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

2014 - 2015 Speaker Series

Fall 2014

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Julie A. Nice
Herbst Foundation Professor of Law and Dean's Circle Scholar, University of San Francisco School of Law

"Sex, Money and Irrationality"

Monday, September 8, 2014

Kelly Strader
Professor of Law, Southwestern Law School

Molly Selvin
Adjunct Professor, Southwestern Law School

Faculty Workshop: "The Larry King Murder: Gay Panic and the Case for Gay Shield Laws"

Spring 2015

Friday, January 23, 2015

Jean Sternlight
Director of the Saltman Center for Conflict Resolution
Michael and Sonja Saltman Professor of Law, UNLV Boyd School of Law

"Why Mediators Need to Know About the Psychology of Ethics"

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Miguel De Dios
Founding Partner, De Dios & Goyena and Professor in Southwestern's Summer Abroad Argentina Program

"Party Loyalty, Political Discourse and Political Decision-Making in Argentina"

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Neil Hamilton
Director of the Holloran Center and Professor of Law, University of St. Thomas (MN)

"Roadmap for Employment Curriculum"

Monday, April 13, 2015

Ariela Gross
John B. and Alice R. Sharp Professor of Law and History, USC Gould School of Law

"From the Streets to the Courts: The Grass-Roots History of Colorblind Conservatism"

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Jenny Darroch
Professor of Marketing, Peter F. Drucker & Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management, Claremont Graduate University

"Why Marketing to Women Doesn't Work: Gender Convergence, Gender Roles and Gender Stereotypes"

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Noah D. Zatz
Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law