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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 2011

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Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location Faculty moderator/ Coordinator
Sep. 2
Friday

Faculty Colloq/SCOTUS Round-Up

(UT School of Law)

Below is the video link of the event:
http://www.utexas.edu/law/depts/media/Reels/Colloquium9-2-11.wmv

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Forbath
Sep. 8
Thursday

Alan Miller

(University of Haifa Faculty of Law and Department of Economics)

The Reasonable Person

Lecture

TNH 3.127

11:30 AM – 1:30 PM

Lunch will be served.

Matthew L. Spitzer
Sep. 13
Tuesday

Susan R. Klein

(UT School of Law)

"Debunking Claims of Over-Federalization of Criminal Law"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The talk starts promptly at 11:35 AM.

Mitch Berman
Sept. 22
Thursday

Richard S. Markovits

(UT School of Law)

Abstract of Paper:
"Economics and the Interpretation and Application of U.S. and E.U. Antitrust Law"

Paper:
"The Economics of Interpreting and Applying U.S. and E.C./E.U. Antitrust Law: A Summary"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Forbath

Sept. 22
Thursday

Chad Flanders

(Law, St. Louis University)

"The Mutability of Public Reason"

"Public Reason and Animal Rights"

Law & Philosophy Workshop

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Sep. 29
Thursday

Eric Talley

(Berkeley)

"The Measure of a MAC: A Machine-Learning Protocol for Analyzing Force Majeure Clauses in M&A Agreements"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Mira Ganor
Oct. 3
Monday

Ken Feinberg

(Administrator of 9/11 Victim Compensation Fund & Gulf Coast/BP Compensation Fund)

Ken Feinberg will talk and Professor Mullenix and Professor Robertson will comment on the topic of “Compensation Funds to Resolve Mass Tort Claims: Model for Judicial Efficiency or Symptom of the Erosion of Justice?”

Following are links to:
(1) Professor Mullenix's Article. Professor Mullenix states that reading the introduction and conclusion should be sufficient to get the flavor of her argument.
(2) John Goldberg’s analysis of BP’s economic liability under the Oil Pollution Act.
(3) Professor Robertson's Article (critiquing Goldberg)

Faculty Colloquium

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257 2:00 PM - 3:15 PM

Light refreshments will be served.

Melinda Taylor
Oct. 4
Tuesday

Louise Weinberg

(UT School of Law)

"Unlikely Beginnings of Modern Constitutional Thought"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The talk starts promptly at 11:35 AM.

Mitch Berman
Oct. 6
Thursday

Gerald Frug

(Harvard Law School)

"The Architecture of Governance"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Nadav Shoked
Oct. 6
Thursday

Kimberly Ferzan

(Rutgers, Law)

"Culpable Aggression: The Moral Basis for a Liability to Defensive Force

Law & Philosophy Workshop

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Oct. 11
Tuesday

Daniel B. Rodriguez
(UT School of Law)

Barry R. Weingast
(Stanford University, Department of Political Science)

"A Positive Political Theory of the Reformation of Administrative Law"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Daniel B. Rodriguez
Oct. 13
Thursda

Mira Ganor

(UT School of Law)

"Agency Costs in the Era of Economic Crisis – The Enhanced Connection between CEO Compensation and Corporate Cash Holdings"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Forbath
Oct. 13
Thursday

Robin Kar

(Law, University of Illiniois, Urbana)

"The Two Faces of Morality: How Evolutionary Theory Can Both Vindicate and Debunk Morality (with a Special Nod to the Growing Importance of Law)"

Law & Philosophy Workshop

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Oct. 18
Tuesday

James C. Spindler

(UT School of Law)

"Hidden Costs of Mandatory Long Term Compensation"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The talk starts promptly at 11:35 AM.

Mitch Berman
Oct. 20
Thursday

Carissa Hessick

(Arizona State University)

"Double Jeopardy as a Limit on Punishment"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Angie Littwin
Oct. 27
Thursday

Amalia Amaya

(UNAM, Research Institute in Philosophy)

"Virtue and Reason in Law"

Law & Philosophy Workshop

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Oct. 28
Friday

I. Glenn Cohen

(Harvard Law School)

"Circumvention Tourism"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Sean Williams
Nov. 3
Thursday

Elizabeth Emens

(Columbia Law School)

"Framing Disability"

Faculty Colloquium

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Cary Franklin
Nov. 10
Thursday

Gopal Sreenivasan

(Duke, Philosophy)

"A Human Right to Health? Some Inconclusive Skepticism"

Law & Philosophy Workshop

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Nov. 11
Friday

Please note that the following event has been canceled.  It is hopeful that the workshop will be rescheduled for the Fall 2012 semester.

Erin Murphy

(NYU Law)

"The Politics of Privacy in the Criminal Justice System: Information Disclosure, the Fourth Amendment, and Statutory Law Enforcement Exemptions"

Faculty Colloquium

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jennifer Laurin
Nov. 17
Thursday

Thomas Christiano

(Arizona, Philosophy)

"The Legitimacy of International Institutions"

Law & Philosophy Workshop

Susman Academic Center
(JON) 5.257

3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Dec. 1
Thursday

Trevor Morrison

(Columbia Law School)

"Historical Gloss, the Separation of Powers, and Institutional Acquiescence"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Justin Driver

Dec. 2
Friday

Cary Franklin

(UT School of Law)

"Inventing the 'Traditional Concept' of Sex Discrimination"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Forbath
Dec. 6
Tuesday

Thomas O. McGarity

(UT School of Law)

"Administrative 'Law' as 'Blood Sport': An Essay on Policy Erosion in a Partisan Age"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 12:30 PM

The talk starts promptly at 11:35 AM.

Mitch Berman
Dec. 8
Thursday

Vicki Schultz

(Yale Law School)

"Will Marriage Make Gay and Lesbian Couples Less Egalitarian?
A Cautionary Tale"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Joseph Fishkin