October 31, 2018
Professor Steve Meili was interviewed by KARE 11 television, NBC’s Minneapolis affiliate, on October 30 regarding President Trump’s intention to issue an Executive Order revoking birthright citizenship under the 14th Amendment. Professor Meili, who teaches immigration law and supervises the Immigration and Human Rights Clinic at the Law School, pointed out that it is well-settled law that the 14th Amendment confers citizenship on any person born in the United States, regardless of the immigration status of that person’s parents. In addition, any change to the U.S. Constitution would need to be implemented through the normal constitutional amendment process rather than via Executive decree.
October 29, 2018
Prof. Kristin Hickman was identified in an E&E News Greenwire article as a possible contender for a judgeship on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. Administrative law cases dominate the D.C. Circuit’s docket. Prof. Hickman, who co-authors the Administrative Law Treatise and a textbook on federal administrative law, is a recognized expert on administrative law. The article also noted Prof. Hickman’s work on agency deference doctrine, including that Justice Gorsuch cited her work in an opinion last year.
October 24, 2018
The Federal Trade Commission is in the process of holding a series of Hearings on Competition and Consumer Protection in the 21st Century. During the fourth round of hearings on October 23-24, Professor Tom Cotter participated in a panel on Innovation and IP Policy, noting among other things that patents can serve different purposes in different industries. Video of the session is available, with Professor Cotter’s opening statement running from 13:15 to 22:50.
Prof. Turoski Discusses Intellectual Property and the Critical Role of Chemistry at Amercian Chemical Society’s 53rd Midwest Regional MeetingOctober 23, 2018
Professor Christopher M. Turoski presented at the Amercian Chemical Society’s 53rd Midwest Regional Meeting on the topic of intellectual property and the critical role of chemistry. Prof. Turoski generally discussed an Entrepreneurs Tool Kit: Resources & Best Practices, and more specifically how patents intersect with research and business.
October 23, 2018
Professor Francis Shen’s research on inequality and U.S. war casualties was featured in a New York Times Magazine article. Professor Shen was quoted on the political consequences of inequality in military sacrifice: “While much of the country has moved on, war is front and center in the living rooms and hospital beds of the communities whose families are fighting it.”
October 17, 2018
Professor Francis Shen’s groundbreaking work in the emerging field of neurolaw was profiled by the Star Tribune. In his research and writing, Shen examines how brain science could affect law and public policy and the legal implications of everything from concussions in youth sports to the reliability of memory. “Seeing the world through brain circuitry is a really foundational shift, not just for law, but for policy,” said Shen. “We’re trying to prepare for a world that’s coming, but not quite here yet.”
Prof. Wolf Publishes Article in Science on Sharing Data and Results with Research ParticipantsOctober 17, 2018
Professor Susan Wolf co-authored an article published in Science challenging a recent report from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine that makes recommendations on how to share research results and data with people who agree to participate in research studies and calls for problematic changes to federal law. Wolf and co-author Barbara J. Evans of the University of Houston Law Center maintain that “the Academies’ report endorses the idea of participant access to results and data, but then builds daunting barriers” and that it “rejects widely supported, legally sound approaches” to returning results and data to research participants.
October 16, 2018
Professor Jill Hasday appeared on Kare 11 TV News to discuss the Supreme Court’s precedents governing the use of affirmative action in public higher education.
October 11, 2018
Professor Christopher M. Turoski presented at the 2018 SACNAS National Diversity in STEM Conference on the topic of patents. SACNAS is the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. The SACNAS conference consistently provides a unique intersection of cutting-edge science, family, motivation, and opportunity for students and scientists at all levels.
Prof. Turoski Presents Research on Intellectual Property in the Internet of Things at the Minnesota IT SymposiumOctober 1, 2018
Professor Christopher M. Turoski presented his research on Intellectual Property (IP) in the Internet of Things (IoT) at the Minnesota IT Symposium. Prof. Turoski detailed challenges presented by the IoT when protecting products. Prof. Turoski’s research surveyed attempts to use patents to protect technology in the IoT, as well as other forms of IP protection. Prof. Turoski identified IP protection strategies for IoT products and data, and defensive strategies allowing commercialization of products and data. The Minnesota IT Symposium is an annual gathering of CIOs and their senior IT leaders in Minnesota.