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Faculty Presentations

Fall 2017

September 11: Christopher Slobogin, Testimony to Tennessee Senate Judiciary Committee, Senate Bill 378 (exempting people with serious mental illness from the death penalty), Nashville, Tennessee

September 12: Rebecca Allensworth, testimony on Occupational Licensing: Regulation and Competition before the House Judiciary Subcommittee, Washington, DC

September 15: Kevin Stack, "United States v. Trump: Prosecuting Presidents," Constitution Day Public Lecture, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts

September 18: Tim Meyer, “Misaligned Lawmaking,” Conference on the Next Generation of International Trade Agreements, Athens, Georgia

September 20: Mike Newton, "The Quartet v. Qatar: CyberAttacks and the Effects of Fake News", From Cyber Attack To Disruptive Measures, The Unprecedented Blockade Against the State of Qatar, 72nd United Nations General Assembly Session, New York

September 23: JB Ruhl, “Topic Modeling the President—Conventional Versus Computational Methods,” Vermont Law School Annual Scholarship Colloquium, Norwich, Vermont

September 28: Joseph Fishman, "Music as a Matter of Law," Law & Technology Faculty Workshop, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

September 28, Yesha Yadav, "Presentation on Bank Ownership and Regulation," University of Nebraska Law School Yeutter Center, Lincoln, Nebraska

September 29: Christopher Slobogin, “Risk Assessment Principles in Sentencing and Policing,” Ohio State Law School symposium, Columbus, Ohio

October 10: Owen Jones, The Henry J. Miller Distinguished Lecture, "Frontiers in Neurolaw: Justice, Technology, and the Brain,” Georgia State University College of Law, Atlanta, Georgia

October 13: Brian Fitzpatrick, “One-Way Fee Shifting After Summary Judgment,” Symposium on The Future of Discovery, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee

October 13: Jim Rossi, "Valuing Resource Diversity in Energy Markets," Harvard Law School Environmental Law Policy Institute Workshop on Regulatory Paths Forward for a Cleaner Grid, Cambridge, Massachusetts

October 13, Michael Vandenbergh, "Beyond Politics," Environmental Law Workshop: Taking Stock/Moving Forward , Renewable Energy: Markets, Behavior and Law Panel, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Virginia

October 17: Brian Fitzpatrick, “The Conservative Case for Class Actions,” Pepperdine Law School, Malibu, California

October 17: Yesha Yadav, "Presentation on Bank Ownership and Regulation," University of Hastings Law School Faculty Workshop, San Francisco, California

October 18: Christopher Slobogin, “Risk Assessment Principles in Sentencing,” Utah Law School workshop, Salt Lake City, Utah

October 19: Brian Fitzpatrick, panelist, “Are MDLs Working? An Assessment of Centralization,” Multidistrict Litigation Conference, Kirkland & Ellis, Washington, DC

October 19: Yesha Yadav, "Presentation on Bank Ownership and Regulation,” University of Berkeley Law and Economics Workshop, Berkeley, California

October 19-20: Michael Vandenbergh, "Beyond Politics," The Case for Renewable Power in the Southeast: Local Government and Private Sector Demand conference, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee

October 20: Brian Fitzpatrick, “One-Way Fee Shifting After Summary Judgment,” Midwestern Law & Economics Association Annual Meeting, Marquette Law School, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

October 20: Randall Thomas, The Pileggi Lecture, "Delaware’s Retreat: Exploring Developing Fissures and Tectonic Shifts in Delaware Corporate Law," Delaware Journal of Corporation Law, Wilmington, Delaware

October 26: Brian Fitzpatrick, panelist, “The Conservative Case for Class Actions—A Monumental Debate,” American Bar Association’s National Institute on Class Actions, Washington, DC

October 26: Tim Meyer, “Saving the Political Consensus in Favor of Free Trade,” Invited Lecture to the European Commission, Directorate General of Trade, Brussels, Belgium

