JULY 1, 2006 TO JUNE 30, 2007





I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

II. Papers and Presentations

III. Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies
IV. External Grants Received

V. Awards


I.          Publications, Performances, Exhibits


Chesney, Robert M.


Beyond Conspiracy?  Preventive Prosecution and the Challenge of Unaffiliated Terrorism, 80 So. Cal. L. Rev. (May 2007)


Judicial Review, Combatant Status Determinations, and the Possible Consequences of Boumediene, 48 Harvard Int’l Law Journal Online 62 (2007)


Panel Report: Beyond Article III Courts: Military Tribunals, Status Review Tribunals, and Immigration Courts, 5 Cardozo Public Law, Policy and Ethics Journal 27 (2007)


Leaving Guantànamo: The Law of International Detainee Transfers, 40 University of  Richmond Law Review 657 (2006)


Curtis, Michael K.


Curtis, Parker, Douglas and Finkelman, Constitutional Law in Context, 2 volumes. 2d ed. 2006.  (If not on prior report.  The publication dates is the year, not the month, and I don’t recall the month.)


Supplement to Constitutional Law in Context (summer 2006).


Lincoln, The Constitution of Necessity, and the Necessity of Constitutions:  A Reply to Professor Paulsen,


59 Me. L. Rev. 1 (2007).


If not on prior report:  St. George Tucker and the Legacy of  Slavery, 47 Wm. & Mary L. Rev. 1157 (2006).  The publication date on the cover is Feb. but I think it actually came out much later.


Gilreath, Shannon


Sexual Identity Law in Context: Cases and Materials (West, American Casebook Series, 2007)


Article: Sexually Speaking: Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell and the First Amendment after Lawrence v. Texas, Duke Journal of Gender Law and Policy (Spring 2007). 


Mewhinney, Katherine A.


"Ideals and High Heels:  A Look at Wake Forest University's Elder Law Clinic," The North Carolina State Bar Journal,,3.pdf.  Reprinted by the ABA Commission on Law and Aging in its newsletter, "Bifocal."

North Carolina Tries Mediation for Estate and Guardianship Disputes,” Bifocal (ABA Commission on Law and Aging) Feb. 2007, Vol. 28 No. 3.

Palmiter, Alan R.


Corporations:  Law & Policy  (6th ed. 2007 – West Group) (with Jeff Bauman – Georgetown, Frank Partnoy – San Diego)


The Mutual Fund Board:   A Failed Experiment in Regulatory Outsourcing, 1 Brooklyn J. Corp. Fin. & Comm. Law 165-208 (2006) (excerpted in 16 Fund Directions Mar. 2007)


Parker, Wendy M.


Lessons in Losing: Race Discrimination in Employment, 81 Notre Dame Law Review 889-954 (2006).


Roberts, Thomas E.


Section 1983 and Land Use, Chapter 10, Sword and Shield: A Practical Approach to Section 1983 Litigation (3rd ed. 2006) ((Eds. M. M. Ross and E. Voss Jr.


Shapiro, Sidney A.


Administrative Law And Procedure: A Problem Casebook (3d ed. 2006) (West Publishing Co.) (with William Funk &  Russell Weaver)


United Church of Christ v. FCC: Private Attorney Generals and the Rule of Law, 58 Ad. L. Rev. 939  (2007)


The People’s Agent: Executive Branch Secrecy and Accountability in an Age of Terrorism, 69 Law & Contemp. Probs. 99 (2006) (with Rena I. Steinzor)


A Standards-Based Theory of Judicial Review & The Rule of Law, 57 Ad. L. Rev. 107 (2006) (with Richard Levy).


Peer Review in Regulatory Science, in Rescuing Science from Politics (Rena Steinzor & Wendy Wagner eds. 2006)


Walker, George K.


As Chair, American Branch International Law Association Law of the Sea Committee, published Terms in the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea that the Convention Does Not Define (Aug. 15, 2006 Tentative Final Draft).


Lead article, Defining Terms in the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention IV:  The Last Round of Definitions Proposed by the International Law Association (American Branch) Law of the Sea Committee, 36 California Western International Law Journal 133 (2005), was reprinted in the 2005-06 Proceedings of the International Law Association (American Branch), pp. 23-72.


Agreements to Arbitrate --- What They Are and What They Are Not, ch. 7 in North Carolina Bar Foundation, From A to M --- Arbitration and Mediation in North Carolina (2007).


Wright, Ronald F.


