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Clason Speaker Series

Since 1988 the Clason Speaker Series has provided a venue for legal experts to present works in progress on current legal topics through lectures to the Western New England University School of Law community. Insightful, thought-provoking, and a source of lively discussion, the Clason Speaker Series provides a valuable forum for the discussion of current topics in the legal academy. All lectures are held during the lunch hour in the Law School Common.  Open to students, alumni, the University community, and the general public.

History

The series is named after Charles R. Clason, a prominent local attorney and member of the U.S. House of Representatives who held the position of Dean of the School of Law from 1954 to 1970. At that time, Western New England University provided part-time legal education only. During Clason’s tenure all classroom instruction was provided by adjunct faculty who were eminent practitioners of the law. Clason worked to ensure that the faculty developed as academicians, while not forsaking their mission to provide practical legal education.

A resident of Springfield, Clason spent most of the 1920s in the Western Massachusetts District Attorney’s office, first as an Assistant District Attorney, then as District Attorney. A Republican, Clason represented the Second Congressional District of Massachusetts from 1936 to 1948. He was awarded an honorary doctor of letters degree in 1970 in recognition of his many years of educational service to Western New England University. Clason passed away in 1985 at the age of 94.

Today, the School of Law is an ABA-accredited, AALS-member institution, and Clason lives on through the Charles and Emma Clason Endowment Fund, which provides for speakers who enhance the academic environment for faculty and students.

Upcoming and Recent Speakers

April 8, 2019
Kathryne M. Young: How to Be-Sort of-Happy in Law School 
Professor Young works at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, where she teaches courses on policing, evidence, law and society, and social psychology. She received her J.D. from Stanford Law School in 2011 and her Ph.D. in sociology from Stanford University in 2014. "How to Be Sort of Happy in Law School" is Professor Young’s first book, and was named one of Above the Law’s “Distinguished Dozen” legal books of 2018.
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April 3, 2019
Karen Kendra Holmes and Kylar Broadus: Transgender Military Ban - Organizing Marginalized Communities of Color
Karen Kendra Holmes works for the Federal Government as a Safety Officer and is a strong advocate for the Transgender Community. She has received numerous awards for her advocacy and service.
Kylar Broadus is the senior public policy counsel at the National LGBTQ Task Force and the director of the organization’s Transgender Civil Rights Project, as well as the founder of the Missouri-based Trans People of Color Coalition.
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February 25, 2019
Arthur Miller: What are Courts For? (View Video)
Arthur R. Miller LL.B., CBE, is one of the nation’s most distinguished legal scholars in the areas of civil litigation, copyright, unfair competition, and privacy. Miller joined NYU School of Law from Harvard Law School, where he not only earned his law degree but also taught for 36 years. A renowned commentator on law and society, he won an Emmy for his work on PBS’s The Constitution: That Delicate Balance and served for two decades as the legal editor for ABC’s Good Morning America.
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November 7, 2018
John Tingle: Global Patient Safety Law, Policy, and Practice-With Particular Focus on Developing and Transitioning Countries (View Video)
Professor Tingle is an Associate Professor at Nottingham Law School, Nottingham Trent University in the UK. He has a fortnightly magazine column in the British Journal of Nursing where he focuses on patient safety and the legal aspects of nursing and medicine.
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October 24, 2018
Annette M. Martinez-Orabona, Esq.: "(Un)Natural Disasters and Human Rights: Hurricane Maria and the Politics of Disaster in Puerto Rico" (View Video)
Professor Martinez-Orabona is the Director for the Caribbean Institute for Human Rights and Clinical Professor of Law at the Inter-American University of Puerto Rico.

