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Faculty Activities

Legal History Faculty Activities

John H. Langbein

Publications

  • The Turn to Confession Bargaining in German Criminal Procedure: Causes and Comparisons with American Plea Bargaining, 70 American J. Comparative L. 139 (2022)
  • Because Property Became Contract: Understanding the American Nonprobate Revolution, in The Changing Role of Property Law: Rights, Values and Concepts, Nordveit, Ernst, ed. (Northampton, UK, Edward Elgar, 2023), at pp. 115-29
  • ERISA’s Role in the Demise of Defined Benefit Pension Plans in the United States, 31 Elder L. J. 1 (2023)

Other Professional Highlights


Samuel Moyn

Lectures and Addresses 

  • “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War,” Air Force Academy, Universidad de los Andes, Bogotà, Colombia; U.S. Military Academy (West Point)
  • “Liberalism against Itself: Cold War Liberalism and the Making of Our Times,” Free University-Berlin, New York Public Library
  • “To Save Democracy from Juristocracy: J.B. Thayer and Congressional Power after the Civil War,” Notre Dame University Political Theory Series, Tel Aviv University Law School Legal History Series; University of Haifa Law School
  • “Inventing the Enlightenment in the 1950s,” University of Chicago

Publications

  • Liberalism against Itself: Cold War Intellectuals and the Making of Our Times (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2023)
  • “Foreword,” in Max Likin, Human Rights Struggles in Twentieth-Century France: The League of the Rights of Man and Causes Célèbres (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2023)
  • “Coda,” in Jeremy Adelman and Gyan Prakash, eds., Inventing the Third World: In Search of Freedom for the Postwar Global South (London: Bloomsbury, 2023), 261-66
  • “I diritti umani in un mondo diseguale,” trans. Matthew Coleman, Il Bolletino di Clio, n.s., 19 (June 2023): 26-34
  • “Hannah Arendt among the Cold War Liberals,” Journal of the History of Ideas 84, 3 (July 2023): 533-58


Nicholas Parrillo

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Nondelegation, Original Meaning, and Foreign Affairs,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review Symposium on the Statutory Foreign Affairs Presidency, Oct. 13, 2023
  • Invited Commenter on Judge Neomi Rao, “Pluralism, the Constitution, and the Administrative State,” Yale Law School Federalist Society, Oct. 11, 2023
  • Invited Commenter, Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable, University of Texas at Austin, May 16, 2023
  • Invited Commenter, Culp Colloquium, Duke Law School, May 15, 2023
  • “Who Sues Their Regulator? A Preliminary Report,” University of Chicago Public Law Workshop, May 9, 2023; UC-Berkeley Public Law Workshop, Apr. 24, 2023; Georgetown Public Law Workshop, Apr. 18, 2023; George Washington University Law School Colloquium, Apr. 17, 2023

Other Professional Highlights

  • Quoted by the U.S. Supreme Court in Sackett v. EPA, 598 U.S. 651, 668 (2023) 


Reva Siegel

Lectures and Addresses

  • Guest on Supreme Myths Podcast, discussed “Dobbs, originalism, reproductive rights, and more” with host Prof. Eric Segall, Episode 92, May 10, 2023
  • “Government’s Authority to Protect Public Safety Under Bruen’s History and Tradition Test,” Lessons from History on Domestic Violence, Firearms, and the Law, Wesleyan University, May 5
  • “Dobbs and the Roots of Originalism,” Panel on Text, History and the Fourteenth Amendment, Text and (What Kind of) History?, Stanford Law School, May 19
  • “A Year Since Dobbs: A Conversation with Emily Bazelon,” Association of Yale Alumni, Yale University, May 27 and June 2
  • The Future of Reproductive Justice Scholarship — Roundtable on Constitutional Law, Wake Forest Law School, June 23
  • “Why Was Geduldig Wrong? The Stakes in Choosing Between the Classification and Stereotyping Accounts,” State Litigation Table, Aug. 2
  • Discussed the manuscript of “The History of History and Tradition: The Roots of Dobbs’s Method (and Originalism) in the Defense of Segregation,” New York University Law School Legal History Workshop, Sept. 13
  • A Year Since Dobbs, A Conversation with — Solomon Center, Yale Law School, Sept. 20
  • Led Session on Equality and Rights, Global Constitutionalism Seminar 2023, Yale Law School, Sept. 22
  • Discussed the manuscript of “The History of History and Tradition: The Roots of Dobbs’s Method (and Originalism) in the Defense of Segregation,” Yale Law School Faculty Workshop, Oct. 2

Publications

 

James Whitman 

Publications

  • “The Significance of Beaver Testicles in the Law of Bankruptcy,” in Verbindungslinien im Recht. Festschrift for Christoph G. Paulus (Munich: Beck. 2022), 769–775

Other Professional Highlights

  • Visiting Professor, Collège de France


John Fabian Witt

Lectures and Addresses 

  • “Turmoil at the Supreme Court: The Uncertain Future of the Nine,” St. Thomas More Lecture, Yale College Conservative Party, New Haven, CT, Apr. 28, 2023
  • “The Broken Constitution,” New York City Bar Association, New York, NY, May 17, 2023
  • “Felix Frankfurter as Go-Between,” Touro Law Center Conference on the Life, Work, and Legacy of Felix Frankfurter, Long Island, NY, Apr. 19, 2023
  • “See the Millennium: The Social Democratic Roots of Brown,” Yale Law School Legal History Forum, New Haven, CT, Sept. 26, 2023

Publications 

  • Foreseeability Conventions, 44 Cardozo L. Rev. 1075 (2023) (with Morgan Savige) 
  • The Showdown: FDR vs. the Supreme Court, The Nation, June 27, 2023
  • Lieber at Sand Creek: A Critical Reinterpretation of the Laws of War, Just Security, Spring 2023

Other Professional Highlights

  • Brief of Legal Scholars in National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Lopez, D. Hawaii, Sept. 29, 2023
  • Brief of Legal Scholars in National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Bonta, S.D. Cal., July 28, 2023
  • Brief of Legal Scholars in National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Ferguson, E.D. Wash., June 7, 2023
  • Commentor, “Becoming Equal: American Law and the Rise of the Queer Family,” Manuscript Workshop, Wake Forest School of Law, Winston-Salem, NC, May 9, 2023
  • Commentor, U.S. Legal History Roundtable, American Bar Foundation, Chicago, IL, May 5, 2023

John H. Langbein

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The Rise and Fall of Legal Academic Treatise Writing in the United States,” Yale Law Library Symposium on the Treatise: Past, Present, Future, New Haven, CT, Mar. 24, 2023

Publications

  • The Turn to Confession Bargaining in German Criminal Procedure: Causes and Comparisons with American Plea Bargaining, 70 American Journal of Comparative Law 139 (2022)
  • Because Property Became Contract: Understanding the American Nonprobate Revolution, The Changing Role of Property Law: Rights, Values and Concepts, Nordveit, Ernst, ed. (Northampton, UK, Edward Elgar, 2023)

Public Service

  • Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Member, Drafting Committee on Conflict of Laws in Trust and Estate Acts; Study Committee on Updates to Uniform Transfers to Minors Act; Member, Standby Committee on Cohabitants’ Economic Remedies Act; Member, Standby Committee on Uniform Directed Trust Act; Member, Standby Committee on Uniform Electronic Wills Act; Member, Standby Committee on Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act; Member, Standby Committee on Amendments to Uniform Probate Code; Emeritus Member, Joint Editorial Board for Uniform Trust and Estate Acts

Samuel Moyn

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War,” given at Peking Law School, University of Zürich (as Annual Dietrich Schindler Lecture)
  • “What Happened to Psychoanalysis,” given at Saint Louis University
  • “White Feminism in Historical Perspective,” given at Southwestern Law School
  • “Hannah Arendt among the Cold War Liberals,” given at ICI Berlin
  • “James Bradley Thayer on Juristocracy,” given at Notre Dame University and the University of Miami Law School

Publications

  • Sufficiency, Equality, and Human Rights, in Malcolm Langford and Katharine G. Young, eds., Oxford Handbook of Economic and Social Rights (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2023 online)
  • Emancipation, Humanity, and Peace: A Response, Yearbook of International Humanitarian Law 24 (2021): 181–89
  • History, Law, and the Rediscovery of Social Theory, in Richard Bourke and Quentin Skinner, eds., History in the Humanities and Social Sciences (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022), 49–68
  • Eric Weitz and the Old History of Human Rights, Central European History 55, 3 (Sept. 2022): 417–20
  • Interventionism, Rebooted, The New Republic, Mar. 2023
  • With this Supreme Court, How Liberals Dissent Matters, The New York Times, Dec. 20, 2022 (with Ryan D. Doerfler)
  • It’s Time for Democrats to Move Past Donald Trump, The Guardian, Nov. 10, 2022

 
Nicholas Parrillo

Lectures and Addresses

  • One of six panelists at the Constitutional Law Symposium, Drake Law School, Apr. 15, 2023
  • Interlocutor with Judge Justin Walker, “The Future of Administrative Law,” Yale Law School Federalist Society, Apr. 5, 2023
  • “Who Sues Their Regulator?,” Notre Dame Law School Faculty Colloquium, Mar. 21, 2023
  • Organizer and Panelist, “The Constitutional Law of Agency Personnel Structures,” ABA Administrative Law Conference, Dec. 1, 2022
  • Co-Instructor, “American Bureaucracy and the Constitution,” Reiss Graduate Institute, New York Historical Society, Nov.-Dec. 2022 (with Gillian Metzger)
  • Panelist, “Render Law Unto Congress and Execution Unto the Executive,” Federal Society National Lawyers’ Convention, Nov. 10, 2022

Reva Siegel

Lectures and Addresses

  • “The Second Amendment, Sensitive Places, and Self-Government” (with Joseph Blocher), Guns Everywhere: Individual Rights and Communal Harms after NYSRPA v. Bruen, UCLA School of Law, Oct. 21
  • Presented manuscript of “Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism — and Some Pathways for Resistance,” Progressive Scholarship Workshop American Constitutional Society Yale Law School Chapter, Nov. 2
  • Presented manuscript of Originalism and Colorblindness: The Triumph of Constitutional Memory over Constitutional History (with Jack Balkin), Constitutional Memory and Historical Authority in Dobbs, American Society for Legal History 2022 Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, Nov. 10
  • Presented manuscript of “Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism — and Some Pathways for Resistance,” Faculty Workshop, Yale Law School, Nov. 14
  • Presented manuscript of “Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism — and Some Pathways for Resistance,” Law, Letters, and Society Lecture; moderated by Professor David Lebow; University of Chicago; Nov. 14
  • Presented manuscript of How History and Tradition Perpetuates Inequality: Dobbs on Abortion’s Nineteenth-Century Criminalization, a commentary on Professor Melissa Murray’s Frankel Lecture, “Children of Men: The Roberts Court’s Jurisprudence of Masculinity,” University of Houston Law Center, Houston, TX, Nov. 18
  • “The Supreme Court Transforms the Law: Dobbs and the Affirmative Action Cases,” DEI Speaker, Yale Immunobiology Seminar — Professor Paula Kravathas moderating, Yale University, Dec. 1
  • Presented manuscript of “Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism — and Some Pathways for Resistance,” Critical Public Law Workshop, Professor Justin Weinstein Tull moderating, Dec. 2
  • “Equal Protection in Dobbs and Beyond: How States Protect Life Inside and Outside of the Abortion Context,” Gender & Legal Studies Group, University of Zurich, Dec. 6
  • Dobbs, the Politics of Constitutional Memory, and the Future of Reproductive Justice,” Dobbs & The Rule of Law, Federalist Society Annual Faculty Conference, San Diego, CA, Jan. 6
  • Presented manuscript of “Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism — and Some Pathways for Resistance,” Civil Rights Section, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan. 6
  • Commented on Professor Richard Fallon’s Selective Originalism, Section on Interpretation, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA, Jan. 7
  • Presented manuscript of “Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism — and Some Pathways for Resistance,” Faculty Workshop, University of British Columbia Allard School of Law, Jan. 17
  • Discussant. Joined Linda Greenhouse for hour-long podcast with Professors Julie Suk and Jed Shugerman on “The 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” Constitutional Crisis Hotline, Jan. 22
  • Discussant. Joined Linda Greenhouse, Douglas NeJaime, and Melissa Murray in a conversation moderated by Katherine Kraschel on “The 50th Anniversary of Roe v. Wade,” Program for the Study of Reproductive Justice, Yale Law School, Jan. 23
  • Dobbs, the Politics of Constitutional Memory, and the Future of Reproductive Justice,” Looking Beyond Roe v. Wade: Seeking Reproductive Justice in the Next 50 Years, Boston University School of Law, Jan. 26
  • “Guns, Democracy, and Race Inequality,” White Supremacy & Firearms Symposium, Johns Hopkins Center for Gun Violence, Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, Tim Carey moderating, Feb. 9
  • Presented manuscript of “Memory Games: Dobbs’s Originalism as Anti-Democratic Living Constitutionalism — and Some Pathways for Resistance,” Faculty Workshop, Emory Law School, Feb. 22
  • Discussant. “Historical Perspectives and Shifting Frameworks on Abortion”; “Health, Equity, and Law After Dobbs”; George Washington and American Universities; Washington, D.C.; Feb. 24
  • Discussant. “Reimagining Rights and Justice: The Future of Constitutional Law,” After Dobbs: New Directions in Reproductive Justice, University of California, Davis, Mar. 24
  • “Originalism & Democratic Constitutionalism,” Presentation and exchange with Professor Lawrence Solum, Public Interest Law & Policy Speakers Series, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law. St. Louis, MO, Apr. 13

Publications

  • Abortion: Rights in Motion – Global Constitutionalism 2022 (with Linda Greenhouse and Judge Daniela Salazar Marín)
  • We Disagree About Abortion But With One Voice Support This Urgently-Needed Law, CNN, Dec. 14, 2022 (with Ericka Bachiochi, Daniel Williams, and Mary Ziegler)
  • Dobbs, the Politics of Constitutional Memory, and the Future of Reproductive Justice
  • Reproductive Rights and Dobbs, Yale Law School, Jan. 23
  • Equal Protection in Dobbs and Beyond: How States Protect Life Inside and Outside of the Abortion Context, 43 Colum. J. of Gender & the Law 67 (2023) (with Serena Mayeri and Melissa Murray)  
  • Discusses equal protection argument of our amicus brief in Dobbs: Brief of Equal Protection Constitutional Law Scholars Serena Mayeri, Melissa Murray, and Reva Siegel as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Org., No. 19-1392, 2021 WL 4340072 (2021)

