Saturday, June 23, 2012

Wu on Vincent Chin

Frank Wu has published an op-ed in the June 23 New York Times titled, "Why Vincent Chin Matters." In it, he says: "“Everyone who cares about the promise of our increasingly diverse nation ought to see in this tragedy the possibility of social change arising from tragic
violence.” Here's the link:

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Hazard on Facebook and Privacy

Geoff Hazard has published an article called "Facebook Fallicies," 65 Arkansas L. Rev. 1 (2012). Geoff concludes that social networking posts may be used as evidence by prosecuting authorities because such use neither constitutes a compulsory interrogation within the meaning of the Fifth Amendment nor violates any "reasonable expectation of privacy" within the meaning of the Fourth Amendment.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Roht-Arriaza on Amnesty in Central America

Naomi Roht-Arriaza has published a book chapter (with Emily Braid) called "De Facto and De Jure Amnesty Laws: The Central American Case," in Amnesty in the Age of Human Rights Accountability: Comparative and International Perspectives (Francesca Lessa and Leigh A. Payne, eds., Cambridge Univ. Press, 2012).

Roht-Arriaza on International Aid for Prosecutions in Guatemala

Naomi Roht-Arriaza has published a book chapter (with Almudena Bernabeu) titled, "Many Roads to Justice: Transnational Prosecutions and International Support for Criminal Investigations in Post-Conflict Guatemala." The book is The Role of Courts in Transitional Justice: Voices from Latin America and Spain (Jessica Almqvist and Carlos Esposito, eds., Routledge, 2011).

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Feldman on Rethinking Patent Law

Robin Feldman has published her second university press book, this one titled Rethinking Patent Law (Harvard Univ. Press). It has just been released. Here is the book description:

Scientific and technological innovations are forcing the inadequacies of
patent law into the spotlight. Robin Feldman explains why patents are causing so
much trouble. She urges lawmakers to focus on crafting rules that anticipate
future bargaining, not on the impossible task of assigning precise boundaries to
rights when an invention is new.

Here is a review of the book by Sonia Katyal, a leading mind in intellectual property law:

A beautifully written, engaging account of the bargain aspect of patent
entitlements. Feldman's influential theory transforms the way we look at
inventions and the laws protecting them. A pathbreaking work that is required
reading for anyone wishing to understand how our patent system operates—and how
it should change for the future.

Here is the link to it on

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Zitrin on Reducing Class Size

Richard Zitrin is publishing an article in Monday, June 9's issue of The Recorder, titled "Reducing Class Size is the Right Thing to Do." Here is the link: