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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February 9, 2016
Tuesday

TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)
12:00pm - 1:30pm

G. Rollie White Scholar in Residence Christy E. Lopez Talk: Policing the Police

noon to 1:30 pm in the Francis Auditorium

Join us for a talk by Christy E. Lopez, deputy chief in the Special Litigation Section of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, on “Policing the Police: The Federal Government’s Role in Reforming Police Practices.” Lopez is a national expert on policing and one of the authors of the DOJ’s recent investigative report on Ferguson, Missouri.

Lopez's visit as a G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar is supported by a generous gift from the G. Rollie White Trust. The program brings outstanding legal scholars, practitioners and advocates from the field of public service to Texas Law to foster discussion of issues related to public interest law, to raise the profile of lawyers working in this area, and to encourage students to view public service as an honored and expected part of every legal career. Lopez is Texas Law’s fifth G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/10/14/ferguson-doj-christy-lopez_n_5978404.html

February 11, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium -- Dynamic Rulemaking

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February 15, 2016
Monday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon - Calvin Johnson: A Conceptual Foundation for Capital Gain

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Drawing Board Luncheon - paper presented by Calvin Johnson: A Conceptual Foundation for Capital Gain

February 15, 2016
Monday

TNH 3.129 (Atlas Seminar Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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February 18, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium

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February 19, 2016
Friday

TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)
TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)
8:30am - 1:45pm

Workers' Rights in the 21st Century: New Developments / New Challenges

https://law.utexas.edu/publicinterest/events/workersrights.html

This conference examines fundamental changes evolving in contemporary employment relationships. One of the pivotal legal, social, and economic evolutions of the 20th century was the advent of modern labor and employment laws that replaced the 19th century preeminence of individual “freedom of contract” and individual responsibility for wages and labor conditions. Now, however, the existing regime for ensuring workplace fairness is being fundamentally challenged by new technologies, and by shifting political attitudes about social and economic regulation.

This conference will explore the next generation of employment law issues, including changing concepts and enforcement challenges related to the very definition of an “employment” relationship; realignments in the enforcement role of courts versus private arbitration; the evolving employment rights of LGBT workers, immigrants, and guest workers; and navigating new procedural hurdles to enforcement of workplace rights.

February 22, 2016
Monday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon

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Drawing Board Luncheon - paper presented by Ronen Avraham

February 29, 2016
Monday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon - Inga Markovits - "Three Tales of a Faculty: East German Law Professors Under Socialism"

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Drawing Board Luncheon - paper presented by Inga Markovits: "Three Tales of a Faculty: East German Law Professors Under Socialism"

February 29, 2016
Monday

TNH 3.129 (Atlas Seminar Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar

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March 7, 2016
Monday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon - Mechele Dickerson

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Drawing Board Luncheon - paper presented by Mechele Dickerson

March 7, 2016
Monday

TNH 3.129 (Atlas Seminar Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar

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March 10, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium

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March 24, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium

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March 28, 2016
Monday

TNH 3.129 (Atlas Seminar Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar

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March 31, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium

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April 4, 2016
Monday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon - Natalie Davidson

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Drawing Board Luncheon - paper presented by Natalie Davidson

April 4, 2016
Monday

TNH 3.129 (Atlas Seminar Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar

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April 7, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium -- Outbreak: The Evolution of the US Food Safety System

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April 14, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium

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April 18, 2016
Monday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon -Michael Les Benedict

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Drawing Board Luncheon - paper presented by Michael Les Benedict

April 18, 2016
Monday

TNH 3.129 (Atlas Seminar Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar

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April 21, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium -- The Roman Conceptual Vocabulary of Property

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April 25, 2016
Monday

TNH 3.129 (Atlas Seminar Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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Law and Economic Seminar

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April 28, 2016
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium

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May 2, 2016
Monday

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

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Faculty Colloquium

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