A series of entries from the blog The Volokh Conspiracy, debating whether a treaty can increase Congress's legislative power and delving into the potential conflict between federal treaty power and states' power to self-regulate, included a set of posts by Richard Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law. The entire series appears in the Spring 2013 issue of the online journal The Post: Good Scholarship from the Internet, part of the Journal of Law, which reprints blog posts its editorial board finds particularly noteworthy.
Norman Sinrich ’52 (LL.M. ’53) passed away on Monday after a brief illness. A long time member and supporter of the NYU Law community, Sinrich first studied at the Law School as a JD, then LL.M. student, and later returned to his alma mater as a faculty member.
The Oxford Union Society, the famous debating society founded in 1823 with a membership drawn largely from the University of Oxford, held a debate on the motion “This House Believes Drone Warfare is Ethical and Effective” on April 25. University Professor Jeremy Waldron was one of three participants arguing against the proposition, while three opponents argued for it. The anti-drone side for which Waldron argued carried the motion overwhelmingly, 154-86.
Albie Sachs, a former judge of the Constitutional Court of South Africa who was active in the anti-apartheid movement before ascending to the bench, gave a lecture on the reform of the Kenyan judiciary on April 16 during his two-week visit to NYU Law as a Distinguished Global Fellow. A Q&A with Barry Friedman, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Professor of Law, and Sujit Choudhry, Cecelia Goetz Professor of Law, followed the lecture, which was sponsored by the Center for Constitutional Transitions and the African Law Association.
David Boies (LL.M. ’67), founder and chairman of Boies, Schiller & Flexner and one of the highest-profile litigators in the nation, will deliver the address at New York University’s 181st Commencement Exercises on May 22 at Yankee Stadium, where NYU will award him an honorary Doctor of Laws degree, and will also address graduates and guests at NYU Law’s J.D. Convocation Ceremony on May 24 at the Beacon Theatre. Prominent international law scholar and University Professor Joseph Weiler, Joseph Straus Professor of Law and European Union Jean Monnet Chaired Professor, will address the audience at the Law School’s LL.M. and J.S.D. Convocation Ceremony on May 24, also at the Beacon Theatre.
The Corporate Practice Commentator's annual "Top 10 Corporate and Securities Articles" list for this year includes “Credit Card Pricing: The CARD Act and Beyond” by Professor Oren Bar-Gill and Professor Ryan Bubb. The poll tabulates the top selections by teachers of corporate and securities law from a pool of more than 550 articles published in 2012.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit, citing Richard Revesz’s work with co-author Jonathan Nash '92 on "grandfathering" power plants, recently reversed a district court order and sided with the EPA in its case against DTE Energy Corp.
Martin Guggenheim ’71, Fiorello LaGuardia Professor of Clinical Law, joined an amicus brief, along with other attorneys serving as counsel for child welfare organizations, in the case Adoptive Couple v. Baby Girl, which the U.S. Supreme Court heard earlier this month.