John Fabian Witt

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Rehearsal for the Liberal State: The Labor Injunction and the Garland Fund,” American Society for Legal History, Chicago, Nov. 12, 2022
  • “Formalisms in Historical Perspective,” Foundations of American Legal Thought Lecture Series, New Haven, Feb. 1, 2023
  • “A Conversation with Suzanne Nossel of PEN America: Free Speech on Campus and in the World,” Shabtai, New Haven, Jan. 25, 2023

Publications

Other Professional Highlights

  • Named founding chair of the Cromwell Foundation Annual Legal History Article Prize Committee
  • Brief of Legal Scholars, in National Shooting Sports Foundation v. Attorney General of New Jersey, United States Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit, Apr. 9, 2023
  • Brief of Tort Scholas as Amicus Curiae in Support of Respondent, in Glacier Northwest, Inc. v. Int’l Brotherhood of Teamsters, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 21-1449, Nov. 2022
  • Named to the Honors Committee of the American Society for Legal History, Nov. 2022

Samuel Moyn

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War,” given at: Arizona State University; City University of Hong Kong; European University Institute, Florence, Italy; Georgetown University Center for Transnational Legal Studies; University of Illinois, Urbana Champaign; King’s College London (Annual Peace Lecture); Middle Eastern Legal Studies Conference; New York University, National Security and Law Seminar; Quincy Institute, Washington DC; University of California-Berkeley International Law Workshop; University of Cambridge; University of Edinburgh; Whitney Humanities Center, Yale, New Haven, CT
  • “The Cold War and the Canon of Liberalism: The Carlyle Lectures in the History of Political Thought 2022,” University of Oxford

Publications

  • Afterword: Between the Times, in The Times and Temporalities of Human Rights Law (Kathryn McNeilly and Ben Warwick, eds., London: Bloomsbury, 2022)
  • The Modernization of Duties, LIBERTIES 2, 2 (Winter 2022)
  • The Spirit of Social Rights, in Social Rights and the Politics of Obligation in History (Steven L.B. Jensen and Charles Walton, eds., Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022)
  • Democratizing the Supreme Court (with Ryan D. Doerfler), CALIFORNIA LAW REVIEW 109, 5 (Oct. 2021): 1703–72
  • The ‘Rules-Based’ International Order Doesn’t Constrain Russia — or the United States, Washington Post, Mar. 1, 2022
  • The Contingent Risk of Humane Entrenchment, Blog of the APA, Feb. 17, 2022
  • Court Reform Is Dead! Long Live Court Reform! (with Ryan D. Doerfler), The Atlantic, Dec. 12, 2021
  • If Democrats Return to Centrism, They Are Doomed to Lose, The Guardian, Nov. 8, 2021
  • Supreme Beings (with Ryan D. Doerfler) The New Republic, Nov. 2021

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Lectures and Addresses

“Do Statutory Qualifications for Officers Violate Original Meaning? New Evidence from Early Practice,” University of Alabama Law Faculty Colloquium, Apr. 11, 2022

“Do Statutory Qualifications for Officers Violate Original Meaning? New Evidence from Early Practice,” University of Connecticut Law Faculty Workshop, Apr. 6, 2022

“Towards an Administrative Law of Central Banking,” Presentation to Federal Reserve Board of Governors Legal Division, Dec. 17, 2021

“Does Administrative Regulatory Power Violate the Constitution’s Original Meaning?” Inaugural Lecture on Appointment as Townsend Professor of Law, Yale Law School, Nov. 8, 2021

“A Critical Assessment of the Originalist Case Against Administrative Regulatory Power,” Boston College Legal History Roundtable and Regulation and Markets Workshop, Nov. 1, 2021 (virtual) 

Claire Priest

Lectures and Addresses

  • Book Talks on Credit Nation: Property Laws and Legal Institutions in Early America: Brown University, Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance (Nov. 12, 2021); Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Legal Studies and Business Ethics Workshop (Nov.11, 2021)
  • Chair and Commentator, Panel on Slavery, Abolition, and Reparations, American Society for Legal History Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA (Nov. 5, 2021)
  • Interlocutor, “Is Per Se Takings Analysis Per Se Better?,” Yale Law School Federalist Society, Debate with Ilya Shapiro of Cato Institute on Cedar Point Nursery v. Hassid (Oct. 12, 2021)
  • Podcast: “America Has Always Been a ‘Credit Nation,’” Brown University, Rhodes Center for International Economics and Finance (Nov. 12, 2021)

Publications

  • Credit Nation: Property Laws and Legal Institutions in Early America (Princeton University Press, 2021)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Louis D. Brandeis Visiting Professor of Law, Harvard Law School, Winter Term 2022

Reva Siegel

Lectures and Addresses 

  • Presented the manuscript “Why Restrict Abortion? Expanding the Frame on June Medical,” Durham CELLS, Durham Law School, Durham University UK, Oct. 20, 2021
  • “The Evolving Politics of Disparate Impact Law” panel discussion with Tarun Khaitan and Sophia Moreau, International Congress on Constitutional Law, Center of Constitutional Studies, Supreme Court of Mexico, Oct. 21, 2021
  • Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization and the Future of Roe v. Wade” presentation and Panel Discussion, Oct. 25, 2021
  • “How the Supreme Court Defines Discrimination on the Basis of Race and Religion,” Rosenbloom Symposium on Equality, Conference on World Affairs, University of Colorado, Oct. 26, 2021 
  • “Reflections on Lani Guinier’s Demosprudence of Law and Social Movements,” Lift Every Voice: The Life and Legacy of Professor Lani Guinier ’74, Yale Law School, Oct. 30, 2021
  • “Public Safety Protects a Democracy’s Public Sphere,” New York State Rifle & Pistol Assoc. v. Bruen and a Progressive Approach to the Second Amendment, American Constitution Society and Solomon Center, Yale Law School, Nov. 2, 2021
  • “Guns, Democracy, and Inequality,” American Philosophical Society, Philadelphia, Nov. 12, 2021
  • “Roe and Stare Decisis.” A talk after oral argument in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization with Professor Mary Anne Glendon moderated by Professor Jeannie Suk and Dean John Manning, Harvard Law School Rappaport Forum, Dec. 2, 2021
  • “Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Liberty, Equality, and the Arc of Reproductive Justice,” Feminism in the Law: An Exploration of Justice Ginsburg's Legacy, Rutgers Law School, Camden, N.J., Dec. 2, 2021
  • “Race, Inequality, and Reproduction,” Panel Presentation and Discussion, Section on Civil Rights, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Jan. 5, 2022
  • “On the Brink: The Supreme Court, SB 8, Dobbs, and the Future of Reproductive Rights,” Panel Discussion, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting. Jan. 8, 2022.
  • Abortion Rights: Before and After Roe v. Wade — A Conversation with Linda Greenhouse, A Slifka Online Salon, Yale University, Jan. 19, 2022
  • Presented the Manuscript of “The Politics of Constitutional Memory,” Faculty Workshop, University of Houston Law Center, Feb. 7, 2022
  • “How Gender-Equality Law Has Evolved in the Half Century Since Ginsburg & Kay’s Sex-Based Discrimination: Text, Cases, and Materials.” Participated in discussion led by Tristin Green, Patricia Cain, Melissa Murray, Feb. 4, 2022
  • Discussed our “Brief of Equal Protection Constitutional Law Scholars Serena Mayeri, Melissa Murray, and Reva Siegel as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents” in Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization at the ERA Symposium, Columbia Law School, Mar. 4, 2022
  • “Race and Guns, Courts and Democracy,” Panel on Guns and (In)Equality, Symposium on Guns, Violence and Democracy, Harvard Law School, Mar. 25, 2022
  • “Equal Protection and Abortion in Dobbs,” 2022 John Randolph Tucker Lecture, Washington & Lee Law School, Mar. 29, 2022 
  • Conversation with Erika Bachiochi, Moderated by Professor Jon Shields, Claremont McKenna University, Apr. 2, 2022
  • Panel with Daniel K. Williams and Mary Ziegler on “Dobbs in Context: What Does the Pro-Life Movement Stand For?”, Federalist Society, Yale Law School, Apr. 13, 2022

Publications

  • Processes of Constitutional Decisionmaking (Aspen Publishers, 8th Ed., 2022) (with Sanford Levinson, Akhil Amar, Jack Balkin, and Cristina Rodriguez) The Politics of Constitutional Memory, 20 Geo. J. L. & Pub. Pol’y 19 (2022)
  • Answering the Lochner Objection: Substantive Due Process and the Role of Courts in a Democracy, 96 N.Y.U.L. Rev. 1902 (2021) (with Douglas NeJaime) 
  • Why Restrict Abortion? Expanding the Frame on June Medical, 2020 Sup. Ct Rev. 277 (2021)
  • The Pregnant Citizen, from Suffrage to the Present, GEO. L.J. 19TH AMEND. SPECIAL EDITION 167 (2020), reprinted in CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION AND ATTORNEY FEES HANDBOOK (Steven Salzman ed. 2021)

John Fabian Witt

Lectures and Addresses

  • “American Contagions: A Legal History,” District of Connecticut Judicial Conference, Old Saybrook, Connecticut, October 22, 2021
  • “The Arc of the Rule of Law and the Reconstruction Amendments,” Mark R. Kravitz Symposium, Connecticut Bar Foundation, October 28, 2021
  • “Garland’s Million: The Tragedy and Triumph of Legal History,” American Society for Legal History Plenary Address, New Orleans, Louisiana, November 6, 2021
  • “Foreseeability Conventions,” Notre Dame Law School, South Bend, Indiana, February 23, 2022
  • “Weaponized from the Beginning: Propaganda and the First Amendment,” Temple Law School, April 6, 2022
  • Lies, Free Speech, and the Law: Weaponized from the Beginning,” Knight First Amendment Institute at Columbia University, April 8, 2022

Publications

Other Professional Highlights

  • Inaugural chair, Cromwell Foundation Article Prize Committee
  • Special advisor to Yale & Slavery Research Project
  • C-SPAN After Words: Interview with Randy Barnett & Evan Bernick on The Original Meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment,  November 10, 2021
  • Davenport Teas: Nicholas Lemann, “The New Political Economy,” February 17, 2022; Marc Wortman, “Admiral Hyman Rickover and the Nuclear Navy” (March 2), DeMaurice Smith, “The NFL Players’ Association” (April 7), “Katherine Lustman and the History of Davenport College: A Portrait Unveiling” (April 12)

Samuel Moyn

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Human Rights between Solution and Problem,” University College-Dublin, When Human Rights Become Part of the Problem Conference keynote, May 7, 2021
  • “Are Human Rights Jewish?” Bible and Human Rights Conference, Hebrew University-Jerusalem, June 8, 2021
  • Testimony, Presidential Commission on the Supreme Court of the United States, June 30, 2021
  • “Humane and Endless War,” Harvard Law School Global Justice Workshop, Sept. 14, 2021

 
Publications

  • Humane: How the United States Abandoned Peace and Reinvented War (coeditor, with Robert S. Schine), (New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2021)
  • Hermann Cohen: Writings on Neo-Kantianism and Jewish Philosophy, Brandeis Library of Modern Jewish Thought, Tauber Institute for the Study of European Jewry, (Brandeis: Brandeis University Press, 2021)
  • The Myth of Eternal Return and the Politics of Judicial Review, Missouri Law Review 86, 2 (2021)
  • Basic Needs and the Discovery of Global Poverty, in Peter Sloman, Daniel Zamora Vargas, and Pedro Ramos Pinto, eds., Universal Basic Income in Historical Perspective (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021)
  • On the Domestication of Critical Legal History (with Justin Desautels-Stein), History & Theory 60, 2 (June 2021)
  • Historiography, Ideology, and Law: An Introduction (with Justin Desautels-Stein), History & Theory 60, 2 (June 2021)
  • Shutting Down the Circus, The New Statesman, Sept. 29, 2021
  • Activism and Consequences, Just Security, Sept. 18, 2021
  • The Long and the Short of the History of the Laws of War, Lawfare, Sept. 14, 2021
  • Thoughts for the Times on War without Death, Los Angeles Review of Books, Sept. 11, 2021
  • I Would Not Take Prisoners: Tolstoy’s Case against Making War Humane, Lit Hub, Sept. 10, 2021
  • The Terrors of War, The Nation, Sept. 20, 2021
  • America Is Giving the World a Disturbing New Form of War, The New York Times, Sept. 3, 2021, Sunday Review, Sept. 5, 2021
  • Michael Ratner’s Tragedy, and Ours, New York Review of Books, Sept. 1, 2021 (with response to Kenneth Roth’s criticism, “Litigating the War on Terror: An Exchange,” Sept. 8, 2021)
  • How the U.S. Created a World of Endless War, The Guardian, August 31, 2021
  • Biden Pulled Troops Out of Afghanistan, He Didn’t End the ‘Forever War,’ Wash. Post, August 17, 2021
  • We the People Have a Few Ideas about the Constitution, The New York Times, August 4, 2021
  • The Ethics of Coalition-Building, Dissent, Summer 2021
  • Human Rights Have Lost Their Monopoly as a Framework for Reform, Open Global Rights, May 19, 2021
  • Just How Transformational Is the Biden Presidency?, The New York Times, May 2, 2021
  • Why Joe Biden’s Afghanistan Withdrawal Doesn’t Mark the End of America’s Forever War, New Statesman, Apr. 19, 2021

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Lectures and Addresses

  • Invited Panelist, “Non-Delegation? Or No Divesting? Art. I, Sec. 1 at the Founding and Today,” Federalist Society Executive Branch Review Week, May 17, 2021 (virtual) 
  • Conference Organizer, Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable, Yale Law School, Sept. 17, 2021 (converted from live conference to series of virtual mini-roundtables)
  • Invited Commentator, Chicago-Kent Law Review Symposium on the 75th Anniversary of the Administrative Procedure Act, Oct. 1, 2021 (virtual) 

 
Publications

  • A Critical Assessment of the Originalist Case Against Administrative Regulatory Power: New Evidence from the Federal Tax on Private Real Estate in the 1790s, Yale Law Journal 130 (2021)
  • Towards an Administrative Law of Central Banking, Oxford Business Law Blog, May 17, 2021 (with Peter Conti-Brown and Yair Listokin)
  • Review of Gregory Ablavksy’s Federal Ground, American Journal of Legal History (2021)

