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SEALS 2023 Conference Schedule

Sunday, July 23, 2023

Sunday, July 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The Criminalization of the Pregnant Body

Pregnant people were already facing increasing surveillance and criminalization prior to the decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health. Drug use during pregnancy is treated as child abuse and pregnancy loss can result in murder charges. Dobbs has cleared the path for harsher and more expansive punishments. This panel convenes papers on topics related to the criminalization of pregnancy and birth.

Moderator: Professor Seema Mohapatra [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Cyra Akila Choudhury [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Laura Lane-Steele [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Madalyn Wasilczuk [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

The Comparative Law Advantage - Using Comparative Law to Achieve Law Reform

Comparative law - both state-by-state comparisons and the study of foreign legal systems - is an invaluable tool to achieve meaningful law reform. This panel explores the use of comparative law in scholarship advocating for law reform and in ongoing law reform initiatives in a variety of private law fields including property, real estate, commercial law, and trusts and estates. Panelists discuss the ways in which comparative law inspires the development of novel legal solutions, provides a source of data about the success of varying approaches, and helps advocates for reform identify solutions that may best address the specific problems of a particular jurisdiction. Panelists also discuss the challenges of transplanting legal solutions from one jurisdiction to another.

Moderator: Professor Tiffany Williams Brewer [ Howard University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Missy Lonegrass [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Nick Davrados [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Tim Dodsworth [ Newcastle Law School ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Introduction to the Academy

This panel discussion will explore 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. Speakers 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 ]

Panelists: Professor Darren Bush [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Associate Deans of Research Workshop
The Law Review Article v. The Monograph

Professors who have written monographs discuss why they decided to write a monograph rather than a series of articles. For those who have shifted to writing books primarily, what motivated the shift for them? Are monographs cited as frequently as law review articles? How is the work in the book shared with other scholars? The panelists discuss the advantages and disadvantages of writing monographs as well as what they see as the proper role for law review articles and monographs, respectively.

Moderator: Professor Huyen Pham [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Ronald Krotoszynski [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Paul Gowder [ Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ]; Professor Jacob Eisler [ Florida State University College of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break (sponsored by the American Bar Association)

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Online Legal Education Workshop
Building Community and Inclusion Using Online Legal Education

Standard 303(b) provides that “a law school shall provide substantial opportunities to students for … (3) the development of a professional identity.” Subsection (c) requires that “[a] law school shall provide education to law students on bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism....” This discussion group focuses on the challenges and opportunities posed by working outside of the traditional classroom and the doors it opens to meet and exceed the requirements of the revised Standard 303 by promoting 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.

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

Discussants: Professor William Byrnes [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor April G. Dawson [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Dennis R. Honabach [ NKU Chase College of Law ]; Professor Gail E. Mullins [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ]; Professor Lisa Smith-Butler [ Charleston School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Marijuana and the Law

The panel will give speakers the opportunity to present paper topics or works-in-progress concerning marijuana law. Further, they will be able to receive feedback from a group of scholars interested in the field. Marijuana Law is such a broad topic that we have encouraged a diverse group of scholars to participate, including scholars in the areas of criminal justice, international law, and tribal rights.

Moderator: Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Mark Osbeck [ University of Michigan Law School ]; Professor Alex Kreit [ Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law ]; Professor Catherine Hancock [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Mitchell Crusto [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Marc Consalo [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Adam Crepelle [ George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School ]; Professor Jason Buhi [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Law Teaching Workshop
Reassessing Assessment

One of the ABA's biggest, most important regulatory changes requires law schools to regularly engage in "assessment" of student learning outcomes and mastery of materials. Law schools nationwide are struggling with how to implement this obligation. For many schools, this process has been complicated by the need to coordinate with the assessment requirements of the University with which they are affiliated, which may have its own unique and separate requirements. In addition, the question emerges of whether and how the goals enumerated in ABA Revised Standard 303 can be accurately assessed. This panel will explore and discuss these issues with an idea of sharing "best practices" and ways to navigate the competing demands of the ABA and the larger university.

Moderator: Dean Deidré Keller [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Grace Lee [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Terri Lynn Helge [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Is there a Place for Me in the Legal Academy?

This speed mentoring session will provide aspiring law teachers a unique opportunity to network with and ask questions of experienced law teachers regarding issues in entering the academy. Much advice and data exists about the seemingly preferred pedigree for law teaching. What if you don’t present as the standard applicant? For example: 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 find your place in academia? Who can you talk to about your questions?

Moderators: Professor Anna Scardulla [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Jack Harrison [ NKU Chase College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Karen Woody [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Jennifer Kinsley [ Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Is There a Place for Me in the Legal Academy?

This speed mentoring session will provide aspiring law teachers a unique opportunity to network with and ask questions of experienced law teachers regarding issues in entering the academy. Much advice and data exists about the seemingly preferred pedigree for law teaching. What if you don’t present as the standard applicant? For example: 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 find your place in academia? Who can you talk to about your questions?

Moderators: Professor Anna Scardulla [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Jack Harrison [ NKU Chase College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Deborah Challener [ Mississippi College School of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Karen Woody [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Jennifer Kinsley [ Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Next Generation

Dispute Resolution has been a serious field of study for nearly 50 years. In our successful OUP title Discussions in Dispute Resolution: The Foundational Articles (2021), the first in a planned trilogy of books, we celebrated the field’s foundational writings. Our proposed book, DISCUSSIONS IN DISPUTE RESOLUTION: THE NEXT GENERATION, focuses on the most significant and influential academic articles on U.S. dispute resolution during its golden age of growth – the years 2000 to 2010 – the period in which dispute resolution became a fixture in legal academic study and pedagogy as well as legal practice. This discussion group will serve as an opportunity to convene dispute resolution scholars to share their reflections and observations on these writings.

Moderators: Professor Sarah Cole [ The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law ]; Professor Art Hinshaw [ Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ]; Professor Andrea Schneider [ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University ]

Discussants: Professor Rishi Batra [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Kelly Browe Olson [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Dr. Yael Efron [ Zefat Law School (Israel) ]; Professor Cynthia Alkon [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Debra Berman [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Lauren Newell [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Michael Green [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

San Antonio Independent School District v. Rodriguez at 50: Lessons Learned and the Path Forward

50 years ago the United States Supreme Court rejected claims that the federal Equal Protection Clause guaranteed a right to education. Rodriguez has resulted in profound implications for education. School funding litigation has proceeded in most states with substantial wins in some states while other states have held that school funding is the sole province of the legislature. Yet, even when courts rule for the plaintiffs, reform too often is slow and limited. Litigators also have returned to federal court in recent years to advance new constitutional theories for education rights. This panel will explore the implications of Rodriguez for education by examining the lessons we have learned and how to ensure all students receive an excellent and equitable education.

Moderator: Professor Kimberly Robinson [ University of Virginia School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Scott Bauries [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Janel George [ Georgetown University ]; Professor Danielle Wingfield [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Joshua Weishart [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Erika Wilson [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Associate Deans of Research Workshop
Exploring the Best Ways to Promote Scholarship

Associate deans for research discuss how scholars and their research deans can best promote faculty scholarship to law review editors and other scholars given the changes to social media and technology. Blogs significantly changed the landscape. Scholars could share their thoughts on news of the day, provide windows into their personalities, engage in debates with each other, and reach journalists with their ideas. Now Twitter is where scholars promote their work and share their thoughts and opinions about current events in their fields of study. Promotion of scholarship seems to go hand-in-hand with assuming a role as a public intellectual. Research deans explore how best to bring attention to legal scholarship and scholars in today’s changing online landscape.

Moderator: Professor Paul Gowder [ Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Ronald Krotoszynski [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Howard M. Wasserman [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Huyen Pham [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Eve Hanan [ University of Nevada, Las Vegas William S. Boyd School of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Navigating the Hiring Process

This panel is part of the Prospective Law Teachers Workshop but is open to all SEALS participants. Panelists will discuss strategies to navigate the hiring market for law professors. Topics include the Faculty Appointments Register form, the hiring process including screening interviews and on-campus callbacks, the “job talk,” and post-offer negotiations. Prior to this panel presentation, workshop participants are encouraged to attend the Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop: Introduction to the Academy, to gain an overall insight into law teaching.

Moderator: Professor Shakira Pleasant [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Carla Reyes [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Dean Leah Chan Grinvald [ UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law ]; Professor Faraz Sanei [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

The Role of LGBTQ Law Professors and Allies in the South

0ne third of LGBTQ people live in our region, but recently southern states are enacting laws that target LGBTQ people and create a climate of hostility. Post-Dobbs, rights won in the courts decisions like Obergefell and Bostock feel precarious. Against this landscape, what should LGBTQ law professors and our allies do to create communities where we, our families, and our LGBTQ students feel safe and affirmed? How do we recruit LGBTQ students and faculty without erasing these concerns? How do we balance our professional obligations with these urgent service needs? What advocacy or protest is “safe” for pre-tenure or non-tenure track faculty? And how to we build networks and support systems for LGBTQ professors?

Moderator: Professor Amy F Kimpel [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor John Rice [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Laura Lane-Steele [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Jade Alexander Craig [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Elana Fogel [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Fatma Marouf [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Bonnie Ellen Carlson [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Meghan Boone [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Teaching Race: CRT Bans, Realities, and Realizing the Fifth Freedom

Teaching about race has been subjected to statutory bans in several states across the country, including in Florida. These bans, which have been framed as bans on Critical Race Theory ("CRT"), have resuscitated the controversy sparked by Arizona’s 2010 Ban on Ethnic Studies. We will discuss the illegality of these bans on teaching race; legal challenges to these bans; the opposite movement to mandate teaching about race; and how these bans undermine the Fifth Freedom. The Fifth Freedom being freedom from ignorance, as described by President Lyndon B. Johnson in his Great Society and advanced by Imoukhuede as a constitutional duty to provide public education.

Moderator: Professor Areto Imoukhuede [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Denise Cespedes [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Christian Powell Sundquist [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]; Professor Leroy Pernell [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Mark Dorosin [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Darrell Duane Jackson [ - ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Atiba Ellis [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Dean Jamila Jefferson-Jones [ University of Kansas School of Law ]; Dean Malik Chaka Edwards [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Jeffrey Brown [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Dean Gregory Bowman [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]

Sunday, July 23, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Newcomer Beer-Wine Mixer Sponsored by West Academic

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

Monday, July 24, 2023

Monday, July 24, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks

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.

Monday, July 24, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks

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.

Monday, July 24, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks

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.

Monday, July 24, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks

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.

Monday, July 24, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks

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.

Monday, July 24, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Talks

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.

Monday, July 24, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Constitutional Law Workshop
Diversity in Legal Education in a Post-Grutter World

The Supreme Court seems set to overrule tenets of Fisher I & II, Grutter, and Gratz, including ratification of Justice Powell's Bakke approach to race-based diversity initiatives in state-sponsored colleges and universities. If the Court does to Fisher I & II, Grutter, Gratz, and Bakke what it did this year to Roe and Casey, what can law schools do legally to ensure that learning environments remain meaningfully diverse? Are there work-arounds that could preserve student body and faculty diversity that would not present an undue risk of civil liability if an organization like the Center of Individual Rights targets a law school for a federal lawsuit? What avenues remain for law schools to lawfully pursue diversity in a post-Grutter world?

Moderator: Professor Grace Lee [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Ronald Krotoszynski [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Mitchell Crusto [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Dean Alena Allen [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Dean Nicky Boothe [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Professor William Funk [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Gary Myers [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Professor Vinay Harpalani [ University of New Mexico School of Law ]; Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones [ University of Kansas School of Law ]; Professor Jalila Jefferson-Bullock [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Professor H Timothy Lovelace [ Duke University School of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

J6 and Beyond

The Select Committee to Investigate the January 6th Attack on the United States Capitol stated, this day "was one of the darkest days of our democracy, during which insurrectionists attempted to impede Congress’s Constitutional mandate to validate the presidential election and launched an assault on the United States Capitol Complex that resulted in multiple deaths, physical harm to over 140 members of law enforcement, and terror and trauma among staff, institutional employees, press, and Members." The events of this day challenged our democracy. With approximately 900 individuals arrested, and prosecutions ongoing, questions remain of who should be prosecuted, what was the effect of this attack on our democracy, and what should now happen to protect democracy.

Moderators: Professor Andrew Wright [ New York University School of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Michael Dimino [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ]; Professor Sydney Beckman [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Catherine Hancock [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Jonathan Shaub [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]; Professor Kellyn McGee [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (Sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Monday, July 24, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Access to Justice

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 Andrew Budzinski [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Tabrez Y. Ebrahim: Corpus Linguistics at the USPTO [ Lewis & Clark Law School ] ( Mentor: Professor Carla L. Reyes, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law ); Professor Nicole G. Iannarone: Small Claims Securities Disputes [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Joan MacLeod Heminway, University of Tennessee College of Law ); Professor Cassie Chambers Armstrong: Domestic Violence and Access to Justice: An Analysis of Rural and Urban Court Systems [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Amanda Bertrand, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ); Professor Shih-Chun Steven Chien: Stories from the Inside: An Ethnographic Approach to Study Prosecutors’ Offices [ Cleveland State University College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Eang Ngov, University of Oklahoma College of Law, and Dean Brian Gallini, Willamette University College of Law )

Monday, July 24, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Race, Gender, and the Law 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 Monica Teixeira de Sousa [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Danielle Wingfield: War on Education [ University of Richmond School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Ray Diamond, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ); Professor Charquia Wright: (E)racing Federal Courts [ Florida State University College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor M. Akram Faizer, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ); Professor Geeta Tewari: Defining Narrative Justice: Social Impact in Law and Business [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ] ( Mentor: Professor Carliss Chatman, SMU Dedman School of Law ); Professor Alicia Jackson: Woke? The Miseducation of Critical Race Theory [ Stetson University College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Seema Mohapatra, Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law )

Monday, July 24, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Constitutional 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 Michael Gerhardt [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Nicholas Almendares: Incitement as Coordination [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Caprice Roberts, Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ); Professor Alex Sinha: Policing Viewpoint Discrimination [ Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University ] ( Mentor: Professor Professor Brannon Denning, Samford University Cumberland School of Law ); Professor Haley Proctor: Legislative Facts [ University of Missouri School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Joseph Blocher, Duke University School of Law ); Professor Bonnie Ellen Carlson: Second Amendment Considerations for Domestic Violence Victims Following Bruen [ Mercer University School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Charles (Rocky) Rhodes, South Texas College of Law Houston )

Monday, July 24, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

New Scholars Luncheon (sponsored by Aspen Publishing Co.)

New scholars and their mentors are invited to attend. Tickets are required.

Monday, July 24, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Constitutional Law Workshop
Social Media Platform Regulation, Elon Musk, and Twitter

While social media platforms have enhanced the ability of people to communicate, they have also led to the dissemination of child pornography, disinformation, hate speech and Holocaust denial, and led to social media platform censorship. There has been much debate regarding the extent to which government should regulate social media platform censorship. For example, a Texas statute limits the authority of platforms to censor by prohibiting them from discriminating based on viewpoint. By contrast, European countries have been more aggressive in censoring. This panel examines divergent approaches to censorship and analyzes those approaches from free speech and democratic principle perspectives. It also considers the potential impact of Elon Musk's purchase of Twitter.

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

Panelists: Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor András Koltay [ Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (Hungary) ]; Professor Mark David Cole [ University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law (Luxembourg) ]; Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Leslie Jacobs [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Law Teaching Workshop
Teaching in the Next Gen Classroom: Race, Belonging, Skills, Well-Being, and Doctrine

ABA revisions to Standard 303 and the upcoming implementation of the NCBE’s Next Gen bar exam present an opportunity to improve legal education for the benefit of law students, law schools, and the legal profession. The negative effects of legal education on law students and lawyers are well-documented. With the Next Gen Bar Exam's focus on foundational skills, and new ABA standards requiring law schools to address well-being, bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism as part of the program of legal education, law schools have the impetus for signficant change. This session demonstrates exercises, strategies, and techniques law faculty can implement to respond to the ABA and bar exam changes, and create classrooms where all students can succeed and thrive.

Moderator: Professor Kris Franklin [ New York Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Russell McClain [ University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ]; Professor Paula J Manning [ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ]; Professor Ryan T Williams [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]; Professor Rebecca Flanagan [ University of Massachusetts School of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Legal Research on the NextGen Bar Exam

The discussion group addresses the most recent developments in the move to test legal research on the NextGen Bar Exam. The first administration of the NextGen Bar Exam is currently planned for 2026. Discussion centers on ideas for teaching, training, and programming to support student development of legal research skills in response to legal research testing on the bar exam.

Moderator: Professor Kristina L. Niedringhaus [ Georgia State University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Caroline Osborne [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Billie Jo Kaufman [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Ashley Krenelka Chase [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Gordon Russell [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Justin Iverson [ UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law ]; Professor Ashley Arrington [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Jenny Wondracek [ Capital University Law School ]; Professor Jane O'Connell [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Constitutional Law Workshop
The Law of Freedom: The Supreme Court and Democracy

This panel discusses the substance and themes of The Law of Freedom: The Supreme Court and Democracy (Cambridge University Press, 2023). The book offers a novel philosophical narrative of the development of modern election law as a battle over the best means of achieving popular self-rule. This account illuminates the current polarized battles on the Supreme Court, and furthermore shows how the counterpopular dilemma of the judiciary transforming democracy can be reconciled with the primacy of popular self-determination that vindicates democracy. Discussion topics of this book launch panel include the relationship between democratic autonomy and rule of law; the differing judicial approaches to race and party; and the benefits of a philosophical approach to doctrine. The full book is available online at https://www.cambridge.org/core/books/law-of-freedom/B82B11848D63DDE12EEA9126D749B0EC and the Introduction is available at https://papers.ssrn.com/sol3/papers.cfm?abstract_id=4215441 . F

Moderator: Professor Jacob Eisler [ Florida State University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Atiba Ellis [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Professor Paul Gowder [ Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ]; Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor M. Isabel Medina [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Benji Cover [ University of Idaho College of Law ]; Professor Alex Sinha [ Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Screening Interviews: How to Secure Them and What to Expect

This panel exposes aspiring law teachers to ways an applicant can better increase their odds of securing a screening interview, along with the format and content of a typical screening interview for doctrinal, clinical, and legal writing positions. The group will engage in an in-depth discussion with aspiring law teachers about question content, interviewing styles, and common mistakes made by applicants during screening interviews. Experienced faculty will act as mock interviewers, while new members of the academy who have recently been through rigors of the job hiring market will act as mock interviewees. This session will be helpful to those who are about to enter the job market and those still thinking about it.

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

Panelists: Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Jack Harrison [ NKU Chase College of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]; Professor Lisa Avalos [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break (sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

The Future of Black Enrollment in Law Schools

This discussion group addresses “race-conscious” admission to law school, following the Supreme Court's decisions in two key cases. If the Court issues a national ban, then law schools that desire to recruit and admit qualified Blacks and other racial minorities will need to spend billions of dollars seeking such applicants. Further, such a national ban will ignore the remedial nature of affirmative action. The discussion recognizes the concerns that Asian and white applicants have raised over the years, claiming that such policies have and are depriving them of entry. In summary, this panel and audience discussion will describe the outcome for the Court’s decisions, discuss what happens next relative to admissions, and suggest various approaches to the issue.

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

Discussants: Professor Charlton Copeland [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Lia Epperson [ American University, Washington College of Law ]; Professor Tiffany Graham [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor Christopher Mathis [ University of Iowa College of Law ]; Dean Nicky Boothe-Perry [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Akram Faizer [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Dean Benjamin Spencer [ William & Mary Law School ]; Professor William Funk [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Meera Sossamon [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Masai Mcdougall [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Alfred Mathewson [ University of New Mexico School of Law ]; Professor Suzette Malveaux [ University of Colorado Law School ]; Professor Ray Diamond [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Nick Davrados [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Kevin Brown [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Charlton Copeland [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Areto Imoukhuede [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Online Legal Education Workshop
Online Education Basics for Aspiring 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 Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Jennifer Bard [ University of Cincinnati College of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Dean Elena B. Langan [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor Kirsten K. Davis [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Gordon Russell [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Lisa Smith-Butler [ Charleston School of Law ]; Professor Vickie Sutton [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Victoria VanZandt [ University of Dayton School of Law ]; Professor Vonda Laughlin [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 pm

Call for Papers

Each year, SEALS hosts a Call for Papers competition and selects the best papers for presentation. Please join us for the presentation of these interesting papers.

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

Panelists: Professor Hannibal Travis: The Freedom of Influencing [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor John Erwin: Building Better Species: Assisted Evolution, Genetic Engineering, and the Endangered Species Act [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

New Scholars Workshop
Your 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 Nicole G. Iannarone [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Cassie Chambers Armstrong [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Nicholas Almendares [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Alex Sinha [ Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University ]; Professor Haley Proctor [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Professor Bonnie Ellen Carlson [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Shih-Chun Steven Chien [ Cleveland State University College of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

New Scholars Workshop
Your 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 Howard M. Wasserman [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor João Marinotti [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Danielle Wingfield [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Charquia Wright [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Professor Geeta Tewari [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ]; Professor Alicia Jackson [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Tell Librarians What Works for You - Getting Support for Teaching and Scholarship

This discussion group addresses the question of faculty/library engagement, considering tools and services that effectively support teaching and scholarship. Topics of discussion will include:Current Awareness--How do you keep up with developments in the law in the areas in which you teach or write? Library Outreach--What times during the school year might be best for library outreach? Availability/Communication--What is effective communication for the faculty member and the library? Promotion and Dissemination of Scholarship--Do you want libraries to promote your scholarship? Other--How can the library give you an edge? Are there library services that would facilitate productivity or are otherwise useful that you do not have access to?

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

Discussants: Professor Billie Jo Kaufman [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Kristina L Niedringhaus [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Brian Barnes [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Jane O'Connell [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Katie Brown [ Charleston School of Law ]; Professor Katie Brown [ Charleston School of Law ]; Professor Vicenc Feliu [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Dana Neacsu [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]; Ms. Elizabeth Farrell Clifford [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Professor Justin Iverson [ UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law ]; Professor Scott Childs [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 5:30 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 forecast the scholar you are and will become but also 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 Atiba Ellis [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Naomi Cahn [ University of Virginia School of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

New and Established Voices in Criminal Procedure

This discussion group is a forum for new and established scholars to discuss their forthcoming articles, works in progress, and ideas for articles on constitutional criminal procedure.

Moderators: Professor Nick Kahn-Fogel [ Penn State Law ]; Professor Brian Owsley [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Mike Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Brittany Dietch [ Capital University Law School ]; Professor Jordan Wallace-Wolf [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Dean Mike Gentithes [ University of Akron School of Law ]; Dean Melanie Wilson [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor Corinna Lain [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Lauryn Gouldin [ Syracuse University College of Law ]; Professor Melanie Reid [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Suparna Malempati [ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School ]; Professor Eang Ngov [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ]; Professor Shawn Fields [ California Western School of Law ]

Monday, July 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

New Member Reception

Arizona State University's Sandra Day O' Connor College of Law, Baylor Law School, Willamette University College of Law, Ohio Northern University , Claude W. Pettit College of Law, Washburn University School of Law, and Capital University Law School, are the newest members of SEALS. They are hosting this reception to introduce themselves to SEALS.

Monday, July 24, 2023
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

New Scholars Happy Hour (sponsored by Themis)

This event is ONLY for New Scholars and their mentors.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Tennis Tournament (sponsored by Aspen Publishing Co.)

In order to participate, please show up at the tennis courts no later than 8:00am. We will offer men's singles, women's singles, doubles and perhaps a children's tournament.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 12:00 pm

Golf Tournament (sponsored by West Academic)

Please register in advance for the golf tournament.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
8:15 am - 10:00 am

Prospective Law Teachers Workshop
Mock Job Interviews

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.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (sponsored by MF Digital)

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Race, Gender, and the Law 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 Tiffany Graham [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]

Panelists: Professor Leo Yu: From Criminalizing China to Criminalizing the Chinese [ SMU Dedman School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Melanie Reid, Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ); Professor John Parsi: Sex Discrimination in the use of Sex Testing for Participation in School Athletics [ University of Nebraska College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor LeRoy Pernell, Florida A&M University College of Law ); Professor Jade Alexander Craig: Urban Sellouts: How Rate Covenants in Municipal Bonds Undermine Civil Rights Goals [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Benjamin Plener Cover, University of Idaho College of Law )

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Property 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 Jessica L. Asbridge: Federalism, Fines, and Forfeitures [ Baylor University Law School ] ( Mentor: Professor Colin Marks, St. Mary’s School of Law ); Professor Match Dawson: Revisiting Nuisance Protections Afforded to Gun Range Operators (working) [ St. Mary's University School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Scott Bauries, University of South Carolina School of Law ); Professor Milton J. Hernandez: Louisiana's Notarial Will: A Case for Reduction of Form Requirements and Return to Strict Compliance [ Mississippi College School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Michael Higdon, University of Tennessee College of Law )

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Environmental Law and Housing Justice

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 Reem Haikal [ Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Rosa Newman-Ruffin: Upfront Capital Reserves as a Mitigation Strategy for Inner-City Gentrification [ Elon University School of Law ] ( Mentor: Dean Jamila Jefferson-Jones, University of Kansas School of Law ); Professor Alex Erwin: Litigating Predator Management [ Florida International University College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Marc Roark, University of Tulsa College of Law ); Professor Anna Mance: Ecosystems of Private Enforcement [ SMU Dedman School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Ryan Stoa, Southern University Law Center )

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Criminal 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 Patrick Metze [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Evelyn Lia Malavé: Courteaucracy [ Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Mitchell F. Crusto, Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ); Professor Marc Anthony Consalo: Lost Time is Not a Lost Cause: The Case for A Uniform Approach to Compensation for the Wrongfully Convicted [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Ellen Podgor, Stetson University College of Law ); Professor Rachel Wechsler: Intimate Partner Violence – Access to Protection Beyond the Pandemic [ University of Missouri School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Mike Vitiello, University of the Pacific McGeorge School of Law ); Professor Danielle C. Jefferis: Carceral Deference [ University of Nebraska College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Eve Hanan, UNLV William S. Boyd School of Law )

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
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 Shakira Pleasant and Carla Reyes.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

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

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 Shakira Pleasant and Carla Reyes.

