Widener Law Faculty Prepare for Busy Summer
Web Editor - Published: June 14, 2010
Despite graduation and the passing of spring, Widener Law’s accomplished faculty will remain busy as they participate in a variety of conferences, workshops, speaking engagements, and other events throughout the course of the summer.

Some faculty members have already begun their busy summer schedules. Associate Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope spoke at the International Conference on Clinical Ethics Consultation in Portland, Oregon on May 14th, and at the American Thoracic Society International Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana on May 16th.

On Wednesday, May 26th, Associate Professor Jill E. Family presented a work in progress at the 2010 Immigration Law Teachers’ Workshop held in Chicago.

On Friday, May 28th, Associate Professors Wesley M. Oliver and Christopher J. Robinette served as readers on panels at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the Law and Society Association held in Chicago. Oliver served on a panel entitled “Bentham to Blackstone: The Nineteenth Century Transformation of Criminal Justice by Donald Dripps,” while Robinette served on the panel called “The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender, and Tort Law by Martha Chamallas and Jennifer B. Wriggins.”

Widener Law’s extraordinary faculty will be involved in many more such events throughout the summer, including some events hosted at Widener Law:

June
  • On June 4th, Dean Linda L. Ammons will speak at the 10th Jackson Hole ABA Law School Development Conference at the Jackson Lake Lodge in Wyoming. Dean Ammons will speak on “Engaging the Unengaged – Setting the Stage.”

  • On June 4th, Associate Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope will present “Voluntarily Stopping Eating and Drinking: A Legal Treatment Option at the End of Life” at the 33rd Annual Health Law Professors Conference in Austin, Texas.

  • On June 4th, Associate Professor of Law Jules Epstein will present lectures on jury selection and on witness impeachment, in capital cases, for the Pennsylvania Bar Association's annual Criminal Law Symposium in Harrisburg. Professor Epstein is one of the course planners for the event.

  • On June 8th, Widener Law’s Delaware campus will host a CLE on Online Legal Research.

  • From June 10-12, Associate Professor D. Benjamin Barros will participate in the Association of American Law Schools 2010 Mid-Year Meeting Workshop on Property. He will be on a panel that will explore what the housing crisis says about the political economy of homeownership.

  • On June 11th and 12th, Associate Professor Randle B. Pollard will speak at the Annual Junior Tax Scholar’s Workshop held at Notre Dame Law School.

  • From June 13-June 17th Dean Linda L. Ammons will teach Advanced Administrative Law at the National Judical College, hosted for the first time on Widener Law's Delaware Campus.

  • On June 16th, as part of a panel on developments under Delaware's Coastal Zone Act, Associate Professor Kenneth T. Kristl will speak at a Delaware State Bar Association Environmental Law CLE.

  • On June 16th, Associate Professor Wesley M. Oliver will present the Rise of Modern Criminal Procedure, 1850-1940, at the Pennsylvania Appellate Court Conference.

  • On June 17th, Associate Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope will present “Bioethics Resources outside the Institutional Setting” at the Delaware Association of Home and Community Care Meeting held in New Castle, Delaware.

  • On June 22nd, Professor G. Randy Lee will present an ethics CLE on Atticus Finch and "To Kill a Mockingbird" for the Lancaster County Bar Association.

  • On June 25th, Professor Ann E. Conaway will speak about advising “Owners and Managers of Firms in Distressed Times” at the Federal Taxation Conference in Birmingham, Alabama.

  • From June 27th through June 30th, Legal Methods faculty from the Delaware Campus will participate in the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference at Marco Island. Micah Yarbrough and Iva Johnson Ferrell will present "We’re Here Too — Don’t Count Us Out: Issues Facing Under-Represented Groups in the Legal Writing Classroom," Mary Ann Robinson and Alison Donahue Kehner will present "Professionalism Illustrated on Film: A Guide for Law Students and Lawyers," and Jean K. Sbarge will present "No Swedish Bikini Team Screensavers: Teaching Professionalism in the Legal Writing Classroom and Beyond." Also, adjunct Rebecca Scalio will be part of a group presentation on "Teaching After Dark: Evening Students and the LRW Classroom."

  • On June 29th, Harrisburg Legal Writing Professors Anna Hemingway, Dionne Anthon, Jennifer Lear, David Raeker-Jordan, Amanda Smith, and Starla Williams will present "Assessing Collaboration: Misery Loves Company or There is No "I" in Team?" at the Legal Writing Institute’s Biennial Conference at Marco Island.

July
  • On July 7th, Professor G. Randy Lee will participate in a three hour legal ethics CLE on William Jennings Bryan for the Pennsylvania Bar Institute.

  • On July 10th, Widener Law’s Delaware campus will host another Wills for Heroes event to provide important legal documents for first responders such as police officers, firefighters, or emergency medical personnel.

  • On July 16th, Professor Larry D. Barnett will present "Societal Properties and Law on Same-Sex Non-Marital Partnerships and Same-Sex Marriages in European Union Nations," which he authored with Professor Pietro Saitta of the University of Messina, at the 2010 annual meeting of the Research Committee on the Sociology of Law in Gothenburg, Sweden.

  • On July 21st, Associate Professor Jill E. Family will be presenting "Addressing the Immigration Adjudication Crisis" at Cleary Gottlieb Steen & Hamilton in New York City.

  • On July 22nd, Associate Professor Christopher J. Robinette will serve on a panel about “Evidence in Family Court” at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • On July 23rd, Associate Professor Jules Epstein will lecture on forensics issues to Pennsylvania state trial judges at the annual meeting of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

  • On July 27th, Associate Professor Jules Epstein will lecture on witness impeachment to the Philadelphia City Solicitor’s office CLE program.

  • From July 28-31st, Associate Professor Thaddeus Mason Pope will attend the 10th World Congress of Bioethics in Singapore, where he will speak on “The Growing Decision Making Power of Healthcare Committees and Why Regulation Is Needed to Assure Due Process.”

August
  • From August 2-5, Associate Professor Jules Epstein will participate in the Impression and Pattern Evidence Symposium to be held in Clearwater Beach, Florida. Professor Epstein will lecture on evidence and is one of the conference planners for the event.

  • On August 12th, Professor G. Randy Lee will present an ethics CLE entitlted "Harry Potter and the Lawyer's Curse."

  • On August 19th, Associate Professor Jill E. Family will be presenting "Introduction to Federal Immigration Law" to the Pennsylvania State Association of Boroughs.

  • On August 28th, Associate Professor Wesley M. Oliver will present "A Proposal for American Limits on Prosecutorial Discretion," at the Tennessee Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee.