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Tuesday, May 7, 2024

Symposium: The New AI—The Legal And Ethical Implications Of ChatGPT And Other Emerging Technologies

Symposium, The New AI: The Legal and Ethical Implications of ChatGPT and Other Emerging Technologies, 93 Fordham L. Rev. 1785-2012 (2024): 

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May 7, 2024 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Friday, April 12, 2024

Houston Hosts Conference Today On The Future Of Affirmative Action In Legal And Medical Education

Justice and health for allThe University of Houston Tilman J. Fertitta Family College of Medicine and the University of Houston Law Center host a conference on Justice and Health for All: The Future of Affirmative Action in Legal and Medical Education today 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM CST (registration): 

The Supreme Court’s decision in SFFA v. Harvard generated substantial concern and uncertainty about the future of affirmative action in professional programs like law and medicine. The University of Houston Law Center and the Fertitta Family College of Medicine are jointly sponsoring an academic conference on these issues, taking a balanced look at whether increasing the diversity of the legal and healthcare professions mitigates legal and healthcare inequities. And, if so, what pathways to diversity remain viable in light of existing law.

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April 12, 2024 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

Call For Legal Ed Tech Papers: 2025 AALS Annual Meeting

Call For Papers: 2025 AALS Annual Meeting:

AALS (2024)The AALS Section on Technology, Law and Legal Education will be hosting up to four sessions at the Annual Meeting in San Francisco, January 7 – 11. There will be two programs introducing a variety of issues involving the intersection of technology and law, one program on the pedagogical opportunities to integrate technology into legal education, and one program to offer a works-in-progress experience for individuals to share the development of their works. 

The topics can be far-ranging, including the integration of artificial intelligence into legal practice, the implications of technology on access to justice, the digital divide, privacy and surveillance, national security, antitrust regulation, intellectual property policies, and much more. The suggested program will have programs that feature discussion on the impact of law and technology on society; law and technology on the legal profession; and law and technology with the legal academy.

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March 26, 2024 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Ed Tech, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Saturday, February 10, 2024

Tax Panel At Today's ClassCrits XIV Conference At Southwestern

Tax panel at today's ClassCrits XIV Conference at Southwestern on Demanding Justice in the Face of Retrenchment: Finding Common Ground and Building Coalition Across Borders (program): 

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February 10, 2024 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed News, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Daily, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Monday, January 22, 2024

Call For Tax (And Other) Papers: Harvard|Stanford|Yale Junior Faculty Forum

Request for Submissions
Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum
June 3-4, 2024, Stanford Law School

Harvard, Stanford, and Yale Law Schools are soliciting submissions for the 2024 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, to be held at Stanford Law School on June 3-4, 2024. Twelve to twenty junior scholars (with one to seven years in teaching) will be chosen, through a double-blind selection process, to present their work at the Forum. A senior scholar will comment on each paper. The audience will include the participating junior faculty, senior faculty from the host institutions, and invited guests. The goal of the Forum is to promote in-depth discussion on the selected papers and more general reflections on broader methodological issues, as well as to foster a stronger sense of community among American legal scholars, particularly by strengthening ties between new and veteran professors.

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January 22, 2024 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Scholarship, Tax, Tax Conferences | Permalink

Friday, January 5, 2024

Please Join Us: Pepperdine Caruso Law AALS Reception TODAY (6:00-8:00 PM)

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Pepperdine Caruso Law School invites law professors and deans to a reception
hosted by Dean Paul Caron at the 2024 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Friday, Jan. 5, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tulip Room (2nd Floor Mezzanine) | Marriott Marquis (Headquarter Hotel)
Please join us for local California wine & beer and hors d'oeuvres

January 5, 2024 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Pepperdine Legal Ed, Pepperdine Tax, Tax, Tax Conferences, Tax Daily | Permalink

Wednesday, January 3, 2024

Today's AALS Tax Highlights

Aals annual meeting 2024
Section on Taxation, Taxation and Democracy 
10-11:40 AM Independence Salon A, Level M4, Marriott Marquis 

Taxation plays a fundamental role in democratic societies. This panel will focus on the relationship between tax policy and democratic principles. It will explore the various roles that tax policy plays in shaping our democracy and consider innovative approaches to advancing tax policy that enhances democratic values.

  • Steven A. Dean (Boston University) 
  • Francine J. Lipman (UNLV) 
  • Orly Mazur (SMU) (moderator) 
  • Clinton G. Wallace (South Carolina) 

Section on European Law, Co-Sponsored by Comparative Law and Taxation, EU Fiscal Federalism and the U.S. Perspective
1-2:40 PM Mount Vernon Square, Level M3, Marriott Marquis 

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January 3, 2024 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Pepperdine Legal Ed, Tax, Tax Conferences, Teaching | Permalink

Tuesday, January 2, 2024

Please Join Us: Pepperdine Caruso Law AALS Reception (Friday, Jan. 5)

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Pepperdine Caruso Law School invites law professors and deans to a reception
hosted by Dean Paul Caron at the 2024 AALS Annual Meeting in Washington, D.C.

