Kudos to Dean Satz, Dean Dodge, John Hasko, Michelle Boese, Anne-Marie Fulfer, Nancy Luebbert, Terri Muse, Linda Kiss, Sande Schlueter, Cindy Maylott, Ridley Williams, Dean Dillion, Elaine Kempton, Tom Ivie, Anastasia Telesetsky, Annemarie Bridy, Jerry Long, Monique Lillard, Monica Schurtman, Richard Seamon, Stephen Miller, Barbara Lock, Neal Koskella, Nathan Nielsen, John Rumel, Brian Church, Natalie Hoover, Kurt Schwab, & Jack Miller
… to all of the faculty and staff who collaborated on the logistics of making our 2013 spring commencement in Moscow a successful event: Associate Dean for Faculty Michael Satz, Associate Dean for Students & Administration Jeff Dodge, Law Library Director John Hasko, Faculty Assistant and Special Events Coordinator Michelle Boese (who carried an especially heavy responsibility for the commencement logistics), Career Development Director Anne-Marie Fulfer, Academic Support Director Nancy Luebbert, Development Director Terri Muse, Director of Fiscal & Administrative Operations Linda Kiss, Assistant to the Deans Sande Schlueter, Clinical Services Coordinator Cindy Maylott, and Faculty Assistant Ridley Williams.
… to Associate Dean/Boise Programs Lee Dillion
and Boise Administrative Assistant Elaine Kempton, who worked effectively with the University of Idaho Boise Center on the logistics of the University’s commencement event in Boise, where several law students chose to “walk the stage.”
… and to Law Library Serials Assistant Tom Ivie on the issuance of the Spring 2013 edition of The Idaho Librarian, a publication of the Idaho Library Association Tom is the editor of the publication, which can be accessed here: http://theidaholibrarian.wordpress.com/. The linked publication contains both current and archived articles of interest. Tom also deserves congratulations on receiving a 15-year service staff award from the University of Idaho.
… to Professor Anastasia Telesetsky, who has been asked by the American Bar Association International Environmental Law Committee to be a liaison for the Green Economy Community of Practice (an initiative organized by the World Bank to provide research for policymaking in the field of environment and development). The program is affiliated with the Global Forum on Law, Justice, and Development.
… and to Professors Annemarie Bridy and Jerry Long, and to Associate Dean for Students & Administration Jeff Dodge, for receiving and accepting appointment to important University-level committees.
- Professor Bridy will serve on the Intellectual Property Committee, which considers, investigates, and makes recommendations toward resolution of disputes concerning (1) ownership of “maskworks” and copyrightable and patentable materials, and (2) allegations of unauthorized use of copyright infringement of UI-sponsored materials.
- Professor Long will serve on the University of Idaho Academic Hearing Board. The Board hears student appeals from decisions made by college authorities concerning, but not limited to, such matters as (1) eligibility for advanced placement or credit by examination, (2) objectivity or fairness in making, administering, and evaluating class assignments, (3) maintenance of standards for conscientious performance of teaching duties, and (4) scheduling of classes, field trips, and examinations. (The Board does not hear appeals, however, concerning requirements or regulations of the College of Graduate Studies or the College of Law.)
- Dean Dodge will serve as the chair of the Ubuntu Committee, which reviews university policies and programs affecting under-represented and/or under-served students. He will also serve as co-chair of the Student Recruitment and Retention Committee of the President’s Diversity Council.
… to Professors Monique Lillard
and Monica Schurtman
, who have been notified that the Texas Hispanic Journal of Law & Policy
at the University of Texas/Austin has accepted for publication their co-authored article titled "Remedial and Preventive Responses to the Unauthorized Practice of Immigration Law." The Journal
informed Professors Lillard and Schurtman that the article exceeds its usual article word limit, but that the limit will be extended in this case “due to the quality of [the] article and the overall contribution to the academic realm ….”
… to Professor Richard Seamon, whose forthcoming, co-authored book on the Supreme Court is already featured on “the” big blog for Supreme Court junkies: SCOTUSblog.
… to Professor Stephen Miller, who made a presentation on economic development and Boise’s 8th Street commercial district as part of Boise State University’s downtown “urban lunch” series.
… and to Tax Clinic faculty director Barbara Lock on securing a renewal of the Internal Revenue Service grant for the College of Law’s Low-Income Taxpayer Clinic in 2013-14. Further congratulations to Professor Lock as well as to student colleagues Neal Koskella and Nathan Nielsen, who recently made a joint presentation to the Idaho State Bar Family Law Section on the tax aspects of divorce. Professor Lock also collaborated with Mr. Koskella on an essay he recently published in the “Business Insider” section of the online version of the Idaho Statesman. The essay, “When You Can’t Pay Your Business Bills, Pay [the] Taxman First,” appeared on April 22, 2013. In addition, Professor Lock has formed, and is now facilitating, a network of Low-Income Tax Clinic directors, dubbed the “LITC Intermountain West Network.” The group, consisting of nine directors from Idaho, Washington, Wyoming, Nevada, and Utah, conducts monthly teleconference to discuss common issues and to share resources.
… to Professor Annemarie Bridy, who gave an invited presentation at UC Hastings School of Law at a conference called "Copyright Enforcement in the Digital Age: The Copyright Alert System." The title of Professor Bridy’s presentation was “The Copyright Alert System: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly.” Professor Bridy also was quoted recently in an “Inside Counsel” online article about industry efforts to combat file-sharing.
… to Professor John Rumel and the College of Law Evidence Moot Court team -- consisting of 3L Brian Church, 2L Natalie Hoover, and 3L Kurt Schwab – who, as reported by Professor Rumel, did themselves and the College proud at the 28th Annual Prince Memorial Evidence Moot Court Competition held at Brooklyn Law School. After competing in the two mandatory/guaranteed rounds, the Idaho team, based on the aggregate scores for their brief and oral arguments, advanced to the "octo-round." Only 16 of the 36 teams entered in the competition were selected by the judges to advance, thereby placing the COL team in the top half of the teams competing. Professor Rumel further reports that although the Idaho team did not advance further, they presenting their best combined argument during the octo-round and received high praise from the judges after each of their arguments.
… to Professor Jack Miller, whose article, “Wealth Transfer Tax Planning for 2013 and Beyond,” co-authored with Professor Jeffrey Maine at the University of Maine, has been accepted for publication by the Brigham Young University Law Review. An online version of the article was the nation’s most frequently downloaded tax law publication on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN) during the last week of March and several weeks in April, 2013. The article analyzes the operation of federal wealth transfer taxes in the wake of the American Taxpayer Relief Act (ATRA) of 2012. Further information, and a link to the paper, can be found at TaxProf Blog: Top 5 Tax Paper Downloads (April 7, 2013).