Past Speakers


2015-2016 

October 14, 2016
Gender and Incarceration Symposium
 – sponsored by the Western New England Law Review & Clason Speaker Series 
The Gender and Incarceration Symposium featured an interdisciplinary discussion related to contemporary issues facing incarcerated individuals, such as parental rights of incarcerated people, treatment of transgender inmates, sexuality-based segregation, sexual violence, pregnancy, solitary confinement, and the intersection of race and gender in confinement.                                                                                                                            _______________________________________________________________________________________
January 28, 2016
Martha M. Ertman: Love and Contracts (View Video)
Carole & Hanan Sibel Research Professor, University of Maryland School of Law
Professor Ertman teaches Contracts, Commercial Law, and Contract Drafting courses and writes about the role of contracts in family relationships, homemaking labor, reproductive technologies, and polygamy.
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February 22, 2016
Danielle Bessett: Sociology and the Law: Collaborating to Improve Abortion Access (View Video)
Assistant Professor of Sociology and Women's Gender, And Sexuality Studies, University of Cincinnati
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September 22, 2015
Katharine B. Silbaugh: Reactive to Proactive: Title IX's Unrealized Capacity to Prevent Campus Sexual Assault  (View Video)
Professor of Law, Boston University
Professor Silbaugh is an expert on gender, family care, and household labor, as well as various topics in education law such as testing, bullying, and Title IX.
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October 13, 2015
C. Thomas Brown: Litigating Marriage Equality: A Law Firm Attorney's Role in Obergefell v. Hodges (View Video)
Senior Associate, Ropes & Gray, Boston, MA
Attorney Brown specializes in Federal securities law, mergers and acquisitions law, and other complex transactional matters.
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October 26, 2015 
Dr. Christina M. Greer: "Race, Gender and American Democracy" (View Video)
Professor of Political Science, Fordham University
Professor Greer's research and teaching focus on American politics, black ethnic politics, urban politics, quantitative methods, and public opinion. She is the author of Black Ethnics: Race, Immigration, and the Pursuit of the American Dream.


2014-2015 

March 26, 2015 
Denis Binder, Professor:
The Increasing Application of Criminal Law in Accidents and Disasters  (View Video)
Chapman University Law School
Professor Binder has been teaching law for 43 years, with 18 of them at the Western New England University School of Law. His teaching specialties include Antitrust, Environmental Law, Torts, and Toxic Torts.
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April 17, 2015 
Margaret Haung: From the Classroom to the Courthouse, Bringing Human Rights Home to the U.S.(View Video)
U.S Chief of Staff and Deputy Executive Director, Campaigns and Programs for Amnesty International USA
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April 18, 2015 
Purvi Shah: Federal Civil Rights Litigation and Activism in Matters of Police Use of Force
Director of the Bertha Justice Institute at the Center for Constitutional Rights, and member of the Ferguson Legal Defense Committee
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September 15, 2014
Federico Fabbrini:
Fundamental Rights in Europe: A Comparative Perspective (View Video)
Senior Assistant Professor, Tilburg Law School
Decades after the creation of the European Union (EU), nations within the EU continue to struggle with fundamental differences of opinion as to what human rights should be protected, and where the authority to protect those rights comes from. Federico Fabbrini, Senior Assistant Professor of European & Comparative Constitutional Law at the Tilburg Law School in the Netherlands, will discuss his text, Fundamental Rights in Europe, comparing and contrasting models of federalism and human rights protection in the EU and the US and offering insight into what lies ahead for the continent.
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October 27, 2014
Phil Tegeler: 
50 Years After the Civil Rights Act: The Challenge of Ending Segregation in Housing and Education (View Video)
Executive Director, PRRAC
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November 3, 2014 
Judy Rabinovitz: Surge of Central American Migrants at the Border and the Politics of Immigration Reform: Reflections from 25 Years of Fighting for Immigrants' Rights (View Video)
Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants' Rights Project


