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Attorney Erskine Cited in Oxford University Press

Attorney Erskine's article The Trial of Queen Caroline and the Impeachment of President Clinton: Law As A Weapon for Political Reform, 7 WASH. U. GLOBAL STUD. L. REV. 1 (2008) is cited in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law published by Oxford University Press. Attorney Erskine's article is citied in the Impeachment entry. The Max Planck Encyclopedia of Comparative Constitutional Law contains "encyclopedia articles—modeled on those in the Max Planck Encyclopedia of Public International Law—address[ing] a focused range of topics that seek to provide the best coverage of the essence, character, development, and history of constitutional law from a global perspective." The Editor asserts "we hope to provide researchers around the world with unprecedented access to primary materials and leading scholarly research to facilitate the comparative understanding of constitutional law and politics...[and] will provide a trustworthy source for the latest versions of national and subnational constitutions, leading scholarly commentary from the preeminent experts in the field, and important historical and contextual data for understanding national constitutional systems and laws."


Attorney Erskine delivers lecture to MBA students

Attorney Erskine delivered a hour plus lecture and PowerPoint® presentation to a class of MBA students at the University of Connecticut (UCONN) School of Business in Hartford. The talk focused on employment law and social media from a potential plaintiff or employee's perspective, while also discussing risks relevant to employers. A blog post about generally applicable issues involving employment law and social media is found on Attorney Erskine's Blog. The UCONN Business School "ranks in the top 5 percent of business schools and is widely considered one of the best in the Northeast..." according to the UCONN School of Business website. The lecture occurred by invitation. Attorney Erskine delivered lectures at the School on two other occasions in the recent past, also by invitation.

Attorney Erskine publishes article on Hieros Gamos (HG.org)

Attorney Erskine published an article entitled A Methodological Approach to Negotiating International Business Disputes detailing a method for small businesses to consider in dealing with foreign controversies. The article describes a 5 step process to evaluate and deal with issues when they arise. Also, the article considers the impact of cultural factors, ethics, and preparation (amongst other items) in tackling business disputes between American and foreign companies. HG.org "is one of the world’s largest non-subscription legal information site[s]" whose "objective...is to make law, government and related professional information easily and freely accessible to the legal profession, businesses and consumers." A similar article entitled A Method to Negotiating International Business Contracts appears on opentoexpport.com . "Open to Export is the UK’s online export community where people come together to help each other become smarter and more confident doing business abroad. Backed by Government and business, we are a not for profit social enterprise dedicated to helping UK companies grow through export."--opentoexport.com

Attorney Erskine Attends RIC Conference

Attorney Erskine represented Project Execution Services LLC, a New York company, at the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission's (NRC's) Regulatory Information Conference (RIC). The RIC is an annual regulatory conference bringing together nuclear industry service and material suppliers with regulators during a four day conference held near the NRC's headquarters. The agenda featured a number of experts in the field of nuclear energy and security. Project Execution Services LLC is a specially consulting company that consults in the electric power generation industry with a focus on specialized personnel and services supporting that industry.

Attorney Erskine appears on Fox News!

Attorney Erskine appeared on Shepard Smith Reporting at 3:30pm on December 19, 2013. In a segment entitled "Two men found guilty in hacking death of British soldier; Conviction for attack in London", Attorney Erskine commented on the sentencing phase of the murder trial for the two convicted assailants of Lee Rigby, a British solider, killed outside Woolwich barracks in south-east London, England. The murder trial took place in the Old Bailey before The Hon Mr Justice Sweeney and the verdict was delivered by a jury of twelve.





Attorney Erskine delivers lecture at University of Connecticut School of Business

Attorney Erskine was invited to deliver a lecture to a class of MBA, graduate business students taking a semester long course on employment law. Attorney Erskine presented a 2 hour talk entitled Social Media and Employment Law. The presentation took place at the UCONN Business School's Graduate Learning Center in downtown Hartford, Connecticut on October 16, 2013. The lecture covered current federal statutory, case, and regulatory law (including recent NLRB decisions) applicable to social media as well as Connecticut statutory law regulating, or possibly regulating, the use of social media in the employment context."The School ranks in the top 5 percent of business schools and is widely considered one of the best in the Northeast as evidenced in frequent rankings by Business Week, U.S. News & World Report and The Princeton Review."--UCONN School of Business Website.

