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Wednesday, July 27, 2022

Wednesday, July 27, 2022
4:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Call for Papers Presentation

Each year, SEALS hosts a Call for Papers competition. This year's winners were Prof. Jason Nance of the University of Florida and Prof. Michael Heise of Cornell Law School for their paper "Law Enforcement Officers, Students, and the School-To-Prison Pipeline: A Longitudinal Perspective." The winning paper contributes to the scholarly literature on school police officers, the school-to-prison pipeline, and education law by analyzing data spanning a decade drawn from the U.S. Department of Education’s School Survey on Crime and Safety (SSOCS), the nation’s leading cross-sectional database on public school crime and safety. While some of their findings comport with prior empirical studies and with what one might expect, other findings are counterintuitive, inconsistent with the current normative literature, and indicate that some schools may be failing to report data in violation of federal law. https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=3976360

Moderator: Professor Ronald Rychlak [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Jason Nance [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Michael Heise [ Cornell Law School ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022

Thursday, July 28, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

New Scholars Workshop
Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court I

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Brannon Denning [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Alexander Gouzoules: Clouded Precedent: Tandon v. Newsom and its Implications for the Shadow Docket [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ] ( Mentor: Brannon Denning (Samford University Cumberland School of Law) ); Professor Bonnie Ellen Carlson: The Urgent Need of Domestic Violence Victims for a Federal Firearms Registry [ Mercer University ] ( Mentor: Catherine Hancock (Tulane Law School) ); Professor Alex Sinha: Government Speech as Sovereign Speech [ Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University ] ( Mentor: Christopher Lund (Wayne State University Law School) )

Thursday, July 28, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

New Scholars Workshop
Law and Technology

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Stephen Black [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Hilary Escajeda: Capitalizing on Polanyi's Paradox: Human Tax Professionnals v. Artificial Intelligence Technologies [ Mississippi College School of Law ] ( Mentor: Joan MacLeod Heminway (University of Tennessee College of Law) ); Professor Peter N. Salib: Big Data Affirmative Action [ University of Houston Law Center ] ( Mentor: Mitch Crusto (Loyola University New Orleans School of Law) ); Professor B. Summer Chandler: Beyond LInkedIn, Likes and Tweets: Professional Identity, Competency, and Mental Health in the Age of Social Media [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ] ( Mentor: Shahabudeen K. Khan (Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law) )

Thursday, July 28, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

New Scholars Workshop
Criminal Law and Procedure

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Jocelyn Simonson [ Brooklyn Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Jessica Bregant: Who Gets Blamed When Wrongdoing Goes Unpunished [ University of Houston Law Center ] ( Mentor: Jocelyn Simonson (Brooklyn Law School) ); Professor Guha Krishnamurthi: The Futility of the Recidivist Premium [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ] ( Mentor: Heather Baxter (Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law) ); Professor Taleed El-Sabawi: Prosecutors as Public Health Actors [ Florida International University College of Law ] ( Mentor: Jenny Carroll (University of Alabama School of Law) )

Thursday, July 28, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

New Scholars Workshop
Constitutional Law and the Supreme Court II

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Patrick Metze [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Daniel Correa: Citizenship Reconstructed [ South Texas College of Law Houston ] ( Mentor: Isabel Medina (Loyola University New Orleans College of Law) ); Professor Willie Santana: The New Insular Cases [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ] ( Mentor: Enrique Armijo (Elon University School of Law) ); Professor Susan Tanner: Hidden Interpretation and the Law: Entextualization, Process, and Agency in Legal Opinions [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ] ( Mentor: Luke Milligan (University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law) ); Professor Brittany Deitch: Incarcerated Beneficiaries [ Capital University Law School ] ( Mentor: Anna Vancleave (University of Connecticut School of Law) )

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Online Education
Building Community and Inclusion in Online Legal Education

This discussion group focuses on the challenges and opportunities posed by working outside of the traditional classroom and the doors it opens to promote a robust culture, curriculum, and community designed to enhance intercultural competencies with an emphasis on the need to address gender, race, LGBTQ status, and intersectionality in the experiences of students, staff, faculty, and clients. The discussants will provide concrete strategies to promote more equitable educational and professional experiences both inside and outside the courses taught.

Moderator: Professor Becka Rich [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor April G. Dawson [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Kirsten K. Davis [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podger [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Max Huffman [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Susan Stephan [ University of Cincinnati College of Law ]; Professor Michelle Zakarin [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
The Police and Beyond: Achievements Versus Obstacles to Reform

What are we learning about policy-related reforms inspired by the Black Lives Matter Movement that may lead to lasting change in terms of achieving racial justice? What obstacles stand in the way of change? Admittedly, the police are only the tip of the iceberg. How is the Black Lives Matter Movement influencing the adoption of changes beyond the police? What additional reforms are being undertaken or proposed regarding the roles of prosecutor, defense counsel, judges, juries and grand juries, and other vital players? What might any of those reforms achieve? Why might they turn out to be important for making police-related reforms more likely to succeed? Can one judge, one police chief, or one prosecutor make a difference?

Moderator: Professor Catherine Hancock [ Tulane University Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Cynthia Alkon [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Amber Baylor [ Columbia Law School ]; Professor Vida Johnson [ Georgetown University Law Center ]; Professor Maybell Romero [ Tulane University ]; Professor Neil Sobol [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Anna VanCleave [ University of Connecticut School of Law ]; Professor Rachel Wechsler [ University of Missouri School of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Ready or Not: The New UBE

In January 2021, the National Conference of Bar Examiners' Board of Trustees approved recommendations for the next generation bar examination. The recommendations jettison the current Uniform Bar Exam bar format consisting of essays, MC questions, and MPTs in favor of an "Integrated exam that assesses knowledge and skills holistically, with a mix of item types and formats." The discussion addresses these new and significant changes that will impact most law school graduates. Moreover, it focuses on what law schools need to do to prepare for this new bar exam.

Moderator: Professor Brian Owsley [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Rishi Batra [ U.S. Air Force Academy ]; Professor Sarah Berman [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor Catherine Christopher [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Laura Frase [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Professor Marsha Griggs [ Washburn University School of Law ]; Professor Melissa Hale [ Loyola University Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Sarah Schendel [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Professor SCOTT JOHNS [ University of Denver, Sturm College of Law ]; Professor Melissa Shultz [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Professor Max Hare [ Regent University School of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Introduction to the Academy

This discussion group explores how to research the legal academic job hiring market and position yourself for the job. Speakers address status and security issues as they relate to academic support, clinical, skills, administrative, and doctrinal roles within a law school. They also explain the core components of an academic's life: teaching, scholarship, and service. The discussants examine the importance of considering the distinct cultures and goals of law schools that are hiring. Speakers address how to build experience and prepare your curriculum vita and academic record to compete in the academic market. They also address myths of the market and tips for how to avoid pitfalls in seeking a law faculty position.

Moderator: Professor Nancy Soonpaa [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Meghan Boone [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Darren Bush [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor andré douglas pond cummings [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones [ University of Kansas School of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Valena Beety [ Arizona State University College of Law ]; Professor Jack Harrison [ NKU Chase College of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Thursday, July 28, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Works-in-Progress Series - Criminal Law

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Shawn Fields [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Heidi Gilchrist [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Danielle Jefferis [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor David Kwok [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Zachary Kaufman [ University of Houston Law Center ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Supreme Court and Congressional Update: Corporate Law, Administrative Law, and Tax Law

This panel examines recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court, and recent legislation, relating to the corporate, administrative, and tax areas.

Moderator: Professor Sally Green [ Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Linda Jellum [ University of Idaho School of Law ]; Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Akram Faizer [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Constitutional Law
Is Section 230 Unconstitutional, and Should it be Modified?

Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act provides social media platforms with an exemption from civil liability for posts made by others on their websites, and its "Good Samaritan" defense allows those platforms to censor items posted on their websites. This panel will examine whether the "Good Samaritan" defense is constitutional, as well as whether it should be modified or abolished. It will also examine whether social media platforms should be treated as "common carriers," so they are precluded from discriminating between competing views, as well as whether their actions should be treated as "state action" for purposes of the First Amendment.

Moderator: Professor Joan Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Gary Myers [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Professor Michael Losavio [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor András Koltay [ Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (Hungary) ]; Professor Páivi Korpisaari [ University of Helsinki (Finland) ]; Professor Seth Oranburg [ Duquesne University School of Law ]; Professor Mark David Cole [ University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law (Luxembourg) ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Aspen Publishing Luncheon: Success Stories: Enhancing Learning Outcomes through Student Engagement

Join Aspen Publishing for a delicious lunch and a brief overview of the Casebook Connect platform, including Connected eBooks (enhanced ebooks with outlining, case briefing, and practice questions), PracticePerfect (animated videos and practice quizzes), and Connected Quizzing (formative assessments with actionable reporting). You will also hear from two professors who use interactive digital tools in the classroom in order to enhance learning outcomes and keep students engaged. Katerina Lewinbuk will share how she uses Connected eBooks and PracticePerfect to bolster students’ active learning and create an asynchronous self-assessment review component. Jack Harrison will demonstrate how Connected Quizzing can be used to effectively measure students’ progress and signal the need to intervene and assist when appropriate.

Moderator: Mr. Joe Terry [ Aspen Publishing Co. ]

Panelists: Professor Jack Harrison [ NKU Chase College of Law ]; Professor Katerina Lewinbuk [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Ms. Maureen Kenealy [ Aspen Publishing Co. ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Navigating the Hiring Process

Panelists will discuss strategies to navigate the hiring market for law professors. Topics include the Faculty Appointments Register form, the Association of American Law Schools hiring conference (or if it is cancelled again in 2022, alternative strategies), callbacks, the “job talk,” and post-offer negotiations. This panel is part of the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop but is open to all SEALS participants.

Moderator: Professor Leah Chan Grinvald [ Suffolk University Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Seth Endo [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Katherine Macfarlane [ Southern University Law Center ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Publishers' Panel

Representatives of various publishing companies will talk about the state of the book publishing industry, and potential trends, as well as about what they are looking for in book proposals.

Moderator: Professor Lucas Osborn [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Panelists: Mr. Scott Sipe [ Carolina Academic Publishing ]; Ms. Pamela Siege Chandler [ West Academic ]; Mr. Joe Terry [ Aspen Publishing Co. ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Supreme Court and Congressional Update: Individual Rights

This panel examines recent decisions from the U.S. Supreme Court on individual rights, as well as important congressional enactments.

Moderator: Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Catherine Hancock [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Jonathan Shaub [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]; Professor Lyrissa Lidsky [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Enrique Armijo [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Mitchell Crusto [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break (sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Works-in-Progress Series - Constitutional Law

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Lucas Osborn [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Charquia Wright [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Professor Vinay Harpalani [ University of New Mexico School of Law ]; Professor Lawrence Rosenthal [ Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law ]; Professor Jonathan Shaub [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Online Education
Lessons from the Research on Online Legal Education

This program focuses on empirical or other academic publications that have emerged to help faculty and institutions adopt, expand, and refine the academic literature in online education, particularly legal education. This is an opportunity for those who have written on the field to share their research with a robust conversation regarding the presentations. Both previously published and works-in-progress will be presented.

