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Junior Faculty Workshop

Spring 2012 Junior Faculty Workshop

The Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law is proud to host the Junior Faculty Workshop. This workshop focuss on a particular theme proposed by one of our law school’s junior faculty members. These events provide untenured faculty members both in and beyond our law school with significant, thoughtful commentary on their works-in-progress to further develop and enhance their scholarship. In addition, the workshops bring noted scholars from other law schools to our campus to participate in the program.

Spring 2012 Theme: “Objectivity in the Law"

Friday, March 23
  • "Suspicious Activities, Post 9/11: Security, Intelligence and the Police" by Professor Meg Stalcup
  • "Science and the New Rehabilitation" by Professor Meghan Ryan
  • "The Objective Dilemma Facing State Immigration Verification Laws" by Professor Patrick Charles
  • "Property: Legal Objects, Legal Subjects, and Objectivity" by Professor Monica Eppinger
Saturday, March 24
  • "The Cultural Limits on Uniformity and Formalism in the German Penal Code" by Professor Shawn Boyne
  • "In Search of a Second Chance: Rethinking Occupational Licensing Restrictions & Resurrecting Wechsler" by Professor Lahny R. Silva
Speaker Bios

Shawn Boyne joined the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 2008 as Associate Professor of Law, teaching Evidence, Criminal Law, and Criminal Procedure. Prior to joining IU she was a DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Max Planck Institute of Foreign and International Criminal Law in Freiburg, Germany, as well as a Graduate Fellow with the Institute for Legal Studies at the University of Wisconsin Law School. Boyne’s research interests span the intersection of the fields of criminal law, politics, and culture. In 2011, the American Society of Comparative Law selected the working draft of her article entitled, “The Many Faces of Objectivity: A Look at German Sexual Assault Cases,” 67 Wash. & Lee. L.R. 1287 (2010) as one of six papers to be discussed at its annual works-in-progress workshop held at Yale Law School. On a biennial basis, students in her Comparative National Security Law Seminar join with students from IU's School of Public and Environmental Affairs to participate in a full-day counterterrorism simulation. Seeking to expand the law school's leadership training programs, Professor Boyne serves as the law school's chair of the newly created Global Crisis Leadership Forum. The forum aims to hone the crisis decision-making skills of students as well as the public and private sector communities.

Patrick J. Charles is the author of numerous articles on the Constitution, legal history, and standards of review, including Saving the History of the Press Clause From Ruin: The Customary Origins of a “Free Press” as Interface to the Present and Future, 2012 Utah L. Rev. (2012), The Plenary Power Doctrine and the Constitutionality of Ideological Exclusion: A Historical Perspective, 15 Tex. Rev. L. & Pol. 61 ( 2010), and Scribble Scrabble, the Second Amendment, and Historical Guideposts: A Reply to Lawrence Rosenthal and Joyce Lee Malcolm, 105 Nw L. Rev. Colloquy. 227 (2011). Charles received his J.D. from Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, and his B.A. in History and International Affairs from George Washington University. His book, The Second Amendment: The Intent and Its Interpretation by the States and the Supreme Court (2009), and amicus brief were cited by Justice Stephen Breyer in McDonald v. City of Chicago. Charles currently serves as a historian for Air Force Special Operations Command 352nd Special Operations Group stationed at Mildenhall, United Kingdom. A former Marine Sergeant with Marine Security Guard Battalion, Charles' hometown is South Bend, Indiana.

Monica Eppinger is an Assistant Professor of Law at St. Louis University School of Law, and has extensive experience in diplomacy. She served nine years as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service with tours of duty at the U.S. Consulate General in Kaduna, Nigeria; U.S. Embassy, Kiev, Ukraine; and at the State Department in Washington, D.C., where her responsibilities included policy in the former Soviet Union, Caspian basin energy development, and West African security. Prior to this, she spent two years as a volunteer university instructor in China. Since joining the faculty at St. Louis University School of Law in 2010, Eppinger has completed requirements to earn a Ph.D. in Anthropology of Law. Her research concentrates on sovereignty and selfhood. Her main areas of expertise include property, national security, and international law.