Criminal Procedures – Cases, Statutes, and Executive Materials (3rd Edition, 2007, Aspen Publishers) (with Marc Miller)


The Charging and Sentencing Effects of Depth and Distance in a Criminal Code, 84 N.C. L. REV. 1935-1982 (2006) (with Rodney Engen), electronic copy at


Federal or State? Sorting as a Sentencing Choice, CRIMINAL JUSTICE 16-21 (Summer 2006, Volume 21, Number 2) (symposium issue)


The Power of Bureaucracy in the Response to Blakely and Booker, 43 HOUSTON L. REV. 389-414 (2006) (symposium issue), electronic copy at



II.        Papers and Presentations


Castleman, Don R.


Southeaster Association of Law Schools – New Scholars Panel – Moderator   July, 2006 , West Palm Beach Florida


Chesney, Robert M.


“Terrorism Prosecution Statistics,” presented at Lewis & Clark in connection with a conference titled “Crimes, War Crimes, and the War on Terror (April 20, 2007)


Interrogating Terrorists: Probing the Limits,” moderating (and assembling) a panel concerning interrogation techniques in connection with a conference titled “Confronting Terrorism Here and Abroad: Which Way Forward?” at Duke University School of Law (April 13, 2007)


Terrorism and the Law,” presented at Case School of Law in connection with a conference titled “Sacred Violence: Religiously-Based Terrorism and the Uses and Limits of Government Intervention” (March 30, 2007) (my portion begins at the 20:50 mark)


“The Military Commissions Act of 2006: Outstanding Legal Issues,” panel presentation at Duke University School of Law (February 12, 2007) (video here)


“Enemy Combatants and the Law: A Survey of the Latest Developments in Litigation and Legislation,” presented (by live video link) to the Law of War course at the U.S. Army Judge Advocate General’s Legal Center and School (Feb. 2, 2007)


Inspection tour of Guantanamo Bay (January 23, 2007) (invited by Defense Department General Counsel)


“Scholarship and the New Law Professor: Of Blogs, Books, Networks, and the Placement Game,” panel presentation organized on behalf of the AALS Section on New Law Professors at the AALS annual meeting (January 5, 2007) (audio here) (moderator/convenor)


“Congressional Power and the Military Commissions Act of 2006: Stripping Jurisdiction and Precluding Consideration of Geneva Convention Claims,” panel presentation organized on a “hot topics” theme at the AALS annual meeting (January 5, 2007) (moderator/convenor)

“The Military Commissions Act of 2006: The Litigation Ahead,” presented at the Air Force Judge Advocate General’s annual conference (October 2006)

“The Impact of the Military and State Secrets Doctrine on Terrorism-Related Litigation,” presented at George Washington University Law School (October 2006)

“Anticipatory Prosecution and the Challenge of Unaffiliated Terrorism,” faculty workshop at the University of Iowa College of Law (September 2006)

“Anticipatory Prosecution and the Challenge of Unaffiliated Terrorism,” presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Southeast Association of American Law Schools (July 2006)

Collins, Jennifer M.


Criminal Justice and The Challenge of Family Ties, presented at annual Law and Society Association meeting, July 2006


The Criminal Justice System’s Romanticization of the Parent-Child Relationship, presented at the University of Miami Law School, December 2006


Curtis, Michael K.


Transforming Teenagers into Oral Sex Felons, a presentation to the Gay and Lesbian Lawyer Assn. of N.C.


Mewhinney, Katherine A.


Speaker, 2007 Annual Meeting of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS), Program of Section on Aging and the Law, “Mediation and the Elderly,” (Washington, D.C.)


Invited speaker at the University of Connecticut Law School's 14th Gallivan Conference, "When We're 64:  How Should Property Law Respond to Living Arrangements for the Golden Years?" (Feb. 2007) 


At the Advanced Elder Law Institute of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, in Salt Lake City, moderated a panel sponsored by the Sections on Health Care and Guardianship/Capacity, entitled "Medical Futility as a Healthcare Rationing Issue."  (Nov. 2006)

Palmiter, Alan R.


Panelist, Symposium on Backdating of Options, Weinberg Center of Corporate Governance, University of Delaware (May 2007)


Moderator, “Duties of Modern Business Executive,” Business Law Symposium, Wake Forest University (Apr. 2007)


Invited Participant, Conference on Power of the Corporation, University of North Carolina School of Law, Chapel Hill, North Carolina (Mar. 2007)


Speaker, “Update of Business Law,” N.C. Bar Association Business Law Section Annual Meeting (Feb. 2007)


Speaker, “Basics of US Corporate Law,” Economics and Law Departments, University of Florence, Italy (Dec. 2006)


Participant, Symposium on Gatekeepers Today:  The Professions after the Reforms, Center on Corporate Governance, Columbia Law School, New York (Sep. 2006)


Parker, Wendy M.


Desegregating Teachers, presentation at American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting (Jan. 3, 2007)


Simmons, Kami C.


Presented a Work in Progress at a criminal law workshop in Washington, DC in May 2007


Will present a paper, “The Politics of Policing” at the annual meeting of Southeastern Association of Law Schools in July 2007.

Simmons, Omari S.

Branding the Small Wonder:  Delaware’s Differentiation Advantage and the Market for Corporate Law” Paper to be presented at the SEALS (Southeastern Association of Law Schools) New Scholars Workshop on July 31 2007.

Walker, George K.

Chaired panel discussion, Definitions for the 1982 Law of the Sea Convention:  Recent Developments in the Law of the Sea; presented Tentative Final Draft, Terms in the 1982 U.N. Convention on the Law of the Sea that the Convention Does Not Define, International Law Association (American Branch) annual meeting, New York City, Oct. 27, 2006.


Presented paper, "Agreements to Arbitrate --- What They Are and What They Are Not," also published as ch. 7 in North Carolina Bar Foundation, From A to M --- Arbitration and Mediation in North Carolina (2007), North Carolina Bar Association Dispute Resolution Section annual meeting, Cary, N.C., Mar. 22, 2007.


Talk, "War Crimes;  The U.S. Response to a Global Problem," 2006-07 Wake Forest U. Great Decisions Series, Winston-Salem, Apr. 19, 2007.


Wright, Ronald F.


“Charge Movement and Theories of Prosecution,” presentation at Marquette University, Conference on Plea Bargaining, April 21, 2007.



III.  Editorships, Offices, and Consultancies


Chesney, Robert M.


BOOK REVIEW EDITOR, Journal of National Security Law & Policy (a peer-reviewed journal)


EDITOR-IN-CHIEF, National Security Law Report (the periodical of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on Law and National Security )


CHAIR, Section on National Security Law, Association of American Law Schools


Expert witness on terrorism finance legislation, for plaintiffs in Weiss v. National Westminster Bank (approximately 5 hours)


Expert witness on U.S. counterterrorism law, for Canadian Government Commission of Inquiry into the Bombing of Air India Flight 182 (approximately 20 hours)


Consultant to the Intelligence Science Board (advisory committee for the Director of National Intelligence) (approximately 15 hours)


Gilreath, Shannon


American Civil Liberties Union of North Carolina Legal Foundation.  Filed an Amicus Brief on behalf of the ACLU and the NC Academy of Trial Lawyers in the North Carolina Supreme Court (with Prof. Michael Curtis (Law School))


Mewhinney, Katherine A.


Member, Executive Council, North Carolina Bar Association Section of GP, Solo and Small Firms.


Member, Ethics Committee of the North Carolina State Bar.


Mediator in guardianship litigation, Forsyth County District Court (9 hours).


Palmiter, Alan R.


Reviewer, Casebooks and Student Book Proposals (Aspen Publishers)


Consultant, Cobb & Cole (law firm), in appeal to US Court of Appeals for 11th Circuit, Cox Enterprises v. New Journal Corporation


National Board of Civil Law Notaries (Consiglio Nazionale del Notariato), advised on EU competition policy, as well as US law and law practice


Parker, Wendy M.


Board Member, AALS Education Section


Roberts, Thomas E.


Chair, Urban Lawyer Advisory Board.  (The Urban Lawyer is a national journal on state and local government law matters).


Immediate Past Chair, Section of State and Local Government Law, American Bar Association.


Walker, George K.


Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law Advisory Board.


Chair, International Law Association American Branch Law of the Sea Committee.


Executive Committee, American Branch, International Law Association.


Nonpay consultant, Naval War College, on revising Annotated Supplement to the Naval Commander's Handbook on the Law of Naval Operations, Naval Warfare Publication 1-14.


Nonpay consultant, calls, e-mails from lawyers, judges, law students while working as summer associates, average of an hour a week.


Wright, Ronald F.


Federal Sentencing Reporter


American Law Institute, Members’ Advisory Group for Model Penal Code


Vera Institute, Prosecution and Racial Justice Project (attended two meetings, two days each)


Pew Charitable Trusts, Public Safety Performance Project (reviewed documents and participated in two conference calls)



IV. External Grants Received



V. Awards


Gilreath, Shannon


Book: Sexual Politics: The Gay Person in America Today (2006) nominated for the American Library Association Stonewall Prize for Nonfiction and the Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction


Parker, Wendy M.


Joseph Branch Excellence in Teaching Award