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Assistant Professor Brian Anderson was named in September as a junior expert with the ABA's International Legal Resource Center, assisting the United Nations Development Program with the current review of Sierra Leone's constitutional redrafting process. Brian has been assigned to research ways and give recommendations to strengthen natural resource protection and promote local governance and decentralization in what will eventually be a new constitution.
Professor Toni Clarke spoke to 200 ONU fraternity and sorority members about Social Host Liability Laws as part of National Collegiate Alcohol Awareness Week, in a presentation that was very well-received by the students.
On August 29th, Professor Bruce Frohnen presented a paper on "Waivers, Federalism, and the Rule of Law" at the American Political Science Association's annual meeting in Washington, DC.
On August 15th, Huffington Post Politics published Professor Scott Gerber's post, "Affirmative Action and the Crisis in Higher Education." That same post was featured on the websites of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators.
On August 3-9 Professor Bruce Frohnen participated in an Intercollegiate Studies Institute Leadership Conference and delivered lectures on "Constitutional Morality" and "The Impossibility of the French Revolution" as well as conducting a seminar on Russell Kirk's book, The Conservative Mind.
Rick Bales has been invited to speak on a panel at the AALS Annual Meeting this January on Governing the Right-Sized Law School.
Professor Joanne Brant and Professor Scott Gerber participated in a debate on the constitutionality of the recently decided Obergefell v. Hodges case, which drew strong attendance and mentions on local TV and newspapers .
Professor Scott Gerber's review of Richard Epstein's book about the Constitution was recently published in The Historian.
Rick Bales' essay on our Law Clinic was featured in the Lima News .
On July 30 & 31, Professor Scott Gerber , participated in a workshop at Brown University about the forthcoming (Princeton University Press) book A Brief History of Libertarianism.