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 2012

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Date Speaker / Institution Event / Title Time / Location Faculty moderator/ Coordinator
Sep. 6
Thursday

Michael Churgin
Joey Fishkin
Barbara Hines
Bill Sage
Larry Sager

(UT School of Law)

"Community-Wide Colloquium"

Faculty Colloquium

Francis Auditorium
(TNH 2.114)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Forbath
Sep. 13
Thursday

David Hyman
(College of Law, University of Illinois)

Charles Silver
(UT School of Law)

"Has Tort Reform Increased Texans' Access To Healthcare?"

"Does Tort Reform Affect Physician Supply? Evidence From Texas"

Governor Rick Perry's Op-Ed

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Forbath
Sep. 20
Thursday

Nancy Leong
(University of Denver)

"Racial Capitalism"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jennifer Laurin
Sep. 24
Monday

Prof. Mila Versteeg
(Virginia State)

"Why Do Countries Adopt Constitutional Reviews"

CLBE Workshop Speaker Series

TNH 3.125

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Ronen Avraham
Sep. 25
Tuesday

James Gibson
(Washington University in St. Louis)

"Electing Judges: The Surprising Effects of Campaigning on Judicial Legitimacy"

Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Daniel Brinks
Zachary Elkins
Oct. 1
Monday

John Fabian Witt
(Yale Law School)

"Lincoln in Afghanistan: The Laws of War and Emancipation's Global Legacy"

Endowed Lecture

Eidman Courtroom
(CCJ 2.306)

5:00 – 6:15

William Forbath
Oct. 1
Monday

Prof. Jonathan Klick
(Penn State School of Law)

"Grocery Bag Bans and Foodborne Illness"

CLBE Workshop Speaker Series

TNH 3.125

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Ronen Avraham
Oct. 5
Friday

Molly van Houweling
(UC Berkeley)

"Property's Intellect"

Faculty Colloquium

Susman Academic Center
(JON 5.257)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

John Golden
Oct. 11
Thursday

William Forbath
(UT School of Law)

"Jews, Law and Identity Politics"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Robert M. Chesney
Oct. 15
Monday

Robin Effron
(Brooklyn Law School)

"Rule Making and Reason Giving in Procedural Law"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Mitch Berman
Oct. 15
Monday

Prof. Joanna Shepherd-Barily
(Emory)

"Partisan Foundations"

CLBE Workshop Speaker Series

TNH 3.125

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Ronen Avraham
Oct. 16
Tuesday

Mala Htun
(University of New Mexico)

"Politics of Inclusion: Gender Quotas and Ethnic Reservations in Latin America"

Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Daniel Brinks
Zachary Elkins
Oct. 22
Monday

Prof. Sandra Black
(UT School of Law)

"Can You Leave High School Behind"

CLBE Workshop Speaker Series

TNH 3.125

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Ronen Avraham
Oct. 23
Tuesday

Clifford Carrubba & Matthew Gabel
(Emory University; Washington University in St. Louis)

"The Politics of Compliance with International Courts: A General Theory with Evidence from the European Court of Justice"

Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:00 - 5:00 PM

Daniel Brinks
Zachary Elkins
Oct. 25
Thursday

Kimberly A. Yuracko
(Northwestern University School of Law)

"Soul of a Woman: The Sex Stereotyping Prohibition at Work"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Ronen Avraham
Oct. 29
Monday

Justin Driver
(UT School of Law)

"Supremacies and the Southern Manifesto"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Colloquium Committee
Nov. 1
Thursday

Mitch Berman
(UT School of Law)

"Coercion, Compulsion, and Conditional Spending: Reflections on the Health Care Decision"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Colloquium Committee
Nov. 2
Thursday

Please contact Michael Garms for the paper

Appointments Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

John Golden
Nov. 5
Monday

Please contact Michael Garms for the paper

Appointments Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Mark Ascher
Nov. 5
Monday

Prof. Avery Katz
(Columbia)

TBD

CLBE Workshop Speaker Series

TNH 3.125

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Ronen Avraham
Nov. 6
Tuesday

Jonathan Miller
(Southwestern Law School)

"Borrowing a Constitution: The U.S. Constitution in Argentina and the Heyday of the Argentine Supreme Court (1853-1930)"

Human Rights Happy Hour Speaker Series

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

3:45 - 5:45 PM

Daniel Brinks
Zachary Elkins
Nov. 8
Thursday

Julie Seaman
(Emory)

"Selling Speech in the Marketplace of Ideas: An Argumentative Theory of the First Amendment"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jordan Steiker
Nov. 12
Monday

Janis Sarra
(UBC)

Fairness in Financial Markets: Should We Expect More as a Society?

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Jay Westbrook
Nov. 12
Monday

Prof Bert Huang
(Columbia)

The Problem of Shallow Signals

Please contact Penny for the paper

CLBE Workshop Speaker Series

TNH 3.125

3:45 - 5:15 PM

Ronen Avraham
Nov. 13
Tuesday

Peter Gerhart
(Case Western Reserve School of Law)

"Inputs and Outputs in Common Law Decision Making"

Drawing Board Luncheon

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 - 12:30 PM

Mitch Berman
Nov. 15
Thursday

Larry Sager
(UT School of Law)

"Equal Membership, Religious Freedom, and the Idea of a Homeland"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Colloquium Committee
Nov. 19
Monday

Please contact Michael Garms for the paper

Appointments Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Jennifer Laurin
Nov. 26
Monday

Please contact Michael Garms for the paper

Appointments Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Oren Bracha
Nov. 29
Thursday

James Spindler
(UT School of Law)

"Why Bank Regulation Failed"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Colloquium Committee
Dec. 3
Monday

Please contact Michael Garms for the paper

Appointments Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Robert Bone
Dec. 6
Thursday

Barry Friedman & Genevieve Lakier
(NYU)

"To 'Regulate' Not Annihilate: Limiting Congress' Other Commerce Power"

Faculty Colloquium

Sheffield Room
(TNH 2.111)

11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

William Forbath