Attorney Erskine presents paper at 8th Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law

Attorney Erskine presented his paper entitled Reassessing the At-Will Employment Rule by Comparison with Statutory Protections Afforded To Employees in Ireland and England at UNLV's Boyd School of Law. The presentation took place during the 8th Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor and Employment Law on September 27 and 28, 2013 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The program for the conference is available here. Attorney Erskine presented his paper on a panel entitled Comparative Labor, Employment and Anti-Discrimination Law.

Attorney Erskine's Law Review Articles Cited in Books and Law Journals!

  • Attorney Erskine's article Reforming Federal Personal Injury Litigation by Incorporation of the Procedural Innovations of Scotland and Ireland: An Analysis and Proposal, 15 CARDOZO J. INT’L & COMP. L. 1 (2007) was cited in the University College Cork, Ireland Online Law Review's article entitled Personal Injury Reform: Eight Years On [2012] COLR 65 nn. 15-20, 62. "The Cork Online Law Review is internationally renowned and was referred to by the New York University Law Faculty as ‘the leading online law review in Ireland’...[;] peer reviewed by the University College Cork Law Faculty."

  • Additionally, Attorney Erskine's article The United States-EC Dispute Over Customs Matters: Trade Facilitation, Customs Unions, and the Meaning of WTO Obligations , 18 FLA. J. INT’L. L. 423 (2006) was included in Chapter 22 of the Pechota Bibliography on Arbitration - 2nd Edition (2011). "The Pechota Bibliography on Arbitration is a unique and indispensable work for the International Arbitrator. No serious research can be developed or conducted on arbitration without reference to the Bibliography." The same article was cited in Investment Law within International Law Integrationist Perspectives, chapter 13 entitled Reviewing the administration of domestic regulation in WTO and investment law: the international minimum standard as 'one standard to rule them all'? at note 69 (2013) (Cambridge University Press).

  • Attorney Erskine's article An Analysis of the Legality of Television Cameras Broadcasting Juror Deliberations in a Criminal Case, 39 AKRON L. REV. 701 (2006) is cited in Television Courtroom Broadcasting Effects: The Empirical Research and the Supreme Court Challenge p. 412, appendix 1 (2013) and in The Proceedings of the 10th European Conference on eGoverment p. 525 (2010)

  • Finally, Attorney Erskine's article Resolving Trade Disputes, the Mechanisms of GATT/WTO Dispute Resolution, 2 SANTA CLARA J. INT'L L. 40 (2004) was cited in the two books: The WTO and the Environment: Development of Competence Beyond Trade p. 13 n. 12, p.24 n. 67 (2012) published by Routledge; and the forthcoming book TRIPS and Developing Countries: New Perspectives, in the chapter entitled Adjudicating TRIPS for Development n. 71.

  • Attorney Erskine's Article Cited in The Stanford Journal of International Law!

    Attorney Erskine's article entitled The United States-EC Dispute Over Customs Matters: Trade Facilitation, Customs Unions, and the Meaning of WTO Obligations , 18 FLA. J. INT’L. L. 423 (2006) was cited by an article titled, Dissent as Dialectic: Horizontal and Vertical Disagreement in WTO Dispute Settlement, 48 STAN. J. INT'L. L. 1, 24 n. 85 (2012), in the Winter 2012 edition of The Stanford Journal of International Law. The citation refers readers to Attorney Erskine's discussion on the status of unadopted GATT panel decisions in WTO litigation. "The Stanford Journal of International Law is one of the oldest and most reputable international law journals in the United States, publishing two regular issues each year, the journal seeks to promote scholarship of the highest quality through timely, innovative, and important pieces on international and comparative legal topics."--from the Journal's Home Page

    Attorney Erskine Attends Atlanta International Arbitration Society's Inaugural Conference!

    From April 15 to 17, 2012 Attorney Erskine attended the first conference of the Atlanta International Arbitration Society entitled The United States and its place in the International Arbitration system of the 21st century. The conference featured international arbitration practitioners discussing the viability and effectiveness of arbitrational forums as well as rules in the context of global resolution of business and investment disputes.