Moderator: Professor Rebecca Purdom [ University of New Hampshire School of Law ]

Discussants: Mr. William Adams [ American Bar Association ]; Professor Brian Sites [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor April G. Dawson [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Max Huffman [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Constitutional Law
The Roberts Court and the Religion Clauses

The Roberts Court has rewritten much case law regarding the religion clauses. In a landmark decision issued this summer, the Court overturned the Lemon test. In addition, it has issued a number of important decisions regarding the Free Exercise Clause. Some of those decisions have dealt with the pandemic. Others have dealt with the clash between religion and individual rights, particularly gay and lesbian rights. There is a consensus that the Court's approach has changed and seems to be continuing to evolve, and there is doubt about whether the decision in Employment Division v. Smith will stand the test of time. This discussion group will delve into the Roberts Court's approach to the religion clauses.

Moderator: Professor Christopher Lund [ Wayne State University Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Eric Segall [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor John Taylor [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Lyrissa Lidsky [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Beating the Odds

Much advice and data exist about the seemingly preferred pedigree for law teaching. What if you don't look or sound like the standard applicant? For example: You didn't go to Harvard or Yale. You're a first-generation law school graduate. You don't have a Ph.D. You would represent an underrepresented group in academia. You're a nonconformist? Maybe you've practiced law for a long time. You're writing but not yet impressively published in the area you hope to teach. How can you overcome the odds to make it in academia? This panel explores long-term strategies, alternative paths, fellowships, and hybrid positions.

Moderators: Professor Latisha Nixon-Jones [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Jack Harrison [ NKU Chase College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Anna Scardulla [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Jennifer Kinsley [ Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop
The Next Article

Is my next idea one that will become a good article? I’ve done some initial research, where do I go now? Should I take a different approach? These are common questions that new (and even experienced) scholars ask themselves as they progress with developing an idea into an article. The primary purpose of this panel is to provide participants in our New Scholars Workshop with input on direction and development of their scholarship. It offers New Scholars an opportunity to present a developing piece or a few ideas about potential projects in an informal setting and receive feedback on the idea. Additionally, this discussion group explores motivation, creativity, and the process for finding your next great idea.

Moderator: Professor Atiba Ellis [ Marquette University Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Alexander Gouzoules [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Alex Sinha [ Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University ]; Professor Bonnie Ellen Carlson [ Mercer University ]; Professor Daniel Correa [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Willie Santana [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Susan Tanner [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Kendra Haurd Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Brittany Deitch [ Capital University Law School ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop
The Next Article

Is my next idea one that will become a good article? I’ve done some initial research, where do I go now? Should I take a different approach? These are common questions that new (and even experienced) scholars ask themselves as they progress with developing an idea into an article. The primary purpose of this panel is to provide participants in our New Scholars Workshop with input on direction and development of their scholarship. It offers New Scholars an opportunity to present a developing piece or a few ideas about potential projects in an informal setting and receive feedback on the idea. Additionally, this discussion group explores motivation, creativity, and the process for finding your next great idea.

Moderator: Professor John Anderson [ Mississippi College School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor B. Summer Chandler [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Jessica Bregant [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Guha Krishnamurthi [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ]; Professor Taleed El-Sabawi [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Peter N. Salib [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Hilary Escajeda [ Mississippi College School of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Expanding Experiential: Advancing Racial Justice Across the Curriculum and into the Community

This panel explores social justice, racial justice, and experiential engagements that span the law school curriculum and reach into the community. With the American Bar Association’s recently added requirement that law schools teach students about “bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism,” speakers in this timely panel share ideas, suggest opportunities, and consider challenges based upon their own teaching, scholarship, and advocacy in these areas. Presentations include thoughts about moving cross-cultural/cultural humility work from clinics into community-based efforts; using a critical, racially-oriented lens to teach at the intersection of education and parents’ rights; launching a new civil rights-based course with doctrinal and experiential components; and advocating for loved ones who are incarcerated.

Moderator: Professor Mae Quinn [ Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Cori Alonso-Yoder [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Carla Laroche [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Masai Mcdougall [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Raquel Muniz [ Boston College Law School ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop on Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
From Defender to Professor: What Do We Take From That Work; What Can We Offer?

Former public defenders look back on their prior work, and reflect on how their current work shapes their views of public defense and vice versa. A list of potential topics follows. Reflections on witnessing the oppression of vulnerable populations by all system actors, including our own colleagues sometimes. The secondary trauma we all experienced, including how it felt to be a person of color or to come from the communities we represented. How we've all channeled what we witnessed into our scholarship, and how our scholarship might contribute to innovations in public defense. Finally, how we discuss and write about our observations without undermining the extraordinary work that dedicated public defenders are doing from inside this oppressive system.

Moderator: Professor Anna Roberts [ Brooklyn Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Jocelyn Simonson [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Jenny Carroll [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Maneka Sinha [ University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ]; Professor Alma Magaña [ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University ]; Professor Thomas Frampton [ University of Virginia School of Law ]; Professor Amber Baylor [ Columbia Law School ]; Professor Anna VanCleave [ University of Connecticut School of Law ]

Thursday, July 28, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

New Member Reception

Over the last several years, several law schools have become new institutional or affiliate members of SEALS, including Albany Law School, Quinnipiac University School of Law, St. John's University School of Law, and the S.J. Quinney College of Law, University of Utah. They are hosting this reception to introduce themselves to SEALS.

Friday, July 29, 2022

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tennis Tournament (sponsored by Aspen Publishing)

There is no advance sign-up. Just show up at the courts by 8:00 am.

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Golf Tournament (sponsored by West Academic)

Players should sign up in advance.

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks (Panel #3)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to present a mock job talk and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks (Panel #1)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to present a mock job talk and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks (Panel #2)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to present a mock job talk and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks (Panel #6)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to present a mock job talk and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks (Panel #4)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to present a mock job talk and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Friday, July 29, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks (Panel #5)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to present a mock job talk and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Friday, July 29, 2022
10:00 am - 10:15 am

West Academic Mimosa Break

Friday, July 29, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

PICKLEBALL LESSONS AND GAMES(Sponsored by the Hospitality Committee)

There is no advance sign-up. Just show up at the courts at 10:00 am.

Friday, July 29, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

New Scholars Luncheon (sponsored by Aspen Publishing)

This luncheon is for New Scholars and their mentors.

Friday, July 29, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Deans' Workshop
Reimagining the Law School Curriculum

The world is changing rapidly, and some of these changes could have big implications for law schools. This roundtable will consider whether and how law school curricula should change over the next decade to address changes in practice and regulation, evolving student bodies, new education markets, and the rise of new technology.

Discussants: Dean Antony Page [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Dean Matthew Lyon [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Friday, July 29, 2022
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Screening Interview Demonstrations and Debriefings

This panel exposes aspiring law teachers to the format and content of a typical screening interview through mock screening interviews for doctrinal, clinical, and legal writing positions. Experienced faculty act as mock interviewers, while new members of the academy who have recently been through rigors of the job hiring mark act as mock interviewees. After each interview, the group engages in an in-depth discussion with aspiring law teachers about question content, interviewing styles, and common mistakes made by applicants during screening interviews. Attendees who are not listed as discussants are not required to participate in the mock interviews but are invited to participate fully in the debriefing sessions.

Moderator: Professor Anna Scardulla [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Joy Radice [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Latisha Nixon-Jones [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Jack Harrison [ NKU Chase College of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]

Friday, July 29, 2022
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break (sponsored by Aspen Publishing)

Friday, July 29, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Workshop on Constitutional Law
Is the U.S. Democratic System in Trouble?

The United States has gone through great tumult in recent years. The January 6th riots at the U.S. Capitol are emblematic of that problem, but they reveal a deeper and more worrisome divide. The nation seems to have split into two warring camps, with both sides regarding the other as "the enemy," and nobody seems willing to compromise or work together. The goal for each side (from politicians to the media) seems to be to "destroy" anyone who disagrees with them. This discussion group will examine the state of the U.S. governmental system and discuss potential solutions.

Moderator: Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Jeffrey Thomas [ University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law ]; Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Akram Faizer [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Eric Segall [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Andrew Wright [ New York University School of Law ]

Friday, July 29, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Workshop on Online Education
Online Education Basics for Newer Faculty

This program is jointly offered through the Newer Law Professors Committee and the Online Education Committee to focus on the fundamentals of teaching in an online setting. Although geared towards newer faculty, this discussion is also helpful for those faculty who may have learned the basics in the trial-by-fire transition to online and blended education brought on by the emergency adoption of online education. The discussion will feature how to design a course, uses of synchronous and asynchronous instruction, learning management systems, videoconference tricks, how to use online techniques in in-person classes, and much more.

Moderator: Professor Vonda Laughlin [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Yvonne Marie Dutton [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Brian Sites [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Jennifer Kinsley [ Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law ]; Professor Sara Berman [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]

Friday, July 29, 2022
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Deans' Workshop
Diversity, Inclusion, and Partnerships

This roundtable will address ways in which law school partnerships can help law schools better achieve diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Opportunities to consider include partnering with other higher education institutions (domestically and abroad), legal education organizations like AALS, LSAC and Access Lex, pipeline programs, and other organizations.

Discussants: Dean Daniel M. Filler [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Dean Camille Davidson [ Southern Illinois University School of Law ]

Friday, July 29, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Workshop on Criminal Law & Criminal Procedure
Defining the Fourth Amendment in the Age of Technology

There have been ongoing debates about how the Fourth Amendment ought to be interpreted and applied. The U.S. Supreme Court has generally focused on whether the government has committed a trespass or whether it has violated someone's reasonable expectation of privacy. Some commentators have argued that this approach is wrong and suggest that the Court's focus should be on the “right to be secure.” In addition, some commentators are concerned about so-called special needs exceptions and whether they are consistent with the Fourth Amendment (because there is no requirement of probable cause or even reasonable suspicion). This discussion group will explore these and other issues relating to the interpretation and application of the Fourth Amendment.

Discussants: Professor Luke Milligan [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Ronald Rychlak [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Professor Jenny Carroll [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Donald Dripps [ University of San Diego School of Law ]; Professor Chris Slobogin [ Vanderbilt Law School ]; Professor Lawrence Rosenthal [ Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law ]; Professor Nicholas Kahn-Fogel [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]

Friday, July 29, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Concrete Harms & Remedies

This discussion group explores threshold requirements for seeking remedies. What makes certain harms cognizable? Does it matter whether the remedy sought is legal or equitable? What about gain-based theories such as restitution? The Supreme Court insists that Article III standing requires concrete harms even for statutory violations. This group examines this premise and comparable requirements. Our inquiry implicates many substantive areas, including intellectual property, contracts, torts, unjust enrichment, criminal law, federal courts, and constitutional law. Ultimately, we discern the values of such limits against the foundational principle: for every wrong, the law provides a remedy.

