Faculty in the News

Faculty News

  • Cox on MPR and Star Tribune on Mortgage Foreclosure Legislation

    July 31, 2008 Professor Prentiss Cox appeared on the Midday call-in show on Minnesota Public Radio to discuss recent federal legislation and mortgage foreclosures. Cox also was quoted in a story on shifting foreclosure patterns that appeared in the StarTribune newspaper.
  • Simon Quoted in Pioneer Press on School Bus Crash Prosecution

    July 26, 2008 Professor Steve Simon was quoted extensively in an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press on the issues and challenges in the upcoming trial involving a vehicle that crashed into the side of a school bus resulting in the death of four students and the injury of many other students.
  • Kirtley Discusses Whether "Fair" Political Coverage is Required by Law

    July 21, 2008 Prof. Jane Kirtley was interviewed for Jason DeRusha’s “Good Question” segment on WCCO television. The topic was whether broadcasters are required to provide equal coverage to political candidates. “There is no government mandate for equal treatment,” Kirtley explained. “We don’t have a Fairness Doctrine any more that demands that the news media, as a matter of law, provide equal coverage for each candidate.”
  • Hill Gets Watson Award for Article on Law and Identity

    July 14, 2008 Professor Hill’s article, “The Law and Economics of Identity,” which was published in Volume 32 of the Queen’s Law Journal, received the David Watson Memorial Award, given “annually to the article in the Journal which is judged to make the most significant contribution to legal scholarship.”
  • July 10, 2008 Prof. Jane Kirtley was quoted in an Associated Press story on July 9, 2008, regarding a $12,000 Federal Communications Commission fine imposed on Clear Channel Communications, former owner of radio station KFGO, after the station aired a voicemail message without first obtaining permission of the caller. Prof. Kirtley said that “This is a classic example of how the FCC rules and regulations” may restrict broadcasters in ways that would be unconstitutional if imposed on the print media.
  • Cox in American Banker on Credit Card Charges

    July 3, 2008 Professor Prentiss Cox was quoted in an article titled, “JPM Chase Drops Check Offers in Favor of Plastic Variety” in American Banker, a banking industry trade publication, about preacquired account sales of membership clubs to holders of credit cards.
  • Cox in Wall Street Journal on Mortgage Suits

    June 26, 2008 Professor Prentiss Cox was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article examining lawsuits filed by state attorneys general against various subsidiaries and officers of Countrywide Mortgage.Professor Cox was also quoted on the WSJ’s Law Blog http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Klass Blogs on Exxon Valdez Case

    June 26, 2008 Professor Alexandra Klass has submitted postings on SCOTUS blog and the American Constitution Society blog on the Supreme Court’s recent decision in the 19-year litigation over punitive damages associated with the grounding of the Exxon Valdez in Prince William Sound, Alaska, which resulted in the discharge of 11 million gallons into the Sound. Additional posting at http://www.acsblog.org/guest-bloggers-punitive-damages-run-aground-befor…
  • Kirtley Lectures on Media Law and Ethics in Sierra Leone

    June 17, 2008 Professor Jane Kirtley delivered a series of lectures on media law and ethics in Sierra Leone from June 17-21. Her appearances in Freetown and in the “upcountry” towns of Makeni and Bo were sponsored by the U.S. State Department. In addition to meeting with journalists and government officials, she was also interviewed by several radio stations. Media law is currently in a state of transition in the country. The Sierra Leone Association of Journalists has filed suit to challenge the 1965 Public Order Act, which includes criminal penalties for seditious libel.
  • Shaffer Interviewed on Bloomberg TV on Korean Protests Regarding US Beef

    June 3, 2008 In June, Greg Shaffer was on Bloomberg television providing his analysis of the mass protests in Korea regarding the government’s agreement with the US to re-import US beef, which the protestors claimed poses a risk of mad cow disease. Shaffer was later quoted in news analyses on the web, stating: “This will kill the U.S.-Korea free-trade agreement. The political opposition in Korea has found an issue which has provided it leverage to undermine the current government.”

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