Reva Siegel

Lectures and Addresses 

  • Presented the first draft of “Answering the Lochner Objection: Substantive Due Process and the Role of Courts in a Constitutional Democracy” with Douglas NeJaime, The Unraveling New Deal Settlement, Cornell Law School, June 12, 2020
  • Discussed women’s movements for voting rights with high school educators; helped moderate a session with state lawmakers discussing their experiences coordinating family and work roles, Montpellier, VA, July 24, 2020
  • “The Nineteenth Amendment at 100,” moderated conversation, American Constitution Society, Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2020
  • Discussed the manuscript of “When Guns Threaten the Public Sphere: A New Account of Public Safety Regulation Under Heller” (with Joseph Blocher), American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Yale Law School, Sept. 21, 2020
  • Keynote: “A Tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg—An Unconventional Reading of United States v. Virginia,” Women in the Law, New York City Bar, Sept. 25, 2020
  • “A New History for the ERA in a New Century,” Two Centuries of the Equal Rights Amendment, University of Florida Levin College of Law, Sept. 25, 2020
  • “Women’s Voices, Women’s Votes in the 1920s,” On Account of Sex, The Long Nineteenth Amendment: Women, Voting, and the Future of American Democracy, Harvard University, Oct. 1, 2020
  • Frank Irvine Lecture: “Public Memory, the Nineteenth Amendment, and the Democratization of the Family,” Cornell Law School, Oct. 2, 2020
  • “When Guns Threaten the Public Sphere: A New Account of Public Safety Regulation Under Heller” on panel “The Power to Regulate,” Northwestern University Law Review Symposium on "The Second Amendment's Next Chapter," Oct. 9, 2020
  • Discussed manuscript of “When Guns Threaten the Public Sphere: A New Account of Public Safety Regulation Under Heller” (with Joseph Blocher) at Faculty Workshop, Yale Law School, Nov. 2, 2020
  • Discussed manuscript of “Why Restrict Abortion? Expanding the Frame on June Medical,” University of Chicago Constitutional Law Workshop, University of Chicago Law School, Jan. 11, 2021
  • Discussed the manuscript of “Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics,” 124 Yale L.J. 2516 (2015) (with Doug NeJaime), Free Exercise Clinic Speaker Series, Yale Law School, Feb. 12, 2021
  • “The Past and Future of Reproductive Choice,” moderated conversation with Linda Greenhouse, Wolf Humanities Center, University of Pennsylvania, Feb. 24, 2021
  • “Guns and Democracy” (with Joseph Blocher), Brennan Century Symposium on the Second Amendment, Feb. 26, 2021
  • Moderated conversation with Cecille Richards, who gave the Gruber Global Justice and Women’s Rights Lecture, Yale Law School, Mar. 9, 2021
  • Discussed manuscript of “The Nineteenth Amendment and the Politics of Constitutional Memory,” Seventh Annual Salmon P. Chase Distinguished Faculty Colloquium, Georgetown Center for the Constitution, Apr. 23, 2021
  • “Contesting the Meaning of Infrastructure: Towards a New Agenda for Law and Political Economy,” Law and Political Economy: Democracy After Neoliberalism, Yale Law School, Apr. 25, 2021 
  • Virtual Roundtable: Reproductive Justice in the United States and Argentina, Discussed developments in reproductive justice in the Americas with Paola Bergallo and Caroline Bettinger-Lopez for the Women and Foreign Policy Roundtable Series and Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations, May 25, 2021
  • “Why Restrict Abortion? What We Learn by Expanding the Frame on the Abortion Debate” Plenary Panel, Annual Health Law Professors Conference, Northeastern Law School, June 11, 2021
  • “Guns and Democracy” (with Joseph Blocher), Gun Violence and Human Rights, Washington University in St. Louis School of Law, June 29, 2021
  • Co-moderated (with Ruth Rubio Marin) Forum on Gender as an Axis of Constitutional Contestation, The Future of Public Law, Annual Conference, International Society for Constitutional Law (ICON-S), July 6, 2021
  • “Law, Politics, and Religion,” (with Robert Post), Global Constitutionalism Seminar, Yale Law School, Sept. 9, 2021
  • Presented the manuscript of “Answering the Lochner Objection: Substantive Due Process and the Role of Courts in a Constitutional Democracy” with Douglas NeJaime, University of Denver Faculty Colloquium, University of Denver Sturm College of Law, Sept. 23, 2021
  • Discussed the manuscript of “Answering the Lochner Objection: Substantive Due Process and the Role of Courts in a Constitutional Democracy” with Douglas NeJaime, American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Yale Law School, Oct. 12, 2021

Publications

  • What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said, Concurring Opinion (with Douglas NeJaime), in What Obergefell Should Have Said (Jack Balkin ed. 2020) 
  • Conscience Wars in the Americas (with Douglas NeJaime), 5 Latin Am. L. Rev. (2020) 
  • Guerras de conciencia en las Américas (Conscience Wars in the Americas) (with Doug NeJaime), 5 Latin Am. L. Rev. (2020) 
  • Why Regulate Guns? (with Joseph Blocher), 48(4) J. L. Med. & Ethics (2020)
  • When Guns Threaten the Public Sphere: A New Account of Public Safety Regulation Under Heller (with Joseph Blocher), 115 Nw L. REV. 139 (2021) 
  • Guns are a Threat to the Body Politic (with Joseph Blocher), The Atlantic, Mar. 8, 2021 
  • Guns and Democracy (with Joseph Blocher), in Protests, Insurrection, and the Second Amendment, Brennan Center for Justice (Eric Ruben ed. 2021)

Other Professional Highlights

  • Brief of Amici Curiae Constitutional Law Professors Erwin Chemerinsky, Noah Feldman, Reva Siegel, and Julie C. Suk, in Support of Neither Party, Virginia v. Ferriero, No. 1:20-cv-00242 (D.D.C. June 29, 2020)
  • Brief of Equal Protection Constitutional Law Scholars Serena Mayeri, Melissa Murray, and Reva Siegel as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondents,  Dobbs v. Jackson Women's Health Org., No. 19-1392, 2021 WL 4340072 (2021)

James Q. Whitman

Lectures and Addresses

  • "From Masters of Slaves to Lords of Lands,” Max Planck/Tel Aviv Law School Legal History Workshop

Other Professional Highlights

  • Elected Honorary Fellow, American Society for Legal History

John Fabian Witt

Lectures and Addresses

  • “American Contagions: Unexpected Pasts, Unwieldy Presents, and Contested Futures,” Preparing for the Next Pandemic: Learning from the Past and the Present, University of St. Thomas School of Law, Minneapolis, MN, Apr. 22, 2021
  • “Epidemics & the Constitution: A Contested History,” Yale College Reunions Lecture, New Haven, CT, May 21, 2021
  • “Tort Law’s New Quarantinism” (with Sierra Stubbs), DePaul University Clifford Symposium, Chicago, IL, June 4, 2021 (with Sierra Stubbs)
  • “The Laws of Armed Conflict: A Historical View,” U.S. Army Heritage & Education Center, Carlisle Barracks, Carlisle, PA, June 17, 2021
  • Guest Host, Digging a Hole: The Legal Theory Podcast, Season 3, Episode 1, Sept. 7, 2021
  • Annual Nolan Fowler Constitution Day Lecture, Tennessee Tech, Cookeville, TN, Sept. 13, 2021
  • Sir Robert Lowe Memorial Luncheon, Yale College Independent Party, Oct. 1, 2021

Publications

  • America’s Forgotten Civil Rights Movement (reviewing Kate Masur, Until Justice Be Done: America’s First Civil Rights Movement, from the Revolution to Reconstruction (Norton, 2021)), Wash. Post, Apr. 23, 2021 
  • Oh, the Humanity, Just Security, Sept. 8, 2021
  • Fishing, Not Catching, in the History of the Law, Balkinization, Sept. 20, 2021

Other Professional Highlights

  • Immigrant History Initiative, a Davenport College Tea, with Kathy Lu & Julia Wang, Oct. 6, 2021

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

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

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

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

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

  • American Contagions: Epidemics and the Law from Smallpox to COVID-19 (Yale University Press, Oct. 2020)
  • Movement Capture or Movement Strategy? A Critical Race History Exchange on the Beginnings of Brown v. Board, 31 Yale J. Law & Hum. 520 (Mar. 2021) https://digitalcommons.law.yale.edu/yjlh/vol31/iss2/10/
  • The Partisan Transformation of American Public Health Law, 1918 to 2020, 111 Am. J. Public Health 411 (Mar. 2021) https://ajph.aphapublications.org/doi/epub/10.2105/AJPH.2020.306106
  • Radical Histories / Liberal Histories in Work Injury Law , 60 Am. J. Legal Hist. 564 (Dec. 2020) https://academic.oup.com/ajlh/article-abstract/60/4/564/5937281?redirectedFrom=fulltext
  • The Law of Salus Populi, in Meghan O’Rourke ed., A World Out of Reach: Dispatches from Life under Lockdown (Yale University Press, Nov. 2020) https://yalebooks.yale.edu/book/9780300257359/world-out-reach
  • Two Humanitarianisms in Ambrose Bierce’s ‘An Occurrence at Owl Creek Bridge,’ in LaCroix, Masur, Nussbaum & Weinrib eds., Cannons and Codes: Law, Literature, and America’s Wars (Oxford University Press 2021)
  • Republican Judges are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws, NY Times, Oct. 15, 2020 https://www.nytimes.com/2020/10/15/opinion/coronavirus-health-courts.html
  • For 100 Years, the Filibuster Has Been Used to Deny Black Rights, Wash. Post, Mar. 18, 2021 (with Magdalene Zier) https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2021/03/18/100-years-filibuster-has-been-used-deny-black-rights/
  • Why We Don’t Need COVID-19 Immunity Legislation (with Josh Czaczkes & Tom Baker), Balkinization Blog, 2020 https://balkin.blogspot.com/2020/09/why-we-dont-need-covid-19-immunity.html
  • How U.S. Pandemic Restrictions Became a Constitutional Battlefield (with Kiki Manzur), Foreign Affairs, Dec. 31, 2020 https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/united-states/2020-12-31/how-us-pandemic-restrictions-became-constitutional-battlefield
  • The Wondrous Banality of Democracy, The Yale Review, Nov. 2020 https://yalereview.org/article/wondrous-banality-democracy

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

John H. 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 Aug. 5, Sept. 12, Oct. 9, 24, 2020

Samuel Moyn

Lectures and Addresses

  • “Human Rights between Welfare and Neoliberalism,” Muwatin Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, Sept. 27, 2020

Publications

  • Preface, in Sarah Shortall and Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins eds., Christianity and Human Rights Reconsidered (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)
  • Foreword, in Judith N. Shklar, After Utopia: The Decline of Political Faith (Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2020)
  • The Irrelevance of the Pandemic, in Paul Kahn and Miguel Poiares Maduro eds., Democracy in Times of Pandemic: Different Futures Imagined (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)
  • Flaming Letters in the Sky of Europe, German Quarterly 93, 3 (Summer 2020): 406-408
  • T.H. Marshall, the Moral Economy, and Social Rights, Humanity 11, 2 (Summer 2020): 235-40
  • Beyond Humanity: How to Control America’s Use of Force, Quincy Institute Brief No. 5 (2020)
  • Christianity and Human Rightsin Rafael Domingo and John Witte, Jr., Christianity and Global Law (New York Routledge, 2020)
  • How to Make the Supreme Court Safe for Democracy (with Ryan D. Doerfler), The New Republic, Nov. 2020
  • The Guardians, The Nation, Sept. 7, 2020
  • Kamala Harris Is Obama’s Natural Heir, (with Thomas Meaney), The Guardian, Aug. 23, 2020; in French as Kamala Harris et Barack Obama: même heritage, même combat?, Courrier international, Sept. 19, 2020
  • Reform the Court, but Don’t Pack It, (with Ryan D. Doerfler), The Atlantic, Aug. 7, 2020
  • Center Stage, The New Republic, Sept. 2020
  • Is Free Speech under Threat from ‘Cancel Culture’?, The Guardian, July 8, 2020
  • The Trouble with Comparisons, New York Review of Books Daily, May 19, 2020
  • On Killing, Chronicle of Higher Education, Apr. 14, 2020
  • Tolstoy’s Case against Humane War, Plough Quarterly, Mar. 2020

Nicholas R. 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”
  • Fordham Constitutional History Workshop, Apr. 1, 2020 (remote)
  • George Mason University Nondelegation Roundtable, May 2020 (online)
  • University of San Diego Faculty Workshop, Oct. 2, 2020 (remote)
  • “The Administrative Law of Central Banking” (with Peter Conti-Brown and Yair Listokin)
  • Yale Law School Faculty Workshop, Apr. 20, 2020 (remote)
  • Conference Organizer and Commentator, Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable (Session 2), Sept. 18, 2020 (remote)

James Q. Whitman

Lectures and Addresses

  • Workshops: "From Masters of Slaves to Lords of Lands," Michigan Law School, Stanford Law School, Penn Law School
  • Comparative Law and Legal History, American Society for Comparative Law

Other Professional Highlights

  • Honorary Doctorate of Laws, Università di Roma Tre

John Fabian Witt

Lectures and Addresses

  • “American Contagions,” The Legal History of Epidemics: A Colloquium, David Berg Foundation Institute for Law & History, Buchmann Faculty of Law, Tel Aviv University, May 25, 2020
  • “How to Make Law with Ideas,” Yale Law School Orientation Program, Aug. 2020
  • “James Weldon Johnson’s Radical Philanthropy,” Fordham Law School Faculty Workshop, Oct. 1, 2020

Publications

  • Tort as Private Administration, 105 Cornell L. Rev. 1093 (2020) (with Nathaniel Donahue)
  • To Save the Country: Reason and Necessity in Constitutional Emergencies, in Gary Gerstle & Joel Isaac eds., States of Exception in American History (University of Chicago Press, Oct. 2020)
  • Contract’s Revenge: The Waiver Society and the Death of Tort, 41 Cardozo L. Rev. 1265 (2020) (with Ryan Martins & Shannon Price)
  • Republican Judges are Quietly Upending Public Health Laws, N.Y. Times, Oct. 15, 2020
  • Why We Don’t Need COVID-19 Immunity Legislation, Balkinization Blog, Sep. 26, 2020
  • Torts & Regulation: Cases, Principles, and Institutions (CALI, 2d ed. 2020)

