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 2020

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January 17, 2020
Friday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)
JON 5.200 (Susman Academic Center, Robin C. Gibbs Atrium)
9:00am - 5:45pm

Moderator:

Constitutional Change Conference (Day One)

Scholars of constitutionalism will gather in Austin for this first-of-its-kind conference on “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change.” Over 130 conference participants from more than 20 countries have been invited to attend.

The program will feature three components: (1) concurrent panels in which works-in-progress will be the focus of discussion; (2) a series of plenary lectures delivered by the Comparative Constitutionalism faculty at the University of Texas at Austin; and (3) two major plenary panels on new books in the field. The subjects of discussion will include constitutional amendment, constitutional reform, constitutional conventions, constitutional transitions, judicial interpretation and review, unwritten constitutional norms, revolution, secession, as well forms of direct democracy including popular initiatives and referendums.

This conference is convened by Professor Richard Albert (Texas) and is generously sponsored by The University of Texas Law School, the Constitutional Studies Program, and the Institute for Transnational Law.

January 18, 2020
Saturday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
9:00am - 6:45pm

Moderator:

Constitutional Change Conference (Day Two)

Scholars of constitutionalism will gather in Austin for this first-of-its-kind conference on “Constitution-Making and Constitutional Change.” Over 130 conference participants from more than 20 countries have been invited to attend.

The program will feature three components: (1) concurrent panels in which works-in-progress will be the focus of discussion; (2) a series of plenary lectures delivered by the Comparative Constitutionalism faculty at the University of Texas at Austin; and (3) two major plenary panels on new books in the field. The subjects of discussion will include constitutional amendment, constitutional reform, constitutional conventions, constitutional transitions, judicial interpretation and review, unwritten constitutional norms, revolution, secession, as well forms of direct democracy including popular initiatives and referendums.

This conference is convened by Professor Richard Albert (Texas) and is generously sponsored by The University of Texas Law School, the Constitutional Studies Program, and the Institute for Transnational Law.

January 23, 2020
Thursday

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

Moderator:

The Modern President

Speakers:

January 24, 2020
Friday

TNH 2.114 (Francis Auditorium)
10:00am - 3:30pm

The Law and Politics of Impeachment

The LAW and POLITICS of Impeachment

January 30, 2020
Thursday

CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)
10:30am - 4:00pm

Patent Remedies Roundtable

Judges and Lawyers coming together to talk about Patent Remedies.

Due to limited seating, please RSVP to tdo@law.utexas.edu if you wish to attend.

January 30, 2020
Thursday

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

Moderator:

January 31, 2020
Friday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
8:00am - 6:00pm

TLR Symposium: Remedies in Complex Litigation (Day One)

On January 31 and February 1, 2020, the Texas Law Review will be holding a symposium on “Remedies in Complex Litigation.” The symposium is designed to bring together leading thinkers from across the country to present and discuss various perspectives on and applications for complex litigation, from assessments of patent damages to complex-litigation techniques for reparations.

January 31, 2020
Friday

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

Moderator:

Richard Albert Bookfest - Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions

Speakers:

Constitutional Amendments: Making, Breaking, and Changing Constitutions (Oxford University Press, 2019)

February 1, 2020
Saturday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)
9:00am - 1:30pm

TLR Symposium: Remedies in Complex Litigation (Day Two)

On January 31 and February 1, 2020, the Texas Law Review will be holding a symposium on “Remedies in Complex Litigation.” The symposium is designed to bring together leading thinkers from across the country to present and discuss various perspectives on and applications for complex litigation, from assessments of patent damages to complex-litigation techniques for reparations.

February 3, 2020
Monday

JON 5.206 (Susman Academic Center, Bryan and Michelle Goolsby Conference Suite (5.206 / 5.207))
3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderators:

Business Law Workshop Seminar - Robert B. Thompson

Speaker:

Robert B. Thompson, Georgetown, will be the guest speaker at this week's workshop

February 4, 2020
Tuesday

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

Moderators:

February 6, 2020
Thursday

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

Moderator:

February 10, 2020
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 12:45pm

Moderator:

Drawing Board Luncheon: Prof. Calvin Johnson

Speaker:

Drawing Board Luncheon with paper presented by Professor Calvin Johnson

February 11, 2020
Tuesday

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

Moderator:

Constitutional Studies Luncheon with Prof. Laurence Claus

Speaker:

Constitutional Studies Luncheon with Professor Laurence Claus from the University of San Diego.

