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Faculty Intellectual Enrichment

Outstanding scholars from UC Davis School of Law and law schools across the nation and world present their works to the law faculty at these workshops, enriching the intellectual life of King Hall.

Presentations take place in the Faculty Workroom unless otherwise noted, and times are subject to change. When available, drafts of upcoming articles will be posted on the Intranet under the Community tab in the Faculty Enrichment section.

Upcoming Events

David Horton

David Horton

Noon to 1pm, March 9, 2015

Professor David Horton teaches at UC Davis School of Law. His research focuses on wills and trusts, arbitration law, and contracts.

Elizabeth Joh and Thomas W. Joo

Noon to 1pm, March 16, 2015

Thomas W. Joo and Elizabeth Joh are Professors of Law at UC Davis. Joo’s work focuses on corporate governance, contract law, white collar crime, and critical race theory. Joh’s scholarship focuses on criminal procedure and policing, with a special emphasis on the DNA collection, undercover policing, and new surveillance technologies.

Fourth Thursday Throwdown

Noon to 1pm, March 26, 2015

King Hall faculty will lead discussions on current events.

Anupam Chander

Anupam Chander

Noon to 1pm, April 1, 2015

Anupam Chander is a Professor of Law and Director of the California International Law Center (CILC) at UC Davis. His research focuses on the regulation of globalization and digitization.

Daniel E. Ho

Daniel E. Ho

Noon to 1pm, April 9, 2015

Stanford Law School’s Professor Daniel E. Ho writes and researches in the areas of quantitative empirical legal studies, with a focus on administrative law, antidiscrimination law, and courts.

Leti Volpp

Leti Volpp

Noon to 1pm, April 13, 2015

Leti Volpp is the Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice at Berkeley Law. Volpp is a well-known scholar in law and the humanities. She writes about citizenship, migration, culture and identity.

Fourth Thursday Throwdown

Noon to 1pm, April 23, 2015

King Hall faculty will lead discussions on current events.

King Hall Faculty in Conversation

9am to 1pm, May 7, 2015

An opportunity for faculty members at King Hall to engage in conversations exploring the intellectual connections among us.

Additional speaker events through our academic centers:

California International Law Center (CILC)

Center for Science & Innovation Studies (CSIS)

California Environmental Law & Policy Center (CELPC)

Past Events

Kristin N. Johnson

Kristin N. Johnson

Noon to 1pm, March 3, 2015

Professor Kristin N. Johnson of Seton Hall School of Law specializes in business associations, securities regulation, and the intersection of corporate governance and the regulation of financial markets.

Fourth Thursday Throwdown

Noon to 1pm, February 26, 2015

King Hall faculty will lead discussions on current events.

Lisa Pruitt

Lisa Pruitt

Noon to 1pm, February 25, 2015

Lisa Pruitt is a Professor of Law at UC Davis whose research interests include rural livelihoods, feminist jurisprudence, the legal profession, and torts.

Kelly Behre

Kelly Behre

Noon to 1pm, February 18, 2015

Kelly Behre is the Director of the UC Davis Family Protection and Legal Assistance Clinic, which provides assistance to low-income survivors of domestic violence.

Clayton Gillette

Clayton Gillette

Noon to 1pm, February 12, 2015

NYU Law’s Professor Clayton Gillette’s teaching and scholarship concentrate on contracts, commercial law, and local government law.

Anita Bernstein

Anita Bernstein

Noon to 1pm, February 4, 2015

Professor Anita Bernstein of Brooklyn Law School is an expert on tort law and feminist jurisprudence, as well as professional responsibility and products liability.

Fourth Thursday Throwdown

Noon to 1pm, January 29, 2015

King Hall faculty will lead discussions on current events.

Ross E. Cheit

Ross E. Cheit

Noon to 1pm, January 20, 2015

Ross E. Cheit is a Professor of Political Science and Public Policy at Brown University. His research interests include law, ethics, psychology, and political science.

Clint Bolick '82

Clint Bolick '82

Noon to 1pm, October 22, 2014

Clint Bolick is the Director of the Goldwater Institute’s Scharf-Norton Center for Constitutional Litigation. He is a member of the King Hall Class of 1982.