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop - Tax, Immigration, and Administrative 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 William Funk [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Jerome Hughes: Robot Taxes, Organizational Law, and Economic Inequality: Tracing Ontological Asymmetry and Bias in Federal Tax Law [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ] ( Mentor: Clint Wallace, University of South Carolina School of Law ); Professor Landyn Wm. Rookard: Misplaced Reliance: Recalibrating the Role of Reliance Interests in Judicial Review of Agency Policy Change [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Darren Bush, University of Houston Law Center ); Professor Amelia Steadman McGowan: A Deadly Circumvention of Gender-Based Claims in U.S. Asylum Law [ University of Arkansas School of Law ] ( Mentor: Professor Christopher Ogolla, Barry University Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law )

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 am

Carolina Academic Press Luncheon

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Constitutional Law Workshop
Supreme Court Update: Individual Rights

This panel examines U.S. Supreme Court decisions on individual rights from the recently completed term.

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

Panelists: Professor Michael Dimino [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ]; Professor Ray Diamond [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Howard Wasserman [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor M. Isabel Medina [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Business Law Workshop
Replacing “SmartContracts” and “DAOs” with Legally Rigorous, Economically Sound Alternatives

The limitations of blockchain and crypto platforms have become all too self-evident. Market crashes aside, they reflect a real need for more efficient, scalable legal transactions accessible to, and “craftable” by, all. So called “smartcontracts” and “distributed autonomous entities” are crypto/blockchain based memes and methods that purport to replace jurisdictionally situated, written contracts and governance structures with pure software. But law developed over thousands of years to replace force as a means for resolving disputes. Replacing law with pure software is akin to replacing law with clubs. Both are a kind of force—and the stronger party not always in the right. This panel will discuss new platforms for achieving economies of scale in legal transactions and governance.

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

Panelists: Professor Joan MacLeod Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Carla Reyes [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Professor Del Wright [ University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Publishers' Panel

Are you interested in writing a casebook, study aid, or other book? This panel will involve publishers talking about what they are seeking in book proposals.

Moderator: Professor John DeStefano [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

MF Digital Marketing, Inc. Presentation: Transformative Enrollment Growth Through Digital Marketing

With effective, targeted digital marketing, Arizona State University’s Sandra Day O’Connor School of Law and St. Mary’s University School of Law grew their graduate enrollment by more than 500% in just four years. In this session, you’ll learn how these schools achieved their goals, exploring strategies and tactics to generate new leads on Google, LinkedIn and Facebook; nurture prospective students to become applicants via email and personalized messaging; and persuade quality applicants to deposit and matriculate.

Moderator: Mr. Michael Fogarty [ MF Digital Marketing, Inc. ]

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

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break (sponsored by Aspen Publishing Co.)

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Teaching and Writing in a Constantly Evolving Administrative Law Landscape

This discussion group will explore the challenge professors face in light of the Supreme Court's decisions in West Virginia. v. EPA, Alabama Relators Ass'n v. HHS, and National Federation of Independent Business v. OSHA. In each decision, the Court applied the Major Questions Doctrine rather than Chevron. In doing so, however, the Court failed to explain the relationship between these two doctrines, leaving academics to ponder whether the Major Questions Doctrine has replaced Chevron entirely or only in certain cases, and, if the latter, in which cases. The discussion group will address how to teach and write about this challenge.

Moderator: Professor Linda Jellum [ University of Idaho College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor William Funk [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat [ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University ]; Professor David Driesen [ Syracuse University College of Law ]; Professor William Araiza [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Ilan Wurman [ Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ]; Professor Emily Bremer [ Notre Dame Law School ]; Professor Dorothy Glancy [ Santa Clara University School of Law ]; Professor Jack Beermann [ Boston University School of Law ]; Professor Evan Zoldan [ University of Toledo College of Law ]; Professor Rodger Citron [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]; Professor Clint Wallace [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]; Professor Akram Faizer [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Remedies Law Workshop
Remedies for Cognizable Injuries

The premise is deceptively simple. "Things without all remedy should be without regard: what’s done is done" (Macbeth). But what harms should we accept without recourse? If instead remedy should flow, how should courts shape relief, quantify harms, and deter wrongs? Where one cannot establish cognizable injury, legal process and remedy will not lie. From standing requirements to final relief, proper conceptualization of remedies and appreciation of procedural barriers are essential. Assessing remedies for injury is complex across diverse bodies of law such as intellectual property, unjust enrichment, contract, tort, criminal, and constitutional infringements. This discussion group will examine the key role of remedies, from navigating equitable procedure and overcoming legal challenges to garnering meaningful relief that vindicates injury without overreaching.

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

Discussants: Professor Aaron Bruhl [ William & Mary Law School ]; Professor Jonathan Cardi [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Michael T. Morley [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Professor Albert Yoon [ University of Toronto Faculty of Law (Canada) ]; Professor Vanessa Zboreak [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Layne Keele [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Professor Patricia Cain [ Santa Clara University School of Law ]; Professor Russell Weaver [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Professor Max Hare [ Regent University School of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Bourbon Brands and Blasphemy: Succession Trademarks, The Right to be Forgotten, and S#!&%y Whiskey

Heaven Hill Distilleries Inc. v. Log Still Distilling LLC litigated the rights to a name, long since unused. If the distiller's intentions mean anything, J.W. Dank left a will asking that “no whisky subsequently be branded with my name.” Nevertheless, Heaven Hill Distilleries, whose prior abominations include Elijah Craig , elected to use the J.W. Dank name on a branded whiskey. This discussion group will consider the contours of whether requests such as J.W. Dank’s should be given the force of law and what remedies should be employed to enforce such requests. Namely, it will consider how a right to be forgotten, third party effects of succession requests, and copyright in identity all interact with this problem.

Moderator: Professor Marc Roark [ University of Tulsa College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Sally Brown Richardson [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor David Fagundes [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Robin Paul Malloy [ Syracuse University College of Law ]; Professor Brannon Denning [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Professor Rishi Batra [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Samir Parikh [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Scott Bauries [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat [ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University ]; Professor Victoria J. Haneman [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Online Legal Education Workshop
Tips, Tricks, and Avoiding Traps in Online Teaching

Most faculty have now taught at least one semester online, while others have done so for decades. The discussants will bring their wealth of short-cuts, clever lessons, lightbulb moments, hard-won lessons, and “never-agains,” to help expand the wisdom of the crowd for experienced and new faculty alike. The discussion group will feature a collection of best practices, teaching hacks, and useful workarounds to make even the novice online educator look like a seasoned pro.

Moderator: Dean Elena B. Langan [ Touro University, Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Center ]

Discussants: Mr. William Adams [ American Bar Association ]; Dean Greg Brandes [ Monterey College of Law ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Max Huffman [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Spencer Weber Waller [ Loyola University Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Vonda Laughlin [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop
Your 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 panel will explore motivation, creativity, and the process for finding your next great idea.

Moderator: Professor Atiba Ellis [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Jade Alexander Craig [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Jerome Hughes [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Landyn Wm. Rookard [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Amelia Steadman McGowan [ University of Arkansas School of Law ]; Professor Jessica L. Asbridge [ Baylor University Law School ]; Professor Match Dawson [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Leo Yu [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Professor John Parsi [ University of Nebraska College of Law ]; Professor Milton J. Hernandez [ Mississippi College School of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

New Scholars Workshop
Your 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 panel will explore motivation, creativity, and the process for finding your next great idea.

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

Panelists: Professor Rosa Newman-Ruffin [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Evelyn Lia Malavé [ Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law ]; Professor Marc Anthony Consalo [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Danielle C. Jefferis [ University of Nebraska College of Law ]; Professor Rachel Wechsler [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Professor Anna Mance [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Professor Alex Erwin [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Hot Topics in Dispute Resolution Education

This discussion group will explore a wide range of timely topics in the world of dispute resolution education. Topics will include the NextGen Bar Exam, which will test ADR; expanding dispute resolution courses and practical experiential offerings; inter-school collaborations; the impact of remote dispute resolution; the ABA standards; and more. Participants will leave the session with ideas and strategies for addressing these important topics.

Moderator: Professor Debra Berman [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Discussants: Professor Rishi Batra [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Kelly Browe Olson [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Cynthia Alkon [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Yael Effron [ Zefat Law School (Israel) ]; Professor Lauren Newell [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Sarah Cole [ The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law ]; Professor Andrea Schneider [ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University ]; Professor Hemanth Gundavaram [ Northeastern University School of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Aspiring Law Teachers Workshop
Designing Your Teaching Package

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

Moderators: Professor Emilio Longoria [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Daiquiri Steele [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Kathy Cerminara [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Laura Lane-Steele [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Benjamin Cooper [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Dean Lindsey Gustafson [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Nadia Ahmad [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]; Professor Shakira Pleasant [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University ]; Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]

Tuesday, July 25, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Federalist Society Reception

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Deans' Workshop
Recruiting, Hiring, and Retaining a Diverse (in every sense) Faculty

This discussion group focuses on how law schools can recruit, hire, and retain a diverse faculty (in every sense of the word).

Moderators: Dean Beto Juárez [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]

Discussants: Dean Richard Bierschbach [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Dean Anthony Varona [ Seattle University School of Law ]; Dean Jennifer Brown [ Quinnipiac University School of Law ]; Dean Alena Allen [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 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 explore various types of writing (from opinion-editorials and blogs to journal articles and manuscripts) and examine benchmarks for quality and quantity (including length, type of research, and placements). Speakers also: offer advice on how to create a thoughtful, clear research agenda; 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.

Moderators: Professor Nick Kahn-Fogel [ Penn State Law ]; Professor Brian Owsley [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Louis Virelli [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Corinna Lain [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Dean ándre douglas pond cummings [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ]; Professor Layne Keele [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Professor Shawn Fields [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor Jordan Wallace-Wolf [ University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law ]; Professor Nick Kahn-Fogel [ Penn State Law ]; Professor Maybell Romero [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Leslie Jacobs [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
What Has Teaching During COVID Taught Us About Teaching and Learning?

Three years ago we were all frantically learning how to use Zoom and redesigning our lessons and teaching to fit the new protocols required by COVID-19. Now, three years later, what else have we learned? This discussion group takes a wide-ranging look at the ways in which our experiences during the last three years have affected our work. A number of questions naturally arise. Has your teaching changed – and, if so, how? Have your students changed – and, if so, how? Do you think differently about what we do? Do students respond differently in our classes? What has been added, and what has been lost? Has our role within the law school changed?

Moderators: Professor Catherine Wasson [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Emily Zimmerman [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Nancy Soonpaa [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Heather Baxter [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Suzanne Rowe [ University of Oregon School of Law ]; Professor Allison Mittendorf [ Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law ]; Professor Abigail Patthoff [ Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law ]; Professor Cathren Page [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Ms. Elizabeth Farrell Clifford [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Professor Jane O'Connell [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Neil Sobol [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Kathy Conner [ Elon University School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Constitutional Family Law Post-Dobbs

The watershed decision in Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Organization has the potential to affect many of the rights surrounding family formation – not only abortion, but also access to assisted reproductive technologies, the rights of non-marital or LGBT families, as well as more amorphous concerns of due process in the family regulation system and family privacy issues. This panel draws together scholars to discuss how Dobbs has affected – and will continue to affect – the law beyond abortion, including in the realms of reproductive justice, LGBTQIA rights, and constitutional law broadly.

