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Distinguished Speaker Series

Distinguished Speaker Series

2016-2017 Events

"Fleeing Conflict and Poverty: Refugees Seek a New Life"

Speakers: Jessica Therkelsen, Esq., Director of Advocacy and Communications, Asylum Access, and Torin Jones, Doctoral Candidate; Anthropology Department; Stanford University
When: Nov. 10, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. with reception to follow from 6 p.m. to 6:40 p.m.
Where: McGeorge School of Law | Grand Salon

2015-2016 Events

"Environmental Protection in Europe and Austria — Efficient Federalism?"

Presented by: Teresa Weber, Assistant Professor, University of Salzburg
When: Aug. 25, 2015 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20 in the Student Center

"The Move To Mine The Deep Seabed: Continuing Developments in the Legal Framework"

Presented by: Donald Anton, Professor of International Law Griffith Law School
When: Sept. 3, 2015 from Noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20 in the Student Center

"The Kurds, ISIS, and the United States: The Mideast in Turmoil"

Presented by: Michael M. Gunter, Professor of Political Science Tennessee Technological University
When: Sept. 8, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. (Reception to follow from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.)
Where: The Grand Salon

"Life After LGBT Marriage Equality"

Presented by: William N. Eskridge Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School
When: Oct. 21, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom C

"No Vehicles in the Park: How to Interpret Statutes"

Presented by: William N. Eskridge Jr., John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School
When: Oct. 22, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S-20 in the Student Center

"Constitutional Design in Religiously Divided Societie"

Presented by: Aslı Bâli, Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law and Director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies
When: Jan. 21, 2016

"International Intellectual Property Law: A View From WIPO"

Presented by: Edward Kwakwa, Legal Counsel at the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) in Geneva
When: Jan. 27, 2016

"Race and Police Violence: Causes and Solutions"

Presented by: Devon Carbado, Honorable Harry Pregerson Professor of Law, UCLA School of Laws
When: Feb. 4, 2016

"Trade Secrecy and International Transactions"

Presented by: Sharon K. Sandeen, Professor of Law, Hamline University School of Law
When: March 10, 2016

"The Menace of Judicial Civil Case Management"

Presented by: Thomas O. Main, William S. Boyd Professor of Law, William S. Boyd School of Law, University of Nevada, Las Vegas
When: April 14, 2016

"Miranda at 50: Time for a Makeover?"

Presented by: McGeorge School of Law Dean Emeritus Gerald Caplan and Frank R. Strong, Chair in Law, Joshua Dressler
When: April 21, 2016

2014-2015 Events

"Is There a Human Right to Democracy?"

Presented by: Professor Dr. Stephan Kirste, Deputy Head of the Department of Social and Economic Sciences at the Law Faculty of the University of Salzburg and Head of academic group of Philosophy of Law and Social Philosophy.
When: Aug. 26, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

"Trade Liberalization for Least Developed Countries: WTO, Bretton Woods and Regional North South Trade Agreements"

Presented by: Ambassador Arsene Balihuta
When: Oct. 2, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

"Ethics in International Arbitration: the Arbitrator Intelligence Project"

Presented by: Professor Catherine A. Rogers, Penn State
When: Oct. 21, 2014 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20

"The Struggles of Palestinian Political Prisoners: The Law and Politics of Mass Incarceration in Israel"

Presented by: Sahar Francis, General Director, Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association
When: Nov. 13, 2014 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom A

"Dog Whistle Politics: Coded Racism and Inequality for All"

Presented by: Ian F. Haney‐López
When: Feb. 3, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6:15 p.m.
Where: Classroom H

"Soft Vengeance: Albie Sachs and the New South Africa"

Presented by: Abby Ginzberg
When:Feb. 4 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.
Where: PLACE

"The Diversity Rationale for Affirmative Action: A (Scripted) Dialogue with Justice Kennedy"

Presented by: Anita Bernstein
When:Feb. 5, 2015 from 12:15 p.m. to 1:15 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20 (The Pub)

"Forcing the Spring: Inside the Fight for Marriage Equality"

Presented by: Jo Becker
When:Feb. 12, 2015 from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: Classroom C

"Theater or Transitional Justice: Reforming Egypt's Judiciary"

Presented by: Sahar Aziz, Associate Professor Texas A&M School of Law
When: April 2, 2015 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Seminar Room 20 (The Pub)

"Losing our Right to Privacy: How Far is Too Far?"

Presented by: Mark Ellis
When: April 20, 2015

2013-2014 Events

"Writing Your Next Chapter: How to Find Your Mojo and Move Forward at Mid-Career"

Presented by: Kerry Ann Rockquemore, National Center for Faculty Development and Diversity
When: Oct. 3, 2013 at 6 p.m.
Where: The McGeorge House

"Singlism: Does Bias Against Singles Exist in the Workplace and Should We Care?"

Presented by: Professor Trina Jones, Duke Law School
When: Oct. 29 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

"Socio-Economics:  The Ethical Foundation for Law-Related Economic Analysis"

Presented by: Professor Robert Ashford, Syracuse Law School
When: Feb. 7 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

"The Continual Evolution of the Material Support Prosecution"

Presented by: Professor Wadie E. Said, University of South Carolina School of Law
When: Feb. 20, 2014 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Classroom G

"The Good and Happy Lawyer: Seeking Quality and Finding Meaning in the Practice of Law"

Presented by: Professor Nancy Levit, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
When: April 2 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: Classroom E

"Legal Intellectuals in Conversation"

Presented by: Professor James Hackney, Northeastern School of Law
When: April 17 from noon to 1 p.m.
Where: S20

Originalism Seminar

Presented by: Professor Lawrence Solum, Georgetown Law
When: April 25 from noon to 5 p.m.
Where: S20