Andrea Chandrasekher

Andrea Chandrasekher

Noon to 1pm, October 13, 2014

An Acting Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law, Andrea Cann Chandrasekher’s research lies within the fields of empirical law and economics, criminal law, policing, and labor economics.

Shruti Rana

Shruti Rana

Noon to 1pm, October 9, 2014

Shruti Rana is a Visiting Associate Professor of Law at UC Berkeley, visiting from her position at the University of Maryland Law School. She teaches and writes on topics including comparative business and commercial law.

Reuel Schiller

Reuel Schiller

Noon to 1pm, October 2, 2014

Reuel Schiller is a Professor of Law at UC Hastings. His areas of academic interest are twentieth-century American legal history, administrative law, and labor and employment law.

Christopher Elmendorf

Chris Elmendorf

Noon to 1pm, September 25, 2014

Chris Elmendorf is a Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. His interests include election law, administrative law, statutory interpretation, constitutional law, and property and natural resources law.

Brian Soucek

Brian Soucek

Noon to 1pm, September 8, 2014

Brian Soucek is an Acting Professor of Law at UC Davis School of Law. His scholarship focuses on antidiscrimination law, sexual orientation, immigration law, constitutional law, and civil procedure.

King Hall

King Hall Faculty in Conversation

9am to 1pm, April 29th, 2014

An opportunity for faculty members at King Hall to engage in conversations exploring the intellectual connections among us.

Felix Wu

Felix Wu

Noon to 1pm, April 22, 2014

Felix Wu is an Associate Professor of Law at the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law. His doctorate studies in computer science are foundational to his information law scholarship, which spans freedom of speech, privacy law, and intellectual property law.

William B. Gould IV

William B. Gould IV

Noon to 1pm, April 17, 2014

William B. Gould IV is the Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law Emeritus at Stanford Law School. A prolific scholar of labor and discrimination law, he previously served as chairman of the National Labor Relations Board.

Dan L. Burk

Dan L. Burk

Noon to 1pm, April 16, 2014

Dan L. Burk is the Chancellor's Professor of Law at UC Irvine School of Law. An internationally prominent authority on legal and social issues related to high technology, his research encompasses the areas of patent, copyright, electronic commerce, and biotechnology law.

Veena Dubal

Veena Dubal

Noon to 1pm, April 8, 2014

Veena Dubal is a Ph.D. candidate in Jurisprudence and Social Policy at UC Berkeley and a Fellow at the Center for Research on Social Change. From 2008 to 2011, she served as Staff Attorney at the Asian Law Caucus.

Tobias Barrington Wolff

Tobias Barrington Wolff

Noon to 1pm, April 3, 2014

Tobias Barrington Wolff is a Professor of Law at the University of Pennsylvania Law School. He writes and teaches in the fields of civil procedure and complex litigation, the conflict of laws, federal jurisdiction, and constitutional law.

James G. Leipold

James G. Leipold

Noon to 1pm, March 17, 2014

James G. Leipold is the Executive Director of the National Association for Law Placement (NALP), a position he has held since 2004. He speaks and writes frequently on trends in legal employment for recent law school graduates.

Raquel Aldana

Raquel Aldana

Noon to 1pm, March 13, 2014

Raquel Aldana is a Professor of Law at Pacific McGeorge School of Law. She is the founder and director of the Pacific McGeorge Inter-American Program and has written extensively on immigration issues and on the rights of victims of state-sponsored crimes.

Joseph Landau

Joseph Landau

Noon to 1pm, March 10, 2014

Joseph Landau is an Associate Professor of Law at Fordham University. He teaches courses in civil procedure, national security and immigration law, and he writes in the areas of administrative law, national security, and immigration law.

Graeme Dinwoodie

Graeme Dinwoodie

Noon to 1pm, March 6, 2014

Professor Graeme Dinwoodie holds the Professorship of Intellectual Property and Information Technology Law at the University of Oxford. He is also Director of the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre.

Brett Frischmann

Brett Frischmann

Noon to 1pm, March 3, 2014

Brett Frischmann is the director of the Cardozo Intellectual Property and Information Law Program. His expertise is in intellectual property and Internet law, and in particular the relationships between infrastructural resources, property rights, commons, and spillovers.

