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Brandeis strongly connected to U.S. Supreme Court's upcoming same-sex marriage case

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 12:07
pThe U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments sometime in April on the Sixth Circuit’s decision in the fall to uphold bans on same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The decision abruptly halted a swift wave of momentum favoring same-sex marriage – in the past year alone, state statutes or amendments banning same-sex marriage rights have been overturned in 28 other states./ppSCOTUS will hear from plaintiffs challenging these bans in each of the four states. Kentucky’s case was brought by two sets of plaintiffs; one group that included couples who married in other states and are seeking recognition in the Commonwealth, and the other group of couples who are seeking the right to marry in the state. /ppAll of the attorneys who have represented the plaintiffs from the beginning are graduates of the Brandeis School of Law. They include Laura Landenwich, Daniel Canon and L. Joe Dunman, from Clay Daniel Walton amp; Adams, and Dawn Elliott and Shannon Fauver, from the Fauver Law Office./ppTo underscore the significance of such a rare opportunity for these alums, the Supreme Court’s website claims that Justices grant review on about 100 of the more than 10,000 petitions filed with the court each term./pp“Most lawyers don’t get this opportunity and it’s not something I ever would have believed was possible,” Landenwich said. “We all view this as the major civil rights case of our era. It’s hard to imagine another case in our lifetime that will have such a big impact nationally on the development of the law, Constitutional law and our understanding of who deserves protection.”/ppLandenwich said the legal team purposefully worked around the clock to get the petition filed in time (they had two weeks) to put it in front of the current court./pp“Everyone had the opinion that the Supreme Court may not look the same the next term. The uncertainty if we waited was too great and would affect too many people,” she said. “It was intense. It still is.”/ppLandenwich credits her moot court training at Brandeis – and Professor Sam Marcosson’s coaching – for helping her prepare for some of that intensity. She also said the Louisville legal community in general has rallied around the team./pp“There is a lot of support from the law school and the Louisville Bar. There is a definite comradery. The university has played a central role in providing support and knowing that your peers are behind you has helped motivate us through the process,” Landenwich said./ppIn addition to boasting alumni who will be facing the bench in this landmark civil rights case, Brandeis is also connected via its current students and faculty as well./pp“The law school’s involvement in this case embodies the best qualities of our law school in the ‘how’ the people are involved,” said Professor Jamie Abrams, who was part of a team of 56 family law professors who signed and submitted an amicus curiae brief in the Sixth Circuit cases. Abrams worked with a team of Brandeis students to research the underlying Kentucky law. Those students worked for public service hours./ppThe plaintiff’s legal team is also being supported by students working for pay, student legal scholars, faculty scholars (Professors Sam Marcosson, David Herzig) and more. Additionally, Herzig’s article, “A Taxing Decision: The Supreme Court will rule in favor of gay marriage for the most practical of reasons,” was published by Slate./pp“All law schools have faculty who can publish, teach and serve. What we do uniquely is integrate all of them,” Abrams said. “To me, the work on this case embodies everything that we value at Brandeis in terms of how to be a student and a professor and a graduate.  It’s not necessarily what we’re doing but how we’re doing it: we’re getting students involved and engaged and we’re supporting our alumni.”/ppSince the fall decision, Marcosson has also put together moot courts to prep Landenwich – a throwback to her time as a student – and the others./pp“I can’t overstate how much the moot courts and Sam have prepared me for this. It was the most valuable experience I got at law school,” Landenwich said./ppLandenwich adds that she is optimistic about the case and said the nation is ready for same-sex marriage. Marcosson’s optimism comes from his personal experience with the legal team./pp“I am confident in all of them that they’ll do a brilliant job,” he said. “This just shows that you don’t have to go to the biggest schools to have an opportunity to make a difference on the biggest issues on the biggest stage.” /p

Professor Rothstein moderating Individuals with Disabilities panel

Thu, 03/26/2015 - 11:42
pProfessor Laura Rothstein will moderate a panel of individuals with disabilities, titled “A View from the Inside,” on April 1 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Chao Auditorium./ppThe panel is part of a four-day program titled “Embracing Disability for an Inclusive Campus,” presented by the Commission on Diversity and Racial Equality. It is being co-sponsored by the Health Sciences Center Office of Diversity and Inclusion and the Disability Resource Center./ppThe event begins March 30 with a presentation on how to create accessible courses. Sessions will be held on both the Belknap Campus and at the Health Sciences Center./ppFor more information or to register, visit Louisville.edu/disability/codre. br //p

