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.

Events for Spring 2014

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January 13, 2014
Monday

JON 5.257
3:30pm - 5:45pm

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The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

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The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

January 14, 2014
Tuesday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon - Calvin Johnson

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Drawing Board Luncheon

January 16, 2014
Thursday

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

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January 21, 2014
Tuesday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Kristelia Garcia

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Colloquium

January 28, 2014
Tuesday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Melissa Jacoby

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Colloquium

January 28, 2014
Tuesday

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)
3:30pm - 5:45pm

Moderator:

The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

Speaker:

The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

January 29, 2014
Wednesday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:30pm - 5:30pm

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"Human Rights and the Politics of Migration: A Latin American Perspective"

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Please join us for a talk by Pablo Ceriani, Professor of Law and Coordinator of the Migration & Human Rights Program at the National University of Lanús (Argentina). The talk is entitled "Human Rights and the Politics of Migration: A Latin American Perspective," and is co-sponsored by LLILAS BENSON. Light refreshments will be served.

January 30, 2014
Thursday

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

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January 30, 2014
Thursday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
5:00pm - 7:00pm

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Heather Gerken "The Loyal Opposition"

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Prof Heather Gerken presents "The Loyal Opposition" sponsored by the Tom Sealy lecture series

Attend “The Loyal Opposition,” a special presentation beginning at 5:30 p.m. by Heather Gerken, the J. Skelly Wright Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Gerken will discuss her research on democracy, including the importance of constructing institutions that allow for systematic dissent with a focus on American federalism. UT Austin professor of government and law Jeffrey Abramson will also offer comments on the subject. This endowed lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of Government and is preceded by a reception at 5 p.m. In the Jamail Pavilion outside the Eidman Courtroom.

January 31, 2014
Friday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
9:00am - 5:15pm

Is Democracy Desirable?

conference hosted by Sanford Levinson and co-hosted by Jeffrey Abramson

“Is Democracy Desirable?” is a one-day symposium exploring three recent books about democracy through discussion and panel presentations. Featured speakers and panelists in attendance from UT Law, Harvard, Yale and Stanford include Dennis Thompson, Heather Gerken, Joseph Fishkin, Paul Woodruff, Sanford Levinson, Jim Fishkin, Jeffrey Abramson and others.

February 3, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights: Counter-terrorism

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Please join us for the inaugural event in the Rapoport Center’s 2014 Colloquium on Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights, organized in collaboration with the Center for European Studies and funded in part by a grant from the European Union. The first event, co-sponsored by the Strauss Center for International Security and Law, will focus on “Approaches to Counter-terrorism.” Light refreshments will be served.

February 6, 2014
Thursday

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

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February 7, 2014
Friday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Stefanie Lindquist, Lawrence Solum (Georgetown), and Stephen Griffin (Tulane)

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Bookfest for Frank Cross

February 10, 2014
Monday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Daniel Sharfstein

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Colloquium

February 10, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)
3:30pm - 5:45pm

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The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

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The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

February 13, 2014
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Bill Sage

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Colloquium

February 17, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights: Race, Citizenship and Immigration

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Please join us for the next event in the Rapoport Center’s 2014 Colloquium on Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights, organized in collaboration with the Center for European Studies and funded in part by a grant from the European Union. This event is co-sponsored by Ethnic and Third World Literatures and will focus on “Approaches to Race, Citizenship and Immigration.” Light refreshments will be served.

February 18, 2014
Tuesday

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

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Drawing Board Luncheon - James Spindler

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Drawing Board Luncheon

February 20, 2014
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - David Adelman

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Colloquium

February 24, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)
3:30pm - 5:45pm

Moderator:

The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

Speaker:

The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

February 25, 2014
Tuesday

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

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Constitutional Studies Luncheon

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Constitutional Studies luncheon hosted by Sanford Levinson featuring Anna Law as presenter.

"19th century immigration federalism--When the division of labor was as clear as mud"

Abstract: The right to determine who enters and exits the nation is a fundamental aspect of national sovereignty. In AZ v U.S. in 2012, the federal government asserted its "preeminent" authority to manage immigration policy. The Court agreed in that particular case, but in the 19th century, the question of which level of government ran immigration policy was not a forgone conclusion. States and local government ran immigration policy for well over 100 years before the federal government took over. Why did it take so long, until 1891, for the federal government to consolidate control over immigration and what can this time period teach us about contemporary immigration federalism?

February 28, 2014
Friday

JON 6.257 (Seminar Room)
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium - David Sklansky (Berkeley)

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Colloquium

March 3, 2014
Monday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
3:45pm - 6:45pm

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Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights: Religious Freedom and Secularism

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Please join us for the next event in the Rapoport Center’s 2014 Colloquium on Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights, organized in collaboration with the Center for European Studies and funded in part by a grant from the European Union. This event, co-sponsored by the Center for Middle Eastern Studies and the Institute for Historical Studies, will focus on “Approaches to Religious Freedom and Secularism.”

