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Seven Named to Cardozo Faculty
Lemos and Minzner Appointed Assistant Profesors in August 2006
Two Join Clinical Faculty
Eleven Professors to Visit in 2007-08, Five from Europe and Israel
Three Publish Six New Books
Professional Honors
Papers, Panels, Speeches

Seven Named to Cardozo Faculty

Over the past few years, the Law School has added highly talented and accomplished lawyers and academics to the faculty. In 2006, two received appointments and as of July 2007, five more have been named to permanent positions. According to Dean Rudenstine, “The faculty is receiving a significant boost with the recent addition of two lateral hires, two former US Supreme Court clerks, and individuals with important practical experience. Our faculty already possess exceptional breadth of learning
and experience, and these new members will bring different perspectives, expand the avenues of scholarship, and bring fresh energy to the classroom.”

cardozo life michelle adamsMichelle Adams, professor of law, spent the past semester at Cardozo as a visitor teaching Federal Courts and Constitutional Law II. Prior to joining Cardozo, she taught at Seton Hall University School of Law for 12 years. A six-time nominee for professor of the year at Seton Hall, Adams said of her profession: “I take teaching seriously—it’s as important a part of being a professor as scholarship. It’s critical to prepare students well, and I enjoy the interaction with them, especially when they have that ‘light bulb’ moment. I ask my students lots of questions, try not to lecture at them too much, and put a lot of enthusiasm into it.”

Adams is currently working on an article that considers whether local public school districts may use race as a factor in admitting students in order to achieve integration. Much of her scholarship has focused on the proper remedies for racebased harm and when it is appropriate for government to use race to remediate those harms. She has published several articles on civil rights and constitutional law, including “Radical Integration,” California Law Review and “Causation and Responsibility in Tort and Affirmative Action,” Texas Law Review.

In describing her move to Cardozo, Adams said: “This is a school that’s going places. I am in good company, and I think my field of study is something positive I can contribute to the institution.” She said she is impressed with the number and caliber of events held at the Law School and added, “It’s intellectually stimulating and I appreciate the chance to crosspollinate my scholarship.” She will teach Constitutional Law I, Constitutional Law II, Federal Civil Rights Law, and Race, Law, and Remediation.

Adams is a graduate of Brown University and earned a J.D. from City University of New York Law School and an LL.M. from Harvard University. She clerked for Magistrate Judge James C. Francis IV, US District Court, Southern District of NY, before becoming a staff attorney at the Legal Aid Society, Civil Appeals and Law Reform Unit in New York, where her work focused on race discrimination and federal housing law. She received the Public Interest Law Association Alumni Award for Public Service from CUNY Law School and the Staten Island NAACP Thurgood Marshall Award for Achievement in Civil Rights Litigation.

Anthony James Sebok, a noted scholar of tort law and legal philosophy who visited Cardozo in 1997, joins cardozo lifethe faculty as professor of law and will teach various courses related to tort law, including insurance law. He said, “I am thrilled to be joining the faculty and look forward to meeting the students, working with old and new friends, and helping to develop Cardozo’s offerings in tort law.”

Prior to this appointment, Sebok was the centennial professor of law and the associate dean for research at Brooklyn Law School, where he taught for 15 years. His current scholarship is in the area of punitive damages and the role that our liability system plays in resolving political disputes. He has authored numerous articles about mass restitution litigation, including lawsuits involving tobacco, handguns, and slavery reparations. His casebook, Tort Law: Responsibilities and Redress, which he coauthored with John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky, is used at several leading law schools.

Sebok has also written extensively on the differences between the European and American tort systems, and is currently writing a book with Mauro Bussani of the University of Trieste on comparative tort law that will be published by Oxford University Press. Sebok is the author of Legal Positivism in American Jurisprudence and several articles and essays on jurisprudence, as well as the coeditor of The Philosophy of Law: A Collection of Essays.

Sebok has lectured widely on tort law and is frequently quoted in the national media on timely legal issues, such as the September 11 Victim Compensation Fund. He is a regular columnist for Findlaw, a popular legal Web site.

In 2005–06 Sebok was a Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs at Princeton University, and in 1999 he was a Fellow at the American Academy of Berlin. After graduating from Yale Law School in 1991, he clerked for Chief Judge Edward N. Cahn of the US District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania. He also holds a B.A., magna cum laude, from Cornell University; an M. Phil. in politics from University of Oxford; and a Ph.D. in politics from Princeton University.