Friday, Jan. 5, 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.
Tulip Room (2nd Floor Mezzanine) | Marriott Marquis (Headquarters Hotel)
Please join us for local California wine & beer and hors d'oeuvres

January 2, 2024 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Pepperdine Legal Ed, Pepperdine Tax, Tax, Tax Conferences, Tax Daily | Permalink

Wednesday, December 20, 2023

What Do Dramatic Changes To U.S. News Medical School Rankings Methodology Portend For Law Schools: 'Transparency Credits' For Non-Boycotting Schools, Faculty Citation Counts?

Following up on my previous post, Law School Rankings Revolt Spreads To Medical Schools: #1 Harvard Will Not Send Data To U.S. News:  Robert Morse (Chief Data Strategist, U.S. News), Plans for Publication of the 2024 Best Medical Schools:

U.S. News Medical[W]e will be making the following changes to the 2024 Best Medical Schools rankings and data collection process. ...

First, we will no longer issue or take into account peer and residency director surveys as part of the Medical Schools: Research and Medical Schools: Primary Care methodology. While we still consider reputation an important factor in graduate programs, recent data indicates that many residency program directors do not consider medical school reputation in residency matching and instead focus on individual metrics such as Step scores, research and letters of recommendation.

Next, due to the unavailability of free, publicly available data for students surrounding the academic achievements of entering students such as median MCAT scores and GPAs, acceptance rate, school enrollment and faculty statistics, and total research funding from all sources, we will award a transparency credit to institutions who submit the U.S. News statistical survey and/or include that information on their school’s website for academic year 2023-2024 for prospective students to access. Please note that in order to receive the credit, the information must be posted on the school’s website no later than January 8, 2024.

We are excited to launch a first-ever survey of 233,000 individuals who recently graduated or are currently in U.S. medical schools.

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December 20, 2023 in Law School Rankings, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed News, Legal Ed Rankings | Permalink

Thursday, December 7, 2023

St. Louis Symposium: Teaching Immigration Law

Symposium, Teaching Immigration Law, St. Louis U. L.J. 473- 570 (2023): 

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December 7, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship, Teaching | Permalink

Wednesday, November 15, 2023

Catholic University Hosts Symposium Today On Free Speech And Civility in American Law Schools

Free-speech-symposiumThe Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law hosts a symposium today on Free Speech And Civility in American Law Schools (register): 

8:40 A.M. EST: Welcome

  • A.G. Harmon (Catholic University)
  • Stephen Payne (Dean, Catholic University) 

8:45 A.M. EST: Causes

  • Greg Lukianoff (FIRE), Cultural Changes in Society
  • Jonathan Zimmerman (Penn), Institutional Changes in Society and Universities

10:00 A.M. EST: Effects 

  • Jennifer Lichter (Catholic University) (moderator) 
  • Elizabeth Bartholet (Harvard), Feminism and Free Speech
  • Randall Kennedy (Harvard), Free Speech and Race
  • Keith Whittington (Princeton; Google Scholar), Academic Freedom and Free Speech

11:30 A.M. EST: Civility and Law Schools and the Effect on the Legal Profession

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November 15, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, November 8, 2023

Minnesota Symposium: Leaving Langdell Behind — Reimagining Legal Education For A New Era

Symposium, Leaving Langdell Behind: Reimagining Legal Education for a New Era, 107 Minn. L. Rev. 2407-2826 (2023):

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November 8, 2023 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, November 2, 2023

Call For Papers: 10th Annual Michigan Junior Scholars’ Conference

Michigan Law School has issued a Call for Papers for its 10th Annual Junior Scholars' Conference on Reimagining the Public-Private Divide:

Michigan Junior Scholars ConferenceThe University of Michigan Law School is pleased to invite junior scholars to attend the 10th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in-person on April 12-13, 2024, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. The Conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers and receive feedback from prominent members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference invites papers in response to the 2024 theme or under the general call for papers in law and related disciplines. We welcome applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years are welcome. We particularly invite submissions from scholars working on or located in the Global South and scholars from groups traditionally under-represented in academia.

