On June 7, Associate Dean Steven Wilf will present "The Patent Wars in Late 19th Century America" at the annual meeting of the Law & Society Association.
A scholar whose research focuses upon intellectual property law, historical jurisprudence, and legal history, Steven Wilf seeks to explore the fundamental ways that the origins of legal processes effect normative outcomes. Among his recent writings are The Law Before the Law (Rowman & Littlefield, 2008), "The Making of the Post-War Paradigm in American Intellectual Property Law," 31 Columbia Journal of Law & the Arts (2008), and "The Invention of Legal Primitivism," 10 Theoretical Inquiries in Law (2009). His most recent book, Law's Imagined Republic, was released by Cambridge University Press in May 2010.
Associate Dean Wilf has been named a Lemelson Fellow at the Smithsonian Institution for 2011-2012. The Lemelson Center Fellows Program supports projects that present creative approaches to the study of invention and innovation in American society. The Jerome and Dorothy Lemelson Center for the Study of Invention and Innovation was founded in 1995 at the Smithsonian Institution's National Museum of American History through a generous gift from the Lemelson Foundation.
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On May 21, Professor Richard A. Wilson will present "International Law of Speech Crimes" as part of a series of guest lectures at the International Criminal Court, The Netherlands.
On May 20, the Law School's Insurance Law Center will present a symposium on Lawyers Professional Liability. The event is being presented in cooperation with the Hartford Chapter of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society.
On May 17, Professor Richard Pomp will be a presenter at the 10th Annual New Mexico Tax Policy Conference in Albuquerque.
On May 15, Professor Darcy Kirk will be the luncheon speaker at the annual meeting of the New Jersey Law Librarians Association where she will update the group on the activities of the Association of American Law Libraries (AALL). Kirk currently serves as president of the AALL.
Professor Richard A. Wilson will deliver three talks in Oslo, Norway on May 14 and 15 including "Gangster's Paradise? Framing Crime in Sub-Saharan Africa" at the Department of Social Anthropology at the University of Oslo.