SCHOOL OF LAW
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES SUMMARY
FOR JULY 1, 1998 TO JUNE 30, 1999

 

I. Publications, Performances, Exhibits

Curtis, Michael Kent

"Lincoln, Vallandingham, and Anti-War Speech During the Civil War", 7 Bill of Rights L.J. 105-191 (1998).

"Two Textual Adventures", 66 Geo. Wash. Law Review 1269-1291 (1998).

"Tourgee, Albion", America National Biography, 769-771.

Newman, Joel S.

"Doctors, Lawyers and the Unabomber", 60 University of Montana Law Review 67.

"Pay Now, Die Later: Taxes, Politics and Preneed Funeral Trusts", 80 Tax Notes 711.

Palmiter, Alan

Corporations: Examples & Explanations (Aspen Law and Business).

Law and Valuation: Cases and Materials (web-published text book).

"Toward Disclosure Choice in Securities Offerings", 1999 Columbia Business Law Review 1.

Perry, Michael

"What Is 'The Constitution'?" in Constitutionalism: Philosophical Foundations, edited by Caroy Alexander (Cambridge Univ. Press, 1998).

"Liberal Democracy and Religious Morality," DePaul Law Review 48:1, 1-50 (Fall 1998).

Roberts, Thomas G.

Cases and Materials on Land Use (3d.ed. 1999) (West Group).

"Land Use Fundamentals", in Nuts & Bolts of Municipal Law Practice (ABA 1998) (Chapter 1, pgs. 65-103).

Shores, David

"Re-examining Continuity of Shareholder Interest in Corporate Reorganizations", 17 Va. Tax Rev. 419 (1998).

"Re-examininig Continuity of Shareholder Interest in Corporate Divisions", 18 Va. Tax Rev. 473 (1999).

Chap. XI, Deferred Payment Sales; Chapt. XII, Non-Recognition Transactions, in Newman, Federal Income Taxation (1998).

Walker, George K.

Reporter, Lynn P. Burleson et al., The North Carolina Family Law Arbitration Act: Proposed Legislation, Forms and Rules (NCBA 1999).

Arbitration Clauses in North Carolina, ch. 2 in North Carolina Bar Foundation, Basics of International Law: Practice Tools for North Carolina's Emerging Global Economy (1998).

The North Carolina Canons of Ethics for Arbitrators, in American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution & Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Arbitration: Preparing for the 21st Century 436-69 (1998).

Non-Binding, Court-Ordered Arbitration: Practice Pointers, in Symposium, Mediation and Arbitration, Trial Briefs 6 (Summer 1998).

Anticipatory Collective Self-Defense in the Charter Era, ch. 15 in The Law of Military Operations: Liber Amicorum Professor Jack Grunawalt (Naval War College International Law Studies, vol. 72; Michael N. Schmitt ed. 1998), also published under same title in 31 Cornell International Law Journal 321 (1998).

Wright, Ronald F.

Criminal Procedures – The Police (Aspen Law and Business).

Criminal Procedures – Prosecution and Adjudication (Aspen Law and Business).

"The Future of Responsive Sentencing in North Carolina", 11 Federal Sentencing Reporter 215 (Jan./Feb. 1999).

"Flexibility in North Carolina Sentencing," 9 Overcroded Times No. 6 (December 1998).

"Rules for Sentencing Revolutions," 108 Yale Law Journal 1355 (1999).

"Three Strikes Legislation and Sentencing Commission Objectives," 20 Law and Policy 429 (1998).

"Teaching Holistic Sentencing," 10 Federal Sentencing Reporter 338 (1998).

II. Papers and Presentations

Curtis, Michael Kent

The Peoples' Darling Privilege (Free Speech History) Law, Culture, and The Humanities Conference, Wake Forest Univ., March 12-14, 1999.

Comment on Akhil Amar's The Bill of Rights at Symposium at William & Mary School of Law.

Grebeldinger, Sue

Supreme Court Update -- N.C. Labor & Employment Attorneys Meeting.

Mewhinney, Kate

"A Good Death: What's Law Got to Do With It?," 1999 Management Retreat, Hospice for the Carolinas, Inc.; Montreat, N.C., March 24, 1999.

