Professor Kim Chanbonpin
She will address the topic “Asian Pacific American (APA) Feminism” as a keynote speaker for the March 15 and 16, 2012,conference “Reigniting Community: Strengthening the APA Identity” hosted by the University of California-Irvine School of Law.
The program is designed to show Asian Pacific Americans not as a monolithic group but a diverse population with a complex community of individuals and families who come from different ethnic, culture and national backgrounds. The APA movement is focused on finding commonalities to build a sense of community and address shared problems.
She also was an invited speaker for the “Hip Hop and the American Constitution” series at the Earle Mack School of Law at Drexel University. During her March 1 presentation, Chanbonpin outlined the ways in which a student’s love for hip hop might inform how they develop their identities as lawyers; an idea she calls “hip hop ethics.” And she elaborated on her findings of how hip hop music and culture can be used to teach legal citation and plagiarism in the legal writing classroom. Her work was recently published as “Legal Writing, the Remix: Plagiarism and Hip Hop Ethics” in the Mercer Law Review.
Professor Mary Jean Dolan
She gave a presentation, “Questioning Christians, Cafeteria Catholics, and Creeds: The Reasonableness of a Religious Oath for Student Group Membership at a Public University,” at the 3rd Annual Religious Legal Theory Conference, Feb. 25, 2012, at Pepperdine University School of Law in Malibu, Calif. Dolan’s proposal was selected through a competitive peer-reviewed process.
Adjunct Professor Daniel Azulay
He spoke to the Decalogue Society of Lawyers Chicago on March 7 on “ The I-864/Affidavit of Support, The Clients, the Attorney and Uncle Sam… A “Fur Fight”? The talk dealt with immigration/family law.