Faculty Events Calendar: Colloquia, Workshops, Lectures and Conferences

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.

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October 22, 2019
Tuesday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Current Issues in Complex Litigation: Brian T. Fitzpatrick (Vanderbilt Law School)

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Colloquium for the Current Issues in Complex Litigation course with guest speaker Brian Fitzpatrick.

October 24, 2019
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium - John Golden & Tom Lee

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Public Rights and Non-Article III Adjudication

October 24, 2019
Thursday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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LAW & PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP - KEVIN TOH

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The Law and Philosophy Seminar Workshop surveys different topics in legal philosophy and constitutional theory. Organized around a series of workshops, each features a different leading scholar who presents and discusses their own work with UT law and philosophy faculty and the students in the seminar.

October 24, 2019
Thursday

CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
4:00pm - 8:00pm

Graduate Conference in Public Law Keynote

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The Department of Government at the University of Texas at Austin will hold the sixth annual Graduate Conference in Public Law on October 24-25, 2019. Reflecting the growing prominence of public law in political science, the conference will provide a forum to engage with common questions in the field.

The conference will consist of thematic panels, each featuring 4 papers and comments by a faculty discussant. Julie Novkov, Professor and Chair of Political Science and Professor of Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at the University at Albany, SUNY, will deliver the keynote address the evening of October 24 in the School of Law.

October 28, 2019
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Colloquium on Human Rights and Global Inequality: Law, History, Politics

Human Rights and Global Inequality: Law, History, Politics

October 31, 2019
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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November 4, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Guiseppe Dari-Mattiacci // Columbia University

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November 5, 2019
Tuesday

3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics: Yvonne Tew (Georgetown University)

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Professor Yvonne Tew writes and teaches in the areas of constitutional law, comparative constitutional law, and religion and law. Prior to joining the Georgetown Law faculty, she taught at Columbia Law School as an Associate-in-Law and was a Hauser Global Research Fellow at the New York University School of Law. She completed her Ph.D. at the University of Cambridge as a Gates Cambridge Scholar. Professor Tew received her first law degree from the University of Cambridge graduating with Double First Class Honors in 2007 and completed her Master of Laws (LL.M.) from Harvard Law School. Her scholarship has been published or is forthcoming in the Virginia Journal of International Law, Columbia Journal of Transnational Law, Washington International Law Journal, American Journal of Comparative Law, Cambridge Law Journal, and in several book collections published by Oxford University Press, Cambridge University Press and Edward Elgar Publishing.

November 5, 2019
Tuesday

JON 6.206 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Current Issues in Complex Litigation -- Howard M. Erichson (Fordham Law School)

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November 7, 2019
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Talha Syed // Berkeley

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Making Better, not Whole: Pain and Suffering Damages as Distributive Equity

November 7, 2019
Thursday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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LAW & PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP - SOPHIA REIBETANZ MOREAU

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The Law and Philosophy Seminar Workshop surveys different topics in legal philosophy and constitutional theory. Organized around a series of workshops, each features a different leading scholar who presents and discusses their own work with UT law and philosophy faculty and the students in the seminar.

November 11, 2019
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Drawing Board Luncheon - Abe Wickelgren, Contractual Conditions

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Drawing Board Luncheon - Abe Wickelgren, Contractual Conditions (co-author Ian Ayres)

November 11, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Time Friehe // University Marburg

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November 11, 2019
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Colloquium on Human Rights and Global Inequality: Law, History, Politics

Human Rights and Global Inequality: Law, History, Politics

November 12, 2019
Tuesday

3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics: David Landau (Florida State University)

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Professor David Landau is the Mason Ladd Professor and Associate Dean for International Programs at Florida State University College of Law. He is the co-author, with Manuel Jose Cepeda Espinosa, of Colombian Constitutional Law, co-editor, with David Bilchitz, of The Evolution of the Separation of Powers, and co-editor with Hanna Lerner of Comparative Constitution-Making. He has published in various journals including the University of Chicago Law Review, the Iowa Law Review, and the Harvard Journal of International Law. Since 2012, he has been a founding editor of IConnect, the blog of the International Journal of Constitutional Law.

November 14, 2019
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Rabia Belt // Stanford

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November 19, 2019
Tuesday

JON 5.206 (Susman Academic Center, Bryan and Michelle Goolsby Conference Suite (5.206 / 5.207))
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics: Rivka Weill (Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) Herzliya)

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Professor Rivka Weill of the Harry Radzyner Law School, IDC, was a Visiting Law Professor at Cardozo Law School (2016-2017), David R. Greenbaum and Laureine Knight Greenbaum Distinguished Visiting Professor of Law at University of Chicago Law School (Fall 2017) and Visiting Law Professor at Yale Law School (Spring 2018). In recent years, she received three times the IDC’s “Best Researcher in Law School” award (2012, 2015, 2017) as well as the IDC’s “Best Lecturer in Law School” award (2010). Her work focuses on constitutional law as well as administrative law with a focus on theoretical and comparative dimensions.

November 19, 2019
Tuesday

JON 6.206 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Current Issues in Complex Litigation -- Maureen Carroll (Michigan)

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November 21, 2019
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Jennifer Nou // University of Chicago

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November 21, 2019
Thursday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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LAW & PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP - REBECCA STONE

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The Law and Philosophy Seminar Workshop surveys different topics in legal philosophy and constitutional theory. Organized around a series of workshops, each features a different leading scholar who presents and discusses their own work with UT law and philosophy faculty and the students in the seminar.

November 25, 2019
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
4:00pm - 6:00pm

Colloquium on Human Rights and Global Inequality: Law, History, Politics

Human Rights and Global Inequality: Law, History, Politics

December 2, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Cheri Metcalf // Queens University

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December 3, 2019
Tuesday

JON 6.206 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Current Issues in Complex Litigation -- Richard J. Arsenault; Elizabeth J. Cabraser; James F. Murdica

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December 5, 2019
Thursday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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LAW & PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP - MARK GREENBERG

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The Law and Philosophy Seminar Workshop surveys different topics in legal philosophy and constitutional theory. Organized around a series of workshops, each features a different leading scholar who presents and discusses their own work with UT law and philosophy faculty and the students in the seminar.

December 9, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Kathy Spier // Harvard Law School

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January 23, 2020
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Elizabeth Harmon // Harvard

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January 31, 2020
Friday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:00pm - 5:00pm

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Richard Albert Bookfest

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Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions (Oxford University Press, 2019)

February 6, 2020
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Corinna Lain // University of Richmond

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February 13, 2020
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Jody Freeman // Harvard

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February 21, 2020
Friday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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Bookfest - John Deigh - From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism

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From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism

March 2, 2020
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Ronen Avraham // UT

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The Spectrum of Procedural Flexibility

April 16, 2020
Thursday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - Emily Ryo // USC

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