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Faculty and Research

Faculty Workshops 2015-16

For additional information about Law Faculty Workshops, contact Guyora BinderLight food and refreshments will be available 30 minutes prior to each workshop.

Unless noted otherwise, workshops are held in the Cellino and Barnes Conference Center. Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m.; talk will begin at 12:30 p.m.

* Papers are only available for download to UB faculty and staff. To download the papers, please use your UBID name and password.

Upcoming Workshops

Feb. 5

Guyora Binder
Title: "Patterns of Research Productivity and Impact at Public AAU Law Schools"

Feb. 12

Mitchell Lecture: Where is the legal profession today and where is it likely to go in the future?
Featuring Professor Gillian Hadfield (USC), Professor Bryant Garth (Irvine), and Professor David Wilkins (Harvard)
Time: 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Location: Room 106

Feb. 19

Irus Braverman
Title: "Bombs, Trees, and Sunken Ships in the Colony: Bureaucracies of Contamination and Cleanup"

Feb. 26

Adriaan Lanni, Harvard Law School (Baldy Speaker)

Mar. 4

Martha McCluskey

Mar. 11

Rachael K Hinkle (UB Political Science)
Title: "The Role and Impact of Briefs in the U.S. Supreme Court"

Mar. 25

Anya Bernstein
Title: "How Courts Interpret Statutes: Selecting Text, Constructing Context"

April 1

Tony O'Rourke
Title: "Vagueness and Institutional Conflict in Constitutional Law"

April 8

Mitchell Lecture: What are the implications of changes in the legal profession for law schools and legal education?
Featuring Professor Gillian Hadfield (USC), Professor Bryant Garth (Irvine), and Professor David Wilkins (Harvard)
Time: 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Location: Room 106

April 15

Marianne Constable, UC Bereley Dept. of Rhetoric (Baldy Speaker)

April 22

Robert Steinfeld
Title: "Written Constitutions as Political Limitation: The Constitutional System of the American States in the 1770s"

April 29

Doug Kysar, Yale Law School (Baldy Speaker)

May 2

Cheng-Yi Huang, Academia Sinica, Taiwan (Baldy Speaker)
Title: "Constitutional Moments in Transitional Democracies

Past Workshops

November 13

James Gardner
Title: "Justice Brennan and the Foundations of Rights Federalism" [Download]

November 20

Joseph Heath (University of Toronto, Philosophy) - Baldy Center Distinguished Speaker
Title: "Cost-Benefit Analysis as an Expression of Liberal Neutrality"

October 30

William Ian Miller, Baldy Center Distinguished Speaker
Title: "Drawing Lines in the Sand: of outlaws, cod, strangers, barking dogs, babies, and sanctuary" [Download]

October 16

Rebecca Schmidt (Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow)
Title: "Greening the Olympics: Regulatory Commodities Exchange and Public-Private Cooperation" [Download]

October 9

Justin Simard (Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow)
Title: "Frontier Property" [Download]

September 18

Matthew Steilen
Title: "Due Process as Choice of Law" [Download]

September 11

John Henry Schlegel
Title: “. . . and Law?” [Download]


Summer Law Review Camp

August 11

Laura Ford, presenter, "Patenting the Social"

Matthew Dimick, presenter, "Law, Tax and Inequality"

August 17

9:30 a.m. Mark Bartholomew, presenter, “Adcreep: the New Advertising and the Legal System’s Failure to Respond” [Download]

11:00 a.m. Jennifer Pacella (CUNY Business School), presenter, " Conflicted Counselors: Retaliation Protections for Attorney-Whistleblowers in an Inconsistent Regulatory Regime" [Download]

12:45 p.m. Michael Halberstam, presenter, “The American Advantage in Civil Procedure? An Autopsy of the Deutsche Telekom Litigation” [Download]

August 18

11:00 a.m. Anthony O'Rourke, presenter, “Constitutional Vagueness and Institutional Conflict” [Download]

12:45 p.m. Anya Bernstein, "Constructing Context in Statutory Interpretation", [Download]

July 23

11:00 a.m. Christine Bartholomew, presenter, "The Inferiority of Superiority"
                Jessie Owley, Todd Brown, commentators
12:30 p.m. Jessie Owley, presenter, "The New Agriculture: From Food Farms to Solar Farms"
                 Matt Steilen, Christine Bartholomew, commentators

July 24

11:00 a.m. Michael Boucai, presenter, "Is Assisted Procreation an LGBT Right?"
                Lucinda Finley, Steve Paskey, commentators
12:30 p.m. Steve Paskey, presenter, "Telling Refugee Stories: Narrative, Trauma, Credibility, and the Adjudication of Asylum Claims in the United States"
                Rick Su, Michael Boucai, commentators