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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 2003

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Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location
Jan. 16
Thurs.
Yochai Benkler,
NYU School of Law
Information & Communication Policy:
"Some Economics of Wireless Communication"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Jan. 17
Fri.
Stephanie Gore,
Florida State/UTLaw
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"'A Rose by Any Other Name': Judicial
Use of Metaphors for New Technologies"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge 3.214
Jan. 23
Thurs.
Manuel Oropeza,
National Autonomonous University of Mexico
Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"Federalism in the United States & Mexico:
A Comparative Perspective"
11:45a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room
Jan. 24
Fri.
Charles Silver,
UTLaw
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"We're Scared to Death:
Class Certification and Blackmail"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Jan. 30
Thurs.
Adrian Vermeule,
University of Chicago
Constitutional & Legal Theory Colloquium:
"The Constitutional Law
of Congressional Procedure"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Jan. 30
Thurs.
Thomas Hazlett,
Manhattan Institute
for Policy Research
Information & Communication Policy:
"The U.S. Digital TV Transition:
Time to Toss the Negroponte Switch"
3:30p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room
Jan. 31
Fri.
Leandra Lederman,
Visiting at UT
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Tax Compliance and the Reformed IRS"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Feb. 6
Thurs.
Larry Kramer, NYU
John Ferejohn, Stanford
& Larry Sager, UTLaw
Constitutional & Legal Theory:
"Ever Since Marbury-The Assault on Popular Constitutionalism & A Matter of Sensibility
Popular Constitutionalism Circa 2003"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Jeffers Courtroom 3.140
Feb. 6
Thurs.
William Landes,
University of Chicago
Information & Communication Policy:
"Indefinitely Renewable Copyright"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Feb. 7
Fri.
Richard Banks,
Stanford
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Anti-Racial Profiling and the Functions and
Limits of the Anti-Discrimination Framework"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Feb. 13
Thurs.
Jean Lanjouw,
UC Berkeley and
The Brookings Institute
Information & Communication Policy:
"Intellectual Property and the Availability
of Pharmaceuticals in Poor Countries"
3:30p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room
Feb. 14
Fri.
Sara Sun Beale,
Duke
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"News Media Coverage of Crime:
How, Why, and Who Cares?"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Feb. 20
Thurs.
Victor Ferreres,
Pompeou Fabra Universidad
Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"The Eurpean Model of Constitutional
Justice – In Crisis?"
11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Feb 20
Thurs.
William Freehling,
University of Kentucky, Dept. of History
The Weil Centennial Endowed Lecture:
"The Slaveholders' (Amazing) Theory of Secession and the Renewal of U.S. Constitutional History"
4:30p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom
5:45p.m. Public Reception
in the Jamail Pavillion
Feb 21
Fri.
Bicentennial Symposium,
UT Austin
"The Louisiana Purchase
and American Expansion"
9:00a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom
Feb 22
Sat.
Bicentennial Symposium,
UT Austin
"The Louisiana Purchase
and American Expansion"
10:00a.m. Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom
Feb. 27
Thurs.
Samuel Bagentos,
Harvard
Constitutional & Legal Theory:
"Antidiscrimination, Accommodation, and
the Politics of (Disability) Civil Rights"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Feb. 28
Fri.
Stephen Morse,
UPenn
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Guiding Goodness"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Mar. 6
Thurs.
John Allison
and Emerson Tiller,
UT Business
Information & Communication Policy:
"Internet Business Method Patents:
Law, Policy, and Politics"
3:30p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room
Mar. 7
Fri.
Rebecca Brown,
Vanderbilt
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Liberty, The New Equality"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Mar. 14
Fri.
No Colloquium -- Spring Break
Mar. 20
Thurs.
Kent Greenawalt, Columbia
Chris Eisgruber, Princeton
Constitutional & Legal Theory Colloquium:
"Establishing Religious Ideas:
Evolution, Creationism, and Intelligent Design"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
5:30p.m. Public Reception
in the Jamail Pavillion
Mar. 20
Thurs.
