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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 2003

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Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location

Sept. 2
Tues.

David Anderson,
UTLaw

Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"First Amendment Limits on Tort Law"

11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

Sept. 5
Fri.

TJIL
Symposium

"Globalization & the Judiciary"

9:00a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom

Sept. 9
Tues.

John Robertson,
UTLaw

Drawing Board Luncheon: "Reproductive
Technology in Germany and the U. S.:
An Essay in Comparative Law & Bioethics"
Condensed  or   Full Length Version

11:30a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room 2.310

Sept. 19
Fri.

Randy Barnett,
Boston University

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium &
Mtg. of the Committee of the Whole Person:

"Justice Kennedy's Libertarian Revolution:
Lawrence v. Texas"

3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214

3:00 p.m. Barnett's Faculty Colloquium
4:30 p.m. Meeting of the Whole Person

Sept. 21
Sun.

Javier Alejo Lopez,
Mexican Consul General

Law & Other Performing Arts

7:00 p.m. School of Music
Bates Recital Hall

7:00 p.m. Presentation, Bates Recital Hall
9:00 p.m. Reception, Jamail Pavilion

Sept. 25
Thurs.

Profs. Sandy Levinson,
Alan Friedman, James Loehlin, UT Austin;
Guy Roberts, ASF

Law & Other Performing Arts:
"The Very Mercy of the Law:
Shakespeare's Measure for Measure"
Reading: Measure for Measure

6:30 p.m Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom

6:30 p.m. Hospitality, Jamail Pavillion
7:00 p.m. Presentation, Eidman Courtroom

Oct. 2
Thurs.

Donald Horowitz,
Duke

Constitutional Theory Seminar:
"Secession as a Problem of Political
and Constitutional Theory"

3:20p.m. Townes Hall
Jeffers Courtroom 3.140

Oct. 3
Fri.

Fionnuala Ni Aolain,
University of Ulster

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"The Paradox of Transition
in Conflicted Democracies"

3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214

Oct. 7
Tues.

Kenneth Anderson,
American University

Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"International NGOs and Legitimacy"

11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

Oct. 14
Tues.

Chris Fennell,
UTLaw

Drawing Board Luncheon:
"Structures and Scales of Reciprocity:
Implications from Anthropological Studies
and Game Theory Experiments"

11:30a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room 2.310

Oct. 17
Fri.

Ronald Mann,
UTLaw

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"The Role of Intellectual Property in Fostering
Innovation in Small Software Firms"

3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214

Oct. 28
Tues.

David Rabban,
UTLaw

Drawing Board Luncheon:
"The American School of Historical Jurisprudence"

11:30a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room 2.310

Oct. 30
Thurs.

William Galston,
University of Maryland

The Alexander Terrell
Centennial Endowed Lecture:
"Structures of Diversity: Political Pluralism
and the Limits of Public Power"

6:15 p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom

5:30 p.m. Public Reception,Jamail Pavilion

Oct. 31
Fri.

William Galston,
University of Maryland

Legal Studies Luncheon:
"Liberal Pluralism and Expressive Liberty:
The Case of Freedom of Conscience"

11:45a.m. Connally Center
Jamail Pavillion

Oct. 31
Fri.

Douglas Laycock,
UTLaw

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"A Critique of Sanford Levinson's
Wrestling with Diversity"

3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214

Nov. 1
Sat.

Douglas Laycock,
UTLaw

New Book Colloquium:
"The Many Meanings of Separation"

9:00 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

9:00 a.m. Breakfast
9:30 a.m. Presentation.

Nov. 1
Sat.

Meira Levinson,
Radcliff Institute for Advanced Study

New Book Colloquium:
"Kurt Cobain vs. Master P: A Critical
Taxonomy of Multicultural Education"

11:15 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

11:15 a.m. Presentation
12:45 p.m. Lunch

Nov. 4
Tues.

Michael Zuckert,
Notre Dame

Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"De(a)dication: Lincoln, Gettysburg,
and the Founders"

11:45 a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room 2.310

Nov. 6
Thurs.

Gabrielle Kirk McDonald,
The Hague

Conference on International
War Crime Trials:

"Making a Difference?"

3:00 p.m. Connally Center
Kraft Eidman Courtroom

3:00 p.m. Reception
3:30 p.m. Presentation

Nov. 7
Fri.

Steve Ratner & Guests,
Austin, Belgrade, D.C.
New York and Rwanda

Conference on International
War Crime Trials:

"Making a Difference?"

8:30 a.m. Connally Center
Kraft Eidman Courtroom

8:30a.m. Hospitality
9:00 a.m. Presentation

Nov. 11
Tues.

Kate Litvak,
UTLaw/Columbia

Legal Studies Luncheon:
"Diversification and Syndication
by Venture Capital Funds"

11:45 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

Nov. 12
Wed.

Bernie Black,
Stanford

Legal Studies Luncheon:
"Outside Director Liability"

11:45 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

Nov. 14
Fri.

Adam Pritchard,
University of Michigan

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Do the Merits Matter More?
Class Actions under the Private
Securities Litigation Reform Act"

3:00 p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214

Nov. 21
Fri.

Gerald Torres,UT Law
Lani Guinier, Harvard &
Stanford Law (via video)

Special Video Conference:
"The Changing Face of Race and Politics"

12:00 p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom

11:30 a.m. Lunch, Jamail Pavilion
12:00 p.m. Presentation, Eidman Courtroom

Nov. 21
Fri.

Troy Duster, NYU;
David Chambers,
Michigan; and  
Eric Tang, CAAAV

New Book Colloquium:
"A Discussion of The Miner's Canary"

1:30 p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214

Note: We will break at 2:40 so people may
attend funeral services for Prof. Ken Schubb
3:00 Temple Beth Israel, 3901 Shoal Creek

Nov. 22
Sat.

Troy Duster,
NYU & UC Berkeley

New Book Colloquium:
"Systemic Social Bias in the DNA Forensic
Database: The Specter of an Early 21st Parallel of 'Head Measurement' for Explaining Crime"

9:30 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

9:00 a.m. Coffee
9:30 a.m. Presentation

Nov. 22
Sat.

David Chambers,
University of Michigan

New Book Colloquium:
"Law School Admissions After Grutter"

11:15 a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

Nov. 22
Sat.

Eric Tang, NYC
Committee Against
Anti-Asian Violence

New Book Colloquium:
"Reflections on Community Organizing
in the 21st Century"

12:45 p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

12:30 p.m. Lunch break, box lunch provided

Nov. 28
Fri.

No Colloquium

Thanksgiving Holiday

Dec. 2
Tues.

Hans Baade,
UTLaw

Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"The History of the Supreme Court of Texas: Reconstruction and Redemption (1866-1882)"

11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111

Dec. 5
Fri.

Mark Weiner,
Rutgers-Newark

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Consumer Culture and the American Civil Rights Movement: Race, Jurisprudence, and
the Civic Meaning of Food"

3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214

Dec. 8
Mon.

Sarah Buel,
UTLaw

Drawing Board Luncheon:
"Access To Meaningful Remedy: Overcoming Doctrinal Obstacles In Tort Litigation Against Domestic Violence Offenders"

11:30a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room 2.310