Workshops & Conferences

Spring 2014


  • January 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Katerina Linos (UC Berkeley Law), Topic: "Structure and Substance Trade-Offs in International Agreements". (CLASS)

  • January 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Daria Roithmayr (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Critical Race Theory Meets Social Science". (Faculty Workshop)

  • January 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Abby Wood (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "In the Shadows of Sunlight: An Empirical Study of Campaign Finance Transparency Laws". (CLASS)

  • January 27, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Abby Wood (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "In the Shadows of Sunlight: An Empirical Study of Campaign Finance Transparency Laws". (CLASS)

  • January 27, 3:30pm - 6:00pm. (Room 102, Mudd Hall)

    Alastair Norcross (University of Colorado, Dept. of Philosophy), Topic: "Subjects of a Life, the Argument from Risk, and the Significance of Self-Consciousness". (CLP)

  • January 29, 12:00pm - 1:15pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Vincent Farenga (USC Dornsife, Dept. of Comparative Literature), Topic: "Speaking with Authority about Justice: Theories of Justice and Literature of Injustice". (CLHC)

  • January 30, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Dan Klerman & Lisa Klerman (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Inside the Caucus: An Empirical Analysis of Mediation from Within". (Faculty Workshop)

  • January 30, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Dan Klerman & Lisa Klerman (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Inside the Caucus: An Empirical Analysis of Mediation from Within". (Faculty Workshop)

  • February 7, 8:00am - 4:00pm. (Room 7) Reception to Follow.

    Conference on Growing Income Inequality: Is Tax Policy the Cause, the Cure or Irrelevant? (Special Event)

  • February 10, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Paul Rothstein (Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Federal Reserve System), Topic: "The Cost of Compliance with Certain Deposit Regulations". (CLASS)

  • February 10, 3:30pm - 6:00pm. (Room 102, Mudd Hall)

    Walter Sinnott-Armstrong (Duke University, Dept. of Philosophy), Topic: "Free Contrastivism". (CLP)

  • February 12, 12:00pm - 1:15pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Clare Pastore (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Edwards v. California: When Paupers Became Persons" (CLHC)

  • February 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Room 130)

    James Gibson (Washington University in St. Louis, Dept. of Political Science), Topic: "Legitimacy, Losing, but Accepting: A Test of Positivity Theory and the Effects of Judicial Symbols". (Judicial Behavior Colloquium)

  • February 21, 9:00am - 3:45pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Southern California International Law Scholars Workshop. (Special Event)

  • February 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Susan Yeh (George Mason University School of Law), Topic: "The Impact of Government Power to Expropriate on Economic Growth and Inequality". (CLASS)

  • February 26, 12:00pm - 1:15pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Clyde Spillenger (UCLA Law), Topic: "Toward a History of American Choice-of-Law Theory". (CLHC)

  • February 27, 4:00pm - 5:30pm. (Room 130)

    Jack Rakove (Stanford University, Dept. of History), Topic: "Beyond Belief: the Radical Significance of the Free Exercise of Religion." (CLHC)

  • March 3, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Orley Ashenfelter (Princeton University, Industrial Relations Section), Topic: "Did Robert Bork Understate the Competitive Impact of Mergers? Evidence from Consummated Mergers". (CLASS)

  • March 3, 3:30pm - 6:00pm. (Room 102, Mudd Hall)

    Caspar Hare (Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Linguistics and Philosophy). (CLP)

  • March 6, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Tracey Meares (Yale Law School), Topic: "How the Criminal Justice System Educates Citizens". (Faculty Workshop)

  • March 10, 4:00pm - 5:30pm. (Faculty Lounge) Reception to Follow.

