Featured CSLSA Scholar – Professor DeLeith Gossett

September 5th, 2015

Today’s featured scholar is Professor DeLeith Gossett from Texas Tech University School of Law in Lubbock, Texas. Prof. Gossett’s paper, entitled Take off the [Color] Blinders: How Ignoring the Hague Convention’s Subsidiarity Principle Furthers Structural Racism Against Black American Children, is featured in volume 55 of the Santa Clara Law Review. The article explores how children aging out of foster care unadopted are disproportionately black, and race still negatively influences industry standards. The United States has become known as a “sending country,” as it ships many of its black and biracial foster care children abroad to find homes, leading some to call the practice of international adoption “covert racism.” The Article concludes that the United States should not allow international adoptions – whether to or from the United States – until all domestic placement efforts have been exhausted. The Article ultimately calls for abolishment of the current U.S. two-system approach to international adoption that circumvents Hague protocols and protections and contributes to the structural racism against black American children.

To read Prof. Gossett’s article, visit SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2400603

Featured CSLSA Scholar – Professor John Anderson

August 27th, 2015

This week’s featured scholar is Professor John Anderson from Mississippi College of Law in Jackson, Mississippi. Prof. Anderson’s paper, entitled Solving the Paradox of Insider Trading Compliance, will be featured in volume 88 of the Temple Law Review. The article evaluates insider trading compliance and suggests that the current enforcement regime be liberalized to permit insider trading where the issuer approves the trade in advance and has disclosed that it permits such trading pursuant to regulatory guidelines. Such reform would lead to a more rational, efficient, and just insider trading enforcement regime.

To read Prof. Anderson’s article, visit SSRN: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2586185

Featured CSLSA Scholar – Professor Chris Odinet

August 21st, 2015

In anticipation of the 2015 Conference, the CSLSA will be highlighting the scholarship that some of the participants presented at the 2014 Conference.

Today’s featured scholar is Professor Chris Odinet from Southern University Law Center in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Prof. Odinet’s paper, entitled Banks, Break-Ins, and Bad Actors in Mortgage Foreclosure, is featured in volume 83 of the University of Cincinnati Law Review. The article analyzes lender-engaged property management firms and their break-in foreclosure activities. Prof. Odinet makes a three-part call to action, which includes the implementation of bank contractor oversight regulations, the creation of a private cause of action for aggrieved homeowners, and the curtailment of property preservation clauses in mortgage contracts.

To read Prof. Odinet’s article, visit SSRN at: http://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=2626547

Hotel Information for 2015 Conference

August 5th, 2015

The CSLSA has reserved a block of rooms at the Wingate Hotel in Sylvania, Ohio. To book your room, please call (419)517-2000 and mention the conference. The hotel will keep the block open until September 8, 2015. The cost of a standard room is $129.99 per night and the cost of a suite is $149.99 per night. Please note that conference participants are responsible for all of their travel expenses including hotel accommodations.