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Professor Louis F. Del Duca Distinguished Faculty Scholar Emeritus and longest-serving faculty member at Penn State Dickinson School of Law died on November 27, 2015. Since 1972, Professor Del Duca served as the Editor-in Chief of the Uniform Commercial Code Law Journal. Professor Del Duca was internationally recognized as a leading scholar in commercial and comparative law, and as a visionary in the internationalization of legal education. He was instrumental in the establishment of the law school’s Master of Comparative Law degree program for attorneys from around the world, and founded and managed an international program with the University of Florence, and similar programs in Austria and France. During his long tenure at Dickinson School of Law, Professor Del Duca served, at various times, as Director of Admissions, Associate Dean of Advanced Legal Education, Associate Dean for International and Comparative Law Programs, and Director of the Center for International and Comparative Law. A gifted flutist, Professor Del Duca received scholarships to both Temple University and the Curtis Institute of Music in Philadelphia. He simultaneously attended both schools, and earned his BA from Temple University and law degrees from Harvard University and the University of Rome Law School. Professor Del Duca served in the U.S. Navy during World War II.
Henry P. Trawick, Jr., author of Trawick’s Florida Practice and Procedure, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the University of Florida on December 18 for his half-century of contributions to civil procedure in Florida.
Howard W. Brill, coauthor of Law of Damages, 6th (Vol. 1, Arkansas Practice Series, was appointed by Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson as Chief Justice of the Arkansas Supreme Court for a term beginning September 1, 2015 and continuing to the end of 2016.
William Patry, senior copyright counsel at Google, Inc. and author of Patry on Copyright, who helped draft the Architectural Works Copyright Protection Act of 1990, led a panel discussion of the law’s strengths and weaknesses at the American Institute for Architects New York Chapter, Center for Architecture on September 24. The event was in conjunction with “Un/Fair Use,” an exhibition of research and proposals related to copying and copyright in architecture.
Ian Ballon, author of E-Commerce & Internet Law: Treatise with Forms 2d was referenced in a recent New York Times article on class-action suits related to data privacy. The book describes “an explosion” of such suits.
Eve Brown, coauthor of IP Strategy: Complete Intellectual Property Planning, Access, and Protection, will serve as the first director of the new Entrepreneurship & Intellectual Property Clinic at Boston University Law School.
October 9-11, 2015
California Judges Association Annual Meeting
Garden Grove, CA
October 22-25, 2015
American Academy of Psychiatry and Law’s Annual Meeting
Fort Lauderdale, FL
October 27, 2015
Federal Bar Association’s Annual Conference
November 19-20, 2015
November 20, 2015