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.

Spring 201​7 Faculty Speaker Series schedule

Feb. 6  - Lee Fennell, Max Pam Professor of Law, Co-director of the Kreisman Initiative on Housing Law and Policy, and Ronald H. Coase Research Scholar, University of Chicago ​Law ​School
"Lumps and Lapses in Tort Law"

Feb. 15 - Yun-Chien Chang, Associate Research Professor and Director, Empirical Legal Studies Center, Institutum ​Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
"Do Parties Negotiate After Trespass Litigation? An Empirical Study of Coasean Bargaining"

Feb. 22 - Robert Kuehn, Associate Dean, Clinical Education, and Professor of Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
"Assessing Clinical Legal Education’s Relationship to Employment & Bar Passage"

March 22 - Thomas Ulen, Swanlund Chair Emeritus and Director, Program in Law and Economics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Professor Emeritus of Law, University of Illinois College of Law; and 2016-17 Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M Institute for Advanced Study
"Law and Happiness"

March 29 - Olufunmilayo Arewa; Director, Center on Africa and the Law; Joint Appointment in Law and Anthropology; University of California, Irvine School of Law
"Curation, Music, and Law"

April 5 - Carolyn Sandoval, Instructional Consultant, Center for Teaching Excellence, Texas A&M University
"Facilitating Difficult Dialogues in the Classroom"

April 19
Linda Jellum, Ellison C. Palmer Professor of Tax Law, Mercer University School of Law
"Why the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Administrative Law Judges are Unconstitutional"

April 26 - Margaret Hu, Assistant Professor of Law, Washington and Lee University School of Law
"Algorithmic Jim Crow and Extreme Vetting"