Faculty Colloquia

The 2020-2021 Faculty Colloquia Series

Northeastern University School of Law presents the 2020-2021 Faculty Colloquia Series convening leading scholars from the university and other institutions. These workshops aim to broaden the horizons of legal scholarship, facilitate the sharing of ideas and challenge how we think about the law and legal practice.

Schedule*

* All faculty colloquia to be held virtually from 12:00 - 1:30 PM unless otherwise indicated. 

September 30, 2020
Health Law Roundtable: Dr. Michael SinhaVisiting Scholar, Northeastern University School of Law; Regulatory Science Fellow, Harvard-MIT Center for Regulatory Science, Harvard Program in Therapeutic Science (HiTS), Harvard Medical School
Contact lawhealth@northeastern.edu to request Zoom login credentials.

October 7, 2020 | 12:10 - 1:40 PM
The Role of Lawyers in Addressing Structural Injustice in the Criminal Punishment System
What role do lawyers play in perpetuating structural racism and injustice within America’s system of mass incarceration? What role can lawyers play in transforming the criminal punishment system? Alec Karakatsanis, founder and executive director of Civil Rights Corps, will speak about his book, Usual Cruelty: The Complicity of Lawyers in the Criminal Injustice Systemwith commentary by Professor Michael Meltsner.

October 14, 2020
Blaine Saito, Assistant Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Tax Coordination

October 26, 2020
Mary Anne Case, Arnold I. Shure Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
Who Conquers With This Sign? The Significance of the Secularization of the Bladensburg Cross

October 28, 2020
Health Law Roundtable: Kimani Paul-EmileProfessor of Law, Fordham University School of Law; Associate Director and Head of Domestic Programs and Initiatives, Center on Race, Law & Justice; Faculty Co-Director, Stein Center for Law & Ethics
Contact lawhealth@northeastern.edu to request Zoom login credentials.

November 18, 2020
Health Law Roundtable
Dr. Mason Marks
Assistant Professor of Law, Gonzaga University School of Law; Fellow, Information Society Project, Yale Law School; Fellow-in-Residence, Petrie-Flom Center, Harvard Law School
Contact lawhealth@northeastern.edu to request Zoom login credentials.

November 30, 2020
Andrew Koppelman
John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Northwestern University
The Corruption of Libertarianism:  How a Philosophy of Freedom was Betrayed by Delusion and Greed

December 10, 2020
Jennifer Taub
Professor of Law, Western New England University School of Law
Big Dirty Money: The Shocking Injustice and Unseen Cost of White Collar Crime 

December 18, 2020
Steven L. Winter
Walter S. Gibbs Distinguished  Professor of Constitutional Law, Wayne State University Law School

January 27, 2021
Health Law Roundtable

Dorit Reiss
Professor of Law and the James Edgar Hervey '50 Chair of Litigation, UC Hastings Law
Contact lawhealth@northeastern.edu to request the Zoom login credentials.

February 9, 2021
Health Law Roundtable
Doron Dorfman
Associate Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law

February 10, 2021
Libby Adler
Professor of Law and Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies

March 10, 2021
Allison Tait

Professor of Law, Allison Tait, University of Richmond School of Law
Inheriting Privilege

March 24, 2021
Sonia Rolland
Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
Emerging Powers in International Economic Law - Cooperation, Competition and Transformation 

March 31, 2021
Claudia Haupt

Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University School of Law
Regulating Speech Online: Free Speech Values in Constitutional Frames

April 9, 2021
Health Law Roundtable
World Health Day: Celebrating the Work of Mariah McGill ’09

Esther Kamau
PhD candidate, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMass Boston
Fellow, Center for Peace, Democracy and Development, UMass Boston

Gillian MacNaughton
Associate Professor of Human Rights, School for Global Inclusion and Social Development, UMass Boston

Anja Rudiger
Senior Advisor, Partners for Dignity & Rights

April 28, 2021
Sadiq Reza
Visiting Professor, Northeastern University School of Law; Clinical Instructor, Harvard Law School’s Criminal Justice Institute