Moderator: Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]

Discussants: Professor Linh K. Dai [ Duquesne University School of Law ]; Professor Sarah Matsumoto [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Professor Christopher Lund [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Stephen Yelderman [ Notre Dame Law School ]; Professor Richard Heppner [ Duquesne University School of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]

Friday, July 29, 2022
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

New Scholars Reception (sponsored by Themis)

This reception gives New Scholars the chance to meet and talk with each other.

Friday, July 29, 2022
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Newcomer Beer-Wine Mixer Sponsored by West Academic

The Hospitality Committee invites all new SEALS attendees and newcomers to Sandestin to join committee members and other SEALS long-time participants for an informal opportunity to receive information and ask questions about SEALS, the resort, and the surrounding community.

Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #2)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #3)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #7)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #4)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #1)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #5)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #6)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #12)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #8)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #10)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #9)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews (Panel #11)

As part of this workshop, participants have the opportunity to engage in mock interviews and receive feedback. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Mimosa Break (sponsored by West Academic)

Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Deans' Workshop
Strategic Planning for Deans

Strategic planning is hard—and many of us don’t have much experience with it. This roundtable will provide an opportunity for deans to share successes, failures, and best practices for law school strategic planning. Deans will also discuss strategies for overcoming the obstacles to long-term planning that have been created by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Discussants: Dean Felecia Epps [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Dean Charles Campbell [ Faulkner University, Thomas Goode Jones School of Law ]; Dean Michael Barry [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

ABA Standard 303 Revisions Part 1: Professional Identity Formation

This discussion group talks about different conceptions of professional identify formation. Discussants look at different ways that law schools can consider using various resources within the law school—doctrinal curriculum, experiential learning, student organizations, law journals and competition teams, academic success, career services, and pro bono opportunities—to support law students on their journey into the legal profession across the three years of law school and beyond.

Moderator: Professor Jerry Organ [ University of St. Thomas School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Leanne Fuith [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Dean Michael Barry [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Daisy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Shailini George [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Professor Carwina Weng [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Janice Craft [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Aric Short [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Kendall Kerew [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Sue Schechter [ University of California, Berkeley, School of Law ]; Professor Benjamin Madison [ Regent University School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
CV/FAR Review (Panel #1)

In this event, prospective law teachers can get feedback on their CVs and FAR forms. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
CV/FAR Review (Panel #2)

In this event, prospective law teachers obtain feedback on their CVs and FAR forms. Note: Participants for this session were previously selected. If you are a faculty member looking to assist, please contact Leah Grinvald.

Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
What's in a Job Talk

Panelists offer advice on best practices for job talks. Job talks are used not only to forecast the scholar you are and will become but also to model the type of teacher you will be. The panelists will share the characteristics of an effective job talk, with focus on topic selection, authenticity, expertise, clarity, and delivery. They will also examine how to harness key points from your work into digestible, yet provocative, content that best showcases your ideas and what you bring to the intellectual discourse. Panelists will provide tips on how to prepare and how to handle tough questions from the faculty during your talk.

Moderator: Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Meghan Boone [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Christopher Lund [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Professor Shakira Pleasant [ UIC School of Law ]; Professor Naomi Cahn [ University of Virginia School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Business Law
Pressure on and Backlash against Corporations as Political Actors

When businesses wade into political issues like abortion, the environment, gun control, LGBTQ rights, Black Lives Matter, and international affairs, they potentially face consumer backlash and even governmental retribution. Remaining silent can also be risky, potentially upsetting other consumers and employees. And silence/inaction is not always an option: either a business remains in Russia after its invasion into Ukraine or closes its operations there, sometimes at considerable expense. This discussion group will analyze these issues from corporate, tax, policy, electoral, and constitutional law perspectives. Should businesses like Nike, McDonalds, Disney, and Ben & Jerry’s take political stances, stay out of politics altogether, focus on profits or something broader, and what are the practical and legal ramifications of these views? More broadly, what is the proper role of the corporation in society?

Moderator: Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Nancy E. Shurtz [ University of Oregon School of Law ]; Professor Jeremy Kidd [ Drake University Law School ]; Professor Judd F. Sneirson [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Kenya Smith [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Marcia Narine Weldon [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Becky Jacobs [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Joan Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

West Academic Luncheon

Saturday, July 30, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Online Legal Education: Enrollment Trends & Sector Growth for Degree and Certificate Programs

Come explore the data and gain insights about the market for online legal education. Enrollment in online legal education programs has grown 20%+ year-over-year for several years, and certificate programs have grown as well. Will that trend continue, or will we see enrollments flatten? Which programs have the highest enrollment? Which programs should you consider offering online? A free copy of the iDEA Book will also be provided for each attendee. The iDEA Book contains examples of instructional design elements aligned with their pedagogical best practice. It inspires design ideas, helps to develop rich, interactive courses, and expands what’s possible in instructional design.

Panelists: Mr. Jared Brueckner [ iDesign ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Best Practices for Associate Deans for Academic Affairs in the Era of COVID-19 and Beyond

This panel addresses best practices for effective leadership by academic deans. Academic deans play a critical leadership role within their respective law schools, but many have no academic administrative experience before becoming associate deans and receive little guidance on how to perform their roles effectively. Topics covered include best practices for (1) working with the dean, other administrators, and staff; (2) navigating faculty relationships; (3) balancing large scale projects, like curriculum reform, with the day-to-day demands of the job; (4) enforcing rules while balancing consistency with flexibility; (5) working with “problem” students; and (6) handling crises. The panelists will use hypotheticals drawn from their own experiences to engage the audience and invite discussion about best practices for academic deans.

Moderator: Professor Deborah Challener [ Mississippi College School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]; Professor Wendy-Adele Humphrey [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Grace Lee [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Susan Kuo [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Works-in-Progress Series - Administrative Law

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Darren Bush [ University of Houston Law Center ]

Discussants: Professor Tammi S. Etheridge [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Nicholas Almendares [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Bridget Dooling [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Bijal Shah [ Arizona State University College of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break (sponsored by iDesign)

Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Deans' Workshop
What’s Next for Deans

Many deans have years left in their careers at the end of their terms. This roundtable will address career possibilities after the deanship, including new deanships, university leadership, opportunities outside the academy, and return to the faculty.

Discussants: Dean Michele Alexandre [ Loyola University Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Alena Allen [ University of Arkansas School of Law ]; Dean Donald Tobin [ University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ]; Dean Robert Ahdieh [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Crafting Your Scholarship Goals

This discussion group addresses the value of scholarship. Topics include how to develop best writing practices and balance commitments. Speakers will explore various types of writing, from opinion-editorials and blogs to journal articles and manuscripts. This group examines benchmarks for quality and quantity, including length, type of research, and placements. Speakers will offer advice for how to create a thoughtful, clear research agenda. The discussants also will consider how to evaluate different publication opportunities and offer advice on how to maintain your voice as you seek to meet institutional and editorial norms.

Moderator: Professor Nicholas Kahn-Fogel [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones [ University of Kansas School of Law ]; Professor Almas Khan [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Nancy Leong [ University of Denver, Sturm College of Law ]; Professor Katherine Macfarlane [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Luke Milligan [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Brian Owsley [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Professor Portia Pedro [ Boston University School of Law ]; Professor Maybell Romero [ Tulane University Law School ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Property Theory: Adam Smith and The Law of Things

Adam Smith’s Lectures on Jurisprudence reminds us that Smith considered law an integral institution for understanding human interactions. Robin Paul Malloy’s recent book Law and the Invisible Hand: A Theory of Adam Smith’s Jurisprudence describes the intersection between Smith’s philosophical thoughts, economic theories, and jurisprudential ideas. This discussion group will consider Malloy’s work and how it opens up new avenues of discourse in property law.

Moderator: Professor Marc Roark [ Southern University Law Center ]

Discussants: Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Rishi Batra [ U.S. Air Force Academy ]; Professor Darren Bush [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones [ University of Kansas School of Law ]; Professor Jeremy Kidd [ Drake University Law School ]; Professor Robin Paul Malloy [ Syracuse University College of Law ]; Professor David Fagundes [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Brannon Denning [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Professor Ericka Kelsaw [ Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Feedback and Assessment in Large Classes

This discussion group -- which may be helpful to new teachers or anyone interested in assessment -- will examine the methods that can be used to simplify feedback and assessment in large classes. The feedback loop is central to effective teaching, but it can be a challenge in large classes. High student volume can create time and resource obstacles to professors with the best intentions. This discussion group will offer concrete teaching tips and assessment methods that can be used effectively in large classes to support the feedback loop. Discussants share the lessons they have learned on delivering effective student feedback to big groups. The short answer: simple solutions are best.

Moderator: Professor Gary Myers [ University of Missouri School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Dustin Benham [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Joel Mintz [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Benjamin Madison [ Regent University School of Law ]; Professor Jack Sahl [ University of Muenster (Germany) ]; Professor Susan Kuo [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor John Cook [ University of North Dakota School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop on Tax Law
Tax Law and Policy: Approaches to Shaping Tax Law and Administration

This panel brings together tax policy experts from a variety of fields to consider different means of assessing and informing tax law and policymaking, including the roles of social and historical context in shaping law and policy and how tax can impact and potentially ease financial considerations at death. Papers included in this panel consider the intersection of war resistance and tax protests, defining and assessing the impact of critical tax and tax incentives for end of life planning, quantifying upward redistribution, the role of offices and intervention in tax rulemaking, and the potential varied meanings of familiar tax policy terms. Presenters will consider the implications of a variety of tax policy tools on these various topics.

Moderator: Professor Victoria Haneman [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Ted Afield [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Eric Smith [ Weber State University, School of Business ]; Professor David Hasen [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Blaine Saito [ Northeastern University School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Online Education
The Changing Online Landscape

Taking into account the forthcoming changes to the bar exam, approval of St. Mary's variance to provide an entirely online J.D. degree, ongoing variances at other law schools, and expansion of LL.M. and M.S. education, this program will explore the current rules and standards surrounding online delivery, what the future will hold, and considerations for law schools regarding their internal governance, hiring, and operations to reflect these ongoing changes.

Moderator: Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Mr. William Adams [ American Bar Association ]; Dean April Barton [ Duquesne University School of Law ]; Professor Sara Berman [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor William Byrnes [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Brian Owsley [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Constitutional Law
The Tension Between the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause

There has always been a level of tension between the Establishment Clause and the Free Exercise Clause. Questions arise regarding when the government can "accommodate" religion (and religious practices), and when accommodations cross the line into creating an establishment of religion. Recent decisions by the Roberts Court have been more inclined to find that attempts to apply the Establishment Clause contravene the Free Exercise Clause by creating "discrimination" against religion. This discussion group will explore the tension between the freedom-of-religion clauses.

