Faculty Speaker Series Archive
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 2015 Faculty Speaker Series
January 21, Sahar Aziz, TAMU Law, "Theater or Transitional Justice: Judicial In(ter)dependence in Egypt"
January 22, John Suh, LegalZoom CEO; Kevin Colangelo, Elevate Services; Robert Ambrogi, Law Sites Editor; Milan Markovic, TAMU Law; "Alternative Legal Service Providers and the Future of Law" (Dallas)
January 28, Wayne Barnes, TAMU Law
January 30, Annie Smith, Arkansas Fayetteville/SCALS, “Imposing Injustice: The Prospect of Mandatory Arbitration for Guestworkers”
February 4, Terri Helge, TAMU Law
February 6, Gerry Beyer, Texas Tech/SCALS
February 17, Cynthia Alkon & Jim Hambleton, TAMU Law, Building Committee
February 18, Greg Vetter, University of Houston Law Center and TAMU Law Visiting Professor, "Are Prior User Rights Good for Software?"
February 25, Tanya Pierce, TAMU Law
February 27, Angela Walch, St. Mary's/SCALS, "Bitcoin, Decentralization, and Accountability"
March 4, Steve Medema, University of Colorado-Denver, “Debating Law’s Irrelevance: Legal Scholarship and the Coase Theorem in the 1960s”
March 18, Neil Sobol, TAMU Law, “Charging The Poor: Criminal Justice Debt & Modern-Day Debtors’ Prisons”
March 20, Juselino Colares, Case Western Reserve, "Climate Change Mitigation or Protectionism? Modeling Industry Rent-Seeking When Setting Border Carbon Adjustments or Trade, Energy Security and Climate"
March 25, Nancy Welsh, Penn State-Carlisle
March 27, Joe Thai & Stephen Henderson, University of Oklahoma (exchange), "Regulating Civilian Drones"
April 1, Neil Gotanda, Western State College of Law, “Comparative Racialization: Racial Genealogies and the Black-White Paradigm”
April 6, Jerry Organ, St. Thomas, "Law School Market"
April 7, Joe Feagin
April 10, Pam Pierson, Alabama, "The Business of Being a Lawyer"
April 15, Megan Carpenter, TAMU Law
April 17, Omar Dejani, McGeorge (exchange)
April 22, Carol Pauli, TAMU Law
April 24, Lisa Rich, TAMU Law
April 29, Cynthia Alkon, TAMU Law, "Hard Bargaining Tactics and Fundamental Fairness in Plea Bargaining: When do Prosecutors Cross the Line?"
May 1, Access to Justice conference
May 6, Nantiya Ruan, Strum College of Law, "Scheduling Shortfalls: A Study of Unstable and Insufficient Hours in Low-Wage Work"
Fall 2014 Faculty Speaker Series & Strategic Planning Series
September 3, Bill Henderson, University of Indiana, Strategic Planning Series - employment, LSSSE, & structured interviewing
September 9, Jose Luis Burmudez, Texas A&M University Provost Office, Strategic Planning Series - metrics, diversity
September 15, Raymond Pierce, Nelson Mullins, Strategic Planning Series - trends in legal education, access to legal careers
September 17, Mike Koehler, Southern Illinois School of Law, “Bribery: What is It, Who Decides, and How to Address It”
September 18, Issac Bowers, Equal Justice Works, Strategic Planning Series - law school engagement & advocacy
September 26, Meg Penrose, TAMU Law, "Speaking Out: The First Amendment Rights of College Athletes”
October 3, Mark Burge, TAMU Law
October 7, Tom Metzloff, Duke, Strategic Planning Series - buildings
October 9, Sam Estricher, NYU Law School, Strategic Planning Series - scholarship & bar
October 17, Gary Lucas, TAMU Law, “Behavioral Public Choice and the Law”
October 20, Charlotte Ku, University of Illinois-Urbana Champaigne, Strategic Planning Series - international programs
October 22, Peter Reilly, TAMU Law