October 26-27: Michael Vandenbergh, keynote address, "Beyond Politics," Private Environmental Governance Symposium, University of Arkansas School of Law, Fayetteville, Arkansas

October 27: Sara Mayeux, “The Cold War Right to Counsel,” American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, Nevada

October 27: Jim Rossi, "Universal Service for Utility 2.0," presentation to and discussion Leader for George Washington University Collaborative Conversation on Energy Topics, Washington, DC

October 27: Paige Marta Skiba, “Behavioral Biases in Litigation and Judicial Decision Making,” Behavioral Economics Roundtable at Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee

October 28: Ed Cheng, “Surprise vs. Probability as a Metric for Proof,” Seton Hall Law School, Symposium in Honor of Michael Risinger, Newark, New Jersey

November: Yesha Yadav, "Fintech and Algorithmic Trading," Office of Financial Research/Michigan Law School, Invited Panelist, Ann Arbor, Michigan

November 2: Christopher Slobogin, “Criminal Competencies,” AAFP workshop, Las Vegas, Nevada

November 3: Sean B. Seymore, “Patenting the Unexplained,” Third Annual Patent Scholars Roundtable, Washington, DC

November 8: Jim Rossi, "Valuing Resource Diversity in Energy Markets," Florida State University Environmental Law Program Forum on Energy Markets, Tallahassee, Florida

November 8-9: Christopher Slobogin, Defense of “Suspicionless Searches & Seizures” and “Databases,” chapters in ALI’s Policing Project, at Advisory Committee and Members’ Consultative Group meeting, Philadelphia

November 9: Jim Rossi, "Energy Exactions," Florida State University College of Law Faculty Workshop, Tallahassee, Florida

November 15: Tim Meyer, “Misaligned Lawmaking,” Conference on Rethinking Free Trade: Liberal International Economic Order in the Wake of Brexit and Trump, Academia Sinica, Tapei, Taiwan

November 16: Christopher Slobogin, “Criminal Mental Health Law in a Nutshell,” CLE for Nashville attorneys, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee

November 17: Jim Rossi, "Energy Exactions," Northwestern University Searle Center Program on Energy Regulation, Technology and Transaction Costs: Cross-Cutting Perspectives, Chicago, Illinois

November 17: Christopher Slobogin, Criminal Justice Roundtable, convenor and commentator on Morgan Cloud, "Property is Privacy: Locke and Brandeis in the Twenty-First Century," and five other papers, Vanderbilt Law School, Nashville, Tennessee

November 17-19: Kip Viscusi, "The Dynamic Relationship between Social Norms and Pro-Environmental Behavior: Evidence from Household Recycling," Southern Economic Association 87th Annual Meetings, Tampa, Florida

November 18: Kevin Stack, panelist, "Administrative Agencies and Separation of Powers," Federalist Society National Lawyer's Convention, Washington, D.C.

November 18: Michael Vandenbergh, panelist, ""Environmental Law without Congress: Are Alternatives to Legislation Eclipsing the Congressional Role in Setting Priorities for Environmental Protection?" Federalist Society National Lawyer’s Convention, Mayflower Hotel, Washington, DC

November 19: Brian Fitzpatrick, “The Conservative Case for Class Actions,” National Consumer Law Center Class Action Symposium, Washington, DC

November 20: Paige Marta Skiba, "Understanding Litigation and Judicial Behavior in a Highly Litigious Country: Evidence from Small Claims Court in Italy,” Law and Economics Workshop, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, California

December 1-2: Yesha Yadav, "Fintech and Financial Intermediation," Office of Financial Research/Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, Invited Panelist, Cleveland, Ohio

December 5: Timothy Meyer, “The Backlash Against Globalization—Tectonic Shift or Temporary Setback,” The European Commission’s European Trade Policy Day: Trade Policy in a Turbulent World, Brussels, Belgium

December 7: Michael Vandenbergh, "Beyond Politics," North Carolina State University, SE Climate Science Center, Raleigh, North Carolina

