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Professor Rowell has co-authored an article in Science Magazine on climate change policy called "Using and improving the social cost of carbon."
In The Media
Professor Robin Fretwell Wilson published "Marriage ofNecessity: Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty Protections" in the Case Western Reserve Law Review. 2014 Case Western Res. L. Rev. 64 (2014).
Criminal Law and Procedure
In Wilkerson v. State, __ P.3d __ (Oct. 31, 2014), the Wyoming Supreme Court relied on a 2007 law review article by Professor Eric Johnson in abandoning 28 years of Wyoming precedent on the subject of second-degree murder. The court said: "After careful consideration, we are forced to agree with the conclusion that the definition of malice contained in our precedent since Crozier [v. State, 723 P.2d 42 (Wyo. 1986)] does not adequately describe and delimit the crime of second-degree murder. On this point, we agree with Professor Johnson's analysis[.]"
Sexuality and the Law
Professor Benson published an article in the inaugural edition of the Illinois Law Review's Slip Opinions explaining the connection between marital rights for same-sex couples and domestic abuse in parenting relationships--arguing that clear rights for lesbian mothers in abusive relationships would help prevent future abuse. The article, titled "Lesbian Mother Survivors of Domestic Abuse: A Plea for Legal Clarity" is available in the online edition of Slip Opinions: 2014 U. Ill. L. Rev. Slip Opinions 18 (2014).
Professors Benson and Hook Dewey participated on a panel at the inaugural National Moot Court Faculty Adviser Conference at Marquette College of Law addressing the pros and cons of different moot court program structures.
Land Use Planning
Professor Eric Freyfogle present comments on land use and communities of the future at a small-group conference of law professors and planning processionals held on October 17 at the Harvard Law School. The gathering, entitled "'The Use of Land' at 40," was sponsored by the Environmental Law Program at Harvard and the Lincoln Institute for Land Policy.
Constitutional Law, Generally
Professor Kurt Lash was at Princeton University where he delivered an invited talk on his new book, The Fourteenth Amendment and the Privileges and Immunities of American Citizenship. The talk was sponsored by the Princeton University Public Law Program.
Intellectual Property Law
Peter Maggs, K вопросу о правовой охране ноу-хоу по российскому законодательству” [Regarding Legal Protection of Knowhow in Russian Legislation], Труды по интеллектуальной собственности [Works on intellectual property]. Vol. XVII, No. 2, pp. 102-117. (2014).