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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 2013

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Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location Faculty moderator/ Coordinator
Jan. 14
Monday

Susan Morse

(UC Hastings)

"A Corporate Offshore Profits Transition Tax"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

John Golden
Jan. 22
Tuesday

"What is Slavery?" A discussion of the 13th Amendment by Profs Jack Balkin and Sanford Levinson

Note: This event is for faculty only.

Constitutional Studies Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:45 AM – 1:00 PM

Sandy Levinson
Jan. 24-26

Is America Governable?

Conference TBD Sandy Levinson
Jan. 25
Friday

Larry Lessig

"Is the Republic Still in Danger of Being Lost?"
Flyer

If you are planning on attending this event, please register.

Lunch Talk

Susman Godfrey Atrium
(2.100)

12:45 PM – 2:00 PM

Sandy Levinson
Jan. 28
Monday

Larry Laudan

(UT School of Law)

"A New Wave in Evidence Theory?"

New Currents in Evidence Law

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Jan. 28
Monday
Please contact Michael Garms for the paper Appointments Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Inga Markovits
Jan. 31
Thursday

Sean Theriault

(UT School of Law)

"The Gingrich Senators"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Jane Cohen
Feb. 7
Thursday

Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda

Rapoport Center Annual Conference

Eidman Courtroom
(CCJ 2.306)

4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Karen Engle
Daniel Brinks
Feb. 8
Friday

Impunity, Justice and the Human Rights Agenda

Rapoport Center Annual Conference

Eidman Courtroom
(CCJ 2.306)

9:00 AM – 6:00 PM

Karen Engle
Daniel Brinks
Feb. 11
Monday

Michael Risinger

(Seton Hall)

"What Standards of Proof Imply We Want From Jurors, and What We Should Say to Them to Get It"

New Currents in Evidence Law

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Feb. 14
Thursday

David Heymann

(University of Texas)

"An Un-flushable Urinal: Thoughts on the Aesthetic Potential of Sustainability in Architecture"

"Landscape is Our Sex"

Faculty Colloquium

JON 5.257

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

John Robertson
Feb. 15
Friday

Emily Meazell

(Wake Forest)

"Administrative Proxies for Judicial Review: Building Legitimacy from the Inside-Out"

Faculty Colloquium

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield Room)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lynn Blais
Feb. 18
Monday

Fred Schauer

(University of Virginia)

"Is Expert Evidence Really Different?"

New Currents in Evidence Law

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Feb. 21
Thursday

Jordan Steiker

(University of Texas)

"The American Death Penalty: Constitutional Regulation as the Distinctive Feature of American Exceptionalism"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 PM – 1:00 PM

Colloquium Committee
Feb. 25
Monday

Alex Stein

(Cardozo)

"Inefficient Evidence"

New Currents in Evidence Law

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Feb. 28
Thursday

Tom Baker

(Penn Law)

"Lawyers Liability Insurance as Governance"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Angela Littwin
Mar. 4
Monday

Oren Bracha

(UT School of Law)

"The Folklore of Informationalism: The Case of Search Engine Speech"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Mitch Berman
Mar. 7
Thursday

Cynthia Estlund

(NYU School of Law)

"What Is Democracy For in China? The Case of Trade Union Elections"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Joseph Fishkin
Mar. 7
Thursday

Ron Allen

(Northwestern University)

"A Demonstration that Evidence Scholarship can be Fun, Meaningful, and Enlightening, too"

New Currents in Evidence Law

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 PM – 5:30 PM

John Deigh
Mar. 18
Monday

Lee Fennell

(Chicago)

"The Problem of Resource Access"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Lynn Blais
Mar. 21
Thursday

David Vladeck

(Georgetown University)

"Zombie Debt, 'Transit Time,' and Kids Apps: How the FTC Engages in Law Clarification to Carry Out its Consumer Protection Mission"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Thomas McGarity
Mar. 25
Monday

David Adelman

(UT School of Law)

"Preemption in Practice: The Loss of State Autonomy over Clean Air Policy"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Mitch Berman
Mar. 29
Friday

Richard Lazarus

(Harvard)

Sidney Shapiro

(Wake Forest)

Book Fest in honor of Tom McGarity's Freedom to Harm: The Lasting Legacy of the Laissez Faire Revival (Yale UP, 2013)

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

William Forbath
Apr. 5
Friday

Robert Gordon

(Stanford)

Ken Kersch

(Boston College)

Book Fest in honor of David Rabban's Law's History: American Legal Thought and the Transatlantic Turn to History (Cambridge UP, 2013)

"D. Rabban, Law's History – Table of Contents & Intro"

Faculty Colloquium

JON 5.257

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

William Forbath
Apr. 8
Monday
Please contact Michael Garms for the paper Appointments Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Jennifer Laurin
Apr. 11
Thursday

Daniel Markovits

(Yale)

"Market Solidarity: Price as Commensuration, Contract as Integration"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Jane Cohen
Apr. 18
Thursday

Hank Greely

(Stanford)

"Reference Guide on Neuroscience"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

John Robertson
Apr. 22
Monday

Jens Dammann

(UT School of Law)

"The Transparency Paradox"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Mitch Berman
Apr. 25
Thursday

Ronen Avraham

(UT School of Law)

"Explaining Variation in Insurance Anti-Discrimination Laws"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Willy Forbath
May 2
Thursday

Jed Shugerman

(Harvard)

"The Creation of the Department of Justice: Professionalization without Civil Rights or Civil Service"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Willy Forbath
May 20
Monday

Ronen Avraham

(UT School of Law)

"Is Tort Law Unconstitutional?"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM – 1:00 PM

Mitch Berman