Mercer Law Faculty & Staff Notables Reported in November 2018


David Hricik, professor of law, wrote a chapter in Combining Prosecution with Other Forms of Representation in Drafting Patents for Litigation and Licensing, which is expected to publish in December. He also provided several keynote addresses: “Practicing IP Law Ethically in the Cloud” at the 23rd Annual Advanced Patent Law Institute Nov. 1 at University of Texas School of Law in Austin, Texas; “Technology’s Impact on Professionalism” at the 12th Annual Corporate Counsel Institute Oct. 22 at the Georgia State University College of Law in Atlanta; “Ethics” at the 33rd Annual Privacy and Technology Law Institute Oct. 19 in Atlanta; “Conflicts of Interest in Patent Practice” at the Philadelphia Intellectual Property Law Association meeting Oct. 9 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and “Conflicts of Interest in Patent Practice” at the 2018 Iowa Intellectual Property Law Association annual meeting Sept 21 in Davenport, Iowa.

Jeremy Kidd, associate professor of law, had an op-ed, “Commentary: New York must preserve access to consumer legal funding,” published Nov. 15 in Times Union. He also spoke on a panel in the first session at the George Washington School of Law Third Party Litigation Finance Conference.

Patrick Longan, William Augustus Bootle Chair in Professionalism and Ethics, was appointed by the Supreme Court of Georgia to a one-year term as one of 20 special masters to hear and make recommendations on lawyer disciplinary cases.

Teri McMurtry-Chubb, professor of law, was selected for a yearlong visitorship at John Marshall Law School, during which she will teach two courses in the required four-semester Lawyering Skills curriculum, including Lawyering Skills I, as well as a seminar in Critical Race Feminism.

Dr. David Ritchie, professor of law and philosophy, participated in a panel discussion, titled “Global Ethics and Mercer’s Missions,” hosted by the Department of Philosophy.

Karen Sneddon, professor of law, presented “Voice, Strength, and No Contest Clauses” Oct. 12 for the Wisconsin Law Review and others in Madison, Wisconsin. She also presented “Effective Motion and Brief Writing” for the Workers’ Compensation Law Institute Oct. 5 in Jekyll Island.