Winter 2020 Faculty Activities

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Winter 2020 Faculty Activities

Bruce Ackerman


• Impeachment Proceedings Could Launch International Crises, Cheddar, Sept. 25, 2019

• Why Trump’s Play is Blatantly Unconstitutional, Politico, July 11, 2019

• Scholars Letter: It’s Time to End Life Tenure on the Supreme Court, Supreme Court Term Limits, July 8, 2019

• It’s Time to End Life Tenure on the Supreme Court, Campaign for Supreme Court Term Limits, July 8, 2019

• La Cour suprême brésilienne a le devoir de libérer Lula et d’annuler sa condamnation (The Brazilian Supreme Court Has the Duty to Free Lula from Prison and Annul His Conviction), Le Monde, June 25, 2019

• Legal Scholars' Letter on Initiating a Congressional Lawsuit to End Illegal U.S. Role in Yemen War, Volokh Conspiracy, June 10, 2019

• Mueller is Right: It’s Up to Congress to Act, and Impeachment Isn’t the Only Option, L.A. Times, May 29, 2019

• Interview: Bruce Ackerman on Trump’s Bastille Day on July 4th, France 24 Television, July 4, 2019

• Interview: Constitutional Crisis?, Don Lemon Show, CNN, May 8, 2019

• Interview: The Constitutional Stakes of the 2020 Election, National Constitution Center Podcast, June 6, 2019

• Interview: Revolutionary Constitutions, National Constitution Center Podcast, June 3, 2019

• Revolutionary Constitutions (Harvard University Press, May 2019)

Anne L. Alstott


• The Public Option (with Ganesh Sitaraman) (Harvard University Press, 2019)

• There Should be a Public Option for Everything (with Ganesh Sitaraman), N.Y. Times, July 6, 2019

• When Millions Can’t Afford to Retire, the U.S. Needs a Better Option (with Ganesh Sitaraman), The Atlantic, July 11, 2019

Ian Ayres

lectures and addresses

• "Allowing Consumers to Expropriate Aesthetically Functional Trade Dress,” IIT Chicago-Kent College of Law


• Temporary Restraining Orders in Connecticut Don’t Always Take Effect; That Needs to Change (with Brendan Costello), Hartford Courant, Oct. 6, 2019

• Guess How Much Cheaper Your Auto Loan Would Be If Dealers Had To Play Fair, Wash. Post, June 26, 2019

• How We Learned to Love the Toll (with Steven Berry, Kenneth Gillingham & Barry Nalebuff), Hartford Courant, June 14, 2019

Jack M. Balkin

lectures and addresses

• "Information Fiduciaries and Digital Privacy," Aspen-MIT Conference on Internet, Big Data and Algorithms, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, May 12, 2019

• "An Introduction to Framework Originalism," Originalism Boot Camp, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Washington, DC, May 21, 2019

• "The Three Cycles of American Politics," Conference on Democracy and Dysfunction, Drake Law School, Des Moines, IA, Sept. 21, 2019

• "Democracy and Dysfunction," Harvard Law School, Cambridge, MA, Oct. 3, 2019


• Democracy and Dysfunction (with Sanford Levinson)(University of Chicago Press, 2019)

Guido Calabresi

lectures and addresses

• Spoke at Canadian Institute of Advanced Legal Studies at Queens’ College, Cambridge, England, on “A Non-Ideological Critique of the United States Supreme Court: The Need for Dialogue,” July 2-4, 2019

• Gave a Lectio Magistralis at the Corte dei Conti, Rome, Italy, on “La rivincita del Diritto” ("The Law’s Comeback"), July 9, 2019

• Attended a symposium on Innovation, Justice, and Globalization at Harvard Law School in honor of Jerome Reichman and gave a keynote address entitled “Liability Rules: What They Are and What They Are Not,” Sept. 27, 2019

• Gave a talk entitled "Clerking on the Supreme Court 61 Years Ago,” at a 100th anniversary reunion of all Supreme Court law clerks, Oct. 5, 2019

• Spoke to an undergraduate constitutional law class at Quinnipiac University, Oct. 10, 2019

• Principal speaker at Conclusion of the 16th Year of the Doctoral Course in Law at Trento University, spoke on "Il rapporto fra diritto, economia ed altri campi: la rivincita del diritto" ("The Relationship Between Law, Economics, and Other Fields: The Law’s Comeback"), Oct. 24, 2019

• Addressed new and current doctoral students at Trento University on "Al Miglior Fabbro: Il Maestro E L’Allievo Nella Ricerca Universitaria," ("The Teacher and Student in University Research"), Oct. 24, 2019

• Gave opening address at a conference on Impresa, mercati e tutela civile (Business, Markets and Civil Regulation), University of Trento, and spoke on "The Coming of Driverless Cars and Its Radical Consequences for Law," Oct. 25, 2019; presided over the first session of the conference on Civil Regulation of Economic Activity

• Participated in an Aspen Italy Roundtable in Rome on "Come massimizzare Il patrimonio energetico dell’Italia" ("How to Maximize the Energy Patrimony of Italy"), Nov. 6, 2019

• Gave introduction to a conference sponsored by the Osservatorio Giordano Dell’Amore, Il Futuro Del Lavoro E I Lavori Del Futuro (The Future of Work and the Work of the Future), Milan, Italy, Nov. 15, 2019

• Presided over and spoke at the first session of a conference in honor of Carlo Castronovo on The Science of Civil Law and Its International Dimension, Catholic University in Milan, Italy, Nov. 15, 2019


Professor Fleming James Jr. (1904-1981) at 259-287, in Scholars of Tort Law (James Goudkamp & Donal Nolan eds.) (Hart Publishing, 2019)


Amy Chua

lectures and addresses

• “Reflections: Career, Parenting, and Being a Perpetual Outsider,” Calvin Li Memorial Asian American Heritage Week Lecture, Rockville, MD, May 11, 2019

• “Reflections of a Tiger Mother,” SupChina Women and China Conference, New York, NY, May 20, 2019

• "Reflections: My Personal and Professional Journey,” National Security Agency, Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month, Washington, DC, May 21, 2019

• "Political Tribes,” ADL National Leadership Summit, Washington, DC, June 2, 2019

• “Political Tribes,” Harvard Club, New York, NY, June 26, 2019

• “Political Tribes,” University Club, New York, NY, July 17, 2019

• “Foreign Policy and Political Tribalism,” World Affairs Forum, Stamford, CT, July 21, 2019

• "Overcoming Political Tribalism and Recovering our American Democracy: A Conversation between Amy Chua and John Danforth,” Danforth Center on Religion & Politics,” St. Louis, MO, Sept. 12, 2019

• “Day of Empire,” Yale School of Management, Sept. 24, 2019

• "Political Tribalism: A Conversation with Amy Chua and Walter Russell Mead,” The Hannah Arendt Center, Bard University, New York, NY, Oct. 3, 2019

