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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 Spring 2002

Previous Semester Next Semester Upcoming Events
Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location
Jan. 4-11 Center for American
and International Law
Capital Trial Advocacy Program Connally Center for
Administration of Justice
Jan. 18
Fri.
Einer Elhauge,
Harvard
"Current Preferences
Statutory Default Rules"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Jan. 24
Thurs.
Casiano Hacker-Cordon,
Yale
"Justifying Global
Basic Income"
11:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Con Law Luncheon
Jan. 25
Fri.
Ronald J. Allen,
Northwestern
"Legal Phenomena, Knowledge,
And Theory: A Cautionary Tale of Hedgehogs and Foxes"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Feb. 1-2
Fri.-Sat.
Center on Lawyers,
Civil Justice & the Media,
and Texas Law Review
"What We Know and Don't Know About the Impact of Legal Services on the American Economy & Polity" Connally Center for
Administration of Justice
Eidman Courtroom
Feb. 8
Fri.
Rae Langton, Philosophy,
University of Edinburgh
"Speech Acts and Unspeakable Acts 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Feb. 15
Fri.
Ernie Young,
UT Law
"Protecting Member State Autonomy in the European Union: Some Cautionary Tales from American Federalism" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Feb. 18
Mon.
Ajume Wingo,
Univ. of Massachusetts
Constitutional Studies
Luncheon Colloquium
11:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Feb. 22
Fri.
George Fletcher,
Columbia University
"The American Prospect"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Feb.28-Mar.9
Thurs.-Sat.
National Law & Arts Symposium "From Text to Performance:
Law & Other Performing Arts"
Multiple Venues
UT Austin Campus
Mar. 15
Fri.
No Colloquium Spring Break
Mar. 19
Tues.
Karen Engle,
University of Utah,
Visiting at UT
"The Rise of the Personal Animosity Presumption in Title VII and
the Return to 'No Cause' Employment"
11:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Luncheon Colloquium
Mar. 22
Fri.
Edna Ullmann-Margalit,
Hebrew University
"Inequality and Indignation" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Mar. 27
Wed.
Thomas Merrill,
Northwestern University
"Agency Rules with the Force of Law: The Original Convention" 11:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Luncheon Colloquium
Mar. 28
Thurs.
Stephen Perry,
University of Pennsylvania
First Annual Leon Green '15
Lecture in Jurisprudence
"The Normativity of Law"
4:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Mar. 29
Fri.
Les Green,
Visiting at UT
"Law and the Causes
of Judicial Decisions"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
April 1
Mon.
Gretchen Ritter,
UT Government
Department
"Gender, Citizenship and the Vote:
The Failure of the Nineteenth Amendment and the Transition to Liberal Constitutionalism in the United States"
11:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Con Law Luncheon
Apr. 5
Fri.
Richard Markovits,
UTLaw
"On the Prescriptive-Moral Import of the Double-Distortion Argument and Its Extra-Distortion Analog: An Explication and Critique of Kaplow & Shavell's 'Double-Distortion Argument' Articles" 3:00 p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Apr. 8
Mon.
Amos Shapira,
Tel-Aviv University/
Visiting at Brooklyn
"Recognition of Foreign
Same-Sex Adoption and Domestic
Public Policy"
11:45 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Con Law Luncheon
Apr. 12
Fri.
John Deigh, Philosophy,
Northwestern University
"Moral Agency and Criminal Insanity" 3:00 p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Apr. 19
Fri.
Johnnie Cochran,
Defense Attorney
16th Annual Heman Sweatt Symposium:
"Reparations: Does America Owe
African Americans a Debt?"
7:00 p.m. LBJ Auditorium
Apr. 19
Fri.
Richard McAdams,
University of Illinois
"An Uneasy Case for Undercover Operations and the Entrapment Defense: Economic and Institutional Perspectives" 3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Apr. 22
Mon.
John Robertson,
UTLaw
"The Constitutionality of
Racial Classifications
in Pharmacogenetic Medicine"
11:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Con Law Luncheon
Apr. 26
Fri.
Evan Caminker,
University of Michigan
"Playing with Voting Protocols
on the Supreme Court"
3:00 p.m., Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
May 6
Mon.
Larry Sager,
UTLaw
"Military Courts
and Constitutional Justice"
11:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room
Con Law Luncheon