Event Listing: 1995 to 2015


Conferences, workshops and distinguished speakers are among the events hosted by the Center. This page contains a list of past events hosted between 1994 and 2015.

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Listing of Conferences and Workshops 1996 to 2015

Pain An Interdisciplinary Conference, 2015
“Opportunities for Law’s Intellectual History", 2015
2014 Conference
10/10/2014-10/11/2014 • 509 O'Brian Hall
2014 Conference - "More-than-Human Legalities: Advocating an Animal Turn in Law"
09/11/2014-09/12/2014 • 509 O'Brian Hall
2014 - "Vulnerability, Resilience, and Public Responsibility for Social and Economic Justice,"
06/13/2014-06/14/2014 • 509 O'Brian Hall
"Asking and Giving in Religious and Humanitarian Discourses" For more information, please contact Prof. Fred Klaits, UB Anthropology Dept.
2013 - The Great Lakes Futures Project: Policy Pathways Toward a Socio-Ecologically Sustainable Future for the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin
2013 - Workshop on Race, Space, and Exclusion
2013 Conference - Leading the Way: Moving New York State Towards a Public Health & Safety Approach to Drug Policy
Hosted by the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy and the Drug Policy Alliance of NY; Cosponsored by CEPP, UB Department of Sociology, UB School of Public Health and Health Professions, UB Research Institute on Addictions, SUNY Buffalo Law School.
2013 Conference - "The Big Thaw: Sustainability Policy, Governance, and Climate Change in the Circumpolar North," 
2013 - "Human Rights in the Middle East and Central Africa: Comparisons and Contrasts Between Rwanda and Israel" 
Sponsored by the Alison L. Des Forges Memorial Committee with co-sponsorship from the UB Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy, the Buffalo Human Rights Center, UB Gender Institute, Buffalo State’s Anne Frank Project, and the Western New York Peace Center
04/16/2013 • 509 O'Brian Hall

2013 Conference - "Under the Influence? Interest Groups, Lobbying, and Campaign Finance," 2013
Conference on Intimate Partner Violence: The Ripple Effect of Education, Research, and Advocacy, 2012
2012 Conference 
The Future of Heritage: Laws, Ethics, and Sustainability, 2012
Beyond Jurisdiction: Wetlands Policy for the Next Generation, 2012
2012 Conference
Where Now? Moving Beyond Traditional Legal Geographies, 2012
2012 Conference 
Implementing Truth and Reconciliation: Comparative Lessons for Korea, 2011
10/24/2011 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Major Developments in Redistricting, 2011
10/14/2011-10/15/2011 • 509 O'Brian Hall
40 Years After the Attica Uprising: Looking Back, Moving Forward, 2011
09/12/2011-09/13/2011 • 515 O'Brian Hall
Realizing Europe: The Treaty of Lisbon in Perspective, 2011
04/28/2011-04/29/2011 • 509 O'Brian Hall
"The Quote's the Thing" Negotiating Copyright in Scholarly Criticism, 2011
04/02/2011, 10:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall
Hydrofracking: Exploring the Legal Issues in the Context of Politics, Science, and the Economy, 2011
03/28/2011-03/29/2011 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Stratification, Segmentation and Fragmentation: The Research University in the 21st Century, 2010
09/30/2010 • 509 O'Brian Hall
ClassCrits Workshop III: Rethinking Economics and Law After the Great Recession, 2010
05/17/2010-05/18/2010 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Lawyers in Practice: Ethical Decision Making in Context
04/23/2010  • 509 O’Brian Hall
Thinking beyond the Nation-state: A Symposium on Empires, Diasporas, and Indigeneity, 2009
11/20/2009, 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. • 509 O’Brian Hall
Advertising & The Law, 2009
11/13/2009, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. • 509 O’Brian Hall
Reconceptualizing Sociality: An Interrogation of Key Concepts, 2009
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2008
01/01/2008 • University of Toronto, Centre for Criminology
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2007
01/01/2007 • University at Buffalo Law School
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2006
01/01/2006 • York University, Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2005
Plenary panels: Law and Literature; Risk and Safety Nets; Canadian and U.S. Debates over Selecting Judges
01/01/2005 • University at Buffalo Law School
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2004
01/01/2004 • Brock University, St. Catherines, Ontario
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2003
Plenary session: Policing
01/01/2003 • University at Buffalo Law School
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2002
Plenary session: Comparative Sociolegal Cultures
01/01/2002 • University of Toronto, Woodsworth College
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 2001
01/01/2001 • University at Buffalo Law School
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 1999
01/01/1999 • Osgoode Hall Law School, York University, Toronto
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 1998
Plenary session: Sociolegal Research and Problems of Governance Transnational Research Perspectives
01/01/1998 • University at Buffalo Law School
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 1997
Plenary session: Has Globalization Changed your Life?
01/01/1997 • University of Toronto Law School
Regional Sociolegal Studies Conference 1996
01/01/1996 • University at Buffalo Law School