May 5, 2021
Atinuke Adediran
David and Pamela Donohue Assistant Professor

  • September 16, 2019
    Rory Van Loo, Associate Professor of Law, Boston University
    Comments: Professor Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University School of Law

    October 2, 2019
    Adam Hosein, Associate Professor of Philosophy and Religion, Northeastern University College of Social Sciences and Humanities
    Comment: Professor Libby Adler

    October 16, 2019 | 5:30 PM
    Book forum: Katherine Franke ’86, Sulzbacher Professor of Law, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Columbia University, will speak about her new book, Repair: Redeeming the Promise of Abolition (Haymarket Books, 2019).
    Comments: Professor Margaret Burnham

    October 21, 2019
    Health Law Roundtable: Liz Chiarello, Assistant Professor of Sociology, Saint Louis University
    Comments: Professor Leo Beletsky

    November 6, 2019
    Dan Danielsen, Professor of Law and Faculty Director, Program on the Corporation, Law and Global Society, Northeastern University School of Law
    It’s Time for History, Again—Towards a Critical Legal History of the Corporation and a New Political Economy of the Corporation in Society
    Comments: Professor Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law

    November 18, 2019
    Benjamin Liebman, Robert L. Lieff Professor of Law; Director, Center for Chinese Legal Studies, Columbia Law School
    Comments: Professor Margaret Woo, Northeastern University School of Law

    December 4, 2019
    Hiba Hafiz, Assistant Professor of Law, Boston College Law
    Comments: Professor Karl Klare, Northeastern University School of Law

    January 8, 2020
    Health Law Roundtable: Bennett Klein, Senior Attorney and AIDS Law Project Director, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)
    Comments: Professor Brook Baker, Northeastern University School of Law

    January  27, 2020 
    Book forum: Professors Peter Enrich and Rashmi Dyal-Chand will speak about their new book, Legal Scholarship for the Urban Core: From the Ground Up (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
    Location: 250 Dockser Hall

    January 31, 2020
    Jack Chin, Edward L. Barrett Jr. Chair of Law, Martin Luther King, Jr. Professor of Law, and Director of Clinical Legal Education, UC Davis School of Law
    Slave Trade Legislation and Birthright Citizenship of Children of Unauthorized Migrants
    Comments: Professor Rachel Rosenbloom, Northeastern University School of Law

    February 24, 2020
    Tom Ginsburg, Leo Spitz Professor of International Law, Ludwig and Hilde Wolf Research Scholar, Professor of Political Science, University of Chicago Law School
    The Uses and Abuses of Presidential Impeachment
    Comments: Professor Claudia Haupt, Northeastern University School of Law

    March 11, 2010
    Andrea Freeman, Associate Professor of Law, William S. Richardson School of Law, University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
    Skimmed: Breastfeeding, Race and Injustice
    Comments: Professor Aziza Ahmed, Northeastern University School of Law
    Co-sponsored by the Center for Health Policy and Law

    March 16, 2020 | 12:00 PM
    Book forum: Professor Sonia Rolland, will speak about her new co-authored book, Emerging Powers in International Economic Law - Cooperation, Competition and Transformation (Cambridge University Press, 2019).
    Location: 250 Dockser Hall

    March 23, 2020
    Andrew Koppelman, John Paul Stevens Professor of Law and Professor of Political Science, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law

    April 8, 2020
    Claudia Haupt, Associate Professor of Law and Political Science, Northeastern University School of Law
    Wendy Parmet, Matthews Distinguished University Professor of Law and Director, Center for Health Policy and Law, Northeastern University School of Law; Professor of Public Policy and Urban Affairs, Northeastern University School of Public Policy and Urban Affairs
    Comments: Professor Michael Meltsner, Northeastern University School of Law

    April 22, 2020
    Steven Winters, Walter S. Gibbs Distinguished Professor of Constitutional Law, Wayne State University
    Comments: Professor Jeremy Paul, Northeastern University School of Law

    April 27, 2020
    Brenda Cossman, Professor and Director, Mark S. Bonham Centre for Sexual Diversity Studies, University of Toronto Faculty of Law

  • October 3, 2018
    Professor Kara Swanson, Northeastern University School of Law