Carol Rose

Carol Rose

Noon to 1pm, February 27, 2014

Carol M. Rose is the Gordon Bradford Tweedy Professor Emeritus of Law and Organization and Professorial Lecturer in Law at Yale Law School. She teaches property, land use, environmental law, natural resources law, and intellectual property law.

Ian F. Haney-López

Ian F. Haney-López

Noon to 1pm, February 25, 2014

Ian F. Haney-López is the John H. Boalt Professor of Law at UC Berkeley. He teaches in the areas of race and constitutional law. His forthcoming book is entitled Dog Whistle Politics: How Fifty Years of Race-Baiting Wrecked the Middle Class.

Thomas Healy

Thomas Healy

Noon to 1pm, February 24, 2014

Thomas Healy is a Professor of Law at Seton Hall University. He writes about freedom of speech, judicial decision-making, and the role of courts. His new book is “The Great Dissent: How Oliver Wendell Holmes Changed His Mind — and Changed the History of Free Speech in America.”

Leo Martinez

Leo Martinez

Noon to 1pm, February 21, 2014

Leo Martinez is the Albert Abramson Professor of Law at UC Hastings. His areas of interest include contracts, federal tax, tax policy, tax procedure, and insurance law. He is the President of the Association of American Law Schools (AALS).

William S. Dodge

William S. Dodge

Noon to 1pm, February 20, 2014

William S. Dodge is a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Research at UC Hastings College of the Law. He specializes in international law, international transactions, international dispute resolution, and the history of international law in U.S. courts.

I. Bennett Capers

I. Bennett Capers

Noon to 1pm, February 10, 2014

I. Bennett Capers is a Professor of Law at Brooklyn Law School. Professor Capers is an expert in criminal law and procedure, and evidence law. His academic interests include the relationship between race, gender, and criminal law.

Jerry Kang

Jerry Kang

Noon to 1pm, February 6, 2014

Jerry Kang is a Professor of Law at UCLA. His research interests include civil procedure, race, and communications. He has published on the topics of privacy, net neutrality, pervasive computing, mass media policy, and cyber-race (the construction of race in cyberspace).

Alison D. Morantz

Alison D. Morantz

Noon to 1pm, January 27, 2014

Alison D. Morantz is a Professor of Law and the John A. Wilson Distinguished Faculty Scholar at Stanford Law School. Her work explores the law and economics of protective labor regulation, workplace safety laws, and legal history.

Melissa Murray

Melissa Murray

Noon to 1 pm, January 22, 2014

Melissa Murray is a Professor of Law at UC Berkeley. Her research focuses on the roles of criminal law and family law in the legal parameters of intimate life, and encompasses such topics as marriage, marriage equality, sexuality, and caregiving.

Sung Hui Kim

Sung Hui Kim

Noon to 1pm, January 16, 2014

Sung Hui Kim is Assistant Professor of Law at UCLA School of Law. Her teaching areas include business associations, contracts, professional responsibility, securities regulation, and the psychology of modern legal practice.

Gerard N. Magliocca

Gerard N. Magliocca

Noon to 1pm, January 13, 2014

Gerard N. Magliocca is the Samuel R. Rosen Professor at the Indiana University Robert H. McKinney School of Law. He is the author of three books and over twenty articles on constitutional law and intellectual property.

John Inazu

John Inazu

Noon to 1pm, December 5, 2013

John Inazu is an Associate Professor of Law and Political Science at Washington University in St. Louis. His scholarship focuses on the First Amendment freedoms of speech, assembly, and religion, and related issues of political and legal theory.

Ezra Rosser

Ezra Rosser

Noon to 1pm, November 13, 2013

Ezra Rosser is a Professor of Law at American University's Washington College of Law. He joined the WCL faculty in 2006. He teaches and writes in the areas of housing law, federal Indian law, property, and poverty law.

Tristin Green

Tristin Green

Noon to 1pm, October 30, 2013

University of San Francisco Professor of Law Tristin Green’s scholarship focuses on employment discrimination and inequality. She draws on the social sciences in her work to better understand discrimination in the modern workplace.