Listing of Speakers 2009 to 2015

Distinguished Speakers, Fall 2015

Joseph Heath, Professor, Department of Philosophy
University of Toronto
"Cost-Benefit Analysis as an Expression of Liberal Neutrality"
11/20/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall

Scott Page, Leonid Hurwicz Collegiate Professor of Complex Systems, Political Science, and Economics
University of Michigan-Ann Arbor
"The Functional Values of Diversity"
11/06/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall

William Ian Miller, Thomas G. Long Professor of Law, University of Michigan
University of Michigan
"Drawing Lines in the Sand: of Outlaws, Cod, Strangers, Barking Dogs, Babies, and Sanctuary"
10/30/2015, 11:45 • 509 O'Brian Hall

Law Faculty Workshop Speaker, Fall 2015

James Gardner, Interim Dean; Bridget and Thomas Black Professor; SUNY Distinguished Professor
SUNY Buffalo Law School
"Justice Brennan and the Foundations of Rights Federalism"
11/13/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/22/2015 Cosponsored Speaker
Lynette Chua Lynette Chua, Assistant Professor of Law
National University of Singapore
"The Socially Transformative, Relational Process of Collective Litigation: The Constitutional Challenges to Decriminalize Homosexuality in Singapore"
10/22/2015, 2:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Cosponsored With: UB Sociology Department, Asian Studies Program


10/16/2015 Work in Progress Speaker
Rebecca Schmidt Rebecca Schmidt, Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
"Greening the Olympics: Regulatory Commodities Exchange and Public-Private Cooperation"
10/16/2015 • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/09/2015 Work in Progress Speaker
Justin Simard Justin Simard, Baldy Postdoctoral Fellow, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
"Frontier Property"
10/09/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall

10/05/2015 Cosponsored Speaker
Nessa Lynch Nessa Lynch, Senior Lecturer
Victoria University of Wellington
The Trial and Punishment of Youths for Violent and Extraordinary Offending
10/05/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian
Cosponsored With: SUNY Buffalo Law School, Law Faculty Workshop Series


Distinguished Speaker
César Rodríguez Garavito César Rodríguez Garavito, Associate Professor of Law and International Director of the Center for Law, Justice, and Society
University of the Andes
Date TBA, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


05/11/2015 Distinguished Speaker
Carol Greenhouse Carol Greenhouse, Arthur W. Marks Professor and Chair, Department of Anthropology
Princeton University
“Citizens United, Citizens Divided”
05/11/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/24/2015 Cosponsored Speaker
John Osburg John Osburg, Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology
University of Rochester
"Elite Networks and the Moral Economy of Corruption in Contemporary China"
04/24/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Cosponsored With: Asian Studies


04/17/2015 Distinguished Speaker
Leti Volpp Leti Volpp, Robert D. and Leslie Kay Raven Professor of Law in Access to Justice
UC Berkeley Law
"The Indigenous as Alien"
04/17/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/15/2015 Cosponsored Speaker
Joy Calico Joy Calico, Associate Professor of Musicology; Director, Max Kade Center for European and German Studies
Vanderbilt University
"Cultural Mobility, Music, and Holocaust Commemoration: Arnold Schoenberg's 'A Survivor from Warsaw' in Postwar Europe."
04/15/2015, 3:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Cosponsored With: CEUS (Center for European Studies)


