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David Cole: Georgetown Law

David Cole, Georgetown Law Professor and prominent civil liberties lawyer and public commentator, will address "Can the President Order American Citizens Killed Without Trial? The Obama Administration's War on Terror and the Rule of Law." Thursday, April 4, 4:00 p.m., Moot Court Room.

Indiana Supreme Court Justice David

Indiana Supreme Court Justice Steven H. David will discuss his legal career and experiences that led him to receive an appointment on the Indiana Supreme Court, including his service as Chief Defense Counsel for the Office of Military Commissions (including in defense of Salim Hamdan, of Hamdan v. Rumsfeld fame). Monday, April 8, Moot Court Room.

Fall 2013 Colloquium
Aug. 29, 4 p.m.
Faculty Lounge (310)

Center for Law, Society, and Culture Reception

Sept. 12, 4 p.m.
Faculty Conference Room

From the Streets to the Courts: Doing Grassroots History of
Race, Law and Conservatism in the United States

Professor Ariela Gross
University of Southern California

Sept. 19, 5:30 p.m.
Hoagy Carmichael Room
Morrison Hall


Hindu City and Just Empire: Ali Ibrahim Khan as Judge in Early Colonial Banaras

Dr. Nandini Chatterjee
University of Exeter, U.K.

(Co-sponsored with Religious Studies)

Sept. 23, noon
Room 125

Panel on Jeannine Bell's Hate Thy Neighbor: Move-In Violence and the Persistence of Racial Segregation in American Housing

(In conjunction with American Constitution Society)

Sept. 26, 4 p.m.
Faculty Conference Room

Transnational Human Rights Litigation and the Production of Normative Space

Philip Liste
University of Hamburg
Oct. 31, 4 p.m.
Faculty Conference Room

When Talk Isn’t Cheap: The Corporate Value of Political Rhetoric

Professor Nandini Gupta
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Nov. 7, 12 p.m.
Room 120

The Peace Agreement Challenge: Negotiating Peace and Making a New Constitution

Dr. Cindy Daase
Indiana University Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow

(Co-sponsored with Center for Constitutional Democracy.)

Nov. 14, 12 p.m.
Faculty Conference Room

Corporate Control and Governance after a Decade from "Novo Mercado": Changes in Ownership Structures and Shareholder Power in Brazil

Professor Érica Gorga
FGV Law School, São Paulo, Brazil, and
Yale Law School

(Co-sponsored with the Office of Vice President for International Affairs, the Financial Regulation Colloquium, and the Law and Economics Group)

Nov. 21, 4 p.m.
Faculty Conference Room

America's Revolutionary Property Law

Dr. Howard Pashman
Indiana University Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow
Dec. 3, 12 p.m.
Faculty Conference Room

Curbing Physician-Owned Hospitals and Reporting Pharmaceutical Financial Relationships: Two Provisions of the ACA Almost Nobody is Talking About

Professor Josh Perry
Indiana University Kelley School of Business
Spring 2013 Colloquium
Jan. 24

Selective Disclosure by Federal Officials and the Case for an FGD (Fairer Government Disclosure) Regime.

Donna Nagy
Indiana University Maurer School of Law

Feb. 20

Law in a Community of Disciplines

Gene Shreve
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
March 7

Privacy for Children and Students: Striking the Right Balance in Law and Policy

Beth Cate
IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs
Mar. 28

Law and Society Symposium:
The State of Immigration Policy in the United States

Monica McDerrmott
University of Illinois
Huyen Pham
Texas Wesleyan University
Peter Spiro
Temple University
Apr. 11

Is Justice Possible in Russia's Courts?
An Analysis from the Bottom Up

Kathryn Hendley
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Apr. 18

The Grassroots History of Colorblind Conservatism

Ariela Gross
University of Southern California
Fall 2012 Colloquium
Sept. 6

"Judicial Ethics and Supreme Court Exceptionalism"

Amanda Frost
American University Law School
Sept. 26
Noon, 335

"Data-mining, Analysis, and Citizen Activism: Can we create a new market for monitoring and regulating economic activity and reverse the trend toward economic feudalism? "

Richard Freeman
Harvard University
Oct. 4

"Making apartheid work: Black workers, South African labor law, and the struggle for racial justice"

Alex Lichtenstein
Indiana University Department of History
Oct. 25

“Comparing Children’s Rights Regimes: Sweden and the United States in the Twentieth Century and into the Twenty-First”

Michael Grossberg
Indiana University Department of History
Bengt Sandin
Linköping University
Nov. 1

“Narratives of Infanticide: Mothers, Murder, and the State in Nineteenth-Century America”

Felicity Turner
Indiana University Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow
Nov. 29