    Attorney Erskine Presents Paper in Ireland!

    On April 30, 2011 Attorney Erskine presented his paper entitled Reexamining The At-Will Doctrine Of Employment Through Comparision With Statutory Protections Afforded To Employees In Ireland and England at the Irish Society of Comparative Law's 2011 Annual Conference. The Conference was held at the School of Law in University College Dublin on 29-30 April 2011. The purpose of the Irish Society of Comparative Law is to encourage the comparative study of law and legal systems and to seek affiliation with individuals and organisations with complimentary aims. The Society was established in June 2008 and is recognised by the International Academy of Comparative Law.

    Attorney Erskine Appears on Fox News as an International Law Expert!

    On Thursday, December 2, 2010, at 3:00PM Attorney Erskine appeared on Fox News Studio B w/ Shepard Smith in a segment with correspondent Jonathan Hunt discussing the Wikileaks case. Attorney Erskine's opinion was sought on the legality of the issuance of a European Arrest Warrant to seize Julian Assange in London, England as well as on whether the United States government could undertake additional efforts to shut down the Wikileaks site. Further, Attorney Erskine was quoted on whether Assange could be charged with espionage under United States federal law.





    Attorney Erskine Invited by the American Journal of Legal History to Contribute a Book Review!

    The American Journal of Legal History invited Daniel H. Erskine to review Professor David E. Kyvig's new book entitled The Age of Impeachment: American Constitutional Culture since 1960. Attorney Erskine's review was published in Volume 50, Issue 2 of the journal beginning on page 223. "The American Journal of Legal History was established in 1957 as the first English-language legal history journal. The journal remains devoted to the publication of articles and documents on the history of all legal systems. The journal is refereed, and members of the Judiciary and the Bar form the advisory board." Attorney Erskine was asked to review the book based upon his article entitled The Trial of Queen Caroline and The Clinton Impeachment: Legal Procedures as Political Weapons published in the Global Studies Law Review of Washington University in St. Louis.


    Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article on WTO and Customs Law Cited in World Trade Review!

    Daniel H. Erskine's lead article published in the Florida Journal of International Law entitled The United States-EC Dispute Over Customs Matters: Trade Facilitation, Customs Unions, and the Meaning of WTO Obligations, 18 FLA. J. INT'L. L. 423 (2006) has been cited in an article co-authored by the Edwin B. Parker Professor of Foreign & Comparative Law at Columbia University's School of Law and the Research Manager of the World Bank. The article appears in the Cambridge University published World Trade Review. The article is entitled Nothing Dramatic (regarding administration of customs laws): A Comment on the WTO Appellate Body Report EC-Selected Customs Matters, World Trade Review (2009), 8: 1, 31-44. The article and citation to Attorney Erskine's law review article are included in the Cambridge University Press published book entitled The WTO Case Law of 2006-7 (2009), which is part of the American Law Institute's series discussing World Trade Organization case law.


    Attorney Erskine Receives Recognition from The George Washington Law School

    Daniel H. Erskine was recognized as one of about fourteen George Washington (GW) Law School's International and Comparative Law LL.M. graduates whose thesis was published in academic law reviews during the past several years. The recognition of Attorney Erskine's publication of his LL.M. thesis occurred in the Spring 2010 edition of International and Comparative Law Perspectives, which "is published twice a year by GW Law for alumni, practitioners, scholars, and students." Perspectives is available via this link, while Attorney Erskine's thesis entitled Reforming Federal Personal Injury Litigation By Incorporation of the Procedural Innovations of Scotland and Ireland: An Analysis and Proposal, 15 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2007) is accessible via the Publications page of this web site.


    The Organisation of South African Law Libraries cites Attorney Erskine's Article as One to Note!