Meghan J. Ryan is an Assistant Professor of Law at Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law. She teaches and writes at the intersection of criminal law and procedure, torts, and law and science. Her current research focuses on the impact of evolving science and technology on criminal convictions and punishment, as well as on civil remedies. Ryan received her A.B., magna cum laude, in Chemistry from Harvard University in 2002. In 2005, she earned a J.D., magna cum laude, from the University of Minnesota Law School, where she was a member of the Order of the Coif and received the American Law Institute-American Bar Association Scholarship and Leadership Award. She was a member of both the Minnesota Law Review and the Minnesota Journal of Global Trade. Ryan clerked for the Honorable Roger L. Wollman of the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit. She also worked as an associate in the trial group at the Minneapolis-based law firm of Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Additionally, she has conducted research in the areas of bioinorganic chemistry, molecular biology, and experimental therapeutics at the Mayo Clinic and the University of Minnesota.

Lahny Silva is an Associate Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She joined the faculty in 2011. She was the William H. Hastie Fellow at the University of Wisconsin Law School in Madison where she served as teaching assistant for Constitutional Law, Trial Advocacy and Civil Procedure. She also taught a Seminar on Post-Conviction Remedies while in Madison. In 2010 she was a legislative appointee for the State of Wisconsin Special Committee on Review of Records Access of Circuit Court Documents. Previously, she worked as an attorney for Greater Hartford Legal Aid and as a law clerk for the Office of the Corporation Counsel. While in law school, she worked as a legal intern in the Office of the Public Defender Serious Felony Unit. Silva has received the Evidentiary Objections Award from the American Trial Lawyers College. She also received two CALI awards, one for Advanced Constitutional Law Freedom of Speech and one for Contemporary Issues in Criminal Law. She was named a Pudlin Scholar, recognizing distinction in the study and teaching of the First Amendment.

Meg Stalcup is a Senior Research Fellow for Biological Futures at the Hutchison Center and Simpson Center for the Humanities; Affiliate Faculty, Department of Anthropology at the University of Washington. She was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Hutchinson Center from 2009 to 2011; earned a Ph.D. in Medical Anthropology in 2009 and a M.A. in Anthropology in 2004 from the University of California Berkeley and San Francisco. She earned a Post Baccalaureate Certificate in Science Communication from the University of California Santa Cruz in 2001; earned a M.S. in Biological Sciences in 2000 from the Federal University of Rio de Janerio; and earned a B.S. in Biology from the University of California San Diego in 1995. Stalcup was awarded The Nation Institute Investigative Fund Research Award Grant (with Joshua Craze) in 2010, and received a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship for the years 2004-2007. She is working on the book “Connecting the Dots” which documents the post-9/11 fusion of law enforcement and intelligence.

Workshop commentators

Cynthia Adams practiced law with the Indianapolis firm Stark Doninger Mernitz and Smith before joining the faculty as a Clinical Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1987. She has served as an adjunct professor of English at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law and an adjunct professor of English at Butler University. Since joining the law school faculty, she has taught courses in the above mentioned subjects to J.D. and/or international LL.M. students. She has also served as co-director of the Law School’s Latin American Law Program. Adams coauthored a book entitled “The International Lawyer's Guide to Legal Analysis and Communication in the United States,” (Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2008). She is also coauthoring book entitled “A Guide to Drafting International Contracts in Legal English.” She is a member of the Legal Writing Institute and serves as the Chair for the AALS Section on Graduate Programs for Foreign Lawyers. She was one of the first faculty members to receive Indiana University's Trustee's Teaching Award in recognition of teaching excellence and is a three-time recipient of the law school’s Teaching Excellence Recognition Award.

Frank O. Bowman, III joined the University of Missouri School of Law faculty in 2005 from the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law, where he served as the M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law. Following his graduation from Harvard Law School in 1979, Bowman entered the U.S. Department of Justice as part of the Honor Graduate Program. He spent three years as a trial attorney in the Criminal Division in Washington, D.C. From 1983 until 1986, he was a Deputy District Attorney for Denver, Colorado. He also spent three years in private practice in Colorado. In 1989, Bowman joined the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of Florida, where he was Deputy Chief of the Southern Criminal Division and specialized in complex white-collar crimes. In 1995 and 1996, he served as Special Counsel to the U.S. Sentencing Commission in Washington, D.C. From 1998 to 2001, he served as academic advisor to the Criminal Law Committee of the United States Judicial Conference.

