Faculty Speaker Series

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 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!

2020-2021

September 23, 2020
Catherine Fisk
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

September 30, 2020
Dr. Joan Mahoney
Dr. Joan Mahoney
University of Southampton Law School

New Book Presentation:
MI5, the Cold War, and the Rule of Law

October 5, 2020
Alan O. Sykes
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)

October 13, 2020
Professor Franco Ferrari
Professor Franco Ferrari
New York University School of Law

Limitations to Party Autonomy in
International Arbitration

October 23, 2020
Jonathan Baker
Professor Jonathan B. Baker
American University Washington College of Law

Oligopoly Coordination, Economic Analysis,
and the Prophylactic Role of Horizontal Merger Enforcement

October 26, 2020
Joy Milligan
Professor Joy Milligan
University of California Berkeley Law

Remembering: The Constitution and
Federally Funded Apartheid

November 5, 2020
Professor Charles Jalloh
Professor Charles C. Jalloh
Florida International University College of Law

New book presentation: The Legal Legacy
of the Special Court for Sierra Leone

November 10, 2020
Kevin Woodson
Professor Kevin Michael Woodson
Richmond School of Law

Book presentation: Beyond Bias:
The Hidden Hindrances of Race in the Elite Workplace

November 16, 2020
Jack M. Balkin
Professor Jack M. Balkin
Yale Law School

New book presentation: The Cycles of
Constitutional Time

November 30, 2020
Elise C. Boddie
Professor Elise C. Boddie
Rutgers Law School

January 26, 2021
RonNell Anderson Jones
Professor RonNell Andersen Jones
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law

February 1, 2021
Angela Onwuachi-Willig
Dean Angela Onwuachi-Willig
Boston University School of Law

February 9, 2021
Professor Aya Gruber
Professor Aya Gruber
University of Colorado School of Law


Sex Exceptionalism in Criminal Law

February 18, 2021
Professor Gina-Gail S. Fletcher
Professor Gina-Gail S. Fletcher
Duke Law

February 24, 2021
Professor Jamila Michener
Professor Jamila Michener
Cornell University

March 2, 2021
Professor Maxime A. Burkett
Professor Maxine A. Burkett
University of Hawai'i at Mānoa
William S. Richardson Schoool of Law

Negative Feedback Loops and
Climate Migration: Ensuring Equity and
Equilibrium in the Governance
of 21st Century Human Mobility

March 8, 2021
Professors Miller and Roseman
Professors Alice M. Miller &
Mindy Jane Roseman
Yale Law School

March 30, 2021
Charlton Copeland
Professor Charlton Copeland
University of Miami School of Law

April 5, 2021
Kristin Nicole Henning
Professor Kristin Nicole Henning
Georgetown Law

April 15, 2021
Ajay K. Mehrotra
Professor Ajay K. Mehrotra
Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law;
American Bar Association

April 19, 2021
Paul Stephan
Professor Paul B. Stephan
University of Virginia School of Law

International Human Rights and
Multinational Corporations: An FCPA Approach

 

 The Law of COVID-19 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. Stotzky, Professor 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 Newman, Professor Rebecca Sharpless, Professor Kele Stewart

 

Watch Recording from March 30th

 

 2019-20: See Past Speakers

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

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

 

 2018-19: See Past Speakers

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

 

 2017-18: See Past Speakers

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

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

 

 2016-17: See Past Speakers

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"

November 10, 2016
Professor Donald Jones
University of Miami School of Law
Cert. Talk: Pena-Rodriguez v. Colorado

November 9, 2016
Professor Rebecca Sharpless
University of Miami School of Law
Cert. Talk: Jennings v. Rodriguez

October 19, 2016
Professor Martha Mahoney
University of Miami School of Law
Why Don't WE Leave? Confrontation, Confusion, and the Failure of Legal Scholars to Move On from a "Syndrome" Framework for Domestic Violence

September 30, 2016
Professor Alicia Plerhoples
Georgetown Law
Nonprofit Displacement and the Pursuit of Charity Through Public Benefit Corporations

September 28, 2016
Professor Patrick Gudridge
University of Miami School of Law
Dissent Within Orthodoxy

September 23, 2016
Professor David Skeel
University of Pennsylvania Law School
The Empty Idea of "Equality of Creditors"

September 19, 2016
Professor Andrew Levin
Columbia University Department of Psychiatry
Identification and Management of Vicarious Trauma

September 16, 2016
Professor Steven Dean
Brooklyn Law School
Demolition Blues: Text, Intent and Taxation in the United States, the United Kingdom and France

September 14, 2016
Professor Sergio Campos
University of Miami School of Law
Cert. Talk: Microsoft v. Baker

September, 2016
Professor Andrew Ferguson
UDC David A. Clark School of Law
The "Smart" Fourth Amendment

September 2, 2016
Professor Seth Davis
Berkeley Law
Minor Courts, Major Questions

August 31, 2016
Professor Caroline Bradley
University of Miami School of Law
Financial Stability, Regulation and Politics: Risks, Uncertainties and the International Financial System

August 29, 2016
Professor Andrea Freeman
University of Hawaii William S. Richardson School of Law
A Rehabilitative Reparations Approach to Racial Discrimination Against Credit Card Consumers

August 26, 2016
Professor Kaaryn Gustafson
UCI Law
Reconceptualizing Debt through a Critical Lens

 

 2015-16: See Past Speakers

April 25, 2016
Internal Speaker Roundtable
Professors David Abraham, Leigh Osofsky & Madeleine Plasencia
University of Miami School of Law

April 11, 2016
Professor Alejandro Portes
University of Miami School of Law & Princeton University
Growing Up in America and Spain: A Comparative Analysis of the Immigrant Second Generation (Longitudinal Study)

April 6, 2016
Rob Smith
The University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Constitutional Liberty and the Progression of Punishment

April 1, 2016
Professor Jim Rossi
Vanderbilt Law School
The Brave New Path of Energy Federalism

March 30, 2016
Professor Nick Petersen
University of Miami College of Arts and Sciences
Cumulative Racial Disadvantage in Death Penalty Institutions: A "Life Course" Analysis of Pre-Trial Punishment Disparities in Homicide Cases

March 21, 2016
Professor John C.P. Goldberg
Harvard Law School
Rights, Wrongs and Recourse: A Theory of Tort Law

February 29, 2016
Professor Einer Elhauge
Harvard Law School
Contrived Threats v. Uncontrived Warnings: A General Solution To The Puzzles of Contractual Duress, Unconstitutional Conditions, and Blackmail

February 23, 2016
Professor Donna Coker
University of Miami School of Law
Restorative Justice and Sexual Assault on Campus

February 19, 2016
Professor Christopher Slobogin
Vanderbilt Law School
Policing As Administration

February 8, 2016
Professor Barry Friedman
NYU Law
Unwarranted: Fixing Policing in America

January 26, 2016
Professor Carol Steiker
Harvard Law School
Regulating the Death Penalty to Death

January 20, 2016
Professor Felix Mormann
Texas A&M University School of Law
A Tale of Three Markets: Comparing the Renewable Energy Experiences of California, Texas, Germany

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. We look forward to seeing Miami faculty and students at our virtual Legal Theory Workshops this year!

Location & Time

In adherence to University regulations and recommendations surrounding COVID-19 and in-person events, all talks will be held virtually via Zoom and each will begin at 12:30 p.m. EDT.(As classes begin at 2:00 p.m., all talks will conclude at 1:50 p.m.) 

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. We look forward to seeing Miami faculty and students at our virtual Legal Theory Workshops this year!

Location & Time

In adherence to University regulations and recommendations surrounding COVID-19 and in-person events, all talks will be held virtually via Zoom and each will begin at 12:30 p.m. EDT.(As classes begin at 2:00 p.m., all talks will conclude at 1:50 p.m.)