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November 2, 2023 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Sunday, October 15, 2023

Symposium: The Religiously Affiliated Law Schools Conference

Symposium, The Religiously Affiliated Law Schools Conference, 38 Touro L. Rev. 1027-1167 (2023):

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October 15, 2023 in Faith, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

McMahon Delivers Keynote Address On What Law Schools Must Change To Train Transactional Lawyers At Emory

Stephanie Hunter McMahon (Cincinnati) delivered a keynote address on What Law Schools Must Change to Train Transactional Lawyers, 43 Pace L. Rev. 106 (2022), at Emory last Saturday at the 8th Biennial Conference on the Teaching of Transactional Skills:

Stephanie-mcmahon-vs-4Not all lawyers litigate, but you would not know that from the first-year curriculum at most law schools. Despite 50% of lawyers working in transactional practices, schools do not incorporate its legal doctrines or skills in the foundational first year. That the Progressives pushed through antitrust laws and the New Dealers founded the modern administrative state reframed how people use the law, particularly in transactional practices, and should be given equal weight as the appellate-based common law in any legal introduction. Nevertheless, the law school model created by Christopher Columbus Langdell in the 1870s remains dominant. As this review of fifty-four law schools’ required curricula shows, law schools have largely retained Langdell’s curriculum. This negatively affects young transactional lawyers because their critical first year does not show them the law as a preventative, problem-solving practice.

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October 10, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Friday, July 7, 2023

Two Zoom Programs Next Week On The Impact Of The Affirmative Action Decisions On Law Schools

Following up on my previous posts:

Monday, July 10  11:00 AM ET|8:00 AM PT (registration) (program) (speakers)
AALS, Conference on Affirmative Action 

AALS BannerHow can law schools achieve diversity in admissions without being able to engage in affirmative action? This issue is of enormous importance due to the Supreme Court’s decision of ending affirmative action in Students for Fair Admissions v. University of North Carolina and Students for Fair Admissions v. Harvard College. The program will focus on what is likely to be allowed and what is likely to be forbidden from these decisions. Several states — including California, Michigan, and Washington — already have eliminated affirmative action by voter initiatives. What can be learned from their experience about how to achieve diversity without affirmative action? Experts who have been dealing with this for many years will offer their practical suggestions.

Tuesday July 11  7:00 PM ET|4:00 PM PT (registration)
George Mason, Scalia­–Ginsburg Colloquy: A Balanced Discussion of Both Sides of the Affirmative Action Decision

Scalia GinsburgTwo distinguished constitutional law scholars will present opposing viewpoints in the historic case: Harry G. Hutchison, senior counsel and director of policy for the American Center for Law and Justice and a former Scalia Law professor, and Theodore M. Shaw, the Julius L. Chambers Distinguished Professor of Law and director of the Center for Civil Rights at the University of North Carolina School of Law.

David E. Bernstein, University Professor of Law and executive director of Scalia Law’s Liberty & Law Center, will moderate the colloquy. Bernstein is an expert on affirmative action and author of the recent book, Classified: The Untold Story of Racial Classification in America. Eugene Scalia and James Ginsburg will deliver introductory remarks on behalf of their families.

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July 7, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed News, Legal Education | Permalink

Thursday, June 15, 2023

U.S. News Law School Rankings Panel At Today's AALS Institutional Advancement Conference

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I am moderating the final panel today at the first-ever AALS Institutional Advancement Conference: Making a Difference in a Changing World (registration):

U.S. News Law Rankings (4:30 PM ET)
It’s a whole new world with changes to the US News Law Rankings. Or is it? We’ll hear from those who are covering the U.S. News changes and are grappling with what it all means for law schools.

Moderator:  Paul L. Caron, Duane and Kelly Roberts Dean and Professor of Law, Pepperdine University, Caruso School of Law

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June 15, 2023 in Law School Rankings, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Rankings, Legal Education, Pepperdine Legal Ed | Permalink

Saturday, March 25, 2023

Yale Hosts Symposium On The Legal Treatise: Past, Present, And Future

Yale hosts a symposium today on The Legal Treatise: Past, Present, And Future (registration):

Yale Law Logo (2020)The Lillian Goldman Law Library, with the generous support of the Oscar M. Ruebhausen Fund at Yale Law School, is pleased to announce its second legal information symposium: “The Legal Treatise: Past, Present, and Future,” scheduled to take place at Yale Law School on Friday, March 24, 2023. The papers presented at this event will be published as a special symposium issue of Law Library Journal. This symposium will examine the legal treatise as a source and genre through the lenses of history, authorship, identity, and transition. 

Welcome Remarks 

  • Femi Cadmus (Librarian, Yale; Google Scholar
  • Heather Gerken (Dean, Yale) 

Keynote Address 

  • John Langbein (Yale), The Rise and Fall of Legal Academic Treatise Writing in the United States

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March 25, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education | Permalink

Friday, February 10, 2023

Hofstra Hosts Symposium Today On Freedom Of Expression At American Law Schools

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Hofstra hosts a symposium today on Freedom of Expression at American Law Schools (registration): 

Commitments to principles supporting the freedom of expression are found in statements of policy at public and private institutions of higher education throughout the United States. American law schools, either as parts of larger universities or standing alone, have embraced similar policies adhering to the principle that free intellectual inquiry is at the core of a law school’s educational and research mission.

