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Editor: Mitchell H. Rubinstein
New York Law School

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Texas A&M Law Review: Food Law Symposium

The Texas A&M Law Review is hosting a symposium, "Farm to Table: Agriculture Law in the Era of Sustainability" on October 30 at the school's Amon G. Carter Lecture Hall.  The keynote speakers are Dr. Mark Hussy, Dean of Agriculture & Life Sciences at Texas A&M and Professor James Chen, Michigan State College of Law.  For more information, look here.

Craig Estlinbaum


September 30, 2015 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Lahav: The Jury and Participatory Democracy

Alexandra D. Lahav (Connecticut) has posted The Jury and Participatory Democracy at SSRN.  The essay, a contribution to a symposium on the civil jury, has been published by William & Mary Law Review.  The abstract:

Citizens directly participate in the civil justice system in three ways. They can be sued, they can sue another, and they can serve on a jury. Beyond that involvement, the court system is peopled by professionals: judges, lawyers, clerks, and administrators. This Essay considers the reasons our society might want citizens to directly participate as adjudicators in the third branch.

Craig Estlinbaum

November 5, 2014 in Civil Procedure, Conferences, CLE, Law Review Articles, Litigation | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Call For Papers National Institute of Collective Bargaining

The National Institute of Collective Bargaining has issued a call for papers. Abstracts are due Oct. 17, 2014 and the conference is set for April 19-21, 2015 in NYC at CUNY. The theme is thinking about tomorrow: collective bargaining and labor relations in higher education. 

I have been to this conference and it is wonderful. Addtional information can be found here.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

August 26, 2014 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Law Practice's Brave New World

Technology advances have changed the way law gets practiced and attorneys not keeping up with the changes are on a road to professional ruin.  This at least is the conclusion a judicial panel reached at a recent LegalTech New York conference, reports Joe Dysart, ABA Journal.  The judges' comments touched upon e-discovery, ethics and technology.  One panelist, U.S. Magistrate Judge James C. Francis of New York's Southern District, summarized, "The absence of technical knowledge is a distinct competitive disadvantage."

Craig Estlinbaum



April 17, 2014 in Conferences, CLE, Ethics, Technology | Permalink | Comments (1)

Monday, April 7, 2014

Review of Litigation: Rule 91a Seminar

The Review of Litigation (Texas) is hosting a 1-hour seminar on April 10 titled, "Motions to Dismiss Under New Texas Rule 91a: Practice, Procedure and Review."  Attendees will earn one hour of MCLE credit.    Click on the link for contact information.

Craig Estlinbaum

April 7, 2014 in Conferences, CLE | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 17, 2014

Journal of Air Law and Commerce: Air Law Symposium

SMU's Journal of Air Law and Commerce is hosting its 48th Annual Air Law Symposium on April 3-4 at the Omni Mandalay Hotel in Las Colinas, Texas.  Information on this symposium, including agenda and registration details, is found here.

Craig Estlinbaum

March 17, 2014 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Law Review Articles | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 10, 2014

Texas A&M: Energy Law Symposium

Texas A&M Law Review (formerly, Texas Wesleyan Law Review) will host its Sixth Annual Energy Law Symposium on March 20-21 at the law school campus.  An agenda and registration information is here.

Craig Estlinbaum

March 10, 2014 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Law Review Articles | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, December 6, 2013

41st Conference -National Center For Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

The 41st Annual Conference by the National Center For The Study of Collective Bargaining in Higher Education will be held April 6 to 8th at Hunter College. 

I have gone to this conference and it is run well. This year's program features former NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman as well as a host of other experts. The program will be held in CUNY's graduate center. 

