Faculty Workshops

The UConn School of Law faculty workshop series provides a weekly forum for the presentation of legal scholarship and fosters academic discussion among colleagues and peers. UConn faculty and scholars from around the world present papers --typically works in progress-- and the faculty attendees are given the opportunity to ask questions and provide comments. The workshops are an important focal point for the intellectual life of the school, providing an opportunity for the UConn Law community to meet leading scholars from other institutions.

The UConn Law faculty workshops series reserves a limited number of seats for UConn Law students. Student attendance is by registration only, and the availability of seats is evaluated on a case-by-case basis. Interested JD or LLM students should email deborah.king@uconn.edu to reserve a seat based on availability. Students must sign up no later than the Monday before the workshop in order to confirm seat availability.

Typically, faculty workshops are held on Wednesdays from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m.

Sept 1
New Faculty Jam
(Carly Zubrzycki, Travis Pantin, Anna VanCleave, Nadiyah Humber)

Sept 8
Rory Van Loo (Boston University)
The Misappropriation of Privacy (PDF)

Sept 15
Jasmine Harris (University of Pennsylvania)
Debating Disability Disclosure in Legal Education

Sept 22: No workshop

Sept 29
Leila Sadat (Washington University)
Justice without Fear or Favor? The Uncertain Future of the International Criminal Court (PDF)

Oct 6
A Conversation with Annette Gordon-Reed (Harvard University), with the participation of Tom Morawetz and Susan Schmeiser
A Faculty Reads On Juneteenth, Roundtable: Personal Memory & Scholarship

Oct 13
Patrick Weil (CNRS & University of Paris 1)
Unveiling Laïcité: New Discoveries and Interpretations on the French Regime of Secularism

Oct 20
Sarah Seo (Columbia University)
Between Pardons and Treason: Conspiracy Laws in the United States

Oct 27
Claudia Haupt (Northeastern University)
High Stakes Advice

Nov 3
Thea Johnson (Rutgers University)
Plea Bargaining in the Absence of Law

Nov 10
Phillip I. Blumberg Memorial Workshop
Ruth Mason (University of Virginia)
The Transformation of International Tax

Nov 17
Emma Kaufman (New York University)
Territoriality in American Criminal Law

Dec 1
Maggie Blackhawk (New York University) - Interlocutor: Bethany Berger
American’s Other Original Sin: Indians and the Constitution in the Shadow of Empire

Dec 8: No Workshop


Spring 2021 Workshops
Professor Randall Kennedy
Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Michael R. Klein Professor of Law
Harvard Law School

Professor Richard Wilson
Molly Land
Wednesday, February 3, 2021

Associate Dean for Faculty Development and Intellectual Life, Gladstein Chair and Professor of Anthropology and Law
UConn School of Law
Catherine Roraback Professor of Law
UConn School of Law

Thursday, February 18, 2021

Professor of Law
University of Notre Dame School of Law

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Associate Professor of Law
Washington and Lee School of Law

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

Professor of Law
Brooklyn Law School

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Professor of Law
UC Irvine Law School

Professor Jill Anderson
Wednesday, March 31, 2021
Topic: Legal Folks Linguistics
Professor of Law
UConn School of Law

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Professor of Law
Howard University School of Law

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

Professor of Law
George Washington Law School

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Visiting (Postdoctoral) Fellow
University Amsterdam Law School

Associate Professor Miguel de Figueiredo
Wednesday, April 28, 2021

Associate Professor of Law and Terry J. Tondro Research Scholar
UConn School of Law


Below is a list of past faculty workshop series.

Fall 2020

Wednesday, September 2, 2020  
On Beauty and Policing
India Thusi, Associate Professor of Law, Widener University Delaware Law School

Wednesday, September 9, 2020  
Algorithmic Risk Assessment in the Hands of Humans
Jennifer Doleac, Associate Professor of Economics, Texas A&M University

Wednesday, September 16, 2020  
Three Pathologies of American Voting Rights Illuminated by the COVID-19 Pandemic, and How to Treat and Cure Them
Richard L. Hasen, Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science, University of California Irvine School of Law
Wednesday, September 23, 2020  
Different Type of Property: White Women and the Human Property They Kept
Michele Bratcher Goodwin, Chancellor’s Professor of Law, University of California Irvine School of Law

Wednesday, September 30, 2020  
Manufacturing a Muslim Threat: Entrapment and Sting Operations in AntiTerrorism Prosecutions
Sahar Aziz, Professor of Law and Chancellor's Social Justice Scholar, Rutgers Law School

Wednesday, October 7, 2020  
Assessing America’s Access to Civil Justice Crisis
Rebecca Sandefur, Professor, Arizona State University

Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Institutional Racism and the Ethics of Inclusion: What does Justice Require to Transform Institutions of Higher Education?
Rebecca Tsosie, Regents Professor of Law, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law

Wednesday, October 21, 2020  
Racial Valuation of Diseases
Matiangai Sirleaf, Nathan Patz Professor of Law, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law

Wednesday, October 28, 2020  
The Covid Coverage Litigation Tracker:  How and what to learn from an emerging wave of nationwide litigation
Tom Baker, William Maul Measey Professor of Law, Penn Law

Wednesday, November 4, 2020  
“Cancel Culture” versus “Ban the Box”
Tung Yin, Professor of Law, Lewis & Clark Law School

Wednesday, November 11, 2020  
Avoiding Academic Freedom Crises During the COVID Crisis
Nadine Strossen, John Marshall Harlan II Professor of Law, New York Law School

Wednesday, November 18, 2020  
Truer U.S. History: Race, Borders, and Status Manipulation
Sam Erman, Professor of Law, University of Southern California Gould School of Law

Wednesday, December 2, 2020  
Rethinking Financial Inclusion?
Mehrsa Baradaran, Professor of Law, Associate Dean for Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, University of California Irvine School of Law

Spring 2020
Fall 2019
Spring 2019
Fall 2018
Spring 2018
Fall 2017
Spring 2017
Fall 2016
Spring 2016
Fall 2015
Spring 2015
Fall 2014
Spring 2014
Fall 2013