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

Panelists: Professor Jill Engle [ Penn State Law ]; Professor Meredith Harbach [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Solangel Maldonado [ Seton Hall University School of Law ]; Professor Dara Purvis [ Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Professional Identity as a Search for Spiritual Well-Being—Helping Students Care for their Souls

Carnegie’s EDUCATING LAWYERS (2007) and CLEA's BEST PRACTICES FOR LEGAL EDUCATION (2007) tell law schools to help students form professional identities that help ensure students' satisfaction and improve their service to clients. A theme in both books is the degree to which mental health issues manifest a deeper problem: spiritual dissonance or disconnection with intrinsic values. BEST PRACTICES notes Carl Jung’s observation that depression and anxiety represent the “suffering of a soul." This discussion group addresses how to help law students develop a sense of connection to their soul and intrinsic values. Speakers also explain how their efforts help students see that this process will ultimately lead them to greater satisfaction in law school and law practice.

Moderator: Professor L. O. Natt Gantt [ High Point University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Lisa Avalos [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Jerry Organ [ University of St. Thomas School of Law ]; Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Kellyn McGee [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ]; Dean David Miller [ Liberty University School of Law ]; Professor Lucas Osborn [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Kendall Kerew [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Max Hare [ Regent University School of Law ]; Professor Daisy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Timothy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Carwina Weng [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Mimosa Break (sponsored by West Academic)

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Mindfulness in Legal Education

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 Pammela Quinn [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline 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 Matthew Steffey [ Mississippi College School of Law ]; Professor Paula Schaefer [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Deans' Workshop
Admissions, Alumni Engagement, and Crisis Response: Communicating Across Audiences and Purposes

How should we respond when big and/or bad things happen? How do we decide when to talk and, if so, what to say? This workshop shares a range of views and experiences to help our community of deans determine how we might respond to events related to student issues, politics and our local community, and our profession.

Moderators: Dean Robert Ahdieh [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]

Discussants: Dean Melanie B. Jacobs [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Dean Michael Barry [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Dean Beto Juárez [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 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 Dustin Benham [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Allyson Gold [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Joel Mintz [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Dean Zachary Kramer [ Elon University School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

The Evolving Eighth Amendment

The Court’s interpretation of the Eighth Amendment has significantly evolved over the past few years. This panel examines the contours of these changes, including: additions to the case law; developments in burdens of proof for execution challenges; changes in traditional methodology; and retreat from fundamental commitments such as the prohibition of torture. The panel also examines this jurisprudence in relation to American exceptionalism—a characteristic in sharp relief in the Eighth Amendment context.

Moderator: Professor Aliza Cover [ University of Idaho College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Corinna Lain [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor John Bessler [ University of Baltimore School of Law ]; Professor Mugambi Jouet [ University of Southern California Law School ]; Professor Samuel Wiseman [ Penn State Law ]; Professor Meghan Ryan [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Labor and Employment Law Workshop
Labor Law and Starbucks

Out of the scholarly agreement that the NLRA organizing process is broken arises Starbucks Workers United, a campaign that has successfully unionized over 200 locations through traditional representation elections it wins at a nearly 80% rate. Yet, Starbucks has 9,000 locations and the path to even a single contract is far from secure. This discussion group considers the legal lessons that might be drawn from the campaign. Current law on appropriate units, 10(j) injunctions, salts, promises of benefits, good faith bargaining, and even buttons have variously helped and hurt the effort and, in many instances, could be altered administratively. But the speed and breadth of election victories—paired with the stops and stalls of bargaining—urge deeper reflection about the NLRA in 2022.

Moderator: Professor Michael Oswalt [ Wayne State University Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Jason R. Bent [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Richard Carlson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Michael Green [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Jarod Gonzalez [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Kerri Stone [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Desiree LeClercq [ Cornell University The ILR School ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm

West Academic Luncheon

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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

This panel examines recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions involving tax, corporate, environmental, and administrative law.

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

Panelists: Professor Tim Todd [ Liberty University School of Law ]; Professor William Funk [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Haley Proctor [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Professor Tessa R. Davis [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Legal Writing Courses as a Means of Bringing Together the Academy and the Bar

This panel explores the ways in which professors can integrate scholarship and professionalism into their legal writing courses. For example, some universities have instituted legal writing advisory councils that help professors keep their curriculum both current and professionally oriented by incorporating academic research and practical application strategies into professors’ pedagogy. This panel addresses two key questions (among others). Should we integrate the academy and practice through legal writing courses? And, if integration is a good idea, in addition to advisory councils, how have universities accomplished this goal?

Moderator: Professor Mary Adkins [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Diane Edelman [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Patrick Long [ University at Buffalo School of Law ]; Professor Heather Baxter [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Sabrina Lopez [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Deans' Workshop
Building and Evolving an Administrative Team

This discussion group addresses issues relating to building and evolving an administrative team, including those related to: diversity, recruitment, and retention; finding and developing necessary skill sets; and determining the administrative needs of your school.

Moderators: Dean Melanie B. Jacobs [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Dean Richard Bierschbach [ Wayne State University Law School ]; Dean Matthew Lyon [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Dean Jennifer Brown [ Quinnipiac University School of Law ]

Discussants: Dean Robert Ahdieh [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Dean Gregory Bowman [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]; Dean Anthony Varona [ Seattle University School of Law ]; Dean Zachary Kramer [ Elon University School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Remedies Law Workshop
Unjust Enrichment Law, Immortal Human Cell Line, and the Henrietta Lacks Case

Quiet corners of the law like unjust enrichment law have significant impact. From government enforcement litigation to private actions, unjust enrichment may hold a viable way forward. It emphasizes the gain-based nature of claims. This panel explores the vitality of unjust enrichment in the Henrietta Lacks case against biotech company, Thermo Fisher. The suit alleges unjust profits from continued use of Henrietta Lacks’s immortal cells, HeLa cells, sold commercially all over the world, despite lack of consent. The panel includes experts in unjust enrichment, public health, critical race, critical feminism, and history, as well as counsel and amici authors from the case. Panelists examine racial, historical, and legal frames to consider whether Henrietta's heirs deserve to disgorge unjust gains.

Moderator: Professor Chris Ogolla [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Caprice Roberts [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Deleso A. Alford [ Southern University Law Center ]; Mr. Christopher Ayers [ Seeger Weiss LLP ]; Mr. Ben Crump [ Ben Crump Law, PLLC ]; Professor Suzette Malveaux [ University of Colorado Law School ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

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

The participants, all experienced and excellent 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 teaching. Attendees can expect concrete, practical advice.

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

Panelists: Professor Howard Katz [ Cleveland State University College of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Patricia Perkins [ Elon University School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break (sponsored by Aspen Publishing Co.)

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Teaching Torts

This discussion group covers the teaching of Torts in the first year of law school. Participants with a wide range of teaching experience take turns discussing a particular teaching goal or class theme, favorite class or exercise, teaching strategy, coverage choice, or other related thoughts about teaching Torts. Special attention is given to discussing innovation in teaching the subject and, more specifically, the changes that have taken place in our classrooms since 2019. The program then turns to a broader discussion about what we should be teaching modern law students in their first year of law school as it relates to Torts.

Moderator: Professor Glen-Peter Ahlers [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Katerina Lewinbuk [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Meredith Duncan [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Alex Long [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Teri Baxter [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Melissa Essary [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Howard Katz [ Cleveland State University College of Law ]; Professor Jonathan Cardi [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Paul Zwier [ Emory University School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Read Before You Write: Teaching a Summer Course or Orientation Session on Reading Case Law

This panel explores approaches to teaching new law students the art of reading case law. Panelists discuss strategies for helping students establish basic competencies quickly, while also preparing students to transition to more sophisticated levels of analysis, interpretation, synthesis, and ultimately writing. The panel also considers whether and how to integrate reading case law into the legal writing classroom, summer course curricula, and orientation sessions.

Moderator: Professor Marissa Meredith [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]

Panelists: Professor Louis Jim [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Allison Mittendorf [ Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law ]; Professor Suzanne Chapman [ Charleston School of Law ]; Professor Lisa De Sanctis [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Online Legal Education Workshop
Online and Hybrid Learning Pedagogy Best Practices and Standards Development

This is an ongoing working group, open to all interested parties, engaged in developing an update to the 2015 best practices and model recommendations. The participants work on publications related to updating guidelines, recommendations, and good practices to help schools with their continuous improvement of online learning and pedagogy. New participants are welcome and encouraged to join in writing a new book to explore improvements in legal education fostered through learning technologies, including online education.

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

Discussants: Professor William Byrnes [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Sara Berman [ University of Southern California Law School ]; Dean Greg Brandes [ Monterey College of Law ]; Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Max Huffman [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Lisa Smith-Butler [ Charleston School of Law ]; Professor Spencer Weber Waller [ Loyola University Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Victoria VanZandt [ University of Dayton School of Law ]; Mr. Michael Gregory [ emDigital ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Business Law Workshop
ESG Intersections in Business Law

ESG considerations are an increasingly relevant factor in multiple sectors of the US and global economies. ESG's early roots trace back to the concept of Corporate Social Responsibility, the idea that the responsibility of business firms extends beyond a mere focus on shareholder profits and encompasses a broader commitment to society. Recently, threads of an anti-ESG movement have been developing in response to ESG’s expanding role across a range of industries. This discussion group explores the growing emphasis on ESG factors and its intersection with diverse areas of business law. It promotes a multifaceted conversation from a diversity of perspectives about insights that can be gleaned from the escalating prominence of ESG considerations in several areas of business law.

Moderator: Professor Colleen Baker [ University of Oklahoma Price College of Business ]

Discussants: Professor Tomer Stein [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Eric Chaffee [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Professor John Hasnas [ Georgetown University Law Center ]; Professor Mihailis Diamantis [ University of Iowa College of Law ]; Professor George Georgiev [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Jill Fisch [ University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ]; Professor Donna Nagy [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Michael Guttentag [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Jeremy Kidd [ Drake University Law School ]; Professor David Rosenfeld [ Northern Illinois University College of Law ]; Professor Martin Edwards [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Professor Karen Woody [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]; Professor John Rice [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Veronica Root Martinez [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor John Anderson [ Mississippi College School of Law ]; Professor Joan MacLeod Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Deans' Workshop
Measuring Law School and Law Student Quality: Beyond Rankings, LSATs, and GPAs

Participants discuss the various metrics they use to assess potential students and, thus, potential lawyers. A big part of our process, as well as those used in hiring by lawyers and judges, is driven by the proxies we use for success. We tend to focus on two proxies: LSAT and GPA. We have also often used diversity (defined in myriad ways) to assist in the process. Standardized tests, grade point averages, undergraduate major, and prior school and work experience are among the many things we can look to predict success for all applicants. This discussion group offers a variety of alternatives, as well as commentary on the risks and benefits of using them.

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

Discussants: Dean Gregory Bowman [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Dean Michael Barry [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Dean Matthew Lyon [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Dean Daniel M. Filler [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Dean Michael Simons [ St. John's University School of Law ]; Dean Antony Page [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Demonstrating How to Engage and Motivate Students

This workshop revolves around demonstrations of teaching by excellent, award-winning teachers who have thought long and hard about their craft and their role. With studies showing that engagement and motivation are important factors in learning, these teachers illustrate how their teaching promotes engaged and motivated students. This is a particularly useful session for those who are wondering about how to minimize distractions, use collaboration, interact with students, and promote long-term learning that lasts.

Moderator: Professor Maryann Herman [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]

Panelists: Professor Dustin Benham [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Susan Kuo [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Labor and Employment Law Workshop
Religious War in the Workplace

Religion is a growing source of conflict in the workplace. The law governing this conflict is complex because there are so many different rules that apply to religion in the workplace. Employees have rights to "practice" religion under Title VII, but employers enjoy a series of exemptions that permit some discrimination based on religion. The First Amendment grants religious freedom in ways that can affect the workplace, but the First Amendment also prohibits laws that would "establish" religion. The Religious Freedom Restoration Act is now interpreted to protect a commercial, for-profit employer's right to practice religion, and this might include a right to engage in otherwise illegal discrimination. This panel discusses the entire range of these issues.

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

Discussants: Professor Michael Green [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Jason R. Bent [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Jarod Gonzalez [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Kerri Stone [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

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 discuss conventional and controversial methods of enhancing your academic brand. They also address potential pitfalls, including 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 offer tips on how to balance personal and professional interests in social media dissemination.