04/10/2015 Cosponsored Speaker
Joseph W. Belluck Joseph W. Belluck, SUNY Trustee
Belluck & Fox
Making the Mindful Citizen: Higher Education's Role in Cultivating the Essential Values for 21st-Century Citizenship
04/10/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Cosponsored With: WNY Contemplative Faculty/Staff Working Group


02/13/2015 Distinguished Speaker
Bernard Harcourt Bernard Harcourt, Professor of Law
Columbia Law School
"The Expository Society: Spectacle, Surveillance, and Exhibition in the Digital Age"
02/13/2015, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


12/08/2014 Work in Progress Speaker
Errol Meidinger Errol Meidinger, Margaret W. Wong Professor; Director, Baldy Center for Law and Social Policy
SUNY Buffalo Law School
“The Changing Roles of Corporations in Global Human Rights Governance”
12/08/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/12/2014 Work in Progress Speaker
Gywnn Thomas Gywnn Thomas, Associate Professor, Department of Transnational Studies
University at Buffalo Department of Transnational Studies
Challenging Gender Inequality within the State: Policy Agencies and Quota Laws in Latin America
11/12/2014 • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/07/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Simon Singer Simon Singer, Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice
Northeastern University
America's Safest City
11/07/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/05/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Osagie Obasogie Osagie Obasogie, Professor of Law
University of California, Hastings
Blinded by Sight: Seeing Race Through the Eyes of the Blind
11/05/2014, 3:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/17/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Greg Shaffer Greg Shaffer
University of California Irvine School of Law
"The World Trade Organization and India: State Transformation and the Role and Relative Rise of Lawyers ... Or?"
10/17/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


09/30/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Julia Minich, Assistant Professor of English
University of Texas at Austin
Aztlán Unprotected: Reading Gil Cuadros in the Aftermath of a Pandemic
09/30/2014, 1:00 • 280 Park Hall


09/29/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Luc Foisneau Luc Foisneau, Director of Research
French National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS)
“Against Reason of State and Political Theology: Early Modern Arguments”
09/29/2014, 1:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall
Cosponsored by: History Department, Philosophy Department, Center for European Studies, Humanities Institute Early Modern Research Workshop, and the Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy


09/05/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Aziz Huq Aziz Huq, Professor of Law and Herbert and Marjorie Fried Teaching Scholar
University of Chicago
The Architecture of Constitutional Remedies
09/05/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/25/2014 - Law Faculty Workshop Speaker
Anthony O'Rourke Anthony O'Rourke, Associate Professor of Law
SUNY Buffalo Law School
04/25/2014, 12:00 •


04/22/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Professors Helga Leitner & Eric Sheppard, Professors Geography Department UCLA
"The Great Transformation: Neoliberalization, the urban commons and socio-spatial justice in Jakarta, Indonesia"
04/22/2014, 3:30 • 120 Clemens Hall


04/21/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Professors Helga Leitner & Eric Sheppard, Professors, Geography Department, UCLA
Workshop based on "Provincializing Global Urbanism: A Manifesto"
04/21/2014, 2:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/16/2014 - Work in Progress Speaker
Guy-Uriel Charles, Charles S. Rhyne Professor of Law, Duke Law
Duke University Law School
"State's Rights, Last Rights, and Voting Rights"
04/16/2014, 12:00 • 505 O'Brian Hall


04/11/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Aziz Rana Aziz Rana, Associate Professor of Law
Cornell University Law School
"Constitutionalism and the Foundations of the Security State"
04/11/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/04/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Lauren Benton Lauren Benton, Professor of History
New York University
Works in Progress Session, “Empire without the Flag: Regional Legal Regimes in the British Global Order”
04/04/2014, 10:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/04/2014 - Law Faculty Workshop Speaker
Kaja Tretjak Kaja Tretjak, Baldy Fellow, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
"Mobilization Beyond the State: Bitcoin, the P2P Revolution, and the Anti-politics of Intellectual Property"


04/03/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Lauren Benton Lauren Benton, Silver Professor; Professor of History; Affiliate Professor of Law
New York University
"The Promise of Protection: The Imperial Origins of an International Law Doctrine"
04/03/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/02/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Annelise Riles Annelise Riles, Cornell University Law School
Cornell University Law School
"From Comparison to Collaboration: A New Paradigm for Comparative Law and the Anthropology of Law"
04/02/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/31/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Kidada Williams Kidada Williams
Department of History, Wayne State University
'If You can, the Colored People Need Help': African Americans and the Vernacular History of Racial Violence
03/31/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/28/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
David Kennedy David Kennedy, Professor, Harvard Law School
Harvard Law School
“Law and Global Political Economy”
03/28/2014, 12:00 •


03/14/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Eduardo Peñalver Eduardo Peñalver, Professor of Law, University of Chicago Law School
"Exactions Creep"
03/14/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/07/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Amy Kapczynski Amy Kapczynski, Associate Professor of Law and Director, Global Health Justice Partnership
Yale Law School
"Order Without Intellectual Property Law? A Case Study in Influenza"
03/07/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


02/28/2014 - Law Faculty Workshop Speaker
Kim Connolly, Niles Olsen, Professors of Law
SUNY Buffalo Law School
“Consciously Complex: A Contextual History of the Clinical Legal Education Program at SUNY Buffalo Law School”
02/28/2014, 12:00 •


02/19/2014 - Cosponsored Speaker
Ann Morning Ann Morning, Associate Professor of Sociology
New York University
"The Nature of Race: Investigating Concepts of Human Difference"
02/19/2014, 12:30 • 509 O'Brian Hall


02/07/2014 - Distinguished Speaker
Serena Mayeri Serena Mayeri, Professor of Law and History
University of Pennsylvania Law School
“Stuck with the Result”: Feminist Challenges to Illegitimacy Penalties, 1972-1979
02/07/2014, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


12/13/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
Paul Williams Paul Williams
Haudenosaunee lawyer
"No rights without remedies: Pragmatic 21st Century Haudenosaunee Legal Strategies"
12/13/2013, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


12/06/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
Christine Farley

Christine Farley, Professor of Law, American University, American University College of Law
“Furthering Interests Abroad: Advancing Trademark Rights in the Americas in the First Decades of the Twentieth Century”
12/06/2013, 12:00 



11/08/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
Joyce Sterling, Bryant Garth Joyce Sterling, Bryant Garth
University of Denver, University of California Irvine
“Data, Polemics, and Panics: The After the JD Project and Legal Education Reform.”
11/08/2013, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/18/2013 - Work in Progress Speaker
Or Bassok Or Bassok, Baldy Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies
“The Court Cannot Hold”
10/18/2013, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/16/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
 Masayuki Murayama Masayuki Murayama, Leading Japanese Sociologist of Law
Meiji University
10/16/2013, 12:00 • 505 O'Brian Hall


10/11/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
Randolph Roth Randolph Roth, Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies, Department of History
Ohio State University
"Biology, Psychology, and the Deep History of Homicide"
10/11/2013, 12:00 • 509 O'Brian Hall


09/20/2013 - Guest Speaker
Nancy Denton Nancy Denton, Professor, Sociology Department
University at Albany
“Race and Segregation in America: Continuities and Changes”
09/20/2013, 1:00 • 106 O'Brian Hall


09/12/2013 - Cosponsored Speaker
Patrick Bellegarde-Smith Patrick Bellegarde-Smith, Professor emeritus and Oungan Asogwe, Department of Africology
University of Wisconsin Milwaukee
"Entwined Spirits, Cosmological Truths, and Natural Order: Ideas of the "Feminine" in Vodou and Cultural Erasures"
09/12/2013, 4:00 • 207 UB Commons


05/17/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
Kim Lane Scheppele Kim Lane Scheppele
Princeton University
The International State of Emergency: Constitutional Stress and the Globalization of Public Law
05/17/2013, 12:00-2:00 • 509 O’Brian Hall


05/10/2013 - Work in Progress Speaker
Irus Braverman Irus Braverman
SUNY Buffalo Law School
"Managing (Wild)Life: The Nature of Captivity in the Anthropocene"
05/10/2013, 12:00-2:00 •


