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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August 30, 2019
Friday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 6:00pm

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September 5, 2019
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Andrew Koppleman // Northwestern

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The Corruption of Libertarianism: How a Philosophy of Freedom was Betrayed by Delusion and Greed

September 10, 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: Andrew Young (Texas Tech University)

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Andrew Young is the director of graduate students and a research fellow at the Free Market Institute. He is also professor of economics in the Jerry S. Rawls College of Business Administration at Texas Tech University. He is a co-editor of the journal Contemporary Economic Policy and an associate editor for the Southern Economic Journal. He earned his B.A. in economics from the College of the Holy Cross and his Ph.D. in economics from Emory University. Prior to joining Texas Tech University, he taught economics at West Virginia University, University of Mississippi and Emory University. Prof. Young is the author of more than 60 scholarly articles and book chapters. His primary fields of research are constitutional political economy, institutional economics, and economic development. His recent research focuses on the political economy of late antiquity and medieval Europe.

September 12, 2019
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Stephen Vladeck // UT Law

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September 13, 2019
Friday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
6:30pm - 9:00pm

Shakespeare and the Law -- Twelfth Night

Free Admission. Reception followed by panel on Shakespeare's "Twelfth Night" Panel members include Alan Friedman, Coordinator, AFTLS; David Kornhaber, Coordinator, AFTLS; Professors Angela Littwin, UT Law; James Loehlin, Director, Shakespeare at Winedale, and the Spirit of Shakespeare's players.

September 19, 2019
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Rachel Barkow // NYU

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September 19, 2019
Thursday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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LAW & PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP-LESLIE KENDRICK

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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.

September 23, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Weijia Rao // University of Chicago

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September 24, 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: Justin Collings (Brigham Young University)

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Justin Collings is Professor of Law at the J. Reuben Clark Law School at Brigham Young University where he teaches constitutional law and torts. He is the author of Democracy’s Guardians: A History of the German Federal Constitutional Court, 1951-2001 (Oxford University Press, 2015) and Scales of Memory: Constitutional Justice and the Burdens of the Past (forthcoming, Oxford University Press, 2020). He holds doctorates in law and history from Yale and clerked for the Honorable Guido Calabresi on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

September 24, 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 -- Teddy Rave (University of Houston)

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September 26, 2019
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Mitu Gulati // Duke University

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September 30, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Sepehr Shahshahani // Fordham University

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September 30, 2019
Monday

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

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

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

October 1, 2019
Tuesday

3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics: Julie Suk (The City University of New York)

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Julie Chi-hye Suk is dean for master’s programs and professor of Sociology, Political Science, and Liberal Studies at the City University of New York (CUNY) – The Graduate Center. She is a scholar of comparative law and society, with a focus on women in comparative constitutional law. Her scholarship brings a global constitutional perspective to the new efforts to ratify the Equal Rights Amendment in the United States. Her book on these themes, We the Women: The Forgotten Mothers of the Equal Rights Amendment, will be published in 2020.

Professor Suk has authored dozens of scholarly articles and book chapters in law reviews and peer-reviewed journals. Prior to joining The Graduate Center, Dr. Suk was a law professor for 13 years at Cardozo Law School in New York, with visiting professorships at the law schools of Harvard, Columbia, University of Chicago, and UCLA. She has lectured widely in the United States and Europe, and has been a visiting fellow at the European University Institute in Florence and LUISS-Guido Carli in Rome. In addition to master’s and doctoral degrees in politics from Oxford University, she holds a J.D. from Yale Law School and an A.B. in English and French Literature from Harvard University.

She has served as the section chair of the Association of American Law Schools’ sections on Employment Discrimination, Comparative Law, and European Law. She is on the Board of the National Center for Access to Justice.

October 3, 2019
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Mark Gergen // Berkeley

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October 8, 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 -- Sean Farhang (Berkeley)

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October 10, 2019
Thursday

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

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October 10, 2019
Thursday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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LAW & PHILOSOPHY WORKSHOP - LIAM MURPHY

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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 14, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Eleanor Wilking // Georgetown

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October 14, 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 15, 2019
Tuesday

3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Colloquium on Comparative Constitutional Law and Politics: Michael Pal (Ottawa University)

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Michael Pal is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa and one of Canada’s leading experts on the law of democracy and comparative constitutional law. He has a J.D. and a doctorate from the University of Toronto Faculty of Law, where he was a Trudeau Foundation Scholar, and an LL.M in Legal Theory from NYU. He is currently at work on a manuscript on the comparative constitutional politics of election commissions. He was the constitutional advisor for Ontario’s recent campaign finance reforms and is active advising election commissions and constitutional drafters in Asia and Africa.

October 17, 2019
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Andrea Roth // Berkeley

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October 21, 2019
Monday

JON 5.257
3:45pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar - Neel Sukhatme // New York University

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October 22, 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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October 24, 2019
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - John Golden & Tom Lee

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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 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

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

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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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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

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

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

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Emily Ryo // USC

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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)
2:00pm - 4:00pm

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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 21, 2020
Friday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 6:00pm

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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