General statements about free expression, however, do not always resolve actual controversies. When does expression "go too far?" Are controversies over free expression at law schools different from those elsewhere on campuses? There have been powerful reminders, in recent years, that law school free expression has limits — that at some point it can collide with other values and interests of concern to deans, faculty, and students.

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February 10, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Thursday, January 12, 2023

New York Law School Symposium: Race, Bias, And Advocacy

Symposium, Race, Bias, and Advocacy, 66 N.Y. L. Sch. L. Rev. 121-413 (2021-2022):

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January 12, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, January 10, 2023

Santa Clara Symposium: Lawyers, Leadership, And Change

Symposium, Lawyers, Leadership, and Change: Addressing Challenges and Opportunities in Unprecedented Times, 62 Santa Clara L. Rev. 1-244 (2022):

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January 10, 2023 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, January 5, 2023

Today's AALS Tax Highlight

AALS TaxSection on Taxation, Tax Reform at the Midterm: Reflections and Opportunities
3–4:40 pm Point Loma, First Floor, South Tower, Marriott

The Biden administration began in 2021 with significant attention being given to wealth and capital income tax reform as well as to the intersection of racial justice and the Tax Code. This panel will reflect on the resulting tax reform efforts that occurred during the first two years of the the Biden administration and the prospects for reform going forward.

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Wednesday, January 4, 2023

Today's Pepperdine And Tax AALS Highlights

AALS TaxSection on Associate Deans for Academic Affairs and Research, LLM (Law, Learning and Motivation): Transforming Legal Education via Learning and Motivation Principles
1–1:50 pm Marriott Grand Ballroom 9, Lobby Level, North Tower

Legal education and support are often described as entrenched in traditional methods of teaching and assessing student learning. Pedagogical considerations in law school classrooms and law school support systems rarely include a focus on how learning and motivation theory, and their practical applications, can positively impact the law student experience. In this session, participants will learn how to apply learning and motivation principles in the law school, with the overall goal of maximizing student learning and engagement, including a focus on self-regulation, goal setting, self-evaluation, cognitive load, emotions, and self-efficacy.

  • Olympia Duhart (Nova) (moderator)
  • Jeffrey Baker (Pepperdine)
  • Chalak Richards (Pepperdine)
  • Deepika Sharma (USC)
  • Nickey Woods (USC)

Section on Taxation, Teaching Tax: Methods and Approaches for the Modern Student
3–4:40 pm Solana, First Floor, South Tower, Marriott

Experienced tax professors will share lessons that they have learned about teaching tax in the last few years of disruption in legal education. Topics will include utilizing technology, incorporating insights from practitioners, and covering issues of racial justice.

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January 4, 2023 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Pepperdine Legal Ed, Tax, Tax Conferences, Teaching | Permalink

Friday, December 23, 2022

Please Join Us: Pepperdine Caruso Law AALS Reception (Friday, Jan. 6)

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Pepperdine Caruso Law School invites law professors and deans to a reception
hosted by Dean Paul Caron at the 2023 AALS Annual Meeting in San Diego

Friday, Jan. 6, 6:30 - 8:30 p.m.
Malibu Room | Marriott Marquis San Diego Marina (Headquarter Hotel)
Please join us for local California wine & beer and hors d'oeuvres

December 23, 2022 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Pepperdine Legal Ed, Pepperdine Tax, Tax, Tax Conferences | Permalink

Tuesday, December 20, 2022

Louisville Law Review Symposium: Mental Health And The Legal Profession

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Mental Health and the Legal Profession, 60 U. Louisville L. Rev. 423- 519 (2022):

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December 20, 2022 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, December 8, 2022

Drake Legal Education Symposium

Monday, November 14, 2022

Call For Papers: 9th Annual Michigan Junior Scholars’ Conference

Michigan Law School has issued a Call for Papers for its 9th Annual Junior Scholars' Conference:

Michigan Law Logo (2021)The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to invite junior scholars to attend the 9th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in person on April 21-22, 2023, in Ann Arbor, Michigan. 

The Conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers and receive feedback from prominent members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure), who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcome.

Submission: To apply to the Conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words reflecting the unpublished work that you wish to present and a copy of your CV through the online submission form by January 9, 2023.

