Faculty Speaker Series
The Faculty Speaker Series invites scholars doing important, interesting research to present their projects to the Law School faculty and interested students. The scholars are either Law School faculty or faculty from other law schools or universities, and the research includes legal issues, interdisciplinary areas, and pedagogy. The goal of the Series is to enhance the intellectual life of the law school, by providing a venue for dialogue among Law School faculty members and between our faculty and outside scholars. This dialogue is key to maintaining a vibrant environment at the Law School for scholarly discussion, including discussions about how to apply research and influence critical areas of law and society.
Fall 2015 Faculty Speaker Series
Aug. 26, James McGrath, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, “Assessment & ABA Issues”
Sept. 2, Gary Lucas, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, "Behavioral Public Choice and the Carbon Tax"
Sept. 16, Dr. Bruce Herbert, Texas A&M University Enron Oil and Gas Teaching Professorship in Geosciences and Director of Digital Services and Scholarly Communications, Texas A&M University Department of Geology and Geophysics, “Create Your Own Story—Tell the Narrative of Your Scholarship’s Impact”
Sept. 23, Kristin Johnson, Professor of Law, Seton Hall University School of Law
Sept. 30, James M. Puckett, Assistant Professor of Law, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, "Wealth Inequality and Progressive Taxation"
Oct. 5, Omar Dajani, Professor of Law and Co-Director, Pacific McGeorge Global Center for Business and Development and Director, International Concentration, University of the Pacific McGeorge Law School, "Divorce without Separation? Reimagining the Two-State Solution"
Oct. 7, Meg Penrose, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, "To Say What The Law Is: Judging the Justices as Legal Writers"
Oct. 21, Mark Burge, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, "Apple Pay, Bitcoin, and Consumers: The ABCs of Future Public Payments Law"
Oct. 22, Carli Conklin, Associate Professor of Law, University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, "Claim-Stakers, Quakers, and Maritime Risk-Takers: The Surprising Faces of Arbitration in Early America
Oct. 29, James McGrath, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, "How ABA Standards will affect our teaching"
Nov. 4, Mirit Eyal-Cohen, Associate Professor of Law, The University of Alabama School of Law, “Through the Lens of Innovation”
Nov. 18, Tim Mulvaney, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law
Dec. 2, Audrey McFarlane, Professor of Law, University of Baltimore School of Law, "The Properties of Integration: Lessons from the Poor Door for Mixed Income Housing Policy"
Dec. 4, Angela Walch, Assistant Professor of Law, St. Mary's University School of Law, "The Hidden Fiduciaries of Decentralized Virtual Currencies"
Spring 2016 Faculty Speaker Series
Jan. 20, Noah Hall, Wayne State, "Private Property, Environmental Regulation, and the Public Trust Doctrine: Ownership, Management, and Stewardship of Water"
Feb. 3, David Epstein, Richmond,
March 2, Mike Kagan, UNLV
March 9, David Stewart, Georgetown
March 23, Carla Pratt, Pennsylvania State University, The Dickinson School of Law, "The Role of the U.S. Supreme Court in Maintaining White Racial Dominance"
March 25, Brian Slocum, Pacific McGeorge School of Law
April 6, Jim Rogers, Texas A&M University, Qatar
See the Faculty Speaker Series Archive for Spring 2015 and earlier.