    October 12, 2018
    Danielle Citron, Morton & Sophia Macht Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
    Deep Fakes: A Looming Challenge for Privacy.
    Co-sponsored by the Center for Law, Innovation and Creativity (CLIC)

    October 10, 2018
    Professor Libby Adler, Northeastern University School of Law (Book Forum Series)

    November 7, 2018
    Faculty Colloquium

    November 28, 2018
    Faculty Colloquium

    December 5, 2018
    Professor David Rochefort, College of Social Science and Humanities, Northeastern University

    January 23, 2019
    Professor Margaret Burnham, Northeastern University School of Law

    February 13, 2019
    Professor Woodrow Hartzog, Northeastern University School of Law (Book Forum Series)

    February 20, 2019
    Faculty Colloquium

    March 6, 2019 
    Professor Kristin Madison, Northeastern University School of Law

    April 3, 2019
    Faculty Colloquium

    April 10, 2019
    Professor Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Northeastern University School of Law (Book Forum Series)

  • September 13, 2017
    Navigating the New Coeus Program for Grant Submissions
    Karen Drew, Director of Research Development and Strategic Projects, Northeastern University School of Law

    October 20, 2017
    Diversity Hiring and Working With University Administration
    Adrienne Davis, Vice-Provost, Washington University in St. Louis

    January 17, 2018
    Author event:"You Don't Own Me: How Mattel v. MGA Entertainment Exposed Barbie's Dark Side"
    Orly Lobel, Don Weckstein Professor of Labor and Employment Law at Univeristy Of San Diego School of Law

    February 14, 2018
    Tally Amir, Visiting Fellow, Harvard Law School; Senior Lecturer of immigration and international law at the College of Law and Business, Israel

    February 28, 2018
    Julian Fray, Assistant Teaching Professor, Northeastern University School of Law

    April 26, 2018
    Professor Pat Chew, University of Pittsburgh Law School

  • May 3, 2017
    Narrating the Peace Process: Lessons from a Transition
    Helena Alviar, Profesora Titular and Dean, Universidad de Los Andes, Bogotá, Colombia. 

    Wednesday, April 26, 2017
    ‘Taxis vs Uber’: Planning vs. Markets, or Markets as Planning?
    Jason Jackson, Future Faculty Fellow of Political Science, Northeastern University

    April 12, 2017
    Giving Voice: Mobile Communication, Disability, and Inequality
    Meryl Alper, Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, Northeastern University

    March 28, 2017
    Thomas Mitchell, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law and Department of Agricultural Economics

    March 27, 2017
    Bringing Home the Right to Housing
    Lisa Alexander, Professor, Texas A&M University School of Law and Department of Landscape Architecture and Urban Planning

    Wednesday, December 7, 2016
    Health Policy and Law Roundtable

    Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    Louis Kaplow, Finn M. W. Caspersen and Household International Professor of Law and Economics, Harvard Law School
    This lunchtime event is cosponsored with the Northeastern Economics Department and will take place in their building.

    Wednesday, November 9, 2016
    Health Policy and Law Roundtable: Turning Patients into Consumers: A View from the Trenches of Patient Care

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016
    Wayne Logan, Gary & Salllyn Pajcic Professor of Law, Florida State University College of Law
    Commentator: Professor Daniel Medwed

    Wednesday, October 5, 2016
    Health Policy and Law Roundtable: Managing Off Label Drug Use by Changing Incentives 

  • Wednesday, June 8, 2016
    Health Law Roundtable: A Trojan Horse?  How an Expanding First Amendment Threatens the Entire FDA and Much of the Modern Regulatory State
    Christopher Robertson, Associate Dean of Research and Innovation, James E Rogers College of Law, University of Arizona

    Wednesday, May 18, 2016 
    Professor Julian Fray, Northeastern University School of Law

    Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    Bijal Shah, Acting Assistant Professor of Lawyering, New York University School of Law

    Monday, April 25, 2016
    Health Law Roundtable: Paying for Population Health: Possibilities and Perils in Healthcare Industry Investments
    Jean McGuire, Professor of Practice, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, Northeastern University

