Faculty Activities by Season


Yale Law School’s renowned and distinguished faculty members consistently engage in an extraordinary range of activities and scholarship. Read the extensive list of faculty activities and accomplishments —from lectures given to books published to honors and awards received—by browsing our academic archives on the right, reading our faculty news feed below, or viewing the Yale Law Report. Read commentaries in the popular press and other press clips on our In the Press page. 

Summer 2021 Faculty Activities


Bruce Ackerman

Lectures and Addresses

Selected Media Appearances

  • “America’s Constitutional Crisis,” Video Interview on German television, Jan. 7, 2021
  • America’s Constitutional Crisis,” Video Interview, BBC World Service, Jan. 8, 2021 

Publications

 

Anne L. Alstott

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The Public Option Beyond Health Care,” Dartmouth College, Feb. 24, 2021

 

Ian Ayres

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Guns and Freedom,” Weapon of Choice: Fighting Gun Violence While Respecting Gun Rights book symposium, Quinnipiac University, Nov. 4, 2020
  • “Decomposing Bias,” Implicit Bias Workshop, National Academy of Science, Mar. 23, 2021

Publications

  • Disarmed By Choice: Liberating Individuals to Reduce Gun Violence (with Fredrick E. Vars), Harvard University Press, 2020
  • Introduction to Gun Violence in America (with Abbe R. Gluck, and Tracey L. Meares, and Caroline Nobo Sarnoff) 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics 9 (2020)
  • The Walmart Effect: Testing Private Interventions to Reduce Gun Suicide (with Zachary Shelley and Fredrick E. Vars), 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics 74 (2020)
  • Your Liberty or Your Gun? A Survey of Psychiatrist Understanding of Mental Health Prohibitors (with Cara Newlon and Brian Barnett), 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics 155 (2020)
  • Guests with Guns: Public Support for “No Carry” Defaults on Private Land (with Spurthi Jonnalagadda), 48 J.L. Med. & Ethics (2020)
  • A Theory of Mandatory Rules: Typology, Policy, and Design (with Eyal Zamir), 99 Texas L. Rev. 283 (2020)
  • Gun Trust as Private Red Flag Law (with Frederick E. Vars), 34 Probate and Property 23 (2020)
  • Why the Capitol Riot Could Speed Up D.C.'s Path to Statehood, L.A. Times, Jan. 25, 2021 
  • A New Tool to Reduce Veteran Suicide (with Fredrick E. Vars), The Hill, Nov. 11, 2020 
  • Peaceful Assembly Can’t Happen Without the Option of Gun-Free Events (with Fredrick E. Vars), Wash. Post, Oct. 28, 2020 

Other Professional Highlights

  • Appointed Oscar M. Ruebhausen Professor at Yale Law School
  • Testimony to California State Assembly on Pink Tax Legislation, Apr. 6, 2021

 

Jack M. Balkin

Lectures and Addresses

  • Politics and Polls Podcast: “How Strong is the American Polity?” with Julian Zelizer and Sam Wang, Sept. 30, 2020
  • “The Cycles of Constitutional Time,” Yale Club of New York City, Nov. 11, 2020
  • “Race in the Cycles of Constitutional Time,” Symposium on The Cycles of Constitutional Time, University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, Nov. 13, 2020
  • Faculty Workshop on The Cycles of Constitutional Time, University of Miami, Miami, FL, Nov. 16, 2020
  • “American Democracy, Political Parties, Political Polarisation, and Constitutional Rot,” Trinity College, Dublin, Dublin, Ireland, Nov. 30, 2020
  • Faculty Workshop on The Cycles of Constitutional Time, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Jan. 12, 2021
  • “Living Originalism and Canadian Constitutional Interpretation,” Runnymede Society, University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, SK, Canada, Jan. 27, 2021
  • “Politics: Meet Me in the Middle” Podcast, “The Cycles of Constitutional Time,” Feb. 5, 2021
  • “Politics: Meet Me in the Middle” Podcast, “Regulating Social Media,” Feb. 18, 2021
  • “The Cycles of Constitutional Time,” Symposium on The Cycles of Constitutional Time, Boston University Law School, Boston MA, Feb. 25, 2021
  • “The Cycles of Constitutional Time,” American Constitution Society Student Chapter, Georgetown University, Mar. 3, 2021
  • “The Press that Citizens Need,” Panelist, Conference on the Crisis of the Press and Democracy, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, Mar. 19, 2021
  • “The Cycles of Constitutional Time,” Connecticut Bar Foundation, Hartford, CT, Mar. 24, 2021

Publications

  • What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said: The Nation's Top Legal Experts Rewrite America's Same-Sex Marriage Decision (Yale University Press, 2020)
  • Lawyers and Historians Argue About the Constitution, 35 Const. Comm. 345 (2020)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Yale Information Society Project’s Media Apocalypse (19 episodes), interviews and discussions on problems facing the press and journalism, YouTube

 

Guido Calabresi

Lectures and Addresses

  • “COVID-19, Tragic Choices and the Future of Law and Economics,” Keynote Address to the graduating class in the European Master in Law and Economics (EMLE) at the University of Hamburg and Rotterdam, Feb. 12, 2021
  • Book talk on Tragic Choices: The Conflicts Society Confronts in the Allocation of Tragically Scarce Resources by Guido Calabresi and Philip Bobbitt, Yale Club of Michigan, May 5, 2021

Publications

  • My Friend, Charles Reich, Touro L. Rev., Vol. 36, No. 3 (2020)
  • Foreword in Theories of Choice: The Social Science and the Law of Decision Making, Oxford University Press, 2021

 

Justin Driver

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Racial Segregation and the Enduring Battle over Brown v. Board of Education,” College of Staten Island, CUNY Legal Studies Lecture Series, Race, Law, and Justice Series: Oct. 21, 2020
  • “The Bill of Rights at the Schoolhouse Gate,” Panelist, National Archives, Dec. 15, 2020
  • “The Schoolhouse Gate,” Salve Regina University, Feb. 26, 2021
  • “The Future of the U.S. Supreme Court,” Panelist, Columbia University Eric H. Holder Jr. Initiative for Civil and Political Rights, Apr. 8, 2021