    The Organisation of South African Law Libraries' August 2008 Newsletter (Volume 19, Number 3, Page 11) cites Attorney Erskine's Law Review article entitled Judgments of The United States Supreme Court and The South African Constitutional Court as a Basis For a Universal Method to Resolve Conflicts between Fundamental Rights, 22 ST. JOHN'S J. LEGAL COMMENT. 595 (2008) as an article to note. "The Organisation of South African Law Libraries – the national law library organisation of South Africa and was established in 1976. There are about 150 members from university libraries, bar associations, private law firms, the government sector, courts and publishing houses."--Organisation of South African Law Libraries


    Attorney Erskine Relocates Manhattan and Connecticut Offices!

    Daniel H. Erskine, Attorney and Solicitor At Law, has relocated his Manhattan office to Mount Vernon. His Stamford, Connecticut office has moved to 900 Chapel Street in New Haven, Connecticut—just across from the Green. He looks forward to assisting clients at these new locations.


    Attorney Erskine's Opinion Piece Published in the National Law Journal!

    Attorney Erskine’s Opinion Piece, entitled CASE DISMISSALS | Adopt English rules, was published by the National Law Journal in the February 23, 2009 weekly issue. The piece discusses the ability of English judges to dismiss lawsuits on their own initiative without notice or argument by attorneys for the parties. American judges generally lack a similar ability to summarily dispense with lawsuits absent motion by a litigant. The piece suggests the U.S. judiciary should be given the same ability English jurists possess to dispense with frivolous lawsuits by their own order without the need to consult with litigants. The piece also appears in the March 2, 2009 edition of the International News in the North America and Europe sections under the title Commentary: The British Have a Better Way available here.


    Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article Included In The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel's Tort Review.

    Attorney Erskine’s law review article, entitled Reforming Federal Personal Injury Litigation By Incorporation of the Procedural Innovations of Scotland and Ireland: An Analysis and Proposal, 15 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2007), is cited by The Federation of Defense and Corporate Counsel (FDCC) in their Tort Review appearing on the FDCC's website. The FDCC, "composed of recognized leaders in the legal community who have achieved professional distinction, is dedicated to promoting knowledge, fellowship, and professionalism of its members as they pursue the course of a balanced justice system and represent those in need of a defense in civil lawsuits." The FDCC was founded in 1936 and "is made up of almost 1,100 defense counsel members, together with an increasing number of corporate counsel members from such companies as Exxon Mobil, Laidlaw, and Dryvit Systems. The Federation has members from all fifty states and fifteen countries. Membership is by invitation only." The Tort Review list of articles cited can be found here.


    Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article Included in Major Legal Reference Treatises!

    Attorney Erskine’s law review article entitled An Analysis of the Legality of Television Cameras Broadcasting Juror Deliberations in a Criminal Case, 39 AKRON L. REV. 701 (2006), is cited in the 6th Edition of the American Law Reports and the 2008 edition of American Jurisprudence 2d. His article is cited at 33 A.L.R. 6th at 1 and 32 A.L.R. 6th at 171, as well as in several sections of American Jurisprudence, including Am. Jur. 2d Criminal Law s 666 and Am. Jur. 2d Trial s 206.

    American Law Reports is a legal reference work written by attorneys providing "an objective, in-depth, analysis of your specific legal issue." The Reports are a "legendary series [that] has been cited by more courts than any other secondary resource." American Jurisprudence is also a legal reference work, which provides articles that "clearly examines not only the point of law, but also the spirit and intent of the courts in construing the law, and the legislature’s intent in enacting and amending the law."


    Attorney Erskine appears again on FOX NEWS: National Television!
    Attorney Erskine appeared on Studio B with Shepard Smith on January 29, 2008 at 3:00PM as an International Law expert to comment on the extradition of Marine Cesar Laurean from Mexico. Attorney Erskine commented on the significance of authorities ceasing calls from the press for assistance in the case. Attorney Erskine's appearance was taped in the Manhattan studio of FOX NEWS.





    Attorney Erskine appears on FOX NEWS: National Television!
    Attorney Erskine appeared on Studio B with Shepard Smith on Tuesday, November 27, 2007 at 3:30PM as an International Law expert to comment on the Madeleine McCann case. Attorney Erskine discussed the differences between a civil law judge centered judicial system and the American criminal justice system with Shepard Smith. He responded to questions concerning the diffusion of theories publicized by the police and compared those actions with American criminal investigations. Attorney Erskine's appearance was live in the Manhattan studio of FOX NEWS.