2013-2014 

February 10, 2014
Peter Wagner L'03: Overdosing on Prisons: Tackling the Side Effects of the United States’ Globally Unprecedented Use of the Prison (View Video)
Executive Director, Prison Policy Initiative
Many people intuitively understand how prison and jail might be harmful for the 2.2 million people behind bars; and a growing number of people are coming to understand how the prison system also punishes families and communities. But often left unaddressed is how the political decision to lock up 1% of out adult population harms our entire society. Peter Wagner L’03, Executive Director of the Prison Policy Initiative, will discuss the hidden costs of mass incarceration for our democracy, our economy, and public safety. Wagner cofounded the Prison Policy Initiative in 2001 to build a Western New England independent study project into a national movement against prison gerrymandering. So far, his efforts have led to legislation protecting our democracy from the prison system in four states, including in Maryland where the law he helped write was affirmed by the Supreme Court.
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March 26, 2014
Jared D. Correia, Esq.:"Firm Foundations: Managing the Small Firm and Individual Practitioner" (View Video) 
 Assistant Director and Senior Law Practice Advisor at LOMAP
Jared D. Correia, Esq. is the Assistant Director and Senior Law Practice Advisor at LOMAP. Before joining LOMAP, Jared managed CLE publications and the Casemaker research engine for the Massachusetts Bar Association. He has also been a practicing lawyer in small firms where he mostly focused on personal injury, real estate, and disability law. Jared is a frequent speaker for local,  regional, and national lawyers’ groups. He is a regular contributor to local and national legal publications, including Attorney at Work, which includes his monthly column, “Managing”. Jared is the author of the American Bar Association publication “Twitter in One Hour for Lawyers”. He is featured on a quarterly podcast at Solo Practice University. Jared presented at ABA TECHSHOW 2013 on remote access and social media marketing.
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November 14, 2013
Robin Craig"New Directions in State Public Trust Doctrines in a Climate Change Era" (View Video)
Professor of Law, S. J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah
Professor Craig will give a quick overview of the basics of the public trust doctrine and discussion of the U.S. Supreme Court's apparently final—but still problematic—abdication of public trust doctrine authority to the states in PPL Montana v. Montana. She will then look at the different directions states are going with their public trust doctrines, including the ecological public trust doctrines and the very new atmospheric public trust doctrines, and end with a brief look at how these new and expanded public trust doctrines might help us cope with climate change.
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October 16, 2013
Karl S. Coplan: The Climate Activism Model: Civil Rights, Prohibition, or Abolition? (View Video)
Professor of Law, Pace Law School 
The radical economic and social changes necessary to address global warming are expected to be driven by law and legal institutions, says Professor Coplan, but law-driven social changes of this magnitude, while not unprecedented, are scarce. Today’s climate activist model resembles the civil rights movement of the 1960s and also the temperance and prohibition movements. And a successful shift to a carbon-free economy might resemble the abolition of slavery more than any of these.
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September 23, 2013
Michael B. Gerrard: Can the Law Save Island Nations from Drowning? (View Video)
Professor of Law, Columbia School of Law
Around the world, but especially in the Pacific, the habitability and, eventually, the very survival of several small island nations are threatened by rising seas, largely as a result of increasing greenhouse gas emissions. Professor Gerrard will address the international and domestic legal mechanisms that exist or can be imagined to help these nations, and to deal with the expected international refugee crises.


2012-2013

April 5, 2013
Professor Wadie Said: The Criminal Terrorist Prosecution (View Video)
University of South Carolina School of Law
Taking a page from his forthcoming monograph, The Criminal Terrorist Prosecution (Oxford University Press), Professor Said explored the phenomenon of the modern terrorist prosecution. Noting its evolution over time, particularly since the September 11, 2001 attacks, he focused on the ways federal courts have shifted the law in favor of prosecution, creating a kind of terrorist exception to the normal rules of criminal prosecution.
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March 12, 2013
Professor Penelope Andrews: Conditional Interdependence and Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women's Human Rights (View Video)
President and Dean, Albany Law School
Speaking about the topics raised in her recent book, From Cape Town to Kabul: Rethinking Strategies for Pursuing Women's Human Rights, Dean Andrews explored ways to approach gender equality and women’s human rights in an array of political, legal, and cultural contexts. She examined the possibilities and limitations of feminist legal theory in religious, indigenous, and “othered” communities.
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January 29, 2013
Professor Fionnuala Ní Aoláin: Rethinking Reparations for Conflict-Related Sexual Violence (View Video)
Dorsey and Whitney Chair in Law, the University of Minnesota Law School
Professor of Law at the University of Ulster’s Transitional Justice Institute in Belfast
While the harms caused by sexual violence experienced by men, women, and children during armed conflict have become better known, little attention has been paid to the need for reparations for the victims. Ní Aoláin examined these harms, and argued that criminal accountability is insufficient; innovative and transformative reparations are essential to address the multiple, interlinked effects of sexual violence.
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October 22, 2012
Professor Jennifer Gordon: The Public Interest Lawyer and the Quest for Immigrant Workers' Rights (View Video)
Fordham University School of Law