Publications

  • Schooling Qualified Immunity, EducationNext, Mar. 23, 2001

 

William Eskridge

Publications

  • Health Rights for LGBTQ+ Individuals in the U.S. Under Fire, JAMA Health Forum, Jan. 6, 2021 (with Nan Hunter & Lawrence Gostin)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Co-authored monograph Marriage Equality: From Outlaws to In-Laws (Yale Press 2020) received the ABA’s 2021 Silver Gavel Award 

 

Daniel C. Esty

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Targeting Corporate Sustainability Metrics for a Regenerative Economy,” Regeneration 2030 Foundation, Parma, Italy, Keynote Speaker (via Zoom), Oct. 16, 2020
  • “Emerging Trends in ESG Reporting and Sustainable Investing,” New York University School of Law, New York, NY (via Zoom), Oct. 27, 2020
  • “Pathways to a Sustainable Future: Lessons from A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future,” Yale Club of New York, New York, NY (via Zoom), Oct. 28, 2020
  • “Global Cooperation on Climate Change: From the 1992 Framework Convention to the 2015 Paris Agreement and Beyond,” Yale Alumni Association and Yale Alumni Academy, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Oct. 29, 2020
  • Prince of Wales Roundtable on Carbon Pricing and Perverse Subsidies, London, UK (via Zoom), Nov. 4, 2020
  • “Bipartisan Pathways to a Sustainable Future: A Post-Election Commentary,” Yale Environmental Dialogue panel discussion, Yale School of the Environment, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Nov. 12, 2020
  • “Role of Justice in UN Institutions,” Global Environmental Justice Conference, Yale School of the Environment, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Nov. 14, 2020
  • “Encontro Internacional sobre Gestão Empresarial e Meio Ambiente” Conference, University of São Paulo, São Paulo, Brazil (via Zoom), Nov. 23, 2020
  • “EU Green Deal: Carbon Pricing and the Future of Environmental Law,” Dublin City University, Dublin, Ireland (via Zoom), Dec. 3, 2020
  • “On Adaptation,” Yale Planetary Solutions Project Symposium, Yale University, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Dec. 4, 2020
  • “Global Commons Stewardship Framework,” Tokyo Forum 2020, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan (via Zoom), Dec. 4, 2020
  • “Pathways to a Sustainable Future: Lessons from A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future,” Yale Club of Italy, (via Zoom), Dec. 17, 2020
  • “The End Environmental Externalities Manifesto: A Rights-Based Foundation for the Next Fifty Years of Environmental Law,” New York University Law School, New York, NY (via Zoom), Jan. 12, 2021
  • “Climate Change Global State of Play,” Youth Economic and Sustainable Development Forum, Model Conferences of Parties Conference, Beijing, China (via Zoom), Jan. 21, 2021
  • “How ESG Data Analytics Enable Business to Manage Risk and Create Sustainable Long-Term Value,” World Environment Center Executive Roundtable, Munich, Germany (via Zoom), Jan. 27, 2021
  • “Climate Change from the Streets: Advancing Environmental Justice and Equitable Climate Change Solutions,” Yale School of the Environment, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Feb. 11, 2021
  • “A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future,” Yale School of Public Health, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Feb. 17, 2021
  • “40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future,” Book Club of Bologna, Bologna, Italy (via Zoom), Feb. 18, 2021
  • “Introduction to the SDG Challenge,” Sustainable Development Solutions Network USA Keynote Speaker. Columbia University, New York, NY (via Zoom), Feb. 18, 2021
  • The Grande-Synthe Decision: A Conversation with the Judges of the French Council of State, Commentator, Yale University, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Feb. 24, 2021
  • “Values at Work: Sustainable Investing and ESG Reporting,” BrightTALK (via Zoom), Mar. 11, 2021
  • “ESG Reporting and Sustainable Investing,” World Affairs Council of Greater Houston, Houston, Texas (via Zoom), Mar. 12, 2021
  • “The Environmental Challenge,” Australian Leadership Retreat (via Zoom), Mar. 19, 2021
  • “From Green to Gold: Strategies for Sustainability,” Women on Boards, Yale School of Management, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Mar. 26, 2021
  • “Building Back Better: A Just Transition,” British Consulate General Boston, Boston, MA (via Zoom), Mar. 31, 2021
  • “Meeting the Climate Change Challenge:  A Review of the Zero Carbon Action Plan,” Sustainable Development Solutions Network, New York, NY (via Zoom), Mar. 31, 2021
  • “Florida’s Ecosystem, Coasts and Everglades, Tourism and Extreme Weather Risk to Businesses,” Yale Club of Florida (via Zoom), Apr. 6, 2021
  • Panel on Economic Development and Climate Policy, Yale School of Management Economic Development Club, Yale University, New Haven, CT (via Zoom), Apr. 9, 2021
  • Book interview: A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, on EarthX TV, Oct. 26, 2020
  • Book interview: A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future, Mother Earth Podcast (via Zoom), Dec. 1, 2020
  • Podcast interview: A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future with Rob Stavins, Environmental Insight, Harvard Environmental Economics Program, Boston, MA (via Zoom), Jan. 28, 2021

Publications

Other Professional Highlights

  • Served on World Environment Center 2021 Gold Medal Jury

 

Owen Fiss

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The Unfinished Task,” Acceptance speech for the Henry M. Phillips Prize in Jurisprudence, American Philosophical Society, Nov. 13, 2020

