Professor Sterio’s Paper on Humanitarian Intervention Selected for 2015 ASIL Research Forum

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio’s paper proposal, entitled “Humanitarian Intervention ‘Exception’ and its Applicability to the Refugee Crises in Iraq and Syria,” was accepted through a blind peer review competitive process for the 2015 American Society of International Law Research Forum. The Research Forum will take place in Washington, D.C.., on October 23-24, and Professor Sterio will present her paper, along with other selected scholars.

Professor Mika Presents at Legal Storytelling Conference at Seattle University School of Law

Professor Karin Mika presented at the 5th Biennial Applied Legal Storytelling Conference, held at Seattle University School of Law from July 21-23rd, along with Terri LeClercq, retired from the University of Texas. Their joint presentation was called, Orange is More than the New Black : The Struggle and Some Success at Achieving Prison Reform.

The presentation also discussed the work of Terri Leclercq, who travels nationally bringing to light problems with prisons and why we should care about reform. Two years ago, she wrote the graphic novel “Prison Grievances: When to Write, How to Write.” The book, written for prisoners reading at a fifth grade level, teaches inmates about their rights and educates them about the court system. The book has become a major staple in many prison systems and was named one of Amazon’s top 100 books for 2014. A link to the book is available through Amazon here.

Sagers Press Appearances on Recent Antitrust Events

Chris Sagers, James A. Thomas Distinguished Professor of Law, was quoted in the national and trade press a number of times in recent weeks, as several major antitrust events drew public attention. He discussed the Justice Department’s investigation of airline price fixing with BuzzFeed News and the Wall Street Journal, an investigation arising from a controversial trade association meeting on which he had earlier commented for the New York Times.

Sagers also discussed the Apple computer corporation’s loss before a federal appeals court in the long running case against for fixing the price of ebooks, with Publishers Weekly, Global Competition Review (paywall) and Policy and Regulatory Report (paywall), as well as other antitrust problems facing Apple with Yahoo Finance.

Professor Forte’s Commentary on Town of Greece v. Galloway Case Published by the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse

David Forte’s essay, Religion and the Republic, a commentary on the case of Town of Greece v. Galloway (2014), has been published by the Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse. It can be accessed here: