Faculty Workshops

The UConn School of Law faculty workshop series provides a weekly forum for the presentation of legal scholarship and fosters academic discussion among colleagues and peers. UConn faculty and scholars from around the world present papers –typically works in progress– and the faculty attendees have an opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. The workshops are an important focal point for the intellectual life of the school, providing an opportunity for the UConn Law community to meet leading scholars from other institutions. A limited number of seats may be available for UConn Law students who register no later than the Monday before the workshop by emailing  deborah.king@uconn.edu. Typically, faculty workshops are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Fall 2021 Faculty Workshops

Carly Zubrzycki, Travis Pantin, Anna VanCleave, Nadiyah Humber
Wednesday, September 1

New Faculty Jam

Carly Zubrzycki, Travis Pantin, Anna VanCleave, Nadiyah Humber

Rory Van Loo
Wednesday, September 8

The Misappropriation of Privacy (PDF)

Rory Van Loo, Professor of Law, Boston University

Jasmine Harris
Wednesday, September 15

Debating Disability Disclosure in Legal Education

Jasmine Harris, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School

Leila Sadat
Wednesday, September 29

Justice without Fear or Favor? The Uncertain Future of the International Criminal Court (PDF)

Leila Sadat, James Carr Professor of International Criminal Law, Washington University School of Law

Annette Gordon Reed
Wednesday, October 6

A Faculty Reads On Juneteenth, Roundtable: Personal Memory & Scholarship

A Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed, Carl M. Loeb University Professor, Harvard University, with the participation of Tom Morawetz and Susan Schmeiser

Patrick Weil
Wednesday, October 13

Unveiling Laïcité: New Discoveries and Interpretations on the French Regime of Secularism

Patrick Weil, Director of Research at CRNS, Senior Research Fellow, University of Paris1

Sarah Seo
Wednesday, October 20

Between Treason and Pardons (PDF)

Sarah Seo, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Claudia Haupt
Wednesday, October 27

High Stakes Advice

Claudia Haupt, Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University

Thea Johnson
Wednesday, November 3

Disentangling the Harms of Plea Bargaining

Thea Johnson, Associate Professor of Law, Rutgers University

Ruth Mason
Wednesday, November 10

The Transformation of International Tax

Phillip I. Blumberg Memorial Workshop
Ruth Mason, Edwin S. Cohen Distinguished Professor of Law and Taxation, Class of 1941 Research Professor of Law, University of Virginia

Emma Kaufman
Wednesday, November 17

Territoriality in American Criminal Law

Emma Kaufman, Assistant Professor of Law, NYU Law School

Maggie Blackhawk
Wednesday, December 1

American’s Other Original Sin: Indians and the Constitution in the Shadow of Empire

Maggie Blackhawk, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law
Interlocutor: Bethany Berger, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Past Workshop Series

2021 Workshops

Spring 2021

Wednesday, January 27, 2021
Brown as Senior Citizen
Randall Kennedy, Michael R. Klein Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Wednesday, February 3, 2021
Hate Speech on Social Media: Content Moderation in Context
Richard A. Wilson, Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Intellectual Life, Gladstein Chair and Professor of Anthropology and Law, UConn School of Law
Molly K. Land, Catherine Roraback Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Thursday, February 18, 2021
Equality Metrics
Veronica Root Martinez, Professor of Law, University of Notre Dame School of Law

Wednesday, February 24, 2021
Contractual Stakeholder Capitalism
Kish Parella, Associate Professor of Law, Washington and Lee School of Law

Wednesday, March 10, 2021
The Second Amendment in a Carceral State
Alice Ristroph, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Wednesday, March 24, 2021
The Pocketbook Next Time: From Civil Rights to Market Power in the Latinx Community
Rachel Moran, Professor of Law, UC Irvine Law School

Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Topic: Legal Folks Linguistics
Jill Anderson, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, April 7, 2021
Carlton Waterhouse, Professor of Law, Howard University School of Law

Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Root and Branch Reconstruction: The Modern Transformation of US Antitrust Law and Policy?
William Kovacic, Professor of Law, George Washington Law School

Wednesday, April 21, 2021
The (Positive) Complementarity Turn in International Criminal Justice
Patryk Labuda, Visiting (Postdoctoral) Fellow, University Amsterdam Law School

Wednesday, April 28, 2021
Legal Origin from Outer Space (and on Foot)
Miguel de Figueiredo, Associate Professor of Law and Terry J. Tondro Research Scholar, UConn School of Law

2020 Workshops

Spring 2020

Wednesday, January 22, 2020
FAC Jobtalk

Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Is Medicare for All the Answer? Assessing the Health Reform Gestalt as the ACA Turns 10
Nicole Huberfeld Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law, and Professor of Health Law, Ethics & Human Rights, Health Law, Policy & ManagementBoston University School of Public Health

Wednesday, February 5, 2020
Are the Federal Rules of Evidence Unconstitutional?
Ethan J. Leib, John D. Calamari Distinguished Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Wednesday, February 12, 2020
No Workshop

Wednesday, February 19, 2020
On Sacred Land
Khaled Beydoun, Associate Professor of Law at the Univ. of Arkansas-Fayetteville School of Law, and Institute for Social Policy and Understanding

Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Rejecting Citizenship
Rose Cuison-Villazor, Vice Dean, Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers Law School

Wednesday, March 4, 2020
Feminism’s Medicine: How Lawyers and Activists Remade AIDS
Aziza Ahmed, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law

Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Innocence Ignored: Procedural Barriers to Rectifying Wrongful Convictions - Book Proposal
Innocence Ignored: Procedural Barriers to Rectifying Wrongful Convictions - Chapter 1
Daniel S. Medwed, University Distinguished Professor of Law and Criminal Justice, Northeastern University School of Law

Wednesday, March 18, 2020
No Workshop - Spring Break

Wednesday, March 25, 2020
No Workshop - Diversity Week

Wednesday, April 1, 2020
Topic: Founding Properties
Maeve Glass, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law
This workshop has been CANCELED as part of the Law School's response to COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 8, 2020
Manuel A. Utset, Jr.William & Catherine Van Dercreek, Professor and Associate Dean for Juris Master Programs, Florida State University College of Law
This workshop has been CANCELED as part of the Law School's response to COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 15, 2020
William E. Kovacic, Global Competition Professor of Law and Policy; Professor of Law; Director, Competition Law Center, George Washington University Law School
This workshop has been CANCELED as part of the Law School's response to COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020
Almost Citizens: Puerto Rico, the U.S. Constitution, and Empire, Intro and Chapter 4
Sam Erman, Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
This workshop has been CANCELED as part of the Law School's response to COVID-19.

Wednesday, April 29, 2020
Alice Ristroph, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School
This workshop has been CANCELED as part of the Law School's response to COVID-19.

Fall 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020
On Beauty and Policing
India Thusi, Associate Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Algorithmic Risk Assessment in the Hands of Humans
Jennifer Doleac, Associate Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University

Wednesday, September 16, 2020
Three Pathologies of American Voting Rights Illuminated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and How to Treat and Cure Them
Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California Irvine School of Law

Wednesday, September 23, 2020
Different Type of Property: White Women and the Human Property They Kept
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of Law

Wednesday, September 30, 2020
Manufacturing a Muslim Threat: Entrapment and Sting Operations in AntiTerrorism Prosecutions
Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers Law School

Wednesday, October 7, 2020
Assessing America’s Access to Civil Justice Crisis
Rebecca Sandefur, Professor, Arizona State University

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Institutional Racism and the Ethics of Inclusion: What does Justice Require to Transform Institutions of Higher Education?
Rebecca Tsosie, Regents Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Wednesday, October 21, 2020
Racial Valuation of Diseases
Matiangai Sirleaf, Nathan Patz Professor of Law, University of Maryl and Francis King Carey School of Law

Wednesday, October 28, 2020
Topic: The Covid Coverage Litigation Tracker: How and what to learn from an emerging wave of nationwide litigation
Tom Baker, William Maul Measey Professor of Law, Penn Law

Wednesday, November 4, 2020
“Cancel Culture” versus “Ban the Box”
Tung Yin, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Wednesday, November 11, 2020
Topic: Avoiding Academic Freedom Crises During the COVID Crisis
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School

Wednesday, November 18, 2020
Truer U.S. History: Race, Borders, and Status Manipulation
Sam Erman, Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Wednesday, December 2, 2020
Topic: Rethinking Financial Inclusion?
Mehrsa Baradaran, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California Irvine School of Law

2019 Workshops

Fall 2019

Wednesday, August 28, 2019
Topic: New Faculty Jam
Minor Myers, Professor of Law, UConn Law
Jessica de Perio Wittman, Director of the Law Library, Associate Professor of Law and Cornelius J. Scanlon Scholar, UConn Law
Presentations:
Minor Myers: Where Does Corporate Law Come From?
Jessica de Perio Wittman: Storytelling, Social Media, and Gamification in the Law Library

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
Opt-In Stewardship: Toward an Optimal Delegation on Mutual Fund Voting Authority
Sean J. Griffith, T.J. Maloney Chair in Business Law; Director, Fordham Corporate Law Center, Fordham University School of Law

Wednesday, September 11, 2019
Is Police Behavior Getting Worse? The Importance of Data Selection in Evaluating the Police
John Rappaport, Assistant Professor of Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, University of Chicago School of Law

Wednesday, September 18, 2019
Banking the Unbanked Innovators
Lending Innovations
Xuan-Thao Nguyen, Gerald L. Bepko Chair; Director, Center for Intellectual Property Law and Innovation, IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law

Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Guiding the Jury on Damage Award Decisions
Valerie Hans, Charles F. Rechlin Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Wednesday, October 2, 2019
Topic: Legal Scholarly Communication: What Is On The Horizon
Anne Rajotte, Head of Reference Services, Library, UConn Law

Wednesday, October 9, 2019
No workshop – Yom Kippur

Wednesday, October 16, 2019
Blood and Nation: The Making of the Citizen Family in American Law
Kristin Collins, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Wednesday, October 23, 2019
Taking Precedent Seriously
Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Associate Professor of Law and William T. Golden Scholar, UConn Law

Wednesday, October 30, 2019
The Hidden Stories of Race, Law, and the Search for Ordinariness in Everyday Spaces
Racial Territoriality
Elise Boddie, Professor of Law, Henry Rutgers University Professor, Robert L. Carter Scholar, Rutgers Law School

Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Claiming Disability
Katie Eyer, Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

Wednesday, November 13, 2019
Book Summary - Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age
Chapter 1: Equality - Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age
Letter to Workshop Participants from the Author
Jessica M. Silbey, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC); Affiliate Professor, Department of English, College of Social Sciences and Humanities, Northeastern University School of Law

Wednesday, November 20, 2019
Risk and Negligence
Stephen Utz, Roger Sherman Professor of Law, UConn Law

Wednesday, November 27, 2019
No workshop – Thanksgiving

Wednesday, December 4, 2019
Victims, Right?
Anna Roberts, Professor of Law, St. Johns University School of Law

Spring 2019

Wednesday, January 23, 2019
The Struggle for Legal Rights of Non-Human Animals Begins: The Experience of the Nonhuman Rights Project in New York and Connecticut
Steve Wise, Founder and President, Nonhuman Rights Project

Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Behavioral Law and Economics in America
Christine Jolls, Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor of Law and Organization, Yale Law School

Wednesday, February 6, 2019
Concussion & the Parent
Kate Silbaugh, Professor of Law, Boston University School of Law

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
Trading in Information: On the Unlikely Correspondence Between Patents and Blackmail Law
Thomas J. Miceli, Professor of Economics, UConn Department of Economics

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law and Director, Center for the Study of Law and Culture, Columbia Law School

Wednesday, February 27, 2019
Administrative States: Beyond Presidential Administration
Jessica Bulman-Pozen, Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Wednesday, March 6, 2019
Contracting Our Way To Inequality: Race, Reproductive Freedom and the Quest for the Perfect Child
Camille Gear Rich, Associate Provost for Faculty and Student Initiatives in the Social Sciences, and Professor of Law and Sociology, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Wednesday, March 13, 2019
Regulating Private Harms Online: Content Regulation under Human Rights Law
Molly Land, Professor of Law, UConn Law

Wednesday, March 20, 2019
Topic: No Workshop Due to Spring Break

Wednesday, March 27, 2019
Topic: No Workshop Due to Diversity Week

Wednesday, April 3, 2019
Whitewashing the Family
Professor Lenhardt's Letter to the UConn Law Faculty 03.27.19
Robin Lenhardt, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center on Race, Law and Justice, Fordham University School of Law

Wednesday, April 10, 2019
The Invention of the Economy - Chapter 6: The Commercial Oeconomy
Letter from Professor Grewal to the UConn Law Faculty
David Grewal, Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Wednesday, April 17, 2019
Justice in Babylon
Jacob Levy, Professor, Department of Political Science, McGill University

Wednesday, April 24, 2019
CHILD COVERTURE
Anne Dailey, Evangeline Starr Professor of Law, UConn Law

Wednesday, May 1, 2019
OF COASE AND CHERRIES: RISK REGULATION AMONG NEIGHBORS IN WASCO COUNTY
Doug Kysar, Deputy Dean and Joseph M. Field ’55 Professor of Law, Yale Law School

2018 Workshops

Fall 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018
Topic: New Faculty Jam

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Separate and Unequal: The Law of 'Domestic' and 'International' Terrorism
Shirin Sinnar, Associate Professor of Law and John A. Wilson Faculty Scholar, Stanford Law School

Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Topic: ACS Supreme Court Event
This event will be held in the William F Starr Hall Reading Room. More information can be found on the event listing page.

Thursday, September 20, 2018
Re-Embodying The Fourth Amendment
Letter
Kaaryn Gustafson, Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

Wednesday, September 26, 2018
The Future of Corporate Governance Part I: The Problem of Twelve
John Coates, John F. Cogan, Jr. Professor of Law and Economics Research Director, Center on the Legal Profession, Harvard Law School

Thursday, October 4, 2018
Introduction to "The American Promise: Rethinking Voting Rights Law and Policy for a Divided America"
Guy-Uriel Charles, Edward and Ellen Schwarzman Professor of Law, Duke University School of Law

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
The Trump Administration and the Law of the Lochner Era
Mila Sohoni, Professor of Law, University of San Diego School of Law

Wednesday, October 24, 2018
The Place of 'the People' in Criminal Procedure
Jocelyn Simonson, Associate Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Wednesday, October 31, 2018
Direct-to-Consumer Genetic Testing: The FDA’s Dual Role as Safety and Health Information Regulator
Catherine Sharkey, Crystal Eastman Professor of Law, N.Y.U. School of Law

Spring 2018

Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Regulating Private Harms Online
Molly Land, Professor of Law, UConn Law School

Wednesday, January 24, 2018
Topic: The Six Month List and the Unanticipated Consequences of Judicial Responses to Incentives
The Unanticipated Consequences Of Judicial Incentives: Evidence From The Six Month List
Peter Siegelman, Associate Dean for Research and Faculty Development and Phillip I. Blumberg Professor of Law, UConn Law School
Alexandra D. Lahav, Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law, UConn Law School
Miguel de Figueiredo, Associate Professor of Law and Terry J. Tondro Research Scholar, UConn Law School

Wednesday, January 31, 2018
Self-Knowledge for Lawyers: What It Is and Why It Matters
Tom Morawetz, Tapping Reeve Professor of Law and Ethics, UConn Law School

Wednesday, February 7, 2018
Criminal Jury and Moral Judgments
Youngjae Lee, Professor of Law, Fordham Law School

Thursday, February 15, 2018
Carol Sanger, Barbara Aronstein Black Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Wednesday, February 21, 2018
If We Allow Football Players and Boxers to Be Paid for Entertaining the Public, Why Don't We Allow Kidney Donors to Be Paid for Saving Lives?
Kim Krawiec, Kathrine Robinson Everett Professor of Law, Duke Law School

Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Constructing Citizenship: Exclusion and inclusion through the governance of basic necessities
Sabeel Rahman, Assistant Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Wednesday, March 7, 2018
"THE FAMILY AS RACIAL PROJECT"
Workshop Note to UConn Law Faculty
Robin Lenhardt, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center on Race, Law and Justice, Fordham Law School

Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Topic: Race, Exit, and Voting Rights
The American Promise: Rethinking Voting Rights Law and Policy for a Divided America
Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law Senior Associate Dean for Faculty & Research, Duke Law School

Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Psychology’s Applications to Law’s Domain
Barbara Spellman, Professor of Law, University of Virginia Law School

Wednesday, April 4, 2018
Topic: Eating Law
Jacob Gersen, Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Wednesday, April 11, 2018
Inventing Citizens: Suffragists, Patents, Invention, and Civil Rights
Kara Swanson, Professor of Law, Northeastern University Law School

Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Finding Justice in the Business of Making Babies: Reproductive Justice & Assisted Reproduction
Kimberly Mutcherson, Vice Dean and Professor of Law, Rutgers Law School

Wednesday, April 25, 2018
Consequential Sex and Loving’s Legacy
Melissa Murray, Alexander F. and May T. Morrison Professor of Law; Faculty Director, Center on Reproductive Rights and Justice, UC Berkeley Law School

2017 Workshops

Fall 2017

Wednesday, August 30, 2017
Topic: Supreme Court Round-Up
Bethany Berger on Murr v. Wisconsin
Dalie Jimenez on Midland v. Johnson and Henson v. Santander Consumer USA
Susie Schmeiser on Pavan v. Smith
Willajeanne McLean on Matal v. Tam

Wednesday, September 6, 2017
What is a rule?
Stephen Utz, Roger Sherman Professor of Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
Corpus Linguistics as a Tool in Legal Interpretation
Larry Solan, Don Forchelli Professor of Law and Director of Graduate Education, Brooklyn Law School
Tammy Gales, Assistant Professor, Hofstra University

Wednesday, September 20, 2017
THE FEDERAL CASE FOR JUDICIAL REVIEW: FROM STRUCTURE TO RIGHTS
Erin Delaney, Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

Wednesday, September 27, 2017
The Faux Scholarship Foundation of the Regulatory Rollback Movement
Richard Parker, Professor of Law, Director of the Semester in DC Program and Policy Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, University of Connecticut School of Law

Wednesday, October 4, 2017
Deportation World
Daniel Kanstroom, Professor, Director of the International Human Rights Program, and Thomas F. Carney Distinguished Scholar, Boston College Law School

Wednesday, October 11, 2017
White-Collar Misdemeanors
Miriam Baer, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Wednesday, October 18, 2017
Reviving Federal Regions
Yishai Blank, Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Wednesday, October 25, 2017
Blackness as Disability
Kimani Paul-Emile, Associate Professor of Law Fordham, University School of Law

Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Mass Tort Deals: Backroom Bargaining in Multidistrict Litigation - Chapter 4
Elizabeth Burch, Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Wednesday, November 8, 2017
Judicial Appointments, Judicial Independence and the European High Courts (Book Chapter)
Mitchel Lasser, Jack G. Clarke Professor of Law, Cornell Law School

Wednesday, November 15, 2017
TBA

Wednesday, November 29, 2017
TBA

Wednesday, December 6, 2017
TBA

Spring 2017

Wednesday, January 18, 2017
Hillary Greene, Zephaniah Swift Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, January 25, 2017
Topic: Grading Sex: Contextual Consent, “Gray Rape,” And the Case for Misdemeanor Sexual Assault
Grading Sex: Contextual Consent, “Gray Rape,” And the Case for Misdemeanor Sexual Assault
Erin Murphy, Professor of Law, NYU School of Law

Wednesday, February 1, 2017
Guilt Before Innocence: Injustice and the American Prosecutor
Emily Bazelon, Senior Research Scholar in Law, Yale Law School

Tuesday, February 7, 2017
Topic: Excavating Race-Based Disadvantage Among Class-Privileged People of Color
Excavating Race-Based Disadvantage Among Class-Privileged People of Color
Khiara Bridges, Visiting Professor of Law 2016-2017; Professor of Law, Harvard Law School; Boston University School of Law
*This faculty workshop is on a Tuesday.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017
Topic: The Army’s Business is Martial, Not Maternal: Unwed Mothers, Single Parents, and the Military Welfare State
“The Army’s Business is Martial, Not Maternal”: Unwed Mothers, Single Parents, and the Military Welfare State
Serena Mayeri, Professor of Law and History, University of Pennsylvania Law School

Wednesday, February 22, 2017
Topic: “Does Sentencing Juveniles as Adults Increase Recidivism?”
Miguel de Figuerido, Associate Professor of Law and Terry J. Tondro Research Scholar, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, March 1, 2017
Topic: Prosecutorial Indiscretion: When Prosecutors Have a Duty to Charge
PROSECUTORIAL INDISCRETION: A DUTY TO CHARGE?
A note for workshop participants.
Rebecca Roiphe, Professor of Law, New York Law School

Wednesday, March 8, 2017
Does unconstitutionality of a statute necessarily mean nullity? – The point of view of the German Federal Constitutional Court
Markus Heintzen, Faculty of Law, Freie Universität Berlin

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Choice of Law and Jurisdictional Policy in the Federal Courts
Tobias Wolff, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School
*This workshop is on a Thursday.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Topic: The Constitution of Mothers
Founding Mothers: The Comparative Constitutional Entrenchment of Equality and Difference in Law and the Imagining of Difference
Julie C. Suk, Professor of Law, Cardozo School of Law

Wednesday, April 5, 2017
Topic: Brown v. Board of Education: A Critical Race Judgment
READING CHARLES BLACK WRITING: “THE LAWFULNESS OF THE SEGREGATION DECISIONS” REVISITED
Kendall Thomas, Nash Professor of Law; Director, Center for the Study of Law and Culture, Columbia Law School

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
The Jorde Lecture: Federalism 3.0
Heather Gerken, J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law, Yale Law School

Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Towards a Purposive Conception of Corporate Personhood
Turku Isiksel, James P. Shenton Assistant Professor of the Core Curriculum, Columbia University, Department of Political Science

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Understanding Partisan Bias in Lawyering Judgment: The Role of Need for Cognitive Closure
Jim StarkRoger Sherman Professor of Law Emeritus, Oliver Ellsworth Research Professor, UConn School of Law
Maxim Milyavsky, Research AssociateDepartment of Psychology, University of Maryland

2016 Workshops

Fall 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016
Topic: Supreme Court Round-Up

Wednesday, September 7, 2016
Contracting Out of the Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Opportunity Waivers by Gabriel V. Rauterberg, Eric L. Talley
Eric Talley, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Thursday, September 15, 2016
"The Nature of Parenthood"
Doug NeJaime, Professor of Law and Faculty Director of the Williams Institute, UCLA School of Law

Wednesday, September 21, 2016
"Self-Driving Laws"
"The Death of Rules and Standards"
Anthony J. Casey, Professor of Law and Mark Claster Mamolen Teaching Scholar, University of Chicago Law School
Anthony Niblett, Associate Professor, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

Wednesday, September 28, 2016
"The Effects of Pre-Trial Detention on Conviction, Future Crime, and Employment: Evidence from Randomly Assigned Judges"
Crystal Yang, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

Wednesday, October 5, 2016
"The Disintegration of Procedure"
Alexandra D. Lahav, Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Thursday, October 13, 2016
"The Influence of Corporate Social Responsibility on International Tax Planning"
Tanja Bender, Professor of International Tax Law, Leiden University

Wednesday, October 19, 2016
Topic: “Legitimacy and Deceptive Interrogation”
“Legitimacy and Deceptive Interrogation”
Julia Simon-Kerr, Associate Professor of Law, Ralph and Doris Hansmann Scholar, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
Topic: "The Taking of Things: Property Rules vs. Liability Rules Reconsidered.”
The Taking of Things: Property Rules vs. Liability Rules Reconsidered
Oren Bar-Gill, William J. Friedman and Alicia Townsend Friedman Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School
Paper co-authored with Nicola Persico (Kellogg)

Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Untrustworthy: ERISA’s Eroded Fiduciary Law
Peter Wiedenbeck, Joseph H. Zumbalen Professor of the Law of Property, Washington University School of Law

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Topic: "Police Slowdowns"
Andrea Chandrasekher, Acting Professor of Law, UC Davis School of Law

Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Social Value Orientation and the Law
Rebecca Hollander-Blumoff, Professor of Law, Washington University School of Law and Visiting Professor, Harvard Law School

Spring 2016

Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Topic: "Biblical Prophecy and the American Tradition of International Law"
Mark Janis, William F. Starr Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, January 27, 2016
Topic: Intellectual Property
Are We Running Out of Trademarks? Evidence from the U.S. PTO Principal Register
Jeanne Fromer, Professor of Law, New York University School of Law

Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Topic: Bureaucratic Administration: Experimentation and Immigration Law
Bureaucratic Administration: Experimentation and Immigration Law
Joe Landau, Associate Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

Wednesday, February 10, 2016
Topic: Participation, Democracy, and the Electronic (non)Revolution in Rulemaking
Participation, Democracy, and the Electronic (non)Revolution in Rulemaking
Michael Eric Herz, Arthur Kaplan Professor of Law, Cardozo Law

Thursday, February 18, 2016
Topic: Toward a New Philosophy for the Market
Market Legalism: Toward a New Philosophy for the Market
Avihay Dorfmann, Visiting Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Tel Aviv University

Wednesday, February 24, 2016
Topic: ZoneHartford: A Case Study in Local Sustainability
Sara Bronin, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Center for Energy and Environmental Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, March 2, 2016
Topic: Privately Owned Public Open Space
The "Publicization" of Private Space: Or Making Private Space Public
Sarah Schindler, Professor of Law and Glassman Faculty Research Scholar, University of Maine School of Law

Wednesday, March 9, 2016
Topic: Tax
Citizenship Taxation
Ruth Mason, Hunton & Williams Professor of Law, University of Virginia School of Law

Wednesday, March 23, 2016
Topic: A Comprehensive Theory of Civil Settlement (joint with Kathy Spier)
J.J. Prescott, Professor of Law, Codirector of Empirical Legal Studies Center, Codirector of Program in Law and Economics, Michigan Law

Wednesday, March 30, 2016
Topic: The Crime of Aggression
"The Crime of Aggression" (Chapter)
Matthew Gillett, Trial Attorney, Office of the Prosecutor, International Criminal Tribunal for the Former Yugoslavia

Monday, April 4, 2016
Topic: Duck, Avoid, and Evade: Federal Judging in the 21st Century
Opinions I Should Have Written
Judge Nancy Gertner (Ret.), Senior Lecturer on Law 2015-2016, Harvard Law School

Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Between the ‘Real’ and the ‘Right’: Explorations Along the Institutional-Constitutional Frontier
Peter L. Lindseth, Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law and Director, International Programs, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Institutions and Constitutional Theory
Rick Pildes, Sudler Family Professor of Constitutional Law, New York University of Law

Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Big Data's Disparate Impact
Andrew Selbst

Wednesday, May 4, 2016
The Concept of the Speech Platform: Walker v. Texas
Abner Green, Leonard F. Manning Professor of Law, Fordham University School of Law

2015 Workshops

Fall 2015

Wednesday, September 2, 2015
Topic: Supreme Court 2014 Highlights
ZIVOTOFSKY v. KERRY
OBERGEFELL v. HODGES
KING v. BURWELL
TEXAS DEPT. OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY AFFAIRS v. INCLUSIVE COMMUNITIES PROJECT, INC.
Loftus Becker, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law
Susan Schmeiser, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law
Peter Lindseth, Olimpiad S. Ioffe Professor of International and Comparative Law, UConn School of Law
Jon Bauer, Clinical Professor of Law and Richard D. Tulisano '69 Scholar in Human Rights, UConn School of Law
Douglas M. Spencer, Associate Professor of Law and Public Policy and Roger S. Baldwin Scholar, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Topic: Legal Protection for Paid Care Workers and the Contested Terrain of "Employee" Status
Michael Fischl, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Topic: Constitutional Bad Faith
Constitutional Bad Faith
David Pozen, Associate Professor of Law, Columbia Law School

Wednesday, September 30, 2015
Topic: How Harmful is Trust Proliferation?
How Harmful is Trust Proliferation?
Adam Hofri, Senior Lecturer; Martin Flynn Global Law Professor, UConn, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem

Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Topic: Torts: TBD
Austerity, Compassion, and the Rule of Law: A Case Study in Preemption and Products Liability Law
Ben Zipursky, James H. Quinn '49 Chair in Legal Ethics; Professor of Law, Fordham University

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Topic: Corporations and Democracy
Corporations and Democracy: Beyond Cross-Country Regressions
Naomi Lamoureaux, Stanley B. Resor Professor of Economics & History; Chair, History, Yale University

Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Topic: Lies, Rape and Statutory Rape
Reconstructing the Law of Voyeurism and Exhibitionism
Stuart Green, Distinguished Professor of Law and Nathan L. Jacobs Scholar, Rutgers School of Law Newark

Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War - Table of Contents
Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War - Preface
Self-Evident Truths: Contesting Equal Rights from the Revolution to the Civil War - Chapter 8
Richard Brown, History Department, University of Connecticut

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Topic: Affirmative Action in Law Schools
"Affirmative Action and the Quality-Fit Tradeoff"
Michael Lovenheim, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies, Cornell University College of Human Ecology

Spring 2015

Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Topic: TBD
New Faculty Jam, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Topic: "Any"
Jill Anderson, Associate Professor of Law and William T. Golden Scholar, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Topic: Redistricting and Election Law
One Person, One Vote, 435 Seats: Interstate Malapportionment and Constitutional Requirements
Jeff Ladweig, Associate Professor of Political Science, University of Connecticut

Wednesday, February 11, 2015
Topic: Coercion, Deception, and Rape
Rape by Fraud: A note to American readers
RAPE BY FRAUD
Kim Buchannan, Associate Professor of Law and Gender Studies, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Tuesday, February 17, 2015
Topic: Relational Administration
Admin
Liz Emens, Professor of Law, Columbia University
This is a Tuesday workshop.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015
Topic: Law & Neuroscience
Randy Buckner, Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience, Harvard University

Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Topic: Implicit Associations Test
Predicting Ethnic and Racial Discrimination: A Meta-Analysis of IAT Criterion Studies
Unconscious Racism: A Concept in Pursuit of a Measure
Hart Blanton, Professor of Psychology, UConn

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Topic: FREEDOM OF CONTRACTS: THE CHOICE THEORY OF CONTRACTUAL OBLIGATION
Michael Heller, Professor of Real Estate Law, Columbia University
This is a Thursday workshop.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015
UNCHARTED WATERS: THE REACH OF FIDUCIARY DUTY
COMMON LAW TRUSTS IN HUNGARY AND OTHER CONTINENTAL EUROPEAN CIVIL LAW SYSTEMS
A TRUSTEE’S FIDUCIARY DUTIES AT THE START AND END OF ADMINISTRATION
Bob Whitman, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, April 8, 2015
EMMETT TILL, TRAYVON MARTIN, AND THE LINK BETWEEN
Angela Onwauchi-Willig, Professor of Law, The University of Iowa College of Law

Wednesday, April 15, 2015
DO TERMS & CONDITIONS DETER UNWANTED BEHAVIORS?
Zev Eigen, Associate Professor of Law, Northwestern University School of Law

2014 Workshops

Fall 2014

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Topic: Promising
"Promises and the Backward Reach of Uptake"
Hallie Liberto, Assistant Professor of Philosophy, UConn Department of Philosophy

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
Topic: Fundamental Rights of Europe
"Chapter 1: Of Floors, Ceilings, and Human Rights: The European Fundamental Rights Architecture in Comparative Perspective"
Federico Fabbrini, Senior Assistant Professor of European & Comparative Constitutional Law, Tillburg University

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Topic: Willful Ignorance
"The Point of Mens Rea: The Case of Willful Ignorance"
Gideon Yaffe, Professor of Law, Professor of Philosophy & Professor of Psychology, Yale University

Wednesday, October 1, 2014
"To Kill & Die for the Constitution: How Devotion to the Constitution Leads to Violence"
Jared Goldstein, Distinguished Research Professor of Law, Roger Williams School of Law

Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Topic: The Geography of Discrimination and the Voting Rights Act
"After Shelby County: Getting Section 2 of the VRA to Do the Work of Section 5"
Douglas Spencer, Associate Professor of Law & Public Policy & Roger S. Baldwin Scholar, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Topic: Improving Lawyers’ Judgment: Is Mediation Training De-Biasing?
"Improving Lawyers’ Judgment: Is Mediation Training De-Biasing?"
Jim H. Stark, Professor of Law & Director, Mediation Clinic, UConn School of Law
Doug Frenkel, Morris Shuster Practice Professor of Law, U. Penn. School of Law

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Topic: Liability Insurance and the Regulation of Food Safety
"Insuring Food Safety"
John Cogan, Associate Professor of Law & Roger S. Baldwin Scholar, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Topic: The Value of the Chief Legal Officer to the Firm
"Internal Governance: Value Creators and Value Protectors"
Robert Bird, Associate Professor, UConn School of Business