“How and Why Judges and Police Bend the Law: Human Rights, Courts and Law Enforcement in the Post-Soviet World”

Sophia Wilson
Indiana University Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow
Spring 2012 Colloquium
Jan. 19

Reflexive Observations on Forensic Science Reform as a Site for Public Law and Society Partnership

Simon Cole
University of California -- Irvine
Feb. 9
Room 121

Symposium: Empowering the Powerless? Legal Services for Vulnerable Populations in China and India

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Feb. 23

The Fukushima Disaster: Law, Politics, and Compensation in Japan

Eric A. Feldman
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Mar. 8

Legal Interpretations and Judicial Science in Post-socialist China: The Case of the Marriage Law

Deborah Davis
Yale University

(Co-sponsored with the Institute of Advanced Studies)

Laws, regulation, and state agents create and enforce the rules by which individuals understand and experience their marriages. In the case of the Chinese party-state, the grasp has been both firm and directive and each of the three versions of the Marriage Law has been integral to the party-state’s broader project to create a modern nation and a new type of Chinese citizen. Over several decades the intended scope of the three Marriage laws have shifted as the party-state reassessed its understanding of the institution of marriage, the conflation of sexuality and marriage, and the relative strength of conjugal and family property rights. Most recently, legal and administrative documentsreveal a contradictory stance where the party-state defers to litigant’s choice when regulating marital sexuality and conjugal property but leaves regulation of marital fertility ultimately in the hands of the state.

Mar. 22, noon
Room 120

Disaggregating Legitimacy: Rule Following vs. Public Opinion

Eileen Braman
Indiana University
Mar. 29

Author Meets Reader

Richard Banks
Stanford Law

Discuss his new book, Is Marriage for White People?

Apr. 3, noon

Using the Yuck Factor: What Role Should Disgust Be Given in Our Society?

Daniel R. Kelly
Purdue University
Fall 2011 Colloquium
Sep. 15

The Death Penalty: Judge versus Jury

Valerie Hans
Cornell Law School
Sep. 29

Democracy or Discipline? Economic Globalization
and the Architecture of Government

Alasdair Roberts
Suffolk University Law School

Oct. 6
Room 213

Legal Liberalism and the Juridical Construction of
Immigrant Rights in the United States and France, 1973-1983

Leila Kawar
Bowling Green State University

2011-2012 Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow
IU Center for Law, Society, and Culture
Nov. 10

'Our Militancy is in Our Openness': Gay Employment Rights Activism and the Question of Sexual Orientation Under Title VII, 1964-1990

Katherine Turk
University of Texas at Dallas

2011-2012 Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow
IU Center for Law, Society, and Culture
Nov. 17

The Few, the Proud, the Gays: Don't Ask, Don't Tell
and the Trap of Tolerance

Suzanna Walters
Indiana University
Dec. 1, noon
Moot Court Room


Sally Merry
New York University

Co-sponsored by New Perspectives Working Group

Intellectual Property Colloquium

Indiana Law's Center for Intellectual Property Research presents its 2011 colloquium: Protecting Intellectual Property: A Global Perspective. This year's topics will also be of interest to Law, Society, and Culture scholars. For more information, visit the Center's website.

Workshops for Spring, 2011
Jan. 27

'We Are Tax Paying Citizens': Educational Equality
Litigation in the U.S., 1929-1959

Camille Walsh
Indiana University Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow
Feb. 3

The Rise and Fall of Discipline: Economic Globalization,
Administrative Reform, and the Financial Crisis

Alasdair Roberts
Suffolk University Law School
Feb. 10

Roman Anti-Pagan Legislation in Theory and Practice

Ed Watts
Indiana University Department of History
Feb. 24

When Organizations Rule: Judicial Deference to Institutionalized
Employment Structures

Lauren Edelman
University of California at Berkeley Department of Sociology and School of Law

Co-sponsored with IU Sociology

Mar. 3

'Once We Were Slaves, Now We Are Free': Legal, Administrative, and Psychosocial Issues Raised by Passover Seders in Prison

Aviva Orenstein
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Mar. 24

The Unwieldy State: Administrative Politics after 1945

Joanna Grisinger
Clemson University Department of History

Co-sponsored with IU History

Apr. 7

Justice and Protest with Chinese Characteristics, Past and Present

Ho-fung Hung
Indiana University Department of Sociology
Apr. 21

Judicial Selection Symposium

Workshops for Fall, 2010
Sept. 2

The Disutility of Injustice

Paul Robinson
University of Pennsylvania Law School
Sept. 16

The Fourth Amendment: Taking Privacy Seriously

Craig Bradley
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Sept. 30

Sticky Metaphors and the Persistence of the Traditional
Voluntary Manslaughter Doctrine