Lemos and Minzner Appointed Assistant Professors In August 2006

cardozo lifeMargaret H. Lemos, a graduate of Brown University and New York University Law School, summa cum laude, specializes in constitutional law, federal courts, and civil and criminal procedure. She was a Bristow Fellow at the Office of the Solicitor General and a law clerk for Judge Kermit V. Lipez of the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit and for US Supreme Court Justice John Paul Stevens.

Lemos said that working at the Solicitor General’s office between clerkships was illuminating. “I’m interested in how the three branches of government interact with each other on constitutional matters, and the Solicitor General’s office offers a great vantage point. I got to see how the government’s litigation position takes shape, and really is shaped from the district court level all the way up to the Supreme Court.”

When asked about her clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Stevens, Lemos said, “He is modest, kind, and low key despite his accomplishments and vast knowledge of the law, and my time with him reminded me that one can be important without being self-important.”

Lemos teaches Civil Procedure and Constitutional Law I and said she enjoyed her first year at Cardozo, especially her eager students who have more hands in the air than she can call on. In addition, she appreciates that her colleagues and fellow junior faculty, with whom she has frequent scholarly exchanges in the halls and at monthly workshops, are smart, supportive, and friendly.

Lemos’s current scholarship is focused on the procedures for constitutional decision making, in particular how the facts that inform or determine the content of constitutional law are found. Before coming to Cardozo, she was a Furman Fellow and program coordinator at New York University School of Law, and in law school she was senior notes editor of the New York University Law Review. Her articles have been published there as well as in the Texas Law Review and the Supreme Court Review.

Max Minzner was an Assistant US Attorney in the Eastern District of NY, where he served in the public cardozo lifeintegrity, narcotics, and general crimes sections from 2002 to 2006. He said his service as a prosecutor taught him to think deeply about legal problems and added, “I bring that realworld experience to the classroom.” He teaches Civil Procedure and Criminal Law. He earned a B.A. from Brown University, magna cum laude, and a J.D. from Yale Law School, where he was notes editor for the Yale Law Journal and a Coker Fellow.

Minzner is currently doing a statistical analysis of when wiretaps succeed or fail. He majored in math as an undergraduate and said the field was excellent preparation for becoming a lawyer. “My legal research has an empirical bent as a result of my mathematical training,” he said. After graduation from Yale, he clerked for Hon. Pamela Rymer of the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and was an associate at Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York, where he worked on the Arthur Anderson prosecution and gained an insider’s view of large-scale litigation.

Minzner said that growing up in Albuquerque exposed him to how federal, state, and tribal governments resolve disputes and interact, and he has developed expertise in Indian law. His legal publications include “Treating Tribes Differently: Civil Jurisdiction Inside and Outside Indian Country” in the Nevada Law Journal and “Gagged but not Bound: The Ineffectiveness of the Rules Governing Judicial Campaign Speech” in the UMKC Law Review. He also has published articles on mathematics.

cardozo lifeAlexander A. Reinert, an assistant professor of law as of July 2007, comes to Cardozo with experience in trial and appellate-level civil rights litigation from his practice at Koob and Magoolaghan, where for six years he focused on prisoners’ rights, employment discrimination, and disability rights. For his work as lead counsel for Elmaghraby v. Ashcroft, he was a finalist in 2006 for the Trial Lawyers for Public Justice Trial Lawyer of the Year Award. He holds an A.B. from Brown University and a J.D. from New York University, where he graduated magna cum laude. He is the recipient of many law school honors and prizes, including the Maurice Goodman Memorial Prize for outstanding scholarship and character. He is a member of Order of the Coif.

After graduating from law school, Reinert held two clerkships, first with the Hon. Harry T. Edwards, D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals, and then with US Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer. He said, “It is hard to put a value on how important those experiences were to me. Both judges are committed to finding the right answer from the law’s perspective rather than from a personal or moral standpoint.” He added, “Justice Breyer is an amazing writer who uses his own voice in ways that are compelling, and that example has helped me immensely in my own writing.”

Reinert also worked as a research assistant and as a litigation consultant on occupational and health issues and has coauthored several publications on asbestos and epidemiology in the legal arena. His undergraduate major in biology and his background in public health and scientific issues inform his scholarship. He is currently working on a paper about the intersection of science, law, and models of truth-seeking within scientific and legal disciplines. He is also completing a paper on the Fourth Amendment and the requirement of individualized suspicion.

