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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 2005

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Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location Faculty moderator/Coordinator

August 26 Friday

Highlights from the 2004 Supreme Court Term

Panel: Doug Laycock, Larry Sager, Sandy Levinson, Jordan Steiker

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Sept. 7 Wednesday

Linda Greenhouse, New York Times reporter: Becoming Justice Blackmun: Harry Blackmun's Supreme Court Journey

 

Lynn Blais, moderator

Supreme Court Colloquium

Eidman Courtroom, 3:00-6:00 p.m.

Reception and book sale/signing to follow in Eidman foyer and Jamail Pavilion

Lynn Blais/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Jointly sponsored by UT School of Law Faculty Colloquia/The American Constitution Society/Tarlton Law Library

Sept. 9 Friday

Ernie Young (UT)

Foreign Law and the Denominator Problem

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Meeting of the Whole Person

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall, 3.214, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

5:00-7:00 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Sept. 13 Tuesday

Kathryn Zeiler, Charles Silver, Bernie Black, Bill Sage (UT)

Paper title TBA

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mitch Berman/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Sept. 19 Monday

Michelle White, Department of Economics, University of California- San Diego

"Personal Bankruptcy: Insurance, Work Effort, Opportunism and the Efficiency of the 'Fresh Start' "

CLBE Workshop

Sheffield Room, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Ronald J. Mann/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Sept. 23 Friday

Brian Leiter

"Why Evolutionary Biology is (so far) Irrelevant to Law."

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Sept. 29 Thursday

Avery Katz, Columbia University Law School

"Is Electronic Contracting Different? Contract Law in the Information Age"

CLBE Workshop

Sheffield Room, 3:30-5:30 p.m.

Ronald J. Mann/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Oct. 7 Friday

Louise Weinberg

The Supreme Court and the Election of 1860

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Oct. 10 Monday

Oren Bar-Gill, NYU

Consumer Misperceptions and Market Reactions: The Case of Competitive Bundling

CLBE Workshop Sheffield Room, 3:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m. Ronald J. Mann /Mary Hopkins McDonald
Oct. 11 Tuesday

Oren Bracha

"Standing Copyright Law on its Head? The Googlelization of Everything and the Many Faces of Property"

Drawing Board Luncheon Sheffield Room, 11:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Mitch Berman/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Oct. 14 Friday

Keith Whittington (Visiting at UT from Princeton)

"Interpose Your Friendly Hand': Political Supports for the Exercise of Judicial Review by the United States Supreme Court"

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

2:30 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Oct. 14 Friday

Larry Sager

"Justice in Plain Clothes: Theory of American Constitutional Practice"

Book presentation Book People, 603 N. Lamar (512 )472-5050
(800) 853-9757

7:00 p.m.

Larry Sager/James Cogburn
Oct. 17 Monday

Omri Ben Shahar, University of Michigan

"Boilerplate and Economic Power in Auto Manufacturing Contracts"

CLBE Workshop Sheffield Room, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ronald J. Mann/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Oct. 24 Monday

Bob Rasmussen, Vanderbilt University

Private Debt and the Missing Lever of Corporate Governance

CLBE Workshop Sheffield Room, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ronald J. Mann/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Oct. 27 Thursday

Political Science panel: Jeffrey Tulis, moderator (UT); Keith Whittington (UT); Dean Burnham (UT); Sot Barber (Notre Dame)

Righteous Anger at the Wicked States Symposium Eidman Courtroom, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Calvin H. Johnson/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Oct. 28 Friday

John Kaminski, luncheon speaker (U. of Wisconsin)

Righteous Anger at the Wicked States Symposium Sheffield Room 11:35-12:50 p.m. Calvin H. Johnson/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Oct. 28 Friday

History panel: Jack Greene (Johns Hopkins); Alan Tully, moderator, (UT History); Robin Einhorn (UC-Berkeley History); Jack Rakove (Stanford--by video link)

Righteous Anger at the Wicked States Symposium

Eidman Courtroom

1:00-3:00 p.m.

Calvin H. Johnson/Mary Hopkins McDonald
Oct. 28 Friday

History panel: Lynn Baker (UT); Ernest Smith (UT); Larry Sager (UT); Mitch Berman (UT); Jordan Steiker, moderator (UT)

Righteous Anger at the Wicked States Symposium

Eidman Courtroom

3:15-4:45 p.m.

Calvin H. Johnson/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Nov. 4 Friday

Samuel Issacharoff
NYU School of Law

"Backdoor Federalization: Grappling with the Risk to the Rest of the Country"
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

2:00-3:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Nov. 7 Monday

Teresa Sullivan, Jay Westbrook

"Twenty-First Century Bankruptcy: Two Decades of Evidence About Consumer Debt and The Stigma of Bankruptcy"
CLBE Workshop

Sheffield Room, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Ronald J. Mann/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Nov. 8 Tuesday

Lonny Hoffman (UT)

"Litigating Before Litigation: An Unconventional Look at the Debate Over 'Frivolous' Litigation"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room, 11:25 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

Mitch Berman

Nov. 14 Monday

 

Siva Vaidhyanathan

"The Googlization of Everything"

Public Lecture

Sheffield Room Townes Hall 2.111

2:00 p.m.

Oren Bracha /Mary Hopkins McDonald

Nov. 18 Friday

 

Seth Chandler, University of Houston

"The Network Structure of the Uniform Commercial Code"
Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Nov. 21 Monday

Albert Yoon, Northwestern University

"Offer-of-Judgment Rules and Civil Litigation: An Empirical Study of Automobile Insurance Litigation in the East"

CLBE Workshop Sheffield Room, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ronald J. Mann/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Nov. 25 Friday

University holiday

 

No Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

 

 

 
Nov. 28 Monday

Jacob Ziegel, University of Toronto

"Facts on the Ground and Reconciliation of Divergent Consumer Insolvency Philosophies"

CLBE Workshop Sheffield Room, 3:30-5:30 p.m. Ronald J. Mann/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Dec. 2 Friday

Philip Bobbitt --canceled

Title TBA

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Dec. 9 Friday

Speaker TBA

Title TBA

Friday Afternoon Faculty Colloquium

Faculty Lounge, Townes Hall 3.214

3:00-4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker/Mary Hopkins McDonald

Dec. 16 Friday

Final Exams

 

   
end of fall semester--see spring 2005 for continued colloquia listings