Faculty Scholarships & Activities: Jan. 28, 2013

Published: January 28th, 2013

Category: News

Richard Hiers
Affiliate Professor, Emeritus

Hiers published Women’s Rights and the Bible (Eugene, Ore.:  Wipf and Stock, 2012); his paper, “The Bible and Rugged Individualism” was published in Yale Divinity School Reflections (Fall 2012) and his 2009 book Justice and Compassion in Biblical Law was recently reviewed by John Welch at 27 J. of Law and Religion 499 (2011-12).

Lyrissa Lidsky
Professor of Law; Stephen C. O’Connell Chair

Lidsky presented her paper, “How Not to Criminalize Cyberbullying” at the Yale Law School’s Information Society Project. She also published (with RonNell Anderson Jones) Recent Developments in the Law of Social Media Communications—2012. Lidsky and Jones also presented their research in New York at PLI’s “Seminar on Communications Law in the Digital Age.”

Lidsky presented a talk on anonymous speech at Brigham Young University Law School, and was a panelist for an ABA teleconference, Videotaping Police, Wiretapping Laws and the First Amendment;” she also published First Amendment Law: Cases and Theory (2d ed. 2013) (Ron Krotoszynski and Christina Wells);

Omri Marian
Assistant Professor of Law

“How to Owe Capital-Gains Taxes Without Even Trying,” (Jan. 18, 2013, Wall Street Journal)

Marian commented on “corporate inversions” – unusual transactions that occurred just six times in 2011 and 2012.

From the article:
“Mr. Sheeler had just been abruptly introduced to ‘corporate inversions.’ In these unusual transactions, a U.S. company creates a new parent incorporated in a foreign country. The old shares in the U.S.-based company are then exchanged for stock in the foreign parent — a swap that the Internal Revenue Service regards as a taxable transaction. There were six such deals in 2011 and 2012, says Omri Marian, a tax expert at the University of Florida’s Levin College of Law. More could be in the works, say tax analysts.”

Winston Nagan
Samuel T. Dell Research Scholar Professor of Law; Affiliate Professor of Anthropology; Affiliate Professor of Latin American Studies; Affiliate Professor African Studies; Fellow, Royal Society of the Arts; Fellow, World Academy of Art and Science; Founding Director, Institute for Human Rights and Peace Development

Nagan’s paper, “Remarks on Hate Speech,” (with Choeeta Chakrabarti, Ph.D. candidate), was read and distributed in his absence at a conference on hate speech in Macedonia on Nov. 16.

The following faculty were on programs at the AALS Annual Meeting:  Tom Ankersen who made a poster presentation, “Incorporating Policy Relevant Science into Clinical Legal Education;” Nancy Dowd, who was on a panel of the Section of Socio-Economics on “The End of Men? A Socio-Economic Examination of Women’s Advances in Education, Employment and Family;” she also moderated a panel sponsored by the Section on Children and the Law on “Evolving Responsibilities:  The Impact of Recent Global Trends on Children and Families”; and Pedro Malavet, who was on a panel for the “AALS Site Evaluators Workshop.”