04/15/2013 - Guest Speaker
Judge Ricardo Li Rosi Judge Ricardo Li Rosi
Argentina National Court of Appeal
"Judicial Independence and Constitutional Reform in Latin America"
04/15/2013, •


04/12/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
David Super David Super, Professor of Law
Georgetown University
The Modernization of American Public Law: Health Care Reform and Popular Constitutionalism
04/12/2013, 12:00-2:00 •


03/29/2013 - Work in Progress Speaker
Julia Tomassetti Julia Tomassetti, Baldy Fellow in Interdisciplinary Legal Studies, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
Who is a Worker? FedEx Home Delivery, the Copyright “Work-for-Hire” Doctrine, and the Status-Contract Contradiction in Employment


03/25/2013 - Guest Speaker
Caroline Nguyen Ticarro-Parker Caroline Nguyen Ticarro-Parker, Founder and Executive Director, Catalyst Foundation
A Catalyst for Human Rights and Dignity: Protecting Children and Building Communities in the Mekong Delta
03/25/2013, 3:30-5:00 •


03/25/2013 - Cosponsored Speaker
Marjorie Heins Marjorie Heins
"Priests of Our Democracy: The Supreme Court, Academic Freedom, and the Anti-Communist Purge"



03/01/2013 - Work in Progress Speaker
Kathleen Biddick Kathleen Biddick, Fellow, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
Temple University
"Tears of Reign: Big Sovereigns Do Cry"


02/28/2013 - Cosponsored Speaker
Tracy Mitrano Tracy Mitrano, Cornell University
"The Internet and Privacy in an Information Economy"
02/28/2013, 12:00-2:30 • 509 O'Brian Hall


02/22/2013 - Distinguished Speaker
Chantal Thomas Chantal Thomas, Cornell Law
"What Does the Emerging International Law of Migration Mean for Sovereignty?"
02/22/2013, 12:00-2:00 •


02/15/2013 - Work in Progress Speaker
Christina Boyd Christina Boyd, Political Science
University at Buffalo
"She'll Settle it? The Effects of Judge Sex on Case Settlement in Federal District Courts"
02/15/2013, 12:00-2:30 •


02/07/2013 - Cosponsored Speaker
Kathleen Biddick Kathleen Biddick, Baldy Fellow
Temple University, Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
"Deciding on the Tree of Life: The Biopolitics of Political Theology"


11/05/2012 - Cosponsored Speaker
Cary Nelson Cary Nelson, Jubilee Professor of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois
What to Do When the Devil Offers You a Deal
11/05/2012, 3:00-5:00 •


10/05/2012 - Work in Progress Speaker
Nimer Sultany Nimer Sultany, Baldy Fellow
Baldy Center for Law & Social Policy
The Sharia Clause: Islamic Law, Democracy, and Constitutionalism in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring


10/05/2012 - Cosponsored Speaker
Alison Barkoff Alison Barkoff
Department of Justice
The Americans with Disabilities Act and the Supreme Court's Olmstead decision: Where Are We Today?
10/05/2012, 12:00-2:00 •


10/02/2012 - Guest Speaker
Susan Carle Susan Carle
American University Law
Inventing Civil Rights Lawyering: National Organizing for Racial Justice, 1880-1915
10/02/2012, 12PM - 2PM • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/18/2012 - Distinguished Speaker
Franz von Benda-Beckman Franz von Benda-Beckman, Head of Project Group, Legal Pluralism
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
'Interdisciplinary Legal Scholarship: Experiences, Probabilities and Suggestions'
04/18/2012, 1:30 pm • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/09/2012 - Work in Progress Speaker
Toni Pressley-Sanon Toni Pressley-Sanon, Assistant Professor
UB Dept. of Transnational Studies
Chapter Presentation and Discussion from research project: "Istwa: History, Memory and Cultural Production in Haiti."


