2007 Activities & Engagements

December 7, 2007

Maureen O'Rourke: Presenter (with Reporter Bob Hillman of Cornell), "The Principles of Software Contracting," American Law Institute, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

December 5, 2007

Daniela Caruso: Panel on Human Rights (with Professor Henry Steiner), Harvard University Undergraduate Programs, Harvard University, Boston, Massachusetts

December 4, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Presenter, "Deserving Speech: Who We Are and What We Do," Innovation Law and Theory Workshop, University of Toronto

December 3, 2007

Keith Hylton: Presenter, "The Law and Economics of Monopolization Standards," Law and Economics Workshop, Boston University School of Law

November 28, 2007

Fran Miller: Featured Panelist, "Clinical Trials: Managing the Risk, Managing Expectations," Williams Gallagher Associates Panel Presentation, Boston, Massachusetts

November 27, 2007

David Walker: Presenter, “Regulatory Tax Penalties,” Faculty Colloquium, Emory University School of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

November 15-16, 2007

Keith Hylton: Panelist, Conference on Antitrust and Microsoft Case, Northwestern University School of Law

November 15, 2007

David Walker: Presenter, “Book/Tax Conformity and Equity Compensation,” Faculty Workshop, Boston University School of Law

Gerald Leonard: Presenter, "Rethinking Dred Scott," Legal History Roundtable, Boston College Law School

November 13, 2007

Kevin Outterson: Panelist at conference regarding legal approaches to antimicrobial resistance, University of Chicago Law School

November 10, 2007

David Walker: Discussant for Mihir Desai and Dhammika Dharmapala, “Taxes, Institutions and Foreign Diversification Opportunities,” Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, NYU School of Law

November 9-24, 2007

Katharine Silbaugh: Visiting Professorship, Chuo University, Tokyo, Japan

November 9-10, 2007

Keith Hylton: Discussant, Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, New York University Law School

November 9, 2007

Daniela Caruso: Panelist, Annual Meeting of the American Society of Comparative Law, Cornell Law School, Ithaca, New York

Alan Feld: Commentator, "Developments, Themes and Theories in Stock Basis," Federal Tax Conference, University of Chicago Law School

November 8, 2007

Tamar Frankel: Speaker, "Challenges to Directors of Investment Management Companies," The Directors Roundtable & the National Leadership Institute Program, Boston, Massachusetts

Michael Meurer: Presenter, "The Private Costs of Patent Litigation" (James Bessen, co-author), 2007 Conference on Empirical Legal Studies, New York University

Maureen O'Rourke: "Celebrity Juror," Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly Battle of the Lawyers, Boston, Massachusetts

November 5, 2007

Kevin Outterson: Presenter, "Illegitimacy: Domestic Public Health Policymaking in the US-Australia FTA," American Public Health Association's 135th Annual Meeting & Expo, Washington, D.C.

Michael Meurer: Presenter of his paper, "Nonobviousness and Nerd Culture," Law and Economics Workshop, Boston University School of Law

Tamar Frankel: Presenter, "Searching for Better Teaching Methods in Law,” Boston University School of Law

November 3-4, 2007

Jay Wexler: Presenter, “What We Should Teach When We Teach About Religion: The Case for a Global Perspective,”Conference: Religion and Rule of Law in Southeast Asia: Continuing the Discussion, Hanoi, Vietnam

November 2, 2007

Linda McClain: Presenter, "Marriage Pluralism in U.S. Family Law," Feminism and Law Workshop Series, University of Toronto

November 2, 2007

Daniela Caruso: Discussant to Advocate General Maduro of the European Court of Justice, "Eastern Europe Enlargement: Crisis of Passion or of Reason?" Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts

November 1, 2007

Michael Meurer: Presenter, "The Private Costs of Patent Litigation" (James Bessen, co-author), Stanford Law and Economics Workshop, Stanford University

Wendy Gordon: Presenter, "Moral Philosophy, Information Technology, and Copyright: The Grokster Case," William and Mary Law School Faculty Colloquium, Williamsburg, Virginia

October 29 - 31, 2007

Maureen O'Rourke: Visit to Duke Law School as member of ABA Site Accreditation Team, Durham, North Carolina

