Faculty Workshops

In the Faculty Workshop series, top scholars from other institutions present works-in-progress (articles or books) to Northwestern Law faculty members. Faculty members provide feedback and pose questions. Workshops are held every week throughout the academic year, with topics covering a wide range of doctrinal legal fields and research methodologies. 

During the summer, Faculty Workshops are dedicated to presentations by members of the Northwestern Law faculty. At summer's end, the Law School holds Faculty Projects Day, at which almost all faculty members present their ongoing research projects.


Spring 2023 Faculty Workshop Series | 2022 Summer Faculty Workshop Series | 2021-2022 Faculty Workshop Series


Spring 2023 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.

Note: Papers are private and accessible to Northwestern Law faculty only. Zoom information will be sent upon request.

 

March 13
Michael Birnhack, Tel Aviv University, visiting Northwestern Law
The Temporal Dimension of Surveillance
 
March 27
David Law, University of Virginia School of Law
The Politics of Judicial Dialogue

April 3
Marc Spindelman, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, visiting Northwestern Law
Dobbs' Sex Equality Troubles

April 10
Cary Martin Shelby, Washington & Lee University School of Law, visiting Northwestern Law
Racism and Systemic Risk

April 17
Joshua Kleinfeld, Northwestern Pritzker Law
Social Trust in Criminal Justice: A Metric - Part II
 
April 24
Fred Smith Jr., Emory Law
Spiritual Reparations
 
May 1
Rachel Harmon, University of Virginia School of Law
Law and Orders
 
May 15
Darrell Miller, Duke Law
Technology, Tradition, and "The Terror of the People"

May 22
LaToya Baldwin Clark, UCLA Law
Whose Child Is This? Education, Property, and Belonging

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2022 Summer Faculty Workshop Series

At each of these sessions, faculty members will discuss a work-in-progress. 

June 6
Andy Koppelman
The Increasingly Dangerous Variants of the "Most-Favored-Nation" Theory of Religious Liberty

June 21 (Tuesday)
Bernie Black

July 11
Paul Gowder
Should Critics of the Administrative State also be Police Abolitionists?

July 25
Ajay Mehrotra
Nixon's VAT: The Rise and Fall of the 1970s National Value-Added Tax to Fund Education

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2021-2022 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.

Note: Papers are private and accessible to Northwestern Law faculty only. Zoom information will be sent upon request.

September 13
Supreme Court Review & Preview Panel
Chair: Tonja Jacobi 
Panelists: David Shapiro, Michael Kang
 
September 14 (Tuesday)
Veronica Root Martinez, Notre Dame Law, visiting Northwestern Law
Monitors as Information Brokers

September 20       
Kate Litvak, Northwestern Law
 
September 27         
Merritt McAlister, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Rebuilding the Federal Circuit Courts
 
October 11
Martha Minow, Harvard Law, visiting Northwestern Law
Equality vs. Equity
 
October 18  
Tonja Jacobi, Northwestern Law
Comparative Exceptionalism? Strategy and Ideology in the High Court of Australia

October 25
Rafael Pardo, Emory Law
Race Matters in Bankruptcy Federalism
 
November 1
Bernie Black, Northwestern Law
A COVID-19 Risk Calculator: Mortality Rates and Loss of Life Expectancy
 
November 8
Rebecca Allensworth, Vanderbilt Law School
The Dark Side of Professional Licensing
 
November 15           
Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern Law
Coding the Code: Catala and Computationally Accessible Tax Law
 
November 22
Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Drexel Kline School of Law
How the Liberal First Amendment Under-Protects Democracy
 
November 29
Jim Pfander, Northwestern Law
Public Law Litigation in Eighteenth Century America: Diffuse Law Enforcement for a Partisan World
 
December 6
Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School
Fragile Financial Regulation
 
January 11, 2022 (Tuesday)
Julie Suk, Fordham School of Law, visiting Northwestern Law
After Misogyny: Law and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

January 31
Kate Masur, Northwestern University
The Privileges and Immunities Clause, the Rights of Free African Americans, and the Making of the Fourteenth Amendment
 
February 14
Christine Chabot, Loyola School of Law
The Lost History of Delegation at the Founding
 
March 7
Minor Myers, UConn School of Law
SPACs and the Corporate Foundations of Capital Market Innovation
 
March 14
Carissa Hessick, UNC School of Law
The Prosecutor Lobby
 
March 28
Stephen Rushin, Loyola School of Law
An Empirical Assessment of Pretextual Stops and Racial Profiling
 
April 4
John McGinnis, Northwestern Law
Prospective Overruling

April 11
Albertina Antognini, Arizona Law
Sexual Agreements
 
April 18
Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern Law
What is the University-Student Contract?
 

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