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November 14, 2022 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Friday, October 7, 2022

Texas A&M Conference For Associate Deans

Five years ago, on my first day as dean, I presented Faculty Scholarship Assessment: A (Very) New Dean's Perspective at the 2017 Texas A&M Associate Deans Conference.  I am delighted to be back at the 2022 Texas A&M Associate Deans Conference today as part of a Panel of Deans:

Texas A&MThis panel features current law deans with diverse backgrounds and experiences. They will discuss issues relevant to associate deans, including the relationship between the dean and associate dean, as well as advice for prospective law deans.

  • Robert Ahdieh (Texas A&M)
  • Paul Caron (Pepperdine)
  • Tamara Lawson (University of Washington)
  • Moderator: Gary Lucas (Texas A&M) 

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October 7, 2022 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Pepperdine Legal Ed | Permalink

Thursday, May 5, 2022

Symposium: Epoch — Going Beyond A Racial Reckoning

Symposium, Epoch: Going Beyond A Racial Reckoning, 44 Seattle U. L. Rev. 623-654 (2021):

  • Seattle University Law ReviewForeword, 44 Seattle U. L. Rev. 623 (2021)
  • Michael Rogers (J.D. 2021, Seattle), Hannah Hamley (J.D. 2021, Seattle) & Rayshaun D. Williams (J.D. 2022, Seattle), Introductory Remarks, 44 Seattle U. L. Rev. 625 (2021)
  • Mario Barnes (UC-Irvine; Former Dean, University of Washington), Majidah Cochran (J.D. 2021, Seattle), Danielle Conway (Dean, Penn State-Dickinson), Tamara Lawson (Dean, St. Thomas-FL), L. Song Richardson (President, Colorado College; Former Dean, UC-Irvine) & Angela Onwuachi-Willig (Dean, Boston University), Deans Roundtable, 44 Seattle U. L. Rev. 627 (2021)
  • Marissa Jackson Sow (St. John's; Google Scholar), Whiteness as Contract, 44 Seattle U. L. Rev. 635 (2021)

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May 5, 2022 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Wednesday, April 6, 2022

Call for Proposals: The COVID Care Crisis In The Legal Academia, Part II

Call for Proposals: The COVID Care Crisis Symposium, Part II: Imagining Solutions and Taking Action (June 16, 2022):

The COVID Care Crisis Symposium held in January 2021 convened dozens of scholars to theorize about what the organizers labeled as the unfolding “COVID Care Crisis” and its effects on legal academia. During that two-day event, scholars, teachers, students, and practitioners shared the difficulties of managing the demands of work and the constantly shifting changes to care infrastructures. The Symposium amplified the voices of caregivers and sounded the alarm on how disparities, if left unaddressed, could alter the landscape of academia long into the future and further marginalize women and scholars of color as well as other primary caregiving faculty and staff. Many speakers published their Symposium papers in a just-released volume in FIU Law Review as well as in other venues.

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April 6, 2022 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Sunday, March 13, 2022

Indiana-McKinney Law School Hosts Inaugural Conference: Law vs. Antisemitism

Indiana-McKinney Law School Special Event, Law vs. Antisemitism: Inaugural Conference (March 14-15):

IndianaAntisemitism is more than a hatred and a practice — it's legal phenomenon. Join legal scholars and experts at the Law vs. Antisemitism Inaugural Conference as they discuss how law has been used both to perpetrate and to combat antisemitism, historically and today.   US law in particular has been used to fight antisemitism through the constitutional separation of church and state, anti-discrimination laws, and “hate crimes” laws, among other means.  Despite these laws, there has been a recent resurgence in anti-Jewish violence and antisemitism more generally, ranging from online hate speech to cemetery desecration to attacks on synagogues.  What does this tell us about the efficacy of law in combating antisemitism?

The Conference will be held at IU Robert H. McKinney School of Law on March 14-15, 2022, and will be broadcast live online.  It will consist of the panels and speakers listed below. 

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March 13, 2022 in Faith, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education | Permalink

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

St. Louis Symposium: Teaching Law Online

Symposium, Teaching Law Online, 65 St. Louis U. L.J. 455-726 (2021):

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January 25, 2022 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Teaching | Permalink

Thursday, January 20, 2022

Northwestern Hosts Zoom Panel Today On Validity And Equity Problems In Law School Teaching Evaluations

Northwestern hosts a multidisciplinary Zoom panel on Validity and Equity Problems in Law School Teaching Evaluations today at 1:00 pm ET (registration):

Northwestern (2018)Student evaluations are, as shown by study after study, not valid measures of teaching quality and are biased along the axes of gender, race, accent, age, disability, attractiveness, and other instructor attributes unrelated to teaching ability. Yet, even as many universities and colleges have begun reckoning with these established problems with teaching evaluations, and while many law schools have started tackling other barriers facing women and minorities in academia, attempts to reform evaluations have lagged behind in the legal academy. This panel brings together a multidisciplinary group of scholars to discuss the most recent research on teaching evaluations and how law schools should proceed given what this work shows about the issues with such evaluations.