Anne-Marie Slaughter,
Princeton
Sealy Lecture on Law & the Free Society:
"A New World Order"
6:15p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Courtroom
Mar. 21
Fri.
Sanford Levinson,
UT Law
Legal Studies Luncheon:
"'Precommitment' and 'Post-Commitment': The Ban on Torture in the Wake of September 11"
11:30a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Mar. 21
Fri.
Christopher Eisgruber,
Princeton
& Larry Sager, UTLaw
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Civil Liberties in the Dragon's Domain:
Negotiating the Blurred Boundary Between Domestic Law and Foreign Affairs After 9/11"

3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Mar. 22
Sat.
Andrew Moravcsik, Harvard
Anne-Marie Slaughter, Princeton
New Book Colloquium:
Philip Bobbitt's The Shield of Achilles:
War, Peace, and the Course of History
9:00a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Mar. 22
Sat.
James Woolsey,
CIA
New Book Colloquium:
Philip Bobbitt's The Shield of Achilles
12:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Mar. 24
Mon.
Roger Noll,
Stanford Economics
Information & Communication Policy:
"Napster's Copyright Abuse Defense"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Mar. 25
Tues.
Don Fullerton,
UT Dept. of Economics
Legal Studies Luncheon:
"The Progressivity of Social Security"
11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Mar. 28
Fri.
Alan Schwartz,
Yale
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Contract Theory and
the Limits of Contract Law"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
April 1
Tues.
Calvin Johnson,
UTLaw
Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"Homage to Clio: The Continuity from the
Articles of Confederation into the Constitution"
11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Apr. 3
Thurs.
Jules Coleman,
Yale
Constitutional & Legal Theory Colloquium:
"The Grounds of Welfare"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Apr. 3
Thurs.
Howard Shelanski,
UC Berkeley
Information & Communication Policy:
"The Policy Limits of Markets:
Antitrust Law as Mass Media Regulation"
3:30p.m. Connally Center
Eidman Jury Room
Apr. 4
Fri.
Jules Coleman,
Yale
Leon Green '15 Lecture in Jurisprudence:
"The Point of Tort Theory"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Apr. 7
Mon.
Bernie Black,
Stanford
Legal Studies Luncheon:
"Does Corporate Governance Affect Firm Value? Evidence from Korea"
11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Apr. 8
Tues.
Emerson Tiller,
UT Business
Legal Studies Luncheon:
"Internet Business Method Patents:
Law, Policy, and Politics"
11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
April 11
Fri.
No Colloquium UT Law Reunion
Weekend 2003
April 15
Tues.
Daniel Markovits,
Yale
Constitutional Studies Luncheon:
"Contract and Collaboration"
11:45a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Apr. 17
Thurs.
Joseph Raz,
Oxford University
Constitutional & Legal Theory Colloquium:
"Even Judges Are Humans,"
"Theory of Interpretation--What is Interpretation,"
and "Why Interpret? How to Interpret?"
3:30p.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Apr. 18
Fri.
Troy Duster,
NYU
Rescheduled for Fall '03
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
Apr. 18
Fri.
Joseph Raz,
Oxford University
Law & Philosophy:
"The Force of Numbers"
3:30p.m. Waggener Hall
Conference Room 316
Apr. 19
Sat.
Lani Guinier, Harvard
Gerald Torres, UTLaw
Rescheduled for Fall '03
The Miner's Canary
9:00a.m. Townes Hall
Sheffield Room 2.111
Apr. 25
Fri.
Robert Bone,
Boston University
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium:
"Enforcement Costs and Trademark Puzzles"
3:00p.m. Townes Hall
Faculty Lounge, 3.214
April 29
Tues.
Profs. Steve Ratner, Paul Woodruff, James Loehlin UT
Guy Roberts, ASF
Law & Other Performing Arts:
"Henry V and The Law of War"
Reading: Shakespeare's Henry V (First folio)
6:30p.m. Connally Center
Kraft Eidman Courtroom
6:30p.m. Hospitality, Jamail Pavillion
7:00p.m. Presentation, Eidman Courtroom