    Defense Counsel Journal Recommends Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article!
    The October 2007 issue of the Defense Counsel Journal (74 Def. Couns. J. 394, 398 [2007]), a publication of the International Association of Defense Counsel, includes Attorney Erskine's article, Reforming Federal Personal Injury Litigation by Incorporation of the Procedural Innovations of Scotland and Ireland: An Analysis and Proposal, 15 Cardozo J. Int'l & Comp. L. 1 (2007), in a selective biography of current law review articles of interest to civil defense counsel. The Association, established in 1920, is an invitation only group comprised of corporate and insurance defense attorneys.


    Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article Selected for the THIRTY-NINTH SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY ON COMPUTERS, TECHNOLOGY, AND THE LAW!
    Attorney Erskine's 2006 Akron Law Review article on the legality of televising jury deliberations in criminal cases appears in the Rutgers Computer and Technology Law Journal's 39th Selected Bibliography on Computers, Technology, and the Law.

    "Each year, the Journal provides a compilation of the most important and timely articles on computers, technology, and the law." 33 Rutgers Computer & Tech. L.J. 367 (2007).

    Attorney Erskine’s Akron Law Review article entitled An Analysis of the Legality of Television Cameras Broadcasting Juror Deliberations in a Criminal Case, 39 Akron L. Rev. 701 (2006) was selected as one of four articles appearing in Section 2.3 concerning use of Computers and Technology in the courtroom. Id. at 377-78.


    Praise for Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article
    Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article on the legality of televising jury deliberations in criminal cases, which appeared in the Akron Law Review in 2006, has been favorably reviewed. The Criminal Law Bulletin, a West publication providing “authoritative guidance and insight from renowned experts on the latest developments and trends in the field,” said the following concerning Attorney Erskine’s Akron Law Review article entitled An Analysis of the Legality of Television Cameras Broadcasting Juror Deliberations in a Criminal Case, 39 Akron L. Rev. 701 (2006):

    "One piece of recent scholarship discussed the use of electronic media to record and then broadcast jury deliberations in criminal cases. That interesting article does an excellent job at comparing and contrasting the ways in which select states have developed their own rules on cameras in their courtrooms under Chandler." (footnotes omitted) 43 Criminal Law Bulletin 8 (2007).


    The Wall Street Journal Publishes Attorney Erskine's Letter to the Editor!
    The Journal printed Attorney Erskine's Letter to the Editor as the first letter appearing in the Thursday, August 16, 2007 edition of the Journal. The letter reacted to Ion Mihai Pacepa's op-ed piece, which appeared on August 7. The letter argues criticism of American presidents is a healthyand important democratic pursuit, which yields positive results by ensuring accountability of American leaders to the populace. The Letter appears on page A9 of the August 16 edition of the Journal.

    Global Studies Law Review to Publish Attorney Erskine's Article!
    The Global Studies Law Review of Washington University in St. Louis has agreed to publish Attorney Erskine's article entitled The Trial of Queen Caroline and The Clinton Impeachment: Legal Procedures as Political Weapons, which was previously presented as a paper at the 2007 Annual Conference of The Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities held at Georgetown Law School, Washington, DC in March 2007. The Article will appear in Volume 7 Issue 1 of the Review scheduled to appear in early 2008.

    Cardozo Publishes Attorney Erskine's Thesis as Lead Article!
    The Cardozo Journal of International and Comparative Law has published Attorney Erskine's LL.M. Thesis as its lead article in its most recent issue published this month. This article marks the second time Attorney Erskine's work has been selected as a lead article in the 2006-2007 publishing cycle. His first lead article appeared in the Florida Journal of International Law Summer 2006 edition. More detailed information on both articles is available on the Publications page of this website.

    New Connecticut & White Plains Offices!
    Attorney Erskine is pleased to announce the opening of his office in Stamford, Connecticut at One Stamford Plaza. The office represents an expansion of his current practice in White Plains, New York. Attorney Erskine establishes the new Stamford location to better service the interests of Connecticut individual and small business clients. The new Stamford office also signaled Attorney Erskine's move from his present White Plains location to 50 Main Street also in White Plains. Both offices are located in the heart of downtown in their respective cities.