Publications

  • Mill, acerca de la libertad de expresión, Revista del Centro de Estudios Constitucionales (the Law Journal of the Mexican Supreme Court), page 95, Issue 11, Nov. 2020 (in Spanish)
  • La Acumulación de Desventajas, Doxa: Cuadernos de  Filosofia del Derecho, Issue 44, Mar. 2021 (in Spanish)
  • La libertad política y los peligros de la distribución de fondos públicos, Libertad de Expresión: un Ideal en Disputa, Roberto Saba ed., Siglo del Hombre Editores (Bogotá, Colombia), Mar. 2021 (in Spanish)
  • Why We Vote, Yale Historical Rev., Voting Edition, Nov. 2020
  • A Teoria da Ação de Classe, Estudos em Homenagem a Ada Pellegrini Grinover e José Carlos Barbosa Moreira, Tirant Brasil, Mar. 2021 (in Portuguese)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Co-director, Abdallah S. Kamel Center for the Study of Islamic Law and Civilization at Yale Law School
  • Co-director, Yale Law School Middle East Legal Studies Seminar
  • Co-director, Latin American Legal Studies Program (LALS) of Yale Law School
  • Board of Directors, Libraries Without Borders

 

Heather K. Gerken

Lectures and Addresses

  • Legal Education and Federalism, Princeton 2021 Last Lectures, Mar. 25, 2021
  • The Democracy Index, Welcome speech, China Renmin University Law School’s 70th Anniversary, Apr. 1, 2021

 

Miriam Gohara

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Advancing Real Change,” Panelist, Litigating Non-capital Post-Conviction Cases, Mar. 23, 2021
  • “The Issue in Context: The United States Criminal Justice System,” Panelist, Let My People Go: An Interfaith Conference on Mass Incarceration, Yale Adventist Campus Fellowship, Feb. 26, 2021
  • “Abolishing Capital Punishment,” Panelist, Present Day Club, Feb. 24, 2021

Selected Media Appearances

Other Professional Highlights

  • Led a team of Challenging Mass Incarceration Clinic (CMIC) students who litigated a hearing in Dec. 2020 in support of CMIC client Clyde Meikle’s petition to reduce his sentence, which was granted in Jan. 2021
  • In Mar. 2021, CMIC students prepared and delivered legislative testimony aimed at granting people who committed their crimes as young adults a chance at parole
  • In Mar. 2021, in partnership with Connecticut Voices for Children, Criminal Justice Advocacy Clinic (CJAC) students released a report and recommendations aimed at halting Connecticut’s termination of incarcerated parents’ parental rights based on the length of their prison terms. CJAC students testified in the Connecticut legislature on legislation related to the report’s recommendations. https://law.yale.edu/yls-today/news/clinic-releases-report-preserving-parental-rights-incarcerated-parents

 

Oona Hathaway

Lectures and Addresses

  • CFR Congressional Staff Webinar, Council on Foreign Relations, Apr. 9, 2021
  • COVID-19 and International Law, International Committee for the Red Cross (via Zoom), Apr. 6, 2021
  • New American Engagement Initiative, The Atlantic Council, War Powers Reform, Mar. 25, 2021
  • “Accomplice Accountability for Grave Violations of International Law,” American Society of International Law Annual Meeting (via Zoom), Mar. 24, 2021
  • “Is More Global Governance Necessary?” The Federalist Society’s 40th National Student Symposium (via Zoom), Mar. 20, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jIh321vyauI
  • Reclaiming Congressional War Powers, Witness, U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Relations (via Webex), Mar. 23, 2021 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oc_dcsYmNds
  • Yale Cyber Leadership Forum: A 7-Part Webinar Series, Jan.-Apr. 2021
  • “Nonbinding Arrangements: An Empirical Study,” Virginia-Duke Foreign Relations Roundtable (via Zoom), Feb. 26, 2021
  • “International Agreements as Political Tools,” World Affairs Forum, Stamford, CT (via Zoom), Jan. 26, 2021
  • Yale Model United Nations, New Haven, CT, (via Zoom), Jan. 22, 2021
  • “The Past, Present, and Future of the Global Order,” UCL, London (via Zoom), Dec. 1, 2020
  • “The Internationalists,” American Foreign Law Association (New York, via Zoom) (Nov. 11, 2020)
  • American Leadership & Multilateralism, International Relations Council (Kansas City, MO, via Zoom) (Oct. 27, 2020)
  • Pushing the Limits: Use of force and Counterterrorism Policies under International Law, American Society of International Law (Oct. 2020)

Publications 

Selected Media Appearances

  • Guest on Digging a Hole Podcast, Apr. 2, 2021
  • On Point (discussing War Powers & AUMF reform), WBUR/NPR, Mar. 29, 2021
  • Deep State Podcast, War Powers Reform, Mar. 25, 202

Other Professional Highlights

  • Counsel of Record, Amicus Brief for Yale Law School Center for Global Legal Challenges, Nestlé v. Doe & Cargill v. Doe, U.S. Supreme Court, Oct. 2020 (merits stage)

 

Paul W. Kahn

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Law and Representation: Observations from an American Constitutionalist,” NYU Global and Comparative Public Law Colloquium
  • “The Political Economy of Blood,” Foundations of Law Series, Yale Law School

Publications

  • Testimony (Cascade Press, 2021)
  • Democracy in Times of Pandemic, coeditor and introduction with Miguel Maduro, “Democracy and the Obligations of Care: a Demos Worthy of Sacrifice,” Cambridge University Press, 2020
  • Why that Supreme Court religious rights decision was about Georgia, The Hill, Dec. 3, 2020

 

