Faculty Activities

June 2017


Professor Irene Calboli:

  • Acted as an expert and delivered the opening lecture on “Overview of Intellectual Property and Current and Emerging Issues” at the WIPO-University of Geneva Summer School, World Intellectual Property Organization (June 25-30, 2017).

  • Presented her research on "Geographical Indications of Origin, Economic Development, and Cultural Heritage: Good Match or Mismatch?" at the Singapore Management University and Reading University Faculty Exchange Seminar, Faculty of Law, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom (June 8, 2017).

  • Presented a CLE on "3D Printing and the Luxury Economy" at the Centre for Commercial Legal Studies, Queen Mary University of London, London, United Kingdom (June 9, 2017).

  • Delivered the lecture "Are Non Traditional Trademarks Aesthetically Functional?" for the Faculty of Law, City University of London, London, United Kingdom (June 12, 2017).

  • Presented her research on "Diversity in Intellectual Property: A Critical Theory-Based Methodology for Intellectual Property Research" at the Faculty Colloquium Series, Faculty of Law, Bocconi University, Milan, Italy (June 13, 2017).

  • Served as a commentator at the Geneva Internet L@w Research Colloquium, Foundation Hardt, Geneva, Switzerland (June 23, 2017).

  • Presented her book An Open Access Book: Geographical Indications at the Crossroads of Trade, Development, and Culture Focus on Asia-Pacific at the World Trade Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (June 27, 2017).
Professor Gabriel Eckstein participated in the International Water Resources Association XVIth World Water Congress, Cancún, Mexico, May 29-June 2, 2017, where he:

  • Chaired the Congress International Scientific Committee, and served as Master of Ceremonies for the Congress Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
  • Presented on:
    • “Regulation of the Environment–Support Function of Groundwater Systems,” Special Session on Online Training Course on the ‘Greening’ of Water Law: Implementing Environment-friendly Principles in Contemporary Water Treaties and Laws, organized by the International Association for Water Law.

    • “International Law and Transboundary Aquifers,” Special Session on What Next For Water Law And Policy? Recent Developments, Future Challenges and Potential Opportunities, organized by Northumbria University Newcastle.

    • “Transboundary Legal Perspective: International Water Law,” Special Session on Training in Hydro-diplomacy, Legal and Institutional Aspects of Water Resources Governance – From the International to the Domestic Perspective, organized by International Association for Water Law and UNESCO-IHP.
  • Served as panel moderator for:
    • “Policies and Issues on Transboundary Water Resources With Specific Approach on Transboundary Waters Along the US-Canada and US-Mexico Borders,” in the Special Session on Transboundary Water Resources, Surface Water and Groundwater Assessment and Management along the Canada-US and Mexico-US borders in North America, organized by Natural Resources Canada; University of Arizona, Water Resources Research Center; North American Research Partnership; Water Resources Institutes of Texas and New Mexico; and University of Arizona, Water Resources Research Center.

    • Special Session on The Draft Articles on the Law of Transboundary Aquifers – Moving Forward Until the Next UN General Assembly Session, organized by UNESCO, International Association for Water Law, and International Association of Hydrogeologists.

  • Served as panel discussant for the Special Session on Smart Water Management: Bridge to WGG and SDGs – The Technical Innovation Needed for “Water for All,” organized by Korea Water Resources Corporation (K-Water).

Associate Dean for Research and Professor Susan Fortney:

  • Helped organize and moderated a session at the 3rd ABA Workshop on Proactive Management-Based Regulation of Lawyers. Following her empirical study on proactive management-based regulation (PMBR) of Australian firms, Professor Fortney spearheaded a series of workshops that have been sponsored by the ABA. Participants in the workshops have included regulators, insurers, and bar leaders from the U.S., Australia and Canada. A number of jurisdictions in the U.S. and Canada are now pursuing PMBR programs (June 4, 2017).

Professor Michael Z. Green:

  • Presented “The Promise of Mediation in Accommodating Psychiatric Disabilities Versus Workplace Hostilities” at Law and Society Annual Meeting as part of the labor rights panel on “Healthy Workplaces: Improving Access” held in Mexico City, Mexico (June 22, 2017).

Associate Dean for Global Programs Charlotte Ku gave a plenary address for the “ACUNS at 30: Retrospect and Prospect” panel at the 2017 Annual Meeting of the Academic Council on the United Nations System, Revitalizing the United Nations for Human Rights, Peace and Development, held at Sookmyung Women’s University in Seoul, South Korea (June 15-17, 2017).

Associate Professor Neil L. Sobol:

  • Presented “Starting Millennials Out Right: Consumer Law for 1Ls” at the Law & Society Association Annual Meeting in Mexico City, Mexico (June 23, 2017).

Professor Peter Yu: