AALS Annual Meeting 2006



Empirical Scholarship
What Should We Study and
How Should We Study It?

January 3-7, 2006

Washington, DC



Posters

At the 2005 Annual meeting in San Francisco, the AALS Section on Professional Responsibility sponsored posters on empirical research. The AALS Committee on Sections and the Annual Meeting was delighted by this innovation and decided that all AALS Sections should have the opportunity to sponsor posters at the 2006 AALS Annual Meeting.

The posters would be on a subject area of interest to that particular Section. The AALS Section officers were ask if they wanted to seek, review and judge poster submission for display and presentation at the 2006 Annual Meeting.

As a result, eight AALS Sections have selected over 30 posters for display and presentation at the 2006 AALS Annual Meeting. These posters will be on display throughout the Annual Meeting in the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in the meeting room hallways of the Lobby Level. The posters will also be presented for an hour during the Annual Meeting.

The names of the Sections sponsoring the posters, the poster topics, the presenters and the time of each poster presentation are below:

Section on Aging and the Law
Presentations will take place on Friday, January 6 from 1:30-2:30 p.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

Marguerite Angelari, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

When Abusers Seek Guardianship: A Qualitative Look at the Intersection of Elder Abuse Investigations and Adult Guardianship Proceedings

Katherine C. Pearson, The Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law

Should Adult Children be Liable for their Parents’ Long Term Care Costs? Revisiting State ‘Filial Responsibility’ Laws from a Medicaid-Cost Containment Perspective

Ruqaiijah Ayanna Yearby, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Empirical Data Regarding Racial Disparities in Long-Term Care and the Failure for the Federal Government to Enforce Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Section on Civil Procedure
Presentations will take place on Friday, January 6 from 1:30-2:30p.m. and 2:30-3:30p.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

1:30-2:30p.m.

Deborah J. Challener, Mississippi College School of Law

Ascertaining State Law In Diversity Cases: When Should Federal Courts Predict and When Should They Certify? A Proposal for a Uniform Standard

E. Farish Percy, University of Mississippi School of Law

Fraudulent Joinder

Angela Upchurch, Capital University School of Law

The Deep Freeze: A Critical Examination of the Resolution of Frozen Embryo Disputes through the Adversarial Process

2:30-3:30 p.m.

Oscar G. Chase, New York University School of Law

Law, Culture, and Ritual: Disputing Systems in Cross-Cultural Context

Nan D. Hunter, Brooklyn Law School

Managed Process, Due Care: Structures of Accountability in Health Care

Rhonda Wasserman, University of Pittsburgh School of Law

The Application of American Pipe. Tolling Rule in the Successive of Class Action Context

Section on Contracts Law
Presentations will take place on Friday, January 6 from 3:30-4:30 p.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

Martha Ertman, University of Utah, S. J. Quinney College of Law

Commodification as a Theoretical Basis of Exploring the Limits and Function of Contracts

John C. Weistart, Duke University School of Law

The Contracts Experience: One Thousand Years Later

Section on Education Law
Presentations will take place on Friday, January 6 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

Kristi L. Bowman, Drake Law School

Impact of McCreary County v. ACLU on the Emerging Evolution/Intelligent Design Debate

Davison M. Douglas, William and Mary School of Law

Jim Crow Moves North:  The Battle Over Northern School Segregation, 1865-1954.

Paul M. Secunda, University of Mississippi School of Law

At the Crossroads of Title IX and a New “Idea”: Why Bullying Need Not be “A Normal Part of Growing Up” For Special Education Children

Section on Federal Courts
Presentations will take place on Friday, January 6 from 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

Thomas Healy, Seton Hall University Law School

Stigmatic Harm and Standing

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning and Research
Presentations will take place on Friday, January 6 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

Judith D. Fischer, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law

Empirical Research on Student Evaluations

Sue Liemer, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Participation in Faculty Self-Governance

Nancy Soonpaa, Texas Tech University School of Law

Law Student Stress

Section on Professional Responsibility
Presentations will take place on Thursday, January 5 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. and 10:30 – 11:30 a.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

9:30-10:30 a.m.

Kimberly Kirkland, Franklin Pierce Law Center

Role of Lawyer’s Workplaces Shaping Lawyer’s Ethics

Denise Roy, William Mitchell College of Law

The Role of Lawyers in Democratization—The Relationship Among Law, Justice and Democracy and the Implications for Client Representation and Professional Values

Amy Timmer, Thomas M. Cooley Law School

Intersection of Scholarship and the Practice of Law

10:30-11:30 a.m.

Russell G. Pearce, Fordham University School of Law

Revitalizing the Lawyer-Poet: What Lawyers Can Learn From Rock and Roll

Bisera Rakicevic-More, M.B.A., Stanford University, Center on Ethics; Deborah L. Rhode, Stanford Law School

The Intersection of Scholarship and the Practice of Law

Susan Saab Fortney, Texas Tech University School of Law

Work-Life Conflicts in the Legal Profession

Maura Strassberg, Drake University Law School

Privilege Can Be Abused: Exploring The Ethical Obligation To Avoid Frivolous Claims Of Attorney- Client Privilege

Margaret Ann Wilkinson, University of Western Ontario, Faculty of Law

Testing Theory and Debunking Stereotypes: Lawyers’ Views on the Practice of Law

Section on Women in Legal Education
Presentations will take place on Thursday, January 5 from 4:00-5:00 p.m.

PRESENTERS

POSTER TOPIC

Marina Angel, Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law

Women Faculty: Disappearing as Tenured &Tenure Track Reappearing as Contract and at Will

Alyssa A. DiRusso, Cumberland School of Law

Supporting the Supporting Organization: The Potential and Exploitation of 509(a)(3) Charities

José Gabilondo, Florida International University College of Law

Institutionalizing Straight Studies: Heteronormativity and Legal Education

Tanya K. Hernández, Rutgers University School of Law, Newark

A Critical Race Feminism Empirical Research Project: Sexual Harassment and the Internal Complaints Black Box

Tracy A. Thomas, University of Akron, School of Law

Elizabeth Cady Stanton and The Feminist Foundations of Family Law