Faculty Speaker Series


The Legal Theory Workshop Series and the Internal Speaker Series

Miami Law provides an intensely engaged laboratory for discussion of faculty works-in-progress in its Legal Theory Workshop Series and its Internal Speaker Series. We are proud to say that our Legal Theory Workshops every year feature a diverse range of distinguished scholars discussing their innovative legal scholarship over a range of important topics. Our Internal Speaker talks focus inward, on the germinating works of our own faculty colleagues. These and other elements of Miami Law’s scholarly engagements demonstrate a commitment to a rich and inclusive intellectual life.

All University of Miami faculty are invited to attend. All others should contact Alina Hernandez at ahernandez@law.miami.edu to obtain a copy of the presentation paper prior to the lecture date. Students must also contact Alina Hernandez to RSVP. Come join us!

Spring 2023

February 15, 2023

Professor Bennett Capers

Professor Bennett Capers
Fordham University School of Law

"Listening to Defendants"

February 20, 2023

Professor Patrick O. Gudridge

Professor Patrick O. Gudridge
University of Miami School of Law

"Scipio Africanus Jones and Oliver Wendell Holmes: Moore v. Dempsey Writ Large"

March 6, 2023

Professor Samual Moyn

Professor Samual Moyn
Yale Law School

“To Save Democracy from Juristocracy: J.B. Thayer and the Tragic Origins of Constitutional Theory”

March 8, 2023

Professor Kevin Ashley

Professor Kevin Ashley
University of Pittsburgh School of Law

“Toward Automatically Identifying Legally Relevant Factors”

March 20 , 2023

Professor Thalia González

Professor Thalia González
UC Hastings Law

“The State of Restorative Justice in American Criminal Law”

March 22, 2023

Professor Frances R. Hill

Professor Frances R. Hill
University of Miami School of Law

"Unfinished Constitutional Business: Citizenship and Voting in a Federal Republic"

March 27, 2023
March 29, 2023

Professor Elizabeth Iglesias

Professor Elizabeth Iglesias
University of Miami School of Law

April 3, 2023
April 10, 2023

Alejandro Portes

Professor Alejandro Portes
University of Miami School of Law
“Dominant Ideologies of Immigration and a Rational Approach Toward Its Future Management”

2022: Past Speakers

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  • Fall 2022

    November 21, 2022
    Professor Mark Hall
    Wake Forest Law

    November 16, 2022
    Professor Tanya K. Hernández
    Fordham University School of Law

    November 14, 2022
    Professor Monica Hakimi
    Columbia Law School

    October 24, 2022
    Professor Kathryn Judge
    Columbia Law School

    October 19, 2022
    Professor Gabriel Scheffler
    University of Miami School of Law

    October 3, 2022
    Professor A. Michael Froomkin/David Froomkin
    University of Miami School of Law

    September 12, 2022
    Professor Khaled A. Beydoun
    Wayne State University

  • Spring 2022

    March 23, 2022
    Professor Bijal Shah
    Arizona State University
    Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law

    March 9, 2022
    Professor David Ciepley
    Aarhus Institute of Advanced Studies,
    Aarhus University, Denmark

    February 28, 2022
    Professor Norrinda Hayat
    Rutgers Law School

    February 23, 2022
    Professor Erin Carroll
    Georgetown Law

    February 21, 2022
    Professor Sarah Haan
    Washington & Lee School of Law

    February 16, 2022
    Professor I. Glenn Cohen
    Harvard Law School

    February 7, 2022
    Professor Alejandro Portes
    University of Miami School of Law

    January 31, 2022
    Professor Tamara Rice Lave
    University of Miami School of Law

    January 24, 2022
    Professor Nicholson Price
    University of Michigan Law

2021: Past Speakers

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  • Fall 2021

    November 8, 2021
    Professor Paul B. Stephan
    University of Virginia School of Law
    Book Talk: The Crisis in International Law - Systems
    Shocks, National Populism, and the Battle
    for the World Economy

