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.

Events for Fall 2007

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Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location Faculty moderator/ Coordinator

Sept. 4
Tuesday

Tom McGarity

UT Law

"Freedom to Harm: The Thirty-Year Assault on the Positive State and the Coming Crisis of Accountability"

Drawing Board Luncheon

 

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mitch Berman

Sept. 7
Friday

Larry Sager

Scot Powe

John Robertson

Susan Klein

Jordan Steiker

UT Law

"Supreme Court 2006 Term Review"

Followed by meeting of the Committee of the Whole Person

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

 

Sept. 24
Monday

Karen Engle

UT Law

"Indigenous Roads to Development" &

Gerald Torres

UT Law

"Indigenous Peoples, Afro-Indigenous Peoples and Reparations"

A Panel Discussion

Human Rights Happy Hour

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Shannon Speed

UT (Anthropology)

Sept. 28
Friday

Tom Lee

Fordham

"Theorizing the Foreign Affairs Constitution"

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Oct. 5
Friday

Robert Mikos

UC Davis

"Regulating under the Influence of the Controlled Substances Act"

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Oct. 8
Monday

Daniel Bonilla

Universidad de los Andes School of Law, Bogota, Colombia

"Culturally Diverse Black Communities in Colombia"

Human Rights Happy Hour

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Karen Engle

Oct. 12
Friday

Lino Graglia

UT Law

"Leegin Creative Leather Products, Inc. v. PSKS, Inc.: The Strange Career of the Law of Resale Price Maintenance"

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Oct. 19
Friday

Daniel Markovits

Yale

"Individual Preferences for Giving"

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Oct. 22
Monday

Valentine Moghadam

Purdue

"Globalization, States, and Social Rights: Negotiating Women's Economic Citizenship in the Maghreb"

Human Rights Happy Hour

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Karen Engle

Oct. 23
Tuesday

Bernard Black
(presenting a paper coauthored with Henry Hu)

UT Law

"Empty Voting and Other Decoupling Strategies II: Importance, Responses, and Extensions"

Drawing Board Luncheon

 

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mitch Berman

Nov. 2 - 3
Fri. - Sat.

Jordan Steiker

UT Law

John Blume

Cornell

Coauthors:

"Capital Punishment Stories: Perspectives and Retrospectives on Landmark Death Penalty Decisions"

(Twelve chapters from this forthcoming book will be presented.)

Conference

Eidman Courtroom

Friday, Nov. 2
Noon - 5:00 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Nov. 5
Monday

Vasuki Nesiah

International Center for Transitional Justice

"Delimiting Accountability: Writing History out of Justice"

Human Rights Happy Hour

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Karen Engle

Nov. 9
Friday

Brad Wendel

Cornell

"The Authority of Law" in The Ethics of Legality

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Nov. 16
Friday

Mark Greenberg

UCLA

"The Standard Picture and its Discontents"

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Nov. 19
Monday

Patrick Macklem

University of Toronto

"What is International Human Rights Law? Three Applications of a Distributive Account"

Human Rights Happy Hour

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

3:30 - 5:30 p.m.

Karen Engle

Nov. 20
Tuesday

Calvin Johnson

UT Law

"The Shelf Project: Raising Revenue to Defend the Tax Base"

Drawing Board Luncheon

 

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mitch Berman

Nov. 30
Friday

Jens Dammann

UT Law

"Majority Freezeouts"

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Dec. 1
Saturday

World AIDS Day Conference

Tentative Program

Bernard and Audre Rapoport Center for Human Rights and Justice

Eastwoods Room, Texas Union

10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Karen Engle

Dec. 7
Friday

Mathew McCubbins

University of California, San Diego

"From Competition to Competence? Theory and Experiments Regarding Deliberation, Expertise, and Decision Making"

(coauthored with Cheryl Boudreau)

"Knowing When to Trust Others"

(coauthored with Cheryl Boudreau and Seana Coulson)

Friday Faculty Colloquium

 

Faculty Lounge

Townes Hall, 3.214

3:00 - 4:30 p.m.

Jordan Steiker

Dec. 10
Monday

Workshop
Continental Breakfast
Derek Jinks/
David Sloss:
Enforcement of Treaties in U.S. Courts

Break
Paul Stephan:
Privatizing International Law
Lunch
Peter Spiro will lead a discussion of The Terror Presidency by Jack Goldsmith. (Prof. Goldsmith to participate by phone)

Tom Lee/Mike Ramsey:
The Prize Cases: Executive Action, International Law and Judicial Review in Wartime
Break

Curtis Bradley:
The Story of Ex parte Milligan: Military Trials, Enemy Combatants, and Congressional Authorization

Break

Eugene Kontorovich:
The Scope of "Define and Punish": Art. I Limits on Universal Jurisdiction

Dinner

American Society of International Law Interest Group on International Law in Domestic Courts (Annual Workshop)
(Details TBD)

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111
8:30 - 9:00 a.m.

9:00 - 10:15 a.m.

10:15 - 10:30 a.m.
10:30 - 11:45 a.m.

11:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
1:00 - 2:15 p.m.
2:15 - 2:30 p.m.
2:30 - 3:45 p.m.
3:45 - 4:00 p.m.
4:00 - 5:15 p.m.
7:00 p.m.

Elizabeth Frumkin
(workshop contact)
Melissa Waters
Peggy McGuinness
Steve Vladeck
Brannon Denning
Beth Stephens

 

Dec. 11
Tuesday

Daniel Rodriguez

UT Law

Mathew McCubbins

University of California, San Diego

Coauthors:

"Faith in Reason: A Prolegomenon"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room

Townes Hall, 2.111

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Mitch Berman