Past Events 2018-2019

Seminar on Equity
July 2019

Co-sponsored with the Institut Michel Villey, University of Paris II. Participants included scholars from the Paris II Panthéon-Assas University, the University of Oxford, NYU, and Notre Dame, and read and discussed seminal texts from the history of the common law, political philosophy, and comparative law.

Covenants Not to Compete and Human Capital Accumulation (Guest Lecture)
April 15, 2019

Professor Orly Lobel (Univeristy of San Diego School of Law) presented her research on covenants not to compete and human capital accumulation, describing various practices through which employers limit workers’ voice and mobility. Read the event’s summary here.

The Paradox of Automation as Anti-Bias Intervention (Guest Lecture)
March 28, 2019

Co-sponsored with Information Society Project. Professor Ifeoma Ajunwa (Cornell University ILR School) led a session titled The Paradox of Automation as Anti-Bias Intervention, explaining how the increased use of algorithms and data processing technologies in hiring expands the reach of social biases instead of mitigating them. Read the event’s summary here.

Combatting Climate Change: The Role of Private Law and Private Enterprise (Guest Lecture)
January 30, 2019

Professor Ann Carlson (UCLA School of Law) offered an overview of the currently pending lawsuits that cities and municipalities have filed against oil companies, raising tort claims that seek damages for the costs that fossil-fuel driven climate change have imposed on their communities. The lecture was followed by a discussion that included YLS’s Doug Kysar.

North American Workshop in Private Law Theory VI (Conference)
October 26 & 27, 2018

The event brought together over fifty leading private law scholars from the U.S., Canada and overseas. Participants discussed eight papers dealing with problems at the frontier of the theoretical investigations regarding private law.