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Thursday, September 1, 2016
12:00 PM-1:30 PM
Thomas R. Kline School of Law
Thomas Keck is the Michael O. Sawyer Chair of Constitutional Law and Politics as well as a Professor of Political Science at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. His research areas include constitutional courts, specifically conservative judicial activism, and the use of courts and other legal tactics by movements for social change. He recently published Judicial Politics in Polarized Times, a book analyzing the decision-making of judges during the Clinton, Bush, and Obama eras, and he currently leads a National Science Foundation-funded project on political beneficiaries of the judicial enforcement of constitutional free speech norms. Professor Keck has also published in a number of leading journals on political science and socio-legal research, including the American Political Science Review and the Law & Society Review. As Sawyer Chair, Professor Keck directs the Sawyer Law and Politics Program, an initiative dedicated to advancing teaching and research in the fields of law and politics.
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Katie Eyer is an Associate Professor at Rutgers Law School. Her research focuses on contemporary anti-discrimination law, with a recent emphasis on the use of historical materials to illuminate current constitutional anti-discrimination debates. Professor Eyer’s work has been featured or is forthcoming in the University of Pennsylvania Law Review, the Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review, and the Southern California Law Review.
Thursday, October 13, 2016
Gráinne De Búrca is the Florence Ellinwood Allen Professor of Law at New York University School of Law as well as the Faculty Director of NYU’s Hauser Global Law School Program and Co-Director of the Jean Monnet Center for International and Regional Economic Law & Justice. Her areas of expertise include European and international human rights law, European Union law, international organizations, and transnational law. She is a co-author of EU Law, published by Oxford University Press and currently in its 6th edition, and has published over thirty-five articles in journals such as the American Journal of International Law, the Harvard International Law Journal, and the New York University Law Review.
Friday, October 14, 2016
8:00 AM-5:00 PM
Kline School of Law, Room 140
These statutes ushered in sweeping changes to immigration law. The legislation dramatically expanded the ground for deporting noncitizens and mandated greater use of detention, while curtailing procedural safeguards, eliminating avenues for discretionary relief from removal, and creating barriers for refugees seeking safety on a humanitarian basis. Many noncitizens also were rendered ineligible for public benefits. As a result, immigration control has grown into an enormous enterprise, with the United States now expelling unprecedented numbers of noncitizens each year.
Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Sheila Foster is University Professor and Albert A. Walsh Professor of Real Estate, Land Use and Property Law at Fordham University School of Law. She is also Faculty Co-Director of the Fordham Urban Law Center. Her scholarship focuses on land use, environmental law, and antidiscrimination law, with a recent emphasis on the legal and theoretical frameworks in which urban land use decisions are made. Professor Foster has published a large number of books, book chapters, and journal articles, most notably Comparative Equality and Antidiscrimination Law: Cases, Codes, Constitutions and Commentary and “Collective Action and the Urban Commons,” published in Notre Dame Law Review, which was voted by land use scholars one of the five best law review articles on land use that year.
Thursday, December 8, 2016
Tracey Meares is the Walton Hale Hamilton Professor of Law at Yale Law School. Professor Meares’ interdisciplinary research focuses on criminal procedure and criminal law policy, specifically crime prevention, community capacity building, police legitimacy, and legal policy. She has published widely on these topics. Additionally, Professor Meares has worked extensively with the federal government, having been appointed by President Obama to the President’s Task Force on 21st Century Policing as well as by Attorney General Holder to the Office of Justice Program’s Science Advisory Board. She also co-directs the Justice Collaboratory at Yale Law School, which has a pivotal role in the National Initiative for Building Community Trust, a federal initiative designed to improve relationships and increase trust between communities and the criminal justice system. Prior to her career in academia, Professor Meares clerked for the Honorable Harlington Wood, Jr., of the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit and worked as a Trial Attorney in the Attorney General’s Honors Program for the Antitrust Division of the United States Department of Justice.