Newman, Joel S.

Testimony on Proposed Rulemaking with Respect to Travel and Tour Activities of Tax Exempt Organizations, Internal Revenue Service, Washington, D.C., February, 1999.

"NCLAW 90210" [a mock disbarment hearing] North Carolina Bar Foundation Seminar, February, 1999.

"Ethics of Estate Planning and Tax Practice", Wachovia Bank and Trust Tax CLE program, November, 1998.

"Lawyer Civility Codes Amintaphil conference, (American Section, International Association for Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy) Montreal, Canada, September, 1998.

Palmiter, Alan

NC Bar Association CLE (Pinehurst) Presentation, "Recent Developments in Business Law."

NC Bar Association Notes Bearing Interest Paper, "SEC Aircraft Carrier."

Parker, J. Wilson

N.C. Countil of School Board Attorneys Annual Meeting, "Questioning Assumptions: Are There Limits to Federal Regulation of Special Education?"

Perry, Michael

Presented work-in-progress to a faculty workshop, University of North Carolina, School of Law. "What Is 'Morality' Anyway?" (August, 1998).

Presented work-in progress to a faculty workshop, Washington College of Law, American University. "What Is 'Morality' Anyway?" (September, 1998).

Participated in a "town meeting" on morality in government at Wake Forest University; sponsored by the Wake Forest University undergraduate student government, (September, 1998).

Presented work-in-progress to a faculty workshop, Wake Forest University School of law. "What Is 'Morality' Anyway?" (December 1998).

Presented work-in-progress to a faculty workshop, University of San Diego School of Law. "What Is 'Morality' Anyway?" (December 1998).

Presented a paper to a panel at the annual AALS meeting. The panel topic: "Interdisciplinary Scholarship in the Humanities". Professor Perry’s topic was "The Law Professor as Moral Philosopher". The paper will be published in 1999 as a symposium issue of the Yale Journal of Law & the Humanities. (January 1999).

Presented a paper to a symposium on religious liberty; sponsored by the Indiana University/Bloomington School of Law and the Poynter Center for the Study of Ethics and American Institutions: "Freedom of Religion in the United States: Fin de Siecle Sketches". (April 1999).

Delivered a lecture in the 1999 Faith and Justice Lecture Series, Georgetown University Law Center: "What Is 'Morality' Anyway?" (April 1999).

Delivered a commencement address (and received an honorary doctorate). St. John's University, Collegeville, Minnesota (May 1999).

Featured speaker at conference, "Political Thought After Liberalism". Conference was part of the ongoing Calvin College Seminars in Christian Scholarship. Calvin College, Grand Rapids, Michigan. "Liberalism, Morality, and Religion". (May 1999).

Roberts, Thomas G.

Nuts and Bolts of Municipal Law Practice, September 11, 1998, Chicago, Illinois. Presentation on Land Use Law.

Walker, George K.

The North Carolina Canons of Ethics for Arbitrators, at North Carolina Dispute Resolution Commission meeting, Raleigh, Aug. 28, 1998, and at American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution & Association of the Bar of the City of New York continuing education program, New York City, Sept. 24-25, 1998, also published as part of program materials, American Bar Association winter meeting, Los Angeles.

Arbitration Clauses in North Carolina, at NCBA continuing education program, Cary, N.C., Oct. 9, 1998.

Talk on international law and projected NATO action in the former Yugoslavia, Developments in United Nations Law, to Naval Reserve Legal Service Office Mid Atlantic 107 and Naval Reserve Volunteer Training Unit (law) reservists and other military lawyers, Raleigh, Dec. 5, 1998.

Arbitration of Family Law Cases by Agreement: A Comparative Law Analysis (Apr. 5, 1999), prepared for submission to North Carolina General Assembly House of Representatives Committee considering the Family Law Arbitration Act; had previouslsy appeared before the Committee (Item C.2) to promote the Act Mar. 23, 1999.

Draft paper, Rights and Duties of Neutral States with Regard to Methods and Means of Computer Network Attack, at Naval War College Symposium, Computer Network "Attack" and International Law, June 24, 1999, Newport, R.I.

