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Prof. and Dir. of the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law Charles Norchi was elected to the International Law Association (London) Committee on International Law and Sea Level Rise.

Read Prof. Christine Davik’s article, Access Denied:  Improper use of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to Control Information on Public Accessible Internet Websites, which was recently cited by the United States District Court for the Northern District of California (opinion at end of article) regarding Craigslist v. 3 Taps.

Professors Dave Owen, Jeff Thaler and Don Zillman recently spoke at the Natural Resources Law Teachers’ Institute in Flagstaff, Arizona from May 29th-31st.

Prof. Zillman provided a global perspective on oil and gas regulation.  His talk was titled “Worldwide Perspective of Where Energy Underground Projects Leave the World of Energy.”

Prof. Thaler discussed the role of environmental laws in renewable energy development.  His talk was titled “Are Our Environmental Laws Obsolete or Unhelpful in Our Climate Changed World?”

Prof. Owen spoke about implementation of the Endangered Species Act.  His talk was titled “Implementation of Section 7 of the Endangered Species Act: Protection of Critical Habitat.”

Prof. Sarah Schindler’s article, Banning Lawns, will be published in the George Washington Law Review, Volume 82, (Feb 2014).

Read Prof. Dave Owen’s articleCritical Habitat and the Challenge of Regulating Small Harms, that was selected for reprinting in the Environmental Law and Policy Annual Review.  ELPAR is a special issue of the Environmental Law Institute’s Environmental Law Reporter designed to bring the year’s top environmental law and policy ideas to the attention of policymakers.

Read Prof. Jeff Maine’s articleWealth Transfer Tax Planning for 2013 and Beyond, which has been accepted for publication in BYU Law Review, Issue 4 (2013).  The article was picked up on TaxProf Blog and was recently listed in the “Top 5 Recent Tax Paper Downloads.”  It has been downloaded 578 times as of April 16, 2013.

Prof. Christine Daviks article on genetic discrimination and electronic tracking of consumers’ online behavior will be published in the Case Western Law Review.

Prof. Chris Northrop has been working as investigator and contributor on an assessment of Missouri’s juvenile justice system, which was published in March by the National Juvenile Defender Center.  Read the report titled Missouri: Justice Rationed An Assessment of Access to Counsel and Quality of Juvenile Defense Representation in Delinquency Proceedings.

Read Prof. Sarah Schindler’s articleThe Future of Abandoned Big Box Stores: Legal Solutions to the Legacies of Poor Planning Decisions, that has been selected as an article that “represent[s] important contributions to the literature of zoning and land use law” by Thomson Reuters publications.  In recognition of that contribution, it will be republished in the annual Zoning and Planning Law Handbook published by Thomson Reuters.

Prof. and Dir. of the Center for Oceans & Coastal Law Charles Norchi addressed the United Nations Division for Ocean Affairs and the Law of the Sea Nippon Fellows on “Island Claims in Maritime Boundary Delimitation” on May 24th at the United Nations headquarters in New York City.

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