At Cardozo, Reinert will teach Rights of Prisoners and Detainees, Elements, Constitutional Law II, and Criminal Law. “I am looking forward to joining a great faculty,” he said. “I will have tremendous colleagues who will push me in new directions. I also am excited to get in the classroom with Cardozo students.”

Two Join Clinical Faculty

Elizabeth Goldman, a 1990 Cardozo graduate and an adjunct at Cardozo since 2001, was named a clinical associate professor of law and will direct the Securities Arbitration Clinic. As an adjunct, she supervised in the Clinic and taught courses on securities arbitration and pretrial practice. She served as senior counsel in the Division of Enforcement of the US Securities and Exchange Commission in the Northeast Regional office in New York, where she spent seven years prosecuting federal securities law violations.

Goldman was awarded the US Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman’s Award for Excellence. She is also the recipient of awards from US Attorney Rosalind Mauskopf and US Attorney Loretta Lynch for assistance in the criminal prosecutions of more than 100 individuals and corporate entities in significant cases involving federal securities law violations. She began her career as a law clerk for US District Court Judge Clarence C. Newcomer in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and then joined Kelley Drye & Warren, LLP, where she worked on commercial and securities arbitrations.

Carlton Smith, director of the Tax Clinic since 2003, has been appointed clinical associate professor of law. Smith, who holds a B.A. and J.D. from Harvard University, was a partner at Roberts & Holland, where he worked for 15 years representing taxpayers in controversies with the IRS, New York State, and New York City. Upon graduation from law school, he clerked for Hon. Arthur L. Nims III of the US Tax Court. He is concurrently an adjunct professor teaching civil tax litigation and procedure at New York University School of Law.

Eleven Professors To Visit In 2007–08, Five From Europe and Israel

Visiting professors from around the nation and the world will bring new and familiar faces to the Law School cardozo lifein 2007–08. Monika Hakimi, coming from the US Department of State, is continuing a two-year stint, and Uriel Procaccia from Hebrew University of Jerusalem and Renata Salecl from University of Ljubljana in Slovenia, who both have visited many times, will return. These three Cardozo “regulars” will teach International Human Rights and Criminal Law, Comparative Corporate Governance, and Psychoanalysis and the Law, respectively.

For 2007–08, overseas visitors will also include Arye Edrei from Tel Aviv University (Religion and the State), Otto Pfersmann from University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne (Comparative Constitutional Law, European Legal Theory), and William Schabas from National University of Ireland (International Criminal Law). Robert W. Bennett from Northwestern University School of Law (Contracts), Kevin Emerson Collins from Indiana University School of Law–Bloomington (Trademark, Advanced Patent), Solomon J. Greene from New York University School of Law (Property), and Ekow N. Yankah from the University of Illinois School of Law (Torts, Criminal Procedure, Jurisprudence) will visit as well.

Three Publish Six New Books cardozo life

During the spring, the Cardozo community celebrated the publication of new books by faculty members at a reception held by Dean David Rudenstine. Shown holding their books are, from left, David Gray Carlson with A Commentary to Hegel’s Science of Logic, and Hegel’s Theory of the Subject, which he edited, both published by Palgrave Macmillan; Peter Goodrich with The Laws of Love: A Brief Historical and Practical Manual, also published by Palgrave MacMillan, and Law, Text, Terror: Essays for Pierre Legendre, which he edited with Lior Barshack and Anton Schutz, published by Routledge-Cavendish; and Rabbi J. David Bleich with Bioethical Dilemmas: A Jewish Perspective, Vol. ll, published by Targum Press, and Contemporary Halakhic Problems, Vol. V, published by Targum/Feldheim.

cardozo lifeProfessional Honors

The National Law Journal named Prof. Barry C. Scheck one of the 100 most influential lawyers in America. He was cited for groundbreaking litigation in the field of DNA technology, cofounding the Innocence Project, freeing 180 wrongfully convicted people—14 of them on death row—and encouraging other law schools, journalism schools, and public defenders to establish innocence clinics. He and Innocence Project cofounder Peter Neufeld were honored by the New York Council of Defense Lawyers with the Norman S. Ostrow Award, given for outstanding contribution to the defense of liberty and the preservation of individual rights.

cardozo lifePaul Verkuil received the 2005–06 New York Fellows of the American Bar Association Outstanding Achievement Award, presented at the Fellows luncheon seminar in February 2007. The award recognized Verkuil’s work in establishing the pro bono program at Boies, Schiller & Flexner, where he is of counsel. His new book, to be published by Cambridge University Press in September, is Outsourcing Sovereignty: Why Privatization of Government Functions Threatens Democracy and What We Can Do about It. The book, a chapter of which was excerpted in a previous issue of Cardozo Life, looks at the process of using private government contractors to perform essential or inherent functions in the military and civilian sectors of government.