December 8: Brian Fitzpatrick, panelist, “Hot Topics in Class Action and Mass Torts,” Miami Law Class Action and Complex Litigation Forum, University of Miami Law School, Coral Gables, Florida

December 17-20: Yesha Yadav, "Bank Ownership and Regulation/Speed Bumps in Market Regulation," Vanderbilt Law School/IGIDR Emerging Markets Finance Workshop, Nashville, Tennessee

Spring 2018

January 5: Rebecca Allensworth, “Occupational Licensing after North Carolina Dental,” American Medical Association Annual State Policy Conference, Ft. Myers, Florida

January 6: Paige Marta Skiba, “Bankruptcy Reform for Consumers: Issues the Bankruptcy Commission Should Consider”, Association of American Law Schools 112th Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

January 6: Christopher Slobogin, “Problems with the Kids-are-Different Framing of the Court’s Juvenile Cases,” on “Juveniles, Incarceration and the Constitution: A Conversation” panel, AALS Annual Meeting, San Diego, California

January 13: Sara Mayeux, “Critical Legal Historicism,” Stanford Law School, Conference Celebrating Bob Gordon’s Taming the Past, Stanford, California

January 16: Paige Marta Skiba, Law and Economics Colloquium at the Faculty of Law, University of Toronto, Canada

January 22: Terry Maroney, “Judicial Emotion: Investigating Its Role in Behavior, Decision-Making, and That Mysterious Thing We Call Temperament,” Berkeley Law, Center for the Study of Law and Society, Berkeley, California

January 23: Michael Newton, “The International Criminal Court versus U.S. Interests: Shifting yet Stable?”, University of Tennessee College of Law, Knoxville, Tennessee

January 24: Rebecca Allensworth, “Occupational Licensing,” Mackinac Center Panel on Occupational Licensing, Lansing, Michigan

January 26: Karla McKanders, “Sanctuary Cities: State and Federal Standoffs,” University of Pennsylvania, Journal of Constitutional Law Forum, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

February: Ellen Clayton, “Lessons (Not) to be Learned from the Debate about Genetic Privacy,” BioGen, Cambridge, Massachusetts

February: Ellen Clayton, “Lessons (Not) to be Learned from the Debate about Genetic Privacy,”  CPCP Privacy/Fairness Seminar, University of Wisconsin, Madison

February 3: Christopher Slobogin, “Principles of Risk Assessment,” University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville

February 5: Michael Newton, “Making Modern War: Tensions and Teleologies,” Whitney Harris Lecture Series, Washington University School of Law, St. Louis, Missouri

February 8: Michael Vandenbergh, "Beyond Politics," Penn State Law School Faculty Workshop, College Station, Pennsylvania

February 9: Timothy Meyer, “Misaligned Lawmaking in International Trade,” University of California, Irvine School of Law, Irvine, California

February 9: Christopher Slobogin, “Medication and Incompetence to Proceed,” Texas A & M Law School, College Station, Texas

February 10: Terry Maroney, “(What We Talk About When We Talk About) Judicial Temperament,” Duke Law School, Judicial Decision Making Colloquium, Durham, North Carolina

February 13: Paige Marta Skiba, Law and Economics Workshop at the University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville, Virginia

February 15: Jim Rossi, "Exiting Energy Markets?", Duke Law Journal Annual Administrative Law Symposium on Regulatory Exit, Durham, North Carolina

February 15: Christopher Slobogin, Faculty Insights Panel, Demystifying the PTRC and the Tenure Process, Vanderbilt University

February 15: Christopher Slobogin, “Principles of Risk Assessment,” Forensic Interest Group, Vanderbilt University

February 20: Michael Newton, “Investigating ISIS,” Levin College of Law, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida

February 22: Christopher Slobogin, “A Defense of Risk-Based Sentencing,” University of Washington Law School workshop, Seattle, Washington

February 23: Rebecca Allensworth, “The Constitutional Law of Occupational Licensing,” William and Mary Law School, Williamsburg, Virginia

February 23: Michael Newton, “Complexity and Accountability: The Future of the ICC,” Center for Law, Ethics, and National Security, Duke Law School, Raleigh North Carolina

February 23: Colin Dayan, “Up Against the Law; or, the Impossible Color of Separation” keynote address, University of Wisconsin, Madison

February 24: Colin Dayan, “Skin of the Dog” roundtable discussion with Dayan on The Law is a White Dog, University of Wisconsin, Madison

March: Ellen Clayton, “Privacy and Informed Consent in an Era of Big Data,” Committee on Science, Technology, and Law, National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California

March: Ellen Clayton, “Genomics and Privacy,” Genomic Medicine Conference, Hudson Alpha, Huntsville, Alabama

March 2: Ed Cheng, "Thoughts on Daubert at 25 Years," Defense Research Institute, Toxic Tort and Environmental Law Seminar, Nashville, Tennessee

March 5: Ed Cheng, “Moving Beyond the Witness,” University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Faculty Workshop, Toronto, Canada

March 6: Ed Cheng, "Fair Division of Attorneys' Fees," University of Toronto Faculty of Law, Law and Economics Colloquium, Toronto, Canada

March 9: Michael Vandenbergh, "The Private Governance Response to Climate Change," Fordham Environmental Law Review Symposium, Fordham Law School, New York, NY

March 10: Christopher Slobogin, Moderator and Organizer, Legal Scholars Panel, American Psychology-Law Society, Memphis, Tennessee

March 10: Christopher Slobogin, Discussant, “Special Session on Statistics and Law,” APLS

March 13: Michael Newton, panelist, "Halabja: Echoes of Genocide in Kurdistan: How can communities in Kurdistan and Iraq halt the cycle of genocide?" The Kurdistan Regional Government Representation in the United States, Newseum, Washington, D.C.

March 15: Brian Fitzpatrick, "A Political Future for Class Actions in the United States?" The Future of Class Actions Symposium, University of Auckland Law School, Auckland, New Zealand

March 16: Daniel Gervais, "Intellectual property as investment asset: A different court making different law," Maastricht University, The Netherlands

March 16: Michael Newton, “Of Dossiers and Due Process: Current Trends at the International Criminal Court,” William and Mary School of Law, Williamsburg, Virginia

March 16, 2018: W. Kip Viscusi ,  “Expanding the Domain of the Value of a Statistical Life,” Society for Benefit-Cost Analysis Annual Conference, Washington, D.C.

March 17: Randall Thomas, “The Shifting Tides of Merger Litigation,” Tulane Corporate and Securities Law Conference, Tulane Law School, New Orleans, Louisiana

March 19: Joseph Fishman, “Similar Secrets,” Faculty Speaker Series, University of Houston Law Center, Houston, Texas

March 26: Tracey George, “Designing Judicial Institutions in Times of Crisis,” Duke University School of Law, Judicial Process Colloquium, Durham, North Carolina

March 29: Ed Cheng, "Fair Division of Attorneys' Fees," George Mason University Law School, Law and Economics Colloquium, Arlington, Virginia

March 29: Daniel Gervais, "A comparative look at the protection of geographical Indications," McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada

April: Ellen Clayton, “Understanding Genomics in Context – Why a Public Health Perspective is Crucial,” 4th Annual Public Health Day, University of California at San Diego

April: Ellen Clayton, “The Ethical Duties Underlying Return of Results,” Addressing ELSI Issues in Unregulated Health Research Using Mobile Devices,” Chicago, Illinois

April 3: Margaret Blair, "The Disconnected Corporation," faculty workshop at Georgia State University J. Mack Robinson College of Business, Atlanta

April 4: Karla McKanders, “The Intersection of Race, Gender and Refugee Status in Morocco,” Al Akhawayn University, Hilary Clinton Center Scholar in Residence, Ifrane, Morocco

April 4: Christopher Slobogin, Criminal Competencies, American Board of Forensic Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana

April 6: Christopher Slobogin, Moderator and Organizer, Big Data and Criminal Justice:  Equity and Fairness, Plenary Panel, Vanderbilt University