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

Panelists: Professor Cynthia Godsoe [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Maybell Romero [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Dara Purvis [ Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law ]; Professor Carliss Chatman [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

From Student to Lawyer: Infusing Professional Identity Formation into the Required Curriculum

This discussion group is intended to further the conversation begun at the Holloran Center workshop/symposium Transitioning from Student to Lawyer: Infusing Professional Identity Formation into the Required Curriculum. Discussion focuses on: 1) the importance of giving professional identity formation an explicit presence in the required curriculum; 2) ideas for integrating engagement with aspects of professional identity (competencies/values/well-being) into canonical cases/themes/projects in different subject areas; and 3) how to make room for conversations about professional identity formation in required courses while continuing to address the need for “coverage.”

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 Kenneth Townsend [ Wake Forest University School of Law ]; Professor Miriam Cherry [ St. John's University School of Law ]; Professor Paula Schaefer [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Colleen Medill [ University of Nebraska College of Law ]; Professor Timothy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Daisy Floyd [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Kendall Kerew [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Andrele St. Val [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Driving Donor Participation Through Giving Days

Giving days are a great way to encourage first-time donor participation, increase awareness about certain initiatives, and create enthusiasm about philanthropy. Driving participation and engagement with a long-term cultivation strategy may eventually lead to major gifts, if done properly. This panel will aim to identify those giving days best practices, strategies, and lessons learned while exploring ways to enhance and strengthen pathways forward.

Moderator: Ms. Courtney R. Stombock [ Emory University School of Law ]

Panelists: Mr. Benjamin J Ginsberg [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]; Ms. Suzette L Matthews [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Mr. Andrej Milic [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Ms. Becky B Shepherd [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Mr. Scott Leighty [ Elon University School of Law ]; Mr. John A. Latteri [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Wednesday, July 26, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

West Academic Reception

Thursday, July 27, 2023

Thursday, July 27, 2023
7:30 am - 9:00 am

Board of Trustees Meeting

Thursday, July 27, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Current Issues and Strategies in Working with Challenging Donors

The list of issues facing law schools and their respective donors seems to be never-ending. From rankings to diversity to engagement, donor challenges come in all shapes and sizes. Some can be addressed in-house, while other require higher-level university attention. This session highlights some current issues that have emerged with donors and how to navigate them in order to advance these relationships.

Moderator: Mr. Benjamin J Ginsberg [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]

Panelists: Ms. Courtney R. Stombock [ Emory University School of Law ]; Ms. Katharine Buchanan [ Duke University School of Law ]; Ms. Georgie A. Angones [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Mr. Scott Leighty [ Elon University School of Law ]; Mr. Andrej Milic [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Legal Research and Writing - Unending Conversations

This workshop gives faculty the 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. Unlike other works-in-progress programs, the participants in this session are chosen from a request for submissions.

Moderators: Professor Anne Mullins [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Suzanne Rowe [ University of Oregon School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Melissa L. Kidder [ Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Civil Procedure and Federal Courts

This workshop gives faculty the 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 Zachary Catanzaro [ St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Barbara Pfeffer Billauer [ University of Porto Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Aaron Bruhl [ William & Mary Law School ]; Professor Missy Lonegrass [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Saurabh Vishnubhakat [ Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University ]; Professor Jonathan Shaub [ University of Kentucky College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Criminal Law and Civil Rights

This workshop gives faculty the 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 Juandalynn Taylor [ Gonzaga University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Brittany Deitch [ Capital University Law School ]; Professor Danielle C. Jefferis [ University of Nebraska College of Law ]; Professor Nicole Godfrey [ Michigan State University College of Law ]; Professor Corinna Lain [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Susan Provenzano [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Zachary Kaufman [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor David Wolitz [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Administrative Law

This workshop gives faculty the 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 David Driesen [ Syracuse University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Desiree LeClercq [ Cornell University The ILR School ]; Professor Lee Petherbridge [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Margaret Tarkington [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Evan Zoldan [ University of Toledo College of Law ]; Professor Emily Bremer [ Notre Dame Law School ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

SEALS Global Outreach Committee
War Crimes - Humanitarian Law Today

A group of international scholars in the area of International Humanitarian Law, and other areas of expertise related to the law of war crimes, will discuss the international law dimensions of the ongoing tragedies in eastern Europe.

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

Discussants: Professor Rui Guerra da Fonseca [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Claas Friedrich Germelmann [ Leibniz University of Hannover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Judge Ines Gillich, Wiesbaden Court of Administrative Law and Associate Professor [ University of Cologne (Germany) ]; Ms. Vivian Bowden [ Not Listed ]; Professor Gregory Noone [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Professor Gerhard Fiolka [ University of Fribourg Faculty of Law (Switzerland) ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Business Law Workshop
Market Jurisprudence: Teaching Market Alternatives to Traditional Economic Analysis of Law

Law students often lack knowledge of the marketplace, economics, and math. This makes it difficult to educate them to be good lawyers in a wide range of subject areas, and raises several important questions: 1) what level of knowledge can we presume of our students, 2) what are basic legal sources explaining market concepts without requiring math, and 3) how do we explain that law can be cost-conscious while being fair, just, and consistent with the moral sentiments of humankind. The question for the group, using subject matter examples, is how best to educate law students about basic market concepts while explaining that when properly guided by law, markets can provide fair, reasonable, and equitable outcomes to many socio-legal disputes.

Moderator: Professor Robin Paul Malloy [ Syracuse University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Martin Edwards [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Joan MacLeod Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Marc Roark [ University of Tulsa College of Law ]; Professor Victoria J. Haneman [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Darren Bush [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Jeremy Kidd [ Drake University Law School ]; Professor Gregory Dickinson [ St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law ]; Professor Shubha Ghosh [ Syracuse University College of Law ]; Professor Jim Smith [ University of Georgia School of Law ]; Professor Eric Chaffee [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Online Legal Education Workshop
Assessing Learning to Achieve Student Competency

ABA Standard 315 requires law schools to evaluate the program of legal education “to determine the degree of student attainment of competency….” This discussion group focuses on how best to harness technology resources and various educational modalities to identify and assess student competencies. Discussants will explore how to create a course and program that increases students’ skills and provides measurable results.

Moderator: Professor Victoria VanZandt [ University of Dayton School of Law ]

Discussants: Mr. William Adams [ American Bar Association ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor April G. Dawson [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Jon Garon [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Beth L. Haas [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Ms. Susannah Pollvogt [ Law School Admission Council ]; Professor Jennifer Kinsley [ Northern Kentucky University, Salmon P. Chase College of Law ]; Dean James McGrath [ Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ]; Professor Rebecca Purdom [ University of New Hampshire School of Law ]; Professor Brian Sites [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Vickie Sutton [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Colin Marks [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Mr. Michael Gregory [ emDigital ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

US News Rankings: Participation, Reformation, or Abstention?

Griping about US News rankings has been going on for years. All law schools -- regardless of where they are ranked -- share a dislike for the rankings. Now some schools have abandoned the system. How many others will follow suit? This discussion group explores questions such as: Is there a consensus about what is wrong, if anything, about the ranking system? Do differently situated schools (by geography, mission, ranking, etc.) dislike it for different reasons? What, if anything, should replace the rankings? Finally, if schools should abandon it, how do they go about doing so?

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

Discussants: Professor Sydney Beckman [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Dean Jennifer Brown [ Quinnipiac University School of Law ]; Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]; Professor Dennis R. Honabach [ NKU Chase College of Law ]; Dean Morse Tan [ Liberty University School of Law ]; Professor Scott Bauries [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Rishi Batra [ St. Mary's University School of Law ]; Professor Lauren Newell [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Experiential Learning Workshop
Embracing Non-Traditional Experiential Projects

This panel explores opportunities and challenges relating to "non-traditional" experiential projects. Specifically, it focuses on advocacy work beyond the in-house clinic "small case" model that seeks to advance racial justice. Participants will share their insights from clinical teaching, skills/doctrinal courses, and other law school-related social justice engagements. The discussion will address a range of topics including movement lawyering efforts, complex appellate projects, community-informed immigration initiatives, pro-bono work on the US-Mexico border, and other service-learning offerings outside of the trial court representation clinic space.

Moderator: Professor Luz Herrera [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Daniel Harawa [ Washington University School of Law ]; Professor Kristina Campbell [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Cori Alonso-Yoder [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Margaret Drew [ University of Massachusetts School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Labor and Employment Law Workshop
University Limits on Faculty Speech

Several universities and state legislatures, particularly in Florida and West Virginia, have moved to ban certain types of speech by University faculty, ranging from amicus briefs to classroom discussion. Florida has also moved to ban certain speech by private employers. This discussion group addresses these efforts, their legal implications, their practical effects, and the various challenges that have been brought against them.

Moderator: Professor Llezlie Green [ Georgetown University Law Center ]

Discussants: Dr. John Gilderbloom [ University of Louisville, School of Arts and Sciences ]; Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Michael Green [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Kerri Stone [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Jarod Gonzalez [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Richard Carlson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Jason R. Bent [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
How to Interact with Your Administration (Dean and Associate Deans)

This discussion group will bring together faculty and administrators to discuss best practices for thriving in an academic career while effectively managing relationships with law school and university administrators. Many administrators are more engaged in faculty life, and are under more pressure for results, than ever before. How does this impact a law teacher’s day-to-day work in teaching, research, and service? What are practical ways for faculty to thrive while supporting the goals of their institutions in the current environment?

Moderator: Professor Amy Hardberger [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Melissa Essary [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Olympia Duhart [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Joel Mintz [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Amy Hardberger [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Dustin Benham [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Jack Sahl [ University of Akron School of Law ]; Professor Benjamin Cooper [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Thursday, July 27, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Improving Legal Communication with Design Techniques

As legal writers, we have come a long way in making our documents easier to read by considering document design. This panel will delve into the theories, strategies, and techniques that inform design thinking and consider issues such as reader comprehension and document accessibility. Concepts that panelists might address include visual design, service design, and linguistic design such as writing in plain English.

Moderator: Professor Laura Webb [ University of Richmond School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Wayne Schiess [ University of Texas School of Law ]; Professor Rachel Smith [ University of Cincinnati College of Law ]; Professor Joe Kimble [ Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Deans' Workshop
The Expanding and Evolving Role of Health and Wellness in Law Schools

This panel examines the things that law schools are doing to promote health and wellness for both their students and faculty.

Moderator: Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]

Panelists: Dean Joshua Fershee [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Cynthia Nance [ University of Arkansas School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Criminalizing Family

The carceral family regulation system mirrors some of the more draconian aspects of the criminal justice system even while certain types of families endure the majority of the collateral consequences of criminal punishment. This panel explores both the criminalization of families and the effect of criminalization on families, drawing together scholars working at the intersection of family law and criminal law.

Moderator: Professor Keeshea Turner Roberts [ Delaware Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Claire Donohue [ Boston College Law School ]; Professor Cynthia Godsoe [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Carla Laroche [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Laura Matthews-Jolly [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Naomi Cahn [ University of Virginia School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

SEALS Global Outreach Committee
Democracy Worldwide in the Face of Populism

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 national constitutions, challenges to the effectiveness of European Union law and other intergovernmental norms; the rule of law commitments and politicization of courts in Europe, Brazil and in the U.S.

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

Discussants: Dean Gregory Bowman [ Roger Williams University School of Law ]; Professor Vasco Pereira da Silva [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Arndt Künnecke [ Federal University of Applied Sciences for Public Administration (Germany) ]; Professor Dimitrios Parashu [ Leibniz University of Hannover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Professor Manuel Bermejo Castrillo [ Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Spain) ]; Professor Nuno Cunha Rodrigues [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Henrique Weil Afonso [ Faculdade Damas de Instrução Cristã, Recife (Brazil) ]; Dr. Marriette Jones [ Middlesex University London School of Law (UK) ]; Mr. Mikołaj Pietrzyk [ University of Silesia (Poland) ]; Professor William Gilles [ University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonné (France) ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Public Carry and Gun-Free Spaces After Bruen

The Supreme Court's 2022 decision in New York State Rifle & Pistol Association v. Bruen transformed the Second Amendment landscape. With more guns in public, armed confrontations are likely to increase, and the doctrines governing gun displays will take place in the shadow of Bruen. States may also respond by designating additional gun-free spaces. The Court appeared to bless prohibitions in "sensitive places" supported by historical precedent, like courthouses and polling places, and even in new places analogous to those as well. Yet the opinion gave no little on how to identify such places. This panel addresses questions of both how states can regulate gun displays after Bruen and what justifies creating gun-free zones.

Moderator: Professor Jacob Charles [ Pepperdine University Caruso School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Kami Chavis [ William & Mary Law School ]; Professor Eric Ruben [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Professor Joseph Blocher [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Robert Leider [ George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Steering Committee Luncheon (sponsored by BarBri)

Each member and affiliate school is invited to send at least one representative to this luncheon. Committee chairmen are also invited to attend.