Fiona M. Doherty

lectures and addresses

• Moderator and Commentator, "Creating New Data: The Impact of Law School Research," Liman Colloquium, Yale Law School, Apr. 2019

• Panelist, "An Exploration of Probation," Law Review Symposium, University of Georgia Law School, Oct. 2019


• Testing Periods and Outcome Determination in Criminal Cases, 103 Minn. L. Rev. 1699 (2019)

other professional highlights

• Director, Jerome N. Frank Legal Services Organization (LSO) (Spring 2019 and Fall 2019)

• The State of Connecticut established and funded a new unit of the state Public Defender’s Office to represent people in parole revocation hearings in response to the clinic’s work on parole revocation reform

• Member, Criminal Justice Act Attorney Advisory Group, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Justin Driver

lectures and addresses

• “Keynote Address: Are Public Schools Becoming Constitution-Free Zones?,” Allegheny College, Allegheny, PA


• Jay Gatsby, Justice Douglas, and the Significance of Class in American Society, in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature, and Economic Transformations (Alison LaCroix, Saul Levmore & Martha C. Nussbaum eds.) (Oxford University Press, 2019)

• 2018 The Supreme Court Review (edited with David A. Strauss & Geoffrey R. Stone) (University of Chicago Press, 2019)

other professional highlights

• Honorable Mention, Silver Gavel Award, American Bar Association, The Schoolhouse Gate

• Shortlisted for Phi Beta Kappa’s Ralph Waldo Emerson Book Award, The Schoolhouse Gate

• Honorable Mention, 2019 Scribes Book Award, The Schoolhouse Gate

Robert C. Ellickson

lectures and addresses

• Presentation to GRIDAUH (Groupement de recherche sur les institutions et le droit de l'aménagement, de l'urbanisme et de l'habitat), “The Law of Urbanism: Differences Between France and the United States,” Paris 1 School of Law, Paris, France, Apr. 10, 2019

• Panelist, “Lessons in the Comparative Law of the Commons—the North-American Experience,” Sciences-Po Law School, Paris, France, Apr. 18-19, 2019

• Panelist, “What Do We Know About the Role of Housing Regulations in Local Housing Prices?,” Federal Reserve Bank of Minneapolis conference on Expanding and Diversifying Housing: Approaches and Impacts on Opportunity, Minneapolis, MN, Oct. 3-4, 2019

other professional highlights

• Meetings of Advisors, Restatement of the Law Fourth Property, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 26, 2019


William N. Eskridge, Jr.

lectures and addresses

• The Cutler Lecture at the College of William and Mary, “Why Marriage Equality Prevailed and Lessons for Other Social Movements,” Oct. 17, 2019

• “The Human Costs of Anti-LGBTQ+ Discrimination,” Northwestern University School of Law (Aug. 2019) and College of William and Mary (Oct. 18, 2019)

• “Developments in Statutory Interpretation and How the Doctrines Don’t Affect the Justices’ Votes in the LGBT Title VII Cases,” Governance Institute, Georgetown University Law Center, Sept. 20, 2019

• “From ‘Outlaws’ to ‘Inlaws,’” Excerpt from forthcoming book on the Marriage Debate, 1967-2017, Yale Law School Faculty Workshop, Aug. 2019


• Legislation and Regulation: Statutes and the Creation of Public Policy (Sixth Edition, Oct. 2019) (with James Brudney, Josh Chafetz, Phil Frickey & Elizabeth Garrett)

• Religious Freedom, LGBT Rights, and the Prospects for Common Ground (2019) (with Robin Wilson)

Daniel C. Esty

lectures and addresses

• "Climate Change Metrics at the Subnational Level,” Imperial College, London, UK, May 2, 2019

• “Policy and Finance Mechanisms for Decarbonization,” Aspen Energy Week, Aspen, CO, Aug. 9, 2019

• "Litigating Climate Change,” Yale Global Constitutionalism Seminar, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, Sept. 12, 2019

• “Transition to a Low-Carbon World,” State Street ESG Forum, Boston, MA, Sept. 19, 2019

• "A Better Planet Climate Week Preview,” Yale Club of New York, New York, NY, Sept. 22, 2019

• “Climate Change Progress at the Global, Federal, State, and Local Levels,” Gunn Memorial Library, Washington, CT, Oct. 8, 2019

• “Beyond Externalities: New Thinking on Regulatory Reform,” American College of Environmental Lawyers,” Williamsburg, VA, Oct. 12, 2019


• A Better Planet: 40 Big Ideas for a Sustainable Future (ed.) New Haven: Yale University Press (2019)

• The Labyrinth of Sustainability: Green Business Lessons from Latin American Corporate Leaders (ed.) New Haven: Anthem Press (2019)

• Free Trade and Environmental Protection, in The Global Environment, 5th edition, (Regina S. Axelrod & Stacy D. VanDeveer eds.) Washington, DC: Sage Publishing (2019)

• Harnessing Investor Interest in Sustainability: The Next Frontier in Environmental Information Regulation (with Quentin Karpilow), Yale J. on Reg., Volume 36, Issue 2, (July 2019)

James Forman, Jr.

lectures and addresses

• Philanthropy Northwest Roundtable, Racial Equity Speaker Series, Apr. 18, 2019

• 2019 Family Division Education Conference, Apr. 29, 2019

• Schomburg: Black Freedom Struggle, New York, NY, May 2, 2019

• Order of the Coif lecture, The University of Washington School of Law, May 9, 2019

• Southern Center for Human Rights, Atlanta, GA, June 6, 2019

• Wisconsin Bar Association and YLS Alumni DC event, June 13, 2019

• Order of the Coif lecture, The University of Richmond Law School, Sept. 12, 2019

• Cornell Prison Education Program, Sept. 16, 2019

• Order of the Coif Lecture, University of Alabama Law School, Sept. 19, 2019

• Morehouse College and University of New Orleans, Sept. 26, 2019

• Louisiana State University, Sept. 27, 2019

• Root & Rebound's 5th Annual Benefit, San Francisco, CA, Oct. 3, 2019

• California State Dominguez Hills, Oct. 10, 2019


• Justice Sometimes Needs a Do-over, Wash. Post, Sept. 20, 2019

other professional highlights

• Trustee, Council on Criminal Justice

Heather K. Gerken

lectures and addresses

• “Introductory Remarks,” Yale Law Women Alumni Achievement Award to Stacey Abrams, Yale Law School, Apr. 17, 2019

• Remarks, “Unveiling of a Portrait of Robert Post,” Yale Law School, Apr. 18, 2019

• Remarks, Yale Legacy Speaker Series, Greenberg Center, Yale University, May 2, 2019

• Remarks, Yale Law School Fund Board Dinner, May 8, 2019

• Remarks, Yale Law School Center for the Study of Corporate Law Dinner, Century Association, New York, May 13, 2019

• Yale Law School Commencement Address, New Haven, CT, May 20, 2019

• Eulogy for Michael Varet, New York, May 23, 2019

• Remarks, Presentation of the Yale Law and Business Society Award to Michael Chae, Simpson & Thacher, New York, June 10, 2019

• Convocation, Yale Law School, Aug. 19, 2019

• “Conversation with James Forman,” Yale Law School Orientation, Aug. 22, 2019

• "Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan,” Anderson Lecture, Yale Law School, Sept. 11, 2019

• “State of the School and Presentation of the Award of Merit,” Yale Law School Alumni Weekend, Oct. 19, 2019

• "Conversation with Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor” as part of Alumni Weekend 2019, and 150-year celebration of Women at Yale, Woolsey Hall, Yale University, Oct. 19, 2019

Abbe R. Gluck

lectures and addresses

• “Affordable Care Act Entrenchment,” Emory Law School, Apr. 2019

• Co-Convenor and Speaker, The ACA at 10, Yale Law School Solomon Center for Health Law and Policy 2019 Conference, Sept. 2019

• “Ten Years of the Affordable Care Act in Court,” Georgetown Law School, O’Neill Center/Law Review Symposium, Oct. 2019

• Moderator, Yale Law Women panel on “Regulating Gender and Sexuality under Trump,” Yale Law School Alumni Weekend, Oct. 18, 2019

• Speaker, “Amicus Briefs,” Yale Law School Alumni Weekend, Oct. 19, 2019

other professional highlights

• "The Trump Administration’s Attack on the ACA: Reversal in Court Case Threatens Health Care for Millions of Americans,” Statement given at Hearing before the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, 116th Congress (July 2019)

• Opinion Analysis: Notice and Comment under the Medicare Act, No Big Moves for the APA (with Anne Joseph O’Connell), Scotusblog, June 4, 2019

• Ensuring Equity and Justice in the Care and Outcomes of Patients With Cancer (with Blase N. Polite & Otis W. Brawley; Matt Nguyen ‘19 and Eugene Rusyn '17), JAMA, Apr. 2019


Oona A. Hathaway

lectures and addresses

• Roundtable on the Current State of the Liberal International Order, Fordham Law School, New York, NY, Oct. 12, 2019

• "The Future of the Liberal International Order" International Law Weekend, Fordham Law School, New York, NY, Oct. 11, 2019

• "National Security and the Surveillance State," Media Freedom and Information Access Clinic Conference on “Accountability in the Trump Era," Oct. 4, 2019

• "How Well the Transparency Regime Works: A Qualitative and Quantitative Assessment," Yale-Virginia Foreign Relations Workshop, Duke Law School, Sept. 28, 2019

• "Reviving Congress’s War Powers," Open Society Institute, Washington, DC, Sept. 14, 2019

• "The Internationalists," 2019 Arizona State Bar Convention, Phoenix, AZ, June 27, 2019

• "Power over Proxies: Legal Responsibilities in the 21st Century," Oslo Forum, Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue & Norwegian Foreign Ministry, Oslo, Norway, June 18, 2019

• "The Internet is Everywhere and Nowhere" (convenor and moderator), Second Circuit Judicial Conference, Mohonk Mountain House, New Paltz, NY, June 6, 2019

• Roundtable on “State Cyber Interventions below the Threshold of Use of Force: Challenges in the Application of International Law,” Chatham House, London, UK, Apr. 30, 2019

• "The Secret State: How Secrecy Undermines Democracy and Makes Us Less Safe," Centre for International Studies, London School of Economics and Political Science, London, UK, Apr. 29, 2019

• Delegate (Acting) to the American Council of Learned Societies Annual Meeting, New York, NY, Apr. 26, 2019

• Commentary on the Tanner Lectures on Human Values at the University of California, Berkeley, by Arthur Ripstein, Apr. 2019


• Aiding and Abetting in International Law, 104 Cornell L. Rev. (2019) (with Srinath Kethireddy, Alexandra Francis, Alyssa Yamamoto & Aaron Haviland)

• A Comparative Foreign Relations Law Agenda: Opportunities and Challenges, in Oxford Handbook of Comparative Foreign Relations Law (Curtis Bradley ed., 2019)

• International Law and Its Transformation Through the Outlawry of War, in International Affairs (Cambridge University Press 2019) (with Scott Shapiro)

• Yemen: Is the U.S. Breaking the Law?, Harv. Nat'l Security Rev. (2019) (with Srinath Kethireddy, Alexandra Francis, Alyssa Yamamoto & Aaron Haviland)

• What is a War Crime?, Yale J. Int'l L. (2019) (with Paul Strauch, Beatrice Walton & Zoe Weinberg)

• The Missing State Department Memo on US Officials’ Possible Aiding and Abetting Saudi War Crimes, Just Security, July 24, 2019

• Bolton’s Stated Predicate for War With Iran Doesn’t Work, Just Security, May 31, 2019

• Trump’s Golan Policy and Its Threat to the Post-War International Legal Order (with Scott Shapiro), Just Security, May 16, 2019

• What is a War Crime? (with Paul Strauch, Beatrice Walton & Zoe Weinberg), Just Security (Apr. 15, 2019)

other professional highlights

• Appointed to Provost's Advisory Committee on Global Strategy, Yale University


Paul W. Kahn

lectures and addresses

• Lecture sponsored by Argentine Senate, “American Constitutionalism”

• Lecture at University of Buenos Aires, “On the Cultural Study of Law”

• University of Lisbon: Book Conference on new book, Origins of Order

• Keynote Address, “Law and Representation: Observations from an American Constitutionalist,” Telos Conference, Berlin


• Origins of Order: Project and System in the American Legal Imagination (Yale Press, 2019)

Harold Hongju Koh,

lectures and addresses

• "A Conversation with David Goldbloom,” Stratford Festival, Stratford, Ontario, Oct. 6, 2019

• "A Conversation with Samantha Power and Jake Sullivan,” Yale Law School, Oct. 2, 2019

• “National Security Scholarship,” Yale Graduate Student Seminar, Sept. 4, 2019

• "How’s the Prince of Wales?,” Yale Law School Graduate Student Orientation, Aug. 19, 2019

• “The Trump Administration and International Law,” Yale Young Global Scholars, Politics, Law & Economics Session, July 31, 2019

• “Interview for 2018-19 Goodhart Professor Archives,” Squire Law Library, Cambridge, UK, May 28, 2019

• “The Trump Administration and the Rule of Law,” Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland, May 27, 2019

• “The Trump Administration and International Law,” The Blackstone Chambers, London, UK, May 17, 2019 • “The Trump Administration and International Law,” Hillary Rodham Clinton School of Law, University of Swansea, Swansea, Wales, May 15, 2019