Professor McNeal speaking at ASU's School-to-Prison Pipeline event

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 15:17
!--[if gte mso 9]xml o:OfficeDocumentSettings o:AllowPNG/ /o:OfficeDocumentSettings /xml![endif]-- pProfessor Laura McNeal has been invited to speak at Arizona State University's quot;School-to-Prison Pipeline in Indian Countyquot; symposium and town hall meeting. The event is Friday in ASU's The Great Hall. /p pspan style=color: blackProfessor McNeal's talk is titled: “Managing Our Blind Spot, The Role of Implicit Bias and the School-to-Prison Pipeline.” She will be discussing her research conducted through the Charles Hamilton Houston Institute for Race and Justice at Harvard Law School regarding how to minimize the effects of implicit bias in school disciplinary referrals. br / br / quot;This work is important to me because I strongly believe that we have a responsibility to ensure that every child has the opportunity to fulfill their potential and receive a high quality education. The bottom line is when children are not in school due to suspensions for non-violent offenses, such as using disrespectful language against a teacher, they are not learning,quot; she said. quot;It is time to stop criminalizing normal adolescent behavior because it is denying our children the future they deserve by funneling them into the juvenile and criminal justice system.quot; br / /span/ppspan style=font-size: 10pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'; color: blackbr /br /br /br /br / br /  /span/p

Professor Giesel's attorney-client privilege article published in Lawyerist

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 14:41
pProfessor Grace Giesel's article, titled quot;The Difference Between Confidentiality and the Attorney-Client Privilege,quot; was published on Lawyerist.com last week./ppIn it, Professor Giesel writes how the ethical concept of the duty of confidentiality and the evidence concept of the attorney-client privilege are often confused. /ppquot;As a general matter, both the duty of confidentiality and the attorney-client privilege encourage clients to trust his or her lawyers,quot; she writes. quot;In contrast, the evidentiary principle of the attorney-client privilege is usually a creature of common law.quot; /ppProfessor Giesel cites the judicial opinion in United States v. United States Shoe Machine Corp. as the typical definition of the latter. /ppRead a href=https://lawyerist.com/81438/difference-confidentiality-attorney-client-privilege/her full article online/a.  /p

Professor Arnold participates on roundtable panel with Prince Charles

Wed, 03/25/2015 - 09:07
pOn March 20, Brandeis Professor Tony Arnold participated on a Health and the Environment Roundtable discussion panel with Prince Charles of Wales during his visit to Louisville with Duchess Camilla.br /br /Their visit included the Harmony and Health Summit, which featured global, national and local leaders, as well as Professor Arnold’s roundtable, which was on the connections between health and the environment. br /br /“The Roundtable was held in a tent at the Big Four Bridge, a location that illustrates the opportunities that our region has to improve both human health and our care for the natural environment,” said Arnold, who participated as part of his role as Chair of the University of Louisville’s interdisciplinary Center for Land Use and Environmental Responsibility, interdisciplinary scholar at the Brandeis School of Law and the Department of Urban and Public Affairs, and vice chair of the Board of Trustees of The Nature Conservancy-Kentucky Chapter. br /br /He spoke 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Litigation and Transactional Skills Certificate Program

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 17:28
pCurrent 2L and 3L students may apply for acceptance into the Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation Skills or the Certificate of Accomplishment in Transactional Skills Programs. These Programs allow students priority registration in designated litigation or transactional skills courses. Currently there are nine placements available in the Programs. Students are eligible to receive a Certificate of Accomplishment in Litigation or Transactional Skills upon graduation if they satisfy the Certificate requirements regardless whether they enroll in the Certificate Program. Contact Dean Nowka, room 213, for additional information or to apply.  Application deadline is March 31, 2015, noon. /p