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January 20, 2022 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Teaching | Permalink

Tuesday, January 11, 2022

Call For Tax Papers And Panels: SEALS 2022 (Jan. 19 Deadline)

SEALS (2022)Hello and Happy New Year! Jennifer and I are coordinating tax panels and discussion groups for next year’s SEALS Conference.  The 2022 SEALS Conference will be held at the Sandestin Beach & Golf Resort, Sandestin, Florida on July 27-August 3.  All the info you need to send us is below but the most important bit of info to note might be that we are on a tight timeline.

The conference submission tool is open, and Jennifer and I are eager to coordinate people who are interested in presenting tax work at the SEALS conference into relevant panel groups.  In addition, we have also had very successful Tax Policy Discussion Groups in recent years.  Panels are generally composed of 4 to 5 people speaking for 15 to 20 minutes each.  We will attempt to group papers so that panels include papers on similar topics.  The Discussion Group includes about 10 people, each speaking for 5-8 minutes on a topic related to tax policy, broadly interpreted.  This has often included topics that are not necessarily fully formed paper ideas but are thoughts the presenter has had on something he or she would like to discuss with a group of smart, informed people in an informal setting.  Both types of presentation have been very successful in the past.  Each presenter may participate in one Panel AND one Discussion Group.

So, if you are interested in submitting to SEALS and would like us to include you in a group of other tax profs, please email me with the following information:

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January 11, 2022 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Conferences | Permalink

Sunday, January 9, 2022

AALS Hosts Three Four Virtual Tax Events Today

AALS (2018)11:00 am ET:  The Promise and Pitfalls of the Global Tax Deal:

In October 2021, 136 countries struck a ground-breaking tax deal for the digital age. This panel will discuss the proposed two-pillar tax system from the perspective of the United States, the EU, and other regions, what these two pillars do, the likely approaches in many countries, practical concerns, and the impact on existing measures, such as DSTs, tax treaties, 15% global minimum tax, GILTI, BEAT, Subpart F, and foreign tax credit rules.

  • Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Utah) (moderator)
  • Steven Dean (Brooklyn)
  • Omri Marian (UC-Irvine)
  • Susan Morse (Texas)
  • Diane Ring (Boston College)

11:00 am ETNonprofit and Philanthropy Law:

Nonprofit organizations engage in discriminatory practices without losing their tax-exempt status. However, tax law may be used as a powerful tool to eradicate institutional discrimination among nonprofit organizations. This panel will explore nonprofit organizations and discriminatory practices, almost forty years after the landmark Bob Jones University v. U.S. case. In this decision, the Supreme Court held that the IRS may deny tax-exempt status to institutions whose policies violate “fundamental public policy,” even if those policies are allegedly based on religious beliefs. The panel will address the legacy of this decision today in educational, religious, and broader settings.

  • Khrista McCarden (Tulane) (moderator)
  • Samuel Brunson (Loyola-Chicago)
  • JoAnne Epps (Temple)
  • Lloyd Hitoshi Mayer (Notre Dame)

2:00 pm ETSocial Networking Session:

Take a break from formal programming and join your colleagues from the Section on Taxation for informal conversation.

  • Adam Thimmesch (Nebraska) (Incoming Chair)
  • Kathleen Delaney Thomas (Chair)

4:45 pm ETNew Voices in Taxation:

This program will feature works in progress by three emerging tax scholars, each of whom will be paired with a senior tax scholar discussant.

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January 9, 2022 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Conferences, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

AALS Hosts Virtual Panel Today On Tax Policy In The New Administration: Priorities And Opportunities

The AALS Tax Section hosts a Zoom panel today on Tax Policy In The New Administration:  Priorities And Opportunities at 11:00 AM ET:

AALS (2018)President Biden’s administration has proposed a broad tax reform agenda aimed at providing middle and lower income tax relief and curtailing tax abuse. This panel will bring together experts from across the country to examine priorities and opportunities for reform. Topics covered will include: advancing racial equity in the tax system, IRS enforcement, global digital taxation, the American Families Plan, and other tax relief efforts.

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January 5, 2022 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Conferences | Permalink

Tuesday, December 7, 2021

ABA Hosts Redesigning Legal: The Role Of Legal Education, Clinics And Legal Labs Today

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The American Bar Association will host the Redesigning Legal: The Role of Legal Education, Clinics and Legal Labs panel as part of its Redesigning Legal Speaker Series today at 1:00 P.M. EST: 

The fourth virtual Redesigning Legal Speaker Series on Tuesday, Dec. 7, will explore opportunities being created for law school education by the growing trend of regulatory innovation in the legal profession.