• The Trump Administration and International Law,” University of Sheffield, Sheffield, UK, May 14, 2019

• "The Trump Administration and International Law,” League of Nations Conference, University of Leicester, Sheffield, UK, May 9, 2019

• “The Trump Administration and International Law,” Keynote Address, David Caron Conference, School of Transnational Law, London, UK, Apr. 26, 2019

• “The Trump Administration and International Law,” University of Colorado School of Law, Boulder, Colorado, Apr. 18, 2019

• The Trump Administration and International Law,” Phi Beta Kappa Lecture, Albion College, Albion, MI, Apr. 5, 2019

• “Transnational Legal Studies,” Center for Transnational Legal Studies, Middle Temple, London, UK, Mar. 6, 2019

• “From 9/11 to 11/9: The Yale Law School Clinics and the Rule of Law in the Age of Trump,” Yale Law School Alumni Association, New York, NY, Feb. 6, 2019

legal activities

• Argued in Opposition to Preliminary Objections, Russia vs. Ukraine (International Court of Justice, The Hague, June 3-7, 2019

• Argued in Opposition to Preliminary Objections, Russia v. Ukraine, Permanent Court of Arbitration, Case Concerning Maritime Rights in the Black Sea, Sea of Azov and Kerch Strait, The Hague, June 10-14, 2019

• Amicus briefs on behalf of former U.S. government officials for Yale Law School Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic in Supreme Court DACA case, Department of Homeland Security v. Regents of the University of California (Oct. 4, 2019), available at https://law.yale.edu/sites/default/files/area/clinic/document/rolc_national_security_officials_amicus_brief.pdf

• Asylum Ban/“Remain in Mexico” case, Innovation Law Lab v. Trump (9th Cir.), available at https://law.yale.edu/sites/default/files/documents/pdf/news/rol_amicus_brief_062619.pdf

• Transgender Ban in the Military Case, San Francisco/Oakland v. BP PLC et al. (9th Cir.), New York City v. BP PLC et al. (2d Circuit) and Rhode Island Climate Change Cases, for details, see https://law.yale.edu/studying-law-yale/clinical-and-experiential-learning/our-clinics/peter-gruber-rule- law-clinic


• Trump v. International Law: Who’s Winning,? 24 Australian J. Int'l L. 1 (2018)

• Trump’s Impeachment: What Comes Next, Yale Global Online, Oct. 3, 2019, available at

https://yaleglobal.yale.edu/content/trumps-impeachment-what-comes-next (co published with Just Security Blog https://www.justsecurity.org/66363/top-expert-backgrounder-trumps-impeachment-what-comes-next/

• Interpreting the 25th Amendment: Major Controversies, Symposium: 50 Years with the 25th Amendment, 10 ConLawNow 263 (2019)

• Lea Brilmayer: How Contacts Count, Chap. 2 in Resolving Conflicts in the Law: Essays in Honour of Lea Brilmayer 20 (Chiara Georgetti & Natalie Klein eds. 2019)

John H. Langbein

lectures and addresses

• “From Property to Contract: Ramifications of the Revolution in Family Wealth Transmission in the USA,” May 30, 2019, University of Bergen, Norway, Conference, “The Changing Role of Property Law”

• "The Fiduciary Duties of Conflicted Trustees,” Institute for the Fiduciary Standard, Boston University Law School, Sept. 16, 2019

• "ERISA’s Role in the Demise of Defined Benefit Pension Plans,” American College of Employee Benefit Counsel, Washington, DC, Sept. 21, 2019

public service

• Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Attended plenary meeting in Anchorage, Alaska, July 11-15, 2019, for concluding presentation of draft Uniform Electronic Wills Act

Zachary Liscow

lectures and addresses

• "Infrastructure Costs," University of Chicago Law and Economics Workshop, Apr. 23, 2019

• "Infrastructure Costs," European Meeting of the Urban Economics Association, Amsterdam, June 1, 2019

• "Infrastructure Costs," NBER Summer Institute, Urban Economics, Cambridge, MA, July 23, 2019

other professional highlights

• Innovation Snowballing and Climate Law, 95 Wash. U. L. Rev. 385 (2017) (with Quentin Karpilow) selected as one of the 5 environmental law articles of the year by leading professors and practitioners and reprinted in the Land Use and Environment Law Review

Yair Listokin

lectures and addresses

• "Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions,” USC Law School Law and Economics, UC Irvine Law School, UCLA Lowell Milken Institute, Harvard Kennedy School Mossavar-Rahmani Center, University of Chicago Law School, Federal Reserve Board of Governors, IMF/World Bank Joint Seminar, Beijing University Law School, Tsinghua University Law School, Fudan University Law School, Asian Law and Economics Association (keynote address), Urban/Brookings Tax Policy Center, Washington Center for Equitable Growth, Boston University School of Law, Canadian Law and Economics Association

• "Law and Macro: What Else?," Georgetown Law School


• Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions (Harvard University Press, 2019)

• Posner on Tax: The Independent Investor Test, 86 U. Chi. L. Rev. 1159 (2019)

• Macroeconomics and the Law, 15 Ann. Rev. of Law & Social Science 377 (2019) (with Daniel Murphy)

Daniel Markovits

lectures and addresses

• American Association of Law Schools Section on Jurisprudence, Panel on Goldberg and Zipursky,

“Recognizing Wrongs,” Jan. 2019

• University of Paris II—Assas, "Mistake and Misunderstanding in Contract Law," Apr. 2019

• University of Paris Nanterre, 6th International Meeting in Law & Economics, “Who Owns What? Re-thinking Remedies in Private Law” (with Alan Schwartz), Apr. 2019

• NYU School of Law, Contract Theory Seminar, “Good Faith as Contract’s Core Value,” Apr. 2019

• London School of Economics, Morishima Lecture, “The Meritocracy Trap,” May 2019

• Universidad Di Tella, Buenos Aires, “La Trampa de la Meritocracia,” June 2019

• Buenos Aires, Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitutional y Política (SELA), Convener, June 2019

• Paris, France, University of Paris II and Yale Center for Private Law, Seminar on the Law and Philosophy of Equity, Convener, July 2019

• Conseil d’Etat, Lecture, “The Meritocratic Inheritance,” July 2019

• New York, Symphony Space, Reading Politics with the New Republic, “The Rigged Game,” Sept. 2019

• New York, Brooklyn Historical Society, “The Meritocracy Trap,” Sept. 2019

• Washington, DC, Politics & Prose, “The Meritocracy Trap,” Sept. 2019 • Yale Center for Private Law and Cegla Center, Tel Aviv, “The Market as a Legal Construct,” Convener, Sept. 2019

• London, How To Academy, “The Meritocracy Trap,” Sept. 2019


• The Meritocracy Trap (Penguin Press, 2019)

• American Universities Must Choose: Do they Want to be Equal or Elite?, Time, Oct. 2019