Elise Percy, Jim Sherman
Indiana University Psychology Department
Joe Hoffmann
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Oct. 7

Reconfiguring Sex, Gender, and the Law of Marriage

Deborah Widiss
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Oct. 14

Private Property Rights v. Maintaining Socialist Market Order: The Criminal Enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) in the US and China

Haiyan Liu
Indiana University Criminal Justice Department
Oct. 28

Rights Claims and Claiming Rights: The Law as a Formative Force in the Civil Rights Movement

Patricia Sullivan
University of South Carolina History Department

Co-sponsored with IU History Department

Nov. 11

Who Speaks for Islamic Law? Lessons from Egypt

Nathan J. Brown
George Washington University Department of Political Science and International Affairs

Co-sponsored with IU Political Science Department

Dec. 2

Toward a Sociology of Normative Legal Repertoires: The Criminalization of Ahmadis Inside Pakistan's Juridical Field

Sadia Saeed
Indiana University Jerome Hall Postdoctoral Fellow
Workshops for Spring, 2010
Jan. 28

Henry Ford's War: Law, Antisemitism, and Speech in the Tribal 1920s

Vicky Woeste
American Bar Foundation

Co-sponsored with Indiana University Jewish Studies Program

Feb. 11

Electoral Uncertainty and Judicial Dependence:
Evidence from Post-Communist Countries

Alexei Trochev
Indiana University Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow
Feb. 25

Culture and Coalitions: The Emergence of "Global" Norms
against Human Trafficking

Paulette Lloyd
Indiana University Sociology
Beth Simmons
Harvard University Department of Government

Co-sponsored with Indiana University Department of Sociology

Mar. 4

Towards a New Field of Law and Architecture

Kevin Collins
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Mar. 25

The Racial Limits of Habitual Offender Laws in the Age of FDR

Khalil Muhammad
Indiana University Department of History
Apr. 8

Is Black Political Empowerment Unconstitutional?

Yvette Alex-Assensoh
Indiana University Department of Political Science
Apr. 15

Financial Hustlers and Their Subprime Customers:
The Origins of Subprime in Three Acts, 1980–2000

Devin Fergus
Vanderbilt University Department of History and
Woodrow Wilson Center

Co-sponsored with Indiana University Department of History

Workshops for Fall, 2009
Sept. 17

Troubled No More by Death: Legal and Moral Hierarchies
in a Rwandan Genocide Trial

Tim Waters
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Oct. 1

The Limits of Liberalism: Reflecting on the Impact
of the 1988 Indian Gaming Regulatory Act

Eve Darian-Smith
Law & Society and Anthropology
University of California, Santa Barbara
Oct. 15

An Interpretive History of the Voting Rights Act

Luis Fuentes-Rohwer
Indiana University Maurer School of Law
Oct. 29

The NAACP, Mob Violence, and the Unexpected Breakthrough
in Constitutional Law

Megan Francis
Indiana University Jerome Hall Post-Doctoral Fellow
Nov. 5

Emotion in Judging

Terry Maroney
Vanderbilt University Law School
2008-2009 Law & Society Colloquium:
New Directions in Law and Society Scholarship
Sept. 11

Administering the State: What's Law Have to do with It?

Christine B. Harrington
Professor of Politics and Founding Director
NYU Institute for Law & Society
Oct. 10

Historical Institutional Perspectives on Courts from Political Science and Law & Society Scholarship: Is it time to Start Talking?

George I. Lovell
Associate Professor of Political Science
University of Washington
Oct. 16

From Charity to Nonprofit: State-Building and the Transformation of Civil Society

Elisabeth S. Clemens
Professor of Sociology
University of Chicago
Oct. 30

Creativity Through Property? Rethinking the Relationship Between Copyright and Culture

Julie E. Cohen
Professor of Law
Georgetown University
Nov. 13

Everything I Learned, I Learned from Comics

Keith Aoki
Professor of Law
University of California-Davis
Jan. 29

Punitive Damages in Securities Arbitration: An Empirical Study

Theodore Eisenberg
Henry Allen Mark Professor of Law
Cornell University
Feb. 19

Translating Social Science in Legal Arenas: The Myth of Transparency

Elizabeth Mertz
John and Rylla Bosshard Professor in Law
University of Wisconsin, and

Research Professor
American Bar Foundation
Mar. 26

Global Order and the Legal Politics of Empire

Lauren Benton
Professor of History
New York University
Apr. 23

Building and Revamping Legal Virtue: Legal and Colonial Strategies in the Construction of Asian States

Bryant G. Garth
Dean and Professor of Law
Southwestern University School of Law