Utah and Arizona have already enacted sweeping changes to how legal services can be delivered and who can provide them. Nationally, no fewer than 10 other states are in different stages of exploring, recommending or implementing regulatory change that would generally allow nonlawyers to provide some legal services. The emerging landscape is certain to impact the legal profession in significant ways as well as present new challenges for J.D. education while possibly spawning other law-related educational programs.

Panelists will focus on how law schools are responding and adapting to the prospect of fewer barriers to innovation that offer increased employment opportunities for their students, more roles for people other than lawyers in the delivery of legal services, the creation of tiered legal service providers and collaboration across professional fields to provide more and new kinds of legal services.

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December 7, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education | Permalink

Monday, November 8, 2021

Call For Papers: 8th Annual Michigan Junior Scholars’ Conference

Michigan Law School has issued a Call for Papers for its 8th Annual Junior Scholars' Conference:

Michigan Law Logo (2021)The University of Michigan Law School is pleased to invite junior scholars to attend the 8th Annual Junior Scholars Conference, which will take place in-person on April 22-23, 2022, in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

The Conference provides junior scholars with a platform to present and discuss their work with peers and receive feedback from prominent members of the Michigan Law faculty. The Conference aims to promote fruitful collaboration between participants and to encourage their integration into a community of legal scholars. The Junior Scholars Conference is intended for academics in both law and related disciplines. Applications from graduate students, SJD/PhD candidates, postdoctoral researchers, lecturers, teaching fellows, and assistant professors (pre-tenure) who have not held an academic position for more than four years, are welcomed.

Cooperation with Michigan Law Journals: We are excited that this year the Conference will collaborate with several Michigan Law journals, all of which are among the highest ranked in their respective fields. The Michigan Law Review, the Michigan Journal of International Law, the Michigan Journal of Gender and Law, the Michigan Journal of Race and Law, Michigan Technology Law Review, the Michigan Journal of Law & Society, the Michigan Journal of Law Reform, and the Michigan Business & Entrepreneurial Law Review will give serious consideration to publish papers selected for the Conference that are within each journal’s research agenda and meet its requirements. Additional details on the publication process will be provided after selection for participation in the Conference itself has been completed. In any event, there will be no obligation to accept any offer of publication that you may receive. 

Submission: To apply to the Conference, please submit an abstract of no more than 500 words reflecting the unpublished work that you wish to present and a copy of your CV through the online submission form by January 10, 2022

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November 8, 2021 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education | Permalink

Saturday, November 6, 2021

Utah Symposium: #IncludeTheirStories — Rethinking, Reimagining, And Reshaping Legal Education

Utah Law Review Symposium

Utah Law Review symposium, #IncludeTheirStories: Rethinking, Reimagining, and Reshaping Legal Education:

The entire world was shaken by the events of 2020, a year which the history books will pen with infamy. Along with a global health pandemic that tested both human frailties and social infrastructures, the world witnessed the devastation of George Floyd, an African American man, dying under the knee of Derek Chauvin, a white male police officer. The nation erupted. As 2020 ended, many organizations and institutions clamored both to process ethnic divides and injustices, and gain tools and skills to create meaningful change and lasting impact. Legal education was one such institution.

This event will gather scholars and practitioners who have been deeply engaged in this work to determine how law faculty might best prepare today’s law students through teaching racism and related inequities in the classroom. A few law schools have grappled with race-silent neutrality within the 1L curriculum and diversity reading lists have been created, but, however elusive a goal, we have not yet arrived at an inclusive curriculum. So the conversation must continue. We are excited to bring together academics and practitioners to offer practical and pedagogical steps toward rethinking, reimagining, and reshaping the legal education curriculum in efforts to #IncludeTheirStories.

Friday, November 5

Session 1: Grappling with Our Legal History of Exclusion
Tom Romero (Denver), Joann Thach (Snell & Wilmer), Angela Winfield (LSAC)

Session 2: Overcoming the Resistance to DEI
Robin Boylorn (Alabama), Thomas Donnelly (Jones Day), Robert Razzante (Western Washington University)

Keynote Address: Danielle Conway (Dean, Penn State-Dickinson)

Saturday, November 6

Opening Address: Meera Deo (Southwestern)

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November 6, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Symposium: Leading Differently Across Difference

Hofstra Symposium, Leading Differently Across Difference Conference, 48 Hofstra L. Rev. 597-759 (2020):

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November 3, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, October 28, 2021

Tennessee Symposium: Law School Leadership Training

Symposium, Law School Leadership Training, 14 Tenn. J. L. & Pol'y 287-466 (2020):

