Faculty Scholarship Series Speakers

The Faculty Scholarship Series continues to bring in speakers from all over California and out of state to present on various academic topics. On Feb. 9, Kate Kruse, Professor of Law at William S. Boyd School of Law at the University of Nevada at Las Vegas gave a presentation on “The Jurisprudential Turn in Legal Ethics.” Her research addresses issues of lawyering and professionalism as well as systemic reform in the criminal justice system.

On March 22, Barbara Cox, Professor of Law at California Western, presented “Why Appellate Courts Have Rejected the Argument that the Defense of Marriage Act Trumps the Kidnapping Prevention Act.” Professor Cox is a national authority on sexual orientation and the law, and women and the law.

Faculty News

Exon Publishes Latest Law Review Article

Professor Susan Exon recently published her latest law review article, entitled, The Next Generation of Online Dispute Resolution: The Significance of Holography to Enhance and Transform Dispute Resolution, 12 CARDOZO J. CONFLICT RESOLUTION 19 (2010).


Roark Presents Research on Memory and Identity

Assistant Professor Marc Roark spoke on “The Property and Process of Sacred Space” March 11-12 at the 14th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. Roark presented his research on the role of memory and identity (or sacredness) in shaping legal understandings of place. His research focuses on how sacred places are protected by the law (and outside the law) using combinations of processed consensus, demarketizing of property, and localized protectionism.

Doskow Speaks at Area Bar Association Meetings

Professor Charles Doskow recently presented three talks for MCLE credit at local bar associations. This winter, he addressed the San Gabriel Valley Bar Association in Alhambra on Elimination of Bias in the Legal Profession, spoke on Ethics to the Eastern Bar Association at Covina, and appeared as part of a panel on Ethics at the Riverside County Bar Association.


McMurtry-Chubb Invited to Present at Colloquium

Professor Teri McMurtry-Chubb has been invited to serve as a responsive panelist for the Opening Colloquium: Feminist Readings of Law: Feminist Writing in Law. The colloquium will be held April 15-16 at the conference “Opening the Lens: Re-Visions in Legal Writing Teaching, Theory, & Practice, the Southeast Regional Legal Writing Conference” at Mercer Law School (http://www.law.mercer.edu/selwc). The colloquium focuses on feminist and critical theory and features Professor Martha Fineman, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Law at Emory Law School. Professor Fineman is internationally known as a law and society scholar and expert in feminist jurisprudence. The responsive panel discussion in a workshop setting will provide an impressive range of perspectives and responses to questions about blending critical theory with our professional lives.

Klein, Chaney Present at University of Hawaii Conference

ProfessorsDiane Klein and Megan Chaney represented La Verne Law at the Society of American Law Teachers Bi-Annual Conference, held recently at the University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law. Professor Klein, currently visiting at Stetson University College of Law, presented on a panel on “Teaching Race and Sexuality,” and addressed the desire and resistance to teach and talk about race and sexuality in law school doctrinal and skills courses. Assistant Professor Chaney presented on a panel on “Law Professors as Change Agents: Teaching, Assessment, and Systemic Reform, where she discussed the challenges of incorporating new methods of teaching and assessment in law school courses.