‘One of America’s great lawyers’ speaks to Brandeis students

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 15:58
pDavid Boies, one of the most prolific and successful litigators in the country, stopped by Brandeis School of Law Tuesday afternoon for a brief Qamp;A facilitated by Professor Sam Marcosson. Boies was in Louisville as part of the Kentucky Author Forum event at The Kentucky Center for his recently released book, “Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equality.”/ppBoies is a distinguished American trial lawyer who has litigated some of the highest profile cases in recent history, including the landmark Supreme Court case which struck down Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California. Among other accolades, he has been named one of the 100 Most Influential People in the World by Time Magazine and the Global International Litigator of the Year by Who’s Who Legal an unprecedented seven times./ppHere are some highlights from his appearance:/ppQ: Boies was asked to explain his decision to challenge Prop 8./ppDavid Boies:b /b(The case) started the debate and process of people thinking about this issue and we felt it was work that had a lot of value. We thought it was important to go after not just California, but North Carolina, Virginia, (Kentucky, etc.). /ppQ: Boies was Vice President Al Gore’s counsel during the Bush v. Gore trial that decided the 2000 presidential election. His opponent was Attorney Ted Olson. The two joined forces to win the Prop 8 battle. Professor Marcosson asked Boies how two prominent attorneys with such opposing views could team up for another high profile case. /ppDavid Boies:i /iI’ve never worked on a case more intense than (Bush v. Gore). You get to know the lawyer on the other side in a case like that and one of the things that impressed me about Ted was his intelligence, his integrity and his passion. He was a person of enormous judgement./ppAfter that, we were looking for something to work on where we were on the same side and it wasn’t always easy because we’re so different politically./ppBut if you can work with someone you’re that different from, you can make progress. We can all find common ground if we just look for it./ppQ: During the Prop 8 case, much attention surrounded Defense Attorney Charles Cooper’s answer, “I don’t know,” to the judge’s repeated questions asking how same-sex marriage would harm heterosexual marriages. Professor Marcosson asked him to describe that moment during the trial./ppDavid Boies: When you go into a courtroom, you need not just theories, but evidence. Cooper couldn’t come up with an answer. When your opponent, who is trying to justify a discriminatory ban, says “I don’t know,” it cuts the ground out of their argument. I’m not sure he’d have an answer today. /ppQ: The plaintiffs’ attorneys opened the Prop 8 case by putting the plaintiffs on the stand first. Professor Marcosson asked Boies about this approach./ppDavid Boies: There was a documentary about the case on HBO that reveals the human side. I wish everyone in the country could see it. When the plaintiffs were on the stand it was one of the most powerful parts of the trial. It was at the beginning because we wanted the judge to see that this is about human beings. We wanted everyone in that courtroom to see how their government telling them they’re not equal affected them. If people could see that testimony, I think we’d move much faster on this issue./ppQ: In April, the Supreme Court is set to hear arguments for the Sixth Circuit ruling against same-sex marriage in Kentucky, Ohio, Michigan and Tennessee. Boies was asked if he thinks the ruling being overturned. /ppDavid Boies: I do. What you’ve seen all over the country, from Republicans and Democrats, is people deciding that the Federal Constitution truly does guarantee equality. I’m optimistic. br /br /br //p

Brandeis’ Wagner Moot Court Team makes it to quarterfinals at NYC event

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 12:02
Brandeis School of Law’s Wagner Moot Court Team made it all the way to the quarterfinals at the Wagner Labor and Employment Moot Court Competition last weekend in New York City, before losing to Alabama. This is the second year in a row the team has advanced to the elite eight.br /br /Members are Carolyn Purcell (2L and facilitator), Emily DeVuono (3L) and Megan Diffenderfer (2L). Coaches are Ben Basil and Leah Smith.

