Yale Law School Events

Week of February 20, 2020

February 18 Tuesday

Book Talk: The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight it

  • 6:10PM to 7:00PM
  • SLB Room 128

Please join the Lillian Goldman Law Library for a book talk with professors Michael Graetz and Ian Shapiro. They will discuss their new book, The Wolf at the Door: The Menace of Economic Insecurity and How to Fight It.

The event will take place on Tuesday, February 18, 2020 at 6:10 – 7:00pm in SLB128.

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February 19 Wednesday

Reproductive Due Process, Meghan Boone, Assistant Professor, University of Alabama School of Law

  • 12:05PM to 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 127
This talk engages in a thought experiment. It assumes that the Supreme Court has correctly identified the constitutional scope of the substantive right to abortion by balancing a pregnant person’s right to liberty with the state’s interest in potential life. Following on this assumption, it asks the question: what else might the Constitution require?

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February 19 Wednesday

James Green "U.S.-China Diplomacy: 40 Years of Insights"

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • Baker Hall 116

James Green, former senior trade official at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing and the creator and host of the U.S.-China Dialogue Podcast, will speak about the prospects for U.S.-China relations based on his time working with the Obama and Trump Administrations on the front lines of the trade conflict and his recent podcast interviews with two dozen former senior U.S. officials.

Lunch will be served

 

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February 19 Wednesday

Behavioral Law and Economics - Christine Jolls - Foundations of American Legal Thought

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 129

Professor Christine Jolls will deliver a lecture titled Behavioral Law and Economics, as a part of the Foundations of American Legal Thought course taught by Professors Daniel Markovits & Cristina Rodríguez. The lecture is open to the Yale Community and all are invited to attend. Lunch will be served.  The public lectures on the Foundations of American Legal Thought will be held weekly during the 2020 Spring term, on Wednesdays at 12:10 p.m. to 1 p.m. The other lectures delivered within the series are the following:

 

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February 19 Wednesday

Statutory & Case Law Workshop Series: Part 2, Session 1

  • 12:10PM to 1:10PM
  • SLB Room 121

Do you want to learn more about analyzing statutes and cases for a memo, brief, or research paper?  If so, this interactive workshop series is for you!  In this two-part series, you will learn how to research statutes and case law in the context of a specific legal question.  Using the results of your research, you will then learn how to analyze these sources to be able to answer the legal question.  You will leave this series with an introduction to the skills you need for research and analysis in legal or academic writing, as well as in your professional writing. 

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February 20 Thursday

“Is Meat the New Tobacco? Regulating Food Demand in the Age of Climate Change.” with Lingxi Chenyang '20

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • BH Room 116

In her award-winning essay, Lingxi Chenyang (YLS '20) argues that regulatory strategies that contributed to changing social norms and reducing cigarette smoking could also be effective in reducing meat consumption. Come hear her discuss the essay that won her the inaugural New York University Animal Studies Award.

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February 20 Thursday

Human Rights Workshop: Erika Dailey, "What are the Real Impacts of Strategic Human Rights Litigation?"

  • 12:10PM to 1:45PM
  • Calabresi Faculty Lounge

Erika Dailey is the Senior Officer for Research at the Open Society Justice Initiative, based in New York. Since 2014 she has overseen the organisation's efforts to document human rights abuses and establish fact patterns for advocacy and strategic litigation on subject-matter areas ranging from discrimination to grave crimes. She also manages the portfolios on climate justice and the impacts of strategic human rights litigation.

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February 20 Thursday

William H. Overholt "Will Xi Jinping Succeed?"

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 120

Dr. Overholt is Harvard Kennedy School Senior Research Fellow, formerly of the RAND Corporation, the author of six books on Asian political economy and a leading expert on China’s economic reforms.  He will discuss his most recent book, “China’s Crisis of Success.”

Lunch will be served.

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February 20 Thursday

Legislators Against Gun Violence

  • 12:10PM to 1:30PM
  • SLB Room 127

U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal and influential Connecticut legislators state Rep. Steven Stafstrom and state Sen. Gary Winfield will discuss their experiences working to address the gun violence epidemic through federal and state legislation.

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February 20 Thursday

LunchTalk with Annemie Turtelboom: the EU after Brexit: Challenges, Opportunities and a Way Forward

  • 12:10PM to 1:00PM
  • SLB Room 112

Please join CDO and the Gruber program for a lunch talk with Annemie Turtelboom, a current Belgian Member at the European Court of Auditors, the external auditor of the European Union. Her remit at ECA includes audit work related to EU budget, EU public finance, and policies related to EU governance. Prior to this post, she was the first female Minister of Migration and Minister of Home Affairs and later Minister of Justice in the Belgian Federal Government. In 2017, she was selected as a Greenberg World Fellow at Yale University.

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