October 28 - 30, 2007

Kevin Outterson: Poster presenter, "Devising Improved Methods for Identification and Treatment of Infectious Diseases," based on August 2007 article published in Lancet Infectious Diseases on innovation incentives for antimicrobials, APUA World Congress

October 26, 2007

Robert Bone: Presenter, comment on principal paper proposing digital copyright reforms, “New Media and the Marketplace of Ideas” conference held at Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts

Robert Sloane: Presenter, “Prologue to a Voluntarist War Convention,” SMU Dedman School of Law, Faculty Workshop, Dallas, Texas

October 25, 2007

Robert Seidman and Ann Seidman: Presenters, “Between Policy and Implementation: ‘Law and Development’ Reconsidered,” Faculty Workshop, Boston University School of Law

Robert Sloane: Presenter, "The Cost of Conflation: On the Dualism of Jus Ad Bellum and Jus in Bello," SMU Dedman School of Law, Faculty Workshop, Dallas, Texas

October 24, 2007

Michael Meurer:

  • Keynote speaker regarding forthcoming book, Patent Failure, 2007 Asia-Pacific International Intellectual Property Symposium, Yunlin, Taiwan
  • Speaker regarding forthcoming book, Patent Failure, Conference, Hsing Kuo University of Management, Tainan, Taiwan

Daniela Caruso: Presenter, "The Role of Private Law in European Integration," Harvard Center for European Studies, Boston, Massachusetts

October 19, 2007

George Annas: Presenter, Symposium: "Medical Ethics and the Holocaust: What Can We Learn?" University of Maine at Augusta

October 18, 2007

Kristin Collins: Presenter, “‘Let the Government become their Guardians:’ Welfare Policy, Administrative Law and the Legal Construction of the Family in the Early Nineteenth Century,” Faculty Workshop, Boston University School of Law

Michael Harper: Presenter, 35th Annual Robert Fuchs Labor Law Conference of the National Labor Relations Board, U. S. Dept. of Labor, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts >>More information

Keith Hylton: Presenter, “Due Process and Punitive Damages: An Economic Approach,” Faculty Workshop, Fordham University Law School

David Walker: Presenter, “The Paradox of Book/Tax Conformity for Equity Compensation,” Murphy Conference on Corporate Law, Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York

October 16, 2007

James E. Fleming: Presenter of his book, Securing Constitutional Democracy: The Case of Autonomy (University of Chicago Press, 2006), in Professor Randy Barnett’s Seminar on Recent Books on the Constitution, Georgetown University Law Center

Robert Sloane: Presenter, "A Colonial Anachronism: Prospects for Self-Determination for Tibet," Conference: The Political Status of Tibet, University of Virginia School of Law, VA

October 15, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Debater, "Consumer Rights in the Digital Age," The Digital Freedom Campaign Discussion and Debate, Boston University

October 12, 2007

Robert Sloane: Presenter, “The Scope of the Executive Power,” Boston University School of Law, Conference: The Role of the Executive in the Twenty-First Century, “The Inchoate International Crime of Professional Facilitation,” Boston, MA

October 11, 2007

Michael Meurer: Presenter, “Pirates or Victims: Who Gets Sued for Patent Infringement?” Faculty Workshop, Boston University School of Law

Wendy Gordon: Debater, "Consumer Rights in the Digital Age," sponsored by the Digital Freedom Campaign, Boston University

October 6, 2007

Katharine Silbaugh: Presenter, "Women's Place: Urban Planning, Housing Design, and Work-Family Balance," Conference: New Legal Realism meets Feminism & Legal Theory II: Empirical Perspectives on the Place of Law in Women's Work and Family Lives, University of Wisconsin

October 5, 2007

Robert Bone: Presenter, “Schechter’s Ideas in Historical Context and Dilution’s Rocky Road,” “Trademark Dilution: Theoretical and Empirical Inquiries” conference, Santa Clara University Law School, Santa Clara, California

James E. Fleming: Paper presenter, “Rewriting Brown, Resurrecting Plessy,” Richard J. Childress Memorial Lecture and Conference on “Cooper v. Aaron: Little Rock and the Legacy of Brown,” Saint Louis University School of Law

October 3, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Presenter, “Computer Technology, Moral Philosophy, and Copyright: The Grokster Case,” Northwestern IP Colloquium, Chicago, Illinois