Brandeis alum named to Frost Brown Todd’s intellectual property group in Nashville

Tue, 03/24/2015 - 11:52
Frost Brown Todd has named Attorney Douglas W. Schelling to its Nashville office and Intellectual Property Practice Group. Schelling joins approximately 50 other professionals on the IP team, and will focus his practice on counseling and representing clients in matters related to patents, trademarks, domain name disputes and trade secrets. br /br /Frost Brown Todd’s IP group recently received recognition as one of the world’s top trademark practices in the 2015 edition of World Trademark Review 1000 and has also been named one of the top patent practices in the region by Chambers USA. br /br /Schelling has an advanced technical background and degree. In addition to his law degree from the University of Louisville Louis D. Brandeis School of Law, he has a B.S. in biology and a Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Kentucky. He leverages this technical background to assist clients across industries in evaluating the patentability of inventions, preparing and prosecuting patent applications, evaluating potential trade and service marks, enforcing trademark rights, preparing and prosecuting applications for trade and service marks nationally and abroad, and drafting and negotiating various intellectual property related agreements.br /br /Frost Brown Todd IP attorneys focus on trademark work as well as patents, copyrights, trade secrets, licensing, interactive media, advertising, and first amendment and media. They counsel and represent clients in prosecution, litigation and portfolio management, assist with anti-counterfeiting measures in the U.S. and abroad, and work on cases involving ongoing enforcement efforts for world-famous brands.br /

Brandeis to host oral arguments with the Kentucky Court of Appeals

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:00
pThe Brandeis School of Law will host oral arguments with the Kentucky Court of Appeals on March 25 in the Allen Courtroom. /ppThe day will feature honorable judges, Irv Maze, Allison Jones, Joy A. Kramer and Sara Walter Combs. /ppIt will begin at 9 a.m. with Phyllis Hundley v. David L. Wilson. The dispute is over whether or not a contract was ever created to settle a lawsuit following a death resulting from a motor vehicle accident./ppAt 9:45 a.m. will be Robert Allen Edmonds v. Commonwealth of Kentucky (criminal; matter of right to appeal from Circuit Court order summarily denying post-judgment RCr 11.42, CR 60.02 motion to vacate judgment). /ppAt 10:30 a.m. will be Kentucky Spirit Health Plan Inc. v. Commonwealth of Kentucky, following an appeal from the grant of summary judgement for the Commonwealth on a contractual dispute regarding the state Medicare Plan. /ppAt 1:15 p.m. will be Anthony Williams v. Commonwealth of Kentucky. On discretionary review, the issue was challenged: Was there prejudice in combining a preliminary hearing with a revocation hearing when two different standards of proof are involved? /ppFinally, at 2 p.m. will be Russell H. Williams v. Seven Counties Services Inc. The civil case will examine whether the Circuit Court erred in granting summary judgment on Appellant's claims for Wrongful Termination and Defamation.  /p

Proposition 8 attorney to visit Brandeis School of Law prior to Kentucky Author Forum

Mon, 03/23/2015 - 07:00
pUniversity of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum will present David Boies, author of quot;Redeeming the Dream: The Case for Marriage Equalityquot; on March 24 at The Kentucky Center. br /br /David Boies is a distinguished American trial lawyer who has litigated some of the highest profile cases in recent history. iRedeeming the Dream/i offers a dramatic and up-close account of his arguments, and ultimate triumph, in the landmark Supreme Court case which struck down Proposition 8, reinstating the freedom to marry for gays and lesbians in California./ppPrior to his public event, Brandeis students will have the opportunity to observe a Qamp;A at the law school, moderated by Professor Sam Marcosson. It will take place at 1 p.m. in Room 275. /ppAlso, from 12:15-4 p.m. that day, The Kentucky Center will host free screenings of the one-hour documentary quot;The Case Against 8,quot; a behind-the-scenes look inside the historic case to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage. Seating is first come, first served./ppThe events open to the public include: /pulli5 p.m. - Carmichael's Book Sale - Wine amp; Cheese provided by Brown-Forman/lili6 p.m. - David Boies will be interviewed by Jeffrey Toobin, prominent legal journalist, staff writer for The New Yorker, senior analyst for CNN/lili7 p.m.- Q amp; A with the audience/li/ulpTickets for the evening forum are on sale now at the Kentucky Center Box Office or Drive-Through on Main Street, 502-584-7777/ a href=http://www.kentuckycenter.org title=www.kentuckycenter.orgwww.kentuckycenter.org/a. br /br /Because of the tremendous response to this event, Kentucky Author Forum has arranged for additional general seating in the North Lobby Theater at The Kentucky Center.  The interview will be shown in this location on a wide screen, with live audio feed from the Bomhard Theater, courtesy of KET. br /br /The University of Louisville Kentucky Author Forum series is produced by Mary Moss Greenebaum, and is sponsored by the University of Louisville, Brown-Forman and The Humana Foundation. /ppia href=http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f4/David_Boies_at_Berkman_Center.jpg target=_blankPhoto courtesy of Wikimedia/a.  /i/p