    November 1, 2021
    Professor Pablo Rueda-Saiz
    University of Miami School of Law
    Territory as a Victim of Armed Conflict

    October 25, 2021
    Professor Andrew Elmore
    University of Miami School of Law
    Labor's New Localism

    October 18, 2021
    Professor Kunal Parker
    University of Miami School of Law
    The Turn to Process in American Legal Thought,

  • Spring 2021

    Professor Paul B. Stephan
    University of Virginia School of Law
    International Human Rights and
    Multinational Corporations: An FCPA Approach

    April 19, 2021
    Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig
    Boston University School of Law
    The Trauma of Injustice

    April 15, 2021
    Professor Ajay K. Mehrotra
    Northwestern University Pritzker
    School of Law; American Bar Foundation
    Stanley S. Surrey: A Life in Taxes

    April 5, 2021
    Professor Kristin Nicole Henning
    Georgetown Law
    New book project:
    The Rage of Innocence:How America Criminalizes Black Youth

    March 30, 2021
    Professor Charlton Copeland
    University of Miami School of Law
    Victory by Another's Name:
    Gay Stigma, The Ryan White Care Act,
    and the Development of
    a National AIDS Policy

    March 17, 2021
    Professor Alejandro Portes
    University of Miami School of Law &
    Princeton University
    The Rise of National Populism:
    Causes and Possible Solutions

    March 8, 2021
    Professors Alice M. Miller &
    Mindy Jane Roseman
    Yale Law School
    The New Now and the Imperative
    to Re-think in "Rethinking Human Rights
    and the Criminal Law

    March 2, 2021
    Professor Maxine A. Burkett
    University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
    William S. Richardson School of Law
    Evolution or Collapse?
    Climate Change and the International Legal Order

    February 24, 2021
    Professor Jamila Michener
    Cornell University
    Uncivil Democracy: Race, Power and
    Civil Legal Inequality

    February 18, 2021
    Professor Gina-Gail S. Fletcher
    Duke University School of Law
    Equality Metrics

    February 9, 2021
    Professor Aya Gruber
    University of Colorado School of Law
    Sex Exceptionalism in Criminal Law

    January 26, 2021
    Professor RonNell Andersen Jones
    University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
    The U.S. Supreme Court’s Characterizations
    of the Press: An Empirical Study

  • Webinars

    Special: Miami Law Faculty Present the Law of Covid-19 Webinars

    Miami Law faculty are presenting a series of free, online webinars on many of the critical socio-legal issues raised by the COVID-19 pandemic to broad audiences of faculty members and scholars, law students and Miami Law alumni, the judiciary, other members of the legal community, and the general public.

    April 14th: The Law of COVID-19: Miami Law Addresses Politics in Pandemic America

    The COVID-19 pandemic raises legal issues on every front and this webinar addressed some of the most important of those issues and gave attendees an opportunity to hear remarks from distinguished faculty experts - from both the Law School and the Department of Political Science at the University of Miami - on a variety of questions this pandemic raises for and about politics. The discussion ranged over constitutional, statutory and policy issues - such as the challenges of holding a general election in the context of a pandemic (including, for voters, how to vote to enhance election security and voter participation, and for candidates, how to campaign and raise funds); the impacts of disasters on presidential election outcomes; Congressional and state legislative responses to COVID-19; the politics of our healthcare financing system, especially Medicaid and the Affordable Care Act in pandemic conditions; and the politics of class and sovereign authority in the U.S. and elsewhere under pandemic conditions. 

    Featured Miami Law and University of Miami FacultyModerator/Panelist -  Professor Charlton CopelandPanelists - Professor David AbrahamProfessor Frances R. HillProfessor Gregory KogerProfessor Gabriel Scheffler

    Watch Recording from April 14th

    April 7th: "The Law of COVID-19: Miami Law Addresses Crime and Law in Pandemic America"

    Expert Miami Law faculty, as well as a distinguished judge, provided an overview of various ways in which the virus and responses to it intersect with criminal law and process. Among topics explored: challenges of remote judicial operations; the impact of the pandemic on prison conditions; concerns about prisoner release programs; challenges presented by domestic violence responses; moral panic and the increase in gun sales; the extent of criminalization assisted by global surveillance; the privacy-reducing impact of technological innovations; and the types of financial crimes weaponized by the pandemic. 

