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Professor Lauren Newell moderated and presented on a panel called “What I’m Reading” at the 21st Annual American Bar Association Section of Dispute Resolution Spring Conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She also co-chaired and judged the 2019 Law Student National Representation in Mediation National Competition, which took place at the Spring Conference.
Professor Dallan Flake presented his paper "Interactive Religious Accommodations" at the Association of American Law Schools Annual Meeting in New Orleans. He was invited to present as part of a panel on increasing religious tension in the workplace. The paper was the only one selected from a nationwide call for articles on the topic. The paper argues that employers should be required to engage in the same interactive process with employees seeking religious accommodations as they are with employees seeking disability accommodations.
Associate Dean Deidre' Keller and Professor Lauren Newell both participated in the Southeastern Association of Law Schools' Annual Conference. Dean Keller moderated the panel, "Intellectual Property and Entrepreneurship" and Professor Newell was a discussant in the discussion group, "The Future of Alternative Dispute Resolution Scholarship."
Professor Dallan Flake's article, “When Should Employers Be Liable for Factoring Biased Customer Feedback into Employment Decisions?” was published in Volume 102 – Issue 5 of the Minnesota Law Review. The article examines the role that customer feedback can play in business decisions. He argues that employers should be held to a negligence standard, whereby their liability depends on whether they knew, or reasonably should have known, that the data used to make employment decisions was tainted by customer bias.
Associate Dean Deidré Keller presented her paper, "Limiting Lessons from Property: Re-imagining the Public Domain in the Image of the Public Trust Doctrine” at the University of Kentucky. The Kentucky Law Journal, in conjunction with the University of Kentucky College of Law, hosted the symposium, “Intermeddlers or Innovators? States and Federal Copyright Law,” in October. The event featured a diverse group of speakers and facilitated discussion among scholars working on issues including copyright, administrative law, state constitutional law, federal constitutional law, tax law and art law.
Professor Dallan Flake presented his paper, “Do Ban-the-Box Laws Really Work?” at the International Law & Society Association Conference in Toronto. Professor Flake presented the results of an experiment he conducted to determine whether laws that protect ex-offenders from having to disclose their criminal record on job applications increases their likelihood of receiving a callback interview. The experiment also examined whether these laws help ex-offenders of certain races more than others. His data show that ban-the-box laws do increase an ex-offender's chances of a callback, and that black ex-offenders benefit more than white or Latino ex-offenders from these laws. Professor Flake's research is set to be published in the Iowa Law Review.
Professor Stephen Veltri published in Volume 47 of the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal, "Back on Course: Taking an Older Approach to Check Cashing Services as Holders in Due Course."
Professor Deidré Keller presented an intellectual property lunch and learn session at the University of New Hampshire School of Law titled “Will I Be the Next Hashtag?” The article she is working on discusses whether the right of publicity and/or property protects those killed by police from Internet infamy. 
Professor Dallan Flake was invited to speak at the Black Heritage Library & Multicultural Center of Findlay, Ohio, to present his research on ban-the-box laws, and facilitate a broader discussion of the intersection of race, incarceration and employment.
Professor Lauren Newell's book chapter, Reclaiming Attention in the Digital Generation Negotiator, was published in The Negotiator's Desk Reference (Chris Honeyman & Andrea Kupfer Schneider eds., DRI Press 2017).