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Fall 2020

  • August 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Mariana Pargendler (Fundação Getulio Vargas (FGV) Law School in São Paulo)
    Title: “Veil Peeking: The Corporation as a Nexus for Regulation”
    Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • August 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Felipe Jiménez (USC)
    Title: "Legal Principles, Law, and Tradition"

  • August 31, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Calvin Lai (Washington University in St. Louis)
    Title: “Racial Disparities in Police Traffic Stops are associated with County-Level Racial Prejudice”
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • September 03, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: John Matsusaka (USC)
    Title: “Let the People Rule: How Direct Democracy Can Meet the Challenge of Populism”
    Discussant: "TBA"

  • September 11, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Faculty Lounge, Rm. 433) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Book Launch: Ariela Gross
    Title: "Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana"
    Co-authored by Alejandro de la Fuente

  • September 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: David Kirk (Oxford)
    Title: Title: “Home Free: Prisoner Reentry and Residential Change After Hurricane Katrina”
    Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • September 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Alison Renteln (USC)
    Title: “Comparing Legal Approaches to Offensive Names and Imagery”

  • September 17, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Guy Charles (Duke)
    Title: “Race, Political Power, and American Democracy: Voting Rights Law and Policy for a Divided America.”

  • September 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Marco Becht (Université libre de Bruxelles / Free University of Brussels)
    Title: “Corporate Governance Through Exit and Voice”

  • September 24, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Greg Keating (USC)
    Title: “Form and Substance in the ‘Private Law’ of Torts”
    Commentator: Gary Watson

  • September 25, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker:
    Title: Book Panel: Alejandro de la Fuente & Ariela Gross, “Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Louisiana, and Virginia”
    Panelists: Adrienne Davis (Washington University St. Louis School of Law); Michelle McKinley (University of Oregon School of Law); Sven Beckert (Harvard History); moderator Nathan Perl-Rosenthal USC Dornsife). Cosponsored by the Levan Institute for the Humanities.

  • October 05, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Arie Kruglanski (University of Maryland)
    Title: “On the Psychology of Extremism: How Motivational Imbalance Breeds Intemperance”
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • October 07, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: CLHC Discussion
    Title: Racial Justice Protest and Resistance Lawyering
    Discussants: Ken Mack (Harvard, Law), Melynda Price (U. of Kentucky, Politics & Law), Dan Farbman (Boston College, Law); moderator Clare Pastore (USC Law)

  • October 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Michael Abramowicz (George Washington)
    Title: “Modeling Settlement Bargaining with Algorithmic Game Theory”
    Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • October 15, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Wayne Sandholtz (USC)
    Title: Constructing a Regional Human Rights Legal Order: The Inter-American Court, National Courts, and Judicial Dialogue, 1988 - 2014
    Commentator: Marcela Prieto Rudolphy

  • October 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Jessica Marglin (USC)
    Title: Manuscript Workshop,“Nationality on Trial: Legal Belonging in the Modern Mediterranean"

  • October 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Chris Whytock (UCI)
    Title: “Transnational Forum Shopping and U.S. Courts: A Theoretical and Empirical Reassessment”,
    Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • October 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: CLHC Discussion
    Title: The Right to Vote: Reconstruction and Right Now
    Discussants: Morgan Kousser (Cal Tech, History), Franita Tolson (USC Law); Moderator: Sam Erman (USC Law)

  • October 22, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Jody Armour
    Title: “N*GGA THEORY: Race, Language, Unequal Justice, and the Law”

  • October 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Danny Sokol (University of Florida)
    Title: “Debt, Control, and Collusion”
    Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • October 28, 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Jasmine Harris (UC Davis)
    Title: “Taking Disability Public”
    Commentator: Ed McCaffery

  • November 02, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Melissa Ferguson (Yale)
    Title: TBA
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • November 05, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Craig Konnoth (Colorado University)
    Title: “Preemption through Privatization, 134 Harvard Law Review (forthcoming 2021)”

  • November 09, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Assaf Hamdani (Tel Aviv University)
    Title: “Corporate Law and Superstar CEOs”
    Via Zoom Video Conferencing

  • November 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Jennifer Rothman (Loyola)
    Title: “Trademark Preemption, The Right of Publicity, and Trademark’s Theory of Personality”

  • November 16, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Kyle Rozema (Washington University)
    Title: “Price Isn’t Everything: Behavioral Response around Changes in Sin Taxes”

  • November 18, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker:
    Title: Anti-Blackness in a Multiracial World
    Discussants: Jared Sexton (UC Irvine, Sociology), Danzy Senna (USC, English); Moderator: Stephen Rich (USC Law)

  • November 30, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Dov Cohen (University of Illinois)
    Title: TBA
    *Jointly sponsored by Social Psychology Brown Bag Series Via Zoom Video Conferencing

Spring 2021

  • January 11, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Brian Cheffins (University of Cambridge) & Steve Bank (UCLA)
    Title: “Corporate Law’s Critical Junctures”

  • January 25, 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Emilie Aguirre (University of Chicago)
    Title: "Beyond Profit"

  • February 01, 12:00 PM - 1:20 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Geeyoung Min (Michigan State University School of Law)
    Title: “Relational Enforcement of Stock Exchange Rules”

  • February 03, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Book Talk- John Witt (Yale)
    Title: “American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19”
    Commentators:Rabia Belt (Stanford University) and Michael Willrich (Brandeis University) Moderator: Ariela Gross