October 2, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Presenter, "Moral Philosophy, Information Technology, and Copyright: The Grokster Case," Northwestern University Intellectual Property Colloquium, Boston, Massachusetts

Keith Hylton: Principal Lecturer, Law and Economics, Judicial Education Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

Michael Meurer: Presenter, "The Private Cost of Patent Litigation," Harvard Law and Economics Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts

September 24 - October 5, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Named by University of Illinois at Champaign/Urbana as the Raymond and Mildred Van Voorhis Jones Visiting Professor of Law, to teach a special short course, "Functionality: The much-contested intersection of patent, copyright, trademark, state law, and the public's right 'to copy and to use'"

September 29, 2007

Andrew Kull: Presenter regarding "Restatement Third, Restitution and Unjust Enrichment," The American Law Institute Meeting, Boston University School of Law

September 28 - 30, 2007

Kevin Outterson: Paper presentation regarding making HPV vaccines available to women in low- and medium-income countries, Universities Allied for Essential Medicines National Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

September 28, 2007

Michael Meurer: Presenter, "Pharmaceutical Patent Litigation," Works-in-Progress IP Colloquium, Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Maureen O'Rourke: Presenter regarding "The Principles of Software Contracting," The American Law Institute Meeting, Boston University School of Law

Katharine Silbaugh: Presenter, "Women's Place: Urban Planning, Housing Design, and Work-Family Balance," Second Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment, University of Colorado

September 27-29, 2007

Michael Baram: Presentation, "Safety and Decision-Making in Research on Disease Pathogens," International Symposium, "Resolving Multiple Criteria in Decision-Making Involving Risk of Accidental Loss," Berlin, Germany

September 27, 2007

Fran Miller: Presenter, "Securing Valid Informed Consent and Streamlining Ethics Requirements in 2nd and 3rd World Clinical Trials," American Conference Institute’s International Clinical Trials Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

September 24 - 28, 2007

Kevin Outterson: Named by Seton Hall Law School as Merck Visiting Scholar, Newark, New Jersey

September 17, 2007

Michael Meurer: Presenter, "The Implications of KSR for Patent Licensing," Licensing Executives Society Panel on Recent Supreme Court Decisions: Implications for Licensing, WilmerHale Law Firm, Boston, Massachusetts

September 14, 2007

Tamar Frankel: Keynote Speaker, Observatoire de la Finance, Geneva, Switzerland

September 13, 2007

Robert Bone: Presenter,“’To Encourage Settlement’: Rule 68, Offers of Judgment, and the History of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure,” Boston University Law School Faculty Workshop, Boston, Massachusetts.

September 7, 2007

Keith Hylton: Presenter, Punitive Damages Symposium, Charleston School of Law, Charleston, South Carolina

September 1, 2007

James E. Fleming: Panel presenter, “The Balkanization of Originalism;” Panel title: “What’s New About the New Originalism?” American Political Science Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois

August 27, 2007

David Walker: Presenter, “Regulatory Tax Penalties,” Loyola-LA Tax Policy Colloquium, Los Angeles, California

August 20, 2007

Michael Meurer: Presenter, "Patent Failure: How Judges, Bureaucrats and Lawyers Put Innovators at Risk," Aspen Summit, Progress and Freedom Foundation, Aspen, Colorado

August 10, 2007

Kevin Outterson: Presenter regarding compulsory licenses for patented medical technology in developing countries, IP Scholars Conference, Chicago, Illinois

August 9, 2007

Michael Meurer: Paper Presenter, "Nonobviousness and Nerd Culture (with Katherine Strandburg)," IP Scholars Conference, DePaul College of Law, Chicago, Illinois

August, 2007

William Park: Visiting Professor of a course on international arbitration; delivered annual Bankside Lecture "Foreign Investment and Treaty Protection," University of Auckland, New Zealand

July 27-28, 2007

David Lyons: Presenter, "The Legal Entrenchment of Illegality," The Legacy of H.L.A. Hart: Legal, Political, and Moral Philosophy Conference, Cambridge University

July 26, 2007

Cornelius Hurley: Presenter, "Harmonizing the Regulatory Environment for Financial Services Firms," Financial Services Roundtable, Washington, D.C.