Networking Opportunity

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 14:25
Looking for a way to connect and learn from some of Louisville's most prominent attorneys? Check out the fourth edition of Legal-Ease Series on March 26, 2015, 11:45am to 1:00pm.  At this lunch series, you will hear from attorneys who have excelled in the corporate world. The set-up gives young professionals a comfortable way to interact with our guests, who will share their best career and business development advice.  A buffet lunch will be provided with registration.  Seating is very limited, so REGISTER EARLY!  Confirmed Guests are: Jim Beckett - Chief Business Development Officer at Frost Brown Todd LLC; Cheryl Bruner - Director of Customer Services amp; Marketing at LGamp;E and KU Energy; Ekumene Lysonge - Vice President, Legal Affairs amp; Assistant Secretary at Churchill Downs Inc.; Cathy Tang - Chief Legal Officer at KFC Corporation; and Peter Wayne - Wealth Advisor at Stock Yards Bank amp; Trust Co. Please go to a href=https://www.ypal.org/Events/Legal-Ease-Attorneys-in-Companieshttps://www.ypal.org/Events/Legal-Ease-Attorneys-in-Companies/a  to register!

Law school deans place friendly wager to kick off March Madness

Wed, 03/18/2015 - 12:14
p The University of Louisville Men's Basketball Team will tipoff its NCAA tournament run Friday against the Anteaters of UC-Irvine. The Cardinals are a No. 4 seed, while UC-Irvine is a 13 seed. /p p To celebrate the matchup, Brandeis Dean Susan Duncan and UC-Irvine Law School Dean Erwin Chemerinsky have agreed to a friendly wager. If the Cards win, Dean Chemerinsky, a prominent constitutional law scholar, has agreed to give a speech at Brandeis (and to supply a bottle of California wine). /p p If the Anteaters pull off the upset, Dean Duncan will be speaking in Irvine and ponying up a bottle of Kentucky Bourbon. /p p May the best team win (Go Cards!) /p

Fall 2015 Course Schedule and Course Notes

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 15:56
The tentative course schedule and course notes for fall 2015 are posted on the Law School webpage at the Academics link under quot;class schedules.quot; Updated schedules will be posted so please consult the webpage for the latest schedule. Contact Dean Nowka after spring break if you have any questions.

Five prominent Louisvillians tapped as panelists for the Brandeis Medal program

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:58
pThe Brandeis School of Law’s Brandeis Medal presentation and dinner is set for April 8 at the Seelbach Hotel. NYU Law School Professor Arthur R. Miller is this year’s recipient./ppProfessor Miller is a leading scholar in the field of civil procedure and has authored more than 40 books and articles, including “The Assault on Privacy: Computers, Data Banks, and Dossiers,” warning of the threat to privacy posed by information technology./ppIn addition to the presentation of the Brandeis Medal, this year’s event will also include a Fred Friendly-style policy debate on current issues of privacy. The debate will include five panelists, all well-known in the Louisville community, who will be presented with a hypothetical that encourages them (through Professor Miller’s probing) to wrestle with these issues. The panelists represent a wide spectrum of perspectives and experiences and include: /ppbBetty Baye:/b Known for her op-ed pieces in the Courier-Journal covering race, politics and social justice. Baye recently served as an adjunct lecturer at Bellarmine University. She has also served as chairperson of UofL's Dr. Joseph McMillan National Conference on the Black Family in America. span style=font-size: 12pt; font-family: 'Times New Roman','serif'/spanShe graduated with honors from Hunter College and received her master’s degree from Columbia University School of Journalism, where she was taught by Fred Friendly./ppbHon. Denise Clayton:/b The first black woman to serve on the Kentucky Court of Appeals, where she continues to serve. She previously worked as an attorney with the IRS, as director of student legal services at the University of Louisville, and as associate director of the Legal Aid Society. She graduated cum laude from Defiance College and received her law degree from the Brandeis School of Law./ppbGreg Haynes: /bRecognized in 2013 as one of the “Top 10 lawyers in Kentucky.” At Wyatt Tarrant amp; Combs, he focuses his practice in commercial and business litigation. A graduate of Davidson College and the University of Kentucky College of Law, his legal career began in the U.S. Department of Justice and later as an Assistant U.S. Attorney (1971-74) in the Eastern District of Virginia. Haynes served as President of the Louisville Bar Association in 2011./ppbDavid Jones Jr.: /bServes as President of the Board of Jefferson County Public Schools. He also founded Chrysalis Ventures to provide venture capital to promising growth companies in the region. A graduate of Yale University (B.A. and J.D.), his commitment to public service led to his service on the JCPS Board beginning in 2012. /ppbBill Stone: /bThe longtime President of the Louisville Plate Glass Company. A graduate of the University of Michigan, he is highly regarded for his broad range of community and national activities, including on the University of Louisville Board of Trustees, and now on the Board of Overseers. He twice led the Kentucky delegation to the White House Conference on Small Business./ppRegistration for the Brandeis Medal Presentation and Dinner can be done online by visiting a href=http://louisville.edu/law/events title=http://louisville.edu/law/eventshttp://louisville.edu/law/events/a./ppMore information about the event: /ppApril 8, 2015, 6:00pm – 10:00pmbr /Seelbach Hotel, 500 South 4th Street, Downtown Louisvillebr /Sponsored by: Brandeis School of Lawbr /Registration Cost: $60 /p