    Featured Miami Law FacultyModerator -  Professor Donna CokerPanelists - The Honorable Jennifer D. BaileyProfessor Donald M. JonesProfessor Irwin P. StotzkyProfessor Scott E. Sundby, Professor Teresa J. Verges

    Watch Recording from April 7th

    March 30th: "The Law of COVID-19: Miami Law Addresses Civil and Human Rights, Public Health, Financial Stability, Poverty, and Privacy Law in Pandemic America"

    The first of a planned trio of webinars, the session offered an overview of some ways in which the virus and responses to it intersect with civil rights, human rights, public health, financial stability, technology, and privacy. It also provided a lens on the operation of courts and the judiciary dealing with vulnerable populations. 

    Featured Miami Law Faculty: Moderator - Professor Caroline Bettinger-LópezPanelists - Professor Caroline M. BradleyProfessor Mary Anne FranksProfessor JoNel NewmanProfessor Rebecca SharplessProfessor Kele Stewart

    Watch Recording from March 30th

2020: Past Speakers

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  • Fall 2020

    November 30, 2020
    Professor Elise C. Boddie
    Rutgers Law School
    New Book Presentation:
    Geographies of Justice: The Hidden Stories of
    Race, Law, and the Search for
    Ordinariness in Everyday Spaces

    November 16, 2020
    Professor Jack M. Balkin
    Yale Law School
    New Book Presentation: The Cycles of
    Constitutional Time

    November 10, 2020
    Professor Kevin Michael Woodson
    University of Richmond School of Law
    New Book Presentation: Beyond Bias:
    The Hidden Hindrances of Race in the Elite Workplace

    November 5, 2020
    Professor Charles C. Jalloh
    Florida International University College of Law
    New Book Presentation: The Legal Legacy
    of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

    October 26, 2020
    Professor Joy Milligan
    University of California Berkeley Law
    Remembering: The Constitution and
    Federally Funded Apartheid

    October 23, 2020
    Professor Jonathan B. Baker
    American University Washington College of Law
    Oligopoly Coordination, Economic Analysis,
    and the Prophylactic Role of Horizontal Merger Enforcement

    October 13, 2020
    Professor Franco Ferrari
    New York University School of Law
    Limitations to Party Autonomy in
    International Arbitration

    October 5, 2020
    Professor Alan O. Sykes
    Stanford Law School
    The Law and Economics of “Forced” Technology Transfer and
    Its Implications for Trade and Investment Policy
    (and the U.S.–China Trade War)

    September 30, 2020
    Dr. Joan Mahoney
    University of Southampton Law School
    New Book Presentation:
    MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

    September 23, 2020
    Professor Catherine Fisk
    University of California Berkeley Law
    Protection by Law, Repression by Law:
    Bringing Labor Back Into the Study of Law and
    Social Movement Studies

  • Spring 2020

    March 5, 2020
    Professor Deborah N. Archer
    New York University School of Law
    White Men’s Roads Through Black Men’s Homes: Advancing Racial Equity Through Highway Reconstruction

    February 28, 2020
    Professor David Harris
    University of Pittsburgh School of Law
    A City Divided: Race, Fear, and the Law in Police Confrontations

    February 24, 2020
    Distinguished Lecturer: Professor Claudio Grossman
    American University Washington College of Law

    February 24, 2020
    Professor Nicole Huberfeld
    Boston University School of Law
    Is Medicare for All the Answer? Assessing the Health Reform Gestalt as the ACA Turns 10

    February 18, 2020
    Professor Ediberto Roman
    Florida International University College of Law
    No Trespassing America: Fear and Hate as Bedrocks of
    Contemporary National Security Discourse

