Research Roundtables

Attendance at all Research Roundtables is by invitation only. If you are interested in receiving an invitation, please send your request to: searlecenter@law.northwestern.edu.



Research Roundtable on Women in the Workplace-Perspectives from the Academy and the Corporate World

Thursday, March 12-Friday, March 13, 2015

Confirmed Participants:

  • Katharine T. Bartlett, Duke University School of Law
  • Laurie Bassi, McBassi & Company
  • Lori A. Beaman, Department of Economics, Northwestern University
  • Mary Anne Case, The University of Chicago Law School
  • Pamela Coukos, U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP)
  • Cari Dominguez, Loma Linda University Adventist Health Sciences Center and Former Chair of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (2001-2006)
  • William E. Doyle, Jr., Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
  • Zev Eigen, Northwestern University School of Law
  • China Gorman, Great Place to Work
  • Effenus Henderson, HenderWorks (former Chief Diversity Officer, Weyerhaeuser)
  • Joni Hersch, Vanderbilt Law School 
  • Katherine M. Kimpel, Sanford Heisler, LLP
  • Emily J. Martin, National Women’s Law Center
  • Ann C. McGinley, William S. Boyd Law School, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Gregory Mitchell, University of Virginia School of Law
  • Robert L. Nelson, Northwestern University and American Bar Foundation
  • Muriel Niederle, Department of Economics, Stanford University
  • Laura Beth Nielsen, American Bar Foundation
  • David Ong, Peking University  HSBC Business School
  • Destiny Peery, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Nicola Persico, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Gowri Ramachandran, Southwestern Law School
  • Paola Sapienza, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Shirley Davis Sheppard, SDS Enterprises, LLC
  • Matthew L.  Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  • Julie C. Suk, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, Yeshiva University
  • Michael Waterstone, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Lee Webster, University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB)
  • Deborah M. Weiss, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  • Kimberly A. Yuracko, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Michael Zimmer, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

Additional details forthcoming.


Third Annual Research Roundtable on Patents and Technology Standards

Thursday, April 9-Friday, April 10, 2015

Confirmed Participants:

  • John Allison, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
  • Pere Arqué-Castells, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Benjamin Balsmeier, KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business
  • Talia Bar, Department of Economics, University of Connecticut
  • Justus Baron, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Kyriakos Drivas, Department of Agricultural Economics & Rural Development, Agricultural University Of Athens
  • Claire Economidou, Department of Economics, University of Piraeus
  • Lee  Fleming, University of California, Berkeley
  • Stuart J. Graham, Georgia Institute of Technology
  • Kirti Gupta, Qualcomm Incorporated
  • Alan C. Marco, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Yann Ménière, Cerna - MINES ParisTech
  • Richard Miller, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Javier Miranda, U.S. Census Bureau
  • Amanda F. Myers, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office
  • Lisa Larrimore Oullette, Stanford Law School
  • Tim Pohlmann, Mines ParisTech and Technische Universität Berlin
  • Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern University School of Law
  • Mark Snyder, Qualcomm Inc.
  • Matthew L.  Spitzer, Searle Center on Law, Regulation, and Economic Growth
  • Daniel F. Spulber, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • Tony W. Tong, Leeds School of Business, University of Colorado
  • Nicolas van Zeebroeck, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management, Université Libre de Bruxelles

Additional details forthcoming.


Research Roundtable on Animal Law and Regulation

Thursday, July 9-Friday, July 10, 2015

Additional details forthcoming.


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