2011-2012

March 6, 2012
Mary Anne Case: You're telling me it's wrong to do to the prisoners what the Army does to its own soldiers?: Gender Performance Requirements of the U.S. Military in the War on Islamic Terrorism (View Video)
University of Chicago School of Law
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January 19, 2012
Atty. Wendy Murphy: Campus Rape, Title IX, and the New Guidelines: New Clarity and New Controversies (View Video)
New England School of Law
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November 8, 2011 
Professor Richard Wilson: Writing History in International Criminal Trials (View Video)
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October 25, 2011
Professor Claudio Grossman: The Future of the Inter-American System of Protection of Human Rights (View Video)
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September 13, 2011
Ms. Jennifer HarburyU.S. Torture Practice: The Guatemala Experience (View Video)


2010-2011

February 2011
Professor Intisar Rabb: Internal Criticism and Legal Change in Islamic Law: Criminal Law Reform in Iran
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October 12, 2010
Professor Wilma Liebman: More Rights, Fewer Jobs? Labor Law During Hard Times (View Video)
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September 20, 2010

Professor Scott Horton: The Obama Administration and the War on Terror—Continuity or Change You Can Believe In? (View Video)
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August 24, 2010
Professor Gabriel Chin: 
Quasi-Crime and Quasi-Punishment: Criminal Process effects of Immigration Status (View Video)


2009-2010

April 8, 2010
Professor Kimberly Mutcherson: Feel Like Makin’ Babies: Mapping the Borders of the Right to Procreate in a Post-Coital World (View Video)
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March 4, 2010
Professor Erin Murphy: Databases, Deterrence, and the Future of Constitutional Criminal Procedure (View Video)
University of California, Berkeley, School of Law
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February 18, 2010
Professor Robert M. Chesney: The Emerging Law of Military Detention: Guantanamo and Beyond? (View Video)
Professor in Law, the University of Texas at Austin School of Law
Professor Chesney discussed the impact of Boumediene v. Bush and explored the consequential responsibilities that have fallen on the United States District Court for the District of Columbia.
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October 13, 2009
Professor Michael Wishnie: The Immigration Debate: From the Berkshires to Washington (View Video)
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November 2009

Professor Laura Dickinson: Outsourcing War and Peace
Foundation Professor of Law, the Sandra Day O’Conner College of Law at Arizona State University
Professor Dickinson shared insights from her upcoming monograph, Outsourcing War and Peace, discussing the increasing privatization of military functions, foreign aid, and government diplomacy, and the challenges of legal accountability resulting from such privatization. 
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September 2009
Professor Bethany Berger: Williams v. Lee and the Debate Over Indian Equality
In a landmark 1958 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed the jurisdiction of Indian tribal courts for disputes that occur on Indian land in the case of Williams v. Lee. Professor Berger discussed the case and the impact it had on Indian equity.
University of Connecticut School of Law


2008-2009

October 8, 2008
Professor David Hall: Multiple Intelligences and the Practice of Law (View Video)
Northeastern University School of Law
This lecture explored the emerging scientific developments associated with emotional, social, and spiritual intelligences and the roles they play in developing effective and well-balanced lawyers. A special emphasis was placed on the development of spiritual intelligence within the context of the legal profession, the subject of his book, The Spiritual Revitalization of the Legal Profession: A Search for Sacred Rivers (Edwin Mellen Press, 2005).
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October 3, 2008
Professor Michael Ratner: The First 100 Days: Restoring our Constitution (View Video)
President, The Center for Constitutional rights
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November 17, 2008 
Professor Stephanie Robinson: Election 2008: Race, Gender, Power, and the Future of America (View Video)

President and CEO of The Jamestown Project
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February 2009
Dr. David Michaels: Doubt is Their Product: Manufactured Uncertainty and Public Health (View Video)
Interim Chairman of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the George Washington University School of Public Health and Health Services
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March 2009
David Singleton: Diligence Alone Won't Do: Representing Indigent Defendants Zealously (View Video)
Executive Director, the Ohio Justice and Policy Center


2007-2008

April 2008
Professor Lolita Buckner Inniss: A 'Ho New World: Raced and Gendered Insult as Ersatz Carnival and the Corruption of Freedom of Expression Norms
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March 2008
Professor Dan Kahan: Whose Eyes Are You Going to Believe—An Empirical (and Normative) Assessment of Scott v. Harris
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November 2007
Professor John Zeleznikow: Using Information Technology to Support the Resolution of Disputes
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October 2007
Professor Anthony Roisman: 
Reintegrating Public Interest Lawyering into the Legal Profession and Legal Education
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September 2007
Atty. Andrew Beckerman-Rodau ’81: The Attack on Intellectual Property Law—Is It Justified?


2006-2007

March 2007
Professor Cheryl Wade
Dean Harold F. McNiece: Advancing The Corporate Discourse About Race
Professor of Law at St. John's University School of Law
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February 2007
Professor James Stribopoulos: Does a Judge's Party of Appointment or Gender Matter to Case Outcomes?
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January 2007
Professor Kent Greenfield: The Failure of Corporate Law
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October 2006
Professor Robert B. Keiter: Glacier National Park and its Neighbors: A Twenty-year Study in Regional Resource Management


2005-2006

March 20, 2006
Professor Martha Ertman: New Frontiers in Private Ordering
University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law
In a world that is often ruled by buyers and sellers, those things that are often considered priceless become objects to be marketed and from which to earn a profit. Ranging from black market babies to exploitative sex trade operations to the marketing of race and culture, Professor Ertman, coauthor of Rethinking Commodification (NYU Press 2005), challenges us to reexamine the traditional legal question: “To commodify or not to commodify?”
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February 2006
Professor Zygmunt J.B. Platter: Law, Media, and Environmental Policy: A Fundamental Linage in Sustainable Democratic Governance
Boston College Law School
This talk explored some of the interrelationships between law, media, and environmental analysis at the macro level of national and international concern. It addressed issues such as global warming, endocrine disrupters in food supplies, and the micro level of on-the-ground daily lawyering in litigation and local governance and how attorneys can play a greater role in improving such matters.
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January 2006
Professor Patricia A. McCoy: Predatory Lending: Who's to Blame?
University of Connecticut School of Law
Her lecture included details about securitization and predatory lending.
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November 2005
Professor Tim Casey: Problem-Solving Courts, the Perpetual Reform of the Justice System, and the Possibilities for a Better Future
Case Western Reserve University School of Law
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October 2005
Professor Michael Tigar: The Enemy Combatant Doctrine and the Scope of Executive Power
Washington College of Law at American University
Professor Tigar spoke about the antiterrorism case Jose Padilla v. Donald Rumsfeld, et al., and its implications for civil liberties and human rights in the United States.