Mathieu Deflem is a Professor of Sociology at the University of South Carolina. His research areas include sociology of law, terrorism, popular culture, and sociological theory. His most recent research deals with the culture of fame, the policing of terrorism, the sociology of law, international policing, and the sociological profession. He teaches courses on Social Control, Sociology of Law, Fame and Popular Culture, Terrorism, and Contemporary Sociological Theory. Deflem studied at the Katholieke Universiteit te Leuven, receiving degrees in Sociology (with a specialty in cultural sociology) in 1985 and in Cultural Anthropology (specializing in Africa and ritualism) in 1987. In 1990, he obtained an M.A. from the University of Hull's Department of Sociology and Anthropology on a dissertation about ritual symbolism. Between 1989 and 1992, he was an assistant in the Criminology program of the Law Department at K.U.Leuven, specializing in social control and criminological sociology. He earned his Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Colorado in 1996 on a dissertation about international policing. He also has held teaching positions at Kenyon College and Purdue University. 

Jennifer Drobac is a Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She joined the faculty in 2001. From 1992 to 2001, she practiced law in California, focusing on employment law issues and litigation. From 1997 to 2000, she served as a lecturer at Stanford Law School. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Barefoot Sanders, U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas. Her scholarly work has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals. In 2005, she finished her first textbook, “Sexual Harassment Law: History, Cases and Theory.” A new edition of that text is expected in 2012. Drobac is also working on a book concerning adolescent neurological and psychosocial development and the law, “Worldly But Not Yet Wise,” for University of Chicago Press. Drobac received the Indiana University 2010 Sylvia E. Bowman Distinguished Teaching Award. She also received the 2005 Indiana University Trustees' Teaching Award. She was named a John S. Grimes Fellow in 2006 and 2009 and a Dean's Fellow in recognition of scholarly excellence in 2005-2006.

Markus D. Dubber is a Professor of Law at the University of Toronto Faculty of Law. He earned a B.A. from Harvard in 1988, and a J.D. from Stanford in 1991. He was formerly Professor of Law and Director of the Buffalo Criminal Law Center at State University of New York, Buffalo School of Law. Dubber's scholarship has focused on theoretical, comparative, and historical aspects of criminal law. He is the author of numerous books, articles and co-edited collections, including The Handbook of Comparative Criminal Law, co-edited with Kevin Heller (Stanford University Press, 2010), Victims in the War on Crime: The Use and Abuse of Victims’ Rights (NYU Press, 2002), The Police Power: Patriarchy and the Foundations of American Government (Columbia University Press, 2005) and The Sense of Justice: Empathy in Law and Punishment (NYU Press 2006). Dubber founded the Buffalo Criminal Law Center at SUNY. He is Founding Editor of the Buffalo Criminal Law Review, Founding Series Editor of Critical Perspectives on Crime and Law (Stanford University Press) and the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the New Criminal Law Review (University of California Press).

Mark Goodale is a Associate Professor of Conflict Analysis and Anthropology at the School for Conflict Analysis and Resolution at George Mason University. He is an anthropologist, sociolegal scholar, and social theorist. He currently conducts ethnographic research on revolution and the politics of disenchantment in Latin America (Bolivia) and writes theoretically about human rights as a key mode of contemporary world-making. He earned his Ph.D. in Anthropology at the University of Wisconsin Madison in 2001, an LL.M. at the University of Wisconsin Law School in 1998, a J.D. at the University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law in 1994, a M.Sc. in Social Anthropology at the London School of Economics in 1991, and a B.A. in Political Science at the University of California Los Angeles in 1990. He is currently working on The Human Rights Trilogy at the invitation of Oxford University Press. Volume One of that series is titled “The Culture of Human Rights,” Volume Two is titled “The Empire of Human Rights,” and Volume Three is titled “The Temptation of Human Rights.”