Wendy Gordon: Presenter, "The Why of Markets: Fair Use and Circularity," Exploring the Boundaries of IP Law Conference, IDC Herzliya Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya, Israel

July 25, 2007

Kenneth Simons: Paper Presenter, “The Reasonable Person and Self-Control,” Law and Society Conference, Berlin, Germany

July 24, 2007

James Bessen and Michael Meurer: Paper presentation, "The Private Cost of Patent Litigation," National Bureau of Economic Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Wendy Gordon: Commentator on Lior Zemer's book, The Idea of Authorship in Copyright, IDC Herzliya Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya, Israel

July 19, 2007

Michael Meurer: Grant reviewer, evaluating applications for grants to fund the New York Science and Technology Law Center, Albany, New York

June 26, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Speaker, "The Why of Markets: Fair Use and Circularity," Exploring the Boundaries of IP Law Conference, IDC Herzliya Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya, Israel

June 24, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Speaker regarding Lior Zemer's book, The Idea of Authorship in Copyright, IDC Herzliya Radzyner School of Law, Herzliya, Israel

June 7, 2007

Maureen O'Rourke: Professor, "ALI-ABA Emerged and Emerging UCC," Boston, Massachusetts

June 6, 2007

Jack Beermann: Speaker, "The Surprising Role of the Supreme Court in the U.S. Government," Ruhr-University, Bochum, Germany

June 4, 2007

Jack Beermann: Speaker, "The Surprising Role of the Supreme Court in the U.S. Government," Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany

June 5, 2007

Jack Beermann: Speaker, "Punitive Damages in the United States," University of Bonn, Germany

May 30, 2007

Wendy Mariner: Speaker, "Social Solidarity and Actuarial Fairness in Health Insurance Systems," Second Biennial Seminar in Health Law and Bioethics, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts >>View event details

George Annas: Speaker, "Rationing HIV/AIDS Treatment in Africa: Ethical and Human Rights Dimensions," Second Biennial Seminar in Health Law and Bioethics, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts >>View event details

May 24, 2007

Tamar Frankel: American Law Institute-American Bar Association (ALI-ABA) Telephone Presentation with Martin Lybecker regarding hedge funds

May 18-19, 2007

David Walker: Presenter, "Unpacking Backdating: Economic Analysis and Observations on the Stock Option Scandal," Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, Stanford, California

May 11-14, 2007

Robert Sloane: Representative, Tibet Justice Center, Fifth International Conference of Tibet Support Groups, Brussels, Belgium

May 11, 2007

Sadiq Reza: Panelist, "The Endlessness of Emergency: Lessons from Egypt," Workshop on Criminal Law, Terrorism and the State of Emergency, State University of New York, Buffalo, New York

May 7-9, 2007

Michael Baram: Chair, Meeting on Chemical Accidents and Incidents, Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), Potsdam, Germany

May 8, 2007

Tamar Frankel: Presenter, "Tamar Frankel on Trust and Honesty - America's Business Culture at a Crossroad," Social Law Library, Boston, Massachusetts

May 4, 2007

Keith Hylton: Presenter, Conference on Economics of Competition and Innovation, George Mason University School of Law, Fairfax, Virginia

May 6, 2007

David Walker: Presenter, "Unpacking Backdating: Economic Analysis and Observations on the Stock Option Scandal," American Law and Economics Association Annual Meeting, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

May 3, 2007

Stanley Fisher: Presenter, "Implementing Reform of Eyewitness Identification Procedures in Massachusetts," Annual Conference of the Massachusetts Committee on Public Counsel Services, Worcester, Massachusetts

May, 2007

Keith Hylton: Senior Faculty Commentator, Yale-Stanford Junior Faculty Forum, Stanford, California

William Park: Presenter, "Surrogates to Consent in Arbitration," organized by the Permanent Court of Arbitration, The Hague, The Netherlands

William Park: Presenter, "Tax Measures and Investment Protection,” Energy Charter Treaty Symposium, Washington, D.C.

William Park: Speaker, New England Legal Foundation Conference, Boston, Massachusetts

April 28, 2007

Wendy Gordon: Panelist, "Copyright Fair Use and the Cultural Commons," Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, Massachusetts >>View Video

April 26, 2007

Tamar Frankel: Co-Chair, "Selling to the Elderly," Thompson Financials, New York

April 16-18, 2007

Keith Hylton: Principal Lecturer, Law and Economics, Judicial Education Program, Brookings Institution, Washington, D.C.