2004-2005

April 2005
Sir Nicholas Lyell, Q.C: Security, Justice, and Liberty in a Free Society
The former British Attorney General and Solicitor General under Prime Ministers Margaret Thatcher and John Major, Sir Nicholas is the longest continually serving law officer of the Royal Crown. His lecture focused on the nature of terrorism, the strengths and risks inherent in a free society, and the importance of defending and sharing the “priceless inheritance” of the U.K. and the U.S.
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February 2005
Professor Gerald W. Markowitz: Deceit and Denial: The Deadly Disease of Industrial Politics
John Jay College of Criminal Justice and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York
A leading authority and researcher in occupational health and safety and former Chair of the Thematic Studies Department at John Jay College, Professor Markowitz explored a variety of aspects of health policy, with special focus on the reaction of the lead paint and chemical industries’ response to the questions about product danger to public health. He detailed how his book, Deceit and Denial, provides answers to questions of dangerous environmental degradation and escalating corporate greed while offering suggestions for changing policy to offer greater protection to consumers.
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January 2005
Professor Susan R. Jones: An Economic Justice Imperative
George Washington University Law School
Professor Jones discussed the need for critical examination of current economic justice in light of globalization and technological advances. Those advances, she said, are changing the nature of work and creating information inequality as well as an overall widening of the power gap. Professor Jones is the director of The George Washington University Law School’s small business clinic.
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November 2004
Professor Lawrence Cunningham: Choosing Gatekeepers: The Financial Statement Insurance Alternative to Auditor Liability
Boston College Law School
A prolific legal scholar and authority on corporate finance, accounting, and mergers and acquisitions, Professor Cunningham's lecture explored corporate reporting reform, proposing financial statement insurance as an alternative to the existing model of financial statement auditing backed by auditor liability.
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October 2004
Professor Edward G. Rubin: Charity Begins in Washington, D.C.
University of Pennsylvania Law School
In his talk, Professor Rubin speaker focused on how the advent of the modern administrative state has changed the moral foundations of charity. He advocates that instead of private giving, citizens should vote for comprehensive social welfare programs.


2003-2004

March 2004
Professor Lance Compa: Evaluating Workplace Rights in the United States Under International Labor Standards: The Meatpacking Industry Case
Cornell University
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November 2003
Professor Saras Jagwanth: Beyond Discrimination: Positive Duties to Promote Equality
University of Cape Town
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October 2003
Barry Werth: Privacy, Politics and Hysteria: Lessons from the 1960 Smith College Homosexual Scandal
Author


2002-2003

April 2003
Professor Charles Ogletree: The Current Reparations Debate
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March 2003
Professor Marina Angel: Women Abused in 1917 and Today: A Jury of Her Peers
Temple University Law School
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February 2003
Professor Eric Muller: Civil Liberties in Wartime: The Case of the Japanese-American Draft Resisters of World War II
University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
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January 2003
Hon. Joseph F. Baca: The New Federalism
New Mexico Supreme Court Justice

2001-2002April 2002
Professor Howard Shelanski: Regulation, Deregulation, and Technological Change
University of California at Berkeley
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March 2002
Professor Angela Jordan Davis: The American Prosecutor: Independence, Power, and the Threat of Tyranny
American University Washington College of Law
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February 2002
Professor Anita Hill: Social Change and Workplace Realities: How Improved Harmony in the Workplace Affects Productivity
Brandeis University
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February 2002
Professor Paul Butler: Punishing the Crimes of Slaves: A Historical and Doctrinal Analysis
George Washington University School of Law
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January 2002
Professor Joseph Singer: Canons of Conquest: The Supreme Courts Attack on Tribal Sovereignty
Harvard Law School
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October 2001
Professor Spencer Overton:But Some are More Equal: Race, Exclusion, and Campaign Finance
University of California at Davis School of Law


2000-2001

April 2001
Professor E. Allan Farnsworth: Oops! Reflections on Mistake and the Law
Columbia Law School
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April 2001
Professor Lani Guinier: The Miner's Canary: Rethinking Race and Power
Harvard University Law School
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March 2001
Professor Sheryll D. Cashin: Middle Class Black Suburbs and the State of Integration: A Post Integrationalist Vision for Metropolitan America
Georgetown University Law Center
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November 2000
Professor Blake D. Morant: The Paradox of the Televised Fair Trial: Group Theory and the Intuitive Effects of Television
Washington and Lee University School of Law
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October 17, 2000
Professor Pedro A. Malavet: Puerto Rico: Cultural Nation, American Colony
Frederic G. Levin College of Law, University of Florida
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September 26, 2000
Professor Mary Anne Case: Molecular Constitutionalism and Community Standards
University of Chicago Law School