Amy Kapczynski

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Access to Medicine and the Role of Government Patent Rights,” Panelist, NYU Law School, NYU Journal of Intellectual Property & Entertainment Law Symposium (Remote), Mar. 10, 2021
  • “Just $25 billion to Vaccinate the World: How to Expand Access to COVID-19 Vaccines Fast,” Panelist, Public Citizen (Remote), Mar. 2, 2021, discussed COVID-19 Vaccine Manufacturing Scaleup and International Law
  • Paper presentation: “The Public’s Secrets: The Law and Political Economy of Trade Secret Law”, NYU Law School, Tri-state IP Scholars Workshop (Remote), Jan. 15, 2021
  • “Government Funding and Pharmaceutical Pricing,” Panelist, American Enterprise Institute, Pricing and financing of pharmaceutical research: Paying twice, paying too much, or paying differently? (Remote), Dec. 15, 2020
  • “Short-Run Priorities for the New Administration and COVID-19,” Panelist, Economists for Inclusive Prosperity, discussed priorities for vaccines
  • “The Morality and Political Economy of Healthcare Markets,” Panelist, Stanford University, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Moral Markets Workshop (Remote), Oct. 26, 2020
  • “Law and Political Economy Approaches,” Law and Political Economy Project and the American Constitutionalism Society LPE 101 Series, (Remote), Oct. 8, 2020
  • “Five Lessons of LPE Scholarship,” Panelist, Northeastern University, Jurisprudence of Distribution Workshop (Remote, Aug. 29), 2020
  • “Talk on COVID-19 and the Politics of Care,” Apple University, Speaker Series 2020 (Remote), June 4, 2020
  • Paper Presentation: “Building a Law-and-Political-Economy Framework: Beyond the Twentieth-Century Synthesis,” U.C. Berkeley, Kadish Center for Law and Morality, Workshop in Law, Philosophy, and Political Theory (Remote), Apr. 24, 2020
  • Paper talk: “Law and Political Economy Approaches,” U.C. Berkeley Network for Political Economy Workshop (Remote), Apr. 13, 2020
  • Paper Presentation: “The Public’s Secrets: The Law and Political Economy of Trade Secret Law,” Temple Law School, East Coast Political Economy Consortium, Philadelphia, NY, Mar. 6, 2020
  • “Law and Political Economy Approaches,” University of Pennsylvania, Law and Political Economy Student Group, Philadelphia, PA, Mar. 5, 2020
  • Paper Presentation: “Market, State, Subject: Finding and Remaking Political Economy,” University of Buffalo Law School, APPEAL and Journal of Law and Political Economy Workshop, Buffalo NY, Oct. 11-12, 2019
  • “Theorizing Law and Political Economy in the Era of Neoliberalism,” Oxford University, Centre for Socio-Legal Studies, Oxford, UK, Oct. 7, 2019

Publications

  • We’ll never reach herd immunity if we don’t vaccinate more non-White people (with Gregg Gonsalves and David Herman), Wash. Post, Feb 26, 2021
  • Remdesivir Could be in Short Supply: Here’s a Fix (with Paul Biddinger and Rochelle Walensky), NY Times, July 28, 2021

Other Professional Highlights

  • Faculty Organizer, Conference on “Data and Democracy,” sponsored by the Knight Institute for the First Amendment and the Law and Political Economy Project, Oct 15-16, 2021
  • Organizer, Law and Political Economy Conference: Democracy Beyond Neoliberalism, Feb.–Apr. 2021, Yale Law School (remote)
  • Faculty Organizer, Anti-Monopoly and Regulated Industries Academy, Summer 2021, LPE Project (remote, June–Aug. 2021)
  • Visiting Research Scholar, Knight Institute for the First Amendment, June 2019–June 2020

 

Harold Hongju Koh

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The Future is Now: Courts in the Cloud,” Chief Justice Ralph D. Gants Memorial Lecture, Harvard Law School Conference on Online Courts: Perspectives from the Bench and Bar, Harvard Law School Center on the Legal Profession, Nov. 11, 2020
  • “Drew’s Voice,” A Tribute to Professor Drew S. Days III, Memorial Service, Jan. 31, 2021
  • “Remembering Chief Justice Ralph Gants” (with E. Scott Gilbert and Lawrence P. Tu), Boston College Law Review Conference on Chief Justice Ralph Gants, Apr. 9, 2021
  • “The Biden Administration and International Law,” ABA International Law Section Annual Meeting, Apr. 15, 2021

Publications

  • Charles Reich: Due Process in the Eye of the Receiver, 36 Touro L. Rev. 771 (2020)
  • America’s Post-Trump Reckoning, Project-Syndicate (published in a dozen newspapers around the world)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Appointed Senior Adviser, Office of the Legal Adviser, U.S. Department of State (as of Jan. 21, 2021)
  • Appointed George Eastman Visiting Professor, Balliol College and Faculty of Law, Oxford University (2021-22 Academic Year)

 

Douglas Kysar

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Unimaginable: Hope and Duty in the Anthropocene,” NYU Animal Studies Public Lecture, Mar. 26, 2021
  • The Grande-Synthe Decision: A Conversation about National Climate Commitments, Accountability, and the Role of Courts, Panelist, Yale Law School, Feb. 24, 2021
  • "Facing the Anthropocene" Series, The Kenan Institute for Ethics at Duke University, Feb. 11, 2021 (video)
  • “It's Later Than We Think: Climate Change and the Coming Transformation,” Yale School of Management, Nov. 20, 2020
  • Science and Democracy Seminar, Commentator, Harvard University Center for the Environment, Nov. 10, 2020
  • Virtual Book Launch: “Climate Change Litigation in the Asia Pacific,” National University of Singapore, Oct. 28, 2020

Publications

  • Chinese translation released for Regulating from Nowhere: Environmental Law and the Search for Objectivity, Yale University Press (2010)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Appointed to International Advisory Board, Global Observatory on Genome Editing

 

John Langbein

Public Service

  • Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; member, drafting committee for projected uniform act on “Economic Rights of Unmarried Cohabitants"; participated in Zoom drafting sessions Nov. 6, 7, Dec. 11, 2020, Jan. 15, Feb. 4, 25, Mar. 26, 27, 2021

 

Jonathan Macey

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The Law and Economics of Insider Trading,” Presentation at Forum hosted by the Federalist Society for Law & Policy Studies, Oct. 16, 2020
  • “Law and Finance” Lecture to Yale School of Management Executive MBA students, Oct. 17, 2020
  • FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority) Meeting of the Economic Advisory Board, Jan. 26, 2021
  • Presentation of manuscript “Fair Credit Markets: Using Household Balance Sheets to Promote Consumer Welfare,” University of Pennsylvania Financial Regulation Workshop, Feb. 23, 2021
  • “Is More Global Governance Necessary?” Presentation at National Student Conference of the Federalist Society for Law & Policy Studies, Mar. 18, 2021