Thursday, July 27, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

ABA Outcomes and Assessments Committee Discussion Session

The ABA is working on a multi-faceted project that includes a web portal featuring a compilation of resources designed to supplement the ABA Standards and provide guidance, best practices, and real-life examples on outcomes and assessments for ABA-approved law schools – and is seeking your input. Please join us for this informal discussion session. RSVP to Erin Winters at Erin.Winters@americanbar.org.

Thursday, July 27, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Law and Literature: Using Literature to Frame Contemporary Legal Debates

Literature provides a repository of common discourse about legal issues such as reproductive rights, intergenerational justice, professional responsibility, racial justice, threats to democracy, and adjudicatory legitimacy. The frequent invocation of Margaret Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale in connection with the debate over abortion and references to Kafka’s The Trial in connection to adjudicatory reform are two examples. This panel will discuss the ways in which literature functions as a common cultural touchstone to frame debates about contemporary legal issues. Among possible questions are the benefits and limitations of this use of literature, the power of literary discourse to influence legal debates, and the myriad ways in which cultural assumptions embedded in literary works shape our understanding of law.

Moderator: Professor Judy Cornett [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Susan Ayres [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Lance McMillian [ Atlanta's John Marshall Law School ]; Professor Linda Malone [ Environmental Law Institute ]; Professor Richard Heppner [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Deans' Workshop
Diversity in the Legal Profession: Reviewing the Lifecycle from Pipeline to Graduate Support

This panel will examine strategies for creating diversity in the legal profession, beginning with entry into law school and continuing through the movement to practice.

Moderator: Dean Anthony Varona [ Seattle University School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Douglas Spencer [ University of Connecticut School of Law ]; Dean Morse Tan [ Liberty University School of Law ]; Dean Elizabeth Kronk Warner [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]; Dean Todd Clark [ Delaware Law School ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Training Session on 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 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, 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 in small groups with the audience, perhaps role play, and provide hands on guidance on being an effective mentor.

Moderator: Professor L. O. Natt Gantt [ High Point University School of Law ]

Panelists: 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 Kendall Kerew [ Georgia State University College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

Labor and Employment Law Workshop
Labor and Employment Law Pedagogy

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.

Moderator: Professor Kerri Stone [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Desiree LeClercq [ Cornell University The ILR School ]; Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Michael Green [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Jarod Gonzalez [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Richard Carlson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Miriam Cherry [ St. John's University School of Law ]; Professor Jason R. Bent [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
1:30 pm - 3:15 pm

The Role of Development Directors in On-Boarding New Leadership

From deans to board members to faculty, a law school’s changing leadership can seem constant. One of the most important parts of on-boarding new leadership is to help the leader understand the role of development and how that leader can help. This panel will share practical information on how best to bring new leadership up to speed with the development role.

Moderator: Mr. Andrej Milic [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Panelists: Mr. Michael A Farley [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Mr. Brandon Prescott [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Ms. Courtney R. Stombock [ Emory University School of Law ]; Ms. Anne L Marovich [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Ms. Suzette L Matthews [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:15 pm - 3:30 pm

Break (sponsored by Carolina Academic Press)

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Creating an Interconnected Learning Community I: From Beginning to End

Two overarching questions new skills educators must consider when designing their courses and planning their lessons are as follows: first, how can I create an interconnected learning community inside the classroom, and second, how can I facilitate the transfer of the skills I teach outside the classroom? In this discussion group, seasoned and new legal skills professors will discuss how they handle the above questions and what they do to create optimal and transferable learning conditions, both in the first and last days of class and throughout the semester. Discussants will share course materials, including lesson plans and exercises, as well as general teaching goals and practices.

Moderator: Professor DeShayla Strachan [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Hetal Dalal [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Professor Octavia Carson [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Professor Ashley Chase [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Krista Bordatto [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Paige Snelgro [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Laura Webb [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Saleema Snow [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Mary Bowman [ Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Trusts and Estates Workshop
Current and Evolving 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 Emily Grant [ Washburn University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Carla Spivack [ Oklahoma City University School of Law ]; Dean Karen Sneddon [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Patrick Tolan [ Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ]; Professor Patricia Cain [ Santa Clara University School of Law ]; Professor Taleed El-Sabawi [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Reid Weisbord [ Rutgers Law School (Newark) ]; Professor Tim Todd [ Liberty University School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Deans' Workshop
Prioritizing the Dean’s Job, Without Deprioritizing the Dean

This discussion group will deal with the problem of how to prioritize the decanal role without deprioritizing the dean.

Moderator: Dean Beto Juárez [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Dean Morse Tan [ Liberty University School of Law ]; Dean Benjamin Spencer [ William & Mary Law School ]; Dean Todd Clark [ Delaware Law School ]; Dean Twinette Johnson [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Dean Brian Gallini [ Willamette University College of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Family Law Workshop
Family Law Pedagogy Discussion Group #1

This group will invite both doctrinal and clinical professors to discuss the tools and strategies they use in their family law (and related) classrooms. Special focus will be paid to building students’ practical lawyering skills, drawing connections from family law to the broader law school curriculum, new approaches to teaching traditional family law topics, methods for incorporating non-traditional topics in family law courses, strategies for incorporating scholarly literature and other critical perspectives on family law, and approaches that bring into the classroom discussion the issues that face families from diverse backgrounds.

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

Discussants: Professor Brad Colbert [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Professor Sarah Katz [ Temple University, James E. Beasley School of Law ]; Professor Laurie Kohn [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Laura Matthews-Jolly [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Ariana Meyers [ University of North Dakota School of Law ]; Professor Paige Snelgro [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Jessica Dixon Weaver [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Formative Feedback in Theory and Practice

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 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 to support the feedback loop. The discussion is designed to cover a wide range of classes, including clinics and simulations, and allow discussants to share the lessons they have learned on delivering effective student feedback.

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

Discussants: Professor Chrystal Clodomir [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Joel Mintz [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Brannon Denning [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Professor Nancy Soonpaa [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Kirsha Trychta [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Eric Porterfield [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Professor Jack Sahl [ University of Akron School of Law ]; Professor Andi Curcio [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Amy Hardberger [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Maria Cornu [ St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law ]; Professor Gregory Rock [ St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law ]; Professor Srikanth Reddy [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Conrad Sturm [ Qatar University College of Law (Qatar) ]; Professor Rosa Newman-Ruffin [ Elon University School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
3:30 pm - 6:30 pm

Experiential Learning Workshop
Emerging Considerations for Clinics at the Intersection of Law Office, Course, and University Unit

This discussion group engages with the concept of clinic as complex intersectional space. It explores starting, running, and maintaining clinic law offices in line with modern ethical standards, emerging law practice technologies, and often-changing university protocols and practices. Other topics/areas of inquiry include funding and sustaining clinic projects; applying clinical pedagogy/andragogy across the law school curriculum; advancing social justice and other missions; supporting personal and professional growth of faculty; and how/whether clinics are championing diversity, equity, and inclusion. Discussants come to this conversation from a range of perspectives and experiences. The goal is to offer insights and ideas, and build on prior and ongoing related conversations, to problem-solve and share greater knowledge in this ever-evolving space.

Moderator: Professor Patricia Lee [ Loyola University Chicago School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Andrew Budzinski [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Margaret Drew [ University of Massachusetts School of Law ]; Professor Grace Orsatti [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]; Professor Cori Alonso-Yoder [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Emily Hughes [ University of Iowa College of Law ]; Professor Sarah Boonin [ Suffolk University Law School ]; Professor Kristina Campbell [ The University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law ]; Professor Barbara Fedders [ University of North Carolina ]; Professor Luz Herrera [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Kele Stewart [ University of Miami School of Law ]

Thursday, July 27, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Aspen Publishing Reception

Friday, July 28, 2023

Friday, July 28, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Family Law and Legal Education

This workshop gives faculty the 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 Heather Kolinsky [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Pammela Quinn [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Jessica Sparks [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Jerne' C. Theriot [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Rahim Smith [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Cynthia Reed [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Sandi Varnado [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Shih-Chun Steven Chien [ Cleveland State University College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Constitutional Law

This workshop gives faculty the 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 Megan Chaney [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Leslie Gielow Jacobs [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor M. Isabel Medina [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Ilan Wurman [ Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ]; Professor Rebecca Zietlow [ University of Toledo College of Law ]; Mr. Mikołaj Pietrzyk [ University of Silesia Faculty of Law (Poland) ]; Professor Howard Wasserman [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Legal Research and Writing—Writing Connections

This workshop gives faculty the 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 Eunice Park [ Western State College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Patrick Long [ University at Buffalo School of Law ]; Professor Alexandra A.K. Meise [ Northeastern University School of Law ]; Professor Irene Ten Cate [ Brooklyn Law School ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Labor and Employment Law Workshop
Disability and Work

Disability law has long been a significant issue in the workplace, but never more so since the COVID pandemic. This discussion group will address a range of topics related to related to disability law in the workplace, focusing in particular on issues that are becoming more prominent or expected to emerge in the near future. Among the issues are workers' compensation, the apparent rise in disability accommodation requests, the impact of long COVID on workers, and questions surrounding how return-to-work policies affect workers with disabilities.

Moderator: Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Ani Satz [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Jessica Roberts [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Kerri Stone [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Michael Green [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Jarod Gonzalez [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Richard Carlson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Andrew Jacobson [ Georgetown University Law Center ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

SEALS Global Outreach Committee
European Legal Practice Integrated Studies: Another Academic Year—The ELPIS Approach

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 law teaching and learning in the new decade.

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

Panelists: Professor Dovilé Sagatiené [ Mykolas Romeris University (Lithuania) ]; Professor Nuno Cunha Rodrigues [ University of Lisbon Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Claas Friedrich Germelmann [ Leibniz University of Hannover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Dean Bernd Oppermann [ Leibniz University of Hannover Faculty of Law (Germany) ]; Professor Marine Toullier [ University of Rouen Faculty of Law (France) ]; Professor Francisco Balaguer Callejón [ University of Granada Faculty of Law (Spain) ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Business Law

This workshop gives faculty the 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 Joan MacLeod Heminway [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor David Fagundes [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Lea Krivinskas Shepard [ Loyola University Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Daniel Schaffa [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Nicole Iannarone [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
8:00 am - 10:00 am

Works-in-Progress Series: Interdisciplinary Tax and Corporate Law

This workshop gives faculty the 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 Andrew Appleby [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Panelists: Professor David Hasen [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Eric Chaffee [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Professor Steve Johnson [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Professor Tomer Stein [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor David Gamage [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Elaine Waterhouse Wilson [ West Virginia University College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Law Workshop
Family Law Pedagogy Discussion Group #2

This group will invite both doctrinal and clinical professors to discuss the tools and strategies they use in their family law (and related) classrooms. Special focus will be paid to building students’ practical lawyering skills, drawing connections from family law to the broader law school curriculum, new approaches to teaching traditional family law topics, methods for incorporating non-traditional topics in family law courses, strategies for incorporating scholarly literature and other critical perspectives on family law, and approaches that bring into the classroom discussion the issues that face families from diverse backgrounds.

Moderator: Professor Claire Donohue [ Boston College Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Andrew Budzinski [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Victoria Chase [ Rutgers Law School (Camden) ]; Professor Jill Engle [ Penn State Law ]; Professor Meredith Harbach [ University of Richmond School of Law ]; Professor Keeshea Turner Roberts [ Delaware Law School ]; Professor Clare Ryan [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Gregg Strauss [ University of Virginia School of Law ]; Professor Stephanie Tang [ Baylor University Law School ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Professional Responsibility Workshop
Legal Ethics Lessons from the Trump Era

One of the defining themes of the Trump presidency and post-presidency has been a frontal attack on elites and institutions of all sizes and kinds. The legal profession has been no exception. Trump railed against judges and lawyers who disagreed with him, while also working with lawyers on everything from designing his immigration policy to keeping him out of jail to building a plan to overturn the 2020 election. These lawyers played a large role in the Trump presidency and post-presidency, with professional behavior that sometimes skirted and other simply times trampled professional norms and lawyer regulation. We gather to discuss what lessons can be learned from the Trump era in ethics, lawyer regulation, and teaching and writing about professionalism.

Moderator: Professor Benjamin Barton [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Benjamin Cooper [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Professor Stephen Gillers [ New York University School of Law ]; Professor Barbara Gillers [ New York University School of Law ]; Professor Renee Knake Jefferson [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Alex Long [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Jessica Steinberg [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Margaret Tarkington [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Lynn Baker [ University of Texas School of Law ]; Dean Lonnie T. Brown [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Kate Kruse [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Professor Veronica Root Martinez [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Milan Markovic [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Ericka Kelsaw [ Texas Southern University, Thurgood Marshall School of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Creating an Interconnected Learning Community II: From Legal Writing to Clinical Instruction

Written advocacy is an essential component in many law school clinics, and a large number of professors do double duty, teaching both legal writing and clinical courses. This discussion group will examine the pedagogical transition from writing for simulated courses to the fast-paced writing students undertake in legal clinics and externship placements. The discussion group will also incorporate a dialogue about the benefits and challenges of teaching both clinical and simulated writing courses.