Other Professional Highlights

  • “Salus Populi,” a Five Part Panopto Lecture, Yale Law School, Apr. 2020, available at https://yalelaw.hosted.panopto.com/Panopto/Pages/Viewer.aspx?id=84a0dbb7...
  • “COVID-19 in Connecticut and Beyond,” a Conversation with Dr. Albert Ko of the Yale School of Public Health, Davenport College at Yale, Sept. 2, 2020
  • “Life in Cable News in the Trump Era,” a Conversation with Asha Rangappa, Davenport College at Yale, Sept. 30, 2020
  • “About Breonna Taylor,” a Conversation with Dwyane Betts, Davenport College at Yale, Oct. 7, 2020
  • “Hate and Forgiveness: Reflections from Rwanda,” a Conversation with Louisa Lombard and Hyppolite Ntigurirwa, Davenport College at Yale, Oct. 15, 2020

John H. 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"; attended meetings Dec. 6-7, 2019, in Washington, DC, and Feb. 7-8, 2020, San Francisco, CA

Yair Listokin

Lectures And Addresses

• “Law and Macroeconomics: Legal Remedies to Recessions,” University of Virginia School of Law; Latin American Law and Economics Association, Mexico City (Keynote Address); Universidad de Los Andes Faculty of Law; AALS Annual Meeting, University of Texas Austin

• "The Administrative Law of Central Banking,” Yale Law School Faculty Seminar

Publications

• LAW AND MACROECONOMICS: LEGAL REMEDIES TO RECESSIONS, Harvard University Press (2019)

Macroeconomics and the Law, 15 ANNUAL REVIEW OF LAW AND SOCIAL SCIENCE 377 (2019) (with Daniel Murphy)

Law and Macro: What Took so Long?, 83 LAW & CONTEMP. PROB. 141 (2020)

The Missing Piece from the Stimulus Package that Could Boost the Economy, CNN, Mar. 25, 2020

The Option Preserving Value of Social Distancing, THE INCIDENTAL ECONOMIST, Apr. 6, 2020

Congress Must Stop Unemployment Tax Increases from Worsening Crisis, THE HILL, May 12, 2020

Samuel Moyn

Lectures And Addresses

• “A History of Duties for an Age of Rights,” Annual Page-Barbour Lectures, University of Virginia

• "Humane War: Origins of an American Syndrome," Boston College and Rutgers University-Camden Law School

• “Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World,” University of Pennsylvania

• “Leo Tolstoy’s Critique of the Law of War,” Oxford University keynote

Publications

Preface, in Leonard Taylor, CATHOLIC COSMOPOLITANISM AND HUMAN RIGHTS (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020)

From Aggression to Atrocity: Rethinking the History of International Criminal Law, in Kevin Jon Heller et al. eds., OXFORD HANDBOOK OF INTERNATIONAL CRIMINAL LAW (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020)

Author’s Response (to essays on Not Enough), ON LABOR 17, 1 (Mar. 2020): 123-27

On Human Rights and Majority Politics: Felix Frankfurter’s Democratic Theory, VANDERBILT J. TRANSNATIONAL L. 52, 5 (Nov. 2019): 1135-65

La candidature de Sanders ouvre la voie à une extraordinaire transformation, LE MONDE, Mar. 2, 2020

• The Road to Hell, AMERICAN AFFAIRS, Spring 2020

The Trump Era Is a Golden Age of Conspiracy Theory (with Nicolas Guilhot), THE GUARDIAN, Feb. 13, 2020

Imperial Graveyard, LONDON REVIEW OF BOOKS, Jan. 27, 2020

The Court Is Not Your Friend, DISSENT, Winter 2020

• The Infinity War (with Stephen Wertheim), WASH. POST (Outlook Cover), Dec. 15, 2019

I danni collaterali della guerra più umana di sempre, IL FOGLIO, Nov. 19, 2019

Rawls and Theodicy,& COMMONWEAL, Dec. 2019

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Lectures And Addresses

• “Administrative Regulatory Power and the Federal Tax on Private Real Estate in the 1790s,” Harvard Public Law Workshop, Mar. 4, 2020

• Panelist, “How Easily Can Agencies Change Regulatory Policy in Immigration & Civil Rights?,” Association of American Law Schools, Washington, D.C, Jan. 5, 2020

• Panelist, “Lessons from the Life of Administrative Law: What Experience Teaches About How the APA Can Be Improved,” Summit on Modernizing the Administrative Procedure Act, U.S. Department of Justice, Washington, DC

• Chair, “Law, Equity, and Accountability in the Early Republic,” American Society for Legal History, Boston, MA, Nov. 23, 2019

• Commentator, Roundtable on Jed Stiglitz’s THE REASONING STATE, Cornell Law School, Nov. 8, 2019

• Commentator, Roundtable on Bureaucracy and Presidential Administration, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Sept. 24, 2019

Publications

• ADMINISTRATIVE LAW: THE AMERICAN PUBLIC LAW SYSTEM: CASES AND MATERIALS, 8th ed. (St. Paul, MN: West, 2019) (with Mariano-Florentino Cuéllar, M. Elizabeth Magill, Jerry L. Mashaw, Richard A. Merrill & Peter M. Shane)

Reva Siegel

Lectures And Addresses

• “Interpreting the ERA in the Twenty-First Century,” A New Era for the Equal Rights Amendment—Legal Convention, University of Richmond School of Law, Oct. 26, 2019

• “Blessed Be the Fruit: Threats to Reproductive Rights in 2019,” book talk on Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories with co-editors Melissa Murray and Kate Shaw and Rebecca Traister, Brennan Center, New York University School of Law, Nov. 14, 2019, available as Strict Scrutiny Podcast, https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/reproductive-rights-justice-storie...

• “Reimagining Motherhood When the Nineteenth Amendment Was Fifty: The Strike for Equality, Aug. 26, 1970,” Sex and Motherhood Reimagined. American Society for Legal History Annual Meeting, Boston, MA. Nov. 22, 2019

• “The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratization of the Family,” Program on the Nineteenth Amendment’s Centennial. Constitutional Law and Election Law Joint Program Co-Sponsored by Legal History, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 2, 2020

• “Reproductive Rights and Justice in Law and Politics,” book talk on Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories with co-editors and contributors Melissa Murray, Kate Shaw, and Maya Manian, American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 4, 2020

• “How the Evolving Law of Pregnancy Discrimination Illustrates the Dynamics of Legislative Constitutionalism,” Legislation Section Panel. American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, Jan. 4, 2020

• Book talk on Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories with co-editors and contributors Melissa Murray, Kate Shaw, Linda Greenhouse, and Douglas NeJaime, moderated by Emily Bazelon, Yale Law School, Jan. 22, 2020

• Moderator. Panel on Contemporary Perspectives on Citizenship and Equality, “That Important Trust” Suffrage and Citizenship 100 Years after the Nineteenth Amendment, Birnbaum Women’s Leadership Network. NYU Law School, Feb. 5, 2020

• “Social Mobilization Perspectives on the Development of Second Amendment Law,” Law, Policy, and Guns. Yale Law School, Feb. 19, 2020

• “Reproductive Rights & Justice Stories: From Roe v. Wade to Young v. UPS,” discussion of Reproductive Rights and Justice Stories with co-editors and contributors Melissa Murray, Kate Shaw, Linda Greenhouse, and Maya Manian, with Jallicia Jolly moderating and Loretta Ross commenting. Five College Reproductive Health Rights and Justice Certificate, University of Mass., Amherst, Feb. 27, 2020

• Presented manuscript of “The Pregnant Citizen, from Suffrage to the Present,” Faculty Workshop, USC Gould School of Law, Mar. 5. 2020

• Keynote: “Public Memory, the Nineteenth Amendment, and the Democratization of the Family,” Ira. C. Rothgerber Jr. Conference, Women’s Enfranchisement: Beyond the 19th Amendment, University of Colorado Law, Boulder, CO, Apr. 3, 2020

Other Professional Highlights

• Advised National Constitution Center on script for its Nineteenth Amendment centennial exhibition.

Publications

The Pregnant Citizen, from Suffrage to the Present, GEO. L.J. 19th Amendment Special Edition (2020)

The Nineteenth Amendment and the Democratic Reconstruction of the Family: Recovering a Constitutional Tradition, 129 YALE L.J.F..450 (2020)

John Fabian Witt

Lectures And Addresses

• “Tort as Private Administration,” American Bar Foundation Research Seminar, Chicago, IL, Oct. 23, 2019

• “James Weldon Johnson’s Radical Philanthropy,” Chicago/Northwestern Legal History Workshop, Oct. 23, 2019

• “Social Histories of the Twentieth-Century Constitution” (with Jamal Greene), New York Historical Society, Nov. 1, 2019

• “Is the Law on Your Side?,” Yale Global Executive Leadership Program, Yale SOM, Dec. 11, 2019

• "Formalism and Realism,” Yale Law School Foundations of Legal Thought Series, Jan. 15, 2020

• “Garland’s Million: The Radical Experiment to Save American Democracy,” NYU Legal History, Jan. 27, 2020

• “Tort as Private Administration,” Yale Law School Center for Private Law, Feb. 11, 2020 (with Nathaniel Donahue)

• The Radical Roots of Brown v. Board, Yale Law School Faculty Workshop, Zoom, Mar. 31, 2020

Publications

The Law of Salus Populi, YALE REV., Mar. 30, 2020

Supremely Divided: How the Republican Party Took Over the Supreme Court, THE NEW REPUBLIC, Apr. 2020

Inventing the War Crime: An Internal Theory, 60 VA. J. INT'L L. 52 (2020) (with Jessica Laird)

The Fourteenth Amendment as an Ending, 10 JOURNAL OF THE CIVIL WAR ERA 5 (2020) (with Lisset Pino)

Other Professional Highlights

• Brief of Legal Historians as Amici Curiae in Support of Respondent, Department of Homeland Security v. Thuraissigiam, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 19-161, Jan. 2020

• "Public Memory and the Age of Trump," a Conversation with Journalist Adam Serwer of The Atlantic, Oct. 21, 2019, Davenport College at Yale

• "The Meritocracy Trap," a Conversation with Professor Daniel Markovits, Nov. 4, 2019, Davenport College at Yale

• "Opioids in Appalachia," a Conversation with Filmmaker Elaine McMillion Sheldon, Thursday, Nov. 7, Davenport College at Yale

• "My Journey to the Majors," a Conversation with George Lombard of the Los Angeles Dodgers, Jan. 16, 2020, Davenport College at Yale

• "The National Maternal Mortality Crisis," a Conversation with Professor Katherine Campbell, Mar. 4, 2020, Davenport College at Yale

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

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

Publications

• 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)

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

Publications

• 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 https://www.yalejreg.com/print/federal-agency-guidance-and-the-power-to-bind-an-empirical-study-of-agencies-and-industries/

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

Publications

• 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

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

Publications

• 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

John H. Langbein

Lectures And Addresses

• Yale Univ. Dept. of Political Science, Conference on The Rise of the American Research University, Lecture on “The History of American Legal Education,” Feb. 21, 2019

• University of Georgia Law School, Alan Watson Memorial Convocation, Lecture on “Watson’s Legal Transplants, Mar. 8-9, 2019

Public Service

• Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

• Nov. 15-17, 2018. Attended meeting in Washington, DC, of Drafting Committee on Uniform Electronic Wills Act

• Nov. 30-Dec 1, 2008. Attended meeting in Chicago, IL, of Joint Editorial Board for the Uniform Trust and Estate Acts

• Feb.1-2, 2019. Attended meeting in Washington, DC, of Drafting Committee on Uniform Electronic Wills Act

Samuel Moyn

Lectures And Addresses

• “Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World” (Berkeley Law School, University of New South Wales Keynote, University of Copenhagen, University of Rome, Columbia University, University of Wisconsin

• “Humane: The New Face of War,” Yale Middle Eastern Legal Studies Conference, University of Glasgow, Columbia University

• “The High Tide of Anticolonial Legalism,” Princeton University Keynote

• Human Dignity from the Bible to the Migration Crisis,” Holy Cross University, University of Wisconsin, and Princeton University

• “Human Rights and Majority Politics,” Vanderbilt University Journal Keynote

Publications

• Rights, in Jean d’Aspremont and Sahib Singh eds., CONCEPTS FOR INTERNATIONAL LAW: CONTRIBUTIONS TO DISCIPLINARY THOUGHT (Cheltenham, 2019)

• Beyond the Human Rights Measurement Controversy, LAW & CONTEMP. PROBS. 81, 4 (2018): 121-37

• Neoliberalism, Not Liberalism, Has Failed, COMMONWEAL, Dec. 15, 2018

• The Alt-Right’s Favorite Meme Is 100 Years Old, N.Y. TIMES, Nov. 13, 2018, INT'L N.Y. TIMES, Nov. 16, 2018

• Damage Control, THE NEW REPUBLIC, Nov. 2018

• Resisting Juristocracy, BOSTON REV., Oct. 6, 2018

Nicholas R. Parrillo

Lectures And Addresses

• “Congress’s Appropriations Power and Remedial Questions in Litigation,” Conference at UC-Hastings College of Law on Congress’s Power of the Purse in a Polarizing Era, Mar. 15, 2019

• Panelist, “Equity in the Modern World,” Association of American Law Schools, Jan. 3, 2019

• Invited Participant, Workshop on Eric Posner’s American Demagogue, Georgia State University College of Law, Dec. 17, 2018

• Invited Commentator, “Administering OIRA: A Conversation with Susan Dudley,” Yale Law School Federalist Society, Nov. 27, 2017

• “How Central Banks Should Interpret Their Statutes: Transparency, Legitimacy, and Statutory Interpretation at the Federal Reserve” (with Peter Conti-Brown & Yair Listokin), Brookings Institution, Washington, DC, Nov. 19, 2018

• Panelist, “Does Agency Regulatory Power Extend Beyond its Formal Power, and Should It?,” Federalist Society National Lawyers’ Convention (Showcase Panel), Washington, DC, Nov. 17, 2018

• Panel Organizer and Moderator, “Deregulation: Past and Present,” ABA Section of Administrative Law Conference, Washington, DC, Nov. 2, 2018

• Panel Organizer and Moderator, “Debating Administrative Constitutionalism: Practice,” University of Pennsylvania Law Review Symposium, Oct. 20, 2018

Publications

• Fiduciary Government and Public Officers’ Incentives, in FIDUCIARY GOVERNMENT, (Evan J. Criddle et al. ed.) (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2018)

• Review of Inventing American Exceptionalism, by Amalia D. Kessler, LAW & HIST. REV. 36 (2018): 1101-03

Claire Priest

Lectures And Addresses

• Credit Nation: A History of Property Laws and Institutions in Early America, Harvard Law School, Faculty Workshop, Nov. 15, 2018

• Book Session, Property Works in Progress Conference, Boston University School of Law/Northeastern Law School, Oct. 20, 2018

• University of Chicago, Empires and Atlantics Forum, Oct. 5, 2018

• Keynote Address to the Yale Law Journal, New Haven, CT, Apr. 13, 2019

Publication

• Enforcing Sympathy: Animal Cruelty Doctrine after the Civil War, 44 LAW & SOC. INQUIRY 136 (2019)

James Q. Whitman

Lectures And Addresses

• “Nazi Ideology and Racism in the Jim Crow South,” United States Holocaust Memorial Museum

Publication

• Comparative Law and Religion, in OXFORD HANDBOOK OF COMPARATIVE LAW, 2d ed. (M. Reimann and R. Zimmermann eds.)