 

Marci Hamilton has been named both to the National Advisory Board for the Sexual Abuse Prevention Network and to the Advisory Board of the Awareness Center. She is also a founding member of PA CARES, an organization devoted to changing the laws of Pennsylvania to better protect children. For the coming academic year, she will be a visiting professor at Princeton University, and the Martin and Kathleen Crane Fellow in the Program in Law and Public Affairs. In spring 2007, she testified before the Delaware Senate in support of legislation, which passed, to abolish the statute of limitations in civil actions involving childhood sexual abuse.

Hamilton is working on two First Amendment cases that focus on clergy abuse and religious land use issues, one before the Wisconsin Supreme Court and one before the United States Court of Appeals in the Ninth Circuit.

In the spring, she signed a contract with Cambridge University Press for How to Deliver Us from Evil, which looks at the Catholic Church’s clergy abuse crisis, claiming that it teaches us that our laws are inadequate to protect children from childhood sexual abuse. The paperback edition of God vs. the Gavel: Religion and the Rule of Law, her award winning book, is being published in June 2007. Her article with Rachel Steamer ’05, “The Religious Origins of Disestablishment Principles,” was published in the Notre Dame Law Review.

 

In February, the Annenberg Foundation made a $10 million endowment gift in support of the activities of the Center for Global Communication Studies, which Monroe Price directs. The Programme in Comparative Media Law and Policy at the Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford University, announced the launch of the Monroe E. Price International Media Law Moot Court Competition, to encourage interest in international standards of protection of media freedom and to encourage interest in media defense work among students worldwide. The finals of the first competition will take place at
Oxford in March 2008.

Price’s autobiography, Born in Vienna: Versuch einer Annäherung, was published in German by Drava Press in 2006. For the World Bank Institute, Price researched and edited the report “Giving People Voice: Guide to Good Policies and Practices for Media Development.”

In addition to conferences at the Annenberg Center, Price organized the following events during 2006–07: Influencing Outcomes: Communications Research and Global and Regional Policy Transformations at Central European University, Budapest; Modernisation, Modernity and the Media in China, at the China Media Centre, University of Westminster, UK; Collaborative and Networked Approaches to Global Communications Policy Research and Reform, in Bellagio, Italy; and Soft Power and Spheres of Influence Conference at the National University of Singapore.

Michel Rosenfeld was named a member of the academic committee for selecting the 2007 recipient of the Holberg International Memorial Prize in Norway. The prize, which this year is more than $700,000, is given for outstanding scholarly work in the academic fields of the arts and humanities, social science, law, and theology. Established by the Norwegian parliament, it is awarded annually by the board of the Ludvig Holberg Memorial Fund.

Rosenfeld has had several articles published: “A Theory of Political Rights in Times of Stress” in Wojciech Sadurski’s Political Rights Under Stress in 21st Century Europe, published by Oxford University Press in 2006; “Comparing Constitutional Review by the European Court of Justice and the US Supreme Court” in the International Journal of Constitutional Law, and reprinted in The Future of the European Judicial System in a Comparative Perspective, published by Nomos Verlag in 2006; “Judicial Balancing in Times of Stress: Comparing the American, British and Israeli Approaches to the War on Terror” in Cardozo Law Review, with an Italian translation in Democrazia e Terrorismo, published by Editoriale Scientifica of Naples; “Equality and the Dialectic Between Identity and Difference” in Omid A. Payrow Shabani’s Multiculturalism and Law: A Critical Debate, by the University of Wales Press and also in Israel Law Review of 2006.