Moderator: Professor Ericka Curran [ University of Dayton School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Bonnie Ellen Carlson [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Sabrina Lopez [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Richard Waugaman [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Mary Harokopus [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor Danielle McCain [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Jaclyn Lopez [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Mary Bowman [ Arizona State University Sandra Day O'Connor College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Newer Law Professors Workshop
Making Sense of Teaching Evaluations and Faculty-Student Interactions

Faculty have long debated the value of teaching evaluations, with some viewing them as among the most valuable feedback, others viewing them as something close to anonymized bullying, and still others having a different take altogether. So how should faculty make sense of teaching evaluations? This discussion group will try to make sense of this ubiquitous but controversial aspect of teaching law. Similarly, faculty report a wide range of experiences with student interaction. In our current divided times, are we facing a decline in civility between students and teachers? Do faculty have a special role or obligation to model civility in the face of existing challenges?

Moderator: Professor Amy Hardberger [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Andi Curcio [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Dustin Benham [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Susan Kuo [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Howard Katz [ Cleveland State University College of Law ]; Professor Eric Porterfield [ University of North Texas Dallas College of Law ]; Professor Laké Laosebikan-Buggs [ Elon University School of Law ]; Dean Todd Clark [ Delaware Law School ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Civil Procedure Workshop
Civil Procedure Roundtable

This discussion group provides an opportunity for procedural scholars to examine a variety of current issues impacting access to justice, the adjudication process, and the procedural rules, such as pro se litigation and lawyerless courts, jurisdictional limitations, mandatory arbitration clauses, class action reforms, aggregate litigation practice and procedure, pleadings and sanctions, the discovery process, vertical and horizontal choice of law, jury deliberations, appellate procedure, and remedial issues. The discussion group covers existing approaches to these issues and contemplates future and alternative directions.

Moderators: Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Charles (Rocky) Rhodes [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]

Discussants: Professor Aaron Bruhl [ William & Mary Law School ]; Professor Jill Fisch [ University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ]; Professor Richard Heppner [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]; Professor Richard Freer [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Philip Pucillo [ Michigan State University College of Law ]; Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Howard M. Wasserman [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Evan Zoldan [ University of Toledo College of Law ]; Professor Daniel Croxall [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Judy Cornett [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:00 am - 10:15 am

Break (sponsored by West Academic)

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

The Rhetoric of Judging Well: The Conflicted Legacy of Justice Anthony M. Kennedy

The panel is comprised of contributors to an interdisciplinary book on the rhetorical legacy of Justice Kennedy that has recently been published by Penn State Press as part of its Democracy and Deliberation series. The book addresses Justice Kennedy’s notable (infamous?) rhetorical style from a variety of perspectives. Speakers discuss their chapter and how it relates to the overall themes of the book. Topics range from Justice Kennedy’s natural law reasoning, to stasis theory, to Justice Kennedy’s blind spots with regard to race and immigration status. The panel affords significant time for robust audience participation.

Moderator: Professor Francis J. Mootz III [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Susan Provenzano [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Leticia Marie Saucedo [ University of California, Davis, School of Law ]; Professor Rebecca E. Zietlow [ University of Toledo College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Intellectual Property and Social Justice

This panel addresses the intersection between intellectual property laws and the furthering of social, racial, and economic justice. The Intellectual Property Clause of the U.S. Constitution grants Congress the power to regulate the "Progress of Science and the useful Arts," and scholars have recently debated whether the meaning of "Progress" should include matters beyond purely private sector economic interests and toward more basic values such as equality, privacy, and distributive justice. This Panel asks how intellectual property—including patents, trademarks, copyrights, and other technologies—can advance the wellbeing of our communities, cultures, and the world at large.

Moderator: Professor Dustin Marlan [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Sandra Rierson [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor Timothy McFarlin [ Samford University Cumberland School of Law ]; Professor Tabrez Ebrahim [ Lewis & Clark Law School ]; Professor Aman K. Gebru [ University of Houston Law Center ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Getting Creative and Collaborative to Maximize Experiential Learning Opportunities

This panel will address and discuss successes in innovating experiential learning techniques and brainstorm new teaching opportunities. Specifically, some panelists will discuss their experience in co-teaching a “two professors, one podium” class that combines contract law and civil procedure into a transactional law—litigation practical skills course. Others will discuss finding innovative ways to bring practical skills opportunities into doctrinal classes—for example, using topical and modern issues in the classroom to engage students and assigning non-traditional reading materials in addition to textbooks as coursework.

Moderator: Professor Jean Steadman [ Charleston School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Brittany Deitch [ Capital University Law School ]; Professor Melissa L. Kidder [ Ohio Northern University, Pettit College of Law ]; Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Tianna Gibbs [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Nakia Davis [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

SEALS Global Outreach Committee
A Vacuum in International Law? Human Rights in Unrecognized or Partially Recognized States

This panel will examine the tensions between the traditional conception of public international law as rules governing relations between States that recognize each other and the more recent consensus around the universality of human rights of and for all peoples. The questions facing unrecognized and partially recognized States in representing their isolated communities in international organizations and extending to them the protection of international human rights conventions are manyfold: What are the available accountability mechanisms for violations of human rights in unrecognized States? What if the recognized State is the perpetrator? Do third States have an obligation to provide a forum for accountability for citizens of unrecognized States? Should they recognize de facto States under oppression?

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

Discussants: Professor William Gilles [ University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonné (France) ]; Professor Irene Bouhadana [ University of Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonné (France) ]; Mr. Levon Golendukhin [ Eversheds Sutherland ]; Professor Leah Calabro [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Irene Victoria Massimino [ National University of Tres de Febrero (Argentina) ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:15 am - 12:00 pm

Associate Deans of Research Workshop
Law Review Editors on Article Submissions

A panel of recent or current law review editors discuss the article selection process. They explain how articles are selected to be read and the path an article takes from initial read to acceptance or rejection. The panel provides advice to legal scholars about how to make it to the top of the stack. Last, this panel identifies what the most attractive articles have in common.

Moderator: Professor Kelli Alces Williams [ Florida State University College of Law ]

Panelists: Ms. Kate Weaver [ Duke University School of Law ]; Ms. Cara Campbell [ Florida State University College of Law ]; Mr. David DeKold [ University of Louisville Brandeis School of Law ]; Ms. Lauren Chambliss [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
10:15 am - 2:00 pm

Leveraging Class Reunions in Alumni Engagement and Fundraising

Building alumni engagement and fundraising through law school class reunions can be a way to increase attendance at alumni events, create deeper connections to the law school, and strengthen funnels for major gifts and annual giving campaigns. This discussion group will focus on how reunions can positively affect engagement and fundraising and the key strategies in which to do so.

Moderator: Mr. Brandon Prescott [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Discussants: Ms. Kaitlin Bennett [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Ms. Kathryn McCormick [ University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ]; Ms. Katey M. Howerton [ William & Mary Law School ]; Mr. John A. Latteri [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Mr. Ben Ginsberg [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]; Ms. Georgie A. Angones [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Ms. Courtney R. Stombock [ Emory University School of Law ]; Mr. Andrej Milic [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Lunch (on your own)

Friday, July 28, 2023
12:30 pm - 2:45 pm

ChatGPT for Law Professors, Law Students, and Life

This discussion group will provide an opportunity for legal educators to learn about the latest developments in using AI in legal education, specifically ChatGPT. The session will focus on the ways in which ChatGPT can be utilized in a law school setting to enhance the learning experience for students and improve the efficiency of legal research and writing. It will also look at the challenges with using ChatGPT, such as how responses are influenced by the biases present in the training data, which may not reflect the diversity of perspectives and experiences in the legal field. And, of course, there are ethical concerns around data privacy, accountability, and fairness.

Moderator: Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Linda Jellum [ University of Idaho College of Law ]; Professor Becka Rich [ Drexel University Thomas R. Kline School of Law ]; Professor Steven Friedland [ Elon University School of Law ]; Professor Billie Jo Kaufman [ Mercer University School of Law ]; Professor April G. Dawson [ North Carolina Central University School of Law ]; Professor Ashley Chase [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Carla Reyes [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Professor Daniel Linna Jr. [ Northwestern Pritzker School of Law ]; Professor Lea Victoria Bishop [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Bruce L. Beverly [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Rachelle Holmes Perkins [ George Mason University Antonin Scalia Law School ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Psychology and Professional Identity Development

This panel will examine professional identity development, including fostering diversity, equity, and inclusion, through the lens of psychology. Panelists will discuss how to incorporate psychological concepts such as positive psychology and theories surrounding play-based learning into the legal writing classroom and, more broadly, into the law school curriculum. More specifically, panelists will consider the benefits and challenges of using a particular psychological approach to teach professionalism, both in the classroom and in the field, as well as offer strategies and techniques for cultivating professional competence and cultural humility.

Moderator: Professor Suzanna Geiser [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]

Panelists: Professor Lindsay Head [ Jacksonville University College of Law ]; Professor Anne Mullins [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Erica McElreath [ Charleston School of Law ]; Professor Irene Ten Cate [ Brooklyn Law School ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Family Law Workshop
Children's Rights

The scope and substance of the rights of children has been a consistent point of tension and disagreement among leading family law scholars. How and when—if ever—should the law recognize children’s interests as distinct from their parents’ and guardians’? And who should be empowered to articulate and vindicate those interests? How should law balance parental responsibility to care for children with the recognition of children’s individual rights? This panel invites scholars to present new work in the dynamic conversation about these questions.

Moderator: Professor Claire Donohue [ Boston College Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Susan Hazeldean [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Gregg Strauss [ University of Virginia School of Law ]; Professor Clare Ryan [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]; Professor Marcia Yablon-Zug [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
1:00 pm - 2:45 pm

Professional Responsibility Workshop
Critiquing Supreme Court Shortlists and the Credentials of Those Selected

Now more than ever, who sits upon the United States Supreme Court matters. This panel session examines the shortlisting and selection process of Supreme Court justices through the lens of two recent books. Ben Barton is author of “The Credentialed Court: Inside the Cloistered, Elite Word of American Justice” (Encounter Books 2022). Renee Knake Jefferson and Hannah Brenner Johnson are co-authors of “Shortlisted: Women in the Shadows of the Supreme Court,” (NYU Press 2020, paperback edition 2022) along with Melissa Murray who wrote the book’s foreword. Their collective discussion reveals a fascinating, untold history of how justices are selected (or not) and offers proposals for reform.

Moderator: Professor Kellyn McGee [ Widener University Commonwealth Law School ]

Panelists: Professor Renee Knake Jefferson [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Benjamin Barton [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Hannah Brenner Johnson [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor Melissa Murray [ New York University School of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
2:45 pm - 3:00 pm

Break

Friday, July 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Current Events in Health Law and Bioethics

This panel addresses current and emerging trends in health law and bioethics. Discussants cover a wide range of topics touching on disability discrimination in health services, prescribing practices, scientific standard for evidence in public health cases, rhetoric in the context of health reform, inaccessibility of home and community-based services, polygenic risk scores in pediatric patients, drug policy, therapeutic jurisprudence and legal epidemiology, reproductive rights, health law and organizational professionalism, multipayor payment programs, genetically modified organisms and food safety, and confidentiality of student treatment records.

Moderator: Professor Deborah Farringer [ Belmont University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Valarie Blake [ West Virginia University College of Law ]; Professor Susan Ayres [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Jacqueline Fox [ University of South Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Leah Fowler [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Seema Mohapatra [ SMU Dedman School of Law ]; Professor Robyn Powell [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ]; Professor Julie Agris [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Barbara Pfeffer Billauer [ University of Porto Faculty of Law (Portugal) ]; Professor Marilyn Uzdavines [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Kelly Gillespie [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Joanna Sax [ California Western School of Law ]; Professor Kathy Cerminara [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Nicolas P. Terry [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Ani Satz [ Emory University School of Law ]; Professor Jessica Roberts [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Jessica Mantel [ University of Houston Law Center ]; Professor Debra Strauss [ Fairfield University Charles F. Dolan School of Business ]; Professor Stacey Tovino [ The University of Oklahoma College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Writing Connections Workshop
Implementing ABA 303(c) in the Legal Writing Classroom

Revised ABA Standard Section 303(c) requires law schools to provide education to law students on bias, cross-cultural competency, and racism. This education must be done at the start of law school and at least once before graduation. This discussion group will address how to implement 303(c) in the legal writing classroom. Some professors will discuss how to write and teach legal writing problems that incorporate diverse cultural perspectives. Other professors will share exercises and lesson plans they have deployed in an effort to increase student engagement on 303(c) issues. Such plans can be either formal institutional plans in response to 303(c) or practices employed by individual professors independent of 303(c).