• Five Myths about Meritocracy, Wash. Post, Sept. 13, 2019

• Meritocracy’s Miserable Winners, or How Life Became an Endless, Terrible Competition, The Atlantic, Sept. 2019

Teresa Miguel-Stearns

lectures and addresses

• Presentation on the acquisition of rare books and special collections, Ethics and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Yale’s Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, May 15, 2019

• Presentation on research support and instructional offerings, Universidad Torcuato Di Tella, Buenos Aires (held in conjunction with SELA), June 5, 2019

• Hosted a meeting of law librarians from Argentina, Chile, and Mexico (held in conjunction with SELA), June 6–9, 2019

• Hosted joint exhibition and conference, “Trial by Media: The Queen Caroline Affair, Lewis Walpole Library and the Lillian Goldman Law Library, Oct. 4, 2019

• Hosted a meeting of law library directors from the nation’s top law schools to share information, best practices, and trends in law libraries, legal publishing, and scholarship, Oct. 7, 2019

other professional highlights

• The 2017 Yale Law Library Rare Book Room exhibit, "Woof, Moo & Grr: A Carnival of Animals in Law Books," on loan to the Thomas J. Meskill Law Library, University of Connecticut School of Law, summer 2019 (curated by writer, filmmaker, and professor of law Mark S. Weiner ‘00 with assistance from Rare Book Librarian Mike Widener)

• "Wobbling Justice: An Exhibition of Supreme Court Bobbleheads," on display at the Lillian Goldman Law Library (official repository of the United States Supreme Court Justice Bobbleheads, created by the Green Bag)

• Exhibit celebrating the life and work of the Honorable Ellen Bree Burns ‘47 (1923-2019) and the 2019-20 University-wide commemoration of Women at Yale 50/150

• "Literature Locked Up” exhibit for Banned Book Week (Sept. 22-28)

• Exhibit on "Blessed Barriers: Highlighting Foreign Language Materials in Law"

• Exhibit on "The Largest Witch Hunt in World History: The Basque Witch Trials (1609-1614)"


Samuel Moyn

lectures and addresses

• "Humane: The New Face of War” (National University of Singapore, Washington University-St. Louis, Tulane University, Brooklyn Law School)

• “History, Law, and the Rediscovery of Social Theory," University of Cambridge

• "On the Origins of Global Justice,” Princeton University

• “Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World,” Graduate Center of the City University of New York, New School University


• Louis Henkin, Human Rights, and American Jewish Constitutional Patriotism, in James Loeffler and Moria Paz eds., The Law of the Stranger: Jewish International Lawyers in the Twentieth Century (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019)

• Modernity and the Specter of Totalitarianism, in Warren Breckman and Peter E. Gordon eds., Cambridge History of Modern Thought, 2 vols. (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), 2: 417-37

• Derechos humanos: orígenes, posibilidades, y límites, in José Ramón Cossio, Pablo Mijangos & Erika Pani eds., Derecho y cambio social en la historia (Mexico City: El Colegio de México, 2019)

• Too Much Secularism?: Religious Freedom in European History and the European Court of Human Rights, in Nehal Bhuta ed., Freedom of Religion, Secularism, and Human Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019)

• The Doctor’s Plot: The Origins of the Philosophy of Human Rights, in Duncan Bell ed., Empire, Race, and Global Justice (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019)

• Impeachment Isn’t the Answer to America’s Political Crisis, The Guardian, Sept. 26, 2019

• Dominion: How Christianity Shaped Our World, Financial Times, Sept. 13, 2019

• The Hell of Meritocracy: An Interview with Daniel Markovits, Jacobin, Sept. 12, 2019

• The Mueller Fantasy Comes Crashing Down, N.Y. Times, July 26, 2019

• Can Pompeo Redefine Human Rights for the Trump Era?, The American Prospect, July 12, 2019

• We’re in an Anti-liberal Moment; Liberals Need Better Answers, Wash. Post, June 25, 2019

• The Nudgeocrat, The Nation, June 17-24, 2019

• The Price of Meat, The New Republic, June 2019

• Law as the Code of Capital and Wealth, Law and Political Economy, May 3, 2019

• The Mueller Report Is a Challenge for Democracy to Solve, Lawfare, Apr. 19, 2019, rpt. in Lawfare Institute ed., Reflections on the Mueller Report (2019)

Douglas NeJaime

lectures and addresses

• Presenter, “Global Conscience Wars,” Seminar on Latin America on Constitutional and Political Theory (SELA), Buenos Aires, June 2019

• Presenter, “Global Conscience Wars,” Guerra de consciencias, Universidad de Palermo (Buenos Aires), June 2019

• Presenter, "The Uniform Parentage Act of 2017," Family Law Section, Connecticut Bar Association, Apr. 2019


• The Story of Brooke S.B. v. Elizabeth A.C.C.: Parental Recognition in the Age of LGBT Equality, in Law Stories: Reproductive Rights and Justice (Reva Siegel, Melissa Murray & Kate Shaw eds., Foundation Press, 2019)

• Connecticut Parentage Act Coalition (attempting to pass legislation reforming parentage law in line with the Uniform Parentage Act of 2017)


Nicholas R. Parrillo

lectures and addresses

• "Transparency and Legal Reason: The Administrative Law of Central Banking” (with Peter Conti-Brown & Yair Listokin), University of Pennsylvania Public Law Workshop, Apr. 23, 2019

• Organizing Committee Member and Commentator, Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable, University of Wisconsin Law School, June 10-11, 2019


• Federal Agency Guidance and the Power to Bind: An Empirical Study of Agencies and Industries, 36 Yale J. on Reg. 165 (2019)

• Should the Public Get to Participate Before Federal Agencies Issue Guidance? An Empirical Study, 71 Admin. L. Rev. 57 (2019)

• Negotiating the Federal Government's Compliance with Court Orders: An Initial Exploration, 97 North Carolina L. Rev. 899 (2019)

other professional highlights

• Parrillo’s article Federal Agency Guidance and the Power to Bind was the focal point for an online symposium at the Yale Journal on Regulation’s Notice and Comment Blog, May 1-28, 2019, available at http://yalejreg.com/nc/category/symposia/symposium-on-federal-agency-guidance-and-the-power-to-bind/

Robert C. Post

lectures and addresses

• “Free Speech, Free Press, Free Society,” Law Day Ceremony, Connecticut Supreme Court, Hartford, CT, May 1, 2019

• Keynote speaker, “Commercial Speech,” Greenwich Bar Association Law Day Luncheon, Greenwich, CT, May 10, 2019

• “Rebellion and Authority,” Harvard University 50th Reunion Ceremonies, Sanders Theater, Cambridge, MA, May 27, 2019

• “NIFLA v. Becerra,” conference on “Commercial Speech and the First Amendment,” New York, June 3, 2019

