Faculty Speaker Series Archive

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"

Fall 2016 Faculty Speaker Series

Aug​. 24 - Milan Markovic, "How Cosmopolitan Are International Law Professors?"

Aug​. 31 - James McGrath, "Integrating Effective Cognitive Learning Techniques into Your Doctrinal Class"

Sept. 21 - Nancy Rappaport, Special Counsel to the President of UNLV, Garman Turner Gordon Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, Affiliate Professor of Business Law and Ethics, Lee Business School, "Law Firm Incentives, Default Rules and Ethics"

Sept. 28 - Charlotte Ku and Dr. Paul F. Diehl, Ashbel Smith Professor of Political Science; Associate Provost and Director, Center for Teaching and Learning; School of Economic, Political and Policy Sciences, University of Texas at Dallas, "The Primary Effects of Secondary Rules: Institutions and Multi-level Governance"

Oct. 5 - Glynn Lunney, "Copyright's Excess"

Oct. 19 - William Byrnes, "How Much Does It Cost to Roast a Cup of Starbucks?"

Oct. 26 - Monika Ehrman, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law

Nov. 2 -  Saurabh Vishnubhakat, "The Non-Doctrine of Redundancy"

Nov. 16 - Bill Henning, "The Uniform Wage Garnishment Act"

Spring 2016 Faculty Speaker Series

Jan. 20 - Noah Hall, Associate Professor of Law, Wayne State University School of Law, "Private Property, Environmental Regulation, and the Public Trust Doctrine: Ownership, Management, and Stewardship of Water"

Jan. 27 - Richard Delgado, Eminent Scholar in Residence and Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law; Faculty Fellow, Texas A&M University Institute for Advanced Study; John J. Sparkman Chair of Law, University of Alabama School of Law; and Jean Stefancic, Visiting Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law; Professor and Clement Research Affiliate, University of Alabama School of Law

Jan. 28 - Raymond Robertson, Professor and holder of the Helen and Roy Ryu Chair in Economics and Government, The Bush School of Government & Public Service - Texas A&M University

Feb. 3 - David Epstein, George E. Allen Professor of Law, University of Richmond School of Law

Feb. 17 - Timothy Mulvaney, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

​March 2 - Mike Kagan, Associate Professor of Law and Co-Director of Immigration Clinic, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law

​March 9 - David Stewart (short bio), Director of Global Law Scholars Program, Co-Director of Center on Transnational Business and the Law and Professor from Practice, Georgetown University Law Center, "Is Federalism a Significant Obstacle to U.S. Compliance with its International Obligations?"

March 23 - Carla Pratt, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Educational Equity and Professor of Law, 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,​ Professor of Law, University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law​

March 30 - Monika Ehrman, Associate Professor of Law, University of Oklahoma College of Law, "Executive Right Problem in Oil and Gas Leasing and Development"

March 31 - Michael Z. Green, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law, "Examining the Protection of Racialized Speech in the Workplace"

April 6 - J​ames Rogers, Associate Professor of Political Science, Texas A&M University and Texas A&M University-Qatar

April 12 - Irene Calboli, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

April 20 - Neal Newman, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

April 27 - Saurabh Vishnubhakat, Professor of Law, Texas A&M University School of Law

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”

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