Publications

Other Professional Highlights

  • Member Economic Advisory Board, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (“FINRA”)
  • Chair, Yale University Advisory Committee on Investor Responsibility (ACIR)
  • Chair, Yale University Committee on Fossil Fuel Divestment Principles
  • Member, Provost’s Standing Advisory & Appointments Committee for the Yale School of Management

 

Tracey Meares

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Reinventing Democracy for the 21st Century,” Panelist, University of Chicago, Humanities Day, Oct. 2020
  • “Criminal Justice by the People,” with Judge Stephanos Bibas, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Discussant, Yale Law School, Federalist Society, Oct. 2020
  • “Policing as a Public Good,” London School of Economics, Phelan Family Lecture Series, Oct. 2020
  • “Defund the Police? Reinventing Policing as a Public Good,” Iowa State University, Lecture Series, Phi Beta Kappa, Oct. 2020
  • “Policing as Public Good: Reflecting on the Term ‘To Protect and Serve’ as Dialogues of Abolition,” Univ. of Chicago Public Law & Legal Theory Workshop, Nov. 2020
  • “1L Curriculum,” Critical Perspectives Series, Yale Law School, Nov. 2020
  •  “Technology, Policing, and Earning the Public Trust,” Panelist, Tech, Law and Security Program, American University Washington College of Law, Nov. 2020
  • “A Public Health Approach to Reducing Violence,” Panelist, Bloomberg American Health Summit, Dec. 2020
  • Reckoning and Reformation Journal Symposium: “Policing,” Discussant; and Paper presentation: “Toward a Critical Race Theory of Procedural Justice” (with Benjamin Justice); Duke University School of Law, Dec. 2020
  • “Political Perspectives on Policing, Race, and Protest in America” Lecture Series, Discussed President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, Tufts University, Dec. 2020
  • “Black Now: Conversations for the Revolution” with Elizabeth Hinton, Yale University, African American Studies, Endeavors, Dec. 2020
  • Police Forum: “When Will it Stop?,” Panelist, Yale Alumni Association of the Northwest, Feb. 2021
  • “IMPACT 2: Advancing Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion,” The Justice Collaboratory at Yale, Yale Alumni Association, Mar. 2021
  • Lecture re: mass incarceration of African Americans, University of Arizona College of Law, Black Law Students Association, Mar. 2021
  • “Trust in Policing: The Role of White Supremacy,” Panelist, Minnesota Justice Research Center, Mar. 2021
  • “Policing as a Public Good” and “Policing and its Reform in the 21st Century: Creating a New Narrative of Public Safety” along with lectures for classes and meeting with students, pre-law students, honors program students, and Phi Betta Kapa chapter members, Morehouse College, Mar. 2021
  • “Protect and Serve: How Communities and Neighborhoods with High Police Contact View the State,” Yale Law School Admitted Students Program, Apr. 2021
  • Webinar: “Can Racial and Ethnic Disparities Be Mitigated Through Police Training?,” Center for Evidence-Based Crime Policy and the WestEd Justice & Prevention Research Center, George Mason University, Jan. 2021
  • Guest on “Digging a Hole: The Legal Theory Podcast” with Samuel Moyn and David Schleicher, Yale Law School, Dec. 2020

Publications

  • Does the Law Recognize Legal Socialization? (with Benjamin Justice), J. Soc. Sci., Jan. 2021
  • Getting the right answers requires asking the right questions (with Gwen Prowse), Howard League ECAN Bulletin, Issue 46, Mar. 2021
  • Clashing Narratives of Policing? The Quest for Lawful vs. Effective Policing and Possibility of Abolition as a Solution in The Ethics of Policing: New Perspectives on Law Enforcement, NYU Press (forthcoming July 2021)
  • Implementing Checklists to Improve Police Responses to Co-Victims of Gun Violence (with Samuel Kuhn), The Guns Issue, J.L. Med. & Ethics, 48 S2 (2020)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Appointed to Biden-Harris Transition Team, Dec. 2020
  • Affiliated Research Professor, American Bar Foundation, Dec. 2020
  • Committee on Reducing Racial Inequalities in the Criminal Justice System, Member, The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine, Nov. 2020
  • Reimaging Public Safety Task Force, Member, National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives (NOBLE), Dec. 2020

 

Samuel Moyn

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The Legacy of Gertrude Himmelfarb,” George Washington University, Mar. 8, 2021
  • “The Coming of Humane War,” Northwestern University, Feb. 25, 2021
  • “The Future of American Democracy,” Yale-NUS, Jan. 19, 2021
  • “The Myth of Eternal Return and the Politics of Judicial Review,” University of Missouri, Nov. 13, 2020
  • “The Legacy of Charles Malik,” Notre Dame University-Louaize (Lebanon), Nov. 4, 2020

Publications

  • The High Tide of Anticolonial Legalism, J. Hist. Int'l L. 23, 1 (Feb. 2021): 5-31
  • Towards a History of the Decolonization of International Law (with Natasha Wheatley), J. Hist. Int'l L. 23, 1 (Feb. 2021): 5-31
  • Introduction: History, Ideology, and the Crisis of Legal Critique (with Justin Desautels-Stein), Yale J. Law & Hum. 31, 2 (2021): 272-75
  • Human Rights and Humanitarianization, in Michael N. Barnett, ed., Humanitarianism and Human Rights: A World of Differences? (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)
  • Foreword in Antoine Vauchez and Pierre France, The Neoliberal Republic: Corporate Lawyers, Statecraft, and the Making of Public-Private France, trans. Meg Morley (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2020)
  • Afterword in Abigail Green and Simon Levis Sullam, eds., Jews, Liberalism, and Anti-semitism: A Global History (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020)
  • A Rush to Judgment, The New Republic, Apr. 2021
  • Obama Embraced Endless Wars, and Biden Probably Will, Too, Wash. Post, Feb. 11, 2021
  • Change the Court, for Good, New York Daily News, Jan. 31, 2021
  • The Left’s Due—and Responsibility, American Purpose, Jan. 25, 2021
  • The Presidency Won’t Go Back to How It Was (with Jack Goldsmith), The Atlantic, Jan. 19, 2021
  • Allegations of Fascism Distract from the Real Danger, The Nation, Jan. 25, 2021
  • Biden Says ‘America Is Back’ — But Will His New Team Repeat Old Mistakes?, The Guardian, Nov. 30, 2020
  • How Trump Won, New York Review of Books Daily, Nov. 9, 2020
  • Pourquoi Trump a (quand-même) gagné, Terra Nova, Nov. 16, 2020
  • You Have Misunderstood the Relevance of Hannah Arendt, Prospect (U.K.), Oct. 20, 2020