October 27, Ron Krotoszynski, University of Alabama, Strategic Planning Series - scholarship
October 29, Sung Hui Kim, UCLA, "Puzzles of Insider Trading Law”
October 30, Chris Chapman, Access Group, Strategic Planning Series - Financing Legal Education
November 3, Edwin Rubin, Strategic Planning Series
November 5, Gabriel Eckstein, TAMU Law, “International Water Law and Transboundary Ground Water Resources”
November 13, Edwin Rubin, Vanderbilt, Strategic Planning Series - curriculum reform
November 18, Peg Demers, TAMU Law, Strategic Planning Series - Finance
November 19, Milan Markovic, TAMU Law
November 20, Artie Errisuriz, TAMU Law, Strategic Planning Series - Career Services
November 21, Kathy Hessler, Lewis & Clark, Strategic Planning Series
December 3, Michael Green, TAMU Law, "NLRB as Überagency"
Spring 2014 Faculty Speaker Series
January 22, Sahar Aziz, “Coercive Assimilationism in the Workplace: A Case Study”
January 24, Ken Gallant, William H. Bowen School of Law, “International Criminal Jurisdiction”
January 29, Gary Lucas, “Out of Sight, Out of Mind: How Opportunity Cost Neglect Harms Democracy”
February 5, Tim Mulvaney, “Progressive Property Moving Forward”
February 7, Milan Markovic, “Law Schools and Disruption in the Legal Market”
February 19, Malinda Seymore, “Openness in International Adoption”
March 19, James Fox, Stetson University College of Law, "Black Originalism? Toward a Theory of Counterpublic Originalism"
March 21, Cynthia Alkon, “Towards Defining Competence in Negotiating Plea Bargains: Beyond Lafler & Frye”
March 26, Lisa Rich, “Federal Certificates of Rehabilitation as a Reentry Tool”
March 28, Jane Cohen, University of Texas School of Law, "Colleges and Rapes: A (Partial) Correlative Account"
April 2, William Casto, Texas Tech University School of Law, “Advising Presidents: Attorney General Robert Jackson Confronts Illegal Wiretapping by the FBI”
April 4, Srividhya Ragavan, University of Oklahoma College of Law, “Patents and the Progress of Science Limitation”
April 11, Glynn Lunney, Tulane University School of Law, “FTC v. Actavis: The Patent-Antitrust Intersection Revisited”
April 16, Carol Pauli, “Media and Mediation”
April 23, Neal Newman, “Will Small Business Get Jobbed by the J.O.B.S Act?”
April 25, Gina Warren, “Distributed Generation”
April 30, Division of Research, Texas A&M University, Topics in Faculty Research
Fall 2013 Faculty Speaker Series
August 21, 2013, Meg Penrose, “Lex Loci Celebrationis: Federal Marriage Benefits Following United States v. Windsor”
August 28, 2013, Amy Cohen, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, “The Laws and Politics of Markets: A Case Study of Food in India”
September 4, 2013, Huyen Pham & Van Pham, “Explaining the Divergence in State-Created Immigration Climates”
September 18, 2013, Paul George, “Baseless Claims and Zealous Advocacy”
October 2, 2013, Jason Gillmer, Gonzaga University School of Law, “Resistance and Rebellion: Perspectives from the Courtroom in Antebellum Texas”
October 16, 2013, Milan Markovic, “Subprime Scriveners”
October 23, 2013, Adrien Wing, University of Iowa College of Law, “Arab Season: Future of Women's Rights”
October 30, 2013, Chenglin Liu, St. Mary's University School of Law, “The Obstacles of Outsourcing Imported Food Safety to China”
November 6, 2013, Dustin Buehler, University of Arkansas School of Law, Solving Jurisdiction’s Social Cost”
November 20, 2013, Yorck Hernandez, Berlin Law Firm, “IP Protection in Europe”