John Fabian Witt

Lectures And Addresses

“To Save the Country: Reason and Necessity in Constitutional Emergencies,” University of Southern California Law School Faculty Workshop, Oct. 18, 2018

"The Fund: James Weldon Johnson, Brown v. Board, and the Remaking of American Democracy,” University of Southern California, Center for Law, History, and Culture, Oct. 18, 2019

“What Should Democrats Do About the Court?,” American Constitution Society, Yale Law School, Oct. 25, 2018 (with Ian Ayres)

“To Save the Country: Francis Lieber and the Lost Lieber Manuscript," United States Military Academy at West Point, Oct. 29, 2018

"Habeas Corpus from the Tower to Guantamo Bay: A Comment on Amanda Tyler,” American Society for Legal History, Houston, Nov. 9, 2018

“Comment on John Goldberg and Benjamin Zipursky, Recognizing Wrongs,” Harvard University Safra Center for Ethics, Dec. 11, 2018

“To Save the Country: Reason and Necessity in Constitutional Emergencies,” Vanderbilt University Legal History Workshop, Jan. 7, 2019

“To Save the Country: National Emergencies from Lincoln to Trump,” Robert Ferguson Memorial Lecture, Columbia University, Mar. 28, 2019

Publications

Elite Colleges Don’t Understand the Business They’re In, THE ATLANTIC, Mar. 15, 2019

he Operative: How John Marshall Built the Supreme Court around His Partisan Agenda, THE NEW REPUBLIC, Jan. 7, 2019

Trump’s Farcical National Emergency Plan Should Fail–But It Might Not, SLATE, Jan. 8, 2019

• National Emergencies, Then and Now, BALKINIZATION, Jan. 7, 2019

Other Professional Highlights

Joined law professors’ amicus brief on winning side of Bushmaster v. Soto, allowing Sandy Hook shooting victim claims against firearms’ manufacturer to go to trial.

Samuel Moyn

lectures and addresses

• “Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World,” Columbia University, Apr. 2018; Stanford University, Apr. 2018; University of Chicago, May 2018; Fine Arts Institute, Brussels, Belgium, June 2018; University of Trent, Italy, June 2018; Academy of European Law and European University Institute, Florence, Italy, June 2018; University of Leiden, Netherlands, June 2018; University of Amsterdam, Netherlands, June 2018; University of Palermo, Italy, June 2018; Amnesty International, London, England, June 2018; Annual Human Rights Lecture, Duke University, Sept. 2018

• “Contingency in the History of International Law,” Keynote at Conference of Same Name, University of Amsterdam, June 2018

• “From Aggression to Atrocity: Rethinking the History of International Criminal Law,” University College London, June 2018

• "Time and Temporality in International Law,” Keynote at Conference of Same Name, Queen’s University, Belfast, Northern Ireland, June 2018

• “Humane: On the Politics of Endless War,” School of Criticism and Theory, Cornell University, June 2018; Duke University Law School, Sept. 2018

publications

Not Enough: Human Rights in an Unequal World, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018

The Right to Have Rights, (with several others) London and New York: Verso, 2018

Preface, in Mark Goodale, ed., UNESCO Surveys the World: A Prehistory of Human Rights, Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2018

Human Rights in Heaven, in Adam Etinson, ed., Human Rights: Moral or Political?, New York: Oxford University Press, 2018

Legal History as a Source of International Law: The Politics of Knowledge, in Samantha Besson & Jean d’Aspremont, eds., Oxford Handbook of the Sources of International Law, New York: Oxford University Press, 2017

Resisting the Juristocracy, Boston Review, Oct. 7, 2018

Old Rivals, New Allies?, Modern Age, Summer 2018

Stop Worrying about Kavanaugh, Liberals; Start Winning the Political Argument, Wash. Post, Aug. 8, 2018

The Problem with Democrats Is Substance, Not Style, The Guardian, May 26, 2018

Why the Human Rights Movement Failed, N.Y. Times, Apr. 24, 2018

Economic Rights Are Human Rights, Foreign Policy, Apr. 2018

Hype for the Best, The New Republic, Apr. 2018

Human Rights Are Not Enough, The Nation, Apr. 9, 2018

American Peace in an Age of Endless War, Raritan 37, 3 (Winter 2018): 152-65

1968 and the Crisis of Liberalism, Boston Review, Forum V (MLK Now), Jan. 2018

A Belief without a Basis, Commonweal, Dec. 15, 2017

Nicholas R. Parrillo

lectures and addresses

• Panelist, “Can an Intelligible Distinction Between Legislative Rules and Guidance be Articulated?,” District of Columbia Bar Program, Apr. 26, 2018

• Organizer and Moderator, “Deregulation: Past and Present,” ABA Section of Administrative Law Teleconference, June 8, 2018

• Invited Commentator, Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable, University of Michigan Law School, June 12, 2018

• Panel Organizer and Moderator, “The History and Origins of the Administrative State,” Second Circuit Judicial Conference, Saratoga Springs, NY, June 14, 2018

Claire Priest

lectures and addresses

• "Credit Nation: A History of Property Laws and Institutions in Early America," University of Chicago, Empires and Atlantics Forum, Oct. 5, 2018

• "Credit Nation," Keynote Address Latin American and Iberian Law and Economics Association (ALACDE), Asunción, Paraguay, June 25, 2018

publications

Enforcing Sympathy: Animal Cruelty Doctrine after the Civil War, 43 Law & Soc. Inquiry, forthcoming Jan. 2019

Reflection, Reading Early Colonial Legal History as Bob Gordon’s Student, 70 Stan. L. Rev. 1659, 2018

Credit Nation: A History of Property Laws and Institutions in Early America, book manuscript in progress

Reva Siegel

lectures and addresses

• “The Constitutionalization of Disparate Impact—Court-Centered and Popular Pathways: A Comment on Owen Fiss’s Brennan Lecture,” University of Chicago Law School, Apr. 23, 2018

• Invited Commentator at a screening of the RBG documentary at the Cinema Club, Madison, CT, Apr. 29, 2018

• Introductory Lecture, Yale Law School Moot Camp, Sept. 7, 2018

• Presented a talk and led a discussion on a panel with Justice Elena Kagan, Justice Susanne Baer, and Robert Post on “Constitutional Norms and Conventions Under Stress,” Global Constitutionalism Seminar, Yale Law School

• Taught seminar on constitutional change inside and outside the courts focused on two of my forthcoming essays: “The Constitutionalization of Disparate Impact—Court-Centered and Popular Pathways: A Comment on Owen Fiss’s Brennan Lecture” and “The Unfinished Story of Roe v. Wade” (with Linda Greenhouse), Yale Law School Graduate Seminar, Oct. 3, 2018

publications

Blind Justice: Why the Court Refused to Accept Statistical Evidence of Discriminatory Purpose in McCleskey v. Kemp—and Some Pathways for Change, 112 Nw. L. Rev. 1269, 2018

'Critical Legal Histories' and Law's (In)determinacy, 70 Stan L. Rev. 1673, 2018

ProChoiceLife: Asking Who Protects Life and How--and Why It Matters in Law and Politics, 93 Ind. L.J. 207, 2018

Religious Exemptions and Antidiscrimination Law in Masterpiece Cakeshop, (with Douglas NeJaime) 128 Yale L.J. F. 201, 2018

Conscience Wars in Transnational Perspective: Religious Liberty, Third-Party Harm, and Pluralism, in The Conscience Wars: Rethinking the Balance Between Religion, Identity, and Equality, (with Douglas NeJaime), Susanna Mancini & Michel Rosenfeld eds, 2018

James Q. Whitman

lectures and addresses

• "Le Modèle Américain d'Hitler," Université de Paris 8 and Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique

• Commencement Address, Faculty of Law, University of Leuven, Belgium

publications

Heinrich Krieger (? - ?), The Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture

The World Historical Significance of European Legal History: An Interim Report, in The Oxford Handbook of European Legal History, Heikki Pihlajamäki, Markus D. Dubber & Mark Godfrey eds.

John Fabian Witt

lectures and addresses

• “An Invisible College,” commencement address, Davenport College, May 21, 2018

• "To Save the Country,” Conference on States of Exception in American History, University of Chicago, May 22, 2018

• “Women in Finance,” with Carter Simonds, Davenport College, Sept. 17, 2018

• “Card Sharks and Con Men,” with Maria Konnikova, Davenport College, Oct. 2, 2018

• "Can Democracy Survive the Internet?,” with Nathaniel Persily, Davenport College, Oct. 4, 2018

• “Tort as Private Administration,” MDL at 50: The 50th Anniversary of Multidistrict Litigation, New York University, Oct. 12, 2018

publications

A Lost Theory of American Emergency Constitutionalism, 36 Law & Hist. Rev. 551, 2018

For Bob Gordon, 70 Stan. L. Rev. 1681, 2018

Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions, CALI Press, 3d ed., 2018

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Democrats Need a Plan B for the Supreme Court, (with Ian Ayres), Wash. Post, July 27, 2018

Bomber Harris and the Haspel Nomination, Balkinization, May 9, 2018

John H. Langbein

PUBLIC SERVICE

• Connecticut Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

• Attended Meetings of Drafting Committee on Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act, Washington, DC, Nov. 16/18, 2017; Philadelphia, Feb. 16–17, 2018

• Attended Meeting of Drafting Committee on Electronic Wills Act, Washington, DC, Mar. 1–3, 2018

• Attended Meeting of Joint Editorial Board for the Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, Chicago, IL Dec. 1–2, 2017

Samuel Moyn

PUBLICATIONS

• NOT ENOUGH: HUMAN RIGHTS IN AN UNEQUAL WORLD (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018)

• Rights, in Stephanie DeGooyer et al., THE RIGHT TO HAVE RIGHTS (London and New York: Verso, 2017)

• Human Rights in Heaven, in Adam Etinson ed., HUMAN RIGHTS: MORAL OR POLITICAL? (New York: Oxford University Press, 2018)

• Hype for the Best, THE NEW REPUBLIC, Apr. 2018

• Human Rights Are Not Enough, THE NATION, Apr. 9, 2018

• American Peace in an Age of Endless War, RARITAN 37.3 (Winter 2018): 152–65

• 1968 and the Crisis of Liberalism, BOSTON REVIEW, Forum V (MLK Now), Jan. 2018

• A Belief without a Basis, COMMONWEAL, Dec. 15, 2017

Nicholas R. Parrillo

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• “Federal Agency Guidance and the Power to Bind: An Empirical Study of Agencies and Industries,” University of Wisconsin-Madison, Mar. 23, 2018; St. John’s Law Faculty Workshop, Mar. 19, 2018; Fordham Legislation Roundtable, Mar. 2, 2018

• “Federal Agencies’ Use of Guidance,” District of Columbia Bar, Mar. 15, 2018

• "Federal Agency Guidance: An Institutional Perspective,” Administrative Conference of the United States, Plenary Session, Washington, DC, Dec. 14, 2017

• "Negotiating Governmental Compliance with Court Orders: A Preliminary Discussion,” George Mason University, Dec. 6, 2017

• “The Endgame of Administrative Law: Governmental Disobedience and the Judicial Contempt Power,” ABA Section of Administrative Law Conference, Washington, DC, Oct. 19, 2017

• “Federal Agency Guidance: An Institutional Perspective,” ABA Section of Administrative Law Conference, Washington, DC, Oct. 19, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

• The Endgame of Administrative Law: Governmental Disobedience and the Judicial Contempt Power, 131 HARV. L. REV. 685 (2018)

• Understanding and Addressing Controversies About Agency Guidance, REGULATORY REVIEW (with Lee Liberman Otis), Mar. 5, 2018

OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Testified at a Hearing before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, “Shining Light on the Federal Regulatory Process,” Mar. 14, 2018

• The Administrative Conference of the United States adopted Recommendation 2017-5: Agency Guidance Through Policy Statements, 82 Fed. Reg. 61734-38 (Dec. 29, 2017), based on Parrillo’s report, FEDERAL AGENCY GUIDANCE: AN INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE.

Claire Priest

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• "Reading Early Colonial Legal History as Bob Gordon’s Student," Stanford Law School, Jan. 13, 2018

• "Credit Nation: A History of Property Laws and Institutions in Early America," University of Virginia School of Law, Legal History Workshop, Nov. 28, 2017

• "Conquest and Property, Book Talk on Daniel Sharfstein’s THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: THE CLASH OF TWO AMERICAN LEGENDS, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD AND CHIEF JOSEPH OF THE NEZ PERCE" (2017), Yale Law School, Apr. 19, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

• Enforcing Sympathy: Animal Cruelty Doctrine after the Civil War, 43 LAW & SOC. INQUIRY (forthcoming 2018)

• Reading Early Colonial Legal History as Bob Gordon’s Student, 70 STANFORD L. REV. (forthcoming 2018)

• Political Economy and the American Revolution, 36 Law & Hist. Rev. 181 (2018) (book review of Steve Pincus, THE HEART OF THE DECLARATION: THE FOUNDERS’ CASE FOR AN ACTIVIST GOVERNMENT)

• CREDIT NATION: A HISTORY OF PROPERTY LAWS AND INSTITUTIONS IN EARLY AMERICA (book manuscript in progress)

Reva Siegel

PUBLICATIONS

• PROCESSES OF CONSTITUTIONAL DECISIONMAKING (with Brest, Levinson, Balkin & Amar) (7th ed., 2018)

• Cutler Lecture: Pregnancy as a Normal Condition of Employment: Comparative and Role-Based Accounts of Discrimination, 58 WM & MARY L. REV. 971 (2018)

• Community in Conflict: Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash, 64 U.C.L.A. L. REV. 1728 (2017)

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• Northwestern University Law Review’s 2017 Symposium: “’A Fear of Too Much Justice’? Equal Protection and the Social Sciences 30 Years After McCleskey v. Kemp,” Opening Address: “Blind Justice: Why the Court Refused to Accept Statistical Evidence of Discriminatory Purpose in McCleskey v. Kemp—And Some Pathways for Change," Northwestern Pritzker School of Law, Oct. 20, 2017

• American Society of Legal History Annual Meetings, Roundtable: “Making Reproductive Rights Law from Griswold to Whole Woman’s Health,” Las Vegas, NV, Oct. 27, 2017

• American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop. Presented manuscript of “ProChoiceLife: Asking Who Protects Life and How—and Why It Matters In Law and Politics,” Yale Law School, Nov. 9, 2017

• Yale Law School 7th Annual Doctoral Scholarship Conference, Keynote on “Conscience Wars in Transnational Perspective—Religious Accommodation, and its Limits, in a Pluralist Society.” Nov. 10, 2017

• Reviewed Nelson Tebbe, RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN AN EGALITARIAN AGE (2017) in a program celebrating publication of the book, Cornell Law School, Nov. 17, 2017

• Ran a working conference for contributors to the forthcoming volume REPRODUCTIVE RIGHTS AND JUSTICE STORIES (with Melissa Murray & Kate Shaw, 2019); Presented the draft manuscript of THE UNFINISHED STORY OF ROE V. WADE, Yale Law School, Nov. 30–Dec. 1.

