Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

Faculty Speaker Series

The Visiting Speaker Series is designed to stimulate ideas for new faculty scholarship, promote collaboration with other legal faculties, and to enhance the intellectual life of the law school. The Series invites outstanding scholars from around the country to present works in progress.

Southwestern welcomes its alumni and scholars from other institutions of higher learning to participate as part of the interactive audience free of charge.

In addition, the Faculty Colloquium - held periodically on campus - features Southwestern faculty members presenting works-in-progress. 

All lectures will be held at 12:30 p.m. in BW370,
unless otherwise noted. A light lunch will be provided.

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for a map and directions to the campus.
Parking is available on campus for $10.

Please RSVP to Senior Associate Dean Doreen Heyer
at (213) 738-6801 or

2016-2017 Speaker Series

Fall 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Kyu Ho Youm
Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair and Professor, School of Journalism & Communication, University of Oregon
"The 'Right to Be Forgotten' as an Expanding Global Right: Data Protection Rebalanced with Freedom of Expression"

Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Aliona Cara-Rusnac
Fulbright Research Scholar and Professor of Law at Moldova State University

"The Banking Crisis and Emigration: Lessons from the Past, Questions for the Future"

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Rebecca Simon
Co-Director of Mindfulness, Stress Management, Peak Performance Program at Southwestern, and Associate Professor of Law, Academic Success and Bar-Related Programs

Summary of The Greater Good Science Center's Week-Long "Summer Institute for Educators" at UC-Berkeley: Overview of Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Innovations and Mindfulness for Law Students

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Alli Gerkman
Director, Educating Tomorrow's Lawyers and co-author of ETL's Foundations Report

"Foundations for Practice: the Whole Lawyer and the Character Quotient"

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

David Goldberg
Adjunct Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School and Lecturer and Senior Visiting Fellow, Institute of Computers and Communications Law, Queen Mary College, University of London

"Fly a drone, go to jail?" Drones, police and courts

Spring 2017

January 19, 2017

Kari Hong
Assistant Professor, Boston College of Law School
"Prosecuting Rape Without Mass Incarceration"

February 16, 2017

Maryam Ahranjani
Professor, University of New Mexico School of Law
“Prisonization: A Dangerous Response to School Violence”

March 1, 2017

Beth Caldwell
Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills, Southwestern Law School
"Deported Americans: Living in Exile in Mexico"

March 15, 2017

Kathryn Campbell
Associate Professor of Legal Analysis, Writing and Skills, Southwestern Law School
"Value-Based Decision Making: Teaching the 'Values' Portion of Knowledge, Skills and Values"