We are delighted to share the news that Professor Thomas Gallanis has been elected to the International Academy of Estate and Trust Law. The International Academy is an organization of senior practitioners, judges, and scholars who have demonstrated excellence in the field of estate and trust law. Membership is by invitation only and is highly selective. All members must have distinguished themselves through lecturing, writing, or participation in professional organizations.
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November 25, 2014
Members of the Law School Community,
Today, President Elmira Mangum of the Florida A & M University announced that Professor and Associate Dean Marcella David will join her leadership team as Provost and Vice President of Academic Affairs. Provost David will begin her new role on February 2. The Florida A & M press release is available at: http://www.famunews.com/?p=2110.
Professor Onwuachi-Willig was selected to receive the AALS Minority Groups Section's highest honor for senior faculty: Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Award. She will be the co-recipient with Mario Barnes, UCI Law. This award will make Professors Barnes and Onwuachi-Willig the first people to have received both the Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award and the Clyde Ferguson, Jr. Award.
The complete article about the Iowa Uniform Power of Attorney Act is available online at: http://www.press-citizen.com/story/news/2014/11/12/iowa-senior-advocates-launch-power-attorney-campaign/18912073/
"In her path-breaking earlier work, Mrs. Dred Scott: A Life on Slavery's Frontier (reviewed July 2010 in this magazine), legal historian Lea VanderVelde skillfully excavated the life story of Harriet Scott, the brave woman and wife of Dred Scott who spearheaded the famous case Dred Scott v. Sandford (60 U.S. 393 (1857)). In Redemption Songs, VanderVelde's remarkable follow-up, the University of Iowa law professor takes the ambitious step of researching the broader context of "freedom suits" filed in St.
While students traditionally head for the beaches on spring break, students in Professor John Reitz’s seminar on selected topics in comparative law will be heading for Moscow for spring break 2015. Reitz has been awarded a grant by the U.S. State Department to pay the travel costs for up to ten students in his seminar to travel to Moscow for five nights over spring break to work with Russian law students at the Higher School of Economics to compare U.S. and Russian law on a variety of common legal topics.
On October 17, Professor Pettys joined in a discussion Iowa Public Radio's River to River program on the politics and perception of the Supreme Court "to highlight some of the most significant cases currently before the Court, including a case that brings up the question: How much religious freedom do you have in prison? He also describes the implications of a case that deals with a husband threatening his wife via social media, who claims he has a first amendment right to do so."
Prof. Mark Osiel, Aliber Family Chair in Law, recently spent several days in Bogotá, Colombia, consulting with officials at the High Commissioner for Peace, Office of the President, concerning legal issues involved in ending the country’s longstanding civil war. This ongoing conflict has claimed, by all accounts, more than six million victims over the last sixty years.