Professor Susan Haack recently gave a talk on “Religion, Evolution, and the U.S. Constitution” at the South East Alabama Federation of Atheists. She will also give a series of lectures in the Faculty of Law at the University of Medellin, Colombia including “Introduction to U.S. Evidence Law on Expert Testimony,” “Federal Philosophy of Science: Popper on Trial,” “Peer Review and Publication: Lessons for Lawyers,” “Proving Causation: The Weight of Combined Evidence,” and “Correlation and Causation: The ‘Bradford Hill Criteria’ in Epidemiological, Legal, and Epistemological Perspective.” Professor Haack holds a joint appointment in the Philosophy Department and the Law School. She is Distinguished Professor in the Humanities, Cooper Senior Scholar in Arts and Sciences. Her work ranges from philosophy of logic and language, epistemology, metaphysics, philosophy of science, Pragmatism—both philosophical and legal—and the law of evidence, especially scientific evidence, to social philosophy, feminism, and philosophy of literature.
Professor Osamudia James was invited to give a talk at the University of Florida Levin School of Law, based on her paper, "White Like Me: The Negative Impact of the Diversity Rationale on White Identity Formation," which will be published in the NYU Law Review. Professor James writes and teaches in the areas of Education Law, Race and the Law, Administrative Law, and Torts. She was recently named co-recipient of the 2014 Derrick A. Bell, Jr. Award.
Professor Leigh Osofsky made a presentation at the American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting regarding tax salience. She also made a number of recent presentations regarding her current research paper, “Beyond ‘Worst-First’ Tax Law Enforcement.” The paper examines a variety of compliance literatures to suggest a new method for the allocation of scarce enforcement resources. Recent presentations of the paper were at the Indiana University Tax Policy Colloquium, the UCLA Tax Policy and Public Finance Workshop, and at the Pepperdine Tax Policy Workshop Series.