    Book Talk with Angela Onwuachi-Willig (University of Iowa College of Law). Topic: "According to Hearts: Rhinelander v. Rhinelander and the Law of the Multiracial Family." (CLCH)

  • March 12 & 13, 9:00am - 5:30pm (USC Town & Gown Ballroom)

    "Many Voices, One Vision: Assisting College And University Students Living with Mental Illness Make the Most of their Academic Experience." Saks Institute for Mental Health, Law, Policy, and Ethics Spring Symposium 2014. (SAKS)

  • March 13, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Neil Brewer (Flinders University, School of Psychology), Topic: "Police Lineups in 2064: Getting the Bad guy with Certainty". (CLASS)

  • March 24, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Alex Lee (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "The Efficiency Criterion for Securities Regulation: Investor Welfare or Cost-Benefit Analysis?". (CLASS)

  • March 24, 3:30pm - 6:00pm. (Room 102, Mudd Hall)

    Larry Temkin (Rutgers University, Dept. of Philosophy) (CLP)

  • April 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Rachel Stern (UC Berkeley Law), Topic: "Outpost Offices and Area Specialists: How International Law Firms Approach the China Market". (CLASS)

  • April 7, 3:30pm - 6:00pm. (Room 102, Mudd Hall)

    Frances Kamm (Harvard University, Dept. of Philosophy). (CLP)

  • April 9, 12:00-2:00. (Faculty Lounge) Reception to Follow.

    Book Talk. Hilary Schor (USC Gould School of Law). Topic: "Curious Subjects: Women and the Trials of Realism." Commentators: Sarah Raff (Pomona College, Dept. of English), Catherine Gallagher (UC Berkeley, English Dept.), and Norman Spaulding (Stanford Law). Moderator: Nomi Stolzenberg (USC Gould School of Law Law). (CLHC)

  • April 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Room 130)

    Judge Andrew Wistrich (Magistrate Judge, United States District Court, Central District of California). (Judicial Behavior Colloquium)

  • April 17, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Room 130)

    Gary Watson (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "A Moral Predicament in Criminal Law". (Faculty Workshop)

  • April 21, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Christian Grose (USC Dornsife, Dept. of Political Science), Topic: "Revealing Discriminatory Intent among Legislators: Voter Identification Laws after Crawford v. Marion County" (with Matthew Mendez). (CLASS)

  • April 21, 3:30pm - 6:00pm. (Room 102, Mudd Hall)

    Jeff McMahan (Rutgers University, Dept. of Philosophy). (CLP)

  • April 24, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Dan Simon (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Pseudo-Corroboration". (Faculty Workshop)

  • April 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Room 130)

    Tracey George (Vanderbilt Law School), Topic: "Designing Judicial Institutions: How to Build a Special Federal Court". (Judicial Behavior Colloquium)

  • April 30, 4:00-5:30. (Faculty Lounge)

    Book Talk. Sherman Jackson (USC Dornsife, Dept. of American Studies and Ethnicity), Topic: "Islamic Law and Political Violence". (CLHC)

  • May 1, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Ariela Gross (USC Gould School of Law). (Faculty Workshop)

  • May 5, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    John Matsusaka (USC Gould School of Law), Topic: "Ballot Order Effects in Referendum Elections". (CLASS)

  • May 28 & 29, Time TBA. (Faculty Lounge)

    Sexuality, Law and Rights Conference. (Special Event)

  • June 8 & 9, 8:00am - 5:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Law and Humanities Junior Scholars Workshop. (CLHC)


Fall 2013


  • August 26, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Daniel Ho (Stanford Law School). Topic: "Does Class Size Reduce the Gender Gap? A Natural Experiment in Law." Co-authored with Mark Kelman (Stanford Law School). (CLASS)

  • September 4, 12:00pm - 1:15pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Jacob Soll (USC Dornsife, Dept. of History) Topic: "Accounting, Accountability and the Origins of Modern Constitutional Law". (CLHC)

  • September 9, 12:15pm - 1:30pm. (Room 7)

    SAKS Institute for Mental Health, Law, Policy, and Ethics. Speaker: former U.S. Rep. Patrick Kennedy. Topic: "University Students Living with Mental Illness: Changing the Conversation". (Special Event)