03/02/2012 - Distinguished Speaker
Mariana Valverde Mariana Valverde
University of Toronto
How the Earth Became a Collection of Land Uses -- or Did It? Reflections on Doing Sociolegal Research in a Post-theoretical Age
03/02/2012, 12:00 pm • 509 O'Brian Hall


12/09/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Helge Arsheim Helge Arsheim
University of Oslo
Legal Forms of the Religious Life
12/09/2011, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 509 O’Brian Hall


12/02/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Andrew Harding Andrew Harding
University of Victoria
Asia's Rise, Asian Legal Studies, and the Future of Legal Interdisciplinarity
12/02/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/21/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Michael McCann Michael McCann
University of Washington
Beyond Legal Mobilization: Rethinking How Law Matters in the Transpacific Struggles of Filipino Cannery Workers
10/21/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


10/14/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Michael Pearson Michael Pearson
University of New South Wales
Maritime History
10/14/2011, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 532 Park Hall


10/07/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Flora Sapio Flora Sapio, Researcher
Centre of Advanced Studies on Contemporary China
Finding a New Foundation for Justice in China
10/07/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.


10/06/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Robert Ferguson Robert Ferguson
Columbia University Law School
The Confused Place of Mercy in Legal Discourse
10/06/2011, 12:00 - 2:00 p.m.


09/23/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Robert Nelson Robert Nelson
American Bar Foundation, Northwestern University
Race and Representation: Researching Employment Civil Rights Litigation in the Post Civil Rights United States
09/23/2011, 12:00 pm • 509 O'Brian Hall


09/09/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Scott Barclay Scott Barclay
Drexel University
Future Directions in Law and Social Sciences
09/09/2011, 12:00 pm • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/19/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Scott Barclay Scott Barclay, Associate Professor, Department of Political Science
SUNY Albany
NSF Funding Opportunities for Research on Law
04/19/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/18/2011 - Guest Speaker
Adena Rissman Adena Rissman
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Evaluating Conservation Effectiveness and Adaptation in Dynamic Landscapes: Linking Law, Social Science, and Ecology
04/18/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/08/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Carol Heimer Carol Heimer, Professor, Department of Sociology, Northwestern University
Using Just One Drug Makes Them Guilty: The Two Faces of Law in HIV Clinics
04/08/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. 


04/07/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Ernesto Laclau Ernesto Laclau, Distinguished Visiting Professor, Political Science
Northwestern University
Social Antagonisms (and their discursive construction)
04/07/2011, 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. • 120 Clemens Hall


04/04/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Lynn Mather Lynn Mather, Professor
University at Buffalo Law School
With the Honorary Kevin Dillon, Erie County Supreme Court Justice - The Vanishing Trial in State and Federal Courts: A Discussion of the Trend over the Past Decades, Possible Reasons for the Decline, and Implications for the Field
04/04/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • Downtown Buffalo Courthouse, Ceremonial Courtroom


04/01/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Robert Tignor Robert Tignor, History Department
Princeton University
Middle East Uprisings: How the Past Informs the Present
04/01/2011, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/30/2011 - Guest Speaker
Amy Bach Amy Bach
New York Bar
Ordinary Injustice: the Case Studies Behind the Justice Index
03/30/2011, 1:50 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/28/2011 - Distinguished Speaker
Bina Agarwal Bina Agarwal, Director and Professor of Economics, Institute of Economic Growth, University of Delhi
Domestic Violence and Women's Security from Owning Property
03/28/2011, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


