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CLASS Workshops
Center for Law and Social Science (CLASS)

Location: USC Gould School of Law, Faculty Lounge, Room 433 (unless otherwise stated)
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. (Lunch served at 11:50 a.m.; Talk begins promptly at 12:00 p.m.)
Day: Mondays

Hard copies of all CLASS papers are available in room 461.
Online copies can be downloaded by clicking the title of the paper below as they become available. When not available for download, copies will be emailed to members of the CLASS email list. To join the list, please click here.

(Please note that some topics are to be announced)

Fall 2018

  • August 20 - Wayne Sandholtz (USC)

    Title: "The Transnational Legal Ordering of the Death Penalty"
    Download: Sandholtz Paper

  • August 27 - Jonathan Barnett (USC)

    Title: "The Great Patent Grab"

  • September 10 - Jeffrey Weaver - (USC Dornsife)

    Title: "The Effects of Parental and Sibling Incarceration: Evidence from Ohio"
    Download: Weaver Paper

  • September 17 - Sharece Thrower (Vanderbilt University)

    Title: "Legislative Capacity and Executive Discretion"

  • September 24 - John Wixted (UC San Diego)

    Title: "Time to Exonerate Eyewitness Memory"
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • October 01 - Joshua Wright (George Mason University)

    Title: “Requiem for a Paradox: The Dubious Rise and Inevitable Fall of Hipster Antitrust”

  • October 08 - David Bjerk (Claremont McKenna College)

    Title: “One Race and Wrongful Convictions”

  • October 15 - Ira Hyman (Western Washington University)

    Title: "Crime Blindness: The Impact of Selective Attention and Inattentional Blindness on Eyewitness Awareness and Memory”
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • October 29 - Merritt Fox (Columbia Law School)

    Title: "Contextualizing the Link between Corporate Governance and Performance: Governance Changes As a Signal of Managerial Quality"

  • November 05 - David Dunning (University of Michigan)

    Title: “Hypocognition: Making Sense of the Landscape Beyond One’s Conceptual Reach”
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • November 19 - Jennifer Skeem (UC Berkeley)

    Title: "Impact of Risk Assessment on Racial and Socioeconomic Disparities in Sentencing"
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • November 26 - Daniel Klerman (USC)

    Title: “Law Matters - Less Than We Thought”

Spring 2019

  • January 07 - Johnathan Katz - (Caltech)

    Title: “Theoretical Foundations and Empirical Evaluations of Partisan Fairness in District-Based Democracies”

  • January 14 - Joel Cooper (Princeton)

    Title: TBA
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • February 11 - Colin Leslie

    Title: TBA

  • February 25 - Michael Kang (Northwestern Pritzker School of Law)

    Title: "Hyperpartisan Gerrymandering"

  • March 04 - Keith Payne ( University of North Carolina)

    Title: “Inequality and subjective status: Why economic inequality is more than economics.”
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • March 18 - Robert Anderson (Pepperdine)

    Title: TBA

  • March 25 - Adam Bonica (Stanford)

    Title: "The Judicial Tug of War: How Lawyers, Politicians, and Ideological Incentives Shape the American Judiciary"

  • April 01 - Emily Satterthwaite (University of Toronto)

    Title: “Toward A Signaling Account of Voluntary Value-Added Tax Registration”

  • April 08 - Yair Listokin - (Yale)

    Title: TBA

  • April 15 - JJ Prescott ( University of Michigan)

    Title: TBA

  • April 22 - Bernd Wittenbrink (University of Chicago)

    Title: TBA
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

  • April 29 - Dan Kahan (Yale)

    Title: TBA
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series

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