Tuesday, October 8, 2013
The Iowa Law Review with the Innocence Project of Iowa and the University of Iowa Center for Human Rights will present Professor Jon Gould on "Predicting Wrongful Convictions" on October 10. The free lecture will be held in the Levitt Auditorium on the Iowa law school campus. Gould is a professor at the American Univesity's Department of Justice, Law & Society and Principal Investigator at the department's Preventing Wrongful Convictions Project. Professor Gould's article, which includes three co-authors, is scheduled to be published in an upcoming issue of the Iowa Law Review.
Friday, October 4, 2013
Law Review symposia are typically planned months in advance and occasionally a law review's topic will prove later to have been fortuitously timed. This year, Wayne Law Review has had just such luck with their symposium next week (October 11), "A Wave of Change: Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Michigan’s Constitution and the Evolution of State Constitutionalism."
As readers likely well know, the City of Detroit filed bankruptcy this summer and this filing has raised assorted questions regarding the city and state's consitutional duties and obligations, particularly relating to pension obligations. The Wayne symposium will be much broader than the Detroit bankruptcy issue, of course, but it goes without saying that now is as good as time as any to be hosting such a conference.
Thursday, October 3, 2013
The Texas A&M Law Review will host its fall IP symposium at the Fort Worth campus on Friday, October 25, 2013. Scheduled contributors are Sydney Beckman (Lincoln Memorial), Megan M. Carpenter (Texas A&M), Jon Garon (Northern Kentucky), Steven Jamar (Howard), Michael Murray (Valparaiso), Lucas Osborn (Campbell), Susan Richey (New Hampshire), Sergio Sarmiento (Fordham, Adjunct), and Peter Yu (Drake).
For information, contact the symposium editor.
Monday, September 30, 2013
Friday, September 27, 2013
The New York Law School Law Review is hosting a symposium titled, "The 100th Anniversary of the Revenue Act of 1913: Marking a Century of Income Tax Law in the United States," to be held on the campus on October 4, 2013. Edward Kleinbard (USC) is scheduled to deliver the keynote address.
Program and registration information is here.
Thursday, June 6, 2013
This free one-day workshop will explore how legal writing faculty can collaborate with clinics, non-profits, and pro bono projects to expand experiential learning opportunities for students by bringing social justice practice experience into legal writing teaching.
Many legal writing faculty expand skills training by creating partnerships with public interest organizations, clinics, pro bono programs, and externships. The workshop will be a forum for discussion of specific collaborations that workshop participants have undertaken or hope to launch. The projects can be full-blown courses, short-term collaborations on discrete projects, incremental collaborations among faculty, or ideas for future partnerships. They can take place within the required legal writing curriculum, in upper-division courses, or in conjunction with pro bono, externship, or clinical programs.
The workshop will provide a platform for sharing ideas and continuing to develop a community around enriching students’ educational experiences through public interest collaborations that offer opportunities for experiential learning.
Additional information can be found by clicking downloading the following document Download Bringing Outside In WorkshopAnnouncement and Call for Proposa (1)
Mitchell H. Rubinstein
Sunday, April 21, 2013
The Northern Kentucky Law Review has issued a call for papers for its February 27-28, 2014, Law & Informatics Symposium: "Cyber Defense Strategies and Responsibilities for Industry." For more information, click here.
Sunday, April 14, 2013
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.
Thursday, April 4, 2013
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.
Friday, March 29, 2013
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.
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
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.
Monday, March 18, 2013
This Friday the University of Virginia's Carter Woodson Institute is hosting a symposium on the question, "Does Reparations Have a Future?" I suppose the short answer is that people are continuing to use reparations talk as a way of organizing their thoughts and actions around racial justice -- even as the case for reparations has been largely defeated in the courts and in legislatures.
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.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
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)
Monday, March 11, 2013
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.
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
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:
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
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.
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
Sunday, July 3, 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.
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
Saturday, March 12, 2011
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
Friday, February 25, 2011
It looks like an interesting event.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein
Monday, January 24, 2011
On March 15, 16 2011 there is a conference on Law and the Brain. A summary of this conference which will be held in New York is as follows:
Advances in neuroscience are providing insight to the inner workings of the human brain and these discoveries are increasingly being used in criminal and civil courts. Learn how these findings are impacting criminality, guilt, deception, mental health, memory, addiction, and other issues. Discover the pitfalls and potential implications of applying neuroscience in the courtroom.
Join us for this interdisciplinary conference which brings neuroscientists and legal scholars together to discuss how new neuroscientific discoveries are affecting law both now and in the future.
There are several distinguished speakers. Additional information can be found here.
Mitchell H. Rubinstein