Other important topics which may be of interest to readers include  

 Research Panel: The Impact of the Use of Contingent Faculty on Higher Education Results
Michelle Kiss, Executive Assistant, Office of the Associate Vice Chancellor, Academic Affairs, California State University System 
Dan Maxey, Dean's Fellow in Urban Education Policy, Pullias Center for Higher Education, Rossier School of Education, University of Southern California 
Hongwei Yu, Research Assistant, University of Illinois, Champaign, Office of Community College Research 
Jeffrey Frumkin, Associate Vice Provost and Senior Director, Academic Human Resources, University of Michigan, Moderator

 Collective Bargaining Results Regarding Contingent Faculty 

Ken Hawkinson, Provost and Academic Vice President, Western Illinois University 
Rudy Fichtenbaum, President, American Association of University Professors 
Karen L. Roberts, President, Long Beach Certificated Hourly Instructors-LBCC-CHI/NEA
Holly Lawrence, Secretary, Clerk, Massachusetts Society of Professors/MTA/NEA, University of Massachusetts, Amherst 
Pamela Silverblatt, Vice Chancellor, Labor Relations, City University of New York, Moderator 

Views from Our Community: Labor Strategies in Organizing Contingent Faculty 
Phil Kugler, Special Assistant to the President for Organizing, American Federation of Teachers
Michelle Gallagher, Esq., Consultant for Higher Education, Massachusetts Teachers Association
Harris Freeman, Professor of Legal Research and Writing, Western New England University, Moderator
Panel in Formation

 Views from Our Community: Administrators' Perspectives on the Organizing of Contingent Faculty

Theodore Curry, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for Academic Human Resources; Professor, School of Human Resources and Labor Relations, Michigan State University
Susan Pearson, Associate Chancellor, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, Moderator 
Panel in Formation

 International Perspectives on Non-Tenure Track Faculty

Robyn May, Griffith University, Melbourne, Australia
Helen Fairfoul, Chief Executive, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, United Kingdom
Laurence Hopkins, Head of Research, Universities and Colleges Employers Association, United Kingdom
Cindy Oliver, President, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators, British Columbia, Canada
Michael Zweig, Professor and Director, Center for Study of Working Class Life, Stony Brook University, State University of New York, UUP, Moderator

 Legal Issues in Higher Education: Year in Review

Richard Griffin, NLRB General Counsel 
Nicholas DiGiovanni, Esq., Morgan, Brown & Joy 
Aaron Nisenson, Esq., Senior Legal Counsel, American Association of University Professors

 Additional information can be found  by downloading  Download 41st Annual National Conference--Updated Preliminary Program (1)

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

December 6, 2013 in College Professors, Conferences, CLE, Information | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

South Texas Law Review: Bankruptcy Ethics Symposium

South Texas Law Review will host its 20th Annual Ethics Symposium, Bankruptcy: Best Practices from the Bench and Bar, on October 25, 2013 at the Garrett Townes Auditorium on the South Texas College of Law campus in Houston.

Speakers include Hon. Jeff Bohm, Hon. Karen K. Brown, Hon. Marvin Isgur, Hon. David Jones and Hon. Letitia Z. Paul, all bankruptcy judges in the Southern District of Texas, plus several leading members of the Harris County bankruptcy bar.  The full program is here.

Registration information is here (repaired link).

Craig Estlinbaum

October 9, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Ethics, Law Review Articles | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, April 14, 2013

NIU Law Review Symposium: Eavesdropping, Wiretapping and Privacy

The Northern Illinois Law Review will host a symposium titled "Eavesdropping and Wiretapping in Illinois" on April 19, 2013.  Here is the announcement, which includes links for times, location, registration and agenda, among other things.

Craig Estlinbaum

April 14, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Charleston Law Review: "Thirty Years with the Endorsement Test"

Charleston Law Review is hosting a symposium on April 15, 2013, titled "In Search of A 'Grand Unified Theory': Thirty Years with the Endorsement Test."  Scheduled speakers include The Honorable Sandra Day O'Connor, Associate Justice of the United States Supreme Court (ret.), who is slated to deliver the keynote address.  For more, including a conference agenda and registration information, click here.