1999-2000

October 20, 1999
Professor Anthony Paul Farley: Jurisprudence & Human Emotions
Boston College Law School
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November 18, 1999
Joan Vermuelen, Esq.: Lawyering for Poor Communities in the 21st Century
Executive Director, New York Lawyers for Public Interest
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September 23, 1999
Professor Cynthia Fuchs Epstein: The Part-time Paradox: Gender, Work, and Family
City University of New York Graduate Center


1998-1999

February 22, 1999
Professor Austin Sarat: Imagining the Law of the Father: Loss, Dread, and Mourning in the Sweet Hereafter
Amherst College
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November 10, 1998
Professor William E. Nelson: Liberty, Equality, and Opportunity: Progressive Legalism in New York, 1920-1980
New York University School of Law


1997-1998

March 30, 1998
Professor Robert G. Bone: The Process of Making Process: A Critical Look at the Procedural Rulemaking

Boston University School of Law
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March 6, 1998
Professor David J. Luban: Rediscovering Fuller's Legal Ethics
Georgetown University Law Center
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November 13, 1997
Professor Akhil Reed Amar: The Bill of Rights: Creation and Reconstruction
Southmayd Professor of Law, Yale Law School
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October 23, 1997
Professor Anthony V. Alfieri: Black and White: The Practice of Critical Race Theory
University of Miami School of Law
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October 8, 1997
Professor Catharine Wells: Pragmatism and the Problem of Relativism
Boston College Law School


1996-1997

April 21, 1997
Professor Brian Z. Tamanaha: A General Jurisprudence for the Study of Law and Society in the
New Millennium
St. John's University School of Law
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April 7, 1997
Professor Vicki Schultz: Reconceptualizing Harassment Law
Yale Law School
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March 24, 1997
Professor Pamela S. Karlan: Just Politics?: Five Not So Easy Pieces of the 1995 Term
Roy L. & Rosamond Woodruff Research Professor, University of Virginia School of Law
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March 6, 1997
Professor Neil Gotanda: The Origins of Racial Categorization in Colonial Virginia, 1619-1705
Boston College Law School
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February 10, 1997
Professor Michael Davis: Constitutionalism in Global Perspective: Democracy, Rights, and Relativism
Chinese University of Hong Kong
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October 25, 1996
Professor Eric Orts: Shirking and Sharking: Agency, Law, Agency Costs, and a Dual Theory of the Firm
The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
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October 3, 1996
Professor James E. Fleming: Fidelity to Our Imperfect Constitution
Fordham University School of Law
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September 18, 1996
Professor Philip N. Meyer: Stories About Legal Writing in Law School, Practice, & Dreams
Vermont Law School


1995-1996

April 23, 1996
Professor Peter H. Schuck: Refugee Burden Sharing
Yale Law School
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April 16, 1996
Professor Jordan M. Steiker: Decision-making in Capital Cases
University of Texas School of Law
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March 4, 1996
Professor Paul Finkelman: Legal Ethics and Fugitive Slaves: The Anthony Burns Case, Judge Loring, and Abolitionist Attorneys
University of Miami School of Law


1994-1995

April 28, 1995
Professor Mary E. Becker: (Almost) No Such Thing as Free Speech at Work
University of Chicago Law School
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April 10, 1995
Professor Sanford Levinson: And They Whisper: Some Reflections on Flags, Monuments, and State Holidays, and the Construction of Social Meaning in a Multicultural Society
University of Texas School of Law
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February 16, 1995
Professor Susan Stefan: Issues Relating to Women and Ethnic Minorities in Mental Health Treatment Law
University of Miami School of Law
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November 28, 1994
Professor Gary J. Bernhard: University Without Walls, University of Massachusetts Amherst
"Organizational Change
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November 16, 1994
Professor Jules L. Coleman: Mischief and Fortune
Yale Law School
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September 26, 1994
Professor David Gray Carlson: On the Efficiency of Secured Lending and the Meaning and Use of the Concept of 'The Perfect Market' in Law and Economics

