Events Calendar

All events as listed are held in 509 O'Brian, unless otherwise noted.

Upcoming Events-at-a-Glance

Fall 2017

December 8, 2017, Distinguished Speaker
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
Christine Desan, Leo Gottlieb Professor of Law, Harvard Law School
“The Monetary Structure of Economic Activity”  

Spring 2018

February 9, 2018, Distinguished Speaker
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
Allison K. Hoffman, Professor of Law, University of Pennsylvania Law School; Senior Fellow, Leonard Davis Institute of Health Economics
"Health Care’s Market Bureaucracy"

March 2, 2018, Distinguished Speaker
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
Michael Storper, Distinguished Professor of Regional and International Development in Urban Planning;
Director, Global Public Affairs, UCLA Luskin Luskin School of Public Affairs

March 30, 2018 Distinguished Speaker
Friday, 12:30 pm, 509 O’Brian Hall
Shauhin Talesh, Professor of Law, UC Irvine School of Law

April 13, Mitchell Lecture: Jack M. Balkin
Knight Professor of Constitutional Law and the First Amendment
Yale Law School
Title TBA

April 20, 2018, Distinguished Speaker
Friday, 12:30 pm, 509 O’Brian Hall
András Sajó
is a judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Strasbourg.

May 4, 2018, Book Manuscript Workshop
Erin Hatton

"Between Work and Slavery: Coerced Labor in Contemporary America"
Commentators: tba

Spring 2018, Baldy Conference
Dates TBA, 509 O’Brian Hall
Countering the Effects of Stress on Police Officers’ Health and Functioning: Mindfulness-Based Resilience Training  
Organized by Stephanie L. Phillips, UB School of Law

 

Fall 2018

November 2, 2017, Trump and the Law Speaker Series
Thursday, 2:30 pm, 509 O'Brian Hall
Alex Abdo, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
"Surveillance, Dissent, and the First Amendment"

November 16, 2017
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
Amanda Hughett, Baldy Center Fellow
"'A Hazardous Enterprise': Prisoners' Rights Lawyers' Quest for Justice Beyond the Courtroom"
Download the paper (PDF)

November 16, 2017, Trump and the Law Speaker Series
Thursday, 2:30 pm, 509 O'Brian Hall
Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants Rights Project
"Litigating the Muslim Ban and Other Immigration Issues In The Trump Era"

November 17, 2017
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
David McNamee,
Baldy Center Fellow
"Capital Sentencing and Fundamental Law: A Participatory Case Against Death Qualification"
Download the paper (PDF)

September 14, 2018,  Distinguished Speaker
Friday, 12:30 pm, 509 O’Brian Hall
Angela Onwuachi-Willig,
Chancellor's Professor of Law, Berkeley

September 28, 2018, Distinguished Speaker
Friday, 12:30 pm, 509 O’Brian Hall
Daniel Markovits
Professor of Law, Yale Law School

 

Fall 2017 Recent Events

September 23, 2017, Baldy Conference
Saturday, 10:00am to 5:00pm, 509 O’Brian Hall
Buffaronto Sociolegal Conversations
Organized by Anya Bernstein, School of Law

October 12, 2017, Trump and the Law Speaker Series
Thursday, 2:30 pm, 106 O'Brian Hall
Harold Koh, Sterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School 
"The Trump Administration and International Law"

October 13, 2017, Distinguished Speaker
Friday, 12:30pm, 509 O’Brian Hall
Harold KohSterling Professor of International Law, Yale Law School 

October 20, 2017, Baldy Co-Sponsored Event
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
Asia@Noon Lecture: Fabio Lanza, University of Arizona
“Is there a Socialist Everyday? Collectivizing Beijing in the Mao Era.”
Organized by Kristin Stapleton

October 23 & 24, 2017, Baldy Co-Sponsored Event
"Cosmopolitanism versus Globalization" 
Monday & Tuesday, 508 O'Brian Hall
Department of Jewish Thought

November 2, 2017, Trump and the Law Speaker Series
Thursday, 2:30 pm, 509 O'Brian Hall
Alex Abdo, Senior Staff Attorney, Knight First Amendment Institute
"Surveillance, Dissent, and the First Amendment"

November 16, 2017
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
Amanda Hughett, Baldy Center Fellow
"'A Hazardous Enterprise': Prisoners' Rights Lawyers' Quest for Justice Beyond the Courtroom"
Download the paper (PDF)

November 16, 2017, Trump and the Law Speaker Series
Thursday, 2:30 pm, 509 O'Brian Hall
Lee Gelernt, Deputy Director, ACLU Immigrants Rights Project
"Litigating the Muslim Ban and Other Immigration Issues In The Trump Era"

November 17, 2017
Friday, Noon, 509 O’Brian Hall
David McNamee,
Baldy Center Fellow
"Capital Sentencing and Fundamental Law: A Participatory Case Against Death Qualification"
Download the paper (PDF)

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Spring 2017 Events

January 25, 2017, Wednesday,  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
John Henry Schlegel  (registration required)

February 1, 2017, Wednesday,  12:30 - 1:30 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
Christine Bartholomew  (registration required)

February 10, 2017, Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Baldy Speaker, 509 O’Brian Hall
Ana Mariella Bacigalupo,The Law of the Spirit in Chile: Judge Karen Atala’s Transformative Vision and her LGBT Rights Child Custody Case.”

