Professor Michael Hoffheimer published a new fourth edition of Conflict of Laws in the Examples and Explanations series by Wolters Kluwer. An active Supreme Court and state law developments required significant revisions, according to the author. Previous editions were popular, earning solid five-star ratings on Amazon.
Associate Dean for Clinical Programs Tucker Carrington co-authored the book The Cadaver King and the Country Dentist, which was released last year. The book is now a finalist for the 2019 Audie Award.
Assistant Professor of Law and MacArthur Justice Center Director Cliff Johnson has been selected as a Mississippi Bar Foundation Fellow. He will be inducted at a dinner in Jackson on April 11. According to the Foundation, “The Fellows designation is the Foundation’s highest honor. Only 10% of the lawyers in Mississippi are eligible for membership as a fellow. Their selection is recognition by their peers that the attorney has achieved the highest level of professionalism, competence and leadership. Fellows are selected for membership based not only on their excellence as a lawyer but also by their dedication and service to the public and profession.”
Assistant Professor of Law Stacey Lantagne‘s most recent article, “Catchy Phrases That Convey a Message: The Danger of Tam’s Copymark Creep and Trademark Law’s New First Amendment Analysis,” will be published in the Nevada Law Journal.
Michelle Hanlon, associate director for the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, and instructor at the UM School of Law, gave a presentation earlier this month on Space Law at MidSouthCon in Memphis.
Associate Director of the Program in Air and Space Law at the University of Mississippi School of Law Charles Stotler moderated a panel on ‘The Outer Space Governance Framework” as part of a UNIDIR Space Security Workshop held at the United Nations in New York in January.
The workshop served as a primer for an informal consultative meeting of UN delegates convened to share their views on the work of a Group of Governmental Experts on the Prevention of an Arms Race in Outer Space. The informal meeting was mandated by UN General Assembly as a means for all UN member States to engage in interactive discussions on potential elements of a legal instrument addressing the prevention of an arms race in outer space and the prevention of the placement of weapons in outer space.
The panel featured Jessica West, program officer with project plowshares and Daniel Porras, space security fellow with UNIDIR. The panelists were joined by Laura Grego, senior scientist for the Global Security Program of the Union of Concerned Scientists.
Michelle Hanlon, associate director for the National Center for Remote Sensing, Air and Space Law, and instructor at the UM School of Law, addressed the UN Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space on Feb. 14 in Vienna. Hanlon is also the co-founder of the For All Moonkind, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving human heritage in outer space.
Hanlon appeared on NPR’s Morning Edition Feb. 21 to discuss the protection of human heritage in outer space.
Hanlon’s article, “Protecting Human Heritage: Don’t Let ‘One Small Step’ Become One Giant Mistake,” recently appeared in The Conversation. It has since been picked up by other publications, including The San Francisco Chronicle.