• Inaugural Conference, ICON Chapter, Mexico, “Constitutional Culture and Gender: 100 Years of the Mexican Constitution,” drawing on “Community in Conflict: Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash,” discussed the concept of constitutional culture as a tool for comparative and transnational analysis, ITAM, Mexico City, Dec. 4, 2017

• American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, American Constitution Society New Scholarship Workshop, commented on Christopher Schmidt’s “Section 5's Forgotten Years: Congressional Power to Enforce the Fourteenth Amendment Before Katzenbach v. Morgan,” San Diego, CA, Jan. 4, 2018

• American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting Women in Legal Education Luncheon, spoke in memory of Herma Hill Kay, San Diego, CA, Jan. 6, 2018

• “Celebrating Bob Gordon’s Taming of the Past,” Panel on Legal Histories, “’Critical Legal Histories’ and Law’s (In)determinacy,” Stanford Law School, Jan. 13, 2018

• Loyola Law School. Presented manuscript of “ProChoiceLife: Asking Who Protects Life and How­—and Why It Matters In Law and Politics.” Feb. 22, 2018

• New York Historical Society, Center for Women’s History. Max Conference on Women’s History, Sex and the Constitution, moderated and spoke at panel on Changing Precedent, Mar. 4, 2018

• Cardozo Law School and Columbia Law School Colloquium on Citizenship, Religion, Identity, Cardozo Law School, discussed manuscript of CONSCIENCE WARS IN TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVE: RELIGIOUS LIBERTY, THIRD-PARTY HARM, AND PLURALISM (with Doug NeJaime), Mar. 8, 2018

• Spoke at Roundtable on Future of Roe, Columbia Law School, Apr. 2, 2018

• Liman Colloquium: Who Pays? Fines, Fees, Bail, and the Costs of Courts, participated in Panel 3, Legal Theories of Mandates for Change, “How the Fines and Fees Mobilization Might Change Equal Protection Law,” Yale Law School, Apr. 6, 2018

OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Elected to the American Philosophical Society

James Q. Whitman

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• Le Modèle Américain d'Hitler, Paris, Sorbonne

PUBLICATIONS

• HITLERS AMERIKANISCHES VORBILD (Beck, 2018), translation of HITLER'S AMERICAN MODEL

• LE MODÈLE AMÉRICAIN D'HITLER (Armand Colin, 2018), translation of HITLER'S AMERICAN MODEL

• Trump’s Quest to Make America White Again, PROJECT SYNDICATE

John Fabian Witt

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• "Writing in Hollywood," Davenport College Tea with Chris Keyser of the Writers’ Guild of America West, Oct. 23, 2017

• Commentator, “Author Meets readers: Laura Weinrib’s THE TAMING OF FREE SPEECH: AMERICA’S CIVIL LIBERTIES COMPROMISE," American Society for Legal Historians, Oct. 27, 2017

• Expert Witness, University of Pennsylvania Inns of Court Mock Trial: United States v. Robert E. Lee, Nov. 9, 2017

• “The American Fund: A Story of Money and Politics,” Stanford Philanthropy and Civil Society Faculty Forum, Jan. 11, 2018

• Chair and Panelist, “The Common Law Tradition,” Conference on Robert Gordon’s book, TAMING THE PAST, Stanford Law School, Jan 13, 2018

• “The Effects of Unauthorized Status on Child and Youth Development,” Davenport College Tea with Hirokazu Yoshikawa, Jan. 25, 2018

• “Manhattan Beach,” Davenport College Tea with Jennifer Egan, Jan. 30, 2018

• “The Fund: A Story of Money and Democracy in America,” Legal History Workshop, Harvard Law School, Feb. 15, 2018

• ""The American Century and the Trump Challenge,” Davenport College Tea with Ambassador Daniel Fried, Feb. 22, 2018

• Panelist, “Race and Citizenship in the Civil War and Reconstruction,” War in Law and Literature Conference, University of Chicago Law School, Feb. 23, 2018

• Panelist, “The Fourteenth Amendment as an Ending,” Many 14th Amendments, University of Miami Law School, Mar. 1–3, 2018

• “Y2Y and Youth Homelessness,” Davenport College Tea with Sam Greenberg and Sarah Rosenkrantz, Mar. 29, 2018

• “Color, Class, and the Conservative Future,” Davenport College Tea with Reihan Salam, Apr. 2, 2018

• "Epistemic Institutions,” Yale MacMillan Center Conference on the 1920s, Apr. 13, 2018

John H. Langbein

PUBLIC SERVICE

• Connecticut Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

• Attended Meeting of Drafting Committee on Uniform Fiduciary Income and Principal Act, Washington, DC, Mar. 24–26, 2016

• Attended Plenary Annual Meeting of Uniform Law Commission, San Diego, CA, Jul. 13–20, 2017

• Attended Meeting of Drafting Committee on Uniform Electronic Wills Act, Philadelphia, PA, Oct 12–14, 2017

PUBLICATION

• Absorbing South Australia’s Wills Act Dispensing Power in the United States: Emulation, Resistance, Expansion, 38 ADELAIDE L. REV. 1 (2017)

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• ABA Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Government Invitational Conference, Baltimore, MD, Mar. 29–31, 2017

Samuel Moyn

PUBLICATIONS

• Barbarian Virtues, THE NATION, Oct. 23, 2017

• A Problem Worse than Tyranny (with David Priestland), N.Y. TIMES, Aug. 13, 2017

• HUMAN RIGHTS AND THE USES OF HISTORY (new expanded edition), New York, 2017

• The Red Cross and the Holocaust, WALL ST. J., July 19, 2017

• Legal Theory among the Ruins, in Justin Desautels-Stein & Christopher Tomlins eds., SEARCHING FOR CONTEMPORARY LEGAL THOUGHT (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

• Human Rights and the Crisis of Liberalism, in Stephen Hopgood, Jack L. Snyder & LeslieVinjamuri eds., HUMAN RIGHTS FUTURES (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Nicholas R. Parrillo

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• Invited Commentator, Administrative Law New Scholarship Roundtable, Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, June 27, 2017

• “Fiduciary Government and Public Officers’ Incentives,” Conference on Fiduciary Government, UCLA School of Law, June 7, 2017

• “Negotiating Governmental Compliance with Court Orders: A Preliminary Discussion,” Research Roundtable titled “Beyond Deference: Judicial Review and Agency Accountability,” Center for the Study of Administrative State, Antonin Scalia Law School, George Mason University, Sept. 15, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

• FEDERAL AGENCY GUIDANCE: AN INSTITUTIONAL PERSPECTIVE, DRAFT REPORT TO THE ADMINISTRATIVE CONFERENCE OF THE UNITED STATES, Sept. 18, 2017

Claire Priest

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• “Conquest and Property,” book talk on Daniel Sharfstein’s THUNDER IN THE MOUNTAINS: THE CLASH OF TWO AMERICAN LEGENDS, OLIVER OTIS HOWARD AND CHIEF JOSEPH OF THE NEZ PERCE (2017), Yale Law School, Apr. 19, 2017

• “Cuba’s History and Transformation through the Lens of the Sugar Industry,” Head of School Symposium, Lake Forest Academy, Apr. 17, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

• CREDIT NATION: A HISTORY OF PROPERTY LAWS AND INSTITUTIONS IN EARLY America (book manuscript in progress)

• Political Economy and the American Revolution, 36 LAW & HIST. REV. (forthcoming 2018) (book review of Steve Pincus, THE HEART OF THE DECLARATION: THE FOUNDERS’ CASE FOR AN ACTIVIST GOVERNMENT)

• State-Making through the Custom Houses, 35 LAW & HIST. REV. 549 (2017) (book review of Gautham Rao, NATIONAL DUTIES: CUSTOM HOUSES AND THE MAKING OF THE AMERICAN STATE)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Appointed, Advisory Committee, Council on Latin American and Iberian Studies, Yale’s MacMillan Center for International and Area Studies

Reva Siegel

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• Presented Manuscript of “Community in Conflict: Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash,” Yale Law School Faculty Workshop, Apr. 24, 2017

• “Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Consensus, Conflict, and Constitutional Culture,” Panel on Social Movements and Constitutional Adjudication, International Association of Constitutional Law (IACL) Roundtable: Constitutional Adjudication: Traditions and Horizons, LUISS Guido Carli University, Rome, Italy, May 6, 2017

• “What the Muslim Ban Litigation Obscures about Minority-Protective Equal Protection Review,” Racial Justice Reform After Obama: Reconsidering Goals and Means, University of Virginia Law School, June 6, 2017

• “ProChoiceLife: Asking Who Protects Life and How—and Why It Matters in Law and Politics,” panel on “Defending New Ground in Reproductive Rights,” American Constitution Society Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, June 9, 2017

• “‘On the Basis of Sex’: Antidiscrimination Approaches to Pregnancy Accommodation in the Workplace,” panel on Theories of Discrimination, ICON-S 2017 Annual Conference on Courts, Power, Public Law, Copenhagen, Denmark, July 6, 2017

• Presented manuscript of “Community in Conflict: Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash,” Graduate Colloquium, Yale Law School, Sept. 12, 2017

James Q. Whitman

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• “The Two Primitive Modes of Imagining Property: Owning Land, Owning Humans Beings,” Boston College Law School

• Interviews and Reviews of HITLER’S AMERICAN MODEL: THE UNITED STATES AND THE MAKING OF NAZI RACE LAW, in Harper’s, Bill Moyers, The Atlantic, Salon, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Globe and Mail, History Channel, Foreign Affairs, Times of Israel, Washington Post Book World, Time.com, Jerusalem Post, Chronicle of Higher Education, Daily Telegraph, BBC World Service Newshour, New York Journal of Books, Inside Higher Ed, and numerous other outlets

PUBLICATIONS

• The Hunt for Truth in Comparative Law, AM. J. COMP. L. 65 (2017): 181–190

John Fabian Witt

LECTURES AND ADDRESSES

• “Can Law Restrain War?,” Plenary Session of the Society for Historians of American Foreign Relations, Washington, DC, June 22, 2017

• Yale College Forum on Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals, Sept. 6, 2017

• Asylum Law and Advocacy with Conchita Cruz, Davenport College, Yale, Sept. 13, 2017

• Grand Strategy with Professors Julia Adams and Beverly Gage, Hopper College, Yale, Sept. 27, 2017

• "The Fund: A Story of Money and Politics in America," ACS Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Sept. 28, 2017

• Locking Up Our Own with Professor James Forman, Davenport College, Yale, Oct. 3, 2017

• "The Art of Legal History," Yale College Mellon Forum, Oct. 11, 2017

PUBLICATIONS

• Foreword to Robert W. Gordon, TAMING THE PAST: ESSAYS ON LAW IN HISTORY AND HISTORY IN LAW (Cambridge University Press, 2017)

• Adjudication in the Age of Disagreement, 85 FORDHAM L. REV. 149 (2017)OTHER PROFESSIONAL HIGHLIGHTS

• Named Head of Davenport College at Yale, Apr. 2017

• Brief of Amici Curiae Historians in support of the Appellees in Gill v. Whitford at the U.S. Supreme Court, Sept. 5, 2017

• Brief of Amici Curiae of Law Professors in Support of Soto v. Bushmaster Firearms International, LLC, Supreme Court of the State of Connecticut, April 24, 2017

• Media appearances on BBC Radio and MSNBC

John H. Langbein

public service

• Connecticut Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws

• Attended Meeting of Joint Editorial Board on the Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, Chicago, IL, Dec. 1–2, 2016

• Attended Meetings of Drafting Committee on Divided Trust Act; Philadelphia, PA, Oct. 28–29, 2016; Bethesda, MD, Mar. 17–19, 2017

• Attended Meeting of Drafting
Committee on Uniform Principal & Income Act, Washington, DC, Mar. 23–25, 2017

• Attended American Bar Association, Joint Committee on Employee
Benefits, Government Invitational
Conference, Baltimore, MD,
Mar. 29–31, 2017

lectures and addresses

• Spoke on “History and Policy: Who Should Control Charitable Gifts?,” NYU National Center on Philanthropy and the Law, Conference on “Wrestling With Donor Intent,” New York, Oct. 27, 2016

• Lectured on “Public Prosecution: The Most Underdeveloped of English Legal Institutions,” Selden Society of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Mar. 9, 2017

• Lectured on “Absorbing South Australia’s Wills Act Dispensing Power in the United States: Emulation, Resistance, Expansion,” South Australia Branch Society of Trust & Estate Practitioners and Law Society of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Mar. 10, 2017

publication

Why the Rule in Saunders v. Vautier is Wrong, in Equity and Administration 189 (Cambridge Univ. Press, 2016) (P.G. Turner, ed.)