Moderator: Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Christopher Lund [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Professor Alexander Gouzoules [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Eric Segall [ Georgia State University College of Law ]

Saturday, July 30, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

West Academic Reception

Sunday, July 31, 2022

Sunday, July 31, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

European Legal Practice Integrated Studies: ELPIS ' Role Post-Pandemic and in Wartime

ELPIS is one of the oldest and largest law networks in Europe. Founded by Hannover, ELPIS is composed of 34 European law faculties and faculties from America, Asia, and Africa. The network deals with issues relating to students, faculty, and staff members, as well pedagogical theory and practice. ELPIS organizes an Annual Meeting, offers a joint master's degree with the law faculties of Hannover, Rouen, Lisbon, Fribourg and Mykolos Romeris (Vilnius), and has a research arm that runs research and scientific projects and a v-Law Review. The ELPIS network has organized scientific events and a special volume of the ELPIS v-Law Review dedicated to the changes that the pandemic brought to the law, as well as to law teaching and learning.

Moderator: Professor Vasco Pereira da Silva [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]

Panelists: Professor Dovile Sagatiene [ Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) ]; Professor Nuno Cunha Rodriguez [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Claas Friedrich Germelmann [ Leibniz University of Hanover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Dean Bernd Opperman [ Leibniz University of Hanover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Professor Marine Toullier [ University of Rouen Faculty of Law (France) ]; Professor Fransisco Balaguer Callejón [ University of Granada Faculty of Law (Spain) ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Writing Connections Workshop
Collaboration and Creativity: First-Year Legal Research in 2022

Independent first-year legal research courses remain relatively rare in law schools but offer unique opportunities to enhance the student experience. This panel will showcase the innovations that are occurring in these courses with a focus on collaboration between legal research and legal writing courses, innovative approaches for teaching legal research using simulations and online exercises that provide opportunities for repetition and immediate feedback, and a discussion of how AI innovations in legal research are impacting first-year legal research instruction.

Moderator: Professor Jane OConnell [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Caroline Osborne [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Kristina L Niedringhaus [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Thomas J Stiepe [ University of Georgia School of Law ]; Professor Sabrina Lopez [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
The Art of Self-Promotion

This discussion group explores packaging, marketing, and promotion strategies for your academic reputation and your scholarly ideas. Speakers will discuss conventional and controversial methods of enhancing your academic brand and also address potential pitfalls, including the consequences of public ideological battles. Should professors stay in their lane of expertise and maintain professional etiquette? Can professors afford to stay silent? Last, discussants will offer tips on how to balance personal and professional interests in social media dissemination.

Moderator: Professor Lucas Osborn [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Darren Bush [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Brian Frye [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Maybell Romero [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Teaching
“Comparative Solutions”: Using Comparative Law to Achieve Law Reforms

Comparative law -- both state-by-state comparisons and international law -- is an invaluable tool to achieve meaningful law reform and find solutions for legal issues. For example, when seeking a legal solution to police officers’ killing of people (in particular, White police officers killing Black people), one might learn from other states and countries (e.g., Great Britain, where police officers are taught and trained to honor human life and to use lethal force only in the midst of extreme situations). This discussion group will share each participant’s experience in teaching students to look beyond their own state and local laws and will seek to gain insight into how comparing other jurisdictions' approaches to legal problems provides fruitful solutions.

Moderator: Professor Mitchell Crusto [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Rosa Newman-Ruffin [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Ray Diamond [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Nick Davrados [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Charlton Copeland [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor James Klebba [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Akunna V. Olumba [ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ]; Professor Kenya Smith [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Jen Smith [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Masai McDougall [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Mr. Stephen Juge [ - ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Newer Law Teachers Workshop
How to Ensure Effective Formative and Summative Assessment

This discussion group focuses on how best to build formative assessment, effective feedback, realistic time management, and accurate, reliable summative assessment to the online, hybrid, and blended educational experience. Discussants will explore how best to create a course and program that maximizes the formal learning outcomes of the instruction and how to best instill the skills and values essential for developing the next generation of lawyers.

Moderator: Dean Greg Brandes [ St. Francis School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Sara Berman [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor Allison Martin [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Dennis R. Honabach [ NKU Chase College of Law ]; Professor Kathryn Nunez [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Michelle Zakarin [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Amending the Model Rules of Professional Conduct to Clarify the Duties of Government Lawyers

In the fallout of the 2020 election, lawyers have been scrutinized for advising and assisting former President Trump in his efforts to overturn the election. Some have been referred for discipline. Problematically, the duties of lawyers in government service or who advise government officials often are not directly or clearly addressed by the Model Rules of Professional Conduct. This discussion group addresses potential amendments to the Model Rules to clarify the duties of attorneys employed by the government or hired to advise government officials. Rules that could be modified include those regarding confidentiality, reporting up and out obligations as to governmental abuses, advising and assisting officials in the use of government power, and making public statements on behalf of officials.

Moderator: Professor Margaret Tarkington [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor W. Bradley Wendel [ Cornell Law School ]; Professor Andrew M. Perlman [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Professor Maybell Romero [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Alex Long [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor John Cook [ University of North Dakota School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

ABA Standard 303 Revisions Part 2: Well-Being

This discussion group talks about the relationship between well-being and professional identify formation. It will emphasize different ways that law schools can engage with law students around well-being, both within and outside the curriculum. Discussants will provide results from the 2021 Survey of Law Student Well-Being and offer concrete examples of ways to provide institutional support for well-being initiatives, classroom support for well-being, and individual support around well-being as students deal with the stresses of law school and life.

Moderator: Professor Jerry Organ [ University of St. Thomas School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Lindsey Gustafson [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Timothy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Christopher Corts [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Shailini George [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Professor Kendall Kerew [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Kelly Terry [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Dean Nicky Boothe [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Tamar Schwartz [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Benjamin Madison [ Regent University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Tax Law
Tax Law and Policy

This discussion group is broadly concerned with issues of taxation. Discussants will address individual income tax, corporate income tax, state and local tax, estate and gift tax, tax expenditure policy, international tax, and entitlements. While these disparate themes might seem only loosely related, a common thread runs through all of them: the difficulties of balancing equity, simplicity, incentives, and transparency. These scholars will grapple with the central tax topics of the day and address the looming concerns that must be dealt with by all levels of government.

Moderator: Professor Neil Buchanan [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Diane J. Klein [ University of La Verne College of Law ]; Professor Rebecca Rosenberg [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor David Hasen [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor David Gamage [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Ted Afield [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Gary Lucas [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]; Professor Andrew Appleby [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Blaine Saito [ Northeastern University School of Law ]; Professor Victoria J. Haneman [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Eric Smith [ Weber State University, School of Business ]; Professor Phyllis Taite [ Oklahoma City University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (sponsored by the American Bar Association)

Sunday, July 31, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Creating, Building, and Growing Law and Technology Centers: The Why, The What, and The How

If you take even a cursory glance at law schools' websites, you will see a plethora of law tech courses of one kind or another included in law schools' curricula. While some law schools have fully developed law tech centers, institutes, and certificate programs, others are in the early stages of planning and development. During this panel discussion, established law and tech center/initiative directors will share the structure and development of their centers and provide advice for those interested in, or in the early stages of, developing law tech centers at their law schools.

Moderator: Professor April G. Dawson [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Nicole Morris [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Korin Munsterman [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Professor Joy Baker Peacock [ Santa Clara University School of Law ]; Professor Daniel Linna Jr. [ Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Supporting Student Writing at Every Stage of Legal Education

This panel will provide a space to collaborate and brainstorm innovative ways to enhance student writing support across all levels of curricular programming, including first-year, upper-division, law review, clinics, and L2/ESL. Panelists will examine the risks and benefits of initiatives like writing across the curriculum, experiential learning, and the work of legal writing specialists.

Moderator: Professor Shakira Pleasant [ UIC School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Danielle McCain [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Lindsey Kurtz [ Penn State Law ]; Professor Brenda Gibson [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Rachel Smith [ St. John's University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Advancement
Facing Development Challenges – Let’s Talk

This is an interactive problem-solving session with development professionals and deans. All too often, our time is spent coming up with creative solutions to development problems. This is an opportunity to get together and talk through some of our toughest situations.

Moderator: Ms. Suzette Matthews [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]

Panelists: Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]; Mr. Benjamin Ginsberg [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]; Ms. Maria Gudinas [ University of New Hampshire School of Law ]; Mr. Wendell Clark [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Dean Michael Barry [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Algorithmic Justice: Between Process and Impacts

The rise of algorithmic decision-making has raised concerns about bias. As the algorithms draw from historical data sets, they perpetuate systemic inequities. Marginalized communities suffer the most. In response, scholars and policymakers have suggested an array of measures, ranging from enhanced transparency requirements to correcting bias in data sets, due process guarantees, and bans. This panel asks a broader question: when addressing algorithmic biases, should we focus on the decision-making process or on the results these processes create? To what extent may algorithms support a shift toward direct political decisions that rely on statistical outcomes? In doing so, the panel will explore barriers for achieving racial justice through the use of algorithmic systems.

Moderator: Professor James Gibson [ University of Richmond School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Thomas Kadri [ University of Georgia School of Law ]; Professor Ignacio Cofone [ McGill University Faculty of Law ]; Professor Diane Uchimiya [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

Carolina Academic Press Luncheon

Sunday, July 31, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Intellectual Property and Web3

Web3 is a phrase used to describe a collection of technologies and applications that promise to decentralize the Internet. The blockchain is the key technology for Web3. Cryptocurrency and non-fungible tokens (NFTs) are two key applications that are built on blockchain technology. Similar to the emergence of Web 2.0, intellectual property will serve a critical role in protecting the applications and technologies produced as Web3 develops. This panel brings together intellectual property scholars to discuss the emerging technologies of Web3 and how the current intellectual property landscape will impact Web3's development.

Moderator: Professor W Keith Robinson [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Nick Datzov [ University of North Dakota School of Law ]; Professor Joshua Fairfield [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Tabrez Y. Ebrahim [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Raina Haque [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Integrating Literature into the Law School Curriculum

This panel will examine ways to integrate literature into the law school curriculum. Panelists will discuss both how to design a stand-alone course in law and literature and how to incorporate literature into other courses, including legal research and writing. Specific strategies that the panel will address include identifying thematic interventions, generating learning outcomes, employing narrative genre, form, and rhetoric, assessing interdisciplinary learning, and satisfying cultural competency and professional identity requirements.

Moderator: Professor Cindy Archer [ University of California, Irvine, School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Elizabeth Berenguer [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Suzanna Geiser [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Sherri Keene [ Georgetown University Law Center ]; Professor Cathren Page [ Mercer University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break (sponsored by ETS)

Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Designing Your Teaching Package

This discussion group offers advice on determining your areas of teaching and research interests. The session explores the importance of connection to your research, passion, and expertise. Topics include how to articulate these connections and show flexibility. Discussants also will weigh how aspiring law teachers might consider market demands and will advise on how to research, compare, and adjust to varied institutional needs. Finally, the discussion group will suggest ways to communicate and develop individualized teaching approaches, including styles, methods, and tools.

Moderator: Professor Nicholas Kahn-Fogel [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]

Discussants: Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Professor Lindsey Gustafson [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Shakira Pleasant [ UIC School of Law ]; Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Workshop on Advancement
Building a Major Gift Donor Society

Major gift donors have the highest impact on advancing the vision and priorities of law school deans. This discussion group will focus on how to move prospects through your major gift pipeline to become your most trusted and committed group of donors, as well as how to steward donors once they reach a leadership giving level.

