Past Lectures & Conferences

March 2020

Thursday
26
March
2020
The Honorable Scott C. Clarkson
(Canceled) Rembrandt van Rijn, bankrupt printmaker: art, love and insolvency in the 17th Century

The Honorable Scott C. Clarkson, United States Bankruptcy Judge for the Central District of California

Wednesday
25
March
2020
Photo of Wall Street sign in NYC
(Recorded for on demand viewing) Structuring and Executing a Middle Market Private Company Sale Transaction

Mitchell Gecht, Benesch Friedlander, Coplan & Aronoff

Mike Ferkovic, Senior Manager, BDO USA LLP

Wednesday
18
March
2020
Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown
(Canceled) Prison Abolition and a Mule

Paul Butler, Albert Brick Professor in Law at Georgetown University Law Center and legal analyst on MSNBC

Monday
16
March
2020
Jeffrey Bossert Clark, United States Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division 
(webcast live) A View from the Environment and Natural Resources Division: Constitutional Environmentalism, Mature Environmentalism

Jeffrey Bossert Clark, United States Assistant Attorney General for the Environment and Natural Resources Division 

Thursday
5
March
2020
Photo of a lecture in the Moot Courtroom
Monday
2
March
2020
Harrison Mbori, Lecturer, Strathmore University Law School
Jus Cogens Norms, Derogation and Limitation of Human Rights: The Case of Kenya and South Africa

Harrison Mbori, Lecturer, Strathmore University Law School, Nairobi, Kenya; SJD Candidate, Loyola University Chicago, School of Law

February 2020

Thursday
27
February
2020
Charles G. Geyh, John F. Kimberling Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law
The Twilight of Judicial Independence

Charles G. Geyh, John F. Kimberling Professor of Law at the Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Wednesday
26
February
2020
Steve Petras
The Laws that Govern the Great Lakes

Stephen Petras, founder and director of NeXT1 Inc.; director of the Frederick K. Cox International Law Center of Case Western Reserve University School of Law. 

Tuesday
25
February
2020
Tom Syring
Torn between the lover and the love you leave behind: Forced migration, human trafficking and access to hell

Tom Syring, Chairman of the Human Rights Research League and a Visiting Scholar at the Max Planck Institute for Comparative Public Law and International Law in Heidelberg, Germany

Thursday
20
February
2020
Katharine Van Tassel
Are Nanoparticles the New Asbestos?

Katharine Van Tassel, Visiting Professor of Law, The Law-Medicine Center, School of Law

Thursday
13
February
2020
Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Scholarship and Service: Reconsidering the Arab Uprisings

Tamara Wittes, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution

Monday
10
February
2020
headhsot of Kristin Hickman
A Slow But Steady Demise For Tax Exceptionalism

Kristin Hickman, Distinguished McKnight University Professor; Harlan Albert Rogers Professor in Law; Associate Director, Corporate Institute

Tuesday
4
February
2020
headshot of Maxwell J. Mehlman
Governance of “Do-It-Yourself” Gene Editing

Maxwell J. Mehlman, JD

Director, Law-Medicine Centers, School of Law

Distinguished University Professor

Arthur E. Petersilge Professor of Law, School of Law

Professor, Department of Bioethics, School of Medicine

November 2019

Monday
11
November
2019
Law Professor, Director of Michigan Law's Program in Refugee and Asylum James C. Hathaway
Assigning Protection: Can Refugee Rights and State Preferences be Reconciled?

James C. Hathaway
Law Professor, Director of Michigan Law's Program in Refugee and Asylum

Friday
8
November
2019
Jonathan Adler, the Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law and Director of the Center for Business Law & Regulation
It's Getting Hot in Here: Climate Change Cases Heat Up in Federal Court

Jonathan H. Adler
Johan Verheij Memorial Professor of Law Director, Coleman P. Burke Center for Environmental Law

October 2019

Tuesday
29
October
2019
David C. Dvorak   Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, Jintel Health, Inc.,
Advancing Medicine with Big Data: A Digital Health Company’s Perspective on the Opportunities and Challenges

David C. Dvorak

Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer, DeepThink Health, Inc.,

Thursday
24
October
2019
Senior IP and General Counsel at AlphaMicron Atossa Alavi
IP Protection – Myth vs. Reality

Atossa Alavi
Senior IP and General Counsel, AlphaMicron, Inc.

Friday
18
October
2019
EPA logo
The Environmental Protection Agency Turns 50

Keynote Speaker: Andrew R. Wheeler, Administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency

Wednesday
16
October
2019
Director of Litigation for the Center for Immigration Studies Julie Axelrod
Immigration: The Forgotten Environmental Issue

Julie Axelrod
Director of Litigation, Center for Immigration Studies

Wednesday
16
October
2019
headshot of Andrew Geronimo
Thursday
10
October
2019
Penn State Law Professor Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
(Lecture Canceled): Immigration Enforcement in the Time of Trump

Shoba Sivaprasad Wadhia
Professor, Penn State Law