Nicholas R. Parrillo

lectures and addresses

• Invited Participant, Roundtable on Cristina Rodríguez and Adam Cox’s The President and Immigration Law, NYU Law School, Dec. 15, 2016

• Invited Panelist, “Challenges to the Administrative State,” Semi-Annual Meeting of the Committee on Science, Technology, and Law of the National Academy of Sciences, Pasadena, CA, Mar. 9, 2017

• “Federal Agency Guidance From the Ground Up: A Preliminary Discussion,” Vanderbilt Law School Faculty Workshop, Mar. 27, 2017

publications

Jerry Mashaw’s Creative Tension with the Field of Administrative Law, in Administrative Law from the Inside Out: Essays on Themes in the Work of Jerry Mashaw, ed. Nicholas R. Parrillo (Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 2017)

Holding the Federal Government in Contempt of Court: What Powers Do Judges Have Over an Administration?, Just Security Blog, Mar. 2, 2017

other professional highlights

• Nominated to be a Public Member of the Administrative Conference of the United States

Claire Priest

lectures and addresses

• Cuba’s History and Transformation through the Lens of the Sugar Industry, Head of School Symposium, Lake Forest Academy, Apr. 17, 2017

• The Centrality of Slaves as Collateral in Colonial Credit Markets, Conference on Property and Subordination, University of Dayton School of Law, Mar. 24, 2017

publications

State-Making through the Custom Houses, 34 Law & Hist. Rev. (forthcoming 2017) (book review of Gautham Rao, National Duties: Custom Houses and the Making of the American State)

Reva Siegel

lectures and addresses

• Presented manuscript of “Community in Conflict: Backlash and Same-Sex Marriage,” American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Yale Law School, Nov. 10, 2016

• Presented manuscript of “Community in Conflict: Backlash and Same-Sex Marriage,” Equality Roundtable, Cardozo Law School, Nov. 13, 2016

• “Before (and After) Roe v. Wade,” NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Middletown, CT, Dec. 8, 2016

• “New Frontiers in Reproductive Rights and Justice,” American Association of Law Schools Annual Meeting, Jan. 6, 2017

• Presented “Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics” (with Doug NeJaime), Conference on Faith and Sexuality, Yale Law School, Jan. 14, 2017

• Roundtable: “After Whole Woman’s Health,” American Civil Liberties Union, New York, NY, Jan. 20, 2017

• Lawyers and Social Movements: Reimagining Theory and Practice; Social Movements and Courts: To Lead or Lag?, University of California at Los Angeles Law School, Feb. 10, 2017

• Presented manuscript of “Community in Conflict: Backlash and Same-Sex Marriage,” Legal Theory Workshop, Columbia Law School, Feb. 13, 2017

• Cutler Lecture: “Young v. United Parcel Service and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act at 40,” William and Mary Law School, Mar. 1, 2017

• “Religious Accommodation in Transnational Perspective,” Conference at Conseil d'État, Paris, France, Mar. 11, 2017

• “Historians and Abortion Rights at the Supreme Court: A Roundtable Discussion,” Center for American Studies, Columbia University, Apr. 5, 2017

• “Pro-Choice-Life,” Panel on “The Hot-Button Constitution: Examining the Issues That Divide Us in Both Law and Politics,” The Future of the U.S. Constitution, Indiana University Maurer School of Law, April 14, 2017

other professional highlights

• Received Catherine Roraback Award (for scholarship on reproductive rights), NARAL Pro-Choice Connecticut, Dec. 2017

James Q. Whitman

lectures and addresses

• “Hitler's American Model,” NYU School of Law

• “America's Incarcerated,” Religion and Ethics Newsweekly, WNET New York

publications

Hitler's American Model: The United States and the Making of Nazi Race Law (Princeton, 2017)

When the Nazis Wrote the Nuremberg Laws, They Looked to Racist American Statutes, L.A. Times, Feb. 22, 2017

John Fabian Witt

lectures and addresses

• “The Switch: The Twentieth-Century Reinvention of Democracy,” Butler University, Oct. 20, 2016

• Commenter, “Author Meets Reader” with Gautham Rao & Karen Tani, American Society for Legal History, Oct. 29, 2016

• The Kerr Lecture: “Philanthropy and the Reinvention of American Democracy,” Carnegie Mellon University, Feb. 2, 2017

• "Lincoln in Afghanistan," The Lincoln Club of Delaware, Feb. 10, 2017

• “The Radical Roots of Brown v. Board: A Blueprint for Modern Constitutional Change,” Lafayette College, Feb. 16, 2017

• “The Radical Roots of Brown v. Board: A Blueprint for Modern Constitutional Change,” University of Colorado at Boulder, Feb. 23, 2017

• “The Switch: The 20th Century Reinvention of American Democracy,” SUNY Albany, Apr. 6, 2017

publications

The New Rockefellers, Wall Street Journal, Oct. 16, 2016

Fighting Words, The New Rambler, Mar. 6, 2016

Symbols and Speech, The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dec. 19, 2016 (with Jonathan Holloway)

The Legacy of World War I, Yale Daily News, Apr. 5, 2017

other professional highlights

• Report of the Committee to
Establish Principles on Renaming, Dec. 2, 2016

• Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lecturer, 2016-2017

• Chair, Yale University Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming

Taisu Zhang

lectures and addresses

• "Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions," University of Minnesota Law School, Mar. 23, 2017

• "The Ideological Foundations of the Qing Fiscal State," Conference on Decentralization and Development, University of Hong Kong, Mar. 14, 2017

publications

Moral Economies in Early Modern Land Markets, 80 Law & Contemp.Probs. 107 (2017)

What the Trump Presidency Means for China, Lawfare (March 20, 2017)

The Anti-Mainland Bigotry of Hong Kong's Democracy Movement, Foreign Policy (Nov. 29, 2016)

John. H. Langbein

public service

• Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Attended Meetings of Joint Editorial Board for the Uniform Trust and Estate Acts, Chicago, IL, Apr. 29, 2016

• Drafting Committees on Principal and Income Act, Chicago, IL, Sept. 22–23, 2016

publication

• Why the Rule in Saunders v. Vautier is Wrong, in Equity and Administration 189 (Cambridge Univ. P., 2016) (P.G. Turner ed.)

Nicholas R. Parrillo

lectures and addresses

“The Endgame of Administrative Law: Disobedient Agencies and the Judicial Contempt Power,” Yale Law School Faculty Workshop, Aug. 29, 2016; University of Chicago Public Law Workshop, May 17, 2016

• “Compliance, Administrative Law, and Bureaucratic Process,” Address at Conference on “Complying with Law,” Loyola University Chicago, Sept. 23, 2016

• Invited Commentator, Panel on “Government Institutions and Civic Ideals,” Society for the History of the Early American Republic, New Haven, CT,

• Invited Participant, Conference on William Novak’s A New Democracy: Law and the Creation of the Modern American State, 1866–1932, Georgia State University College of Law, May 3, 2016

Claire Priest

lectures and addresses

• “History of Land Title Registration," Property Works in Progress Conference, Boston University, Sept. 24, 2016

• "Comment," Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, Yale Law School, June 28, 2016

• "Cuba’s History and Transformation through the Lens of the Sugar Industry," SELA (Seminario en Latinoamérica de Teoría Constitucional y Política), Havana, Cuba, June 10, 2016 publications

• The Stamp Act and American Institutional and Economic History (with Justin du Rivage), 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. (2015)

• The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period, 33 Law & History Rev. 277 (2015)

• Property and Democracy in the History of the United States, Prologue to Derecho y Humanidades, No. 24 (2015) (Chile)

• Two articles republished, in Economics of Legal History (D. Klerman ed. 2015) other professional highlights

• Oscar M. Ruebhausen Grant to Study Cuban Slavery in the Sugar Industry and Current Cuban Economic Reforms

Reva Siegel

lectures and addresses

• Presented manuscript of “Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Consensus, Conflict, and Constitutional Culture,” Workshop on Dialogic Constitutionalism, Yale Law School, Apr. 29, 2016

• Commented on Jessica Clarke’s “Protected Class Gatekeeping,” 2016 Harvard/Stanford/Yale Junior Faculty Forum, Yale Law School, June 28, 2016

• Introductory talk and moderated lunch panel, Yale Law School Moot Camp, Sept. 9, 2016

• “The Abortion Conflict and the Court: From Casey (1992) to Whole Woman’s Health (2016),” City University of New York, College of Staten Island, College of Staten Island Legal Studies Institute 2016 Annual Lecture in Law, Philosophy, and Public Policy, Sept. 15, 2016

• Presented chapter on “Religious Accommodation and Equality” (with Doug NeJaime), Global Constitutionalism Seminar, Yale Law School, Sept. 24, 2016

• Moderated panel on “Reproductive Rights, Family, and Faith,” Yale Law School Alumni Weekend, Oct. 22, 2016 • “The Abortion Conflict and the Court: From Casey (1992) to Whole Woman’s Health (2016),” Faculty Workshop, Drake University School of Law

faculty activities

• Drake Constitutional Law Center’s Distinguished Lecture Series, “Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Consensus, Conflict, and Constitutional Culture,” Oct. 26, 2016

• Keynote address, “Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Consensus, Conflict, and Constitutional Culture,” Seventh Annual Constitutional Law Colloquium, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Nov. 5, 2016

publications

• The Difference a Whole Woman Makes: Protection for the Abortion Right After Whole Woman’s Health, 126 Yale L.J. F. 149 (2016) (with Linda Greenhouse)

James Q. Whitman

lectures and addresses

• "Harsh Justice,” Jenner and Block, Chicago, May 2016

• "Mercy,” University of Chicago Law School and Lumen Christi Institute, May 2016

John Fabian Witt

lectures and addresses

• “Weapons of Truth: Money, Propaganda, and Civil Liberties in World War I America,” The Fulton Lecture in Legal History, University of Chicago, Apr. 19, 2016

• “The American Fund: A Story of Money and Politics in America,” Yale School of Management’s “Convening at Yale” series, Apr. 21, 2016 • “Ideological Origins of the Civil War Amendments,” Second Circuit Judicial Conference, Saratoga, NY, May 25, 2016

• “James Weldon Johnson, Culture War, and the Roots of Brown v. Board,” Law and Society Association, New Orleans, June 3, 2016

• “A New Birth of Freedom: How the Civil War Era Made a New America,” Yale for Life, June 6–10, 2016 (with Akhil Amar)

• “The Puzzling Laws of War: From Lincoln to Afghanistan,” Dartmouth University, Sept. 30, 2016

• “A Liberal Theory of Emergency Constitutionalism,” Yale American Constitution Society, Oct. 6, 2016

• “The Switch: The Twentieth-Century Reinvention of Freedom,” Hiram College, Hiram, OH, Oct. 13, 2016

publications

• Ives and MacPherson: Judicial Process in the Regulatory State, 9 Journal of Tort Law 43 (2016)

• Constraint, Authority, and the Rule of Law in a Federal Circuit Court of Appeals, 85 Fordham L. Rev. 3 (2016)

• The Provocative Life of Judge Richard Posner, N.Y. Times Book Review, Oct. 7, 2016

• Freedom and Restraint, in Ted Widmer ed., Disunion: A History of the Civil War (Oxford University Press, 2016)

other professional highlights

• Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Lecturer, 2016–2017

• Chair, Yale University Committee to Establish Principles on Renaming

Taisu Zhang

lectures and addresses

• “Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions,” Peking University School of Law, Beijing, China, Oct. 13, 2016

• “Property and Economic Change in Early Modern Societies,” Renmin University School of Law, Beijing, China, Oct. 18, 2016

• “Western Scholarship on the Supreme People’s Court of China,” Supreme People's Court of China, Beijing, China, Oct. 19, 2016

• “Moral Economies in Land,” Tsinghua University Law School, Beijing, China, Oct. 25, 2016 publication

• Cultural Paradigms in Property Institutions, 41 Yale J. Int'l L. 347 (2016)

 

John. H. Langbein

lectures and appearances

• Lecture, “What Prudence Requires,” Federated Investors Symposium on Fiduciary Status under ERISA, New York City, Nov. 19, 2015

• Participated in Pension Policy Conference, American Bar Association, Joint Committee on Employee Benefits, Baltimore, MD, Mar. 30-31, 2016

public service

• Commissioner, National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Attended Meetings of Drafting Committees on Principal and Income Act, Dallas, TX, Feb. 26-27, 2016; Divided Trusteeship, Chicago, IL, Apr. 1-2, 2015

Nicholas R. Parrillo

lectures and addresses

• “The Endgame of Administrative Law: Disobedient Agencies and the Judicial Contempt Power”: Chicago-Kent College of Law Faculty Workshop, Mar. 1, 2016; American Bar Foundation Research Seminar, Chicago, IL, Mar. 2, 2016

• Moderator, Conference on the Second Hoover Commission's 60th Anniversary and Lessons for Regulatory Reform, Hoover Institution, Washington, DC, Mar. 16, 2016

other professional highlights

• Faculty Excellence Award, awarded by Yale Law Women to one YLS faculty member each year for outstanding teaching and mentorship

Claire Priest

publications

• The Stamp Act and American Institutional and Economic History (with Justin du Rivage), 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. (2015)

• The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period, 33 Law & History Rev. 277 (2015)

other professional highlights

• Oscar M. Ruebhausen grant to Study Cuban Slavery in the Sugar Industry and Current Cuban Economic Reforms

Reva Siegel

lectures and addresses

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice,” Yale Law Journal Workshop, Yale Law School, Oct. 19, 2015

• “Complicity-based Conscience Claims in Religious Freedom Cases on the Supreme Court Docket,” Panel on Health Care Refusals, Yale Law School, Oct. 27, 2015

• Chaired panel on Equality, Conference on Federalism(s) and Fundamental Rights: Europe and the United States Compared, Yale Law School, Oct. 31, 2015

• “Critical Perspectives on the Court’s Same-Sex Marriage Decision in Obergefell v. Hodges,” Yale Law Women Critical Theory Series, Yale Law School, Nov. 4, 2015

• “Conscience Wars in Transnational Perspective: Religious Liberty and Pluralism,” Conference on Law, Religion, and Politics in Global and Comparative Perspective, Yale Law School, Nov. 6, 2015

• “Roe and the Backlash Question,” Guttmacher Institute, New York, NY, Dec. 15, 2015

• Spoke on panel on “Becoming a Legal Scholar” and panel on “Placing Legal Scholarship,” American Association of American Law Schools Annual Convention, New York, NY, Jan. 9, 2016

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When “Protecting Health” Obstructs Choice,” Faculty Workshop, University of Texas at Austin Law School, Jan. 28, 2016

• “Responding to Fishkin and Forbath on ‘Constitutional Political Economy,’” Panel on Class, Race, Sex, and their Constitutional Intersections, Texas Law Review Symposium on Law and Inequality, University of Texas at Austin Law School, Jan. 30, 2016

• Interviewed Robert Kaplan on Litigating the Windsor Decision, Yale Law School, Feb. 9, 2016

• McGlinchey Lecture, “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice,” Tulane Law School, Feb. 22, 2016

