Faculty Roundup: Segall, Rowberry, Heled

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Eric Segall on HuffPost Live

On Sept. 10, Professor Eric Segall appeared on HuffPost Live with Kentucky Sen. Dr. Rand Paul, who was publicizing his new book, Government Bullies: Americans Arrested, Abused, and Terrorized.

Segall and Sen. Paul debated the federal government’s role in defining when life starts in the 33 minute segment. Segall argued the federal government should err on the side of freedom for the mother while Sen. Paul argued for the rights of the fetus.

Rowberry to deliver Constitution Day keynote address in Louisiana

HAMMOND, La., Sept.11 — Southeastern Louisiana University’s Department of History and Political Science will celebrate Constitution Day on Thursday, Sept.20, with a lecture by Ryan Rowberry, former U.S. Supreme Court Fellow.

An assistant professor at Georgia State University College of Law and associate director of the Center for the Comparative Study of Metropolitan Growth, Rowberry will present “The History, Structure, and Challenges of the U.S. Legal System,” at 1 p.m.in Southeastern’s Student Union Theater.

Rowberry graduated from Harvard Law School, where he was an Islamic Legal Studies Fellow, a Cravath International Fellow, and received the Irving Oberman Award in Legal History. Upon graduation, he practiced environmental and natural resources law at Hogan Lovells in Washington, D.C. Rowberry collaborated with foreign judges and academics on judicial independence and rule-of-law matters in his role as a U.S. Supreme Court Fellow.

Prior to attending law school, Rowberry worked as an historian and an educator. He transcribed and collated all extant medieval manuscripts for three of Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. He also taught seventh grade at a charter school and lectured in English and history at Peking University in Beijing. He holds a bachelor’s in English from Brigham Young University and was selected as a Rhodes Scholar. At Oxford University, he earned a master’s degree in comparative education policy and a master of studies in medieval British history. His research concentrates on cultural heritage, natural resources law and the medieval common law judiciary.

Heled Selected for IP Workshop in December

Assistant professor Yaniv Heled is among the scholars selected for the 2012 Junior Faculty Workshop on Intellectual Property Issues in the Pharmaceutical Industry on Dec. 7-8 at Indiana University McKinney School of Law.

“I am very grateful for this great opportunity to have prominent scholars read and comment on my work,” Heled said of his selection. By late October, he will submit his paper, “Regulatory Exclusivities as Property,” for review by senior faculty.

He joins Benjamin Liu, assistant professor and director of the Chinese IP Resource Center for the John Marshall Law School; Jacob Rooksby, assistant professor at Duquesne University School of Law; and Lisa Vertinsky, associate professor at Emory University School of Law.

“The organizers of the conference seek to create a ‘dream team’ of reviewers for each of the four articles selected, and they are really putting a lot of effort into this,” Heled said. “I look forward to receiving the comments and seeing the other participants’ work.”

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