    Wednesday, April 20, 2016 
    Grand Finality: Post-conviction Prosecutors and the Defense of Death
    Professor Daniel Medwed, Northeastern University School of Law

    Monday, April 11, 2016
    Boston Intellectual Property Colloquium: Ancient, Traditional, and Modern Information Privacy Harms
    Paul Ohm, Georgetown Law Center

    Thursday, April 7, 2016 
    Program on Human Rights and the Global Economy Faculty Colloquium
    Refugee Crisis in Europe: Human Rights and the Negative Externalities of Bad Policies
    Nikos Passas, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice at Northeastern University and Nicolas Giannakopoulos, President of the Organized Crime Observatory at the University of Geneva (Switzerland)

    Wednesday, April 6, 2016
    Health Law Roundtable: "Paying for Population Health: Whose Job?” Or “The Dilemma of Doing More with Less: Capitating Care for Vulnerable Populations”
    Jean McGuire Professor of Practice, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences

    Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    Health Law Roundtable: Utilizing an Urban Health Framework to Guide Policy Development
    Shan Mohammed, Associate Clinical Professor, Northeastern University Bouvé College of Health Sciences

    Thursday, March 17, 2016
    The Class Action as Trust 
    Sergio Campos, Associate Professor of Law, University of Miami School of Law

    Monday, February 29, 2016
    Human Rights in International Law? The Forgotten Origins of the 1948 American Declaration of the Rights and Duties of Man
    Arnulf Becker, Research Fellow, Erik Castrén Institute of International Law and Human Rights, University of Helsinki and Visiting Faculty, International Relations Program, Brown University

    Wednesday, February 18, 2016
    Gay Priori
    Professor Libby Adler, Northeastern University School of Law

    Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Professor Leo Beletsky, Northeastern University School of Law

    Monday, November 9, 2015
    FOIA, Inc.
    Professor Margaret Kwoka, University of Denver Sturm College of Law

    Tuesday, October 27, 2015
    Future-proofing Energy Transport Law
    Alexandra Klass, Distinguished McKnight University Professor, University of Minnesota Law School

    Wednesday, September 16, 2015
    $=€=Bitcoin?
    Hilary Allen, Associate Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

  • Wednesday, May 6, 2015
    Amy Kapczynski, Associate Professor of Law and Director of the Global Health Justice Partnership, Yale Law School

    Wednesday, April 8, 2015
    Jennifer Chacon, Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

    Wednesday, April 1, 2015
    Suzanna Walters, Professor of Sociology and Director of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Northeastern University.

    Monday, March 23, 2015
    Sarah Jackson, Assistant Professor, College of Arts, Media and Design, Northeastern University

    Monday, February 23, 2015
    Jonathan Glater, Assistant Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

    Thursday, January 15, 2015
    Dan Burk, Chancellor's Professor of Law, University of California, Irvine School of Law

    Monday, December 15, 2014

    Elizabeth F. Emens, Isidor and Seville Sulzbacher Professor of Law at Columbia Law School
    Title: Relational Admin

    Monday, November 17, 2014
    Steven L. Winter, Walter S. Gibbs Professor of Constitutional Law, Wayne State University Law School
    Title: Consumerism and Democracy

    Wednesday, November 5, 2014
    Aya Gruber, Professor of Law at University of Colorado Law School
    Title: A Provocative Defense

    Wednesday, September 24, 2014
    Ezra Rosser, Professor of Law at American University, Washington College of Law
    Title: Destabilizing Property

  • Monday, June 16, 2014
    Maritza Karmely, Associate Clinical Professor of Law, Suffolk Law

    Wednesday, May 7, 2014
    Nina Kohn, Professor of Law, Syracuse University College of Law

    Wednesday, April 30, 2014
    David Orentlicher, Samuel R. Rosen Professor of Law, Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law

    Monday, April 14, 2014
    Mark Wu, Assistant Professor of Law, Harvard Law School

    Monday, March 10, 2014
    Scott Cummings, Professor of Law, University of California, Los Angeles

    Monday, February 10, 2014
    Lauren Willis, Professor of Law, Loyola, Los Angeles

    November 20, 2013
    Justin Driver, Professor of Law at University of Texas Law School