 

Douglas NeJaime

Publications

  • Family Law in a Changing America (with Ralph Richard Banks, Joanna Grossman & Suzanne Kim), Wolters Kluwer 1st ed. (2021)
  • Connecticut Can Take a Stand for Equality (with Patience Crozier), CT Post, Dec. 26, 2020

Other Professional Highlights

  • Led WeCare Coalition to pass the Connecticut Parentage Act, Proposed Bill 6321; lead testimony at Public Hearing before the Joint Judiciary Committee (Mar. 8, 2021)

 

Nicholas Parrillo

Lectures and Addresses

  • “A Critical Assessment of the Originalist Case Against Administrative Regulatory Power: New Evidence from the Federal Tax on Private Real Estate in the 1790s,” Power in the Administrative State Workshop, University of Pennsylvania, Jan. 22, 2021
  • Darling Foundation Originalism Works in Progress Conference, Feb. 19, 2021
  • Commentator on Gregory Ablavsky’s Federal Ground, Stanford Center for Law and History, Feb. 16, 2021

Publications

  • Towards an Administrative Law of Central Banking (with Peter Conti-Brown and Yair Listokin), Yale J. on Reg. 38 (2021): 1

Other Professional Highlights

  • Appointed William K. Townsend Professor of Law

 

Robert C. Post

Lectures and Addresses

  • Lecture on Dignitary Privacy and Data Privacy, Renmin Law School in Beijing, Oct. 16, 2020
  • “Holmes, Van Devanter, McReynolds, and Brandeis,” NYU Legal History Colloquium, Mar. 1, 2021
  • NIFLA and the Construction of Compelled Speech Doctrine,” Addison C. Harris Lecture at Indiana Law School, Mar. 5, 2021

Publications

Other Professional Highlights

  • Appointed Trustee of the Facebook Oversight Board Trust

 

George Priest

Lectures and Addresses

  • Participated in a panel discussion on the paper, “A Look at Certain Regional Disputes over the Allocation of Water Resources” by Salem Chalabi, Yale Law School’s Middle East Legal Studies Seminar

Publications

  • “The Antitrust Attack on Big Tech,” Competition Policy International’s Antitrust Chronicle issue on “2021 Antitrust Horizons” (Mar., 2021).
  • The Political Order and the Market Order (forthcoming). 

 

W. Michael Reisman

Lectures and Addresses

  • Foreign Policy Association Board Meeting (virtual) Oct. 23, 2020
  • American Journal of International Law Board of Editors’ Meeting (virtual) Oct. 30, 2020
  • American Journal of International Law Board of Editors’ Meeting (virtual) Mar. 19, 2021

 

Judith Resnik

Lectures and Addresses

  • Presenter: Time-in-Cell, 2020: A Nationwide Snapshot of Solitary Confinement, webinar hosted by the Liman Center for Public Interest Law, Oct. 21, 2020
  • Presenter: Remote Courts & Access to Justice, webinar hosted by the State/Federal Judicial Education Program, Springfield, Illinois, Oct. 22, 2020
  • Commentator: Voting in Detention: Jails, Prisons, and the Right to Vote in Connecticut, webinar hosted by the Liman Center for Public Interest Law, Oct. 27, 2020
  • Discussant: All Rise: A Discussion on the Legacy of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, online event hosted by Long Wharf Theatre in cooperation with SCOTUS Theater, Oct. 29, 2020
  • Presenter: Punishment in Prison: Constituting the “Normal” and the “Atypical” in Solitary and Other Forms of Confinement, for the International Symposium on Solitary Confinement, Thomas Jefferson University, Nov. 5-6, 2020
  • Discussant: The Independence of the Judiciary in the EU, online event hosted by the Yale Law School European Law Association, Nov. 13, 2020
  • Speaker: Remembering Ruth Bader Ginsberg, online event hosted for Law Justice and Development Week 2020, by World Bank Group, Nov. 16, 2020
  • Panelist: Aspiring States in Complex National Constellations, for the panel, Struggles for Dignity in Adversity and De-Provincializing the Post-National Constellation, for the virtual conference, In Search of the Concrete Universal: A Conference in Honor of Seyla Benhabib, Dec. 11, 2020
  • Moderator/Commentator: Encountering the State’s Punitive Powers: Seeing, Building, Reading, and Understanding the Impact of the Carceral State, Section on Law and the Humanities, co-sponsored by Criminal Justice and Minority Groups, American Association of Law Schools, Jan. 8, 2021
  • Guest: “Justice Personified” on the podcast, Lady Justice: Women of the Court, with Justice Rhonda Wood, Arkansas Supreme Court; Chief Justice Bridget McCormack, Michigan Supreme Court; Justice Eva Guzman, Texas Supreme Court; and Justice Beth Walker, West Virginia Supreme Court of Appeals, Jan. 27, 2021;  https://www.podbean.com/ew/pb-b5i3d-fb86af
  • Panelist: Reforming the Supreme Court, for the Deliberative Citizenship Initiative virtual forum, Davidson College, Feb. 11, 2021
  • Speaker: The Puzzles of Procedure(s): In Search of Trans-procedural Substantive Norms, circa 2021, for the panel, The Future of the Field, for the virtual conference, Civil Procedure, Judicial Administration, and the Future of Field: A Festschrift in Honor of Stephen B. Burbank, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Feb. 12-13, 2021
  • Co-Sponsor: The Grande-Synthe Decision: A Conversation about National Climate Commitments, Accountability, and the Role of Courts, sponsored by Yale Center for Environmental Law and Policy, the Gruber Project in Global Justice and Women’s Rights, the Global Constitutionalism Seminar, the Yale Environmental Law Association, and the Yale Law School European Law Association, Feb. 24, 2021
  • Panelist: The Disparate Burdens of COVID-19, for the virtual seminar series COVID-19 and the Law: Disruption, Impact, and Legacy, sponsored by The Petrie-Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Biotechnology, and Bioethics at Harvard Law School in collaboration with the Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy at Yale Law School, Mar. 3, 2021; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2qjO8fR84AU&t=5714s
  • Commentator for the virtual panel: Justice in a Brave New World?, QU-Yale Dispute Resolution Speaker Series, Mar. 12, 2021
  • Convenor and Interviewer: Looking Back, Looking Forward: A Conversation with Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro, for the virtual conference, Coping with Unimaginable Challenges and Exploring New Opportunities, 24th Annual Liman Colloquium, Apr. 8, 2021
  • Moderator: “Probation to Prison: Race and the Structure of Sanctions in Probation Supervision” with Ryan Sakoda and Fiona Doherty, for the virtual QU-Yale Dispute Resolution Speaker Series sponsored by the Center for Dispute Resolution, Quinnipiac University School of Law and the Arthur Liman Center for Public Interest Law at Yale, Apr. 14, 2021

