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Faculty Achievements: Week ending September 12, 2014

Dean Jeffrey Brauch’s article, "Human Rights Protections in the Post-9/11 World", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: PSN: Effects of Terrorism (Topic).

Professor Eric DeGroff and alum Steve Fitschen ('99) completed an article on de facto parenthood & the rights of natural parents in same-sex relationships.  Is it Time for the Court to Accept the O.F.F.E.R.?  Applying Smith v. Organization of Foster Families for Equality and Reform to Promote Clarity, Consistency, and Federalism in the World of De Facto Parenthood will be published in the Spring 2015 edition of the Southern California Interdisciplinary L. J.

Professor Eric DeGroff has been invited to write a book chapter for publication as part of an international environmental law encyclopedia,  expected to be published next year by Edward Elgar Press.  The book will be one of 11 volumes and will focus on environmental decision making, with Eric's chapter addressing access to information in the U.S. and the E.U.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm completed "A Brief Assessment of the 25 year Effect of the Convention on the Rights of the Child," which will be published by Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm's article with Elizabeth Oklevitch, "Federalism or Extreme Makeover of State Domestic Regulations Power? The Rules and Rhetoric of Windsor (and Perry)", was recently listed on SSRN's Top Ten download list for: LSN: Family Law (Sexuality) (Topic), LSN: Marriage (Topic), PSN: Domestic Politics & International Courts (Topic) and PSN: Other Social Welfare Policy (Topic).

On Sept. 4 at Liberty University, Law School Professor Lynne Marie Kohm presented "Unpacking Windsor and Subsequent Cases and Their Implications for Family Law," offering a presentation from the article posted on SSRN entitled "Federalism or Extreme Makeover of Family Law? Rules and Rhetoric of Windsor (and Perry)," published by the Elon Law Review.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm's casebook with Lynn D. Wardle (BYU) and Mark S. Strasser (Capital), Family Law from Multiple Perspectives (West 2014) was completed and published.  See more about it athttp://www.westacademic.com/Professors/ProductDetails.aspx?NSIID=3044.

Professor Lynne Marie Kohm's piece on Ray and Janay Rice was published in the CNSNews.com commentary section.

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