    October 23, 2013
    Steven Wilf, Anthony J. Smits Professor of Global Commerce at University of Connecticut Law School

    October 9, 2013
    Anna Gelpern, Professor of Law at Georgetown Law School

    September 18, 2013
    William W. Burke-White, Deputy Dean and Professor of Law at University of Pennsylvania Law School

  • September 18, 2012
    Harmonizing Entrepreneurship and Community Economic Development
    Rashmi Dyal-Chand and James Rowan, Northeastern University School of Law
    Comment:  Kevin Murphy

    October 22, 2012
    Building a Better Laboratory: The Federal Role in Health System Experimentation
    Kristin Madison, Northeastern University School of Law
    Comment:  Wendy Parmet and Renee Landers, Professor of Law, Suffolk University Law School

    November 14, 2012           
    National Security Interest Convergence
    Suddha Setty, Western New England
    Comment: Aziza Ahmed

    December 12, 2012
    Rationing Criminal Legal Services: Lessons from Bioethics
    Glenn Cohen, Harvard
    Comment:   Kristin Madison

    January 16, 2013
    Hackers and Humanists: What the Origins of Open Source Software Licenses and Author’s Copyright Have in Common
    Rebecca Curtin, Suffolk
    Comment:  Kara Swanson

    February 20, 2013
    Representing the Race: The Creation of the Civil Rights Lawyer
    Kenneth Mack, Harvard
    Comment:  Margaret Burnham

    March 13, 2013
    Gender and the Law of Occupation
    Fionnuala  Ní Aoláin, University of Minnesota
    Comment:   Libby Adler

    April 17, 2013
    Religious Liberty and the Financial War on Terror
    Malick Ghachem, University of Maine
    Comment:   Michael Meltsner

    May 8, 2013
    Public/Private Partnerships in Trade and Environment
    Elizabeth Trujillo, Suffolk
    Comment:  Brook Baker

    June 12, 2013
    Quotas: From Discrimination to Democracy
    Julie Suk, Cardozo
    Comment:  Martha Davis

  • September 27, 2011
    Can You Believe It’s Kosher: Trust, Reputation and Non-Governmental Regulation in the
    Age of Industrial Food
    Timothy Lytton
    Albany Law School
    Comment: Richard Daynard

    October 11, 2011
    The Properties of Instability: Markets, Predation, Racialized Geography and Property
    Law
    Audrey McFarlane
    University of Baltimore School of Law
    Comment: Aziza Ahmad

    November 30, 2011
    The Killing Court: Death and the Resurrection of Capital Punishment in America
    Evan Mandery
    John Jay College of Criminal Justice
    Comment: Michael Meltzner

    December 19, 2011
    Birth/Rights: Race and the Evidentiary Burdens of Birthright Citizenship
    Rachel Rosenbloom
    Northeastern University School of Law
    Comment: Martha Davis

    January 25, 2012
    When Pregnancy is an Injury: Metaphor, Law and Culture
    Khiara Bridges
    Boston University School of Law
    Comment: Kara Swanson

    February 27, 2012
    America’s First Great Depression: Economic Crisis and Political Disorder After the
    Panic of 1837
    Alasdair Roberts
    Suffolk University Law School
    Comment: James Hackney

    March 19, 2012
    Reasoning from Race: Feminism, Law and the Civil Rights Revolution
    Serena Mayeri
    University of Pennsylvania Law School
    Comment: Margaret Burnham

    April 9, 2012
    The Legal History of Felon Prisoner Voting: A View from the Northeastern Corner
    Malick Ghachem
    University of Maine School of Law
    Comment: Daniel Givelber

    May 7, 2012
    The Urbanization of Property
    Nestor Davidson
    Fordham University School of Law
    Comment: Rashmi Dyal-Chand

    June 27, 2012
    Enhancing Environmental Decision-making
    Elizabeth Burleson
    Pace Law School
    Comment: Lee Breckenridge

  • September 20, 2010 
    The Measure of Injury: Race, Gender and Tort Law
    Jennifer Wriggins, University of Maine
    Comment: James Hackney