  • September 16, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Scott Baker (Washington University School of Law). Topic: "Managing Reputation with Litigation: Why Legal Sanctions Can Work Better than Market Sanctions" Co-authored with Albert Choi (University of Virginia School of Law). (CLASS)

  • September 19, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Andrei Marmor (USC Gould School of Law). Topic: "Meaning and Belief in Constitutional Interpretation." (Faculty Workshop)

  • September 23, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    John Skrentny (UC San Diego, Dept. of Sociology). Topic: "After Civil Rights: Racial Realism in the New American Workplace". (CLASS)

  • September 25, 12:00pm - 1:15pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Anna Krakus (USC Dornsife, Dept. of Slavic Languages and Literatures). Topic: "Fear of the Files: Archive as Alibi in Post-socialist Poland". (CLHC)

  • September 27, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Kim Krawiec (USC Gould School of Law, visiting from Duke Law School). Topic: "Reverse Transplant Tourism". (Faculty Workshop)

  • September 30, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Alex Lee (USC Gould School of Law) Topic: "Inferences from Litigated Cases". (CLASS)

  • October 7, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Dan Simon (USC Gould School of Law). Topic: TBA. (CLASS)

  • October 14, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Michael Simkovic (Seton Hall Law). Topic: "The Economic Value of a Law Degree." (CLASS)

  • October 16, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Book Talk with Mitu Gulati (USC Gould School of Law, visiting from Duke Law School) and Devon Carbado (UCLA School of Law). Topic: "Acting White? Rethinking Race in 'Post-Racial' America." Commentators: Stephen Rich (USC Gould School of Law) & Nayan Shah (USC Dornsife, Dept. of American Studies & Ethnicity) Moderator: Ariela Gross (USC Gould School of Law). (CLHC)

  • October 17, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Sam Erman (USC Gould School of Law). Topic: "Affirmative Meritocracy and Antidiscrimination Law" (Faculty Workshop)

  • October 22, 12:00pm - 1:15pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Martha Umphrey (Amherst College, Dept. of Law, Jurisprudence and Social Thought). Topic: "The Liberal Arts of Law: A Conversation about Law in the Undergraduate Curriculum." (CLHC)

  • October 25, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Jed Purdy (Duke Law School). Topic: "After Nature: Living in the Anthropocene". (Faculty Workshop)

  • October 28, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Greg Walton (Stanford University, Dept. of Psychology). Topic: "TBA". (CLASS)

  • November 4, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Justin McCrary (UC Berkeley School of Law). Topic: "The Deterrence Effect Of Prison on Crime: New Evidence from California". (CLASS)

  • November 6, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Stephen Rich (USC Gould School of Law). Topic: "One Law of Race?" (Faculty Workshop)

  • November 11, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Mitu Gulati (USC Gould School of Law, visiting from Duke Law School). Topic: "TBA". (CLASS)

  • November 14, 4:00pm - 5:30pm. (Town and Gown) Reception to Follow.

    CLHC 12th Annual Law & Humanities Distinguished Lecture. Speaker: Mahmood Mamdani (Columbia University, Dept. of Anthropology). Topic: "Beyond Nuremberg: The Historical Significance of the Post-Apartheid Transition in South Africa." (CLHC)

  • November 15, 12:00pm - 1:30pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Mitu Gulati (USC Gould School of Law, visiting from Duke Law School). Topic: "The Gathering Storm". (Faculty Workshop)

  • November 18, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Susan Morse (University of Texas School of Law), Topic: "Safe Harbors and Rulemaking Over Time." (CLASS)

  • December 2, 12:00pm - 1:00pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Dean Lueck (University of Arizona, Dept. of Agricultural and Resource Economics). Topic: "Land Demarcation and the Great Roman Network". (CLASS)

  • December 4, 12:00pm - 1:15pm. (Faculty Lounge)

    Ellen Wayland-Smith (USC Dornsife, The Writing Program). Topic: "Under Grace or Under Law: The Oneida Community and American Nineteenth-Century Religious Utopia". (CLHC)

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