August 6th, 2013


My Schedule for the ALSB Annual Meeting

Wednesday-through-Saturday, August 7-10, I'll be attending the annual meeting of the Academy of Legal Studies in Business.  I used to go to the ALSB every year, but since I've been devoting so much of my attention to the writing (and going to so many fiction-related cons instead) I've fallen off recently.  But this year, it's at the Fairmont Copley Plaza in Boston, so I get to go to the whole thing without plane fare.

I'm scheduled for two presentations this time 'round:

Friday, August 9, 10:40 a.m. - noon
Session I4: Pedagogy
Commonwealth Room
Moderator: Stuart Pardau, California State University, Northridge

  • Adding Risk analysis to Legal Courses: More than Liability, It’s a Separate Dimension by Susan Willey and Harold Weston, Georgia State University

  • Collaborative Critical Thinking Exercises for Business Law Students by Lynn Forsythe, Ida Jones and Deborah Kemp, California State University, Fresno

  • Exceptionalism by Kenneth Schneyer, Johnson & Wales University

Professor Schneyer is a published author of science fiction and fantasy, including several stories that involve law, lawyers, or the political process. He will read a 1,600 - word science fiction story in the form of a judicial opinion, inspired by a particular line of philosophical inquiry. Audience members may wish to consider the usefulness of science fiction as a pedagogical tool.

  • Instructional Rubrics: A Tool for Improving Student Writing by Susan Willey and Nancy Mansfield , Georgia State University

Saturday, August 10, 1:30 - 2:50 p.m.
Session L6: Employment/Labor Law
Forum Room
Moderator: Kenneth Schneyer, Johnson & Wales University

  • Do Unions Have a Right to Private Sector, Nonmember Home Contact Information for Individuals Who Are Protected by a Clear Right to Privacy? by Kevin Farmer, California Polytechnic, Pomona

  • Licensed Practical Nurses: Protected “Employees” or Statutory “Supervisors” Under the NLRA? The Impact of the Eleventh Circuit’s Lakeland Health Care Decision by David Twomey, Boston College

  • Reforming Public Pensions by Leigh Anenson, University of Maryland and Monash University and Alex Slabaugh and Karen Eilers-Lahey, University of Akron

  • The Legislative Response to Employers’ Requests for Password Disclosure by Jody Blanke, Mercer University

Happy at Nebulas

My tweets

  • Mon, 14:27: @OffVesta Looks like a typically incomplete redact from a more complicated court proceeding. The order probably can't bind the kids.
  • Mon, 16:08: Submissions: The Long Road
  • Mon, 22:11: Thank you for your patience. Today I sold my flash story, "I Have Read the Terms of Use", to @DailySF.
  • Tue, 00:15: It's definitely time to buy new sneakers. You really don't want to know how I know that.
  • Tue, 00:30: RT @kseniaanske: I write. I read. I repeat.
  • Tue, 10:33: I picture a cartoon of a black hole about to spit, with the caption "hawking radiation." Tell me I wasn't the 1st to think of this awful pun
  • Tue, 11:12: My Schedule for the ALSB Annual Meeting
  • Tue, 11:51: I need to talk to some forensic scientists.