03/24/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Erin Kelly Erin Kelly, Associate Professor of Sociology
University of Minnesota
Is 'Family-Friendly' also Women-Friendly? Corporate Family Leave Policies, the Family & Medical Leave Act, & Women's Occupational Standing in US Firms
03/24/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 1:45 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/10/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Karen Bravo Karen Bravo
Robert H. McKinney School of Law at Indiana University
The Role of Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Contemporary Anti-Human Trafficking Discourse
03/10/2011, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/04/2011 - Cosponsored Speaker
Jeffrey Segal Jeffrey Segal, Distinguished University Professor, Political Science
SUNY Stony Brook
Are Supreme Court Justices Merely 'Legislators in Robes'?
03/04/2011, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/30/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Irus Braverman Irus Braverman , Associate Professor of Law
University at Buffalo Law School
Law, Place, and Space Working Group - Zooveillance: Controlling to Conserve
11/30/2010, 11:45 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/16/2010 - Distinguished Speaker
Sol Picciotto Sol Picciotto, Scientific Director of International Institute for the Sociology of Law
Lancaster University School of Law
Paradoxes of Regulating Corporate Capitalism: Property Rights and Hyper-Regulation
11/16/2010, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/16/2010 - Distinguished Speaker
Sol Picciotto Sol Picciotto, Scientific Director of International Institute for the Sociology of Law
Lancaster University School of Law
Presentation on the Onati International Institute for Sociology of Law
11/16/2010, 12:15 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/05/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Marcus Rediker Marcus Rediker, Department of History
University of Pittsburgh
Rethinking the Amistad Rebellion
11/05/2010, 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/29/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Scott Pasternack Scott Pasternack, Supervisor for Policy Development
Toronto Environment Office
Environmental Stewardship Working Group - Who is Building the Better Green Energy Mousetrap? A Comparison of Canadian and US Approaches to Renewables, Energy Efficiency, and Smart Distribution
10/29/2010, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


09/22/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Annping Chin Annping Chin
Yale University
Living with the Enemy: Insights from the Manchurian Diary of Jin Yufu, 1931-1935
09/22/2010, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


08/10/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Nathalie A. Wall Nathalie A. Wall
Washington State University
Radionuclide Environmental Behaviors: An Overview
08/10/2010, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. • NCS 306


04/30/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Dennis Des Chene Dennis Des Chene, Department of Philosophy
Washington University in St. Louis
Law & Science Working Group - Laws, the Divine Mind, and the Theoretical Virtues
04/30/2010, 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/19/2010 - Distinguished Speaker
Carol Greenhouse Carol Greenhouse
Princeton University
Judgment and Justice: An Ethnographic Reading of the Confirmation Hearings for Justice Sotomayor
04/19/2010, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/16/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Malika Zeghal Malika Zeghal, Associate Professor of Anthropology and Sociology of Religion in the Divinity School
University of Chicago
What is a Muslim State?
04/16/2010, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/15/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Michael Les Benedict Michael Les Benedict, Professor Emeritus, Department of History
Ohio State University
The Power to Say No: Constitutional Politics & Constitutional Law in the 19th Century
04/15/2010, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/12/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Daniel Faas Daniel Faas, Department of Sociology
Trinity College Dublin
Migration Policy and Pluralism Working Group - Immigrant Incorporation and Identity: Schooling the Second Generation in Europe
04/12/2010, 4:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


04/08/2010 - Distinguished Speaker
Jeremy Waldron Jeremy Waldron, Professor of Law
New York University
Theorists & Jurists Presentation: Civilians, Terrorism, and Deadly Serious Conventions
04/08/2010, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 509 O’Brian Hall


04/05/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Ariel Heryanto Ariel Heryanto, Associate Professor of Indonesian Studies, Head of the Southeast Asia Centre
Australian National University
Becoming Religiously Hip: Middle Class Muslims in Indonesian Pop Culture
04/05/2010, 12:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.


04/02/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Kiarina Kordela Kiarina Kordela
Macalester College
Here and Elsewhere
04/02/2010, 5:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • 420 Capen Hall


03/31/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Judith Herman Judith Herman, Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Director of Training
Harvard Medical School, Victims of Violence Program at Cambridge Hospital
Children, Families, and the Law Working Group & Gender and the Law Working Group - Celebrating a Life's Work on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and Violence Against Women
03/31/2010, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/04/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Ekow Yankah Ekow Yankah
Cardozo Law School
Theory Working Group - When Justice Can't Be Done
03/04/2010, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


03/02/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan Kalyanakrishnan Sivaramakrishnan, Department of Anthropology
Yale University
Asian Law Working Group - Law, Environment, and the Public Sphere in India
03/02/2010, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


02/24/2010 - Distinguished Speaker
Valerie Hans Valerie Hans
Cornell University Law School
Japan's New Lay Judge System: Deliberative Democracy in Action?
02/24/2010, 12:30 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


02/19/2010 - Cosponsored Speaker
Irus Braverman Irus Braverman, Associate Professor of Law
University at Buffalo Law School
Law, Place, and Space Working Group - The Hidden Zoo: Legal Anomalies (And Other Animals)
02/19/2010, 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