• “Academic Freedom and Shared Governance,” University of California Academic Senate, Oakland, CA, July 24, 2019

• "Challenges to Freedom of Speech," Keynote speaker at the 10th Anniversary of the Centro de Estudios en Libertad de Expresión y Acceso a la Informació, Palermo University, Buenos Aires, Argentina, Sept. 19, 2019


• Marshall as a Judge, 88 Fordham L. Rev. 1 (2019)

• Privacy, Speech, and the Digital Imagination, in Free Speech in the Digital Age (Susan J. Brison & Katharine Gelber eds., Oxford University Press, 2019)

George L. Priest

Lectures and addresses

• Attended the Yale Law School’s Latin America Legal Studies Program Seminar, “Gender and Equality,” Buenos Aires, Argentina


• The Rise of Law and Economics: An Intellectual History (forthcoming, Routledge, 2019)

The Political Order and the Market Order (forthcoming)

W. Michael Reisman

lectures and addresses

• "Soft Law: A Reappraisal," Keynote Address (via video), 10th Annual International Conference on the New Haven School of Jurisprudence and International Law, Zhejiang University Guanghua Law School, Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China, May 31-June 1, 2019

• Attended the 79th Session of the Institut de Droit International, Peace Palace, The Hague, The Netherlands. Aug. 28-31, 2019

• Attended the Foreign Policy Association’s FPA Meeting on the “Great Decisions” Series, New York, Sept. 19, 2019

• Attended the International Law Weekend 2019, “The Resilience of International Law,” Fordham Law School, Oct. 10-12, 2019


• Negotiating and Maintaining Investment Treaties: Mechanisms for Anticipating and Controlling Textual Drift, in 6:1 J. Int'l & Comp. L., pp. 75-85 (June 2019)

Judith Resnik

lectures and addresses

• Participant in a workshop on Judicial Power: How Constitutional Courts Affect Political Transformations (Christine Landfried ed.), Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law and Justice, NYU School of Law, NY, May 3, 2019

• Webinar: “Arbitration and Access to Courts: A Discussion about the History, Complications, and Future of Arbitration for Workers and Consumers,” American Bar Association Committee on Fair Courts, May 6, 2019

• Commentator, workshop for proposed book, The Critical Guide to Civil Procedure (Brooke Coleman, Suzette Malveaux, Portia Pedro & Liz Porter eds.), Boston University School of Law, Boston, MA, May 8, 2019

• Panelist: “Selection-Election and Fairness in Judging: Reflections in the Wake of a National Debate,” Yale College ’84 Reunion, New Haven, CT, May 24, 2019

• Discussant: “Relational Approaches to Law and Migration Governance,”

2019 Annual Meeting on Law and Society, Washington, DC, May 30-June 2, 2019

• Discussant: "Judicial Settlements and Procedural Justice,” 2019 Annual Meeting on Law and Society, Washington, DC, May 30-June 2, 2019

• Participant: National Science Foundation Workshop on Computing, Data, and Access to Justice, Washington, DC, June 3-4, 2019

• Commentator: “National Injunctions and Preclusion” and “The Indignities of Civil Litigation,” Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, New Haven, CT, June 6, 2019

• Presenter: “Engendering Justice” for the panel “#MeToo,” for the Senior Courts Judges’ Conference: Stability/Instability, Christchurch, New Zealand (via remote audio-visual), June 8, 2019

• Co-presenter: “ASCA-Liman Research on Restrictive Housing, 2013-2019,” Co-presenter: "Gender and Incarceration," Association of State Correctional Administrators’ Annual Meeting, Boston, MA,

Aug. 2-3, 2019

• Chair: "Fragile Futures and Resiliency: Litigating Climate Change, Judging Under Stress," Global Constitutionalism Seminar 2019, a part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, New Haven, CT, Sept. 11-13, 2019

• Panel Co-Chair and Discussant: “The Promise of Women’s Enfranchisement: The 19th Amendment of the United States Constitution, 1920-2020,” and for the Gruber Lecture “On Constitutionalism and Women’s Citizenship,” Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights at Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, Sept. 12, 2019

• Meeting of the Advisors for the Restatement of the Law, The Law of American Indians, American Law Institute, New York, NY, Sept. 18, 2019


•On Darkness and Light in Legal Imagination and Practice: A Foreword to The Dark Sides of the Law, in The Dark Sides of the Law: Perspectives on Law, Literature, and Justice in Common Law Countries (Géraldine Gadbin-George, Yvonne-Marie Rogez, Armelle Sabatier & Claire Wrobel eds., Michel Houdiard Éditeur, 2019)

Fragile Futures and Resiliency: Litigating Climate Change, Judging Under Stress (co-edited with Clare Ryan), Yale Global Constitutionalism Seminar, a part of the Gruber Program for Global Justice and Women’s Rights, 2019, available at https://documents.law.yale.edu/news/global-constitutionalism-2019-fragile-futures-and-resiliency

Opinion: Degrading Strip Search of 200 Women Prisoners Cries Out for Courts to Act, CNN.com, Oct. 3, 2019

other professional highlights

• Chair, Order of the Coif Book Award Committee, reappointed

• Interview, “Criminal Justice Reform,” The Full Story, WSHU Radio, Apr. 30, 2019

• American Academy of Arts and Sciences, Class III, Section 4 (Law) Membership Panel, July 31, 2019, reappointed

• Interview for forthcoming Italian television documentary, Rai Cultura, Sept. 14, 2019

• Consultant, Digital Justice: HMCTS (Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service) data strategy and delivering access to justice, report and recommendations, The Legal Education Foundation, London, UK, Oct. 2019

Cristina Rodriguez

lectures and addresses

• “The President, Immigration Law, and the Politics of Constitutional Structure,” The President’s Colloquium, Smith College, Sept. 2019

• “The Supreme Court Year in Review,” Public Law Institute, Aug. 2019

• "Our Immigration Impasse,” The 1892 Club, Hartford, CT, Apr. 2019

• "Wither Legislative Supremacy?,” University of Texas Law School, Apr. 2019

• "Immigration, Citizenship, and the Constitution,” New York Historical Society, Feb. 2019


Carol M. Rose

lectures and addresses

• “Thinking about the Commons,” Université Sciences Po, Paris, Apr. 18, 2019

• Conference commentator, Leçons du Droit Comparé sur les Communs, Université Paris (Sorbonne), Paris, Apr. 19, 2019

• "Cold Corpses, Hot News and Dead IP: The Reasons and Consequences of a Legal Status of No-property,” University of Houston Law Center, Institute for Intellectual Property and Information Law National Conference, Santa Fe, NM, June 1, 2019

• Commentary on Richard R.W. Brooks, “Law and the Exchange Structure: The (Black) Market as a Legal Construct,” Conference on The Market as a Legal Construct, Yale Law School, New Haven, CT, Sept. 20-21, 2019