Brandeis visiting professor suggests revoking tax-exempt status for racist fraternities

Mon, 03/16/2015 - 10:51
pDavid J. Herzig, visiting professor at the University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law and professor of law at Valparaiso University, recently opined that fraternities and sororities that display racism should be revoked of their tax exemption./ppHis latest piece was published last week in Slate in response to the video that went viral showing members of the University of Oklahoma chapter of the Sigma Alpha Epsilon singing a racist chant./ppAccording to Herzig and co-author Samuel D. Brunson, a law professor at Loyola University Chicago School of Law, universities and Greek organizations are only addressing these problems on an ad hoc basis, or whenever an incident is exposed./ppquot;Unless universities, fraternities, and sororities address the problem head on, next pledge season we will likely be presented with another incident of this same kind of injustice,” they wrote. “By granting a tax-exemption to the fraternity, we, as a society, are subsidizing actions we purport to despise.”/ppHerzig and Brunson, both tax law professors, believe the tax law “may be able to help nudge these (Greek) organizations (which are granted tax-exempt status) to either integrate or clearly signal their discriminatory tendency.” /ppRead a href=http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/jurisprudence/2015/03/racist_fraternities_sororities_and_universities_should_have_their_tax_exempt.htmltheir entire article at Slate.com. br //a/p

Professor Hall chosen to present at Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 13:00
pProfessor Tim Hall has been chosen to participate at the 3rd Annual Conference on Governance of Emerging Technologies: Law, Policy, and Ethics, to be held May 26-28 in Scottsdale, Arizona.br /br /Hall's presentation will focus on the burgeoning market in health and fitness data trackers and their technical capabilities, which enable the collection, aggregation and mining of vast amounts of individual, identifiable health data.br /br /Hall will discuss how the law is not keeping pace with this technological innovation. Because these data are being collected outside of a traditional physician/patient relationship, they are not governed by HIPAA privacy regulations.  As others have discussed, however, data collected outside of HIPAA-regulated relationships may significantly overlap data from regulated sources, creating serious risks of disclosure or discovery of sensitive personal health information. br /br /He will also analyze the terms of the “Terms of Service” agreements offered to consumers by the manufacturers of wearable devices and mobile applications./ppHall's objective with this research is to gain an understanding of the role and potential limits of private contract law as a channel for regulation of personal health and fitness data; development of a set of “best practices” recommendations for contracts governing the relationship between device and app manufacturers and users; and/or recommendations for legislative or administrative action to replace or set limits on the scope of such private contracts./p

Yosemite Reminder: Printing Issues

Thu, 03/12/2015 - 09:18
If you have installed Yosemite and are still experiencing printer issues please see Christie Ballenger in office 119. We have a script that is required to re-enable printing on Yosemite.