Faculty Workshops

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2018-2019 Faculty Workshop Series

The Faculty Workshop Series for Northwestern Law faculty will take place in the Faculty Commons from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. CLE credits will be offered and lunch will be provided.

Note: Papers are private and accessible to Northwestern Law faculty only. 

Monday, September 10
Daniel Rodriguez, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Barry Weingast, Stanford University
Engineering the Modern Administrative State: Political Accommodation and Legal Strategy in the New Deal Era

Thursday, September 13
Matthew Kugler, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
An Empirical Investigation of Biometric Privacy Harms

Monday, September 17
Raymundo Gama, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
A Gender Perspective on Evidence: The Case of Mexico

Alberto Puppo, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Local Priority in Italian Courts, from Ferrini vs Germany to Flatow vs Iran: Just the Law, Beyond Good and Evil

Thursday, September 20
Micaela Alterio, Instituto Tecnológico Autónomo de México
Reactive vs. Structural Approach: A Public Law Response to Populism

Monday, September 24
Christopher Walker, The Ohio State University
The New World of Agency Adjudication

Monday, October 1
Jordan Blair Woods, University of Arkansas
Policing, Autonomous Vehicles, and Officer Danger

Thursday, October 4
Nadav Shoked, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Cities Taxing New Sins: The Judicial Embrace of Local Excise Taxation

Monday, October 8
Herbert Hovenkamp, University of Pennsylvania
Regulation and the Marginalist Revolution

Monday, October 15
Daniel Markovits, Yale Law School
The Meritocracy Trap

Friday, October 19
Jim Pfander, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Alex Reinhart, Cardozo Law, and Joanna Schwartz, UCLA
Ziglar V. Abbasi and the Myth of Personal Liability

Monday, October 22
Steven Davidoff Solomon, University of California Berkeley
Passive Investors

Thursday, October 25
Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
The Law and Economics of Environmental, Social, and Governance Investing by a Fiduciary

Monday, October 29
Beth Colgan, University of California Los Angeles
Wealth-Based Penal Disenfranchisement

Monday, November 5
Elizabeth Kamali, Harvard University
Tales of the Living Dead: Dealing with Doubt in Medieval English Criminal and Civil Law

Monday, November 12
Daniel Ho, Stanford University
Quality Review of Mass Adjudication: A Randomized Natural Experiment at the Board of Veterans Appeals, 2002-16

Thursday, November 15
Sarath Sanga, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Network Effects in Corporate Governance

Monday, November 19
Melissa Murray, New York University
Consequential Sex: #MeToo, Masterpiece Cakeshop, and Private Sexual Regulation

Monday, January 7
Maggie McKinley, University of Pennsylvania
Federal Indian Law as Paradigm Within Public Law

Monday, January 14
James Spindler, University of Texas at Austin
Salary History Bans and Gender Discrimination

Monday, January 28
Kristen Underhill, Columbia University
Sham Experimentation, Sham “Evidence-Based” Policy

Thursday, February 7
Barry Wimpfheimer, Northwestern University (Jewish Studies)
Excerpt from The Talmud: A Biography

Monday, February 11
Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Form as Formalization

Thursday, February 14
Jennifer Shinall, Vanderbilt University
Anticipating Accommodation

Monday, February 18
Joseph Blocher, Duke University

Monday, February 25
Sam Erman, University of Southern California
Inventing the rules of blood and of soil: Nineteenth-century origins of birthright citizenship

Monday, March 4
Gerald Torres, Cornell University
Decolonization: Treaties, Resource Use, and Environmental Conservation

Thursday, March 7
Laura Pedraza-Fariña, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
A Network Theory of Patentability

Monday, March 11
Shelley Welton, University of South Carolina
Decarbonization in Democracy

Thursday, March 21
Martha Minow, Harvard Law School
The Changing Ecosystem of News and Challenges for Freedom of the Press

Monday, April 1
Michelle Anderson, Stanford University
The Fight to Save the Town

Thursday, April 4
Tamar Kricheli-Katz, Tel Aviv University
Those Who Tan and Those Who Don’t: A Natural Experiment on Race Discrimination

Monday, April 8
Hiroshi Motomura, University of California Los Angeles
The New Migration Law: A Roadmap for an Uncertain Future

Monday, April 15
G. Marcus Cole, Stanford University
Jurisdictional Competition in the Market for Chinese Companies

Thursday, April 18
Shawn Bayern, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (Visiting from Florida State University)
The Radical Implications of Modern Legal Organizations

Monday, April 29
Daphna Lewinsohn-Zamir, University of Chicago (Visiting from Hebrew University)
What's in a Name? The Disparate Effects of Identifiability on Offenders and Victims of Sexual Harassment 

Monday, May 6
David Schwartz, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Gender Discrimination in Online Markets

Monday, May 13
Karen Tani, University of California Berkeley
Training the Citizen-Enforcers of Disability Rights, 1978-1982: A Case Study in Law and Democracy

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2018 Summer Workshop Series

The Summer Workshop Series for Northwestern Law faculty will take place in the Faculty Commons from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. CLE credits will be offered and lunch will be provided.