    February 13, 2020
    Professor Jorge Contesse
    Rutgers Law School
    Ruling through Advice: The Use of Advisory Jurisdiction in International Human Rights Law

    February 11, 2020
    Professor Alejandro Portes
    University of Miami School of Law & Princeton University
    Bifurcated Immigration and the End of Compassion

    February 5, 2020
    Professor David Abraham
    University of Miami School of Law
    Group Rights and Individual Minority Rights in Immigrant Societies, Then and Now

    February 3, 2020
    Professor Rhonda Magee
    University of San Francisco School of Law
    Mindfulness and Legal Education: Reflections on Practices for High Performance,
    Wellbeing and The Inner Work of Justice for All

    January 16, 2020
    Professor Susan Bandes
    DePaul College of Law
    Closure in the Criminal Courtroom: The Birth and Strange Career of an Emotion

2019: Past Speakers

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  • Fall 2019

    October 4, 2019
    Professor Blake Hudson
    University of Houston Law Center
    The Long Road Home: Fighting Climate Change Via the Interstate Highway System

    October 3, 2019
    Professor Jenia Iontcheva Turner
    SMU Dedman School of Law
    Demystifying Plea Bargains

    September 23, 2019
    Professor Osamudia James
    University of Miami School of Law
    Surfacing Status: A Relational Theory of Harm in Racial Justice & LGBTQ Equality

    September 19, 2019
    Professor Ganesh Sitaraman
    Vanderbilt Law School
    Regulation and the Geography of Inequality

    September 12, 2019
    Professor Etienne Toussaint
    UDC David A. Clarke School of Law
    Dismantling the Master’s House: Toward A Justice-Based Theory Of Community Economic Development

    August 29, 2019
    Professor Martha Mahoney
    University of Miami School of Law
    Why Didn’t WE Leave? The Failure of Law Professors to Move on from a “Battered Woman Syndrome” Framework for Intimate Partner Violence

    August 19, 2019
    Professor Monica Bell
    Yale Law School & Yale University
    Anti-Segregation Policing

  • Spring 2019

    April 22, 2019
    Professor Jessica Silbey
    Northeastern University School of Law
    Against Progress: Intellectual Property and Fundamental Values in the Internet Age

    March 7, 2019
    Professor Howard Wasserman
    Florida International University School of Law
    Precedent, Particularized Injunctions, and Judicial Departmentalism: A Model of Constitutional Adjudication

    February 28, 2019
    Professor Deborah Weissman
    UNC School of Law
    In Pursuit of Economic Justice: The Political Economy of Domestic Violence Laws & Policies

    February 25, 2019
    Professor Miranda Spieler
    The American University of Paris
    Slave Voice and the Legal Archive: The Case of Freedom Suits before the Paris Admiralty Court

    February 14, 2019
    Professor Christopher Brummer
    Georgetown Law
    What Should Be Disclosed in an Initial Coin Offering?

    February 7, 2019
    Professor Mark Drumbl
    Washington and Lee University School of Law
    From Timbuktu to The Hague: Destruction of Cultural Property as a War Crime

    January 28, 2019
    Professor Ariela Gross
    USC Gould School of Law
    Claiming Freedom in the Age of Revolution 1763-1831

2018: Past Speakers

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  • Spring 2018

    April 23, 2018
    Professor Brian Bix
    University of Minnesota Law School
    Family Agreements

    April 12, 2018
    Professor Patrick Gudridge
    University of Miami School of Law
    Charlottesville All Together Now

    April 10, 2018
    Professor Alejandro Portes
    University of Miami School of Law & Princeton University
    Driving into the Flood: Traffic and Climate Change

    April 2, 2018
    Professor Michael Froomkin
    University of Miami School of Law
    When AIs Outperform Doctors: The Dangers of a Tort-induced Over-reliance on Machine Learning and What (Not) to Do About It

    March 26, 2018
    Professor Tonja Jacobi
    Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
    The New Oral Argument: Justices as Advocates

