RECENT REPRESENTATIVE PRESENTATIONS:
Human Communication For Law Students, Legal Writing Institute 1-Day Workshop, University of San Diego, San Diego, CA; December 2012
Using Media Training to Get to the Point, The International Conference on Arts in Society, John Moore University, Liverpool, England July 2012 (With Prof. Kathryn Mercer, Ph.D, J.D., and Ann Convery, Media Trainer)
Using Media Training to Teach Precision and Concision to Law Students, Legal Writing Institute Biennial Conference, Palm Desert, CA; June 2012 (with Prof. Kathryn Mercer, Ph.D, J.D., and Ann Convery, Media Trainer)
Using Indigenous Ritual to Make Peace, Global Legal Skills Conference, Chicago, IL; May 2011 (With Prof. Kathryn Mercer, Ph.D, J.D.)
Disney, The Boss, and Mozart for Legal Writers (Using the Arts to Teach Legal Writing); Rocky Mountain Regional Legal Writing Conference, Las Vegas, NV; March 2011 (With Professors Lisa Black and Ruth Hargrove)
International Human Rights Law Update (Year in Review), Panel Member; American Association of Law Schools (AALS) Annual Meeting; San Francisco, CA; January 2011
Peacemaking Using Ritual and Theater Art, The International Conference on Arts in Society, (Common Ground Publishers), Sydney Australia; July 2010
Using Indigenous Ritual to Make Peace, ABA, Dispute Resolution (National) Section Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA; April 2010 (With Mark Mills, J.D., M.D. and Barbara Filner, M.S.)
Making Connections - Elevating the Level of Communication in Undergraduate and Graduate Classrooms; The International Conference on Arts in Society, Venice Italy; July 2009 (With Professor Janet Rubin, Ph.D.)
Collaborative and Cooperative Learning (Small Group Teaching and Learning) in the Large International Classroom; APPEAL (Academics Promoting the Pedagogy of Effective Advocacy in Law) Conference at the University of Pretoria Law School, Pretoria, South Africa; June 2009 (With Professor Roberta Thyfault)
Experiential Teaching and Learning in the Classroom; the International Improving University Teaching Conference at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, Scotland; July 2008 (With Professor Janet Rubin, Ph.D.)
International Law Affecting Child Trafficking; State Bar of Michigan Children’s Law Section, State Bar Annual Conference; Lansing MI; September 2006
RECENT REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS:
"Making Lawyers Out of Law Students: Shifting the Locus of Authority," (with Professor Timothy Casey) 20 Perspectives: Teaching Legal Res. & Writing 96 (2012).
San Diego Daily Transcript (Op Eds):
- "It started with a cat fight; a story and a call to grow out of the Arab-Israeli conflict," (February 14, 2013)
"How not to be jaded when the world is going to the bad place in a hand basket," (January 28, 2013)
"Luddie levity and summertime musing," (July 9, 2012) (Original title: Acclaimed Doc smashes computer on Genesee Ave - patient healed (photos at 11); Learning at a Distance? republished at: http//lawprofessors,typead.com/legal_skills/2012/08/another-article-on-on-line-learning.html)
"Common ground: There is no other," (November 14, 2011)
"It is worth 'sounding the First Amendment bugle' for cyberbullies?" (November 2, 2011)
"Juan Williams and the beiging of America," (October 27, 2010)
"The zen of New Year's goal setting; or how to set goals when there is not future," (December 29, 2009)
"Obama and the next generation of Americans," (November 13, 2008)
"Interactive Group Learning in the Legal Writing Classroom: An International Primer on Student Collaboration and Cooperation in Large Classrooms" (with Professor Roberta Thyfault), Vol. III John Marshall Law Review 101, Issue 1, Fall 2009.
“Point: - A View From the Trenches: Unavoidable Realities of Michigan’s Juvenile Delinquent System”, Vol. VI University of Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, Issue 1, Winter 2002.
“Foster Families Expanding Role in the Courts”, Volume IV University of Michigan Child Welfare Law Journal, Issue 1, Winter 2000.