February 11, 2020
Tuesday

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

Moderators:

February 13, 2020
Thursday

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

Moderator:

February 17, 2020
Monday

JON 5.206 (Susman Academic Center, Bryan and Michelle Goolsby Conference Suite (5.206 / 5.207))
3:45pm - 5:45pm

Moderators:

Business Law Workshop Seminar - Zohar Goshen

Speaker:

Zohar Goshen, Columbia Law, will be the guest speaker at this week's workshop

February 21, 2020
Friday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Moderator:

Bookfest - John Deigh - From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism

Speakers:

From Psychology to Morality: Essays in Ethical Naturalism

February 25, 2020
Tuesday

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

Moderators:

February 27, 2020
Thursday

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

Moderator:

March 2, 2020
Monday

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

Moderator:

Faculty Colloquium - Ronen Avraham // UT

Speaker:

The Spectrum of Procedural Flexibility

March 3, 2020
Tuesday

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

Moderators:

March 6, 2020
Friday

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

Moderator:

Thomas O. McGarity Bookfest

Speaker:

March 9, 2020
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 12:45pm

Moderator:

Drawing Board Luncheon: Prof. Melissa Wasserman

Speaker:

Drawing Board Luncheon with paper presented by Prof. Melissa Wasserman

March 9, 2020
Monday

JON 5.206 (Susman Academic Center, Bryan and Michelle Goolsby Conference Suite (5.206 / 5.207))
3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderators:

Business Law Workshop Seminar - Elisabeth de Fontenay

Speaker:

Elisabeth de Fontenay, Duke University, will be the guest speaker at this week's workshop

March 23, 2020
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 12:45pm

Moderator:

Drawing Board Luncheon: Prof. Charlie Silver

Speaker:

Drawing Board Luncheon with paper presented by Prof. Charlie Silver

March 27, 2020
Friday

CCJ 2.306 (Eidman Courtroom)
CCJ 2.300 (Jamail Pavilion)
CCJ 2.310 (Jury Room)
8:00am - 6:00pm

(POSTPONED) The Imperial Presidency in the 21st Century Conference

(POSTPONED UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE) The Imperial Presidency in the 21st Century Conference

March 30, 2020
Monday

TNH 2.111 (Sheffield-Massey Room)
11:30am - 12:45pm

Moderator:

Drawing Board Luncheon: Prof. Jens Dammann

Speaker:

Drawing Board Luncheon with paper presented by Prof. Jens Dammann

April 6, 2020
Monday

11:30am - 12:45pm

Moderator:

Drawing Board BYOL: Paper Presented by Jens Dammann

Speaker:

Please contact John Golden or Trish Do for information on how to attend Drawing Board BYOL "Bring Your Own Luncheon".

April 7, 2020
Tuesday

JON 5.257
11:30am - 1:00pm

Moderator:

Constitutional Studies Luncheon with Prof. Timothy Waters

Speaker:

Constitutional Studies Luncheon with Timothy Waters, Professor of Law and Val Nolan Faculty Fellow; Associate Director, Center for Constitutional Democracy, University of Indiana, Maurer School of Law

April 14, 2020
Tuesday

3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderators:

Law and Economic Seminar - Melissa Wasserman // UT Law

Speaker:

The is a Zoom meeting. Please contact Abe Wickelgren or Beth Kells for information regarding participation via Zoom.

April 20, 2020
Monday

JON 5.206 (Susman Academic Center, Bryan and Michelle Goolsby Conference Suite (5.206 / 5.207))
3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderators:

Business Law Workshop Seminar - Michael Klausner

Speaker:

Michael Klausner will be the guest speaker at this week's workshop

April 21, 2020
Tuesday

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 - Sarath Sanga // Northwestern U

Speaker:

The is a Zoom meeting. Please contact Abe Wickelgren or Beth Kells for information regarding participation via Zoom.

April 28, 2020
Tuesday

3:45pm - 5:30pm

Moderators:

Law and Economic Seminar - Katerina Linos // Berkeley

Speaker:

The is a Zoom meeting. Please contact Abe Wickelgren or Beth Kells for information regarding participation via Zoom.

May 4, 2020
Monday

JON 5.206 (Susman Academic Center, Bryan and Michelle Goolsby Conference Suite (5.206 / 5.207))
3:45pm - 5:45pm

Moderators:

Business Law Workshop Seminar - Ofer Eldar

Speaker:

Ofer Eldar, Duke University, will be the guest speaker at this week's workshop