    Attorney Erskine Guest Lectures at UCONN Business School on Employment Law
    Attorney Erskine lectured on Employment Law issues to a class of graduate business students at the University of Connecticut's Business School in Hartford, Connecticut on May 9th. His lecture focused on practical issues facing both employers and employees in the context of the employment relationship. He discussed methods and procedures to diminish the chance of litigation as well as highlighted common areas causing employment disputes.

    Attorney Erskine Receives Appellate Contract from Connecticut Commission on Child Protection
    The Commission on Child Protection has entered into a contract with Attorney Erskine to provide Appellate representation. The mission of the Commission is to "ensure that children and indigent parents who require legal services...receive high quality, competent and zealous representation." Attorney Erskine is excited about the opportunity to engage in an area of law affecting children, which he gained his initial exposure to in Washington, DC during his Judicial Clerkship.

    Attorney Erskine Presents Paper at Georgetown Law School!
    Attorney Erskine presented his paper entitled The Trial of Queen Caroline and The Clinton Impeachment: Legal Procedures as Political Weapons at the 2007 Annual Conference of The Association for the Study of Law, Culture, and the Humanities. The Association's Annual Conference, held at Georgetown Law School, brought together academics from around the world to discuss law's impact across a broad range of disciplines. The Association itself is composed of university and law school professors engaged in the interdisciplinary study of law. For more about the Association and the Conference visit the Association's website at ASLCH. The Conference took place on March 23rd and 24th in Washington, DC.

    Hartford Courant Publishes Letter To The Editor!
    The Hartford Courant published Attorney Erskine's Letter to the Editor concerning creating more efficient court procedures to resolve workplace disputes rather than enact additional substantive laws. The letter entitled Efficient Courts Are Better Answer responds to a March 18, 2007 editorial by the newspaper advocating fleeing courts to resolve such disputes through alternative dispute resolution. The entire letter may be read by following this link Erskine Letter to Courant.

    USA TODAY Publishes Letter To The Editor!
    Attorney Erskine's Letter to the Editor entitled Embrace cameras in halls of Congress appears in the print and online editions of the January 5, 2007 issue of USA TODAY. The letter argues for greater access for television cameras and control of these cameras by the media to project more accurate images of the American legislative process. The letter may be read online at Erskine Letter to the Editor USA TODAY

    Attorney Erskine Presents Paper at an International Conference!
    Attorney Erskine presented his paper entitled, Judgments of United States Supreme Court and The South African Constitutional Court as a Basis for a Universal Method to Resolve Conflicts Between Fundamental Rights, at the Human Rights Centre of Ghent University in Belgium on December 16, 2006. The Conference brought together academics, largely from Europe, to address the problem of conflicts between fundamental rights. Attorney Erskine presented his paper in a workshop entitled, Solving Conflicts Between Fundamental Rights: Technical Approaches.

    October 2 Issue of the National Law Journal Publishes Attorney Erskine's Opinion Article!
    Attorney Erskine's Op-Ed appears in the October 2, 2006 print and online issues of the National Law Journal. Entitled Double jeopardy in the U.K.: We should not follow suit, the article discusses the recent dispatch of the rule of double jeopardy in England and argues America should not follow suit. The National Law Journal is a weekly publication concerning current legal trends and phenomena with Op-Ed pieces from judges, practioners, and academics. National Law Journal


    Attorney Erskine's Law Review Article a Must Read!
    The Communications Lawyer, a publication of American Bar Association Forum on Communications Law, asserts Attorney Erskine's law review article published in Akron Law Review on televising criminal jury deliberations is a must read. The recommendation appears in Volume 24, Number 3, page 25, of the Fall 2006 issue of The Communications Lawyer. Attorney Erskine's article was one of fifteen law review articles selected as a must read out of all the law review articles published from June to October 2006.

    Letter to the Editor Published in the Hartford Courant!
    Read Attorney Erskine's Letter to the Editor, Cameras In Court? Consider Privacy, commenting on necessary considerations for changing Connecticut's public assess to courtrooms and records. The Letter appears in the September 15, 2006 edition of the Hartford Courant.



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