    March 5, 2018
    Professor Pamela Foohey
    Indiana University Maurer School of Law
    Life in the Sweatbox

    February 26, 2018
    Professor Susan Bandes
    DePaul University College of Law
    Share Your Grief But Not Your Anger: Victims and the Expression of Emotion in Criminal Justice

    February 19, 2018
    Professor Priscilla Ocen
    Loyola Law School
    Incapacitating Motherhood

    February 8, 2018
    Professor Mehrsa Baradaran
    University of California Irvine Law
    The Color of Money: Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

    February 7, 2018
    Professor Maxine Burkett
    University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
    Behind the Veil: Climate Migration, Regime Shift, and a New Theory of Justice

    February 5, 2018
    Professor Scott Norberg
    Florida International University College of Law
    JD’s and Jobs: The Case for an ABA Accreditation Standard on Graduate Employment Outcomes

    January 29, 2018
    Professor Sam Kalen
    University of Wyoming College of Law
    Energy Follies: Energy Transition Decisions and Their Consequences for Modern Energy Policy

2017: Past Speakers

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  • Fall 2017

    October 4, 2017
    Professor Teresa Verges
    University of Miami School of Law
    Cert. Talk: NLRB v. Murphy Oil USA, Inc.

    August 31, 2017
    Professor Sergio Campos
    University of Miami School of Law
    The Uncertain Path of Class Action Law

  • Spring 2017

    April 24, 2017
    Professor Reid Weisbord
    Rutgers Law School
    Boilerplate and Default Rules in Wills Law: An Empirical Analysis

    April 17, 2017
    Professor Martha Jones
    Johns Hopkins Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
    Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America

    April 10, 2017
    Professor Caroline Mala Corbin
    University of Miami School of Law
    Cert. Talk: Trinity Lutheran v. Pauley

    April 7, 2017
    Professor Kevin Stack
    Vanderbilt University Law School
    Internal Administrative Law

    April 5, 2017
    Professor Alejandro Portes
    University of Miami School of Law & Princeton University
    Miami: The Last Twenty-Five Years

    April 3, 2017
    Professor Anthony Jack
    Harvard Graduate School of Education
    (No) Harm in Asking: Class, Acquired Cultural Capital, and Academic Engagement at an Elite University

    March 28, 2017
    Professor Lili Levi
    University of Miami School of Law
    Cert. Talk: Star Athletica v. Varsity Brands

    March 9, 2017
    Professor David Luban
    Georgetown Law
    Arendt After Jerusalem: The Moral and Legal Philosophy

    March 6, 2017
    Professor Alexander Kedar
    University of Haifa Faculty of Law
    Contested Geographies: The Bedouins of the Negev in International and Comparative Law Perspectives

    February 17, 2017
    Professor Jose Gabilando
    Florida International University College of Law
    Miami-FIU Exchange
    Supporting Cuba's Sanctions Claim Against the United States: The Case for Netting

    February 13, 2017
    Professor Eric Talley
    Columbia Law School
    Contracting Out of the Fiduciary Duty of Loyalty: An Empirical Analysis of Corporate Opportunity Waivers

    February 9, 2017
    Professor W. Michael Reisman
    Yale Law School
    Legal Decisions and Their Implementation in International Law

    February 7, 2017
    Professor Hannibal Travis
    Florida International University College of Law
    Miami-FIU Exchange
    Counter-IP Conspiracies: Patent Alienability and the Sherman Antitrust Act

    February 6, 2017
    Professor Noah Messing
    Yale Law School
    Legal Writing, Civil Procedure, and Persuasion: Rethinking First Principles in the First Semester

    January 30, 2017
    Professor Muneer Ahmad
    Yale Law School
    Teach-In on the Executive Order "Muslim Ban"

2016: Past Speakers

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For Information & RSVP

All University of Miami faculty are invited to attend. Interested Miami Law students and University of Miami faculty not at the Law School should please contact Alina Hernandez ahernandez@law.miami.edu to obtain a copy of the presentation paper and the Zoom registration link prior to the workshop date.