Spotlight On: Latourette Presents at Four NYU Events

Galloway, N.J. – Audrey Wolfson Latourette, Distinguished Professor of Business Law at Stockton University, first served as a Scholar-in-Residence at New York University during a sabbatical in 2004 and 2013 and has since occupied summer scholar-in-residencies there.  Stockton is a participating member of the Faculty Resource Network (FRN) at NYU, which enabled Latourette to apply for such residencies or participate in one-week seminars offered during the summer. Stockton’s provost serves as our liaison officer with regard to the FRN.

Audrey Wolfson Latourette“The FRN became acquainted with my research and my presentation of same at meetings of the scholars in residence held during one’s residency,” Latourette said. “Further, I provide the FRN hard copies (and links) to my research wherein I always note in the author’s footnote that research was conducted, in part, as a Scholar-in-Residence at New York University, as appointed by the Faculty Resource Network.”

These opportunities have fostered a relationship recognizing Latourette as an expert in her field of study and led to being asked to present at a variety of workshops at NYU.

On Oct. 9, she presented “Plagiarism: Legal and Ethical Implications for the University” to over 75 professors and graduate students from various Schools of NYU at the Torch Club in Greenwich Village, which is an exclusive facility for NYU faculty, administration, staff and alumni. The focus of the presentation was to provide the historical context for plagiarism, the proper definition of same, examples of disparate treatment afforded students versus faculty who plagiarize and concluded with recommendations regarding policies that are fair and equitable and that distinguish between inadvertent plagiarism due to lack of knowledge of the rules of attribution versus intentional plagiarism or reckless disregard of the norms of attribution.

“This invitation from the Center for the Advancement of Teaching at NYU emanated from my publication of a law review article of the same name which appeared as the lead article in The Journal of College and University Law, published by the National Association of College and University Attorneys and Notre Dame Law School,” Latourette said.

Additionally, Latourette’s recently published “Title IX Office of Civil Rights Directives:  An Assault Against Due Process and First Amendment Rights” article in the “Journal of Law, Business & Ethics,” resulted in her addressing NYU chemistry postdoctoral students on Oct. 25 about the topic of Title IX and its legal ramifications.

Latourette discussed how the benefits of her relationship with New York University, and particularly the Faculty Resource Network, as well as the Center for the Advancement of Teaching, cannot be overstated. “Serving as a scholar-in-residence has afforded me the ability to conduct my research at the NYU School of Law, which has an exhaustive array of legal resources, and offers, as well, the superb services of experienced law school librarians. NYU Law is highly regarded and is ranked sixth in the United States among law schools.

 “Secondly, when one serves as a scholar at NYU, one presents the results of one’s research at the conclusion of the residence, before the FRN staff and the 30 or so other scholars which come from institutions throughout the country and from international locations.  Those presentations have led to several offers to speak/present at other institutions. For example, I have presented at Chaminade University in Hawaii, the University of Puerto Rico, Sagrado Corazon University in Puerto Rico, and Farmingdale State College, among others, as a consequence of the research conducted, and presentations made at NYU.  And importantly, research conducted as a scholar-in-residence and discussions with other scholars related to a variety of pedagogical methods, have certainly served to enhance and enrich my class offerings [at Stockton].”

Her future speaking engagements at NYU include presenting on “Scientific Integrity and Misconduct: Plagiarism” to chemistry postdoctoral students on Nov. 15; and being selected to present “First Amendment Rights on University Campuses:  A Legal Analysis” at the annual national symposium sponsored by the FRN, “Critical Conversations and the Academy” on Nov. 23 at the University of Miami.

Reported by Mandee McCullough