In spring 2007, Rosenfeld gave the H. Malcolm MacDonald Lecture in Constitutional and Comparative Law at the University of Texas, Austin. He spoke on “Comparing Judicial Uses of Proportionality in War on Terror Cases.” In January, at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, he spoke on “Comparing Constitutional Review by the European Court of Justice and the US Supreme Court.” He was a panelist at the Global Constitutionalism Symposium at Stanford Law School in February, speaking on “Constitution Making in the European Union.” At the International Roundtable on Constitution and Culture, held in Italy at the University of Bologna—Ravenna Branch, he gave the concluding remarks, speaking on “Constitutional Culture, Pluralism and Tolerance.” As a panelist at the Roe Green Foundation Conference on Sacred Violence: Religion and Terrorism, held at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, he spoke on “Responses to Religious Extremism.”

cardozo lifeIn fall 2006, Rosenfeld presented “Proportionality in Comparative Constitutional Law” at the Columbia University School of Law Colloquium on Comparative Law; was a panelist at the IX International Forum on Constitutional Justice, coorganized by Constitutional Court of the Russian
Federation and the Venice Commission, held in Moscow; and was a panelist at “Democracy, Separation of Powers and the Fight Against Terrorism” at the University of Geneva, in November, speaking on “The Way Forward: A Comparative Constitutional Perspective.”

cardozo lifeSusanne Stone has several prestigious visits planned. She will be Caroline Zelaznik Gruss and Joseph S. Gruss Visiting Chair in Talmudic Civil Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School in fall 2007, and visiting chair in American Jewish Studies at Princeton University in spring 2008. She is coeditor-in-chief of Diné Israel: A Journal of Jewish Law, in collaboration with Tel Aviv Law School, and is on the editorial board of the Jewish Quarterly Review. She wrote the introduction and was editor of “Text, Tradition, and Reason in Comparative Perspective,” a symposium volume of Cardozo Law Review.

Among Stone’s several speaking engagements in spring 2007 were “Between Revenge and Reconciliation: Rabbinic Views on Historical Justice,” the Kisilevsky Lecture in Jewish Law, at McGill University, Montreal; she spoke on “Jewish Law in the American Legal Setting” at the Institute for Advanced Judicial Studies, in Jerusalem, and “Genesis and the Problem of Evil” at Yale Law School. She was also a commentator on a panel at the annual meeting of Association of American Law Schools for the Jewish law section.

cardozo lifeEllen Yaroshefsky was named cochair of the Ethics, Gideon, and Professionalism Committee of the American Bar Association’s criminal justice section. In the fall, she spoke on ethical issues for lawyers at several venues, including “Potential Criminal Exposure of Attorneys” at the Professional Responsibility and Risk Management Conference, in New York; “Attorney-Client Privilege, Inadvertent Disclosure and Document Retention” at the Jackson Lewis Women’s Employment Law Conference in New Jersey; and “Ethical Issues for Intellectual Property Lawyers” at The Copyright Society of the USA. In the spring she was on a CLE panel discussing “When Does Good Lawyering Become Criminal Conduct?” at the City Bar Center.

Papers, Panels, and Speeches

cardozo lifeAs a member of the New York County Lawyers Association (NYCLA) Justice Center task force, Paris Baldacci drafted protocols for judges assisting pro se litigants in motions and trials in New York City Housing Court, which were adopted by the NYCLA executive committee. In the spring, he presented “Recent Developments in Litigating Functional-Family Tenancy Succession Cases” for legal services and legal aid attorneys, and lectured on “Ethics in Housing Court” at the annual meeting of the NY State Bar Association. He has appeared twice on public access television under the auspices of Tenants and Neighbors, a tenant advocacy organization, to answer callers’ questions on tenants rights.

cardozo lifeBarton Beebe gave a faculty workshop at Hofstra School of Law on An Empirical Analysis of the Multifactor Tests for Trademark Infringement.
cardozo lifeRichard Bierschbach published “Allocution and the Purposes of Victim Participation under the CVRA” in the Federal Sentencing Reporter in October 2006. “Mediating Rules in Criminal Law,” coauthored with Alex Stein, will be in the September issue of Volume 93 of the Virginia Law Review.
In the spring, Lester Brickman spoke on “The Ethics of Diagnosis” at the Mealey’s Conference on Asbestos Medicine, in Philadelphia. At a fall 2006 Mealey’s Conference, he spoke on “The Mass Screening of Silica & Asbestos Claims: The Fallout from Judge Jack’s Decision.” Also in the fall, he presented “Mass Fraud in Mass Torts?” at a Federalist Society event at the National Press Club in Washington, DC and spoke on “Latest Adaptations in the Plaintiff’s Bar Business Model” at the US Chamber of Commerce Institute for Legal Reform, Annual Legal Reform Summit. At the ALI-ABA conference on Asbestos Litigation in the 21st Century, in New Orleans, his topic was asbestos screenings, focusing on ethical and/or criminal violations, the role that screenings have played in fueling asbestos litigation, and whether screenings are “dead or just napping.” At the AEI–Brookings First Annual Judicial Symposium on Civil Justice Issues, attended by more than 200 judges, he spoke on “Toxic Torts and Mass Screening.”

