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panel member at meeting of the Center for Progressive Reform, San Diego, Calif. (Jan. 6, 2009). n “Access to Courts: Remedial Preemption and Collective Action,” presentation at Case Western Reserve University School of Law, Law Review Symposium on “Access to the Courts in the Roberts Era,” Cleveland, Ohio (Jan. 30, 2009). n “Preserving Environmental Principal and Ecological Integrity: A Natural Resource Trust for the Multiple Use Lands,” presentation to the faculty at the George Washington University Law School, Washington, D.C. (Feb. 5, 2009). Glicksman was interviewed on KPSI radio in Palm Springs, Calif., on Nov. 21, 2008, about the legal issues surrounding the adoption by the Bush administration of “midnight regulations” and the Obama administration’s ability to reverse them. An article appeared in the University Daily Kansan in which Glicksman was interviewed concerning recommendations he made with other law professors to President Obama concerning executive orders he could issue to improve environmental and public health protection. David Gottlieb gave a presentation on the law school’s Family Health Care Legal Services Clinic to the family practice residents at the KU Med Center on Jan. 30. In December, he received a grant to hire an immigration attorney for the clinic, which started


providing refugee and asylum services in February. John Head published two new books in the latter part of 2008 and early 2009. The first is “China’s Legal Soul: The Modern Chinese Legal Identity in Historical Context” (Carolina Academic Press, 2009), which he wrote largely in the spring of 2008 while visiting at the University of Hong Kong as the Paul Hastings Visiting Professor in International Financial Law. The book compares contemporary Chinese law with dynastic Chinese law in order to examine the rule of law in China and to search for a modern correlative to Imperial Confucianism as the “soul” of Chinese law. Head’s second new book is “The Asian Development Bank,” appearing as a revised edition in the International Encyclopaedia of Laws series on Intergovernmental Organizations (Kluwer Law International, 2008). Head also wrote an article that is scheduled for publication this spring or summer in the Santa Clara Journal of International Law, titled “Feeling the Stones When Crossing the River: The Rule of Law in China.” Head gave a talk to the faculty at the Wake Forest School of Law in midJanuary on the topic of his new book, “China’s Legal Soul,” with special focus on the question of how, if at all, the rule of law operates in today’s China. In mid-February, Head departed for Italy to hold the one-semester Trento Distinguished Chair in Law, a Fulbright award

under which Head taught courses at the University of Trento in international economic law and Chinese law. Webb Hecker presented “Fiduciary Duties in Business Entities 2008” at the Kansas Bar Association’s Plaza Lights Institute in December 2008. He also testified in support of the Business Entities Transactions Act before the Kansas House and Senate Judiciary Committees in February. Mike Kautsch co-presented a program Sept. 22 on the Kansas Open Meetings and Open Records acts for government officials in Ottawa and the surrounding area. The program was sponsored by the Ottawa Herald. He participated as a panelist during a forum on “Social Networking and the Hiring Process” Sept. 25 on the Edwards Campus of the University of Kansas. The forum, sponsored by Validity Screening Solutions in Overland Park, was for human resources professionals with questions about the Internet and social networking sites during the recruitment and evaluation of prospective employees. Kautsch moderated a program Oct. 21, “Media Coverage of Presidential Election,” at Rockhurst University in Kansas City, Mo. The program featured Kansas City Star journalists and was presented by Rockhurst’s Helzberg School of Management’s Center for Leadership and Ethics and Sullivan Chair in Ethics.

KU Law Magazine | Spring 2009  
KU Law Magazine | Spring 2009  

A magazine for alumni and friends of the University of Kansas School of Law. Story highlights include: Alumni spread legal roots in rural Ka...