March 4, 2014
Tuesday

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

Moderator:

The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

Speaker:

The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

March 6, 2014
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Bob Bone

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Colloquium

March 17, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)
3:30pm - 5:45pm

Moderator:

The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

Speaker:

The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

March 24, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights: Employment Discrimination

Speakers:

Please join us for the next event in the Rapoport Center’s 2014 Colloquium on Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights, organized in collaboration with the Center for European Studies and funded in part by a grant from the European Union. This event will focus on “Approaches to Employment Discrimination.” Light refreshments will be served.

March 27, 2014
Thursday

TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)
11:45am - 1:00pm

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Government Prayer and the First Amendment: Town of Greece v. Galloway

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Thursday, March 27, 11:45 to 1 in the Sheffield Room Lunch provided

Join us for a talk by Professor Douglas Laycock, one of the nation’s leading constitutional law scholars and advocates. Professor Laycock will discuss Town of Greece, currently pending before the U.S. Supreme Court, which involves the legal limits on public prayer in government meetings. He argued before the Court on behalf of Galloway last fall.

Douglas Laycock, one of the nation's leading authorities on the law of remedies and also on the law of religious liberty, visits the law school as the G. Rollie White Public Interest Scholar in Residence. He will discuss Town of Greece v. Galloway, a case he argued before the U.S. Supreme Court last fall that may clarify the legal limits on public prayer in government meetings.

Laycock has testified frequently before Congress and has argued many cases in the courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. He is the author of the leading casebook Modern American Remedies; the award-winning monograph The Death of the Irreparable Injury Rule; and many articles in the leading law reviews. He has co-edited a collection of essays, Same-Sex Marriage and Religious Liberty, and he recently published Religious Liberty, Volume I: Overviews and History, and Volume II: The Free Exercise Clause. These two volumes are the first half of a four-volume collection of his many writings on religious liberty.

Laycock is vice president of the American Law Institute, a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, and the 2009 winner of the National First Freedom Award from the Council on America's First Freedom.

March 28, 2014
Friday

TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)
TNH 2.100 (Susman Godfrey Atrium)

Conference: Diversity in Higher Education Post-Fisher

This all-day conference will bring together scholars, advocates, educators and students to examine contemporary debates involving diversity in higher education. Noted Princeton sociologist Marta Tienda will provide a keynote address at lunch. For more information and to register, please visit the conference website.

March 31, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)
3:30pm - 5:45pm

Moderator:

The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

Speaker:

The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

April 4, 2014
Friday

JON 5.257
11:30am - 1:00pm

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Faculty Colloquium – John Golden (UT) and Hannah Wiseman (Florida State)

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Faculty Colloquium – John Golden (UT) and Hannah Wiseman (Florida State)

April 7, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights: Universal Jurisdiction

Speakers:

Please join us for the next event in the Rapoport Center’s 2014 Colloquium on Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights, organized in collaboration with the Center for European Studies and funded in part by a grant from the European Union. This event will focus on “Approaches to Universal Jurisdiction.” Light refreshments will be served.

April 10, 2014
Thursday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Evan Mandery (CUNY)

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Colloquium

April 15, 2014
Tuesday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:45am - 2:00pm

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Professor Hans Baade -- Nazi-Looted Art

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Professor Hans Baade -- Nazi-Looted Art

April 21, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
3:45pm - 5:45pm

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Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights: Labor Rights

Speakers:

Please join us for the next event in the Rapoport Center’s 2014 Colloquium on Comparing European and North American Approaches to Human Rights, organized in collaboration with the Center for European Studies and funded in part by a grant from the European Union. This event will focus on “Approaches to Labor Rights.” Light refreshments will be served.

April 25, 2014
Friday

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

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Faculty Colloquium - Lani Guinier (Harvard) and Cynthia Estlund (NYU)

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Bookfest for Joey Fishkin’s 'Bottlenecks: A New Theory of Equal Opportunity'

April 28, 2014
Monday

TNH 2.140 (Wright Classroom)
3:30pm - 5:45pm

Moderator:

The Law, Business and Economics Workshop

Speaker:

The Law, Business, and Economics Workshop Series serves as an important focal point at the University of Texas for research on the economic analysis of law and business. The workshop generally involves presentations by guests from outside the University community. Students can take the workshop as a course, which focuses on their presentation of written critiques of each of the papers presented in the workshop series.

May 8, 2014
Thursday

JON 5.257
11:30am - 1:00pm

Moderator:

Drawing Board Luncheon - John Golden

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Drawing Board Luncheon