Moderator: Mr. John Latteri [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Discussants: Ms. Suzette Matthews [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Ms. Maria Gudinas [ University of New Hampshire School of Law ]; Mr. Benjamin Ginsberg [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]; Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Can Law Schools Do It All? Preparing Students for the Bar, Practice, and Critical Thinking

This discussion group will provide concrete suggestions on how law teachers in doctrinal courses, legal writing and research classes, and academic support classes can teach students to do it all: pass the bar exam, prepare for law practice, and become critical thinkers. The session will include discussion of how these three goals (once thought to be siloed) are interlinked, how these goals have been hindered or helped by recent and rapid moves to online teaching, and what the future might hold as law schools advertise themselves as creating "practice ready" students. Participants will leave the session with strategies and techniques for innovative practices in and outside the classroom.

Moderators: Professor Benjamin Madison [ Regent University School of Law ]; Dean Beto Juárez [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Sara Berman [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor Rebecca Flanagan [ University of Massachusetts School of Law ]; Professor Alicia Jackson [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Andi Curcio [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Amy Hardberger [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Dustin Benham [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Allyson Gold [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Max Hare [ Regent University School of Law ]; Professor Kirsha Trychta [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Maryann Herman [ Duquesne University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Challenges and Opportunities: Hot Topics Facing Today's Law Library

Opportunity is a companion of challenge, and innovation often comes from a period of change. 2020 brought forth both significant challenges and changes to legal education and law libraries. This discussion group a wide range of hot topics facing today's law library. Discussion themes will include: staffing to meet the demands of service intensive libraries; the impact of remote and hybrid work classifications on libraries; collection development post-pandemic and the future of print resources; creating the right mix of services for the modern law library/law school; diversity, equity and inclusion in the post-2020 law library; and morale, burnout and coping strategies for taking care of oneself and staff in a period of great change.

Moderator: Professor Caroline Osborne [ West Virginia University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Mark Engsberg [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Brian Barnes [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Leslie Street [ William & Mary Marshall-Wythe School of Law ]; Professor Jenny Wondracek [ Capital University Law School ]; Professor Katie Brown [ Charleston School of Law ]; Professor Anne Klinefelter [ University of North Carolina (Chapel Hill) ]; Dean Emily Janoski-Haehlen [ University of Akron School of Law ]; Professor Kristina L Niedringhaus [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Jane O'Connell [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Scott Childs [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Mark Engsberg [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Gordon Russell [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Confronting New and Old Identities: A Discussion Group on Law and Literature

Scholarship in law and literature overlaps with many areas of law, including criminal law, family law, civil rights and liberties, trusts and estates, and immigration law, among others. This discussion group provides an opportunity for participants to discuss drafts of their papers in order to explore symmetries and differences between their various scholarly projects. Topics will include the value of teaching literature or film in a law class, how this kind of teaching helps shape professional identities, and broader questions about curriculum and scholarship.

Moderators: Professor Susan Ayres [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Judy Cornett [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Susan Tanner [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Robert Atkinson [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Professor Lucy Jewel [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Richard Heppner [ Duquesne University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Online Education
Developing Best Practices for Online & Hybrid Learning Pedagogy

This is an ongoing working group, open to all interested parties, to develop an update to the best practices and recommendations of the Working Group on Distance Learning in Legal Education. The original set of guidelines is available online, hosted by CALI. At the 2021 SEALS meeting, it was agreed to work together to publish a new set of guidelines, recommendations, and good practices to help law schools with their continuous improvement of online learning and pedagogy.

Moderators: Professor William Byrnes [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Rebecca Purdom [ University of New Hampshire School of Law ]

Discussants: Dean Greg Brandes [ St. Francis School of Law ]; Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podger [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Kirsten K. Davis [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Tax Law
Tax Law and Policy - State and International Matters

This panel addresses a variety of issues in state and international tax law and policy, including how digital taxation raises policy questions in both domestic and international contexts. With paper topics ranging from the current state of college athletics taxation to the ongoing development of law and policy crafted to address the digital economy, this panel will consider varied potential responses and necessary reforms.

Moderator: Professor Jennifer Bird-Pollan [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Andrew Appleby [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Amanda Parsons [ University of Colorado Law School ]; Professor Rebecca Rosenberg [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Andrew Swain [ Indiana University Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics ]; Professor Cliff Fleming [ Brigham Young University, J. Reuben Clark Law School ]

Sunday, July 31, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Federalist Society Reception

Monday, August 1, 2022

Monday, August 1, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Board of Trustees Meeting (sponsored by All Campus)

Monday, August 1, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Mentoring Law Students

More than ever, law professors are called on to mentor law students. This highly interactive program addresses effective mentoring, including how to establish a relationship with a student while: maintaining appropriate boundaries; addressing issues common to modern law students (e.g., managing time, learning to be a self-regulated learner); handling stress (and knowing one's limits and to refer students for professional help); encouraging students to maintain perspective; and exploring areas of law in which the student's talents would best fit and in which the student would have a sense of purpose. The presenters will work with the audience in small groups, may engage in role play, and provide hands on guidance on being an effective mentor.

Moderator: Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Kendall Kerew [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Benjamin Madison [ Regent University School of Law ]; Professor Jerry Organ [ University of St. Thomas School of Law ]; Professor Daisy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Carwina Weng [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Timothy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series - Property Law

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Marc Roark [ Southern University Law Center ]

Discussants: Professor David Fagundes [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Joseph A. Schremmer [ University of New Mexico School of Law ]; Professor Tanya Pierce [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat [ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series - Health Law

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Kelly Dineen [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Chris Ogolla [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]; Professor Barbara Pfeffer Billauer [ University of Porto Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Robin Juni [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Jessica Roberts [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Gabriel Scheffler [ University of Miami School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series - Election Law I

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor James A. Gardner [ University at Buffalo School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Eugene Mazo [ Seton Hall University School of Law ]; Professor Steven Mulroy [ University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Character and Fitness: What Needs to Change?

Assessing a bar applicant's character and fitness remains a time-consuming and invasive process that has repeatedly faced substantial criticism. This session addresses steps that might be needed to properly reform character and fitness in the United States. Topics include: what questions should be removed or added to bar applications, whether character and fitness questions should be limited in terms of time or cover an applicant's entire life, what other ways the character and fitness process can be improved and/or streamlined, and how actual changes can be widely implemented. The program focuses heavily on the NCBE Character and Fitness Application, given its widespread use. If time permits, participants may also discuss their own research and get feedback on potential scholarly projects.

Moderator: Professor John Cook [ University of North Dakota School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Bradley Wendell [ Cornell Law School ]; Professor Martin Edwards [ Belmont University College of Law ]; Professor Kenneth Lewis [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Carol Needham [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor John Rice [ Duquesne University School of Law ]; Ms. Suzanne Richards [ National Conference of Bar Examiners ]; Professor Nicole Iannarone [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Ericka Kelsaw [ Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law ]; Professor Kate Kruse [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Professor Alex Long [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Kirsha Trychta [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Ms. Penelope Gessler [ National Conference of Bar Examiners ]; Professor Max Hare [ Regent University School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

International Committee Programming
International Perspectives on Constitutional Judicial Legitimacy

Scholars from several countries will discuss current issues presented as numerous national and supranational courts face criticisms of politicization and challenges to their authority. Topics are expected to include: challenges to the primacy of European Union law; the rule of law commitments and politicization of courts in Europe, Brazil and in the U.S.; and the efforts by some U.S. states to overrule Supreme Court precedents.

Moderator: Professor Patrick Hugg [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Claas Friedrich Germelmann [ Leibniz University of Hanover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Professor Piotr Bogdanowicz [ University of Warsaw Faculty of Law & Administration (Poland) ]; Professor Rafal Blicharz [ University of Silesia Faculty of Law (Poland) ]; Professor Reiner Schulze [ University of Muenster (Germany) ]; Professor Anne Klebes-Pelissier [ University of Strasbourg (France) ]; Professor Henrique Afanso [ Catholic Damas University in Recife (Brazil) ]; Professor Vasco Pereira Silva [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Linda Malone [ Environmental Law Institute ]; Mr. Mikołaj Pietrzyk [ University of Silesia (Poland) ]; Dean Gregory Bowman [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (sponsored by Aspen Publishing)

Monday, August 1, 2022
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Business Law
Elon Musk and the Law

Enigmatic entrepreneur Elon Musk has found himself—and his businesses and his family—in the crosshairs of law and regulation. The legal and regulatory issues span a wide range, including First Amendment questions, securities disclosure challenges, legal contests involving the name of his son (with the musician Grimes) born in 2020, issues relating to his investment in and acquisition of Twitter, Inc, and more. This discussion group aims to identify, classify, and analyze these legal and regulatory interactions and interpret their effects on law reform, regulatory entrepreneurship, legal and administrative process, business venturing, and other areas of inquiry. Comparisons to and contrasting views of other public figures and their legal and regulatory tangles may be explored in the process.

Moderator: Professor Joan Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Darren Bush [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor David Rosenfeld [ Northern Illinois University College of Law ]; Professor Karen Woody [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Dean Matthew Lyon [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor andré douglas pond cummings [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Nicole Iannarone [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Carliss Chatman [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Kenya Smith [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Carla Reyes [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Professor Alan Kluegel [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

ABA Standard 303 Revisions Part 3: Bias, Cross-Cultural Competency, and Racism

This discussion group explores the relationship between education on bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism and the development of professional identity formation. Particular emphasis is placed on different ways that law schools can engage with law students at orientation and again at a later point in their educational journey to help them grow in their understanding of bias and racism within the justice system and to help them develop cross-cultural competency to support access to justice for the diverse populations they will serve as lawyers.

Moderator: Professor Jerry Organ [ University of St. Thomas School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Lucy Jewel [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Eduardo Capulong [ CUNY School of Law ]; Professor Andrew King-Ries [ Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana ]; Dean Nicky Boothe [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Christopher Corts [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Carwina Weng [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Dean Michael Barry [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Danielle Tully [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Kelly Terry [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Monte Mills [ University of Montana School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Works-in-Progress Series - Legal Writing, Reasoning, and Research

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderators: Professor Anne Mullins [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Derek Fincham [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Panelists: Professor Rachel H. Smith [ St. John's University School of Law ]; Professor Ellie Margolis [ Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law ]; Professor Emily Grant [ Washburn University School of Law ]; Professor Harmony Decosimo [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Professor Lindsay Head [ St. Thomas University School of Law ]; Professor Susan A. McMahon [ Arizona State University College of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Advancement
Effective Development and Management of Advisory Boards

Advisory boards are an essential component of development and outreach strategies. Boards empower and engage their members, creating strong advocates for law schools and their specialty programs. At the same time, some advisory board members struggle to appreciate that their role does not include fiduciary leadership or decision making--but instead consists merely of support, advocacy, and guidance. The program identifies effective practices to recruit, train, and manage advisory board members, explores useful advisory board policies, and discusses the common pitfalls associated with advisory board management.