• Attended Advisers and Members Consultative Group, Restatement Fourth of Property, American Law Institute, Philadelphia, PA, Sept. 26, 2019


• Raisin, Race and the Real Estate Revolution of the Early 20th Century, in Power, Prose, and Purse: Law, Literature and Economic Transformations (Alison LaCroix, Saul Levmore & Martha C. Nussbaum eds., Oxford University Press, 2019)

• Property’s Relationship to Human Rights, in Economic Liberties and Human Rights (Jahel Queralt & Bas van der Vossen eds., New York and London: Routledge, 2019)


Susan Rose-Ackerman

lectures and addresses

• "How Public Organizations Can Control Corruption," Institute for Public Affairs, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

• "Solid Institutions for a Trustworthy Government: Fighting Corruption in the XXI Century,” in a conference organized by the UN’s ECLAC [Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean]

• Panelist, report on the Inter-American Development Bank’s Expert Advisory Group on Anti-Corruption, organized by Espacio Publico

• Lectures on corruption and reform for students at Catholic University and other institutions

• Keynote address on the “Political Economy of Corruption,” at a workshop organized by Illinois State University, Chicago

• Book launch for Corrupció y Gobierno: Causas, Consecuencias y Reformas, University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

• Book launch for Corrupció y Gobierno: Causas, Consecuencias y Reformas, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico

• Public lecture: “Corruption and Government,” Mexican government, Secretary for the Public Function, Mexico City, Mexico

• Faculty Seminar with translator of Corrupció y Gobierno, Francisca Pou ’99 llm, ’05 jsd, Autonomous Technical Institute of Mexico (ITAM)

• Commentator at book launch for Kevin Davis, Between Impunity and Imperialism: The Regulation of Transnational Bribery, NYU Law School


• Administration, in Roger Masterman & Robert Schütze eds. The Cambridge Companion to Comparative Constitutional Law, Cambridge University Press, 2019, pp. 391-414

• With Lena Riemer, Strengthening Democracy through Public Participation in Policymaking: the EU, Germany, and United States, 36 Yale J. on Reg.: Notice and Comment, May 6, 2019, available at https://yalejreg.com/nc/strengthening-democracy-through-public-participation-in-policymaking-the-eu-germany-and-the-united-states-by-susan-rose-ackerman-lena-riemer

• Corrupció y Gobierno: Causas, Consecuencias y Reformas, Segunda edición (with Bonnie Palifka), Spanish translation of Corruption and Government, 2d Edition

(Madrid, Marcial Pons Historia, 2019)

• Executive Rulemaking and Democratic Legitimacy: ‘Reform’ in the United States and the United Kingdom’s Route to Brexit, Chi.-Kent L. Rev. 94(2): 267-313 (2019)


David N. Schleicher

lectures and addresses

• "Zoning, Taxing, Hoarding: Housing Policies for the Middle Class,” Brookings Institution, May 8, 2019


• Vermont is a Constitutional Problem, 61 Ariz. L. Rev. 253 (2019)

other professional highlights

• Interviewed for Dysfunctional Federalism, The Weeds Podcast, Vox Media, July 26, 2019

• Interviewed for Adam McCann, Best and Worst Cities in America, Wallethub, July 1, 2019

• Interviewed for Reihan Salam, New York’s Socialist Revolution Isn’t What It Seems, The Atlantic, July 7, 2019

• Interviewed for Noah Buhayar, To Fix Its Housing Crunch, One U.S. City Takes Aim at the Single-Family Home, Bloomberg, July 31, 2019

• Interviewed for Laurence Dodds, Is Airbnb Next Year's Hottest Float–or Another WeWork Facing a Regulatory Tidal Wave?, Sept 20, 2019

Peter H. Schuck

lectures and addresses

• "A Brief Overview of U.S. Immigration, Refugee, and Citizenship Law and Policy," Meiji University, Tokyo, May 2019


• Trump’s Refugee Limits Betray Past Republican Presidents and the Founders, L.A. Times, Sept. 23, 2019, at A13, available at https://www.latimes.com/opinion/story/2019-09-20/refugee-donald-trump-restrictions-border-crisis

• The Garden of College Excellence is Growing Weeds, (review of Anthony Kronman, The Assault on American Excellence), Minding the Campus, available at https://www.mindingthecampus.org/2019/09/12/the-garden-of-college-excellence-is-growing-weeds/

• Democrats Favor Immigration, Which Is Why They Should Stop Stumping for Open Borders, L.A. Times, available at https://www.latimes.com/opinion/op-ed/la-oe-schuck-immigration-open-borders-democratic-debate-20190702-story.html

• Comment on Partisan Gerrymandering Cases Argued before the Supreme Court, Ballotpedia, available at https://ballotpedia.org/The_Ballot_Bulletin:_Apr._2019


Reva Siegel

Lectures and addresses

• “Equality Objections to Abortion Restrictions, Then and Now,” Roe at 45, Wake Forest Law School, Oct. 19, 2018

• Panel on Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 40, N.Y. City Bar Association, Oct. 29, 2018

• Presented manuscript of The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade (co-authored with Linda Greenhouse), American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Yale Law School, Oct. 30, 2018

• “Popular Constitutionalism and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 40,” The Making of Modern Equality Law Inside and Outside of Courts: Legacies of U.S. 20th Century Socio-Legal History, American Society of Legal History annual meetings, Houston, Texas, Nov. 11, 2018

• “Interpreting the Equal Rights Amendment,” The Equal Rights Amendment: A Century in the Making, Brennan Center for Justice, New York, NY, Nov. 27, 2018

• “Dead or Alive,” March For Our Lives, and the Constitution Inside and Outside of the Courts,” Heller at Ten: A Symposium on the Law and Next Decade of the Modern Second Amendment, Hastings Constitutional Law Quarterly, San Francisco, CA, Jan. 18, 2019

•Lectured on Ricci v. DeStefano with Cheryl Harris, on the opening of "Good Faith," a play inspired by Ricci, at the Yale Repertory Theatre, Yale Law School, Feb. 6, 2019

• “The Constitution and Reproductive Justice,” William H. Leary Lecture, University of Utah, S.J. Quinney College of Law, Mar. 6, 2019

• Discussed the manuscript of Pregnancy and the Constitution, Faculty Workshop, UCLA Law School, Mar. 8, 2019

• "Wealth Equality Claims, Before and After Bearden,” 22nd Annual Liman Center Colloquium "Inside/Out: Poverty, the Courts, and the Academy," Mar. 28, 2019

• Delivered the Rosenthal Lectures, “Reproductive Justice in the Age of Trump,” Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Apr. 8-10, 2019

• Panel Discussion, Reproductive Rights in Ireland and the U.S.: A Conference, The Graduate Center of City University of New York, May 9, 2019

