Faculty Workshops

In the Faculty Workshop series, top scholars from other institutions present works-in-progress (articles or books) to Northwestern Law faculty members. Faculty members provide feedback and pose questions. Workshops are held every week throughout the academic year, with topics covering a wide range of doctrinal legal fields and research methodologies. 

During the summer, Faculty Workshops are dedicated to presentations by members of the Northwestern Law faculty. At summer's end, the Law School holds Faculty Projects Day, at which almost all faculty members present their ongoing research projects.

 2022 Summer Faculty Workshop Series | 2021-2022 Faculty Worksop Series 2020-2021 Faculty Workshop Series

2022 Summer Faculty Workshop Series

At each of these sessions, faculty members will discuss a work-in-progress. 

June 6
Andy Koppelman
The Increasingly Dangerous Varients of the"Most-Favored-Nation" Theory of Religious Liberty

June 21 (Tuesday)
Bernie Black

July 11
Paul Gowder
Should Critics of the Administrative State also be Police Abolitionists?

July 25
Ajay Mehrotra
Nixon's VAT: The Rise and Fall of the 1970s National Value-Added Tax to Fund Education

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2021-2022 Faculty Workshop Series

The Faculty Workshop Series for Northwestern Law faculty will take place in the Faculty Commons from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. CLE credits will be offered.

Note: Papers are private and accessible to Northwestern Law faculty only. Zoom information will be sent upon request.

September 13
Supreme Court Review & Preview Panel
Chair: Tonja Jacobi 
Panelists: David Shapiro, Michael Kang
September 14 (Tuesday)
Veronica Root Martinez, Notre Dame Law, visiting Northwestern Law
Monitors as Information Brokers

September 20       
Kate Litvak, Northwestern Law
September 27         
Merritt McAlister, University of Florida Levin College of Law
Rebuilding the Federal Circuit Courts
October 11
Martha Minow, Harvard Law, visiting Northwestern Law
Equality vs. Equity
October 18  
Tonja Jacobi, Northwestern Law
Comparative Exceptionalism? Strategy and Ideology in the High Court of Australia

October 25
Rafael Pardo, Emory Law
Race Matters in Bankruptcy Federalism
November 1
Bernie Black, Northwestern Law
A COVID-19 Risk Calculator: Mortality Rates and Loss of Life Expectancy
November 8
Rebecca Allensworth, Vanderbilt Law School
The Dark Side of Professional Licensing
November 15           
Sarah Lawsky, Northwestern Law
Coding the Code: Catala and Computationally Accessible Tax Law
November 22
Tabatha Abu El-Haj, Drexel Kline School of Law
How the Liberal First Amendment Under-Protects Democracy
November 29
Jim Pfander, Northwestern Law
Public Law Litigation in Eighteenth Century America: Diffuse Law Enforcement for a Partisan World
December 6
Yesha Yadav, Vanderbilt Law School
Fragile Financial Regulation
January 11, 2022 (Tuesday)
Julie Suk, Fordham School of Law, visiting Northwestern Law
After Misogyny: Law and Feminism in the Twenty-First Century

January 31
Kate Masur, Northwestern University
The Privileges and Immunities Clause, the Rights of Free African Americans, and the Making of the Fourteenth Amendment
February 14
Christine Chabot, Loyola School of Law
The Lost History of Delegation at the Founding
March 7
Minor Myers, UConn School of Law
SPACs and the Corporate Foundations of Capital Market Innovation
March 14
Carissa Hessick, UNC School of Law
The Prosecutor Lobby
March 28
Stephen Rushin, Loyola School of Law
An Empirical Assessment of Pretextual Stops and Racial Profiling
April 4
John McGinnis, Northwestern Law
Prospective Overruling

April 11
Albertina Antognini, Arizona Law
Sexual Agreements
April 18
Max Schanzenbach, Northwestern Law
What is the University-Student Contract?

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2020-2021 Faculty Workshop Series

The Faculty Workshop Series for Northwestern Law faculty will take place from 12:00 - 1:00 pm. CLE credits will be offered.

Note: Papers are private and accessible to Northwestern Law faculty only. Zoom information will be sent to faculty via email in advance of each workshop.  

September 28
Dan Rodriguez, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law
Transportation, Law, and the Problem of Escape

October 5
Jennifer Arlen, NYU School of Law
Can the Law Change Preferences?

October 12
David Hoffman, University of Pennsylvania Carey Law School
The Social Cost of Contract

October 26
Kristen Eichensehr, University of Virginia School of Law
The Youngstown Canon: Vetoed Bills and the Separation of Powers

November 2
Jennifer Robbennolt, Illinois College of Law
Perceptions of Settlement

November 9
Lauren Sudeall, Georgia State University College of Law
Praxis and Paradox in Eviction Court

November 16
Michael Kang, Northwestern Pritzker School of Law and Joanna Shepherd, Emory School of Law
Free to Judge?

November 23
Stephanie Stern, Chicago-Kent College of Law

December 14 
Dan Rodriguez and Bernard Black, Northwestern Law and Justin Sperry (MSL ’21), Pfizer
Bernie Black, Law and Policy of Coronavirus December 2020

January 11
Matthew Kugler, Northwestern Law
Public Attitudes Towards Deepfakes

January 19 (Tuesday)
Avani Mehta Sood, UC Berkeley School of Law
Reaching a Verdict: Testing the Legal and Psychological Effects of Verdict Format in Criminal Cases

January 25
Nora Freeman Engstrom, Stanford Law School
Pursuing Public Health Through Litigation: Lessons from Tobacco and Opioids

February 1
Alice Ristroph, Brooklyn Law School
The Second Amendment in a Carceral State

February 8
Mitu Gulati, Duke Law
Legal Air Cover

February 15
Christopher Odinet, University of Iowa Law
Modernizing Mortgage Law

February 22
Thomas Frampton, University of Virginia School of Law
The Dangerous Few

March 1
Katherine Stone, UCLA Law
Arbitration - From Sacred Cow to Golden Calf: Three Phases in the History of the Federal Arbitration Act

March 8
LaToya Baldwin Clark, UCLA Law
Stealing Education

March 15
Nicole Stelle Garnett, University of Notre Dame Law School
Religious Covenants

March 22
Sharece Thrower, Vanderbilt University
Presidential Constraints on Supreme Court Decision-Making

March 30 (Tuesday)
Alex Stremitzer, ETH Zurich
Aspirational Rules

April 5
Victor Quintanilla, Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Digital Inequalities and Access to Justice: Dialing into Zoom Court Unrepresented

April 12
Rachel Sachs, Washington University School of Law
New Innovation Models in Medical AI

April 19
Katrina Wyman, NYU School of Law
The Private/Public Divide in Property

April 26
Ariela Gross, USC Gould School of Law
Becoming Free, Becoming Black: Race, Freedom, and Law in Cuba, Virginia, and Louisiana

May 3
William Forbath, University of Texas School of Law
The Anti-Oligarchy Constitution

May 17
Neha Jain, University of Minnesota Law School
Manufacturing Statelessness

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