Publications

  • "The size of the Supreme Court is only part of the problem," CNN.com, Oct. 14, 2020
  • “Unlocking Courts: Ending arbitration mandates and gag orders,” Hearst Connecticut Media Group, Mar. 25, 2021

Other Professional Highlights

  • Testimony submitted for the Record in Support of S.B. 1059, known as the “PROTECT Act,” and addressing solitary confinement, hearing held on Mar. 22, 2021 before the Judiciary Committee, Mar. 29, 2021

 

Carol Rose

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Racial Covenants, Redlining, and Residential Discrimination,” Black Law Students Association Forum, University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, Tucson, Arizona, Oct. 22, 2020
  • “Earl Dickerson and the Battle to End Racially Restrictive Covenants,” Earl B. Dickerson Centennial Conference, University of Chicago Law School, Oct. 30, 2020
  • “Harnessing the Preferences of Other: Gun Control in Private Land Use, Quinnipiac Conference on Voluntary Gun Control,” Quinnipiac Law School, Hamden, CT, Nov. 13, 2020
  • “The past and present of racially restrictive covenants,” Seminar on the Legacies of Racially Restrictive Covenants, American Bar Association Professors’ Corner, Jan. 12, 2021

Publications

  • Réflexions sur les biens communs, 106 Droit et Société 753-769 (2020) (French translation of the speech Thinking About the Commons, Université Sciences Po, Paris, Apr. 18, 2019). Revised version published as Thinking About the Commons, 14 International Journal of the Commons 557 (2020)

 

Cristina Rodríguez

Lectures and Addresses

Book Lectures on The President and Immigration Law (2020):

  • The Texas Tribune Festival 
  • Center for Migration Studies 
  • Migration Policy Institute 
  • Bryant Park Reading Room 
  • National Constitution Center Town Hall 
  • New York Historical Society 
  • Lillian Goldman Library Faculty Book Series 
  • Yale Club of New York City 
  • UCLA Center for the Study of International Migration & UCSD Center for Comparative Immigration Studies 
  • Chicago Seminary Bookstore 
  • Fragomen Annual Immigration Law Conference 
  • Center for the Study of Representative Institutions at Yale 
  • National Constitutional Law Workshop, Rehnquist Center, University of Arizona 
  • Zolberg Institute on Migration and Mobility  
  • Immigration Seminar Series, The Graduate Center (CUNY) 
  • St. Mary’s Law School Annual Immigration Symposium 
  • Columbia Law School Public Law Workshop 
  • American Constitution Society talks at Harvard, Stanford, Berkeley, Michigan, and University of Chicago

Publications

 

Susan Rose Ackerman

Lectures and Addresses

  • Member of the panel for the Financial Accountability and Transparency Initiative, established by the UN General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council. Its final report “Financial integrity for Sustainably Development,” was issued on Feb. 25, 2021. Briefed officials in the US Treasury Department on FACTI report.
  • Museum of Political Corruption, Albany NY, and Open World Leadership: Zoom meeting with anti-corruption activists from Serbia, Feb. 17 and 24, 2021
  • Meeting of the Academic Advisory Committee for CIDE (Centro de Investigacion y Docencia Economicas), Mexico, via Zoom, Mar. 8-9, 2021

Publications

  • Corruption and COVID-19, in English and in Spanish, 20 Eunomía (a Spanish journal), 2021  www.uc3m.es/eunomia

Other Professional Highlights

  • Chair, Briggs Prize Committee, awarded for best article published in European Political Science in 2020

 

David Schleicher

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The 2020 Election,” a conversation with Benjamin Wallace-Wells of The New Yorker, Yale Law School, Oct. 28, 2020
  • “Land Use With Zoning,” A Discussion, Mercatus Center, Dec. 1, 2021
  • “The 17th Amendment: A Debate,” Yale Buckley Program, Feb. 11, 2021
  • Hosted “Digging a Hole: The Legal Theory Podcast,” a weekly podcast on legal theory

Publications

  • Houston after Siegan, A new foreword for Land Use Without Zoning by Bernard Siegan, Dec. 1, 2021
  • Constitutional Law for NIMBYs: A Review of “Principles of Home Rule for the 21st Century” by The National League of Cities, 81 Ohio St. L.J. 883 (2021)

