Presentations and Research Marsha Baum spoke at the League for In-
novation’s Conference on Information Tech- nology 2005 in October in Dallas. Her topic was, “Surf and Turf: Teaching Students about Copyright, Fair Use, and Public Domain on the Internet.” Sherri Burr lectured on “Copyrights and
Trademarks for Advertisers” to the New Mex- ico Advertising Federation in September. In November, she participated in a Minding Your Finances Panel at a Mount Holyoke College Black Alumni Reunion event. In December, she traveled to New Zealand
and Australia where she interviewed New Zealand and Australian filmmakers, entertain- ment lawyers, and film industry executives for an update to her book, Entertainment Law in a Nutshell, due out in 2007. Denise Fort presented a paper at the 6th
Annual Global Conference on Environmen- tal Taxation: Issues, Experiences, and Poten- tial. The September gathering was held at the University of Leuven in Leuven, Belgium. Her paper was titled, “The Promotion of Renewable Energy Sources Through Tax or Other Market- Based Measures – Challenges and Obstacles.” While in Europe, she met with European Union officials to discuss agricultural policy. In October, she spoke on, “Where will we
get our water in the future – A new era of federal involvement with western water?” at a conference sponsored by the University of Montana School of Law. Fort also addressed the U.S. responsibility to the many people in the world who lack safe drinking water at the national Citizens for Global Solution conference in Santa Fe. While on sabbatical this year, she is research-
ing the United States’ national policy toward irrigated agriculture.
Laura Gómez spoke about the first criminal
trials that occurred under American jurisdic- tion in New Mexico in 1847 at a September faculty workshop at the University of Wiscon- sin’s Institute for Legal Studies. In October, she presented a talk in San Juan, Puerto Rico at the 10th annual LatCrit conference, a gathering that focuses on critical legal analysis of interest to Latinos. She discussed the parallels between the U.S. colonization of New Mexico in 1846 and the U.S. colonization of Puerto Rico in 1898.
Antoinette Sedillo Lopez made a presen-
tation entitled, “Making and Breaking Habits: Cultural Context and Inter-cultural Com- munication in Supervision in the Clinic” at the Sixth International Clinical Conference in October at Lake Arrowhead, Calif. At the same conference, Alfred Mathewson spoke on, “Training Corporate Lawyers for Underserved Communities.” The conference was hosted by the UCLA School of Law and the University of London Institute of Advanced Legal Studies. Sedillo Lopez was featured in a December
issue of the Hispanic Outlook in Higher Edu- cation. In an article about her, she was referred to as “a regular voice in promoting diversity.” Suellyn Scarnecchia is serving on the American Association of Law Schools’ Committee on Recruitment and Retention of Minority Faculty Members. In that role, she was invited to give a number of presenta- tions during which she discussed the results of a recent AALS statistical study that indicates relatively low retention rates for minority law faculty members nationwide. Her presentations also included a report by the committee that highlights actions law schools can take to im- prove minority faculty retention. She spoke at the AALS annual meeting in Washington, D.C. in January, where she participated in panel discussions on academic freedom in clini-
Paul Nathanson Bids Farewell After 25 Years
Staff and Faculty at the UNM School of Law honored Paul Nathanson during an afternoon reception in the forum. Nathanson retired as director of the school’s Institute of Public Law. He remains a part-time research professor and taught in the new economic development clinic last fall. Pictured with Nathanson are Judy Flynn O’Brien, director of the Corinne Wolfe Children’s Law Center at IPL and Dean Suellyn Scarnecchia.
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cal programs and on law school “pipeline programs” to improve college preparation in K-12 programs. She also spoke at the Ameri- can Bar Association Law Deans Workshop in Chicago in February and on April 7 she will speak at the Southeast/Southwest Regional People of Color Legal Scholarship Conference.
In Print Marsha Baum co-wrote Internet Surf and
Turf Revealed: The Essential Guide to Copyright, Fair Use, and Finding Media with Barbara Waxer, a textbook author of multimedia soft- ware and former Institute of Public Law em- ployee. The book was published last October by Thomson Course Technology.
Scott Hughes co-authored the second edi-
tion of The Art of Mediation, published in late 2005 by the National Institute for Trial Advo- cacy. His co-author was Mark Bennett, a Santa Fe mediator, facilitator and strategic planner who also teaches advanced mediation as an ad- junct professor at the UNM law school. Lisa Torraco, a visiting professor in the clin-
ic, wrote “Working with a Law School Clinic”, published in the September/October 2005 is- sue of National District Attorneys’ Association magazine.
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