Yeshiva University, Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


1993-1994

February 22, 1994
Professor Linda S. Mullinex: Discovery in Disarray: The Pervasive Myth of Pervasive Discovery Abuse and the Consequences for Unfounded Rulemaking
University of Texas School of Law
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December 9, 1993
Professor Dorothy E. Roberts: Mothers and Crime
Rutgers University, S.I. Center for Law and Justice
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October 19, 1993
Professor Frederick SchauerGiving Reasons
Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University


1992-1993

April 19, 1993
Professor Carol Sanger: Girls and the Getaway: Cars, Culture, and the Law
Santa Clara University School of Law
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April 2, 1993
Professor Tracey Maclin: The Debate over the Central Meaning of the Fourth Amendment
Cornell Law School
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March 5, 1993
Professor Jack M. Balkin: Coherence and Legal Understanding
Yale Law School
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October 23, 1992
Professor Ruth Wedgwood: Use of Armed Forces in International Affairs: The Case of Panama
Yale Law School
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October 16, 1992
Professor Zipporah B. Wiseman: Soia Mentschikoff, Notes Toward a Bibliography
University of Texas School of Law


1991-1992

April 2, 1992
Professor Kendall Thomas: Beyond the Privacy Principle: Sexuality, Corporeality, and the Constitution of Power
Columbia University School of Law
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March 1992
Professor Dennis M. Patterson: Doing Law
Rutgers University School of Law-Camden
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February 1992
Professor David A. J. Richards: The Reconstruction Amendments
New York University School of Law
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February 1992
Professor Jonathan R. Macey: The Canons of Statutory Construction and Judicial Preference
University of Chicago Law School
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November 1991
Professor Judy Scales-Trent: Black Women and the Constitution: Finding Our Place, Asserting Our Rights
State University of New York at Buffalo School of Law
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November 1991
Professor Julius G. Getman: The Strike in Jay, Maine: Employers' Rights to Hire Substitute Workers for Strikers
University of Texas School of Law
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November 1991
Professor Kathryn Abrams: Sexual Harassment: Second Thoughts on the 'Reasonable Woman
Boston University School of Law
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October 1991
Professor Aviam Soifer: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts and the 1780 Constitution
Boston University School of Law
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October 1991
Professor Carol A. Weisbrod: Emblems of Federalism
University of Connecticut Law School


1990-1991

April 1991
Professor Stephen L. Carter: Affirmative Action
Yale Law School
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April 1991
Professor Owen M. Fiss: State Activism and State Censorship
Yale Law School
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February 1991
Professor Claire Dalton: Experience as a Source of Health(y) Law
Northeastern University School of Law
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November 1990
Professor Marilyn Schuster: Eliminating Bias and Prejudice from the Law School Classroom
Smith College
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October 1990
Professor James Boyd White: Justice as Translation
University of Michigan Law School
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October 1990
Professor Frances E. Olsen: The Sex of Law
University of California at Los Angeles School of Law
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October 1990
Professor E. Allan Farnsworth: For This Relief, Much Thanks: Punitive Damages in Arbitration
Columbia Law School


1989-1990

May 1990
Professor Robert Ackermann: Feminist Epistemology
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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April 1990
Professor Randy E. Barnett: Power, Law, and Legal Discourse
Chicago-Kent College of Law
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March 1990
Professor Donald N. McCloskey: Economics and Narrative
University of Iowa
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March 1990
Professor M. Ethan Katsh: Technological Change and the Transformation of Law
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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February 1990
Church and State in Springfield
Professor John H. Mansfield
Harvard Law School and
Professor Jay Demarath
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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February 1990
Professor Elizabeth V. Spelman: The Inessential Woman
Smith College
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November 1989
Professor Arthur Ripstein: Foundationalism and Political Theory
University of Toronto
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November 1989
Professor Thomas H. Morawetz: Critical Legal Studies, Feminism, and a Critique of Law
University of Connecticut School of Law
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September 1989
Professor Judith Resnick: Group Litigation and Civil Procedure
University of Southern California Gould School of Law


1988-1989

April 1989
Professor Edwina L. Rissland: Computer-Based Legal Reasoning
University of Massachusetts Amherst
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April 1989
Professor William N. Eskridge: Statutory Interpretation
Georgetown University Law Center