Craig Estlinbaum

April 4, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Constitutional Law, First Amendment, Religion | Permalink | Comments (0)

Friday, March 29, 2013

Northwestern: 100 Years Under the Income Tax

Northwestern Law Review and the Northwestern tax program have combined to host a symposium titled "100 Years Under the Income Tax" on April 5, 2013, at the Chicago campus.  Here is the program and a registration link.

Craig Estlinbaum

March 29, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Tax Law Information | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, March 26, 2013

Thurgood Marshall Conference: The Constitutionalization of Immigration Law

The Thurgood Marshall School of Law in Houston will host a two-day conference April 4-5 titled "The Constitutionalization of Immigration Law" (brochure here).  I am honored to be included among the speakers at this conference.  I will be on the panel for "Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel in Texas Court Proceedings - Padilla and 11.07 Habeas Corpus," which will be presented Thursday afternoon.  I will be joining Naomi Jiyoung Bang, Senior Attorney at FosterQuan LLP in Houston (and also a Clinical and Adjunct Professor of Law at South Texas College of Law) and Franklin Bynum, from the Harris County Public Defender's Office, on this particular panel.  Topics covered in the conference are:

  • Pleanary  Power - Supreme Court Deference to the Executive and Legislative Branches:  Brief History of the Chinese Exclusion Cases;
  • Fifth Circuit Practice Pointers - A View from the Bench;
  • Washington Insiders View on Immigration Reform, DACA, Stateside Waivers, and Path to Citizenship;
  • Fifth Amendment - Due Process Rights to Counsel in Immigration Proceedings: Matter of Lazada, Compean I & II, MAM and Circuit Court Decisions;
  • Sixth Amendment Right to Counsel in Texas Court Proceedings - Padilla and 11.07 Habeas Corpus;
  • Sixth Amendment Right to Effective Assistance of Counsel;
  • Fourth Amendment Search and Seizure in Immigration Proceedings;
  • Restitution and Compensation for Victims of Human Trafficking in the United States; and
  • Round Table Clinicians Luncheon - Infusing Best Practices in Immigration Law School Clinics.

Thank you to Professor Fernando Colon-Navarro, Director of LLM and Immigration Development at Thurgood Marshall for this invitation.  I am honored to participate in the comprehensive and timely conference.

Craig Estlinbaum

March 26, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Federal Law | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 18, 2013

SMU Law: Federal Circuit and Patent Law Symposium

The SMU Dedmon School of Law will host its 10th Annual Symposium on Emerging Intellectual Property Issues on March 22, 2013, with a presentation titled "The Federal Circuit and Patent Law."  The one day symposium includes four panel discussions - The Federal Circuit's Stewardship of Patent Law: A View from the Bench; Institutional Roles: The Federal Circuit and the Supreme Court; Allies or Competitors: The Federal Circuit and the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office; and Innovation, Disruptive Technologies and the Federal Circuit.  Bernard J. Knight, Jr., General Counsel, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office is scheduled to deliver the luncheon and keynote address.  A complete brochure for the symposium is here.

Craig Estlinbaum

March 18, 2013 in College Professors, Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Federal Law, Judges, Law Professors | Permalink | Comments (0)

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Texas Tech Law Review to Host Juveniles & Criminal Law Conference

The Texas Tech Law Review will host its 7th Annual Criminal Law Symposium: Juveniles & Criminal Law, on April 5, 2013, at the Mark and Becky Lanier Auditorium on the law school campus.  The program as presented on the law review website:

Keynote Address:  Franklin Zimring (Boalt)

Panel 1:  When are (should) juveniles (be) tried as juveniles and when as adults?

  • Ellen Podgor, Moderator (Stetson)
  • Carissa Hessick (Arizona State)
  • Janes HJoeffel (Tulane)
  • David Pimentel (Ohio Northern)
  • Christopher Slobogin (Vanderbilt)

Lexis/Nexis Luncheon Speaker:  Arnold Loewry (Texas Tech)

Panel 2:  Do (should) juveniles have more, less, the same, or different rights?

  • Richard McAdams, Moderator (Chicago)
  • Ronald Allen (Northwestern)
  • Tamar Birckhead (North Carolina)
  • Patrick Metze (Texas Tech)
  • David Tanenhaus (UNLV)

Panel 3:  What is (should be) the scope and limitations of juvenile punishment?

  • Joshua Dressler, Moderator (Ohio State)
  • Joseph Kennedy (North Carolina)
  • Michael Perlin (New York)
  • Kevin Saunders (Michigan State)
  • The Honorable Irene Sullivan (State of Florida)

More Information.

Craig Estlinbaum

March 13, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Criminal Law, Law Professors, Law Review Articles | Permalink | Comments (0)

Monday, March 11, 2013

Texas Wesleyan Law Review to Host an Energy Law Symposium

Texas Wesleyan Law Review is hosting its Fifth Annual Energy Law Symposium at the law school March 21-22.  Major topics include Litigation Issues in Energy Law, Regulatory and Environmental Issues in Energy Law, International Perspectives on Energy Law and Oil & Gas Practitioner Issues.  This looks like a comprehensive energy law survey with 24 individual speakers and 3 roundtables on the agenda.  The program agenda is here, registration information is here, and the registration form is here.

Craig Estlinbaum

March 11, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty, Law Review Articles | Permalink | Comments (0)

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Effective Assistance in Plea Negotiations Symposium at Duquesne

Professor Doug Berman at Sentencing Law & Policy commented this morning on what promises to be a very timely and important symposium upcoming at Duquesne Law School. The syposium is called "Plea Bargaining After Lafler and Frye" and will be held February 28-March 1 at Duquesne in Pittsburgh in cooperation with the Criminal Justice Section, White Collar Crimes Committee, Mid-Atlantic Region.  The symposium schedule is here.

Craig Estlinbaum

February 7, 2013 in Conferences, CLE, Criminal Law, Ethics, Law Schools | Permalink | Comments (0)

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

St. John's Law School Conference - Labor Relations and the Future of Professional Baseball

St. John's University

On November 18, 2011, St. John's Law School Labor and Employment Society is putting on an interesting conference at the law school in Queens. It is on labor relations in professional baseball. It is co-sponsored by a number of important organizations and the conference includes several well known speakers. From the conference web site:


November 18, 2011 8:30 AM - 2:30 PM
Law School | 8000 Utopia Parkway | Queens, NY

Labor Relations and the Future of Professional Baseball

Baseball is America’s pastime. Professional baseball has long provided a dynamic playing field for labor relations professionals who address a range of issues from contract negotiations to the sweep of labor management relationships and conflict, to the development of free agency and the maturation of the collective bargaining process. This conference brings together leading experts in the field to discuss a range of labor relations topics and their influence on the future of professional baseball.

Friday, November 18, 2011

8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

St. John’s School of Law
Belson Moot Court Room, 2nd Floor
8000 Utopia Parkway
Queens, NY 11439

Center for Labor and Employment Law, St. John’s School of Law


  • American Arbitration Association
  • Catholic Scholars for Worker Justice
  • Cornell University ILR School Labor and Employment Law Program
  • Dispute Resolution Society, St. John’s School of Law
  • Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society, St. John’s School of Law
  • Greater New York Labor Religion Coalition
  • Labor Relations and Employment Law Society, St. John’s School of Law
  • New York University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law
  • Seton Hall University Law School
  • The Hugh L. Carey Center for Dispute Resolution, St. John’s School of Law

Keynote Speaker
William B. Gould IV,  Charles A. Beardsley Professor of Law, Emeritus, Stanford Law School; former Chairman, National Labor Relations Board; author, Bargaining with Baseball, Labor Relations in an Age of Prosperous Turmoil

“If Major League Baseball ever awarded a Nobel Peace Prize, it should go to Bill Gould for effectively ending baseball’s nuclear war, the strike of 1994-1995, during his tenure as NLRB chairman.  In his new book, the distinguished law professor has chronicled the game’s history of labor and racial relations from his unique perspective.”
– Joe Castiglione, broadcaster, Boston Red Sox.

Plenary Panel
Moderator: Jack Newhouse ’12, Executive Board, Labor Relations and Employment Law Society

  • Ken Belson, Sports Reporter, New York Times
  • Ed Blankmeyer, Head Coach, Men’s Varsity Baseball, St. John’s University
  • Jeff Fannell ‘96, former counsel, Major League Baseball Players Association; Sports Agent; Adjunct Professor, St. John’s School of Law
  • Matt Howes ‘ 12, Executive Board, Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Society (EASL), St. John’s School of Law
  • Gene Orza ’73, Associate Counsel and Chief Operating Officer, Major League Baseball Players Association (ret.)
  • Ed Randall, Host, Talking Baseball
  • Tom Reich, Sports Agent, Reich, Katz & Landis
  • Melissa Schneer ’12, President, Labor Relations and Employment Law Society, St. John’s School of Law

Continuing Legal Education (CLE)
The half-day conference qualifies for 2 non-transitional CLE credit hours

For additional information and registration information click here.

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

November 8, 2011 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty | Permalink | Comments (0)

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Great Conference Sponsored By St. John's LS at Cambridge Univ, July 20-22, 2011

If you are free between July 20 and July 22, 2011, St. John's University School of Law is hosting a wonderful conference: Worlds of Work: Employment Dispute Resolution Systems Across The Globe Fitzwilliam College, Cambridge University, July 20-22, 2011. There is still time to register and to submit papers for publication consideration in the law review. 

A copy of the agenda is available by clicking  Download CAMBRIDGE Conference Agenda -6-14-2011 Registration has been extended and you can register by clicking here

I am a member of the Board of St. John's Law School Center for labor and employment law and though I am admittedly biased, I can tell you that I have gone to virtually every one of their conferences in the last 7 years and each one is better than the other. 

The list of speakers include at least two former members of the NLRB, several arbitrators, the Director of the FMCS, several partners from major law firms and several well known labor law professors. 

What is so wonderful about conferences sponsored by the Center of Labor and Employment Law, and this conference in particular, is that it brings together academics with practicing lawyers. The conference is not about theory; rather it is about real life issues facing labor and employment lawyers today. 

Though I will not be able to join you at this conference (I was going to present a paper) due to a personal family emergency, I do hope that you would consider this conference if you have some time.

As an added bonus, registration includes 3 nights in the dorms at Cambridge University. Imagine that. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein

July 3, 2011 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty | Permalink | Comments (0)

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Conference On The Theology and Dignity of Work This Friday and Sat. at St. John's Law School

SJ_Logo SJU Center for Labor

This Friday (March 18th) and Saturday (March 19th), there is an important conference at St. John's Law School on the Theology and Dignity of Work. This conference could not be more timely and interesting. The list of speakers is unbelievable and include AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, Edward Cardinal Egan, Archbishop Emeritus, Archdiocese of New York, NLRB Chair Wilma Liebman, UAW President Bob King, Theodore J. St. Antoine, Dean Emeritus, University of Michigan Law School; Past President National Academy of Arbitrators, Sam Estreicher, Professor of Law, NYU, Jack Ahern, President, New York City Central Labor Council as well as many others. 

The full conference agenda is available here. (Registration information can be found at the bottom of conference agenda page).

I am moderating a panel on Friday at 1:30 pm and I hope to see many of you. 

Mitchell H. Rubinstein


March 12, 2011 in Conferences, CLE, Conferences, Faculty | Permalink | Comments (0)