Visiting 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 audience free of charge.

All lectures will be held at 12:30 p.m. in BW370, unless otherwise noted. A light lunch will be provided. Click here for a map and directions to the campus. Parking is available on campus for $10. Please RSVP to Senior Associate Dean Doreen Heyer.

Fall 2018 Speakers

September 20, 2018
Justin Levitt
Associate Dean for Research
Professor of Law
Gerald T. McLaughlin Fellow
Loyola Law School
"Intent is Enough: Invidious Partisanship in Redistricting"

Spring 2019 Speakers

Thursday, February 7, 2019
Jennifer Reynolds
Associate Professor of Law and Faculty Director, ADR Center
University of Oregon School of Law
"Snap Disputes"

Wednesday, February 20, 2019
Jens Schovsbo
Professor, LL.D., Ph.D.
University of Copenhagen
Faculty of Law
Center for Information and Innovation Law (CIIR)
"Big Data and European Competition Law"

Tuesday, February 25, 2019
Alberto Garay
Partner, Carrió & Garay
Professor of Law, Universidad de San Andres, Buenos Aires
"A Doctrine of Precedent in the Making: The Case of the Argentine Supreme Court's Case Law"

Tuesday, March 19, 2019
Peter Reich
Lecturer in Law
UCLA School of Law
"Water Wall on the Mexico-U.S. Border:  Rio Grande Boundary Adjudications Since 1884"

Thursday, March 28, 2019
Joshua Kastenberg
Assistant Professor
Lee & Leon Karelitz Professor in Evidence and Procedure
The University of New Mexico School of Law
“Evaluating Judicial Standards of Conduct in the Current Political and Social Climate”

Monday, April 15, 2019
Yael Zakai Cannon
Visiting Associate Professor of Law
Director, Health Justice Alliance Law Clinic
Georgetown University of Law Center
“The Kids Are Not Alright: Leveraging Existing Health Law to Attack the Opioid Crisis Upstream”