Walsh, Robert K.

Presentations, "A Day in the Life of a Dean," and "Relationships with the Central Administration," ABA Seminar for New Law School Deans, Graylyn Conference Center, Wake Forest University, June 9-13, 1999.

Program Chair and Moderator, "The University and Its Law School: Entering the 21st Century Together", Invitational Conference for Presidents, Provosts and Deans of ABA Approved Law Schools, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar, Chicago, Illinois, February 25-27, 1999.

Wright, Ronald F.

"A New Legislative History of the 1984 Sentencing Reform Act," presented to the Federal Public Defenders of the 9th Circuit, Las Vegan, NV, 9/13/98.

III. Editorships, Offices,and Consultancies

Mewhinney, Kate

Member, Board of Directors, National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, May 1995 - May 1999.

Member, Professionalism Task Force, national Academy of Elder Law Attorneys, 1998 to present.

Member, Executive Committee, Section on Aging the the Law; Association of American Law Schools.

Newman, Joel S.

American Bar Association, Central and East European Law Initiative Consultations

Armenia, Code of Professional Conduct for Lawyers (1999).

Georgia, concept Paper on the Regulation of Attorneys (1999).

Macedonia, Amendments to the Law on the Bar (1999).

Uzbekistan, Law on Non-Commercial, Non-Governmental Organizations (1999).

Ukraine, Code of Ethics for Advocates (1998).

Palmiter, Alan

Treasurer, NC Bar Association Business Council

Parker, Deborah L.

Legal Writing Institute, Board of Directors.

Legal Writing Institute, Secretary.

Perry, Michael

Journal of Law & Religion. Human Rights Review.

Roberts, Thomas G.

Communications Director, Section of State and Local Government Law, American Bar Association.

Taylor, James Jr.

Board of Directors, Center on Law, Ethics and National Security Permanent Member, Fourth Circuit Judicial Conference.

Walker, George K.

Council member, North Carolina Bar Association (NCBA) Dispute Resolution, International Law & Practice Sections; chair, NCBA International Law & Practice Section nominating committee; reporter, joint NCBA Dispute Resolution and Family Law Section Committee to draft a Family Law Arbitration Act for enactment by the 1999 North Carolina General Assembly and appeared before General Assembly committee to sponsor the Act; continued service as reporter, NCBA, North Carolina Canons of Ethics for Arbitrators (1998), now before the Supreme Court of North Carolina for consideration and possible adoption.

Appointed chair, American Branch International Law Association (ILA) Law of the Sea Committee.

Appointed to ILA Arms Control & Disarmament Committee as American Branch delegate.

Nonpay consultant, Naval War College, average of an hour a week.

Nonpay consultant, call-ins from lawyers, judges, Wake Forest law students while working as summer associates, average of an hour a week.

Walsh, Robert K.

Chairperson-Elect, Council of American Bar Association Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

Chair, Budget Committee, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education.

Member, Long Range Planning Committee, American Bar Association Section of Legal Education.

Member, Law School Project Advisory Committee, American Inns of Court.

Member, New Deans Seminar Planning Committee, American Bar Association.

Member, Special Committee on Post JD Programs, American Bar Association.

Member, Citizens for Independent Courts Committee of Law Deans, A Project of the Century Foundation/Twentieth Century Fund.

Member, Chief Justice's Commission on Professionalism, State of North Carolina Member, Long Range Planning Committee, North Carolina Bar Association.

Member, Task Force on the Legal Education of Lawyers in North Carolina, North Carolina Bar Association.

Master of the Bench, Chief Justice Joseph Branch Inn of Court.

Wright, Ronald F.

Federal Sentencing Reporter, member of editorial board.

Families Against Mandatory Minimums (FAMM), advisory board.

Council member, ABA Section on Administative Law.

 

Expert Consultant for POV/American Documentary web site (in connection with Michael Moore’s PBS special, "The Legacy: Murder & Media, Politics and Prison) Half day.

IV. External Grants Received

Mewhinney, Kate

"Training in the Ethical Challenges of Dementia and Memory Loss," $9600 grant received from the Fund for Ethics and Leadership.