Trina Jones

Trina Jones

Noon to 1pm, October 28, 2013

Professor of Law Trina Jones focuses her scholarly research and writing on racial and socio-economic inequality. At Duke University School of Law, she teaches Civil Procedure, Employment Discrimination, and a seminar on Race and the Law.

Jason A. Gilmer

Jason A. Gilmer

Noon to 1pm, October 24, 2013

Jason A. Gillmer is the Associate Dean for Faculty Research and Development and the John J. Hemmingson Chair and Professor of Law at Gonzaga University. Gillmer is a legal historian whose scholarship focuses on race, slavery, and civil rights.

Osagie Obasogie

Osagie Obasogie

Noon to 1pm, October 21, 2013

Osagie Obasogie is an Associate Professor of Law at UC Hastings. His research attempts to bridge the conceptual and methodological gaps between empirical and doctrinal scholarship on race, and looks at the role of science in the understanding of race.

Michelle McKinley

Michelle McKinley

Noon to 1pm, October 8, 2013

Michelle McKinley is an Associate Professor of Law and Associate Dean for Faculty Development at the University of Oregon School of Law. Professor McKinley has published extensively on international law, human rights, reproductive rights, and immigration. 

Meera E. Deo

Meera E. Deo

Noon to 1pm, October 1, 2013

Meera E. Deo is an Assistant Professor of Law at Thomas Jefferson School of Law. She chairs the AALS Section on Law & the Social Sciences. Her research focuses on diversity, affirmative action, race, inequality and higher education. 

Joseph William Singer

Joseph William Singer

Noon to 1pm, September 23, 2013

The Bussey Professor of Law at Harvard Law School, Joseph William Singer teaches and writes about property law, conflict of laws, federal Indian law. He also writes about legal theory with an emphasis on moral and political philosophy.

Wadie Said

Wadie Said

Noon to 1pm, September 16, 2013

Wadie Said is an Associate Professor of Law at the University of South Carolina. His recent scholarship analyzes the challenges inherent in modern terrorism prosecution, covering such topics as coercive interrogation, the use of informants, and more.

King Hall

King Hall Faculty in Conversation

9am to 1pm, May 9th, 2013

An opportunity for faculty members at King Hall to engage in conversations exploring the intellectual connections among us.

Catherine Smith

Catherine Smith

Noon to 1pm, May 6th, 2013

Catherine Smith is an Associate Professor at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law. She teaches Torts, Advanced Torts, and Employment Discrimination. Her research interests include torts, civil rights law, and critical race theory.

Ralph Richard Banks

Ralph Richard Banks

Noon to 1pm, April 15th 2013

Ralph Richard Banks is the Jackson Eli Reynolds Professor of Law at Stanford Law School and Professor, by courtesy, at the School of Education. Professor Banks teaches and writes about family law, employment discrimination law, and race and the law.

Elizabeth M. Glazer

Elizabeth M. Glazer

Noon to 1pm, April 8th, 2013

Elizabeth M. Glazer is an Associate Professor of Law at Hofstra University Law School and the Co-director of the Hofstra LGBT Rights Fellowship. Her research examines the topic of exclusion in the First Amendment, antidiscrimination law, and property law.

Kathleen Kim

Kathleen Kim

Noon to 1pm, April 4th, 2013

Professor Kathleen Kim of Loyola Law School, Los Angeles, teaches Torts, Immigration Law and Human Trafficking. Her scholarship investigates the intersection of immigration law, workplace rights, civil rights and the 13th Amendment.

Adam Hirsch

Adam Hirsch

Noon to 1pm, March 28th, 2013

A leading authority on wills and trusts, Adam Hirsch is the William & Catherine VanDercreek Professor at Florida State University College of Law. He teaches Bankruptcy Policy, Creditor's Rights, Estate Planning, and American Legal History.

David L. Sloss

David L. Sloss

Noon to 1pm, March 27th, 2013

Professor of Law David L. Sloss of Santa Clara University is an internationally renowned scholar who has published two books and numerous law review articles addressing the application of international law in domestic courts.