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

2015-2016 Speaker Series

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Hiroshi Motomura
Susan Westerberg Prager Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law

"Immigration Law in 2016 and Beyond: From Local to State to Federal to Global"

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Steven Davidoff Solomon
Professor of Law and Co-Director, Berkeley Center for Law, Business and the Economy

"How Corporate Governance is Made: The Case of the Golden Leash"

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Mary Ann Becker
Clinical Professor, Associate Director of Writing Programs and Academic Support Loyola University Chicago, School of Law

"From Teacups to Lawyers: Why Understanding the Tethered Generation's Cultural Viewpoint Matters"

Monday, February 8, 2016

Simeon E. Baldwin Professor of Law Emeritus, Yale Law School
Visiting Professor Law, UC Berkeley School of Law
"Government Performance and the Limits of Law"

Monday, March 14, 2016

Michael Ariens
Professor of Law & Director of Faculty Scholarship
St. Mary's University School of Law

"The Last Hurrah: The Kutak Commission and the End of Optimism"

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Shu-Yi Oei
Hoffman F. Fueller Associate Professor of Tax Law, Tulane Law School

"The Tax Lives of Uber Drivers: Evidence from Internet Discussion Forums"

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Gregory Keating
Vice Dean for Faculty and Academic Affairs and William T. Dalessi Professor of Law and Philosophy, USC Gould School of Law

"The Priority of Avoiding Harm"