Moderators: Professor Brooke McDonough [ The George Washington University Law School ]; Professor Michael Rusco [ Southern University Law Center ]

Discussants: Professor Paige Snelgro [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]; Professor Shakira Pleasant [ University of Illinois Chicago School of Law ]; Professor Irene Ten Cate [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Suzanna Geiser [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Jane Cross [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Professor Jessica Sparks [ Southern University Law Center ]; Professor Jared Mollenkof [ Mitchell Hamline School of Law ]; Professor Ben Fernandez [ University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Trusts and Estates Workshop
Pedagogy and the NextGen Bar: Don't Let the Door Hit You on the Way Out

NCBE’s announcement of its “NextGen” exam content includes only a small slice of traditional Trusts & Estates material. Discussants share their predictions for the effects these changes will have on our careers and our students, from scholarship to teaching loads to class content. Will our liberation from the bar exam lead to better teaching? Or will Trusts & Estates become the new FedTax—the course everyone should take but few do? What long-term consequences can we see for estate planning as a practice area and the competence of the probate bar? And how do we respond to these changes in ways that prioritize student development while also guarding the integrity of the law in our chosen area?

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

Discussants: Professor Victoria J. Haneman [ Creighton University School of Law ]; Professor Reid Weisbord [ Rutgers Law School (Newark) ]; Professor Taleed El-Sabawi [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Michael Higdon [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Patricia Cain [ Santa Clara University School of Law ]; Professor Patrick Tolan [ Western Michigan University Cooley Law School ]; Professor Carla Spivack [ Oklahoma City University School of Law ]; Professor Tim Todd [ Liberty University School of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 6:00 pm

Reforms, Restoration, and Resistance: Criminal Justice and Injustice

The past few years may be viewed as both a time of progress and a time of resistance and retrenchment for the criminal legal system. Decriminalization of marijuana offenses has wide public support and reform-oriented prosecutors are addressing wrongful convictions and initiating some other reforms. But almost two million people remain incarcerated, the number of fatal shootings by police remains constant, and someone is arrested every three seconds. The damaging impact of these realities falls heavily upon communities of color. What is to be done? The members of this group will share the ideas they are developing in their works in progress about how to achieve necessary reforms when reformers must contend with the politicization of crime and punishment.

Moderator: Professor Catherine Hancock [ Tulane University Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Carla Laroche [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Cynthia Alkon [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Amber Baylor [ Columbia Law School ]; Professor Sanjay Chhablani [ Syracuse University College of Law ]; Professor Brooks Holland [ Gonzaga University School of Law ]; Professor Aliza Cover [ University of Idaho College of Law ]; Professor Melanie Reid [ Lincoln Memorial University Duncan School of Law ]; Professor Neil Sobol [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Scott Sundby [ University of Miami School of Law ]; Professor Donald Tibbs [ St. Thomas University Benjamin L. Crump College of Law ]; Professor Lisa Avalos [ Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert Law Center ]; Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Rachel Wechsler [ University of Missouri School of Law ]; Professor Omavi Shukur [ Columbia Law School ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
3:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Civil Procedure Workshop
Originalism and Historicism in Civil Procedure

The Supreme Court's emphasis in constitutional cases on originalism and founding practices is seeping into civil procedure. Several Justices during this term's argument in Mallory v. Norfolk Southern Railway, which addresses the limits of jurisdiction based on corporate registration, explored the corporate registration practices prevalent during the Fourteenth Amendment's ratification, despite the very different understandings of corporate existence and jurisdiction at that time. What would an originalistic approach mean for procedural doctrines such as the constitutional aspects of personal jurisdiction, subject-matter jurisdiction, and procedural due process? What impact might historicism have on the availability and scope of equitable remedies? This discussion group explores such issues.

Moderator: Professor Richard Freer [ Emory University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Aaron Bruhl [ William & Mary Law School ]; Professor Jill Fisch [ University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ]; Professor Richard Heppner [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]; Professor Thomas Metzloff [ Duke University School of Law ]; Professor Philip Pucillo [ Michigan State University College of Law ]; Professor Susan Provenzano [ Georgia State University College of Law ]; Professor Charles (Rocky) Rhodes [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Michael Vitiello [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Howard M. Wasserman [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Evan Zoldan [ University of Toledo College of Law ]; Professor Daniel Croxall [ University of the Pacific, McGeorge School of Law ]; Professor Judy Cornett [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]

Friday, July 28, 2023
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Carolina Academic Press Closing Reception

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Disinformation, Misinformation, and Democracy

Democracy in the United States and aboard is under a growing threat posed by disinformation (intentionally false information) and misinformation (unintentionally false information disseminated in good faith). Powered by social media outlets like Facebook (“Meta”) and Twitter, it is now possible to propagate empirically false information to a vast potential audience. Voter manipulation is easier to accomplish than ever before—and frighteningly effective to boot. How can democracy function—much less flourish—if the marketplace of political ideas is filled with garbage? Sound governance requires prudent electoral choices—and such choices must be premised on objective reality. Participants include contributors to a forthcoming CUP book that considers, from a global perspective, this problem and potential solutions.

Moderators: Professor András Koltay [ Pázmány Péter Catholic University, Faculty of Law and Political Sciences (Hungary) ]; Professor Charlotte Garden [ University of Minnesota Law School ]; Professor Ronald Krotoszynski [ The University of Alabama School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Indra Spiecker [ Goethe-Universitat Frankfurt am Main (Germany) ]; Professor Mark David Cole [ University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Law (Luxembourg) ]; Professor Joanna Botha [ Nelson Mandela University Faculty of Law (South Africa) ]; Professor Robert Post [ Yale Law School ]; Professor John Charney [ Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso Faculty of Law (Chile) ]

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Writing Connections Workshop
The Rise of “Cleaned Up” and What It Means for First-Year Writing Programs

A new legal citation trend is rising up through the practice of law, namely using (“cleaned up”) as a replacement citation for various precedents. While “cleaned up” was initially instituted to save lawyers time, in actuality, lawyers often use this practice to mislead. This lack of transparency is becoming another source of injustice at a time when justice is already strained and a new source of conflict at a time when cordiality among the bar is at a new low. This discussion group will address how first year writing programs can proactively train prospective lawyers about the ethical dangers of this shortcut and how upper-level writing professors can prepare themselves to caution clerks who are bringing it to campus.

Moderator: Professor Margie Alsbrook [ Mercer University School of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Suzanne Rowe [ University of Oregon School of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Joel Schumm [ Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law ]; Professor Wes Henricksen [ Barry University, Dwayne O. Andreas School of Law ]; Professor Charles Oldfield [ University of Akron School of Law ]; Professor Peter Nemerovski [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Krista Bordatto [ Campbell University, Norman Adrian Wiggins School of Law ]; Professor Michelle Richards [ University of Detroit Mercy School of Law ]; Professor Brandon Beck [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Family Law Workshop
New and Emerging Scholarship

This group will invite both doctrinal and clinical professors to discuss early-stage scholarship. The scope of topics is broad, encompassing any family law-related theme, from marriage to nonmarriage to parenting queer children to child abuse and neglect. This will be an opportunity to present your ideas for 5 minutes and receive 5 minutes of feedback from other members of the discussion group.

Moderator: Professor Sarah Lorr [ Brooklyn Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Andrew Budzinski [ University of the District of Columbia David A. Clarke School of Law ]; Professor Cyra Akila Choudhury [ Florida International University College of Law ]; Professor Claire Donohue [ Boston College Law School ]; Professor Jessica Feinberg [ University of Maine School of Law ]; Professor Susan Hazeldean [ Brooklyn Law School ]; Professor Ariana Meyers [ University of North Dakota School of Law ]; Professor Keeshea Turner Roberts [ Delaware Law School ]; Professor Stephanie Tang [ Baylor University Law School ]

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Labor and Employment Law Workshop
Social Media and Employment Law

Although social media has been around for decades, in recent years, it has taken on a new significance in people's work lives and work relationships, as well as in their personal relationships and free time, sometimes blurring the line between one's work life and one's personal life. So much has erupted that workplaces and employees find themselves grappling with everything from harassment to defamation and bullying. This discussion group will address issues that range from employer surveillance of, regulation of, and responsibility for employee activity on chat groups and social media platforms; to the reputational harm inflicted and sustained by employees; to how traditional claims are brought with the proliferation of social media platforms and access.

Moderator: Professor Kerri Stone [ Florida International University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Alex Long [ The University of Tennessee College of Law ]; Professor Jeffrey Hirsch [ University of North Carolina School of Law ]; Professor Jarod Gonzalez [ Texas Tech University School of Law ]; Professor Michael Green [ Texas A&M University School of Law ]; Professor Richard Carlson [ South Texas College of Law Houston ]; Professor Marcia McCormick [ Saint Louis University School of Law ]; Professor Robert Brain [ Loyola Law School, Los Angeles ]; Professor Miriam Cherry [ St. John's University School of Law ]; Professor Jason R. Bent [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor Llezlie Green [ Georgetown University Law Center ]

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Critical Evidence Concerns

This discussion group is united in our interest in a critical approach to evidence law. We will share ideas relating to our teaching across the curriculum, including materials, topics, and exercises that we have found fruitful or might want to explore. We will discuss insights from the scholarship of group members and others, as well as our hopes for scholarly approaches that we might create or encounter. And we will discuss existing and future efforts to use, refine, reform, and/or abolish components of the law of evidence within other dimensions of our work. We will welcome audience members into our conversation and hope to lay the groundwork for future collaborations.

Moderator: Professor Anna Roberts [ Brooklyn Law School ]

Discussants: Professor Nina Chernoff [ CUNY School of Law ]; Professor Carla Laroche [ Tulane University Law School ]; Professor Lauryn Gouldin [ Syracuse University College of Law ]; Professor Maneka Sinha [ University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law ]; Professor Grace Orsatti [ Thomas R. Kline School of Law of Duquesne University ]; Professor Cori Alonso-Yoder [ The George Washington University Law School ]

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Business Law Workshop
Stock Ownership and Trading by Government Officials—Time for Reform?

Allegations of unlawful insider trading by government officials have again been making headlines. Multiple U.S. Senators were investigated for suspiciously timed trades in advance of the COVID-19 market collapse. A February 2022 Business Insider article identified members of both houses of Congress hailing from both major political parties who have failed to comply with applicable federal legislation. And a recent poll found that more than three-quarters of American voters think members of Congress have an “unfair advantage” in trading stocks. This discussion group focuses on insider trading by government officials and the need for and nature of possible responses.

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

Discussants: Professor Eric Chaffee [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Professor Jill Fisch [ University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School ]; Professor Martin Edwards [ The University of Mississippi School of Law ]; Professor Caleb Griffin [ University of Arkansas School of Law ]; Professor Jeremy Kidd [ Drake University Law School ]; Professor Donna Nagy [ Indiana University Maurer School of Law ]; Professor Ellen Podgor [ Stetson University College of Law ]; Professor David Rosenfeld [ Northern Illinois University College of Law ]; Professor Sarah Williams [ Penn State Dickinson Law ]; Professor Karen Woody [ Washington and Lee University School of Law ]

Saturday, July 29, 2023
9:00 am - 11:30 am

Law Teaching Workshop
Inclusive Pedagogy in Law Schools and the Future of Online Learning

This discussion group will examine inclusive pedagogy in law schools and the future of online learning. We will discuss the implicit and explicit hierarchies of traditional law school classrooms that privilege the privileged and the possibilities for resetting those concerns in the online classroom. The group will consider the future of online learning as a platform for advancing racial equality.

Moderator: Professor Areto Imoukhuede [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]

Discussants: Professor Jade Alexander Craig [ Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law ]; Dean Deidré Keller [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Cynthia Ramkellawan [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Atiba Ellis [ Case Western Reserve University School of Law ]; Professor William Henslee [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Darrell Jackson [ University of Wyoming College of Law ]; Professor Christian Powell Sundquist [ University of Pittsburgh School of Law ]; Professor Jamila Jefferson-Jones [ University of Kansas School of Law ]; Professor Mitchell Crusto [ Loyola University New Orleans College of Law ]; Professor Kara Consalo [ Florida A&M University College of Law ]; Professor Laura Mott [ CUNY School of Law ]; Dr. Kirsten M. Winek, Accreditation Counsel [ American Bar Association ]