Professor Sterio to Publish Two Book Chapters on the War on Terror and on Legacy of International Criminal Tribunals

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio will contribute two different book chapters to two books in 2017-18. First, Professor Sterio wrote a chapter entitled “United States Legal and Policy Responses in the Global War on Terror” in a collected volume entitled “The War on Terror and Beyond” (to be published by the University of Wisconsin Academic Press in 2017).  Second, Professor Sterio will contribute a chapter on the legacy of international criminal tribunals for a collected volume entitled “Human Rights Institutions and Tribunals – Legacy and Promise,” which is part of Springer’s “Major Reference Works” handbook series.  Expected publication date is late 2017 or early 2018.

Professor Robertson Publishes Column in Crain’s Cleveland Business and Letter to the Editor in Plain Dealer; Is Appointed Fulbright Peer Reviewer

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson published another column in Crain’s Cleveland Business.  The column is entitled “Personal View: New House bill strips some power from local jurisdictions” and it is available here.

In addition, Professor Robertson’s Letter to the Editor, Thanks to Gov. Kasich for vetoing poor legislative judgment, was published by the Plain Dealer and it is available here.

Finally, Professor Robertson was appointed to be a Peer Reviewer for the Fulbright Specialist Program.  Professor Robertson has been the recipient of two prior Fulbright grants – one to India and another to Sweden.

Professor Robertson Elected Secretary of Natural Resources and Energy Law AALS Section and to the Executive Board of Environmental Law Section

Heidi Robertson, Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, was elected Secretary of the Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco.  In addition, Professor Robertson was elected to the executive board of the Section on Environmental Law.

Sagers Writes in Slate on Unorthodox Trump Merger Meetings



Professor Chris Sagers

Chris Sagers, the James A. Thomas Professor of Law, wrote in the online magazine Slate to discuss meetings last week between President-Elect Donald Trump and large firms with pending merger matters that will require approval by Trump’s antitrust officials. Such meetings break significantly with traditional practice, and Sagers considers what they might portend for antitrust and white-collar enforcement in the Trump administration. Sagers’ article is available here


Professor Mika Completes Term as AALS Teaching Methods Section Chair

Professor Karin Mika completed her 4-year appointment to the Teaching Methods Section this year and will continue on with consultation and committee duties as outgoing Chair of this AALS Section.  At the Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Professor Mika also gave the eulogy at the Legal Writing Section luncheon for Professor Marjorie Rombauer, who passed away earlier in the year.  According to Professor Mika, Marjorie was THE first full-time tenured Legal Writing professor in the country (in Seattle, at the University of Washington) and one of the founders of the AALS Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research.  In addition, Professor Mika served once again as one of the editors for International Section’s “Year in Review” AALS publication.

Professor Geier Publishes Updated 2017 Version of Federal Income Taxation Textbook

Professor Deborah Geier has published the updated 2017 edition of her freely downloadable open textbook: The Federal Income Taxation of Individuals 2017. In addition to updating the textbook for changes in the law, for the first time, Professor Geier added hyperlinks to significant Code sections and Treasury Regulations as they are discussed in the text. She cites to the Legal Information Institute at Cornell University, an open-access resource. The textbook is available in Word, PDF, iPub (for iPads) and MOBI (for Kindles). Here is the link:

Professor Ray Organizes and Moderates Africa Section Panel at AALS Annual Meeting

Professor Brian Ray is the outgoing Chair of the AALS Africa Section.  He organized and moderated the AALS Africa Section’s panel at the 2017 AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco, Africa in China. Professor Ray also chaired the Section’s Business meeting and election of new officers for 2017.

Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection Holds Two Successful CLE Events

The Center for Cybersecurity and Privacy Protection held two successful CLE events in December.  On December 2, Secure Client Communications featured presentations by Center Co-Director Professor Candice Hoke and Center Affiliate Adjunct Professor Bob Eckman and an interactive discussion with Adjunct Professor Deborah Coleman moderated by Center Co-Director Brian Ray.

On December 16, Insurance and Cyber Risk Management featured presentations by experts from the insurance industry and an interactive discussion with those experts, a seasoned attorney and Center Advisory Board Member Tim Opsitnick representing the role of a security firm, moderated by Center Co-Director Brian Ray.

Professor Sterio Moderates Panel at AALS Annual Meeting; Is Elected Chair Elect of International Law Section

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio moderated a panel at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Francisco on January 7th, entitled “Domestic Humanitarian Law.”  Professor Sterio had organized this panel, in her capacity as Chair of the International Human Rights Law section.  In addition, Professor Sterio was elected Chair Elect of the International Law section.