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Consistent with its longstanding commitment to fostering a communal environment of intellectual engagement, the Law School is pleased to host countless colloquia, conferences, and guest lectures throughout the school year. Many of these events are specially scheduled, one-time affairs. In addition, the school runs the following regularly scheduled series, which cover a range of formats and scholarly areas.

Events for Fall 2001

Previous Semester Next Semester Upcoming Events
Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location
Aug. 31
Fri.
Profs. Stuart Benjamin,
Mitch Berman, Lynn Blais, Susan Klein, and
Ernie Young, UT Law
"Supreme Court 2000 Term
Review: With Attention to the Fourth Amendment, Speech, and Administrative Law" &
The Meeting of the Committee
of the Whole Person
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Sept. 7
Fri.
Jack Balkin, Yale
and Sandy Levinson, UT
(Larry Sager, Discussant)
"Understanding the Constitutional Revolution" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Sept. 14
Fri.
Reva Siegel, Yale
(Jordan Steiker, Discussant)
"She, the People: The Nineteenth Amendment, Sex Equality, Federalism, and the Family" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Sept. 21
Fri.
Deborah Weiss,
George Mason
(Mark Gergen, Discussant)
"Entrepreneurial Employees" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Sept. 28
Fri.
Hugh Baxter,
Boston University
"Habermas's Discourse Theory of Law and Democracy" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Oct. 4
Thurs.
Philip Glass, NYC &
Sandy Levinson, UT Law
"The Composer as Performer,
The Composer as Listener"
12:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Francis Auditorium, Rm. 2.114
Oct. 4
Thurs.
Judge Richard Posner,
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
The Sealy Lecture:
"Kelsen or Hayek?"
4:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Francis Auditorium, Rm. 2.114
Oct. 5
Fri.
Judge Richard Posner,
7th Circuit Court of Appeals
Humanities Institute
Luncheon Colloquium
10:00 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Oct. 5
Fri.
Donald Braman
and Dan Kahan,
Yale
"More Statistics, Less Persuasion:
A Cultural Theory of Gun-Risk Perceptions"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Oct. 12
Fri.
Owen Jones,
Arizona State/Visiting at UT
"Time-Shifted Rationality and The Law of Law's Leverage: Behavioral Economics Meets Behavioral Biology" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.124
Oct. 18
Thurs.
Calvin Johnson
UT Law
"The Modest and Mercantile Commerce Clause"
Introduction
Chapter 5
11:45 p.m., Sheffield Room
Con Law Luncheon
Oct. 19
Fri.
Louise Weinberg,
UT Law
"When Courts Decide Elections"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Oct. 26
Fri.
H. W. Brands,
History, Texas A&M
"The Strange Death of
American Liberalism"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Nov. 2
Fri.
Steve Bickerstaff,
Recent Visitor to UT
"Counts, Recounts and Election Contests: Lessons From the Presidential Election in Florida" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Nov. 9
Fri.
Lynn Blais,
UT Law
"Valuing Priceless Resources" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Nov. 15
Thurs.
Stephen Feldman,
University of Tulsa
"The Constraints of Judicial Minimalism:Toward an Understanding of Stare Decisis (or Why 'Anything Goes' at the Supreme Court)" 11:45 p.m., Sheffield Room
Con Law Luncheon
Nov. 16
Fri.
Gerard Hertig,
New York University
"An Anatomy of Corporate Law:
Related Party Transactions"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Nov. 23
Fri.
No Colloquium Thanksgiving Holiday
Nov. 30
Fri.
Dwight Pitcaithley,
Chief Historian,
National Park Service
"Civil War History in a New Century: The National Park Service as an Educational Institution" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, Rm. 3.214
Dec. 7
Fri.
Conference on Legal Language "Language & the Law" 8:30 a.m., Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom