2018 Speaker Materials - Annual Meeting

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AALS Symposium

Reconstructing the Second Founding

Randy E. Barnett, Georgetown University Law Center Paper:Barnett, R.E. 2017, “The continuing relevance of the original meaning of the Thirteenth Amendment”, Georgetown Journal of Law & Public Policy, vol. 15, no. 1, pp. 1.

Arc of Career

So You Want to Publish a Book

Sandra Dijkstra, Founder, Owner, and President, Sandra Dijkstra Literary Agency
Handout: Advice on Submitting to a Literary Agent

Comparative Law & South Asian Studies Joint Program

Global Trends in Election Law: Comparative Perspectives
Global Trends in Election Law and Reform

Kim Lane Scheppele, Professor, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs Princeton University
Presentation: Election Law for Autocrats

Institutional Advancement

Digital Communications for Development and Stewardship

Deborah Rider, University of San Diego School of Law
Presentation: Stewardship Through Electronic and Social Media

Open Source Program

Mainstreaming Feminism

Anastasia M. Boles, University of Arkansas at Little Rock, William H. Bowen School of Law
Paper: Seeking Inclusion from the Inside Out: Towards A Paradigm of Culturally Proficient Legal Education

Linda A. Malone, William & Mary Law School
Paper: Environmental Justice Reimagined Through Human Security and Post-Modern Ecological Feminism: A Neglected Perspective on Climate Change

Visual and Popular Culture Imagery in Legal Education

Michael D. Murray, University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth
Presentation: The Sharpest Tool in the Toolbox: Visual Legal Rhetoric

Student Services

Advancing Excellence for Our Students and Ourselves
Email, Social Media, and Online Student Interactions

Jan Jacobowitz, University of Miami School of Law
Presentation: Social Media Savvy: It’s a Matter of Competence

Hot Topics Program

Melissa Berry, University of Washington School of Law
Presentation: Coaching Toolkit

Richard Moberly, University of Nebraska College of Law
Presentation: Build Your Character: Educating Well-Rounded Lawyers

Timothy Borsch, University of California San Diego
Presentation: Hope Scholars Program

Orientation Toolkit

Tammy Briant, Stetson University College of Law
Jennifer T. DiSanza, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Rebecca Henley, Southern Methodist University, Dedman School of Law
Rosemary Queenan, Albany Law School
Marcia Sells, Harvard Law School

Section for the Law School Dean

Crisis Communication: You Need a Plan

Danielle Holley-Walker, Howard University School of Law
Alicia Ouellette, Albany Law School
Kathryn R.L. Rand, University of North Dakota School of Law

Section on Administrative Law

New Voices in Administrative Law

Reeve T. Bull, Research Director, Administrative Conference of the United States
Handout: ACUS 2.0 Bibliography

Section on Agriculture & Food Law

Legal and Policy Tools for Dairy in a Changing Climate

Mary Jane Angelo, University of Florida Fredric G. Levin College of Law
Presentation: Climate Change and Agricultural Resiliency in Animal Feed Production

Abigail May, Attorney, California Air Resources Board
Presentation: California’s Efforts to Reduce Dairy Methane

Margot Pollans, Pace University Elisabeth Haub School of Law Presentation: Daries & Diet

Laurie Ristino, Vermont Law School
Presentation: Dairy and Voluntary Conservation

Section on Animal Law

Corporate Transparency, Accountability, and Animal Welfare

Matthew Liebman, Director of Litigation, Animal Legal Defense Fund
Presentation: Slapp Suits

Sarah J. Morath, University of Houston Law Center
Presentation: Private Governance & Animal Welfare

Nicole Negowetti, Harvard Law School
Presentation: Animal Welfare Certification: Corporate Transparency, Accountability, and Animal Welfare

Delcianna Winders, Cambridge, MA
Presentation: USDA Blackout: E-FOIA and the Animal Welfare Act

Section on Art Law

Co-Sponsored by Intellectual Property
Pop Culture and Fan Art

Jon M. Garon, Nova Southeastern University Shepard Broad College of Law Paper: Free Speech and the First Amendment for Cons and Festivals Paper: Fandom and Creativity, Including Fan Art, Fan Fiction, and Cosplay

Section on Balance in Legal Education

Applying Positive Psychology and Strengths-Oriented Approaches in Teaching

Debra Austin, University of Denver Sturm College of Law
Handout: Using Positive Psychology to Improve Law Student Well-being, Character Development & Performance
Promotional Material: Using Positive Psychology to Improve Law Student Well-being, Character Development & Performance

Heidi K. Brown, Brooklyn Law School
Handout: Seven-Step Process
Promotional Material: The Introverted Lawyer

Section on Continuing Legal Education

The Value of CLE in Fostering Alumni Relations

Daniel McCarroll, University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Law
Presentation: UMKC Law School Continuing Legal Education Overview for AALS 2018

Section on Criminal Justice

Terry at Fifty: On the Books and On the Ground

Rachel A. Harmon, University of Virginia School of Law
Paper: Proactive Policing and the Legacy of Terry

Sean O’Connor, University of Washington School of Law
Paper: Terry v. Ohio and the (Un)Forgettable Frisk

Section on Disability

Co-Sponsored by Election Law; Law & Mental Disability; and Legislation & Law of the Political Process
Could We Pass the ADA Today? Disability Rights in an Age of Partisan Polarization

Laura F. Rothstein, University of Louisville, Louis D. Brandeis School of Law
Presentation: Overview

Section on East Asian Law & Society

Research in Progress on East Asian Law and Society

Yu-Jie Chen, Post-Doctoral Research Fellow, Institutum Iurisprudentiae, Academia Sinica
Paper: Localizing Human Rights Treaty Monitoring: Case Study of Taiwan as a Non-UN Member State

Ayako Hatano, Visiting Scholar, U.S. – Asia Law Institute, New York University School of Law
Presentation: Can Strategic Human Rights Litigation Complement Social Movements? A Case Study of the Anti-Hate Speech Movement in Japan

David S. Law, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law
Paper: Constitutional Dissonance in China

Section on Empirical Study of Legal Education and the Legal Profession

Empirical Studies on Legal Education and the Legal Profession: Framing an Agenda for the Work to Come

Raul Ruiz, Florida International University College of Law
Handout: Learning, Thinking, and Data Mining: How We Raised The Bar Passage Rate at Florida International University

Section on European Law

The European Union and the Rise of Populist Nationalism

Ralf C. Michaels, Duke University School of Law
Presentation: The PRIDE of Transnational Law

Section on Evidence

Daubert After 25 Years: A Prospective Look at the Next Great Challenges in Expert Reliability

Sandra G. Thompson, University of Houston Law Center
Presentation: How Houston’s Crime Lab is Transforming Criminal Justice

Section on Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers

Co-Sponsored by International Legal Exchange and North American Cooperation
Focus on the Facts: Teaching Civil-Law Trained Lawyers to Work with Facts in U.S. Legal Writing

Michael D. Murray, University of Massachusetts School of Law – Dartmouth
Presentation: Crossing the Divide: Teaching Narrative Reasoning and Explanatory Synthesis to Civil Law-Trained Lawyers and LL.M.S

Section on Immigration Law

Immigration Adjudication in an Era of Mass Deportation

Jason Cade, University of Georgia School of Law
Presentation: Sanctuaries and Legitimacy in an Era of Mass Immigration Enforcement

Immigration Law Works in Progress

David Abraham, University of Miami School of Law
Paper: Circumcision: Immigration, Religion, History, and Constitutional Identity in Germany and the U.S.

Section on Indian Nations & Indigenous Peoples

150 Years Later: The 1868 Treaties and Modern Sovereignty

Monte T. Mills, Alexander Blewett III School of Law at the University of Montana
Presentation: Looking Race Horse in the Mouth: A New Front in the Old Battle over Off Reservation Hunting in Wyoming

Section on Intellectual Property

International IP Law in a Post-TPP/TTIP, Post-Brexit World

Graeme Dinwoodie, Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology

Rochelle C. Dreyfuss, New York University School of Law
Paper: Brexit and IP: The Great Unraveling?

Raphael Zingg, University of California, Berkeley School of Law
Paper: Protection Heterogeneity in a Harmonized European Patent System

Section on Law, Medicine, and Health Care

Co-Sponsored by Aging and the Law, Biolaw, and Law and Mental Disability
From Obamacare to Trumpcare: The Future of American Healthcare

Ruqaiijah A. Yearby, Case Western Reserve University School of Law
Presentation: Continued Inequality: Medicaid and Work Requirements

Section on Law & Economics

Stephen F. Diamond, Santa Clara University School of Law
Paper: Are the Stock Markets “Rigged”? An Empirical Analysis of Regulatory Change

Daniel M. Klerman, University of Southern California Gould School of Law
Paper: Reputational Economies of Scale
Presentation: Reputational Economies of Scale

Joshua C. Teitelbaum, Georgetown University Law Center
Paper: Tort Liability and Unawareness