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Topic: Sexual Autonomy
Anne Dailey, Evangeline Starr Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, November 12, 2014
"Citizenship and Red and Yellow:Elk v. Wilkins and United States v. Wong Kim Ark"
Bethany Berger, Thomas F. Gallivan, Jr. Professor of Real Property Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Topic: The Rise and Fall of the Federalist Constitution
" The Rise and Fall of the Federalist Constitution: Chapter 3"
Saul Cornell Paul and Diane Guenther, Chair in American History, Fordham University
Gerald F. Leonard, Professor of Law, Boston University

Wednesday, December 3, 2014
Topic: Regulating Internalities
"Instrument Choice for Internality Regulation"
Brian Galle, Professor of Law, Georgetown School of Law

Tuesday, December 9, 2014
"Rights on Trial: Race and Representation in Employment Civil Rights Litigation"
Robert Nelson, Director, American Bar Foundation

Spring 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
"Anticompetitive Speech and Innovation"
Hillary Greene, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"Going Dutch? Collaborative Dutch Privacy Regulation and the Lessons it Holds for U.S. Privacy Law."
Dennis Hirsch, Geraldine W. Howell Professor of Law, Capitol University Law School

Wednesday, January 29, 2014
A Common Law for Labor Relations (Redux)
Michael Fischl, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, February 12, 2014
"Street Stops and Police Legitimacy: Teachable Moments in Young Urban Men's Legal Socialization"
Tom Tyler, Macklin Fleming Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale School of Law

Wednesday, February 26, 2014
"Systemic Lying"
Julia Simon-Kerr, Associate Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, March 5, 2014
Optimal Suburban Densities: History and Theory
William Fischel, Professor of Economics and Robert C. 1925 & Hilda Hardy Professor of Legal Studies, Dartmouth Department of Economics

Tuesday, March 18, 2014
Employment-Based Systems
Brendan Maher, Associate Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Tuesday, March 25, 2014
Performance-Based Consumer Law
Lauren Willis, Professor of Law, Loyola Law & Harvard School of Law

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
Cognitive Bias and the Constitution of the Liberal Republic of Science
Motivated Numeracy and Enlightened Self-Government
Dan Kahan, Elizabeth K. Dollard Professor of Law and Professor of Psychology, Yale School of Law
RESCHEDULED from Feb 5, 2014

Wednesday, April 2, 2014
Civil Rights by Design: Remapping Agency Expertise and Function
Olati Johnson, Professor of Law, Columbia Law

Wednesday, April 9, 2014
Regleprudence - at OIRA and Beyond
Nestor Davidson, Professor of Law and Director of the Fordham Urban Law Center, Fordham University Law

Wednesday, April 23, 2014
Inciting Genocide with Words
Richard A. Wilson, Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Monday, April 28, 2014
Topic: "Tort and Contract Law vs. Jewish and Shari’a Law: Legitimate Religious Practices Actionable under Civil Law"
Book Prospectus Sample Chapter: Legal Pluralism
Benjamin Shmueli, Associate Professor of Law, Bar Ilan University & Senior Research Scholar in Law, Yale School of Law
Yuval Sinai, Senior Research Scholar in Law, Yale School of Law & Schusterman Visiting Professor of Jewish Law, Yale University
This workshop has been moved to Janet M. Blumberg Hall, Hosmer Hall

Wednesday, April 30, 2014
Topic: Rethinking the Harms of Brown
Angela Onwauchi-Willig, Charles M. and Marion J. Kierscht Professor of Law, Iowa Law and Yale School of Law

2013 Workshops

Fall 2013

Wednesday, September 4, 2013
Enlightened Regulatory Capture
David Thaw, Visiting Assistant Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Topic: Sexy Searches
I. Bennett Capers, Professor of Law, Brooklyn Law School

Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Bastardy
Kaaryn Gustafson, Ellen Ash Peters Professor of Law, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, September 25, 2013
Topic: New Faculty Jam
New Faculty, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, October 2, 2013
Topic: Diversity in the Boardroom: A Content Analysis of Corporate Proxy Disclosures
Aaron Dhir, Associate Professor of Law, Osgoode Hall Law School

Wednesday, October 9, 2013
Developing a Typology of Rules of Consent in the Shadow of Law
Jill D. Weinberg, Graduate Student, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University

Wednesday, October 16, 2013
An Individualist Theory of Disparate Impact
Noah Zatz, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

Wednesday, October 23, 2013
Illegality in the Sale and Collection of Consumer Debts
Dalié Jiménez, Associate Professor of Law and Jeremy Bentham Scholar, UConn School of Law

Wednesday, October 30, 2013
Competition and Crisis in Mortgage Securitization
Michael Simkovic, Associate Professor, Seton Hall Law

Wednesday, November 6, 2013
From Conscience Clauses to Conscience Wars
Sara Dubow, Associate Professor of History, Williams College

Thursday, November 7, 2013
Hate Speech Law and Disagreement
Jim Allan, Professor of Law, TC Beirne School of Law