Dr. Tracy Gunter is an Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry at Indiana University School of Medicine, and teaches as an adjunct at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She most recently served as an Associate Professor of Psychiatry in Law at St. Louis University School of Medicine. Prior to that, Dr. Gunter was Director of Forensic Psychiatry at the University of Iowa and a consultant for the Iowa Department of Corrections. While at the University of Iowa she also completed training in research methodology. Her research interests include gene-environment interactions in behavioral illness and the interface of neuroscience and law. Dr. Gunter is board certified in psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. She received her medical degree from the University of South Carolina in 1990. After completing a transitional year at Spartanburg Regional Medical Center, she returned to the University of South Carolina where she completed general and forensic psychiatry training at the Hall Institute. Following training, she remained on faculty at the University of South Carolina and rose to the position of Director of the Forensic Outpatient Evaluation Service for the South Carolina Department of Mental Health. She has conducted over 1000 forensic mental health evaluations and been qualified as an expert witness in several jurisdictions.

Linda Kelly Hill is the M. Dale Palmer Professor of Law at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. She joined the faculty in 2002, following seven years as a faculty member at St. Thomas University School of Law in Miami, Florida. She has written extensively on issues surrounding immigration law as well as domestic violence and the treatment of domestic violence in immigration law. She worked as a staff attorney for the Haitian Refugee Center in Miami from 1992-1995. She has also served as a staff attorney for the Family Legal Services and Domestic Violence Unit of the Seventeenth Judicial Circuit in and for Broward County, Florida.

Gerard N. Magliocca is a Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Research at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He joined the faculty following two years as an associate with Covington & Burling and one year as a clerk for Judge Guido Calabresi on the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. He received the Best New Professor Award from the student body in 2004 and the Black Cane (Most Outstanding Professor) Award in 2006. In 2007, his book on Andrew Jackson, titled “Andrew Jackson and the Constitution: The Rise and Fall of Generational Regimes” (Univ. Press of Kansas 2007) (Paperback ed. 2011), was the subject of an hour-long program on C-Span's "Book TV." In the fall of 2008, Magliocca held the Fulbright-Dow Distinguished Research Chair of the Roosevelt Study Center in Middelburg, The Netherlands. He is also a regular blogger on Concurring Opinions and Balkinization.

Michael A. Scaperlanda is the Gene and Elaine Edwards Family Chair in Law and Special Assistant to the President in addition to being a professor of law at the University of Oklahoma College of Law. He also has served as Associate Dean for Research and as Chair of numerous committees including the University's Campus Tenure Committee, the college's elected executive committee, the college's Appointments Committee, the Law Library Director Search Committee, and the college's Self-Study Committee since joining the law school faculty in 1989. After graduating from the University of Texas School of Law with high honors in 1984, Scaperlanda spent one year clerking for the Chief Justice of the Texas Supreme Court and four years practicing law in Washington, D.C., and Austin, Texas. His latest book, published in 2009 by the Federal Judicial Center, is Immigration Law: A Primer. Earlier books include Recovering Self-Evident Truths: Catholic Perspectives on American Law, co-edited by OU law graduate, Professor Teresa Collett. Scaperlanda's articles have appeared in a number of journals, including the Connecticut Law Review, the Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, the Iowa Law Review, the Stanford Law and Policy Review, the Texas Review of Law and Politics, and the Wisconsin Law Review.

Carlton Waterhouse is an Associate Professor of Law and a Dean’s Fellow at Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He joined the faculty in 2010. He is nationally recognized for his work on environmental justice and is known internationally for his research and writing on reparations for historic injustices and state human rights violations. He attended college at the Pennsylvania State University where he studied engineering and the ethics of technology before deciding to pursue a legal education. He is a graduate of Howard University School of Law, where he was admitted as one of its distinctive Merit Fellows. While in law school, he was selected for an internship with the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law where he participated in the preliminary formation and development of the Civil Rights Act of 1992. After law school, he began his career as an attorney with the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Following a successful nine-year career there, Waterhouse enrolled in a Ph.D. program in the Emory University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences as one of the select George W. Woodruff Fellows. He graduated with honors from the Candler School of Theology at Emory University with a Master of Theological Studies degree. In 2006, he graduated from Emory with a Ph.D. in Social Ethics.