Professor Sterio Interviewed for NPR’s “Morning Edition”

Professor and Associate Dean Milena Sterio was interviewed for NPR’s “Morning Edition” show on January 18, on the topic of Secretary Rex Tillerson’s recent announcement that United States’ troops would remain in Syria indefinitely.  Professor Sterio’s interview is available here (segment entitled “Tillerson Says U.S. to Stay in Syria Indefinitely”).

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Prof. Sundahl Signs Contract to Write First Textbook on Space Law

Prof. Mark Sundahl recently signed a contract with Rutledge to write the first textbook on Space Law. The textbook will be marketed globally and will mirror the content of Prof. Sundahl’s global online course, Space Law: A Global View, which will be offered for the first time in Summer 2018.

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Prof. Sundahl Appointed to ICAO Space Learning Group

Prof. Mark Sundahl was appointed to the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) Space Learning Group to work on reconciling air law and space law. ICAO is the arm of the United Nations that oversees the civil aviation industry. As suborbital space planes and other new-generation spacecraft are developed, the jurisdiction of regulatory agencies must be clarified to determine which agencies will have they power to regulate these new spacecraft. At a minimum, there must be a unified approach to air traffic management as spacecraft are launched more frequently.

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Professor Geier Updates Textbook on Federal Income Taxation

Professor Deborah Geier has published her updated textbook, “Federal Income Taxation of Individuals 2018,” with eLandell, a division of CALI (The Center for Computer-Assisted Legal Instruction). The textbook incorporates the many tax changes made by the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act enacted in late December. The book is a free download for all users in pdf, Word, ePub (for iPads) and MOBI (for Kindles) formats and can be accessed here.

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Professor Robertson Participates in AALS Annual Meeting; Is Elected Chair-Elect of Natural Resources and Energy Law Section

Professor Heidi Gorovitz Robertson, the Steven W. Percy Distinguished Professor of Law, attended the Association of American Law Schools 2018 Annual Meeting in San Diego.  She served on the Selection Committee for planning the Natural Resources and Energy Law section program.  Robertson was elected to the position of Chair-Elect of the Natural Resources and Energy Law Section, and she serves on the Executive Committee of the Section on Environmental Law.

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Professor Forte Speaks to Young Catholic Professionals

In December 2017, Professor David Forte spoke to a meeting of the Young Catholic Professionals on the topic, “Justice and Mercy in the Law.”

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Professors O’Neill and Katz Present at the AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego

Professors Howard Katz and Kevin O’Neill both made presentations to the New Law Professors Section of the AALS at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego on January 3, 2018. Attended by more than 50 professors from across the United States, the New Law Professors meeting focused on “Enhancing Your Teaching Before, During, and After Class.” Professor Katz spoke on Course Design, Wayfinding and Signaling in Class, and Debriefing After Class. Professor O’Neill spoke on Using Problems and Role-Playing Simulations to Enhance the Learning Experience.

 

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