• Max Weber Lecture, “Same-Sex Marriage and Backlash: Constitutionalism through the Lens of Consensus and Conflict,” European University Institute, Mar. 16 2016

• Presented manuscript of “Conscience Wars in Transnational Perspective: Religious Liberty, Third-Party Harm, and Pluralism,” European University Institute, Mar. 17, 2016

• Keynote speaker, “Abortion and the Politics of Motherhood, Then and Now,” Conference Honoring Contributions of Kristin Luker, Berkeley Law School, Apr. 1, 2016

• “How Conflict Entrenched the Right to Privacy,” panel on the Foundations of the Right to Privacy, Conference on the Expectation of Privacy, Kenyon College, Center for the Study of American Democracy, Apr. 7, 2016

• Moderated panel on the Court in Canadian Constitutionalism, Canada and the World: Comparative Perspectives on the Canadian Constitution, Yale Law School, Apr. 12, 2016

• Presented draft opinion, Conference on What Obergefell v. Hodges Should Have Said, Yale Law School, Apr. 15, 2016

publications

• Casey and the Clinic Closings: When “Protecting Health” Obstructs Choice, 125 Yale L.J. 1428 (2016) (with Linda Greenhouse)

James Q. Whitman

lectures and addresses

• "The American Influence on Nazi Race Law": Columbia Law School, Harvard Law School, Yale Law School, Tel Aviv University

• Workshop on Law and Religion, Hebrew University

• Conference on Professor Whitman's work: Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya

publications

• Presumption of Innocence or Presumption of Mercy? Weighing Two Western Modes of Justice, 94 Texas L. Rev. 933 (2016)

John Fabian Witt

lectures and addresses

• “Strategy and Entailments,” American Academy of Arts & Sciences Authors’ Conference, U.S. Military Academy at West Point, NY, Nov. 4, 2015

• "Ives and MacPherson: Judicial Process in the Regulatory State,” American Association of Law Schools, Torts Section, Jan. 8, 2016

• “Some Thoughts on Risa Goluboff, Vagrancy, and American Law,” University of Virginia School of Law, Feb. 10, 2016

• “Apple versus the FBI,” Yale School of Management, Mar. 7, 2016

• “The American Fund: A History of Money and Politics in America,” Columbia Law School Legal Theory Workshop, Apr. 5, 2016

• "'Equal Protection': Origins and Legacies of the Fourteenth Amendment,” Yale Gilder Lehrman Center, Mar. 31, 2016

publications

• Senate Republicans and the Supreme Court: Where Is This Headed Exactly? (with Emily Bazelon), N.Y. Times, Feb. 24, 2016

• The Biden Speech Fallacy, Balkinization, Feb. 24, 2016

• Booze and Big Government, Wall St. J. , Dec. 18, 2015

Modernism and Antimodernism in the Federal Courts: Reflections on the Federal District Court for the District of Connecticut on the 100th Anniversary of Its New Haven Courthouse, 48 Conn. L. Rev. 219 (2015)

other professional highlights

• Reappointed as a Distinguished Lecturer of the American Historical Association

 

John H. Langbein

public service

• Connecticut Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Attended Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, July 10–15, 2015; Attended Meeting of Drafting Committee on Divided Trusteeship, Washington, DC, Oct. 23–24, 2015

lectures and addresses

• Attended New England Meeting, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Newport, RI, Sept. 18–20, 2015

• Attended Annual Meeting, American Society for Legal History, Washington, DC, Oct 29–30; chaired panel on “The Limits of and Alternatives to Common-Law Adversarialism”

• Presented the Lane Lecture, University of Nebraska Law School, Nov. 6, 2015, on “The Nonprobate Revolution: Privatizing Family Wealth Transfer in the United States”

publication

• Pension and Employee Benefit Law (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2015) (with D. Pratt, S. Stabile & A. Stumpff)

Nicholas R. Parrillo

lectures and addresses

• Invited Commentator on Jacob Gersen and Adrian Vermeule’s “Thin Rationality Review,” Conference on Federal Agency Decisionmaking Under Deep Uncertainty, Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, May 8, 2015

• Invited Guest Scholar, Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, University of Wisconsin Law School, June 16, 2015

• Invited Commentator on Philip Hamburger’s “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?,” Federalist Society, Yale Law School, Oct. 8, 2015

publication

• Bureaucratic Power and the Rule of Law, Reviews in American History 43 (2015) 544-49 (review of Daniel R. Ernst, Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940)

other professional highlights

• Conference Organizer, Administrative Law From the Inside Out: A Conference on Themes in the Work of Jerry Mashaw, Yale Law School, Oct. 2–3, 2015

Claire Priest

lectures and addresses

• “Institutional Origins in the United States,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Apr. 17, 2015

publications

• The Stamp Act and American Institutional and Economic History (with Justin du Rivage), 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. (2015)

• The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period, 33 Law & History Rev. 277 (2015)

Reva Siegel

lectures and addresses

• “Complicity-based Conscience Claims,” Debating Law and Religion Series, panel on “Cake Wars, Hobby Lobby, and Religious Freedom,” Yale Law School, Apr. 2, 2015

• “Griswold at 50—How Conflict Entrenched the Right to Privacy,” American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting, panel on “Reproductive Rights After Griswold: A Fifty-year Retrospective,” New Haven, CT, Apr. 30, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice,” Petrie Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Harvard Law School, May 2, 2015

• “Diversity-based Justifications for Affirmative Action,” Symposium on Diversity in the Corporation, Yale Law School, May 21, 2015

• “Casey and the Clinic Closings,” panel on “Undue Burdens,” American Constitution Society National Convention, Washington, DC, June 12, 2015

• “Conscience Across Borders: A New Front in the Culture Wars,” panel on “Conscience and Discrimination,” New York University Law School, International Constitutional Law Society Annual Conference, July 3, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Conscience Across Borders: A New Front in the Culture Wars,” Yale Law School, Graduate Orientation, Aug. 25, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice,” with Linda Greenhouse, American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Yale Law School, Sept. 8, 2015

• Organized and spoke at YLS Moot Camp for alumni on the teaching market, Yale Law School, Sept. 11, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice” with Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law Journal Scholarship Workshop, Sept. 25, 2015

• Presented keynote: “Obergefell’s Authority: How Constitutional Culture Enables Community in Disagreement,” at Constitutional Culture: Identities, Texts, Institutions,” Queen’s Law School, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

publications

• Democratic Constitutionalism, National Constitution Center White Paper (2015) (with Robert Post)

• Conscience and the Culture Wars, American Prospect, Summer 2015 (with Doug NeJaime)

• Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics, 124 Yale L.J. 2516 (2015) (with Doug NeJaime)

• Compelling Interests and Contraception, 47 Conn. L. Rev. 1026 (May 2015) (with Neil Siegel)

James Q. Whitman

lectures and addresses

• “The American Influence on Nazi Race Law,” Columbia Law School

publication

• Traditional Honour and Modern Law: Splendour and Danger, and Religion and the Law, both in Acta Falconis (Leuven, 2015)

other professional highlights

• Merryman Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Comparative Law

John Fabian Witt

lectures and addresses

• Moderator, “Agencies in American Political Development,” Conference on Administrative Law from the Inside Out, New Haven, Oct. 3, 2015

• Jefferson Lecture, “The Switch: Reinventing American Freedom,“ University of California, Berkeley, Sept. 17, 2015

• “Lincoln’s Code,” Jackson Men’s Breakfast Club, Sept. 14, 2015

• “The Evolution of the Role of the Law in U.S. Military Organizations,” American Academy of Arts and Sciences Author Workshop, Palo Alto, June 28, 2015

• “Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History,” Yale Law School Association of Southern California Tobin Brunch, Pasadena, CA, June 27, 2015

• “Two Humanitarianisms: The History of Humanitarian Law,” European Union Institute, Florence, Italy, June 9, 2015

• Association of Yale Alumni Lecture, “Freedom and Restraint: Lincoln and the Origins of the Laws of War,” New Haven, May 30, 2015

• “To Save the Country,” States of Exception in American History Conference, Cambridge University, May 15, 2015

• “Torture, Terror and War: Studying the Law and Ethics of War after a Quaker Education,” Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2015

publications

• Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions (CALI, 2015)

• Stephen Breyer’s ‘The Court and the World’, N.Y. Times, Sept. 14, 2015

• It Happened Here, Wall St. J., Apr. 24, 2015

John H. Langbein

public service

• Connecticut Commissioner of the National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws; Attended Annual Meeting, Williamsburg, VA, July 10–15, 2015; Attended Meeting of Drafting Committee on Divided Trusteeship, Washington, DC, Oct. 23–24, 2015

lectures and addresses

• Attended New England Meeting, American College of Trust and Estate Counsel. Newport, RI, Sept. 18–20, 2015

• Attended Annual Meeting, American Society for Legal History, Washington, DC, Oct 29–30; chaired panel on “The Limits of and Alternatives to Common-Law Adversarialism”

• Presented the Lane Lecture, University of Nebraska Law School, Nov. 6, 2015, on “The Nonprobate Revolution: Privatizing Family Wealth Transfer in the United States”

publication

• Pension and Employee Benefit Law (Foundation Press, 6th ed. 2015) (with D. Pratt, S. Stabile & A. Stumpff)

Nicholas R. Parrillo

lectures and addresses

• Invited Commentator on Jacob Gersen and Adrian Vermeule’s “Thin Rationality Review,” Conference on Federal Agency Decisionmaking Under Deep Uncertainty, Becker Friedman Institute, University of Chicago, May 8, 2015

• Invited Guest Scholar, Hurst Summer Institute in Legal History, University of Wisconsin Law School, June 16, 2015

• Invited Commentator on Philip Hamburger’s “Is Administrative Law Unlawful?,” Federalist Society, Yale Law School, Oct. 8, 2015

publication

• Bureaucratic Power and the Rule of Law, Reviews in American History 43 (2015) 544-49 (review of Daniel R. Ernst, Tocqueville’s Nightmare: The Administrative State Emerges in America, 1900-1940)

other professional highlights

• Conference Organizer, Administrative Law From the Inside Out: A Conference on Themes in the Work of Jerry Mashaw, Yale Law School, Oct. 2–3, 2015

Claire Priest

lectures and addresses

• “Institutional Origins in the United States,” Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting, St. Louis, Apr. 17, 2015

publications

• The Stamp Act and American Institutional and Economic History (with Justin du Rivage), 88 S. Cal. L. Rev. (2015)

• The End of Entail: Information, Institutions, and Slavery in the American Revolutionary Period, 33 Law & History Rev. 277 (2015)

Reva Siegel

lectures and addresses

• “Complicity-based Conscience Claims,” Debating Law and Religion Series, panel on “Cake Wars, Hobby Lobby, and Religious Freedom,” Yale Law School, Apr. 2, 2015

• “Griswold at 50—How Conflict Entrenched the Right to Privacy,” American Association for the History of Medicine annual meeting, panel on “Reproductive Rights After Griswold: A Fifty-year Retrospective,” New Haven, CT, Apr. 30, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice,” Petrie Flom Center for Health Law Policy, Harvard Law School, May 2, 2015

• “Diversity-based Justifications for Affirmative Action,” Symposium on Diversity in the Corporation, Yale Law School, May 21, 2015

• “Casey and the Clinic Closings,” panel on “Undue Burdens,” American Constitution Society National Convention, Washington, DC, June 12, 2015

• “Conscience Across Borders: A New Front in the Culture Wars,” panel on “Conscience and Discrimination,” New York University Law School, International Constitutional Law Society Annual Conference, July 3, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Conscience Across Borders: A New Front in the Culture Wars,” Yale Law School, Graduate Orientation, Aug. 25, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice,” with Linda Greenhouse, American Constitution Society Progressive Scholarship Workshop, Yale Law School, Sept. 8, 2015

• Organized and spoke at YLS Moot Camp for alumni on the teaching market, Yale Law School, Sept. 11, 2015

• Presented manuscript of “Casey and the Clinic Closings: When ‘Protecting Health’ Obstructs Choice” with Linda Greenhouse, Yale Law Journal Scholarship Workshop, Sept. 25, 2015

• Presented keynote: “Obergefell’s Authority: How Constitutional Culture Enables Community in Disagreement,” at Constitutional Culture: Identities, Texts, Institutions,” Queen’s Law School, Kingston, Ontario, Canada

publications

• Democratic Constitutionalism, National Constitution Center White Paper (2015) (with Robert Post)

• Conscience and the Culture Wars, American Prospect, Summer 2015 (with Doug NeJaime)

• Conscience Wars: Complicity-Based Conscience Claims in Religion and Politics, 124 Yale L.J. 2516 (2015) (with Doug NeJaime)

• Compelling Interests and Contraception, 47 Conn. L. Rev. 1026 (May 2015) (with Neil Siegel)

James Q. Whitman

lectures and addresses

• “The American Influence on Nazi Race Law,” Columbia Law School

publication

• Traditional Honour and Modern Law: Splendour and Danger, and Religion and the Law, both in Acta Falconis (Leuven, 2015)

other professional highlights

• Merryman Lifetime Achievement Award, American Society of Comparative Law

John Fabian Witt

lectures and addresses

• Moderator, “Agencies in American Political Development,” Conference on Administrative Law from the Inside Out, New Haven, Oct. 3, 2015

• Jefferson Lecture, “The Switch: Reinventing American Freedom,“ University of California, Berkeley, Sept. 17, 2015

• “Lincoln’s Code,” Jackson Men’s Breakfast Club, Sept. 14, 2015

• “The Evolution of the Role of the Law in U.S. Military Organizations,” American Academy of Arts and Sciences Author Workshop, Palo Alto, June 28, 2015

• “Lincoln’s Code: The Laws of War in American History,” Yale Law School Association of Southern California Tobin Brunch, Pasadena, CA, June 27, 2015

• “Two Humanitarianisms: The History of Humanitarian Law,” European Union Institute, Florence, Italy, June 9, 2015

• Association of Yale Alumni Lecture, “Freedom and Restraint: Lincoln and the Origins of the Laws of War,” New Haven, May 30, 2015

• “To Save the Country,” States of Exception in American History Conference, Cambridge University, May 15, 2015

• “Torture, Terror and War: Studying the Law and Ethics of War after a Quaker Education,” Germantown Friends School, Philadelphia, PA, May 9, 2015

publications

• Torts: Cases, Principles, and Institutions (CALI, 2015)

• Stephen Breyer’s ‘The Court and the World’, N.Y. Times, Sept. 14, 2015

• It Happened Here, Wall St. J., Apr. 24, 2015

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