    November 1, 2010
    The Virtues of Common Ownership
    Anna di Robilant, Boston University
    Comment: Rashmi Dyal-Chand

    December 13, 2010
    Listening to Defending Our Lives: Identification and Advocacy in Intimate Partner Abuse
    Elizabeth Britt, Northeastern University, English
    Comment: Lois Kanter

    January 31, 2011 
    The Perils of Expert Testimony and Findings of Fact in Gay Rights Litigation
    Libby Adler, Northeastern
    Comment: Margaret Burnham

    February 23, 2011
    "To Endure for Ages to Come"The U.S. Constitution in a Transnational Era
    Vicki C. Jackson, Georgetown

    March 9, 2011
    International Law in a Time of Change

    Anthony Anghie, University of Utah
    Comment: Hope Lewis

    March 21, 2011
    Appeal to a Higher Tribunal
    Alexandra Lahav, University of Connecticut
    Comment: Stephen Subrin

    April 27, 2011
    Abigail English, Radcliffe Institute
    Comment: Amy Farrell, Northeastern University School of Criminology and Criminal Justice

    May 11, 2011   
    Terrorism and the Ethics of War
    Stephen Nathanson, Northeastern University, Philosophy
    Comment: Daniel Squires, Matrix Law, U.K.

    June 13, 2011 
    Rigorous Analysis for Class Certification
    Andrew Lemon, Northeastern University, Economics
    Comment: James Hackney

  • September 22, 2009
    The Criminalization of Poverty
    Kaaryn Gustafson, University of Connecticut School of Law
    Comment: Lucy Williams

    October 22, 2009
    The Trajectory of Trauma: Bodies and Minds of Abortion Discourse
    Jeannie Suk, Harvard Law School
    Comment: Martha Davis

    November 10, 2009
    Market Conditions and the Non-price Terms in Contracts
    Albert Choi, University of Virginia School of Law
    Comment:  Dan Austin

    February 16, 2010
    Regulating the New Property
    Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Northeastern University School of Law
    Comment: Peter Enrich

    March 9, 2010
    Coming to Terms with a Global Economy Governed by Local Rules:
    How a Global Economic Policy Perspective Can Help
    Dan Danielsen, Northeastern University School of Law
    Comment: James Hackney

    April 8, 2010
    The Financial Crisis of 2008: An Intellectual History
    James Hackney, Northeastern University School of Law
    Comment: David Phillips

    May 11, 2010
    Topic TBA
    Patricia Williams, Columbia Law School

  • Thursday, September 25, 2008
    Do You Swear to Tell the Truth, the Whole Truth, and Nothing but the Truth Against Your Child?
    Hillary B. Farber, Assistant Professor, Northeastern University College of Criminal Justice, Visiting Assistant Professor, Northeastern University School of Law
    Commentator:  Mary O'Connell

    Thursday, October 23, 2008
    Analytical Jurisprudence and the Concept of Commercial Law
    John Linarelli, Professor of Law, University of La Verne College of Law
    Visiting Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
    Commentator:  James Hackney

    Tuesday, January 27, 2009
    Averting a Legitimation Crisis and the Paradox of the War on Terror
    Daniel R. Williams, Associate Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
    Commentator:  Deborah A. Ramirez

    Tuesday, March 17, 2009
    Property in Crisis
    Rashmi Dyal-Chand, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
    Commentator:  TBA

    Thursday, April 2, 2009
    Anti-Civil Rights Violence: The Case of Southwest Mississippi
    Margaret Burnham, Professor of Law, Northeastern University School of Law
    Commentator:  Michael Meltsner

    Tuesday, May 12, 2009
    The Contemporary Development of Housing Rights in Europe in the Context of Public International Law
    Dr. Padraic Kenna, Faculty of Law, National University of Ireland, Galway
    Commentator:  Hope Lewis

  • Thursday, October 4, 2007
    Beth Thornburg, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law
    Continuity and Change at the Boundaries of Law and Culture: Lessons from the Lawtalk Project
    Comment: Stephen Subrin

    Tuesday, October 23, 2007
    Keith Fisher, Northeastern University School of Law
    Reclaiming the Tenth Amendment for Consumer Protection
    Comment: Peter Enrich