cardozo lifeSusan Crawford was named to the Yale Law School alumni executive committee. During the spring semester, she spoke at the Women in Technology Summit at Harvard Law School, on “Net Neutrality” at The Tank in New York, and on “Net Neutrality and the Media Industry” at the MBA Media & Entertainment Conference at Columbia University. In January, she was a panelist on “Will the Internet Restructure Telephony?” at the AALS 2007 Annual Meeting, in Washington, DC. Last fall she spoke on “Many Increasing Returns” at Ultrabroadband Networks Conference at Columbia Institute for Tele-Information, on “Regulation” at the Yale Information Society Project, and on “Complex Regulation” last August at the 2006 IP Scholars Conference in Berkeley, CA.

Her latest publications include “Internet Think” in the Journal on Telecommunications & High Technology Law; “The Ambulance, the Squad Car, and the Internet” in Berkeley Technology Law Journal; and “First Do No Harm: The Problem of Spyware,” also in the Berkeley Technology Law Journal.

Myriam Gilles was named to the executive committee of The Class Action Preservation Project of the Public Justice Foundation, the broad goals of which are to challenge class action waivers that are increasingly inserted in standard-form contracts and that prevent disputes from being litigated in aggregate form in a public judicial forum.

Melanie Leslie and Stewart E. Sterk cowrote Concepts and Insights: Trusts and Estates to be published by Foundation Press. Leslie’s article “Common Law, Common Sense: Fiduciary Standards and Trustee Identity” was published in Cardozo Law Review.

At Deusto University School of Law in Bilbao, Spain, Lela Love taught Negotiation and Mediation as part of the European Community–US Alternative Dispute Resolution Fellows Program. At the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting, she and Stewart Sterk discussed mediation clauses in wills for the section on aging and the law.

cardozo lifeIn addition to his activities on behalf of The Heyman Center, Eric Pan moderated a panel cosponsored by the New York City Bar Association on capital markets and security law reform at the Beijing, China office of LeBoeuf, Lamb, Greene & MacRae LLP.

cardozo lifeJeanne Schroeder contributed an essay to Martha Stewart’s Legal Troubles, edited by Joan MacLeod Heminway and published by Carolina Academic Press.

Paul Shupack was on a panel, offered for CLE credit, on “Governing and Legal Issues of Cooperative Apartments in New York.”

Peter Tillers presented a talk on quantification of the reasonable doubt standard at the evidence colloquium at Brooklyn Law School. Tillers’ paper on reasonable doubt was published in Law, Probability and Risk. Prof. James Franklin (an Australian mathematician) and Judge Jack Weinstein published replies in other issues of the law journal. The exchange was precipitated by Judge Weinstein’s opinion in United States v. Copeland.

In March 2007, Richard Weisberg gave a keynote address, “Wronged by Law: Children During Vichy,” at the Thomas Jefferson School of Law in San Diego. Later that month, he lectured on Vichy at the University of California, Irvine and on The Merchant of Venice at Northwestern University. He also lectured on Shakespeare in Denmark, Italy, and the United Kingdom. In May, Weisberg was a guest lecturer and researcher at Berlin’s Zentrum für Literatur- und Kulturforschung, speaking on “Risks of Programmatic Destabilization of the Good Code.” He also visited Humboldt Law School to speak on The Merchant of Venice. Later in the month, he lectured on law and literature and on Vichy law and the Holocaust at the University of Paris-X at Nanterre.

There was a symposium in June on Weisberg’s work in law and literature at Sciences Po in Paris. In December 2006, he completed his service on the oversight committee for the administration of Holocaust-related restitution in Paris. While on the committee, he saw more than $40 million paid out to the victims (or their heirs) of Vichy banking spoliation.