Section on Law & the Humanities

Blade Runners, Hosts, and Lawyers: Communicating Images of Access to Rights and Justice for Robots and Other Artificial Intelligence

Brian L. Frye, University of Kentucky College of Law
Paper: The Lion, the Bat & the Thermostat: Metaphors on Consciousness

Section on Legal Writing, Reasoning, & Research

Designing Legal Writing Problems Incorporating “Access to Justice”

Tonya Kowalski, Washburn University School of Law
Presentation: Getting Real: Using Live Federal Court Files to Design Social Justice Briefing Problems

Andrea McArdle, City University of New York School of Law
Presentation: Developing a Language of Justice: Designing Legal Writing Assignments Across Gender and Racial Differences as a Critical Component of Social-Justice Lawyering

Samantha A. Moppett, Suffolk University Law School
Kathleen Elliott Vinson, Suffolk University Law School
Presentation: Virtual Legal Research Assistance as a Means to Provide Access to Justice

New Scholars Showcase

Jane Grise, University of Kentucky College of Law
Presentation: Criticial Reading Instruction

Scott Fraley, Baylor University School of Law
Moderator Presentation

Anne Ralph, The Ohio State University, Michael E. Moritz College of Law
Presentation: Narrative-Erasing Procedure

Section on Natural Resources and Energy Law

Co-Sponsored by Environmental Law and State and Local Government Law
Clean Energy Policies: International, Federal, State, and Local Conflicts, Opportunities, and Constraints

Mark James, Vermont Law School
Presentation: Creating Additionality in City-Driven Renewable Energy Pledges
Paper: Do You Know Who Owns Your Solar Energy? The Growing Practice of Separating Renewable Attributes From Renewable Energy Development and Its Impact on Meeting Our Climate Goals

Section on New Law Professors

Enhancing Your Teaching Before, During, and After Class

Paula A. Franzese, Seton Hall University School of Law
Paper: The Power of Empathy in the Classroom

Howard E. Katz, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
Paper: Teaching Legal Analysis Using the “Unified Field Theory” A Systematic Method for Instructing Students in the Fundamental Skill Handout: Course Sequencing and Design
Presentation: Outline

Kevin Francis O’Neill, Cleveland-Marshall College of Law at Cleveland State University
Handout: Problems for In-Class Analysis
Presentation: Direct and Cross Examination Exercises

Section on North American Cooperation

Co-Sponsored by Graduate Programs for Non-U.S. Lawyers and International Legal Exchange
What Would a New NAFTA Look Like?

Hoi L. Kong, Associate Professor, McGill University

L. Kinvin Wroth, Vermont Law School
Speech draft: Renegotiating NAFTA: Threat or Opportunity for Sustainability?

Section on Sexual Orientation & Gender Identity Issues

Relationships Between Religious Exemptions and Principles of Equality and Inclusion

Douglas NeJaime, Yale Law School
Paper: Religious Accommodation, and Its Limits, in a Pluralist Society
Paper: Conscience Wars in Transnational Perspective: Religious Liberty, Third-Party Harm, and Pluralism
Paper: Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics

Section on Socio-Economics

The Case for a Job Guarantee

Philip L. Harvey, Rutgers Law School
Presentation: Job Guarantee Legislation

Section on State & Local Government Law

Intergovernmental Relations During the Trump Administration

Paul A. Diller, Willamette University College of Law
Presentation: Cities in the Age of Trump: The Best & Worst of Times

Section on Teaching Methods

Learning Together: Diverse Models of Collaborative Learning in Law School

Jodi S. Balsam, Brooklyn Law School
Presentation: Teaming Up to Learn in the Doctrinal Classroom

Something Borrowed: Using Cooperative Learning Strategies in Legal Education

Catherine Haras, Senior Director of the Center for Effective Teaching and Learning, California State University, Los Angeles
Presentation: Something Borrowed

Section on Technology, Law, and Legal Methods

Teaching Through Technology

Laura Norris, Santa Clara University School of Law
Selected Readings

Peter L. Strauss, Columbia Law School
Presentation: Technology Matters

Section on Torts & Compensation Systems

The Role of History in Tort Theory

Michael L. Rustad, Suffolk University Law School
Speech: Marshall S. Shapo, Prosser Award Recipient remarks

G. Edward White, University of Virginia School of Law
Speech: A Lost Search for a Generic Tort Action Protecting “Peace of Mind”

Section on Trusts & Estates

Historical and Empirical Evidence and the Law of Trusts and Estates: What Really Happened?

Robert H. Sitkoff, Harvard Law School
Paper: The Prudent Investor Rule and Market Risk: An Empirical Analysis