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.

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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 4
Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern Law
Policing and Personal Economics: Job Security, Assignment, and Police Misconduct
October 11
Martha Minow, Harvard Law, visiting Northwestern Law
October 18  
Tonja Jacobi, Northwestern Law
Comparative Exceptionalism? Strategy and Ideology in the High Court of Australia

October 25
Rafael Pardo, Emory Law
On the Racist Origins of 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
November 15           
Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern Law
Designing Programming Languages for Law
November 22
Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Drexel Kline School of Law
Political Conduct and the First Amendment
November 29
Jim Pfander, Northwestern Law
Popular Actions in Eighteenth Century America: Diffuse Law Enforcement for a Partisan World
December 6
Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School

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2020-2021 Faculty Workshop Series

The Faculty Workshop Series for Northwestern Law faculty will take place 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 to faculty via email in advance of each workshop.  

September 28
Dan Rodriguez, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Transportation, Law, and the Problem of Escape

October 5
Jennifer Arlen, NYU School of Law
Can the Law Change Preferences?

October 12
David Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
The Social Cost of Contract

October 26
Kristen Eichensehr, University of Virginia School of Law
The Youngstown Canon: Vetoed Bills and the Separation of Powers

November 2
Jennifer Robbennolt, Illinois College of Law
Perceptions of Settlement

November 9
Lauren Sudeall, Georgia State University College of Law
Praxis and Paradox in Eviction Court

November 16
Michael Kang, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Joanna Shepherd, Emory School of Law
Free to Judge?

November 23
Stephanie Stern, Chicago-Kent College of Law

December 14 
Dan Rodriguez and Bernard Black, Northwestern Law and Justin Sperry (MSL ’21), Pfizer
Bernie Black, Law and Policy of Coronavirus December 2020

January 11
Matthew Kugler, Northwestern Law
Public Attitudes Towards Deepfakes

January 19 (Tuesday)
Avani Mehta Sood, UC Berkeley School of Law
Reaching a Verdict: Testing the Legal and Psychological Effects of Verdict Format in Criminal Cases

January 25
Nora Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School
Pursuing Public Health Through Litigation: Lessons from Tobacco and Opioids

February 1
Alice Ristroph, Brooklyn Law School
The Second Amendment in a Carceral State

February 8
Mitu Gulati, Duke Law
Legal Air Cover

February 15
Christopher Odinet, University of Iowa Law
Modernizing Mortgage Law

February 22
Thomas Frampton, University of Virginia School of Law
The Dangerous Few

March 1
Katherine Stone, UCLA Law
Arbitration - From Sacred Cow to Golden Calf: Three Phases in the History of the Federal Arbitration Act

March 8
LaToya Baldwin Clark, UCLA Law
Stealing Education

March 15
Nicole Stelle Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School
Religious Covenants

March 22
Sharece Thrower, Vanderbilt University
Presidential Constraints on Supreme Court Decision-Making

March 30 (Tuesday)
Alex Stremitzer, ETH Zurich
Aspirational Rules

April 5
Victor Quintanilla, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Digital Inequalities and Access to Justice: Dialing into Zoom Court Unrepresented

April 12
Rachel Sachs, Washington University School of Law
New Innovation Models in Medical AI

April 19
Katrina Wyman, NYU School of Law
The Private/Public Divide in Property

April 26
Ariela Gross, USC Gould School of Law
Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

May 3
William Forbath, University of Texas School of Law
The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution

May 17
Neha Jain, University of Minnesota Law School
Manufacturing Statelessness

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2020 Summer Faculty Workshop Series

At each of these sessions, two faculty members will discuss their summer research project.

June 15
Charlotte Crane and Matthew Kugler

June 22
Steve Lubet and Jim Pfander

June 29
Bob Burns and Jay Koehler

July 6
Steve Calabresi and Laura Pedraza-Fariña

July 13
John McGinnis and Max Schanzenbach

July 20
Zach Clopton and Deb Tuerkheimer

July 27
Bernie Black and Michael Barsa/David Dana

August 3
Paul Gowder and Emerson Tiller

August 10
Dave Schwartz and Nadav Shoked

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