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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March 23, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium -- Wendy Gordon // Boston University

Speaker:

Transformative Use, Proximate Cause, and Copyright: Applying Common Law Economics

March 27, 2017
Monday

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

Moderator:

Drawing Board Lunch - paper presented by Lawrence Sager

Speaker:

Drawing Board Lunch - paper presented by Lawrence Sager

March 27, 2017
Monday

JON 6.207 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers (6.207 / 6.208))
3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderator:

March 30, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

April 3, 2017
Monday

JON 6.207 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers (6.207 / 6.208))
3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderator:

Law and Economic Seminar -- Keith Hylton // Boston University

Speaker:

April 7, 2017
Friday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)
8:00am - 5:00pm

Moderator:

2017 Capital Punishment Center Conference: "Comparative Capital Punishment"

April 7-8, Capital Punishment Center Conference: "Comparative Capital Punishment."

This conference, “Comparative Capital Punishment” will address the many commonalities (and some significant differences) in the worldwide movement away from the death penalty that began in the late eighteenth century and that sharply accelerated in the last half of the twentieth century. At the present moment, the industrialized West is an almost completely abolitionist zone (with the notable exception of the United States), while the death penalty is seeing a resurgence in some parts of the Middle East and Africa. This conference will look broadly and deeply at the practice of capital punishment around the world. There are many common themes even in apparently disparate parts of the world, such as the kinds of restrictions and reforms that usually precede abolition, the moral, political, and legal strategies of reformers and abolitionists, the forces that promote retention, and the distinctive possibilities and pitfalls of various pathways to change (legislative action vs. judicial intervention vs. international or transnational institutions and influences). The conference brings together experts on different regions and issues to evaluate the past, present, and future of the practice of capital punishment.

April 7, 2017
Friday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:00pm - 5:15pm

Moderator:

Bookfest – Oren Bracha’s Owning Ideas: The Intellectual Origins of American Intellectual Property, 1790–1909

Speakers:

Commentators

Terry Fisher - Harvard Law

Catherine Fisk - University of California - Irvine

Panel 3:00pm - 4:30pm

Recepiton 4:30pm - 5:15pm

April 8, 2017
Saturday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)
8:00am - 1:00pm

Moderator:

2017 Capital Punishment Center Conference: "Comparative Capital Punishment"

April 7 - 8, 2017 Capital Punishment Center Conference: "Comparative Capital Punishment."

This conference, “Comparative Capital Punishment” will address the many commonalities (and some significant differences) in the worldwide movement away from the death penalty that began in the late eighteenth century and that sharply accelerated in the last half of the twentieth century. At the present moment, the industrialized West is an almost completely abolitionist zone (with the notable exception of the United States), while the death penalty is seeing a resurgence in some parts of the Middle East and Africa. This conference will look broadly and deeply at the practice of capital punishment around the world. There are many common themes even in apparently disparate parts of the world, such as the kinds of restrictions and reforms that usually precede abolition, the moral, political, and legal strategies of reformers and abolitionists, the forces that promote retention, and the distinctive possibilities and pitfalls of various pathways to change (legislative action vs. judicial intervention vs. international or transnational institutions and influences). The conference brings together experts on different regions and issues to evaluate the past, present, and future of the practice of capital punishment.

April 11, 2017
Tuesday

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

Moderator:

Drawing Board Lunch paper presented by Oren Bracha and John Golden

Speakers:

Drawing Board Lunch: Oren Bracha and John Golden will present a project entitled “Redundancy Concerns in Copyright Law” (pending title)

April 13, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium - Sheila R. Foster // Fordham University

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April 17, 2017
Monday

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

Moderator:

Drawing Board Lunch - paper presented by Jens Dammann

Speaker:

Drawing Board Lunch - paper presented by Jens Dammann

April 17, 2017
Monday

JON 6.207 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers (6.207 / 6.208))
3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderator:

Law and Economic Seminar -- Ryan Bubb // NYU

Speaker:

April 20, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium - Alexandra Lahav // University of Connecticut

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April 24, 2017
Monday

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

Moderator:

Drawing Board Lunch paper presented by Julia Dehm

Speaker:

Drawing Board Lunch paper presented by Julia Dehm

April 27, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium - Louise Weinberg

Speaker:

LUTHER V. BORDEN: A TANEY COURT MYSTERY SOLVED

May 1, 2017
Monday

JON 6.207 (Susman Academic Center, The Judge William W. and Margaret R. Kilgarlin Chambers (6.207 / 6.208))
3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderators:

Law and Economic Seminar -- Aaron Edlin // UC Berkeley

Speaker:

August 25, 2017
Friday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium - SCOTUS Review - Committee of the Whole Persons

Speaker:

Supreme Court Review Committee of the Whole Persons

September 28, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

FACULTY COLLOQUIUM - Doug Kysar // Yale

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October 19, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium - Jane Schacter // Stanford

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November 16, 2017
Thursday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium -- Jamal Greene // Columbia

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