Selected Media Appearances

  • Guest on “Here’s the Thing with Alec Baldwin” podcast, WNYC, Oct. 20, 2020
  • Guest on “Our Homes: Ending the Housing Crisis” Webinar with Hawaii State Sen. Stanley Chang, Oct 26, 2020
  • Quoted in David Freedlander, How Will Ranked-Choice Voting Affect NYC’s Mayoral Race?, NY Magazine, Feb 13, 2021
  • Discussed in Jerusalem Demsas, COVID-19 caused a recession. So why did the housing market boom?, Vox, Feb 5, 2021
  • Discussed in Jay Ruckelshaus, A Way to Tamp Down the Toxic Politics of National Identity, Governing Magazine, Mar. 9, 2021

 

Vicki Schultz

Lectures and Addresses

  • Lecture on Feminist Theory, presented at Foundations of American Legal Thought seminar, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, Apr. 14, 2021
  • Talk, Admitted Students Program: Gender Justice and LGBTQIA+ Rights @YLS: A Faculty and Student Perspective, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, Apr. 12, 2021
  • Talk, Women’s Empowerment Conference, Law Panel, Confidence and Ambition, Yale University, New Haven, CT, Apr. 11, 2021
  • “Sexual Harassment Law in the Age of #Me Too,” presented at Sexual Harassment Policy Lab, University of Pennsylvania Law School, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 26, 2020

Publications

  • Reconceptualizing Sexual Harassment, Again, 128 Yale L.J.F. 22 (2018). Reprinted in Feminism and Law (Anna Micaela Alterio, Alejandra Martinez Veràstegui, Suprema Corta de Justicia de la Naciòn, 2020)

Selected Media Appearances

 

James Whitman

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Hitler's American Model,” Johns Hopkins University
  • “The American Influence on Nazi Race Law: Assessing U.S. Responsibility,” University of Wisconsin
  • “From Masters of Slaves to Lords of Lands: The Transformation of Ownership in the Western World,” American Society for Comparative Law, Works in Progress Workshop

Publications

  • Hitler’s American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law (Italian edition), LEG edizione Srl Unipersonale

 

Michael Wishnie

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Veterans Advocacy Today,” University of Connecticut School of Law (Nov. 2020)
  • "Exiled: A Commentary on the Deportation of Veterans,” Boston College Law School (Nov. 2020
  • “Immigration, Civil Rights, and Anti-Racism: The Legacy of Jean v. Nelson,” New York University School of Law (Oct. 2020)

Publications

  • Call Air Traffic Control! Confronting Crisis as Lawyers and Teachers (with Muneer Ahmad), in Ray Brescia & Eric K. Stern, eds., Crisis Lawyering: Effective Legal Advocacy in Emergency Situations (NYU Press: 2021)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Skaar v. Wilkie, 33 Vet. App. 127 (2020) (in first appellate class action ever certified in Veterans Court, holding that denial of disability compensation benefits to class of veterans who participated in 1966 nuclear disaster clean-up in Palomares, Spain was arbitrary and capricious)
  • Kennedy v. McCarthy, 2020 WL 7706604 (D.Conn. Dec. 28, 2020) (granting preliminary approval to settlement in nation-wide class action on behalf of post-9/11 U.S. Army veterans with a less-than-fully-honorable discharge and PTSD, traumatic brain injury, or an experience of military sexual trauma)

 

John Witt

Lectures and Addresses

  • COVID, Executive Powers, Emergency Powers, and Civil Liberties, Virtual COVID-19 Workshop, Solomon Center for Health Law & Policy, Oct. 21, 2020
  • American Contagions: A History, The Yale Club of New York City, Oct. 21, 2020
  • American Contagions: A Legal History of Epidemics, Davenport College Tea, Oct. 27, 2020
  • “Scrambling the New Sanitarian Synthesis: Civil Liberties and Public Health in the Age of COVID-19,” University of Chicago Legal Forum Symposium: Law for the Next Pandemic, Nov. 6, 2020
  • Author Meets Readers: Judicial Studies Program at the University of Reno, Jan. 6, 2021
  • American Contagions: A Legal History of Epidemics, University of Southern California, Center for Law, History, and Culture, Feb. 3, 2021
  • The Long History of the Coronavirus Crisis, University College London, Mar. 22, 2021

Publications

Selected Media Appearances

  • C-Span After Words with Lawrence Gostin, Oct. 26, 2020
  • Appearance on Boston Public Radio, Nov. 17
  • Appearance on Wisconsin Public Radio, Nov. 17

Other Professional Highlights

  • Hate and Forgiveness: Lessons from Rwanda, a Davenport College Tea, with Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, Oct. 14, 2020
  • Apollo’s Arrow: The Profound and Enduring Impact of Coronavirus on the Way We Live, a Davenport College Tea, with Nicholas Christakis, Nov. 2, 2020
  • We Hold the Government to Its Word, A Conversation about McGirt v. Oklahoma, a Davenport College Tea, with Jeff Fife, Ashleigh Fixico, and Gerald Torres, McGirt, Nov. 5, 2020
  • Pennsylvania Canvas and Pre-Canvas Observer for Josh Shapiro in the 2020 General Election, Luzerne County, Nov. 3-6, 2020 
  • Fighting for Low-Income First Gen Students: A Davenport Alum in the Trenches,  A Davenport College Tea with Kimberly Jones, Nov. 11, 2020
  • Yale Law School Class of 1998 Book Event on James Copland’s The Unelected, Nov. 16, 2020
  • How Pandemics Have Shaped the Law, KPFA Radio, Dec. 2, 2020
  • Pandemics and the Law, Jackson Hole Monday Morning Club, Dec. 14, 2020
  • Three Equations of Happiness, a Davenport College Tea with Arthur Brooks, Feb. 18, 2021
  • Governing in the City, a Davenport College Tea with Kevin Alvarez, Mar. 10, 2021
  • A Beginner’s Guide to America, a Davenport College Tea with Roya Hakakian, Mar. 24, 2021