Southwestern Law School Los Angeles, CA

News Release

November 24, 2009
Southwestern to Host PrawfsFest VI

Southwestern will host PrawfsFest VI from December 2 to 4, 2009. This gathering will feature ten legal scholars who will discuss their papers in progress, which focus on public law and legal theory. Professor Dan Markel of Florida State University College of Law, who co-organized the inaugural Prawfsfest in 2006, will again co-organize the upcoming conference, this time with Southwestern Associate Professor David Fagundes.

"PrawfsFest gathers a small group of law professors for intensive discussions of their works in progress," Professor Fagundes said. "All the participants present articles and offer in-depth, constructive commentary about each other's papers. The event provides an invaluable - and fun - opportunity to share in discussions with colleagues from around the country, to gather perspectives from different methodological and substantive perspectives, and to improve and develop early-stage scholarship."

All participating professors have contributed to PrawfsBlawg, a site that has been ranked in the ABA Journal's Top 100 law blogs since 2007. In addition to Fagundes and Markel, participating professors for PrawfsFest VI include: Miriam Baer, Brooklyn Law School; Asli Bali, UCLA School of Law; Jack Chin, University of Arizona James E. Rogers College of Law; Andy Hessick, Arizona State University College of Law; Carissa Hessick, Arizona State University College of Law; Susan Kuo, University of South Carolina School of Law; Chris Lund, Wayne State University Law School; Caleb Mason, Southwestern Law School; Sonja West, University of Georgia School of Law; and Adam Winkler, UCLA School of Law.

"PrawfsFest has the admirable mission of fostering first-rate, cutting-edge scholarship," said Professor Michael Dorff, Associate Dean of Faculty Research at Southwestern. "That's a mission Southwestern wholeheartedly shares. We couldn't be more pleased to be partnering with PrawfsFest and our good friend Dan Markel by hosting the sixth edition of this conference."