Note: Papers are private and accessible to Northwestern Law faculty only.

Tuesday, June 5
Andrew Koppelman
The Corruption of Libertarianism

Monday, June 18
Zach Clopton, Cornell Law School
Making State Civil Procedure

Tuesday, July 10
Emily Kadens
Cheating Pays

Monday, August 6
Tonja Jacobi
The New Oral Argument: Justices as Advocates

Monday, August 13
Eleanor Wilking
Independent contractor or employee? The changing relationship between firms and their workforce and potential consequences for the U.S. income tax

Thursday, August 23
Faculty Projects Day

Monday, August 27
David Shapiro
Solitary Confinement in the Young Republic

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2017-2018 Faculty Workshop Series

The Faculty Workshop Series for Northwestern Law faculty will take place in the Faculty Commons from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. CLE credits will be offered and lunch will be provided.

Note: Papers are private and accessible to Northwestern Law faculty only. 

Monday, August 21, 2017
William Henderson, Indiana University
Diffusion of Innovation in the Legal Industry

Monday, August 28
Lauren Rivera, Northwestern University (Kellogg)
When Two Bodies Are (Not) a Problem: Gender and Relationship Status Discrimination in Academic Hiring

Monday, September 11
Janice Nadler and David Dana
Regulation, Public Attitudes, and Private Governance

Tuesday, September 19
David Skeel, University of Pennsylvania
Oversight Boards, Municipal Bankruptcy, and the Path to Puerto Rico
Article 1
Article 2
Article 3

Monday, September 25
Eliav Lieblich, Tel Aviv University
The Case Against Police Militarization

Monday, October 9
Julie Cohen, Georgetown University
Between Truth and Power: The Legal Construction of Informational Capitalism, chapters 1 and 2 ("Everything Old Is New Again - Or Is It?" and "The Biopolitical Public Domain"). 
**Readers pressed for time should focus on Chapter 1.

Monday, October 16
Kate Shaw, Cardozo Law
Speech, Intent, and the Executive

Monday, October 23
Thomas Lambert, University of Missouri
How to Regulate

Monday, October 30
Shitong Qiao, University of Hong Kong
Exclusionary Megacities

Monday, November 6
Elisabeth de Fontenay, Duke University
The First-Drafter Advantage in M&A

Monday, November 13
Erin Delaney, Northwestern University
The Federal Case for Judicial Review: From Structure to Rights

Monday, November 20
Richard Schragger, University of Virginia
The Attack on American Cities

Monday, November 27
Camille Gear Rich, University of Southern California
Contracting Our Way to Inequality: Race, Reproductive Freedom and the Quest for the Perfect Child

Tuesday, December 5
Workshop on Net Neutrality
James Speta and Matthew Spitzer

Monday, January 8, 2018
Daphna Renan, Harvard University
Presidential Norms and Article II

Monday, January 22
Candice Player, Northwestern University
Death with Dignity and Mental Disorder

Monday, January 29
Ganesh Sitaraman, Vanderbilt University
Public Options: How to Improve Markets, Expand Freedom, and Increase Opportunity

Monday, February 5
See Faculty Calendar for details      

Monday, February 12
Rabia Belt, Stanford University
Race, Disability, and the Vote

Monday, February 19
Charlotte Crane, Northwestern University
Uncovering a Meaning for “Direct Tax”

Monday, February 26
Steven Calabresi, Northwestern University
Individual Rights Under State Constitutions in 2018: What Rights Are Deeply Rooted in a Modern-Day Consensus of the States

Monday, March 5
Marah McLeod, University of Notre Dame
The Death Penalty as Incapacitation

Monday, March 12
Richard Briffault, Columbia University
The Challenge of the New Preemption

Thursday, April 5
Mila Sohoni, University of San Diego
Executive-Branch Lochnerism

Monday, April 16
Issa Kohler-Hausmann, Yale University
Eddie Murphy and the Dangers of Counterfactual Causal Thinking About Detecting Racial Discrimination

Monday, April 23
Allison Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania
Health Care's Market Bureaucracy

Monday, April 30
Alan Sykes, Stanford University
The Economic Structure of International Investment Agreements with Implications for Treaty Interpretation and Design

Monday, May 7
Jennifer Laurin, University of Texas
Criminal Mass Error and Institutional Design

Monday, May 14
David Rabban, University of Texas
First Amendment Academic Freedom

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