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October 28, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Deans' Leadership In Legal Education Symposium

Toledo Logo15th Deans' Leadership in Legal Education Symposium, 50 U. Tol. L. Rev. 189-333 (2019):

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October 21, 2021 in Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Fordham Symposium: Mental Health And The Legal Profession

FordhamFordham Symposium, Mental Health and the Legal Profession, 89 Fordham L. Rev. 2415-2595 (2021):

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October 13, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education, Scholarship | Permalink

Monday, August 30, 2021

Deans' Leadership In Legal Education Symposium

Toledo Logo16th Deans' Leadership in Legal Education Symposium, 52 U. Tol. L. Rev. 197-352 (2021):

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August 30, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Saturday, July 31, 2021

Tax Panel Today At SEALS

Tax panel today at the 2021 SEALS Annual Conference on Amelia Island, Florida (program):

SEALS (2022)Workshop on Tax Law: Tax Law, Policy, and Human Beings
Sometimes we forget, but real live human beings (and dead ones!) are subject to the income tax. The presenters on this panel consider the myriad ways that the income tax responds to and is shaped by the choices human beings make. In particular, papers in this panel address the rise of telework, the effect of the tax system on the cost of death, tax and the cyborg, and the human factor in the economic calculus.

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July 31, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Conferences, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Friday, July 30, 2021

Tax Panel Today At SEALS

Tax panel today at the 2021 SEALS Annual Conference on Amelia Island, Florida (program):

SEALS (2022)Workshop on Tax Law: Discussion Group: Tax Law
This discussion group is broadly concerned with issues of taxation. Discussants will address individual income tax, corporate income tax, state & local tax, estate & gift tax, tax expenditure policy, international tax, and entitlements. While these disparate themes might seem only loosely related, a common thread of the difficulties of balancing equity, simplicity, incentives, and transparency runs through all of them. These scholars grapple with the central tax topics of the day, and address the looming concerns that must be dealt with by all levels of government.

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July 30, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Conferences, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Thursday, July 29, 2021

Tax Panels Today At SEALS

Tax panels today at the 2021 SEALS Annual Conference on Amelia Island, Florida (program):

SEALs Logo (2013)New Scholars Workshop: Corporate Law, Financial Markets, and Taxation 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.

  • John Anderson (Mississippi College) (moderator)
  • Catherine Baylin Duryea (St. John's), Crumbs of Judicial Relief: Judicial Review of Price Controls During Wartime
    Mentor: Eric Segall (Georgia State) (mentor)
  • Young Ran (Christine) Kim (Utah), Taxing Telework 
    Mentor: Tessa Davis (South Carolina)
  • Jennifer Levine (Quinnipiac), Qualified Small Business Stock: A Proposal for Reform to Promote Business Formation and Growth 
    Mentor: Joan Heminway (Tennessee)
  • Daniel Schaffa (Richmond), Payroll Subsidies as a Policy Tool
    Mentor: Colin Marks (St. Mary's)

Workshop on Tax Law: Tax Law and Policy - International, Federal, State
This panel addresses a variety of issues in tax policy, including the implications of complex sets of relevant tax rules in various contexts and scenarios. Papers included in this panel consider cross-border issues at the local, state, and international levels, as well as questions that arise around the coordination between the IRS and other agencies. Other panelists consider issues around the marriage penalty and the physical presence rules.

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July 29, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Conferences, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Baylor Symposium: Vision For Law School Leadership Training

Symposium, Vision For Law School Leadership Training, 73 Baylor Law Rev. 1-248 (2021) (video):

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July 29, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink

Wednesday, July 28, 2021

Tax Panels Today At SEALS

Tax panels today at the 2021 SEALS Annual Conference on Amelia Island, Florida (program):

SEALs Logo (2013)New Scholars Workshop: Corporate Law, Financial Markets, and Taxation 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.

  • Mark Drumbl (Washington & Lee) (moderator)
  • Nicole Iannarone (Drexel), Faux Transparency
    Mentor: Constance Wagner (St. Louis)
  • Carla Reyes (SMU), Limited Liability DAOs for Regular People
    Mentor: James Gibson (Richmond)

Call for Papers Luncheon
This luncheon is being held to honor the winners of SEALS' annual Call for Papers competition. Admission ticket required.

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July 28, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Education, Tax, Tax Conferences, Tax Scholarship | Permalink

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Journal Of Legal Education Symposium: Gender Inequity Throughout The Legal Academy

Symposium, Gender Inequity Throughout the Legal Academy, 69 J. Legal Educ. 3-122 (2019):

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July 27, 2021 in Conferences, Legal Ed Conferences, Legal Ed Scholarship, Legal Education | Permalink