generalists to the profit of both.”
Dan Joyner is Professor of Law at The University of Alabama School of Law. Previously, he was on the faculty of the University of Warwick School of Law in the United Kingdom, and a Senior Associate Member of St. Anthony’s College, Oxford University. He is the author of International Law and the Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction (Oxford University Press, 2009), and Interpreting the Nuclear Nonproliferation Treaty (Oxford University Press, 2011).
Marco Roscini is Reader in International Law at the University of Westminster. He specializes in the international law of armed conflict (both jus ad bellum and jus in bello) and WMD non-proliferation law. He is the author of Le zone denuclearizzate (Nuclear Weapon-Free Zones, 2003)