Tracie R. Porter served as a Committee Editor for the American Bar Association International Law Section Year in Review (YIR). The YIR is the annual survey of international legal developments, published in cooperation with Southern Methodist University’s Dedman School of Law. Professor Porter’s article reviewed developments in cross-border real estate practice, including recovering markets in the European Union and the impact on the real estate markets related to the World Cup held this year in Brazil and in 2018 in Russia. Vice-Chair for the Section’s Cross Border Real Estate Practice Section, Professor Porter has been reappointed by ABA International Law Section Chair-Elect Marcelo E. Bombau to serve another term.
The 2014 issue of the law review and the committee’s articles may be found at 48 ABA/SIL YIR 1, 319 (2014).
David Groshoff was invited as a moderator and presenter on law, finance, technology, and economics at the 2014 National Business Law Scholars Conference, held at Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, on June 19-20. Professor Groshoff moderated a panel on law and economics-cost/benefit analyses in making law, featuring scholars from USC Law, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, and the University College London Faculty of Laws. As part of a panel on the JOBS Act and Crowdfunding, Professor Groshoff also presented a research case study based on statutory and rulemaking process trends in Crowdfunding, moderated by Professor Barbara Black, Director of Cincinnati Law’s Corporate Law Center, whose writing has been cited in recent prominent decisions by the United States Supreme Court.
Professor Groshoff’s invited co-authored article with Western State alumnus Kurtis Urien, Esq. (WSCL ’13) regarding Crowdfunding and the JOBS Act appeared last month in the inaugural volume of the Texas A&M Law Review: “An Essay Inquiry: Will the JOBS Act’s Transformative Regulatory Regime for Equity Offerings Cost Investment Bankers’ Jobs?,” 1 Tex. A&M L. Rev. 560 (2014).