Moderator: Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Assistant Dean Wanda Hoover [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Dean Michael Barry [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Mr. Benjamin Ginsberg [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]; Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Steering Committee Luncheon (sponsored by BarBri)

Each member and affiliate school is invited to send one representative to this luncheon.

Monday, August 1, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Incorporating Mindfulness into the Law School Curriculum

How do we best ride the waves of stress, uncertainty, and adjustment that accompany our reality? Can we harness the power of attention amid the constant stream of distraction? Can mindfulness practice help improve the mental health of law students and members of the bar nationally? Speakers discuss concepts of mindfulness and explain how and why we should bring it into our classrooms to better cope with all the above-mentioned challenges. Panelists also share research findings regarding the role of mindfulness in strengthening students' and educators' ability to focus and attend and offer tips and suggestions on using mindfulness in and outside the classroom. Finally, the session offers a mindfulness practice opportunity.

Moderator: Professor Melissa Essary [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Glen-Peter Ahlers [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]; Professor Katerina Lewinbuk [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Richard Reuben [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Professor Rosario Lozada [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

It Takes a Village: How to Use Support Personnel Effectively

This panel explores the relationship between professors and support personnel, including research assistants, teaching assistants, librarians, and faculty assistants. Panelists discuss the ways in which they have partnered with students and personnel at their schools to increase teaching effectiveness and maximize productivity. In addition, panelists consider challenges that may arise in navigating these relationships, including securing funding, defining roles and expectations, and providing oversight; they will then offer strategies for managing those challenges.

Moderator: Professor Alexa Chew [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Caitlin Swift [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Brenda Gibson [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Ashley Chase [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Teaching Fundamentals: Designing an Effective Core Law School Course

The participants, all experienced and excellent law teachers, take attendees through many of the foundational stops on the teaching journey. Topics include preparing a course, preparing to teach, and the act of teaching. Sub-topics include syllabus formation, how to select course materials, how to determine what topics to cover, how to cover those topics, and how to approach law teaching.

Moderator: Professor Christine Cerniglia [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Howard Katz [ Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Nancy Soonpaa [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Patricia Perkins [ Elon University School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

The War in Ukraine and the Future of Global Order

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has upset the global order in multiple ways and threatens to create ongoing instability. This discussion group addresses a broad range of issues arising out of this conflict, including human rights, refugees, economic sanctions, cyberwarfare, disinformation, global political and financial stability, nationhood and sovereignty, and nuclear threat.

Moderator: Professor Patrick Hugg [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Michael Losavio [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Robert Blitt [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Gregory Noone [ Fairmont State University ]; Professor Yvonne Marie Dutton [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Linda Malone [ Environmental Law Institute ]; Dean Gregory Bowman [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Professor Milena Sterio [ Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Connecting and Thriving: Forming Inclusive Communities for Diverse Student Populations

Our classes are increasingly diverse. They include more international JD and LLM students, non-native English speakers, students who have recently immigrated to the U.S., first generation college or law school attendees, and students visiting our law schools from abroad. For new and experienced professors, it can feel overwhelming to identify best practices to meet the needs of such a wide range of students. These students enhance the legal writing classroom by bringing fresh perspectives, yet some face challenges such as limited English proficiency, social discomfort or isolation, and lack of familiarity with pragmatics. This panel of experienced professors shares practical information on how to engage diverse student bodies without increasing professor workload.

Moderator: Professor Rosa Kim [ Suffolk University Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Lisa Yarrow [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Lori Johnson [ University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law ]; Professor Lurene Contento [ Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology ]; Professor Megan Davis [ University of Houston Law Center ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Works-in-Progress Series - Election Law II

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Eugene Mazo [ Seton Hall University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Richard Briffault [ Columbia Law School ]; Professor Tony Gaughan [ Drake University Law School ]; Professor James A. Gardner [ University at Buffalo School of Law ]; Professor Jacob Eisler [ Southampton Law School (England) ]; Professor Lori Ringhand [ University of Georgia School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break (sponsored by Fastcase)

Monday, August 1, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Trusts & Estates
Discussion Group on Scholarship

Scholarship in the Trusts & Estates field is dynamic and expanding. Until recently, trusts and estates law primarily concerned mechanisms for the effective transfer of wealth, and it was the province of dry formalities. There was widespread consensus over a series of core principles and concepts basic to the field. New scholarship, however, seeks to challenge this traditional approach and to bring alternative perspectives to the core meanings and concepts of trusts and estates. The scholarship today uses a variety of methodologies and lenses. In this discussion group, participants have an opportunity to present their current research and explore symmetries and differences between their various scholarly projects.

Moderator: Professor Victoria J. Haneman [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Christopher Ryan [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Phyllis Taite [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Deborah Gordon [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Julia Belian [ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ]; Professor Patricia Cain [ Santa Clara University School of Law ]; Professor Emily Grant [ Washburn University School of Law ]; Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Allison Tait [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Reid Weisbord [ Rutgers Law School (Newark) ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Scholarship Fundamentals: Becoming a Productive and Fulfilled Scholar

This group of experienced scholars considers what is, and how to develop, a "scholarly agenda," the alternate routes to tenure and self-fulfillment, using colleagues and research assistants to help in the scholarly enterprise, the art or luck of publishing "well," the importance of presenting at conferences, and how to enjoy, and not dread, the scholarly process. The discussion includes the "nuts and bolts" of writing - where, when, what and more. The group may break into smaller groups to discuss these issues with participants in depth in a more directed dialogue.

Moderator: Professor Shawn Fields [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Joel Mintz [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Workshop on Business Law
New Challenges for Insider Trading Compliance

Insider trading law is in a state of flux and uncertainty. In 2021, the House of Representatives passed the Insider Trading Prohibition Act. If made law, it will impose a new statutory regime for insider trading enforcement. Meanwhile, prosecutors and regulators continue to employ novel theories of liability in enforcement actions. Criminal enforcement actions under 18 U.S.C. § 1348 and civil enforcement under the novel "shadow trading" theory of liability are just two examples. How will these and other impending changes affect compliance departments at public companies and in the financial industry? How should the lawyers in these and other organizations prepare? Should market participants welcome these potential changes to our insider trading laws, or are there grounds for concern?

Moderators: Professor Joan Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor John Anderson [ Mississippi College School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor John Rice [ Duquesne University School of Law ]; Professor Eric Chaffee [ University of Toledo College of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Jeremy Kidd [ Drake University Law School ]; Professor Michael Guttentag [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Karen Woody [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Martin Edwards [ Mississippi College School of Law ]; Professor David Rosenfeld [ Northern Illinois University College of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Workshop on Constitutional Law
The Future of Abortion Rights

In light of the U.S. Supreme Court's Dobbs decision, the future of abortion remains unclear in the United States. In some states, the right remains "safe" and "secure." However, in a number of states, "trigger" laws are now kicking in. This discussion group examines the future of abortion in the United States, as well as many of the issues that may arise. For example, can pro-choice proponents establish a right to abortion under state constitutional provisions? Will governmental officials in some cities refuse to enforce laws that prohibit or criminalize abortion? Will they attempt to prohibit women from going out-of-state to get abortions, or employers or others from assisting women in doing so? Will states attempt to prohibit the purchase or sale of medications that cause abortion? Will states try to regulate frozen embryos (on the theory that they involve conception)? Will the Dobbs decision affect other claimed privacy rights?

Moderator: Professor Alena Allen [ University of Arkansas School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Eric Segall [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Akram Faizer [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Laura Lane-Steele [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Seth Chandler [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Valorie Vojdik [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Maybell Romero [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Carliss Chatman [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Research, Writing, and First-Generation Students

The discussion focuses on the struggles First Generation law students face in entering Legal Research and Writing classrooms and how professors can help these students achieve success. Many of the discussants are themselves first generation law students and professors. Their perspective offers critical insight into the barriers First Generation students face in applying to law school, succeeding in law school, and thereafter thriving in practice.

Moderator: Professor Sabrina Lopez [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Caroleen Dineen [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Katherine Brem [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Yordanka V. Delionado [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Lynn D Hogewood [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Professor Brooke McDonough [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Christine Tamer [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Professor Joshua Jones [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor Lori Johnson [ University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law ]; Professor D'Andra Shu [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Kathleen Vinson [ Suffolk University Law School ]

Monday, August 1, 2022
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Reforming the U.S. Election System

The U.S. election system has been under attack for many years. When George W. Bush was elected President of the United States, the function of the U.S. election system was litigated all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court. In 2020, some openly questioned the legitimacy of the election system, arguing that it is subject to fraud and manipulation. Others question the very basis of the election system, particularly the electoral college. This discussion group examines the current state of the U.S. election system and offers suggestions for change.

Moderator: Professor Eugene Mazo [ Seton Hall University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Joshua Douglas [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]; Professor Akram Faizer [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Richard Reuben [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Mr. Ilya Shapiro [ Cato Institute ]; Professor Lori Ringhand [ University of Georgia School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

New Scholars Workshop
Property and Environmental Law

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Ericka Kelsaw [ Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Latisha Nixon-Jones: Move Get Out of the Way! Evaluating evacuations law and compensation structures. [ Mercer University ] ( Mentor: Robin Paul Malloy (Syracuse University College of Law) ); Professor Danielle Stokes: Greenlining [ University of Richmond School of Law ] ( Mentor: Joshua Fershee (Creighton University School of Law) ); Professor Emilio Longoria: Properly Construing the Just Compensation Clause [ St. Mary's University School of Law ] ( Mentor: Marc Roark (Southern University Law Center) )

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series - Election Law III

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Tony Gaughan [ Drake University Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Gilda R. Daniels [ University of Baltimore School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

New Scholars Workshop
Immigration Law, Health Law, and Impact Litigation

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Diane Uchimiya [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Amy Kimpel: Alienating Criminal Procedure [ The University of Alabama School of Law ] ( Mentor: Ellen Podgor (Stetson University College of Law) ); Professor Mary Yanik: Participatory Action Litigation [ Tulane University ] ( Mentor: Kate Evans (Duke University Law School) ); Professor Yael Cannon: Investing in Children For the Nation's Public Health [ Georgetown University ] ( Mentor: Alena Allen (University of Arkansas School of Law) )

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
8:00 am - 10:00 am

New Scholars Workshop
Civil Procedure and Remedies

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Jean Powers [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Panelists: Professor Nicole Iannarone: Small Claims Arbitration [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ] ( Mentor: Tom Metzloff (Duke University Law School) ); Professor Gustavo Ribeiro: [Marked Confidential]: Negative Externalities of Discovery Secrecy [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ] ( Mentor: Ronald Krotozynski (University of Alabama School of Law) ); Professor Franklin Rosenblatt: Federal Court Abstention of Military Administrative Decisions [ Mississippi College School of Law ] ( Mentor: Charlton Copeland (University of Miami School of Law) ); Professor Meera Sossamon: Exemplary or Punitive Damages in Louisiana: A Public Affair? [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ] ( Mentor: Caprice Roberts (Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center) )

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Trusts & Estates
T&E Pedagogy Discussion Group: What Law Do You Teach?

