Junior Faculty Forum | Harvard Law School | June 13 and 14, 2018

Wednesday, June 13

Hauser Hall, Room 101


8:00 – 8:45 a.m. Breakfast

8:45 – 9:00 a.m. Opening Statements

9:00 – 9:40 a.m. Law and Humanities

  • Kish Parella, Washington and Lee University: “Public Relations Litigation”

Commentator: Jessica Silbey, Northeastern University School of Law


9:45 – 10:25 a.m. Constitutional Law, Historical Foundations

  • Jud Campbell, University of Richmond: “The Invention of First Amendment Federalism”

Commentator: Rebecca Tushnet, Harvard Law School


10:30 – 11:10 a.m. Constitutional Law, Historical Foundations

  • Justin Collings, Brigham Young University Law School: “The Supreme Court and the Memory of Evil”

Commentator: Mark Tushnet, Harvard Law School


11:15 – 11:55 a.m. Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

  • Kiel Brennan-Marquez, Georgetown Law School: “Very Broad Laws”

Commentator: David Super, Georgetown Law School


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch


1:00 – 1:40 p.m. Constitutional Law, Theoretical Foundations

  • Aaron Tang, UC Davis School of Law: “Rethinking Political Power in Judicial Review”

Commentator: Kent Greenfield, Boston College Law School


1:45 – 2:25 p.m. Legislation and Statutory Interpretation

  • Kirsten Carlson, Wayne State University Law School: “Lobbying Against the Odds”

Commentator: Bethany Berger, University of Connecticut Law School


2:30 – 3:10 p.m. Public International Law

  • Andrew Woods, University of Kentucky College of Law: “Litigating Data Sovereignty”

Commentator: Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology


3:15 – 3:55 p.m. Public International Law

  • Tendayi Achiume, UCLA School of Law: “Migration as Decolonization”

Commentator: Gaby Blum, Harvard Law School


4:00 – 4:40 p.m. Jurisprudence/Philosophy (Evidence)

  • Sean Sullivan, University of Iowa: “A Likelihood Story: The Theory of Legal Fact-Finding”

Commentator: Jeremy Sheff, St. John’s University


7:00 p.m. Dinner

  • Harvard Faculty Club, Room 212, 20 Quincy St., Cambridge


Thursday, June 14

Hauser Hall, Room 101


8:00 – 9:00 a.m. Breakfast


9:00 – 9:40 a.m. Environmental Law

  • Sarah Light, University of Pennsylvania, the Wharton School: “The Law of the Corporation as Environmental Law”

Commentator: Richard Lazarus, Harvard Law School


9:45 – 10:25 a.m. Race/Gender/Antidiscrimination

  • Jessica Clarke, Vanderbilt Law School: “Explicit Bias”

Commentator: Margo Schlanger, University of Michigan Law School


10:30 – 11:10 a.m. Administrative Law

  • Emily Bremer, University of Wyoming: “The Exceptionalism Norm in Administrative Adjudication”

Commentator: Adrian Vermeule, Harvard Law School


11:15 – 11:55 a.m. Administrative Law

  • Rory Van Loo, Boston University School of Law: “Regulatory Surveillance”

Commentator: Yair Listokin, Yale Law School


12:00 – 1:00 p.m. Lunch


1:00 – 1:40 p.m. Criminal Law

  • Thea Johnson, University of Maine Law School: “Fictional Pleas”

Commentator: Frank Cooper, Suffolk University Law School


1:45 – 2:25 p.m. Criminal Law

  • Jordan Blair Woods, University of Arkansas: “Policing, Danger Narratives, and Routine Traffic Stops”

Commentator: Robert Bloom, Boston College


2:30 – 3:10 p.m. Criminal Law

  • Avlana Eisenberg, FSU College of Law: “The Prison-Educational Complex”

Commentator: Sharon Dolovich, UCLA School of Law


3:15 – 3:55 p.m. Workplace Law and Social Welfare Policy

  • Andrew Verstein, Wake Forest School of Law: “The Failure of Mixed Motives Jurisprudence”

Commentator: Matt Stephenson, Harvard Law School


4:00 p.m. Closing Statements and Wrap-up


5:30 p.m. Dinner

  • Nubar, Sheraton Commander Hotel, 16 Garden St., Cambridge