April 14, 2007

Kenneth Simons: Commentator on Guyora Binder, “Felony Murder and the Theory of Culpability,” Third Annual Criminal Justice Roundtable, Yale Law School, New Haven, Connecticut

April 11, 2007

Keith Hylton: Panelist, "Are American Businesses a Threat to American Sovereignty?" National Press Club, Washington, D.C.

April, 2007

Jaqueline Nolan-Haley: Panelist, "Mediation Ethics for Lawyers," Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Jaqueline Nolan-Haley: Panelist, "The Value of Consent in Mediation," Harvard Negotiation Program Lecture Series

March 30, 2007

George Annas: Presenter, "The Impact of the Doctors’ Trial on International Law," BU Law Conference: The Nuremberg Doctors' Trial: 60 Years Later, Boston University School of Law, Boston,, Massachusetts

Leonard Glantz: Presenter, "Research on the Mentally Disabled," BU Law Conference: The Nuremberg Doctors' Trial: 60 Years Later, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

Robert Sloane: Presenter, "The Inchoate International Crime of Professional Facilitation," BU Law Conference: The Nuremberg Doctors' Trial: 60 Years Later, Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

March 24, 2007

Stanley Fisher: Presenter, "Implementing Eyewitness Identification Reform in Massachusetts;" Panel: "Current Challenges in Eyewitness ID Reform;" National Innocence Network Conference, Harvard Law School, Boston, Massachusetts Conference Web site

March 23, 2007

Michael Harper: Paper Presenter, "The Exercise of Lawmaking Discretion at the Bush Board," CLE Program on NLRA Developments, National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.

March 20, 2007

Keith Hylton: Speaker, "Punitive Damages after Philip Morris USA v. Williams," Litigation Series Teleconference and Live Audio Webcast, The American Bar Association Section of Litigation Appellate Practice Committee >>more information

March 13, 2007

Tracey Maclin: Distinguished Speaker, "The Good and Bad News About Consent Searches in the Supreme Court," McGeorge Law School, Sacramento, California

March 7, 2007

David Lyons: Lecturer, "Duty and Disobedience: Thoreau, Gandhi and King," Pearl Lectures in Philosophy and Public Affairs, Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts

March 5-6, 2007

Jay Wexler: Conference Participant, “Beyond the Culture Wars: A Leadership Conference on the Future of Religion in the Public Schools,” First Amendment Center, Vanderbilt University

March 3, 2007

Katharine Silbaugh: Panelist, “Race, Gender, and Sexuality in the Military,” Gay & Lesbian Legal Advocacy Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

March 1, 2007

Tamar Frankel: Presentation, National Association for Corporate Directors (NACD) New England Seminar on Management Compensation

February, 2007

Tamar Frankel: Member, Advisory Committee on Curriculum for a New LLM Porgram in Compliance and Ethics, New England

February 23, 2007

Robert Sloane: Presenter, "Prologue to a Voluntarist War Convention," Symposium: Modern Warfare: The Role of the Non-State Actor, New England School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

February 19, 2007

Tamar Frankel: Member, Advisory Committee on curriculum for a Master Degree in Compliance and Ethics, New England College of Finance (Scott Harshbarger, chair)

February 16, 2007

Katharine Silbaugh: Panelist, “Rewriting the Rules,” Women’s Law Association Conference, Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts

February 3, 2007

George Annas: Speaker, "Brain Imaging and the Law," Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

Mark Pettit, Jr.: Speaker, "Brain Imaging and the Law," Boston University School of Law, Boston, Massachusetts

February 1, 2007

David Walker: Presenter, "Financial Accounting and Corporate Behavior," Colloquium on Tax Policy and Public Finance Series, New York University, New York, New York

January 19, 2007

Richard Ainsworth: Panel member, “A Cross-border Colloquy: What State/Local and International Tax Lawyers Can Learn from Each Other,” ABA Mid-year Meeting, Hollywood, Florida

January 5, 2007

Daniela Caruso: Presenter, Contracts and Distribution in the Age of Welfare Reform, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

January 3, 2007

Keith Hylton: Presenter, “Tort Reform,” American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

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