3.14.2014

Faculty Achievements: Week Ending March 14, 2014

Professor Kenneth Ching presented his article, "Justice and Harsh Results," at the KCON9 Conference in Miami, which was held February 21 and 22.

Professor James Duane's article, "Sherlock Holmes and the Mystery of the Pointless Remand," was published in the Berkeley Journal of Criminal Law and may be available on SSRN soon. Professor Duane was also quoted in "Newport News: Juror selection in capital cases can be more difficult," a Daily Press article regarding jury selection in the John Moses Ragin trial.

Professor Duane’s hit lecture “Don’t Talk to the Police” has received more than 3.6 million views on YouTube, a figure that does not include views for other versions floating around on the Internet, one of which has more than 2.2 million hits. Now, the lecture has been acknowledged on primetime television. In “Conventions,” a February 26, 2014 episode of the NBC drama Chicago P.D., a criminal suspect requests to remain silent under protection of the Fifth Amendment and references the popular lecture. Read the full story here.

Professor Tessa Dysart presented her work on minors and human trafficking, "The Protected Innocence Initiative," at Duke University School of Law. The presentation combined her article, which will be published by Duke, and additional work in this area.

Professor Natt Gantt presented a CLE titled "The Role of Mentoring in Developing Lawyers' Professional Identity" to the South Hampton Roads Bar Association on February 25.

Professor Gantt's article, "Deconstructing Thinking Like a Lawyer," which was published in the Campbell Law Review, will be translated into Chinese.

Professor Louis Hensler posted "Flexible Interpretations of 'The Powers that Be' from Constantine to Mandela and Beyond" to SSRN's Working Papers Series. The piece canvasses significant interpretations of Romans 13:1-7 within their historical contexts.

An article Professor Lynn Marie Kohn co-authored, "'Are We There Yet'? Immigration Reform for Children Left Behind," was listed on SSRN's Top 10 download list for PSN: Politics of Immigration.

Professor Kohm will participate in the International Studies Association Annual Conference in Toronto on March 26 as a panelist for a segment called "25 Years of the Convention on the Rights of the Child Around the World" with a presentation entitled "A 25-Year Assessment of Whether the CRC has Helped Children," which is available at SSRN's Working Paper Series.

Professor Kathleen McKee will present at several local venues on the topic of human trafficking:
  • March 18: Panelist for the APA Film Screening on trafficking at the Regent's School of Communication and the Arts
  • April 12: Practitioner-Scholars Conference at Hampton Roads, Interdisciplinary Approach to Law and Psychology 
  • April 17: Bon Secours Community Outreach program
  • April 26-May 1: Crime Stoppers Conference in Hampton Roads

Professor David Wagner will host a panel on the incorporation of civil injuries and the Seventh Amendment on Friday, March 20. An article in The Legal Examiner states that the conference is one of a kind. Panelists include Professor Paul Finkleman of Albany University Law School and Sean P. Tracey of Tracey Law Firm, which is located in Houston.

Professor Gloria Whittico presented "Disproportionate Representation of Children of Color in Child Welfare and Foster Care: Lessons Learned from Dred Scott and other Pre-Civil War 'Freedom Suits'” at Capital University Law School's 10th Annual Wells Conference on Adoption.