April 6: Sara MayeuxIdaho Law Review Symposium on Terry v. Ohio at 50, University of Idaho College of Law, Boise, Idaho

April 9: Brian Fitzpatrick, "Empirical Research on Class Actions," Civil Justice Research Initiative, University of California at Berkeley, Berkeley, California

April 9: Terry Maroney, “(What We Talk About When We Talk About) Judicial Temperament,” University of Florida Levin College of Law, Gainesville, Florida

April 10: Timothy Meyer, “Trade and the Separation of Powers,” University of Chicago Law School, Chicago, Illinois

April 12: Rebecca Allensworth, “Posner and the FTC,” American Bar Association, Antitrust Section Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

April 13: Rebecca Allensworth, “Occupational Licensing,” Federal Trade Commission, Washington, D.C.

April 13-14: Christopher Slobogin, “A Defense of Risk-Based Sentencing,” Conference on Risk-Based Sentencing, Oxford University, England

April 16: Rebecca Allensworth, “Occupational Licensing in Oral Health,” National Oral Health Conference, Louisville, Kentucky

April 16: Michael Newton, “A Critical Assessment of the United States Department of Defense Law of War Manual.” Irish Centre for Human Rights, Galway, Ireland

April 20: Joseph Fishman, “Similar Secrets,” Faculty Workshop, University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville

April 20: Randall Thomas, “Revolving Elites: The Unexplored Risk of Capturing the SEC,” Institute for Law and Economic Policy 24th Annual Conference, Miami, Florida

April 23: Christopher Slobogin, “Social Science and the Fourth Amendment,” University of Virginia Law School, Charlottesville

April 25: Rebecca Allensworth, “The Constitutional Law of Occupational Licensing,” Cardozo Law School, New York, New York

April 26: Ed Cheng, “Beyond Fake News: Lay Decisions About Expert Topics,” Lund University Faculty of Law, Colloquium on Evidence Theory, Lund, Sweden

April 26: Randall Thomas, “The Shifting Tides of Merger Litigation,” Oceans Apart: Corporate and Securities Litigation and Regulation in Comparative Perspective, Fordham Law School and Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland

April 30: Michael Vandenbergh, "Beyond Politics: The Private Governance Response to Climate Change," Northwestern Research Roundtable on Private Environmental Governance, Northwestern University Law School, Chicago, Illinois

May 14: Margaret Blair, keynote address at a business ethics workshop at Law and Business Department of Ted Rogers School of Management, Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada

May 15: Christopher Slobogin, “Medication and Incompetence to Proceed,” Drexel University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

May 19: Karla McKanders, “North – South Migrations: Sanctuary and Exclusion Immigration Laws,” Latino Critical Race Theory 2018 South-North Exchange Conference, Antigua, Guatemala

May 29: Michael Newton, “Non-International Armed Conflict in the Current Context,” Fugh Symposium, Center for Law and Military Operations (CLAMO) at The Judge Advocate General's Legal Center and School (TJAGLCS), Charlottesville Virginia

May 30: Christopher Slobogin, “Policing and the Cloud: Five Regulatory Categories,” Privacy Law Scholars’ Conference, Washington, D.C.

June 8: Sara Mayeux, "The Warren Court in Historical Perspective: Criminal Procedure as a State-building Project," Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, Canada

June 15: Daniel Gervais, "A new copyright convention: Isn’t time 50 years after Stockholm?" University of Oslo, Norway

July 12-14: Timothy Meyer, “Misaligned Lawmaking in International Trade,” Society of International Economic Law Biennial Conference, American University Washington College of Law, Washington, D.C.

Fall 2018

October 24-28: Beverly Moran, Screening of “Bukharin Jews: Memories of a Disappearing Past” at the 19th Annual Conference of the Central Eurasian Studies Society, University of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

November 17-20: Beverly Moran, Screening of “Bukharan Jews: Memories of a Disappearing Past,” 2018 Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Religion, Denver, Colorado