One of the challenges students face in Trusts & Estates (T&E) is deciphering which law to apply to a given problem. Every state has a probate code, but those codes range from highly detailed to nearly silent, while the Uniform Probate Code, as influential as it is, has been enacted in only 19 states, in most cases with significant revisions. Every T&E teacher must therefore make hundreds of decisions regarding which law to mention, which law to study in detail, which law to test, and which law to ignore. Discussion group participants share strategies for navigating these decisions and, more importantly, how they use this aspect of T&E to help students develop more mature understandings of legal history, precedent, and codes.

Moderator: Professor Julia Belian [ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Akram Faizer [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Deborah Gordon [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Emily Grant [ Washburn University School of Law ]; Professor Victoria Haneman [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Terri Lynn Helge [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Samuel Kan [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Reid Weisbord [ Rutgers Law School (Newark) ]; Professor Taleed El-Sabawi [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

International Committee Programming
International Course Collaborations

This panel explores opportunities to collaborate among law schools in the U.S. and overseas. Are there ways in which our students can learn from each other? Can we collaborate and create team-based learning projects or case studies or develop experiential learning tools in international or comparative law that our students can complete together and work on in a team environment? Can we serve as co-teachers in future international and comparative law courses? The SEALS Global Outreach Committee hopes to serve as a resource center for connecting interested faculty in these collaborations. Many of us have found our students eager to meet and interact with peers around the world, and future international collaborations will assist in this objective.

Moderator: Professor Melanie Reid [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Marine Toullier [ University of Rouen Faculty of Law (France) ]; Professor Vasco Pereira da Silva [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Elvin Evrim Dalkilic [ Bilkent University Faculty of Law (Turkey) ]; Professor Anne Klebes-Pelissier [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Professor Linda Malone [ Environmental Law Institute ]; Professor Rafal Blicharz [ University of Silesia (Poland) ]; Professor Cynthia M. Adams [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Malgorzata Pohl-Michalek [ University of Silesia Faculty of Law (Poland) ]; Professor Dimitrios Parashu [ Leibniz University of Hanover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Professor Diane Edelman [ Villanova University School of Law ]; Professor Ewa Rott-Pietrzyk [ University of Silesia (Poland) ]; Professor Nuno Cunha Rodriguez [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Claas Friedrich Germelmann [ Leibniz University of Hanover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Professor Maria Meng-Papantoni [ Panteion University-Athens (Greece) ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Grading, Assessment, and Feedback That Promote Inclusive Learning

This panel discusses the impact of various feedback and assessment/grading practices on underrepresented and marginalized (URM) students. URM students may include: students from underrepresented and marginalized ethnic groups and races, LGBTQIA students, first generation professionals, English Language Learner students, etc. This group anticipates covering (1) mandatory curves/ranking and the impact on post-grad employment; (2) grading based on labor and effort rather than "standardized" language protocols; (3) anonymous grading's ability to mitigate implicit bias; (4) traditional grading versus standards based on professional competence; (5) feedback that does not trigger stereotype threat; and (6) a standard of assessment that prepares students for more than "big firm practice."

Moderator: Professor Cindy Archer [ University of California, Irvine, School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Kirsten K. Davis [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Michelle A Fongyee Whelan [ Cornell Law School ]; Professor Heather Baxter [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Ben Fernandez [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Karen McDonald Henning [ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ]; Professor Mark E Wojcik [ University of Illinois College of Law ]; Professor Delores Korb Mayer [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Professor Elizabeth Berenguer [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Suzanna Geiser [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Lindsay Head [ St. Thomas University School of Law ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Alison Mikkor [ University of California, Irvine, School of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Rethinking the Scholarship Submission Process and the Role of Law School Scholarship

There have been dramatic changes to teaching and service within legal education, but far less attention has been given to the role of legal scholarship within the academy. Editorial choices are largely left to students and the mechanics of submission have migrated to a single commercial vendor. Yet, scholarship plays an outsized role in tenure and promotion decisions and has a a growing impact on ranking systems. This discussion expands upon preliminary work conducted by an ad hoc SEALS committee. The discussion explores the current submission process, identifies concerns and inequities in the current system, and explores the potential for the development of steps that could be taken to improve how law schools produce and promote legal scholarship.

Moderator: Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Alena Allen [ University of Arkansas School of Law ]; Professor Shawn Fields [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Ronald Krotoszynski [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Leandra Lederman [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Caroline Osborne [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Russell Gordon [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Caitlin Swift [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Labor and Employment Law
Marginalized Groups Under-Protected by Employment Law

Employment laws such as Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, protect limited classes of persons from bias in employment. History and current circumstances support special legal protection for these groups. However, current law is less effective in protecting some groups or subgroups than others, and some groups in need of protection are altogether outside the reach of current law. This discussion group addresses some of these unprotected or under-protected groups.

Moderator: Professor Richard Carlson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Discussants: Professor Kevin Barry [ Quinnipiac University School of Law ]; Professor Ani Satz [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Jonathan Harris [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Nicole Porter [ Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill ]; Professor Scott Bauries [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Llezlie Green [ American University, Washington College of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Works-in-Progress Series - Civil Procedure

This workshop gives faculty an opportunity to present a work-in-progress and to receive substantive feedback on their work from scholars with varying degrees of experience in the academy who write in similar or related fields. Each participant both submits their own work and reviews that of their fellow participants in advance of the meeting, leading to a more interactive exchange of ideas.

Moderator: Professor Katherine Macfarlane [ Southern University Law Center ]

Panelists: Professor Juscelino Colares [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Professor Tanya Pierce [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Aric Short [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Richard Heppner [ Duquesne University School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Regulation of Online Communications

This panel explores cutting edge issues relevant to online communications, such as free speech concepts (e.g., First Amendment, Communications Decency Act, and the USMCA), algorithmic censorship, government or private party surveillance of communications (e.g., encryption versus law enforcement's desire for a mandatory back door), or other issues relevant to online communications (e.g., privacy or cybersecurity).

Moderator: Professor Anthony Volini [ DePaul University College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Asaf Lubin [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]; Professor Dustin Marlan [ University of Massachusetts School of Law ]; Professor Stuart N. Brotman [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Immigration Systems: Past, Present, and Future

This panel considers what the histories of immigration systems like detention and refugee law can teach us and how we might imagine these systems in the future. The panelists discuss the historical context of international refugee law and its negotiation during the height of the Civil Rights movement as well as how we might shape current law to address the refugee crises of the future. They also address what the historical origins of immigration detention can teach us about current doctrine and how modern technology and algorithms impact the current scope of who is detained and released.

Moderator: Professor Diane Uchimiya [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Mary Yanik [ Tulane University ]; Professor Pedro Gerson [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor Kate Evans [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Paulina Arnold [ Tulane University ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Workshop on Advancement
Bridging the Divide between Alumni Relations & Development

This discussion group will focus on how Student and Alumni Engagement can Positively Impact Philanthropy. We'll talk about how to move students into engaged alumni and donors.

Moderator: Assistant Dean Wanda Hoover [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]

Discussants: Ms. Suzette Matthews [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Mr. John Latteri [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

International Committee Programming
International Collaboration: Navigating the Fulbright Process

This panel will provide practical advice about navigating Fulbright programs, including the Fulbright Scholars program and the Fulbright Specialists Program. Panelists will provide guidance on selecting locations to apply, crafting project proposals, and the benefits of Fulbright programs. Insights into the project selection process, and other tools that may be helpful for applicants. Panelists have experience with Fulbright either through the application process or serving on selection committees.

Moderator: Professor James Wilets [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Milena Sterio [ Cleveland State University, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law ]; Professor Samir Parikh [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Marc Roark [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Patrick Hugg [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Intellectual Property, NFTs, and Collective Creation

Intellectual Property (IP) generally is concerned with protecting and incentivizing creative works and technological innovations. This panel addresses some relatively new forms of collective innovation and creation, and attendant intellectual property issues. A primary topic will be Non-Fungible Tokens (NFTs), a recent blockchain or distributed ledger based technology that has importance in the now thriving world of digital artwork, among other possible implications . Hackathons are another form of collective or distributed creation that will be addressed by this dynamic panel, again with a focus on related IP issues.

Moderator: Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Aman K. Gebru [ Duquesne University School of Law ]; Professor Andres Sawicki [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Christa Laser [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Andrew C. Michaels [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Brian Frye [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

New Scholars Workshop
Labor and Employment Law

This workshop gives New Scholars the opportunity to present a work-in-progress in a welcoming and supportive environment and to receive feedback on their presentation from more senior scholars in their fields. New Scholars are also assigned a mentor. The program is open to junior faculty at member schools. New Scholars are nominated to participate in the New Scholars Workshop by the deans of their respective law schools.

Moderator: Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ UNC School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Blair Druhan Bullock: Retailiation as Ratification [ University of Arkansas School of Law ] ( Mentor: Jarod Gonzales (Texas Tech University School of Law) ); Professor Jonathan Harris: Consumer Law as Work Law [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ] ( Mentor: Richard Carlson (South Texas College of Law) ); Professor Ryan H. Nelson: Workplace Harasser Liability: Assailing its Moral Hazards and Rehabilitating the Individualist Approach [ South Texas College of Law Houston ] ( Mentor: Marcia McCormick (St. Louis University School of Law) ); Professor D'Andra Shu: Remote Work Disability Accommodations in the Post-Pandemic Workplace: The Need for Evidence-Driven Analysis [ South Texas College of Law Houston ] ( Mentor: Jeffrey Hirsch (University of North Carolina School of Law) )

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Workshop on Business Law
Exploring the Uses and Abuses of Unincorporated Entities

The continually evolving and remarkably pervasive use of LLCs, business trusts, and other unincorporated entities has revolutionized many areas of commerce and business. Commercial and business law is still only beginning to come to terms with these practices and to meet the regulatory challenges they pose. This panel focuses on the uses and abuses of unincorporated business entities. The panel will discuss some current issues arising from the use of anonymous entities, networks of entities, and autonomous or computational entities.

Panelists: Professor Carliss Chatman [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor William Moon [ University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ]; Professor Eric Chaffee [ University of Toledo College of Law ]; Professor Christopher Bradley [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break (sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop
The Next Article

Is my next idea one that will become a good article? I’ve done some initial research, where do I go now? Should I take a different approach? These are common questions that new (and even experienced) scholars ask themselves as they progress with developing an idea into an article. The primary purpose of this panel is to provide participants in our New Scholars Workshop with input on direction and development of their scholarship. It offers New Scholars an opportunity to present a developing piece or a few ideas about potential projects in an informal setting and receive feedback on the idea. Additionally, this discussion group explores motivation, creativity, and the process for finding your next great idea.