• “The Debate on Conscientious Objection to Reproductive Rights and LGBTI” (with Douglas NeJaime), Law Faculty, Universidad de Palermo, Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 6, 2019

• Presented the manuscript of Conscience Wars in the Americas (with Douglas NeJaime), 24th annual Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitutional y Política (SELA), Buenos Aires, Argentina, June 8, 2019

• “The Nineteenth Amendment and the Family,” Centennial Celebration of the Nineteenth Amendment, Arizona Bar Convention, Phoenix, AZ, June 26, 2019

• Presented the manuscript of The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratization of the Family, Faculty Workshop, Yale Law School, Sept. 9, 2019

• Presented the manuscript of The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratization of the Family, American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Yale Law School, Sept. 9, 2019

• Organized and moderated (with Judith Resnik) a day of events marking centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment as part of the Gruber Distinguished Lecture on Women’s Rights and the Global Constitutionalism Seminar, Yale Law School, Sept. 12, 2019

• "The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratization of the Family,” The 19th Amendment at 100: From the Vote to Gender Equality, The Center for Constitutional Law at Akron, University of Akron School of Law, Sept. 20, 2019

• Presented the manuscript of Conscience Wars in the Americas (with Douglas NeJaime), Graduate Seminar, Yale Law School, Sept. 25, 2019

• “Constitution Day: Votes for Women at 100, How the Fight for Suffrage is About the Family,” Albertus Magnus College, New Haven, CT, Sept. 26, 2019


• Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories, co-edited with Melissa Murray & Kate Shaw (2019), including The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade (with Linda Greenhouse)

• The Constitutionalization of Disparate Impact—Court-Centered and Popular Pathways, 106 Cal. L. Rev. 2001 (2019)

• Religious Accommodation, and its Limits, in a Pluralist Society, in Religious Freedom and LGBT Rights: Possibilities and Challenges for Finding Common Ground (Robin Fretwell Wilson & William Eskridge, Jr. eds. 2018) (with Douglas NeJaime)

Other professional highlights

• Inducted into the American Philosophical Society in fall of 2018

Kate Stith

lectures and addresses

• “Expungement of Non-Conviction Criminal Records,” Ann Arbor, MI, Aug. 15-17, 2019

• “The Women’s Campaign School at 25: We’re Flying Now,” New Haven, June 17, 2019

• “A Conversation with James Comey,” New Haven, Oct. 8, 2019

other professional highlights Board of Directors, Collateral Consequences Resource Center, Washington, DC

• American Law Institute, Model Penal Code: Sexual Assault, New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC

• John Marshall Project, consultant and interviewee, New Haven and Hanover, NH

• ABA Task Force on Sentencing, Washington, DC

• Connecticut Supreme Court Historical Society Board of Directors

• Committee on Professional Ethics (first vice-chair), Connecticut Bar Association

Tom R. Tyler

lectures and addresses

• “Revisiting Broken Windows,” Symposium on Criminal Justice and National Security, NYU School of Law, New York, Apr. 26, 2019

• Moderator, Panel on Legal Socialization, Law and Society Association, Washington, DC, May 31, 2019

• “Trust,” Behavioral Science & Policy Association, New York, June 14, 2019

• “Social Media Governance,” Department of Legal Studies and Business Ethics, Wharton School, Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 3, 2019


• Consensual models of governance: Legitimacy based law. Political legitimacy. NOMOS, 61, 257-292 (2019)

Michael J. Wishnie

lectures and addresses

• "Immigration Policy at the Local Level: Municipal ID Cards,” Hispanic Elected Local Officials and Women in Municipal Government Summer Conference, Bridgeport CT, July 2019

• “Discrimination and Exclusion,” 2019 Stavros Niarchos Foundation Conference, Athens, Greece, June 2019

• Civil Rights for Veterans: Inside the Campaign for Bad Paper Reform,” Keynote Address, “Thank You for Your Service: A Human Rights Conference for Veterans, Service Members, their Families, and their Advocates,” Syracuse University College of Law, Syracuse, NY, May 2019

other professional highlights

• NAACP, Foot Soldier in the Sand Award, 2019 (to Peter Gruber Rule of Law Clinic)

• Reid v. Donelan, 390 F.Supp.3d 201 (D.Mass. 2019) (holding detention of certified class of immigrants without an individualized bond hearing is “likely unreasonable” after twelve months, in violation of Constitution, and that government bears burden of proof to establish dangerousness or risk of flight at bond hearings)

• NAACP v. Merrill, --- F.3d ---, 2019 WL 2019 WL 4616716 (2d Cir. Sept. 24, 2019) (rejecting interlocutory appeal on Eleventh Amendment grounds by State of Connecticut in constitutional challenge to “prison gerrymandering” in state legislative districts)

• Protect Our Defenders v. Department of Defense, --- F.Supp.3d ----, 2019 WL 3067420 (D.Conn. July 12, 2019) (in Freedom of Information Act suit, holding Defense Department failed to conduct reasonable research and improperly withheld records regarding U.S. Air Force Race and Discipline Working Group, Staff Judge Advocate biographies, and Military Whistleblower Protection Act)

• NAACP v. U.S. Dept. of Commerce, No. 3:17-cv-1682-WWE (D.Conn.) (approving settlement of plaintiffs’ claims for $18,400 in attorneys’ fees and costs in FOIA suit regarding 2020 census records)

• Pub. Act No. 19-20, An Act Concerning the TRUST Act (June 18, 2019) (enactment of Connecticut legislation to update and strengthen separation of state and local law enforcement from federal immigration enforcement activities)

• An Executive Order Concerning Undocumented Immigrants, City of New Haven (Aug. 14, 2019) (order extending and strengthening confidentiality and non-cooperation policies)

John Fabian Witt

lectures and addresses

• “Social Histories of the Twentieth-Century Constitution” (with Jamal Greene), New York Historical Society, Sept. 20, Oct. 4, and Oct. 18, 2019


• To Save the Country: A Lost Treatise on Martial Law (Yale University Press, July 2019) (edited with Will Smiley)

• Torts and Regulation: Cases, Principles, and Institutions (CALI, 1st ed. 2019)

• Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions (4th ed. 2019) (with Karen Tani)

• The Czar and the Slaves: Two Puzzles in the History of International Arbitration, 113 Am. J. Int’l L. 535 (2019) (with Bennet Ostdiek)

• The Shrinking Legacy of a Supreme Court Justice: Why Veneration of Oliver Wendell Holmes is in Decline, The New Republic, Oct. 2019

• Slouching Back to Calhoun, Yale Daily News, Sept. 2, 2019

• A Debate over Politics, Principles, and Impeachment–in 1868, Wash. Post, May 24, 2019

other professional highlights

• Brief of Torts Scholars as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents in Comcast Corp. v. National Ass'n of African-American Owned Media and Entertainment Studio Networks, No. 18-1171