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Colloquia Series

All workshops take place on Fridays in room 203 and begin at 12:15pm, unless otherwise noted. This calendar of workshop speakers and topics is also posted on our TWEN page ("Law Faculty - 2011-2012" on the "Workshop Schedule" link).  Please also note that two teaching workshops will soon be scheduled; information on those is forthcoming.

2012 Spring Faculty Workshop Schedule

DateName/SchoolPaper title
Feb. 3Scott Baker / Wash U"A Dynamic Model of Doctrinal Choice"
Feb. 17JD King / W & L"Beyond Life and Liberty: The Evolving Right to Counsel"
Feb. 24Ryan Scott / IU - Bloomington"The Skeptic's Guide to a Common Law of Sentencing"
Mar. 2Laura Dudley Jenkins / UC A&S (Department of Political Science)"International Perspectives on Affirmative Action in Higher Education"
April 6Michelle Madden Dempsey / Villanova"The Right and Duties of Crime Victims: A Response to Tadros"
April 12Siva Vaidhyanathan / Virginia (Department of Media Studies & School of Law) - co-sponsored with A&S Department of English and Comparative Literature as part of the Ropes Lecture Series:Informal coffee discussion at the law school - time and place TBD.
Public lecture @ 7pm in room 118: "There is no such thing as 'The Internet'"
Apr. 20Jamelle Sharpe / Illinois"Judging Congressional Oversight"
Apr. 27William Nancarrow / Curry College (Department of History)"The Cincinnati Courthouse Riot, William Howard Taft, and Judicial Reform in America, 1880-1925"


All workshops take place on Fridays in room 203 and begin at 12:15pm, except where otherwise noted. You can also view the calendar of speakers on our TWEN page (titled “Law Faculty Workshops and Colloquia – 2010-11”).

2011 Fall Faculty Workshop Schedule

DateName/SchoolPaper title
Sept. 9 (room 100A)Emily HouhCourse (Re)Design Redux
Sept. 23Tom EiseleTom on Teaching
Sept. 30Jennifer Bird-Pollan 
University of Kentucky
"Unfair and Inefficient: Sovereign Wealth Funds and the Foreign Sovereign Tax Exemption"
Oct. 7Tom Eisele & Emily HouhExam-writing and Student Assessment
Nov. 18Deborah Brake
University of Pittsburgh
“Wrestling with Gender: Constructing Masculinity by Not Wrestling Women”

2011 Summer Faculty Workshop Schedule

Please note that all workshops take place on Wednesdays in room 203 beginning at noon, except as otherwise noted.  As usual, lunch will be provided.





May 18

Doug Mossman

"Selling Meds for Competence Restoration: The Details Emerge or, Is this worth turning into a law review article?"

May 25 

Stephanie McMahon

“Joint and Several Tax Liability: I Do Not Think That Statute Means What You Think It Means”

June 1 

Joe Tomain

“Achieving Democracy: The Future of Government and Markets”

June 8 

Josh Chambers-Letson (A&S – English)

"The Making of Americans: Performance and Patriotism in the Japanese American Concentration Camps" 

June 15 

Darrell Miller

“Historical Tests and Unbalanced Rights: What the Seventh Amendment Can Teach Us About the Second”

June 22 

Barbara Black

“Arbitration of Investors’ Claims Against Issuers:  An Idea Whose Time Has Come?”

June 29 

Janet Moore

"Catching Cases" (aka "Connick-Garcetti:  A One-Two Knockout Punch")

July 6 

Ken Hirsh

“Introducing Students to Practice Technology: A Skills Course Proposal”

July 12 (TUES) 

Betsy Lenhart


July 13 

Susan Boland and John Hopkins

“Law Library Update: Scholarship Repository and Library Services,” and “The Latest Word in Classroom Technology

July 20 

Sandra Sperino

“Statutory Proximate Cause”

July 27 

Olga Sanmiguel (A&S – Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies)


August 3 

Kristin Kalsem and Emily Houh

“A Study of Payday Lender Customers: From the Ground Up”

August 10 

Mark Godsey, Raymond Towler, and Robert McClendon

OIP Update: Exoneree Voices

August 17 

Brad Mank

“Standing in Connecticut vs. American Electric Power

August 24  

Lynn Bai



Spring 2011 Colloquia Series
January 28Nichole Huberfeld

'Federlizing Medicaid'

February 4Todd Aagaard

‘Regulatory Overlap and Statutory Discontinuities’

March 4Deborah Widiss

‘Reconfiguring Sex, Gender, and the Law of Marriage’

TUESDAY, April 5Andrew Spalding

‘The Irony of International Business Law: U.S. Progressive Capitalism and China’s New Laissez Faire’

April 8Johanna Bond
(Washington & Lee)

‘Honor as Property’

April 15Virginia Harper Ho

‘Citizens United, Kiobel, and the Multinational Identity Crisis: (Un)bounding Corporate Accountability’

April 22Alexander Tsesis

‘Due Process in Civil Commitments’

Fall 2010 Colloquia Series
Sept. 10David Schwartz
"The Use of Legal Scholarship by the Federal Courts of Appeal: An Empirical Study"
Sept. 16Garrett Epps
Defining "citizenship" with respect to children of the undocumented
September 24Richard Albert
(Boston College)
"Presidential Roulette: Presidential Succession in an Age of Terror"
Oct. 1Dan Chow
"Counterfeiting as an Externality Imposed by Multi-Nationals on Developing Countries"
Oct. 8Eric Pan
"Explaining Financial Regulation"
Oct. 29Mirit Eyal-Cohen
"Small Business and the Government: A Theory of Path Dependence and Cognitive Biases"
Nov. 5Noga Morag-Levine
"Formalism and the Brandeis Brief: Revisiting the Myth"
Spring 2010 Colloquia Series
Jan. 15*Brian Broughman
Choice of Organizational Form: Preliminary DataTim Armstrong
Jan. 22*Stephanie Hoffer
(Ohio State)
Designing an Opt-Out Model of Public Finance for the Provision of Non-Essential Public GoodsAdam Steinman
Jan. 29John Palfrey
TBDTim Armstrong
Feb. 12TBDTBDMark Godsey
Feb. 19Carol Sanger
TBDKristin Kalsem
Feb. 26*Mirit Eyal-Cohen
Small Business Taxation – RevisitedStephanie McMahon
Mar. 12*Paulo Barozzo
(Boston College)
Law as Moral Imagination: History, Reason and Will in Modern LawLynn Bai
Mar. 19Stephen Choi
The Supreme Court’s Impact on Securities Class Actions: An Empirical Assessment of TellabsLynn Bai

* Scholar Exchange Program

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