11/12/2009 - Distinguished Speaker
Fred Schauer Fred Schauer, Law
University of Virginia
Theorists & Jurists Presentation: Can Bad Science Be Good Evidence? Neuroscience-Based Lie Detection and the Mistaken Conflation of Legal and Scientific Norms
11/12/2009, 11:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. • 509 O’Brian Hall


11/03/2009 - Cosponsored Speaker
Tom Ginsburg Tom Ginsburg, Professor of Law
University of Chicago
Asian Law Working Group - Legal Reform in Northeast Asia: Institutional Change and Constitutional in Comparative Perspective
11/03/2009, 12:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/27/2009 - Distinguished Speaker
John Comaroff John Comaroff, Anthropology
University of Chicago
Theorists & Jurists Presentation: Detective Fictions and Sovereign Pursuits: Further Adventures in Policing
10/27/2009, 4:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m. 


10/21/2009 - Cosponsored Speaker
Henry Roediger Henry Roediger, Department of Psychology
Washington University in St. Louis
Law & Cognitive Science Working Group - Illusory Memories and their Implications
10/21/2009, 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. • Screening Room, UB Center for the Arts


10/19/2009 - Cosponsored Speaker
Julian Meyrick Julian Meyrick
La Trobe University
Cultural Policy & Diplomacy Working Group - What is the Function of a Rubber Duck? Australia and the Quest for a National Cultural Policy
10/19/2009, 12:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/16/2009 - Cosponsored Speaker
Don Mitchell Don Mitchell
Syracuse University
Law, Place, and Space Working Group - The Geography of Survival and the Right to the City: Speculation, Surveillance, Legal Innovation and the Criminalization of Innovation
10/16/2009, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


10/15/2009 - Cosponsored Speaker
Don Mitchell Don Mitchell
Syracuse University
Law, Place, and Space Working Group - Homelessness, Geography, and the Right to the City
10/15/2009, 12:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


09/30/2009 - Cosponsored Speaker
Marie Seong-Hak Kim Marie Seong-Hak Kim, Department of History
St. Cloud State University
Asian Law Working Group - 'The Japanese Deviation' in Colonial Korea: Revisiting Customary Law in a Comparative Context
09/30/2009, 12:00 p.m. - 1:30 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall


09/25/2009 - Distinguished Speaker
Charles Halpern Charles Halpern
University at Buffalo Law School
Theorists & Jurists Presentation: Effective and Sustainable Law Practice: the Meditative Perspective
09/25/2009, 2:00 p.m. •  106, O’Brian Hall


09/22/2009 - Cosponsored Speaker
Susan Hanson Susan Hanson, Distinguished University Professor Emerita
Clark University
Gender & Mobility: Implications for Sustanability
09/22/2009, 4:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. • 509 O'Brian Hall

Gallery of Selected Activities

  • 12/16/19
    The Spring 2016 conference examined how gender plays a role in the drug war as viewed by the varied disciplines that inform sociolegal studies.
  • 9/24/18
    Just over thirty years ago, David Engel published “The Oven Bird’s Song: Insiders, Outsiders, and Personal Injuries in an American Community” in Law and Society Review. Engel’s research revealed the attitudes that residents in a rural Illinois community brought to contested cultural issues regarding personal injury, dispute resolution, social change, and law. The article quickly became one of the signature contributions to the law and society movement, a kind of instant classic.
  • 12/27/18
    In examining New York’s drug policies, the conference will engage with an upcoming report by DPA and The New York Academy of Medicine: Blueprint for a Public Health Safety Approach to Drug Policy.  Drawing from disciplines such as public health, drug treatment, harm reduction, medicine, public safety, law, sociology and criminal justice, the conference will convene key political leaders, government officials, community organizations, leading academics, service providers, advocates and people directly impacted by the range of drug policies in New York State.
  • 9/24/18
    Michael A. Corriero is the Executive Director and Founder of the New York Center for Juvenile Justice. He served as the Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City from July 2008 to July 2010. The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide mentors to all children who need caring adult role models.