  • February 08, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Matthew Shaffer (USC Marshall)
    Title: “Accounting Reports as Arbiters of Value in Contentious M&A”

  • February 11, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Anita Krishnakumar (St. John's University)
    Title: "Statutory History"

  • February 18, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Sarah Barringer Gordon (University of Penn) Dana Johnson (USC Dornsife)
    Title: “Two Stories of Biddy Mason: A Freedwoman and Entrepreneur in Early Los Angeles”
    CLHC Conversation: Moderator: Hilary Schor (USC)

  • February 18, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: A Conversation- Sarah Barringer Gordon (Penn) & Dana Johnson (USC)
    Title: TBA
    Moderator: Hilary Schor (USC)

  • February 22, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: CLASS/Psych Workshop- Paul Slovic (University of Oregon)
    Title: "Virtuous Violence in America”
    *Co-sponsored by the USC Behavioral Science and Well-Being Initiative

  • February 23, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (CLP Workshop)

    Speaker: Japa Pallikkathayil (University of Pittsburgh)
    Title: "What May I Use?"

  • February 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Mark Letteney (USC)
    Title: “Roman Law in Late Antiquity: Christianization and Codification”

  • March 01, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: CLASS Workshop -Adam Chilton (University of Chicago)
    Title: “Identifying Exceptional Law Students”

  • March 03, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Sam Erman (USC), K-Sue Park (Georgetown) & Greg Ablavasky (Stanford)
    Title: CLHC Conversation
    A conversation on how to tell the U.S. legal history of the United States with slavery, indigenous dispossession, empire, nativism, and racism all front and center.

  • March 08, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: CLASS/Psych Workshop- Markus Brauer (University of Wisconsin–Madison)
    Title: "Promoting diversity and inclusion: Ineffective and effective approaches"
    *Co-sponsored by the USC Behavioral Science and Well-Being Initiative

  • March 10, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Sean Fraga (USC)
    Title: "Digitally Mapping Commercial Currents: Narrating a U.S. Customs Logbook with Digital Humanities Tools"
    Sean Fraga is a Digital Humanities postdoc at USC.

  • March 11, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Robin Craig
    Title: "The Regulatory Shifting Baseline Syndrome: Public Law as Cultural Memory"

  • March 15, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Ken Ayotte (Berkeley)
    Title: “Bankruptcy Process For Sale”

  • March 23, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (CLP Workshop)

    Speaker: Victor Tadros (University of Warwick)
    Title: “Beyond the Scope of Consent”

  • March 24, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Lisa Cody (Claremont McKenna College)
    Title: : "Defending Wives' Right to Say No: Debating Marital Rape in Eighteenth-Century English Courts and Culture"

  • March 25, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Dan Klerman (USC)
    Title: “The Transformation of the Art World: Law, Norms, and Institutions” (with Anja Shortland)
    Commentator: Scott Altman

  • March 29, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: CLASS/Psych Workshop- Sylvia Perry (Northwestern)
    Title: “Exploring how Parent-Child Conversations about Race influence Children’s Implicit Biases”
    *Co-sponsored by the USC Behavioral Science and Well-Being Initiative

  • April 12, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: CLASS/Psych Workshop- Maureen Craig (NYU)
    Title: “Towards a “Majority-minority” Nation: Understanding Political Attitudes & Intergroup Relations in the 21st Century”

  • April 13, 2:00 PM - 3:50 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (CLP Workshop)

    Speaker: Micah Schwartzman (University of Virginia)
    Title: "TBA"

  • April 14, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Jennifer Petersen (USC)
    Title: “A Primitive but Effective Means of Conveying Ideas”: Gesture and Image as Speech”

  • April 19, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Jon Gould (ASU)
    Title: “What We Know – and Do Not – About the Insidious Effects of Brady Violations”

  • April 20, 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (CLP Workshop)

    Speaker: Helen Frowe (Stockholm University)
    Title: "TBA"

  • April 21, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLHC Workshop)

    Speaker: Simona Cerutti (Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales in Paris)
    Title: "The Poor's Justice”. Jurisdiction and Debt-Credit Relationships (Savoyard State, 18th century)

  • April 22, 12:00 PM - 1:15 PM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (Faculty Workshop)

    Speaker: Marcela Prieto (USC)
    Title: The Morality of the Laws of War: War, Law, and Murder" (under contract with Oxford University Press) The chapter is chapter IV, "Beyond the revisionist morality"
    Commentator: Jonathan Quong (USC)

  • April 26, 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM (Via Zoom Video Conferencing) (CLASS Workshop)

    Speaker: Emily Ryo (USC)
    Title: “The Unintended Consequences of U.S. Immigration Enforcement Policies”

  • April 30, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (CLP Workshop)

    Speaker: Lauren Scholz (FSU)
    Title: "Privacy as Private Law: Rule of Law in the Private Sphere"
    Commentator: Lisa Austin (Toronto)

  • May 21, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (CLP Workshop)

    Speaker: Rebecca Stone (UCLA)
    Title: "Putting Freedom of Contract in it's Place"
    Commentators: Felipe Jimenez (USC) and Greg Keating (USC)

  • June 11, 9:00 AM - 11:00 AM (Via Zoom Conferencing) (CLP Workshop)

    Speaker: Ed McCaffery (USC)
    Title: “The Property-Tax Bundle of Rights”
    Commentator: Eric Claeys (George Mason)

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