February 15, 2017, Wednesday, 1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
James Gardner  (registration required)

February 23 and 24, 2017, Thursday and Friday
Conference Workshop, 509 O’Brian Hall
Oceans Legalities: The Law and Life of the Sea

February 27, 2017, Monday,  11:20 a.m. - 12:10 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
Mary Nell Trautner  (registration required)

March 3, 2017, Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Distinguished Speaker, 509 O’Brian Hall
Co-sponsored by Asian Studies
Mitra Sharafi, University of Wisconsin Law School, Medical jurisprudence in colonial India.

March 6, 2017, Monday,  1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
Martha McCluskey  (registration required)

March 10, 2017, Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Distinguished Speaker, 509 O’Brian Hall
Erin Delaney, Northwestern University Law School,
  “A Federal Case for Judicial Review: From Structure to Rights.”

March 10, 2017, Friday, 4:00 p.m.
Panel Discussion, 509 O’Brian Hall
Buffalo at the Crossroads: Advocating for Climate Justice in a Cold City
A panel of local experts moderated by Sam Magavern, Adjunct Law Professor and Co-Director, Partnership for the Public Good.

March 11, 2017, Saturday, 8:30 to 4:30
Conference, 509 O’Brian Hall
The Changing Climate: Reflections on Current Law, Policy, Justice, and Regulation

March 17, 2017, Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Distinguished Speaker, 509 O’Brian Hall
Douglas NeJaime, UCLA School of Law "Assimilating Difference.”

March 27, 2017, Monday, 12:30 p.m.
Legal History Workshop, 505 O'Brian Hall
Judge Glock, Visiting Professor, College of Business and Economics at West Virginia, "Unpacking the Supreme Court: Judicial Retirement and the Road to the 1937 Court Battle"

March 29, 2017, Wednesday, 1:50 - 2:50 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
Rachael Hinkle  (registration required)

March 31, 2017, Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Baldy Speaker, 509 O’Brian Hall, Co-sponsored by Asian Studies
Margaret Boittin, Osgoode Hall Law School, York  "Enforcement and Accommodation: Tier-Based Patterns in the Policing of Prostitution in China"

April 6, Thursday,  3:00 - 4:00 p.m. Baldy Co-Sponsored Event with Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies at UB
509 O’Brian Hall
Anne-Claire Legendre, Consul General of France in New York, “The Brexit: Opportunities for France”
See more info on flyer.

April 10, Monday, 11 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Baldy Co-Sponsored Event with Jean Monnet Chair in European Union Studies at UB
509 O’Brian Hall
Brexit: A Brown-Bag Panel Discussion
See more info on flyer.

April 10, Monday,  11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
Danielle Pelfrey Duryea 
(registration required)

April 14, Friday, 12:30 p.m.
Distinguished Speaker, 509 O’Brian Hall
Hiroshi Motomura, UCLA School of Law,
“Migrants, Refugees, and Citizens: What’s Next for Immigration Law and Policy?"

April 17, Monday,  1:50 - 2:45 p.m.
Baldy Discussion Circle, 505 O’Brian Hall
Matthew Dimick 
(registration required)

April 27, Thursday, 9:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
107 Capen Hall, North Campus
Baldy Co-Sponsored Event with ALD Memorial Committee "Counter-Terrorism, Electoral Politics, and Human Rights"

Fall 2016 Events

September 9, Friday —   12:30pm, Distinguished Speaker and 3:00pm, Welcome Reception
  Kenneth W. Abbott, “Experimentalist Governance 2.0: Taking ‘Experiments' (More) Seriously” (paper),
  and reception for LL.M. students, Visiting Scholars, new members of our community to meet UB faculty.

September 30-October 1, Friday and Saturday — Conference
    Buddhist Law and State Law in Comparative Perspective

October 14, Friday, 12:30pm — Distinguished Speaker
    Ahmed White, University of Colorado
    “Its Own Dubious Battle: The Impossible Defense of an
    Effective Right to Strike.”

October 21 and 22, Friday and Saturday — Workshop

    Gene Editing: Life and Law Beyond the Human

October 28, Friday, 12:30 to 2:00, Park Hall 532  — Co-sponsored Speaker
    Nancy Kwak, University of California, San Diego
    “Selling American Homeownership in the Global South”

November 5, Saturday — Symposium

    Global Governance and the Transpacific Partnership