Moderator: Professor Kenya Smith [ Southern University Law Center ]

Panelists: Professor Amy Kimpel [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Mary Yanik [ Tulane University ]; Professor Blair Druhan Bullock [ University of Arkansas School of Law ]; Professor Jonathan Harris [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Ryan H. Nelson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop on Labor and Employment Law
Workplace Accommodations

In a heterogeneous society, employees with diverse needs will often seek accommodations in the workplace. Employees with disabilities often need accommodations. And employees might need accommodations for their religious practices, because they are pregnant, or because of their caregiving obligations. COVID-19 has brought renewed attention to the diverse workplace needs of employees. This discussion group will explore the current state and future development of accommodations in the workplace. Potential topics include: the legal obligations of employers under the various accommodation laws; the similarities and differences between types of accommodations; the theoretical justifications for accommodations; how COVID-19 has affected accommodations in the workplace; and how workplace accommodations contribute to (or perhaps harm) workplace equality and the well-being of all workers.

Moderator: Professor Nicole Buonocore Porter [ Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology ]

Discussants: Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ UNC School of Law ]; Professor Jason R. Bent [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor D'Andra Shu [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Richard Carlson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Scott Bauries [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Dallan Flake [ Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law ]; Professor Jarod Gonzalez [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop
The Next Article

Is my next idea one that will become a good article? I’ve done some initial research, where do I go now? Should I take a different approach? These are common questions that new (and even experienced) scholars ask themselves as they progress with developing an idea into an article. The primary purpose of this panel is to provide participants in our New Scholars Workshop with input on direction and development of their scholarship. It offers New Scholars an opportunity to present a developing piece or a few ideas about potential projects in an informal setting and receive feedback on the idea. Additionally, this discussion group explores motivation, creativity, and the process for finding your next great idea.

Moderator: Professor Tim Todd [ Liberty University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Emilio Longoria [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Nicole Iannarone [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Gustavo Ribeiro [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Franklin Rosenblatt [ Mississippi College School of Law ]; Professor Meera Sossamon [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Latisha Nixon-Jones [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Danielle Stokes [ University of Richmond School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Incubating Change Agents

Does the law inherently promote the status quo? Does law school freeze our imaginations as to what the law or our society can be? Students often complain that they came to law school to make a difference but are taught instead how to preserve the system. This discussion group aims to explore the pedagogy of change, how we can teach students to be change agents through new course offerings, through re-imaginings of what law is and how it should be taught, or through adoption of specific pedagogical techniques in traditional courses.

Moderator: Professor Susan McMahon [ Arizona State University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Tiffany Atkins [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Sherri Keene [ Georgetown University ]; Professor Elizabeth Berenguer [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Mary Bowman [ Arizona State University College of Law ]; Professor Renee Allen [ St. John's University School of Law ]; Professor Alison Mikkor [ University of California, Irvine, School of Law ]; Professor Lucy Jewel [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Teri McMurtry-Chubb [ UIC School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Collaborating Among Law Schools to Advance Policing: The ABA Legal Education Police Practices Consor

This session introduces the ABA-Legal Education Police Practices Consortium and related projects to advance public safety and promote racial equity in the criminal justice system. Participants will discuss the genesis and work of the Consortium, in which the ABA and 60 participating law schools are partnering with key stakeholders, including law enforcement, to advance the widespread adoption of model police practices and initiate other projects designed to support effective policing and eliminate tactics that are racially motivated or have a disparate impact based on race. Participants will then hear from two other police reform groups whose projects can help inform the Consortium’s and law schools’ work: What You Do Matters and Policing for Tomorrow.

Moderator: Ms. Patricia Refo [ American Bar Association ]

Panelists: Mr. Brent Godfrey [ Crescent City Corps ]; Dean Madeleine Landrieu [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Dean Andrew Perlman [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Ms. Sheila Polk [ Yavapai County Attorney's Office ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Getting Territorial: New Issues and Old Questions in the Law of the United States Territories

This panel discusses both recent developments and long-standing legal questions affecting the United States Territories and Commonwealths. Topics include the Insular Cases, Puerto Rico's bankruptcy, the lack of a federal court in American Samoa, and federal judges in the territories. The panel additionally considers how the law of the territories can best be incorporated into the law school curriculum. If time permits, panelists will also have the opportunity to discuss their own research.

Moderator: Professor John Cook [ University of North Dakota School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Julia Belian [ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ]; Professor Anthony Ciolli [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Gregory Dolin [ University of Baltimore School of Law ]; Professor Willie Santana [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Current Events in Health Law

Health law scholars from across a spectrum of current health law, bioethics, and public health disciplines share a wide-range of emerging scholarship ideas that focus on current legal issues. Topics include health insurance and universal health care, legal language in connection with substance use disorder statutes, mobile health and privacy, healthism in COVID times, GMOs and food safety, OSHA workplace regulations under the Biden Administration, insurance regulation, improving rural clinical ethics, human subject research regulation, hospital-associated infections, and new telehealth initiatives, among others.

Moderator: Professor Kathy Cerminara [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Yael Cannon [ Georgetown University Law Center ]; Professor Barbara Pfeffer Billauer [ University of Porto Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Valarie Blake [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Stacey Tovino [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ]; Professor Deborah Farringer [ Belmont University College of Law ]; Professor Jennifer Oliva [ Seton Hall University School of Law ]; Professor Debra Strauss [ Fairfield University Charles F. Dolan School of Business ]; Professor Elizabeth Weeks Leonard [ University of Georgia School of Law ]; Professor Ani Satz [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Melissa Alexander [ University of Wyoming College of Law ]; Professor Jessica Mantel [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Jessica Roberts [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Taleed El-Sabawi [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Workshop on Election Law
A Philosophical View of the Law of Elections: Freedom, Democratic Procedure, and the Supreme Court

This discussion group analyzes the Supreme Court's treatment of electoral procedure from a novel philosophical perspective. Judicial review of democratic process challenges the central principle of liberal democracy, that a people rules itself. Yet since the 1960s the Supreme Court has dramatically transformed American democracy, from one-person one-vote to nullification of Congressional efforts to advance racial equity. This workshop, based around Jacob Eisler's forthcoming monograph, 'The Law of Freedom: Democratic Process and the Supreme Court' assesses one unifying account of the Court's involvement: that it is a forum for contesting the idea of freedom in a constitutional democracy. The group will also consider how the conservative bench threatens to undermine this vindication of the Court's oversight of democracy.

Moderator: Professor Jacob Eisler [ Southampton Law School (England) ]

Discussants: Professor Michael Kang [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Richard Briffault [ Columbia Law School ]; Professor James A. Gardner [ University at Buffalo School of Law ]; Professor Lori Ringhand [ University of Georgia School of Law ]; Professor Pedro Gerson [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor Atiba Ellis [ Marquette University Law School ]; Professor Eugene Mazo [ Seton Hall University School of Law ]; Professor Joshua Douglas [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]; Professor Tony Gaughan [ Drake University Law School ]

Tuesday, August 2, 2022
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Carolina Academic Press Closing Reception

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00 am - 10:30 am

Workshop on Labor and Employment Law
Pedagogical Trends in Teaching Workplace Law

This discussion group focuses on best practices for teaching Employment Discrimination. Because this area of law so often resonates with or is altered by current events that unfold during a semester, it is vital to keep students abreast of developments and to be able to seamlessly integrate those developments into a pre-set syllabus. The discussion focuses on 1) best practices employed by professors in this area to keep classes fresh, current, and flowing; 2) examples of when and how current events have been successfully integrated into a class discussion or syllabus; and 3) new and innovative ideas when it comes to the selection of assigned course material; teaching, and discussion-leading for classes.

Discussants: Professor Jason R. Bent [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Nicole Buonocore Porter [ Chicago-Kent College of Law at Illinois Institute of Technology ]; Professor Jonathan Harris [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ UNC School of Law ]; Professor Jessica Roberts [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Llezlie Green [ American University, Washington College of Law ]

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Law Scholarship (& Beyond)

Scholarship in family law is dynamic and often overlaps with other areas of the law, including civil rights, civil liberties, health law, feminist jurisprudence, queer theory, reproductive rights, employment discrimination, and trusts and estates, among others. This discussion group will provide an opportunity for participants to discuss drafts of their papers that draw upon family law, including those that overlap with other areas of the law. Participants will have an opportunity to explore symmetries and differences between their various scholarly projects, as well as invite audience participation and discussion.

Moderator: Professor Meghan Boone [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Naomi Cahn [ University of Virginia School of Law ]; Professor Clare Ryan [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Mitchell Crusto [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Laura Lane-Steele [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Cynthia Godsoe [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Brittany Raposa [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Professor Heather Walter-McCabe [ Wayne State University Law School ]

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Writing Connections Workshop
One By One: Developing Student Professional Identity through Individual Outreach

While many efforts toward student professional identity development focus on the curriculum or large-scale events, this discussion group aims small. Participants will share ideas for supporting students individually or through small group interactions, analyze the challenges of this approach, and brainstorm ways to create effective networks for students while protecting faculty time and well-being. Special emphasis will be placed on encouraging students from traditionally under-represented groups, with an eye to enhancing diversity in the academy.

Discussants: Professor Mary Adkins [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Brenda Gibson [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Emily Grant [ Washburn University School of Law ]; Professor Sherri Keene [ Georgetown University Law Center ]; Professor Rosario Lozada [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Susan McMahon [ Arizona State University College of Law ]; Professor Samantha Moppett [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Professor Anne Mullins [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Saleema Snow [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Neil Sobol [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Philosophical Perspectives on Legal Personhood

John Dewy noted in 1926 that discussions of legal personhood have long "depended upon a mass of non-legal considerations." Legal personhood continues to play an important, and increasingly salient, role in evaluating rights and responsibilities, yet the concept fits awkwardly in a variety of contexts and for many actors - be they corporations, the unborn, non-citizen residents, animals, the environment, or artificial intelligences, etc. What is the relationship between legal personhood and moral, political, and biological statuses? Are there fruitful comparisons to be drawn across different categories where the law currently affords less-than-full personhood status? And how should non-legal considerations drive the development of personhood doctrines in the 21st century? Participants will offer philosophical perspectives on these and related questions.

Moderator: Professor John Anderson [ Mississippi College School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Mihailis Diamantis [ University of Iowa College of Law ]; Professor Raff Donelson [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Carliss Chatman [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor John Hasnas [ Georgetown University Law Center ]; Professor Guha Krishnamurthi [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ]; Professor Christopher Lund [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Professor Will Thomas [ University of Michigan Law School ]

Wednesday, August 3, 2022
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Associate Deans of Research
Associate Deans of Intellectual Life Fostering Productivity in Tumultuous Times

This discussion group focuses on strategies for stimulating productivity and intellectualism while fostering balance in tumultuous times. The life of the mind flourishes and flounders in turmoil. Deans of intellectual life and research have much to navigate as they seek to foster diverse intellectual discourse, showcase faculty ideas, and maintain engagement of all. This discussion group examines these topics in search of cultivating and enhancing vibrant scholarly communities.

Moderator: Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Ronald Krotoszynski [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor andré douglas pond cummings [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Christopher Lund [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Professor Hila Keren [ Southwestern University Law School ]