    Tuesday, January 22, 2008
    Elizabeth Wilson, Attorney, Washington, DC
    Is Torture All in a Day's Work? Scope of Employment, the Absolute Immunity Doctrine and Civil Torture Litigation Against US Federal Officials
    Comment: Daniel Givelber

    Tuesday, February 19, 2008
    Katerina Linos, Harvard University Society of Fellows
    International Law and Social Policy Reform
    Comment: Martha Davis

    Thursday, March 13, 2008
    Katherine Franke, Columbia Law School
    Longing for Loving
    Comment: Janet Halley

    Thursday, April 3, 2008
    Sharon Dolovich, Harvard Law School
    Culpability, Prison Conditions and the Eighth Amendment
    Comment: Michael Meltsner

    Thursday, May 1, 2008
    Randall Kennedy, Harvard Law School
    Sellout: The Politics of Racial Betrayal
    Comment: Hope Lewis

    Tuesday, May 13, 2008
    Libby Adler, Northeastern University School of Law
    The Gay Agenda
    Comment: Taylor Flynn

  • September 26, 2006
    Sanford V. Levinson, University of Texas
    Where the Constitution Goes Wrong
    Comment: Peter Enrich

    October 31, 2006
    Eric Blumenson, Suffolk University
    Killing in Good Conscience
    Comment: Daniel Givelber

    November 14, 2006
    Paul Butler, George Washington University
    The Future of Justice
    Comment: James Hackney

    December 12, 2006
    Jennifer Levi, Western New England
    Sex Discriminatory Dress Codes
    Comment: Libby Adler

    January 19, 2007
    Ruth Gordon, Villanova University
    The Poorest Nations in the International System: Subsisting on the Periphery
    Comment: Karl Klare

    January 30, 2007
    Daniel Williams, Northeastern University
    After the Gold Rush Part I: Hamdi, 9/11 and the Dark Side of Enlightenment

    February 20, 2007
    Tseming Yang, Vermont Law School
    China's Environmental Regulatory System and the Songhua River Spill
    Comment: Lee Breckenridge

    March 8, 2007
    Deidre Smith, University of Maine
    Expert Medical Testimony in ADA Cases
    Comment: Wendy Parmet

    March 27, 2007
    David Phillips, Northeastern University
    A Micro History: The Multiple Identities of Georg Cohn and the Multiple Meanings of Article 49(6) of the Fourth Geneva Convention
    Comment: James Rowan

    April 17, 2007
    C. Edwin Baker, University of Pennsylvania
    Media Concentration: Why Ownership Matters
    Comment: Michael Meltsner

    May 15, 2007
    Dan Danielsen, Northeastern University
    Transnational Regulation of Foreign Investment and the Legal Reconstruction of the Development State
    Comment: Rashmi Dyal-Chand

  • September 22, 2005
    Jennifer Wriggins
    University of Maine
    Race and Torts
    Response - James Hackney

    October 27, 2005
    Mary Dudziak
    Making Law/Making War in a World on Fire
    University of Southern California
    Response - Michael Meltsner

    November 17, 2005
    Susan Silbey
    MIT, Dept of Anthropology
    After Legal Consciousness: Popular Culture and the Hegemonic Rule of Law
    Response - Rashmi Dyal-Chand

    December 15, 2005
    Philip Bobbitt
    University of Texas
    January 19, 2006
    TBA

    February 16, 2006
    Michael Klarman
    University of Virginia
    Brown and Lawrence (and Goodridge)
    Response - Taylor Flynn

    March 16, 2006
    Kilaparti Ramarkrishna
    Woods Hole Research Center
    (Visiting at Fletcher School)
    Sustainability and International Law - Problems and Prospects
    Response - Lee Breckenridge

    April 20, 2006
    Sharon Dolovich
    University of California, Los Angeles
    The Scope of Eighth Amendment Protection for Prisoners
    Response - Daniel Williams

    May 18, 2006
    Michael Stein
    William & Mary
    Disability and Development: A Case Study of the World Bank
    Response - Hope Lewis